Supplications Series 2018 EP29

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Allah SWT is the al-Ghaffar and is ready to forgive us whenever we ask for forgiveness, no matter how severe our sin. In this final episode of Supplication Series on the last night of the Ramadan, Mufti Ismael Menk talks about seeking forgiveness and making Astaghfar. Asking Allah for forgiveness is important in our daily lives and specially during the last part of the Ramadan, though one should not wait till the last moment to do it. In this talk he mentions certain supplications that can be used to make Astaghfar.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My beloved brothers and sisters, this beautiful final episode of The supplications from Revelation series. I begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah and after we all praise to Allah and we declare Praise to Allah we still praise Allah subhanho wa Taala are Salatu was Salam O Allah Abdullah he Rasulullah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajwain we always send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his companions, his household and every one of us may Allah bless us. Remember when you send blessings and salutations upon the best of

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creation, the most noble of all prophets, Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes so pleased that he blesses you tenfold. So once Allah Allah Allah sallallahu alayhi wa Ashura, whoever is going to send blessings upon me once Allah will bless him 10 times in return, so my brothers and sisters never ever become tired of sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala Sayidina Muhammad in wa barik was sending my brothers and sisters This is the final of the episodes of this beautiful series as I have just said, and I have chosen for this series something amazing. Every one of us ultimately would love to achieve the

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forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about how much Allah loves to forgive. The Quran speaks about how much Allah loves to forgive. We can go through a few of those evidences from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us every night when a third of the night remains that Allah subhanho wa Taala descends to the lowest heavens and he says out he calls out Helm into a bin for two ballet wilhelmine mazovian for over Allah. Wilhelmina alienvault Yeah. Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I can forgive him or her? Is there anyone repenting that I can accept the repentance for him or

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her? Is there anyone who wants to ask me anything so that I can give them

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Wow, that is when the third of the night remains Allah is calling out every night, my brothers and sisters for your needs for seeking forgiveness for our repenting to Allah. Get up at that time and repeat and reiterate the repentance that you have been engaging in. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely give it to you, my beloved brothers and sisters. When you say Oh ALLAH forgive me it is recorded by the angels. It is heard by Allah subhanho wa Taala it will come to help you on the Day of Judgment, it will come to help you in your grave, it will come to help you in the hereafter completely and it will even help you in this world. Seeking the forgiveness of Allah is one of the

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best ways of earning the pleasure of Allah. Once you have the pleasure of Allah, all the doors are open one after the other, your unhappiness is gone. Your meaning your sadness is gone. Your suffering is gone. Your hurt, is cured, your sickness is cured. Whatever you were looking for has come to you How did it come to you? You wanted children they came you wanted sustenance it came it came because you earned the pleasure of Allah, you sought the forgiveness of Allah. So we don't say a Stanford Law, Stanford Law in order for us to achieve something but that is in order for us to achieve the forgiveness of Allah which will then get us the something that we are looking for. This

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is just a slight technical explanation of it. Because sometimes people think we say, the last of the last novela when we want money when we want sustenance. No, we say stop loss of loss of love when we want the pleasure of Allah that will give us the sustenance. So there is one step between what we're looking for and what we what we should be trying to achieve. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us goodness, that is also evidence from the Quran and the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam another point of evidence in Allah to Allah Yakubu in Allah to Allah Jacobi Lu Toba tele Abbe de ma la mujer. Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to accept the repentance of a slave for as long as they

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have not gone to the last point have gotten to the last point before the soul removed or separated from the body. It's known as caracara. When the soul comes right up to your neck, and it's now leaving the body, at that stage, you can no longer say Oh ALLAH forgive me because now you have seen the reality of what death is. You're tasting it. You've seen the angels of death and it's too late.

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So that is something very, very important to know. We have hope for as long as we are breathing for as long as we're alive, the minute your breath starts stopping, meaning the minute your breath begins to stop, you start finding that Allah subhanho wa Taala is taking that soul away at a certain point, when you see the angels and so on to late May Allah subhanahu wa tada forgive us. He makes mention of the Pharaoh and how he did that. When he saw the angels it was too late. He got to the raga and then he says, Oh, I believe in the one whom Ubuntu Israel Moses and Aaron and Musa alayhis salam Harun May peace be upon them. They believe in Allah is too late. Now you want to say that you

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turned to Allah when we asked you to turn to Allah throughout your entire life and you didn't. So therefore my brothers and sisters turning to Allah requires us to repent immediately. Don't wait for some time. Do it now. Do it today. Make sure that you turn to Allah. We're at the end of a beautiful season turn to Allah, you will end the pleasure of Allah. Usually the end of Ramadan, there is something known as laylat, which is the prize giving night, the night of eat, don't displease Allah, make sure that your clothing what you you've cut, and what you're going to wear is going to be decent reasonable, within the pleasure of Allah. I pause for a moment.

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When we have our weddings, my brothers and sisters, it's not a day to displease Allah through what you've chosen to wear, whether you're the bride or the groom, or the bridesmaids or whatever you are, and whoever you are, you are still under Allah, you still desperately need the mercy of Allah. How can you choose a day where Allah has given you to be happy to displease Allah, you made the one who gave you the day of happiness to displease him? Subhan Allah. So therefore the day of ie the day of your weddings, the happy days, the days when you know you have an occasion make sure that you are dressed appropriately. I have seen people from poor countries whom when they dress the dress so

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beautifully, everything is covered in the proper way. It's a lovely dress. Yes, I do know it's in the presence of other females, etc. But it is such a beautiful dress, and it's such beautiful clothing, even the males, they dress in such a beautiful way everything they're supposed to cover is covered in a proper way with the material that is not tight fitting and you know, not revealing and so on, and they end the pleasure of Allah. Why can we not do that sometimes the more Allah has blessed you with in this world in terms of wealth, sometimes the more we displease Allah on occasions of this nature. So I think we can make a difference in this regard. And we can definitely

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please Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not difficult, it's very, very easy. You can search you can check you can see what others have done and you will find a role models to follow. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us I diverted a little bit because the day of EAD that comes up we always tend to displease Allah on that day. And this is why we're moving backwards as an oma because the days that we are supposed to be given by Allah to please him. Come on, come on, I think we can do a little bit more, you find an extra act of worship, usually, I'm sure we can do more to please Allah subhanho wa Taala, myself included, I need to improve a lot as well. May Allah make it easy

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for every one of us to identify our faults and mistakes, and to be able to please him? I mean, so the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, he speaks about how the Toba is acceptable. right up to the last moment I mentioned the Pharaoh and I told you how it was too late for him. There is another narration also there are verses of the Quran also, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how his mercy is broader than all the sins that can be committed, no matter what you've done. You know, the verse that has in it the most hope is a verse of surah to Zoomer, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says boulia A baddie and levena a sorrowful while

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forcing him la panattoni Rahmatullah in La Jolla. Zoo by Jamie in LA who will

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tell them oh Mohammed Salah salam, oh my worship as we have transgressed against Allah Subhana Allah to Allah,

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who have wronged themselves in transgression against Allah subhanho wa Taala never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. For Indeed Allah will forgive all your sins, he is most forgiving, most magnificent Subhana Allah, He is most merciful, most forgiving, that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. In who who Allah for him, most forgiving, Most Merciful. So my brothers and sisters never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. As we end a season of obedience, we go into greater obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I want to dedicate this day, to the words that we were taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam supplications from Revelation, the ultimate supplication

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seeking forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala using the highest of words to seek forgiveness, something the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught us word for word. He says, it is called say you do still far say you do is still far the master of all words of seeking the forgiveness of Allah. The best of words to seek forgiveness of Allah are the following words. So he used to say say you do still have it and the akula Lab you know, the the best of terms to seek forgiveness of Allah is for a worshiper to say the following then he would say, Allah hum Antara be, Oh Allah, you are my Arab. La ilaha illa Allah caetani there is none worthy of worship besides you. You have created me what an

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Abu Duca and I am your slave Subhana Allah, Allah Allah, Allah wa deca, deca mustapa two and I am upon your covenant and your promise

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according to my ability, as best as I can Subhan Allah. So we are seeing Allahumma Antara de la ilaha illa Anta Halekulani, O Allah, you are my Arab, there is none worthy of worship besides you, You created me. Halekulani means you created me what an abduction I am your slave. I am at your disposal at your mercy, Wonder Allah Allah deca, deca, Master Tata, and as best as I can, I'm upon the covenant. What was the covenant to worship you alone? I am upon the covenant to worship you alone as best as I can.

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And I'm upon the promise what was the promise not to sin against you? The promise primarily was to worship you alone.

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Allah hum Antara de la ilaha illa Anta Salah 21 abduch what Allah Allah Allah deca, deca Mr. tato obika min Cooley, Sherry Masato, I seek refuge in You from all the evil that I have done Subhana Allah, I seek protection in you from the evil that I have done. Now when we do evil, the evil has evil, that will come back to us in the form of an effect, some bad effect. When you do bad don't think it's not going to come to you, it's going to be worse. When you do bad, bad will come back to you. You know, when you do good, good comes back to you when you do bad bad comes back to you. But if you seek the forgiveness of Allah, you wipe it out. So now the bad does not come back to you. So

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we are saying to become in condition, the Masato, I seek protection in you from the evil of everything bad that I have done. A boo laka beanie matica Elijah.

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I admit completely I confess,

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I admit, I acknowledge

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all the gifts that you have bestowed upon me. Now, you see, when we commit to sin, we actually don't deserve the gifts of Allah. When we commit sin and we go against Allah, we don't deserve, but Allah gives it to us. You know, Allah is not like you and I Subhana Allah where someone does bad to you and you block your stop their sanctions against them. And that's it. You know, Subhana Allah, Allah is not petty. Allah is great. He created you, he loves you. He's waiting for you to return to Him. That's all. He's waiting for you to return to Him. He gets so so happy when you and I seek forgiveness, that that happiness is described in a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, you know of a man who was lost in a desert

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hungry and he had all His provision on his camel.

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He put the camel aside, he tied it and he went to rest when he got up his camera disappeared and he was lost completely in the middle of the desert. Nothing, no hope, no mercy, no nothing. And you know what he started calling out to Allah and some time later, he spotted this camera. He was so excited out of his excitement. He blended in the way he said, he says Oh Allah, Oh Allah, I am your Lord and you are my slave. See, there was a mistake. That mistake was made out of excitement. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam describing the happiness of Allah says Allah becomes more happier than that men. The happiness of that man was through a mistake. The happiness of Allah is never through a

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mistake. Subhana Allah.

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Allah becomes very, very happy when we repent. So let's repent my brothers and sisters make Allah happy. We say Allahu merlini

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Allah Maldini what Vani Allah make me happy, and be happy with me. We learnt that supplication in one of the episodes, didn't we? I hope we still remember that supplication. What a beautiful supplication. Allahu Allah Marubeni. Danny. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam here is telling us to use these beautiful words known as Siebel is still far Allah mantra be

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La ilaha illa Anta Halekulani Juan Abdul.

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Allah Allah Allah deca, deca Matata to obika min Galicia Rima Sana to abou la cabine matica Allah, I confess, I acknowledge, I actually actually the word is acknowledge, I acknowledge all the gifts that you have bestowed upon me. Even though I don't deserve them,

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what abou be them be. And I acknowledge here we can use the term confess all my sins, whatever since I've done I acknowledge I live, I've sinned, I've done wrong, I might have done whatever everyone does different things. So we are acknowledging that we were sinful we did something that displeased Allah subhanho wa Taala what abou BMB fulfill me for in a hula Luba Illa, anta so forgive me, Oh Allah. For indeed there is none who will forgive these sins besides you, you are the one who will forgive me, so forgive me. And Allah becomes so pleased with those words. Imagine you're asking Allah saying, Oh Allah, I acknowledge that you've done so much good for me and I am confessing I've

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done a lot of bad. But I want you to forgive me because no one is going to forgive me besides you. It's only you who can forgive? Whom am I going to turn to? Who am I going to turn to I cannot turn to anyone besides you or Allah. So here I have turned to you. Oh Allah. I'm acknowledging You are my Lord. I am your slave. You've done so much for me Allah hemanta de la ilaha illa Anta, Halekulani wanna abduch wanna Allah adekola de como esta tarde, O Allah, you are my Lord, You created me, I'm your slave. I'm trying my best to fulfill the promise that I made to you to fulfill the covenant.

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I'm trying my best I seek. I seek your protection from the evil of whatever I've done. I acknowledge that you've done me so much in terms of favor, and I acknowledge that I've perpetrated so many sins. So Oh ALLAH forgive me for indeed there is no one to forgive me besides you. But beautiful words these are

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Subhanallah if someone were to ask you for something using words similar to that, I mean, obviously I don't mean seeking forgiveness. This is Allah there is no shriek. There is no partner unto Allah. We are not allowed to use these words for anyone besides Allah. But if someone was to be so sweet to you, so kind to you so calm, so acknowledging of their wrongdoings and asking you please forgive me, please forgive me.

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You need to learn to forgive. So my brothers and sisters, this is known as seydel is still far the doodad that I've just said and I'm going to repeat it one more time for us to repeat in this blessed moment Subhan Allah

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This is known as se dualistic.

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You know Sade is the leader. This is the leader when it comes to the two as of this far you want to know stuff Allah Subhana Allah May Allah to buoy Lake you know, harmony. Thirdly, all these two as a benefit Leonardo da Vinci and Marina was a bit academic and I was so narrow COVID caffeine, all these RS supplications but the one that I said today is known as the leader of all these to us, we must memorize it. We must memorize this too. We must call out to Allah every day using this I promise you, it will make a difference in your life. Listen to it, in fact repeated after me

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Allahumma Antara de la ilaha illa Anta holla petani what an Abu Duca what Allah deca what a deca mustapa to obika min Cooley Chateau de ma Sana to

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Abu laka Bini motyka. Allah Yeah, what a boo. Be them be fulfilled Lee for in hula yo fieros boo ba illa Anta

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amin, amin, amin Subhana. Allah amazing. And I want to end by making mention of the fact that if we want the forgiveness of Allah, we also have to be forgiving. We have to learn to forgive. It's not easy, but you have to learn to release when Allah sees you have a quality of forgiveness. His quality of forgiveness is way beyond yours and mine. He will definitely make sure he forgives you.

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When Yahoo Malia's faco Allah to hip buena de Ville en la hawla wala Hua fu Rahimi, forgive and embrace

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would you not like Allah to forgive you? Indeed Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. These verses are in Surah to move where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to, or speaks about the incident of Abu Bakr, Siddiq or the Allah and when his daughter and the mother of the believers are issued a CD

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Taka radi Allahu Allah was accused of immorality by the hypocrites of Medina. And there was a man known as Mr. hypno assata, who was related to Abu Bakar. He was a poor person from Makkah, who did hijra. Abu Bakr Siddiq are the one who used to spend money on him, used to help him. And this man started spreading rumor about the daughter of abubaker as to do the Allahumma and the the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the man spread the rumor to the degree that it got to the ears of abubaker acidic or their Lohan and Abu Bakr Siddiq Ravi Allahu anhu says very clearly,

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I'm no longer going to spend money on this person will lie. I swear by Allah never going to spend money imagine my relative, a poor person, I'm spending money on them so often, they're they've come from made hegira and come all the way from Africa. And they don't even protect their mouths from rumor about about my daughter, and she was innocent. So when he took that oath, Allah subhanho wa Taala. address the matter.

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah, two more those with virtue whom we have bestowed our favor upon, they should never swear an oath not to spend on others who are their relatives, who are poor, who have made hegira who are trying hard to please Allah subhanho wa Taala in other ways, rather, they should embrace and forgive, do they not want to achieve the forgiveness of Allah? Or do you not want to achieve the forgiveness of Allah, for Indeed Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. So from this narration, we see very clearly that Allah subhanho wa Taala is encouraging all of us from that lesson to say, try to forgive, try to forgive, try to forgive your family members, your spouse, your

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children, your parents, your uncle's, your aunts, your brothers, your sisters, whoever they may be community members, members of the oma, sometimes you may want to just forgive, it's actually a release, release of the stress and the mountain the burden that's upon you, when you hold things, it weighs in on your shoulders, you can actually feel it, you feel very stressed, you move your neck and you're feeling all these, you know, like a huge burden, it is true that that burden affects your health as well. Release it, you may not want to have much to do with that person thereafter. It does not mean that when you forgive someone, and you've embraced them, that you need to now you know,

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return to them and spend time with them and laugh and joke with them and meet with them and eat with them and drink with them. No, it may take time to achieve that. And you may not achieve that. But at least there's no grudge. At least you forgiven. It will lead in your life. They are leading their life. When we greet we meet Salam aleikum, WA Alaykum wa sallam, how are you I'm fine and so on. May Allah bless you when you walk away. You don't need to have to have so much to do with the person after you've forgiven them. It's the mistakes that some people think

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some people think that you have to go back and pretend like nothing ever happened. No, we will forgive. But we will not necessarily forget. Because forgetting, Allah has given me a brain. Allah has given me a mind I don't want to be bitten from the same direction twice, I forgiven you. But Subhana Allah, let me stay away. You know, I'm not a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm not so strong. May Allah strengthen every one of us grant as goodness and ease, I may decide to have slightly less to do with you because I know I've been bitten. Sometimes you want to have nothing to do with a person who's extremely toxic, but you've forgiven them, there's no harm, you need to

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protect yourself, your offspring from the harm of someone else, they keep on harming you. Another thing that's very interesting, just before we end is when a person's harm against you has not stopped and you forgiven them once, you know, you don't have to keep forgiving them all the time. There is a limit beyond which maybe your spirituality might make you say, I forgive you, no matter what you do and what you've done. You might not want to tell them that but you also have rights. Remember, there is a point beyond which you can say listen, that's it now I need this justice in this thing here and so on. When you have forgiven someone for wealth that they owe you, it doesn't

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mean that they did no longer owe it to you.

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SubhanAllah that's a very interesting point. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so that we can forgive people in the true way? May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us may we end this beautiful series with the acceptance from Allah, the forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah be pleased with every one of us and grant us genital for those. I've really enjoyed myself speaking with you for this entire episode of this entire series. And I asked a lot to accept it and together us agenda to fit those akula Cody hava or sallallahu wasallam robotic Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah home will be handing the shadow Allah, Allah, Allah and

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