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Episode Notes

Maiduguri Women’s Lecture, Nigeria November 2018

Episode Transcript

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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it's minute I have enough man and Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while he was having a drain, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we say blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless them to bless every one of us to practice for goodness, I mean,

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my dear sisters, my mother's in Islam.

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Like I said a little bit earlier, I'm very happy to be here in Borno State in Nigeria. And I'm even more happy to be in Maiduguri. And I'm even more happy to be here in the house of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah a beautiful place. And I'm equally happy to be able to share the love that we have for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because we speak about Allah, we speak about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we love each other for the sake of Allah, we remind each other about the goodness of this world and the goodness of the Hereafter, in a way that will end the pleasure of Allah and give that goodness to us. I mean,

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I want to share with you something very interesting today. As I entered the city, I noticed something that was unlike other cities, I noticed many schools, I noticed, perhaps some hospitals and few other buildings, one after the other. And I started asking those with me, what are these places, and they will explain it to me. So Pamela, about the growth in this beautiful city and in this beautiful state. And I really think

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that your lead is your company, and the others have done tremendous work that I have seen a lot from here. But I have seen this with my eyes today. Thank Allah but Allah has given you goodness hamdulillah

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let's make use of what Allah has given us. But don't forget primarily, Your duty is to develop your relationship with Allah.

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Your first duty is to develop your relationship with

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Allah, how do I develop my relationship with Allah?

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How do I build the bridge with Allah subhanho wa Taala by worshiping Allah alone,

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rather than his interference with this microphone because perhaps there is another microphone that is connected somewhere nearby that is interfering with this one we can accompany only one notch you can drop the sound only one notch or more than one notch each other because of the feedback and I like to speak if you don't speak you don't achieve You must not be shy if you want something must open your mouth. You know how we made space for more than 300 sisters here by talking if we didn't talk it was not going to be enough space. So we thank Allah the same I don't mind strumming for two minutes but we cannot go on for one hour with the sound which is a little bit one notch too loud.

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You can copy Can you please do something about it by

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the sound one notch please.

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Just one more call. Sometimes you totally switch it off. We don't want to switch it off.

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Mashallah.

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So my sisters My mother is the first duty that I have and you have Mashallah, that's good. That's good, Mashallah. The first duty that you have and I have is to Allah, how do I develop my relation with Allah by worshipping none other than Allah, we are Muslims. We are here in the house of Allah, we will worship Allah alone. We will worship Allah alone, we will not worship any other human being, we will not worship any other creatures of Allah be the animals meaning plants, trees, whatever it may be, we worship Allah alone. We don't worship the prophets of Allah. We respect them. We send blessings and salutations upon them, but we don't render an act of worship for

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a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is the Greatest. He is the only one who is called worship. We read Surah Fatiha every day. What do we say in it? He cannot.

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You alone. We wish you alone we seek help from it's only a mom.

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So my beloved mother

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Sisters, we will develop our relationship with Allah understand who is Allah, He is most loving, he is most merciful. He is most kind. He is most caring, he is most compassionate, he is most merciful. He is most beneficence He is the one who will solve the difficulties that I have and you have, he is the one who is in control of my health and yours, my wealth and yours, my happiness and yours, my contentment and yours, whether I will have offspring or not. And the same with you. The one in control is a man. So worship Allah and enjoy the worship of Allah, you must enjoy it. Many of us we fulfill our five daily prayers, we fulfill our five daily prayers. Do we fulfill those prayers

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because we have to, or because we want to, if someone fulfills it because they have to do it many times. They do it quickly and they run away. They will tell you let me quickly read my Salah, let me quickly fulfill my Salah, and then they will rush. But someone who wants to do it by themselves, they want to do it. They will say let me take my time with the Salah, and they will take their time and they will enjoy the Salah. They read the poem and they will love the words of the Quran. You hear in Maiduguri are very fortunate.

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very fortunate. I noticed many of the youngsters that I spoke to just now and I haven't been here for long. Trust me. I came from the airport. I have been busy. I still didn't take my bags out of my car. And I'm already here talking to you. So Panama SubhanAllah. I told the brothers they said let's go we will rest we will have lunch. I said no, no, no. We said four o'clock. We must be there at four o'clock.

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So my sisters, let me inform you it's the love that we have for the sake of Allah. You are fortunate because you understand quite a bit of Arabic more than other paths Am I right?

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It's a gift of Allah. So when we read when we fulfill the Salah, and we read Surah Fatiha, we know what it means enjoy it. Allah is building bridges with you should be building the bridge with Allah. Can Allahu Allah, Allah.

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Allah says, Allah continues to help you for as long as you are busy helping someone else. But the same would apply when we are in Salah on a higher level. When Allah says, Come to salata, benei ouabain Abdi in Spain, I have distributed Surah Fatiha between myself and my worship into two.

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So what is sort of the Fatiha we know what it is? We read it so many times a day when you say Alhamdulillah Allah, me, you know what it means. So think of the meaning don't just say it in solid to get over with it. Some people when they are fulfilling Salah, the only two sources that come to their mind in Atlanta and Columbo Allah that's it first.

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Second,

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why it's okay to read that but if you are reading it all the time, because of time, then there is a problem. Now there is a problem. We do it sometimes.

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You see, so try to read another surah

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try to learn from the Quran, another place in the Quran. Why? Because you must enjoy the words of Allah. Yes, it is very important. It is the word of Allah and Allah, Allah.

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Allah Mulan wouldn't be a good

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one of the most powerful source of the Quran indeed. But what is your intention by reading it? Is it because I'm in a rush? If that is the case, and you need to do better inshallah Don't rush Don't rush with Allah and Allah will not rush with you. Take your time with Allah you find happiness contentment, goodness, etc. When you go to the shopping mall, and you see beauty and I noticed there are some malls coming up here am I right? Oh my god Mashallah malls right here in LA when you enter the morning we're happy Why? Mashallah. There are things available, what are you looking at? I'm looking at my handbags, and looking at something and looking at something else. Even if you can't

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afford it and candlelight you cannot afford it. We are still looking. Why? Because Mashallah with us thinking about when I went to another country, not in Nigeria when I went to another country. They told me some of the sisters here, they go into the shops, and they try all the new clothes and the new shoes and the handbags and they take for

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Photos photos, they put it on Instagram then they remove the clothes and they say I don't need to buy this and they go home. It's not

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just to show people that you know what? Look at me my shoes my wife. That is a cosmetic photoshopped life. Amina does not do that when are happy with what Allah gave us. Allah gave me an hamdulillah Allah gave someone else and hamdulillah I'm very happy. I think Allah, we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala so to be very fair, when we go to the mall, we take our time. When we eat, we take our time. Why do we want to rush when it comes to Salah? Why? Take your time? Take your time Alhamdulillah Allah Allah,

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Allah,

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Allah replies Hamid Ali Abdi, Look, my worship has praised me. My worship has praised me Who says that Allah, when you say Alhamdulillah Allah mean All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds he replies you by saying, My Lord help my servant has praised me is more. So Canada.

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Maliki the three sentences of praise of Allah, the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful and the third one is

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Owner of the Day of Judgment.

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So Allah says, my worship I has praised me, my worship I has declared My majesty, my worship, I has declared my greatness, then the fourth one we say, he cannot,

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he cannot stand

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you alone we worship you alone we seek help from so Allah says when he hears us saying that, he replies to us by saying,

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haha, baby, what a novelty, this is between me and my slave. And now I will keep my slave whatever he asks me.

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So we read the three verses Allah

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responded by declaring his happiness when we read the fourth verse, Allah says now this is between me and you. Now you asked me what you want and I will give you

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so what do we ask him?

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What do we say after that?

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After

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after that is what

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is

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Mashallah. I mean, I mean, look at how beautiful the words are, but it's only one you know what it is? asking Allah for guidance, Oh Allah guide us, Guide us to the straight path. That's the only two hours Why did Allah not put another two hours there?

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The drive is only for guidance, guidance to the straight path, the path of those whom you have failed with not the path of those who are straight those who have learned

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it's only for guidance. Allah did not allow us to change the fact you have to say, Okay, now let me ask Allah for happiness. Let me ask Allah for food. ask Allah for health. Let me ask Allah for, for for sustenance, for wealth for a good husband, for a good home for good children, etc. None of those two hours or less than two hours in fact, he had his only one and that is all Allah guided me to the straight path. You know why?

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What law he led to is the most powerful you can ever make. If Allah gave you guidance and nothing else, you have everything and if Allah gave you everything else and not guidance, you have nothing.

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If Allah gave you he Daya guidance and the ability to worship Him alone, you have everything. But if you have everything else and you don't have the guidance, you have nothing

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Subhana Allah so this is why it's important for us to know guidance is something that really we need to search for look for us ask Allah for guidance. Even more wanted, he could have guided all of us. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says I want you to search for it and ask for his two things. You ask for guidance.

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You search for guidance. I cannot just say it

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again. And then I don't make an effort. Like someone says, Oh Allah, give me a good job. But they don't go out to look for the job. Do you think someone knows your phone number to phone you suddenly to say, Sorry, Fatima, you have to now have a job. All you have to say I haven't really learned. It's not going to happen. You need to apply. You need to try every day apply for a job the next day, another job the following day. In another one, keep trying keep applying. One might say no one might say yes. When they say yes, maybe you are not happy, you might not want the job you apply again and again. The day you give up, that's the day the door closes. You understand?

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You want the husband Let me tell you, you try you try again. You talk to this one, that one you push your brother and your father and your uncle, you push them to help you do this. You must push them today tomorrow until they get tired. But if you get tired, the door closes. Don't get tired. Do your job. You need to learn to be able to make an effort whatever you want, anything you want in life. Allah says I will give you you pray to me, yes, but you must make an effort as well. Without that effort, you are not going to achieve anything.

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And you must make the correct effort. You don't make the wrong effort. So we want guidance from Allah.

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So that guidance while we are going to search for it, we need to be careful because she is sitting on the road also. He wants to distract us. When they are robbers and you are going down the highway. They will try to distract you. They want to put the sign in front saying road closed Detroit is a no no, no, no, no, no. This looks suspicious. I'm still going to go straight. I don't want to fall in the trap. I cannot turn left or right. These might be crooks. They might be highwayman. They might be people who want to attack me, let me move straight. You need to know you move with a few more people so that you are protected. Subhan Allah, you know why I'm saying all of this. Because while

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we are studying Islam, while we are studying Allah, we must be careful that we don't get some wrong information about Islam and about Allah, who is a ma?

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What does Allah want from me? does Allah want me to hurt other people to be violent against those whom I disagree with, to start hitting, killing, fighting?

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Allah gave me life, just like he gave them life. If Allah did not want them, he would not have made them. He is more powerful than you and he gave them the life in the first place. Even the life of animals Allah. So Allah does not want you and NIH to harm those animals. Imagine.

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If you have an animal

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do you think you're going to get away

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from the punishment of Allah to come to you? If not today, tomorrow? Why because you have an animal, there is a hadith of a lady who harm the cat. And she was punished by Allah as a result of her punishing a cat. What is a cat? A cat is less important than another human being. And there is another narration of a man who got forgiveness in paradise because he was kind to a dog and the dog is less important than another human being. So I want to tell you why you are searching for guidance and why it is the most important gift of Allah for you and I you need to know clean your heart. When you are closer to Allah, your heart is soft.

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If you think you are close to Allah, and your heart is hard, you are not close to Allah.

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The two pious religious people are the ones whose hearts are soft.

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If you want guidance, a sign that what you have is true guidance is that your heart becomes soft. You love others. Those who are not on the right path. You want goodness for them, you don't want harm for them. When you are a bad person.

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You want to harm others. Even if you read five Salah a day, even if you give Zakat, even if you have been for Hajj, even if you are fasting in Ramadan and out of Ramadan. If you want to harm others. You are not pious. Why shaytan came to you

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to make you think that I'm big now. I'm better than all these people. Who is he? He doesn't read Salah I read

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I fast every Monday and Thursday. I read one Koran every week. I'm five

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Whoa your bias so panela if you think you are bias you are actually not bias

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but when you come down and when you love for others what you have I mean shala I see benefit from Salah I see others monthly inshallah so I go to them my sister I hope you come today let's read Salah together, shootin not today's and let's try to come we are mostly visited Let's read Salah tomorrow. It's It is something she is not yet on an acceptable level in the eyes of Allah as a Muslim man but you are trying, you spoke to him. guidance is in whose hands yours or loves. Allah says, Don't harm but rather you try.

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If you try one day, two days, five days, 10 days, one year, after one year, two years they come for Salah

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that was worth it. It is much more worth a person who took long to turn back to Allah than someone who was harmed because we were trying to call them towards Allah. How can you do that? This is why the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the uncle, the one who looked after him for many years, what was his name?

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Abu

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Abu.

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When he was on his deathbed, do you know what happened?

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The Prophet peace be upon him looked at him. And he was not yet a Muslim. He was not a Muslim. The prophet SAW Selim told me oh my uncle, Kalimantan.

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juliaca Bihar Yeoman DMR Oh, my uncle see a statement to say the Shahada, c'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah I will fight your battle on the day of gamma. The uncle was quiet. He didn't say anything. Because why he was worried the other big people were there. If I say the statement, what's going to happen? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was very sad. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses to him. In naka de de

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la de

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la jolla de beamy Asha, you are not going to guide whomsoever you wish. But Allah will guide whomsoever Allah wishes. If that sentence was that verse, and that message was sent to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is the highest of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah. What do you think about you and I, we are no, I don't have guidance in my hands. No, do you but you have the ability to try in the best possible way. The best way. When I want to be guided myself, I need to want guidance for others, but with calmness with goodness, with softness with leniency, that is a sign of the mercy of Allah.

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That is a sign of the mercy of Allah.

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Allah subhana wa Taala tells Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam

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that it is because of the mercy of Allah that you are lenient.

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It is because of the mercy of Allah that you are soft with those who around you, your sauces because of the mercy of Allah,

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Fatima

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Allah.

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It is definitely because of the mercy of Allah, that you are lenient with them. So you and I, when we are lenient, it is a sign of the mercy of Allah. You know, what is leniency isn't it. When you are lenient, it means you are soft, you you've addressed someone with good respect, in a kind way, in a beautiful way with good nature in an attractive way, in an attractive way you address people nicely. If I want you to buy the product I have, for example, I want you to buy something. Say I want you to buy this phone. I have to talk to you to convince you why to buy the phone. I cannot force you. I cannot force you. But I will tell you this phone is good. The camera is good. The sound

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is good. The battery life is good. It charges very fast. The high pixel the internet connection is really very fast. You can free internet on this phone, you actually can connect any time to any network. It takes, you know a very short time to start up the phone. Already what I've said you are interested to know which phone is that.

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You want to know which one is it but it's just a phone mine.

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Islam is more important. I want to market my Islam my guidance and what I have to you, I need to convince you why it is good what you're going to get so that you ask a question. I want that. I want it. It will never be done through harshness. When you want to hit people, when you want to harm people, when you want to kill people, it is because you have no knowledge. That's the reason. You have no knowledge. You have no knowledge, you don't know you are impatient. You want to assume the role of Allah you don't understand who is Allah? Allah is the one who created those whom you want to kill. Allah is the one who created those who you want to harm. What gives you the right to think you

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have the right to live and they should die? How? Why should they die a new Muslim? Who are you compared to them?

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You need to try you need to speak you need to respect you need to educate yourself, you need to understand what is happening across the globe. today.

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Nearly all of you have a phone. Am I right?

