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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My brothers and sisters, we are taught something amazing, Allah says, in an MOU, but very Naka

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Juana Shailene waka and I shall

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be careful.

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Indeed, those who are wasteful, extravagant, they are the brethren of shape one and shape one is very ungrateful. pause for a moment, you have wealth, but you're leaving the electricity, or the lights, or an appliance that you don't need on all night simply because you can afford the bill. Don't do that. If you don't need it, turn it off the lights at night, turn them off the heaters, the air conditioners, whatever it may be, don't simply leave it on because you can afford it. It is extravagance it is a waste and those who are extravagant and wasteful, what does Allah say they are the brethren of shayateen. Because shavon is actually very ungrateful. It is a sign of in gratitude

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to waste electricity, it is a sign of in gratitude to waste water, it is a sign of in gratitude to waste petrol or anything for that matter. These resources that we're all sharing on Earth, no matter how much money you have, it does not entitle you to waste these resources, you must remember, there are so many others who need to share it with you, because they're on the same global. So whether you can afford it or not becomes irrelevant. Use what you need. And please let others use as well. Use what you need and conserve. Imagine you need one tree in order to make furniture and so on. You go and deplete the entire forest, what's going to happen, have you not thought of the coming

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generations, how many trees have you planted Subhanallah so to conserve energy, to conserve the ecosystem, you know, the forests and so on is part of your duty as a Muslim, Allah says you're allowed to use, use what you need, and conserve preserve the rest.

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Why? Because there are others who are going to need it, they're going to use it if Allah wanted us, simply because we could afford something to use as much as we as much as we wished. He wouldn't have ever said Don't be wasteful. But he says those who are wasteful, extravagant, they are the brethren of shape. And because Allah says they don't have any consideration for the near ama for the gift of Allah. And that's why Allah says shaytan is actually ungrateful. It's a sign of ingratitude. If you want to show gratitude to Allah, and you want to protect yourself and worship Allah correctly, and earn a reward, then you need to know don't waste any of the resources you have no matter what it is

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water, whatever it is the plantation, the plants, the wood, the forests, the ecosystem, the environment, the air, the pollution, everything that's there, make sure that you have only the minimum amount, you've used it, whatever you need it and then you turned it off. This is a very powerful lesson. I hope and pray that we understand. People say What does Islam teach you about going green? Islam? is green. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease akula Kohli ha that was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad