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Thursday night Lecture MEPS School Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah Allahu wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Milena v Abadi who Allah Allah, he was a big man.

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We think Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him upon all conditions we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has mercy. And we ask him to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, may Allah bless them all. And may He bless every one of us, my brothers and sisters this evening, we're not going to be having such a long session inshallah, seeing that not only is it very warm, tomorrow is a Friday, but I have a journey to make very early in the morning. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us all.

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what I had in mind to speak about is something that affects me directly. And I'm sure it would affect every one of us. To start with, we all have lots of hope in the mercy of Allah. That's what we talk about. Every time we speak about having hope in the mercy of Allah, and being positive and being a person who is always positive who speaks to others with kindness, who protects himself or herself from pride, and so on. However, what we need to understand is the hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala should not lead us to transgress, hoping in the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah because imagine an email who binal healthy what was the true belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is the correct balance between fear of the punishment of Allah or the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala on one hand and the other hope in the mercy of Allah and hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if there is no balance, then obviously we are going to lose. We become people who do anything we keep transgressing, thinking that you know what Allah is before Rahim, Allah is merciful. Nevermind Allah will forgive me. Yes, Allah will forgive but do not keep transgressing, there must come a time when we put an end to it, there must come a time when we make a change, when we can feel within ourselves that you know what and handle I have improved. And this is why a very important message

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for myself and for yourselves.

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It is not a big deal to be superior to someone else. That's not my aim. My aim is not to be superior to you. And your aim should not be becoming superior to me, my aim should be becoming superior to the person I was. That's what it is. So when I become superior to who I was some time back, automatically, I'm heading in the right direction. But if I lose against my own self, I've lost in a big way. If I become a worse person than I was, if I'm inferior to whom I was some time back, then obviously I've lost but if I'm competing with you, then I've lost the plot because by right, I owe it to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, the Quran does say for cervical hierarchy, which means compete

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with one another when it comes to doing good deeds, but all that should be to impress Allah subhanho wa Taala, what should happen is, when it comes to good deeds, we should be motivated by the good deeds of others not to say that you know what I've told them listen, I'm in competition with you know, people do that in business, sometimes a person. And this happens a lot when we have businesses that are adjacent to one another, or when we have businesses have a friend and someone else or a partner or a competitor. And we always say I want to do better than this person. I wonder how much they've done. This is what's happening in my business is this is happening. And that's happening.

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That's one of those things that must never make you lose focus upon the fact that we are heading to the app here. All these business deals, two things are involved in them. One is they are connected to this dunya and this world in the sense that whatever you earn from your business dealings will be able to benefit you in this world and in this world alone. But the second part of it is throughout your business life whilst you are doing your deals and working and earning and so on. Every opportunity, you've got to do things upright, would convert part of that deal into a deed or the bulk of it, if not all of it into such a big deed that you could enter Paradise solely by being an

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upright businessman. And this is why the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam where he speaks of a tabula rasa Dooku Aminu man unbeknownst to Deacon or Shahada ever saw him. He says a businessman who is a Duke and Amelie, what does that mean, trustworthy? Or should I say truthful, truthful and trustworthy? Like what we would say honest and upright, shall be resurrected with the prophets and the martyrs and the high ranking pious people who are close to Allah because to be upright in business is not easy. If you can remain upright and you can

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Take a look where it is correct for you to take enough just because you haven't cheated. Sometimes we are supposed to have taken a knock if we were upright. But there is a clause where we perhaps could cheat and corner away so that perhaps the loss is minimized or we don't suffer a loss, it's passed on to someone else. That's carrot dangling. That's what it is. If we go to bite, we've lost if we leave it, we've won May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us it is tailor made by Allah subhanho wa Taala truly tailor made by Allah. So he lets things happen in our lives in order for us to be tested. And this is why we say, while we are becoming better people, they will be things that will

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come in our path, they will be things that will come upon the path we are trading.

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In order to test us you've just given up these habits. Are you going to continue? Are you going to carry on here it is, it's coming and it's easier now. A person who perhaps has given up drugs for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala just as we've given it up, and everything is you know, clear, and we're happy with ourselves. Here comes someone with something better and cheaper. What's that for? Have you really given it up? Allahu Akbar, if we can turn away we want I've just given an example off the cuff. But obviously there are so many other examples like a person who gives up adultery, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for whatever sins we may be committing, but any sin

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I'm just giving adultery or gambling, or anything else alcohol as an example. And as we've given up, and we're now on the path and we walking, here comes a golden opportunity that is unbelievable, something that is dangling, and it's something that will just let you feel inside. You know what, let me think about it. No, we've given it up. It's quits, we're gone. We're on the right path. Well, no matter how easy it is from today, we're not going to do this thing. And what do we get as a result? And this is something that we should all benefit from. If I learn to abstain from prohibition, for the sake of Allah.

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You know, the term tequila is interpreted by some of the scholars such as natural as Kalani Rahmatullah Allah and a few others, he says, The COA is to create a barrier between you and the fire of Allah

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or the punishment of Allah, that is dukkha. So if someone asks you what is dukkha you say, to, to be to stay away from hell, that is step one, to be able to abstain. That is step one, because it requires a lot of piety. And obviously, to to obey the instructions is also staying away from hell. So if I am fulfilling my Salah, I'm staying away from Hallett step one, if I am abstaining from prohibitions, I am staying away from help that is step one. So when we have stayed away, or when we stay away from that which is earning the anger of Allah, we've become better people. Something happens as a result. Listen to what Allah says in the Quran. Yeah, I you

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La La alim. O you who believe if you develop your tafawa we will grant you the ability to distinguish, we give you the intellect, we give you the Power of Thinking properly correctly. In testicle law, if you are conscious of Allah, if you develop the taqwa of Allah, He will grant you I'll focus on the criterion and hear them of Assyrian say it means the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. Something will tell you a this deal is too good to be true. And sometime down the line what happens you learn that the guy who got involved actually lost all his money and you think to yourself Subhanallah How did I just have a feeling that this thing is going to go

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wrong? It's because you abstain from the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah granted you a blessing in your business, he gave you the ability to distinguish you just look at someone and in your heart you feel a this person I better be a little bit careful how I deal with them, you know, we all know Mashallah some people, you greet them and so on, and it stops there. Some people you greet them and you can continue further. Some people you greet them, you can do business with them, and Mashallah, it will progress and some people, nothing. You say very far from them. If you cross their path, perhaps you might decide to greet them carefully. And after you've greeted them if

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you've shaken their hands, like they say, you better count your fingers Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. Obviously, it's just a saying. It means that the person perhaps has bad habits that are known, but how would you know sometimes a stranger comes to you and he comes to you with a lucrative deal and for some strange reason. Something somehow blocks you from it and you feel so good in

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Your heart, but you know what nevermind, I lost What if I lost that? So what I give you another example, say you decided to go for Saracen Juma okay?

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And suddenly a man comes in and it's time for Juma and he wants to do such a big deal with you. And he tells you listen guy I need I'm catching a flight. And I need you to be here and I need you This is the deal. It's worth X amount you have to you have if you have an option of doing the deal and missing the Jumeirah or going for the Juma and missing the deal, trust me in

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your column. If you have the tequila, you would say brother, keep your deal I'm carrying on Allahu Akbar. I'm carrying on or deal with my people. It's fine. It's fair. I mean if you have a business for example, that is being run by non Muslims and so on. It's not compulsory to close down your entire business during the time of Juma all those who Duma is incumbent upon and compulsory upon they need to go for Juma and leave all forms of business because of the verse. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you and Latina man either no de la sala de mi,

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Isla de la.

