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Naseeha to Children

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Safar Academy London private assembly with children.

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I'm so happy to be here standing in front of you Mashallah. And I know a lot of you

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I know quite a lot of you know that

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I saw you watching the TV

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all the guys who put up their hands. A lot of them I know them because from behind the screen I was looking at you wasn't that

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was that wasn't that

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okay? That's not true that was just maybe to catch you out Mashallah.

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I'm so happy to be here this morning with you. I've been spending a few moments here and what I want to tell you is two or three things. The first thing is if I have a tree, and I'd like to cut the tree because it's in the wrong place. What do I need to do? Can anyone tell me? Yes?

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What do I need to do? Speak loudly and tell me

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Yeah.

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I leave it there.

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I need to cut it. I need to chop it off. So if I were to cut a tree, what do I need to do? Can anyone tell me Yes?

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Yeah.

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So I need to work hard. I need to call someone or I need to buy an axe and I need to make sure that I I start cutting the sheet might be an electric soul isn't it electric soul and I might have to call a professional and make sure they don't drop the tree in the wrong place and so on but I need to do something and I need to do something quickly. Yes. I need to make two hours Well, isn't it myself?

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And I tell you what, without working hard, will I get anything? Will I get the key away if I just sleep every day? To go? Will it go one day?

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It won't

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nothing just goes like that. If you need to do something you need to get up and work hard. Why I say this is because today you are here. You're trying to learn something Am I right?

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To say I need to learn oh it's a good school Mashallah.

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Are you going to learn

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you need to work hard you need to open your books you need to get there on time you need to talk about it. You need to talk to one another you need to go back home and tell your mom and dad what you learned. And your brothers and sisters what you learned and how you learnt it. Am I right?

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So how many of you go home and tell your parents This is what I learned today put up your hand

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Mashallah, if that's true, then we are heading in the right direction. Someone will come to cut the tree Don't worry.

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Mashallah, so that's the first point I want to raise. And that is, work hard. If you want to achieve something without working very hard, you will not achieve everyone who's got something in life, they've worked hard to get it. I had to come here today. I worked hard to come here. So

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I tell you what I was doing and how I ended up coming here. You'll be shocked one or two of these guys here know how I got here. And and it was only an effort that I had put if I didn't, I would still be fast asleep some kind of love. So an effort is required if you'd like to achieve anything. Secondly, the people you live with the people you live with mostly your parents, your brothers and your sisters. It's very very important that you respect them you speak well to them. You have to because if you want goodness, you speak well. To those who mean most in your life. Can I ask you a question?

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If two policemen walked into here, would you have a scream and yell at them?

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Why

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Why yes.

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is bad. Why else? Yes.

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Wow, I wanted the answer Mashallah.

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shouting and they might take you to jail because they are.

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Yeah, so if two policemen came here, you would actually have to speak to them with respect. You can

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Don't scream and yell. And if they tell you stand up, what will you do?

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Now?

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is I don't want I'm not interested, what will happen?

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You know, look at you if you stop pleasing can happen, isn't it? So? why I say this is because we respect them, because we believe they protect us, isn't it? If they come in here, and they pick up one person and taken away, everyone's gonna think, What wrong did this person do? Isn't it?

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So our parents and those we live with protect us in a bigger way?

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The clothes we have we get them from? Yes, shops who bought them whose money?

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Parents, in most cases, our parents, in some cases, your guardians, those who are looking after you. So they spend money on us, they

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paid for our clothing, our food and so on. They perhaps have brought us to school and back when we go home and they say please come here. Do you say no, I'm watching TV.

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You're going to have to stand up. And you need to know they're more important than the two policemen that we were talking about a few minutes ago. You understand what I'm saying?

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So if your parents tell you come here, what would you do?

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You'd go there, would you? I hope you're telling me the truth. I hope you're telling me the truth, inshallah.

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Goodness. So those we live with, we must respect them, we must obey them. They want to protect us. They want to look after us. Don't get upset if you say that I want this toy, or I want this phone or I want this. And then the mom says no, you say Okay, no problem. No problem. If you say no, you know, it's better for me not to have it. Because if a policeman walks into here and says, Give me your phone, what will you do?

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In the phone? Because he wants it for whatever reason?

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Am I right?

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So if your parents telling you, you're not supposed to have a phone, then you are not supposed to.

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Lots of

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goodness, and maybe open our doors. So what was the first point I mentioned, when I started here, I said, if you want to do something, then you have to work very.

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The second point I said is you must respect those whom you live with, those who you live with, isn't it your parents and so on. And your teachers, those who teach you, you need to respect them, you need to listen to what they have to say, you need to understand that if you respect them, and if you listen to what they have to say, you will achieve a lot if your teacher tells you one plus one is two, can you say no, it's three.

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Why? Because that's the teacher. But when your teacher tells you not to do something and you do it, then you are busy saying one plus one is

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the same thing. If your teacher tells you not to do something not to for example, lie and you keep on lying, then you saying oh five minus D is eight is five minus t eight.

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So what is it?

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to analog, you know, it's too so why do you know it's too because you listened to your teacher at one stage and it becomes more and more complex. So if you respect your teachers and you listen to them, you will be able to achieve a lot you will be able to achieve a lot Mashallah.

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Am I right?

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We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness and to open our doors. Another thing we need to know and this is the last point I'm going to raise is

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we need to be disciplined in what discipline means.

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Discipline when you get told off you can become disciplined, yes.

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What is discipline?

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Yes.

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Mature character conduct development, development of character conduct and so on. If you if you follow rules and you follow regulations, you are disciplined, you need to understand I am a Muslim, I follow rules, I follow regulations. I will not swear I will not lie, I will not cheat. I'm not going to scream and yell. I'm not going to just wear whatever I want to wear even if it is not right. You know sometimes people wear clothing. That's not right. And they know that in Islam, they're not supposed to be wearing it and they know they're supposed to be disciplined, which means they follow the rules and they follow them. But some people sometimes are not bothered if that's the

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case. In one day as we grow older. We don't want to regret what we did when we were younger. So we need to follow rules. If your school has rules you need to follow them

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Am I right? If the school says come at eight o'clock What time do you come?

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Can you just come at night and say I was busy? And you

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know you need to come at eight o'clock if the school says no cheating

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No cheating Mashallah. So the same way Allah subhana wa tada has told us to do certain things or not to do certain things we need to learn that we need to be disciplined inshallah, we must not be unruly scream, yell, swear, shout, lie, all these things are not for us. We need to be, we need to be focused and we need to understand that Allah Subhana Allah data has also laid down rules and regulations in order for us to succeed. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us all success. Okay, I have a little surprise.

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I have a little surprise.

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I would ask you a few questions and I want to give you guys something who answered those ones that have questions, okay. And I'm going to choose I'm going to choose from you and I'm going to give you something right? Is it fine?

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If you don't mind. This is a set of DVDs. It fills a piece from the noble barn. It's got quite a bit of material from the last one was recorded. You sound like some original copy and I'm going to give it away to someone here. Is it okay?

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Okay, you have to be five years old right? Who's five years old?

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Okay, you have to

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tell me two things I said today

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I'm going to pick someone I'm going to pick anyone

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tell me two things I said today

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Don't be unruly okay.

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Okay, this girl seems very enthusiastic stand up

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Tell me two things. I said

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what was the first point I made? The first thing I said was

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who remembers the first thing I said okay, sit down. Remember the first thing I said? Yes.

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What was the point I was making?

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Okay, you are stuck

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inside you explaining

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my name as well.

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Okay, we've got now that the DVDs are gone Okay, now their mp3 is now somewhat older you have to be

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10 years old.

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Who's 10 years old.

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Okay, I'm going to ask you a question.

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I'm going to ask you a question from what I did not say okay.

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named me the five most important prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you have to be 10 years old. Yes.

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Stand up

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he said hey, Sarah.

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Brian Hey Sarah.

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No cheating

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is very important to me but he's not one of the top five

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known as the top five

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anyone else wants to try?

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Yes yes stand up

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Yes.

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She had quite a few of them right so you just need a small droplet

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I can't hear you.

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Why money Salah

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sorry.

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He said she said he said he salary salon

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massage a salon.

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Why one

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come on up very well.

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Okay, sit down. Sorry. What did you say?

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Usually sir, sit down. Usually exam very important that is not one of the top five Okay, I just want the one name not just the one name

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at the top nothing but not one of the top five.

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Yes, right. Are you 10 years old guys. You are in the back with a with a glasses.

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What's your name? Sorry.

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Okay, who?

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Mashallah, but

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not one of the most important

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Yes, yes.

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Mashallah, you're right?

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There is a

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mention of His name's

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de namita.

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He,

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He is

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the five of them. Now the last piece of this is the appointment, this is yours, you can come and get it down here.

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Sorry. You can come down.

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Okay, should we ask more questions?

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From what I said? Oh, from general knowledge.

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general knowledge.

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Okay. What I said was general knowledge as well.

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Okay.

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Who can tell me?

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We saw a lot of the Koran

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has

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no mean it?

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Anyone can answer it. no age limit?

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Has no mean is

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yes with the pink spectacles

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sort of comes up. Great.

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Okay, we've got three more.

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We can carry on. If we don't keep quiet. We will not tell you.

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What do you want to answer? I haven't yet asked the question.

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Okay, this is a very tough question. It's a very tough question to ask a very tough question.

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Let me Okay, let me ask you the way I am, which

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has the most means.

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I think you need to be able to notice who's happy to hear.

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Okay, that's a bit too tough, isn't it?

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Who knows the answer?

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Who knows the answer?

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Do you know? Which which one has the most means?

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No, my brother.

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Okay, I'll read the first three because I don't think do you know the answer? Would you read the best for us?

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Yes.

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No, it doesn't have the most means how many means? How many names Do you think that one verse can have?

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Okay, let me read the verse. Okay. Can I read the verse?

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Okay, yes. What do you want to say?

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No. Okay, listen to this.

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Ready? How many?

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How many?

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Okay, that was definitely a very hot.

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Okay, next time.

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Okay, we're asking an easier question.

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Who can make me

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one of the females who accepted Islam first.

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Yes,

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this you It says something like machine on your

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phone.

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Okay, now, now this is not a question

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who has never ever missed a single day?

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Not a single day

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okay Mashallah.

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Mashallah,

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who is the who is the youngest?

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Okay, I'm gonna ask you a question, a very easy question. Very easy question. What was the name of the cave? Where the prophet SAW Selim was when revelation came to him.

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When revelation came to

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the boy with the orange at the back,

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sorry.

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Did you say

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the first one did you say the first one of the second one? Sorry?

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No, he has made his mind up.

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Which one the first one or the second one?

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Okay.

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That's the wrong answer.

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Let's be fair. Let's be fair.

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We haven't even spoken to anyone. So the good right at the end.

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What was it?

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Say?

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Thank you.

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Okay, the last one.

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Who can read for me?

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Okay, I can pick on anyone because I think everyone can read.

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Okay, there's a little girl at the back here with a blue Yep.

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Come here.

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I know

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I think inshallah we will all make an effort to learn on inshallah.

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Next time I

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might ask you to

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bless you.

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Like I said, it was really a pleasure to be here I thought of bringing in some CDs of my own accord because I thought it might,

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you know, do a little bit of good inshallah and I hope that you can benefit from it.