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Harare 15 Sept 13

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inshallah we will be reading from verse number one of surratt Sabbath, which is page number 573. In the novel problem that we're using

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We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. We thank him for everything he has given us. We ask his forgiveness for all our shortcomings. for the sins we may have committed for all the

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deviations that we may have gone through, may Allah protect us, may He forgive us, may he guide us May He grant a steadfastness May he opened the doors of goodness for every one of us. May He bless us today tomorrow every day. May He bless us the day we die and may He bless us when we are in our graves May he protect us. And May He grant us resurrection with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through His mercy and His love for us. I mean, blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions and all those over the centuries who have struggled and sacrificed in order to learn this Deen put it into practice and conveyed to others may

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Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those as well. My brothers and sisters, a beautiful morning here in Harare, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for granting us this moment,

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together here to learn a few words of his to go through what he has said and I always say,

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going through the word of our maker, our Creator, the one whom we are going to return to is the most soothing thing we could ever do in terms of the words that one would go through all the book that one could read. If anyone asks, I'm searching for comfort and contentment and I don't find it. The answer is you have not yet found the word of Allah.

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I'm searching for comfort and connection.

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And I don't find it. You have not yet found the Quran and its meaning you don't understand the power of the word of the one who made you the one who is going to have mercy on you the day you are going to be buried, the one whom you are going to return to, and so shall i. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us protect us from shavon whenever we read the Quran, we start off by saying I will be learning in a shape honorable gym.

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I seek protection in Allah from shavonda cursed the reason is shape one comes to us and makes us lazy. So we don't like to read sometimes, or we don't feel to read, or we don't like to try and understand or we don't feel that and if this definitely is the case, then it would be functional one because this is the word of Allah. So if we take a look at what we

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are achieving today, by going through these beautiful words,

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it is nothing short of guidance, goodness, blessings, mercy, comfort, contentment, the word of Allah. Look at how he starts this beautiful Surah Surah Saba, Saba, also known in the English language is Shiva. It's the name of a place. So the surah is named after a place in the southern Arabian region. So Allah says Alhamdulillah that's how it starts. All praise is due to Allah, praise and thanks be to Allah.

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To Whom belongs, all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Everything belongs to Allah, it will return to Him. We think sometimes that we own things we have things we don't realize, our ownership is very limited, very limited if allowed, once he can sweep it off, from beneath our feet. And if Allah once he can cause us to perish, so whatever we had becomes irrelevant. Today Mashallah Allah has blessed us, we have food we have drink, some of us might have suffered a loss here or there, some of us might have gained a bit of profit here or they all this is from Allah. All praise is due to Allah. By mothers and sisters, we are in this one huge examination room known as

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the dunya.

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Our soul was given a uniform, the uniform is the body, that body together with the soul was allowed entry into this examination room known as the dunion, we will be here for 70 years, approximately 6570. That is the average some will leave earlier, some slightly later. After that, we have to walk out of the exam room, whether we like it or not, the time will be up, we work out, and we leave our body behind, the soul carries on. So Allah is saying All praise belongs to Him, who gave us the opportunity to come here to prove that we love him. So I am in the dunya. And to prove that I love Allah, and you are in the dunya to prove that you love Alonso, Hannah Montana, to obey Him to

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worship him. You know, in this dunya when we love someone, we say nice things to them, we say what they what they would like to hear. And if we've said something that is hurtful, we apologize, we are so sorry. We don't want to hurt you. We don't want to say things that are bad. We don't want to say things that would make you feel that we don't love you. And if you've instructed us to do something, we'd like to do it. If someone tells you and you love them so much that please can you go to the shops and buy me a bit of bread. You would run to the shops and buy a whole loaf of bread or even more

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and you will do so happily come back and say no Mashallah. So, I really don't mind I'll do that every day for you. I'll cook for you. I'll do this for you do that for you. So Allah subhanho wa Taala we were sent into the dunya to prove our love for him, the one who made us so do you know we love human beings Mashallah, that's a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We love people for the right reasons.

