Ramadan 2017 – Save Yourself – Part 2 – Episode 10

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Taraweeh Lecture at Masjidul Quds Gatesville Cape Town
Date : 4thJune 2017
Topic : Save Ourselves Part 2
Speaker : Mufti Ismail Menk

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah Allah alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala VL mursaleen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa tabin woman who have a son in elomi Dini, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us and our offspring, I mean,

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my brothers and sisters, we know that in the month of Ramadan, we fast we abstain from food and drink and permissible sexual desires. So we would be allowed to consume food after the sun has set. And I think a lot of us are very conscious of this, whereby even a small bit of food going into the mouth, we would actually not allow intentionally. Now if a person has eaten unintentionally, they don't know. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, Man nesea or whoever saw him on fire akella Oh, Sherry biophilia. Tim masamoto for innama atama hula, hula Sokka, whoever has forgotten while they are fasting, and they happen to eat something and then remember, I was fasting, continue with

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the fast it will be a valid fast because Allah has provided that food and that drink for you. So I'm Hannah law. Now, the point I want to raise is as much as it is important for us to abstain from eating and from consuming food. It is also important for us to save ourselves from falsehood from lies from slander from deception during the fast and the idea is to train us to become conscious of these bad words so that we don't use them even outside the month of Ramadan. Now, if we were to lie, we pay for it. If we were to slander, we pay for it even if it is outside of Ramadan. But if it is in Ramadan, it's worse. It's worse. So therefore, let's try and be very very conscious about this.

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In fact, today I received a very interesting message from a person who told me that you know what, I have a problem What is your problem? While I was in the masjid with the latest phone? So the Imam looks at it and tells me how much was your phone? Now I thought to myself, if I'm to give him the proper price is going to think this is a rich man. So I'd rather just tell him half the price. So I told him you know what? It costed me $500 he said oh 500 he took out 2000 and he says buy me two of them. So

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now you are stuck because you like what you thought was a problem.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us?

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So it's important just be honest, say you know what, I actually lied because of this. And May Allah forgive me and I want you to forgive me too. That's the way forward Don't be too embarrassed to say you know what if I lied and the reason why I lied was because I thought maybe you might think I'm a rich man or something but no Subhana Allah the shift turned out to be richer than him.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us so this is some of what we have to pay when you lie to cover up that lie you need to create another 100 lies. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah have mercy on all of us. This evening, we're going to move on to Surah two assura which is the 26th surah of the Quran. shuara named after the poets. There were several poets at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam highly eloquent has submitted capitani Malika Viola and Abdullah Abdullah hora de Allah and Jamie and May Allah bless them all. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed them to use that poetry and the talent that they have in the right direction in order to defend Islam. And in

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order to encourage people to do good. The same would apply today to those who are eloquent to those who know a little bit of poetry even those who may for example, render a few beautiful nasheeds these Nana she should be encouraging us to obeying the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They should be defending Islam, making clear the position of goodness and truthfulness rather than encouraging people towards immorality, such as the songs of the globe are May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and guide us. So it is named after the poet's and inshallah, towards the end of that surah Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some of the points regarding what I've just

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mentioned now about the poetry but we may get there by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Not today, perhaps another day. Now in the surah It is a very beautiful surah it has a lot of verses that actually rhyme and it

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Has the ending of the stories of the messengers that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen to mention in this beautiful surah always quite similar and the beginning is also quite similar inshallah we will get to that, but Allah subhanho wa Taala starts with the story of Musa alayhis salam. Now remember, whenever a story of a messenger is repeated in the Quran, it is in order to highlight a different point. Never is a story mentioned more than once for the exact same reason in the Quran. If it is mentioned, the story of Musa alayhis salam is mentioned most in the Quran. Every time it's highlighting something else. I love the mention of Musa alayhis salatu wa sallam story so much

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because there is a lot that we can apply in our own lives. And because we are looking at how to save ourselves Tonight, we're going to be looking at this story from an angle perhaps, that you may not have considered. So let's begin.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala starts the story in another Surah Surah cosas he starts the story from the birth of Musa alayhis salam but in this surah he starts it from the point that he called out to Musa alayhis salam so it's the prophethood

