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Maldives 2022

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My beloved brothers, my sisters, the first instruction that we find in the Quran, which is the book revealed by Allah subhana Horta, Allah, given as a gift and an instruction to us mankind the creatures of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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We find that he says, oh people, yeah, Are you a nurse? Oh people, he's addressing every one from mankind or a boo robber, come, worship your Lord, the one who made you, the one who is in control of every aspect of your living, the one who is the owner of every creature, worship your Lord.

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Allah, the salah come the One who created you who made you in the first place, where Levina Minh publikum and he created those before you as well, Lacan, Kuhn, in order that you develop the correct relationship with him. So if you want to develop your relation with Allah, you need to worship Him. And who is Allah, the one who made you and I, if I were to ask a question about those who existed before me, they came into existence, and they went away from what I would know and you would know as this worldly life. But as believers, we know that it was not the end for them. In fact, they have gone from one stage to another, they have moved from this life to the eternal life. So for us, it

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would only be wise to prepare for the day that we are going to cross over into the eternal life. Just like there was a time when we crossed over from the wounds of our mothers into this particular life, there will be a time when we cross over from this particular life into the next, it is only the wise who would prepare for that day. And this is the reason why the almighty stresses it right at the beginning of the Quran in surah Al Baqarah, this verse that I just recited for you, oh people worship your Lord Robin is the one who nurtures you, the one who nourishes you, the one who provides for you, the one who will solve your problems, the one who will grant you cure the one who will give

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you positive growth, the one who sustains you worship him develop a good relation with him, revive your relation with your maker with Allah subhanho wa taala, you have no choice but to build the relation with He who made you in the first place with he who is in control of everything and he whom you are going to return to once you leave this temporary life, the worldly life on average is approximately 70 years, one would say 60 to 70. Some go a little bit earlier, and others go a little bit later. Nonetheless, every one of us should ask ourselves, how is my relationship with my maker and every one of us should continue to improve, be conscious of it. Yes, we do love certain things

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in this worldly life. Because it's our nature as human beings. So Allah has not prohibited things for us. Allah does not say that you should engage in a constant prayer and forget about the rest of what is around you know, but he says you lead your life in a way that is pleasing to Him. Yes, you love your family members. You love your parents, you love your spouse, you love your children, you love your wealth, you love your business, you love so much more of this world. You love your homes, your houses, your conveniences, it's not wrong to love all of those on condition that love does not exceed the love that you have for Allah subhanho wa taala. So, if Allah has told you that this is

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the limit in something considered the limit, if Allah has told you do not cross this boundary, don't cross that boundary. And if out of human nature or weakness or mistake you have crossed a boundary quickly come back at Abel minute them become Allah them by law. The one who seeks forgiveness from a sin is equivalent to he who has no sin next to his name, may Allah forgive our shortcomings. To develop and revive your relation with your makeup. You must make sure that you have read the book that he has sent to you His word

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bear a moment every single day to read what Allah has told you, not only in the Arabic language but in the language that you understand, spare a moment to look into the words to ponder deeply over these words of Allah de barro?

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Will they not deeply ponder over the verses of the Quran Allah says,

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which is an instruction. So you will not be able to revive your relation with Allah. If you are not prepared to look deeply into the verses of the Quran. That is what will guide you it will lead you to the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it will lead you to developing yourself, it leads you to realize that you are one from the billions and trillions and countless creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala I am one you are one and SubhanAllah. They are countless other creatures of Allah, the same Allah whom I am trying to please, the same Allah whom I would like to develop a relationship with. He is the one who made me, I definitely need to realize he created so many

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others, I must have a good relationship with all the creatures of the Almighty, if I want a good relationship with him.

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If I am not prepared to respect others whom Allah has created, how am I going to be able to develop my relationship with the Creator who made them, he knew that there will be differences, he knew that there will be disagreements, but he also knew that he has instructed you to disagree with respect, he has instructed you to teach others with utmost respect. One thing we are lacking on earth today, if anything, is the ability to respect one another with disagreement, that is something we need to highlight time and again, because as we travel the Earth, we notice we are becoming advanced in technology, infrastructure in so much more. But the question is, are we going backward in terms of

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respecting one another? Are we going backwards? In terms of tolerating one another? Are we going backwards in terms of communicating with one another? Remember, if you want to get to the maker who made everyone, you need to respect everyone so much so that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, asked us to respect even the dogs and the animals, the cats and the birds and all the creatures of Allah, He has asked us to respect these creatures. In fact, if you reach out to these creatures with compassion, the Almighty reaches out to you with even greater compassion. You're humble man, fill out the your hand commands.

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Have mercy on those on earth. Whatever you find on Earth, be merciful, compassionate towards it. The one in the heavens will have mercy on you. This is the almighty revive your relationship with Allah by prayer on a regular basis, not just the five daily prayers, yes, that is compulsory that is a must. But beyond that supplicate to your maker, call out to Him. Ask Him Humble yourself. Ask yourself, have I really connected with my prayer to my maker, and Insha Allah we can do much better when it comes to this. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him speaks about the heart in a hadith and he says Allah, we're in the field Jessa de la mudra either Salah had Salah Hello Jessa Dooku Lu were

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either fessor that festa del Jessa do Cano who Allah wa he'll curl boo, behold, in the body there is a piece of flesh. If it is pure and good, the entire body will be pure and good. And if it is, corrupt and diseased, the entire body will be diseased and corrupt. What is the the organ he says behold, it is the heart. So to cleanse your heart is also a means of reviving your relation with your maker. cleanse the heart of jealousy of hatred of ill feeling, cleanse the heart of miserliness, selfishness, reach out to others. Clean the heart of its dirty qualities. And make sure that you come closer to your maker for indeed my brothers and sisters. If you would like success in

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this world to begin with, it will not come holistically unless you have

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relationship with your makeup.

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When Allah Almighty speaks about the story of Tharun in Surah tulkus Allah Almighty beautifully puts it where the people remind him we're better ifIm

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back I mean dunya was seen come

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along easily while moving fast, Phil, just those beautiful verses are enough for us to understand and to realize the importance of reviving the relationship with our Maker alone. Allah tells him, use what we have given you use what Allah has given you to build your hereafter. Today on Earth, we use what Allah gave us to build our worldly life. We buy a new car, we get a new apartment or a house, we want to have new conveyance we want to enjoy here and there. But Allah says, beyond that, that's not prohibited. But beyond that, use what we have given you what ever we gave you to build your hereafter. It's not only wealth, sometimes Allah gives some of us, perhaps intellect, someone

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someone is given a qualification. Someone is a doctor or whatever else they may be someone who is in authority in their own way. Use that position. Use those possessions in order to gain your hereafter by serving the people, by humbling yourself by getting closer to Allah, the more you have. So listen to the rest of the verse. Allah says wala Tang Sana, see but Kameena dunya. Don't ever forget your portion of this world, which means strike a balance. It doesn't mean to be pious, you you need to divorce yourself from the world. It doesn't mean to be close to Allah, you need to divorce yourself from the whole world. No, you remember the portion of this world whatever I like and I enjoy I will

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enjoy it within the limits of Allah. So Allah is saying, enjoy but within his limits, then Allah Almighty continues to say something amazing sin karma arson Allahu a lake. Do good to others, just like Allah has done good to you. When Allah gave you something, learn to share with others learn to be good to others, be kind to others, the Lord of the Worlds was kind to you at a loss of those whom when their lord is kind to them, they become arrogant and haughty, at the loss of those whom when their Lord has given them they become miserly. Rather to develop and revive your relation with Allah, you would share what He has given you. And for this reason, Islam is the only religion on

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earth where

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it is a pillar of your faith to share what Allah has given you. If you have beyond a certain point known as zakat, to be charitable is a pillar of your faith. You are not a Muslim, if you are not prepared to share what Allah has given you. How can you call yourself a Muslim when one of the pillars is Zakah and you don't want to share so this goes to show to connect with Allah, you must connect with the rest of the people as well in a beautiful way. Then Allah says wala Tuberville fossa de Ville Arab, don't move around on the earth in a sinful manner. Don't spread chaos on Earth. Learn to build, not destroy Allah says he doesn't like those who create chaos in hola hola. You hit

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bottom of CDN. Allah does not like those who spread mischief on Earth. Learn to build, learn to empower, learn to give and contribute. Remember, collectively, we become people who are closer to Allah, easy in a much more easy way. And this is why the Jamaat is known as the gathering, the weekly gathering of prayer has been given so much importance because together we build the nation together we stand for the Amma. This is why Jama which is the congregational prayer has been given so much of importance. The hadith says the reward of participating in prayer in JAMA is between 25 to 27 times more than if you were to read it alone. Have you ever asked yourself why? One of the

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reasons is the importance given to the group of people for you to meet people for you to know their problems and issues and reach

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out to them. This is Allah, my beloved brothers, my beloved sisters lamea nailing the man who

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shot boom, leaving Canadian, or man as Allah Meenal Health Corps has the time not come, has the time not come for the believing men and women to soften their hearts towards the remembrance of Allah. What more are you waiting for? Let's turn to Allah. It's not too late. Repent to Allah for your shortcomings. Seek strength from Allah by praying to him constantly to help you overcome your shortcomings.

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ask Allah to make you a beautiful person. ask Allah to purify your heart and work towards it. We as Muslims believe, together with DUA and supplication, we need to act, we need to act towards what we want work hard to achieve it. So it's not good enough to just say, Oh Allah guide me, oh, Allah softened my heart. But in reality, you are doing nothing about it. My brothers, my sisters, Allah is great. He has granted us so much he has blessed us with absolutely everything. Have you not seen how from time to time, he gives us reminders to turn back to him. Each time a person passes away, we are reminded to turn to Allah because we are also going to pass away each time there is heavy rainfall

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or something that instills a little bit of fear in men. It's a reminder to say just turn to Allah, He will come you He will protect you, He will give you he will look after you. Allah says just turn to me. That's the reason why Allah Almighty tests us one after the other when he wants us to gain closeness to him. May Allah Almighty really bless every single one of us with goodness, may he help us to develop our relationship with Him. May he open our doors and May Allah help us purify our hearts. May the Almighty bless this nation and may Allah Almighty bless the Ummah and humanity at large. May Allah Almighty truly develop us into the most beautiful of people such that when others

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see us they immediately see a brother of theirs. They see a sister of this who cares for them rather than those whom when they are looked at people don't even want to talk to them. May Allah Almighty grant us every goodness BarakAllahu li Walakum Ville Quran he was sunnah T whenever any what year can be Murphy him I mean it will Hekmati Akula kolayca stuff here Hola. Hola. Hola calm what is a real Muslim in a festival bureau in the Hall of Oro Rahim