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You have a phone

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on that phone, you will use it. You have applications, you have various other things that you have kept maybe photographs, maybe messages, maybe books, maybe interesting things, maybe messages, so many different things in your phone, telling me

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that phone is connected to the worldly life

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if you didn't learn how to use it, or even if it takes you a short time, but if you didn't make an effort to learn about the phone,

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you won't know what it is.

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I remember my father, he's in his 80s.

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He always used to say,

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I don't want a mobile form.

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Why? Because how am I going to use it? But how do you use this thing?

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And we wanted him to have a simple phone which only has dialing and SMS you know those forms.

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But he said No, leave it. Why? Because for him it was a headache to learn about the phone.

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One day he was making a journey going somewhere we told him Look, just take this phone, you don't need to charge it, it will charge on its own with the solar panel. You just keep this SIM card inside in case we need to call you what you need to call us. You are going somewhere he said okay, I will take it he took it.

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After some time.

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He saw the benefit of it a little bit later. Some years later.

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We gave him more he got a simple phone that has internet on it.

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Try to explain to your 85 year old or 90 year old grandmother. What is WhatsApp?

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Can you explain to her

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know why they are tired now of learning. But what law he gives she listens for he listens for five minutes. And they are willing to try? They will no

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it's not good to say I'm only reading salah and I will read the Quran and I will fast and that's it. I don't want to know anything about this world. Because Allah made you in this world. You need to know a little bit about this world. rapana attina dounia Asana,

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Asana joaquina.

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Oh Allah give us goodness in this world. What is the world it's the world. It may not be directly one of the pillars of Islam, but I'm living in the world I need to survive. I need to earn I need a job. I need something I need to know how to use technology so that I can continue to fulfill what Allah wants me in order to learn. Spend a few minutes to learn something, you won't find how to use WhatsApp in the plan, but someone will teach you how to use it and if you use it correctly, you can learn

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through that WhatsApp.

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Many of us we have groups in those groups, what are we doing? We are teaching we are learning we are providing what is that platform? It is technology. What is technology? Technology came about because of education.

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Those who say that education is totally prohibited. They don't know what they're talking about.

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Now, do you see my point?

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You were wondering when I started this talk where am I going now you know

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the importance of education for

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Male and female is such that you need to know this is technology, you might be educated to come up with some beautiful technology that the whole world can benefit from, you will learn you will come up with applications which will give you the terms of Salah today without that education, we wouldn't have the compass to figure out where is the kid look, we wouldn't have the application to tell us the times of Salah we wouldn't have the applications to say the advan for us to remind us the time of Salah has come in, we wouldn't have the government and the GPS to tell you how to get to that other place that you have never been to. When you go to Lagos you are lost while you're lost.

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Because even the people of Lagos do not know Legos. That's how big it is. Yes, so big. So what do you do when you go to Legos you use technology, if you say Ah, it was haram to study any education, what technology would we have got as example 000. So this is why we say we want the guidance of Allah, part of the guidance of Allah is to understand Allah made you in the world. Today we have electricity, we have technology, we have a sound system, we have live streaming, we have internet, whatever else we have the air conditioning units, the lights, whatever else we have, but all this has come about because people learned they educated themselves, they had physics, they had

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chemistry, they had mathematics, they learned all these subjects biology, whatever else they learn to geography, etc, etc. This is how they empower themselves. And this is how Today we are so beautifully sitting in the heat of Maiduguri but in the coolness of domestic because it's a condition Mashallah May Allah bless those May Allah bless those who put up this facility

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May Allah build for them a house in general imagine you put up a nice machine and you say

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electricity is hot, why it was not there at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam okay. A condition is haram sound system is haram tiling is haram carpeting is haram. Everything else is haram. Nobody will come to your machine. You know when it was very hard to go to the masjid when there's a condition. We will sit alone because you didn't understand dunya and akhira.

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There is Dean there is dunya. Allah did not prohibit you from learning about the dunya I am speaking to you today. I learned a language so that I can talk to you. It was formalized. You learn the language. You are sitting in the house of Allah getting closer to Allah we spoke about Surah Fatiha the response of Allah. We spoke about so many things we spoke about not rushing through your Salah. Did you hear me say that? How did you hear me say that because you went to school, you educated yourself with a little bit of education. So you know the language Subhanallah you can get closer to Allah so it is not wrong. In fact, you must educate yourself in order to understand the world in

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order to know what's happening around you. Today technological advancement in the Muslims don't use it. We will be eclipsed by the harm. There are so many bad things on

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the internet. There is pornography, there is adultery. They are dirty places there is there are dirty things being advertised so much wrong that is happening.

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But guess what? We are also doing a lot of good. A lot of good. There are lectures there are lessons there is the scene there is so much more benefit from it, use it cut out the bad.

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I was in Lagos

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yesterday

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we had a beautiful event.

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And I said something and I want to say to you again.

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My mother's my sisters. You are in the house of Allah. I want you to promise Allah one thing.

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Can you do it?

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It's a good thing. Very good thing.

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Delete from your phone.

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All the photos and videos that are not clean. That's all

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Did you hear that?

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Delete from your phone. All the videos and the photos that are not clean. If Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to see your phone, would you be able to say take it you

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The view I went through your intercession, but don't look at my phone.

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How? Why should we be embarrassed of something? Along those? What is there? What? If you clean your act for the sake of Allah, Allah in your whole life?

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you clean your act, what did you gain from pornography, short clips, people send you you forward into someone, you are turning Hellfire or you are ending a certain way for free just because you want people to laugh and to see No, I mean, I believe in Allah, I'm not going to do that. If I make a mistake.

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Forgive me, I'm not going to do it again, this technology, I will not use it for evil, the education I have, I'm not going to use it to steal. You see, when some people learn, they learn how to do dirty things. So they learn their intelligence, whatever they have, in order to pinch, to steal, to deceive, to cheat to call, then we say that is wrong. But we want to use it to do something good. Use your phone to do something good. Create a good group, where you remind each other of good things where you can help each other even if it is to earn some money, a business deal, you can promote your product, you can promote it on WhatsApp on Facebook, on Instagram, but do not do something that

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is considered unclean. by the rules that were brought to us by comebacks.

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Check it out. It's not It's not difficult. If you can take your phone today, for the sake of Allah, you can clean it, even the messages, sometimes they are dirty messages. If you can clean that for the sake of Allah, your life will change.

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Your life will change. So this is what we are saying. When we educate ourselves. We are doing it to empower to get closer to Allah to be able to help ourselves, our offspring, our children, our communities. I spent some time in your beautiful city, going to some schools and seeing some places and I saw your roads. I saw the infrastructure. And I'm thinking those who made this possible May Allah give them.

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The reason is, some people they have a lot of money, but they keep it.

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Some people have money, they're using it, you can see where they're using it, you can see where they're using it. That's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So thank Allah, I want to learn, I want to get a job I want to do a business I want to earn so that I can help others as well. I can help them live and survive. Do you really think that Islam means keep yourself backward? Keep yourself without any technology without anything and you must be fighting from the day you were born up to the day you died? Is that Islam?

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Is that Islam?

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But some people think that is Islam. They want you to fight from the day you were born up to the day you die. So what was the point of coming on this?

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Where is the light here? How do they worship Allah here? How did I help other people here? What did I do here? So Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking us to be balanced, balanced. While I'm indicating Don't forget your D I'm a Muslim. You will go to America to study you will go to Europe to study you will go to China to study you will go anywhere to study but you don't compromise your tea. I'm still reading my salah and still dressing in a nice modest proper way. As I was taught. I'm still staying away from intoxicants. You know there is a big problem that we are facing not only in Nigeria, not only in this part of the world, all over the world, it is that of intoxicants.

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You know, intoxicants you know what intoxicants are not only drugs,

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even coffee mixture.

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When it is abused, it becomes Haram. What are you drinking so much for? What are you achieving?

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So intoxicants are problem

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drugs, alcohol, etc, etc. Allah has honored us he says, don't consume anything that will impair

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the mind, the vision etc. Intentionally you did it yourself.

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Why? Because Allah blessed you with the brain. He gave you the gift. He wants you to be an honored, honorable person. When you see a man or a woman, and you know this one doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke. He doesn't have intoxicants. He's not this. They don't they are not on drugs, etc. You can tell straight away honorable person. lovely person. good person.

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With speaking to, but when you see another, talking to you and you don't even know, oh, you feel pity for them, you try to say Allah, Allah help this person, look at what is going on, they can't even speak but they are happy, they will go back to think again and drink again. So Pamela

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so my beloved sisters, the message I have for you today is you build your relationship with Allah, and you must build yourself as well in the team and in the dunya. In in your religion and in your worldly life, you build it and strike the balance so that you don't give up what Allah has asked you to do.

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Have you heard my message loud and clear?

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Mashallah.

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So, one might ask, When do I stop?

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When do I stop? I want to go to school. I want to educate myself. So where do I stop? Can I tell you what, if you bear in mind the rules that Allah has given you to live by. You can go right to the sky. You can go right to the sky.

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You can go to the sky.

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Yesterday,

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I flew from Lagos to Abuja.

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And you won't believe it.

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I jumped onto this plane. It's an airline by the name of maxcare. Have you heard of it?

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And as I went on Subhanallah You know, there are pilots, they are dry, they are flying us. They are flying us. They are doing us a favor, right? Flying us. There was a woman came up from the front. She had proper hijab.

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She was covered correctly.

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She was very well dressed. She carried herself in a very respectful way. She addressed the people in a very respectful way. And I saw coming and go out. She went in and a little while later they jumped in and the plane started moving and I said so Kerala, we are being we are being flown by assistant in the dean. And I said, Oh Allah grants America.

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We are proud of those who can maintain that deep connection with Allah whilst they have gone to the sky, literally to the sky, literally to the sky.

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And we have others may Allah protect us and this is where we have to say, don't give up your face. Just because you want to learn something of the name of the Union. No, there's no need to give up your faith. Be proud of your identity. Be proud of what you stand for be happy that Allah has chosen you to have tauheed Allah has chosen you with the correct aqidah Allah has chosen you with the sooner of Muhammad Coronavirus, Allah. Allah has chosen you with the blessings. Allah has blessed you with the knowledge of Arabic. Allah has blessed you with so much more. Don't compromise your deen to compromise your deen if you do that, you may regret would regret. May Allah subhanho wa

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Taala strengthen us. So my beloved brothers and sisters, when I came here 45 minutes ago

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there was a lot of excitement in this question. Am I right?

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And there was a lot of speech people were talking too much talking. And we try to say come down, come down, come down. But I was thinking to myself, how can we come down? The Imam tried homecoming.

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Sister try

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the sister from

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the organization. What's the name of the organization?

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One one oma. She tried. No coming.

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What worked?

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What worked

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for him? The word of Allah. The word of Allah. What did he do it Candace?

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Candace, everyone was quiet. After two or three verses there was pin drop silence. Now I'm speaking with only one speaking Allah. It's the word of Allah.

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Allah Amina.

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Indeed, those who believe they achieve calmness by the remembrance of Allah for definitely It is only the remembrance of Allah that will come the heart

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The hearts can only achieve through inner peace by the remembrance of Allah.

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So I want to end by telling you the same thing, increase your remembrance of Allah. I started off by reminding you of Salah. So at the Fatiha I went on to the balance between Deen and dunya the importance of educating yourself and how important it is to build these bridges with Allah, you build bridges in your home. I'm going to address that tomorrow perhaps but you because the men need to know how to treat the women the marriage

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challenge how to talk to the men

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in the last chapter, so thereafter, thereafter

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we spoke about how important it is not to lose your faith. Why do we study that? Did you hear me

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and we spoke about how you will achieve the calmness of your heart and your soul by the remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah Hambling La La La La La La, La La La quwata illa Allah and Allah. So with these few words, I end the time is up effect is spoken for more than I would have

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planned for, but attempted in the sisters I get. I want you to come down because I have an announcement. Just after I end, I will announce something akuto Neha savasana mahalo