Navigating Through Difficult Times

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Lecture delivered at the Light Upon Light Conference in London. Referring to the Name of Allah Al Hakeem – The All Wise.


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The importance of Islam is highlighted, including its use in various fields such as medicine, politics, and religion. Representatives stress the need for everyone to fulfill their obligations and not take anyone's position for granted. dress codes and language use language to protect against diseases and risk harm, and there is a need for forgiveness and a daily prayer to obtain blessings. Representatives stress the importance of respecting everyone and not just saying one is right and the other is wrong.

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Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nourisher cherishes. sustainer provider protector cure, the one in whose hands lies absolute control of every aspect of existence. We praise Him we declare his greatness We glorify Him, and also do Salima mohalla Nabina Muhammad Ali, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon all the previous messages may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all and their companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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his blessing household and all of you may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you say I mean

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those who are listening at home to as well as those who may listen to this later on. Allah bless us and our offspring and May Allah grant us general fair dose, the day he takes us away, he has mercy on us, my brothers and sisters, throughout this day, you have heard various names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And all these names are connected to qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they instill within us we all they instill within us that greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala we begin to love Allah subhanho wa Taala in a unique way, that is actually the correct way of loving Allah subhanho wa Taala when it comes to humankind, if I say I love you, it could mean a million things,

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that same statement could mean could mean I just want to use you, it can mean that so many times you have young men going up to young women, and suddenly just saying I love you. And that means I just want to use you. That's exactly what it means sometimes. But when you say I love you in the true sense, you don't want to hurt someone, you don't want to disrespect them, you don't want to displease them, if you really love someone, you will be conscious of their feelings as human beings I'm talking about. So if I say I love you, my brother, or I love you, my sister, and I hope I'm talking here to someone whom I'm supposed to be saying that to. And if you love them, even if you

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love them for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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when they do something wrong, you will want to correct them in the best possible way because you love them. You love them for the sake of Allah such that you want to see goodness, you want to see goodness for them. But at the same time, you don't want to hurt their feelings. So you might want to tell them, You know what, I saw this happening. And I saw that happening. I think it would be better if you didn't do this, because if you don't stop doing this, I think this will happen that will happen. You've chosen your words, because you love the person. You don't love them. You don't care for them. You don't even bother correcting them. This is why I tell the young people out there when

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mum or dad or anyone corrects you, you need to know they love you. That's the reason why they are telling you what they are telling you. If they did not love you, they wouldn't tell you what they are telling you. They wouldn't be bothered how many of us sometimes we see things going wrong. We're not even bothered we carry on we walk because it's got nothing to do with us according to Muslim. That's never the case. At least you make a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah guide this person, Oh Allah soften their heart or Allah, let them see the path etc. So when we see things that are wrong, the first thing we pray to Allah we call out to Allah Oh Allah subhanho wa Taala protect me

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guide me my offspring, etc. The person I'm seeing doing wrong, help them guide them.

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Show them the path make it easy for them to take that path, etc. This is a genuine feeling. So one of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I spoke about this last week. I'm going to say it again the name and we're dude. Allah dude is the one who is most loving. And we're the one who is most loving. Allah is most loving Allah He loves you so much that your parents can never compete with that love. He loves you more than your parents more than anyone else. That is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you were to know how much Allah loves you, you would never lose hope in his mercy no matter what you've done. And if you were to know how severe the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is,

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you would never want to do something wrong. But I want to talk for a moment about the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala which will come

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As a result of learning His names and his qualities, when you know Allah loves you, and you know that he cares for you, you know that he's given you, your breathing, your nose, your eyes, your ears, your everything that you've got the faculties that you have the organs that you have. And you know Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you, you love him back. You want to do things you want to give him the problem with us is a few things that we don't have in life, a few challenges that we face in our lives, make us forget all the other gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if Allah subhanho wa Taala has taken away five things from you, for example, we start concentrating on those five and we

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become disappointed when Allah doesn't love me. Why? Because I'm not a rich man. And Allah doesn't love me Why? Because I'm not well, my health is failing and Allah doesn't love me. Why? Because I lost my limbs. Allah doesn't love me because I lost my child. No, no, you are you are losing out. If you think that way. Allah loves you because he's given you so much. He's given you so many opportunities he's given you your legs, your feet is allowed you to walk to breathe your heartbeat is a sign of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala the food that you have no matter what is a sign of the love of Allah because Allah says in the Quran, if I were to punish the people based on their

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sins or their oppression, there would be no one left on earth they would be punished such that Masha.

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Allah says towards the end of fluid father, that just before so if you want to check up the verse, if we were to punish people because of their sins or because of their oppression, nothing would be remaining on Earth, nothing walking because everything would be destroyed with our anger, but Allah loves us. And Allah gives us a chance and another chance and guess how many chances infinity Your father will give you five chances then he'll do something your father will probably get upset I get so many emails every other day telling me I want to marry someone Allah allows it but my dad doesn't allow it. Okay, I received one email to email, five emails 10 2100 1000 now I've lost count the same

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email from totally different people. I want to marry someone Allah allows him my dad doesn't allow my Why? Well, I tell you something, he loves himself more than he loves you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the reason reputation I'm worried about what will people say well set a trend. People will talk Oh, if they could do it. Well, let's do it as well. But because you're worrying about people, you're not worried about the law. The more conscious you are of Allah.

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The more you lead a pleasant life, the less you fear the risks. And the more you fear the rest, the less conscious you become of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you need to choose either worried about the people who are worried about Allah. If I'm worried about Allah, I won't be worried about the people when I have to do something correct. I will lead by example. But if I'm worried about the people, I won't even read my Salah because I will say these people are going to see I'm a Muslim and they might harass me. So

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the person harassing you might get hidden and guidance. I know so many cases where people have gone in to try and defuse something that a Muslim might have been doing in terms of goodness, and they come out with such a great lesson that they are moved, and they even turned to Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide so this is Allah and Allah is powerful. Allah is almighty, Allah is loving when you love Allah subhanho wa Taala you don't want to displease him, so it develops your consciousness. If I love Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to get up in the morning because I love Allah. You know, they say you fear Allah. Yes. The fear of Allah is a part of the faith. I always

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like to use the deeper meaning of the term taqwa to say we fear the punishment of Allah. When Allah says, You fear Allah follow

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me many. Don't fear them fear me, am I saying if you are true believers,

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that is referring to the punishment of Allah, you fear the displeasure of Allah. You fear Allah in the sense that you don't want to do anything that will result in your own punishment. And this is why the term refers to

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the term taqwa some translated as piety. Some say fear Allah, some say the consciousness of Allah, that's the one I prefer. And the deeper meaning is to create a barrier between you and the punishment of Allah by fulfilling that which he has asked you and staying away from that which he has asked you to stay away from. That is the consciousness that is taqwa. So if you were to fear Allah

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punishment and you were fearing to displease Allah, it's out of love. It's out of love. That is Allah. Allah loves you, Allah has provided you I want each one of us to make a note of something. Write down, inshallah, later today, or at some stage soon, what Allah has bestowed you, has bestowed you with what he's given you. So you have your sight. You have your nose, your breathing, you have your brain, you have your heart, imagine you were to be charged one p for every heartbeat, you'd become bankrupt, I promise you 36,000 heart beats a day, every single day, you would have to pay forever and ever. Allah says no problem. I don't need a payment. But all I need you to do. You need

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a clean, clear life and you become a better person and you fulfill your obligations, and you will enjoy not only this life, but when you get to me, I promise you, I'll give you a much better life. The eternal life will be absolutely beautiful because Allah is Allah dude. So you make one mistake, two mistakes, three mistakes, four mistakes. 510 2050 101,000 where's the cap, there's no cap.

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But the cap is when you die in the

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Allah will accept the repentance of a slave for as long as they've not arrived at the point of death. Finally, when the soul departs from the body, at that juncture, the door of repentance is closed, so turn before it is too late. And the beauty of it all is none of us know when we are going to die. So for that reason, what is of importance is for us to turn to Allah now because I don't have a guarantee for the next breath. For the next moment. I could go any one of us could suffer a huge, massive heart attack and suddenly drop dead May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Toba before that happens in May he protect us from that I mean,

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so this was just the beginning. Talking about the consciousness of Allah, the greatness of Allah, the love of Allah, don't ever doubt that Allah loves you. Don't ever doubt that Allah is become so happy when you ask his forgiveness. When you actually seek Allah's forgiveness, he becomes so so happy. There is a description in several iterations of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. And I always feel ashamed to say imagine I am saying, Oh Allah, forgive me and ally saying, Look, that's my wish upon seeking forgiveness. He actually boasts to the angels. Look at my worshiper, one might say, Why does he have to tell you? Because shavon promised Allah subhanho wa Taala he's going to leave

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mankind's history and the law says no, I will forgive him for as long as he seeks forgiveness. shaman can lead you astray all your life and at the end, you say, oh, Allah forgive me. And Allah says, You see, I told you, he's going to finally return back to me. That's what it is. That's why Allah says he boasts to the angels. When someone turns back to him. Imagine Would you like to please Allah, turn back to turn back to seek forgiveness Allah.

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Oh ALLAH forgive our sins, my brothers and sisters, another powerful name of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Allah is Al Hakim.

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He is the old wise, the old wise means he knows what you don't know that is alien as well. He is the knower. But when he declares something, he knows why he has declared it that way that his wisdom This is why when Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about rules and regulations in the barn and some of the rules of the Shetty, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Normally or usually in a lot of those verses, you will find the end of it will who will Aziz will Hakeem or something to do with Hickman and wisdom, the name of Allah, Allah is almighty and Allah is wise, he's wise because this rule that he just told you now he knows that it is applicable in your life. Now I want to tell you what a believer is

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all about. A believer is He who lays his trust in Allah, a believer is He who surrenders to Allah, He who believes in the last day to build up I believe in Allah. I believe in the angels. I believe in the prophets. I believe in the books I believe that I am created. I'm going to go back one day there's going to be a last day I believe that I'm going to be answerable for everything I've done. I believe that there is heaven and hell, I believe that good and bad faith is decreed by Allah. But that must not make me lazy. Like I said in the earlier session this morning,

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my brothers and sisters, a believer is such that he knows when Allah says something. I don't have a choice. I believe I surrender. And I know it is better for me. pause for a moment. Think to yourself, when Allah says Get up for so long.

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To figure out what the benefit is not only spiritual, it is actually medical To start with, it is actually physical to begin with. And then after everything else medicine will arrive at a conclusion years down the line that is healthy to get up early when I was young, I used to hear Early to bed early to rise makes jack this that and that and the other. Have you heard that?

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And I used to tell myself, I'm not jack Subhanallah I'm not jack.

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I Miss Mary.

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So Early to bed early to rise is an Islamic teaching. Do you know that? If you've got nothing better to do after Salah tonisha unless you're engaged in something constructive? Don't waste your time watching movies, Man United and who else is playing today?

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Chelsea Wow. The fact that you're sitting here somehow a lie. I saw a brother just now with a phone and I thought his video because he's busy watching Man United and Chelsea. Bella forgiven.

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So behind Allah, He May Allah forgive us. But at the same time,

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we know that when Allah has declared something baloney, it is the best for us. Nothing can be better than what Allah declared. So I was saying when you get up early for Salah, Allah knows why he's saying that you need to I was saying medicine will arrive at the conclusion that this is beneficial, that is beneficial. And if you look at it, it's actually the way of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and it's actually what Allah has taught. Look at the fasting two days in the week. It's amazing. Now you have the medical fraternity confirming that you know what, it's healthy for you fast two days a week and we did not use to do it. Now. We're doing it because I heard it on a BBC documentary. bbc

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So subhana wa II? Yes, that's correct. But we had it PC a long time back so long ago, we had it. It came as a gift fast. It's a sooner it's not far too fast twice a week, but it's a sooner if you were to please Allah you do over and above your obligation. Imagine when you love someone, what do you do? They asked you please give me one pound.

