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Amina Shame on you. Raji

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Bismillah Manu Rafi

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levena Amanullah

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Isla de una foto Deena.

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Deena Oh

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la Vina taco de

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Mallanna hula

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loudly alim

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim In the name of Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful.

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises are due to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.

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What will suddenly what will suddenly Mala Mala mia mursalin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa hearin woman

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Li Ahmed Deen, complete blessings and salutations upon our most beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon all his companions upon the four illustrious Imams, upon the llama of this oma who have struggled and strived and passed before us, amongst my blessings be upon the Lama who are in our midst at this

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point in this day and age, and many blessings be upon all of us, and upon our offspring who will come until the day of Yama May Allah keep them steadfast on Dean. And may Allah make our offspring from amongst those who will be on the side of a silent e Salaam, fighting the journal I mean

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honor the ruler

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Beloved brothers and sisters and listeners,

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if we take a look at Islam,

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it commenced and it started from the very beginning. Islam means peace and it also means to submit to the command of the Creator.

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If Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted it,

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he would have allowed us

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to remember precisely how it was in the wombs of our mothers.

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And he would have allowed us to remember the point of birth.

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And he would have allowed us to remember where we were 200 years ago.

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If I asked myself where was I 60 years ago?

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I have no clue.

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Or should I say I do have a clue. But I myself cannot remember with my own brain, I need to be told,

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need to be told by whom? by revelation, that revelation has come to us whatever we know from it Alhamdulillah we thank Allah for it.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala created us and he wanted us to recognize him.

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Using our intellect, using nature around us, and the intellect and nature would lead us to surrendering to the scriptures that were revealed.

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And in our case, more specifically, to adopting the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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All roads lead to the Quran.

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The Quran has in it

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every single field you can think of, of education,

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biology, chemistry, physics, the basis are in the Quran.

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linguistics, embryology, horticulture, agriculture.

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You name it. It is in the Quran. And the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So as a child grows up

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says ma'am in melodeon, Illa Allah to Allah, Allah, Allah who you have with Danny Oh, Ronnie, oh, you magician.

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Each child is born upon nature, natural. And then the parents who have the greatest influence on the child at that moment in time.

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either make the child a Jewish child, or a Christian child, or a fire worshiping child, and if we can add or even a Muslim child

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and if that child was left in the open and could survive in the jungle, automatically that child would understand that it has a creator

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Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam

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asked his father

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Oh my father.

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Why do you worship?

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That which does not hear that which does not see that which cannot help in any way? Neither can it help you nor can it help itself. His father used to worship idols, carve them and sell them as well.

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So those who had a lot of money, had a greater chance of having

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access to whom they perceived as God because they could buy a more expensive God a bigger one. Those who had less money could buy a small God. So when you needed to make a do, or when they needed to make to us, they would have to ask those who've got huge idols.

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Because those gods were seen as more powerful, and those who are poor did not have access to God stuff. Ibrahim alayhis Salam youngboy understood this. What led him to it nature. He was inquisitive. He asked questions, what is it? How? He didn't find answers? So he asked his father his father also kept him quiet today when our children ask us questions, answer the questions. If you don't know them, find them out and answer because if you do not answer your children, someone else might give them the wrong answer. And if they are not satisfied, they might

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be scratching their heads and very soon it will be easy for someone to deviate them. Will Allah grant them all steadfastness and ourselves as well.

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So Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam thereafter decided to look into the other

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creatures, or the other elements that were in existence. He looked at the stars.

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And he thought to himself,

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Allah says in the Quran, phylum.

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He looked at the stars in the evening. And he said, Maybe this is my God. Why did he say that? Because everyone has access to the stars, who enrich the stars at all for everyone.

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So he thought he did not worship the stars. He thought to himself, possibly This is my alarm. But when he saw the stars disappear,

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he said, I don't like those things which go away those things which disappear? What if I have a problem and the sky is not the The stars are not there during the daylight? Then there's an issue. Should I wait until the night so that I can call out to the stars once again? So immediately he realized, no, this is not what is God. And he saw the moon, a huge moon.

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He saw a huge moon.

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And what does Allah subhanho wa Taala says?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says when he saw the moon, he said, there is a possibility and a chance that this is my Rob.

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This is my era.

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But when the moon also disappeared, he said, No, it can't be why logically, he thought to himself, that if I have a problem during daylight, do I have to wait until the night to call out to the moon?

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Then in the morning, he saw the sun rise

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he told himself This is huge, this is big, this is something grand and great. There is a possibility that this is my

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call comi in the body

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to ushiku. But when the sun set as well, he told his people, he told his people No, no, no, no, I have disassociated myself from all that which you have associated partners, with V creator from or with.

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What that means is neither the stars nor the moon know the sun, but who ever created the stars and the moon and the sun. I dedicate my life to that supreme creator

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who ever created me, I dedicate my life to that creator

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who ever created everyone else and everything else? My entire existence, my worship, and everything is dedicated to that Supreme Being. Now there are a few questions that the young man asked.

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He thought to himself

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can there be a chance that the moon is created by one creator? The sun is created by another creator and the stars are created by another creator and various elements within existence have been created by different creators? Then he said nay that is impossible. Why?

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Because the sun rises every day. And it sets and the moon comes up and it sets and the stars are out. If they were different creators, it is only normal and natural. That up to now we've never seen dispute and argument. But we would have

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we would have seen

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the moon or the sun come out at night even once. We would have seen

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says this in the Quran,

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Allah, Allah, Allah,

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Allah does not have a son. That is a clarification of what the Christians have said later on.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say and if they were gods with Allah, who had created various creatures,

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then each God would have wanted to prove that he is better than the other, and would want to prove that his creature is higher today you have not creatures, but you have inventions. You know, some people say How come you say Allah creates even these people they create the cell phone, they create this they create that may that is a misunderstanding, all they have done is the creation of Allah, they have transformed it from A to B, they got

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for example, the steel, they mined it, they got it, then they converted it from one form into another. That is an invention. But Allah subhanho wa Taala just said be and suddenly there was a creature, no one can compete with that. So this is the difference.

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But today, even the inventions you have, for example, a Mercedes, a BMW,

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VW, they are all competing with one another, everyone, each one wants to prove that the product that they have produced or invented is better than what the others have produced. So this concept of competition is easily understood.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala has explained this in the Quran, and it was understood by Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam.

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Why am I saying all this tonight?

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Because I'd like to explain to you and to myself as well, that in Islam, the concept of godhood is much more important than the name much more important than the name. At that stage, there was still no name, no name. That was another question.

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The first question was that what if all the creatures have different gods? And the answer came immediately to the young man's mind that it cannot be? Why can it not be? Because there is so much order in creation that you must just be one supreme deity on supreme creator. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam came to the conclusion or arrived at the conclusion that there is only one supreme creator. And he began to say, whoever created me, I submit and surrender to this creator.

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In his mind, he was convinced that there is one supreme creator and then he began to say something else. He saw that people died before him. Everyone ages after some time, and then they die.

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And he said, What should I do? I've seen my father and the others, asking the idols to have mercy on them when they die. That is a very big risk. In fact, it is unacceptable.

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What I should do is, I should say,

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whoever I am going to return to, that is whom I ask to have mercy on me, whoever it is, and I know it is one supreme diet.

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There was no risk involved.

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When he got sick, Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam had a choice or in fact, he thought to himself, that my people call out to the idols. My people call out to various gods. What should I do? What did he say? He raised his hands and he said, Oh, owner of cure, cure me, whoever you are, you are the owner of cure cure me. And I know you are one. You are Supreme, you are alone. You are all evil.

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When he wanted sustenance, and purity and blessings in his sustenance, he looked at what the people were doing, they were worshipping this person and that person, some of them were worshiping human beings as well.

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But he turned and he says, owner of sustenance, Grant me sustenance, provide, Grant me blessings in whatever you have provided me. You are the owner.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala loved this so much.

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That Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to test him

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He was one of them who said in

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T one oh Suki ma ma

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ma ma ma t Lila

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me in LA Sherry Kala he was one of them who said the statement, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was ordered to say the statement

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that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam had already said,

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say Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is being told to say the statement that Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam had made, that definitely my worship, all my acts of worship,

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my Salah, my sacrifice, my life and my death is dedicated solely to the one who has created me and I do not associate partners. With that one. Now comes a crucial question. So what name should Ibrahim alayhis salam give to this one supreme deity? Well, there were a lot of options. Madeira Mali, salatu wa sallam was a very, very intelligent young boy.

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He thought, he said, If I use a name, that everyone knows, people will think it's also one idol.

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And if I

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am not to give the supreme deity a name, then how am I going to refer to the Supreme diet? So to come out of this,

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I don't want to call it a mess because it wasn't a mess, but to come out of this issue, safe and sound, he said, I will call him the worship to one, the one who is worshipped.

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So if you take a look at the Arabic language now and you look at the roots

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to worship, Allah Allahu, which means to worship,

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Allah, Allah, Who means the worship one loo, the worship one. And Allahu to make it easy, rather than saying Allah, the One who is worship, the one who is glorified, the one who is worshipped, rather than saying that we say a law, which means the one who is worshipped, that is what it means.

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So we are answering everyone's questions when we say Allah, the One, not the two, not the three, not a trilogy, the one who is worshipped. Who is that one, whoever created me, that's the name I've given him. Whoever I'm going to return to, that's the name I've given him.

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So, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter, tested Ibrahim Alayhi. Salatu was salam, many tests.

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And we all know that

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the test where he was asked to sacrifice his son, why was he tested? Because and now I'm getting into what I want to say tonight. He recognized his creator. Once you recognize your Creator, you will not question

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once you recognize the status, the rank, the position of your own creator, nareesha cherishes sustainer the one you are going to return to, then nothing will come between you and that creator of yours. nothing, absolutely nothing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tested him, slaughter your son, he began to do it. Allah did not allow it to happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. Just imagine if it did happen, what would have happened? today everyone would be slaughtering the children. Now let's save us.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala told him leave your children here, go far off to Jerusalem and so on. He went he left his children and his family there his child and his family, his wife, and he proceeded no questions asked.

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Nothing at all. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tested in more and more. And Allah subhanho wa Taala became so happy

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with Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam that he says in the Quran.

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What are the long email for Lila Allah then befriended Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made him one of the closest friends to Allah. And Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam thereafter,

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made the dua to Allah after having sacrificed so much remember, he was thrown in the fire by his own father. He endured that he did not leave because he tasted the sweetness of this non risk in worship.

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No risks at all. What does that mean? Today people look at us and I know of a lot of Christians who come to us, and they say,

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what is this that you are worshipping? Normally I asked them, How do you wish?

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They would say, they would describe it until you get to where they say, Lord Jesus, help us, cure us, Lord Jesus, have mercy on us. And I begin to say, Can you guarantee that Lord Jesus is going to have mercy on you? So they will say, Can you guarantee that Mohammed is having mercy on you? And I would say No, you've missed totally

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the concept here.

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When we worship, we do not take risks. That is why Allah says one Illa Hill asthma.

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Further Oh, be Ha. de la Vina, you will. Una de Asma.

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Allah has so many beautiful names and qualities use them to call out to Him so that the others can understand that you are not just calling out to some thing that you can actually see in front of you and so on. No.

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Oh, you who is the owner of pure pure me, what risk Have you taken? Whoever is the owner of QoS said you are you who can hear my call? answer my call. What risk Have you taken? Yes, me I do. It's one of the qualities of Allah. Now, so then they might ask you so what is this word? Allah you tell them that is a name that He has given himself? The worship to one is notice given in the name

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and I'm using simple English, no risk.

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Allah so many beautiful names. Allahu Allah, O Allah O worshipped one, Yama, Caliban kulu, one of the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala Are you in whose hands are the hearts of every single soul every person

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and you turn the hearts

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howsoever you wish, keep our hearts steadfast on this gene. turn our hearts towards Dean and not against Dean not away from them. So whoever owns the hearts and whoever has the power over the hearts that's what we are calling out to and we know he is one he is alone. The name he gave himself is Allah which means the worshipped one and truly he is the worshipped one. So Allah some Allah He called himself Allah, what does he say?

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He is the worshipped one, He is Allah. So what is more important is the concept. If today someone was worshipping an idol, and he called that idol Allah even though the name is Allah, we would know the concept is totally wrong. And he is calling out to some false god May Allah save us.

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So no religion.

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No religion,

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stresses and emphasizes monotheism more than Islam.

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And Islam is based on Abrahamic monotheism. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? militar Abby qu e Bella e m, who was

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Kumu muslimeen.

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This is the path of your one of your forefathers Ibrahim Alayhi Salam He is the one who called you submitters from the very beginning or before you he already called you submitted the muslimeen existed a long, long time ago.

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So whoever understands the concept and whoever understands who his creator is, whoever has tasted the sweetness of recognizing his creator

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will then become a much, much better Muslim.

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And I want to give you two three examples and why I'm doing this I can explain it to you now, each one of us Alhamdulillah we are muslimeen we need to develop as time passes. We should become better Muslims, rather than weaker Muslims.

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The only way we will become better is if we recognize our Creator in a better manner, we recognize him correctly. Look at

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the Allahu anhu we know what happened to him. He was one of the leaders of Kufa in Makkah. The minute he recognized Allah, what were the verses he read? Maybe I should go through them tonight. What were the verses he read? He read verses which only explained who the Creator is. And as he read these verses,

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He recognized his creator, he began to cry. Take me to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he didn't need more than a minute to be convinced, because once he recognized, he moved on. So if someone is transgressing so much May Allah save us all. They have not understood who is Allah.

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If someone

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is not interested in fulfilling Salah for example, they do not understand who is Allah.

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They do not understand where they were, where they are and where they are heading to. They don't

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1000s and millions have gone by even Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam thought of it. And he began to make dua, he began to call out and Allah sends messages thereafter confirming this monotheism.

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Satya Nadella who went to the house of his sister, and after a struggle and a battle, and after a little bit of, you know, blood was spilled,

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not that he killed anyone, but he injured his sister and his brother in law.

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He read the verses, they told him to cleanse himself, then he came and read the verses for

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now, when you look at the words baja no one knows the meaning, no one at all, besides Allah, these are known in Arabic as proof Macaca

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he looked at it, he thought, and he carried on, he could read and write, ma.

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nitesh we have not revealed this Quran unto you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so that it can be a point of distress against you know,

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and immediately Emeryville katabi Allahu anhu understood that he is the people of Makkah, have been telling Mohammed and have been telling the other the followers of Islam and have been telling even the others of Makkah, who have not yet accepted Islam, that don't even go close to Islam, it just comes with more rules and regulations to distress a person.

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Sometimes due to our weakness, we think the same he wants all the Salah here five times a day. It's just a waste of time now, these thoughts are very dangerous. Why must be abstaining from food to stay away from food in the month of Ramadan? Islam has so many rules and regulations some kuffaar have come to me and said we are ready to accept Islam but the only fear we have is this too many rules and regulations too many restrictions here. That is what the kuffaar of Makkah used to say. So Allah clarified it to say this Quran is not revealed to you, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so that it can be a point of distress No.

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it is only but a warning. For whom. For those who fear for those who are conscious for those who find that soft spot in their hearts, somebody will have tabs heart was softened, because he thought to himself, this is a warning. This is a warning, not for me and for anyone else if my heart is not going to be softened, if I don't find in my heart, a place for this type of warning.

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But if you fear if you are conscious

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of the existence of the Supreme,

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then this Quran will serve as a warning as a reminder, as a point of comfort and mercy as well.

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And what is this?

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Man Holla

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Holla Holla

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Allah says it is a revelation. Now because men would not understand when the word revelation is used. The greatness of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, put words

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to describe his greatness. Allah says Who is it a revelation from? It is a revelation from the one Allah didn't say the one who created you, the one who created the skies and the earth.

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So Hannah law now

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the law one who thought

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the one who created the skies, yes, the skies have to have had a creator. It can't just be like that. It can't just be like that. And the earth, yes, the earth has a creator. So automatically he is confirming certain issues.

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He the Most High

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subhanho wa Taala the Most High, he is the highest definitely.

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What belongs to him what belongs to Allah, everything in the skies,

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everything on Earth.

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Everything under the earth, Allah says belongs to Allah. He has total control over everything.

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Yes Mashallah we try we are creatures if I'd like if I explained to you, for example, we are creatures, I can decide to walk out of this door, I can get up and walk and most probably I'll walk out but whether I actually end up do walking out or not, is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala I might drop as soon as I get up. There is a chance, I don't know, if Allah does not want me to get out of that door, I won't.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala he knows what is under the ground and he controls it. If I were to ask you what is under the ground, some would say there are minerals, these golden silver, the different

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for example, life, possibly the mites and the fossils and so on, you know how excited people get when they find the live fossil.

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And they begin to write and to say we found something so many 1000 years old carbon dated.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding of his greatness.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala says he is in control of everything.

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And it goes further, he has created a system for everything. Now if I were to tell you, Allah has created a system for every creature, similar to ours. If you were to think about it, it's amazing. It's amazing. And I'd like to give you two or three examples. We know we have

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mothers, fathers, even the ends have mothers and fathers and the bees also have mothers and fathers and so on, and relatives. And they might have a slightly different system, but they also have a system. They've got a penal code. They punish, punish and penalize whoever deserves the punishment.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, on

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Jana, hi,

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Jamie, Allah says nothing that trades on this earth. No, anything that flies in the skies is in existence, except that the system is similar to yours. They are nations similar to you. So today we have one thing I know that the ants don't have is a car.

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I don't think the ants have that. But anything they have their own systems they have. And I'd like to give you one example.

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In and

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it has been proven that the punishment of telling a lie

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the punishment of telling a lie is death. In essence,

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if you have a little NGO, and you take a biscuit, and you place this, that biscuits

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close to the end to where one ends would be walking, you'd find this end would pick up the biscuit with its senses. And it would certainly get to it, but it would not eat from it. It would then go back with the message to the engine that there is something I found and this is proven Believe me we've tried it and tested it. I've tried it myself. And

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some time later 1015 minutes depending

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and we'll match out of this entail in order in lines heading towards

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the food that they found.

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And if you are there and you picked up that biscuit at that moment, you lifted it up, picked it up.

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All the answers will get there and they will see there is no food. So they will circle the spot for a while. Then they begin to circle the one end

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and that circle closes and it closes further. Then there's chaos for a moment. Then the answer marching back. One did and you will notice at that spot

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Subhan Allah

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Hello kulula, oni Masha, Allah

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dooney This is the creation of Allah. So show me what those besides of Allah have created.

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I'll give you another example.

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The bees,

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the bees, we know how they operate,

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they go into the flowers they go into, they actually get back to the hive

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and they release what they have

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they have an instruction where to go

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and all the bees belonging or under the leadership of a certain Queen will go specifically to that flower that was selected.

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Say for example, lavender

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and some halala

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each bee gets pleasure

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when it goes

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to the flower, or the petals were inside

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and comes back to the hive and releases that nectar in fact the honey then thereafter and we get a honeycomb.

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So, if a bee goes to any flower besides the flower it is supposed to go to

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it is punished by death.

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As soon as it returns to the hive, it is killed.

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It has it has sought pleasure from that which does not belong to it.

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Isn't that quite similar to the code of Xena in Islam, seeking pleasure from that which does not belong to you.

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That is why if you go to any beehive almost any beehive you will see dead bees at the bottom.

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And research.

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In fact, researchers have researched and many researchers have been written on this topic.

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So this is the creation of Allah imagine on top of the Allahu anhu was reading just a brief outline of all this very briefly, the detail this detail is not in the Quran.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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below califa in

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our alpha, whether you make loud your prayer, or your statement or your feelings or anything, whether you make it clear a parent or conceal it to Allah, it is the same. My thoughts and your thoughts to Allah, Allah knows what it is.

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Inside and outside is the same to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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None besides Him

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is worthy of worship.

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And he has many beautiful names.

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who began to cry, he began to weep. And he says take me to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam today if we recognize who is Allah? Who is the owner of this house we are seated in today. Is this not the house of Allah. If we know that, when we walk in here, we will never ever do anything wrong. You will never hear a cell phone ringing in the masjid.

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Because anyone who knows his creator will understand what an insult it is. For a mobile phone to ring in the house of the creator of the universe and creator of entire creation.

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Then we have people who wins and whine and complain about the fan and the light and the whoo place and the windows and the sound system. Whose house are you complaining about? Have you ever thought of that?

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It is the house of Allah. Why must you be used by shaytan to complain in a negative manner about the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I must qualify that by saying yes, if there is something wrong, raise it in a professional manner with those who will deal with it, but in a positive manner.

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But we should not be going around whinging and whining, complaining chasing people away. No, let's go somewhere.

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warehouse, these people think they are this and that today there is a new trend. What is the new trend? I disagree with one or two things that are happening here, right next door, I have my own machine, right next door. Why? Because I disagree with one or two things. So in your machine 10 years down the line, they will disagree with one or two things and have a third one. And later on they will have 246 and eight massages right next door each other? Is that a solution? Do you think the creator of the universe would be proud of such activity?

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So all this boils down to one thing recognition of Allah. If we recognize Allah, we will understand what is expected from us.

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And this recognition of Allah subhanho wa Taala is what has turned so many Christians from Christianity to Islam, because when it comes to Christianity, yes, with all due respect to them,

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we disagree. And we have the right to explain. If they want explanation regarding our beliefs, we should explain to them and tell them look, we do not worship Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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we worship the creator whoever he is, that's who we wish.

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So they might ask you what do you mean whoever he is, then you can explain the concept is more important than anything else.

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No risks. And for that reason in Islam,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has a clear clear line between the creator and the created or creation,

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very clear line.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He is indeed the highest creature, nobody will ever be able to come even close to him in his rank, but he is in no ways the Creator, he is not a law.

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So the order we follow is first there is a laugh. Immediately after that there is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Thereafter, we have the Malik and the angels and the other MBR leymah salatu salam, then the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it is reported that Allah there is a slight difference whether human beings can actually become better than the angels. And the vast majority of the scholars say there is yes, they may become better than the angels because the angels do not have the power to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala they cannot.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and May Allah make us companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the era. Here in the dunya, we will not chosen to be his companions. Allah knows why, most probably if we were his companions, we probably would have let him down in a very big way.

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But inshallah we will be his companions in the alpha.

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So the gist of my talk tonight

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I have just touched on

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the recognition of our own creator, we need to recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We will never become close to Allah if we don't know him. We will never be able to

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attain the sweetness of the acts of worship if we don't even understand whom we are bowing down for.

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Who do we go down Institute for? For many of us,

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it's just a ritual.

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We just fulfill it Salah five times a day.

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That is for those who even come and for those who even fulfill the Salah, but the sweetness of feeling why you are doing it and for whom you are doing it. Some Hana ma That is why the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that this man has a sweetness and it will not be tasted by a person until a few qualities or characters are within that person.

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By Allah subhanho wa Taala hautala Grantchester And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bring us together with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yara, we make a little llama

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Minamoto Baraka selenia Allah forgive us Allah forgive us on the CV Allah, Allah we have committed so many sins we've lost count of how many sins we've committed to Allah. Allah assumes we've committed without even knowing they were sincere Allah forgive us for all the sins of those we know those we forgotten and those we never knew where were sins yeah Allah. Allah Your mercy. We asked for your mercy Allah Allah for your mercy bless us yada yada we do not deserve your blessings but your mercy, your mercy Allah Allah we cry for your mercy. It is only through your mercy that we will achieve blessings Allah, Allah grant us good health and happiness and contentment to Allah

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Allah use us to save this deenie Allah, Allah make us from amongst those who can recognize your lie Allah make us from amongst those

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who get closer to you on a daily basis and not from amongst those who get further away from you every day Allah, Allah let us get closer to you and do not let us get away from further away from you Yama, Yama, Kentucky, those who are Ilia line seek grant in front of Shiva Allah, Allah those who are looking after those who are seeking Allah grant them Sabra and grant them a full reward Yama, Yama, those who have passed away contingently Allah The day you take us away grant us can as well Yama, Yama, take us away with a smile on our faces Allah, Allah take us away with Kadima Shahada, Allah, Allah take us away in the condition that you are happy with us Yama, Allah when we

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are buried in the darkness of our graves Yama, we will be all alone. Yeah, Allah, people will bury us and leave us Allah. Allah we ask you to enlighten us to grant us light in the grave. The Allah enlighten our graves with the new Ravi Manya

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Yama, Yama, the angels will come to ask us questions you know you help us to answer those questions you

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know we asked you to help us answer those questions.

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Yeah, we're after we will be taking you along. We will be taken on the DFB Glenda Jenna without accounting, without hisab without data without

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Allah make our graves gardens from amongst the gardens of Paradise and do not make our graves from amongst the pits of Johanna Mia.

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Alone this Eve we ask you to bless us all Yama, Yama, everyone who is seated here everyone who is listening. Every single person has different difficulties, different sicknesses, different conditions yeah Allah, Allah you cure every single person. You ease every difficulty that everyone may be going through your Allah, Allah you make easy for everyone the difficulties they may be facing Allah. Allah grant every single person happiness Allah, Allah everyone here has a different try different media Allah fulfill those needs Allah. Allah we ask you on this day to make us true followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah do not make us from amongst those who claim

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to be followers and not followers Allah make us from amongst those who can get closer and closer to the sun of Muhammad Sallallahu Yolanda's day we asked you to have mercy on the city Allah to have mercy on the Muslims of the city Allah have mercy on the non Muslims of the city Allah, Allah soften their hearts and bring them towards Islam, Allah, Allah, we are asking you on this day to soften the hearts of the enemies of Islam Allah, Allah decrease the enmity Allah, Allah those who are leaning towards Islam Allah allow them the embracing of Islam Allah, Allah allow them to embrace Islam Allah, Allah they become a resident immediately Allah, Allah every non Muslim out there is a

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potential Muslim he Allah use us to spread this religion to all of them. Yeah Allah. Allah, Allah. We asked you the intercession of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam on the day of Allah. And in this to Allah we asked you all the goodness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has ever asked you yeah Allah, guarantee to us as well. And all the evil that he has ever sought protection from your law protect us from that as well. Until Stan You are the one who we seek from your law you are the one who is all able You are the only one who can grant us what we've asked you Allah. Allah be pleased with us and do not be angry with us Allah. Allah be pleased with us and don't be angry with

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Allah all the acts of worship we have fulfilled in our lives, except them yeah Allah, Allah except the acts of worship Allah and Allah allow us entry into Jenna through your mercy Allah, Allah as soon as we've committed overlook them and forgive us Allah make us strong Allah keep shaytan away from us Allah or Barack Obama in the country, similarly to Ballina encantadora him Subhana

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Allah Allah