Ramadan 2010 – Durban – Reminders – Day 29

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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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 Allah He was happy he would have been a woman to be a son in Eli ahmedinejad. All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and all his companions and to bless every single one of us, and our offspring those to come up to the day of pm I mean, honor the rula beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners, but describes heaven and Allah describes what the people of heaven will find ly as my own Ophea Allahu Allah.

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They will not hear anything wrong. In general, Allahu Lago meaning nothing sinful will be uttered no lies, no cheating, no deceiving, no nothing. No backbiting, no slander, no gossip, nothing in Jenna Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, voila, no lies at all. Naturally, those who abstained from these qualities in the dunya will achieve the Hara will achieve gender in the Akira. So if we would like gender, we need to abstain from falsehood, from gossip from backbiting and so on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah protect us. We are indeed in the age of gossip, so much so that good people without realizing at times we may be overtaken by gossip without even knowing we are actually

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gossiping. And we are actually backbiting May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us consciousness and may forgive us then in the next surah In fact, at the end of that surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We have warned you of a of a punishment that is coming very close. We have warned you don't say the warning didn't come we gave you the warning. In

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kumada bo horiba, we have warned you of a punishment coming very close. And Allah says on that day every person shall see whatever they have produced in the past, it will be in front of them and the disbelievers will utter a statement, why a coup

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de coup.

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The coup far will say we hope and we wish that we were soil we wish that we were just decomposed and never ever resurrected, out of regret for what they had done well and ever make us from amongst those. So these are some of the verses of that particular surah. After that we have Surah nazjatar, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that Who do you think

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oh, what do you think is greater in creation yourselves or the skies and everything else?

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I shall do Hello Can I miss them?

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Are you greater in creation? Or the skies that Allah has created? What do you think and Allah says

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Bana ha He is the one who created that. So imagine if the skies are greater in creation, what about the creator of the skies? That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is drawing our attention to? He says Assam kochava Sawalha.

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Ha ha ha ha job Oh Ha Ha making mention of what he has created the sky, he raised it above he did this he did that the the night and the day and so on and how he created everything he makes mention of that. Then he asks us to turn to him and in the next era, a similar verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the hour for either.

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I told you in the Arabic language, the pronunciation gives away the meaning. The saw is that cry, the end, the blowing of the trumpet the second time and the screaming and the yelling, and everybody running from side to side everybody coming up. yo maya payroll mermin he was. He was Sahiba de la Bonnie. Allah says on that day, everyone, a man will run away from his own child from his wife, from his parents and from his friends and so on. A man will run away from everyone legally marry him in whom he shot no money. On that day everybody will be worried about themselves, they will not have the time to worry about others. This is why the Hadith says ooba Lim inshallah who

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give news of heaven of Jenna to the one whom his own weaknesses keeps him occupied from engaging in the weaknesses of others because if you have that quality in the dunya in the era, Allah will grant you peace.

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But if we have the quality of concerning ourselves with that, which does not really matter to us, in that case in the era, we will be from

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Amongst those who will have to now worry only about ourselves, may Allah Subhana Allah protect us. The only one, the only one who will be concerned about others is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all the other messengers will be concerned about themselves the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be worried about us as an Omar, do you know what he says? powerful Hadith? He says, I will be sitting waiting for you all my followers on the How old? How old is the pond alcocer he says do not disgrace me. How would a person disgrace the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He says I will recognize those who come by the places they used to wash so many times a day for booboo they

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will have a specific shine as they are passing I will say Allah hominy woman Almighty Allah This one is from my alma that one is from my alma This one is from my alma they will all be coming to the house and drinking now lawmakers from amongst those then he says was the owner soon dooney for akula Bimini woman Amati then they will be some who will be taken away and I will say Allah these people are my alma Why are you taking them away? And Allah subhanho wa Taala will say a Masha Allah Masha Allah badak waala Hema bajo de una Allah acaba him. You don't know what they did after you left. They turned away they didn't follow your message and those will be taken into the Hellfire now Allah

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Subhana Allah Allah never make us from those. So he says do not disgrace me on the day of the AMA when I will be sitting on the hold waiting for you. If you are pulled away and I'm still calling for you. That's a disgrace that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the drinking from the house and entry into Geneva with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Surah. Allah subhanho wa Taala again asks a beautiful question.

