Ramadan 2007 – Day 1

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We'll be learning Amina shame on your ad. bs mean

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excellence presents jewels from the Holy Quran a series of lectures by Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa menke.

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Lecture one dues one to one in Kota

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created nareesha cherisher sustainer provider protector of one and all, what will suddenly what will suddenly Milan Nabina Muhammad Allah meanwhile Allah Allah He was

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in complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions and all those who have followed him, those who are following him and shall follow him up to the day of piano. Honor the roula beloved brothers and sisters dearest listeners, we have rolled into the month of Ramadan by the grace of Allah azza wa jal, we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala because upon citing the moon, each one of us feels the Baraka, we come into gear automatically, like an automatic motor vehicle as soon as you stop it, it gets into first without anyone trying anything May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to comprehend the Baraka, we

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feel it but at times we don't realize that we are moving through it and it is moving so quick that before we know it, it will be completed. We don't want to complete the month of Ramadan without softening our hearts without earning the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala without standing in Salatu tarawih for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala commences the Quran with Surah Al Fatiha this Quran has been revealed through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a different order. But it was in the know him muffled under preserve the tablet in a specific order and that is the order that we have today. Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off with the most beautiful

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verses one can ever dream of Alhamdulillah hear

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me in All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise him on every condition. He is the Creator. He's the one who made us he's the one who made everything around us. We praise Him we thank him when goodness comes to us we think Allah subhanho wa Taala when something we regard as evil befalls us we seek the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the phrase Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us complete and total protection at all times. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about his mercy

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urashima neurotomy Most Beneficent, most forgiving, Most Merciful because myself and yourselves we need to understand the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is what will bring us even closer and closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala we all know that this man he man obey an unhealthy one. Raja Eman is a balance between the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala voila he I guarantee you that this is the month of mercy. Let us all turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek His forgiveness for indeed he is forgiving wholesale in the month of Ramadan. a loser is the one who has passed the month of Ramadan and has not been forgiven. why women adric

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Ramadan, Allah will be upon the one who has witnessed the month of Ramadan and he has not been forgiven. It is as though Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying look, I am ready to forgive everybody, but it is us who sometime don't want that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us in this month of Ramadan a turning point every one of us needs to make an intention tonight that this Ramadan will be a Ramadan with a difference in Ramadan whereby we will make sure that we struggle to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says regarding the book in the next surah in Surah Al Baqarah and obviously I'm not going through every single verse because we don't have the time to do

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that. I have just selected certain verses. Obviously it is very difficult to select verses because every single verse is of great importance. But here we have Surah Al Fatiha, the opening surah I've mentioned the fact of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala in fact one very interesting point before I go to sudo to makara Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to us in a hadith known as adid could see where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Carlota barakaatuh Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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Come to sala sabini wahba in Aberdeen is fain. I have split Surah Fatiha between myself and my worshiper into two halves. So when the worshiper says al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala, Lord of the world's I say meaning I respond to him. My worship has praised me. So every time we say Alhamdulillah Allah mean we should know that that rapala al amin is responding that he loves it when we say that we should increase that particular statement and all these statements of the outcome and the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then if a worshiper says Rahmani Raheem, Allah subhanho wa Taala says my worship has glorified me and when he says

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Maliki only Deen, he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala responds, my worshiper has exalted me and then when he says a cannot go do what he can a stirring you alone, we worship you alone, we seek help from then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that is between me and my worshiper, and for my worship it is whatever he asks thereafter, the first hour we make in the Quran, in Dino Sera, Stephanie, Guide us to the straight path, may Allah soften our hearts and May Allah make us all on the straight path and may He keep us on that straight path. Then let me move on to Surah Al Baqarah, Allah subhanho wa Taala in the opening verses of Surah Al Baqarah speaks of the authenticity of the Quran. Why?

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Because as soon as you open that Koran The first thing one needs to be convinced about is the authenticity of that book. When you open the previous scriptures that we find today. Automatically we find differences and discrepancies in the scriptures. So the authenticity is questioned and that automatically drops the value of the book. When it comes to the Quran. Allah says that he can kita buena Eva See, there is no doubt in that book. No doubt there is guidance in it for those who believe let us be from amongst those who believe. And let us not just pay lip service to that because Allah subhanho wa Taala describes several categories of people. The first are those who

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believe as he says, If you believe in Allah, then the Quran will be a form of guidance for you. But if you do not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala that Quran will not even touch your heart. Allah speaks in the same surah maka says kulu

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fennekin luigia to do Kazuma Allah speaks of some of the hearts and he says some of the hearts become so solid, that they become hard. They don't tremble and trimmer with the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what you attach to certain hearts, it doesn't stick in the hearts because those hearts have become hard. Allah says they are harder than rock some rocks, they will explode in some rocks, you will find that water will gush out of them. But some of the hearts are even harder than that. May Allah soften our hearts every single one of us needs to ask himself or herself the question Am I from amongst those whose hearts have been hardened? Because if our hearts

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have been hardened, then we are wasting our time reading the Quran. We are wasting our time when Allah tells us something and we deny it or we don't want it or we don't like it. Then obviously we need to first deal with our own Eman. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the meaning and he says those are the ones who will achieve goodness and guidance from the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the kuffaar in levena cafo.

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You mean?

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The kuffaar are those whom, whether you want them or you don't want them, it's all the same for them. Now, why not make us that? Who are the Kufa two types of Kufa one are disbelievers from amongst those who do not even claim to be more meaning and muslimeen and submit as unbelievers and the other those who might be believers but they are so ungrateful. A person who has no form of gratitude in him for his own creator is also known as a kafir because Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in the Quran.

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He uses the term gopher for the one who does not acknowledge the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not enough to just say I thank you Oh Allah by Tang, yes, that is part and parcel of it. But what is much more important is that we utter the words and over and above that we practice upon what Allah wants us to practice upon. And obviously, not all of us can become Pope's overnight so to speak. Not all of us can become so pious.

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Hold overnight, but each one of us needs to ask ourselves, am I heading in the right direction at least am I moving on the right path? I might be five steps up the ladder which has 100 steps on it. If I've moved to six by the end of Ramadan, I've achieved a lot. If I've moved to seven and 10 and 40 and 50 I've achieved a large amount May Allah grant that to us. But if I've gone down the ladder and back to the ground, then we have lost May Allah not make us from amongst those. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the hypocrites and he speaks of those who with their tongues, they utter the words that you know, we believe we are there we are meaning, but inside they are not believers,

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and sometimes people utter by tongue, but they do not practice. So there are two types of that ninja Ninja icardi and Ninja family, that ninja where a person is not a Muslim, but he pretends or she pretends that he or she is a Muslim, that inshallah We ask Allah to protect us from that that is very dangerous. But the type where we all tend to fall is we say we are meaning but when the law and the command of Allah comes to us, we then think we have a choice in that regard. No Salah I will see about it. I'm not yet ready to read it. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from those type of statements. We should acknowledge what's right and wrong. If we are weak we can tell Allah subhanho

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wa Taala Allah I acknowledge that what I'm doing is not right. But at the same time Yeah, Allah make me strong so that I can continue May Allah subhanahu Allah grant that to us. So Allah says wamena see my

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There are some people who utter the words we believe in Allah we believe in the last day, but yet they do not believe they feel that they are cheating Allah and they are cheating the believers but they are cheating men other than themselves. May Allah protect us. So we must be allies. We need to choose are we believers are we confer or are we in between the hypocrites and in fact, Allah says in another place in the Quran regarding the hypocrites in almora, Filipina fedorko kill as Ballymena.

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The hypocrites are in the lowest of the fire and we all know the fire. The hottest is at the lowest point. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us from the fire.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about such people and he says, Do you know what they have done? They have bought misguidance and paid for it guidance they have bought and Allah says it again in another place in the same surah and we read the verses tonight. Hola.

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there are people who have purchased the pleasures of this dunya and paid for it as a payment the whole of the alpha male or not do that to us. Let me give you one example to bring it closer to our brains and minds. If a person has a house in Cape Town here, and he happens to be walking from say strand or somewhere and he is working on a hot hot day, no one's giving him a lift. How long is it if you walk one or two hours, possibly three or four hours. But if you were to move by motor vehicle, it would be half an hour. So you are asking for a lift, and no one is there to give you a lift one man stops. It's very, very hot. You don't have food, you don't have anything. And one man

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says I will give you a lift but sign me your title deeds for your house in Cape Town. One would be foolish to sign his house, you'd say I'd rather walk. Why? Because you know that I'm making a payment far more expensive, far more valuable than what I'm getting in return what we do every day we signing the title deeds of our houses in Cape Town, but we don't realize we're doing it. How do we do it? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept the art here which is large and massive and we cannot describe it we don't we cannot speak about its value. But every day we come at her on we do that which is displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala by doing that we signing away the rooms that Allah

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is preparing for us in the era, just like the other example I've given think about it tonight. may or may not be from amongst those when it comes to walking and signing a house of the dunya it's very simple to comprehend. But when it comes to the era, we need to think and think a lot. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says you know people who have hard hearts, people who are moon African people who are hypocrites, Allah says some

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for whom

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they are deaf, Deaf to what? Deaf to anything that is good. Anything that is bad, they are all ears. You tell them something bad they will listen to you. They are deaf, they are dumb, dumb forward, they will not attend

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Good, they can speak but only bad and they are blinded Allah subhanho wa Taala says they do not see a thing that is good. They can only see bad May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us understanding. When we see haram when we see the nightclubs when we see places where there are women who are dressed in a haram way, our eyes turn very fast. But when we see the masjid, how many of us are guilty of not allowing our eyes to turn there and reading the DA May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance to enter the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to achieve the coolness of our eyes, the minute we see a menorah and the mithuna one of these long towers that we all know the

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menorah, the minute we see it, our eyes should be cooled then inshallah we will be from amongst those who will be successful in the dunya and the Hara. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you are in doubt, with the authenticity of this particular book, come forth with one surah. Let's see the kuffar tried it and we all know that they failed dismally, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So there again Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking of the authenticity of that particular book or the Quran, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, If you are unable to do that, then be careful and be warned of a grievous punishment for ilam de facto

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de facto

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Ninja, if you are not going to do that, if you are incapable of coming with a verse or with a surah of the Quran similar to it, and you will never be able to do that. Then Allah says, Be conscious of the fire. Why be conscious of the fire, the fuel of that fire shall be rocks and mankind.

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Imagine rock if you try to burn a rock, you won't be able to do that, unless there is a furnace which is burning at a very, very high temperature. May Allah protect us. But now when everyone hears about the fire, one of the secrets of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that immediately after that he speaks about his mercy. He says well by sharing letting

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give glad tidings to those who believe and do good deeds, they will not be from amongst those who have who will be burning in the fire. They will be from amongst those who will be in cool gardens. Those gardens will have whatever their eyes would like, whatever their hearts would like their minds would like May Allah make us all from amongst them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter speaks of our enemy, the enemy who makes us go astray shavon and the police. Allah speaks of the history of it. And I'm sure we are all aware of that history. We all know how Adam alayhi salatu was Salam was tricked into eating from a certain fruit. May Allah protect us all. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has

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mentioned this in the opening sutras. Why? Because he wants us to know from the very beginning that look, there is an enemy don't ever please that enemy of yours. don't worship the enemy, isn't it please Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah promised Allah subhanho wa Taala that Yeah, Allah I am definitely going to lead all these people astray. And I'm going to show you

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I'm going to show you that they will worship Me and not you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala said, anyone who follows you from amongst them will also have the same fate as you they will all be cast in Hellfire, Allah says except those who turn to Me, so we need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the secrets Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, my worshippers, don't ever lose hope in my mercy no matter what you have done. That means anyone who loses hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala has automatically worshipped Chopin, because Chopin is the one who makes us lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the month of the turning to Allah May Allah granted to

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me and you may Allah soften our hearts remember the month is too long ahead. But before we know it, we will be in our closing session if Allah gives us the life to see that may Allah subhanahu wa taala make that easy for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala after that speaks about Vanessa, Vanessa in the children of yaku Malaya salatu wa salam, O Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of them. Why? Because they were given so many gifts from Allah, but they were a lot of them were ungrateful, and Allah speaks about what the outcome was after their ungratefulness and Allah mentions that because he doesn't want us to be like that. You know, Allah speaks about when Musa alayhis salam wa sallam

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told them to slaughter a cow.

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They should have just listened and they they know the Nabhi was there and then to be told them slaughter the cow. What would happen is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood in front of us today and said, Everyone stop eating interest. What would we do? Would we be like Balu Israel arguing with that? No.

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Be musala is salat wa salam No, it can't be Haram. There must be something wrong with it, man. It can't today it's something else. It's it's unavoidable. We can't do that. That is what Israel did and they were cast as a result. They told Musa alayhis salam, what type of a cow Come on, there's lots and lots of cows and so on. And they went on and on. And the story is they in Surah Baqarah, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For that reason, their hearts became hard because they argued with those who came with the correct information to them with the commands of their created to them. Let us all ask ourselves, do we debate and argue with those who come to us with the truth with the hack?

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If we debate and argue with those who come to us with hack, then surely wouldn't we then fall into the bracket of those who debated with the mBiA masala salon? So let's not do that. If we are weak, we can say look, I'm weak. I'm not yet capable, or I don't yet have the strength but I know I'm wrong. Admit it. But don't argue and don't justify evil, that I am engaged you know, you are engaged in May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard all of us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala

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speaks about the dua of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. And it's very important that we realize that Rahim Allah is salatu wa sallam, he worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah tested him subhanho wa Taala so much and after he completed building the Kaaba, he raised his hands and the do as I mentioned, we read them tonight. He says robina min Allah accepted from us. So every time we engage in an act of worship, ask Allah as acceptance because sometimes shaytan creeps in and he makes us want to do something to show off, may Allah protect us or sometimes shaytan creeps in and he makes us feel that we are better than everybody else. We better watch that. So because of that we

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need to do things for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala over and above that, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept it. Then he says, Oh Allah not only me, but what about my offspring robina was mostly maynila can Allah make myself and his money his Salah my son make us submitters unto you but not just us. Why me? Me Yeah, Tina

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Yala from my offspring, my progeny. Keep a complete nation submitted unto you at all times. Allah answered that do and Allah says yeah, Brahim every Nabhi that will come after you shall definitely be from your progeny. And that's what happened. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us long sighted don't only make dua for yourself and your own children yeah Allah seven generations 10 generations 20 generations Daniela keep our progeny on being Yala to the degree that when Isa Allahu salatu salam comes, let members of our families be from amongst those who will fight together with him against the judge. have our minds ever gone as far as that if not, here is the Tao Ebrahim Allah is

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salat wa salam, which is really really very deep. May Allah grant us also foresight.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about magic. And Allah speaks about Sulayman Allah His salatu wa sallam one verse one, Guevara Suleiman wanqi King Shailene aka fou, Wiley moonen. See here, Suleiman Allahu Salatu was Salam did not become a disbeliever because he didn't teach people magic, and he didn't be rich people. But the shape on this believed by teaching people see and magic. This is the verse which takes a person who's engaging in witchcraft, and the person who teaches it and learns it. It takes them out of the fold of Islam. Allah says goddess, but worse than that is to accuse innocent women of being witches, that is worse and innocent men of being of engaging in that

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particular Act, which we have absolutely nothing to substantiate that is even worse, Xena is a crime. But worse than Xena is to accuse innocent people of that act, may Allah grant us the ability to zip our mouths and rather make dua than to accuse innocent people because we suddenly and automatically become even worse than them. And finally, Allah subhanho wa Taala, in fact, to issues Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that he is going to test every single one of us, I need to die or those closest to me need to die before me one of us some way somehow needs to die. Allah is gonna test us with the desk with the death of those who are closest to us. And Allah will

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test us with hunger. Allah will test us with lack of the sense of security, allow a test us with drought and so on. He promises and he guarantees not because he wants to punish us, but because he wants to see do these people.

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Pass the tests are not do they realize that I am the one in control. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the best of creation. He was the highest of all. He knew that and they were all other creation is supposed to know that as well. But he suffered so much that he sucked the roots of trees in order to quench his thirst. At times, Allah tested him with that first solely because Allah wanted his level to be even higher and higher, and that we as his oma, who followed him later on, could learn lessons from that. We will never ever get to that stage. May Allah grant us the understanding, he was the most beloved so he was tested more than I can ever be tested, and more

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than you can ever be tested. So we need to know how will we pass these tests? Allah says

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Allah Vina monastery noble sadhana masala

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two things are you who believe, seek assistance through patience, forbearance, and through Salah. Salah is the founding pillar of dnn inshallah, in the next few days, when the verses when more verses are repeated about Salah we will enter some of the issues regarding Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala caps by telling us about halal and haram, be careful. Watch out what you eat, watch what goes into your mouth, watch your earnings, make sure they are halal.

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Do you know that if I put in a morsel of Haram in my mouth, whether it is haram because it has not been slotted properly, or whether it is haram because it was earned through haram means the first thing that kisses me my teeth, then my tongue, then my throat, then the esophagus going down the small colon, the big colon right to the back until it comes out. Everything is kissing me. Why did you put this Haram in me? It's filthy, it's bad. I don't want it. But every single one of us cannot feel that. We don't realize it, but it contaminates all our organs. And they all curse us to the degree that they will bear witness against us on the day of piano. We don't want that to happen.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling us that that portion of flesh which has been built or which has been made through haram will never ever enter Jannah and narrow lobby because it needs to go into the fire to be built out only pure things can enter. For that reason, it is of utmost importance. We'd rather lose money and rents and property and what have you then to even have a little bit of harm in our income. May Allah forgive us all and May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the full benefit of the month of Ramadan May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad