Ramadan 2007 – Day 8

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We'll be learning Amina shame on the mean.

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excellence presents jewels from the Holy Quran. A series of lectures by Mufti is mine even Moosa menc.

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Lecture eight choose eight and three quarter to 10. A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah he worker for All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nareesha cherishes, sustainer provider and protector of one and all, will suddenly suddenly Milan abena Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy as you may know about complete blessings and salutations be upon the masterpiece Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all his companions all those who have followed him those who are following him and those who shall follow him up to the day of piano May Allah subhanho wa Taala include us as being from amongst them, and may not prohibit our offspring from being from amongst

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them as well. On the road ama beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, dear listeners, we read this evening surah to unfurl as well as parts of surah Toba Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some of the rules and regulations pertaining to certain wars that took place at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Battle of battle the Battle of the Battle of honan the Battle of taboo in some other battles are made mention of and rules and regulations governing peace and war also are mentioned in this particular surah. However, in the surah, though, it was revealed at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There are many messages for us many points to ponder,

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many points that we will derive lessons from inshallah and many reminders for ourselves as well. Firstly, Allah subhanho wa Taala in solitude unfurl, which is the surah way Allah makes mention of how to to distribute the booty and the bounties of war. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about who the true believer is.

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In me known Allah Dena either Adam Carolla kuno boom ye that

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to me man, while being

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a true believer is the one whom when Allah is mentioned, when the rules and regulations of Allah are mentioned, and when Allah subhanho wa Taala his Verses are recited, then their Eman increases. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioned their hearts tremble. When you hear a verse read from the Quran, your hairs stand, that is a sign of a man. When a verse touches your heart, that is a sign of a man. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says words are mentioned. And when rules and regulations are mentioned, even if we are weak, and we have we are we have fallen in one place or another. We still tremble with the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it helps our spirituality that is the sign of

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Eman. And when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Hadith is mentioned and we know that this is a solid, powerful Hadith. It affects us positively May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the true believers as those who have these qualities. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us all

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and he says, follow Allah subhanho wa Taala and follow the messenger. And do not be like those who say that they listen but they don't listen. They claim to be believers, but they are not believers.

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Smell, don't

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believe, follow Allah and His messenger and do not turn away from the commands of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala whilst you are hearing you are listening, someone comes to you and reminds you what is right and wrong and then you turn away without

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batting an eyelid without even reflecting and pondering over the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Don't do that. And do not be like those who claim to hear and listen and obey. And then they turn away and they do not listen. In essence they don't obey. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. In fact Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about

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the benefit of consciousness of Allah. When a person becomes conscious, you know, we hear the word Taka, taka taka, we hear the term Yeah. Latina man otaku la we hear that word a lot so many times oh you who believe be conscious of Allah, some translated as fear Allah. So what is the true meaning of the term taqwa? If we take a look at what even hajer as Kalani Rahmatullah Allah has mentioned in alpha, which is a book that he has written an explanation of Sahih al Bukhari, he says a taco and tequila by Anna kobina Bella, he will

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be empty Sally awami he was at Nabina he taqwa means to create a barrier between yourselves and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. How can I create a barrier? How can you create a barrier by obeying the commands and staying far away from the prohibitions? And wherever we have fallen and faulted due to human weakness we turn back to Allah in Toba. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us and may He forgive us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to bear taqwa and to engage in taqwa and to be more 13 which means to always make sure that we have a distance and the bar created and the barrier created between ourselves and jahannam. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us so Allah

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says the benefit of taqwa

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come on. Well, you can see

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me are you believe? If you are to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then he will grant you the ability to distinguish between the right and wrong to distinguish between good and bad to distinguish between falsehood and that which is the truth, to distinguish between good people and bad people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us and he says, If you fear him, not only will he grant you the ability to do that, but over and above that, he will grant you forgiveness, and he will compensate your sins He will delete all your sins and convert them into good deeds on the right side of the scales. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us taqwa.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us conscious of the word taqwa when we say Allah grant mitaka Oh yeah, may Allah grant you taqwa. We need to know what that means. That Allah subhanho wa Taala make us conscious of that as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us and he tells us, He warns us and he tells us Do not cheat Allah and His Messenger, one might ask, how is it possible to cheat Allah and His messenger or to try to deceive Allah? Obviously we will never succeed in deceiving Allah subhanho wa Taala but some people try to deceive Allah subhanho wa Taala listen to what Allah says.

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Oh you who believe. Do not try to deceive Allah or to cheat Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and His Messenger, by not fulfilling that which you have been entrusted with, that which you took upon yourselves the trust that you have taken upon yourself and that which you have been entrusted with, do not cheat in that regard. Because if you do not fulfill your covenant or you abuse the trust that you have been entrusted with, that means you are trying to deceive Allah and His messenger. Don't do that. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, may Allah make us conscious of what we have been entrusted with our children, our trust, our duties, our trust, where we work, it's a trust, what time we go to

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work and what time we come back. If we are working for someone else to fulfill that is a trust to be found reading the newspaper, when it is time for work, and it is not permissible according to the laws and the rules and regulations of your workplace then we would be cheating and to cheat is definitely trying to deceive Allah and His Messenger as Muslims, we must be upright. We should understand give the customer the correct change, speak correctly to the customer and so on. Be honest when buying and selling all these a part of what Allah has entrusted us with. It is no good for a Muslim to lie when selling

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Take a motor vehicle and say, You know it hasn't been damaged and you know very well, that it is not accident free, or to say there's nothing wrong here. And you know, you just repaired the engine because of something. We sometimes fall in this because we are desperate to sell things or to buy things. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all understanding. In fact, one duration Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, there are three categories of people whom Allah subhanho wa Taala will not look at on the day of Dharma and for them will be severe punishment, he will not even want to see them. One of them those who lie when they are selling goods, and they take a chasm. And they

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say, well, law he might cost price is only so much and they are lying. You don't have to disclose your cost price. Just say look, this is the price that I'm going to sell it for. I'm making a little markup and Alhamdulillah. But if you are going to lie, Who told you that you have to declare your cost price in Islam you don't. So you'd rather leave it but to promise and say one more here I only bought it for 20 I only bought it for 20 and you know that you bought it for 15? But because you want to sell it at 21 or 20. You say no, I'm selling it to you at cost. what cost? Are you selling it at Allah protect us all. So this is part and parcel of what Allah is reminding us subhanho wa

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Taala Look at how beautiful the Quran is our day to day lives. every verse is connected to me and you, but we only have to draw the jewels from the Koran and it is full of jewels, believe me, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding of this Quran and Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us thereafter. And he says Do you know that your enemy what is the job of your enemy, the job of your enemies to plan and plot against you? In fact, with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah makes mention of the plot that they had planned and plotted against him. What were their plans, they wanted to immobilize him, number one, number two, they wanted to kill him. And if they

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couldn't kill him, they wanted to drive him out of muckety muck Rama which by the will of Allah they succeeded in doing to a certain extent, but Allah had a bigger plan. What was the bigger plan? A few years later, you will come back here victorious as the leader Allahu Akbar. So Allah says reminding Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all of us What? gurobi keleti NACA foliose Beto Toluca,

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do you remember? Oh Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When the kuffar planned and plotted against you are either to immobilize you or to kill you or to drive you out. As they were planning and plotting. Allah says we were also planning and definitely allies, the best of planners, amazing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about what the kuffaar will do. So we do need to know that when our enemies plan and plot against us, if we are correct, and we are right, and we fear Allah and we have nothing to be blamed about, don't worry, we will do whatever is in our hands to protect ourselves. And the rest is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala he speaks of if there was none in

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any battle, at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the outcome was always a win. Why? If they were martyred, and according to worldly standards, they seemingly lost in essence, they got gentlemen didn't pay. So they won. They were martyred. And if they want in terms of the world, then Allah gave them victory here in the dunya as well, Allahu Akbar. So it was a win win situation every single time. Allah speaks about that. And Allah says,

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regarding the kuffaar, that their job is to spend money to lead people astray to drive people away from Islam, to drive people away from goodness to deceive people to divide the Muslims. That is the job of the kuffar. They are spending lots and lots of wealth to do that. Allah says, Don't let it depress you and stress you don't, why they will spend that wealth and it will be a means of their loss. They will be regretful at what they spend and they will lose ultimately, listen to the verse, Allah says in alladhina.

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Sabine in

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the Kufa, they spend their wealth to lead people astray from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala they use their wealth against Islam, against the Muslims and for every evil item. First.

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They will definitely spend it you won't be able to stop them from spending their wealth from

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then it will be a point of regret for them and a point of loss for them afterwards.

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And very soon, they will be overtaken May Allah subhanho wa Taala convert the churches into massage and to be honest with you, it is not impossible. Take a look at Great Britain where the people are becoming very very far from religion. And the Muslim men are going out and they are buying the churches converting them into massage and it's happening in England. May Allah subhanahu wa

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Allah grant us all and understanding and may He use us to serve this Deen.

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We are in no ways against anyone who is Christian or Jewish and so on. No, we are not against them. But as muslimeen we understand and we preach that we are the ones who are correct just as they do they also preach that they are correct. And the Jews also say they are correct, but we believe in religious freedom and intolerance. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand that freedom to practice it, we will not draw cartoons about others never because we do not want to bless feed others, the Quran says while at the zoo levina their own I mean, don't lie.

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Don't even find yourselves mocking about those who are calling out to Gods besides Allah, even though to market them wouldn't be wrong, strictly speaking, but Allah has prohibited it because Allah says in turn, they will look at you. Allah shows us the limits of freedom of religion, which some people have not understood. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has grown for us knows we shall govern up to the day of the AMA, and Allah says, look, you disagree with people you might not like the way they worship sticks and stones, but don't laugh about their sticks and stones because in turn, they might laugh about Allah subhanho wa Taala and you don't want that to happen. So there are limits to

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freedom of religion. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala guide those people who are misguided drawing cartoons and making characters of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said his salatu salam, Jesus May peace and blessings be upon him and the other ambia of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks of that, and then he informs us about the punishment. And he says that there were certain people at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they came out and you know what they said? They said, Okay, if you are telling us the truth, then we want stones to fall on us from the heavens.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us how foolish were those people? They should have rather said if you are telling us the truth, let gold fall from heaven. Why did they have to say let Stone's fall from heaven? To punish us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says one maca Allahu

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taffy him, Allah will not punish them for as long as you are Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in their midst, punishment will not come to them.

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This shows us that sometimes when punishment is

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deserved, or when a nation deserves punishment sometimes because of the presence of one of the friends of Allah, the punishment is kept away.

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Maybe in our communities and in our midst. Sometimes we deserve the punishment but Allah knows a few people or one person whom that person is a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala very close to Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No, I'm not going to punish them because such and such a worship is there.

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Just like when the MBR Allahu salaatu wa Salaam Ibrahim alayhis salam and luthuli salam they lived at a similar time in the similar in the same time, when the angels came and told Ibrahim alayhis salam we are going to a certain community where Louise automatically Ibrahim says in a fee Hello. Hey, how can you punish them when days Luke, a messenger of Allah is in their midst? They said no.

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We know better than you Who is there we will save him and his family besides those whom Allah has written the punishment for May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. That is why we should not fight people in our community. We don't know who are the Allah Allah we don't realize who are those who are close to Allah, Allah and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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Allah will not punish them for as long as they are engaged in these

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people who are engaged in seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala they will not be punished. So every time we see something that looks like a calamity coming towards us, the first thing we should do, yeah ALLAH forgive myself. Yeah, Allah forgive my sins. Here. The Quran is telling us that those who are seeking forgiveness the punishment will not befall them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Candace is still far on a daily basis. And remember, when we say a stone, law or law, I am a criminal. Your life committed so much wrong, forgive me. I will not repeat what I have done. That is what we are saying.

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And the response comes, oh, my worshiper I have forgiven you. I love you and you are as pure as the day you were born. Just by one Estelle's you love, sincerely, one of it. Nowadays, what do we do we sit with it.

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And we read it 100 times, wanting to get our names into the Guinness Book of Records how quick we pass through 100 a stop loss. Is that what it's all about? We now deal in quantity more than quality. And Allah says Leah Bella, welcome to San Juan Allah

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I have created death and life in order to test you who has better deeds, not who has more deeds. So remember the quality is more important save once, say 10 times, but with sincerity, stop and pause, listen to the response. We are so weak we don't even know that Allah replies us Allahu Akbar, and he loves us. He waits for us to turn to Him, Allahu Akbar. And sometimes we are snoring. snoring when Allah subhanho wa Taala en de la buena de la sama, dunya kulana in Latin in Africa,

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via punto helminths even fire to ballet, while Mensa in infowater, Yahoo, sola

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Mirada third of the night remains Allah subhanho wa Taala descends to the lowest heaven and he calls out and he says, Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I may forgive him? Anyone repenting that I may accept the repentance? anyone asking me absolutely anything that I may give them what they are asking for, and a lot of us are snoring? Sometimes if it's Ramadan, we are worried about the food going into our mouths not realizing that time is the time when Allah is calling out. Why can't we just raise our hands once no one says you have to eat 100 Yes, it is better to eat 100 but to make sure it's not a condition that you have to eat 100 even if you set your clock for that time, and you

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get up at that time just for five minutes from your bed you raise your hands and say Allah forgive me You are saying this you are calling out I am the one who is responding and I need your mercy Allah forgive me Allah. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala is mercy. So Allah tells us this, that if you engage in doba, I will definitely forgive you. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about

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fighting with one another.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us why Latinas don't dispute and fight with one another Don't quarrel don't allow your enemy to divide you and to rule you. Don't allow your enemy to divide you. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while at Fattah Chateau de Hong Kong, do not allow yourselves to be found in dispute, don't be disunited because then you will not succeed you will fail, you will flop and over and above that you will lose all your mind as an oma. today. Strictly speaking, we are the largest, the largest religion. Yes, there are others who might say otherwise. But according to studies, the Muslims are the greatest in number on the globe.

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And we find ourselves in the greatest and deepest disunity Allahu Akbar, may Allah unite us May Allah unite this oma Allah He, if we were to decide to jump all at once, exactly 12 o'clock Greenwich Mean Time, the whole globe would shake the whole earth would move. But right now as I'm saying this, there might be some people saying Look at him, he's mad. He wants us to all jump together Allahu Akbar. So it's hard to get us to do even one thing all together. Allah subhanho wa Taala unite the oma because if we do that, we need a lot of tolerance. Allah subhanho wa Taala says was Bo immediately after that was biru in Allah Hamas RBD be tolerant for allies with those who are

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tolerant in order to achieve unity you need tolerance without tolerance you will not achieve unity. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grande does that Saba so Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us not to be disunited. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us when I have bestowed you with a favor, I don't take it away unless you deserve that taking away unless you've done deeds, that deserves the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he can be

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an AMA comin

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to see him, Allah will not take away a gift that he has based out the nation with. For as long as the nation is obeying Allah, but the minute they disobey and they deserve the punishment, Allah takes away that gift, which means when we have a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala, he won't take it away from us. But when we begin to transgress, then do we deserve that gift? We don't. So Allah says, when he takes it away, we should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not to take us not to take our gifts away from us not to take the health away from us not to take the wealth and the Baraka in that wealth away from us, in fact, to grant us increase in all forms of goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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after that speaks about the war and peace. And he says regarding the enemy, whenever they come to you, and they want to make peace, they want to sign the treaty with you. They want to stop the war, then you should sign the treaty. Tie all the loopholes, whatever, according to human intellect you feel is correct and upright. You should write up an agreement according to that and then you should have full trust in Allah

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Hang on what I listen to what he says, What? Jana holy sang me

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in who was me

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when they want to incline towards peace and towards a ceasefire towards a treaty, then lean towards it. Go and sign it, make peace with them, and lay your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala he is all hearing. Now let us ask ourselves, isn't Islam the religion of peace? Allah subhanho wa Taala saying when anyone wants peace with you don't make war with them. make peace with them. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us because he knows that sometimes we sign treaties, they break the treaties. So Allah says, what he read Oh 80 of the OCA for in law if they want to cheat you and to deceive you through the treaty. Don't worry, Allah is sufficient for you.

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Allah is enough. husavik Allah, Allah is enough. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us victory at all times. Though this verse was revealed at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam It teaches and promotes peace. So Alhamdulillah the lesson is for all of us, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding then Allah makes mention of how the hearts of people became united. Do you know Abu sufian he was an enemy of Islam.

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Prior to accepting Islam, he was an enemy. So was Holly didn't believe they hated Islam, they hated the Muslims. And it's Allah subhanho wa Taala who soften the hearts and he brought the hearts together. Allah tells Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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that even if you had to spend all the wealth that the whole globe holds in order to achieve that unity and the bringing together of the hearts, you wouldn't be able to achieve it. It's Allah Who gave it to you Allahu Akbar. Allah Sabina pulumi him It is Allah who brought the hearts together. Now

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in the Jamia

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Allah Allah Sabino in Kumasi soon Hakeem It is Allah who brought together the hearts had you to spend everything on earth in order to bring the hearts together, you wouldn't be able to because the hearts are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala he is all powerful or wise. So we do we need to make dua to Allah to soften our hearts, to bring our hearts together to one another. You know, moments ago we spoke about peace with the enemy. Sometimes we are guilty of not making peace with our own brothers and sisters and family members for years on end. And Allah says whenever anyone comes to you wanting to make peace, make peace with them, Allahu Akbar. Look at how far we've gone

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from the religion.

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And people are drawing the picture of Islam from the Muslims and not from the books. We know that that's what's happening. So people are saying Islam is a Bad Religion yet it's the Muslims who are not following the religion. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for that. And Allah keep us steadfast. Let us make peace with our family members tonight. It's not impossible. Well, we can pick up the phone, and we can phone and we can try some of our family members whom we have not spoken to maybe for years on end. We need to phone and say please forgive me even if you are not wrong, who says we can't ask them forgive me? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us as a result. And let's

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make peace in the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala will be at peace with us in the dunya as well as on the day of the AMA, Allah take us all to Jenna Amina, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about a very, very important issue. The kuffaar Allah says they all stand up for one another, all of them. When one is harmed. Everyone else stands up to protect that one. When levena.

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The kuffaar are all protectors of one another. They help one another. They assist one another. In Latifah, who if you are not going to do the same

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Gabby, they will be great for sad and corruption. And they will be lots of destruction on Earth. What does that mean? If you are not going to do the same, which means if you are not going to stand up for one another? When one Muslim is harmed, everyone else should stand up for him. And everyone should understand that he is a part of the body or she is a part of the body. Unfortunately with us, we are the ones who harm one another. If I were to ask you who has enemies who make your life, the most difficult if you had to close your eyes and think about it. I'm sure a lot of us would come up with Muslim names Allahu Akbar, may Allah protect us all. This is the condition of the oma at the

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moment. We really need to revisit the entire approach that we have had

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To our own religion, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant that to us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about joking and mocking about this religion. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that we shouldn't even be joking about Allah and about the signs of Allah, and about the messengers and about the angels and so on. At the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam there was one hypocrite, when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then went out for for war. He said, I've never seen people more greedy than these and he was part of the army supposedly.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala informed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of the statement from a distance. Allah says such and such a person, this is what they uttered. And verses were revealed, to ask them, ask them, what is it that they uttered? When Abdullah heaven obey even though saloon was asked, What is it that you added? He says, No, no, no, no. Listen to what Allah says. Allah.

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Allah, Leah, COO, COO,

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COO, coo Allah. When you asked him, they will say, you know what, we were just joking, man. We were just mocking you just joking. We were in serious with our statements. Allah says, cool.

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He was he was Sunni.

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testers he

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asked him tell them, are you joking about Allah, about His Signs about his messengers?

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present any more excuses. Harder cafaro to e manickam. You have become co founder after you were believers.

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This shows us something very serious. Never ever joke about Allah. Never joke about his messages. Never joke about the signs of Allah part of the signs of Allah, the races that he has kept us in. That's a sign of Allah, the colors, the languages, the different types of people. It is haram to joke about other religions. It is haram to joke about Gods besides Allah. Didn't we read the verse moments ago? It is haram to joke about paradise and hell and the keepers of Paradise and hell do you know that a lot of the SMS is where we joke with one another. We need to relook them, we need to re look at them.

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And we need to ask ourselves is this blasphemous in any way? Does it include the signs of Allah? Does he include any of the messengers any of the signs of Allah? If so, we must not send those SMS is rather not joke if that is the case. We know it's the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to crack a decent joke once in a while. Yes, it is to make people smile and laugh within limits. But if it's outside the limits, it becomes a form of punishment and the reason for the punishment to descend on us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not punish us in that way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala at the end of that particular Jews, Allah makes mention of the Battle of the book

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and how certain people did not go and they didn't have an excuse and some people did not go but they had an excuse because of old age and so on, and inshallah tomorrow we will come across the verses where Allah Subhana Allah speaks about those who presented certain excuses. May Allah subhanho wa Taala uplift us all. May He forgive us all on this day, may he make us more conscious of our duties towards him was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah home will be handy Ganesha to Allah, Allah Allah. Allah to be like