Ramadan 2013 – Pearls of Peace – 19 of 27

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Day 19


AI: Summary © The importance of avoiding harms and not harming one another is emphasized in Islam, as it is a given given given. The speaker emphasizes the need for pride and faith in oneself to avoid mistakes and the importance of following guidance. The importance of forgiveness is also emphasized, as it is a given given given. The importance of working hard and being honest is emphasized, as it is crucial for achieving spiritual well-being. The segment ends with a call to action for those who want to be a part of Islam, and a request to shut up children and avoid charging for interest.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi woman to be on the sun and Elijah Medina we're back. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah bless them all and bless every single one of us and grant us goodness. Brothers and sisters, it is only correct for us before we commence this evening's session, that we make mention of brothers of ours who are fighting and killing each other you whereas they could resolve matters without that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala let peace prevail in Egypt as well as in Syria, as well as in so many other countries where we are

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killing one another. Yet, we are being we are taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not to do that may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may He make us from amongst those who learn a lesson to resolve matters no matter what it is, by sitting around the table. by discussing, especially when it is within our own selves. It is important for us to realize the loss can only be for the oma, today the enemies are laughing at us because they see we are doing a better job of destroying one another than they could have ever done. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant peace and stability to all the countries of the Muslim mean and two whole societies of the Muslims and the

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globe at large. I mean, brothers and sisters yesterday, we ended by making mention of the aspect of employment and the reality of how being hardworking and honest, is extremely important. Like we said, if a person is very honest, but they simply don't get up, they won't achieve

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lazy, they won't achieve and if a person is very, very hard working, but they are not honest, they pinch, they steal, sometimes they

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cannot be trusted at all. If that is the case also we will not achieve May Allah make us from amongst those who understand the reality of both. May we be from amongst those whom when we are employed, the employer considers us an asset to his business. I mean,

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and maybe from amongst the most successful even when we have our own businesses and no matter what we do remember, the ingredients that we are being given at the moment are the ingredients of peace, both inner and outer, in this world as well as in the next we also made mention of the marriage that the Prophet Shuaib according to the narrations, it was him May peace be upon him, had offered musala is Salatu was Salam.

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And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who learn the lesson from this. This evening. I'd like to make mention of how haughty and arrogant Iran was the Pharaoh. And as a result, what happened to him. He enjoyed. He enjoyed his life to a great degree. He was the boss in the king. According to him, he thought he had everything he had. Well, he had the clouds, and it lasted many, many years decades. In fact, it went down generations, the pharaoh is a title given to the one who was the leader at the time. So there were many of these Pharaohs one after the other. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the specific one, the one who was at the time of Musa alayhis

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salam, the last of the lot. And Allah says was that Bara who Allah Juno do who fill a void, he will have co woven

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number 39 and 40 of Sudoku puzzles. Allah says him and his soldiers were very, very arrogant on Earth. They engaged in lots of corruption and chaos on earth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they thought they were not going to return to us. And then Allah words it so beautifully, he says, so we punish them. We punished him and his soldiers by drowning them in the sea. That's all we threw them into the sea. They could not save themselves from water. They know what is water, h2o Subhanallah two hydrogen one oxygen, they could not save themselves from that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala by raising this in the Quran has definitely taught us a lesson that haughtiness my brothers and sisters

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gets you nowhere. arrogance gets you nowhere. Be humble. Be a person really who always understands and realizes and is conscious of the fact that he is going to return to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a different type of arrogance of the kuffaar of courage.

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The time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, these disbelievers knew that what he brought was the truth, they knew it. But they just made excuses any excuse in order to stay away because they felt their power would be lost. They felt their authority would go perhaps their wealth they might have to pay it up and so on. That was not going to be the case anyway, but because they felt it they made so many excuses, listen to some of these excuses and think within yourselves, and I should think as well do we present excuses sometimes when we are called towards the truth and goodness? We just give an excuse. Someone said let's go for Salah.

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Come for Salah to get better inshallah. The owner of cure is Subhan Allah is Allah subhanho wa Taala so let's not make little excuses you know, I'm tired I slept very late. I you know, I'm gonna miss the fact that what what can I do? I'm so tired. Don't wake me up, please. Eight o'clock. What is there? May Allah present Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve us. May He give us as the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon the straight path. So Allah says, verse number 57 of the same surah

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wok ALU in Tibet in Huda kanuda, Hofmann alvina, they made excuses by saying, Oh Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, if we follow the guidance with you, then we perhaps will be swept away from our land, maybe the land of ours will be taken away. Look at how they worded it, if we follow the guidance with you, which means they knew it was guidance. They knew it's the truth, but they did not want to follow it. We are sometimes guilty of exactly the same thing where we know what is right. We don't want to follow it. So why did Allah make mentioned this year in the Quran of this? Because many reasons. One of them is for us to derive a lesson from that. Listen, you are not supposed to be similar to those

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who fall off Quraysh who know that it's the truth. They acknowledge that this is the right thing, and but they do not tread the path of what is right. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. May He grant us that peace and comfort and May He grant us the strength whenever goodness is to be fulfilled? And may He make us totally weak when we have to engage in sin. I mean,

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that's a good job. My brothers and sisters asked Allah to create a barrier between you and sin. And believe me, if you are saying it sincerely, the barrier will come. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala create that barrier for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of a powerful man. Look at how every day we are looking at people who are given so much and the way they reacted was different and the way they were treated by Allah was dependent on how they reacted to those gifts of Allah. So Sulaiman alayhi salam, we spoke about him, and we made mention of how he had so much wealth and authority. He was thankful he praised the law. He was humble. He continued to obey Allah's

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instructions. So Allah gave him increase Mashallah, look at today, we are going to listen to what happened to our own qarun was a man at the time of Musa alayhis salam.

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He was granted so much wealth, but some people looked at his wealth and they said, Hey, we hope we had this you know, when you're driving past and you see a mansion Mashallah 63 bedrooms, 1111 is what's going to happen. It's not a hotel, just a house.

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And you see, and you start saying, whoa, is this man, okay? You know, he's living in a glass house. That is one thing, but to feel within you that you are like, give me something like this. That is another thing. It is not wrong to one, something like that, if it has been done in a correct way. But if you know that the man has usurped people's Well, he doesn't have a good track record. He's arrogant. He doesn't obey our laws instruction. We do not wish that do not wish that. So Allah gives us example in the Koran. Do you know how much wealth he had? None of us on the globe today can have that much. Because Allah says what

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was number 67

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sorry 76 of surah casas Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We gave him treasures treasures would mean full of gold and silver and everything else that was valuable. So much that just the keys to those treasures that we had given him was so heavy that a group of men would find it difficult to carry only the keys.

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Only the keys. Imagine with us you have treasures, how many treasures would you have? I don't think you could have more than three 400 little boxes of treasures. That also is too much. I hope you've paid the tax on it a lot.

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So my brothers and sisters, the reality is look at our own. He had so much what was his sin, He had one major sin. He was attached to his Well, that was his claim. He was attached to his wealth and he felt because of that attachment. He felt this is mine. With us, we are taught alone.

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Mala Mala, the wealth belongs to Allah, you are entrusted with it for a moment for Allah to see whether you are sticking to it so much that you are not going to give even the heirs that you are supposed to be giving. You want to cheat and have it all for yourself. It's just a test because when you die, you're still going to leave it. You know, we have seen people who have gone to their sisters out of inheritance and they have gone their family members and cheated them. At the end of the day they have also died and what happened as they did that was what was done to them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protector so don't cheat because that is not going to get you anywhere. Nothing at

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all. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness I know of one brother, may Allah assist him in guiding goodness. And may Allah grant him goodness in the dunya and the afra. He told me that I had usurped the wealth of my sisters by undervaluing the properties of my late dad. And I had this wealth and I really enjoyed it until I met up in a car crash in my right leg was totally amputated. And he said, I never ever knew why this happened. But one day, a scholar visited me. And he told me what were the circumstances surrounding the amputation of your entire leg. And when I explained to him that I had a car crash, and so he asked me, did you buy that car with halaal? Well, I said yes,

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indeed. He says, so he said, Are you sure? Then he said I scratched my head and I thought and I wept like I've never cried before?

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Why am I saying this? I'm giving you a real life example. While you steal someone's money. It comes back to haunt you love. Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala can do something to you that money will not mend? May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Never ever do that to us. So Allah says, This man's crime was he says, Paula in

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verse number 78. So that passes, he told the people, and there were a lot of people used to lounge around by his residents, and they used to look at it. And some used to say, Hey, we wish we had like this. And others used to say, don't wish you had like this because he's a bad man. If he was a good man, and he had it, it would be okay. But if he's a bad man, and he's got so much, and you're wishing that, that means you are wishing for the package, it's wrong, do not do that. So he was the one who said, I have all this wealth, because I'm a sharp, intelligent guy. It's my brain and my mind, you know, like how someone would say, I'm a shrewd businessman. That's why I earned my

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brother. No, it's Allah who provided you with that. This is why I've noticed in my life, the wealthiest of people sometimes do not have a secondary certificate. Do you know that? I have noticed it in my life, that the wealthiest of people sometimes they don't have high degrees and qualifications, but they are extremely wealthy. Allah is showing you that you know what, it's got nothing to do with your education. Yes, you need to play the role. We are not saying no, you need to try your best no problem. Alhamdulillah but how much you're going to get is in the hands of Allah, a man who has a failure at school and you looked at him and laughed at him today, you might have to go

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to him and tell him brother, can we please have a business deal here? Hello, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us honesty in our businesses.

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May Allah make us realize that whatever we have is from Allah. Yes. If Allah has given us the ability, and perhaps the

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vehicle ability to be a good businessman, or to earn well or to do something good, never forget, it is only a last favor that has allowed us to engage in this had it not been one law here, we would never achieve anything. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us and grant us ease and Goodness me. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, as the people were wishing for this man's wealth, because of that crime, that attachment he had to his wealth he did not use to spend from it. He used to keep it all, you know, if he were spending from him, do you think his keys would have been so heavy for so many people to carry? He would have been dishing out the keys one key person.

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But no, he kept everything for himself. So we destroyed and we destroyed him as well. One day they got up in the morning, they said, Where is the man's penis? It wasn't there. Closer Look. It's followed by the ground.

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We cause the earth to swallow up him and his entire castle and mentioned his old dwelling and he had no body to help him, nor could he help himself against the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why does Allah in that verse like this wisdom at one because it shows that no matter how much wealth you have, there are certain things that rarely you can do absolutely nothing about. Nothing at all, no matter what you have. May Allah subhanho wa Taala

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As humbleness brothers and sisters, remember, the more you spend, the more you give, that will go next to your name people give you do people really talk good about you, they bear good witness for you. That is what will result in your entry into paradise. Do you know that a person who is generous, but he might not be so, so knowledgeable or he might not be a person who's able to engage in so many acts of worship is far better than one who engages in many acts of worship, but he is miserly, and he is stingy. And he doesn't want to spend this is according to the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu. So, sometimes your paradise might be because you are a rich man, and you

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spent it all on poor people, and you help them and you set up so many people's businesses and generations of people, numbers of people have now earned sustenance because Allah gave it to them, but chose you as a means to get that Allahu Akbar, Allah make us generous. If we move on to the next Caboose, the opening verse, Allah is telling us we will test every one of you this verse, we heard it several times, different places in the Quran, but this is repeated here. Allah says, has he been

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otaku? A poo?

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Do the people think that it is enough for them to say we are believers and then we are not going to test them? Allah says we have tested all those before in order to distinguish between those who are truthful and those who are liars. When I say I believe in Allah, Allah says, okay, we will test you. So now you suffer a loss. Do you still believe in Allah, you gain a profit? Do you still believe in Allah? You lose your arm? Do you still believe in Allah? You went through a divorce? Do you still believe in Allah? So if you do, you are a happy person you are content and Allah says you've passed your test. May Allah grant us the ability to pass our tests. And may He never test us with tests

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that are very difficult for us to pass.

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Some people have huge tastes, but Allah knows, Allah says, You claim to be believers, what we need to know whether you are telling the truth or you just lie. What's the point? You know, if you say for example, I'm happy. People will tell you Okay, come here. Let's see. And then you cannot start Allahu Akbar and then you know, commence with Alif BAA No, wait, that doesn't happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and grant us ease and goodness. If you are saying something you need to prove it. You cannot be a hypocrite. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from hypocrisy. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something interesting. Do you know we are taught that your good

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deeds you are answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala, for your deeds are good or bad. But there is something you need to know. When you encourage others to do good, you get the full reward of whatever Good day has done as a result of what you say. So don't be a person who's miserly. encourage people to do good. But what is more dangerous than that? When you have encouraged people to do bad you carry the burden of the sins they're committed? Do you know that? So it's very, very serious. And this is why Allah makes mention of the kuffaar. And how they say that you know what, don't worry, do as you wish because your sins will be carried by X, Y or Z. So don't worry, that

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person died, he will carry all your sins. Now you can do what you want, or they tell you You know what, follow what we are saying and we guarantee that you're going to go to Paradise because your sins are taken care of. So Allah makes mention of this in verse number 12 and 13.

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What color Latina Latina man, Sabina

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the kuffaar tell the believers follow our path follow our faith, and we will ensure we guarantee you that we will hold your sins we will take care of them. Allah says mama whom behind me,

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homie Shea in Avon, they will never ever be able to shoulder your burden. No way. They are not responsible for your sins, they will not be able to shoulder your burden they are liars, but they will only shoulder the burden of their lies and the result in deeds that you may have done as a result of their lies. They will shoulder the burden of that.

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So Allah says, while I

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calling what I use,

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they will be carrying their own burdens and burdens besides their own burdens.

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Which means the burdens of those whom they lead astray. And on the Day of Judgment, they will be asked the question, why did you lead these people astray? They will be asked a question as to their lies. They lie. So remember one thing nobody can just say you know

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I have the authority to forgive your sins. No way. In Islam, you don't confess to anyone besides Allah. Allah is the forgiveness of sins. You say, yeah, Allah forgive my sin, you admit your error, you regret it. You ask for forgiveness. You promise not to do it again for conditions and you are forgiven. But the minute you think that you know what, someone died, for example, for our sins, you are heading in the wrong direction. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us. Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. He does not want to punish us. He is looking for any excuse to forgive us. Why don't we give him that excuse? By asking for forgiveness? Yeah, Allah forgive us on this day. I

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then Allah makes mention of how he punishes people, but he gives them respect, he gives them a chance when someone does something bad sometimes he allows them to carry on for a while. A lot of the times people say, you know, this man oppressed me, but why is he so happy in life? Hang on, just be patient. All the messengers have said front of you, in a communal mentality, wait, I'm also going to wait and they were patient. When the time was right, the rope was full. So Allah says, regarding the Pharaoh and so many others, for

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each one of them, we punish them because of their sins. So today from amongst us are those who are sinful, let's not think we can run away from Allah. He's giving us a chance. If you are still sitting happy. Allah is giving you a chance. He knows what you're doing, but he's waiting. He's waiting for you to turn on your own. If you don't May Allah subhanahu wa taala. protect myself and yourself. One does not want to end up on the wrong side. We ask Allah protection. So Allah says, feminine woman,

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woman, woman,

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woman, woman,

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woman, woman,

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Mo, verse number 40 of surah. Allah says, We punished every one of them because of their sense. Their peace was snatched away. Yet they were wealthy, they were powerful. They were haughty. They had authority. We destroyed them. Some of them, we sent them a storm of stones, some of them are blast from the sky, some of them will cause the earth to swallow them up, and some of them will drown them. Allah says we did different things. We send punishment in different ways. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us may return before we lose our peace. I mean,

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so Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of the kofod on their excuses once again, and how they said we want this and we want that we want this sign from you, Obama salatu salam, if you bring about that we will accept the message. If you do that we will accept the message. And Allah says, our lamea Kim

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can keep

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him Is it not enough for him that we have sent to you or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam a book that you recite to them? It's enough for them in the sense that that is evidence enough for them to turn to Allah and to realize that they are answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala with us we have the Quran. It's in our midst, we reciting we are being told about it. Does it move us well ah if it moves us we are heading in the right direction. Look at Najafi the nagus as Hammer of Abyssinia and take a look at Omar

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and various others. They heard one or two verses or a couple of verses of the Quran. Their lives changed yet they were enemies of Islam just before that. And with us. We read the whole Quran cover to cover. Today we must have read so many verses of the Quran. Yet sometimes we cannot even give up watching pornography contributor why something is wrong with the sincerity we cannot give up the club the for example the gambling, maybe the alcohol, the drugs, we can't give it up why it hasn't affected us the verses of the Quran as such, if you have sincerity in your heart, they will impact upon you so much that you will immediately say Allah I put everything you know when the windows were

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drinking in Madina munawwara when they were told that alcohol has been made prohibited, they spit it out of their mouths. They threw away whatever they had in the in the drums because they did not say let's just keep it we'll sell it Don't worry, it's wrong for us, but we can sell it to others nothing. They threw it immediately because they had sincerity they knew we want peace immediately surrender to the book of peace sent to us by the owner of peace. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. And this is why at the end of that surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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when levena jahad oficina de una

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mazzini verse number 69 Allah says, Those who strive for us, we will open our doors have guidance for them.

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Which means if you want to be guided guidance is something that is a gift of Allah. You need to work hard to achieve guidance you need to stop

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You need to go and look for it you need to attend you need to fight your laziness you need to develop a link with those who have knowledge you need to learn, you need to ask you need to find out you need to force yourself to follow. You need to be sincere to Allah you need to want to do it for the sake of Allah, your time that is so valuable to you, you need to spend trying to learn what Islam is all about. You need to sacrifice your time and your wealth and you need to sacrifice a little bit of your life as well. So Allah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, when we see you coming, we open our doors of guidance, but when people are walking, not even bothered, we

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engage Allah He This is a reality. We spend so much more time money, effort and energy, earning a livelihood of this world which we are going to leave behind, then we do a times for that which is eternal, that which is eternal. There are people who die.

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At what age do they die at any age, inshallah we'll come through verses which are directly hitting at that. But let's look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the next year or so to whom many verses I've chosen just one or two. One of them is where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the spouses. He says, and this is verse number 21 of Surat a room, warming it

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from the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that he has created for you from you, a spouse, from whom or with whom or by whom you will achieve comfort and solace. And you will be able to achieve a lot of inner peace through your spouse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this definitely there are Signs for those who ponder those who ponder you want to know, ponder over it. Allah has created a gift, a gift for us in the form of our spouses. But the reality my brothers and sisters is when we get married, and we have not quit our sins, then it is like for example, baking a cake a cake and forgetting to put sugar in it completely so it might be prepared. It looks so nice. Have a bite and

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you find Oh, this thing here instead of sugar we put salt. Well who would like that cake? No one. So what happens to us we have the ingredients of a happy life. We have the ingredients of goodness. You just need to quit your sin and dedicate work hard on your marriage. If you think marriage is a perpetual honeymoon, it's going to break tomorrow morning once the honeymoon is over.

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Because marriage is the greatest sacrifice, you need to sacrifice a lot your time your effort, your energy, no room for laziness, work hard. Come back spend on your wife and children. The wives need to work very hard to build that marriage. You need to be honest, you need to close your eyes upon whom You have allies without you. You need to work hard understand that you have a responsibility to follow through the generations for the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Allah Duda

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Tiana, according to one of the narrations get married to the loving those who are child bearing they can continue having more and more children, because I would like to be through the children that you have the nubby who has the most number of followers Subhana Allah say we have children, but none of them are followers of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we can act we can say we have not contributed correctly. But if we are genuine and we realize then instead of being busy having an affair, this side and that side, we are actually being busy building our children. The child is growing up, come on, you have a responsibility, take him to the machine. You know what, let him see how you speak He

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will speak beautifully. Let him see that you abstained from vulgar language. Let him see how you address your wife. He will speak to his mother with utmost respect. When your child watches you swearing your wife that his mother, he will go up in your absence he will utter words 10 times worse, that will upset you as well. But he learned from you and vice versa. You know before we used to speak of life meshing. Today we've got to speak of husband bashing as well my brothers and sisters. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our men and women, your energies should be used for salah and for the obedience of Allah stop beating each other. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us

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the ability to utilize these energies in a beautiful way. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of the issue of interest. You know, some people they have a lot of money. So they give that wealth to others. And they say I want 10% interest. So Allah says, You know what you think you're going to grow your wealth. Listen carefully. You think you're going to grow your wealth, in fact, it's a means of your downfall. But if you were to be charitable, and at least either give a loan without asking

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For a percentage back or you are just to be charitable to say, look, you know what, this is an amount you are a poor person, take this charity, Allah says that will be multiplied by Allah in the dunya and the ACA, you know, people who take 10% 20% 5% 6% there are Muslims who tell you I can get a loan from my Muslim brother, but he's also asking me for 6% and he says, don't call it interest, call it a profit,

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profit, profit what Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us really, we need to understand that money will be used in the hospitals it will be used to repair your vehicles bags for the leaks in your houses or whatever else it is not always the case. But what we are trying to say is you will waste it in so many ways and you don't know it came you were excited your bank bank balance was sick Mashallah. But you didn't realize it actually flew away. But when you help someone Allah says, we gave you good health. Do you know how much you saved on the doctors? Do you know how much you saved on this? Do you know and we are not saying those who are, you know, have have some crime that they've committed?

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No, but this is only to think if you have done something wrong, then perhaps it's a payment. If you haven't done anything wrong, then it is just a test from Allah, He wants to elevate your status. So remember this don't consume interest, Allah says wama Titan.

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Beautiful verse number 39 of Rome, where Allah says, that which you have given in order to grow in terms of interest to the people, it will not grow in the in with Allah subhanho wa Taala, not at all, but that which you have given in terms of charity, you are charitable, and you have given it to Allah for the sake of Allah, that is what will be multiplied. So many fold, the one array, one verse says, up to 700 fold, it may be multiplied, you won't understand the Baraka of it. You know, today, if I were to tell you that

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a person who is searching for happiness in his home, for example, is ready to pay 1 million grants, he says I pay 1 million please shut up my children and everything. And you know, I want this love to be

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within my home so that I feel good. While Ah, he that money can do nothing. But if you've been charitable, that you are of that poor, poor man, who a person whom you've helped, well, I can open the doors of you.

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But when you have you said people are now earning more in order to pay you an amount that you not even own in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala goodness, do you expect my brothers and sisters, may Allah make a strong so that we don't charge people interest because that is the worst thing you could do. Were you ready to you know, be a lender, but at the same time you want to get a percentage, Allahu Akbar, you either enter with them in trade, or you do it properly, Mashallah, in a Sharia compliant way, and you may find out from the scholars in our list how exactly that will be. The last verse I want to make mention of this evening, verse number 54, I've already spoken about it

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and about death and so on, where Allah says, we've created you in categories, we've created you in levels. So there are different levels of a man human being. Allahu la dee, da da

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da da da, da, da.

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Verse number 54 of surah Ar Rahman. Allah says, Allah has created you, all men, in weakness. When you were men, when you were created, you were very weak, we were all babies screaming if no one helped us patch, we would die. We needed to be fed and changed. Listen, we needed to be fed and changed. We needed everything to happen for us people had to carry us around. Then he said, then we gave you a little bit of strength, you became strong, and then you had your peak and after that, we dropped you again. If you have life, you are dropped again back to gray hair, which means you've already seen life. And on top of that, you now have something else. Weakness once again. So you need

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to be carried again and changed once again. And everyone needs to do things for you once again. Now law protect us all law says you know what? Bear in mind that you are here for a short period of time, you are strong, one day you will be weak or you will die before that weakness.

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Remember that you are weak today you are a little child. One day you may grow up or Allah might not want you to see that.

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It might take you away as a gift to your parents and perhaps to you as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. So brothers and sisters, as strong as we are the energy we have today. Let's not use it to sin, let's not use it to transgress a day will come when we will not be able to read Salah because I need I need a chair to sit on Oh perhaps I can't bend my legs or perhaps my head cannot go on to the ground because of the throbbing of the blood whatever it is. Let's not wait for that day until we say Allah I wish the day I could have read Salah I did it for you. Yeah Allah today I can't read it but I'm so regretful Allah forgive me still he will forgive but the beauty is

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The one who realizes that his energies are not going to last forever use your energy in in the correct way so that when you go old and you don't have that anymore You can look back and say Alhamdulillah your life Thank you for granting me the ability to obey your instruction when I had a lot of energy today I don't have any Allah the angels continue writing the reward of that goodness even though you are unable to fulfill it because they are used to writing it down every other day imagine we would enter agenda May Allah unite us all in gentlemen my brothers and sisters until we meet again inshallah we say sallallahu wasallam robotic Allah and Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah

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homovanillic Allah Allah Allah