Time of Prophet Muhammad – Echoes of Enlightenment

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My beloved brothers and my sisters,

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one of the greatest favours of Allah upon us is that we are part of the ummah of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Allah chooses when he wishes. And he chose from the very beginning of creation, everything that he wanted, in the finest of details.

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In the last two days, during this beautiful tour, that was given the title, echoes of enlightenment here in Kenya, I made mention of an interesting point. And I received an email telling me that we never looked at it this way before, even though it is a reality. What was the point? The point is, none of us seated here came to earth by our choice. That's the point. Nobody who is here on Earth, came to the earth, because they wanted to come to the earth. But rather, a sign that there is a Creator is that you are here without choice.

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Let's assign someone put you here.

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I am so sophisticated, I have a brain I have eyes, I have feelings. I have capacity and ability likes and dislikes. I have family members, I have so much more and every single one of us has the same and we feel similar.

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We feel important, no matter who you are. Everyone has their self dignity.

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This is a gift of Allah, He is showing you that he is the one who put you here, he put you here. And in the same way that Allah Almighty placed you on earth without a choice. When you leave, you leave without a choice as well. So you came into this world without a choice, and you leave the world without a choice. So he who made me? Surely

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you and I should be looking forward to meeting him one day.

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We have to go back to wherever we came from.

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I am so sophisticated, like I said,

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and all of us are?

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Do you really think that if I were to die just because my heart stopped beating? And the soul was separated from the body? Do you really think it's the end of me, when I haven't even accomplished a small amount of water I would have loved to on Earth. I give you a quick example. This Masjid has perhaps a few 1000 people, men and women brothers, sisters, boys and girls. Surely I want to meet every single one of you and give you time to greet to be able to find out to be able to talk to each other to let the hearts build a good relationship. Because we are all human beings from the same mother and father related and connected a few generations back but I don't have the capacity in this

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world because I'm a human. Allah will give me and you that capacity in a time to come. He will give it to us. That is why when Allah describes Paradise, he always uses a description kraly dena fee feel amazing. You see they will be dwelling in there forever. Forever. Callie Dena fee

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Mustafa

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Wow. Here's Allah describing it to save dwelling there in forever. What a beautiful about and what a beautiful place to be in forever. Jana, it means on Earth. There are nice things that we aim for. I asked the youth who are here today, what would you like? Many people will say I want a nice car. I want a nice house. I want a nice job. And I want a very beautiful.

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You see a small boy said wife Wallah is small boy he knows he knows what he wants. Did you hear it? Wife? Wallahi they say no wife no life. May Allah grant us is.

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One brother had two wives I said you said no wife no life. He said well I need two lives.

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May Allah forgive all of us?

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nonetheless, that banter aside, to be more serious, Allah Almighty knows he created some things on earth and gave us as human beings, the connection towards those things. Why do you like gold and silver and bright and nice things and luxuries because you are a human. That's why, but you don't know what Allah has prepared for you in Jannah Allah says, I have prepared for you something amazing in paradise I have prepared for you something amazing in paradise work towards it, Allah will grant it to you by His will and His mercy. You see, we have one statement, which is the most powerful echo of enlightenment that needs to echo across our lives.

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La ilaha illa Allah, Mohammad Rasool Allah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah besides my maker who made me who is in control of every aspect of my existence, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his messenger. I follow him in everything that he said he did, and his entire life and every aspect of it is my business to ensure that I not only learn but I endeavor to put into practice, that one statement, there is a Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam

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that states that men will come on the day of judgment and he has done a lot of bad deeds, a lot of bad deeds,

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and it will be sent to take account of his deeds and as he is being taken account of regarding his deeds, there will be 99 files filled with bad deeds, each file from the east to the west, and as they are being placed on the scale of justice. You see, Allah is amazing. Allah is Rahman Rahim before we're dude to work afar. These are the qualities of Allah and the names of Allah subhanho wa taala, most loving, most caring, most merciful, most Beneficent, oft forgiving, the one who loves to forgive Allah Houma In one, two Hibbeler 451 ni O Allah, you are forgiving you love to forgive you love to what? To forgive.

