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Lecture delivered at Jamiah Masjid in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.


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The speakers stress the importance of Islam, avoiding negative emotions, remaining true to Islam, avoiding harms and mistakes, learning from past experiences, and having a strong faith in oneself. They also emphasize the need for positive experiences to achieve goals and protecting intellectual property. The speakers emphasize the importance of being mindful of the consequences of the pandemic and cautioning oneself. They also discuss the potential for a vaccine to be developed quickly and efficient, as a pandemic continues, and the need for everyone to stay safe and stay safe.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Jalla wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah and he was having his main

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blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, and when I say his entire household, we need to think of the names of the people whom we are referring to. So the household would include his wives, and his children and his grandchildren, etc. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless them all his companions, so many names come to mind Mashallah, starting with Abu Bakr, Omar Alfaro. Man, robiola, one and so many more. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless them all, and bless every one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, it's important for us to know why we are on Earth. Why did Allah make us? Why are we here? What does

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Allah want from me? Why does he take people away? After a short stint on Earth, some people live for a few years, they die in their infancy, childhood, teenage some people slightly after that some people in their 40s 50s and very few would go beyond perhaps 80. Very few, in fact,

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I don't know of many who have clocked 100 in our times in our communities. So it means we are here for a short period of time we're going no matter what you've done on Earth, you leave it on Earth, besides your deeds, you take your deeds with you, when you came to the earth, you had no clothing, when you leave, you shall have no clothing. Remember that when you came to the earth, you had no money. When you leave, you will have no money, how you spent whatever money came next to your name after you were born? That is how are those are the deeds that you have done that will follow through into the era. But whatever change you have you leave it behind. Yesterday, I read a news piece of a

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librarian in America who left behind millions of dollars, millions of dollars for the library that he worked in. He didn't want to give his brothers or anyone he wasn't married and he didn't want to give any family members etc. He left behind the millions and they say he didn't use to spend money but he was rich. What's the point? We are taught suspended while you're alive on a good cause. You don't have to wait till you did. And then right when I die, if I leave behind X amount, then I'd like it to go here in the you know what, while you're alive you have the money salata. That's what it is. Did you know something very interesting.

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The Hadith says either mahtab no other man katama man, when the son of Adam meaning a human being passes away, the deeds are cut. Besides three things, listen carefully, because many of us don't realize exactly what it is. It says

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a charity that is continuous sadakazu. Jerry, that's what we call it. What is the pattern? Jerry? Have you thought about something you did in your life such that its benefit continues after you die? That is the true meaning of Serato. Jerry, I hope you're listening. Something you did in your life, you drilled a borehole you perhaps helped people educated them. In fact, the second part of the audit says, our knowledge that you taught someone knowledge that you taught someone that they will then benefit from maybe you didn't teach them yourself because you didn't have it, but you gave them CDs, you facilitated the learning for them through maybe a mobile app through perhaps a CD, a disk

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whatever else it is, you facilitated that that is knowledge you left behind who left it you anyone who benefits from it up to piano, the reward will come to you. The third thing is one of those are the

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children who will make dua for you or a child who will make dua for you, which means you brought up someone in such a way that when you die at least they say Oh ALLAH forgive my father, or ALLAH forgive my mother because they had a decent upbringing. So you invested by giving them a good upbringing. You taught them good manners, you taught them to have a good heart, even if you have this is something interesting again, we have little squabbles now in the good society community that adults sometimes you know, we behave like children sadly shape and makes us being

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like children, but let's not let it seep to the next generation because it becomes worse. While law when you have a problem Islam teaches you to sort it out today not tomorrow,

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shape on May delayed, we all are guilty of falling into the trap of shaytan, myself included. But we are constantly reminded try to sort it out ASAP as soon as possible Why? The longer you leave it, the deeper the cut, the deeper the cut, the more difficult it will be to heal the wound. Simple. It will go to the next generation it will become so ugly, and it will go to the following generation and you have two different societies and communities all together. Yet three generations up they were brothers.

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This is why when you have a problem sorted out with a big heart, yes. When justice is being for example, negated or ignored completely. This is an issue that we face. A lot of the times people come to us, people come to you to anyone. Listen, brother, forgive him. Don't worry, have a big heart. My brother is right. He stole 1000 of mine. If you ready to give me I can forgive you. Simple as that. You cannot keep on telling me to forgive him five bucks, I can forgive him. 10 bucks. It's okay. It took it once it's fine. Second time. What about the third time you cannot keep on telling people forgive, forgive forgive. It's like in marriages. The husband is beating up the wife. Oh,

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he's a drunkard. Oh, he doesn't really Salah Oh, he's not interested in Allah at all. And there is a detriment to the upbringing of the children. The wife has a right to seek nullification? Did you know that the wife has a right to seek nullification and I always say and recently I discussed it on a very high level to say the alama don't make it difficult for her to get the nullification if she has the grounds Don't waste time you're wasting of time is giving the bad image of Islam to the rest of the world. The thinking that Islam is oppressing the women yet it's the old Ummah, delaying justice, you cannot keep on telling a woman forgiving, stay forgiving, stay forgiving stay. That

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sounds like a broken record now. Some way somehow something you have to stop when the old man nullify a marriage. It's one pillar, it's not two or three, you can get back together again with a new nikka there's no harm. It's not such a big deal, to be honest with you, as we make it out to be if there is oppression and injustice, it has to be given it is her right to nullify the thing. It's islamically it's the right it's the only faith on earth that honors a woman such that she doesn't have to struggle for it. If she has reason for it. It's given the problem is us who delay forgive, forgive, we can forgive you once twice. How long do you want me to keep on forgiving you? Okay? That

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having been said Still, we try to resolve our matters, try your best to forgive, don't hold a grudge. Even if a divorce has happened. Be mature about it, be mature.