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You love them so much as they take 10 pounds. Anyone ever come back? counterparts go? Why?

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By the way, Allah forgive us.

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I love you so much. I give you whatever you want. What do you want to go? What do you want in return? A lot of the times, it comes with strings. with Allah subhanho wa Taala it does not come with strings. Allah gives you much more than you asked him. Do you know sometimes Allah gives you that which you haven't even asked him for. And he blesses you with it. One after the other. Imagine so many of us majority of our gifts we haven't asked for them. Allah blessed us with them. Now I tell you, when we engage in our acts of worship, we just fulfill the meaning that which is obligatory, we do the obligation and we run away. If you really love Allah, you take your time

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during the obligation. And after that you sit and say, Now Hang on. Now this is for me, Allahu Akbar. I'm giving you example of Salah, the same applies to fasting same applies to charities, you give a little charity, and you say that's my Sokka. But you know what, hang on. I love Allah. And I love Allah enough for me to be able to give that may give 10% What's 10%? You know what, it's a very small percentage. Do you agree?

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See, this is very quiet.

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Because we thinking I have 10 million, I'm going to have to give away 100 million if I say yes. So two and a half percent is very little Do you agree? Oh, that was much louder. So we made the percentage smaller. Well, that is foreign, that is far away, but at the same time, meaning that's compulsory, but at the same time, give over and above that you love Allah, Allah gives you more than what you asked for. So give him back more than what he asks for. So Allah will be pleased with you. Remember, Allah is all wise. Going back to this name al Hakim, sometimes rules and regulations, the young people say Why do I have to read Salah in the Arabic language? Sometimes the Reaver Muslim or

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someone who's just come back onto the path? And they say, it's so difficult to learn the Arabic language. Why do I need to pray only in Arabic? And I always say Who said so? You can pray in any language you want? Because prayer, what is the meaning of it? It could be referring to do harm or supplication. That's the prayer. If you ask someone who's not a Muslim to pray. By default, they probably will say, oh, Lord, help this person, help the person etc. You can say that in any language. That's known as

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it's not known as Salah.

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It's not not the five daily prayers so you can pray before you eat. When you want to ask Allah for something in any language no matter what it is even in your own dialect, even if you don't say it out loud already.

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He knows it from your heart. But when it comes to the five daily what we term Salah, we don't have a word to refer to it besides prayer. So that's why we say the five daily prayers but in actual fact it's it's a whole set of actions and words that starts with the duckbill, meaning Allahu Akbar, and it ends with a Salam or Aleikum, wa rahmatullah that entire unit of prayer, or those units of prayer that are uniquely in Arabic, one of the reasons is, look, take a look at the Bible, the Torah, the Talmud, a lot of the previous scriptures, there is a debate in those faiths about the most authentic copy. Where is the most authentic of this book, they will tell you, you know, what we don't know was

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it in Hebrew? Was it in Aramaic, even that is a debate, why we believe is muslimeen that people adjusted the Word of God to suit them, for them to be able to understand it, we say you adjust yourself to be able to understand the word of God. That's the difference. So once you accept this, now, you have to whether you like it or not contribute towards the protection of the Scripture by actually memorizing a small portion of it. Can I see by show of hands how many of you have memorized the first chapter of the Quran known as it has put your hands high up in the air?

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I think that's almost everyone you can put your hands down. Don't you feel proud of the fact that even though you may not know the Arabic language, you have contributed towards the protection of this book by memorizing at least one chapter. How many of you know more than one chapter even if it is another short chapter? Put up your hand?

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same number of hands. Can you see that? So all of you know two or three? Don't you feel honored? It's the word of Allah. Haven't you done something great? How many of you do not understand Arabic put up your hand Hi, India.

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Similar number of hands. Mashallah. Are you seeing the point they're proving to you? This is Allah, He knows why he told you Arabic He knows. And this is why the Quran there is no debate about its authenticity among the Muslim mean, there is no debate about its authenticity. It's not on whether you go to China or whether you go to Argentina

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Don't ask me why I chose Argentina just came out of my mouth.

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But to Panama is the Quran is the same. That's the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers, my sisters, Allah is wise. He knows why he did that. The same applies when it comes to things that happen in your life. So I spoke about rules and regulations, okay. And I told you any rule or regulation, Allah knows why it's there. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you have to have, for example, certain dress code, Mashallah all religions have dress codes, all schools have dress codes. In fact, so many places have a dress code. I've even seen dress codes in clubs and pubs when they tell you strictly This dress is strictly Have you seen it? Even weddings have it nowadays? So when

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Islam has it, we've got a problem. But when no one else has, it is no problem I adopted, I will go and get it tailored. I will spend 1000 quid To do what? Cuz you know what, someone's getting married, it might just see me with these nice clothes, and they might want to marry me to you know, Bella, forgive us.

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But that's what happens. So we did it. Dress code, amazing for Allah. We complain. But Allah says, I know why I'm telling you this. You need to cover yourself in a correct way modest dress modestly so that a person he doesn't abuse you you know what happens? Normally, someone sees something they like, and sometimes they know they cannot have it. And sometimes they know that it's going to really be impossible and so on. But because they want it it's not a need, they want it and they can they end up doing something wrong. So Allah says, Have you just been a bit modest on both sides? People normally blame the women. No, that's not true. We blame both sides. And a lot of the times people

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say women should dress modestly the girls I've seen worse with the with the guys. I've actually seen in the masjid when I was about to go into June, someone else's backside in front of me as casilla I had to break my salah and walk away because why I can't put my head in the ground for law when is somebody behind showing?

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So guys, you know those trousers actually I can show you where the hips are, please if you don't know where they are.

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And we might be distributing free belts out there

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is the Allies wise, he knows why he's telling you these things. You don't just follow the trends because everyone's doing that. You don't just do what Allah knows he's telling you something. He's al Hakim, he's the wise. He knows why he's telling you because he doesn't want you to suffer in another way. And then people say Okay, a few moments ago, brother, he was asking me about Am I allowed to ask a sister if I see him?

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To give me the number of brother over Well, he or a guardian. I may never see her again, etc. Wow.

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Good question. Good question. And then

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He says, well, is the sister allowed to give a brother a number to say, you know, you know, I mean the opposite. Good question. You might want to know the answer perhaps brother, it might put it up on line a little bit later. However, Allah has declared these in order for us to be protected. That's all there is a guy whose intention is just to beg you and using that word, okay?

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And guess what he does? He pretends it's just marriage. It's clean online. You message and he charges because why? I love you. I'm sure you've heard me say how many of us okay, let's be honest. Let's try this. Okay. You know, when you when you're on WhatsApp somewhere and someone sends you something and you just say lol, lol lol. Right? How many of us have used law? And we haven't been enough, it means laugh out loud. Right? How many of us have used law and we haven't really now please put up your hand.

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Every one of us. That means how many of us would be using I love you and you haven't even loved?

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Me Allah forgive us. May Allah forgive us? It's possible, isn't it?

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duty us. We don't even want to answer them.

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Allah forgive us. So people can tell you they can tell you they can say things they don't really mean. And shaman is there to spice it up to separate Are you looking forward to the next best thing? Or the worst thing is you've been abused in such a way that you blame him he blames you. And the blame game doesn't have anyone because it was both of you. That's what it was.

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And then you leave you go your way he goes his way and that's it you feel so spent? May Allah forgive us.

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This is why Allah says Allah. Hakeem is the wise, he knows you want to sit, make sure you sit properly. Make sure you have a little bit of good company. That's why Allah says Allah Hakeem, he's the wise. So I told you regarding rules and regulations, Allah is the most wise he knows why he says things. When alcohol for a Muslim is prohibited. He knows why, for example, when this is prohibited, that's why people say, why is it prohibited, you will not understand it now. But I tell you, you will see the general movement of the globe in such a negative direction that you begin to appreciate the rules of Islam, you begin to appreciate the regulations later on. This thing protects me these

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rules make me feel liberated. Whereas the world makes me feel enslaved as free as it may seem it is it's actually enslaving me to a degree.

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We respect everybody's choice. They can choose what they want, but we encourage them to say you know what, learn to be disciplined, learn to be of values and morals, learn to behave yourself, because Allah knows why he asked you to do that. And then the last segment of my talk is going to be speaking about the wisdom of Allah in the tests and the challenges that he has kept in our lives. Sometimes, you went through something huge, you lost a child.

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That's an example Allah is wise. He knows why we lost the child. If you were to bear patience, the Hadith says movement. And the Quran speaks about suffering in

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SWAMI Runa, Joe is

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indeed alone recompense those who both suffer or who are patient. And in an unlimited fashion, allow will give you unlimited. So Allah wanted you to go through patience, you lost your child, the child went to heaven waiting for you to come, the child will actually try to intercede on your behalf. That's my mother. That's my father, and perhaps that intercession will help you and at the same time, what that child what you need to understand is Allah wants you to enjoy in a way that you get rewarded with paradise. Maybe sometimes our Salah might not be absolutely perfect, we might have a lot of other flaws, but Allah tested you with something major. And as a result of that major test,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you a paradise because you accepted it, you took it. So if Allah had not taken the child away,

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what might have happened, it might have happened. We don't know the future, Allah knows it. what might have happened is the child might have grown up to be so disobedient that you start playing Obama, I'm so so upset. Why did you even give me this child? So Allah says before that would ever happen. We took the child away evidence of this is mentioned in South Africa have we Allah speaks about the child that Alfredo had executed? And Allah says, Musa alayhis salam asked, Where did you do that?

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So he says, What

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As for that child that was executed, Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to bestow the parents of that child with a better child than that particular child. This is a summary of the translation.

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Allah says the parents were good. So Allah took the child away in order to replace the child with another child who would be much more obedient, much the coolness of the eyes. It's good to have children, what do I always say in advance? May Allah bestow those who have children, to have children who will be the coolness of their eyes, we use that term a lot. That means when you look at them, you're happy, Mashallah, this is my son, my daughter, they may not be exactly as you want, but for as long as they are within what Allah wants. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah thank Allah, there are others who are struggling in a different way people are challenged by their children. So my

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brothers, my sisters, Allah is wise. He knows why he took your son away your daughter away, he took your health away. It is such that on the Day of Judgment, when a person who bore patients regarding that sickness sees the reward of that patience, they will wish that they had remained sick for a longer period of time to have accumulated much more reward. Amazing. Allies wise, he knows Be patient, surrender to the decree of Allah, do whatever you can in terms of your capacity. But remember, the final decree belongs to Allah. That's what it is. He knows why he did what he did. People say why is Allah making people suffer across the globe? Well, perhaps he wants to give them

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paradise. Many of us when we are not suffering, we forgotten Allah and the minute something comes into our lives, that entails a little bit of suffering, we quickly turn to Allah we start making that good. You know, what is the hatchet? Yes, we do, don't we? The prayer very early before the dawn prayer, that are the voluntary prayer, we get up and we cried just because something went wrong in your life. That's what it is. diagnose something, Allah is wise. He knows why he did that for you and to you. Because he knows you need to turn before you need to turn to Allah before you return to Allah. We know that. Right? My brothers and my sisters, this is amazing. This is a gift of Allah,

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the fact that he's telling us I am wise and all wise. I know why I've done this. Sometimes he keeps you poor, because in that poverty, there is closeness to him that you don't know that is some people become wealthy. The first thing they do adultery, moving from prostitute to post, May Allah forgive us. It's a fact. It's a disaster we're facing today. If that's the case, Allah takes the power away from your wealth. He takes your wealth away What happened? I couldn't afford it anymore. At least Allah kept you away from it. Before he was worth. This is why they say when a person sins automatically he's taking his Baraka away. He's taking his sustenance away by snatching the

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blessings away from it. So if you want wealth, you just need to obey Allah. If you want blessings, you just need to obey the law and be persistent because I remember a young man I think I said this the last time when I told him if you really want the help of Allah, you need to start off by seeking forgiveness and your prayer, five daily prayers. If you start that five daily prayer, I promise you, Allah will come in your direction. And I guarantee that because Allah guarantees.

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Three days later, he comes to me say, I've been reading Salah for three days, nothing's come. See brother, you've been disobeying Allah for 30 years. Why don't you try out 40 days inshallah. And you know, brother, I don't want to seem to be funny, but you seem like the type that when Allah gives you what you want, you're gonna stop praying again. So Allah might keep you exactly where you are.

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Sometimes we pray to Allah, Allah got the sickness, take it away. May Allah grant Kyoto those who are seeking he'll see me.

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So Allah keeps you in a certain way. Because he knows that you know what this person if I were to take him out of it, they will show in gratitude and they are not going to they're going to stop all this goodness. And I love this. Look at my worship and he's crying for me. He's getting up early morning for me, I love him so much. Look at him. He's, he's pleading with me. I love this condition. I want to keep him in this condition for two or three more years. And you're like, What? What did I just hear? Well, you're the closest you ever were to me. Imagine Allah saying that.

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And it's a fact. That's why Allah says he's wise. He knows what he's just done to you. He knows what he has just done to you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us such that we do not wait for calamity to strike before we turn to Him rather start inching towards Allah. When I say anything, I mean, start moving towards Allah. If you want to correct yourself, do it now. If you want to change your life, do it now for the better. If you want to become a person who is more polite to those who you live with. Do it today. I call on all brothers and sisters, to learn to get along with one another to live and let live to respect one another within the home.

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spouses I call on you to resolve your matters. Allies wise, he knows why he brought you together don't just want out because of one or two mistakes your spouse has made. Yes, if it is unbearable, you do have a way out as a mercy of Allah. But at the same time, my brothers and sisters, learn to respect those you live with to begin with.

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I try to avoid saying in laws and so on, but I have to say

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you have a daughter in law, you have a son in law, you have a mother in law, you have a father in law, you have in laws, you have various people, you may even have outlaws, but at the same time, please respect them. Please respect them understand each other. And it is two way traffic. I can never ever say one person is wrong and the other one is right will lie. It takes two to tango, learn to respect one another beautiful words, don't expect too much from each other. We die because our expectations are like up in the ceiling. You know, when you don't expect too much whatever you get, you really are thankful. But when your expectations are up in the ceiling, even if the person has

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got halfway there, miraculously, you won't appreciate it because no matter what they do, it's simply not good enough. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bestowed upon us is mercy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, may Allah grant us is my brothers and sisters. This is why when we say the names of Allah, look at the various aspects of this name, the Wise.

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Al Hakim,

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understand that Allah is the wise, Allah knows what he's doing. And Allah is in absolute control. He knows he's in control. He's in control of everything he knows he's given you an eye a certain capacity, which he will question us regarding. So when I was given you a capacity to do something, then only will a question if I gave you the capacity. What did you do with it? If he did not give you the capacity? He won't question you. This is something unique. The questions on the day of judgment will only be how did you use the choices we gave you? No other questions. If we did not give you a choice, we won't ask you about it.

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My brothers and sisters I call on every one of us to look into our hearts and to try and deal with the jealousy we have for a brother or a sister or anyone out there and work on it. start praising that person. The hatred you have for someone Why is he dead? Deal with it? It's a burden on you more than it is on the other. The backbiting when engaging Stop it. It doesn't help you say good things about people behind their backs. The gossiping Allah He replaced it with the recitation of the Quran. Replace it with the dhikr of Allah the remembrance of Allah stop this gossip when you forward messages don't forward dirty messages. That might just be the last message you forwarded before

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you've died. It has already happened to others. We don't want it to be repeated with us. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala give me an opportunity to cleanse my heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give me an opportunity to deal with the sicknesses and the diseases of the heart. Many of us become envious of others in a bad way. That did not happen because definitely we are the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we need we will be returning to Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to praise him call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala using all his names and qualities of Guru holy Hannah, Osama Osama Baraka, Allah.