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Allahu Allah.

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In the evening,

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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Shafi nambia you will know Celine Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy he would have been a woman who served in Isla in Medina that may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us indeed All praise is due to him, Who created us who provides for us who is in absolute control of every aspect of existence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala his blessings and salutations v upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his family's household, and May Allah bless all his companions and our offspring to come up to the Day of Judgment. My brothers and sisters this evening, quite a warm day Mashallah I see a few insects as

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well Subhana Allah, I hope that we are not massaged by the mosquitoes that are around but at the same time, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us, goodness, the mere fact that we have come over to listen to a few words, and this evening, we will try to be quite short and brief inshallah, that itself is calling upon the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I spoke to one of the elders of our own community this of this evening, and he was telling me how he is he has started the adult lessons and I will say to him, you know, the mere fact that we are trying to learn the mere fact that we are trying to learn how to read the Quran or to understand it, just the fact that we are

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trying is already the mercy of Allah that descends upon us that makes us want to do this because it is not an ordinary heart that just wants to go ahead and do things. It is a heart that is loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala and that has in it, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala that suddenly feels the need within to develop that link with Allah says good news to you, my brothers and sisters, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us. And then what happens normally when the youngsters try to memorize the Quran, and you know, the parents are excited, I want my child to be happy, then I want this person to be happy. And the child says I want to be a happy Mashallah that enthusiasm is

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definitely so encouraging at the beginning. But what happens sometimes is as they start shaitan comes to them because that was sad. Or the chef says, You know what you don't know your work, go back and learn. You don't ever go back and learn, hey, you don't know your work, go back and learn from Allah and then they get despondent and they go back and they start thinking this is tough. shavon comes to them and makes them believe or makes them feel for a moment that I can't do this. No, not at all, but not realizing the perseverance is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has definitely rewarded greatly higher Lama Lima de Mar LA, we're in the best of deeds, that which is a regular,

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even if it is very literal. Do it regularly. Don't let the devil stop you. from doing your deed, even if it is a small deed. Do it every day, do it regularly, and you'll find your achievement will be great and grand. I'll give you an example. There was an uncle who told me in our community that a few years ago, he started one page of the Quran a day before he leaves home in the morning. So he gets up he reads a lot when he comes back has his tea. And he says I read one page of the Quran. And then I get dressed, I get ready whatever he has his bath or whatever else it is, I don't know the exact order but then he leaves for work. And he says I remember you saying this Hadith of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the best of deeds are those which are regular, even if it is small. And he says I just want to give you good news. I've completed the whole recitation of the Quran and I started again.

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Amazing. So it was just a page a day, a page a day. It took him two years. He says it just took me two years.

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And he completed it. He says, a year later nowadays, my brothers and sisters, would you agree with me the time is flying? It's flying faster than what it did when we were a little bit younger. So panela and before you know it, the year is up. Do you know that sometimes I have to actually think when I'm writing the date, before I write 2013 I got to think for a moment hang on we in 14, I don't know if it happens to you, especially the Islamic date. 2034. And I say no, no, hang on. We're already in 35. So panela moments ago, we were in 1395. That was 1975. So Allah, now we already 1435 do your calculation, you'll get to 14 so Han Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah strengthen us. So the

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uncle tells me, I completed it, and I've started it again. And I've got so much joy. He says, Now that I'm reading it again, it feels like I'm learning new things, new points. I said, you know why that happens? Because you get onto a new level. When you read the Quran, every time you read the verses,

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you know, the points that Allah subhanho wa Taala is making will dawn upon you. And the verses become more and more convincing, although they are obviously they are absolute truth. But they become more convincing to the mind and to the heart to say let me understand, put into practice, and let me deliver it to someone else. And this is why we say my brothers and sisters good news to you. If in your heart, you have even a small feeling of learning a droplet a day, you will know absolutely everything you know, there was a certain uncle as well, in our community, who told me I'm finding it very difficult to learn the Arabic letters. So I gave him a little idea. I told him look

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for one month, every single day, Sundays and weekends included, learn one letter a day, just one letter and keep on repeating it all day, from morning to evening, write it down, keep a book and every little while write the letter down and say it repeat it. And the next day, do another letter and go back to the first and the second and the third day, do the third letter and then write the first, second and third, and the fourth day right, the fourth letter and then right the first, second, third and fourth. So you're doing revision of the past and you're learning one letter a day. He came back a month later and he recited all the letters and he says I can even write them down.

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Why am I saying this? Because it's a small deed a letter a day, one letter a day. And in the month you know all of it. Sometimes we have you know we go to Madras all the children go to madrasa for two three months on end sometimes a year on end and they don't even know those letters of the Arabic language have they learned one a day it would have been enough now Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make it easy for us all also what's important, my brothers and sisters, Mashallah, now that we've started the adult lessons Alhamdulillah what is of utmost importance is don't ever think that now I know it perfectly. All of us, myself included, there is room for improvement, the way we recite the way we

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pronounce the way we say things, whether it's in the Arabic language, the English language, whether it's our character, conduct, the way we come across to people, beautiful improvement every single day, people will tell you things. Some people might just swipe at you. But others give you good news. You know, they give you relevant information. They tell you things that will help you may Allah bless us and make us such that we can tell people that which will benefit them and may we be people who don't feel bad when others correct us in whatever way they are correcting us. I mean, brothers and sisters, I want to share with you three stories this evening. three stories, I want to

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start off with something that

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I was sent a clip on WhatsApp a few weeks ago, about two weeks ago. And what it showed.

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It showed us an old man or not very old, but he was weather beaten, his face was weather beaten dark, Sudanese. And he had the typical Sudanese turban, but a colored one. Normally, the Sudanese turbans are white, he had a colored one. And he was in the desert, the heat of the desert in Saudi Arabia.

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And some people decided whether they decided to test him or whether they actually wanted to, you know, whether they were being real or just testing him that only Allah knows. But he was a shepherd this man and he had quite a lot of sheep in the middle of the heat the desert. And he was looking after the sheep. So two lads happened to come there. They turned on the camera. And this is doing its rounds now all on the internet and everywhere, you know, you can lose find this clip. And they happen to focus on him as they stopped their vehicle. They greeted him and the old man stops and he they he greeted back. Like I said, He's weatherbeaten rather than saying old, you know,

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weatherbeaten, meaning the sun and the intense weather has had an effect on him. But he was quite thin and so on. And they looked at him and they said you've got all these sheep. He says Yes,

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they're not mine, but these people told him you know what?

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We just want one, we just want one from all of these sheep. You got in the middle of the heat here, desert, we just want one, we're looking for one cheap. He says, Well, I can't give you because they're not mine, I cannot give you if they're not mine. He says, Well, you can come on, can you just give us one? You know? He says, No, I can't, because I'm not the owner. So what if we pay you for it? And he looked at him? And he said, No, I can't even if you pay me, you know, because obviously, he says, I have a grave to go to and to answer, because they told him, just tell your boss it was lost. He said, What last? Are you crazy? He will I go to my grave and say it was lost in

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my grave is that a good enough excuse? There is nothing like it was lost in my grave. Because the truth is definitely clear to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If I go to my grave, I'm worried about my grave. He says there's going to be accounting then. And that accounting day is very serious. This young, this a shepherd from nowhere, in the middle of the heat of the desert, looking after so many sheep, and two of these guys driving a beautiful GMC vehicle stop. And they telling him and he's giving them a lecture. What was stopping him from giving them a sheep, a sheep, one of them. And he gave them such a big lecture. He said, what you're not worried about the grave? I'm going to go in

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my grave when I go in the grave one. So they said, No, come on, you can give it to us. Come on, you can just sell it to us. He says, look, you see the sky and the earth, they will have to get it together before I give you this thing. Now that's that like a saying, which says it's impossible for me to give it to you impossible, do what you want, I'm not going to give this to you. So they asked him What do you mean, and he said that impossible. I just like the sky and the earth, they don't meet the same way this thing is not going to happen when they offered him 200,000 reals. Now, just in US dollar terms, perhaps if someone would like to put you know a little bit of it, it's about

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55,000, perhaps 60,000, maybe a bit more, I don't know, calculated at the rate of 375. I think about 55. Because 50,000 would be 187 if my calculation is right. 180 7.5. So let's say beyond 50,000 us forward one sheep. He said even if you give me 200,000 nothing.

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Then when they told him again that Well, you know what? Who's watching you? There's nothing no one's seeing you. He said what? And he got upset. You can actually see in the clip, the man got a bit upset. He says allies watching me Don't you know who is Allah? He says, Well, if they said yes, he said, well, then it's over.

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And they stopped the clip there and everything and then they put it up on YouTube to say, Wow, honest men, honest man, well done. He was an honest to the knees, man in the middle of the desert. Now comes the model. Firstly, look at how honest the man is, while I have you watch him. He was just an ordinary person in the desert. What did he own? You know, they say his salary was just about 200 us a month, and he's being offered 200,000 reals for a little sheep. You know, someone who does say that come on just one I'll just say you know what? The sheep was perhaps a stolen I'll recompense you for it and pay him perhaps whatever the price was for one sheep and take the rest of the 200,000

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retire from your job, go back to your country and said that's what a lot of people will do. And, you know, clandestine business dealings.

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People are very quick to jump into them in order to make a buck. But I tell you what, what Allah had in mind, well meaning what Allah had in plan.

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So here comes a certain person, from what the information I got, it was actually an anonymous philanthropist, a female you know, who saw the clip while I when I saw the clip two weeks ago, it actually brought a tear to my eyes. And a lot of people I sent that clip to they actually it was Hey, raising, you see this man in the middle of the desert talking to these guys and telling them there's no chance in a million that I'm going to tell you this thing? Not at all. You know, some of us would say okay, let me make a plan. Let me find the guy Let me see this no story. And it was over, especially when they told him to cheat and do it. He did not want to hear a thing about these

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people again, finish. They don't want to listen.

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And nobody besides allows watching. So there was a certain woman who saw the clip and she decided, you know what, let's get hold of the Sudanese embassy. Let's get hold of whoever else and let's find this man hunt him down. It took them two weeks. they hunted the man down somebody who saw the clip on the net, hunted the man down and call him to the Sudanese embassy and gave him 200,000 riyals as a gift

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and said, You know what, this is your honesty. You've taught the Muslims of the whole world a lesson.

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And this man as simple as he was sitting just saying, It's Allah.

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It was written for him 200,000 he could have got it via crook or via and honest way. What happened? He got it through honesty.

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He turned down haram so Allah opened the door of Allah. That's the lesson.

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And the reason why I dedicate this evening for honesty is because this has moved me so much that I had to watch the clip 10 times and every time I see the man's face and I think yeah Allah, these are your scenes hidden somewhere, you know, somewhere, wherever they are, if the man has so much God consciousness that he didn't give a * Do you think he had he has the ability to miss a Salah knowingly, when he knows that that's Allah watching me What else do you think? Do you think he would commit adultery knowing that Allah is watching me? I mean, how can I hide? If he knows he cannot hide from Allah? That's all and this is why every time Allah says yeah, are you had a la Vina de la

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oh you who believe be conscious of Allah, if you're conscious of Allah, everything else falls in place. This is why the word Allah, Allah repeats itself. People translated as fear Allah be conscious of Allah. However you want to translate it but develop your taqwa. And taqwa comes hand in hand with tawakkol. Or without tawakkol. You won't have Taqwa. Because our code means to lay your trust in Allah, a person struggling in life, this man working in the desert. Now there's a whole write up on the man who is he, how he left his family, how he's been working in the desert, how he sends 100 us equivalent a month to his family, that means 375 100 us and he's working as a person

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who is a, a shepherd with sheep in the middle of the desert, looking after them and ensuring that they are okay, they have water walking out with them coming back, and so on. And Allah had a plan that this man must go because of his honesty, because of his closeness to us. But hang on the test was how long are you going to work like this for and not complained to Allah.

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me let his or her Let every soul know that it shall not die until every droplet of sustenance written for it gets to it.

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Allah will give it to you. But it just depends.

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Your choice may either bring you through haram or through halaal. What that means is your deeds the way you want to act, you're responsible for it. So this man Subhanallah he got through any shala if I get any more information, I will probably hand it over to you. We just want to authenticate a few things before we say them. So that's the reason why I'm just holding a little bit back on giving you finer details. But this man is with Hannah law, the minimum we do know is that he definitely got 200,000 reals, and he was honored because he taught the Muslims of the globe a lesson.

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And I have a feeling that Allah has something bigger, planned for this man. And may Allah grant us all even a droplet of that tafawa and that consciousness May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us true to him first see me.

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Now I give you another story. It's reported that at the time of Allah now be available, the Allahu anhu he was once in the market and he saw certain men, and that men happened to be like a person you know, today when you park your car, and someone says, Can I look after your car? You know, here in the streets of Africa, we know what we're talking about. And then he expects $1 when you come back, you give him $1 and you walk away. That's what happens in Zimbabwe. Mashallah. So as you park your car in town, if you don't want it to be scratched or dented, or anything else, or clamped, or whatever it is, these guys, you know, lounging around youngsters, and you look at them, you normally

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I asked him, what's your name, you know, just so let them feel good human being, how are you? What's happening? Do you go to school? or What are you doing, you know, and so on a few questions. So they feel that little linky they're human as well, you know, and then you come back and you give them $1 and you drive away. So Alec Nabeel Callahan, who had his horses he went in to the marketplace and he jumped off his horse and he was going in, and the one of men offered to look after the horse and he says, Okay, fine. So, now you follow the law and he went, and he took a long time.

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He took quite a bit of a while going through whatever he was going through, so this man was getting impatient. He was getting impatient and he thought to himself, look,

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whoever this man is, he's gonna come back and give me something anyway, but because he's taking so long, let me take the reins of this horse and I'll go and sell it and take the money and carry on.

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So he took the reins of the horse, and he went, he sold it for

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10 Durham's I think that was the figure don't quote me on the figure itself, but 10 Durham's as far as I read, he sold it for X amount, right.

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And I think it was 10 Durham's In fact, yeah, it was most probably, and then he went away. So when alaknanda came back, he saw that this man is gone, and this rains, the rains are gone. And he was just planning just before that, I'll give this man 10 gigahertz, you know, he waited for such a long time. I'll give him 10 year. That's a large amount.

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And he's planning I just give that to him. No problem, you know, so

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To cut a long story short, he was quite upset that you know, shame he would have got it anyway, but he chose the wrong way to get it. You see, the man was going to get the 10 either way, but he chose the wrong way to do it. So here comes a look at this shop, which was selling, you know, rains and so on his own pay, he found the day. And he asked the men

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that you know what? I'd like to buy this. He said, Yes, I'm selling it for 15. And you know what, there was just a man life now who came I gave him 10 for it.

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Look at that, did you hear the story? So the moral of it is compare that to what have we spoke about first, the first story, and you see a last plan, the sustenance of 10 was written, but how he got it, he's now responsible. laquan so be patient, you need to be patient, you need to have the patience. And that's when things can be patient. Allah knows why he has kept you and me exactly how he has. He knows it. And he has not made a mistake, nor has he forgotten us. Some people have actually told me that, you know, I'm so sick that I think Alice forgotten me, not only will always use our code, where's your trust in Allah? You know, life is so short. Allah has not forgotten the

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soul. Allah knows what he wants, persevere carry on one year, five years, 10 years, don't worry, the doors will open Subhanallah I mean, I can give you another silly example. Two boys in Europe created a little application. And they sat down and they were

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you know, thinking let's try and see what how best we can market this thing. And it caught suddenly it caught the whole world uses that app, you know what it's called? WhatsApp. Whole world. And these little boys suddenly here come a rich man known as Zuckerberg. And he pays them $19 billion dollars today to buy on WhatsApp. Imagine four years, five years, if they've worked on it properly, perhaps let's say 10 years, 10 years of whatever and all of us we use WhatsApp, don't we? And every time this is why we're going to start charging you after a year will charge you so then they say we will charge you this which are some people using iPhone have paid 99 cents and so on big deal 450 million

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users a month. Whoa, whoa, what happened today struck the deal 19 billion in our last

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few years. Anyway, let's not talk about those figures because we will go berserk you know, at the same token, let's tell you a third story.

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A story that I read as well. Today, someone sent it to me and I just confirmed it. So a lady known as home Java, she existed in that bassy time And what happened is she was known as Zubaydah.

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And this woman she was known as a very very generous person. So to blind people who knew that this woman is very generous they went on to her Street, see, they went on to a street and they sat near her place. And there they used to say loudly you know one used to say all law I asked you from your virtue

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and the other one used to say I asked you from the virtue of Omar Jaffa

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so what Jaffa used to do

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the one who used to ask from the very very virtue of Allah

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he she used to give him you know, the figures I'm actually I read so many things today that I'm just a little bit tangled with the figures but she used to give him

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to their homes, to their homes like this in cash. And the other one she used to give him a roasted chicken every day with 10 dinners in it's you know, packed inside it

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who was the other one?

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The one who used to ask in her name and the one who used to ask him her last name she used to give him

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just to determine dinner The difference is the dinar is a gold coin and the deal homies silver coin

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so the dyrham has far less value.

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And the dinar dinner is much more valuable than Iran. Remember this

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this is how I always remember that the Kuwaiti currency is stronger because it's a Kuwaiti dinar and when you go to UAE to determine so it's much weaker, and it's just a joke, meaning it's just a lighter way of remembering it. So here you have

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the one who's asking In the name of Allah is getting less. The one who's asking in the name of this woman is getting more.

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What was happening on the ground, she did this for 10 days. 10 days.

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As this man gets the whole roast chicken.

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He tells his friend would you like to buy it, for instance, how much he says

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the two that you have.

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So every day he would pay the two and he would have the chicken so 10 days later this omo Jaffa comes to him and says

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have you not become wealthy through our virtue?

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He says what?

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Haven't you been receiving the tin dinars daily?

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So he says no, I've been getting a roasted chicken

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which I've been selling for two Durham's to them to this man. So she said Subhana Allah, the One who asked the virtue of Allah Allah gave him and the one who asked my name Allah blocked him.

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Because this, are you following the whole story?

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These are three stories I've mentioned for you this evening. They all show us one thing that sustenance is in the hands of Allah. Imagine, why on earth did this man know that the dinars are stuffed into this little chicken and he was busy selling the chicken every day because of his. I don't want to say his greed but whatever it was, that made him said,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala please keep on asking Allah keep on making dua to Allah, no problem is too big for Allah to solve and resolve. And if Allah has kept you in the problem, that's exactly where he wants you to. Remember that, if Allah has kept you in a situation that you consider a mess for life, not unless he wants you there for a reason. He wants you to cry, he wants you to call out to Him, He wants you to make dua to him. He wants you to eat all your Salah He wants you to get up early morning, he wants you to go to call out to Him because that's the closest relation you've ever had with Allah was when you had problems. So Allah says the best thing for this person, just keep

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them in that condition. However, through His mercy, he still opens the doors. And this is why we say what are the doors that open when you find yourself growing closer and closer to Allah, you must know your past means nothing to Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the supreme being who deletes your past all the others might raise your past. You know, we've got cases where people get married. Two, three years later, husband finds out the wife finds out hey, this guy was naughty when he was younger. And I didn't know about it all this girl was naughty when she was younger. The reality is that his man, man doesn't forgive. Yet that person could be more pious today than all the young

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girls that are purporting to be pious, yet she had the past that was horrible and terrible. If Allah had to judge us through our past, we will all did.

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This is why we say that sometimes the best spouse is the one who's been through the moon and been through everything come out with warm tears crying to Allah. And now when they've married you, they've been a straight as a pin. They don't miss their Salah dress appropriately, completely, totally faithful to you. One day, you find out what occurred 50 years before you become upset. It's the weakness of a man. And it's the weakness of a human being you judge a person, meaning you judge your spouse based on how they are fulfilling your rights and you are fulfilling theirs, not based on something that might have occurred years back, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us all.

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And this is why I've known and I'm sure you know, those marriages that have been through turbulence and come out of it are far stronger than those that have never seen the turbulence.

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Believe me, when the husband and wife had had have had a real life issue where they've forgiven each other genuinely would would warm tears and they've embraced and they've come out of a problem that people were probably waiting for them to split from. If they've come out from it, they would probably then be stronger in bond than ever before, and stronger than those who've never seen such problems.

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This is the plan of Allah. This is why I am saying persevere, be strong, be steadfast be a sub. Remember life is very short. Remember Subhana Allah you might see faults and flaws in your spouse's, but at the same time, Allah has a better and bigger plan. You know, I normally have this policy.

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Whatever we've learned about what is in paradise Alhamdulillah, we will know it. But don't worry too much about what you're going to get in paradise worry about getting to paradise, not what you're going to get when you get there. Because sometimes, in our quest to want to know what is going to be in Paradise, we missed the boat, we miss it completely.

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It's like someone telling you, you know, you got to catch a flight. They tell you Okay, you flying first class, what am I getting in first class. If they're not giving me that little

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Jumeirah punch that they call it? I'm not going

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to punch What's that? I can do that for you at home. It's a mixture of sprite, carrot juice, and perhaps a bit of orange and I can add apple and I can actually make it better than that because I'll add a little bit of mint as well. Well, they do sometimes. Some of you might know exactly what I'm talking

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that's what it is. So you see if they don't have it, I'm not flying. I don't want you missed the plane. That's it. You you you worried about a little deal. They probably have something better than that for you. You know. So with us

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People are telling you flying first class. It's a free ticket many meaning basically you being offered this first class, and then you busy saying, Well, if it's too hard, I'm not going.

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How do you know what? We're giving you the best ticket possible? Are you worried about what you're going to get there? And what's happening? No, people today actually come in, ask questions. Look, it's not wrong to ask. But sometimes when we get bogged down in things, then we lose the boat. We miss the train, so to speak, you know, am I going to be with the same guy in paradise? They scrunch their face? So you know that a problem? Am I going to be with the same woman in paradise? And when the face is crunch, there's a big problem. So then you try to tell me hang on, hang on, you know what? She will look how you want? And she says, What about

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luck? What about him? And then you got to tell him Look, the Quran tells you clearly you get what you want. So what will you want? Well, this is what I want, not what you want now, what you want when you get there. So get there and then start wanting those one from now for now start working. And this is something that a lot of the women feel that, you know, the Quran only speaks about what the males are going to get in paradise. What about the females, and I say, Wow, the females has got much more than the mills because Allah makes it loud and clear. You get whatever you desire and wish for and think about and wanting to analyze yours, and it will be yours. So then they start saying,

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Yes, I'm gonna want this, and I'm gonna want that. And I don't want this. And I don't want that. I don't want to say who they don't want or what they don't want.

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But then you go to explain to them hang on, you're not allowed to think with this strain. That's the catch. You have to wait to get there and get the perfect brain, then you can think when you there and when you decide, like someone says, What if I want to see my cat in paradise? While I have had it? What if I can't get over the death of my campus? And how long did when he died? Two years back. You can't get over the death of your cat. Will I see, I just want to know one thing. I'm ready to read all my Salah to test properly, everything. But will I see my cat in paradise? One law here I'm telling you the real life questions that we get. Well, I see my cat in paradise. And I'm busy

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thinking to myself, you know what you will get what ever you want. So if you think of the cat, you'll see then comes another element. He says they won't be cats is paradise. And I'm busy saying Hang on, let them think in paradise. Don't say they won't be castle, they will be guessing. If you happen to think of a cat when you there, it will be there. But I cannot guarantee you and you cannot guarantee yourself that you will be think of it when you there. If anything we might tell you, perhaps you won't think of it when you there. That's what it is. So someone says What about my neighbor? So nice people will say But hang on May 1. So this is the type of mentality we have. May

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Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, how is this connected to what I was saying earlier, jumping the gun. That's how it's connected. We want things fast, you know, there's 200,000 years, we need to make it who's watching no one, but let's go Don't worry, interest, it's fine. So you at three interest had you not perhaps in three years from that moment, you would have had the same amount but through hollow sustenance and maybe allow they've kept it in a better way. And this is why I want to tell you something and and this is you can go and search the net and check. They see those who've won lotteries. And they've won millions and billions, or millions or billions in terms of Zimbabwe

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dollars, but millions. If you take a careful look and you go and study on the next a lot of them, if not almost all of them have bankrupt they've broken homes, broken families, we in our language drunkies and at the same time they've lost everything gambling and doing this and doing that. Very, very few have been otherwise. Very few. Why? What's the catch? quick money in the wrong way? The old wins. You know, I've spoken to people outside one of the shops here and I seen a long line today is the shortage again, no shortage What are you doing lotto? What is the lotto lotto just $1

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just $1. And I'm looking at I'm seeing, hey, these people must have made 1000s hundreds of pounds. Imagine just $1 that with just $1 is shocking. It's not just $1 $1 is a large amount of money. Like we tell people you know sorry for getting back at the smokers but we act

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like we tell people that secret that box is only $3 $5. But you know what it adds up, count the days count the weeks count the years count everything meaning the months and the years and you will come up with 20,000 30,000 SubhanAllah. It's such a large amount of money but because it was going from you in small doses, you never felt it. Now that it's a big amount. You sit back and you think hey, I shouldn't have done this too late last October.

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And this is why I say go back and check the people who've got this type of money.

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They have not succeeded but

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Shape man comes to the brain.

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And he makes the brain feel for a moment that you know what, just take the chance you might read it. Even if you did read it,

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you would have gotten the same amount through a different means. You know, I had a friend of mine a cardiologist, and he told me he says to panela, you know,

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there was a man who died

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of a car accident, meaning he died from after a car accident or upon the car making an accident or he made the accident, whatever it was car crash. And when they brought him in, and something for some reason, they did a post mortem on the mind for some reason. And they found that his heart was clogged and blocked in a way that had not died with that accidentally that died of a heart attack.

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So he tells me, you know,

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as a Muslim, I was just thinking to myself when I saw all this, that you know, Subhana Allah, how it would have made any either way so he would have either died this way. And if he didn't plan B was already in place. But anyway, for Allah, everything was already supposed to happen the way it happened. But just for us to be thinking to say, look, the man who divided it this way or that way, whichever way it was, and this is why we say never jumped the gun, wait, things are coming for you. keep on praying, keep on being steadfast and ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, His goodness, I promise that the session would be shorter. So inshallah 36 minutes and we're up. We ask Allah

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Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us and to grant us beautiful lessons.

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Perhaps maybe next week, we might even show that little clip on the board if we can or we will, we will pass it around. inshallah, through the media that we have at our disposal in our community. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us all. To protect our children and our offspring, to grant us all taqwa and piety and to grant us all gentleness and inshallah, when we get to gentleman by the will of Allah May he gathered us in the same way that he has gathered us here in the dunya for his sake, may he gather us in paradise as well. Also the Lahore Salaam albaraka ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah will be handy