It’s not a stone, it’s a diamond!

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he were Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine

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my beloved brothers, my sisters, my elders,

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I first will translate a little bit of what our stuff has mentioned. Because it's a very, very important lesson.

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Today we have gathered here in order to celebrate the Quran and when I say this, I mean,

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the half of and memorization of the Quran is not something simple, had it not been for Allah subhanho wa Taala as virtue and mercy to simplify it,

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while others sironen Quran Ali Vickery for Helmy

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decades in indeed, we have made this Quran easy for you not only to memorize but to understand and to put into practice, is there anyone from amongst you, who's going to memorize it, understand it, learn it, put it into practice, teach it to others? Allah asks this question many times in the Quran.

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And this Quran is addressed to us

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what we heard a few moments ago.

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The essence of those words,

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encapsulated encapsulates the entire life of a human being.

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What was sent to you? What was the gift to you, as a human being?

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Was it not?

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The messenger Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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What did he bring?

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Did he not bring the Word of Allah subhanho wa Taala did Allah Almighty not reveal to him his own word in order for it to be communicated to you and I?

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It is a diamond indeed.

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Something very valuable, so valuable, that it's very difficult for those who don't have an understanding of value to appreciate it.

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When I hear the term diamond, the first thing that comes to my mind is a precious stone, doesn't it? Expensive stone.

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In my country, Zimbabwe a few years back more than a decade back, there was a tremor in the eastern part of the country that caused some movement in the earth. It resulted in a lot of the diamonds coming to the surface. And those of you who know,

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in those Maran gay fields, and that's the name of the place, many people began to find diamonds all over the show.

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And they would go to others and say, Would you like to buy some stones? Now it's illegal to deal in those stones without proper paperwork?

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What do you know about those stones? If you don't know anything, you won't even know the value.

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There was a student

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who told his dad that you have taught us that this Quran is a diamond and it has great value. Wherever we who know the Quran go they treat us like rubbish. Oh, the biller? You see the molana, the chef, the Imam, the Hafeez in the community, how does the community treat that person? That is how much baraka and blessings they will be in that community.

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Any community you go to just look at how they treat their Allama how they treat the Father, how they carry themselves, what goes on in community and society. Everyone knows that every single community will definitely have a bit of politics here and there. Are you going to rise above it and benefit the entire community? Or are you going to cause an axon and loss? That's the question.

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So this young student asks his dad, he says,

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You told us the Quran has the most value ever. Why is it that wherever we go, we find people treating us badly. When we tell them Allah said this, this is haram. This is halaal don't do this and do this and don't dress like this and don't be found in this company and don't do this type of business dealing. Why is it that they don't even value us?

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This will start was very intelligent.

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He gave this young boy

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a stone,

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dirty stone and told him all my students take the stone.

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Take the stone, and go to the marketplace.

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Ask gets value from the cobbler, another cobbler is the one who men's shoes.

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And don't sell it to him. But ask him, How much are you prepared to pay for the stone?

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Here what he says, After that, go to the butcher, and ask the butcher, how much are you prepared to pay for the stone?

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Don't sell it to him, but hear what he says. And after that, go to the carpenter.

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Don't sell it to him. Ask him how much are you prepared to pay for the stool? And finally, when you're done with everything, go to the jeweler

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and ask him the same question but don't sell it, bring it back to me.

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He went to the cobbler. He says I'm selling a stone.

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The cobbler looked at him and says whole day I see hundreds of these stones. I'm not interested in buying it.

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He said Please, I want to sell the stone.

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He says okay, I'll give you $5 For this $5 is approximately how many runs?

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How many?

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I see if still have a V Hello llama is a dispute here. But whatever it is, maybe the Rand is fluctuating as we speak. Well not grant us is. Anyway, so $5. He said, Okay, no problem. I'm not selling it. Let's see, he went from there to where? To the butcher.

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He says to the butcher, I'm selling the stone. The Butcher says, I'm not interested in buying it. I don't buy stones. I don't buy dirt. I don't buy rubbish.

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So he said, What do you mean, make an offer? He said, No, you leave it here free? If you want. I'll throw it away for you. Did you hear that?

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From there, he went to the

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carpenter. The carpenter says, If you want me to take this stone, you pay me $5? How's that? I'll get rid of it for you. If it's giving you a bit of an irritation.