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Don't become ugly about it. It's divorce, it's over. You have children, whatever Allah has decided this party will get access that party will get custody or vice versa surrender treat your life will be made smooth. When you hold a grudge, your your your back becomes heavy, so heavy, that it's a burden on your own health. You can't take it anymore because you are oppressing yourself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding obviously, that was just a slight deviation from my topic. But there's an important point going back to these three things that are beneficial. Number one, we said a charity that you give in your life that will continue for example, you printed books, you

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might have drilled a borehole somewhere you might have renovated a Masjid or built a Masjid or something of that nature, you will see the reward of it until it continues clocking because people will benefit from it. The second thing we made mention of his knowledge and knowledge is part of the first one but a slightly different,

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a slightly different department. It's also something beneficial for the communities and for the oma, you taught people something and inshallah you get the reward of it. The third thing is a child who makes dua for you because you've invested in the child, may Allah make our children, the coolness of our eyes, and may He make them from among those who make dua for us, when we pass away. The problem is shaytan comes to us and make us makes us think that you know what, you have to just pass away and when you die, then people will run the ball on your behalf, then people will build a machine on your behalf then people will print books and distribute on your behalf. That is secondary. The Hadith

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never speaks of that. Did you ever know that? I'm not saying it is valid or not valid. That's a topic on its own. But the proper isn't without the proper way of getting yourself your own reward is do it while you're alive. That's your test. It's your examination. It's exactly as the following. Let me tell you, you go into an exam room. You have one hour, you write answers. All those answers are correct. You hand in the paper, you work out what happened who wrote the answers you

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and then the other example is you went into the exam room.

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You left a few blanks, you wrote one or two answers somewhere, right? Somewhere wrong. You left. After that your relative got hold of the paper, and they're trying to correct it. You don't know whether it's going to be taken or not. You see, I give you another example that the fuqaha all of them have made mention of hedge. If hedges fell upon you, you have to do it. There's no choice. You have to go. You can't say hey, this part of me I can afford it. But hey, you know, I'm still young. I can't think of, you know, cooking all these things now. And hey, you know, when I'm about 5060, and a pain, my back is painting my knees a little bit this way that way, think of going for hikes?

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No, Allah gave me the wealth, you have to go, you have no option, you have to go. If you don't go and you die. It's a pillar of Islam that you smashed. It might not hold your building up, you get on the death PMO. It's not a was it for you? Yes. didn't do it. We don't know what Allah to Allah forgive us. So if you have written it in your will to say that it must be done, yes, it will be done on your behalf. Because for some reason, you couldn't do it. And it will be done on your behalf with your money if there was money left, okay. But if you haven't written anything, and it was for you and your children to eat, did you ever know it's up to Allah, whether he wants to take it or not? No

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scholar has ever said, there's a guarantee of that has been accepted. The same applies to deeds done on your behalf later on after death, nobody can guarantee whether actually Allah will accept them or reject them, you know. So this is why do the deeds while you're alive, don't fool yourself, do it while you are alive. Somehow, like something amazing. So Allah created us on this earth to be tested. That's what he said, I want to test you. We were there. Before we were born. We were somewhere we were in a world known as where the souls were living, how you know what the brain I have right now in the mind, doesn't really comprehend or understand or remember, but I was certainly

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before I was born. And guess what, I'm going to go somewhere after I die. Because the others have gone whom I loved, and the others have gone, whom I was related to my forefathers are gone. SubhanAllah. I'm waiting for my turn to go away to finish my test here. What is a test? Is it something easy or difficult?

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This is a powerful point. But test is a difficult thing. A child has a small test in grade one, they sweating. And what are they going to ask you one plus one and they sweaty? Because the word test or exam, by nature, it makes men fret. Even if I tell you listen, you have a driving test, you know, you've bribed the guy sorry, you know, I'm talking about certain systems, you know, everything but at the same time, you don't know whether you can pass or fail. Because you don't really know if that worked or didn't work. May Allah forgive those who do that. But, you know, in some nations, that's the only way some people say, to get your driver's license. No wonder there's so many accidents. May

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Allah forgive us. Not talking about this place, by the way.

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So anyway,

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you so worried that word test is a hard word. Allah says I created you to test you, which means life is going to be say, live is going to be tough. It's going to be hard. That's what life is. It's tough. It's a challenge from the beginning to the end. When you were born, guess what they did to you? They made sure you cry because that's the first part of your test. I didn't want to go to school. You know, the little kids they want you to stop the moving crush the first day, no matter how many sweets and chocolates for the smile brings for them. At the end of the day. You know what happens? They cry.

