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Ramadan 2010 – Durban – Reminders – Day 17

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad Ali Al amin Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy he may know about. All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon the masterpiece Mohammed bin Abdullah Hashem el kurachi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah subhanho wa Taala bless him and all his companions and every single one of us. Mashallah, this evening, we want to welcome those who have come from other cities to spend the weekend with us there are some brothers from Cape Town, Mashallah. And others from as far as Johannesburg, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To accept us. The idea is to benefit

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the idea is to take something away with us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us sincerity in that regard. This evening, we read a few Sutras, the opening verses of Surah minuman are very, very powerful. And I'd like to spend a few moments on these verses. Because if we look deeper into them, they are divine. And we know that with all the verses of the Quran, but some of the verses have a lesson that goes straight to the heart, simple mind that people can understand it very, very easily without even asking questions. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us knowledge, Allah says, are the most

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successful are the believers, the believers have succeeded? So who are the believers? We would like to know how would we qualify to be known as believers? Allah says, Allah Vina whom feasts Allah team ha, Sharon, those who concentrate in their Salah, they are the true believers. Now let's ask ourselves, how many of us concentrate in Salah? It's a question. How many of us know exactly what's happening in Salah? I think every one of us would agree that there is room for improvement in that regard. That's the best way of wording it We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant us improvement when it comes to concentration. So the next question one would ask is, how can I achieve better

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concentration in Salah? That's a question. So Allah subhanho wa Taala carries on he says, One Latina woman in love with Maria Bo, those who abstained from that which is futile and unnecessary love that which is unnecessary. Remember, when you engage in too many things it occupies your mind so when you get in Salah you won't be able to concentrate simple Subhana Allah

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if we are to occupy our minds with all unnecessary things, then when it comes to necessity, we won't be able to concentrate. And this is something very simple like a pot and that's an example that's been given for many years. If you have stones, you've got sand and rocks, what do you start with, if you start with the sand, then the stones and then the rock you probably will not fit it in. But if you start with the rock that which is necessary, then you take the stones and you shake the potter but the stones will find their way in the in the spaces that are between the rocks, then you put the sand and you shake it a bit the sand will then find its way and it will all fit in the pot with us

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what happens is we put that which is unnecessary into our minds so that when it comes to necessity we don't have any more space. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us concentration in Salah how would we be able to achieve staying away from that which is few tiles net which is unnecessary. Allah says one Latina homeless Zakat if

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those who do zeca fan means to do why does unless not say that those who gives occur in this verse. In other verses we hear the term eata is deca to give Sokka. Here we are hearing fairly Sokka to do this occur, because this word zakka does not only refer to giving wealth that's included here Yes. But what's also included here is to cleanse yourself to cleanse your knifes to cleanse the interior. When you cleanse your interior and your heart is clean, naturally you will stay away from that which is unnecessary and that will result in concentration in salah and you will be a believer Subhana Allah. So Allah says if you want to know how to abstain from that which is unnecessary, cleanse your

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heart, make sure that you cleanse the inside. When we give wealth we should give it in such a way that we are doing it with the heart not just with the hand, because we need to know the sincerity in the action. And we don't want to show people that is why the highest level of giving Zakat is to give it in such a way that your left hand does not know what your right hand has given. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is accepted acceptance.

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Now how would one be able to cleanse the heart? It's a question also.

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Allah says well levina homeless zakka Tifa Ilona levina, only fujimi half moon, those who protect their private paths, direct verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Be careful. There is a permissible way

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Or fulfilling your base desires make sure that you understand it and adopted. Never ever look in the wrong direction. Never ever do something that would result in that which is immoral and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam issued a guarantee to all of us, and this is a powerful narration. He says my man Lee, Medina Li y muy bien, de de la ville. Jenna, I guarantee Jenna for the one who can guarantee me the correct use of two things, his mouth and his private parts there we are.

