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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He was early, he was happy as mine.

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My beloved brothers and sisters,

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we must commence with the tech bill.

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We're in we should always on the day of each say, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allah. Allah, Allah ma who Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, WA Linda Hill hunt.

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That Allah is the Greatest Indeed, Allah is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah.

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Indeed, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest and unto Him belongs all praise.

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This is the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Where he tells us

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in the verses of fasting,

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that we should be fasting for the prescribed time. And when we complete that prescribed time, we should be declaring the greatness of Allah which is the tech bit of the day of read. While he took me alone like that, while he took a long

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while I Lancome Tesco own,

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they should complete the prescribed time of fasting and they should declare the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And all this has been prescribed in order for them to express gratitude to Allah.

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This morning, I'd like to make mention of a very interesting point, which is, every time you have engaged in dedicated worship for a period of time, Allah gives you a day to rejoice.

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Look at the two reads that we have you thought to yourself, that they are preceded by great acts of worship. And as a result of that, Allah gives you what you deserve. And that is a day to rejoice, and the day of happiness. No matter what problems you and I may be going through in our personal lives, whether there has been loss of lives in our own families, amongst us whether there is oppression that's happening across the globe. Likewise, witness at the moment in Palestine in many other countries, there is an instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the midst of all of that, you must take the time to declare the greatness of Allah, and to rejoice at the fact that Allah

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allowed you to worship Him through a season of worship. In this case, we will fit the season of worship is the month of Ramadan.

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So the happiness and the rejoicing is about what it is about the fact that I was given an instruction by Allah to worship him dedicatedly through the month, and I wish I kept him through the month. So I'm thinking Umma will be for Mila he will be Matty, he fabby the LEA kefalonia. For who? Who?

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say that it is the virtue of Allah, and His mercy, that should actually make you rejoice. That's what you should be happy about. It is better than what they amass in terms of material wealth of this world. People get excited when they have a good business deal. People get excited when they've earned when they found a job. People get excited when something good happens on Earth, you have a new car, you have a convenience whatever else it may be, yes, there is a type of excitement as a human being. But Allah says the true excitement should be when you have earned the mercy of Allah and when you have earned his virtue and favor. And what is that favor?

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That favor is each time you have been accepted by Allah, to engage in an act of worship. You deserve to be happy and you should be happy and excited. Do you know why? Because it is only Allah who guides how many times a day, in every Salah do we say a dinner c'est la palma stalking Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored, not the path of those who have gone astray or those who have earned your anger, etc, etc. You and I know so many times a day We ask Allah for guidance. So when Allah has given you that guidance, surely you need to be

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Praise Allah it is better than anything you can imagine. Because what you have amassed, you're going to leave it behind on this earth. But what you have presented forth for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of dedicated acts of worship, you will definitely reap its reward not only in this world, but even in the next. The same would apply to the next read that we have two months 10 days after this, it is a duel of Ha. Waiting Allah has granted elevation of status to those 10 days of villager and we are taught to engage in extra acts of worship although in that case, a lot of it is not compulsory, but it is voluntary, whereas Ramadan fasting is compulsory.

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But when we've completed that and when the judge who have gone for Hajj

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have completed many of their

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rituals that they need to fulfill or acts of worship should we say Allah says this is the day of it you have to celebrate for this particular season, a year Mutasa at a Yamaha clean worship Meanwhile, the creme de la the days of tertiary are the days of eating and drinking and the remembrance of Allah that is to do with the next read this particular one. Today is a day you have to thank Allah for you have to thank Allah for Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha IL Allah who Allahu Akbar, Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah in hand, he instructs us to thank him on this particular day. And he says it is prohibited for you to fast on this day.

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Subhan Allah no matter what, you're not allowed to fast, it's a major sin, it won't be accepted because it is not an act of worship today to fast. When Allah told us to fast he expects us to fast when you have adopted the instruction of Allah. You need to realize that Allah accepted you for that he allowed you to do that. He put it in your heart and your mind to do that. Because Allah says in the Quran,

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regarding some of the others who are not interested in the message of Allah, Allahu Allah,

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Allah summoning him while

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him Louis Shah, some of those Allah says that Allah has sealed their hearts. He has closed their ears, and he has placed a curtain in front of their eyes, they cannot see they cannot hear. They don't understand and they're not interested in even developing a relationship with Allah, let alone recognizing their own maker. Thank Allah, we recognize our maker. What do we say? A shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow anna Muhammadan rasul Allah, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah. Whoever utters that statement is automatically my brother, my sister of a higher level than that of

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blood. That is the reason why today we are in pain, tremendous pain to witness the disunity among the Muslim oma. Hence we have the problems that we have due to that disunity evidence of it is in the Quran, while at Anna's, oh fat f shallow habari from couldn't was below in Allah Hamas sabi meaning do not dispute amongst one another, do not be disunited amongst yourselves, because then you will be unsuccessful, and you will lose all of your mind as a powerful nation or the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why are we great in number billions of us across the globe? Why is it that we find no successes anybody can trample over us the most we can do is perhaps announced on

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social media that something wrong is happening to us. It does not go beyond that in most cases.

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We feel good. Muslims feel that they have solved a problem when they have announced on social media that they have the problem. Have you ever thought of that? And if you don't announce it, people look at you as a hypocrite. Whereas in actual fact, the true method of solving the problem here Allah tells you you want might you really want power as an oma Latin as shallow water. How come? Your mind will be lost when you are disunited when you are fighting with one another. When you don't have that patience, Allah says is biru in nulla, Hama snobbery. You want to know who Allah is with who the power of Allah is with who the help of Allah is with it is with those who bear patience.

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Those who restrain themselves those who understand we belong to a family. We should be standing up for one another. Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us so powerfully regarding the same oma latarjet Uber de kuffaar and Yaga Baba lucam recover but do not become disbelievers after me pretending to be believers yet You are killing one another. Allahu Akbar. That is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, Today is the day of eat. It is the day of reconciliation. It is the day of seeking forgiveness and forgiving. Don't you want the forgiveness of Allah, learn to make peace with your brothers and sisters whom you are disputing with that will solve the problem of

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the oma. We will always have minor differences because that's the plan of Allah. Whenever you have any two people, be they brothers and sisters, or parents and children, any two people, even spouses who love each other so much, there has to be some difference because that's the plan of Allah. He wants to test you. Are you going to be able to work with each other with your differences or you want to lose your mind? Do you want to lose your power, you want to lose your everything and you will fail as an oma La ilaha illa Allah then we have another narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wherein he tells us very clearly

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that the believers are like a single body Subhan Allah can just say denwa Haider,

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me Luna can just say Jessa dill Wahid. The believers are like a single body in a shaker Minh, who will do tada Allah who saw it will just add the desirable aroma. If a single organ happens to be in pain, the entire body will be restless and will be in pain. Subhan Allah is that's what's happening today. Today we are excited when a part of us is in pain. Sometimes we ourselves are inflicting pain on the others, let alone feeling their pain. Big difference between the two. Look at us. We have small differences amongst each other. We inflict so much of pain on our own brothers and sisters, our family members, members of our oma others whom we might not agree totally with, but they share

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the Shahada, La ilaha illa Allah who Muhammad Rasulullah we have made them struggle and suffer with our own hands. When the Hadith says if someone else had made them suffer, you should have felt the pain forget about that. We have actually gone beyond that. And we have inflicted the pain.

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It is a day of rejoicing, a day of happiness, a day of goodness, my brothers, my sisters, but it is a day of realisation of the reality.

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We would not be bleeding the way we are bleeding everywhere across the globe, if we cared for one another,

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if we stood by the advice of the same Nabhi that we all claim to follow what is his instruction? He says

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you are but brothers. In fact it is the instruction of Allah in me No, not

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for us. kneehole Bina kawi come what Duncan law had come to Ramune Allah says, indeed the believers are brothers, they are brothers. So a snake who by the way Come actually means that it is your duty as believers to make peace between two of you who are not getting along, make amends resolve the problem. When you see two believers not getting along whoever they are, it's your duty to go out of your way to make peace between them and to solve the problem. That's your duty. That's my duty.

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This is it, you are only going to taste the true joy of it. When your heart is clean. With the dirty heart there is no need for anyone. You might want to wear new clothes, lay salary diliman lobbies and jegede in normally diliman. Careful white.

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Indeed read is not a day of rejoicing for the one who has new clothes. No, it is for the one who fears Allah who fears the punishment of Allah.

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Lay Sally do lemon khalilabad in normally do limit how far back It is not a day when for the one who's just going to have sweet meats and sweet dishes and whatever else.

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It is for the one who fears his Lord, who understands and realizes there is a greater meaning to the day of evil filter. I'm excited because as an Obama as an Obama we fasted and there's an Obama we have broken the fast shoe more or so muyo matassa Moon one futile Yama to Pharaoh

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You should fast the day everyone around you is fasting and you should break your fast the day everyone around you is breaking the fast because you are one oma, you are one nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the true essence of this beautiful day of read.

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Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, na Illa Illa Allah who Allahu Akbar, Allah akbar wa ala Hill, Hamed, my brothers and sisters as much as we are going to rejoice this day Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah think of those who are struggling, make dua for them. Call out to Allah for them as well. May Allah grant them victory. May Allah grant them goodness, may Allah grant them success. May Allah alleviate the suffering of those who are struggling and suffering. Even in our own myths. There are some of us silently going through tremendous problems. My brother, my sister, we love you with our hearts. Here is a dua for you. Oh Allah make it easy for our brothers and sisters who are struggling in whatever

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way they are struggling, Oh Allah, those who are seeking ill Grantham cure or Allah those who have passed away, grant them Rama and mercy, Oh Allah, we ask you, to grant us all the goodness that Muhammad peace be upon him asked of you and we seek protection from all the harm that he sought protection from For indeed You are our Lord.

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My brothers and sisters, a beautiful day, spend it with your families, spend it with your friends, it's a day of eating and drinking it is but it's not a day of wasting, enjoy it, be tolerant of one another. Some people might argue Should I go to my family or my wife's family? Mashallah. The reality is if you're living nearby, you could visit both. Why not? May Allah grant us ease. Why do you need to choose? You can visit both and you should. Because Subhan Allah, it's a day of happiness, it's a day of rejoicing, enjoy it, lend a helping hand. And do you know one of the very great acts of worship of today that should have happened before we even came to the masjid is known

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as sadaqa, to Zakat on faith. It is that charity that you have to give in order to ensure that your reward for the fasting is accepted and that your day of eat is also going to be accepted. It is called the charity of fitter, the charity of breaking the fast the charity depicting the end of the season of fasting. Why is it so important? Because in our midst, there are people who cannot afford food today. In our match, there are people who cannot afford the meal. Allah tells us you make sure you don't rejoice alone. take with you the underprivileged, feed them, give them food, what type of food the food that you eat, Subhanallah the type of food you eat, feed them with it, let them enjoy.

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That is the whole essence of giving this charity so that everybody has a party today. Today is a day of halaal partying. Notice I use the word halaal. The simple reason is when we nowadays say partying people think of haram things. So it's important for us to say Sangha approved MJC approved,

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NIH D approved whatever the halaal authority is that you follow May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease It's a beautiful day inshallah we will proceed with Salah to read in a few moments, I'll explain to you the way it's done. And thereafter be even Illa we will have a football that will not be prolonged because we've already said a lot. And at the same time we do have the restrictions that we're following please my brothers and sisters, let's be responsible. Let's follow the restrictions. And let's understand we make dua to Allah to eradicate this virus, and on a day like this, there couldn't be a better time to make such a cool okoli haha or sallallahu ala nabina Muhammad