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What if nerd mocha moves

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to coma volley. Minato mephedrone and remember when you're called Musa alayhis salam Allah call him Allah called Musa alayhis salam

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to go to the oppressor to go to the nation who were oppressing. And who was that the people of Freetown, Freetown and his cronies, now, when the oppressor and usually when there is a tyrant ruler he has around him cronies who keep encouraging him to do bad. There is no one around him who reminds him that you know what, what you are doing is bad, but they actually encourage him to do that which is bad for your own was no exception. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Remember, when Allah instructed Musa alayhis salam to go, what happened? Now I'm only going to stick to this particular surah so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, okay, he went, and he told Musa alayhis salam what Allah told

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him, sorry Musa alayhis salam told the pharaoh what Allah told him to tell the Pharaoh and listen to the reply.

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Listen to what the pharaoh says. Verse number 18, of Surah 26. Call alumno Robbie cofina walidah Wallabies dafina mean, amo de Cassini Have you not lived? Did we not take care of you when you were young? Didn't you grow up with me? And you lived for so many years of your life with us?

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What is he trying to say? How dare you come and tell me something like this to worship Allah alone? How dare you instruct me and you guide me when I have done so much of good to you in your life? And in my life? I've done so much good to you. I raised you had I not raised you? Where would you have been today and you still have the guts the audacity to come to me and tell me that I need to worship Allah and Allah alone.

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Now we pause for a moment. Do you know that a lot of us do this? A lot of us would never expect a person whom we've helped to come and correct us, a person whom we have raised your own child sometimes, if they were to correct you, sometimes we think Who are you? I helped you, someone who works for you. Someone who cleans in your house, for example, a helper. We would never like it if they came to us and corrected us Subhanallah you know, it's just so difficult for us to look at it when we are perpetrating it, but it's easy to look at it when someone else is perpetrating it. Sometimes our children correct us What do we say? You have no right to tell me. I'm your father.

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Beloved Dad, you're making a mistake. Come on. The story of Ibrahim alayhis salam also has something similar. He corrected his father the father refused. Don't be like that. You are wrong. You are wrong. Totally wrong. So look at him. He says, didn't we raise you when you were a kid?

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He's trying to justify that whatever I've done, leave me alone. It's okay. So and didn't you spend so many years of your life with us in a palace? You had such a beautiful life today you want to come and tell me what to do know my brothers and sisters Let us save ourselves. When Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the stories of the previous nations. He does not make mention of them just for us to read them and smile about what happened in the past but rather nakada canovee causing him Ebola to leoline.

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Indeed, in all the stories of the people

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Previous nations, there are lessons for those who have sound intellect, if you have sound intellect, when you read the story, stop at every point and ask yourself, how does this apply to me? How can I learn a lesson from it? If you were to do what they did, the result will be similar to the result that they received. You need to know if you keep on sending the way they send a library to punish you the way He punished them. If you do what they did, you will come to a conclusion or you will end up where they ended up. This is what the law is trying to tell us. This is the reason why Allah has made mention of these stories. It's not just a pastime, yes, we enjoy reading about how others were

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punished. But we forget to think if I'm doing the same thing, I'm also going to be punished Subhanallah if I were to ask even the children the stories, they would tell me the story of no hand a salon, what what went wrong there, what exactly went wrong, it's up to us to learn, go out, read the stories of the messengers are there they are in books, Subhan Allah, a lot of detail is found even in the Quran. It's amazing. But don't make the mistake that shavon wants you to make. And that is to think that it doesn't affect me or apply to me in any way.

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The lesson definitely applies to us what was the lesson? They transgressed, they went against the last command and instruction here Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with them in a specific way. So I better look into myself I don't want to be dealt with in that particular way. I want to the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when he told Musa alayhis salam, all of that, you know the favors he counted the famous masala is Salatu was Salam tells him

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what do you mean? Can you imagine

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an ebony is

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he this little favor that you're counting that you've done for me? You're using it to justify the fact that you have enslaved the whole of Israel?

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So because you did a favor to me, does that mean you can get away with the crimes that you've committed against Israel in one thing that you say you did for me? And and you trying to tell me that you have enslaved the whole of Israel and that's okay. No one must talk to you about that. SubhanAllah. My brothers and sisters in our lives, sometimes we are guilty of this, there are so many challenges I receive emails on a daily basis, on a daily basis will lie of children complaining about their parents, children complaining about their parents, I do know that we do have we do have the problem of parents who complain about their children. But sometimes, especially nowadays,

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because the globe has become a little village. We have major issues, my brothers and sisters major issues, as parents remember, fulfill what Allah has instructed you to fulfill. Because the children actually belong to Allah. The children belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are only given to you as a trust. Remember, you need to fulfill that in the way that Allah wants. Because when you go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala, he's going to say, by the way, when you on Earth, I gave you this and that and that. How did you do? What did you do with all the things I gave you, your children with some of the things that Allah gave you, you need to answer in the correct way May Allah make it easy

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for us all. May Allah bless those who don't have children with children, who will be the coolness of their eyes. I mean, I mean, so my beloved brothers and sisters, that was the response of masala is salatu salam simple. Now you know when there is a person who's arrogant and this is to save ourselves from this type of response. When someone corrects you, you say jack Allah, may Allah reward you, thank you very much. I appreciate it, etc. This evening, Mashallah. I was corrected. What an honor what an honor to be corrected. Regarding the mistake you may have made while reading the Word of Allah. I will never get upset if someone yells a correction from anywhere in the masjid.

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It is an honor. For a person like me I know. To read the Word of Allah correctly is more important than people thinking he made a mistake and he didn't make a mistake. No big deal. You can make 10 mistakes for as long as at the end. You got it right Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless those who made the effort to try and correct and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the best memory for his word inshallah. I mean, so my brothers and sisters, we should not be from among those who get angry when they are corrected. I said it yesterday. Look at around when he was told by Musa alayhis salam, be careful. Don't let this make you think that it's justified what you're doing. He

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says to the people around him. This is verse number 25 call Alamin Hola, Hu Allah this time, yo. He tells the people around him. Are you listening? Are you listening to what this guy is saying? to people arrogance, magic.

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You're sitting on your chair, a man comes to you and tells you you know what, what you've done is actually wrong. You give him one or two words you tell him you, who are you, you are nothing. I started your business. I did this for you. I did that for you. And then after a little while, when when you have no response because he tells you look what you're doing cannot be justified. Then the man starts laughing and he looks at his cronies and his managers and everyone else, he says, you listening to him?

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That is an evil laugh. stavroula that is evil. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from haughtiness and arrogance. Remember, yesterday I told you that there were three things that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not look at the person on the Day of Judgment if they do those three, I mentioned to and I left one, right. I thought I'll mention it today so that at least you can come back inshallah. Okay, so the two let's recap. One was a person who brags a person who keeps on saying like what Iran is doing here, he's bragging about what happened in the past. I did this for you. I did that for you. Well, that doesn't make right wrong. Oh, no. Does it make wrong right?

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Whatever you did, you did, but what's wrong will still remain wrong.

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The second thing, a person who

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a person whose garments are dragging on the on the floor, and a man who is wearing his garments below his ankles, again, it leads back to pride and haughtiness, it's the same quality May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this quality. And the third one was he who sells a commodity with an oath lying about his cost price and his pricing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us now, you know, all three. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all of this. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters, so he looks at his people, and he says, Are you listening? Are you see?

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And when they looked, they obviously gonna laugh as well laughing at a man that was an abbey of Allah, that was a messenger of Allah, the people were laughing at him, all of them were doomed as a result of that laughter. Do you know that because they didn't realize who it is that Allah brought in front of them. This is why my brothers and my sisters, there might just be a person walking on the street, maybe even perhaps a person looking like a vagabond on the side of the road, you don't realize how close they might be to Allah speak with respect to everyone, you will never go wrong, speak with dignity. There could be a non Muslim speak with utmost respect, you never know what is

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going on in his heart or heart at that particular moment, it could just be the final moment, I remember reading a story about a man who was a bus driver. And a person walked in and intentionally gave him more. And it was a small amount. And this man wanted to accept Islam for a long time. And he said, the bus drivers, a Muslim fellow, you know, he's bearded and so on. Let me test him. Let me see what these guys are all about. Now, it's wrong. Obviously, it's wrong because you got to base religion on the scriptures, not on the people, because sometimes the people may not be following the scriptures. So now, as this bus driver is thinking, you know what, there's a small amount of change,

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should I or shouldn't I should I or shouldn't I? He thought for a moment. Maybe I should just leave it. It's okay, fine. I don't think he really mind it. Because he just gave it to me and he carried on. Then he said, No, you know, Subhana Allah, He said, No, I will give it so he actually gave the man the change. And the man got hold of the change. And he said, Well, ah, he'd You know what? He says, My decision to enter the fold of Islam, for some strange reason was going to be connected to your reaction because you're a Muslim, and I just wanted to see what it's all about. And this man who's narrating the story says, well, ah, he, I was going to sell my Dean for 50 cents. I was going

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to sell this whole deal for 50 cents small amount, imagine. So learn to be honest, you never know the moral of what I said is you never know what's going on around you at times. Just be kind, just be respectful, and inshallah you will never go wrong. Even if a person hates on you. That's a new term that they use nowadays, isn't it? haters, even if a person hates on you, don't worry, you will be respectful. You continue and you make sure that you are a person who still kind they must not affect your good qualities because they have a bad quality. No, you continue with your good quality, the minute you lose it, you now join their ranks and you might even do a better job in becoming bad.

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So you become worse. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. So he tells his people are you listening to this guy? They started laughing. Then he said to some of the B'nai Israel, he says in arasu Hola, como la de la la comme la junoon. Now that's another step. Another sign of arrogance. This man who has been sent the messenger sent to you is a madman. He's a madman. Brothers and sisters save ourselves from uttering accusations against people will lie it will come back to haunt us. Don't just call people bad names. We are Muslims. We are supposed to be having the creaminess

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Tongue yet, sometimes our tongues have full fear than those who don't believe, because they have self respect sometimes

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watch the tongue will lie, it causes a disaster. When you issue a word, it actually comes back to you because you will pay for what you've said you have to pay. And you might think No, it was light. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows about it. It was written, be careful, say a good word. What did it cost you? Zero? Nothing. It didn't cost you even half the price of the mobile phone we spoke about at the beginning of this talk. Nothing. It costs you zero. But no, we are to I don't know the word. Only an African terms come comes to my mind right now. But it's okay. We leave it. But that's that's our behavior. Sometimes. We are stuck up. You know, that's it. We don't want to see a good word. Why

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not your expression break into a smile. It doesn't cost you a penny, not a penny. It will help you ally and say a good word or remain silent. So he says this man is a madman. Allahu Akbar. They said something similar to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remember? They said he was stopped Viola. magician then they said he was bewitched. Then they said he was mad etc. He was after women. He was after power. He was after this. All those words. They paid for those words later on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. May He strengthen us? May he protect us from uttering bad words about others. Because when you utter bad words about others, a day will come when others will utter

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bad words about you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never let that happen. I mean, so then he started threatening, you see, you start off one stage. In another stage. If it doesn't work, you go to the third stage. What's the third stage? Normally a big guy say Hey, I'll fix you.

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You know, or beat you up? I'll show you what. I'm coming for you. These are the type of words we hear the gangsters uttering people who want to threaten others, you know, they look that's what I was doing to a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What do you think the result of that type of statement was total destruction. Fear around was destroyed. So we are going to save ourselves from similar words like the pharaoh so that we are not destroyed? Are you seeing how we've looked at it from that angle? To say, we need to save ourselves. So when we read the story, watch, ask yourself, do I use bad words to others? No matter who they are, if you do, be careful, because here it is in

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the Quran. When the pharaoh did it, he saved the punishment. When we do it, the punishment will be proportionate. I mean, we are not Pharaohs at the end of the day. But the punishment is proportionate. It will come back to us in one way or another. Save yourself from that, say the good words don't threaten people. Sophiatown tells him verse number 29 por la la la, la la, la la la la la, la kameena. Miss junie. He used to say I'm the god right? If you worship any other deity besides me, I'm going to jail you

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how he used to call himself a God. He knew he wasn't a God, but he used to call himself a god. So he says, if you're going to worship a deity besides me, I'm going to jail you Subhan Allah. So Musa alayhis salam needed to reply to this because this is a big man. Musa alayhis salam knows what he can do. But he knows that Allah is even bigger. There is no one bigger than Allah subhanho wa Taala and he knows he's a messenger. But Allah told him when Allah sent him to the Pharaoh, beautiful words. When Allah sent him to the Pharaoh, him and his brother Harun and Musa, Moses and Aaron May peace be upon them. Allah says go to the Pharaoh, the two of you and how should you speak listen to

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what Allah says. For Kula Allah who Allah lane Allah Allahu Allah tala

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Shah Go and tell him soft words. Perhaps he might be reminded or he might be fearful he might understand or it might impact him if you speak with soft words. Now pause for a moment my brothers and sisters if you want to impact on anyone, anyone, especially when it comes to religion, you need to use the most beautiful words, the softest words lay in that which is very soft, my brother, I love you. We are all trying to go to gentlemen and we will meet each other there. But let's make this journey easy by helping each other to tread the beautiful path towards paradise. talk like that. You don't have to say you. You don't need Salah burning, burning.

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It's correct. Technically speaking, it may be a statement. That's right. But encourage the brother speak about the benefits of Salah what you gained how you feel when life

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You they will feel the need and the urge to handle law. There is a way to talk if Allah told the best of the time, who was Moses May peace be upon him to go to the worst of the time who was the pharaoh? And the law told him to say soft words, I promise you, we can never be better than Moses and whoever we go to can never be worse than the Pharaoh. So we need to be even softer.

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You get the point. That's a powerful point.

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None of us can claim we're better than musala is Allah and we can never claim you know, the uncle down the road. He puts the pharaoh to shame. No way. No way. The Pharaoh was worse luck. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us he Daya and guidance. So my beloved brothers and sisters, this man Musa alayhis salam helped by Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, What if I brought a sign? What if I have something you are telling me not to worship a deity besides you or you will jail me? What if I brought you a clear cut sign? Paula ology commission m ob. So the pharaoh says, All FTB in tamina saw the pin, he says, okay, bring it. Let's see if you are truthful. I want to see the sign. I want

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to see the sign. So you all know what happened. The Prophet musala is salat wa salam showed him two signs. The one was when he put his stick down and it became a serpent. And the other was when he showed his hand and it was very, very white, bright, shining with no. And this was all from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the pharaoh still Nope, not good enough. This, my guys can do this

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typical answer. You come with the best product? It's no No, no, no. Don't worry, I can do this. Okay, just walk. respect people, my brothers and sisters, you never know what's coming. So listen to what happens here. He says to his people.

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You know what? We can bring all the magicians from the land, bring them forth. And we're going to face this man. He's just a magician. So they started calling him a magician. So they brought all the magicians and the magicians can. Now something interesting happens when a person works for Allah who gives him very word,

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Allah, when a person works for that, which is besides Allah, what does he expect? a different type of reward? Agree? So yes, when we work in our day to day lives, we have a job, we do the job dedicatedly bearing in mind that Allah has placed on our shoulders, the responsibility of the fulfillment of the agreement between the employee and the employer, we know that so we will work. Even if the employer is not watching. We fear Allah so we work properly. And we expect a reward for having fulfilled that part of the agreement. One is from Allah because we were honest, and two from the person we worked for, because we achieved what was meant to be achieved through the contract,

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whatever it was. So it doesn't mean you're not allowed to take a salary. But for us, what is more important is the dignity and the respect.