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Oh, you who believe? Who did he address? Oh, you who believe when the call of calls out the call for Juma, then haste towards the remembrance of Allah and leave all business deals. That's an instruction of the Quran, who did he addressed? Oh, you who believe so what if there are non believers? Who are they the instruction is not for them. Their instruction is first to believe, and then this thing will fall into place. So I've just obviously diverted a little bit to explain the ruling. But going back to what I was saying, it is the taqwa the consciousness of Allah, the piety, the fear of Allah call it what you want that which develops a gap or a distance between you and the

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punishment of Allah, that is what will help you to distinguish criterion for cannon, he will grant you the ability to differentiate. So sometimes you have good and bad we can't differentiate sometimes we don't know our friends if they're good for us or bad, because we think oh, this guy's a cool guy, you know, he's always there and so on. Well, he might be the worst company for you in terms of the era because Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it even in the Quran, where he addresses us and warns us regarding company and he tells us why.

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Sunni sebelah

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What can a shave? Is any hula. On that day, the oppressor will be eating his hands, the one who did wrong. A volume also means a wrongdoer. The one who's done wrong, the one who's oppressed either himself or others or both. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says he'll be eating his hands. What does eating his hands mean? It is a same, whereby the regrets is depicted of the person who it is mentioned about so you say that man's eating his hands in regrets. So they literally eating their hands in regrets that Oh Allah I should have taken the path that was shown to us by the messenger and I should have never had such and such a person. As a friend of mine. He definitely led me astray

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after the guidance came to me and shavon is definitely a big deceiver. Big deceiver he deceives men, so we need to know if your friend is taking you away from Salah. Why do you need to do something about if you become the better of the two friends by taking them towards salah and if you are becoming worse, cut it.

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Cut that friendship. It's not a good friendship. It is something that only makes you laugh and joke and it does not remind you of Allah. Any friend that blocks your obedience is actually an enemy. Remember this. Any friend that blocks your obedience or discourages you from obeying Allah or encourages you to disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala they are actually your enemy. And what would happen to us if we have those type of friends, we would be included in this verse that is mentioned in Surah two four pan. And this is not a coincidence. I spoke about Fortran a few minutes ago for can actually means the criterion the ability to distinguish the one who knows right from wrong, the

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one who knows right from wrong. The Quran is also called alpha pan. Why? Because it definitely makes clear what is right and what is wrong. And there is a path that we follow. And that path would definitely make us from amongst those who are upright. So what would happen

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This is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us about. If a person does not assist us to obey Allah instruction, trust me, they need to be cut off.

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They need to be cut off completely. For example, if I have a partner say he's a non Muslim, I'm allowed to deal with non Muslims Subhanallah they can be, you know, whoever they are on condition that they do not transgress or make me transgress, disobey Allah instruction or forget the obedience that I am supposed to be engaging in regarding Allah subhanho wa Taala. If that is a person, say for example, someone comes into your shop, I'm giving you an example, because people would understand it. If you have a shop, for example, where you're selling items to the public, someone walks in, you don't need to do a quick interview right? What's your name? Do you drink? Do you smoke? No, no, no,

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you don't, they'll come, they'll purchase item, put the money down, walk out, and that's it. But we're talking about a friendship that you develop now between you and that person in a way that because of some reason that friendship has developed, if that is going to take you away from Allah. Don't think for a minute that Allah is merciful. He'll understand. You know, I was in the fix what fix? Were you in some halala? It's like a person saying, No, don't worry, I'll do the deal and leave the Juma but Allah will understand what are you talking about? global understand, remember one thing, you can have the millions and billions I was reading an article on BBC on the

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internet in this evening. And the news, it says that the wealthy, the wealthy in the Western world, there is a difference in their happiness in middle age. What that means is when you're young and you're born into a happy home and so on a wealthy home, sorry, very happy and you know, they, they obviously do not think of anything negative. And after some time, even if you have that wealth, they do. I would like to think it's because of lack of belief. That's what it is. Lack of the link with Allah subhanho wa Taala the person is wealthy, they put the dunion, but something somehow is missing, and they will come crashing sometime someday, and they will realize you know what? Well, I