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This young student shook his head and he says, You know what, I don't even know what's going on here. I don't understand. What is the whole wisdom behind what might we'll start has told me anyway, quietly, half the day was over. It was hot. He decided let me go to the jeweler, that was my last part of the errand. And it's almost lunchtime, and I'm also a little bit hungry and so on. He entered the jewelers. And he asked them listen, I'm selling selling the stone, how much are you prepared to offer? It's a dirty stone full of mud and whatever else. And the jeweler's looked at it they they shined it a little bit. And they went to call the boss, the man at the back, please come

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forward.

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It came we shined it a bit more looked at it with a bit of a you know this little

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magnifying glass they have

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looked at the unvoiced Where did you get this wrong?

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There's no I'm selling it on behalf of someone this is who is is I can't tell you but I'm selling says listen.

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Are you sure? He says yes.

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We've never seen such a stone before.

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It's lunchtime. We're supposed to close but no problem. We lock these doors so that no one comes in.

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Let's do a little bit of research here. Let's try and check. They check the stone they shined it it turned out to be a diamond very, very expensive diamond.

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They told us man we offering you $50,000 for this thing.

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He was shocked man. He was shocked. He says you offering me so much. Are you sure?

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He says not only that. If you don't want to sell it to us. We are going to put it in a case for you with a lock and we are going to send two armed guards with you walking out of this store because it's not safe with what you have.

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It's not safe. It's very mean.

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The owner says listen, I'm the owner here. I've been dealing in stones for so many years. This is a rare gem, rare gem.

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He said no, no, no. Let me come back. Let me go and see who the owner is and tell him they said we won't allow you to leave here. It's dangerous. They sent him this will start they sitting back there. And he sees this man coming with a big red box. And there's two people walking next to him and he came in

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He's Western made him sit down he says You see, I knew this was going to happen.

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You are telling me that the people are not valuing the Quran when we said the Quran is like a diamond look I gave you a real diamond No one values it unless the someone who knows it in nama Yeah, at Fudan fugly mean and nasty the whoo hoo indeed a virtue in someone is only known by another who has a similar virtue.

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When someone reads Quran, they can read the best Quran in the world, someone will say it's okay. He doesn't know how to read because he didn't sing song like what everyone wants you to do today. And you have another guy who sings songs but he's the juried is up the pole and people say wow, what a top reciter because they don't have a clue what Quran is all about. Don't you see that happening? In nama? Yeah, refusal fugly mean and nasty the whoohoo indeed, a person with honor is only recognized by another who has a similar honor. You have a top doctor, he will tell you a you've got a problem. Go to that doctor because I know he's a top doctor. But when you get a member of the public who

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knows nothing, he was given Smarties by one of the doctors and he got better. He'll tell everyone This doctor is talk man. But he doesn't realize the guy just gave you a placebo. That's what he did. The point is the minute I heard the term diamond, referring to the Quran, this whole story came to my mind. I said I must share it. It's very important. It is a diamond only for those who recognize it.

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Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to Makkah to people who knew him and whom he knew still, some of them accepted and some of them rejected to the highest degree on both sides.

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His best friend was from the same community. His worst enemy was from the same community.

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Abu Bakar and Abu Jamal were from the same Quraysh what happened? One was an expert he knew this man is not Elia Abdullah Hypno Salam, Radi Allahu Anhu before he accepted Islam, when he saw Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Madina, Munawwara he says, As soon as I saw this man's face, I knew and he was a Jewish rabbi. He said, I knew this is not the face of Elia. ilaha illa. Allah, when you look at something with the eye of sincerity, you see in it, the goodness and you benefit from it. But when you look at the same thing with the eye of jealousy, envy, hatred, inferiority or superiority, some of these complexes, you will never notice the diamond and the red gem that you

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have in community and society. So this is the Quran, Allah is going to ask you on the Day of Judgment, what did you do I sent to you my book, my word I sent to you my inner be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how did you respond to him? What did you do? What did you say?

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And so Subhan Allah, as we heard earlier,

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in today's world, every six months

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or less, as you grow older, what do you do you go for a checkup, checkup Subhanallah, many places I have traveled to, before an event like this, and this was at the peak of the Delta variant, we're not talking of what's transpired now, it's the Mercy of Allah that the variants have actually taken the form of something much lighter. That's the funnel of Allah. That's the gift of Allah you and I know at the beginning how it was. But there was a time when I was traveling, every single participant needed to have a test showing negative PCR.

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Every participant you want to come in here negative, you must be negative, take a test outside and then come in. Recently, I was in the UK,

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one of the venues, the rule that they have is you have to have had a test before you come in here. They will hundreds they will in fact, there were 1000s of free tests outside anyone wants to come you test the rapid test and you come inside.

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Although all of that has ended and is ending and Insha Allah we ask Allah at this juncture in this masjid, to eradicate the entire virus from the face of the earth, amen.

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I mean, yeah.

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But look at how people don't want to sit next to another because the man is clearing his throat La Ilaha illa Allah.

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I was on an aircraft. And I had some.

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I said what's happened is I'm trying to cough but at

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Don't want to attract attention by Allah, Allah Allah. We have arrived at an age where we have a phobia of a cough, cough or phobia.

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Try it. You go to the States, they say you just clear your throat. They'll offload you from it. So Allah go back.

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It's no more they look at you and see your beard no ways. They hear the sound

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Subhanallah you wheezing when you breathing, you've got a problem. They check your temperature, one degree too high, they chase you back. All this is called testing you're testing.

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In a similar way we test for sugar. We test for cholesterol. We test for everything else. You look at your kidney function. You look at your,

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your eyes, whatever else it may be, you check and make sure as you grow older, there's nothing wrong. You look at your cancer markers, don't you? Subhanallah they say if you're in a male age of 40 You need to start once in a while checking your cancer markers.

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May Allah protect all of us and grant us good health.

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The lab that we have in the mirror that we have through which we should constantly be checking our email and our connection with Allah is the Quran. That's the Quran. It is the Quran. Look at the Quran. See it? What does it say in there?

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That Ali can kita boleh Roy baffi he holds

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30 in the book. This is the book in which there is guidance for those who have Taqwa.

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Do you have Taqwa? Do you look at the Quran as a Book of guidance or you're a carpenter or a butcher? By the way, with all due respect to those who are carpenters, it's only an example.

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Subhanallah look at the Quran and ask yourself, how's my sugar?

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How sweet am I? How pure is my tongue? How correct am eyes. It's not about minus 7.5 and minus 13. You can get the laser done today by engaging in Toba and never going to look at pornography again. I'm never going to look at something haram again. I'm never going to use these eyes as a gift that ALLAH blessed me to do something haram No way.

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I met a brother in the UK whom I know

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and he has an issue with his eyes.

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And I told him I said my brother Do you know there is a Hadith where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whosoever I have taken away their two loved ones, I will give them Jenna in return for that if they bear sober upon that. What are the loved ones referring to and carry Matan the eyes, the eyes. If Allah took your eyes away in this world and you both cyber, Allah says because of the cyber that you bought, we give you Jana. As a result. Look at the gift of Allah.

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Take a look at the Quran and ask yourself

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What have I done? In order to gain closeness to Allah? Am I a good person? Have I fulfilled my duties Unto Allah?

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Have I given the share to my sisters? When the Quran tells me Don't cheat the sisters? Do you know Surah to Nyssa is a whole Surah named after the women in which the shares of inheritance are written specifically by every detail. Why in the Surah of women, because people cheat women when it comes to inheritance, that's one of the reasons give them Don't hold back. Your money that you stole from someone will never help you. In fact, when you grow older and you're closer to your grave, you begin to regret the five brands that you usurped from someone it's not worth it. Not worth it. As you grow older, you begin to ask yourself, why did I do this? And why did I do that? Allah says Don't lose

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hope in the Mercy of Allah. Only a burden Medina has RA for Allah foresee him la takana Matin in Allah Hi, I'm Phil Uber Jamie. In 1040, hooping, Allah tells Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to give us the believers good news to say, oh you worshippers of Allah who have transgressed against yourselves never ever lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. He will forgive all your sins. He is most forgiving, most merciful but the next verses say turn to Allah before death overtakes you and then it will be too late. Then it will be too late. People say I'm helping

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I'm young

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the clubs in the pubs are near the adultery is very doable and it's becoming more accessible. And I don't think I'm going to die right now I'm full of energy A

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few hours later in LA he were in LA he Raji on, sudden heart attack. 25 years old gone, has it not happened? sudden heart attack? 35 years old gone? Has it not happened?

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Seek for two days three days 45 years old, gone, has it not happened?

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The prophets are seldom says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says

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close to Kiama there will be something known as sudden death that will overtake people and they will be shocked Oh, but I was with this person right now. Well, Allah He we are close to the times because So Dr. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has spoken the truth, it has happened and it is happening now in our lives. Don't you see that?

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So look at the Quran as a laboratory, which means as a lab that will give you the results of your test. When you look towards it as a mirror. You see your eyes ever used and correctly your ears, your nose, your town? Have you spoken the truth? Have you been a person who turned to Allah, then it would be correct for you to say that I have indeed I have indeed tried my best to fulfill the hack and the right that this Quran has over me.

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In Allah Allah alpha will be Harvell Kitabi acquirement guayaba will be here for in the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says

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that Allah has elevated through the Quran, some people and through the same Quran, Allah has dropped other people. One wonders how is the dropping, we understand the elevation. Every word you read

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every letter that you read not word, every letter in the word. You get 10 rewards.

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You get 10 rewards. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says wala aku Alice Lam Meem her phone, Bell, Ali phone her phone while I'm on her phone with a meme on her phone. I am not saying Alif Lam Meem is one letter A leaf is a letter lamb is a letter Mimi is a letter early Fla m me 30 US Dollars

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Sorry 30 rewards.

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Imagine if it was US dollars. I would say that you can Kitab una or EBV shall become loaded. Right? Wala hither Hassan ad with Allah the reward is far greater than any currency you can think of. I said it purposely just for us to think that if I were to read one page of the Quran, and someone were to give me $1,000, I would tell him hang on, let me read the whole Quran today I need to buy a Porsche outside the right. Allah tells you, the currency of the Hereafter is your good deeds. When a person passes away, to his grave, goes

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all the things his family goes to the grave.

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His money goes to the grave. His deeds go to the grave. But what goes in with him, his money goes back, his family goes back. His deeds go through. What deeds Do you have your money is going to go back. The more you have, the more chances there are of your family, your blood children that you left behind, fighting over the five brands that you left behind. The poorer you are, the less the fights go and see it's the sooner of Allah. It's the plan of Allah.

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Very difficult to find extremely wealthy who passes away and the kids are not squabbling.

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They need to have a man then they won't squabble. They need to have selflessness then they will not squabble. They need to understand the decree of Allah, then they will not squabble. But when we allow the dunya to take over at dunya MeLuna tune the dunya is cursed man. It's cursed. It's a deception

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Falletta who run Nakul higher to dunya or Elia on one.

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Be lying around. Don't let the dunya deceive you. It will deceive you to cheat you

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It will make you feel like you are growing in it yet Allah knows you are going in it going closer to your grave. Every year that passes you are a year closer to your hisab

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Allah says and don't let shaytan the big deceiver deceive you bliss and his troop. Don't let them deceive you.

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Do a reality check every now and again. Reality Check who am I? Where am I going? Do a few good deeds. Speak the truth. Stay away from sin. Allah will elevate you. If you are reading in the Quran Wa tmos Sala Tao tele to Zakka terroir Oka. ohmhour on Cyrene, that verses in Surah Al Baqarah establish your salah but you're not establishing salah give charities to the poor but you're not giving your Sokka bow with those who are borrowing recuerde meaningful filial Salah was Jama but you're not doing it

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well that Quran bear witness for you or against you.

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That's why the Hadith I mentioned in Allah Allah alpha will be higher than Kitabi Aquaman while bar will be here hurryin I translated it already. There is another Hadith that says Al Quran hood Jetta laka our lake

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the Quran will bear witness for you or against you. So Omar Abdul katabi Robbie Allahu Anhu. He used to say from the member has he bow and Fusa comb Kabbalah and to have Sabu take account of your deeds, do your check. Like how you check your blood, check your accounts, do accounts of your deeds before they will be done for you on the Day of Judgment, you know, the mess you are in. That for the last two months I've been repeating a certain verse that struck me and today I was asked to read Quran

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and just I chose any verses that came to my mind and I read them and in them one verse the last one I read struck me and I need to tell you what it says in there

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because it's connected.

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The Quran has in it a reminder.

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Allah says that reminder won't bother people unless they have a heart.

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Unless they have a heart Do you have a heart?

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In Murphy Radhika, lovey Calima

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Ghana Allahu

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Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.

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Allah talks about Jana and jahannam. Allah talks about Jahannam the fire of hell will call out to say, Oh Allah, if there is more, bring, bring I there's still space here.

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And then Allah says, Those who are conscious of Allah develop a good relationship with Allah. They are the ones who will earn paradise. But Allah says this remainder will not benefit you unless you have a hearts. You have a heart.

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So that Allah who love Him when Allah has spoken, he speaks the truth. Do you have a heart?

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When Allah says culpa, he means Calbee in every sense of the word.

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You need to have a heart. Put your hand on your heart,

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and feel it pump and see how vulnerable and weak you are. You totally rely on Allah for every heartbeat.

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totally rely on Allah for every heartbeat. Those of you who got pacemakers, may Allah grant you, goodness, those of you who have heart disease and problems and cholesterol, may Allah grant you Shiva, all of us. Allah says, for you to become a better person, you need a real heart.

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You need to realize your physical heart, as well as your spiritual heart. People say Take heart, what do they mean? They don't mean take your heart out. They mean you need to act in a certain way and process the information in a certain way. When the Quran tells you to do something, do it. If you have a heart. Where are you going? I'm going back to Allah.

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So I was telling you that in the last two months, there's a verse that has struck me that is so amazing.

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That I keep sharing it in order to remind myself you know what it is?

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Today we are sitting as guests of whom who are you a guest of right now? Do you know?

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It is not

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not the name of a human being. It is your Lord. Allah your maker. He brought you to this Masjid. He gave you the energy, the capacity, he invited you in a way that your heart inclined towards coming to his house. And if you were not close to him, you would never go to his house.

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We are sitting in whose house, please tell me.

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The House of Allah thank Allah, He brought you to his own house. Here you will not find tea and coffee and chocolates and cakes. You will find something far more valuable than this. What is it

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houden limit kin

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guidance for those

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who have Taqwa Allah will show you the way to contentment towards your grave towards going towards Allah. So you prepare for the day you're going to meet with him. All of us. We have done some good deeds and some bad deeds. Do you know what is the Mercy of Allah? Allah tells you, you are human. You are insane, right? You are human. We know that you are going to commit a few since we know that.

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But we want to give you a bonus to tell you that on the day of the Yama we will have a scale scale. One of our own my wife zinal Kiss Polly a woman. Mattie fell out of LA munaf soon Shay.

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Allah says on the Day of Judgment, we will place the scales of justice and we will weigh the deeds of the people and we won't oppress anyone, not even a bit. What that means is, Allah says We know you did some bad deeds. But if you did more good deeds than bad, we will ignore the bad deeds.

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Have you ever thought of that? So when you've done a few bad deeds, don't lose hope change your life. Change your life make Toba seek the forgiveness of Allah, Allah either they will be totally wiped or they will be diminished.

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And when you come on the day of judgment, and the scale is placed, you will stand there watching you and I am going to watch my deeds you are going to watch your deeds. We will be so worried about our own deeds, that we won't even have the time to look left or right to see the other people's deeds.

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If the prophets of Allah are recorded to have been saying Nipsey Nipsey on that day, what chance to you and the hiestand La ilaha illa Allah, they are all worried about themselves. What about you and I, the only one who is

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the greatest of the day Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he will be saying Almighty Almighty Almighty Allah. I'm concerned about my OMA and Allah will tell him I fulfill my promise to you that intercession be for whomsoever you wish from amongst your ummah with our permission.

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May Allah grant us the intercession of Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Amen?

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So your deeds are placed on the scales and now you're watching these deeds and what are you hoping you're hoping you pass?

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My children who are here matriculants

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you tell the olema please make dua for me I got my metric right my exams my own level, whatever else it may be. Please make dua

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come exam season kids are here for that dude, man Subhanallah

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I always laugh at the children I see I see you guys two times.

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When English League is playing, and when this the wind is examinations.

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One youngster came he says I'm fasting Monday, Thursday for the last three weeks I said why? I want my team to win said La Ilaha illa Allah, I want my team to win. Look at the focus and dedication can't be fast. Monday and Thursday for free Sabine Illa for myself for the sake of Allah.

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Even if you failed your metric, but you earned Jana wala Hee you have succeeded. And even if you got all A's and you aced them, but you didn't read Salat al Fajr you lost everything. Rakata surgery Cairo minute dunya wa mafia, the two sons of Fajr is better than the whole world and whatever it contains in the eyes of Allah. Are you going to get up tomorrow morning early and say Oh Allah, this is better than the Porsches and the Ferraris and the Bugatti and the Rolls Royces and the whatever not notice I'm giving you car examples because we all ozium and mashallah

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even the women I interviewed

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These days. The other day so someone raced past me says he was in niqab I said Larry Lala, the world is changing. Mashallah.

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I thought my foot was heavy. I said no ways, the sisters mashallah the gyming admin, Allah grant goodness

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the point I'm raising is all this that we look at valuable. Your perfumes, your clothes, your accessories, your watches, your cars, your houses, your facilities, your air comes your beckons your pools, your warm, whatever it's called heated pools and whatever else, all of that it won't help you the minute your eyes closed forever and ever and ever and ever. What will help you is Rakata and forgery. Cairo minute dunya mafia, your tour accounts of Fajr suna that is far more valuable than all of this put together.

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So what is it that I was saying for two months I've been struck by I still haven't told you. I'm just building up the momentum to tell you.

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Allah on the day of Dr. Ma will give you your book, your own book. That's what it is.

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I am telling you now because Allah told Nabhi Mohammed Salah Salem who told his companions and the chain came all the way down to us today we have a half who is going to be completing the memorization of the Quran today. Hence, we are gathered here to listen to this beautiful melodious recitation of the last few verses that he's going to recite. The whole idea is the message that came through to us includes in it the fact that Allah Almighty is going to give you your book,

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what's in the book, your deeds, your book of deeds, what did you do in your life, from the beginning of puberty to the time your eyes closed? What ever you did is in this book.

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So Allah says, Those who did not turn to us

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how do you turn to Allah, either by seeking forgiveness, or

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by entering into the correct faith.

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You enter into the correct faith with the Shahada. And you believe in the pillars of Islam and the man.

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You worship Allah alone, etc, etc, or you're a Muslim already. You make Toba, you seek Allah's forgiveness. Change your ways, it's okay, change it, stop it. Your sin won't get you far. You know, you're gonna regret it one day, stop it from now, it's not going to help you. It's not going to get you anywhere. You don't need it. You don't.

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So Allah will give you this book.

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Right now, guess what? You are writing the book.

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Today you are writing the book. In that book, it will be stated you gathered in this Masjid you heard this you set with this person, this one was next to you. Whatever detail you want to know, you will know how many droplets of sweat you sweated. If you did sweat, you will know because that day all the records the

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detail minor fine the file is that what you didn't know it's already in there.

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You are writing your book. Now. That's the beauty of it. Allah says while you are writing your book, you can add and subtract and delete and change and edit. But the minute we decide hand in your book, it's like examination you set in metric one hour exam 59 up to 59 minutes and 59 seconds, you could chop and change and delete and erase and cross an answer again and say one plus one is five, come back to say one plus one is three and then go back and 59 point 59. You quickly said no one plus one is two what happened?

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They said Stop which means the time is expired, finished. Put your pen down whatever you had written last is the answer that's going to be corrected or ticked or crossed.

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You can lead your life in the wrong path. 70 years, if your life is 70 and at 70 you turn to Allah the last day you are a lucky chap.

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It's in the Hadith.

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And the opposite is true. You can have a saint for 70 years reading in the first stuff if Allah kicks you out one day before you decided let me just go in do XYZ May Allah protect us? May Allah never take us away except with the man.

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So Allah is going to give you a book. Are you writing it now? Write it well. How do you write it? Well, check it. Ask someone. Allah says ask first Allah Allah Vickery In Kuntum la talamona Build a unity was Uber. If you don't know ask those with knowledge. Make a friend or two who have a little bit of knowledge speak to them good company. How are you writing your book they must look at you and correct the way you writing your book A by you are writing your book here. You know what you're writing in this book? Every

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Day two packets of cigarettes. Can you change this myth?

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You know, I gave this example yesterday at the masjid in Johannesburg. Hey, some of the people afterwards didn't really like it. How come? Isn't it good? Good advice to say quit smoking. Quit smoking in sha Allah it's a good thing. Some of my buddies some of the people I know well, I you know, but we have to give good advice. I can't say no because my friends are smoking. It's a minor thing. Today we have a huge issue regarding what weed? Am I right? Youngsters are pretending like there's nothing happening.

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When we hear the Quran being recited just now inshallah it will be decided with taggi weed.

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But we talking about the other weed.

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People are just doing it like it's nothing wrong. They say no, but it's legalized. Now what's legalized? Or cigarettes are also legal according to the legalities of the law of the land. It doesn't make it halal. It doesn't make it a good thing or beneficial. They have to sell it to you and they have to, according to the law of the land in most of the world, right on the box Smoking kills, finished straight to the point Smoking kills.

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I told one guy you know smoking kills he said, Well breathing kills to Christ today. You know what, when Allah doesn't want someone to see the light, you can tell them anything. They've got a job, answer for you straight, flat cash, not even a chick. Allah grant you is and all of us. So Allah gives you your book and Allah says, You know what? Ikara kita Ibaka Kapha BNF SIECLE Omala Inca, Hasib

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Law.

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Read your book, your own book.

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Check your deeds, your own deeds. And then you tell us where do you think you deserve to go? That's what Allah will say.

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So Jana, Jana, where do you think you want to go? You're going to tell it for yourself because you have to bear witness against yourself Gaffar be Neff Sica, and Yo Ma alayka. Has he been you know what that means? That means you are sufficient, as a witness against your own self today, read your book and tell us what's the score.

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And hey, that is the verse that has taken me by storm, because I know two things and worried on one hand concerned I mean, and the other hand, I know this the Mercy of Allah, I'm still alive and I'm still writing the book.

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Allah forgive me and all of us.

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Engaging Toba every day is still far every day of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam used to seek forgiveness 70 times a day up to 100 times a day. Why? To teach us men.

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Hate your book nicely. If you wrote something wrong corrected before you sleep. Oh Allah today I did something bad. Forgive me. I won't do it again. I regret it. Yeah, Allah. When you get on the day of piano, you might not even see the deed at all wiped out by Allah. You might see a good deed you went for hijab ever before Hajj, because as you know, you did a sin. One day when you sought forgiveness and you changed your life after that. We converted that sin into a hedge for you.

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That's in the Quran.

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Subhana Allah Allah says, Those Allah speaks of the punishment right then he makes an exception, he says, except for those who did Toba and after the Toba they did good deeds they changed their lives

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Allah for them we converted the bad deeds into good right side of the scale for them the come on the day of judgment you see a lot of good deeds that you didn't do but that was given to you as a bonus by Allah because you changed your life only for Allah look a person committing adultery why should he quit forward? Is Young is Elfi the woman is pretty or whoever else it might be everyone everything is okay. Things are happening. No one's finding out and you're moving and you're cruising. Why would you stop what would make you stop? Allah says if you stop Oh leave for me. You deserve a VIP status on the day of judgment done.

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Did you hear that? Because nothing needed nothing would have stopped you you got everything you got the money you got this you got the authority you got everything you got whatever. That is why the seven categories from among those who will achieve that VIP status known as the shade on the day of Tiama. One of them is Raju loon that who imra toondah to man Sabine wa jamaludin Sakala in ni ACAF Allah, someone who is called by

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opposite sex to engage in adultery, fornication, and all the facility is ready and there is no barrier between them and them, except that they say, You know what, me I fear Allah and they don't do it. Allah says, You know what, you're a VIP come here.

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That's a hadith.

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You can quit too soon. If you've done something in the past not too late, you're still alive. You're still writing your book. But the minute the bell rings when maybe I shouldn't say the bell rings but that's a school example. But the minute you're agile comes your time fixed comes it's too late. You have to put the pen down it's over.

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In a journal Allah EDA, Allah you have indeed the prescribed time from Allah when it comes. It won't delay. Elijah jello boom Falada start Hiromasa attorn wala is demon. When the prescribed time of Allah for your ending comes it's not going to be delayed by a moment nor will it be brought forward by a moment.

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May Allah make it easy for us.

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So these are the verses like I say read your own book in sha Allah May Allah help us to write a good book. Today we are inshallah going to hear the beautiful verses of the Quran and inshallah we will be encouraged not only to learn, to read, to memorize, but also to put into practice to teach others and to respect those who are holding the Quran.

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I want to end off with something interesting.

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Have you heard the verse where Allah says Allah subhanho wa Taala

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in not known as Zelina Vicara in Allahu Allah Hola. Vivo.

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He says We have revealed this Quran a vicar refers here to the Quran. We have revealed the Quran and we will protect it Have you heard that verse before? We have revealed the Quran and we will protect it.

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So it is reported that one of the great olema went to a hip the school very interesting point. He went to a hip school

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and they were talking to him they were speaking game explaining to him Have I follow Quran well how do I follow Quran waha they follow the Quran he says Balliol Quran we follow Lahore Akbar Balliol Quran we follow

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the word in the Arabic language for memorizing is also Haytham and for protecting is also HIV. So this was this man was stabbed. A scholar was being told this man is happy. This man is happy to have the Quran. This man is has basically protected the Quran in his heart. This man has protected the Quran this one has protected the Quran he says no, the Quran is protecting them.

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Read AYATUL kursi read your whole out of robbing salah. Koolau the bit of bidness What are you guaranteed? Tell me protection.

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Read the whole Quran what are you guaranteed the biggest protection? One brother told me

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at an airport he asked me a question. He says look, I've got this problem. What do you suggest I read? Now what do I tell him?

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What do I tell him? We at an airport we busy coming out by immigration. I told him my brother

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read the entire Quran from cover to cover slowly but surely somewhere in there, whatever you have, Allah will fulfill it for you. It's the right answer. Because somewhere inside there, do you know the certain verses that you read in the Quran that have in them cure for a disease you had that you didn't know that you were cured from that you will only find out on the Day of Judgment? Do you understand what I just said? It's very deep, very, very deep.

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Allah has cured you from a cancer you didn't ever know you had by the baraka of a verse you read that you didn't even realize that was the cure. Did you ever have cancer? Someone asks you say never. But Allah will show you on the Day of Judgment you almost died we cured you without you knowing Allah Allahu Akbar. That's Allah. That is your Lord. Allah has cured you from diseases you did not know you had because no one ever told you

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turn to the Quran.

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Yeah, are you

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bothered

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Eva,

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big. While she

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only Matthew pseudo oh people, this Quran that has come to you. It is a reminder for you a warning for you from Allah and in it there is cure for the diseases of the heart. Allah tells you there is cure in it. It's called

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If

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so,

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when you memorize the Quran, you are actually putting yourself in the protection of Allah because Allah has guaranteed is going to protect the Quran and you have it in your heart so he has to protect your heart.

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So when you see a halfling, whose gift is solid and he's carrying himself in the correct way, which means he he carries himself as a good Muslim, fulfilling his salah, etc you must know that around him Allah has placed angels of protection. He has something there that Allah promised is going to protect Quran

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and I'm saying this as an encouragement to all of us memorize, even if it is one verse a day and even if you are 80 years old, one versity you know why? When you make an intention, oh Allah I want to memorize the Quran. I want to finish this. I'm starting one verse today. If you die after one year, would you have finished? No in the eyes of Allah you finished in Mallamma lupini. We're in tamale culinary Eman Allah. Allah says to us through Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hadith of Omar Abdullah katabi Radi Allahu Anhu standing on the member and he says, I heard the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say all deeds are judged by their underlying intentions and not by the

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deed itself.

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So if you intend to do good, and you had a sincere intention, you started it off what happens? Allah says, We wrote it for you as a good deed. It was over. Haven't you heard that? If a person is regular was Salah to Jama one day he's ill and he couldn't make it the angels right his presence because he was sick but he's presently had he been well he would have been there the Mercy of Allah. My brothers, my sisters, we are dealing with Rabindra often what do don't Rahim on halimun Ramadan, we are dealing with the Lord who is merciful. He is kindness compassion is beneficent, these forgiving, he's amazing. That's your Lord and mine.

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Surely when we go to him, we want to take on our pages a few a little bit of his telephone every day. Tuba lemon Wuji Duffy Asahi fatty he is still foreign Kathira have good news of Jana, to the one on who's pages, the pages of what your book a lot of is still far is found. Open the book every day. There's a few bad deeds but this is still far next day few bad deeds is still far few bad disease the good news, good news turn to Allah.

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I ask Allah to bless our half of the who has completed today. And the families and the stars and the masjid and the madrasa and all of those who have attended and those who will listen later May Allah grant us every form of goodness and baraka and may Allah make these few words life changing for all of us. And may Allah Almighty grant us the goodness of this world my brothers I want to tell you something my sisters

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we will meet on the other side Inshallah,

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we will meet on the other side, inshallah.

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We will meet on the other side in Sharla. With Nabina Muhammad Allah Listen,

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aren't you making an effort and you're trying a little bit, try a bit harder, we will meet on the other side.

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In a good place, by the will of Allah. Increase the love for one another, learn to forgive one another. This world is too short, to hold grudges to hold enmity. It's too short. It's it's really it's a waste of time. Open your heart come towards Allah. Greet those who don't greet you. Never mind. Never mind. No problem. Make peace with those who don't want to make peace with you. If you can. Some people might say it's a bit hard. It depends what it is.

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But still have a big heart. Don't hold all of that in your self thing good of people to good turn towards Allah. See how Allah will bless us in every way. We are struggling across the globe in sha Allah, we will find comfort and solace through the Quran. And through the secret remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala a levena Amano toma in Sao Paulo boom VV Karim.

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Allah BD Cree la hito toma in

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non colo como.

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Those who believe achieved the comfort of the heart, through the remembrance of Allah it is indeed only the remembrance of Allah that will comfort the heart and the soul.

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May Allah grant us goodness aku loco Leha SallAllahu wasallam Allah Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad