Mufti Menk – Lessons from The Moses Basket – Motivational Evening

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The story of Jesus's influence on people to do things that were not thought to be true is discussed, including a fortune teller claiming to be killing people and causing chaos. The "will" of Islam is emphasized, and the importance of fulfilling God's promises and not feeling sad is emphasized. The importance of trusting Allah for one's long term success is also emphasized, along with the importance of respectful interactions during marriage. The segment also touches on the use of "has" and "has been" in religion and the difficulty of imagineing a woman asking for a man's hand in marriage.
AI: Transcript ©
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla here will hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, who Allah Allah, he was like a big mine, my brothers and sisters, the verses that were read

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the verses of Surah tulkus, where the story of the Prophet Musa alayhis salam is mentioned. And from the beginning Allah Almighty talks about how when he was in a cradle in a little basket actually thrown into the Nile into the river into the water.

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And I think I'm going to pick up from these verses, in order to speak about something this evening.

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I'm sure you would all admit those of you who have been to Makkah, Tomoko Rama, and in all honesty, I thoroughly enjoy the recitation of Chef Munir because it's almost a split imitation of Chef Maharal, mightily. May Allah subhanho wa taala, grant him all goodness and every one of us, I mean, so my brothers and sisters, something happened. The Pharaoh used to kill the little baby boys, because some fortune teller told him that the boys are going to one of the boys is going to grow up and up, sit you meaning take you off your throne, and overpower you. And he was very powerful, the pharaoh was so powerful. They were 10s of 1000s of people working for him. And they achieved so

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much, you know, the pyramids that we go to see today, then from back in the day SubhanAllah. Without the technology

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and tools that we have today.

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They put that up.

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Allah Almighty tells us about Musa alayhis salam.

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And something very interesting is he was saved against all odds.

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When every child, every male child,

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was being killed by the Pharaoh every second year, every alternate year, because that's what he was told by a fortune teller.

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But the fortune teller

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didn't give him the true picture because he didn't know the true picture.

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Imagine someone tells you, Well, you know what?

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I can tell you your future. What's the true answer?

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If someone were to tell you, I can tell you your future, what are you going to tell them? I don't want to know it. And I don't believe you know it.

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And even if you think you know it, you don't.

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I remember a friend, a friend of mine, and I've said this before, some of you might have heard it.

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He was at an airport and there was a guy who comes up to him, he was walking with his wife. He says I can tell you your future for $70 says I don't want to know it. I can tell you your future for $70. And he kept walking with them. You know, in some countries, people are insisting on selling you something, they walk for a mile with you, and they want to sell you these things. I don't know if you've seen that in some countries.

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I'll tell you your future for 70 bucks. I don't want to know it. He kept walking, he kept walking, I tell you a future for $50. He kept walking, I tell you your future for $30. He kept walking. And then they came a time when he sat down with his wife and he was now you know, ready to fly out. And this guy comes and sits next to him. He says I tell you a future for five bucks. You're gonna live for 70 years and this and this. And he started rattling things this guy is not interested. I'm not interested in what you're telling me. I don't want to know.

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When he finishes, he says give me my $5 He says, Look, I didn't want to know anything. You owe me five bucks. I told you your future.

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He says listen,

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if you didn't even know that I'm not going to give you $5 How would you know my future?

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Simple, right? You didn't even know the five bucks is not coming in your direction and you want to come and tell me I can tell you what's going to happen. You're dying in 70 years. Forget about 70 years, the next seven minutes you don't know.

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So the same applies with these fortune tellers of the time. You know Allah Almighty says shaytan

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says 99 lies gives throws one truth that you

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throws one truth at you. So you're really confused because you think oh wow, that's so true. You know, that's so true. And then you start believing the lies as well. And he makes a fool of you and a mockery of everyone.

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He says to the pharaoh The fortune teller

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that someone is going to take this kingdom away from you. Who is he? Well, he's a boy born to Bhanu Israel and he will be born one of the odd years. While I'm gonna kill them he says you can do that.

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So this guy comes and starts killing Musa alayhis salam against all odds when Allah wants something, nothing can stop it why lamb an almighty Allah we determine at Allah near to Ruka be che in lemmya de Ruka Illa be market Kitab Allahu Alec, you need to know that if the entire nation gets together to harm you, they will never be able to harm you, except with that which Allah has written against you.

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So Musa alayhis salam is born

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and they hide him.

