Pride and Arrogance

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Sir Lanka, Glad Tidings Tour December 2014, talk 2.


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The speakers emphasize the importance of achieving success in life, protecting oneself from evil behavior and learning to be successful in Islam. They stress the need for pride and a common point of view, as well as the importance of protecting oneself from evil behavior and not giving too much information. The success of Islam in empowering people and learning to be successful is also highlighted, along with the need for pride and a path of success for all individuals. The speakers end with thanks for the audience's attendance and a call to action for action.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabi, El Camino.

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We praise Allah subhana wa Jalla we thank him for everything he has blessed us with those things that we are conscious of and those things that we tend to forget. We still think Allah subhanho wa Taala for everything he has given us, and we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and bless every single one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters a beautiful evening in this beautiful city of Colombo the end of the year 2014 and we are in the year 1435. Eg We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to accept it from us. I mean, the topic I've been given to discuss this evening is

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a very important pertinent subject that is connected to our demand. It's connected to belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is connected to the message that was given to us from Allah subhanho wa Taala by the one chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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It's important that we realize that the choice belongs to Allah, who you are and how much you will have in terms of lineage in terms of looks in terms of wealth, in terms of position in terms of ability and so on, is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala ultimately, it is his choice. And sometimes we are to blame in the sense that the gifts that Allah has blessed us with, we do not utilize them in the right direction. So therefore you find the man given the health given the ability given the for example, the intelligence, the intellect, and he does not use that to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala all to achieve that which will benefit him in this world as well. And this

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is why the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he clearly makes mention of how important it is.

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To seek the help of Allah when you want to achieve something in this world, he says,

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work hard to achieve that which will benefit you when studying

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and seek the help of Allah. And don't be lazy. Don't give up hope. Whatever you have to achieve in this world, it will come with the help of Allah together with the dedication and the effort that you put in, that is made up of the capacity Allah has blessed you with. Don't think for a moment that what I've achieved is from me, that would be tantamount to what our own did, you know, was a man from the nation of Mussolini.

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And his sin was one major sin what was it, he was a wealthy man, he was given a lot less by Allah subhanho wa Taala in a million in one ways, and he said, this is from me, which means Allah is out of the equation or lie in

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the, he said, our own said, whatever I have been given is actually from the knowledge that I have my brains, my width, my intellect, I was, for example, I was the one who achieved everything and Allah says No way, it is us who gave you the intellect in the first place. It is us who gave you what you have in terms of ability in the first place. If we wanted we could have made you a cabbage if we wanted, we could have taken the ability away from you. So whatever you achieved in this world, related to Allah, and whatever you would like to achieve, ask the help of Allah and use the capacity given to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala then related to Allah so the end of the Hadith says what

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to Karnataka whatever.

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Just a shaman, when you have for example, exerted every effort you use the energy Allah has blessed you with you have used the capacity Allah has granted you and still you don't achieve what you wanted to achieve.

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Then don't say if I did this, and that would have happened and if I did that, then this would have happened. Because the term if opens the door of the devil luck. Yes, you may want to study how you failed in order that you do not fail in the future. But you do not sit and play the blame game Subhana Allah pick up the pieces and continue. We all would have tasted some form of failure perhaps in our lives on different levels. But it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who intends for that to be a lesson for us so that sometimes our wings are clipped

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as a gift for us to Panama. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us That having been said, the most blessing or the most virtuous, the biggest gift ever to be given by Allah subhanho wa Taala was given to someone of Allah choice, no one had a say in it. And who was this person? None other than Allah Allah.

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Allah subhana wa tada made it very clear that we have chosen the messenger we are the ones who chose him, We bestowed upon him that which we have not bestowed upon anyone before him, nor shall it be bestowed upon anyone after this was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So take a look at the verses I just went before a few moments ago where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the gifts of Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the gifts of Allah from amongst many that which was given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the co founder of Quraysh you know, the disbelievers at the time, they looked at this man, they thought perhaps this man is an orphan so he does not deserve Nobu and Prophethood. He does not deserve the virtue of Allah May. Allah alone chooses, we take some things away from you, and He gives you other things. So Pamela, with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam father was taken away before birth mother was taken away in childhood, grandfather taken away so a few years later, two years later, perhaps, and so on. So

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the beginning if one looks at it, perhaps it might not look as the most favorable beginning, but it's the gift of a loss of Hannah Montana which we need to understand. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the question that was asked by the co founder of Quraysh. And Allah says, they say listen to what they say. While gone.

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bathroom or the ask the question saying, Why did Allah not reveal this powerful book known as the Koran to a powerful man from one of the big cities MCE Allah if it should have been a very important man, a man who was the top of the village from the beginning? And Allah subhanho wa Taala responds to that question.

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Remember in the question there is acknowledgement of,

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you know, when someone says What a powerful book Why is it revealed to this man? They already saying it's a powerful book, but the question they have is whom it was revealed to. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us in the Quran, that those who have pride in them and who have arrogance and whose ego overtakes them, they will reject and deny the truth when it comes to them for one or two small factors that they might pick up. So in this case, the Quran, Allah says, they do not belie you all Mohamed Salah Salem, they know that what you've come with is the truth. But their arrogance has led them to deny.

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We know that it hurts you

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know, people, they swipe, when a person has pride, the pride gets to a level where they begin to despise others, everyone else is nothing. I am the one I'm the boss, so the co founder of the hierarchy within Malaysia at the time, they began to harm him by calling him names. And that's the habit of a person who has pride and arrogance in him or her, you know, we have a problem with a brother. And instead of saying, you know, the respected brother or the brother has said this, or this gentleman has done this, you know, if you look at the corporate world, they teach you how to deal with people who are irritating, sometimes the person comes to your business and they happen to

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say things you as a person who is dealing with this client needs to be on a high level of character and conduct. So even if they call you names, you say sorry, the gentleman has said this, or the gentleman has said that, or the lady has said this, you don't call them an idiot, because that would be degrading of your own level. But a person who's arrogant likes to use cheap words to refer to others. So they would say look at this idiot look at what he's saying. Why use the word idiot?