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hope they realize Allahu Akbar May we be from amongst those who realize this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes that he tests us with things, the point I was raising is, if we do a deal at the wrong time, or if we have sold, for example, stolen goods, or for example, that which is prohibited, you know, there's a deal to be made, I need to transport alcohol. And I've got, for example, a transport company and this alcohol from Harare to the other city for the end, they're going to give me a million bucks. And I think you know what I know it's Haram, but Allah will understand because I'm struggling here. The truth is, I should say, no matter how much it is, I will

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not do it. So it's that carrot we spoke about a little bit earlier. Because we forget that it's not the finger that matters. It's the happiness, the Baraka, the blessing, you will only achieve that through obeying Allah instruction. And without Bill Kelly, a movement is a person who's happy with the level, but he's happy he knows I haven't transgressed against Allah, when a person is on his deathbed or her deathbed. That is when the thoughts start coming in.

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And, you know, funny, I've asked this to quite a few people, when they are really, really ill and sick. And you know, sometimes they get better and cheaper to all those who are sick and heal me Grantham cure. I mean,

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when you ask them, you know, when you were really down and you thought you were dying, because they tell you I thought I was dying. So if we thought you were dying, what were the thoughts going through your head? So now you hear different answers, and it's interesting, I can share with you a few. Some people say I was thinking of all my sins, and I was thinking of how what's going to happen now that I meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and a, you know, I'll probably be punished and probably this would happen and that will happen. And other people tell you, I was thinking of my goodies and I was thinking of all the people and inshallah I'm going to meet them in the asherah and inshallah this

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and that, and you start thinking a people think positive, people think negative. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The Abitibi Allahu Akbar, Allah says, I am going to treat every one of my worshipers the way he perceives me. When you think Allah subhanho wa Taala is gonna nail you, you will probably be named, may Allah protect us. But if you have a hope in you to say, look, I tried my best and I know allies before I have good thoughts. This is why for us, we believe it's the son of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, if you are in the presence of a person who perhaps is close to their day, the moment of death only Allah knows but sometimes you can tell this person is nearing the end perhaps.

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Firstly, don't let an enemy of this walk through the door. You know, last minute you don't want words coming out of their mouths that are going to be derogatory. Secondly, you remind them of the good days done, tell them Masha Allah, Allah bless you, Allah had mercy on you. You might even want to use a tense that might not be extremely accurate, but to give them hope, like for example, to save you

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You sought forgiveness from Allah insha Allah has forgiven you and so on. And inshallah he has We ask Allah to forgive us all, I mean, so you say, you know, all you do is say that you still fall see the Shahada say this golden good words because these are the words that keep you having open the mercy of Allah now that you are in your final moments, perhaps dying moments you have no option, you have to have hope in the mercy of Allah. So just remember this inshallah for some time, if Allah gives us a good day, by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The minimum is we have hope. We have good thoughts, we think about good things and the accurate and how we will inshallah go to Jelena

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and meet up with Rasulullah saw Solomon, the Sahaba. And perhaps the other ambia and all these type of thoughts are the thoughts of a believer. But if a person thinks that hey, I'm going to go there now, you know what I did is, that means that you haven't had the proper closure yet. You haven't yet cut it, you haven't yet made Dhamma from it. Come on. It's about Allah bless you enough. We've had enough blessings. Let's move on. And let's continue. This is why I started off by saying, never let that hope that you have in Allah's mercy make you sin, because then you don't have an excuse. If you the hope in Allah has mercy makes you sin, don't have an excuse, but that hope needs to be there

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because we are we are insane. We inching forward, we are progressing, we are becoming better people every day inshallah. And this is why I tell those who are not regular with their Salah to become more and more regular May Allah make us all regular with our Salah. Once your regular start concentrating on the quality of the prayer quality. So we constantly improve constantly improve for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And trust me, a day will come when we will go and when we go, we will be in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala May he make it easy for us on that day. So one of the biggest things we achieve by abstaining from the prohibitions is the ability to

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distinguish between good and bad, between, you know, right and wrong, and darkness and light, and so on. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide those who are searching for the guidance. One of the ways of searching for guidance is to fulfill the instructions of Allah subhanho wa Taala and constantly asked him now there is one more point that I'd like to make mention of before I open the floor for questions and that is

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Do you know that when we consume

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that which is haram

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when we eat what is haram?

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automatically it affects our entire system, the whole system. So the thinking is being if I can use the word energized by whatever you nourish yourself with, which is how your eyes are looking with whatever energy is required for that site. Where did it get it from something that was haram and haram here we're not just talking about pig or you know haram meat in the sense that it hasn't been slaughtered properly, but that which might be halal to eat, but it was earned in a haram way. We bought it through with funds that we got that were illegitimate, so to speak, or illegal or wrong. So that too is considered Haram. And the process of cleansing, it requires silver, it requires

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turning to Allah and it requires if it's usurped from someone to return it to the person and it requires remorse and regrets and a period of time. Sometimes like for example, and this is something that people miss interpret, where there is a narration which states that a person who drinks alcohol, his Salah is not accepted for 40 days. And some people say, I'm not praying. Why are you not praying? I mean, you're a man. There's no days in the month that you don't have to pray. I just drank last week, so I still got another 28 days left. Whoa, what are you talking about? That is foolish. That's an interpretation that is silly, because you the obligation of Salah is

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upon you, no matter what it's upon you. Okay. It's upon you. Now.

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If you have engaged in the call if you have consumed intoxicants

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in whatever way what would happen is the next 40 days, the major spiritual achievement that you are meant to be getting from that prayer, you won't be able to feel it and you won't have it because it the payment is going towards what you have done. It's a cleansing period, you have to leave your Salah. So one is the fact that Salah is compulsory and if you leave it you are sinful. That always remains to is the extra benefit that you are supposed to achieve from the fulfillment of that Salah that will happen depending on your concentration depending on

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The quality of the Salah, and depending on whether or not you have things to pay for, for example, if a person damages his vehicle, and his boss tells him right for the next 12 months, I'm going to cut your salary because you've got to pay for the car. Does it mean Okay guys, I'm not coming to work for 12 months because my salary is gonna go towards the car. No, you have to go to work. If you don't go to work, you lose your job, you'll be penalized. But when you go to the salary, you won't see it. But what will be happening, there will be some replenishing of some damage that has happened to something that was caused by you. That means 12 months for the payment. Similarly, the 14 days I

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hope it's an example that's quite clear, and we've understood it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us the reason why I raised this example is just to show that what we consume affects us and what it does, it takes away the ability to distinguish and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and levena colonna naeba Viva La como una de la cama como la de shavon illness, this verse is connected to the consumption of usury and interest. And it's very important because it's either connected to the Euro or the dunya, or it's connected to both. Depending on the translation, I'm going to give you an interpretation connecting it to the union, when a person who consumes usually stands, they stand in

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such a way that it seems that they are affected by the shape and it seems that the gym has affected them. They it seems like they're mad.

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Because their consumption

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was wrong. They ate something bad. So Allah says their minds are also upside down. This is something clear connection. So they will speak something but they won't know that this doesn't make sense. Not at all. You can have a degree, but it doesn't make sense. The reason is, what you are saying is completely incorrect. And this is why if you look at sometimes the trends in certain parts of the world are such that a man with a clear conscience, and a man who is conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala, or a woman would immediately tell you this is absolute absurdity, absurdity, completely unacceptable. And then there will be people who have dropped degrees on a global level, we're

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fighting for that item, as though it is something that is supposed to be the norm. And you wonder, how can they not see the light? This is what it is. The consumption is haram. So their minds are not totally, they can't think they will tell you what's wrong with this. Like, why can't I marry my cat? Why? You tell me? What's the problem? And you tell them but what are you talking about? A cat is a cat. But what's wrong?

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online, and these debates are now on the globe. I'm giving you an example that the world disagrees with at the moment. But believe me five more years, and it will be illegal to say what I just said now. five more years.

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Allah forgive us. Really May he guide us and our children. And this is what's happening on a global level. It's something serious people's brains are not totally they'll tell you, but why do I have to do this? Yesterday, I got an email from someone saying, but why is music haram?

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And so I decided to refer that person to a Christian, Allahu Akbar has

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a Christian priest whom I know who believes that it's totally prohibited because of how dirty it is, and how bad it is. I answered them, and I said, if you'd like further clarification from a different aspect from people of other faiths, here it is. That's what I did. The reason is, obviously, there are people who say, Oh, it's okay. And so, in Islam, a door that leads to that which is prohibited is not allowed to be opened in the first place. That's what it is. today. They are decent people, even atheists and people who don't believe in anything who are decent. They tell you this music industry has become the lowest of the low, it's become so dirty that we are embarrassed to listen to

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the beat. I remember hear the TM that's now closed in Avondale one day I walked in there, and I didn't realize that there was beat in the background. And sometime later I started suddenly they were dirty words that were being uttered literally swear words and words that I wouldn't use is my vocab. May Allah forgive us. And I heard this as though it's nothing it's plain everyone's walking and everyone thing and you know, some people actually nodding their heads to the beef. And I'm thinking to myself, is this absurd? What is this people who are so moral, they're supposed to be upright, and this country Marshal has got the sand but it's set as you know, and you Subhanallah

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Believe me to hear words like those are so embarrassing. I almost left what I was doing and walked out. But then I thought to myself, I've got the stuff in the trolley. Let me at least get to the till and carry on. But that's it. People see nothing wrong with it. And if you tell them they say you backward, you know you being too extreme. There's no extremism then. That's not extremism. That's just be it's my rights. I'm just believing Look, this is dirty. Why is

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If that when the non Muslims do the same thing, we don't call them all these people are extreme because it's the right if I want, I can believe that. Listen, this is wrong. I don't I don't do this. And I don't want to be a part of it. It's like people who don't want to marry the cats. They are not extremists. They just don't want to marry the cats. That's it. It's a cat. It's over. Let's look at this. And so on la voce, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us.

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But this is the word. So how did this come about? It came about because I was talking about consumption, and how when you eat that which is haram, your brain is not according to the Quran, not meaning written off completely, Allahu Akbar. And sometimes when you talk to people, you can feel it. You talk to talk people in terms of a brain of the Union, but worldly, qualified, highly qualified brain, but they don't make sense. They are, they are fighting for a cause. Sometimes that is complete nonsense. It doesn't make sense at all, to the mind that is believing or to a mind that is upright to a mind that is concerned about the future generations doesn't make sense, but they are

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fighting the cause as though someone has cast a spell upon them. That's what the verse of the Quran says. Mr. Schaefer, I actually also would refer to a spell, or you know, the way that the devil has touched the person, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. So this is why we it's important for us to note that when we would like to achieve the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, we firstly need taqwa. And part of taqwa would also be consumption to eat that which is halal that which is pure. And this is why, and now I'm going to say something that I've actually confirmed with certain halaal organizations and departments.

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This is why in a lot of what we eat,

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there is definitely a ploy and a plot to add ingredients that we believe are totally false. So there will be p in something that pink is not pink doesn't need to be in and we won't know and we sing yum. It's like a man, you know, and we busy consuming and excited. And everyone's saying this and you don't know what's going on. Well, the way we start thinking, you know, if a person has eaten Haram, you want them to have halaal thoughts. Simple. This is consuming and they're not worried. You know, it's another thing if you tried your best and by mistake, something happened at all. That's another thing, but not bothered. That's why the heartbeat speaks about there will come a time when

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the man won't be worried about Amina

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Amina, there will come a time when the person won't be worried whether he's eating from halal or haram. And trust me I believe that time is already arrived. People are not bothered. They could not be bothered they eat interest calling it a that's my profit I was waiting. And for example, they will eat something haram say these guys are getting excited. And everything is haram according to them relax, even if you're reduced to a vegetarian, man. At least you know, you've protected yourself.

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I mean, I was shocked going reading articles that appeared last year about horse meat in Europe. Come on What is horse meat has to do with beef and chicken? What does it have to do with that? And then I was shocked about pork, remnants of pork in chicken, chicken, Phyllis, and it's working. And then I found out how they doing it because obviously you got to you got to see you got to look, you've got to check you've got to search and hunt. And it's not so difficult nowadays with the net. And they've got a million needles that quickly go into the thing and it swells up a bit. And once they something cheap, that's pork and it's soft and it goes in and you think you know that

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I'm telling you that juicy items, you know that

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you know if it was helpful or not come on.

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Now Allah forgive us. This is what's happening. So remember what we're eating. Please be careful, please. You know, sometimes we all get a little bit irritated myself included when someone sends you a long list of emails and he that and so on. But what all I'm saying is look into it as someone who has knowledge I mean, you have the brothers of the National halaal authority here in Zimbabwe, for example. And Mashallah, here, right at our fingertips, we can ask them a look, we've heard about this, this this and what is it and we will get the information perhaps within a short space of time, so panela but it's up to us to consume halon Well, like if we don't, we cannot expect to be able to

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know what's right and wrong in society, in communities in your home and everything else. Like for example

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there was a young man who told me I'm addicted to porn and I don't know I really I asked a lot forgiveness I read my Salah I do as best as I can, but I don't know why I just keep on going back to this thing. So you know there are so many ways of answering and trying and saying look, make your Salah regular, you know, your routine needs this needs to happen next need to have that needs to happen. But when scholars get together and start talking to each other, as to how each one has dealt with different systems.

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Bala heed helps. And one of the things I've learned is check the person's consumption. Where do you work? What do you eat? How do you eat and so on? Do you read your Do you know there's little supplication before eating well, like it's important it ensures that what goes in in shall light will be utilized in the correct way you get energy. You know, when you eat things, you get energy, and that energy is going to be utilized in a certain way let it be halaal if you read your da there is a greater likelihood if it was halaal and you went out of your way to make sure it's halaal going in, then this is what we call Allah Allah Even it is halaal and at the same thing, pure clean good

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nice. You've eaten it and Mashallah your thoughts are clean. But if a person consumes Hara and I found the youngster later on Subhana Allah He was not bothered about his consumption eating anything. You know one of those people who just goes on and thinks Okay, for as long as it's not pork, it's okay.

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And what do you expect? Your your energies will drive you towards doing something Haram. Now if you become conscious of it, your mind is occupied with something.

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And you when you consume the energy that comes in is blessing. You say Alhamdulillah Allah the harmony or at least an hamdulillah Praise be to Allah Alhamdulillah Allah via tamani Hava parama was upon him and Lady holy Mineola, Pooja, I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. I thank him for what he's given me. And he's blessed me with without any of my energy, you know, I've done nothing in here and I've just eaten. Look at this. All I did was I probably paid something and next thing it's in my mouth. And what did I do nothing. I owe that praise and gratitude to Allah. So this is what it is. Let's make sure Jolla that what we consume is halal, inshallah what we

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earn Sharla being halal.

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And remember one thing my brothers and sisters, engage in lots and lots of is still far on a daily basis. That's advice to myself and then to everyone else. ask Allah forgiveness every day, ask him forgiveness, 100 times and more every day, every day, because one of the days we're going to die if we die on that day, and we've already asked a lot on that day to forgive us about 100 times. Trust me You cannot die without a smile. on HANA medalla take us two gentlemen, may make us not from amongst those who have false hope, and I spoke about it today. May He make us from those who have the correct hole and who can work towards earning that Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Jalla wa salatu wa

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salam ala nabina Muhammad