Surah – Ankaboot – 1

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inshallah we will be reading from the beginning of surah to Lanka booth which is page number 529 of the Noble Quran that we're using.

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We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and all his household, his companions in May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us and grant us goodness May he use us in the struggle to spread the deen to learn it put it into practice conveyed into others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala at the same time, grant us goodness as you know my sisters, we are having good rainfall and at the same time it is a sign of the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and one of the times of acceptance of a DA is once the rain is falling, especially the calm rain that is

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falling. When you have your needs you call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala at any time and every time but there are certain times when the DA is more likely to be accepted. One of them is during rainfall. So make use of that and Alhamdulillah ask Allah subhana wa Taala to fulfill your needs and my needs. May Allah subhanahu wa taala fulfill our needs and May He grant us our wishes and may He make easy for us whatever we intend to do in this world, within his pleasure and May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us paradise, and may He open our doors, beloved sisters,

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here we have the beginning of surah to Lanka boots, the ankle boot being named after the spider web, the spider web or the spider itself and Allah Subhana Allah Allah speaks about its web a little bit later in this surah. He says Bay to Lanka boot, which means the house of the spider. So this surah, the surah of the spider, where he speaks of the spider web inshallah we may get to that next week or the following week, we will see why he has referred to the spider web. But at the same time he starts the surah with Hello from Matata the separated letters which the meaning of only Allah knows Alif laam Meem. We've spoken about that in the past. Then he asks a question. This question is for

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myself and yourselves and for everyone. Or has he been through a new drug? Who does? Do people think that they will be left which means nothing's going to happen to them? They're not going to be tested? Do people think that they're going to be left in yaku? Amana, just by them? Having said that we believe we're home life turned on and they are not going to be tested? This is a powerful question. The question is do you think that by you declaring your movement and believing in Allah, that now you're not going to be tested in your life you're not going to be having a life full of tests trip you know tribulations, calamities and so on. No, you believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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actually gives you entrance to the examination a lot about a person are enrolled in the school that is when they qualify to enter the exam. A person accepts Eman and believes in Allah now there is a reason for Allah to test that person. This is what is meant. So my sisters there are some people who say we are meaning Why is Allah giving us a difficult life or a tough life? It is not a difficult

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Life are a tough life. It is a test from Allah because now you've entered the territory whereby a test is now relevant. If you if a person was not a believer, there was no point in testing them. Because as it is, if they have chosen gopher and disbelief over a man and belief, then there is no point in testing them. We don't just look over the wall of the school and start calling all the people who are walking by come and write your examination, that's foolish, or dishing out exam papers to those walking on the street. No, that's foolish. What we will do those who are enrolled in the school, we will then test them several times, either weekly tests monthly tests, every term

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every semester, or perhaps every year or once in your level of study.

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So this would happen in our lives. When you accept a man you have a daily test, you have a weekly test, you have a monthly test, you have a test every term every semester, perhaps every season every year, and you graduate to the next level. And on that level, you are tested them in a bigger way with a more with a more difficult test. And everything is there for Allah to reward you for your patience and durance your relation to Allah subhanho wa Taala your purification and he may punish a person if that person has failed their exams. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us passing at all time. So to me this verse is a very, very important verse because it explains a lot. And you know,

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there is a hadith where the Prophet salallahu Salam speaks about how a person who bears patience, very word is with Allah. In fact, there is a verse in fasab

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Indeed, Allah gives the reward of those who bear patience without any limit, unlimited Subhana Allah. So if you take a look at the tests Allah puts in your life, thank Allah, Allah you have tested me. The Hadith says in Allah either I have Baba Danny but Allah, when Allah loves someone, that's when he tests them, there is a reason to test you. Because now you are claiming you love Allah. So now when Allah loves you, he tests you more so that you can recognize him you become closer to him, you call out to Him. Look at us when we have a problem. We are making the halogen asking Allah Allah grant me this spouse, Allah opened the doors of marriage for me Allah opened this

