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Responsibility of Youth

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi Norman Tebbit, mbsfn elomi Dini.

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We commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala, sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and his entire household and all his companions and all those who have struggled and stroll through the generations to learn the deen preserve it put it into practice and convey it in a way that today it has come to us and May Allah use us to be from amongst those who can do the same. I mean

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melasma subhanho wa Taala bless us all, and may He bless our offspring, those who come up to the day of piano and made him make us from those who can make the correct choices and decisions in life, especially when it comes to marriage and post marriage when we have children and the decisions we make with our children. And the way we guide our children for India that will play a big role in the future of the oma the way we mold our children asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to guide them. Learning from the tsunami by a man is Salatu was Salam where he constantly made durab for his progeny, although he had not had as many children and if he did, he had some later on in his life as

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we know, he only had children when he was quite old May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant those who do not have offspring, offspring through His mercy, I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. The youth today have many responsibilities and we are facing challenging times. And we are living in an environment that is not very easy to live with.

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In terms of remaining within the pure and straight path, and at the same time, people may mock love gear and make it difficult for us to live as Muslim in that having been said, we will fall from within one of two categories either we preserve the deen, we try our best we look for it, we look out for the shape and the way he tries to affect us and we try our best to protect ourselves from the devil or we get sucked into whatever he has planned in terms of the devil.

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So we need to ask ourselves, where do I belong? Am I from amongst those who is struggling and striving to learn my Deen to purify my belief to purify whatever I am doing in terms of acts of worship, and to make sure that I have not allowed the devil to seep into my life? Neither by making me adopt sin that that is manifest and clear. No, by making me adopt sin that sometimes he makes us feel that this is not a sin. And I'll explain that in a few moments. So this is what we need to be worried about. Primarily, we'd like to speak and dive straight into the topic. What is the responsibility of the youth? When we say youth, a lot of the times people would think we are

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referring to the adolescent who is perhaps from 13 onwards or 1213, the teenager and beyond. But to be honest, I'd like to make it much broader. Every one of us feels young, you know, we could be clocking 40 years old. Back at home there is one chef who always says that the youth is anyone whose age is made up of two digits. I'm sure you heard that before. So for as long as you are between 10 and 99, you are still young Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. That is not an Islamic definition of it, because we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has warned us of life, and has warned us of what we will be doing in life and he has made mention of an average lifespan. And the Quran makes

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mention of a should Phelim Allah or I should

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say Anna the peak of life. When man gets to the peak, which is 40, which means between you're 1112 up to the age of 14, you would be considered youth. Although we might not delete you from allowing yourself to be included in that term slightly post the age of 14. But what you need to know is have you changed Have you adopted what you are supposed to be adopting as a young man with the hadith of a Saba the Hadith of the seven categories of people who will be granted the shade of the arch or the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala on that particular day, the special shade that Allah makes mention of in the Hadith, of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sebata nulo Allahu dr li li yo mundo de

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la de leeuw the seven categories of people whom Allah will grant his shade, on that particular day the exact type of shade and how it's going to happen Allah knows best but we know there will be a special shade of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for certain categories of people. One of them is Shah Boone Masha, Allah to Allah, the young man or woman who grew up during that age of youth within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala your concrete is still not molded, it's not dry, your iron is still hot, what type of a mold do you put into there in order to set it this is what makes you or breaks you. When you from a young age and have protected yourself from bad habits from getting

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hooked on to the difficulties of the age or that which is totally prohibited should I say and I've been making mention of it in the last few days because it is indeed a crisis that we face as an oma.

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People being hooked onto pornography from the young age of eight and nine I want to be lamella says goddess, it damages the mind sometimes erupted irreparably, which means you will not be able to repair it in a rush unless through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala it damages the way you look at the opposite sex, it damages so much in terms of the respect you have for yourself and the gift Allah has bestowed upon you the agenda Allah has chosen for you and he does a lot of damage and people have accessibility to it at such a young age and even the non Muslims are starting to get worried about the difficulties that their own children are facing because of the scourge of the age

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known as pornography May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us

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Allah He my brothers and sisters Don't even try to discover or to become adventurous know the damage of it is severe and it lasts a very, very long time. So you at that particular age when you keep yourself within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala why is it that you deserve a special place on the day of piano because during that life when you have or that time of your life when you have the energies when you think that you are above the way

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And you have still gone against your whims and fancies to adopt the desire of Allah subhanho wa Taala. to deserve to adopt that which Allah has chosen for you and instructed for you. You definitely deserve a medal. You put yourself after Allah, Allah says, No, you deserve a medal, meaning you deserve goodness, on the day of judgment, may Allah strengthen us and make us strong.

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That having been said, we need to know what is it

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that is the duty of the youth. Point number one, we need to protect the responsibility we have the responsibility we have towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the first point and let's understand this.

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The primary point you have a responsibility to Allah that is the first thing you are supposed to be looking at. If you have not looked at that, well, you have lost lost the plot. I started here with a recitation of some of the verses of surah to calf with the reason these youngsters who drove themselves to the cave in order to protect themselves from what from the disobedience of a law that was being imposed on them from the shield and the Association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala that was coming from the top all the way down and they were unable to save themselves, except through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So they made the dua to Allah O Allah protect us. Yeah, Allah goddess goodness, have mercy on us. And Allah says, We kept them secluded for a period 300 years.

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309 years according to local on Well, I

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mean, I didn't see Nina was the duty son.

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We kept them for 300 years. And the addition of another nine years some of the scholars have made mention of the difference between the lunar years and the solar years, that it is exactly nine years every 300 years. And this is why Allah says 300 years, some of the oldest scriptures have made mention of 300. The Quran says an extra nine because if you are to convert it to lunar, it becomes 309. So this is something that some of the scholars have made mention of it's quite interesting, actually. Because it's very accurate. Every 300 years, you get nine years. So panela if you converted from solar, to lunar, however, if you get the understanding of that you will realize that

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the most important thing that you have as a duty youngster, the youth of today, myself and yourselves all included, search for the link with Allah make sure it is valid, make sure it is correct. And you need to know how the devil comes to you to try and take that away. You have a duty unto Allah because he may do and the duty is you do not associate partnership with him in any way. If anything is risky, leave it out. If anything is doubtful, leave it out. The reason is, Allah subhanho wa Taala has said in the Quran very loud and clear. In

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Russia, Allah says, Indeed, Allah will not forgive the one who has associated partners with him, or he will not forgive the Association of partnership with him, but he may forgive any other sins. This is for a person who has died upon the condition of ship of any sort, and has not engaged in Toba from that. So if you look at the lives of the Sahaba of the the bulk of them, who she became the bulk of them, before they accepted Islam were involved in open ship that which was of the highest order worshipping idols and stones.

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But they accepted Islam in Islam and de Mancha, blah, blah, blah. Islam deletes that which happened before it was actually embraced. The same applies to tell about when you engage in television or whatever you've done in the past. If you have sought repentance from it sincerely with the conditions of Toba, then indeed, you will be from amongst those whose past has been deleted. All the sins you have engaged in in the past will be wiped out completely. This is why we say don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Toba is to be sought from Allah directly. You do not seek help from an individual for something you have not wronged them with or about. If I want to

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tell you look, I asked you forgiveness. Yes, that's if I've done something wrong to you. But if I say I am making tell back to you in terms of all the sins, the Salah I've left and so on, I want you to forgive me will lie we've lost the plot, because the shape is not the one whom we need Salah for and he is not the one who will be unlawful unlike what sometimes we may hear May Allah save us from deviation. And we need not get worried. When people talk about cheap we should be happy that at least they are warning

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Have something. Today we have a disease where the minute someone says this is shipped or that is shipped, people develop a rash and they start saying what's this all about? Well, it it is a warning that has come to your ears, from the Quran from the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't get upset, be happy that at least someone somewhere is warning us they are telling us and will lie. It is a great disease. The first plan of the devil is to make us associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is why we say the first duty that you have as a young man in an environment that is so hostile against not only us, but any form of goodness is to protect your deal to protect your

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link with your makeup because Allah made you you do not worship anyone but him Subhana Allah and you obey the instructions of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah He created so he has the right to instruct Allah Allah

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To Him belongs What? The creation and the instruction because if he created he has the right to instruct

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you He made you he's got the right to tell you stand on one foot for three hours. I bet if you allow a kebab but he didn't say that he says look, get up in the morning and do something that will be beneficial for you. This is why we know Salah will benefit us. Does Salah benefit Allah No it doesn't. Allah says we don't need you

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have me the people, you are the ones who are in absolute need of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as for him, he's totally independent. So don't think for a moment that your corba or your act of worship, in order to gain closeness to Allah will benefit Allah No, it will benefit you. So if you are doing it for someone else, do you know what he says? He could see? And I'm not sure Katya and his Shiki Minami la mera Nasha kaffee Marina Takahashi. If you want to associate partners in an act of worship myself, and someone else you need to know I am the more independent or I am the independent of the two partners, I don't need the partnership.

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It's like you a multi millionaire say you have a billionaire here in Europe. And then you have a little tuck shop at the side of the corner, you know, one of the corners of sellings making 20 pounds a day, and this billionaire comes through and you tell him you've got ownership in this 50% he'll tell you keep the money, don't need it if you want to give you more lavaca. That's a small example of the dunya and why he's loaded enough not to need the 20 quid a day do you know that? It's nothing for him, he probably makes 20 million a day. Now we example of Allah, Allahu Allah, we cannot use this to compare because Allah has a higher example. But we can use it just to draw our

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attention to something.

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Allah is the highest, he doesn't need anything. Not mine. Salah not yours. He says it you turn away, we replace you with others simple. We replace you with people in the rural areas of Russia and in the rural areas of South America and perhaps Africa. they've replaced you because you my sister decided to abandon your hijab. So what we did is we replaced you with 20 other people in one corner of the globe who perhaps mega Jenna, Allahu Akbar, Allah says

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in the Quran, in more than one place, he warns us what

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is

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common.

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If you are ready to turn away, he will do what is known as is done, to seek to change so he will change he will replace you with someone else. That's what he says. So how many of us want to be replaced my brother, you don't leave your Koran. You don't want to adopt your Salah Allah says we replace you with other people, someone else you don't come to the machine, the machine is not going to be empty. Others are going to come there. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, my sister, you don't want to leave your Salah. You don't want to adopt the instruction of clothing and so on. Allah says there are others who will adopt it. So think about this, your duty as a young person, you need to hold

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fast upon God and for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we said Allah created you so he alone deserves worship, we know he cannot do what he can and stoning you alone. We worship you alone, we ask for help. No act of worship whatsoever should ever be rendered for anyone besides Allah subhanho wa Taala point number two.

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Why did Allah sent the messengers? It's a question I need to know if I don't know as a youngster, I will grow up astray. I need to know why the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam come Why was he sent to us? He was sent to us in order to show us how allow us to be worshipped. That's it. So panela so his duty was to show him

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And you how allow us to be worshipped. What is it that is Halla? What is it that is haram? And what is it that Allah wants from me and you to do in order to gain closeness to him because he made you in the dunya. And making you in this world is in order to test you, we know that it's a test. So if I want to insult Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than the cartoons, and more than the videos and more than those who are swearing him, all I need to do is innovating the deed, I need to add some act of worship that he did not teach. What that means is you were sent here in order to show us how to worship Allah, but there's something you forgot. There's something I know that you

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did not know something that that man taught me that you didn't teach, which I think I'm achieving a kick from Allah He that's a kick from the devil.

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It's a fact. So let's warn ourselves, this is why I constantly say, when shapen groups us, we have a rash when people talk of sheet can be that immediately we start saying what is going on here? Why are they talking about this? These are the most important topics of existence, because your agenda depends. Love.

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Your agenda depends on whether or not you have engaged in shift and whether or not you have understood who Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was and adopted the message as is, we believe, and Yama commando raccoon de

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la comunidad Mati warabi Tula como Islam Medina, we read this word so many times, that on this day I have perfected your religion and so on and so on. Which means the religion is now complete and the gift for you is now totally complete. Why then do we find ourselves thinking that no, it's not complete, there's still something else that needs to be done. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us recognize our duty as muslimeen to identify that which is insulting to the level of the Nabhi of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we in the form of innovation, and to quit it and to leave it no matter what. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. So these are the first two duties that we have

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as youth. And the reason why we say insulting, I'd like to repeat it again. It's very interesting. If you know why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent you will realize that he was sent to show me and do how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he's already taught us and he has asked the Sahaba of Allah No, have I conveyed they said yes, he says Allah, Masha, Allah bear witness that they are bearing witness that I have conveyed the message somehow to Allah today the message came to us, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors and grant us goodness, I mean, then we have duties more duties after the duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the duty unto the messenger sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam which is part and parcel of the duty unto Allah, we have duties unto ourselves, to take care of yourself to look after your health, to look after the manner that Allah has bestowed you with in the form of your body. Nina Sica, Allah you can give yourself the proper ethics at the proper time. Protect yourself from that which is damaging to your health. Remember that if you come across a shisha club, it is Harmon Harmon haram no matter what. Remember that if anyone is telling you, my crew, they don't know what they're talking about. The non Muslims tell you that you are not allowed to sell a pack of cigarettes without writing on it Smoking kills. And we as Muslims can fall

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into the trap by saying no ways they might think it kills I'm still alive.

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I'm still alive. And then we say well shisha is not that bad. So Pamela, last night, I was sitting in the city of Bolton and we had a microphone just like this, which I was holding. And I told him this looks like one of the features that they actually said, you know, and the worst thing is to find a woman in new car flew in the car using it as a filter. filtering the shisha

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Have you ever seen that when I haven't either. It's just an imagination.

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So my brothers and sisters we need to be worried they say one hour of shisha go and check it out. One hour of shisha is worse than 40 packs of cigarettes. Did you know that one hour of shisha is worse than 40 packs of cigarettes and we still think that it's not my duty to look after my body. I want to be loved. Do you It's your duty you will be asked about the amount that is your body given to you by Allah. You know to kill yourself in small doses is like a man slicing every an organ of your body every day and 3040 days later or a year later, he sliced his whole body. Nobody will do that. Because if you were to take

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Knievel and poke yourself every day in different places it would hurt. Why then do we not realize it's my duty to give up smoking? I obviously do know that from amongst us they are brothers, perhaps maybe even sisters, Allah safeguard us all who may have this bad habit but that must not stop us from telling the truth. And it does not make us dislike you but dislike your habit.

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Remember that we want you to give it up so that you understand your duty unto yourself. As a youth as a young person, you owe yourself something What is it this is a very damaging environment where it is made looked at as something very normal. It's a cool thing to go out and sit and have a you know, a little social night out smoking these middle bagpipe looking items. And then after you have big cigars and everyone wants to puff it out and they expertise now they busted out of their ears somehow

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things are happening in winter that we don't even know where this smoke is coming out from. Allah bless us. Grant us is your duty to know Don't let the environment suck you in because that you need to protect your body. Allah will ask you What did you do?

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Those of us who are young who've never ever tried it don't even go in that direction. Not even a secret. Imagine what the ruling would be about drugs.

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They say we'd love what they say we I'm sure you've heard that the only way that is acceptable to us is that we

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my brothers and sisters It is something very important you know to look after your body. Firstly, you looking after your a man and then you look after your body because with a healthy mind and healthy body inshallah you will be able to develop closeness to Allah. This is why if you look at the Hadith, which is very common in most of the books of Hadith, of Abu Dhabi, Allah and when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam created the link of that brotherhood known as mu alpha between him and Selma fallacy about the Allahumma. Sandman and Pharisees

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noticed the wife of about Dada was disinterested in her looks, or anything to do with, you know, a female and he asks, Why is this? And she answers in a way she says ahuka Abba de la sala Whoa, hi, Jacqueline for dunya this brother of yours out there in this life. This will no need basically which means I'm just here by the way, woman Allahu Akbar. Neither does is he interested in me no in anything else regarding the dunya so it's a long hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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were in Abu Dhabi Allah who gets up in order to pray and submit on fire he says no not now go and sleep and so on. The same applies to food he made him eat and so on. And later on, he says, Do you know that you have a right? Your body has a right over you. Your family has a right over you your upper has a right over you and everything has to do right you need to give the right of everything according to its measure. Subhana Allah. Allah goes to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and narrates the story. The Hadith is made up of two words, which means the wording of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he says sadaqa, Salma Subhana Allah, He says someone has spoken the truth, which

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means whatever he said, and confirming that it's right. So you have a duty on to your body and to your wife, under your family and to your your hub, and absolutely everyone so Allah, these are the duties that you have my beloved brothers and sisters, so do I. And if you are not going to fulfill your duty on your own body, by giving it do rest by feeding it with that which is halaal by feeding it with that which is correct and beneficial for it by abstaining yourself from gluttony by protecting yourself from eating that which is damaging to your health. You know, if for example, you know that chocolates are good, Mashallah for your house? Well, I think they are.

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But more than a certain amount not good. The same would apply to red meat up to a certain amount Alhamdulillah it will be beneficial, but obviously it's heroin. But after a certain point, it will be damaging the doctors might tell you no more because you know what you did not know how to fulfill the right over your body. In a lot of cases, in some cases, perhaps due to sickness and illness may not cure to all those who are sick and Ill in any way.

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So it's important for us to realize this, if you were to drive yourself to a nightclub you are doing an injustice to your own body. Your body does not want to be there you are imposing upon it to do sin. This is why Allah says in Surah Yaseen, a woman of Tijuana

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who can live on ad him, what does he do?

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On that day, we will see you there mouths

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Their hands will speak to us their legs or feet will speak to us as to what they used to earn. Why? Because these organs of yours are not on your side. They are against you bearing witness or for you bearing witness, may Allah make our organs bear witness for us and not against us. Remember, if your neffs has taken your organs into harm, they will bear witness against you unless you engage in sincere repentance then your organs will be made to forget what happened by the mercy of Allah.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala drown this goodness may have opened our doors and gone into sincere repentance. It's never too late for as long as you breathing, but the minute you think, okay, tomorrow, then it's too late already that thought itself already confirmed. It's too late. Because chiffons first good is the thief Oh, tomorrow I'll do it. You know, I will do it. I will. Don't worry, it's going to happen when the time comes. I will no No, no, that is Japan's good. Number one you need to do it now and constantly. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. So that's a duty under yourself. That's only part of the duties unto yourself. Another duty I can quickly make

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mention of my brothers and sisters. Never be tempted to tattoo your body. Never it's a duty you have as a young person and even an older person over yourself over your body. Do not harm do not damage. Do not engage in that type of behavior. absolutely unacceptable. Completely. Don't tattoo. I had an email a few days ago from I think it was a sister I cannot confirm the agenda. But they said What's wrong in tattooing the name of Allah on my chest close to where the heart is. I said some Allah. I wonder which she has issued that fatwa

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tattoo In the name of Allah close to my heart so that I die with the man

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that was the case we would have to just like be circumcised now men a lot of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says God's Will it this type of behavior or to allow ourselves to fall into this type of thinking already shows how hostile the environment is.

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And this is why it's important for us to remember that the duties we have upon ourselves, there are so many weeds we are unable to bring them all forth in a short talk or 45 minutes. So panela but we've just given you a tip of the iceberg May Allah protect us. You know, min min has been granted a noon from Allah subhanho wa Taala, which you can see automatically it's got nothing to do with your complexion. It's got to do with some shine that Allah has given you, which is recognized by those with a similar shine in mid food and fatherly mean and nasty the EU as a common Arabic saying that a person with virtue will only be recognized by a person with a similar virtue. Sometimes someone gets

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called on. They absolutely know nothing of the jury, but their voice is so nice. So some will say wow, best recitation I've ever heard and some will say this man changed the meaning from Allium to Aleem which means from very knowledgeable to very painful.

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And you say but he read very well. It shows one knows one does not know it takes one to recognize one. And this is why to know people with a man you need to have a little bit yourself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us distinguish between right and wrong. Yeah, you

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know,

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oh, you who believe if you are going to be conscious of Allah, He will give you the ability to distinguish. But when you yourself are not conscious of Allah, you want to engage in every sin that is in the book, then you are not going to be able to distinguish between right and wrong, what is wrong will appear right to you and what is right will appear wrong to you. And that is made mention of as a sign of the hour.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. Then we have duties unto our family, our folk, the families that we are connected to the Quran makes it very clear of the duties that we have unto our parents was saying, Santa bhiwani

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in another verse in Santa lo Akbar, Allah has written upon men, goodness to his parents, Muslim or non Muslim, for as long as they do not instruct you to do that which is in the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala you be kind to them, you be good to them, you obey their instruction within that which is within the pleasure of Allah, within the limits of permissibility Allahu Akbar. Sometimes we cannot even say a good word to our parents. Some of us have no time to sit with our mothers or our elderly grants and to listen

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to something they have to say perhaps of their childhood because they become lonely. You see what has happened. A lot of the people that we see around us and I'd like to think these are very muslimeen at a certain age, they flick their baby

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off into an old age home.

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Is this is this the responsibility that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed on our shoulders? Is this what we are giving them in return for having brought us up?

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And the Quran makes it clear they had it makes it clear. They looked after you when you were young mahoma Kamala Bernie you saw Neela I will never forget that they brought me up when I was young. So the job being made of Allah have mercy on them. They are the ones who brought me up. When I was little Subhan Allah May Allah bless our parents, those who passed away and like London gentlemen, to be brought up by people other than their parents, the reward of those is multiplied even more.

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So this is a gift of Allah. Remember your duty unto your family members to guide them to remind them gently. Sometimes the words we use to remind people to turn to Allah are so harsh, that they actually turn further away from Allah. Be careful there is hikma required, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam always used tact, and he made sure the message was delivered with clarity, but in a good way to Panama in a good way, so that people would feel like coming towards it. And then if someone did not that was up to them, we tried our best and we put it forth correctly. This should start with our family members, as the Quran says the duty unto all of us. Yeah.

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Vina Amano COO,

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coo coo coo, Li qu.

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O you who believe, save yourselves and your family members from the fire. This is the starting point.

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So let's understand this as a duty upon us, not only as the youth, but even those who are a little bit older, voila, here we have a duty, a duty onto our families and so on, then we have a duty unto our communities unto the Muslim Ummah, we have duties, we need to make sure we stand together. And we need to make sure that we try to help one another. Lest we are downtrodden. Listen to one powerful verse of the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this at the end of Silicon Valley, he says,

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What levena cafo bam, boom, only

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Phil

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Gaby, the co founder of protectors of one another,

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no matter what they are

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the kuffaar of protectors of one another, they will protect one another. If you are not going to learn to do the same or if you are not going to do the same, which means if you are not going to be protectors of one another, they will be great chaos and corruption of this.

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Today we look at disasters all over a lot of the tendencies because in one Masjid, were divided into 10 groups, every merchant across the globe, it's not a problem just here, it happens all over for what because of the opening of a window, the working of a fan, the time of Salah, the type of a must have we have for example an EU script or an Arabic script, we might have for example, a clock and so on people are fighting for the smallest of items. Is that not a plot of shape on? And are we not the ones who are forwarding it? Can we not look at something common? Can we not come forth with the idea of discussing perhaps point of differences? Yes, if you have a point of difference valid, you may

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discuss it, you may have a debate perhaps within knowledgeable terms. And at the same time, we may want to discuss it not with the idea of creating hatred. But putting across a point perhaps I may learn you may learn we all may learn someone may correct themselves. But we have a problem today nobody wants to be told anything. That's a problem. Everyone is a professor and everyone is really a lecture themselves in their own right. You asked him Brother What happened? This I have a heart disease. He says ask the doctor.

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If you say I have a problem at home, they would be water they say call the plumber beyond a certain point call the plumber. I have a problem with this call that man I have a problem with my accounts called the accountant and so on. But when it comes to Dean, I'll give you a big lecture. Don't worry. You don't need to go and find out anything. I know what's going on. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. May Allah safeguard us? Yes, we are supposed to be knowing enough about the deen to save up to safeguard ourselves from that which is the plot of the devil. The initial plot of the devil in the detail sometimes we may not know we need to make an effort to learn there is also a duty

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You have to

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make an effort. What are you doing to learn your religion? Get it from the one whom you trust. Learn your deen from the one whom you trust. And make sure that you always ask yourself, Am I involved in that which are not supposed to be involved in first aim of the devil Shiki. Yet second aim of the devil be done. We've already spoke about that, and why it is so important to constantly ask yourself every time the devil uses the same blood, plot and plan with all the people, and he is succeeding. When it comes to us. We don't want him to succeed. Take a look at how the People of the Book went astray.

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How did they go astray they raised their messenger into the level of godhood. If shaytan does the same with us, we would fall into the same trap. Lao Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from that. It's very important to look into how to shape and lead the others astray. By making them raise human beings to levels of godhood Allahu Akbar, we believe Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have come to our crucially, he is the highest of creation, the most all of our profits, we believe we will adopt whatever he has uttered and said, we believe we will learn a lesson from his blinking and from the nodding of his head, we will learn lessons. But we still believe we do not

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render a single act of worship to him shall Allahu Allah he was

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mad at someone raises him to the level of godhood we are wrong. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us and grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of piano.

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So these are some of the duties that we have as youth, because this is how the devil comes to us. And he makes us really feel You know what, what you're doing is not wrong. It's actually right. It's something very, very good. You know, we had a problem with rain. One of the areas that may not say the exact city, we had a problem with rain in one of the African countries, and the people started praying. So you have some people praying under a tree belonging to a different sect of Christianity, and other people were praying in their churches, some in their synagogues, muslimeen were praying in a massage. And then we had this discard, which is the sooner method of asking for rain and so on.

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And then you have people saying, Muslim, he was saying, you know, the day that those people were praying, we had rain, and the day we pray, there was no rain. So why don't we also join us? I don't even want to end the sentence.

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That is from the devil. That is from Chopin. And now the person thinks, but what's wrong? Come on, we human beings, we asking for rain for everybody, not just for us. So why don't we just have united force of everyone coming together, and we can all pray together for a pillar, you are praying to Allah, they are praying to shape and you are standing in one side, and they are asking the devil for rain and you are asking a love for the two do not get together. And if the rain came the day they asked, it's a test for you. But perhaps it is in response of the dryer that you made. How do you know because we learned that the dryer you make may be held back to a certain time as a test for you

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or a gift for you. And you may get it as you want.

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So let's never ever fall into the trap of the devil such that we are doing something and we think yo this is right. This is the best thing this is good. If Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not teach it, believe me, Do not insult him by trying to think that this is a good act of worship, it cannot be May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.

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And we have many other duties. We need to be building society and community. The youth need to be worried about those to come the future generations your thinking must be 20 years ahead, not just today. And this is why we say those who are killing themselves in the nightclubs and those who are destroying their lives by engaging in illicit affairs with the opposite sex and wasting their lives on WhatsApp and on the on BBM and Facebook and Twitter. Every two three minutes we refreshing we looking at our phones, we messaging and so on will lie. You may use social networking either to destroy you or to benefit you. I'd like to think 80% of people do not use it as beneficially as they

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should be. That's what I think.

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And this is why do not use we do not encourage the use of social networking unless you are disciplined. If you are very disciplined and you know what you're doing, then you may use it if not what law it has been the means of the destruction of so many marriages.

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It's a fact of life. You know, one might say Luke was talking, you know, that's

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why he might say he's got a very heavy presence. Go and see how we use it. You will figure out is very disciplined supanova extremely disciplined, no wasting of time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect

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This is why we say don't be confused. Sometimes we are forced to do certain things in order to show a few words of guidance to the masses, because that's perhaps one of the few methods that really go down well with them. That's all. This is thinking future. I know a few years ago, when this whole thing happened. And I used to put up a message on Facebook once a day.

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And I had a lot of my friends, my own friends come to me say yes, yes, this is how you know what you're doing. Totally. I said, I also used to give lectures if you go back and search that this was heroin. But now I've seen a different lights, the youth on it, and they don't come to the masjid. They don't come to the lectures in a rush. And they need some form of guidance. They're not getting your day hooked. Look, look, let's see, open up the profiles and look at the lights. What do our people like? Well, ah, he they love all these people who are Gaga and so on across the globe. May Allah protect us. This is what's going on. And you see that muslimeen mahabad, a woman completely

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covered. But on Facebook, you see lights, and she's got 20 different movies that she's ticked on. Why there is no option of Islam on that whole network A few years ago, very little. So anyway, I took a lot of flack. People call you names, they label you, but I had my own father Alhamdulilah grant, and goodness me he told me Look, you know what, you know what you're doing, put your head down and do not worry about what's being said carry on doing the work one day they will see the light behind it. Today, every one of those friends of mine has a profile.

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Every one of them without exception, that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is goodness, and they're using it in in good, not in bad, very disciplined, open, transparent. The account is not closed either. The sisters nothing wrong in blocking your account except for those whom you allow. Because remember, like I said two days ago, I think it was impressive. Where it was a beautiful statement that just came out of my mouth. I said Not everyone who says hi to you should be responded, because half of them want to make you Hi.

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So they say hi. And then you say hi, that's the beginning of a match.

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That's what it is. It's a match. You know matchstick. Mind you It could be a different type of a match either. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says goddess voila, he you can be destroyed my beloved you completely destroyed through your mobile phone, your marriage breaks, everything happens if you're not married, you have such a reputation that people know, you know, this person here is thrown from left to right, and is ready for what type of a marriage will you have? What have you built? Have you thought of your grandchildren? Allahu Akbar, you know when youngsters come and they say I want to get married to this particular girl Mashallah, you know, if she's a Muslim, and sometimes, like I

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said yesterday, again, in one of my talks, if if a young boy comes to you and wants to marry a female first you got to say

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that's the that's the age we're living in what is the age we're living in? If your son comes to you and wants to marry someone's daughter, firstly, thank Allah if someone's daughter, not someone, son.

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Secondly, if that person is ready to accept the deen of Islam, thank Allah again.

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Thirdly, if that person is close to a time of a dream you might have had for your own child thank Allah even more. because ideally, we move from this direction, we have a dream for our children, we'd love to see them marry within whatever we would feel they would be successful with.

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But if they don't do that, we might be forced to be pushed to the next step, which we may not be absolutely excited about. But we might have to accept it, because of the environment we live in. And third step is the last step beyond that there is no step. So this is why we say when a youngster, in fact, there's one particular case young man came to me, and it was something quite absurd. He wanted to marry someone, really, who did not have a reputation, not even a Muslim To start with, but not even a good reputation, for whatever reason, and I said, Brother, can I ask you a question? Have you ever sat in thought of your grandchildren? He says, What are you okay? So what do you mean? I'm

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asking you a question. Have you set in thought of the grandchildren of yours? What type of grandchildren Would you like to have? He says, I've never thought of even my own children. Because I haven't got the, you know, nowadays, we believe live every day as it passes. So, yes, you live every day as it passes under certain certain issues, but the dream of life, the planning of the future, you need to have a dream for the future, but I am and he said I may do out for his generations. He says, Oh Allah from my generations, let there always be people who will be surrendering to you. Personally, my luck, the two of us women Gloria, Tina, oh Martin Muslim, Allah, Allah from my

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progeny from the the generations to come whom I may not see, keep from amongst them, those who are submitters unto you Subhana Allah. So I said, think of your grandchildren.

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What type of grandchildren will you have?

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And he says, I didn't think I said, well, the type of spouse you choose will determine the type of children you have. And the type of children you have will determine mostly obviously, you can have exceptions, definitely by the mercy of Allah. But mostly it will determine the type of grandchildren you have as well.

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Because you've taught them how to select, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, which is why we say, don't make mistakes. At an early age when you make a blunder. What happens? Well, or you lose focus I need to make mentioned some of you might have heard this, I made mention of it at the college that I visited, I think it was in Blackburn a few days ago. And I want to say it again, because it is something that teaches us a lesson.

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Think of the example of a man

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who is a porter

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who is at the train station, carrying bags of people from point A to point B getting 50 pence a throw.

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And suddenly,

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a rich man comes, walks out of the train with a can of milk.

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And he says young man,

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I will give you 10 pounds if you carry this kind of milk from here to my place, which is about a mile down.

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And this man is excited. Wow. And the whole pounds. That's like 20 trips that I've been making it 50 p each, I'm going to get it one throat he says no problem, sir, I am experienced I will not drop your milk. And you know, they put the milk on top of their heads. And they balance in these porters are experts, they actually can run with it, don't try, but they can do it, they will put it on their heads and run with it. This man puts it on his head. And he starts walking and he's smiling from ear to ear.

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And he says, Oh, I'm gonna get 10 pounds just now. And I will go straight to buy two chickens. And these chickens will lay eggs and I will sell the eggs. And when I sell a few eggs, I'll buy a third and fourth and fifth chicken, then I'll have a foul run. I'll employ 10 guys to run the place, then I will buy more chickens and I will sell eggs and chickens and I will slaughter chickens and open the little abbatoirs and I will be able to get those chickens across to the butchers. There is just after that I'm going to buy sheep. And then I'll buy a little farm. And on that farm we'll have so many sheep and outsell the little sheep as well as slaughtering them and providing the butchers with

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Hello, Martin. Then he says, thereafter I'll buy cows

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10 pounds

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10 pounds. But this is forward thinking beautiful thinking it's really good. He's got a plan for life. He's got a good dream. He's not planning harem. He's planning something good for his future. Then he says, And after that, I will move further. And I will have a whole farm and I will go into crop and I will be able to harvest and I will be able to sell and then I will buy the big buildings in the city that one and that one and that one and that by the time I'm the biggest businessman around the girl I went to propose for last year because her father's the mayor they said no to me, they will get to know about me themselves. And when they get to know about me, the father will come

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and say Will you please marry my daughter?

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And when he comes I'll be so upset. I'll tell him No.

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When he shook his head

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when he shook his head, that kind of milk dropped. When the cat dropped, the owner of the milk turns around and says, Hey, didn't I tell you I would pay you 10 pounds for the smoke and not to drop it he says hey Relax, relax. My favorite word. Relax, take it easy.

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You just lost a can of milk. I lost my jeans and my

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my cows and my father My buildings and 600 people lost their jobs.

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And at the same time I lost my marriage and my whole life is gone. So just keep quiet. Okay?

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What's the moral of that? The moral of it is one small distraction in your life can shatter your dreams, my brothers my sisters. One teenage pregnancy. It's over. Your Your life will have to be reshaped. You start all over again from the beginning.

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We've spoken to sisters who've fallen in love safeguard all of us, our daughters, and our sisters. Remember you've made a mistake. Carry on in life with Toba alone wipe it out. We don't look down upon people who've engaged in tell but never but we might learn a lesson from something people have been through. So this is why we say if you ask them what happened they say well lucky I lost focus for just 10 minutes

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for how long? Few minutes, lost focus. What happened? Nine times out of 10 they'll tell you the guy responsible for the pregnancy has disappeared. He's not

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Interested he's upset he wants me to abort he wants this he wants that. So what did you do? You fell prey to I love you. So anyone can say they put a big deal on the L three four Dustin's and the woman melts love is just the testing that is required to melt a woman is that the case? You're too gullible my sister don't do that love

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lights effect see the hamsters are laughing because they know it works.

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Please don't try that. No, no, not at all. We shouldn't be doing that. So my brothers and sisters This is your responsibility to watch out. Look at the environment. Make sure you are not distracted. We are heading for Jana.

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Mashallah, Yes we are.

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We are heading for Jenna my brothers and sisters we are trying to get there. That is our aim. If you lose focus for a minute your cat will drop believe me that you will lose. A lot doesn't lose. You lose. Your cat is gone. Your Dreams are shattered. What more do you want? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an opening and rarely May he open our doors. My brothers and sisters we've spoken quite a bit. And we've said a few of these distractions and our duties as youth to understand the distractions to safeguard ourselves from this, to know your link with Allah to build it to understand your link with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to build it. He is the messenger he

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needs to be followed, so panela

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to understand your link with your community to be an asset to society, to know how to deal with difference of opinion to understand this man is closer to me than the others and I need to know if I am standing together with him. The others will not be able to trade upon us as a united front. The minute we are all in little small groups of 1020 in one muskie, someone can come and mow the lawn over us love. May Allah subhanho wa Taala beautify our own garden. And may He make us from those who recognize me bless us in this world and the next facade Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah subhanaw taala who will be handy naturally we'll

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just have one or two