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All sin almost sin is committed by one of the two organs May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us boneless May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection the tongue is such it can cause so much damage. It is what enters you into Eman And what exits you from the fall of Eman May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding. So Allah says if you are going to protect your private parts it will help you to cleanse yourself. It will help you to cleanse your heart and that heart then once you have cleansed it, you will be able to obviously then fulfill the next item to abstain from that which is few Thailand concentrate in Salah. Look at how beautiful the effect is one after the other.

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Now Allah subhanho wa Taala continues and he makes mention of how we have catered for a person to fulfill their basic desires through their spouses. And this is obviously the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala when Allah says how would we be able to abstain from immorality, in the same verses Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well levina only a manatee more on the on those who fulfill that which has been entrusted to them, that which they have promised, those who fulfill the covenant. Two things are mentioned here. A mana meaning that which you have been entrusted with, and I had means your promise you say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah and so do I do I live by it? That's a

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question. So if we live by it, and we fulfill our promise, and we are from amongst those who fulfill that which is entrusted upon us, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, naturally, you will be able to protect your private paths. And this is why we use the word faithfulness because that faithfulness is connected to who to the level of your fulfillment of the promise you've made your spouse and you've made Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhana wa Taala the fulfillment of this promise both made to him as well as made to others. And how would we achieve the fulfillment of this promise? The last part of the verse is very beautiful. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When Medina

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whom Allah Allah, Allah wa t him you have even those who fulfill the number of their Salah. You see the first verse is speaking of the quality, this last verse is speaking of the quantity Salawat Salawat meaning now you fulfill the quantity initially you need to undertake to fulfill your five Salah fully all your five Sala fulfilled Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you the acceptance to move up to the next level, you will then be able to fulfill your promise. Why do we say this because a person would only fulfill Salah when they have a man and they are fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala punishment and hoping for the reward that is when they will be able to fulfill their Salah, what

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brought us to this place here to fulfill our Salah, what brings us to the masajid for Salah. Nothing besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and our love for him our fear of the punishment and our hope in his mercy. That is a sign of Eman that is the fulfillment of the covenant. That is the fulfillment of this Shahada that we are uttering and thereafter we will be able to protect our private parts because a person who can fear the unseen Allah subhanho wa Taala it will be much easier for them to be more conscious of those who are in front of them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding and this is why at the end of that I love you puts it beautifully he says Oh la la de

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la Vina Garifuna

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whom fee on a dune, those are the heirs, the heirs of what Allah says they will be granted entry into alpha, alpha, those is the highest level of gender or one of the higher levels of gender and Allah subhanho wa Taala says they will dwell there in forever. This is why our main aim.

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Our main aim is to fulfill salah and so on and then to achieve that concentration in Salah. Do you want to know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a prophecy. He says one

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The first thing is to be taken away from the oma as a sign of the AMA. Let's listen to this as a sign of the AMA. One of the first things that will be taken away from the oma you Chico and the hula must Geeta j Martin Fowler Tara fee here Julian Sasha you will enter a message with Jama. Not one person will be concentrating in their Salah, not one. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us protection from these signs of Yama. Sometimes we enter the masjid sadly, we have ringtone that are such a disgrace that even by error if we are to leave the phone on, it rings in such a manner that it is an insult to our own creator and we don't mind. This is why my plea to everybody. The ringtone that you

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use on a normal day Let it be an ordinary beep an ordinary bell ring something simple. It does not need to be something fancy that we want to prove that we know those in Bollywood and Hollywood. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding that the term wood is part of what makes up jahannam May Allah subhanho wa Taala really make us understand that

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so it is very important we all make mistakes. Sometimes we can forget a mobile phone on switched on. Now if our ringtone is something simple, it is less insulting. It is an insult still, but it is less insulting but imagine we get the naked women of the world singing songs in the masjid. One would never have imagined that but it's happening on a daily basis throughout the masajid of the globe, the fitness of the ring tones May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to use this eve of Ramadan. to please Him who knows a single deed can grant us entry into Jenna. If we are to change our ringtone solely for the pleasure of Allah simplify it, bring it something very simple, very straightforward.

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That will not be an insult we might earn Jenna if we are doing it for the right reasons. May Allah grant us the power and the acceptance tonight to pick up our phones and to change that tone to make it more simple. I mean, so this is how we would achieve concentration in the massages insha Allah and this is how we would be encouraging others and we would be assisting others to concentrate. Imagine what would be the sin of a person who takes away the concentration of A friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the masjid by making a sound that is disturbing. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection after that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some of the stories of some of

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the prophets and the messengers highlighting a specific aspect. What is that aspect? The aspect is they all told their messengers,

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meaning the people told their messengers, you are a human being like us. That's the point being highlighted in this Torah. Why should we listen to you when you're just like us? In fact, in the next surah in the following Surah Surah Furqan Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well. And he says that the kuffaar have uttered the statement. Mali hatherleigh Sunni yeah kuno Tama I am shinfield

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la ola de la la melaku una una de la How can we listen to this Nabhi when sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he eats food just like us and he walks in the marketplace is just like us. If Allah really made him and maybe he would have had an angel who would have done all that for him, but he wouldn't have gone personally himself and towards the end of Allah respond saying on our own Santa favela Camino del Moro zelina in in Kelowna.

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Shona, Phil

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Oh, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before you we have never sent in a B, except that he has also been eating food. And he has also been going to the marketplaces naturally as a human being. So don't worry, let their statements not bother you. Oh Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the people of North, they told me the same thing. What did they say? Mahabharata in

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myth lokum. The Chiefs went out to the others and said, Look, this man is a human being just like you.

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Just like you and just like me, he eats from what we eat, and so on. What does he think he's higher than us? And the following year, the same thing happened. The same statements were made. In fact, when it comes to frown, when it comes to Freetown, Allah makes mention of it in the surah and Allah says, Listen to the statement he made

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and minoli Bashar II Miss Nina watamu Mallanna Robin Oh, how can we worship or how can we follow How can we believe in the message of two messengers or two human beings just like us when the whole community of theirs is worshipping us as a god como Houma la be done.

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Their whole community of followers of us they are enslaved by us. They are worshipping us whether it's hook or crook, but they are worshipping us. So if Iran was too haughty, he said how can I believe a message that comes through a man? Allah says he is like you, you have two eyes, he has to you have two hands, he has to you have feet, he has feet Subhanallah you walk, he walks, you talk he talks, you cannot be the God Allahu Akbar. And this is why Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, Allah does not have a son. And there is no partner with Allah. There are no other gods. What's the evidence of it? Allah presents logical evidence.

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Womack, Anima hoomin illa in Eden, La Habra. Cuando la Bhima Kala ko Allah Allah, boom Allah, beautifully worded in the Arabic language, Allah says, Allah does not have a son, nor are there other gods with Allah. Because if they were, then each one would have created certain items. And each God would have wanted their creature to be higher than the creature of the other God. So they would be chaos at some stage. Imagine if the sun was created by one God, the moon by the other one day, at least in 10,000 years, one day, there would be a debate as to whose creature was God now a daytime miner, yours, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us understanding so Allah says, It's

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logical that there's one creator, there's no competition, you've never seen disaster out there of that nature. Subhan Allah, the creature or the creator of the seed of a banana tree, for example, would begin to debate with a creator had there been one a different one of the seed of the apple tree, that whose must grow now here on the spot here, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding it's Allah is he's alone. So Allah says, had there been others with me, we would have had a debate here they would have been some form of arguments, one would have tried to become higher than the other, but because that is not there, it is logical that there's only one supreme deity in

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complete control of everything. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us that understanding as well. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the oppressors and this verse, we repeated it every year.

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Allah says when death comes to the oppressors, you see they are angels that will come to take the souls away. And that is the point known as Sakura Sakura, the pangs of death the last moments, some people made very easy Mashallah, those who die in their sleep, the easiest Saqqara, they die and Subhanallah The feeling is almost new, Allah knows best. But obviously, it's very, very minimal according to the narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and according to some of the books of the Tafseer in a specific verse or the Tafseer, of a specific verse, where Allah subhana wa Taala says, he takes the souls of those who have who are sleeping, and he returns the souls when

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they wake up of those who are meant to be living longer, and those whom debt is written upon, he just keeps the soul, he doesn't return it in the morning or when they are supposed to wake up. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and obviously, we should understand the angels are of two types, those of punishment and those of glad tidings. The moment a person sees the angels of death coming to take the soul away, they will already know whether they are good fortune or bad fortune. You know, when people are coming to you to inform you of a huge prize you have one, what type of blessing would they come with and what type of attire and what type of expression would they come in with? Whereas

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when someone is coming to arrest you to do mu for life sentence, how would they enter your home? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a similar understanding, obviously, it's of a higher degree, but it's to bring it closer to the mind. So when those who are to be taken away to jahannam to Hellfire, see the angels that come in, clad in black and with very scary appearance, which will really

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make these people very very shocked and sad they will begin to yell May Allah protect us all. Allah describes that situation Allah says had either

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Morimoto, such people when death comes to them, color

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such a person will say, or build your own Isla de Mello Sani

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FEMA, Dr. O Allah, let me have a chance send me back for a moment I want to quickly do a good deed.

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I want to do a good deed in what I have left. Allah says Kela ne, in Cali Mattoon who waka in Omaha, it is a statement that shall definitely be uttered but it's only a statement. It is void of any meaning.

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In another verse in the seventh part of the Quran, Allah says while our dough

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No one even if we sent them back, they would have repeated the same thing again and they would have come to the same situation. So this is why we get one chance, just one. Let us live our lives in such a manner that we please Allah. This is why he gives us suspicious occasions like this. And this is why he makes us listen to words in our lives that will impact upon us and He will ask us about these words because the narration of the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says masaba Colombia can do that which got to you was never meant to miss you. If you've heard the statement, your ears were never meant to miss it. Allah was going to ask your ears have you heard the IRS will

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talk to say yes we heard the message. What did we do? Only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows we will have to give the answer. This is why it's important for us to engage in is still far. Remember we are fortunate. We are an oma we are taught when you say Allah forgive me and you are sincere meeting the conditions Allah wipes out your sin and mine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a clean slate tonight. I mean, and May Allah grant us a new beginning. We don't want to miss our Salah. We don't want to engage in activity that that is detrimental for our for our Deen and our dunya and the earth era. And we don't want to be one of those who will be crying when this overtakes them. May Allah

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subhanho wa Taala grant us a good death with shadow on our tongues because the narration says men can Akira kalami mina dunya La ilaha illAllah de Sala Jin whomsoever the last statements that are they utter before they leave the dunya La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah they will be granted entry into Jannah We ask Allah subhana wa Taala that

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thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how important it is to make a dua to be protected from shaitan. This instruction was to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is a dua I should be reading and you should be reading as well. Allah says what could which means and say, Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what should you say?

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Well, Robbie will be coming hamasaki shouting the DA is a br will be coming Hamada, Tisha Ting, what are also become a BA Bo. Oh my rub, protect me from the whispers of shapen and safeguard me that shavon must not come into my presence that is to do our we should be making on a daily basis. Imagine if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was instructed to make that you are who are we? We should be making the dua even more regularly we need it whereas he to be honest with you he did not really need to make that but if we follow his Sunnah we will find that you are in the Sunnah and this is why he made it so that we could follow the beautiful example. May Allah subhanho wa Taala

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grant us all understanding the next Surah Surah to know

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I was planning to go into a little bit more detail of sewer to know but inshallah we will keep it short and concise in this surah Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how serious the crime of adultery is. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of an even more serious crime, which is accusing someone of adultery, the accusation of a person

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that is even more detrimental. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala protection. and thereafter there is a story of Sharia law, and how she we all know the most pure of women, the category the highest category of women folk to exist, I shall the law. And she was accused now to be learned Allah safeguard our tons of immorality. And Allah says