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And they succeed. And there comes a time when they start thinking to themselves, this little baby is going to be perhaps found out you know, exposed. So they decide let's do something, what should we do? Allah says, We inspired.

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We inspired the mother of Musa alayhis salaam to do certain things. And one of the things was to put him into a little basket and to put that basket into the water and to Aquila leave it to Allah, Allah knows what he wants. And the basket was driven. You know, they call it a moses basket. To this day, you know, you carry little babies, they say, Oh, that's a moses basket. I remember buying a pushchair for my grandchild. And they the it was advertised as a moses basket. Subhanallah amazing. And I'm thinking to myself, it's nowhere near the Moses basket. probably put this in water, it will drown. Right?

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But they put it in water. They left Allah subhanahu wa taala took care of the child. And guess what?

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Fair the Pharaoh didn't have children. So the wife looks at this little baby and says a man look at this come all the way to us. And so she decides to pick the baby up. And the pharaohs a little bit worried. He wants to figure out who this is, and what's going on. But at the same time, he wants his wife to be happy.

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And so

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he's playing on playing along.

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Okay. The child does not feed and cries until they get back to the mother of Musa alayhis salaam Allahu Akbar, Allah says we promised you. We promised you and these were the verses read tonight. We promised you and we made a promise to you. And we returned him to you so that your eyes could be cooled and so that you could know that the Promise of Allah is the truth. As Ilana promised us, in life, you may be separated from your loved ones, you may be going through tough times, they may be problems, they may be issues, they will be issues, they are patience, look at these people. They were closer to Allah than you are die. Musa alayhis salam, a prophet of Allah, his mother, the

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mother of a prophet, and she was told, Don't worry, we will take care of him. Do you not think Allah will take care of your children and mine? For as long as you're steadfast and you keep trying, and you fulfill whatever you can in terms of the capacity that Allah has given you and Allah will take care of the situation.

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It's amazing. Filter Cotton who

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own filter kappa who Luffy round, Lea Khun Allah whom I do, who has an Allah says, the family of the pharaoh picked him up as lost property.

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In order for him to be an enemy of this and to be a source of sadness for them, but they were excited.

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Picking up a child that's mine, not yours, belongs to someone else.

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And Allah says, Farah Adana, who ILA ohm me he que Takara, I know, while Zen, we returned him to his mother,

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so that her eyes could be cooled by looking at him by receiving Him by holding him once again. And so that she would not be sad, and so that she would know that the Promise of Allah is the truth, but many people don't know. That's what Allah says.

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So if Allah has taken something away from you, you lost something. Whether it's your health, your wealth, someone close to you a loved one, Allah says, Don't worry, we will return to you.

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Either that or what is better than that.

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I tell all of you who have lost a loved one to death, someone whose loved ones have passed on. Allah is going to unite you in the hereafter. It's just a matter of time. He will bring you together with your loved ones, no matter who they are your parents, your grandparents, you will see them again by the will of Allah. Don't lose hope. Life on Earth is very short. It's just a few years, work hard, do good deeds. And there we go. When when your last moments are there, you go with a smile, you're happy. Did you know that the soul is actually taken by Allah subhanho wa taala.

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The instruction he gives to the angels

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based on the person's goodness, you're a good person, you're generally a person who is connected to Allah in a bigger way, in a good way. You tried your best on Earth, you were pleasant, you've tried to fulfill the rights of Allah and the rights of fellow humans. And Allah Almighty says you know what?

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The angels who will come to take your soul away will come in a very pleasant form, very pleasant,

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dressed in absolutely attractive dress. So pleasant, they come to you, you would begin to smile.

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And they will address you before you actually are taken away. Just before you're taken away.

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It will give you good news. What's that good news.

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Listen to the verse of the Quran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make each one of us this. I mean,

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in a levena Ba Nora bounnam Leung, Hawthorne muster camo. Allah says, Those who say that our Lord is Allah and then they are steadfast.

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Just those two things, what did you do? You said, our Lord is Allah, my Lord is Allah and then you are steadfast. The word steadfastness would include fulfilling the commands of Allah and abstaining from the prohibitions of Allah, seeking the forgiveness of Allah wherever you faulted because you're a human, and that would be steadfastness. I'm steadfast, steadfast means I'm trying my best to tread this particular path. Wherever I've mended the bit, I quickly come back on that path.

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Yes, My Lord is Allah and I'm steadfast. Listen to what Allah says. With those two qualities. Allah says, Turner's Zulu, Allah ye him all Mala?

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Eager, the angels come down to him talking about the time of death.

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Allah for Allah doesn't. Don't be afraid. And don't be sad. Allahu Akbar. Imagine at the moment of death. Everyone is sitting. It could happen. It has happened. People sitting around you, your family, your loved ones, and you like struggling because you can't breathe anymore, or you're about to go but the angels that have come to take you are telling you don't worry. No need for you to be sad. Ever Shiro bill, Jen. We've come here to give you good news of a lovely place awaiting you and we're about to take you away. But no need to be sad. No need to fear no need to worry. How do you think such a person will go? You're smiling man Subhanallah you're happy. I've seen it happening.

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I've sat around people who've passed on. And I've seen some people they smiling and they just pass away and it's like they they have a smile on their face. You may have seen that

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had happened. Allah knows. I'm presuming but Allah knows best. I'm presuming they will probably given glad tidings. That's why they ready to go. I actually came across an incident at a hospital we went to visit someone who was terminally ill. And they were so happy. They said they they've come and we're like looking who's come and you're looking at this no one come. And they're like sort of happy. It makes space makes me I heard it with my ears.

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And then why later they read the shahada and they were gone. Just like this. flick out. The hadith says a true believer when the soul is being taken out.

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It's taken out like a hair being pulled out of your throat and it's gone.

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And where did you go? You went to an amazing place. Unique superb. You will forget almost everything that was on earth just like you can't remember a thing that was in the womb of your mother but you were definitely there for nine whole months. Do you remember anything?

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masking you

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remember anything there

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besides the sister of the everybody

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sorry, I'm just joking Gnosis to put her hand up.

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But at the same time you don't remember a thing but you were there and you you crossed over into this world, you crossed over into this world. And then everything that was there became irrelevant, didn't it?

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Allah says you got one more crossing. It's going to be better, unique, amazing. And when you get there forget you forget all the troubles of this world, everything. And that's why when people say, you know, I can't have I've got sugar, not me. I'm just telling you what people say, right? Guy says I've got sugar. I can't have coke. But when I get to Jana, I'll ask Allah for Coke.

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So my brother, you know what, you're crazy. You probably have the crappiest thing in the whole of Jana. Imagine asking Allah for Coke and coke Are you okay?

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And when the young man tells you ask Allah for Coke, you wonder what Coke is talking about.

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Now Allah forgive us.

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Aim High, please aim very high. Aim high. Don't aim at little things here man. Allahu Akbar. Allah Allah. Allah will grant you Jana. When Allah grants you, Jana, you say, oh, Allah bless me with that which no one has seen. No eye has seen no ears have heard. No one's ever even thought about it. It hasn't crossed the mind of anyone. That's Jana.

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we ask Allah has goodness, and we are aiming for a good place. I was saying, if I were at the point of death, and the angels had to come to me, May it happen and give me glad tidings, I'm going away with a smile. But guess what, I'm going to amazing, awesome place. The people around me are sad, and they're going to be crying for some days, man. I hope I hope they cry. Because, you know, sometimes some of the people that say, Wow, finally gonna

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finally gone. Whew, that was about 10 years too late.

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Today, I read an article about something. And they were saying that if we want something to happen, we're going to have to wait for XYZ to pass away. That's why I actually read that. And I'm thinking to myself, imagine people have to wait for someone to die before they can achieve something, what type of people are those? I hope I'm not one of those. And I hope we're not any of those. Because if I were to die, I wouldn't like them to cry a lot. But I'd like them to at least miss me cry a little bit here and there, you know, and I'd like them to say he was a good man, you know, he did a few good things in his life and so on. Same applies to all of us. Wouldn't you like to be remembered by

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at least your families and generations? to whatever degree Allah has allowed it in a good way? Wouldn't you like them to say one or two good things is good man, instead of all the bad things. So work on your habits, work on how you treat others. Even if they treat you a little bit rough. It's okay. Try your best to work on the way you manage people the way you treat them, the way you communicate with them. People mean a lot, because the Hadith says if a person passes away, and a large number of people bear witness that was a good person. Allah says we will grant them paradise based on the bearing of witness by the people for that person. Amazing. That's why they say when

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there's a janazah you know the prayer

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when it has more than a certain number of people, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I forgiven this person because of the number of people who prayed on him. Do you know that?

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Him imagine if someone had to hear about your death today, do you think that the whole community would get up and come and pray? If that is the case, good news to you.

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Some might say well, they don't know me and they don't need to know you.

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Allah might give you a death where they will get to know you because of the death.

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I had a brother hardly known, hardly known. He passed away in sujood. In Salah, the whole community came to pray, why because of how he passed away. The whole community came to pray his janazah how he passed away. It's got nothing to do with known or unknown Allah who will make you known when he needs it to be somewhere it will be there. That's Allah. So don't lose hope you lost a loved one. It's okay. You're going to join them soon. And another thing I want to mention, did you know that when a believer passes away, the time between the death and the Day of Judgment is crumpled to a few moments only like a flesh. You don't feel it. So you've died. You're in your grave. There's still

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1000s of years left for the day of judgment. But for you, it's a flush for the people who are on earth. It's taking long.

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So the Hadith says when a believer passes on,

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the time span for them in

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terms of how they feel it between death and the Day of Judgment is like a flesh.

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Amazing. I can give you another example of a lower degree, but you will understand it, that of sleep. If there are two people on the bed husband and wife, one falls off to sleep and He's snoring. Okay? Notice I said He's snoring. Okay? Got to blame the guys.

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He's snoring and she's awake. She's awake. Tell me whose time goes by faster.

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You're just tossing and turning and listening to the sound and cursing and whatever. I hope not anyway. But you're you know, you're thinking of different things. And you're upset and you're feeling this and that and so on. And the minutes you're counting the minutes and you counting the hours, and then you know what happens?

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This guy gets up with the alarm clock five o'clock in the morning. And he gets up. He says, it's already fragile. What do you mean? already fragile? Are you okay?

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It's finally fragile.

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Same people same bed. One was awake, one was sleeping, this guy gets up and says it's already fragile. And his wife says, You mean it's finally fudged. I waited for this for how many hours? He says I'd like to sleep a little bit more, a little bit more.

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And what happens, he snoozes and before you know it, the sun has risen. How did the time fly? It's because you were sleeping, the condition in which you were did not allow you to feel the time the same applies on a higher level regarding when you've died and you're a believer, the time between death and Tiama is like a flash for you.

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So don't despair. It's not going to be long, like what you and I think we're awake. You know, finally, it's judgment. They say judgment came so quick.

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May Allah make it easy for us.

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And then we get to another point where

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as a believer, we are taught, as believers were taught that

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when you look at death,

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ask Allah to keep you alive for as long as he knows being alive is better for you, and to take you away when he knows it's the best time to take you away. That is the true dua of a believer. It is a sunnah made by the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Oh Allah, keep me alive. For as long as you know that life is better for me. Take me away when you know that it's best for me to go. When you have a problem, difficulty, hardship, whatever it may be. Don't ever ask Allah, Allah, Allah take me away. I'm going through a lot of struggles. No, you're a believer, go through the struggles and do them. It's okay. It's temporary. It's short. Don't worry. It might last a year, two years, five

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years today, I visited the brother, the only brother that I actually visited in Leicester. He has cancer. May Allah Almighty grant him cure.

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I went to see him and sat with him and I asked him about something that happened in his life that was a little bit negative. What happened? He said, Well, Allah, He, as you told me two years ago, that don't worry in sha Allah, this will be the best thing that would have ever happened to you. He said Wallahi it was I said how? He said because as a result of what Allah denied me, he blessed me with something greater than what he took away from me. And I've only realized it two years later.

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So we need to talk about those two years. It's difficult it's hard, you're awake, you're tossing you're turning. Time is not passing because you're going through hardship. You know, when you're having fun, go on holiday before you know it's over. We were here for seven days already.

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So yes, already

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come to Zimbabwe, we count those seven days Mashallah.

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I gave you the example of Zimbabwe because there are Zimbabweans here in the crowd today.

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Yeah, one day passes a when are we going back man? First day, you still Yes, just the first day is the first afternoon my brother brace. Why because you might not have electricity you might not have water. You come out with a beautiful motor vehicle you hit a pothole and what happens your tires burst and then you go and before you know it, you know what?

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You want to go back. But when you're in a nice place, what happens? Before you know it, the time is done. You got to go back. That's Allah. It's a plan. That's the way Allah works.

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So my brothers and sisters do not despair that the difficult period that's what we need to talk about. You need to bear patience through that. Connect with Allah, Allah will grant you overcoming. It's a tough time. You went through a difficult situation. It's a matter of time before Allah blesses you with something amazing. That didn't

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even cross your mind. How many people has this happen to? I'm sure many of us seated here. We've had miracles have there not been days in our lives, all of us when we were going through challenges, and we probably thought, how am I going to get out of this today? Aren't you out of it? And if you have a new challenge, Do you not trust the same Lord who took you out of the previous challenges? Where were you? Where are you?

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And we came onto this earth in order to be tested. Musa alayhis salam returned to his mum, she couldn't believe it. All she knew is Allah inspired me to do this. So I trust Allah, I trust Allah, you trust Allah, but you've left your child in the water, gone with a stream, flow of water, and you saw your child go.

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Doesn't it sound upset, but because it was the instruction of Allah, I trust Allah.

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The first day, when I arrived, I spoke about Suleiman Alayhis Salam.

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And what ALLAH blessed him with the second day I spoke about use of Alayhis Salam and the challenges he went through, and how 40 years later,

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there was a conclusion, how many years later, 44 Zero.

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By that time, a lot of us will probably say what was the point 40 years my life is over? No, Allah knows. Allah gave you a time when you will still forget what happened in the past. You see, when someone does something nasty to you, we are taught in Islam. Forgive them if you can forgive them. But don't forget it.

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Because if they were to bite you, again, from the same angle, you'd like to protect yourself,

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you know,

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but Allah will give you over time, if it is deserving of it as a time when you will forget it because of the goodness that followed.

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How many times someone really did something nasty. And after that for years, they were so kind and so good that you forgot the nastiness. Allah made you forget it.

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If you yourself wanted to forget it, you wouldn't be able to, but because of the constant goodness,

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they broke your trust, but they built it over time such that you forgot that they broke your trust one day.

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Hasn't it happened? It has happened, and it will continue happening. So the one who will make you forget is Allah and Allah alone. As a human, you can't do it on your own.

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And it's Overtime.

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There were days when we struggled, there were times when we went through hardship.

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We were worried about what's going to happen tomorrow, what will happen this evening? Will we be able to afford this and that Allah says, Trust me. If I if I can provide an I have provided for the ends, do you really think I'm gonna miss you?

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That's Allah.

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That's Allah. So Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam he comes out. And the story is amazing how they had to be led back to the mother. The mother is the one who breastfed him. And they didn't even know this is actually the real mother of this child.

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Take a look at the positive what was the positive?

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Was he not given a luxurious beautiful five star upbringing that his mother would not have been able to afford?

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someone from the slums and ghettos This is a different example. Someone from the some slums and ghettos being adopted by someone living in a palace and the castle.

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And after they grow up, and they have good language, good skills, so much of, you know, confidence and whatever else it might have been.

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They returned to the biological original parents.

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Don't you agree? The interior might have been tough for both parties, but some positive came out of it. They were they were given an upbringing that even the parents would not have been able to afford for them.

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Right. Musa alayhis salam comes out.

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And Allah made something happen because he wanted him to be exposed.

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He was about to become a prophet.

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And so he witnessed an argument between two people in the city and he was strong, you know, big, burly

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powerful. They say Musa alayhis salam was a huge person, darkened complexion, big beard.

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And two people were arguing from different clans different tribes.

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And so Musa alayhis salam went to just check what's happening.

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He just

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* this guy. But next thing the man dropped. Imagine how powerful he was. Well, first one first, the guy drops.

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He dropped it.

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May Allah protect us guys. Don't go around punching people. You never know where that punch might land.

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Don't think I'm as strong as Moses, because you're not

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being deep soup.

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So this guy

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he saw the dead person. He said, let me just go because I'm going to be in trouble. He decided to let me disappear. Let me just run away. It was obviously a mistake.

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And that's when he was exposed. As he went, he went to Meridian.

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When he went to Meridian,

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he made a dua to Allah Oh Allah be in Neelima and delta La Mina Kayden McHale, Oh Allah, He didn't say, I'm in the greatest need of whatever you send me. He said, Whatever you send me, I'm in the greatest need of it. What's the difference between the two sentences? Listen to carefully to what he said and what he could have said. He could have said, Oh Allah, I am in the greatest need of whatever you send me.

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That's that's one way of saying it. That's what that's how we would have worded it right. He didn't word it that way. He says, oh, Allah,

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whatever you send me, I'm in need of it. Big difference between the two sentences, but we don't think about it. The difference is, if we were to say, Oh Allah,

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I am in need, you are mentioning yourself before Allah.