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Why use the word it shows that you you cannot acknowledge what Allah has blessed that person with all the tests of Allah that He put right in front of your eyes. It's glaring, it's a test of Allah, someone came and did something rough to you how you react to it will determine whether you are close to Allah or distant. So finally, if you know that Allah has blessed you with your bread is not going to be buttered by that individual. So you don't need to get excited. It's Allah Who controls it. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows your success, your failure, he has determined the developer live with him, he will grant you that he will give you the favor. That's the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So these people Allah says, we know that what they are saying what is hurting you, Muhammad was concerned more of the fact that these people are in misguidance. And on top of that, they are uttering words that are really bad, which means it's driving them further away from the guidance. That was the concern. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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We want to let you know how much

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they are not denying you. They're not calling you a liar. They know you're not a liar.

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But they are oppressors and these oppressors here, they are just denying the verses of Allah. They are denying what Allah has revealed his denial, they know it's the truth. So this is the arrogance. This is the arrogance. And this is why the verse I read a little bit earlier, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The kuffaar of courage ask the question, why is it that the Quran was not revealed to a powerful man from one of the two cities, which were the two cities being referred to Makkah and five? So it should have been someone like Buddha? Someone like Abu lahab? Allah says, homeopathy Muna?

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Are they the ones who distribute the mercy of Allah? Are they the ones who own the mercy of Allah?

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Are they the ones who own the distribution of the mercy of Allah?

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That's a question in the Arabic language known as Steve ham in carry, which means it's a question the response of which is negative completely.

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So Allah says, Are they the ones who are in charge of distributing the mercy of Allah? Or are we in charge? Who is in charge? Allah says, No.

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We are the ones we are the only ones who have decided and chosen their livelihood even in this world. So Panama. So it's Allah choice. Allah chooses livelihood, Allah chooses position and rank, to give you a luck and drop you in a minute, as he can raise you in less than a minute. So Pamela, this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala we asked him always to protect us, we asked him to grant us to grant us you know, respect amongst fellow humans and at the same time, not to disgrace us neither in this world nor on the day of

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judgments. And this is why we know that

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and we believe in it when Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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say it is Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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He is the owner of 2 million kingdom. He owns absolutely everything. He owns authority. He has the authority, he will grant innovation or Kingdom or Dominion or authority to whosoever He wishes, and he will snatch it away from whosoever He wishes, take a look at the globe, not only in our lifetime, have we witnessed recently changes, so many changes. And all that goes to show is the power of Allah, those who thought that perhaps they were in a position of comfort for the rest of their lives and generations to follow. The comfort was snatched away overnight. Who could bring it back to them besides Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say, He gives elevation to whomsoever He wishes. And he drops down whosoever He wishes, may Allah Subhana Allah protect us. All goodness is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. All goodness is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Indeed, Allah is all able or capable. So the answer that was given to the godfather of courage is that you do not control you are not in charge of the mercy of Allah, it is Allah alone. So stop being jealous stop being a person who is in denial, because denial is a sign of pride. And this is why if you take a look at

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the long run, founded Sahih Muslim, where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made a powerful statement, and you know what he said?

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He says,

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what does that mean? The Sahaba heard it and they were worried. Because Do you know what it means? He will never intergender in whose heart is a mustards, see week's worth of pride. You won't enter gentlemen. Now the Sahaba

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because you know just like you and I today is there's a man walking with beautiful clothing and as he walks past you know, Mashallah the perfume is smelling quite well. And you know, people look at him and he's arrogant, just because he's driving a Jaguar and just because he's wearing you know, designer clothing for example, or he's got perfume. That was a warning It was a concern. When the Hadid says you will not enter Paradise. If you have a mustard seeds wait with of pride in you the Sahaba

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one of the narrations it was modeled with Giovanni who asked the question of generations makes mention of different names. The question was

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messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we love We love that our clothing and our convenience be good you know a man from amongst us would love that the clothing is decent you know and that the shoes you know a good what I wear should be nice you know?

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subhanaw taala a man from amongst us would love for our clothing to be good our shoes to be nice you know we want conveyance for example. In our language and our terms we want to have a Porsche home the Porsche car Porsche Mashallah phone, the Porsche everything. Does it make us proud? It means we're not going to be entering Jelena and immediately the prophets of Allah says, Allah jameelah hibou Jamal, wow. Allah is beautiful, and he loves beauty.

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So what does that mean?

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He continues to say and the Kibo bottle happy welcome bonus. pri is

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when you deny the truth that is glaring you in the face. When you deny the truth of the undeniable truth, you deny it, that's pride. And when you despise people, despise others, that is pride. So this is a clear cut explanation of the meaning of prime. So today the person is working with a beautiful, for example, a mobile phone or they are dressed in proper clothing, and they're, you know, smelling good and so on. That does not automatically make them bride proud. That is a gift of Allah. It is the condition that that gift of Allah

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makes you that would determine whether you have pride or not. If I have a lot and then I decide to

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despising people. And like I said a few moments ago and I'm going to use the word because it's common. They say, you know, I'm walking and I'm wealthy, and I look at a man who's an idiot. Why did you have to say here because you've got money. That's what it is. Your Money makes you feel that you can call others an idiot, that is private, that is arrogance, that is what is being spoken about. When we say nose, in the air and feet of the ground, you think that you can breathe air that is slightly fresher. Trust me, if there has to be a small earthquake, perhaps the same idiot will come to your rescue. Then what happens? Then what happens? So never underestimate this, we go as far as

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saying even to the non Muslims, we are not allowed to use those type of words. You cannot call a non Muslim using derogatory terms because you are an ambassador of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam How dare you use words he would not have used the Allah forgive us, really. We need to attract people to the goodness and the true teachings of Islam, to the goodness of our tongues and the fact of

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how would that be the case, if we looked at a non Muslim, and we turned our heads away, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says so beautifully in sort of man,

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Walla township in our own email,

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the value of the advice of the man is such that Allah makes mention of it in a surah named after him, Look, man, the Wise. So Allah says, Look, man was telling his son, you know, giving him advice, one of the pieces of advice connected to our topic today is, do not turn your cheek away from the people, you know, I can actually do it for you to be honest with you. When a person is walking out who just,

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you know, you actually tend to hit? Who do they think they are, you know, who am I, I don't even want to shake. You know, I recall, having shaken the hand some years back of certain people, and they give you two fingers, like let me steal their fingers, you know, perhaps they might want to look at their hand to count their fingers after you've shaken hands.

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They give you two fingers. When I saw the brother once again, I just from a distance, I just put my hand you know, Salam Alaikum and I continued walking. But now, you know, a few years down the line, he would come home in Santa Monica Malibu, you know, would you come to my home and so on.

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I've got to understand that something has made this man realize, I hope Subhana Allah, that you know what Allah gives whomsoever He wishes. And he takes away from whosoever He wishes. And this is when you realize, when you are up there in wealth in power, it's just a short period of time. It's a short period of time. But that's why make the most of it, with humbleness, so that the day you come down to earth, at least there'll be a trampoline bouncing you it's a second time today, we're talking about the trampoline. So Pamela, at least it will be bouncing you Mashallah you'll enjoy coming down and going back up a little bit again, and coming down. And you know, what the trampoline

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does for you. It takes you below the ground level. Why? Because it's going to propel you up in a few moments, some kind of love. So this is being happy with the decree of Allah, Allah chooses for you to give you so that he tests you How have you changed when you are given an allowance takes it away? So he tests you, how will you change when it's taken away from you? What happens to you? So this is why the value of the advice

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is such as mentioned in the surah. Also, I mentioned after him, don't turn your cheek away from who? This is the point I was raising, Allah did not say what

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Muslim, you know, don't turn your cheek away from Muslims.

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So it's okay to do to others. No way. Allah did not say that. Allah says what not to say.

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Do not turn your cheek away in pride from the people, which people all people are nice means people. So Pamela, that means if there is a non Muslim, the same applies, even if he is bad to us, we are taught to be good to him. Because tomorrow if he were to declare the Shahada, he becomes our brother and he answers. And even if he doesn't declare Shahada, his account is not to us, but it is to Allah, He is answerable not to me, but to his maker, just like I am answerable to my maker. Perhaps in the dying moments of his life, he could have uttered the Shahada who knows he might be in paradise before you and you would have cast him even beyond the point of death, to the degree that

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when you arrive in the era, you will be shocked to see him way ahead of you.

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Way ahead. This is the man who despising well, May Allah forgive us, really. So Islam is a beautiful religion, we reach out to others. But in order to do that, we need to understand the concept of pride in Islam. Never Never let it overtake you know, the people you see around you who are involved in manifest error. They are your brothers in humanity and sisters in humanity to start with. Sometimes they are your brothers in Islam. What we do, and this is something it's a sickness that the globe

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Has today

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and it's part of the problem of the Muslim ummah. We are taught to look for any reason that brings us together. We are taught to look for any common point that will make you and me feel that we are part of one brotherhood Yes, we will have differences we may discuss the differences but we are taught to look at each other and to try and come to common point even if I have one common point Mashallah, you are my brother? Don't we share the Shahada? Yes, we do. But today, we have reversed that. To the degree that we are searching for the smallest point to take the man out of Islam. And we are ready to call him McAfee because of that Allah forgive us. That is the sickness that is the

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disease. That is why we are flopping and failing. It is pride. It is arrogance that makes you do that to kind of take a look at the people at the time of Musa alayhis salam. You know what they were saying?

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What did he say? a man or a woman?

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Was What do you mean? He's talking about Musa alayhis salam? And he says, am I not better than this lonely person? What's the lopesan you know, it's more or less a swear word, referring to Musashi Salah, and he says he can't even speak to save himself, you know, meaning Musa alayhis salam used to stutter slightly. That was a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But there is a gift of Allah I need to make mention of those from amongst us who stutter May Allah subhanho wa Taala show us all. When it comes to reciting the Quran, suddenly, the stuttering goes, it's a gift of a lie. It's a miracle. Even the doctors have studied it. And they have confirmed that the recitation of the Quran is free from stuttering. If you know a song by heart and I tell you to shut up the Fatiha and you know it properly, you won't start a miracle so highlights the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Musa alayhis salam that hadn't been the case, it was a test for those around him. You know, Allah raised the man. Let's see how you respect. So Allah subhanho wa Taala

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makes mention of the derogatory terms used by Iran against against mazarin salat wa salam. And this is something that teaches us a lesson. Because when the person is proud and arrogant, you know what happens to them.

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person who's arrogant, despising people, he feels that he is on a mountain above everyone else. And everyone, you know, looks very small from the top of the mountain. When you're right at the top of a mountain and you look at the others, how do you see them? They look very small, very, very small. And guess what? They don't even know that you're there. They busy working, doing their work and so on. So if you were to fall from the top, you are hurting injured, unless they caught you.

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And if they fell, perhaps they will get up and continue walking because they will know on the ground. So this is why you protect yourself from being aloof. When you have position no matter who you are, no matter what you are, no matter who you are, what you have, no matter who you know, no matter what position or whatever, it is the gift of Allah the authority, you have the wealth, the good looks, you have the type of spouse you have the children you have it can it come crashing to the ground in a moment if so, keep on thanking him for it and keep on asking him not to take it away. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say Allah I seek your protection from something known as

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the mimetic which means I seek your protection from the snatching away or the moving away the taking away of your nygma your gift your favorite upon me, you favored me Who am I? Listen to what Allah says.

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Does men not see that we have created him from a droplet of sperm

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and suddenly 15 years later, he wants to argue and debate about us. Imagine 15 years ago my son You are not even in existence Allah says Allah tala

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Mina de la mia coup.

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De the time not pass for man when he was nothing to be mentioned. You know today people refer to you as V. They refer to her as she they refer to something else as if we were neither of the three. We will not even in existence and 15 years down the line. We want to argue about a love debate become American proud, my son You are not going to take in your grave. Anything not your Levi's jeans and logos that you are showing from those jeans.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. Allah bless us all. And what's your phone and not all the beats that you are playing on the phone that's bouncing you and the bounces your vehicle at the same time.

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Someone sent me an advert today

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to to advert with an idol and what it does

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The back wheel, the back you know the the the wheel lift off the entire, you know, it lifts off the ground completely and what is at least as though it's a dog pee, and really I saw this advert I was shocked. What is it, to despise people imagining the advert shows a young man with an ego, you know, and he's trying to say I go, you know, so what's the goal, but he says, It's a lovely small vehicle. And he parked next to a huge vehicle, and one of those huge fans big one, and the guy in the van is a big burly guy. And he just wanted to prove a point. So he lifts the car, and the water starts releasing law when people are surprised. You might Google that and find the advert. Allah forgive us

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really an homage Allah forgive us. I found the music a bit too much. And that's what actually made me muted. But the message that I learned was, you know what, it's up to you how you use technology, some can use it in order to degrade others, whilst others would use it in order to serve the dean to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah forgive us imagine, I want to prove to someone that I'm going to pee on them, how they tomorrow, real dog may be on me then what's going to happen? That was not prepared and planned by men. That was something that an animal did. It's a disgrace, but it's Allah who chose for that to happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us. So the hadith

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of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. The words of the messenger sallallahu Sallam have taught us to be humble if there was anyone who had the right to be arrogant or proud. It would have been those who are blessed the most, but they were the most humble. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was the most humble. The messengers were the most humble so panela imagined they used to throw dirt and defecation on his back some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and how did he use to respond? He responded by getting up, getting it off his back, washing off his clothing, and carrying on, not even the word he uttered. Why? Because he knew Allah has blessed me I don't need to prove a point to anyone. Unless given me I

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don't need to show right guys. I'm the man. I'm the man. You're not the man. Who's the god it's Allah Who is the giver, related to Allah through the blessings of Allah. That is why when you are given something you are taught to say Masha Allah Alhamdulillah Allah or Praise be to Allah thanks to Allah, Glory be to Allah, these are the words why you are blessed. You thank Allah there is something known as sujood a sugar to fall into frustration to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala why you related to him not to you, you can be as sharp as you want. So Pamela, you know, it is something known as a Delphic Delphic meaning to have the acceptance to do the right thing at the right time.

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That's a lot. So that is why when you say, Well, I can't be the tofik it means Allah grant me the acceptance to do the right thing at the right time. That's what it means. And so you have examinations tomorrow morning. I've got to study biology, and I haven't studied the entire year. Okay, I'm not trying to say you should be lazy. But say I haven't studied the entire and I'm making dua and I get my books. And I say, Well, I helped me go and meet them. And guess what I start reading and I've only read about perhaps a quarter of the syllabus, and I fall off to sleep.

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And if I were Subhan, Allah granted that acceptance by Allah, what would happen? Tomorrow morning, here come the questions. They are only from the quarter that I read.

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comes another guy who swatted the whole year, and the questions that came with just the ones he missed. I'm sure I see a lot of people smiling, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

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It's known as tofield is from Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana. Allah,

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Allah, and this is the gift of Allah.

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How it happened? It's just a loss of Hannah what Allah speak to the cricketers, and they will tell us about Allah you know, I can go on for a duck and I can be the world's best cricket player. Mashallah. I can't and what happened? I don't know. It was Allah subhanho wa Taala that was just a law telling you know, relax, it's from me not from you. Yes, you use your capacity capability but related to Allah Allah you blessed me with it. Don't take it away from me Allah Mashallah. We're blessed to have you with us this evening.

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So, my brothers and sisters something great and grant, it's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala never let it make you feel that you are more entitled than others know. Subhana Allah, you know, I want to give you one simple example. I was traveling in one of the Middle Eastern countries a long time.

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And I happen to cross the border.

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And when I was coming back, I wanted to cross back into the country that I was that I had left from and it was the time of tomorrow. And they told me you have a Zimbabwean passport. You actually need a visa to go in and I told him But hang on. I was here about 10 days back when I was crossing, no one told me this. I crossed him there was no visa. He said no, that law has just changed two days ago.

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I have a flight to catch and I'm making the

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Are to Allah and Allah help me, Allah I'm in need here my entire family, they are not affected because obviously they have a different nationality but with me to kind of help me, what am I going to do? I've got a flight to catch and I need to return home.

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And so it was the time of Juma and the alignment. And Mashallah there was a mustard in the border post.

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And so I went to making to add to Allah and I sat down. And the man who spoke about what this is called the help of Allah, not from me, nothing at all. The man was speaking about helping people in desperation, helping people in need and how Allah will assist you if you assist someone who's desperate who's in need. And guess what, there was a man next to me, who greeted me, and I greeted him back. And Subhanallah I greeted him, I acknowledged him and so on. And at the same time, in fact, I greeted him just before the talk had started. And then I greeted him immediately after the talk.

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And I nodded, my head smiled at him and so on. And we started our Salah we were standing in the substation and you know that the feet and the the, the the toes and whatever else, and I started my salon I ended. And when I finished, I made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, I don't know, it's only you that's made to help. And so what happened is, I came out, I had hope in my heart, but I was also making a plan B, you know, to say, let's go back, and we'll do this, we change tickets, perhaps leave from another city altogether. And as I went in, I told this brother who was behind the counter that look, you know what, please, I need your help. He says only my boss can do it for me.

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So can I see him? Well, you can, maybe you can enter the door. And if he's there, you're lucky. So I went by the door, there was someone cleaning knocked on the door, the door opened, who was the boss, the man who sat next to me just the title of the book buying Salah, and he read right next to me. And guess how I started my story salamati you know, you can you can remember the smile country, you know? So I looked at him and I'm saying to myself, let me try and choose the best way of convincing in such that he will not be able to say no, if he has a heart.

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I said, you know, Mashallah, I'm in need, and desperately need. And I'm convinced about selling the house. And I hope and I pray that help can come through you at least so that inshallah you know, I will be able to please Him.

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He looks at me. And he thought for a moment, and I'm quite certain that the words of the Imam were Indian in his head.

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And then he tells me something. He says, you know, you're right. It's only from Allah, not from me. He wrote on my in my passport. This man has been given oral permission into the country, you know, the Arab nation. Some of them they have this. I don't know about now, but I'm talking about quite a while back. So he and he wrote it, I went to the front amendment, he didn't smile, he stamped it, and let me cause as simple as ABC.

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But my life was coming to an end. Basically, if that didn't happen, it not to an end. But what I mean is, you know, it was going to be quite difficult. And then I told myself, I said, you know, this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine if we didn't greet. Imagine if I just said, Imagine if he didn't greet. It was his quality. He was a big boss, I didn't even know. But he greeted, and this is what helped. And I beat him back. And this is why I remember.

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Sometimes we are arrogant. We don't want to, it's a man that overtakes us We are human, we need to check it again. Make sure you remove it, fight it fighting, be humble. You know, I've seen people with mega wealth. And you will never pick up that this man has wealth. And I've seen people with next to nothing, and they have their first $1,000 and next thing they feel like I'm Bill Gates.

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Bill Gates, I always used to wonder why Bill Gates is so wealthy. But then I realized that the dollar in America is called the blue.

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It's called the blue so he's the one who has the key to the door. That's perhaps him But for us, Allah has the key. Allah has the key to the door. We don't need the green booze Mashallah we need entry into gentlemen, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness of the dunya as well as witness of the era. So

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this is the fruit when we have a little bit sometimes we don't want to talk to someone and a few moments later we realize Guess what, this person is in charge of something something and guess what they are? They might not have as much as you but they have some form of post that at the moment you need.

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law when I record in Zimbabwe back in the days, we had difficulty no bread, no milk, no water, no electricity. The electricity goes well to this day we we actually struggled with electricity and water whereby it actually goes every single day

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Mashallah beautiful nation does not snatch the beauty away from the nation but it's a nation where

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by candlelight to something great, that's why our marriages work.

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hamdulillah so Subhana Allah, I recall back in the days when it was worse, those who were of high character and conduct, there was always someone who made a plan for them for the bread for the few, you know, it was possible for example, to phone someone and say, listen, we've got a very important function, this electricity would easily okay if you turn it off a little bit later. So kind of if you had that, you know, relationship with someone perhaps

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it was

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Allah grant us ease and goodness, notice I'm waiting very carefully because I don't want to be told Hey, who do you know? Just now people will start asking questions. So my brothers and sisters, if you look at some of the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When a person denies them, Allah takes away other things from them. For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, He who is proud he who is Arabic,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala, switches the light of guidance of from that person.

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So also the foreign

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those who are arrogant, haughty on Earth, those who think they are on Earth, Allah says, we turn our signs away from them. They missed it.

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What was the sin of the men? The sin was how he treated fellow human beings. So Allah says, we didn't like it, how he carried on on the earth was so bad that he was not fit, to actually receive and achieve the guidance. So Allah says,

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Allah says, such a person, the one who's arrogant on Earth, the one who goes around on the earth, walking around with his haughtiness and trying to flex his muscle here, and then we turn away our signs from him such that when he sees the path of righteousness, he turns away from it.

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When he sees the path of goodness, he turns away from it. And when he sees an evil path, he trades on it. And Allah explains that's because he belied the signs of Allah the messages of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala do that too. So bring yourself down, and Allah will elevate you, Manitoba Allah, Allah, whoever humbles himself or herself for the sake of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will raise such a person, not only in this world, but in the next. We would not like embarrassment in this world, would we? But to be honest, the biggest embarrassment is the embarrassment of the Day of Judgment. May Allah protect us from it? May Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Goddess, May He grant His

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goodness, my brothers and sisters, that's just one verse, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of there are several other verses. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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Those who do not want to worship us are considered arrogant, proud.

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They have a problem, what is the problem? They don't want to worship their own makeup. Allah says, I am telling you to call out to me, and you don't want and I am the solution of your problems.

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You Your job is telling you call out to me, I will solve your matter I will answer you.

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When Allah says in

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the community bad at those who are too proud to do that, those who are too proud to call out to me to worship me. Allah says, saya Follow

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me, they will be made to me to Hellfire for a long, long time.

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To us, imagine a person knows that Allah is the solution, and he doesn't want to worship His own makeup. This is why we say the concept of godhood in Islam is such that no one can deny it. Who do I worship, whoever made me who made you the one and only we call him Allah, the worship one, the inevitable, the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, the controller, the one who created nourishes, cherishes, sustains the one in whose hands lies, every form of goodness, that I will achieve and the one who will protect me from evil, the one who will grant me Subhanallah This is a law, you know that and you still don't worship me? Are you too shy to worship Allah? You know, sometimes it's the

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time of Salah.

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And we are so shy, that we don't want to fulfill Salah because our colleagues are non Muslim.

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Let them see you do it who comes above Allah or them? But don't be too shall. Allah calls it an arrogance. Allah says put things where they belong. I am the one in charge.

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When you die, will that help you over

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Salah help you with what you did to please me help you or what you did to please them against my instruction help you you know you're allowed to please people on condition that it is not in the discretion of Allah you know your wife asks you to do something Mashallah yes Subhanallah I'd suggest you actually did it before she asked you know she won't tell you buy me a rose but if you buy her the rose it has a greater impact of analog and you know as religious as you are you may want to hide it behind your back so romantic and guess what? Yes, it's permissible Mashallah, it's okay. You know, you can see the big guys doing the thing so what Mashallah, you know, I'd like to see a

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WhatsApp clip of that, at least inshallah instead of the whatsapp group doing its rounds. We spoke about it earlier today with with religiously clad people who might be pinching mobile phones and so on, may Allah safeguard us that's not good. We'd rather choose something that would be, you know, a point showing people that Islam is not a dry faith, that you know, we should just stick into one area and that's it, you know, keep on saying Subhana Allah till the day you die. The terms of analyze so valid and so great that if you were to worship Allah correctly, it is equivalent to you haven't remembered about your life. I remembered a lot. This is why I called it victory means the

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remembrance of Allah and the best decrease the

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the Quran is the best remembrance of Allah it is you remembering Allah, not just by time, but I remember him at all times. Consciousness is part of the remembrance of Allah, Allah that is remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us giving us a warning and at the same time giving us good news that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, a person who

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does something after being told to do it, yes, it may hold value, but it would be of greater value if we did it before we were told. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking you to worship him to call out to Him. Sometimes we don't do it. Do you know why? Because everything is on our plate, the plate Mashallah is has everything in it.

