The Blessings of Being in Makkah

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Recorded December 24

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Milena BIA, by the who Allah He was a big money.

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We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala sin blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him, his household, his companions, and to bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness and ease.

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Beloved brothers and sisters who may hear us a little bit later on.

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It is indeed an honor to be in this house of Allah subhanho wa Taala, in the beautiful suburb of 10am in Makkah, Tomoko Rama.

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And we thank Allah for giving us the opportunity to be here, even though we may be here for a short period of time.

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I see the brothers here. I'm very happy to see you here as well. And I'd like to share a few words with you that perhaps would be able to help you during your stay in this beautiful sacred city, the most sacred city in Islam, which is the city of Mecca, Tomoko Lama. In the city you have the most sacred Masjid which is a Masjid al Haram. There is no Masjid on the globe which can boast a higher spirituality or level than the masjid we have just a few kilometres to the south. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from those who can realize and understand his gift that we are here today. It is a very big gift of Allah, we call it Nima mini amela. He has a very big gift that

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Allah has selected you by name, to be here in Makaton, mocha Rama in the most blessed city

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and what will happen myself and yourselves we are indeed really answerable to Allah He is going to ask us a question I put you in Makkah tell mocha Rama What did you do whilst you were in Makkah tell mocha Rama that is indeed something that is going to happen because everything that we do or we go through in our lives, we are going to be questioned about it by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So prepare an answer. That is all we are saying prepare. What is your answer? I came to Makkah. I did not go to the masjid for Salah once a week I still did not go to Mecca or should I say to the Haram in in Mecca. Although I was living in the outskirts. I never ever attended any talks that were there. I

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did not learn how to read the Quran or to understand it nor did I attempt to learn how to read the Quran or understand it. Is this the answer we are going to give Allah subhanho wa Taala if that is the case, we are at a loss and we have lost a lot. But rather We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to grant us strength and to forgive our shortcomings to make us from those who can make the most of our time whilst in this beautiful city. So we have lessons of Quran we need to try our best to learn the origin. We have lessons of the Arabic language whilst we are here it is important that we make the most of the fact that we are in muckety muck aroma to learn a little bit of Arabic not only to talk with one another, but to be able to understand the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One of the reasons is, do you know that Why? And the revelation started in this city of Mecca. The words of the Quran, I'm sure we would know them ikara Bismillah beacon levy Holla Holla.

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Amina read in the name of Europe who has created the one who has created just from a clot. These words were revealed in muckety muck Obama, you and I are sitting here today. How can I not understand the why and the revelation? When I am in the city of revelation? I am where it all started. Subhan Allah, this is where gibreel was, this is where the harbor of the Allahu anhu this is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, this is where it all started and it happened. This is where they would driven out of this is where they came back to. And this is where Islam guru Subhana Allah Today we are sitting at the point

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In the birth of Islam, and what have I done what have you done not only to thank Allah for this gift but at the same time to be able to stand up on the day of judgment and say Allah, you took me to my kettle mocha Rama for so long. I sat there, I got closer to you. I did not get further away from you.

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I sat in Makita mukalla. And I got closer to you. We don't want to say I sat in Makkah, I was watching television all night. Some people this is what they do. And I was sitting with my phone all night. And I went to work in the morning and I came back and I was only worried about a year or two or $1 or two or I was worried about my link with this one and that one, is my air conditioner working is my water happening is everything okay? Have I bought my shoes, When am I going home when am I coming back? If that is the core aim of our existence in the city, then we have a reminder of this nature to remind us that let us change focus, let us change focus to be focused on the right

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path and to be focused on the right thing. As I said, voila, here we will be asked by Allah subhanho wa Taala I blessed you I favored you over and above the others who are trying to come to Makkah who are really dying to see this place who are saving up so much money just to come for the period of Hajj and where am I am I from amongst those who have made use of a center of this nature where there is a little bit of dissemination of good Islamic teachings have I ever come Have I ever attended have I encouraged others have I brought them along have I taught people have I learned myself if that is the case, inshallah I will be from amongst the successful and I will be from amongst those

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who can really stand up and beg the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment to say at least we tried yeah Allah to earn your pleasure. We tried to learn whilst we were in this beautiful city of muckety muck Obama. The reason why I have started in this way is because

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Islam has many forms that it has taken today on the glue, but there is one form of it which will remain pure, it will remain pristine, it will remain good. It will remain clean. If you have a well and the water of the well is gushing out and that water you get it two kilometres down the line, it will have some dirt in it sometimes you might need to filter it again and again because you are filling your cup two kilometres away from the well. But if you have a screen that has gushed right here, and your cup is right at the screen, you will have the purest water. Why I say this is because you are sitting in what is known as mumble ye nanba is a well that gushes forth. What did it gush

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forth, it gushed fourth Revelation, this is where it descended. So if you were to come to the city, and not be able to understand how to purify your own beliefs and to remove superstition, from your beliefs, and to be able to learn the proper pristine Deen of Islam, then I would like to think you have wasted your time in muckety muck arama. Where else are we going to get the dean from? Yes, we may be fortunate to have it filtered at a distant land. But the reality is we are sitting right here right now. Today people come to Makkah they take drinking water with them, what is the water they take? Zamzam? Mashallah Why? Because the well of Zamzam is in Makkah. So if you were to go to your

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country or anywhere else, and you were to get some some from there, perhaps you would need to pay for it. Whereas here you can take your little bottle go yourself, and you know, this is pure sometimes in your country or in my country, when we get the drum of Zamzam or someone says this is some some, you taste it and you sing. I don't know maybe it's mixed. Maybe it's not pure, but here we are in muckety muck karma, we have pure zum zum you can go back home and say well, he, I feel this drum myself, you can say that because you took your drum, you went to the gym, you press the button and it came out. So you were at the well you would be foolish to go home without any Zamzam.

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So when we go home we take some thumbs up or we try to take it in Sharla but the same way we are worried about getting purism, we need to be more worried about purifying our Deen and purifying our faith, purifying the the beliefs we have because sometimes shaytan comes to us on a regular basis. And one of the first things he wants to take from us is our belief and our faith and he wants to really make us from those who are losers. shavon has promised

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, I will show you this man will not worship You, he will worship everything but you. So today people worship graves, people worship trees, people worship human beings, people consider a man higher than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam people consider a man equal to Allah subhanho wa Taala people start saying, oh man in the grave, you give me paradise and if you ask him, Why are you calling out to the man in the grave? He will tell you because that man is purer than me I am too dirty to go straight to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have heard this we have seen people say this. How can we say that when Allah has chosen you to utter the Shahada

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yourself? Your relation with Allah is a direct link. That is the beauty of Islam. It is Hinduism and Buddhism and Christianity and other faiths that have added a medium between human beings and their Creator. Islam came and taught us removal of all those mediums it is you and above you is Allah subhanho wa Taala the way to get there, the messages may peace be upon them all. And the last messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to us to teach us how to get to Allah. But he himself did not say worship Me besides Allah. He never said that. In fact, he warned the people in a hadith he says LA to Tony kamatera tinosorb Anna Maria, wala Qin kulu, Abdullah hora, Sulu, be

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careful, do not go beyond the limits with me like the Christians went beyond the limits with Jesus the son of Mary, you should always remember and say, Abdullah, he rasuluh he is the slave of Allah and His Messenger, a slave. Some people get upset when we say Mohammed is the slave of Allah. They say don't use the word slave. But that is the Hadith. Abdullah who are a Zulu who came from the Hadith. This is why we say what ash had to Annette Mohammedan abotu who wore a Zulu and we bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is Abdul who wore a Zulu his slave, a slave because he obeys the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obeys every

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instruction of Allah, it makes you a slave. If I obey every instruction of Allah, I become a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if I disobey the instruction of Allah, am I a slave of Allah? Am I a true slave of Allah? subhanho wa Taala May Allah forgive our shortcomings, and may He make us from those who realize and understand so when we have understood that the messenger came to us, not to invite us to worship him, but to invite us to worship a lot directly when we are true muslimeen and this is why in the Quran, we know that the Christians started worshipping Jesus May peace be upon him. When Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came, the Christians were already worshipping Jesus May peace

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be upon him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala asks the question, and Allah subhanho wa Taala responds that particular question in the Quran, if you take a look at surah Merida towards the end Allah says, What is call Allah who is

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Mia Ella? Hi, my name is Dawn Illa. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask Isa Jesus the son of Mary, did you tell the people to worship you? Or your mother besides Allah subhanho wa Taala?

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Are you the one who said it and he will say Suba Hanukkah, Glory be to You all praises unto you, Oh Allah, how could I have saved something that you did not permit me to say I did not have the right to say it had I said it had I uttered it you would have known it. One of the reasons of revelation of that particular verse is to clarify for us that we do not worship and be of Allah. So how can we worship a pious men in our midst, Allahu Akbar.

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If we do not worship and be of Allah, we worship Allah, the One who sent them to be imagined. someone writes you a letter.

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And they tell you something very important. Say for example, your wife writes you a letter. I'm giving you an example, obviously, which is something for me and you to understand. If your wife writes you a letter, for example, and the postman comes to you, and He gives you the letter, and you read it and you start kissing the postman, Allahu Akbar.

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Can you say Oh, I love my wife so much. Come Thank you so much, and you begin to kiss the postman

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The postman will tell you, what's your problem? I am just a postman. I delivered the message from your wife to you was, that is all I did. So if there is anything kind written in the letter, you need to reply straight to your wife Subhanallah I think none of us would ever kiss the postman. I think none of us would ever kiss the postman. But why is it that we understand it regarding a postman and the letter that has just come in the example I gave you, but Allah is example is far higher than that. We respect the Nabhi because he did the job. Bulaga rissalah Amanda Tawana salomaa, he definitely fulfilled the task that Allah gave him, and he has conveyed the message and

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he has been genuine and sincere towards the entire oma. But we do not render an act of worship for him. If that was the case, what makes us different from the Hindus and the Christians who begin to worship various things. And if you ask them, they say we believe in one above, but we worship others in the process. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us.

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So this is called pristine Deen. Islam is different from other religions because of its stressing the issue of monotheism. Remember, Allah alone provides Allah alone is the one who is in control of absolute existence. You would like to develop a link spiritually it should be with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If someone helps you, you respect them, but you do not worship them. There is a difference between respecting someone and worshiping them. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who understand today I am sitting in front of you. I am no saint. No, am I a person who would ever want my hands on my head or my feet to be kissed? No, we are just like you No one knows who

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will go to Paradise before the other We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all together.

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So my beloved brothers, it is a beautiful city more than its physical beauty, it has spiritual beauty that is unmatched. You do not have another city on the globe that is as high as this particular city. Al Madina, munawwara is second in line, but Mecca is first no matter what. That is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Salatu famous Jihad of bombing Alfie Salatin famous Eva lol Masjid al Haram. He says one Salah in my Masjid, which means in Medina, is better than 1000 Salah in any other Masjid besides al Masjid al Haram in Makkah why, at Masjid al Haram in Makkah, it takes the price, it goes right up to 100,000 so Han Allah imagine 100,000

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if I were to tell you my brothers, that you give me one real at the end of the month, I will do business and give you 1000 a year.

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You might say no, let me see first because you know reality is very valuable for our for our pocket, I might give him one and I will lose that one also it happens nowadays people promise you give me an I will give you more and that one also goes. So what happens you might ask other people they will tell you no he will give he does business it is helpful for you. If it is hard, he does business and he gives in that case we would give because we want 1000 at the end of the month and if someone tells you I will give you 100,000 at the end of the month, what will we do we will make sure that we give so that we can achieve

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as much as possible with Allah His Salah is more valuable than one real Salah is more valuable than one real how many of us once a week twice a week a few times. We try our best in our own free time to go and read one Salah not in order to meet your friend. You know we will go on Friday we will meet each other we will laugh at each other and you know that is by the way it's in the process if it is achieved Alhamdulillah but your aim is to go solely to read the salah and to come back Subhana Allah or to engage in tawaf or whatever the case might be some form of a bad or act of worship you would like to engage in. That is a big achievement, you would cry. I spent many years in Madina

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munawwara no matter what we did in Madina munawwara when we left we regretted that we did not do enough my brother's I see there are a lot of brothers seated here. Use your time when you leave the city you will regret that I had it right in front of me I did not go do not allow yourself to lose the respect of Mecca just because you are sitting in this blessed city that can happen. So many people sometimes they are living in Makkah or in Madina munawwara they lose the respect of the city because they are there too long. Come time of Salah they are sleeping Allahu Akbar. Imagine if you are sleeping out

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Makkah it is sinful What about if you are in muckety muck karma and you're busy sleeping? Do you not think it is a bigger disgrace there are other people crying to be in Makkah your family, my family, the other Muslims, there are poor Muslims who are saving up. I know in Indonesia, I came across some people who told me that we are saving for the last 20 years to go to Makkah for Hajj. We are saving for 20 years and the problem is the more they are saving, the more expensive it is becoming to come for Hajj. We are sitting here Mashallah brothers, let us understand that realize seize the opportunity before it is gone. This opportunity is not going to last forever. It is going to remain

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for a short period of time. And this is why I say Subhana Allah, we are going to be questioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala What did you do whilst you were in Makkah to Nicaragua, and I advise you I encourage you brothers, before you leave the city, learn not only how to read the Quran, reading the Quran is one thing you need to learn that purify, spend some time we work and I know a lot of you look like you work very hard Alhamdulillah Allah help you and grant you ease and goodness. But with our hard work, spend 10 minutes a day 10 minutes a day trying to learn your Koran, go to the masjid get hold of someone who can read Quran properly and say look, brother, I'm in Makkah let me learn a

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little bit and by the will of Allah it will help you Subhana Allah by the will of Allah it will help you not only recitation what is equally important, if not more important, understand what Allah is saying. What is Allah saying? You know, my brothers many of us are Muslim in we are now old 4045 5055 sometimes older, we still do not know what is the message in the Quran. We still don't know it, how my brothers it has become so easy for us today. To get an authentic CD, or to have a little DVD, put it in a little CD, put it in some form of a book or sit in a lecture and as I said, you are sitting in muckety muck karma, it is very, very simple to learn the meaning of the Quran, in

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a city like this with technology of this nature, walk into any bookstore, they will give you something to benefit by the will of Allah. But have we learned the meaning of the Quran? That is a question that is why sometimes we are weak. Our Eman is weak, I was born. I either was born a Muslim or became a Muslim.

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And after that, I studied so that I can get a job Allah gift he made me get a job in Makkah. Now my job will help me to send money back home, my job might help me in order to be able to live comfortably to buy some food, but the day I die Will my job have helped me the answer is no. Only if you arrive as Allah says Illa Allah have you convinced Salim? Only if you have arrived with a pure heart, what is the pure heart a pure heart is that heart which is not contaminated with shake or with association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala that heart which is pure? How are you going to know how to worship Allah when you don't know what the Quran said? What is the word of

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Allah, the word of Allah is the Quran, he sent it to you and to me. So sometimes we have read books so that we can pass our examination. We want to learn English, we want to learn French, we want to learn other languages. We want to study higher to get this degree and that degree. I was in Sri Lanka two weeks ago, and they told me here in this country, many people have so many degrees, not just 1123 degrees Subhanallah we want to study we want to get a job we want to get a promotion, how many of us want to get a promotion in understanding the word of Allah my maker. When you understand Allah word, that is the time you will be able to worship Allah correctly. In sha Allah, I mean

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anybody know NEMA, those who are truly fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those who have the proper consciousness of Allah are those who know those who have some form of knowledge. If you don't know what is the consciousness of Allah? Or who is Allah? Or if you don't know what is the message of Allah, how will you know how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you won't, this is why today we have something else. It is known as innovation, you know, something which was not done by the prophet sallallahu sallam. So, I have spoken to a lot of people telling them brother, this is an innovation or that is an innovation. They tell you immediately that no, what's wrong, everything is an

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innovation. What's the problem? It's not bad. It's good.

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So now you we have to understand, they don't know why Allah sent the messenger. That's the reason why they are innovating. If anyone understands why Allah sent Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he would not innovate, he would not do something new in the deal, because now he knows why did Allah sin Burnaby Let me tell you, he sent the Nabhi to teach us how to worship Him. Firstly, to recognize him, meaning to recognize Allah. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came, his message to us will help us recognize Allah and to know how to worship Allah, that is the job of the messenger. He came and he taught us. He said, I want to tell you there is Allah and I want to tell you, this is how you

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worship Allah, that is the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So if you want to know who is Allah, and how to worship Allah, you will only be able to find that out from the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which means from the Hadith, and from whatever he brought, he also brought the Quran because it came through him from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his job was to teach us how to worship Allah, so if I do something he did not do, and I think that this is an act of worship, am I not insulting him? For example, someone decides, okay, inshallah, I want to nod my head, I'm just giving you an example. So now they start lojack about and after a while, they start doing this, they start nodding their heads, if they were

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to not do it, and you say, Brother, what are you doing? He says, I'm agreeing with what we are saying, I am agreeing with what we are saying, you know, so did Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam nod his head? The answer is no. So if you are nodding your head thinking that that is the way you agree, then you have innovated the way you agree is when the Imam says well of bollin What do you say?

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mean that is the proper way that is how he taught us Subhana Allah, so to think you are doing something better, in any way is actually insulting Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, this is why innovation is out.

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Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his job was to come to us to teach us how to worship Allah. If you think you have an act of worship, that he did not do that is better than what he brought, you have already insulted him number one. Number two is if you think that you have an act of worship, that he forgot to teach, then you have insulted him in another way. And if you think that there is someone else who knows more than him, so he taught us something which Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did not bring, then you have made someone else a prophet higher and above Muhammad Sallallahu salla Allahu Akbar. So it is very, very important for us. To realize these two matters extremely important. Make sure that we

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do not associate partners with Allah, neither in the form of a stick nor a stone, nor a grave nor a saint nor a pious men know an imam of the masjid know a chef who might have taught you goodness, they we can respect those who have done good we do not worship them. Goodness comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala You know, sometimes people think that if I shake your hand brother, I can now wipe my hand on my whole body and I will be cured brother that man you don't know what he's linked with Allah is behind the closed doors. Did Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tell you that you must shake someone's hand and then wipe that hand on your whole body to get cure from the pain that you have in

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your knees? No, he did not say that. He did not say that. Why should we do it better for you is to raise your hands Yeah, Allah kill me. I am sick. Yeah, like Ill kill me grant me Shiva. You are the owner of cure. What do you mean when I am sick? He is the one who will kill me that is more powerful than having wipe your hands on your body 1000 times after having touched somebody or something may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness.

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So many people when you we say this, they start getting upset. What is this we go back to the rule. Do not insult Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam some people insult him by creating cartoons. Some people insult him by creating videos, but Muslims insult him by adding or subtracting from what he brought that is a bigger insult than any video or any cartoon The reason is we are claiming to be Muslims and he says do not go beyond the limit. SubhanAllah we go beyond the limit. Sometimes some people may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all guidance. Do not realize that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yes he

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was the highest of the prophets he was the best of creation. We don't deny that but he said himself do not worship me. So how can we then worship Him? Or how can we wish if someone else even worse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess, so once we are in Makkah to mukaiyama, we need to realize and understand the knowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept amongst the scholars, we need to go to them and make an effort to learn from them. Here in this Marcus, they have teachings of Islam in many languages for many different expatriate groups, and we need to make the most of it yourself, your family members, and your children will all benefit from it. If a man comes here or a woman

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comes to the city,

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and they do not use the opportunity to learn the knowledge, when they go home, what are they going to take home maybe Money, money that might not help them? Sometimes money might create more disaster.

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Sometimes your daughter is asking you daddy, when you come from Makkah buy me a mobile phone, and you say okay, so you take her mobile phone when you take her the mobile phone that creates a big disaster because she starts using it for wrong things. When you go back after one year, your daughter is now a different girl. My daughter What happened? So the mother tells you you know our daughter, she now is on the mobile phone she's meeting all the boys and she's doing this and that if that is the case, that money that well that technology was used for wrong. Rather you take from her from here, something that is like a Koran something beneficial or sit with them at home, tell them

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my children. Let me teach you what I learned whilst I was in the city of Revelation. Allahu Akbar. Let me teach you what I learned. But if we did not make an effort to learn whilst we were in the city of Revelation, do you really think we are going to go home and learn that? Allahu Akbar, if someone has not drank zum zum when they were in Makkah, do you really think they are interested in zum zum when they go home, no if you are in Makkah and you are really keen, you are really bothered, you are really worried about the knowledge you have, what law you will be able to purify, you'll be able to learn when you go home you'll be able to take it with you. All the others will see beaming

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from you it will come out like a radar and everyone who's around you. If they are doing something wrong, you can beautifully correct them in a nice way. Look, you know what this thing just leave it out for now. I'll explain to you later what is going on. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us my brothers, I am passionate about the message. The reason is our life is very short. No one knows how long we are going to live not one. You might not leave NACA you might pass away here May Allah grant us a good day. You may never go back to the city you might not exit the masjid norm May I Allah knows best. But it is the condition of the heart We need to tilt it now in order for it to

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be on the path. Allahumma mckinleyville kulu kulu bana Allah de Nicola who controls the turning of the heart, turn our hearts towards the deen not away from it, we want our heart to be straight. My brother's sin in the city is very, very bad, but it sounds like you can use a knife in your eating to cut your fork or you can use it to cut your throat or you can use it to slaughter an animal or you can use it to harm someone you can use it to murder someone it is up to you how you use it but you are responsible regarding the way you use it the same applies. WhatsApp is a knife. You use it how you want to, but you are responsible. The same applies to babies as a means of social network.

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Some people have more time for Facebook and they have a lot to animal

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some people have more time for Twitter and for other things for their phone and they have with Allah some people have more time for movies and television and they have with Allah how we sit at night for three hours watching one whole movie and we cry with the other Yes, they were just acting and play. After that time of the had to receive we must budget and we almost was bought low.

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And this is back to karma. Why should that happen? I'm trying to speak of realities and I'm trying to speak of matters that might affect us directly. My brothers remember if we can cry for that which is fake on the screen. It is a very bad sign. I think we cannot cry for Allah subhanho wa Taala it is even a worse site.

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So this is why we say it is very important for us to seize the opportunity whilst Mankato mukalla number one I have spoken about increase of knowledge because if you do not have knowledge you will not know how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you might grow thinking that you know either

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boosting, I read my five Salah, and I try my best to do this and to do that, that is not the only thing Islam teaches. Sometimes your five Salah might be a waste of time, if you are engaging in some form of association or partnership with Allah, sometimes you'll find Salah might be wasted, because you are adding something in that you are supposed to be adding in terms of innovation, so that he says,

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Whoever does the deed that we have instructed them to do it, the sooner it will be mounted to them, and Allah subhanho wa Taala, to make our deeds to be found to us, because we've done something wrong, the way to do that is to be able to learn what is right and what is wrong. Whilst we are here, it is the best opportunity you have, then I have also contemplated on the issue of not wasting your time in this beautiful city do something constructive. And I have also spoken about something else which is important which is do not use technology.

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Whether it is your screen in front of you in the form of a computer, or in the form of a television or in the form of a mobile phone, or in the form of any other thing that is in front of you do not allow a man to distract you from your main game and your cost Time is ticking away really gone. If I were to tell anyone here that you know, if you walk five meters, there is a man who is asking you to lift into a pail of a man who is asking you to lift the fate of Luke and

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Luke Did you know what they keep moving and when you lift it and you move it five meters, he will give you 5000 years, I think I will also I will join you and we will all go and we will all want

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to eat and we will get 10,000 years because imagine five meters 5000 Yeah,

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very big achievement. So if someone were to tell you that the more you do every day, the more money you will get, you know what we will do, we will do something different. Which means we would get go come back, take another one go and come and we would count on this, we would count our minutes will count your minutes because Salah is more important than that was alive, you get a bigger reward than that count your minutes every one minute wasted is one minute full of loss in terms of not only material loss, but even in terms of spiritual loss, my brothers we need to do as much as possible to the pleasure of Allah, Allah, Allah to Allah. And as I said, we think Allah, Allah, which Allah for

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being in this beautiful machine here in this beautiful suburb of him in marketable karma. And I appreciate the fact that the brothers have attended yet some of them perhaps may have been lost because of the location of the city. But May Allah reward you for having made an effort to attend, will it it is solely the love of Allah that has brought us here, nothing else, it is solely the love of the message of Allah, Allah has brought us here, we want to hear something, I don't want to give a long lecture when when you go from here, you can say, look, it was a good speech, but I can't remember what was said. Give you short words to say mainly concentrating on seeking knowledge wise

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to again, make the most of the center and make the most of the other centers around you. those around you remember when someone corrects you for the purposes of deal, and when they are doing a good job of correcting you, returning you to what allies have said, Don't get angry. Understand that the correct message sometimes shaman makes it seem like it's difficult or it's wrong. I had one brother

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he was doing something which was unacceptable. And when I told him Brother, you know this is wrong, the way you are doing it is wrong. He told me No.

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I have been doing this since I was born. My father, my father, my grandfather used to do this. I told him Do you know either? There is a verse that states that some of the people who got into fitness, they have already answered the statement, which is Allah, Allah Almighty, Allah

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that we have seen our forefathers doing something and we are going to follow them even if they are a stray. So how can we repeat the same statement? A brother of that nature has never read the Quran? Because he did not see that to answer that way is the Romans. If I were to tell me, you're not supposed to be engaged in this type of behavior or this act, for example, it's not an act of worship. And you tell me that Okay, my forefathers that is wrong. But if you come up with evidence to prove that you are I may be wrong. So this is why you need to know to purify the knowledge you have is a seizure that requires dedication, and effort. We need to fight a man don't think that no,

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I am very busy. I wouldn't be able to do this today.

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We have online lessons, just make sure it is correct. Go to someone and say, Look, I have this website, can you check for me, this is good. If you are doubting it, leave it up. But go to something that is solid, and you know, extract and Alhamdulillah you will be able to achieve as time passes. You know, today

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we are living with Muslims, and back at home, we have non Muslims as well. So we need to know what Islam is. Sometimes the non Muslims do not like Islam, not because they actually do not like the religion, but because the people following it make it so difficult. They make it so difficult, and they have so many superstitious beliefs. When our children get married, we have 500 things which are only stunning, and the only thing that was established was two items. So people who can see it is so hard in itself for people to get married, not realizing that was not essential. It is a culture that has been made into what people believe is Islam. It is not a religion, it is something that is very

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easy. And it speaks about facilitating that and making it easy for the people to get married. Now let's have a more dialogue on this. reason I say this many times we save money to get our daughters men, I've saved a lot of money so that I can have a party, my daughter, so 20 years, I'm saving so many 1000 and I just go home in one manager, my daughter money is finished.

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After two months, he's back home. It's even worse. Sometimes it happens we save a lot of money. And our daughter we said after two months, I cannot say the man is very bad. Then you start thinking did I waste my life. This is why simple we have something easy. I've just given you one example. But there are so many other examples in our lives. We need to rectify, we need to change sometimes we don't know how to eat Salah. Our Salah is not great for many years.

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I had one man and I want to show you this is true. He was getting sold out a few years ago in front of me.

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And when he studied so he switches his ears. He does this a lot of

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his questions he is

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he says because that is how I saw my father doing. I said Brother, you don't need to squash your ears to start.

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You don't need to squash your

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nose like this. A lot of you stand

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facing that.

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So he was surprised. I told him believe me, you need to learn the beat. Sometimes we are making simple mistakes and Salah

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nearby us brother, if you want to sit with me correct my Salah today, and I just want to learn what I believe is correct. We are so lucky. We have a

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we have an institution of the stage where we can come correct our Salah believes straight for example, so many things that we are doing wrong sometimes.

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Sometimes the trick is wrong. I have seen people, they come home and the right arm is open all the time the right arm is open completely from the beginning right up to the end, and so much that it gets in the sun and you tell them

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Don't worry about what people are doing that are only supposed to be open during a lot. No other time was the right arm be open. So you explain to them what it is how will you know if you have never ever made an effort to lead? And then you think what I'm doing is it you see everybody else doing the same thing? Well, I think it is possible that a lot of people are doing that which is wrong. It's possible. Because knowledge is what liberates when you have knowledge you achieve freedom, when you have money to start swimming to Allah and getting closer and closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why he says number x Allah.

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Indeed those who truly are fearful or conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala or those who have knowledge, let us increase our knowledge, my brothers. I have spoken quite a bit this evening. I hope you have benefited. I have tried not to lengthen it too much. And inshallah we hope and pray that everyone can achieve the best of their time during the same day. myself as well. I still have a few more days in Bangkok. And I'm sure some of us might be getting short term. Some of us are here long term and some of us are here very long term. You're so lucky. You're so fortunate my life if we had it our way. And if it was not for according towards some various other places of the world.

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Perhaps everybody would have wanted Pacific market. But it's not possible for everyone. It is a gift that I've chosen and before. I know what man,

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very wealthy

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when he came to Macau

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everyone used to tell him that

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he was

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Once you won't go, he said no. What do you mean development? Go, I have the money, he came to Makkah with the intention of fulfilling Hajj and when he is in the system back Why? Because there was a very big mistake in his pastor, it was the wrong name and something else and they try to rectify people type C

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did not accept it, they don't even go back.

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And he's all his money did not allow him to come all his money and all these statements did not allow him to come into work. So what I'm saying thank you for being here. And you're going to be asked about the position that we have taken up here. Allah subhanho wa Taala helped me respond to a list of myself and all of us to meet again, inshallah.