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for me that for me, we are making the head Jude we are making we protect ourselves from sin. We are asking Allah this we are giving out the charity, we are being good we don't miss a Salah. Why because we want something from Allah. So Allah put that test in our lives had we had a life without any form of test, the bulk of us would have forgotten Allah subhanho wa Taala was

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beija and he The man is such that when we bless him with all the blessings and the gifts, he turns to his side, he turns away and he turns to his side, this happens to men. So Allah says, Do you think do people think that they will be left alone because they say we believe and we will not be tested? Just because they say we will believe they think we will not be tested? Meaning we believe so Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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while aka fatahna Levine I mean cabling him You should know this is something information for me and you to know. And indeed We have tested those before them. We have tested them everyone was tested.

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While other fraternal Latina men cuddling him, for Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Dina Sadako. So Allah will certainly make known the truth, or the true, either the truth will become apparent or the true those who are true in their belief will become known, and it will be proven for them or against them. And Allah says, the truth or the truth will be made known. And certainly Allah will make known the falsehood or those who are liars. So to distinguish between those who have told the truth, who are claiming a statement, and they are true in that statement, and those who are lying in that statement. So when a person says, I believe part of your belief is amen to Bill Carter, I believe in

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fate and decree of Allah, do you really believe in it? Well, if Allah subhanho wa Taala, tests you with something, say a sickness, say for example, some form of calamity, some form of loss, some loss of life of those whom you love, and so on. On that Day, will you still be the believer that you have always claimed you are Allahu Akbar? If the answer is yes, then definitely you are a believer, and you have but you have born patience. And at the same time you have lived your life in a way that will please Allah even during times of calamity and test but if on that day you say why me and why did Allah do this and who is this and I'm not happy as a believer and you become depressed

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stress because Allah has, for example kept you in a certain condition, then you are a person who's a man is false. Your mind is not true. Allah will allow will not be pleased with such a person, may Allah protect us. This is why my brothers or my sisters should I say, we definitely need to be pleased with the condition that Allah has kept us upon, we try our best to help ourselves, and we leave the rest in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Some are wealthy, some are poor, some are healthy, some are not everyone should try to achieve that which will benefit them and that which they want it Harris Allah mind* the Hadith says, work hard towards achieving what you would like

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what you want What is beneficial for you. So this is something that we are taught is meaning try your best and leave the rest in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah says,

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I'm happy ballerina meluna sejati nasb Guna What a question. Allah is asking such a beautiful question Allah says, or do those who do evil think that they can outstrip us, meaning do they think they can escape our punishment? Why is this question here? Because those who do evil sometimes they have not yet entered the territory of test. So Allah doesn't test them as much sometimes. So people say why is this man getting away with murder, he's not getting away, he is temporarily escaping according to his understanding, but not according to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because ultimately, he has to he has to return to Allah anyway. And Allah is Ever

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powerful, all powerful allies ever knowing, all knowing Subhana Allah. So my sisters, what we learn from this is, when a person is engaged in evil, sometimes they are not tested as much as when a person is a believer in law. Who did you ever know that? And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked by the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. That Are we not on the right path? He said, Yes, we are. Well then why is all this happening? Well, that is Allah testing us. And Allah separating those who are believers from those who are false law.

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This is why right at the beginning,

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no hypocrites accepted Islam right at the beginning because it was so difficult to accept Islam, that if you were to be known as a Muslim, you were persecuted. So why would someone want to accept it falsely? Allahu Akbar. And this is why Allah says Allah who saw the boon when he speaks about the Mahajan. He says those were the ones who are truthful, that the hypocrites came about in Madina, munawwara May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may He make us from those who are free of hypocrisy.

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So the question Allah is saying, Do those who do evil think that they can escape our punishment? Evil is that which they judge which means they have misjudged and miscalculated Allahu Akbar, then Allah says, mankind al juliaca Allah, whoever hopes for the meeting with Allah, for Allah, Allah Allah. Indeed Allah has prescribed time is surely coming. Allah has appointment and appointed time is definitely coming. Well who has sent me the Allium he is all here and all Noah, this verse number five is comfort to those also who are going through great difficulty in life. Sometimes you don't have what you want you praying for it. It didn't come in your direction. Sometimes you are sick and

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Ill sometimes you are suffering loss of life around you. Sometimes you are suffering loss of material nature of a material nature. And Allah says, You are hoping to meet with us well, you need to know all this that's happening in the world is temporary. You will meet with us our appointment is very close. And this is why one narration says whoever is looking forward to meet with Allah. Allah is looking forward to meet with him. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with us on that day. So don't be stressed and depressed. This is all temporary in this world. very temporary, be happy. Really thank Allah open your heart and be content with whatever has come in

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your direction. Allahu Akbar. And as I said, you try your best to achieve that which you would like yes, by all means, that which is within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala but you don't become depressed about about it. If you don't achieve that. May Allah open our doors so my sisters Allah is saying, whoever is really a believer, then they should know that Allah has time. And his appointment is coming very soon. And Allah hears everything and he knows everything. If you are suffering because you are being oppressed by someone within the house or outside the home, either a family member or an in law, or for example, a person you're working for, or a neighbor or some other person

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who is an oppressive ruler or something. Allah says you should know Allah knows about it. He knows about it, and he definitely will

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Do something about it when the time is right. Allahu Akbar. This is why he says he is all here and all Noah which means Don't worry, you cannot run away from him and those people who are oppressing You can also not run away from him and he knows the condition and he knows the subject you are engaging in.

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Verse number six, Allah says woman jahad for enamel yuja hidden NFC

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in Allahu Allah vahanian Anil al Ameen. Whoever is struggling and striving, he is striving for himself, because Allah is independent. Allah does not need anyone, neither mankind nor Jean can know anything that exists. So when you read your Salah, don't think you are doing it for the sake of Allah. Sorry, don't think you are doing it to benefit Allah you are doing it for the sake of Allah to benefit yourself. When you are eating Salah. Don't think you are doing it to to benefit Allah you are doing it to benefit yourself. That's one thing you need to get clear. When you dress appropriately. It is a struggle, it is a striving. Remember that is not in order to benefit Allah.

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Yes, it is to please Allah, but it is in order to benefit yourself. This is what Allah is saying. And any struggle that you engage in, in this world, you are doing it for yourself, you are doing it to benefit yourself. Don't say that I did this to benefit Allah because Allah is not a stone or an idol or a human being or a creature. Allah is the Creator of entire existence. Allah does not need you. This is why he says in Allah Allah Ghani, Allah is independent. Allah stands not in need of anything, lies not in need of it. Vani means absolutely independent. So you should know whatever you do, it's going to benefit you. And whatever you do bad it's going to harm you use straw use throw,

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for example, to achieve something and achieved it is for your benefit. When you go to work early in the morning, you come back in the evening, it's for your benefit. You go out education, you write your examinations May Allah make easy for for those who are writing the exams, and May He grant is for those who have already written, remember my sisters, you will have the certificate in your hand that will be of benefit to you. It's not going to benefit Allah, but you can use it to serve the cause of Allah. And you can use it to please Allah. Yes, definitely. But to be honest, the benefit is going to be yours. The reward, you get a lower dishing out, Allah does not need a reward. Allah

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is the one who gives the reward. Allah is not the one who is in need of anything of your praise or mine, or your good condition or bad or your this or that Allah is not even in need of punishing you. He doesn't need to punish you. La Akbar he does it for justice at times. And sometimes as a reminder, because many people when they are being punished, they actually turn back to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, they regret

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and they become better people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who have to wait for a punishment before we actually dress appropriately or before we actually fulfill our Salah or open the Quran on a daily basis. Allahu Akbar.

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So Allah says here

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when levena Amanullah mula solly had two conditions those who believe and do good deeds lanoka Fianna and whom say to him, What will we do those who believe and do good deeds.

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them evil all we will delete it.

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Let's see what they have written here. They say those who believe in the oneness of Allah and in the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and do not give up their faith because of the harm that they receive from the polytheists and do righteous good deeds, surely we will expiate from them the evil deeds. So expiate here means Allah will delete it, Allah will render it non existent after it was there so if someone has done a bad deed, doing a good deed after that will wipe it out. That's why the hiding says as big as Seattle has another term haha. Follow up a bad deed that you may have done with good deeds

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that will wipe the bad deed out. So if you believe and you do good deeds, your past is wiped out. Yes, you need to engage in Toba for the major sins that are committed that's there. You need to repent verbally and you need to feel the remorse properly for the major sins you have committed but the minor sins can be wiped out even without you knowing just because you've become a better person. So for example, this is something powerful. If you haven't been dressing appropriately for 30 years. Suddenly today you decide right that's it. It's over every minute of your not having been dressed appropriately.

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is wiped out, gone. Now you started Allah says, Don't worry, it's all gone wiped out. Now my sister just because I said that don't wait until you really sick before you do that and say now everything is wiped out. Because that's not how it works, you may not be able to see that day, and you may not be able to achieve that before you pass away. A Winner is the one who continues to progress within the obedience of Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here, those who believe and do good deeds. And if you look at the translation here it says, Those who do not leave their belief, just because the difficulty has come in their path.

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You know, I had an interesting discussion with someone. And they said, Well, I've left Islam because I had so much difficulty I called out to Allah. And Allah did not reply me. So I tried calling out to Jesus. So I said, Do you know how many Christians they are? who say we called out to Jesus, but he didn't reply. So that's not the key question. The question is your conviction and your Eman you believe in your maker rather than one who is made, and you believe in the one who has created you rather than anything else in the process. May Allah protect us from Shiki yet people call out to graves. People call out to sticks and stones. People call out to animals people call out to

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photographs and pictures that they hang up in their homes. People call out to a little small rosaries that they may have in their pockets. People call out to all sorts of things may Allah safeguard us, everything we call out to besides Allah is actually a creature cannot harm or benefit himself or itself. So the best thing to do call out to Allah and Allah alone. Yes, if there is a fellow human being who is alive in front of you, and you see them you may ask them, pray for me, because that is something that is permissible, but you cannot pray to the person no matter who they are. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us protection, I cannot aim at a grave and say, Grant me

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happiness. Grant me children, that is called Shere Khan Akbar. It is one of the biggest types of association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says lanoka, Fira Nan whom say to him, we will expiate for them their sins, who are those those who believe in do good deeds. So you need to believe that's not enough. You need to do good deeds on top of that, then Allah says we expiate the sense that they have committed,

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while energy is the unknown, and we will give them a reward.

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Or send a lady can we I'm alone, and

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we shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do. Allahu Akbar. This is why I always say my sister's, Allah is looking for an excuse to forgive you and grant you paradise, give him that excuse. So they should be a hidden deed between you and Allah, that you know, and Allah knows, and that is your agenda. That is your paradise. So you keep fulfilling that deed in on the highest level. Sometimes it is patience due to a tough condition you are made to live in. Sometimes it is and that is your paradise, and Allah knows you are going through it. If If you were to live with it for another few years, that's all you're going to live for anyway. You will then enter

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Paradise Allah says we will give you a reward based on the best deeds you were doing not on the west you were doing, the West will be forgiven because you tried to do good deeds, Allahu Akbar, this verse we need to go home and read it again and again, and try and understand its meaning Subhana Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala says what was signle in Santa Rosa, many of the people were being persecuted by their own parents when they accepted Islam at that time, and today also those who accept Islam, they are persecuted by their parents and family members who make life difficult for them sometimes, excommunicate them. And sometimes even those who are Muslim in and their parents

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are Muslim, but their parents are weak when those who want to accept when the dress code of Islam or done the hijab, for example, or perhaps look more Islamic, sometimes their own parents are the biggest discouragement that is a loss, that is really something bad and that is on the part of the parents is really a sign of their failure. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us from being parents who are unhappy when our children are getting closer to Allah. Rather, we should be happier and happier as our children become even more powerful than we've ever been in terms of relation with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, and we have instructed men to

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be good and dutiful to his parents, whether they are Muslim, or non Muslim. We have instructed men to be good and dutiful to his parents look after them fulfill their rights. But if they strive to make you join with me, a partner or anything as a partner of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them. unto me is your return and I shall tell you what you used to do.

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I will tell you things that you have forgotten what you've done. I'll remind you and say, You know what, remember you did this Allahu Akbar, the good deeds, Allah will know, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let one single small good deed go by. And the same applies, he will not let a bad deed go by, unless it has been followed by repentance, or as we have learned today, unless it has been followed by the turning to Allah by engaging in good deeds and leaving those bad deeds that were done.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when your parents instruct you to do something against your instruction of Allah, then you do not obey your parents, your parents tell you to associate a partner with Allah. Let's go, for example, to the Monday when it comes to a Hindu, let's go back to this Monday, you know, you just need to come here because your marriage needs to happen according to our rights. So now you need to walk around the fire. There you say you know what Allah comes first. Even if your parents are upset with you, you explain to them look, you know what, I will fulfill my duty unto you. But before that is my duty unto my maker. So whatever you instruct me to do, if it

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falls within the instruction of my maker, I will do it the minute it goes beyond that, I'm not allowed to do that. I cannot Why? Because the vs. Ultimately your return is unto Allah. And on that day, you don't want to regret. May Allah safeguard us? May he protect us, when levina armano huami lasala. It's like when you work in a shop in the mighty example came to my mind right now, when you're working at someone's business. And a parent is working there with you, for example, and they tell you, you know what, why don't you steal five of these pieces of or five of these products, put it into your pocket, and let's go out, you got to say no ways that you're telling me to do something

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that is wrong, I will be punished for it. And I'm going to regret about it. Don't. So you shouldn't. And you you would be foolish if you did that. Because why the laws of the shop or the boss, come first before the laws of your own parents and especially when they are wrong. If they tell you to work hard. Yes, you should do so if they tell you please, can you help me go and fetch that box and bring it here you will do so if they tell you to look after them? You know, I need you really I need $100 from you. Yes, you will give them no problem. Or for as long as they're not going to buy alcohol with it and so on knowingly if you know that they're going to do that, then you rather give

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them in kind than cash. Now, let's get to the next verse. Allah says we're learning Amen. Camila, Sally had landed

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in another reward for those who believe in do good deeds. One was Allah says we will expiate for them their sins, and we will treat them according to the best deeds that they had engaged in how powerful this is. Today, when someone is a very good person, they do one thing bad. And after that we don't forgive them for 20 years because why they did one thing bad. Allah says Allah is not like that. Allah looks at what you did after that. If you prove yourself after that, Allah says, we will give you a reward based on the best of deeds you've done, not based on the worst of deeds you've done. This is why in Islam, I do bla bla, Islam deletes that which was done before it, no matter

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what bad you've done, before it is deleted the moment you enter the folder of Islam. And the same applies to Toba. The minute you repent to Allah, it deletes totally the bad that you've done in the past how powerful this is. So Allah says, those who believe and do good deeds, we're going to give them something else. What is it, we will grant them entry into the gardens,

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or entry with the pious, we will consider them amongst the pious, that's the verse. Let's read what it says here. And for those who believe in the oneness of Allah, and the articles of faith, and do righteous good deeds, surely we shall make them enter within the entrance of the righteous in paradise. So you are resurrected with those who are pious. Imagine Me and you, we want to meet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we want him to recognize us when he meets us as part of his oma. And really, we need to strive in that direction. Sometimes some people live their lives in such a way that the only people who will recognize them in the era are the little pop stars of today. I don't

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even want to name them anymore.

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Yes, because we go into our vehicle, we've got them playing and our body moves to what they say. So we're actually controlled by them because they have just tapped the drum and they have hit a bit of percussion and our body moves. And when Allah says Move your body in Salah it doesn't move Not at all. doesn't go into record. No. So dude, and this is why I cry when I read the verse, Yama chieffo Yama yoke chef one

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on that day when Allah

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reveals himself when Allah makes a parent part of himself and Allah says,

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prostrate to me.