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But if you take a look at yourself in the mirror, the one who made you and me the one who made me, I owe him all my love. Because if we tend to love ourselves, who made us who made that Subhanallah The one who made us he owns all praise and all thanks because he gave us such a powerful opportunity. And he says that I created all these things around you, just for you. Some of them is part of the test. You know, when you have a test there are obstacles all the questions are not easy. Some of them are hard. Some of them you might not really know the answer. So you need to seek help and sometimes seeking help is a mission. So all these things look at the trees, look at the sky, look at

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the oxygen look at the buildings look at where we are sitting right now. Look at the carpet Look at this. Look at that. Look at your cars. Look at your clothings look at the perfumes look at everything Allah says we made it for you whilst you're in this exam room. Enjoy but enjoy

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In a way that you understand, it must not come between you and Allah. We cannot enjoy a day out in the lake, no low and no hassle. That cannot be the case. We cannot enjoy a day out. For example, when we went to have food, no mercury and no raesha, yet we enjoyed the meal, the one who gave us the meal, the one who created that whole thing for us, the one who gave us the money, we have the one who gave us the affordability of the holiday that we went on yet not one Salah when we went and yet for example, our dress code changed when we went and we don't understand it's part of your exam, the answer to the question is wrong. Come on, we need to improve it. And the beauty is we can keep

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on going back to the answers, catch it off with delta and write the right answer.

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So Allah says and hamdulillah all praise, I love this verse, it starts soon as In fact, he has the same way Alhamdulillah all praise all things is due to Allah primarily everything is from Allah, even though we thank people, someone does something good to you, for example, they help you they assist you, they did something nice for you. So you tell them, you know, I, I thank you very much jazak Allah, Allah reward you or however you'd like to word it properly.

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The reality is, Allah gave them the ability and the opportunity to do that for you or for me. So yes, we will thank them. But on top of that, we need to thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah because Allah gave them the capability to do that. So Allah says, All praise is due to Allah, Allah thanks is due to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah, Allah who the one, whom everything in the skies and the earth belong to, they belong to Him, while upon him do feel

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Allahu Akbar, and

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he is all the praise and thanks for his his all the praise and thanks in the hereafter to in the Hereafter, whose is all the praise is for Allah. And he is the all wise the all away, all wise meaning whatever rules and regulations he has set forth for us. He knows that is how we will achieve success and contentment in the dunya. This morning, I was chatting with someone and I said, we would like our children to obey us. But we sometimes do not find it important to obey the one who created us and who created them as well. So if we obey Allah instruction, we will find that our children will find it easy to obey our instruction, quite simple, logical. And Allah says, We will teach you

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and we know we set rules, regulations, you follow them, you'll achieve happiness, contentment, no matter what happens when Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment and happiness and goodness. So To Him belongs the praise firstly in the skies, and then in the in the in on the earth. And whatever is between it entire creation and thereafter, even in the archaea, even in the hereafter. All praise belongs to whom to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Amazing. So this is alarm. And this is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he says he's all wise, he knows what he's doing. He knows, he knows that whatever comes to us, came to us as part of the test, nothing's going to be exactly as we want, you

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know, we've always said, you lose a loved one, or the loved one loses you or both pass away together. But someone somewhere has to die. So there will be changes in my life and in your lives, there will be definitely we need to sell him that don't delete to those changes. And remember, they went out of the exam room we assume going to go out of the exam room, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect us.

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So Allah says, The all wise the all aware, the one who is aware of everything he knows you cannot hide from Allah subhanho wa Taala Nothing can be hidden from Allah subhana wa Jalla jamoma le jufeel Rp. He knows everything he knows that which goes into the earth, that which goes into the earth, He knows it, and that which comes forth from it. So when you plant a seed, Allah knows what has gone in, what is coming out, what will come out, what shall come out what will not come out everything Allah knows. On top of that what is in the belly of the earth in terms of, perhaps

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let's say minerals, or in terms of natural gas, or what is in the oceans in terms of fish or birds or anything else. Allah knows even what is under the earth in terms of perhaps volcanic material and so on. All that Allah knows Allah knows everything. The tectonic plates further down, that sometimes they are movement causes earthquakes, all that Allah knows. And on top of that, the actions of man, Allah knows whether they are hidden whether they are apparent, so he says he knows everything.

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That which goes into the earth and that which comes forth from it, and that which descends from the heavens and that which ascends to it, whatever goes up, he knows it, whatever comes down, he knows it. So the good deeds or the bad deeds, when they go up, Allah knows, when it comes down when the mercy of Allah comes down or the punishment Allah knows, or even anything else connected to me or you anything and everything, whatever goes up, Allah knows, comes down, Allah knows Allah Subhana Allah, Allah knows absolutely everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. And He is the Most Merciful, oft forgiving, look at how Allah ends the verse, I am most forgiving, and I am

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most most loved. Why is Allah saying this? One of the reasons is, after making mention of the knowledge of Allah that He knows everything, we wouldn't become embarrassed because he knows what's in our hearts. He knows what's in our minds, even if we haven't done it. And he knows it. But he says, Don't worry, I'm most merciful, most forgiving. He knows what we've done in secret. He knows what we've done openly. He knows the mistakes we've made in secret. He knows that which we've done openly, he knows the defiant sins we've committed in secret and those which we've done openly. So after that, he says, I am still most forgiving, Most Merciful. Amazing. So when we learn about the

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knowledge of Allah and the fact that we can never, ever hide from Allah subhanho wa Taala, no matter what, when Allah caps that by saying, I am most merciful, most forgiving, so that we feel the hope. And we realize that when Allah created us, He loves us. He expects us to worship him and him alone in return, he will give us paradise and he has promised this to us. So then verse number three, Allah says, As for the disbelievers, what did they say they said, We our will not come to us we are not going to die. And the world is not going to come to an end Latina side. So two meanings to this Assad to in reality is referring to the day of gamma, or should I say the end of time, the hour the

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final hour. So they said the word won't come to an end. We just going to carry on and on. That is one meaning of it. That is the proper original meaning and then it seeps through to mean they become forgetful of death.

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This believer forgets this, they don't even want to talk about it. They don't even know and they don't even want to know. They don't want to know why. They're enjoying everything he's enjoying. We're gonna have a bride tonight. Come on, man. How can I die between now and then that chicken is waiting for me.

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But that's not right, a believer. It should cross your mind every day that you might not see the night and every night that you might not see the day then you are a true believer that is normal for a Mormon who believes in Allah to consider the fact that they may go at any time that the thought must not depress you. But it must make you concern to prepay for that day. This is what it is. What a gift of Allah subhana wa Tada. I am going maybe before tonight. And so are you maybe before tonight, and my loved ones might disappear today. And I might disappear for them the same day. It might maybe so what should I do? Do I become depressed and start holding the carpet and holding the

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sides and holding people and saying I don't want to go? No, that doesn't help. I need to start preparing by saying a selfie Allah Subhana Allah La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah I read Salah I try my best open the Quran and continue today someone asked me a question via email that I read a lot of salah and I read a lot of Quran show me something else that is even better or that I can achieve lots of contentment buy and I said start going into the meanings of the Quran.

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start going into the meanings of the Quran. You look forward to gentlemen and you know Allah will save you from jahannam by the word of Allah, so long as you are a decent person trying your best and engaging in lots of is still fun to try your best and ask us forgiveness.

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So this is the gift of Allah Kufa used to say, No, the world's not going to come to an end. It's just life. Some of them used to believe in reincarnation which means once you die, you send back in a different body for another test. That's not true. So Allah says,

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Latina sad Wakata Latina cafo Latina sir,

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the disbelievers say the hour will not come to us say to them, tell them all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Bella ala be letter D

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Yes, by Allah, the ole Knower of the unseen

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It will definitely come to you.

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Did you hear that?

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Cool? Tell them Bella Warby. Indeed, by Allah. Let

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me live by the one who knows the unseen, it will definitely come to you.

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All this has definitely come coming to an end. It's just a creation that Allah created to give us an opportunity to prove our love for him

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to prove that we worship Him alone, and that we will be worshippers who will try our best to please Him.

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And him in a lie as one who miscarried. Let's listen to the meaning of this.

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It says,

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not even the weight of an atom or a small amount, or less than that or greater, escapes his knowledge in the heavens or in the earth. But it is in a clear book, it is all written, it is all nothing here again, Allah is trying to lie saying that you cannot hide from Allah, everything is written, everything is done. This includes two things. One is predestiny. Your date of death was written prior to your birth. So what's mine,

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I can do nothing to change that.

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Nothing. This is why when someone passes away, we cannot become depressed because that was their date of death. That was their time of death. And that was the way they were going to die. So this we surrender to the decree of Allah, my date of death is a little now between now and then. And it's a mystery for me, but it's not a mystery for Allah. I need to make sure that I try my best like we've been saying all along, look at these verses, allies, these power back verses one after the other, telling us and reminding us that Allah knows everything, you're going to return to Him. Allah knows absolutely everything you're going to return to Him and so on. So one is the predestiny and do the

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deeds we do completely written, totally recorded. Nothing can hide from Allah. Nothing is not registered. When we engage in Toba. Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts the repentance he registered the repentance as a result of the repentance. He chooses to delete the evil or to replace it with good deeds, depending on whether or not we have done good deeds after it. You see two things, a person repents, and then they don't do the same sin again, but they are good deeds are not that much. In that case, Allah may choose to forgive that sin. But if a person repents and then does a lot of other good deeds, Allah says, the sins that you did in the past we will swap them for good deeds

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because now we saw not only were you dedicated to the change, but you were dedicated to increasing your balance of good deeds so they will spill over and take over the bad deeds as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness. So Allah says,

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It is all in this clear book.

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The agcl levina mana Why is it in the clear book?

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Why is it in the clear book, Allah says, so that he may recompense those who believe in the oneness of Allah, and do righteous good deeds, those that has his forgiveness, and the generous provision of paradise. So Allah says, everything is in the book, everything is recorded, we know and why is all this happening in order that we can recompense those who believe and do good deeds.

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And so that they can have paradise.

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They will have they will be forgiven by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah to grant that to us and to take us into paradise. All this is heading in one direction, speaking about the resurrection, speaking about the reality of the dunya speaking about the ownership that Allah has, which is absolutely everything, and speaking about how helpless we are, this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has explained in these particular words of his then he says, Well, levina salviati now magazine, eco llamada millages in LA.

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But those who strive against our proofs are evidences our versus our lessons, our science, our revelations, those who strive against these are yet to frustrate them. Those for them, they will be a severe painful torment, which is referring to the punishment in the dunya as well as in the Africa.

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So when a person goes against the laws of Allah defies them spreads mischief on earth does not

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Want to understand or worship or believe in the oneness of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the envy refuse to obey His instruction Come what may, there comes a time when Allah might choose to recompense them with something hard and severe, will not protect us from that.

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So Allah says, obviously, this is more referring to the alpha, but it includes the dunya. Which means if a person dies in that condition, then only Allah knows how they will be and what their condition will be is warned them completely. Were we not different amongst them, I mean, so Allah says, Why are alladhina Leyland

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and those who have been given knowledge, they see things differently. When someone has knowledge and the root of all knowledge is Napoleon, you need to know that the root of all knowledge is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the owner of knowledge. So if we want knowledge and we want to be top people on the globe, not only knowledge of the dunya but knowledge of the knowledge of the deen and dunya the root of everything is the Quran. Then obviously, it leads us to various other things, primarily the Sunnah of Rasulullah salam, the Hadith and so on. And on top of that, we have or should I say, after that we have the other faculties of knowledge which stem from where some people

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might have excelled because of the years that have passed in various technologies and so on, but the root of everything in the Quran

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So ask yourself today Do I really have knowledge you know, today we know so many things Mashallah we know baking cooking how to make superfine and Jellybean Versa Moses and he has top cook top chef Mashallah brilliant food Mashallah marination and that this and that, everything, we know it? That's not knowledge.

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Knowledge is from the Quran, we still don't know reality.

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So Allah some things come to my mind when you cook Mashallah people can graze your food. But if you didn't start off by saying Bismillah perhaps you wasted the reward that you could have got In the name of Allah no matter how top of shift you are, believe me you start off in the name of Allah we will you get that from the Quran,

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Masha, Allah, may Allah grant us goodness, no matter what my mothers and sisters, it's important for us to relate things to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the owner of knowledge. Whatever He's given us, everything is is from him. He's the source of all this knowledge. And remember, that knowledge which will drive us into janin is the primary knowledge that was meaningful and beautiful. This is why I tell some of the sisters that you know, yes, it's good to know how to cook and it's good to listen to that. But sometimes we waste hours on end learning how to decorate a biscuit and a cake. So we go and learn the intricacies of how to put something on it, and how to make this and that and

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we've spent hours on end hours and we practice and we try and we make mistakes and we have to throw away and give this and give that and until we perfect it and we have not yet spent one 10th of such time learning the meaning of the Quran. So when we go into our public, our own our cakes and biscuits going to be put on the side and say Mr. Don't eat this body. It is biscuits. No always always. What will happen is our deeds our Armand you made the biscuits Did you feed the poor? Did you say Bismillah? Did you thank Allah? Did you read to recant of Salah? Did you spend more time than that building your arsenal so that we can eat some sort of biscuits that will be completely

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unique in general? Totally.

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So sometimes we just need a reminder to say balancing This will help you Yes, it will help you but only in the dunion people will say much on laptop, you can sell your stuff you can make your money you can buy a house, you can do this. But what about your house in the US when I was in South Africa yesterday, we made mention at one of the functions of how much we spend to build a house. So we spend say in our part of the world $200,000 Wow, we spent for one for the house. That's still okay. It's a reasonable amount to be honest with you for those who own houses. So we earned and we spent and we build and we replenished and we want to push a plush. What do they call it a plush? Yeah, a

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plush bathroom and this and that. Mashallah, brilliant. Brilliant. How much did we spend? How much did we spend to build our house of eternity in general?

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So I gave an example and I said if we really have it proper, we would spend at least double that amount. Sometimes maybe not in cash, but your time, your effort, your energy with yourself, your children, your family.

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the obedience of Allah, so many other things. And sometimes Allah has not blessed us all with the same type of things. Each one of us has different blessings. Some people, it's easier for them to do something some people are not yet married, maybe so they don't have the opportunity of worshiping Allah through a serving, for example, their spouse or so on perhaps their in laws and what have you, but everyone has their own opportunities from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's important. So my mothers and sisters, if we take a look at this, we will come to learn and realize that sometimes we spend more time on that which is not going to benefit us eternally. But that which has short term benefit,

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short, very short term, I mean, that biscuit is going to go in and before you know it, it's out love Akbar, Allah protect us whereas that Subhana Allah wa Al Hamdulillah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Akbar, Allah Allah Wa La quwata illa Billah Illa Allah, Allah loves him, those statements when you know the meaning of it and you've said it thoroughly and properly, they will carry you to paradise one day and they will lift you up and come and bring you and Allah says one day you praised me and you knew what you were saying and you believed it in your heart. That is enough. I don't want to look at anything else. You go straight into paradise, Allah granted to us.

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You know, sitting After further Salah, powerful da we are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.

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So behind Allah, He will be handy he added up What are you bought enough? See, he was in doubt she want me data kalamaki powerful data, we need to learn its meaning. And we need to repeat it at least thrice every morning after fudger. And if you know its meaning and you repeating it thrice, every morning after fudger believe me it's better than anything and everything you've ever had in terms of material items in this dunya.

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But sometimes we don't know why. Because we didn't spend the time. We didn't use our energies and effort in that direction as much as we should have. So Al Hamdulillah thank Allah Today we are listening to the powerful words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, he says,

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and those who have been given knowledge, see that what is revealed to you O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from your Lord is actually the truth. So when people have knowledge, they recognize the truthfulness of the Quran. When people have knowledge, they recognize and realize that what Allah has revealed is the truth. When people have knowledge they know that way. Any problem I'm going through the solution lies in surrendering to Allah hokum and command and instruction.

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But when people don't have knowledge, they will dilly dally like locusts that are really coming out of the little hole into the light and don't know in which direction to go, why they don't have knowledge. They are not calm in their hearts, they are not full of contentment, they are people who are living on edge, they get angry for any small thing they are upset with whatever Allah has done, they do not want to hear of the hokum of Allah, nor do they want to surrender to the Kabir of Allah that Allah has put in front of them. Some people don't have anything in this dunya nothing.

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And they are sitting so happy, so happy they live, they can read their Salah, and they they might not even have a proper place to bath and to make will do and so on but they will go to the masjid or they will use whatever is at their disposal, and they're still sitting happy and they know that we are just here in this test for Allah. If this is the obstacle that he has put in our lives and this is what it will be, we are not going to change it except through the same Allah subhanho wa Taala. So because of lack of knowledge, others in a better condition than those are less content, lack of knowledge and lack of preparedness to surrender to the knowledge you have knowledge thank Allah,

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Masha Allah obey Allah instruction you find calmness, coolness, your heart will have a cover on it in the sense that it is protected from dilly dallying in this direction and that

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Allah grant granters goodness.

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This is why Allah says,

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Those who have been given knowledge they are the ones who see that what is revealed to you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from your Lord is the truth. If they don't have knowledge, they won't be able to see that. So people start questioning, people start disbelieving people start ignoring people start disobeying Why? All of that is lack of knowledge. You need two things sincerity and knowledge. You need those two things. So some people, they lack the knowledge. This is why Allah is encouraging all of us to become people who have at least a little bit of knowledge. mahama Illumina DNA bedarra there are certain things that are necessary to be known by every person

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who claim

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To be following this Deen otherwise they cannot call themselves followers of the deen. So if you want to claim to be a Muslim you need to know your five Salah that they are compulsory you need to know your soccer your heart you need to know that it is compulsory at least. And if you are going to go you'll need to know how to do it. And then you need to know the pillars, the song and so on the Shahada and what it entails and you need to have a man, a man in what in the angels in mind in meaning belief in the angels, the prophets, the books the last day, good and bad faith is from Allah. And here a lot of us dilly dally, when it comes to tech, the good and bad faith is from

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Allah, you do the best you can leave the rest in the hands of Allah when Allah chose something for you. That is his choice you can make do if you want something you think is better. But for now you need to surrender that Allah knows the condition I am in is better for me in person is better for me in person, love Akbar. We've given examples so many times in the past, that people sometimes are sitting and making to alpha something and they say Allah grant me this or that whatever it is, whatever. Everyone has different things. And they say Allah grant me this grant me that I want this, I need this your lovelies, I'm asking you for so long. Allah grant me grant and we are trying and we

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try to obey Allah instruction. But Allah says my worship, but I know you're a good worship, I love you. But I know that that particular thing you are asking for, it's going to be a means of your sadness in the dunya perhaps or a means of your downfall or it's going to be bad for you in one way or another. So out of my love for you My mercy for you, I don't want you to have it. You know, it's like asking sometimes, thinking that you're going to get something nice Mashallah, you know, you asked for a knife set, for example, and you're not getting the national I'm purposely giving an example that's far from whatever we may be going through. You asked for a knife set. And I'm just

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not giving you the knife set Why? He knows that your intention is to use it in the kitchen because you're a powerful cook. But he you don't know that he knows that he will slice your finger the first day you get that knife set. So Allah says better we don't give it to you. And even now, you are upset but you don't know Allah did do a big favor, a huge favor. So thank Allah Allah, I asked for it. You're not giving it to me. Alhamdulillah I surrender to your command and your decree. If that's what you know is better for me, then I am with you. Because for as long as you are with me, there is nothing else that I need no dinner set, no knife set, nothing.

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Me and Allah, we need to be the best of friends. That's all. How can you be the friend of Allah? know that he is the one who knows what he's doing for you. This is what Allah is telling us. So Allah says those with knowledge, they actually know that whatever is revealed to you home, Mohammed Salalah alayhi wa sallam is indeed the truth Subhana Allah, it's indeed the truth.

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And they also know

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that the same book that is revealed to you Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guides to the path of the Exalted in Might, the owner of all praise, it guides to the path of Allah, this book, it guides to the path of Allah, who knows this, those with knowledge, those without knowledge, they will not come to terms with it and they will not understand it. So from this verse, we all are encouraged to seek at least some knowledge and to continue seeking and to prepare for the day when we meet with Allah. You know, today you have friends, you have acquaintances, you have family and so on the day we die, we are all alone all alone, they will not be able to come in answer a question

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for us and they will not be able to come and decide what's going to happen in the grave. They will not be able to come and choose for us where we are going to stay today. They can tell you will stay at this hotel or that place we're going to go on holiday here or they Mashallah beautiful. May Allah grant us the enjoyment in the dunya on condition that it results in the obedience of Allah which takes us through to paradise. Yes. But if that enjoyment is going to take us in another direction, we'd better repent as soon as possible because Allah says Subhana, Allah to Allah when a person passes away, they are all on their own, on your own, in the grave, you're on your own. What

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happened?

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Were the others, no family with you? Who else? No friends with you. Who else? No other people with you. None of your property with you. Nothing only you and your deeds, your deeds. Allah forgive us and accept the good deeds and multiply the good deeds for us. So it's up to you today. And now to tell yourself I want to increase my good deeds give out a small charity $1 $5 that can take you two gentlemen.

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In Canada Hello, Bishop kitamura Allahu Akbar.

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Fear Allah, even if it means through the PIP of a date that little

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Have a date even through that, or a portion of a date, fear lovely, you know, we need to be careful what we eat, what we give, we should be giving in charities rather than spending on something Haram. All this Allah is blessing us by informing us about this. And may Allah grant us an increase in knowledge my brothers and sisters so then Allah repeats again verse number seven he says what garland Medina cafo

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This is the second time in a few verses that are lysing the disbelievers say, this is what they say.

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Helena do lucam

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now before I get into the meaning of this, the disbelievers are trying to show that they are surprised and they are astonished by someone who is saying you are going to be resurrected after you are completely disintegrated into the soil. So now they are asking a question.

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The disbelievers say, shall we direct you to a man and they tried to say he's mad? Shall we direct you to a man Bahama toda la sala, who will tell you that when you have become fully disintegrated into dust with full dispersion, then you will be created again resurrected a new should we show you that man? So the disbelievers were telling one another and they were telling the others and you know what, we've got a stokfella madman here who is telling us that after you are in the soil and after you are disintegrated and completely dispersed into dust, someone somehow someway will resurrect you and you're going to come back into life and you will come back and answer to the Creator.

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So they were laughing they were scoffing Allah says these are the disbelievers that is the question. So listen to what Allah says.

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Elena De Luca mala Julian una comida musica tunku llama masakan in Kumasi, helping jegede Can we show you that man who is saying this, that you are going to be resurrected a new so after Allah Allah He can be banned, they are saying, has he invented a lie against Allah? Or is he a madman? May Allah says, but those who disbelieve in the hereafter are themselves in a tournament. And in far era, they are making a big mistake to think like, let's be mistake, we are those who died in the past, they are gone. Where did they go back to their maker? If anyone has another answer, they are making a mistake. Because nobody came back to us. Nobody told us anything. Nobody can even come back

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to even have a chat with us. No, they can't. So Allah says

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they are calling him a madman, but they are the ones who are living in torment. Now, from this we learn a lot. We learn that the torment of the disbelievers is not only in the alpha, but even in the dunya. When a person disbelieves and disagrees with Allah, they start suffering first in this world. So they suffer and they say, and they cannot show face, and they worried about people and they worried about this and that and they have a lot of tension and stress and depression. Why? Because they have not understood the word of Allah. They don't want to believe and they do not believe that we are ultimately going to return to Allah and they don't even want to prepare for that day, because

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they don't even believe in it in the first place. So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, They are the ones who are astray. They are the ones who start suffering in the Union. They are in far era making a big mistake. And in the era, the same thing is waiting for them, but much, much more severe. So Allah says Flm, yo, ala nabina ad him Wow. This is the last verse which we read today. Allah is asking them to see, do they not see what is before them? And what is behind them?

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of the heaven? And the earth? Can't they see look around you? Can they look around themselves? Can they see everything? Don't they see in the past and in the future? Meaning don't they see the people of the past and those who may come in the future? And this is just one thing. But this verse includes everything, Don't they look at all the different signs of Allah, whatever has come in, and all the signs of Allah Do they still not believe and understand? Do they not see what is before them and what is behind them, of the heaven and the earth.

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Whatever they have,

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all their provisions, everything they own, if we will, we shall sink the earth with them or cause a piece of the heaven to fall upon them. If we want we can do them. Verily, in this is a sign for every slave who turns to Allah in repentance,

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Allahu Akbar. So it means the one who believes in the oneness of Allah and perform

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deeds of his obedience and always begs Allah's forgiveness. He is the one who is successful.

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So Allah is saying, If Allah once he can snatch everything away from me and you and anyone else now and here, he can cause the earth to open up and swallow us in a way that there will be no sign of us or anything we own nothing. It has happened already in so many places in the world, where people and their whole cities have gone under the ground, never to be seen again, earthquake, volcano, whatever else. And Allah says if we want, we can send the torment from the top. from the heavens, we can cause a piece of the heavens, a piece of the skies, sorry, a piece of the sky is to drop on them.

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However, Allah wills, He knows it has happened in the past.

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So Allah is saying, We are all powerful. Don't underestimate our power and our mind. My mothers and sisters, a beautiful, powerful session that we've had this morning. And we've gone through the verses that I decided to start with, and we asked a lot to make a steadfast to grant us knowledge to open our doors, and really to grant a steadfastness and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make easy for us, whatever tests we are going through, bearing in mind, that we need to be content through Allah subhanho wa Taala his help and assistance and that will only come if really we understand His word, his column, make an effort to understand the meanings of the Quran, make an effort to

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understand the meanings of the Quran, the word of Allah make a very big effort to understand the meanings of the Quran, and the doors of the dunya and the Afghan will open for you. What sort of Lahore Salam al Baraka, Nabina Muhammad Subhana labmd is a panic alarm or behenic Chateau La La Land and istockphoto kawana to boil Lake