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But there are two things that happen. the greed of man sometimes makes him call out to Allah, trust me, the greed of men, you asked him and he blessed me with everything, Mashallah, that's a good way of saying it. But every night he's making glower give me more. Yeah, I've got this gene, 2 billion was dealt with just the other day, another dealer for me, and another guy is asking for 40 rupees on the other hand. So Pamela, look at this, a man who's got everything, but he's Greek, meaning man's nature to want more. So how Allah will make him call out to Allah, brother. And sister, it is not wrong to call out to Allah for as long as the condition of your heart is correct.

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It is not wrong to have 50 billion for as long as the condition of your heart is correct. But it is wrong to have even 5000 if the condition of your heart is wrong.

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People have something small, you know, like, you have a small man syndrome. I don't even ever heard of that. You have a person who's got absolutely nothing but he thinks he's a big deal while I'm on my phone. So he starts talking and saying yes, transfer 3 million and transfer 4 million and transfer 5 million there. And people are just looking at him.

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And the women are flicking their hair, you know to try and attract his attention. Next thing is

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a shot from the lotto.

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And when my brother even the juulsen doesn't think like that.

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Allah forgive us. That's a small man syndrome. You're trying to act big for learning. You know, if someone else has been blessed by Allah Don't get angry. It's a sign of pride when you get angry. All these cells connected to the heart are quite closely related. It's just that some of them manifested in a different way. They are shown in a different way. So sometimes you have a person who's blessed, when we look at him, we become jealous. The jealousy sometimes makes us arrogant. We want to despise him. So as soon as people say Mashallah, that man, you say he made his money through drugs.

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Relax, he's blessed from Allah, Allah gave you whatever, he touched a goal.

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Whatever he touched in gold.

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That's what the cover of courage when they could not digest the fact that Muhammad was chosen by Allah. They called him what they said, He's much known. He's mad when they said he's sad. He's a magician. And then they said, No, he is possessed. And then they said, No, he's after women. And they started raising personal issues against Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam knowing that you know what, Allah blessed him far higher than us. And they knew in their hearts he's got but because they were worried about their own status and position, no one must come and have more than us. So we must find fault in the men and they started saying things that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In cafe ina z,

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all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have protected your reputation.

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And your person and yourself from those who try and scoff at you, those who try and raise fault with your person, we have protected you from all that. Don't worry about it, ignore it, continue doing the work. And this message is for us all Allah has given you don't worry about the detractors and those who have something bad to say, if it is true, continue in your life, if it is true, seek Allah's forgiveness and still continue. But remember, your brain is not funded by them. Like I said, that sustenance you have is not connected to them. I recall a gentleman

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who went to one institution,

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and he was making a donation, and he used to make a donation. And they came a time when he wanted something to happen his way, and they refused for it to happen his way because it was wrong. So what happened as a result is he said, I'm no more donating here. And when he said that Subhanallah the institution and the fathers of the institutions and it's fine, it's one of those things, what can we do? We are not going to you know, jump to your tune when it's wrong Japan alone. So if that's what you want,

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mela, gradual acceptance and goodness and Baraka and guidance. It's your decision. So the man walked out. As he walked out, another gentleman walked in for the first time. And he says, You know what, I'd like to make a donation and guess what the amount was double that of the guy who walked out.

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Look at how Allah kicks one out and brings the other and Allah speaks about us in the Quran. Allah says, if you are not going to be thankful to Allah, to worship Allah in the proper way, he will swap you without us.

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This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and it's something that we need to ponder over. Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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70 calm and by

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the end of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Allah says, if you are going to turn away, you people are going to turn away, we will swap you with others, we will bring others in your place and they won't be like you, they will be humble, they will be down to earth, they will be suffering, they will be people who have good character, good conduct, you can be changed anytime you are not indispensable. You are a person whom Allah can replace anytime, and so on.

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So thank Allah, he's used you think Allah has blessed you, it should draw you closer to Allah. So the point I was raising is sometimes we as human beings, do not call out to Allah because we've done everything on our plate. But when Allah loves us, he taps us a little tip. What is the technique? It takes one thing away from us. So suddenly, mother passed away.

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Suddenly, a child passed away suddenly a huge accident, suddenly, something else happened. big loss. suddenly someone says something that affected you in a big way.

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That was Allah tapping you to say, Come back to me. You're going a bit too far long.

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That was Allah tapping you to say Come back to me. You're going a little bit too far. So that night we call out to Allah, we cry. We read Salah we do Toba we are making the steel fall we look at the bigger for the first time we see him as a genuine person. In fact, we feel so sad to say I want to give out a charity, the beggar that comes to my door every Thursday or every Friday or whenever it is.

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Where is he?

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But you used to rebuke him every week. Now you're busy saying where is he the man who used to come along with a tin Where is he? When I was at the shop I always used to see a sign saying your change can make a change and then looking for your change a few little coins. Your change will make a change the day I decide to give you the 10 is not there anymore. Bla bla bla you are softened up. I was gonna say you're gonna have to go Allah subhanho wa Taala may choose for you that you're going to walk the extra mile to get to it. But when it was there, you did not appreciate it. It can happen and it is still a gift of Allah because you have not died in the wrong condition.

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It's a gift of Allah. You know, I know of a person who loves to live Lagonda so good house, I mean,

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and it softened him up to the degree that he is such a normal person. Such a good man Subhanallah and one would think that perhaps the most of the blood is drawn in closer to Allah. And we wouldn't be wrong to think that this is what Allah does his best to but when we turn away from Allah, Allah calls it stick bar, person who is arrogant look at the police. The police was the most arrogant when Allah ordered him and instructed him to do something. What did Allah to

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Allah instructed him to acknowledge the status given to add money.

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The same thing happens to all of us. Allah instructs us to acknowledge what he has given the other person. He's a boss. He's got well he drives a better car. He's got a better family.

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He's got a prettier wife, he's got this don't become jealous. You know, don't let that make you despise them. No, not at all the sins of connected look at what he believes the pride arrogance made him jealous. It made him deny. He says No way. I am never going to accept that this man is higher than me.