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SubhanAllah you work at someone's house or someone's place, you work anyway, and your boss treats you like dirt? You probably will hand in your resignation, even if the salary was good. SubhanAllah unless he was really, really good. You might think that you know what, well he pays me for all the swear words, it's fine. But very few people would do that. Very few people who do that, let's learn to respect those who work for us. I mean, so musala is Salatu was Salam. He is now faced with a large number of magicians who are gathered, some durations take it to the 10s of 1000s. You know, it's it's huge, the number who came in, and the pharaoh call them guess what they told the pharaoh

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Look, look here. Before we actually do what we have to do. We know that we're gonna win this guy. He's one guy he's not experienced. We don't know him from amongst us. We know we're gonna win. But what we want to ask you is what will we get if we win?

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Typically, they're worried about let's agree first how much

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will you will we will you make us some VIPs Yeah, you know, you're gonna give us a good position what's gonna happen? Well, that's exactly what they said. You know what, I'll read for you this this verse call only around in Atlanta, Georgia.

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National volley been they told around a Are we really going to get that reward and recompense if we win here. And finances? Yes, I'm going to make you more carabin you're going to be my cronies. My chiefs. You guys will come close to me. Don't worry, you will win. So they made a big mistake. What was the mistake number one, they were worried about the money masala salami standing there. He just knows I got my stick. That's it. allies with me. And these people came with their sophisticated items. It reminds me when we went fishing once Well, not me. But the brothers went

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And they took the most sophisticated rods, the latest ones they paid 1000s for these rods with with twine in the works and the bait was so expensive. They bought and here there was a small boy in shorts, you know, in shorts, he had a stick with a twine hanging down, taking a worm down there, every little while he's coming onto one fish, looking at those ankles.

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Now the one

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and these people got superb rods but nothing's happening. Well, I reminds me of this. Musa alayhis salam, when Allah helps you Subhana Allah, those people got their rods, they forgot to say one small word Bismillah that's what they forgot. So where are they going to catch all those fish? Subhanallah this young boy must be reading the whole Quran.

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May Allah Subhana Allah guide us? So save yourself this embarrassment by calling out to Allah and understanding that the help comes from Allah? Who does it come from? Look at Musa alayhis salam he was come How did he save himself from fear on that day, through the reassurance of Allah subhanho wa Taala you want to save yourself from fear? You need to be close to Allah you feel will go you know allies with you, you are honest, you are an upright person, what do you need to worry about don't and even if some form of damage does come in your direction, that was the will of Allah, you're so close to Allah, you know, but the problem is, when you're far from Allah, you rely on everything

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besides Allah, that's where you go wrong. I'm not saying don't take heed and don't make whatever you have in terms of effort and and don't you know, protect yourself. But what I am saying my brothers and sisters is we definitely need to rely on Allah subhanho wa Taala for the ultimate fulfillment of what we wish. Yes, Allah has given you energy and has given you a capacity, use your mind, use your capacity, use everything, but ultimately seek from Allah he's the one who will allow that to pass. So here comes musala Salatu was Salam. These people they say B is that if Iran international hollyburn they say with the power of the Pharaoh, you know, like, like they are saying in the name

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of the Pharaoh, we will be the winners. Musa alayhis salam, it's in the name of Allah, there's no Pharaoh, Pharaoh is not his God. And he made it clear. So now that

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they all put in their sticks and serpents and ropes and whatever else they had, and these started moving, swaying, like they were snakes, you know, the eyes of the people were actually looking at them as though they were, they were moving. So musala is Salatu was Salam by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala as he says his prayer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he throws it down Bismillah

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it becomes huge. And it swallows, it swallows everything that was there on that field, gone. disappeared. Guess what else? Allah gave him the miracle that when he tried to take it back, it became the stick again. What happened to everything else? disappeared. In a gone Wow.

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Now the people who were there were masters in magic, they were masters. This man. He was a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala immediately what these people did they fell prostrates immediately fell prostrate. Why? Because they knew this is no magic, this is from Allah. And inshallah tomorrow we will see what happened after that, because the round was very, very upset. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for having overshot by almost four minutes, but Subhanallah I wish I had a stick I could pull it back. May Allah bless us all or sallallahu wasallam mobarak Allah and Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed the shadow Allah Allah Hi, Elantra saphira. Kona to wake