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that we have cleansed her name definitely this statement that was uttered was a very dangerous statement. And those who were the perpetrators shall be dealt with severely by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whenever we open our mouths about anybody else, we need to be careful. That statement could result in our downfall in the dunya. Sometimes we see lots of chaos in our lives. Sometimes we have no happiness, no contentment, possibly we might have accused someone of going out with someone today when you say so and so is going out with so and so what is meant we are accusing them of immorality and to accuse others of immorality. Allah subhanho wa Taala says he will personally deal with such

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people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So that is why whenever we notice chaos in our lives, let's introspect where is the root of it? Where is the root of it, there must be a root somewhere, we need to look for it and we need to try and repair now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection you know, usually when there is a disaster

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Allah called in at that moment, it is our duty to utter good statements No brother it's a test you know, bear suburbia, patience. But to be honest, when we are not tested, it's our duty to tell us and really all of us we should know when calamity comes. There's a reason why there's a reason for it. Search you will find if you cannot go out and ask people, ask mentors who are qualified that Allah who know what they are doing, they will search within your life and they will pinpoint to you where you faltered and why what happened to you has happened. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all safeguard meaning safety. Let me tell you why we say this. At the end of surah Noor, Allah

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subhanho wa Taala says in one of the most powerful vs. familia de la Vina Johan de fauna and a Marine, go out and warn those people who go against your command O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and warned those people who go against the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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To see boom fitna tune.

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Me, very great trials will befall them, or a very severe punishment a painful punishment will befall him. That's a warning. We can read it at the end of surah two nor we will find it for Leah very Latina you Holly funa, Anna Marie, and to Siva whom finetune Oh, you see Bahama de la, go and give a warning to those who want to go against his command, that they will be tested in many ways, trials and tribulations will affect them, and at the same time, they will be from amongst those who will be severely punished. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us to rectify ourselves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can concentrate on our weaknesses and who can really purify us

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opportunities like the month of Ramadan beautiful blessing nights of the month of Ramadan beautiful evenings, where Allah subhanho wa Taala sins His mercy and show us his blessings. Let's see this mercy and let's seize the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let's feel them by turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala

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in the surah he makes mention of how important it is to lower our gaze, both men and women, and how important it is to dress modestly, and how important it is even for the women folk to walk in a manner that will not be attracting those who are not meant to be attracted and so on. There are so many rules and regulations. In fact, one of the rules and regulations here, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you who believe don't enter homes that are not yours until you seek permission. And until you greet the inhabitants that oh no boo, boo Chico that needs to or to sell name Allah and Neha don't enter homes that are not yours until you seek permission. Proper permission nowadays

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Mashallah. We've got a telephone before you go found the person, brother, look, I need to come to your house. Are you free and so on? Sometimes we pitch up at the door not realizing they might be sharing a private moment, who knows, and you would have disturbed. This is why sometimes you have people come to the door and say, My father told me to tell you that he's not here, because we disturbed them to be honest with you why we should have found them in advance. Allah has given us this technology to make use of it. It's just it costs us a few cents, but at least we can seek permission in advance. Now there is technology, but even if we go you know what Allah subhanho wa

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Taala says, and this is very powerful, Allah says, What

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kilala Kumar Ruggiero followed you as callicoon. If after you knock on the door and seek permission, you are told to go away, go away. It's better for you. So panela Imagine if I had to come to your house and you knocked, I knocked on the door, and you came out and celebrate. I can't see you now. Can you go away and come back after one week? What would happen? I don't think any one of us can actually have the courage to do that. None of us but Allah says it's your rights, and you are allowed to do it and when someone does it to you don't feel bad, thank him. It's an act of worship. It's an act of worship to be able to go away Allah says who was Carla come? It is. It is greater for

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your purity, you will be able to purify yourself, may Allah subhanho wa Taala cleanse myself and yourselves until we meet again, or sallallahu wasallam albaraka la Vina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Coloma behenic to Allah Allah Allah and anastasiou kona to buoy Lake