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So Allah says,

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la vaca. What's your problem? Are we please, Allah is asking him? Are you arrogant? Have you become from amongst those who are denying the reality? It's right there in front of you. You can see it. So Panama, or are you voting you too high to come to the ground, you know, to accept the reality? This is prime. And this is why a lot admonishes him. Immediately, he says,

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I'm better than him.

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And better than him that's private, that is private, the minute I feel more entitled I am better. And so on that is prior, you ego, you have a problem.

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You have your nose in the air, your feet, perhaps off the ground, and Allah describes it beautifully in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, so

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when you walk, walk correctly with humbleness, humility, you are not going to create a big hole into the ground with the stamping of your feet? No, are you going to reach the mountains with you tiptoeing thinking you higher than everybody else, you never, there are things that are higher than you. And there are things on the ground that are more secure than you are. So Panama.

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Don't let it make you think for a moment that you are the one and the only one. Allah has definitely blessed people more than you in certain ways. And he has definitely blessed you more than others in certain ways. But we need to look for those things. We need to thank Allah. Sometimes a man is blessed with wealth, but he doesn't have out. Sometimes a man has health when he doesn't have wealth.

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And sometimes a man has health and wealth millimeters from those.

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I mean, I didn't really hear the noise in the air conditioner. So Panama, Allah grant us ease and Goodness me. So my brothers and sisters, these are the gifts of Allah. Let's never do this. Never ever turn away from Allah subhanho wa Taala because you know what he says? He says, the abode of the one who denies the truth is hellfire. That's a warning. And a Sufi

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Taka beanie, is there not a place and the spot kept in Hellfire for those who are proud and arrogant to deny the truth and despise others.

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That verse is just a warning. It's a warning from Allah telling us don't despise people, they are human beings. They are also the creatures of Allah and this is what we forget.

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You know, you see a dog, you cannot just start kicking a dog and throwing stones at you because it's a dog. No, it's a dog. And the word dog, depending on how it is said can either be a swear word, or it could be different from that. Can I give you an example? If you look at someone who say, john, what are you trying to say? It's a swear word. But if you look at something and say what happens?

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The same job you're referring to but one sounds a little bit sweeter than the other. I'm not encouraging you to use doggy to refer to your loved ones not at all. We are mostly mean we don't use that Mashallah. But I'm only giving you an example, that the same word can be used depending on your heart and your expression to mean to opposite things. Do not use those words to refer to others don't it doesn't help you What did you gain from it? This guy's a monkey May Allah forgive us Really? Allah forgive us? Why did you have to use that word?

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Are you the one who's claiming the tree?

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You don't say that. Leave it. I recall the ones I was sitting

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with a few friends. And there was a boy one of the guys who were sitting there he kept on saying 88 and I'm thinking What is he saying? when we when we talk about something that was happening because as a brother What do you see says those guys

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and I think some handle on what's on with this? How What are you achieving by calling them apes? I tell you what, you are the same time so it makes you an ape as well.

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I swear we have the same kind of you call me a monkey trust me I perhaps I'm more handsome than you are.

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That's all goodness and good looks.

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I don't mean it that way. But all I mean is you know what, when you look at someone and you call them something, consider for a moment that you are the same species. So they become dogs under you or perhaps they're before him. And you might know how to bark even better because that's what you just moved

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My brothers and sisters, it's beautiful to be a Muslim. It's beautiful to have rules and regulations governing how you live. It's beautiful to be disciplined. That is, that is Islam. That's why today we are saying reach out to humanity at large with your character. Protect yourself from pride and arrogance. We know that the man we have is indeed a very good gift of Allah, but you and I do not have a guarantee that we will die upon the condition of the man. We don't have the gate. This is why the Hadith of the Prophet salatu salam also makes mention of he man

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he man was a man.

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Allah Allah grant us a life full of Eman goddess the death of a man

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mighty Mohamed Salah Salim have to say that he didn't need to say that. But it was a lesson for us. All I don't know the condition of myself when I die. And somehow Allah when I die, let me die with the man, because that is the gift. And this is why pride is forbidden in this world. But the Day of Judgment, when you are granted your book, on your right hand, that is the day you will be allowed to be proud of your achievement.

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You will be happy. And you won't need to despise anyone because Subhana Allah, you already have it. You know, like sometimes the English language does not have words that translate the Arabic. So if we take a look at people's wording, when they say I'm proud to be a Muslim, and you hear the young boy tell the father, who has just said that. The father says I'm proud to be a Muslim and the voices I learned that the mother said that you're not allowed to be proud.

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What it means in that context is I'm happy to be a Muslim. So we say I'm happy to be a Muslim, I'm proud to be a Muslim. I'm proud to be a part of you this evening doesn't mean I'm proud to be a part of you this evening. No, I'm happy to be a part of you this evening. So Allah, we thank Allah for this. So the wording sometimes depending on the context, and how it's used in the language and so on, it would perhaps mean something different, but your condition is what will display. Some people when they are put into a corner, they get upset and angry and they start showing their power that's just from Allah. You don't need to show who you are. Do you know what i can do too? But that

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question alone shows arrogance and pride.

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You know who I am. That question alone shows arrogance and pride. We don't need to know who you are. You're a human being who is in need of the mercy of Allah justice is to Allah. If he wants to snatch it away from you, he will snatch it away from you. So how to love to thank Allah for whatever he's blessed you with. And don't ever try and threaten people and despise them, resolve your matters come together, let's serve Allah subhanho wa Taala that serve humanity at large for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Trust me, if the Muslims were to live Islam, the world would have reverted and converted. If the Muslims were to live Islam, the world would have turned to Islam. The problem with

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us, Allah forgive us, really, like I say, with our own family members, with our own brethren with too much without realizing meaning too many issues without realizing my brother, my sister, that day your eyes closed and you go back to Allah, you are taking nothing back with you nothing. Zero. Allah is not going to say all accountants get on to that corner will take a count differently because you guys know what the council about. Never, all doctors go That's it. We're going to take your concept of you know, but Allah says those who struggle That's true. Those who developed a link with us, those who have one of the seven qualities and characters, those who are great to protect themselves

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for the sake of Allah, we will grant you the shade on this day that everyone needs it, then

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you can't say that I died some heinola while I was wearing designer clothing or beautiful perfume, so now that means when I get into my grave, you know, I'm safe. No, it's got nothing to do with it. That alone shows us that when you are concerned about the day of death, it makes you a humble person. very humble. This is why they say if you want to become humble, and you want to protect yourself from pride, constantly remember, the day you were helpless when you were young, and the day you won't be helpless when you die.

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When I was young a baby I was helpless. I came out and some kind of I don't even recall but people have to look after me and so on. And imagine if they knew that a few years later, I'll be flexing those muscles. I wonder what would have happened.

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You know your father, your mother's how they looked after you and 15 years later, I'm using 15 because it's the middle of the teens. Sometimes a bit earlier nowadays and sometimes even later. You know they say normally you mature out by 20. I know people who are 60 years old or not you

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Forgive us.

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That's a gift of Allah. May Allah forgive us and may He never make us from them. Meaning from those types of people and may He made them as well.

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From amongst those who earn gentlemen who can correct themselves, we all need correction. In fact, that brings me to a solid point. One of the signs of pride and arrogance is when you don't want to be told and you don't want to be corrected. It's a sign of private arrogance. A man comes in tell you my brother, you know what? I saw you leading solder. But you know, when you go down Institute, this is how you're supposed to do. What do you think you're shut up? Okay?

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What did you just say? You know, what I say? And your face and your words, everything is spoiled, missed. Because it shows that the heart the condition of a happy changing man,

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no matter how much you know, you will be corrected. So Pamela, you need to accept correction. And you need to understand you're just a human. And all human beings make mistakes besides those who are protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhan Allah. So don't be too proud to take instruction to take learning, No, do not be too proud.

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This is what they say. So this is why understanding.

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So Han Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has favored some of us above others, you know, a school teacher is a school teacher.

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Perhaps he will mean He will teach the whole world so much. But on certain points, you will also need to be taught,

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continue leading up to the end, a person is a professional in his field, he will be able to teach the world in that field. But he will have to learn in other fields and perhaps even in the field to excel. If you feel bad when you're corrected. It's a sign of pride. And at the same time, it is an ingredient of failure, you will not be able to succeed. So thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine, take a look at the Sahaba of

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those who are wealthy, they had a lot. They had much more in terms of material wealth than you and I

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take a look at the life of

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one of the wealthiest of the Sahaba of the ummah.

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Did it ever make him arrogant?

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No. Did it ever stop him? from coming to salah and standing in line with the rest of the believers? No.

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Did he ever make him feel entitled to block off a section of the machine just for himself? No.

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Did he ever make him feel that he was above the rest? So he could do something others couldn't? No, never. That was a black man in the house.

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And examples of those are many.

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I was going through the lives of the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and I noticed they had more wealth than a lot of us put together.

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And I think a lot of people don't know this. There was a stage when they didn't have but they came a stage later on. When they had so much that should have a life. We had it when one does what we will do with it. You know millions of gold coins, millions of gold coins and who was this man? He was so happy. He was a companion and what did he used to say? He used to teach the people he was humble. He used to walk the streets people could talk to him, Allah forgive us.

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So these are some of the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us and this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us in so many different ways. May Allah subhanho wa Taala harness goodness and ease May he make us from those who are always humble down to earth May he make us from those who understand the,

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the path that Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to walk upon and may may be from amongst those who are accepted to walk upon it, remember is from Allah, and it is Allah alone, who will grant us never become jealous of others never stop at people just because of what Allah has blessed them. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Ibrahim Alayhi Salam in the Quran. And Allah says if people are becoming jealous of others, because of what Allah has blessed them in, they should know that Allah has blessed Abraham and his family made peace be upon them. Allah has blessed them with so much he gave them wealth, he gave them kingdom. And on top of that he gave them profit.

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And this is why some people became jealous. When Prophet would came to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, what did they said? They said, Why is the son of his mind favored over the son of his heart? May peace be upon them all.

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And what happened as a result? They just denied the truth. They said no, we don't want why because it's his son of my son. It happens to us. You know, I was seeing a little clip on WhatsApp once again. where a man becomes so obsessed because his son has all A's, one B,

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all A's and one B and he says Wow, he looks

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Hasan is excited. And at the bottom, this is one beat. And he says no ways that's not acceptable. The other guy's son got my brother, when your son becomes a surgeon one day, and I've said this a few times before, do you think the person who is about to slice is going to say, hey on Doc, did you get all A's? Or was the one BB?

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Not at all.

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If you Even if you say, look, I failed four times, but then I passed.

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I don't want to be caught by you know,

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you come with a reputation that is given to you by

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you know, My son, Mashallah he did quite well at school.

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And I told him says, I don't need you to come first. I just need you to try.

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And well, I need help so much, I need you to do your best. Why? Because I know only one person can come first, does it mean the other 29 in the classroom all failures?

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One person will come first, you will do good ones who come first once perhaps you might come second, you know, the competition is by naught point two five of a mark sometimes. So somehow you didn't make it. congratulate the person who did it and carry on. But what happens a parent who has this pride that is unacceptable in the heart will come to the teacher and say, why was my son My first whose son was first? Maybe they're doing magic. But why it's happening amongst the Muslims. Perhaps they went to do magic against my child because my child is not performing. Anyone your child performed very well, but the other child did well, as well.

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Something else perhaps no one comes to us and makes us think no ways. My son should be first. And next. Who do you think you are?

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The question won't be asked by us. But it should be asked by yourself who do I really think I am? That is also someone else's child. Allah blesses people with different capacities. Some people have a photographic memory, and others don't. Some people like I said, You've been blessed with something that perhaps others don't have. But because you haven't recognized it, you become jealous of what they had not realizing they actually don't have what you have.

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Now Allah help us understand this plan. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. Shall we meet again, soon perhaps tomorrow in the same venue perhaps at the same time if Allah gives us the opportunity to do that, May Allah forgive me for anything I may have said that might have been out of turn and at the same time I thank you for having you know, been seated. So silently and attentively for so long. Zach moolah, hey, Allahu Allah and Amina Muhammad, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa