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Jalsa: 20 January 2018

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First off in terms of the talks for this afternoon's program, we have a world renowned scholar, a globally acknowledged orator, a universally accepted motivational speaker with a smile bin Musa Mang, who comes from Harare in Zimbabwe, but he has some deep roots in Indonesia

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many would remember that back in 2003

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with the sub spent 30 days with us here in this mistake in rural Islam during the month of Ramadan and he has fond memories and many of us also have fond memories of that particular Ramadan and hopefully soon inshallah another such Ramadan will return let's say inshallah with some enthusiasm

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inshallah.

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So move this up, as they say needs no introduction. I don't think there's anyone in the audience he amongst the brothers or amongst the sisters, who are not in tune with MFI subs international profile, really we need to thank him on behalf of our communities and our congregation, from the depths of our hearts for agreeing to participate in the program today is just landed a few hours ago from Tibet, he had an extensive program, and I think nowadays in his life he mostly makes the sorcerer is mostly on the road and male after Baraka with Allah, except these efforts, take him from strength to strength, and continue to accept him to be an inspiration and motivation for Muslims and

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non Muslims alike around the globe. We'll be talking today about lessons from aspects of the life of nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wasallam we call Mufti smile musalman

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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Rahman Al Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is always indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. No matter what condition we are upon, it is indeed the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we beseech that we seek that we follow that we would like to ask for and indeed therefore we praise Him, because through the praising of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we will be able to achieve his mercy was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he will Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless all

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those during or through the generations who have come to us or who have brought the goodness to us and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every one of us and our offspring, those to come up to the end. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. I mean, I commenced by saying that if we would like tenfold the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Each time we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we would achieve that a loser is the one who hears the name of Rasulullah and does not say sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So each time today, and every other day when we hear the name of Mohammed, we should say Salalah alayhi wa sallam. The strange point I

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want to raise is when I visit certain places that are poor.

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In some parts of Africa, I noticed that they give so much of importance to the name of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that we hear a huge buzz. As soon as you say that name. Let's revive that because indeed it shows our love to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So don't be ashamed. Don't be shy. To say it slightly louder with a little voice where everyone knows there is a hum that is uttered and we know what is being said.

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Today, we will hear this blessing name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so many times before we get up, we would have had 1000s of blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed it is a sign of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it shows that we love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself as well. I want to start off also with another very interesting point regarding the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. No Muslim, no Muslim on Earth would not be loving Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam no Muslim hates Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam because they would not be Muslim if that was the case. But each one shows his love in his own unique way. And we should

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not belittle the way people show their love.

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What this means and I'm going to draw an example for us to understand if a man has four sons, for example, and as he grows older, one becomes a doctor. The other one is an alum. Maybe he has studied the D

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One did not find the job and one is a businessman who's very, very rich. Now each one of those four loves their father. They love the Father so much. And the one who's a doctor comes in says, You know what, that every time there is anything wrong, I will be the one taking care of your health matters. Anything medical, I will do you come for a checkup every six months, every year, or whatever it is, and I will make sure that all this is done. And whatever you need, I'm going to make sure because I love you so much. You come first Subhan Allah, the other funds cannot say that because they are not medically qualified. But the one who's a businessman will say that every month, I will give you a

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check of 50,000 grants, you do what you have to with that I am not worried you are my father, I love you the most. And you know what 50,000 grants is yours every month, I hope we had sons. That Mashallah.

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So that is his love, he has the money, he doesn't have something else. So he's offered what he has. And he will never insult his father, but what he's been given and blessed with the gifts. Then you have the one who's unemployed, he's neither a doctor, nor is he a businessman. And what happens to Hana lab, he comes and says, You know what, that I tell you something, I'm you live with me, I'll take care of you, I'll take you where you want to go, I will come I will go and so on and so forth. And the fourth one in his own way also says Dad, you know what, I will help you assist you. I will ensure so many different things. Let's sit every day together, I will teach you what I have. And we

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can give and take he's an alum and Subhanallah he looks after his mom in his own way. Every single one of them has shown their love to the Father, not a single one can say I love my father more or you don't love your father. The problem with asking the oma is when someone shows their love to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in a way different from ours, on condition that it is something permissible and taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam sometimes we become obsessed. And we say this man doesn't love Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. I give you some examples. Some people show their love by trying to live their life as best as possible according to the exact

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way that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam lived his life. So the beard is grown. It's a sign of the love of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the clothing is changed. It's a sign of the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when it comes to something like Salah, we would like to be on time every time give importance to the Adhan give importance to the masjid. That's a sign of the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when you spend a lot of time, effort and energy learning the Quran, it's a sign of the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when you spend time learning his life, and attending events or programs where we are going to learn more about him

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and his life sallallahu alayhi wasallam it's a sign of love. We are here today to show not only that we love Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but to prove that we will follow his example as best as possible. Some might choose like a sonnet metabox abdulai morava hora de la Anam khabib nomadic these were the poet's the moon she did they used to come out with beautiful poems in

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out of their love of the dean and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and there are so many we may hear of some and we may not know some we should study these, and we can come up with our own in order to express our love to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this would be in the form of singing the praise of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that is also showing love, it is one aspect of it. Remember, never belittle someone who is showing a different aspect of the love of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we are not perfect human beings. In fact, human beings will not be perfect the perfection was for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam granted by Allah subhanho wa

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Taala as for us, we will keep trying, you know when they say the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, it is so vast, it is so wide so broad that only he was able to fulfill every aspect. That's why it is sooner. As for us even the best from amongst us, we will only be able to fulfill a limited number of aspects of that sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding so never say someone does not love the Prophet salallahu salam, yes, if they're going wrong, we can correct them in a beautiful way. That correction should also be according to the method of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam it's an automatic gift for us to be

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following the sooner even while correcting people. Now let's start off right at the beginning. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born.

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That birth was a gift for all of us.

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Every one of us love for the

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long while, meaning a bad masuleh Indeed Allah had favored the believers, when he sent to them a messenger. It is the favor of Allah. So if someone asks you what is the biggest favor that you have? It is the fact that you have Eman And you are a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam the biggest favor, hold on to it, learn about it. Teach your children live by it. Because more important than giving lip service to your children about how important it is to fulfill your deen and to follow Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is actually to feel fulfilled with yourself so that they watch you and they fulfill as you do. The most successful parents are those who lead by

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example. The most successful parents are those who lead by example, they practice what they preach how many of us are prepared to do that, that is also assuming of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So let's start making resolutions for today. a mental note inshallah, we need to practice what we preach. We need to be role models for our children. We need to be people who can pass the baton on look at the globe and look at the disasters across the globe.

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Well lucky the solutions of the problems of the globe, depend on how closely you are following the tsunami of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We cannot be seeking solutions from Allah subhanho wa Taala yet the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was sent to us, we are far away from what he has taught yet. That is what the solution was Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deep understanding, and May Allah grant us a love such that we feel it in our hearts for one another. I mean,

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he was born, that was the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala for every one of us, we thank Allah for that. And at the same time, the conditions surrounding his birth. Some of these we learn such deep lessons that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept in them, that it would change the way we look at things sometimes. And we all know when he was born, what had happened to his father, he passed away prior to the birth. Imagine the most loved unto Allah, that is something we firmly believe he is

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a Chroma Rousseau's without a doubt, the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah. Imagine when you say the best of creation, have you thought about what that means? The best of creation better than the angels and Allah better than jabril alayhi salatu was Salam. And in fact,

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the most noble of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, including Isa Allah, his Salah, Musa alayhis salam, he is the highest, and Allah chose that when he was born. He was born an orphan. Allah chose that for him. La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam what good news is that for those who may think they were disadvantaged at birth, because they didn't have a father or they lost their mother, yet it is an advantage Subhanallah it is a sign of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala it does not mean you're going to fail. The first lesson that I learned when I look at the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to appreciate the orphan child. And

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this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us about the treatment that we give to those who are orphaned, or those who are widows. So much so that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself has said, and our cathinone atomica, hotton, evangelina, myself and the one who looks after an orphan shall be like these two fingers in gentlemen. Remember, it's easy to read that, but when you start thinking he was an orphan, you look at it differently. Imagine he's saying me, and someone who takes care of those who are like me, will be in general together. That's the whole reason why they will be in general, he was also an orphan. Subhan Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the most loved by Allah,

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the one whom when we hear his name, if we don't say sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have in fact insulted ourselves and curse ourselves

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Subhana Allah,

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yet he was born an orphan so good news to those who have had a beginning that was filled with challenges, because after a little while, he lost his mother, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. A few years later. We hear this every year. We look at it, we understand it, we hear it, we listen to it, but have we ever paused and thought about going out of our way to take care of orphans going out of our way to take

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care of those who've lost their mothers

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going out of our way to take care of the widows, for the sake of Allah and Allah alone and earning gentlemen, you have not for asuna la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, go back and look at those who are orphaned and tell yourself if Allah chose for his most beloved to be like this at the beginning, then surely for me to look after such children would actually be my stepping stone towards earning the intercession of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the Day of Judgment, may Allah grant that to us say amen.

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So my beloved brothers and sisters, remember, when you have a soft spot in your heart, for those who are orphans, widows, those who are disadvantaged, those who may have lost a loved one. And when you take care of them, when you reach out to them, when you give them a good word, you find a law, you find a law, if you want to find the law, you will find the law where the brokenhearted are, you will find the law where the sick and those who are elderly are those who need help. Because if Allah wanted, he could have done for them every single thing without needing anyone else. But he wanted to give an opportunity for those with the greatest of hearts, to take care to rise to the occasion to

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earn an act of worship, a reward through it, so that they can get their agenda. So Allah kept the sickly the elderly, those who have who are disadvantaged, the poor, etc. Imagine they were no poor, how would we be earning? Through giving, you wouldn't need to give. According to one of the generations, our time will come when there'll be so much wealth on Earth, that no one will accept the car, you go and give a man and you'll say, I've already got bitcoins, you can keep your money. May Allah forgive us,

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they will come a time when they will be so many people with wealth, your money will be rejected. So spend before that time, they will come a time Subhan Allah when the way we are worshipping Allah today may not be as easy it is happening already across the globe. So while you have the opportunity to worship Allah worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the best possible way.

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Imagine if there was no one who was sick and ill, how would we be able to earn the reward when Allah says, Have you heard about so and so who was ill? And we say yes. And then he says, well, had you gone there, you would have found me there. So panela. So make an effort. Put your phone aside for a moment. It's a disease, that all of us are involved into different levels, myself included.

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We need to put it aside and do something real to engender, those will go in your community search for the people. Look for those who are in need.

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The true people in need don't show that they are in need. You might find the person next to you every day. You haven't even greeted him. And yet the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Allah do lucam Allah amarin either file to move

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to Salama Bina calm, should I not show you something if you were to practice upon it, it would increase the love and the muhabba among you. How many of us would like to see that? How many of us would like to see the love and the muhabba spread amongst us? Every one of us? Well, if that's the case, you start off with the first step of greeting the people and meaning it As salam o Alaikum. Mashallah, and you smile, Subhana Allah, you've earned a lot. I promise you a smile, is not an act of charity for nothing. It's a sadhaka for a reason. Because the power of it is way beyond anything material. Remember this, try it out. You find a person who looks so difficult, they look so stern.

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And the next best thing they smile at you. So Panama, all the barriers are broken. You can greet you feel close, you feel a connection, through what showing your teeth

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smiling, even if you haven't shown the teeth but at least you're broken into a smile. So it's not something cheap. To say. Smiling is a sooner there is no sooner on Earth, no matter how small it is, that someone can say this is insignificant. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us. May Allah strengthen us, my brothers and sisters, I want to tell you something very important before I go ahead came to my mind right now. Anything we say about the deal is connected to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. Anything we say about Islam, about Salah about the Pillars of Islam about the pillars of Eman about the do's and the don'ts, no matter what you want to say is connected to Muhammad

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Sallallahu sallam, he receives a reward as we are talking right now. And we receive a reward and at the moment the angels are surrounding us. The Wrath of Allah is descending upon us. Allah is mentioning us to Han Allah to the angels and at the same time, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said

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Achieving a full reward of anything and everything we do. Every Salah that is read every act of worship that is engaged in every act of goodness that is engaged in he receives a full reward. Look at how his rank is elevated to the highest of the high.

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So thank Allah.

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Today we are seated here because of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam effort, what he did, and how he taught, and he was chosen by Allah, He brought everything to us. So don't forget this. We owe it to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, nothing that you want to do to earn closeness to Allah can you do without going through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his teachings. Remember this? What a great gift of Allah. And this is why

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anyone who involves himself or herself, in anything to do with the deal, has involved himself or herself with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you want to get closer to him, involve yourself somewhere in whatever way you can. Like I said earlier, some people can give differently from others, you might be able to give you a time someone gives their wealth, someone gives their expertise someone sits and makes you are because perhaps that's the only thing they could do. Now, when you have a big capacity, don't just sit back and say, You know what? I'll just make you out. No, wait, if Allah has given you something greater than that, you need to know that your test? Where

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are you going to take what you have now? If you are a top? Doctor, for example? Where are you going to take that when you die? It's gone with you, unless you have passed something on unless you've helped people, if you are a very wealthy person, what are you going to do with that? Well, it's not even going to come with you in your grave. As for your offspring, they come with their own sustenance, written by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So go back to the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and see

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look at what he tells, for example,

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the Allahu anhu when he felt he was on his deathbed, and he says, oh, Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have a lot of wealth, and I've only got one daughter at that time, he only had one daughter. So he says, I want to give my wealth in charity. The prophet SAW Selim says, No, don't give all of it. He says, well, then I give half of it. He says, No. He says, well, then I give a third of it. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says,

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what to do to Kathy Yes, you give a third. And that's enough. So to give out a third of your wealth, Subhan Allah and leave your heirs wealthy is also part of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Let's go beyond the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I drew one example. And I drew a few lessons from it. And I pray that every one of us from this moment, when we hear the term, often, we look at it differently. And we go out and search for those who are orphans, minimum is minimum is to put your hand on the head of that often will lie there is a hadith that speaks about that action in particular, and how beloved it is to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Have we done it? Have we shown some form of kindness inshallah we do from this day on? The second aspect that I want to speak about is that of the Friends of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a very young age. Today, we have a

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crisis. What is the crisis, we have drugs on one hand, we have gambling on the other, we have the clubs, we have so many gangs and gangsters. We have people who are doing all sorts of things and Mashallah, we also have a lot of good.

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We must never lose hope in the mercy of Allah, Allah will bring all of them back to the path if he wishes.

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And never think that you are safe from the plot of the devil, no matter how pious you think you are. Because the only time you can be guaranteed that you are saved from the plot of the devil is when you are given your books. In your right hand.

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If you've passed away with a man, you have succeeded,

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we hear of the story of the one who worshipped Allah for 70 years. Then he turned he had a bad day, the one who was disobedient for 17 years, then he turned he had a good day. So remember, when we see others, perhaps who may not be

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on a line that we would like to see them upon?

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Go back to the tsunami Rasulullah Salama, we're talking about the Sierra we're talking about aspects of his life from Han Allah. When the kuffaar of Quraysh who had disbelievers when they used to want to ask him a question. He used to want to answer it so much that sometimes you find some of his companions spelled Subhana Allah, look, he's giving preference to these people. But his idea was, in fact, to ensure that they get the message because too

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win them over was what he wanted one person coming onto the right path. We should be equally interested in trying to guide those perhaps, who are misguided. We should be equally interested sometimes they are in our families, a lot of us out of what we think is our own piety. We write off people.

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We say, right off gone. Have you followed the sooner? Have you understood the Sierra, have you looked at what the prophet sallallaahu salam did, he kept on trying and kept on trying and kept on trying? And guess what the results came in years later, in some cases instantly. But in a lot of cases, it was the victory of maccha the victory of Makkah that brought about so many people 1000s, who accepted Islam by one good deed, what was the good deed?

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He gave us Quraysh sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those were the people who had killed his companions and some of his family members. And those were the people who had driven them out of their homes. Those were the people who served their property. Those were the people who did so much of harm and evil against the muslimeen. They had prepared armies and drove to Medina in order to attack the Muslim and yet the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The day he was on a level of strength that they could see. He asks them a question yeah, Mashallah. Courage. madaba, Noona, omniva, to become a people of courage, what do you really think I'm going to do to you today?

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Obviously, you're seeing a ruler with more than 100,000 with him. And what are they doing? They're ready to take instruction from him. He said, Go for them. They were wiped out, easily.

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Let's go back to the Sierra, voila, here. We are not prepared to do this to our own brothers and sisters at times.

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And then we want to be considered for the intercession of Rasulullah, Salah you have to do something big in your life. You have to do something massive, in order to be able to achieve that love of Allah and that intercession of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, something you did not want to do, but it was so noble. And it was part of the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, so you did it in order to earn the pleasure of Allah. So Quraysh at that stage, they couldn't say much, what would they say? They had good hope that's all. I mean, if a man is there, he's got all his guns and everything. And he's telling you, what do you think I'm going to do to you? You're going to say, I

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think you're a good man. I think you know, I hope that you're going to do something decent, because that's the best you could ever say.

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The Prophet salallahu Salam says it hubzu funtoo Mottola calm LA.

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He says, you can go You are free lottery by la Coolio. I tell you what my brother used of alayhis salam told his brothers

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no retribution against you today you can go You are free.

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He didn't talk to them about the deal. He didn't talk to them about converting reverting nothing. What happened? As a result of that deed, you see the people entering the fold of Islam. They could not believe that was not their system. The system of Jackie D was one man attacks one you kill another 10.

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But that's not Islam.

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This is the sooner of Rasulullah Salaam and this is how we would achieve the forgiveness of Allah. I don't want to ask you something very, very difficult to do. All I'm saying is today is a day we are looking into the life of the most Beloved of Allah.

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Are we prepared to do what he did to the kuffar of grace to the Muslim mean who are related to us in our own families whom we've had a dispute with over a lot of the times wealth?

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A lot of the times argument between the women or the men or sometimes Well, a misunderstanding, a mistake, some bad habit someone might have had, we must make an effort to reconcile and Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely grant us

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so going back to the aspect of

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the Friends of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.

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One of his best friends if not his best friend, was a man known as Abdullah Abner of man robiola one Do you know that?

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Abdullah heaven Earth man Ravi Allahu anhu was the closest to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So close that even later on, he was the first man to accept Islam.

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Now, some of you might be looking at me a little bit surprised. I'm the live North man who is that of the live North man. He was known as Abu Bakar. Even a bit of your loved one, I set up the live northmen intentionally because a lot of us don't know his proper name. So I thought perhaps we might educate ourselves today to say abubaker was a kuhnian it was just a

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pen name given to him

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and his proper real name was Abdullah Abdullah. Man. So now all of us whose name is Abdullah Mashallah we know that that name was also the name of Abu Bakr, Siddiq robiola and his father was called Abu hanifa. But Abu hanifa his name was actually with man, they all had names like that. So it's interesting for us to notice he was so close to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Guess what? He never ever drank alcohol even prior to Islam, just like Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam never touched alcohol even prior to Islam, although the entire community and society was involved in it, or most of the people were.

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It was something that you traded in like, No man Subhanallah No Man's business.

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But my brothers and sisters, this goes to show how we need to learn a lesson. Your friends make you, your friends, he had the best of friends.

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When he married, he married against all odds, someone who was older than him. salallahu alayhi wasallam, someone who asked for his hand in marriage, things that we would consider today. Oh, is that what happened? You see, these guys? Look at what they're doing. Go back to the student. Go and check. Do you know what his choice of a spouse was so blessed that the day he came with Nobu. She did not doubt him a single bit. How many of us our wives do not doubt a single bit Subhanallah every other day, we receive problems of people who Subhanallah the wife looks at your phone and next thing kiama is they love me Allah subhanho wa Taala canta steadfastness we shouldn't have anything to

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hide.

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His wife Khadija been to Hawaii lado de la la he when he came down, and he asked her to hug him Subhan Allah that is mentioned, how many of us when you have an issue, you come to your wife and say, have me hug me? I don't think we do that. I don't think we do that.

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Would we?

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You have an issue, you have a problem. When you come home, you're like a devil. You say

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you don't have any issues at work today. That's how we operate. But when you have had something big happened to you come home and you're supposed to get that comfort and you that embrace helps you embrace Subhan Allah, it helps he she didn't doubt him at all.

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And so when he told her what happened, she said, hang on, let's go to this cousin of mine.

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I take you to him. Allah will never let you down. You're such a good man. Allahu Akbar. This was prior to new Buddha. This was just at Nobu, in fact. So Pamela, imagine a wife saying

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he's a very good man. Subhana Allah, may Allah make us from those mela makers from the army and I see the army was so soft initially. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those whom our wives can bear witness that we are taught people. That's why the Prophet salallahu Salam says

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what

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he says the best from among you are those who are best to their wives. And on top of that, he says, You know what I want to tell you, I'm the best from all of you, to my own Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, what a great son of Rasulullah Salaam. That brings us to another aspect. And that is the issue of

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being good within your home, being the best you can to your family members. The term although primarily may refer to the wife, it includes family members, it includes family members, so the friends you make

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very very important to let them be those whom you would like to be like. Those who have habits and characteristics that you would be proud of your friends make you or break you Allah He, when we go to the Quran, and we see the verses of the Quran and the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam speaking about friends and friendship, and we look at it and we don't take it seriously. We are the losers. Every time you see a person with a bad habit, I have actually asked people questions. You know what, tell me more about your friends. When you see them in a deep hole. You ask them about their friends, their friends are in a deeper hole. Mostly.

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You need to befriend good people. You need to make an intention that you will be a good person to your friends. You need to make that intention. This is when we will have hope again, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in our own future.

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Change your friends. Look at the youngsters on drugs for example. They have to do it together with their friends. Rarely would you find someone and friendship in

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cludes those whom you befriend online

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today, you have to be very careful. Whom you befriend online. You have a person who doesn't go out of the house. Do you have any friends? No. Online? There's no answer because I don't even know how many friends I have online. So Pamela, do you know that your friends online are actually not necessarily even real? People?

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us?

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Come to the masjid for Salah, interact greet the people. It's part of your deen. It's part of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when they arrived in Madina, munawwara What happened? Masjid kooba first thing they thought about they didn't think about guys let's start our business. Let's do this that that was secondary. First thing was the masjid when they arrived in Madina munawwara first thing was the masjid. The people were brought together. There is love between us today. We are seated here in large numbers I want to tell you, if you do not feel the love in your heart for all those who are here, there is something wrong with you.

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We will have differences by all means we will but our Deen is based on muhabba the verse of the Quran tells that to us.

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Allah subhanahu wa taala explains to us how important it is to be open Rahim and his qualities obviously but we do need to be filled with love when it comes to the believers.

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We have to we are part of an oma part of a family we will be resurrected with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam not on our own but with the oma with the entire oma.

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So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us ease. So as I say,

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if you look at every single aspect of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and pause after that, and draw a lesson from it. In order to be able to practice upon and learn from to adopt in your life, that is when you will be truly successful. We have read the Sierra, we know the aspects of the Sierra, we sometimes know our facts, the dates, and so on. It's important to know all of that it's part of our heritage. It's part of our DNA. We must know the names of the people we must know the names of the Mother, the Father of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam the lineage. The more you know, the better but shaytan must not make you think that that's good enough. No, that's a loss,

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shape and must not make you think that when we sit and talk about the Sierra is only talking about history, no, it is so alive and it should be alive in our lives. Because we should be practicing upon every aspect. Like I told you today, the issue of friends to Pamela

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when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Macedon, mocha Rama, when initially they started harming. Do you know that the issue of hypocrisy in Makkah was nil. nil, the Maha jurien. Initially, those who had accepted Islam, they were free from hypocrisy. That's why Allah says Allah who saw the porn when he refers to them. Those are the truthful ones, because they stood with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the hack that they believed in so solid in the face of the tyrants of Mecca, who not only threatened them, but executed some of those threats. They stood strong. So hypocrisy only crept up later on stopzilla when they went to Medina menorah, and some of the people

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decided, like Abdullah, have no boo, boo, saloon, etc, etc. They said, You know what, if we don't show that we are a part of this group here, we're going to lose out. So let's show that we are a part of the group but we are not really a part of the group.

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muckety muck kurama they were solid people, they gave their lives.

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Now I want to end with one aspect of the serum that should bring tears to our eyes.

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While ah Hey, my brothers and sisters.

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We are in love with Mohammed salatu salam There is no doubt.

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We are also in love with his companions. Because he says lots of us happy for Levine fcba de la

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la

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la bella gamuda him wala na sefako don't ever talk bad. Don't ever insult any one of my companions. For indeed if you were to spend mount or rods, weight, or size, worth of gold in the cause of Allah, it would never equate a single handful of what they spent on

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No a portion of it.

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Now I want to explain to you

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his companions were chosen by Allah. They were chosen by Allah.

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When you hear the name Abu Bakr Siddiq of your loved one, something should happen to you. You should feel something in your heart Omar.

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The same man whom the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says when Omar walks through a galley shape and cannot walk through the same galley, he walks through another one.

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That is Omar, can I tell you they gave their lives they gave their lives, most of your loved one he gave his life

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up to the uncle, the fierce uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam gave his life and he was martyred in order for the dean to come to you. And it has, so what are you going to do about it?

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We are sitting here today 1000s of kilometres away 1000s of years away from what happened then. And they gave their lives for the dean to continue. And we are sitting here today, we are not prepared to give up five minutes of our time for the dean to continue into our children. Our own children, they concern was about the whole oma, they didn't even know we existed. Our concern is not even about ourselves, sometimes what law he they had more concern about us than we have about ourselves. They had more concerned about our era than we had about ourselves, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is the only Nabhi whom on the Day of Judgment he will be saying muddy, muddy, the rest of them will

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be worried about Nazi Nazi because of certain things that may have happened.

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So that goes to show he is more worried and concerned about us and our gender and our and our future than we are ourselves. Many of us have so many bad habits. We're not ready to give up not at all

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and yet they forget about giving bad habits up leave their lives up. You go to a lot of us make it blessed to have gone there. And you see Hamza

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grave you greet salam, do you know what happened there? And you might know the history Do you realize he fought for you and I

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it came here today.

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We are seated here today. My brothers and sisters I hope we can ponder deeply over that last point as well. And I hope that we can change our lives completely because there is no point in saying tomorrow I'm going to change it has to happen here and now. This was Allah who gave us such a great gift have we appreciated the gift of Rasulullah saw Salaam this evening inshallah, we will be hearing many aspects, a lot of the seerah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam,

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every aspect of it. Ask yourselves and I should be asking myself to what have I done? What have I done to appreciate the fact that Allah has chosen me out of the billions to be an almighty to be a part of this beautiful aroma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us. May Allah grant us goodness and ease. May Allah forgive our sins May Allah grant us a new chapter a beginning for indeed, every time we gather in this way, the mercy of Allah de sense and we seek the forgiveness of Allah in such a way that when we get up we will get up magufuli in totally forgiven by Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness aku kolyada

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