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But he mentioned the favor of Allah before his need. I don't. It's okay. Whatever it is what's coming from you, I need you right now.

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And that's not even how he worded he didn't say I need you. But he said, whatever is coming from you, I'm in need of it.

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The need is mentioned after the gift.

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Big difference. He's thanking Allah already, oh, Allah, whatever is going to come down from you. I'm in need of it. And Allah knew in his heart, he's making a DUA, he needs companionship, he's all alone.

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And just picture this, he's in a desert is a little water source that's there with a lot of people and their cattle, and they're all trying to quench the thirst of their cattle one by one. And he sees a number of sheep there with two girls. And they're there at the back. And everyone else is going right to the front. And they're, you know, getting their animals to drink. And then they're moving on. And he gets up very respectfully.

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He gets up very respectfully, and he asks these girls,

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he asks them, these women,

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what are you doing?

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Mahatma Kumar, this said, learners use theory.

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They didn't tell him what they were doing. They told him what they were not doing.

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They didn't say

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we're about to go just now. They said no, we are not going to go. That's what they said. We are not going to go to quench the thirst of these animals until everyone else is gone. That's what they said. So notice how respectfully their wedding it. We're not going to go

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until everyone is gone.

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And a natural question would be in the mind of a respectable person. That what are you guys doing here?

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Surely they should be some strong person helping you with this, you know, tough job.

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Before he could ask the question, they just responded to say what Abona che can be our father is an elderly man.

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So automatically, you already know No. Okay, I understand why you guys are here. You guys are here because your father is not fit enough to do it himself. So he sent the girls to go and do this. It's okay. You guys are helping your father. And you you're not going to do it until everyone else has gone because you don't want to come in and you know, it's it's the respect it's the way we are taught.

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And so he decides and from this we learn the interaction with the opposite gender will happen shall happen has to happen does happen, but should happen respectfully. I'm a Muslim,

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I would greet people of the opposite gender. I would greet people, male, female, and so on. But it would happen respectfully. For as long as it is very respectful. You're in the right direction. You can't say oh, you know what? There's a woman there. I can't. You're gonna have to go into the market into the pharmacy. You're gonna have to buy you're gonna have to sell you're going to have

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To do things, you're gonna have to walk on the streets and so on, you will have to interact, it will happen. It has to happen both ways. That interaction whenever it happens must just be respectful. That's it. Get straight to the point, say your thing And Alhamdulillah be polite, be respectful and you've achieved what you're supposed to as a believer. Musa alayhis salam goes and help them.

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And he was a strong man, he did it so quickly got back home early father wants to know How come you guys came back so quick?

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And so Subhanallah

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they tell him the story.

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And they say, why don't you employ him? He can do a good job because the qualities of those whom we should employ in that man, what are the two qualities? Are we I mean, he's strong, hardworking, and he's trustworthy. How do I know he's trustworthy? Because we are ladies. The way he spoke to us was so respectful. We knew he's a trustworthy man. You ask the women they will tell you. This guy's got eyes. You better be careful. The way he looks. I feel so uncomfortable. Doesn't it happen?

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Look at the brothers. Like as if it doesn't happen. Come on, guys. It happens. In fact, nowadays is the other way around as well.

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poor fellows walking since look at this woman looking at me. I can't believe it. You know, Allah forgive us. Okay, now, you heard what I said. You see the first example, you guys were not too interested when I flipped it. Everyone's now giggling at it. Anyway, either way, it's okay. But you feel uncomfortable sometimes, just because of the way someone's carrying themselves around you. And you would know automatically when someone's carrying themselves respectfully that Wallahi this is a good person. Agree.

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You feel it? You can say no, I trust this person. Because you know what? I feel at ease the way some people, they make you feel so uneasy. So they said, Oh, our Father, give him a job. The father understood Oh, my daughters don't really praise any guy. Here they are praising this guy. Let me just ask him you want to get married? get you married to one of my daughters here. Straight to the point.

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You know, I was

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this morning, there was something that I saw that there was a clip that I saw. And they were talking about how

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a woman's hand

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in marriage is asked for by the men. In the culture in the Western culture, generally, they say the man should ask for the woman's hand in marriage, and the clip was all about have you ever thought why they asked for your hand in marriage? Do you ever see that clip guys?

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Because they want you to work day in day out everything your hands come here. So they ask for your hand. They don't ask for your heart in marriage, your soul in marriage. They don't ask for your face in marriage. You know, they say Give us your hand in marriage. Amazing. You thought about it. And then you end up coming home and you got to do the dishes and this and why? Because he asked for your hand in marriage. And you said yes. You're the one who said yes. Allah forgive us. Obviously, it's a joke. Guys, don't take me too seriously. But when I saw that, I thought immediately that the West that screams about equality doesn't realize that in Islam, it can be the other way around where a

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woman can ask for a man's hand in marriage, you know that? It has happened so many times, example of Khadija been to Hawaii leader of the Allahu Ana, where she put forward a proposal to marry Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam against all odds, and it was accepted.

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In this case, as well. The father of these girls comes to Musa alayhis salam says, Would you like to marry one of my daughters? And he's thinking Amin hamdulillah mashallah, I just been praying to Allah to do this for me, and here it is. It's come. He says any one of the two.

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He says, but you work for me. You work for me for eight years and if you complete 10 It's a good thing.

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Imagine in today's world if, if a father of a bride has to say, marry my daughter come work at my shop for eight years. For eight years, we'd probably say what this guy think is easy, crazy.

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Is he mad? Wallah, he is in the Quran.

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He says, Read one en que

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tiene Allah and Giovanni samanya. He did come work for me eight years I get you married to one of my girls. And the men agreed. He agreed and he worked for him for eight whole years. Amazing. Have you ever thought of him Musa Ali salaam worked for his father in law for eight whole years. But there's one relation that says he actually added an extra two and finished the whole the whole decade. On decade. What was he doing? He was repairing the sheep Subhan Allah and He did all other work for them.

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And then as he went, Allah gave him prophethood

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I don't have much time to go

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To the rest of the story, but look at how Allah favored him. And Allah told him we will let you grow up in the house of the pharaoh because you have to go back to him. And you know him inside out. You lived in the same home. You now know this man, you need to go back. He claims he's the Lord of the Worlds Go and tell him he says How will I tell him?

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I need someone with me. My brother is very eloquent. Send him with okay, we send him with you go the two of you.

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We are with you. Allah says we are with you.

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He went back to the Pharaoh. very bravely, bold. He says I'm here to give you a message. You are not the Lord of the Worlds. Actually the Lord of the Worlds is your maker and mine worship Him and Him alone, the One who created the heavens and the earth.

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And the Pharaoh responded the way he did. And so much happened. But at the end, what happened?

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Who's victory? Was it? Was it not Musa alayhis salam and his people.

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So I want to end this evening's talk by saying my brothers, my sisters.

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No matter what an oppressor may have done against you in your life, their days are numbered. The victory will come. If not now, then tomorrow.

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And ultimately, in the Hereafter, they're never going to get away with it. Never. Someone has done something against you. Unless you forgive them, they won't be forgiven.

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But what's more scary is

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let's ensure that we are not the perpetrators. It's easy to say yeah, if someone hurts me, look what we were told today. But you're the one who's going around hurting people. You actually the criminal, not the victim, you're actually the perpetrator. So as much as we talk about victory coming to those who are oppressed, we need to talk about us not being the oppressor.

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Go easy on people, help them, serve Allah and go and

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be kind to the rest of the creatures of Allah.

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And Allah Almighty will grant you the best of this world in the next.

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I don't believe I've spoken for 42 minutes do you believe?

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That's what I was saying? Something good before you know it. 42 minutes up already? You mean your time? I was supposed to speak for 30 minutes, we've eaten another 12 minutes, Mashallah. But I pray that a few of the lessons we've learned can help us through the struggles of our own lives. Whenever you read the stories of the prophets. Don't just think that it's a fairy tale or don't just think that it's a story from the history know the lessons in those stories. The reason why Allah has kept them in Revelation. Do you really think Allah would have something in the Quran? Just as a pastime? No way. If Allah has mentioned the story of Musa alayhis salam the most in the Quran, it's because

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he wants us to learn lesson from it. May Allah grant us that every time you read something, pause for a moment and tell yourself how does this apply in my life and you will figure it out somehow, and Allah Almighty will grant your conflict may Allah bless you all. Really? It's been so nice to see you guys this evening. And Lester faces I know faces I don't know. Still. We're all brothers and sisters in sha Allah. May Allah bless you all. Aquila Kohli, Hava SallAllahu wasallam Obara, Carla.

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