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Certain people will not be able to prostrate their backs will become straight, although they were healthy in the world. And they will be wondering, why can't we move? Why can't we move and Allah says, you know why you can't move because when you were healthy in the world, we asked you to prostrate to us and you did not. So today you will be unable to prostrate, although you can see us, Allahu Akbar.

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So this is why those who don't want to read Salah, one of the drawbacks of that one of the means of punishment of that is not that you might have, you know, a life of calamity, you may get away with murder, sometimes here in the dunya shortly for a little period of time, there are people who don't read Salah, they're wealthy, and they're happy. And and they have lots of children who are obedient and gorgeous. And they can afford all the centimeters of Revlon that we speak about all the time, so they can use it and they look cute Subhana Allah but they haven't read Salah one of the things that will happen as the Quran says, When Allah calls everybody to prostrate to him on that day, they will

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not be able to do so.

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And why they will want to know and they will be told, well, we call you when you will, okay? nothing was wrong with you today your back is scraped, made straight, you can't bend it anymore.

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May Allah protect us. I was speaking to

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a doctor in Malaysia and he was telling me and this is well known. If a person reads Salah correctly from a young age, they will be able to fulfill those postures with ease up to a very very late stage in their lives.

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Why? Because they used to read Salah regularly in those postures. And if you weren't reading Salah you won't even be able to sit sit in Tasha hood, what we call God Allah Hera Okada, we won't even be able to sit. Why because we are our you know, knees are not used to it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us not from amongst those who don't read Salah, try, fulfill the acts of salah and see what happens even to your health it improves.

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So then Allah says, We will grant them entry with the entrance of the righteous, we will join them with the righteous. In another verse, Allah says for Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah, Allah him, those people who do good deeds, and who believe and do good deeds, they will be resurrected with those whom Allah has blessed the prophets and those who have been martyred, the pious and those of the level a, you know, the top level, may Allah grant that to us. And Allah says wamena nassima yaku Amina Bella, you see, this surah the beginning of this surah of this spider is connected to the problems you have in life and how problems in your life must never distance you

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from Allah, it must make you closer to Allah. Look at what Allah says in this verse. There are some people of mankind who say we believe in Allah, but if they are tested for the sake of Allah, they consider the trial of men as a punishment of Allah and the victory comes from your Lord. Then the hypocrites will say verily we will with you, we will helping you is not Allah best aware of what you hold in your breasts? Or is not Allah best aware of what is in the breasts of the Al amin mankind and jinn kind, what you conceal in your chest? Allah knows. So this verse is warning us to say don't just worship Allah in times of ease, when when it comes becomes difficult, then you run away. And

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you say, No, this is allies punishing me punishing me it's a gift from Allah, then this is why my sisters that Allah ma have taught us based on this verse and other verses of the Quran, and based on the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that whenever you have a test in your life, to know whether it is a test or a punishment, you have to look at the condition of your Eman and the condition of your contentment. If you are happy, it is a it is then a test from Allah to raise your level. If you are content. It is a test from Allah to raise your level. But if you are depressed and you are really struggling to cope, perhaps you need to develop your Eman that might just be a

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punishment from Allah.

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This is why no matter what happens Allah is telling you here, don't worry the world is temporary. What's the most they're going to do to you kill you but after that they also going to die two years later Allahu Akbar then what will happen? When you go to Allah you go to Paradise when they go, they go elsewhere. Allah protect us.

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So Allah says, there are some people who worship Allah

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in such a way that when difficulty comes in their way, then the fact that man is making life tough for them. They consider that a punishment of Allah. We read the verse either ODF Allah when they are

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when they are made

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suffer for the cause of Allah. Let me give you one other example. Say you dress appropriately people laugh at you. So you grow your beard so you don't get a visa to go for example some way. Say for example, you Your name is Abdullah or Abdul Aziz or something of that nature. So now people look at you and they look at your rough Your name is Mohammed and they look at you stuff with a lie and they look at you with a bad eye. And they call you different names. Now to Allah is telling us that to bear patience upon that and consider it a gift of Allah, that Allah has given you an opportunity to get closer to him. That is success. Rather than to say, Look, I'm being punished, I'm a Muslim and

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look what's happening. So I'd rather change my name to mo and to doula. I'm sure you've heard that before. Abdullah They call him doula.

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It's a bad one. May Allah protect us? Really? You know, it's embarrassing when your name is Abdullah, which means the slave of Allah and you call him doula, Allah, I couldn't stand it. I actually had to get up and tell him brother, not only are you insulting Allah, but you're spoiling such a powerful name.

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insult to Allah Why keep that name then should have told your parents to keep you that one time. You know, like here in Zimbabwe? you've you've got weird names. I'm sure you've seen them. You know, I know a brother was called computer Lahore. Another one

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called y2k. I don't know if you've ever come across that one was known as a pumpkin eater. And I saw that in his birth certificate. And I'm wondering, I said, Subhan Allah Here we are. muslimeen taught that Abdullah and Abdullah Aziz Abdul Rahman, Abdullah Abdullah mana the best of names love Akbar, and you have people calling themselves Dunlop. I don't know where that comes from. I really don't know. And they like to certain vehicles. So they call themselves that name. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.

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So Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will definitely know Allah knows. And he has distinguished between those who believe in those who are hypocrites, and he will make them known also. So it means you are a hypocrite, that hypocrisy will become known either in the dunya, or at least in the Sierra, or both.

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So he says, Verily, Allah knows those who believe in verily he knows the hypocrites, which means Allah will test people with good

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and with hard days to discriminate, or to distinguish the good from the wicked, although Allah knows all that before putting them to test, but now it is proof. For example, you put cookies in the kitchen, and you know, your child is going to take them. So what happens you lock them somewhere else. And when you lock them somewhere else, you put the key in such a way that your child will not get them, but you know, your child, oh, he's got a weakness for cookies. So what happens?

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You know that if you leave that door open, the cookies are gone. But now you just want to test your child to prove something against him. He says, I never take cookies never take cookie. So now the door is left open and the cookies are gone. And you say Didn't I tell you?

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Now this example is a small little example, that the brain of men might understand in the case of Allah, Allah knows how we will operate but he needs proof for us or against us so that we are not upset the day we are punished. May Allah protect us because Allah says, you punished because of your deep. So you cannot say well, it's a deed that was presumed Allah says you did it. The fact that we knew you were going to do it. We didn't punish you upon what we knew you were going to do. We waited till you did it, Allahu Akbar. Look at the justice system of Allah. If he wanted, he could have punished based on his knowledge he could have. There's nothing wrong with that. But to him, he

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wouldn't do that because it would be injustice to punish a person for something they did not actually do. So that is why you lit you are released, and you're given the opportunity, and you've given it so when you engage in the deed, you're now punishable. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us, even though we've done deeds that may deserve punishment, and Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us so much my beloved mothers and sisters.

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inshallah, next week, we will go through the verse number 12. I know I've read a little bit more than we've covered today, but I've taken my time because of the explanation

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that the verses that we are going to come through next week are very, very important, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how the disbelievers say that follow our way and we will be your sins and Allah says they are liars, they will bear their sins and other sins on top of them. Nobody will be your sins. Never ever think that someone has died because of your sins. No ways. No is Allah says that is injustice and the blasphemy. You know you are responsible for your deeds. So you say Oh Allah forgive me and He will forgive you. The others were responsible for their deeds, the prophets and the messengers will be answered.

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For them themselves fulfilling the message according to what Allah has instructed them. So they cannot come and say that you know what? Don't worry, you can do what you like already someone has died for your sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such stupidity to be honest with you, sickness, if it is injustice for me as a human being, to punish one man due to the sins of another, do you think that my Lord can do that and he can be unjust, yet a chunk of the globe really thinks that and believes that may Allah guide them and may He guide us as well? Until we meet again next week we say are sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah and Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Homo

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