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You

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know, mavado Kabira Beagle carry Milla de fala Kaka fossa? waka like me, you

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Kabak. Oh man, what is it? That is leading you away from your own creator? Moroccan Arabic al Karim? What is it that is made you forgetful of your own honored creator, your Creator, the one who made you who gave you your form? The one who's given you everything? What's making you so arrogant that you don't want to wish of him you don't want to turn to him? He's your Creator. Oh man, what is it that has made you turn away? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those. And he described some who turned away. Those who engaged in shady business deals unacceptable business deals. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the next era, why mocha Fifi in just one word. destruction to

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those who shortchange in business, that's the meaning of it. Those whom when it is for them, they count more when it is against them, they count less. They don't want to pay but they want to receive, they lie when they are selling their stock. Allah Subhana Allah says, destruction upon them. And in the same surah Allah describes the Muslim, the criminals, he says the criminals in the dunya they will have a chance to laugh at the pious and the good. Sometimes you have people in the dunya they don't have the ability to distinguish and even if they if they are given part of it, sometimes they don't have guidance. They laugh at the people who are rightly guided, you grow your

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beard, people laugh at you, you wear your niqab, people laugh at you, Allah says in alladhina Jomo Kenyatta, Amina levena Manu Haku. These criminals used to laugh at the true believers. Whenever they found that these people are true believers they used to laugh at them Allah says we will have a day when we will tell the believers those are the criminals lined up going to hell. Now you laugh at them. Hello man. Naveen Amano meenal kusari of Haku on that day, Allah will give the opportunity to the believers to laugh at those who laughed at them a while back and the believers will be sitting back on their recliners, according to the verse they will be reclining back laughing at the other

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saying, now look who is laughing. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us laugh at those who are trying to those who are trying to obey Allah commands, may we be supportive of them. And at the same time when someone laughs at us, that is a sign that you are in the right direction. Normally, if you want to know whether your beard is the right length, and so on, if someone has teased you either with a goal to either with anything else, you're heading in the right direction, that's what they used to do to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if you're wearing your niqab and you want to know if you're in the right direction, people will laugh at you they'll, they'll make a joke of you

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they'll call you names and so on. Then what will happen is Allah subhanho wa Taala says he

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We'll give you a chance to laugh at him Allah Subhana. Allah says goddess, the next year, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about something that we all know. And it's a surah we read often subbase Mara because Allah in that surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, belt thirunal hyah dunya well accurate to higher, O

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ne you give preference to this life, not realizing that the life after death is everlasting, this life is coming to an end. So do not give preference to this dunya. Understand that whatever we do in the dunya is short lived. Allah gives us chances to repent chances to turn to him because Allah says you've got a problem or two here, don't worry the life after death, they will be no problem for as long as you live your life on the right track. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us, wherever we have lost the road, we need to quickly come back.

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Like when you have a little government in your vehicle and you lose the party tells you make a U turn. It tells you to go back. We need to have that form of navigational system when it comes to spirituality that we can just punch in gentlemen, and it will take us every time we deviate. It says make a U turn go back Subhana Allah, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us that really, we make use of technology but do we ever related to spirituality? It's time we did that? Because we want to go from point A to point B, what do we do? That's a similar rule we need to apply when it comes to the road when it comes to gender, same rule. You look at the map book it tells you do this do that

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we have a map book the Quran, we have the Sunnah. Why don't we follow the roads that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us a deeper understanding. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about

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how he is ever watchful, he watches us at every moment in Surah Al qiyamah, Allah says, I am Sabu I lamea Oh, had this men think that nobody's watching him when we are the ones who gave men the eyes that he looks with? Imagine Allah gave us eyes how many eyes are here in this world? If we've got 2000 people here tonight, we've got a minimum of about 4000 eyes Subhanallah 4000 eyes all looking at once what would happen? What about the giver of these billions of eyes? Nothing can be hidden from Allah says, Allah nyjah Allah who

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didn't we give him two eyes when he said

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he didn't we give him a tongue and the lips to Han Allah wa had a

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god and we guided him to both paths. We showed him the right path and we told him what the wrong path is all about. The Quran speaks about the right path. And it also warns us from the wrong path. Amazing. Allah says now he is going to be questioned, meaning men will be questioned what path or which path he chooses. Because we gave him eyes. We gave him a tongue. We gave him everything. We showed him both paths. And we said right now you follow the road and here you will get to a certain place. That's what we were talking about. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us arrival in Jana amin, and may He never ever make that arrival. Via Johanna, I always see when a person has to travel the

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direct flight is always our first preference. Well, you don't need to go via via via because you don't know you might end up in Nairobi, then you got a problem. Now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us all goodness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about also the neffs the soul that we have the fact that whosoever works hard on that soul and purifies it, they have succeeded.

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And whosoever corrupts it has failed. Beautiful surah I'm sure we know it by heart, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, further.

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Success successful is the one who has purified his own soul. And that's a struggle. It doesn't just come like that you need to struggle to purify your soul. You need to every time something wrong for the pleasure of Allah you need to leave it every time something that Allah is instructed for the pleasure of Allah you need to do it. That is how we will purify, purify our souls, and purifying the soul. We also need to remove the bad qualities from our hearts. constantly check your heart, there's no room for hatred in the heart of a movement and hamdulillah We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us love.

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Then Allah says,

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what are the habermann the Sangha and that loss is the one who has corrupted his own soul. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding the soul is such that you know, the example we can give up the world today is that of a computer, you put in whatever software you like in order for the computer to operate. The minute you have a virus, you got a problem. It goes into every file, you need a strong antivirus. The same applies when we commit a sin we've uploaded

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The virus into our system it goes into every vein of ours to get it out is a big problem. Sometimes we need a strong antivirus, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us, it's important for us to know this. So if we are going to do something wrong naturally, our computer will become sluggish. Our spirituality will slow down because we doing something wrong. So if we would like, really, to enhance the speed of our hard drives spiritually, we need to format that hard drive by Toba. And then we need to start afresh by loading only that which is necessary. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us benefit. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors, it's very quick when it comes to

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technology. We don't even need to bat an eyelid we know what to do. Why then can we not apply similar rules to spirituality which solve all our problems? Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks also about how the one who spends in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will ease his own path. When you spend in the path of Allah, Allah will open your own path because there are certain things that money cannot buy, Allah will give them to you and the person who's who's stingy. A person who doesn't want to spend Allah says we make their path difficult. So they ended up spending when they end up not only spending but they will have a

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difficult life mela not make us from amongst those. Let's become generous, not only generous with our wealth, but even with our attitude with our conduct with our smiles with the way we speak and let's do so for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes we as a Muslim oma we read Salah in one must've we don't know who is reading Salah right next to us. We sit whole month in Ramadan, we've come we've been reading Salah next to people we don't even know their names. It's important for us to know at least a person's name without what we call in the Indian language. Punjabi, I'm sure you know what that is. A person says what's your name? What do you do? Oh, you got that

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business? I'm coming there tomorrow. I need a discount. Wait, what? That's why people don't want to talk to us because every time we want favors from people for what live your life professionally in a nice way you know people for the pleasure of Allah not so that you can make use of them and extract from them and and really squeeze from them whatever they have, may Allah protect us if out of the goodness they offer you Alhamdulillah but the reason to know someone in the deen is not so that you can extract from them or abuse that relation but it's for the pleasure of Allah. This is why last night I said when you know someone for the sake of Allah, that relation is bless it. You found

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someone in the masjid you met them that's all you know about them. Mashallah, sometimes five years later, you still don't know exactly what they do in life. That is the relation that was based on Allah subhanho wa Taala and his love, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks in Surah, two teen about something very powerful. He says, I have created man in the best posture, the best posture, and I challenge any human being or any creature of mine to come up with a better posture. When Allah says Allah Cornell is an Effie sanita coeem I have created men in the best posture. Can Allah subhanho wa Taala be wrong? So that is a challenge?

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What's the challenge? Oh, man. Oh, man, think of any place to replace any organ of yours and put it elsewhere on your body? Can you come up with a better plan than alas? The answer is no. Let's think about it for a minute. Take your eyes from where they are, apply and place them elsewhere in a better place. Anyway, take your five fingers, the little one put it somewhere else. Allahu Akbar. Anyway. Take your ears, put them where your eyes are. I wonder how you do your spectacles Allahu Akbar. Its effect let's think of it. Take your toes move the people on to the end what would happen? A lot challenges entire creation, saying man has been created in the best form. And that's a

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challenge. Nobody will ever come up with any posture better than that. SubhanAllah Have we ever thought of that?

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says from Aradhana spell SRP Lena Illallah Nina Amano. After having raised men so high, we dropped him to the lowest of the low except those who believe and do good deeds. Why lowest of the low because with the sophisticated brain we've given man, he still comes up with ideas that even animals don't come up with, such as homosexuality, such as various other ideas, and he wants to promote them. Allah says Nay, we've dropped those to lower levels than animals because even the animals with their nature do not think of certain things that men thinks of with their complex mind. And sometimes men will debate that this is my freedom and my rights. Allahu

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Akbar, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala protects us and grant us good minds that we'll be thinking in lines of, or in the same line as the Sharia. And Allah Subhana which Allah speaks about how every hardship in

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Your life if you treat it correctly, it brings about more ease than that hardship. That is in Surah. Allah Masha Allah says, In the molars reuse run in nama Allah Sreenivasan, definitely with hardship, there is always ease and with the same hardship there is another point of ease. So in a nutshell with every hardship, Allah creates two points of ease, Allahu Akbar, if only we know how to deal with that hardship. And after that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah speaks about the xyzal and the tremor in Surah xyzal. And at the end of that surah when he speaks about the tremor, and how men will be running, and men will be saying that Where can I go and so on. Allah says, For my Mal, Miss Carla

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donatien Hi, Ronnie era, whoever has done an atom's weights of goodness will see it on the day of the AMA. It's not going to go and whoever did an atom's weight of evil, they will see it as well.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about something very important that I think we need to draw our attention to. He speaks about those who are lazy when they read Salah, and he says, Why alone, destruction be upon whom ye alone. Gil mousseline alladhina Houma, Sala teams

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on destruction be upon those who fulfill their Salah but lazy Lee and they are very dilly dally when it comes to Salah every time delay every time delay you know if you delay your Salah once twice it's something else but every Salah of yours you rushing last minute to quickly read it. Allah forgive myself and yourselves well or not make us from those Allah says destruction to those people are they playing a game with us? And let me know whom your

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own our own Alma own those who do things to show others that Allah protect us. We need to do things to show off to Allah, not to others, not to creatures to Allah when we read Salah. We need to imagine that Allah is watching us completely. Allahu Akbar and Allah is watching. purify your Salah, perfected to show who Allah but the minute we want to show someone else that deed is being being spoiled now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a quality that we need to know where he curses such people who stop what is known as my own What is the meaning of my own? My own means a minor goodness something small a charity someone asks you for

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a little bit of salt you say no, but it's not taking anything from you. Allah says those people are kissed. Someone asked you for five cents you say no, I don't want that's nothing What is it taken away from you? And sometimes we have bad habits when we give a charity we wait for it to go bad then we give a charity sadly it happens to a lot of women folk they have cooked the food and I'm going to say this because I think it happens in a lot of homes and we need to change this The food is cooked Mashallah beautiful meal we enjoy it We thank Allah for it and so on. The remainder goes into the fridge Mashallah. Or after when until the fridge smells? Is that when it must go in there? You know

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you've got a maid you know you've got someone you know you've got a man coming Who asked you for charity. We still say No, leave it in the fridge. It's good. It's still good. So what you want to give them when it goes bad stuff, it'll law stuff. Allah, may Allah protect us. You know you're not going to have it. Give it away in a good condition with an open heart. How can your heart stick to a little piece of chicken that you're not going to eat? And nobody in your house is going to eat? You want to wait for the apple to become rotten?