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They kind Subhanallah my little one one of them started you know, a few days ago, a week ago approximately. And guess what? First day excited a little bit. Second day. I don't want to go third day yelling at the top of a voice Why? It's a test. It's something this comfort zone you were in all this time you're now out of it. So the same applies to the souls you are somewhere now you in on Earth. You can cry, guess what? You're gonna cry on your life. Allah Akbar. Allah forgive us the tears you will shed when you're older, they might be less but they are far more hurtful than those who shed when you were born. Remember that right now You and I, we cry You I need to know when I see

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an adult crying. There is pain. There is something big or there is softness of the heart different type of a tear. I can cry because I'm in pain. I can cry because I'm in love with Allah. I can cry because I'm seeking forgiveness. I can cry. So the different types of tears but all of it is related to your test. Don't fool yourself. Oh, man. You're not here to enjoy. But as a byproduct of your existence on earth allow will allow you to have pockets of enjoyment, which will not last. You got married honeymoon. How long does it last? For some people one week? For some people one year? One old man told me Hey brother 21 years I'm still a honeymoon, man. You know what? He's lucky. Just in

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the accent I can hear that. He's one of those cool dudes, you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. The point being raised is you will have

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have happy days, but they won't last. Why would they last for a lot to show you the something everlasting that will still come, you will have a job and you will be fired. You may lose the job. You might have a business you made money. Next day you didn't. You were happy you bought a beautiful car. Next day you had to sell it. You had a lovely house the following day, it was taken over by someone you owed money to give us his life. You were born for that to be tested. But in the process, don't lose the the focus.

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Upon reality, don't lose focus, what is reality? I can leave now. All of us, myself included. Think for a moment. I can go right here right now.

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Right here right now. I can go back to Allah. Will anyone lose anything? Actually not. The reason is you might think I got kids, I got a wife, guess what? She will marry someone else. And she'd be happier than she was when she was with you. By the way.

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It's just an example. Okay, okay. Don't take that seriously. But it could be vice versa, you know.

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But the truth is, life carries on. There are people who've left behind children who had beautiful upbringings, without their fathers and mothers, do you know that? They've had beautiful upbringings? Why does the orphans sometimes have been more successful than people who are not orphans starting with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the most Beloved of Allah, he was so successful, what was he an orphan son, Allahu alayhi wa sallam say that after me sallallahu alayhi wa sallam?

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I promise you. So that's life. It's a test. And each one's questions are different, because you cannot cheat. In this exam. You can go back to the instruction manual and look, but you can't cheat. You're gonna have to write your own answers. Your questions are separate from the other person's questions. totally different. You need to know this. You need to understand it. That's Allah. So why are you on earth to be tested, tests are difficult, which means life is going to be tough. You can be a president, you can be a king, you can be a rich man, you can be a healthy man, you can be a good looking woman, you can be a happy woman, you can have a husband, who's a prince of whatever you

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can have a king as a husband, you can be a person who's got everything laid out your life will be difficult,

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it will be difficult, at certain points, and it will be easy. at certain point, you have happy days, and you also have sad days. You have days of profit, and you also have days of loss. That is what life is Allah says it is to test you, we will test you will

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come I just want to say that word Surah Al Baqarah. Allah says, indeed, definitely, we will test every single one of you. I'm going to test you that's why you're on Earth. test to do what when you actually worship Me, or you worship the devil?

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That's what it is. So they will be Crossroads every other day multiple choice, answer a, answer B, answer C, answer D, answer E, you need to choose the right answer. And you will continue. And if you've written the wrong answer, there is a chance for you to go back and correct it, you might have to pay for that correction. But before you die, you would be able to actually take off, you might suffer as a result of what you've done. Give you an example.

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A man proposes to marry a woman

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or vice versa, a woman's family proposes to the man's family to get married. Okay. And I'm giving you this example because it's a problem on Earth at the moment.

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What happens? Because they are a different color, because they are a different race, or a different tribe, or perhaps come from a different land, a different nationality, etc. Someone somewhere somehow says no, but the dean is correct. That is correct. You know, the character is correct. The religion is correct. There's no Islamic reason to deny, if the two are happy, and the dean and the clock are in order for you as a parent is nothing but to say, you know what, let it happen. Remember this, it's not your choice, that child belongs to Allah, Allah can take that child away, and Allah will take you away as well. Don't worry, inna lillahi wa inna La Jolla, what is the meaning of life?

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We all belong to Allah, no one belongs to me or you We all belong to Allah.

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That's the meaning of it. So if you if you have said no, for example, what did you do? You answered wrongly. Now suddenly, something happens and the two of them behind your back developer relationship, which is haram, it's not allowed, but you squeeze them into a corner. We're not justifying it. I'm telling you of what has happened and what can happen. You squeeze them into a corner and somehow some way down the line. She was pregnant, a stouffville. May Allah forgive them all and us all.

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Who's to blame? Firstly, the parents knew without a doubt

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Firstly, the parents why they followed something Haram. They followed their whims and fancies, they were worried about what society had to say, because

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they didn't want to accept something that was not normal to society but normal to Allah, acceptable in the eyes of Allah. So when we worry about what others have to say, we have to stop worrying about what Allah has to say, when that happens. What happened to your multiple choice and your tick? You got a wrong answer. The answer was a you ticked off D.

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So because of that you were to blame. Don't come and tell me that you are not to blame. You share a part of the blame. The initial the root of it is yours. You forced them into a corner when she was expecting what happened she had a child, the child born outside of wedlock, something absolutely unacceptable. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive them. Now what happens? She makes noble he makes Toba, they ask about forgiveness. They ask Allah to forgive them, and they want to change their ways. Will that Toba be accepted? is it acceptable? What's the answer? If they seek Allah's forgiveness? Can ALLAH forgive sin of that nature? Say yes or no?

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It's allowed us to say yes or no. Yes, Allah will forgive. But what happens as a result, you got to live with that child, you got to live with the stigma of it. You got to live with so much people saying things and whatever else, but Allah would have forgiven you Who knows, if you engage in tober. Like I said, we're not encouraging the situation, we're only giving an example and is happening in society. So my parents, remember, there is a lesson for you in what I've just said, only with marriage with so many other things, so many other things. We have the halacha option and the Haram option when we choose the Haram option. A lot of the times it's to do with our pride. A

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lot of the title has to do with society and community. What will people have to say what will my relatives have to say, I'm going to be an outcast? Well, I tell you, leaders are normally very lonely when you're a leader. And when you do things that are right, you're going to be alone for a while, people will see you start copying like sheep, like sheep.

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I was watching a very interesting little clip of sheep,

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a whole flock of sheep, a massive one that was crossing from one point to another. And there was no fence there, there was only a gate, there was no fence, just a gate. So they could have all crossed. But because the first two three crossed from the gate, all of those felt there was a barrier. They they all came through the gate. So there was a stampede by the gate because the rest of them wanted to come through the gate. Nobody actually went through on the sides of that gates. So that's the nature of sheep. You know, when one does something the rest will do it. With us. Yes, when we do the wrong thing we find a lot of others following Why don't we do the right thing? Why not? People will

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talk about this guy. You know what he got his child married, I'm sorry for talking about marriage again. But it's an example that comes to mind. He got his child married to so and so they'll talk it's called a seven day wonder. They talk for seven days after that. They say Wow, well done. It was done. Okay, you know, guess what? My child's got the same issue. I'm gonna follow what that guy did. There you are it started. You started the correct trend. Something correct.

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But if you don't start it, you worried about society. You live in depression. She lives in depression wife lives in depression. Granny grandpa live in depression on both sides. So that's for grannies and grandpas if you count them. And so many people are all depressed they all own. What do you call those antidepressants and all other medication sleeping pills and they get sick and they get further sick all because one thing you didn't do it correctly. One thing you are worried about society Allah says Hang on, you pay for it first while you're alive by suffering more.

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So paralyse their life Bismillah Ready, Go Mema subhanho wa Taala guidance. So as I said, life is a test. Allah gives us test after test right now, and I've been saying this story for a few years. Right now we're going through financial difficulty in this country. Haven't you heard that for the last 1012 years? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us? We are going through difficulty what la hates effect, right? nobody can deny that. But some people resort to haram means to earn Allah will give you but he you failed your test. Because why you did it through the Haram way. This way, Allah might not give you that much because he wants you to realize that this is a test. In

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order to do the right thing you are going to need to run the whole marathon. You know, like it's a marathon, it's 90 kilometers for example. And you know, a shortcut, you know, shortcut. So you only need to run about 4040 Ks but you're gonna go because it goes around, you can actually you know, cut onto the side and run lists and then you're gonna come up just before the finish line and pretend like you won the day you got you did like the

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People who take these prohibited substances in order to enhance their performance in a race, they'll win the race. But what happens later on when the blood results come, they are disgraced in public, they are banned, the middles are gone back Why you cheated. So you can get money but through cheating, you're gonna pay for it. It's not going to be Allah knows he's in control Allah put the financial difficulties to test you. Allah said I don't want you to have you got a car, you got a house, sell it live in rented accommodation, he can I sell out IT security. So you secure in your home in the dunya by sacrificing your home in the afternoon. That's what you do. He but I can get I

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can get a loan from the bank, my house, you know what you get the loan, it will be an interest loan, you will incur sin for it. You will be temporarily happy, you won't be able to pay back the thing you got with the loan will go and the house will go and you have nothing then what? You follow what I'm saying? So unless is the best thing for you to do. Do it the proper way. It's gonna struggle, you're gonna struggle a little bit, you're gonna have to run 90 whole kilometres, you might come out second third, whatever, you'd be happy you finished. You know? And I was watching you and Allah knows. So these are the tests of life they will be every day, a day will come when you go to rush to

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the doctor What happened? Someone somehow somewhere did something that resulted in my child being hit by something and they needed attention in the hospital. How did I react? Did I start swearing shouting screaming No, no point. No point. I give you one small example. A glass breaks in the house. Who someone broke it make it interesting. Your mother in law broke it. Okay. What happened? The glass broke it fell straight on the leg of your child cut bleeding. You saw the blood? What do you do?

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Do you start swearing screaming if that's the case, if anyone can do that everyone can sway and scream. And it doesn't mean when the first way when you say suddenly the gene will bring a plaster the second swear word you say suddenly the gym will clean the lake the third swear would you say everything will be okay the lake will be an appendage that Thanks a lot. That stupid man. It's silly. Rather you keep quiet you show you guys Okay, wait, wait, wait, hang on guys, this class, let nobody else get her. Let's see how serious the child is. What's your own legs, your own feet. Make sure you pick the child up into safety. You gauge the severity of the problem and you trash them to

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the hospital or whatever else in a beautiful way with the vicar of Allah see cannot help rush to the doctor.

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That's the most sane way of doing things. And when you come back, you don't start swearing your mother in law because she dropped the cup of the glass. It was a mistake. You can drop a thicker glass tomorrow can happen.

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But you need to Yes, if it happened one too many times. It's a lesson. be a little bit careful with these glasses. You know? So this is a way of saying things who bought past pass your tests. We all make mistakes. That's why we're here to remind each other this reminder is powerful for me too because I know in life so panela I'll give you an example driving to blow so you know you're above the speed limit you know it and you know you're going to be stopped. I was driving with a brother and I said you know what the cops around the corner here usually and the fool like me so Allah May Allah forgive us is exactly where I thought he was gonna be he was without realizing it was a few

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kilometers above and he stopped me say you cruising above the limit Subhana Allah and I'm busy thinking to myself, but I just told the brother next to me this is where they sit and look at me. I know where they sit. And I still got trapped.

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You might want to know that I got away without anything Mashallah. I just gave him a little lecture and I was out.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. But the point is, we do that in life, all of us where we know what's right. We know what it is. And still we are over the limit. We know it and we know it's going to have a repercussion. And we know it's going to delay us and we know it's going to cause a problem. My brothers and sisters passed your test you have different tests. Sometimes you have a test such that haraam dangled in front of you like a carrot.

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It's not because he look at this show. You know, one young man told me this is a true story. Okay? One young man told me you know, but if Allah didn't want me to commit the sin, He wouldn't have made it so easy for me to do it. And I said, What?

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Are you okay in your head? If Allah didn't want you to commit the sin, He wouldn't have made it easy for you? Have you thought of something? If Allah wanted you to abstain from it out of your love for him? He would that's when you would actually dangle it. You know, a lot of the times when you make doba when you make dough about from a sin, say a man who was drinking, I'll give you a different example. Okay. I hope it's not common in society, shall I say a man was

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Drinking alcohol and he decided one day you know what, these are the 10 days of the powerful days, beautiful days, the most blessed days in the old year.

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Sure, you've heard that these are the most blessed days in the whole year. Do you know that? The 10 days of the ledger, you might be scratching your head and say, but I thought it was Ramadan. Hang on. Ramadan is the nights. The ages the days there's a difference between the two. Laila to other is the most powerful night. Okay, you have the nights of eat, you have the nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Those are the nights. These 10 days, it's the days it's the days so there's a difference. These are powerful days. So the man says, I'm going to make Toba and he sits and he cries to Allah forgive me I regret I admit my sin. I'm never going to drink again. And yeah, Allah I

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will never do it again. Forgive me. We most

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he gets up after crying warm tears. And he goes shopping. And when he goes shopping, guess what?

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The same alcohol that he used to really really love is now insane.

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Three for the price of one. Hey, what's happening? They don't come and tell me Allah wants you to have a few more bottles? Not at all.

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What's happening is I was testing to see if your top are sincere. We're going to put it in front of you see, are you leaving it? Are you gonna go for it? A man committing adultery is made up of it because it gets you nowhere. This is all I'll never do this again. And suddenly, things are facilitated. Once again, it becomes so easy and as he

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Allah, but the day of RFI still come in. I come on, man. We already in the 10 days. Don't do that. That's Allah testing you this dope and that you've promised Allah subhanho wa Taala? Are you going to follow it through? What what are you going to achieve? By doing it one more time? No, I asked Allah forgiveness Allah. That's it, I quit. So these are the tests because that could be your last test. Allah might stop your heart.

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Your heartbeat needs to just stop once twice, and you're gone. I'm sure you know that. I'm sure you know that. You know how many times you have beats in the day?

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How many times do you think your heart beats in the day?

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1000 2000 5000 20,000 60,000. An average heart beats 136,000 times a day, day and night meaning the 24 hour cycle 136,000 times imagine he just has to pause just for two of those beats. What happens? May Allah forgive us?

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With each heartbeat with each heartbeat, you should draw yourself closer to Allah. That's what it is. It's a miracle. It's a gift. No batteries. There's no batteries in your heart. You feel it. It just pumps out. I don't know. It's the Kudo. Allah Allah it's a muscle that starts pumping even before life is in the body. According to Islam, the life is in the body at 120 days of conception 120 days, but the heart starts pumping few weeks in to the conception, the conceiving. Few weeks in the heart starts pumping. The muscle is moving. It's a muscle that's moving. There's no life in the body it the life is only going to come at 120 days, according to Islam.

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And then that heart will stop pumping one day the person's gone. Where were you? What did you do in life? I enjoy doing what sunny? Well, what's what's the portion left for you in the hereafter? You enjoyed yourself in the wrong way we sent you to test you.

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You failed your test. In all my brothers and sisters Allah have mercy we hope for we are human being we are weak, but turn to Allah I know for a fact when you are a Muslim, when you're a believer, when you have faith in your heart Subhana Allah you always have this concern within you to please Allah, everyone, even the most sinful of people, if they have belief in their heart, they want to please Allah somehow, Oh Allah, you know my weakness, but stop.

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Stop relying

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on the mercy of Allah in order to sin. We lie at the mercy of Allah definitely for everything but in order to justify my sin, I'm using the issues now lies forgiving. Allah knows a I have to have this. Allah knows, you know, stones Illa Allah knows it's a test for you. Come on, pass that test. So

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as a gift, Allah subhanho wa Taala has put us into difficulty. Now one might ask

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you said we are in this world to be tested. Yes, that's in the Quran. You said tests are difficult. Yes, we understand that from the hadith of Rasulullah Salah. So, in life, there will be certain days that will be okay. Happy Days, certain days that will be sad days. And

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we live our whole lives in this way. The answer is yes. your entire life you will live between tests, difficulties and a few pockets of happiness. Remember

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pockets of happiness, your entire life will pass like that, such that the day you die. A lot of the times when people pass away, they pass away via something they would call or those whom they left behind would call negative. What does that mean? He died? This guy died. We say in LA live in La Jolla, what was the cause of the death? That's the question. What do they say? namely, a few causes. One, he had a heart attack. He was sick, he was ill, he had a car accident, he drowned. What are all these things? For you and I negative. If you have a heart problem, you will rest, you're going to go to the doctor run from pillar to post, rush to South Africa, go to Honolulu wherever else. But you

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need to get that object because why I got a heart problem.

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Imagine men is so keen to live for another five minutes.

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But man doesn't realize, go today. Go tomorrow, go add a winner is He who passed the test.

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I died struggling. That's what happened. I died struggling for survival. But in the pleasure of Allah, you succeeded in

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this world, ultimately, it's coming to an end. Like I said at the beginning, you can be the wealthiest person, you still have to die.

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At some point, now, I want to divert a little bit to try and show that when Allah tests you, he actually loves when a lab puts difficulty in your life. He loves you Why?

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He's giving you a clue. For the right answer. Go back to my example. You went into the school. It was exam time went into the hole. The papers were handed out. The question is where handed out? You picked up your pin. When the bell rang to depict the beginning of the examination, you started writing your test. And here comes the examiner giving you a hint. What's the hint? A this is the answer.

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Hey, you're a lucky person, isn't it? You're so lucky. who's giving you the answer? The examiner isn't supposed to be cheating anyone Hang on, hang on. That's supposed to be cheating. But in the case of Allah, He hints to you what the answer is for certain things. And it's not cheating. It's a gift. So the example is you in the example, the question is,

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what would you do in this scenario? A B, C, D o d? The answer is a but you are heading towards E. So Allah says Hang on, I make you sick. How is that a clue? Make You see? show you how it's the clue. Now you see. So what did you do you still have the money you have everything you went to the doctor. Doctor says you got to go for further tests way to South Africa. So you flew down what's happening you spending money and you went into the hospital and you had the further test further test. The doctor says we don't know what's wrong with this man. But his health is deteriorating. We're giving him six months to live and Allah knows you're going to live up to 60 years old.

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But the doctor says we're giving him six months, six months maximum this guy is going based on what's happening to his body. Now what happens?

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Now what happens? You have no option but to turn to even if you're not such a religious question person, you have no option but to turn to Allah so then you get up one day for Salah tahajjud first time in your life you never knew how it felt. You never even knew how it felt together for the head unit but you learned about it you read about it you asked how many records Do I need to fulfill units of prayer for tahajjud I don't even know how to read it and so on what do I do you got up in the night while I was tapping you you know what you ticked off he but the answer is a

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What's he you relied on your wealth you relied on the doctors you were going everywhere you were sinning you were in the clubs and pubs you are gambling you will wait wait wait we want you to know the right answer is a cut all of that and come this way. So you may want to help me guide me Forgive me. Wow, whatever you want to say. I tell you when you read the head Dude, it's a sign that your other five Salah possibly probably inshallah, hopefully in order

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because that's a voluntary prayer. When I do something voluntary, that which was necessary is done.

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I mean, I've got a spare wheel in my car. I can't have a jack where the wheel really supposed to be and think I'm going to drive off not at all. You get my point. If I have a spare wheel and I've got a spare wheel, that means my four wheels are in order here.

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You see, the same applies if I'm telling you I'm reading to hurt you. Or if you know you you regular with the 100 the chances of you being regular with the firefighters praiser obviously, most likely is the day. So what happened, you know got up for 200 and you started crying to Allah and you became a person who suffered heart and you became a person you started sweating.

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matters in your mind. You've got how many months left to live, six, a six months crossed, and guess what you're still alive. Reminds me of a guy. They say there was a king. And he was huge, huge. So what happened is

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he really needed to lose weight. He wanted to lose weight. And he tried all the doctors and medication and everything. And the guy's

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tried whatever. And he didn't lose weight. So he says, Whoever helps me to lose weight, I will give him X amount of gold. Or I'll make him my deputy something big, right?

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So there was one of these people on the street, Wiseman, and he was a poor guy. He came he says, King, you want to lose weight, but you're going to die in six months.

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The king says what he says you're going to die in six months. How do you know? He says, I'm telling you. The king says, Are you serious? He said yes, you're going to die.

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I'm going to die in six months. He says I promise you you're going to die in six months and he went away.

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The king was worried. He believed the story.

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Guess what happened?

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He started losing weight. Because for him what's the point of dying in six months, he gave this thing away and gave that thing away. He started organizing his palaces parlor. He started giving responsibilities to other people. He became a cool guy, nice person, talking to everyone nicely seeking forgiveness from the people preparing for the day. He's going to meet with Allah. The six months passed on the day. He was waiting for the clock to strike. And he didn't die. He did not die. He was shocked. He said maybe I made a mistake by one day, waited for a day Sterling waited for three days. One week he stood in that where's the guy who lied to me? Where is he? So he sent all

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his men to look out for that guy. They found him and brought him back. The man says King, you're less than a quarter of your weight was my price.

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Did you hear that? You are less than a quarter of your weight with my price. Give it to me. The idea here is Look how he lost weight. And he achieved something great based on the fact that he thought he's going to go he thought he's going to go Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us the same way when we think we're going to go we shed

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all unnecessary weight that we have. Because we know you want to go to Allah you're not allowed more than two bags 23 kilos each. That's it. You know the story with South African Airways

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you're not allowed more than two bags 23 kilos each The minute you have 24 kilos you are in trouble.

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You travel lights have gone that's it. If you have weight with you, how are you going to carry you have a long journey from the dunya all the way to the ashira how are you going to carry two heavy bags I'd rather just go with a knapsack at the back and have gone your deeds but you know what I've got good deeds you bet these small knapsack Allah forgive me out

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everything was checked in no time no there's one narration that says the poor will go into heaven well before the rich and the reason is they won't have much to

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you know.

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Here we call it zimra by the way

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the order much to declare what did you have 50 bucks okay what Where did you get it? Where did you use it going from here? I did this thing with it. I did that thing with it at $3 change. And you know what? When I died somebody just gave money I was buried

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out okay go green route. The other guy came with about 20 million Hey, where did you get it from? He forgot that we start it started yesterday started a it's gonna take you a long time to declare everything you know that.

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The Hadith says clearly you're going to give accounts of everything. If you've done something wrong this one way of deleting. Dawa seek Allah's forgiveness make it right, give out sadaqa charity what charity does, it makes right what you did wrong. It makes right what you did wrong unconditioned that you engaged in Toba, you give our charities it will help you by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah brings people closer to him by inflicting them keeping them in something they think is negative. You got a problem? What? If you die after a terminal illness? It's the gift of Allah because you were preparing to die. Whereas some other person might have died suddenly they didn't

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even know that going. Yeah, you have an old person and he says, you know your next year you come might not be alive Allahu Akbar, and he's sitting to serve the speech of Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Subhana Allah, Allah Allah forgive me, Allah forgive me, and that's his life today. He's a lucky guy, because he was preparing but a young man who suddenly boomin is gone. Only Allah knows me. He also have gone with the Shahada on his tongues, but the chances are a little bit less because he wasn't expecting to go

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so this is why when Allah loves you a there's a sickness that came I'm giving you one example otherwise financial crisis otherwise marital crisis, otherwise properly.

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With the children otherwise problems with the parents, otherwise a community issue otherwise a major accusation against you otherwise rumors about you, all of this is there to draw you closer to Allah in order to help you write the correct answer. Oh Allah I rely on you. Yeah, mother dunya will let me down my most beloved people to me living on earth will let me down but you will not let me down. You did not promise that I'm going to have the millions on earth and the billions. But you promised my heart will be content your life you are pleased with me. I don't need anything else. I don't mind what the whole world says about me for as long as you are happy with me. I wrote, what you taught me

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was the right answer. Whenever the tests came in my direction, this is life. My brothers and sisters, this is life. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses me he opened our doors. May He grant us goodness me, he helped us to pass our tests. I want to end by telling you that not all the places on earth are the same in terms of

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value, spiritual and religious value. A Masjid is different from outside the machine, because this is the house of Allah. So while you're in the house of Allah, feel the closeness to Allah.

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When the masjid makes you feel nice and calm when you come to me, because you have a small connection with Allah, let it grow inshallah. When you feel uneasy in the house of Allah, there's something wrong. There is something wrong, your connection with Allah, this is the house of Allah, learn to love it. It's the house of Allah. Similarly, you go to Makkah, it's much more valuable than this Masjid. It's also a Masjid, but it has higher value who gave it that value? Allah. So when you go to Makkah, if your heart is not suffering, they I wonder why it's good to be suffering.

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Because it's a place of concentrated cleansing, concentrated one Salah in the Haram in Makkah to karma with the Kaaba is is worth 100,000 sellers fulfilled anywhere else, including this machine we're in right now. 100,000 sellers. You can't feel a small bit of a change when you there is something wrong, something major or maybe you just went shopping. And by the way you made the ombre should be the other way around. You go for the one by the way you shop it's not haram to shop but it's wrong to make it your main aim.

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And go for Hajj. Did you get your shopping list? Come on the next I'm going to hide what shopping list you're talking about.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us You are allowed to shop I'm just repeating this because just now you know I know there are people who love shopping listening to me hear you are allowed to shop but it's not supposed to be your main name you're going for Hajj even for hombre mela take us all inshallah one day to Makkah.

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the places are different. Spirituality is different when you are in Mecca seize the opportunity. Now, the times also different. I told you the most powerful moments of the entire year. Who can tell me what they are.

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Most Powerful moments Can someone say?

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Layla laylatul qaderi how you

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the Night of Decree Laila to cuddle. Nothing more powerful than that the Night of Decree most powerful it's as good as 84 odd years of a bad

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imagine how powerful it is. So for a person in Ramadan in the last 10 nights and they're not really bothered about Laila to other my brother there's something wrong please, please please help yourself there's millions of dollars being dished out in terms of spiritual dollars but where are you Your heart is not moved last 10 days of Ramadan you're not even fasting Come on change that. I'm sure we can. It's a powerful night.

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What about the month which is the most powerful month in the year Ramadan? No doubt. Ramadan is different from outside Ramadan. As soon as you see the moon something happens Do you know that whether you like it or not when you see the moon of Ramadan, something changes you pick up that spirituality within moments, you fast the first fast when you are opening that fast at the end of the first day is a different feeling totally different way. fasted for law, something changed. It's a law telling you you know what? This is a spiritual man. It's different. We're giving you a chance we telling you it's different.

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If you don't like it says Wayne Newman Adra karma wanna follow musala destruction be upon the one who witnesses the month of Ramadan, but they still don't achieve forgiveness because they didn't ask for it. We dishing out forgiveness asked for it. You'll get it. But you didn't ask for it. So what happened? We lost out How can you say that? You were writing McCann you didn't make Laura What are you talking about the same thing but instead of a place

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It's a time

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it's the same example. One is you in Morocco you didn't make camera two is during Ramadan you didn't get forgiveness. What's the difference?

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One is a place one is a time. Similarly, Allah didn't keep all the days the same. The most powerful days are these 10 days we are in right now. Mommy, mommy a Yemen, alamelu Sanofi in Abu Illallah him in Halle lash.

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There are no days of the year in which good deeds are more loved to Allah than these 10 days of the agent.

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So what type of deeds Should I do any good deeds, Vicar, gelato, Quran, reading of the Quran or trying to understand its meaning conveying it to others, reading your Salah on time, nothing Salah fasting, whatever else you'd like to do, when it comes to the sacrificial animals on the days of the sheep and the days of narrow the days of sacrificing, you will sacrifice that is a beautiful act of worship. The first day is actually the day of eat. It's also one of the 10 days, go for it Bismillah

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all good deeds, they are multiplied they are more powerful in these 10 days. Therefore my brothers and sisters make use of these days they are beautiful, cleanse the heart, the heart is actually the seat of government of your entire body, the heart and the mind, closely connected

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seat of government. If those are clean,

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then trust me the whole body will be clean. The Hadith speaks about it about the heart, Allah we're in the field Jessa de la moda, either Salah had Sahaja Dooku. Indeed, in the body, there is one open one organ. If it is good, the whole body is good. And if it is bad, the whole body is bad. What's that? The heart? He says is the heart. So clean the heart? How do you clean the heart, you have to actually learn to love people for the sake of Allah. That's all. I might have had issues with you, you might have had issues with me issues with me, my brother, these issues are surmountable, we can actually overcome them. And you know what, I love you for the sake of Allah, we're not gonna think

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the same, we will never none of us are going to think the same. You can't think like me, and I can't think like you. And I can't expect that for as long as I'm within the limits of Islam and so on. And for as long as what I haven't, you know, trampled over your rights, etc. hamdulillah We don't even need to discuss that further.

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And if you would like to, because you have a beautiful opportunity to you may without intending to actually make matters worse.

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But if a person has usurped your rights, you have the right to seek justice in a beautiful way. Don't let it become ugly. Like I said at the beginning of the talk. shapen makes us make it become ugly. shaper makes all of us, myself included. Sometimes you have a problem and you know, you start thinking oh no man, I don't see this guy. That's a human weakness. We need to work on it, work on it. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla strengthen us. May Allah open our doors my brothers and sisters, we ask Allah for genital for those. We ask Allah for Jenna it's definitely been so heartwarming to be in this beautiful community once again. And Mashallah I have noticed some really positive changes by

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the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I've seen so much of goodness, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to increase us in goodness, and to grant us further goodness, and to make us from among those who can benefit one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala selflessly, solely for the sake of Allah, you might say, why is this guy doing this? Well, there's no other reason besides for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you help someone when you have a feeling for someone for the sake of Allah, it's your key to Gen. Con Allahu Allah, the maternal Abdul.

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Allah will continue to help you for as long as you are helping someone else.

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That's something amazing. That is something amazing you want the help of Allah start helping other people and you get the help of Allah. But when you want it all for yourself, don't expect out of Allah to come. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness notice I tried to close from a few minutes but I'm just going on and on. So now let me disclose inshallah, Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all ease all those who are seeking Illa cure you and all those who have passed away. May Allah have mercy on them. May Allah have mercy on them in the day he takes us away. May he be pleased with us. All the suffering people may be going

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through. May Allah help you through your suffering. May Allah help you through your debts to pay your debts. May Allah help you in all the difficulties you might be facing. May Allah protect you and grant you ease and goodness akuto Kohli hada sallallahu wasallam Allah Carla and Amina Muhammad

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen