Lessons from the Lives of the Prophets

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Mufti Menk shares some eye opening lessons from the lives of the prophets during his special program “Fountain of Light” held at Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on 21st December 2012.


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The speakers emphasize the importance of maintaining consistency and pursuing religion while avoiding drinking alcohol and taking too much time to think about the past. They stress the need to rewind one's actions and not hesitate to ask for guidance. The importance of learning from the prophets and applying them in one's life is emphasized, with the use of stories and lessons from the internet to inform people about the success of Islam and avoiding negative consequences. forgiveness and finding one's own success is emphasized, with the need for people to be aware of their own success and the potential negative consequences of their actions.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Allah in South Asia Marin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa to being a woman to be on BSN in Isla yo Medina we're back. We commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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asking the almighty to bless his entire household and to bless every single one of his companions into bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness and ease. Beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, it brings joy to the heart to see faces, some of them we know and others Mashallah we hope Allah unite us in Paradise and we hope that the almighty grant us ease after death, in the same way that we are hopeful of ease before death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson this evening we will be speaking about the lessons derived from the lives of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And I wish to dive straight into the topic.

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Because from the very beginning, the Almighty had decreed upon himself, not to leave mankind without a messenger or a message, and not to punish mankind until and unless they were warned by the messengers or the messages of those messengers. And this is why we find Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran

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regarding sending messages and messages, while our Coronavirus, nafi

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material Ross rule and Buddha law Geneva, oh, indeed, we have sent to every nation

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and messenger to warn them to worship Allah alone, and to protect themselves from

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the devil and the evil, to protect themselves from sin, in order for them to understand how to worship their maker, and in order for them to know what is required of them and why they have been created.

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So it would be purposeless for the almighty to create us without telling us why he has made us. So in order for us to know why he made us he sent messengers, and these messages came about with messages from him. And this is his way of choosing to test us. It was simple for him having to come personally to tell us, but there would be no test of belief, because belief is connected to the unseen that which you have not seen. I did not see Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but I believe in him. I did not see Jesus May peace be upon him, but I believe in him. I did not see Moses May peace be upon him and the other messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I believe in them, I

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believe that they were sent as messengers with the message of the Almighty. And I also believe that if I were living at the time of any one of those messengers, I would have to have been their followers. So it happens to be that Allah chose for me to be created during the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam message so I am from amongst his followers by the word of Allah, and I hope and I pray the same for all of us. And I hope and I pray the same for humanity at large. May Allah guide us all to the beauty of this Deen and religion, I mean,

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so beloved brothers and sisters, if you take a careful look at Allah subhanho wa Taala plan, we hear the verse in the Quran, where Allah says, Allah, Allah

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And I have not created mankind or Jin Chi and except for the fact that they worship me. That is why I made them, I have created them for them to worship me, for me to be worshipped by them. So this is the purpose of creation. One might think that this is a deep heavy translation. So people have worded it differently, which all leads to the same translation. One of the most interesting explanations of it is, if we were to say I have been made by my maker in order to prepare for the day, I am going to meet with him that would be very easily understood by us not to say that anything else is not easily understood, but sometimes the differences of understanding sometimes the

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environment makes it difficult for us to understand some language and makes it easy for us.

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To understand simple words, and for that reason we say, my brother, my sister, be focused on one thing. Remember, you are in this world in order to prepare for the day you will be meeting the one who made you and that's it lo Akbar,

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in the process for survival in this particular world, we need to earn a living, and we need to have children and we need to continue with the plan of the Almighty. And for that, what happens is, he has set rules and regulations governing and determining how we shall be living, and this is where the message of the messengers has come.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent to us countless messengers, we perhaps will never know the exact number, some of them he has mentioned their names and some of them he has not mentioned their names, mean whom cosna Allah like coming home.

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From amongst the messengers are those whom we have related to you their stories, and from amongst them are those whom we have not related to you their stories. So this means there is a number that is known by Allah subhanho wa Taala we only know what he has related to us. So why has he related the stories to us? Surely there must be a reason and the verses I read before you this evening, at the beginning, have in them a verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We have indeed

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sent the stories of the messengers to you O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to start with. So firstly, the stories came to whom they came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam the authentic versions of the stories of the previous prophets have been recorded in the Quran, what is mentioned in the Quran, or in the correct authentic hadith and traditions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is enough for us to know about the previous messages, anything that we hear from other sources, it is not necessary for us to know this and this is why there is something known as the Jewish narrations or the Israeli yet there are many such narrations where people of the previous

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books have made mention of the issues of the previous messengers, we need to know a rule regarding these narrations. There are three types of narrations known as Ezra Elliott, those that are negated by the Quran and Sunnah, which means the Quran and the Sunnah deny their correctness, those we throw them out, for example, there are some narrations which suggests that the Prophet Luth, or lat May peace be upon him, was not a decent man stole federal law. So we throw that immediately out because we believe that all the messengers of the Almighty subhanho wa Taala were the best from amongst the people of the time. Allah would never choose an ambassador or a messenger being a person who was not

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fit for the post or who had dirty habits May Allah protect us. The same applies there is another narration that is tradition taken from the previous people or the people of the previous books. They say the Prophet Solomon or David May peace be upon them both were also immoral and they have some form of mentioned made in their change the scriptures of some evil of these two great messengers and kings sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala we refute that we deny it we throw it out. And we believe in the innocence of these messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala peace and blessings be upon all of them.

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So that is the first type of narration that which is denied by the Quran we throw those out because we don't need them and we believe they are wrong. The second type those narrations which are confirmed by the traditions and sayings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam or by that which appears in the Koran, those type of traditions, we accept them, we acknowledge them, we believe in them and we will work towards understanding the application of them if applicable, because they have appeared in the Quran and the Sahaba. Suna the authentic of the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we the first category, we throw out the second category, we take it because we have its

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teachings within our own books. And the third category, those which they neither are denied by the poor and Oh, the sooner I know where they acknowledge there is a possibility that they are true. We have a policy regarding those learners what they call an academy. We don't actually need those we neither say they are correct, nor do we say they are wrong because we do not have knowledge. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So sometimes we hear of details of the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, sometimes we hear details of his discussions with Iran if these details have come to us from sources besides

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The Koran and the authentic sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we may read these knowing that they may be true they may not be true. If there is a good lesson derived from them we may derive the lesson. But if there is anything else we can hold it at bay because remember we do not need anything more than what was sent to us as muslimeen in terms of the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Every time we have made mention of the stories of the previous prophets and then nations to you, or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it is in order to strengthen your heart and

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in order to granted comfort, and in order to solidify your heart because you will know the difficulties they went through, you will know how their people responded to them. And you will realize that it happens to everyone.

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To the degree that today, when we have difficulties in our lives, my brothers and sisters, if you were to pick up the story of any messenger of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah He you will achieve comfort by reading that story. And by looking at what they endured in order to fulfill their obligation to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Sometimes we cannot enjoy putting on head gear because we are facing perhaps difficulty from family members. Sometimes they discourage us, sometimes the environment discourage us. in certain countries, the environment discourages us, and sometimes people mock and laugh at us, and sometimes our own Muslims look down upon us when we are trying to fulfill Islam. All that is a test. Are you worth wearing that a job? Are you with following the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Does he come first? Or do those people come first all you need to do is open up the books of the previous prophets, stories or even the story of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and voila, he you will

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see in it he has never ever given up his principle and the teachings that he was given in order to please a human being in the displeasure of the Almighty, Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with us.

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So this is the beauty of the stories of the messengers. One of the main points is for us to derive lesson. And this is why from the outset, I must let you know that whenever you read a story of the previous messengers, never think it is just a folk tale. Never think it is a beautiful story that makes good bedtime material for my children. No, it does not stop there. You may read those stories at bedtime for your children. But the deriving of the lessons is far more important than the story itself. So if we were to read about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the children will tell you well, there was a man and he was sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he won't his people, they did

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not listen. So Allah sent him a flood, and he had to build an ark, and he was saved in the ark with a few people and he took in a few animals, and then they lived happily ever after.

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That is not the story. There is only a tale now that has been converted into something that there is no deriving of a lesson from it. The people of no hana is Salatu was Salam.

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He lived in the image for so long, he reminded them and warned them they laughed at him. They wanted to enjoy the life of this world to the degree that they forgot their maker, and they did not want to be told about the maker. So anyone who does not want to be told about his duties to the almighty falls into the category of those people. Now we are deriving lessons. Now we are looking at how to take a lesson from the life of the Prophet nor May peace be upon him. And the messenger did not give up so this gives a lesson to those who want to remind others that even if your own children or your neighbors or your friends or anyone else that you are trying to remind to come to the past does not

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listen to you or they do not take heed remember continue in that message because know alayhis salam did not give up. He was with them for more than 950 years. In fact, the Quran speaks of the message within them being 950 years, but perhaps his life was much longer than that. While other autosol nano Han Allah Kami Farah BTV alpha Santa Jean, from Siena, and indeed we have sent the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam to his people who lived in their midst for 950 years. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson of enduring It is important for us to be able to endure when you are calling people towards the deen. They may not listen to you, your children may have a mouthful to say

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sometimes when you call them and invite them towards the dean what happens with us sometimes we turn to religion in our 30s in our 40s and we've already got children who are perhaps

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Their teens, and the children are not used to us being so religious. So for us, we found a turning point quite simple or sometimes because we were older for some reason, we found more focus upon the turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whereas the young children who are bombarded on a daily basis with the television, with the cartoons with the adverts with the adverse environment, with the moles with the newspapers, with the school life, everyone showing their watch, and their mobile phone, everyone boasting and bragging about what type of vehicle their father or driver will come and pick them up with it is quite difficult sometimes for those children living in such a

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materialistic environment, to be able to just digest what you only found 3040 years down the line.

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So we need to maintain consistency. And we need to be consistent and persistent. Because without persistence, and without being consistent, we perhaps will not be able to succeed with our own children.

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So if that is the case with our own children, what do you think will be the case with the rest of humanity, we asked the almighty to grant us goodness and to help us to use us to help ourselves as well as to help others this evening, I am here speaking to you Alhamdulillah Believe me, I feel that the honor is mine. The privilege has been given by Allah subhanho wa Taala voila, he we to be seated here in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the sole reason of listening to some form of nourishment for our soul, and to be reminded to come towards Allah subhanho wa Taala this alone is a sign of the happiness and the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala we could have been spending our

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evening in a different way today, we have a festive season so panela and at the same time, we have holidays, in this entire region. And at the same time, we could have been anywhere else but we have chosen to come to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala May he make it a means of acceptance, may he make it a means of turning for us and our offspring, our family members, and may He bless us in every single way. Believe me, if you study the lives of the messengers, you will see that nobody has ever achieved the blessings of the Almighty through the displeasure of the Almighty. Nobody has ever achieved the pleasure of the Almighty or his blessings, through his displeasure. How could we think

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that I need blessings in my family, but we disobey the almighty? So take a look at what happened to the messengers going back to the story of Noah alayhi salatu was Salam. He told his people do you want wealth? Do you want health? Do you want children? Do you want abundance? Two types of children one is you have children who are growing up Mashallah good looking, but they are a means of burden upon their parents. That is one we don't want that.

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But the other is when you have children who are a means of the coolness of your eyes, may Allah grant that to us. You look at them and you are happy you are in old age, they look after you. They know how to strike a balance between their spouse and their parents. And they know that none should cross the lines and so on. What a beautiful gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have children, who are the coolness of your eyes, so no Halle salatu wa sallam told his people and this we know because he complained to Allah. You see, after a long, long time of calling the people towards Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, they came a time when he raised his hands, and he raised them against his

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own people, Allahu Akbar.

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And from this, we learn, my brothers and sisters that you and I will be reminded by Allah, in one way or another, either through a television program or radio program, a CD we have in our motor vehicles electric, we've heard a talk we've had with a friend, a book we've read or whatever else Allah has chosen to get to you. We will learn my brothers and sisters and we will be reminded time and again. But there is a limit to the amount of reminders you will have before you are left. And the same with me. They will be reminders. If I'm involved in a sin or something wrong, I will be reminded, I will be warned, sometimes the warning comes in the form of a medical condition Allahu

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Akbar, just today I sent out a tweet saying, if a calamity brings you closer to the Almighty, it is a blessing. And if a blessing takes you further away from the almighty or a gift takes you away from the Almighty, it is a calamity. So panela some people their life is happy. They found a good job. They have a good salary. They have a beautiful wife. They have lovely children so they don't read Salah they only come for Jumeirah and he and sometimes for joumana they come late Allahu Akbar. If that is the case because you have so much gift. That means it is a calamity. The fact that you are living a happy life so beautiful and so luxury, and it has drawn you away from the masjid. That

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itself is not

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Means of the blessings of the Almighty It is actually a calamity on its own. So sometimes when Allah gives you a pain in your knee, and for example, a pain in your chest and you feel you are going to die, Allahu Akbar sometimes that is the biggest gift you could have had because that is what might draw you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Ultimately, when we get closer to Allah, we will be able to achieve

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a greater rank of the life after death which is everlasting.

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So no Allah is salat wa salam. After some time, he complains, he says, Oh Allah, I told my people I call them day and night. I told them in the morning in the afternoon in the evening in the night, I reminded them at every occasion, I told them you were one. And remember, the core message of all the messengers was to call towards the worship of Allah alone, and warning them not to associate partners with the almighty in any way. That is the gift we have. We hold fast upon it. solid grip on the issue of not associating partners with the almighty in anything and everything May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us if you open the pages of the Quran. Obviously in this hour, we will not

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be able to go through every single verse of the Quran. But if you open the pages of the Quran, take a look at surah two Shara where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks messenger by messenger messenger by messenger Canada but I do need more Oh Sally is call Allahu

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Allah de PUE in de la cumbre soon I mean, Fatima

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oma, I know kumala him in a job in Nigeria, in Milan army, those type of verses are repeated. Every single messenger has uttered those words to their people.

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What do they mean? Allah says, The people of who'd belied him the people of ad they were known as the people of ad and they were the people of the prophet who Allah His Salatu was Salam ala, please be upon him. They belied the messengers, because when you belie one, you believe all of them. So if I believe in Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam I believe in all the other messengers, but if someone were to disbelieve in one, they have insulted the rest of them, because each one came with a warning or with glad tidings of another to come after him. So it has a Skittle effect, the minute you drop one, all the Skittles have fallen, may Allah subhanahu wa taala, grant us an understanding.

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So Allah says, Remember, when this messenger told his people to fear Allah?

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Won't you be conscious of your maker? Allah? takuan? How beautiful words they are, won't you be conscious of your makeup? We can repeat the same words today, my brothers and sisters, won't you be conscious of your maker? Do you know you're going to return to your maker? So instead of reading a story and saying those were the people of who those were the people of the mood, those were the people or for example, madeon Those were the people of New, and instead of saying they were warned in this way and that way, ask yourself, what have I done with the same message? Allah is saying, Allah, Allah Azza takuan, Allah takuna every single time, that message is for me as well. And if I

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were to deny or to forget, or to conveniently put aside that message, and I were to ignore it, perhaps I will suffer similar punishment that they have suffered in the past low alcohol. And this is why what is of utmost importance. Whenever we read these stories, as I say, put yourself into the picture and ask yourself, if I were there, how would it apply to me?

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One thing we definitely do know if we open the pages of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says the messengers, they never sought financial assistance from anyone, nor did they want to recompense because of the message. It is a message that comes without making a payment for it. So panela look at Satya seen where the man who came from the innermost part of the city he says it who is alone, come

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on, he's telling his people, why don't you follow these who are not asking any wealth from you, they are rightly guided, all they are doing is giving you the pristine, pure message telling you to worship your maker. What can be wrong with that? May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, may he make us from those who can make time and spend a little bit of our monies, perhaps effort and energy to take part in the activity that will result in our spiritual development.

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Many of us forget it. You know we have a few holidays in the year, set aside one holiday where that will be specially for your spiritual revival Subhanallah why is it that sometimes every holiday we think of, you know, visiting here and then enjoying ourselves in terms of the dunya Allah He, if a person only thinks of enjoyment of the dunya and this world, the day they step into their graves, they will realize the great regret. And this is why the stories of the prophets have been mentioned, for us to look at how the people have regretted what they did. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Go and see, go and see where they are, what they did, how they responded to us, and look at where they

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are today. And go and see their ruins. Allah says at the end of sort of mobium held to his swimming.

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I hadn't noticed my own omega, do you feel any one of these warty people of the past? Do you feel any one of them fit around and our own and the others and the people who are huge and big, and the people who have more wealth and strength than us? Our lamea

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cabello de Mina Lu? Man who Ayesha Domino quwata Oh,

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Allah is speaking about our own analysis, did he not know that we have destroyed before him? Those who had much more than him? And those who are more powerful than him? Subhan Allah, what might do I have today? Today we are weaker than the people of Earth and the Moon. They were huge people, some of them carved the mountains in order to live in those mountains. How many of us have a palace which is carved by mountains, perhaps the bricks we use are no bigger than something we can carry in our hands.

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My brothers and sisters, people of the past? Yes, what happened to them should always be a lesson for us. And what message came from the messengers should also be a lesson for us. There is a very interesting point that we derive from the stories of the prophets. If you look at the messengers, take Luke the Prophet lock, may peace be upon him, his people were engaged in sodomy, and homosexuality. That was one major thing they were engaged in. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them warnings. And Allah explains to them today, people believe this is hereditary science has not proven that it is hereditary. It's just the statement made a fast made by the environment, it is not

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hereditary. People say you are born that way. That is not correct, either. In Islam, we do not believe that a person is born with gay inclinations, we do not believe that. But at the same time, what we do know the environment has become so hostile. The movies are promoting that behavior. The environment and the adverts are promoting that behavior. The news and the television in the newspapers are promoting that type of behavior in the secular world. And the people are beginning to force and impose upon others to look at it as a norm. So people are now considering it a norm whereas the Quran, the Bible, the Torah, the Talmud, and the previous books are full of explanations

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of how wrong it is. And it was and it will remain, and this is why a whole nation,

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a whole nation was warned by the messenger for a period of time in so many different ways. And thereafter, when they did not repent from their bad habits. I'm saying one habit that they had, which was bad, they were destroyed in the most treacherous way which means in the most painful way. And at the same time, that is mentioned in all the books even in the Old Testament as well as in the Quran, with the Quran having the accurate version of what occurred. The reason is for us to draw a lesson. Whereas in this oma if you take a look, we have the calamities if I can call them all the sins if I can call them of all those previous nations put into one in us at the time of loot alayhis

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salam, they did not consume interest. At the time of Luth Allah is Salam that was not a major issue which means it is not made mention of those items. It is other items are not made mention of one major thing is made mention of at the time of schreib May peace be upon him. They used to cheat people in business. Allah subhanho wa Taala says our full kaela wa chacun Amina serien, the statement of schreib to his people was make sure you fulfill the measure correctly and don't be fooled.

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Amongst those who cheat and who short change people. So that lesson is for us today in the oma, we have people who have the problem that the people of Luth had. We have people who have the problem of the people of scheibe. We shortchange people in business, we don't pay people properly, we sometimes give them goods, we've hidden the defect, we sell a vehicle saying, no accident damage, and we know it was damaged in the last flood, may Allah protect us. And we lie. So this is a warning for us. We have people, for example, in

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our midst, sometimes who have cheated in the way that the people have who'd have cheated. They lived in these beautiful homes, they forgot Allah, they used to oppress one another. Some of them were Jabarin, Jabbar is a person who doesn't mind eradicating others all at once. And sometimes a person who has even learned and they want to get away with it. So these type of things, one after the other, the nations were affected by one at a time. Generally, if you look at the Quran, it confirms it sometimes two main matters. But with us, there are so many matters that we need to deal with. And this is why all those stories are very valid for us. What I have intended to do this evening is to

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bring forth the lesson that we have in our lives for us that is current now today relevant

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and apply it in my life to say if the people of law did this, then what will happen to me if I do the same, the same thing that happened to them, Allah may grant me respect and as I said, after a certain time, there is nothing to worry about, which means the punishment will definitely come. There is no more messages that will come take a look at the story of mohalla is Salatu was Salam after he makes this dua that we will make mention of in a few moments. Allah subhanho wa Taala says to him,

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Nobody is now going to believe except those who have already believed which means he used to give them a warning every day every morning in need down to Camila una Hama salami. azita, whom

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he says, Oh Allah, I called my people night and day, but every time I call them it, drove them further away. Allahu Akbar, how many of us when people tell you brother, tequila, I know the statement. You know, sometimes people tell you a tequila, you know, Fear Allah. And you say, What do you mean? You think I don't see ya see, do not allow the statement fear Allah to make you so hateful of the person who is telling you to fear Allah, it's a good message. You know, you need to appreciate it. Sometimes when someone calls you towards goodness, Brother, you know your music is blasting so much, brother. Why don't you turn it off? Who do you think you are? My father hasn't

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told me that. This is what happened at the time of Noah alayhi salatu was Salam. When people told him to do good. We know how to his salat wa salam called them towards goodness, they went further away. They developed arrogance in that sin.

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And they did not take heed. So Allah says we destroyed them with the flood. So no, Allah is Salatu was Salam says, I called my people day and night, night and day. And this calling only drove them further away. They got angry and upset and they became arrogant in their message so much so that his own son did not accept the message. So why does Allah make mention of some of the family members of the prophets who did not accept the message to show us that guidance is in the hands of Allah in Nicoletta demon Babbitt. Wanna kin Allah Hi, Daddy, Mommy.

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Daddy, you O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do not guide whomsoever you wish, we guide whomsoever we wish, and we are all knowing of who shall be rightly guided and who is rightly guided. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us guidance.

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So know Allah is Salatu was Salam from his family. There was someone Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam his father Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his uncle, for example, and various other prophets. Lu Allah is Salatu was Salam and know their wives, and Allah makes mention of them in the Quran. And this goes to show that sometimes we may not be able to shove guidance down the throats of people. We need to pray to Allah to guide Allahumma mckinleyville kulu kulu bana Allah allergenic. What a powerful supplication of the Prophet peace be upon him where he says, Oh Allah, who strengthens the heart, in whose hands lies the controls of the heart.

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strengthen our heart upon the deen and not away from it. And we make this to our for our offspring as well look at Ibrahim alayhi salam. The story of the Prophet is amazing. He prayed for his offspring. He prayed for his children, he prayed for his progeny. And Allah subhanho wa Taala loved the fact that he was concerned about his children of Bana Muslim maynila

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Muslim at Allah O Allah, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says,

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make the two of us myself and my son his smile, make the two of us submitters unto you, how many of us make a dua to Allah, Allah make me and my children submitted unto you, in order to make that you need to make an effort to submit. Some of us are not submitted. You know, we follow Islam where it where it is easy for us only. Well, we need to do better than that. Which means where it is easy Alhamdulillah where it is difficult. We still want to try and we still want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala the other day, I got a beautiful message on my phone, I need to share it with you. It showed a little caricature, lifting weights, you know, weights which have heavy weights, I think

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maybe 6070 kilos on either side. And he's lifting weights, he says you think you're strong?

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See, the question is, you think you are powerful.

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Obviously, this is because the young people of today they want to have big muscles, you know, and they want to be seen, and they want to be felt when they greet you. You just got to say when he comes set up, you know, because you cannot look at them anymore in the way that we used to in the past. No big man, you got to look at him carefully. So it says if you think you're very strong, you can lift

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lift your blanket, for solid and fragile, then you will be strong law. Law. You are strong you want to lift, lift your blanket axolotl. fudger that is the heavyweight title Allahu Akbar. Brothers and sisters. I thought it was a very good message. Because today, the message of the deen needs to be put forward to our children and ourselves in the way that we look at it and we really think well Ah, he is correct. The powerful person is not is not the one who can lift 120 kilos with one hand and with his little finger Subhanallah No, it isn't. A powerful person is the one who can lift his blanket up for Salatu future and for

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that Jaffa john Oh my god, yeah de

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la Akbar in Surah sajida, Allah says, speaks about these powerful believers. And Allah says they are the ones whose sides refuse to actually lay down on those beds, they move themselves off the bed, the beddings in order to stand up in prayer for the almighty at night, praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala fearing him and having hope in his mercy, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us. Today when you have big muscles you're excited. You see people today the youth would know what I'm talking about. They have protein supplements like mad. They have protein supplements and they want to eat so many egg whites and egg yellows. I don't know how it works.

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And what happens they want to build the strength of their body. Brother Lee read the stories of the prophets. The strength of your Eman is far more important than the strength of your body. And even if you were so passionate about the strength of your body, yes. And here we are talking of excess strength it is your Islamic duty to maintain the good health of your body definitely. It is your Islamic duty to tone yourself, keep yourself fit so that you can fulfill the obligations to Allah. But here we are talking of going beyond the limit. Brothers and sisters we are we are oblivious of the fact that they could come to us before we can enjoy watching that muscle in the mirror. Do you

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know that law aka law and this is why when you prepare one make sure you know which one is more important to prepare. And this you will find from the stories of the previous nations. Allah says to qarun did he not see that we destroyed those before Him who had more power than him they were more powerful they had more wealth than him yet he had so much wealth that the Quran says it was difficult for those with much energy a group of people men with much energy to lift up the keys to the treasures of our own.

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Well, Jaina Amina uzima in my fat

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loss Betty.

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We gave him so much in terms of treasure that just the

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Keys to the treasures were quite heavy for a group of men to lift, Allahu Akbar, we don't even have that much. And Allah says to him, we gave others before you more than that la Akbar. And still we destroyed them. So Allah reminds us brothers and sisters, you can be very wealthy. Allah says, You will only benefit from your wealth if you turn to me.

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You can be very good looking, those good looking or have those good looks are of no use unless you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala you can be a person who is extremely intelligent, that intelligence is no point no use unless you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala the reminders come and they come on a daily basis will live. And we see the previous nations Allah says, we'll see you moving out of the FOMO Kiva kana Kiva to Mooji mean and in another place, he says look at VB go and travel on the earth and look at how the end of those who are sinful has been go and see their ruins. Go and look at where they are. learn a lesson from them. See what has happened to them. Subhana Allah

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so we asked the almighty to grant us lesson, new holla is salatu wa sallam was told that after this point, nobody will believe so don't worry about what they doing. fella Tabitha is Bhima can we I'm alone, don't worry from now on what they do. was not elfen cabbie union, our Hina we would like you to build the ark.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed him to build the ark.

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And at that point, he stopped calling the people towards the dean, he left them. They used to laugh at him. They used to tell him Oh no, you

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were a prophet of Allah. And now you've become a carpenter. They literally told him that you were a prophet of Allah. And now you've become a carpenter. Allah says Don't worry, let them laugh. Let them scoff. A day will come when they will realize so much so that if you look at odd and you look at the people of New, you will find when the punishment was coming, they did not recognize initially that this is the punishment. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about, Allah says, is only

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a few other teams. Been a woman holvey when he won't, his people who Allah is salatu salam warned his people at the sand dunes, about Allah subhanho wa Taala and so on. They did not take heed, they did not turn and when the punishment came, what did they say? They said had

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Luna Oh, these clouds are going to come with much rain that is needed for us. And Allah says balumama star gelatin b v. v.

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v, Allah says no. This is actually the punishment that has come in the form of severe winds that hold within them a very painful punishment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.

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So sometimes we look at things that may appear a blessing, but if we are away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we are not concerned about pleasing our maker. Perhaps what appears to be good to us might in fact, be a means of punishment for us. May the almighty not do that to us, but he has done it to those in the past. So what makes us people who think that we are secure from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Amina lucara. A

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Suna by

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mo several verses in the Quran where Allah asks a question about the people of the towns Allah says, Do they feel secure against the punishment of Allah do they think that the punishment cannot come to them once they are lying down or sleeping or perhaps oblivious, whether it is in the daytime or in the nighttime, you and I know they have been nations who have been destroyed, they have been cities that have been destroyed. While they were asleep at night, they did not get up. Some of them while they were playing in the afternoon.

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What makes me certain that that will not happen to me, but will law if I am on the right page. And if I am trying to please my maker, then by the will of Allah that will be a means of my entry into paradise and not a means of my destruction.

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And this is why today we have calamities that before people, some people for them, it is a means of punishment. And some people the same calamity is a means of the mercy of Allah like we said, if a calamity brings you close to Allah, it is

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Tapping from Allah to draw you close my worship, I sent you so many reminders you did not turn to me. My worship, here is a tapping. Today you saw an earthquake. Now you've come to me lo Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes so happy with the repentance of a worshiper of his, that the description is in the Hadith. It's amazing. He becomes happier than a man who has lost his camel in the middle of the desert, which had all his provisions in it. Look at this description. It's in the Hadith.

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And the prophets of Allah Salam says, a man in the middle of a desert who had his camel that he put and he perhaps went to lie down, that camel had all his provisions and the camel was lost when he got up no camel.

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And he is now worried because his food he's drink his existence in this vast desert of his

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no hope because everything is gone, the camera is over. And after some time of searching, he finds the camera and out of extreme excitement and happiness. He says, Oh Allah, I am your Lord and you are my worshipper.

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Imagine he made a statement that was the other way around. That was the excitement, the happiness of this particular person. So happy, so excited. Allah says, or the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Allah becomes more pleased, when any one of us turned to him in repentance, love, you want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala, quit your adultery, quit, it is easy, and it can be done. There is prophecy. And it is very easily facilitated. But if you quit it only because you say in a half Allah will give you the shade of the Day of Judgment.

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And you make him happy.

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Quit the sin that you're involved in. Quit the laziness that you're involved in. Turn to Allah read your five Salah a day a Muslim and he does not read five salla Allahu Akbar, how can that be my brothers and sisters, if you have read one in the past and now you are reading to it's a very big improvement. But that is not still the ideal. You need to continue because as muslimeen we have come Salawat in FICO Leo. Meanwhile Allah, if you look at the hadith of magnesia bal rhodiola, and when he was sent to Yemen, he was told to teach the people several items from amongst them, one of them was tell them they Oh Allah subhanho wa Taala five daily prayers, not two, not three. You know we

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worded differently. When we speak to the younger people. Sometimes we tell them you know, you need a key to enter. For example, let's say paradise, you want to enter Paradise, you need a key, you want to enter this door, you need a key, each key has a number of key. Just like if I want to phone you I need your phone number brother. If I have one error in the whole phone number, I won't get through to you, you see. So if I would like paradise, I need to read five Salah on a daily basis. That is the figure that's the number of teeth on the key. If you have one tooth missing what happens? Try it take your key and breakout one tooth, put it in, it won't open your door. But there are so many

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other teeth. One is missing my brothers and sisters, against your laziness or mine against

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the coziness of your bed against whatever you are doing in the mall or at your workplace or enjoying with your family. Stop everything at the time of salah and quickly fulfill your Salah imagine I am saying quickly whereas by right it's not supposed to be done quickly. But even if you have done it in the midst of your work and you have fulfilled that Salah come what may well lie that may just be the means of your entry into paradise law.

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We learned this from the stories of the previous prophets whenever they were given instruction. There are people who follow those instructions were granted mercy for jayna who am ah who Allah says we saved him and those who were with him. Those who obeyed the instructions were c'est la cabeza. What Jaina Latina man oh can otaku we save those who believed and who used to be conscious of us, who used to be fearful of us and who used to be hopeful in our mercy May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us hope in his mercy, and may He make us from amongst those who understand that we are live

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from amongst the stories of the prophets. We will come across matters that affect us on a daily basis we spoke about usurping the wealth of others, how they we usurp the wealth of others. If that happens, we would be punished in the same way that people have a weapon.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has reiterated every single one of those aspects. And this is why one day he went out into the market and he put his hand into a set of dates a pile of dates that there was in the market. And these dates from the top were looking quite nice. And as he put his hand inside, and he found Bell Bell, meaning it was wet. You know, the low quality date was at the bottom and the top quality The show was at the top and he looked nice as mahabhava Sahiba Tom, what is this? Oh man who is selling this food item? What is it that you are doing? He says manga Shana felice, Amina, whoever deceives us is not from amongst us. Allah protect us from deception when it

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comes not only to business, but anything else in this world.

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deception is not the quality of a true believer. Some people want to get married, and they lie, they deceive and they cheat the spouse to be to the degree that only after marriage, you find out this person has a major defect, Allahu Akbar, why we cheat? Why do we deceive, may Allah protect us. And this is why Islam has come to the rescue of a spouse who has been falsely duped into marriage without knowing the proper condition of the person, perhaps they would be able to apply for a nullification of that particular marriage through the correct channels. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our men and women, May He grant us happiness.

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So as we were saying, If you open

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the stories of the prophets, you will come across

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the fact that some of them had children who did not listen to them.

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Some of them had spouses who did not listen to them. You have Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He was one who did not have parents, his father passed away before his birth, and his mother passed away when he was very young. This is a lesson for us here.

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A person who is an orphan has a standing higher than an ordinary person. Because the Hadith says and our calf Iulia timika hotton. Even Jenna, myself and the one who looks after brings up and often will be like this in Paradise and the two fingers he brought together, the first one the next. And it is good news to those who are orphaned, that that's not the end of the world. Allah has chosen the best of creation to be an orphan Allahu Akbar. It's not the end of the world. And at the same time, those of us who have lost children in their infancy or family members, remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lost all of his children, every single one of them male and female.

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Besides one girl, the daughter of his Fatima rhodiola and her she was the only one who outlived him. sallallahu alayhi wasallam the rest of them passed away in his life, all of them. The boys in a young age, young age, some of them infancy and childhood, all of them in fact, and the girls grew up, they passed away in front of his eyes, which means whilst he was still alive, so brothers and sisters, if you were to learn a lesson from the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you would know how to react to that type of issue if it happened in your life, if Allah chose for the best of creation, to go through something of that nature, definitely there is something special

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about you, perhaps Allah is giving you a chance to get closer to Him. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us closeness to him. If you look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his character and conduct that is all part and parcel of the stories of the prophets, all of the messengers had exemplary character. They never gave up hope they spoke with utmost respect to their enemies. Look at Musa alayhis salam Allah says, Go to Freetown the two of you who will come hula lane Allah Allah.

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Ko, I want to

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go and tell around the two of you. Go and speak to him with soft language with beautiful palatable language, the language that can be digested.

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Perhaps he may take heed, he may be reminded he may take the reminder, if you were to speak positively. You know what we learned from this something very powerful. The question I asked you today, do we have anyone in our midst or on the globe? Who we can say is alive today who is better than the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him? The answer is no. And do we have anyone who is worse than Freetown today? We might have far enough today. People who are tyrants of today perhaps they are there. But the fear around himself was worse. We cannot say someone today worse than that fear around. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent in a beat to him. So what we need to learn

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is if Allah is telling someone who is better than me and you

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to go to someone who is worse than the worst of our enemies and speak to them with soft words. What about us? How do we talk to the non Muslims? How do we talk to the enemies of Islam? How do we talk to our own family members? Subhana Allah, sometimes we are rough. Allah is telling this prophet, go to the west men and speak to him kindly, nicely. Allahu Akbar, we go to better people, and we speak with Allahu Akbar located. Where is the logic? What lesson did I learn from the stories of the prophets? This is why I say we read the story. But did we take the lesson home? Did I cut him ties it and put him into my current life? Did I look at how it affects me? Am I guilty of being a person

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who knows all the stories? If I were to tell you name me 10 prophets, perhaps we would be able to name them. If I were to tell you what happened in brief regarding this prophet or that one, perhaps we would be able to say that, but if I were to tell you, brothers and sisters, how many of us have learned lesson from the lives of these prophets and applied it in my life and yours?

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We would have to think, and we would have to go one by one. Read the story, passage by passage, stop and ask yourself, how does this affect me today? How, if you don't know go and find out ask those with knowledge. You know, I read this, I want to know how it affects me today. Sometimes it is just a lesson to learn. And sometimes it is applicable in your life. And this is why if you take a look at surah Yusuf beautiful story, you find how brothers who are jealous of their own brother, and the powerful lesson that we learn from the story of surah Yusuf, when you plan the downfall of someone else, perhaps the very plan that you have hatched, will result in that person being elevated, we see

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it so many times you go to a workplace, one man is jealous of you. So he starts going to the boss and telling him tales about you, and he does not want you to be promoted and so on. Perhaps his tail will make the boss conscious of your work and result in you being promoted higher than him luck, but it can happen. Don't lose hope.

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But if you were the one who is planning against others, take a look at what happened to the brothers of use of La Salatu was Salam. They said Carlos de la de la cada

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una una hora. de. They said by Allah, Allah has indeed favored you over us, he raised you above us, and we were the ones who were wrong. Their plan was to drop him below them. And Allah His plan was to raise him above them. And that is exactly what Allah did. But the plan of Allah was only going to be executed through the plotting of those who plotted against him. Had it not been for the plot of the brothers of use of Allah His Salatu was Salam. Would he have been gone way he went and arrived at the end way he actually arrived. That's a question. So do not become depressed by something that might appear negative in your life. It is only temporary negativeness it is only a temporary

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inconvenience. Perhaps a year later, a decade later, a few decades later, Allah has written for you ultimate success. My brothers and sisters, this is the success of Allah subhanho wa Taala he owns it and he gives it to whomsoever He wishes. Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam. We learned much from that. At the end of the story, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, la de Cana fee costs kasasa. He may borrow Tony Alva McKenna da,

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da, da, da,

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da, da da in a day. What a powerful verse. Allah says indeed, in their stories. So talking of the stories of the prophets, in their stories, are lessons to be drawn for those with intellect.

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Are we not claiming to be those of intellect? We will only be those of intellect if we draw lessons from the stories of the messengers Allah says indeed in their stories are lessons for those with intellect. These tales they are they are not fabricated tales.

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Makana, Hadith anusara it is not a statement or speech that is just fabricated. No it is in fact the truth. And that which is in the Quran is indeed the truth. The Quran is not made

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of Tales. Allah would never ever make mention of these stories if there was no point behind mentioning them. And this is why Allah has chosen which messengers to mention in the Quran and which Not to mention he knows what we as the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam would need.

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So my brothers and sisters, we have a lot to learn. Primarily, we need to know while other bath nafi materasso and Buddha law attorney book.

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That is the most powerful message we have. Allah says we sent to every nation, messengers to warn them to tell them to worship Allah alone and to protect themselves from the devil and the devil's plan and anything that is earning the anger and the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. top of the list is association of partners with Allah, that is the top of the list. And as I mentioned today in the Juma talk, Allah has a very important point. Ask yourself, why did Allah send the messages?

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He sent the messengers to show us how to worship him. That's what he sent the messengers for. So if we believe that and we understand that Allah sent the messengers to show us how to worship Him, will we be able to engage in innovation? The answer is no. Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation was held, until he was known as the last Nabhi. If Allah wanted, he could have sent him to another nation. But Allah sent him to us, in order to show us how to worship Allah, and in order to give us the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala, if I come up with an act of worship, that I claim is going to please Allah. And if Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did not teach it

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and did not do it, then I am undermining this great messenger, either by claiming indirectly that he forgot to teach us something or that I know better than him or that he has deceived Allah by not conveying a message that was supposed to be conveyed now rubella May Allah protect us from that type of behavior and from innovation. So this is why when people talk of innovation, remember brothers and sisters, people will be divided into two categories, those who get upset, we'll look at what happened to those who got upset in the past, when you are called towards Allah and His or soon, what happens is people become upset. Why is this man saying this is an innovation? Ask yourself, Is it an

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innovation, if it is profit, cut it out, no matter how tasty it was,

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no matter how tasty it is, an innovation needs to be dropped and cut. Because look at those in the past who innovated what happened. They were considered as people who were not obedient to the messengers. They were ultimately destroyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. What was the point of sending the messenger if I knew better than the messenger What to do?

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So this is why shavon comes to us, just like he did to the previous nations, and he tries to massage us and to make this innovation so sweet. But I'm only doing this you know, I'm only doing that it can only be good. You know, it is only that.

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One day, somebody asked me a very interesting question. They said I have been afflicted with a certain type of a sickness. And I have heard that if you read a specific word, I think it was 3333 times you will be cured. But that must be read within 10 minutes. Well, I laughed and I laughed and I laughed. And I thought to myself, brothers and sisters, you make dua to Allah it's more powerful than anything. You raise your hands and say Allah I have a problem help me it's so powerful. You are calling out to your maker, but make sure you are on one page because the Hadith speaks of a man who is desperate who calls out to Allah but malpaso who haram Masha Boko Haram would be haram for Allah

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use the Jabu Li dannic you know his clothing is haram. His food is haram. His drink is haram. Allah says how does he expect us to respond to that call still sometimes out of the mercy of Allah He responds.

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My brothers and sisters when we have a problem, sometimes it's a gift of Allah to make sure we check. Is my food halal? Is my income halal? Is my clothing halal? Is my drinking halal is my relation with Allah a good relation Subhana Allah, I always give the example of you know, people who have high positions in the company, if someone tells you Brother, you know what, I am the main director of this company, you know, we will greet them and you greet them nicely because you know, one day I might want a job there.

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One day, I might

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Need something there? You know, a man comes to you and he tells you, you see we have what is known as Sahil, I don't know what you call it here, but these

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speed traps that you have and the little traps that you have at the traffic lights and so on. If a man comes to you and tells you, you know, I'm the director of all of that, oh, we make sure What's your phone number sir? Why? Because I might just want to squash some of my fines, you know, I was rushing and so on. So we might want to have a good link with the man because we know one day we might need him to squash a fine my brothers and sisters, we are fools if we do not develop a link with our maker. Not only is it the squashing of a fine, but it is through His mercy that we will be saved from Hellfire law law. So if you do not have a link with Allah, and you are not interested in

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developing your relation with your maker, and you think YOLO you know what is YOLO? I don't know here in copper, if you know that, but there is a cult across the globe. Now with the young, they are saying you only live once YOLO so they say I live by YOLO which means I'm in the club every night I'm on drugs I drink, I may be gay or lesbian and so on YOLO you live only once today in the Jumeirah, I said and I repeated it again. And perhaps I tweeted it, and I said those who think you only live once you actually live every day, but you only die once Allahu Akbar, you die once. So prepare for the hereafter. Every day we sleep we get up in the morning Alhamdulillah Hilary Anna, we

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ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we thank him for giving us this life again. But the Mamata after he has caused the sleep and hear the term mode is used for sleep Subhana Allah, but the statement being made is do not think for a moment that you know I only live once so let me enjoy commit adultery, go to the clubs, drink, go be on drugs, you know, go and listen to this and that I was speaking I think it was yesterday or the day before with one of the brothers.

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It was last night. And we were discussing musicians. And how have you ever studied the lives of the top musicians of the globe? Every one of them, their lives have ended in a very sad way. They either were suicidal or depressed. They died of drug abuse, they were probably invested in gay they were very sad people why? Why it is very simple. They call towards our hood, they call towards shapen. They call towards immorality, they will pay for it unless they turn to Allah we know of musicians who have turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala people who have come onto the path. But if you study the lives of these people, if there was something good in it, you would not be able to notice the devil

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in the eyes of these people. It's not difficult. If you look at someone and you know they are involved in much evil, you will be able to see the evil in their faces Subhanallah it's not difficult, the way they dress the way they paint those people live by YOLO we live by you do la kabara Allah subhanho wa Taala help us prepare for the day we die.

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And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us so many stories, so many examples. The other day someone was asking me, you know, you mentioned a few jokes in your talk. Sometimes brothers and sisters, these are not jokes, these are actually examples, examples of a lighter kind. Sometimes you know you have a lesson you draw from it. So it's an example. It may be something that is abstract, it may be something that did not occur. But at the same time, what you need to realize is the lesson that we draw from some of these examples, Allah says in the Quran, while aka the bobbin. And in as if he hadn't seen him he couldn't leave coolie metal. Indeed, in this forum for men, we have given

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so many different examples because men automatically would relate to the examples that they are given the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is full of examples. The example of the camera the example of a nation the example of a man building a building a building and leaving one brick, and so on. These are so many examples given in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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But without drawing the lesson from those examples, we would be failing. So sometimes people might remember the joke of the parrot. But if they don't remember the lesson derived from the joke of the parents, then they have lost that example totally. They have lost it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from bad habits. Really. I appreciate the fact that we are here to learn something to draw closer to the Almighty. May Allah grant us the ability to come back again and again to learn. Remember, every time we try to gain closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are actually

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In our life after death, we are investing in our life after death today after Juma one of the brothers was telling me

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that Imagine if a person were to be saving up all his life, his money, and he saved According to him, he has saved two 3 million, and he goes to the bank. And he says, What is my balance and they say your balance is zero. How will he feel?

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Sometimes we as human beings, our deeds are so far from the dean, and we have innovated and associated partners with a lot to the degree that we think we've done so much good, but when we go to see the bank balance, it is zero. Allahu Akbar, why Allah says surina amalan those who are at greatest loss of their deeds, they lost their deeds brother You did? Look at surah Allah Shia attacca howdy to LA Shia. Have you seen the one who has cheated law who have been cheated and cheated? Would you

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eat in Harsha amela? Now Siva does Lana on Hermia. Allah describes how they would have done so many deeds and their faces would be humbled, but they will be going to hell. Why? Because of the same reason. They wasted their deeds in one way or another, either by association of partnership with Allah or by innovation or by having wronged someone they did not learn the lesson from the people of the past and they did not see what happened to the people of the past. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us or less than mela, open our doors. We hope and pray that this evening we have gone through how to current ties the stories of the previous messengers to the degree that we make them be of

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meaning within our own lives, and to implement the jest that is implementable in our own lives, like we said, and we concentrated a little bit more on the story of new Halley's Salatu was Salam we asked the almighty to help us I'd like to end making mention of one point the point of no Holly Salaam telling his people do you want sustenance? Do you want children who will be the coolness of your eyes? He says to Allah subhanho wa Taala when he complained

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to stop back home in Ghana.

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I told my people

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repent to Allah turn to Allah He is most forgiving kuffaar is used in the Arabic language to depict one who is very, very forgiving. kuffar, one who forgives a lot.

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So no Holly Salam says, I told him seek the forgiveness of Allah, what will it do for you? He says I told him what it will do for them. You will see this summer la comida rara as a result of your is still far as the result of you seeking forgiveness of Allah, He will send beneficial rain to you while you did to come be a Marlin weapon, and he will extend to you and grant you lots of sustenance and wealth as a result of you seeking forgiveness. And that wealth, which comes with blessing, not with destruction. Some people when they get a million return, they will fly to Thailand to commit sin. But others when they get a million Ria they will use half of it to build a little Masjid

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somewhere in Africa perhaps, or to do something constructive. So Allah says, well, which will come with blessing and Benim means he will grant you offspring as well who is the owner of offspring? What type of offspring do you want? You want Benny in a shoe who then you want children who will be around you when you grow old, you don't want children who are going to be really a means of your temper and anger whenever you see them and a means of making you upset?

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Why ajala come jannetty wedge Allah come and Harlan and he will, he will cause for you gardens, plush gardens he will grant you and not only the gardens of Paradise, but even in this world, he will give you the beauty of the scenes and the scenery and so on, and he will grant you rivers and so on. So this is what is still far does. This statement was uttered by new hallae Salatu was Salam. But it is applicable in my life and yours, you want sustenance. ask Allah forgiveness, he will grant your sustenance. You want goodness you want children, you want pious offspring become on the same page with Allah which means try to be on that right path and you will find everything falling in

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slowly but surely it will come in. Sometimes it might come overnight, and sometimes it might take a little bit of time. No matter what the case it will definitely come by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala May He grant us goodness and may He opened our doors until we meet again.

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