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You love to forgive, that's the quality of Allah. He loves to what? Remind yourself don't lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. Allah loves to forgive far for Annie so Allah forgive me Oh ALLAH forgive me.

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Allah's Mercy is such that as human he knows you will do good deeds and you will do bad deeds. Allah says when your good deeds are more than your bad. I will grant you paradise

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when your good deeds are more than your bad I will grant you Jana paradise. I know you did bad

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farmer

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Felco let's mousy Nova hola eco homeowner you move.

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woman called Fatma Zeno for all. Incan Lavina hos.

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Allahu Akbar. Allah says whoever scale of good deeds is heavy. Good news. Good news to them they are successful and wherever scale of good deeds is light. Then they are the ones the Hadith says fella yeah alumina Illa and of Cebu woman watered Acharya Radha Lika fala alumina Illa f7. The hadith says whoever has found something besides the goodness on their scale of deeds, they only blame themselves. So for me and for all of us. Life is a contest and the competition and the race against time. I need to put away as many good deeds as I can. You see the little children they play games, you have a certain time to play the game. You have certain score you need to reach what do you do

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you try hard to play? Anyone distracting you keep right I'm playing? I'm playing Am I right? They will sit with the game and keep on pressing and touching and pressing. And you look at the guy looking at the screen and fiddling with the screen you wonder what's going on.

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And when he breaks the previous score, he jumps up and you're wondering, imagine watching from a CCTV, a little youngster tapping a screen tapping a screen and then a little while later, what happened. He's all on his own screaming because he knows I need to be focused. I have 30 seconds one minute 10 minutes to score as many goals as I can I need to reach nein nein nein nein or whatever it is, and once I reach it, that's it No one must disturb me Wallahi the act of a more men should be such that you know

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I have life. My life is restricted. Let me be focused, no distractions. I must score as many goals as I can. I must feel my weight the weight of good deeds as much as I can. For stubby call hayati in Allah He met on June couldn't Jeremy, we are all going back to Allah together. Everyone's going back to Allah, all of us. So Allah says Easterby can

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compete when it comes to doing good deeds. You do a good deed. Tomorrow you should do a better deed. Your days must not be equal. Today should be better than yesterday. And tomorrow should be better than today. So you fill your scale. When you arrive on the Day of Judgment. You have amazing deeds, amazing deeds.

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May Allah accept from us our deeds.

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But sometimes we take for granted how serious a sin is. When you backbite about someone you think it's light, when you slander. You know what Islam that you lied about them behind their backs in front of their backs. You lied about someone? Allah Almighty says regarding the slander against our mother, nature of the Allahu anha.

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Dice Abona who

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were who I

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am Allahu Akbar. They started saying bad words against our mother. nature of the Allahu Allah, Allah says, You think it's light in the eyes of Allah. It's a very serious statement.

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So what your tongue sometimes you and I say things we don't realize we think it's okay. You know, I just forwarded the message on WhatsApp. Allah says maybe that's your deed, you are going to go in the wrong place because of that. Don't just forward anything and everything you will find. If it is slanderous delete that button of delete might be the button that will get you to Jannah possible because you cut the slander. It didn't continue from you. It's easy. It's so easy. We are living in a world of excitement. Everyone wants to know, things first.

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Everyone wants to know things first, if someone passes away, you want to be the first one to tell the world. So he's still dying and you pass in Allah.

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So and so he's passed away. They are still dying. They're not yet passed away. Relax, maybe they will live does indeed happen. Everyone wants to be the first to give the news. Come down. You are I mean, take things in your stripe. You need to understand slow down a little bit.

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No problem. You don't need to be the first

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when you have La ilaha illallah wa Muhammad Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam echoing from your mouth time and again, from your heart time and again, from your soul time and again, from every limb of your body time and again. Do you know what happens? Those 99 files, each one from the east to the west filled with bad deeds were put on the scale. They were all bad and suddenly a card dropped out of one of the files and it was said this person has uttered La ilaha illallah who Muhammad Rasool Allah said can truthfully once in his life, they put that on the other side of the scale and guess what, by the mercy of Allah by the father of Allah subhanho wa Taala it was heavier

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than all of that. And the man was granted Jana.

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The man was granted Jana. Many of us our tongues. We don't remember Allah. We don't. I am guilty. I need to do more and I need to do better than yesterday.

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You get up in the morning first words should be Alhamdulillah Are they really Alhamdulillah

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the alarm rings what do we do? Naturally snooze bar hit it right. Or your phone hit it snows

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then we get up we are upset. I was enjoying my sleep. I was dreaming. You know the one youngster he was dreaming in his dream.

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There was a men who came to him tell him here is a million dollars.

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He said no. I need 2 million

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you're being greedy a million dollars. Now I need 2 million. So they started arguing Allah gave you so much Allah gave you 1 billion you're giving me 1 million give me 2 million What's your problem? While they are arguing? His I opened

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where's the million?

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He said it's not there. He quickly closes out okay, okay. It's okay give me the million it's fine. Allah He too late. You are living a dream. It's not going to happen.

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In our dunya Allah He when you die, you're you will be in

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The everlasting life. Exactly that will happen to the person who wasted his time.

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He will want to go back and say Oh Allah, lo anally rotten. akuna minal machine. If I had another chance, just one chance so that I can do good. What was I saying moments ago do as much good as you can. You see someone greet them. You see another person smile. Look today and we have faces. Allah is the most powerful, most amazing. Every one of us we have a different face.

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Not only a different face, every one of us has a different eyes, the iris from the beginning of Adam to the end of the last person whom I will never meet.

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Maybe in Jannah we will meet

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every one of us has a different thumbprint. Every finger is different. Everyone If you shave your head, the way your hair grew is different. Do you know this? Every zebra that there is in Kenya, the stripes are different from the other one did you know this? Check it out. Every giraffe every leopard, every cheetah, the big five and the other seven that are there. You know what I'm talking about? We are in Kenya, the land of the big even if they tell me big 20 I will say I believe you? Because you are Kenyans

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mashallah

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when I saw Brother Ahmed the first time I thought he was one of the big ones in my life I tick they said I seen one big one.

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But this time I came brother lost weight. He told me no no Al Hamdulillah we are eating healthy. We're now eating healthy. May Allah grant us good health. I can joke about him because he is my brother. We are close.

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Every one of us has a beautiful face we are looking Do you realize something amazing.

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That is the power of Allah.

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Allah created you unique, unique, nobody can ever lie.

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That you are him. Oh he is you. In fact, sometimes twins look alike.

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But if you check the DNA, it can never ever fault

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a researcher who wants to check or an investigator to unfold them.

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Do you know the hola ma have spoken about this the scholars they say it is a sign that there is a sub

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Wallahi the fact that we have different identity completely is a sign that one day you are going to face justice.

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And in the court of Allah they can never be a mix up. It is you

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the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, None of us will enter Jannah

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because of our deeds, we will enter Jannah because of the Mercy of Allah.

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How can you achieve the Mercy of Allah?

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Number one, Shah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, has to fight your case and not even fight but has to say to Allah, this one is from me my own ma I intercede on his behalf wala he you are successful.

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May Allah grant us shafa of Nabi Muhammad Salah Anna Sana.

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How do I get chef Ah.

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I get your follow up by trying my best to follow the footsteps of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Allah Almighty tells us Yeah, are you

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son Salam, O Allah, wa salim otters, Nima. That is the second half of the verse Allahumma Salli, ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayidina Muhammad in wa sahbihi wa barik was salam.

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O you who believes in blessings and salutations upon him. It's a verse of surah Allah. Allah starts that verse by saying in Allah ha Why am I

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alone

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Nabil Allah and His angels are sending blessings and salutations upon this Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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achieve intercession, you are successful. Follow the example and continue to repeat Allahumma Salli ala Sayidina wa Mohammed in wa ala Ali say you didn't know Muhammad in wa sahbihi wa barik wa salam and if you want sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is the shortest

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division.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in an undisputed Hadith says mon sulla Allah yeah Wahida

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whoever sins blessings upon me once

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sallallahu alayhi Bihar Ashra 10 times you will receive blessings from Allah 10 times. So if you want blessings, you just need to send blessings and salutations upon Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam it's an echo.

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It's an echo

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of enlightenment.

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Your tongue must be moist. What do I do? The most powerful words in existence, are that of the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, that of the praise of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Why might one might ask, why? Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam because Allah chose him. Don't be jealous.

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When the kuffaar of Quraysh were jealous, they refuse to follow.

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Allah chose Allah Who else Buffy Minalima Allah rasool Allah

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Allah chooses the messengers from among the angels and from among the people Allah chooses.

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And when Allah chooses, nobody can say anything. Law use Anwar.

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Allah is not

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answerable

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to anyone or anything He is Allah.

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Allah does as he pleases as he wishes.

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So when Allah has chosen and favored Jabril from among the angels Alayhis Salam,

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you cannot come and have a statement regarding that. No, I don't agree are all the biller Who are you to agree or not to agree it's over.

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When Allah chooses the messengers, he chose of Bahlul hulky what Accra Maru SULI

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the best of creation and the most noble of all prophets of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. He said he will be the last Nabi

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SallAllahu Sallam if Allah wanted he could have been the first second third anyone but Allah chose read the Quran Allah says he chose

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in Allah has pasa

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la EBO Ibrahim Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah me, Allah chose these people are dumb. Ibrahim family of Emraan family of Ibrahim, Allah chose these people above Allah, Allah mean above all Allah chose them. Nothing you can do about it. You have to thank Allah Oh Allah.

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We thank you for the favor that you bestowed upon us. When I started this lecture I said one of the biggest favors is you are the ummah of the great Nabhi

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Allah says lcada Mon Allahu Allah, meaning Allah has favored the believers. What did he say? What did he say? Do you know what he said? Allah is telling you I have favored the believers ultimate meaning when did I favor them?

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Is the atrophy Missoula min foresee him when I sent to them from amongst them, a messenger he's talking about Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the favor of Allah upon you and I is he sent to us a guiding light. He sent to us a messenger he sent to us the best from amongst us. If there is any perfection, it is not in our midst. It is for Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And ultimate perfection is for Allah. In this world, you won't find perfection. Every one of us, you know, one day.

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Let me try and wait this nicely because I don't want to offend anyone. One day there was a sister.

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And she said to me, she sent me a message in email, she said, Make dua for me. I'm not in hijab, I want to wear hijab.

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So I replied,

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I said, may Allah bless you and strengthen you to do the right thing. You know, what is the right thing you know yourself make dua.

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But dua alone is not enough. You need to make an effort with the Da Da is very important.

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Extremely but with the dua you need to make an effort, some effort Allah to double as Barbie, you need to try to do something yourself. Anyway, she replied me and said I am the face of a certain brand of makeup. So it's very hard.

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Oh now you are getting somewhere right. Now you are good now you are talking. So because you are being paid to paint your face. Now you are saying make dua for me. Wallah he there are young boys when I tell them when are you cutting cigarettes? They say Make dua I meet them after one year when are you quitting? Make dua and meet them after two years. When are you cutting make dua? I said brother when I'm making dua at your grave, you will tell me I now quit.

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May Allah forgive us, right? You can't wait for that moment it's too late.

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Together with Make dua you need to be strong I am cutting now. Drop it unless you have a bad habit drop it. I tell you, the sister says make dua for me.

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I said together with the DUA. I want to tell you one very interesting thing men is enslaved by Shavon.

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Unless they are meaning, unless they are believers, men is enslaved by shaitan.

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So much saw that he makes you hate your identity.

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Do you know that

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when you stand up look Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from his companions. They were people from Harbor Shah who was that biller lived nearby that there were a few others But beloved, one example. There were people from Europe who was that? So hey, if you see none or Rumi. Why, why were the Companions who were non Arab. Because Allah wanted to teach you love family Araby and Allah, Allah Allah Jimena Allah Arabi Wally

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Illa bit Taqwa

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there is no virtue

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for one over the other or the other over another except by piety.

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There was a brother who accepted Islam a few weeks ago in Johannesburg, just before Salatin Maghrib and I told him my brother you are qualified to stand in the first row behind the Imam he said but I have just new asset that's it. No matter who you are, how new you are, what color you are, what size you are, what financial standing you are, you stand you stand. When you enter the Masjid. No one says right, please fill in the form. How much are you with?

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No one does that. No one does that. You come and Alhamdulillah that is the deen of Allah. It's a gift of Allah.

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So I stoled the sister, my dear sister shaytan entraps the people. But you know when you are liberated When you love yourself the way Allah made you. I am dark. I love myself. I am fair. I love myself. I have straight hair. I don't have straight hair. I have long nose, no long nose. I have one eye this way one this way. Every one of us has something we think is wrong with us. No one is perfect perfection is for the hereafter. If you look carefully, too much in the mirror, they said My nose is a little bit bent. I say Brother, you are looking too much in the mirror.

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No one sees it. But one tooth is like this. The other two your three teeth are this way. My brother? Just brush your teeth. Can you chew your food? Yes and hamdulillah It's okay. Smile. It's your identity. I know so many people who go and fix things and after that they are depressed. They say My nose is too small to big then they go operate. What happens when they are finished with the operation? Some of them are suicidal Wallahi read about it online. Check it Google it. Suicidal thoughts after a nose job. Google it. You will be shocked 1000s of them. And I'm talking from knowledge because I have counseled some of these people.

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What did you do? You were not happy with how Allah made you? Yes. If there is something abnormal, you can correct it. If you have six fingers you can either live with it or chop off the one no harm it's permissible. No harm something not normal. If you can't see much with your eyes you can either wear glasses or you can do a laser no problem. If the if you are squinting you can correct it no problem. But have you heard that statement?

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A guy while makeup on his face brother what's happened? He said Don't judge me.

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You are judging yourself my brother not me. Be happy. It's okay. So what I have a pimple to pimples. Some marks something here No problem. I'm a man, I will continue to move.

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If a woman beautifies herself, it should not be to the point where she's enslaved

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by what society is going to think of No, I'm doing it to a certain degree because I'd like to look a little bit better. There is a scope of permissibility to beautify yourself not

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problem, but the minute you get over excited, it's a big problem. I promise you. They were asking me when do I know what is right and what is wrong? Some people ask, they say how much makeup is permissible?

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Allah who you can ask me the question number one is why are you doing it? Who are you doing it for and so on so many questions to answer. But now there is a quick way of telling.

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You know, the iPhone, they have facial recognition. Have you seen it, you pick up you see the phone opens? If you put enough makeup too much of that thing, they when you pick up it, one recognizes it? Now I put too much Hallas?

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Ask the sisters who get overboard. Does your phone really recognize who you are? At the moment? They say no. When I'm finished my function and everything. I'll wipe it then I'll use my phone, La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah. If that is the case, then surely we are enslaved, liberate yourself, love yourself how you are. Those who love you the way you are, are the true people.

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They are the true people. So the point being raised here is every one of us is unique. That's what I was saying. So guess what will happen. It's not only about your eyes and your thumb and your face. It's about your Tabia your nature. Some are hard, some are loud, some are soft, some are aggressive, some are passive. Am I right amongst us in one family? Let's say this son of mine does not talk too much. And they say this one here is a loud mouth, right? This guy here he is a fighter. That guy is passive. You hear this? Why Allah made you? Allah wants to test you in the dunya? Are you going to live with all these people and appreciate the good that comes from them? Or are you going to be able

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Are you not going to be able to survive in their midst, I need to love you. I need to appreciate you. I need to look at the good and use whatever I could for the goodness of the Ummah help you if I want to employ you at my business, I know that perhaps you are allowed mouth so I might have to tolerate that a little bit. But if you are a professional in your field that you are honest and hardworking, come You are welcome. I can talk to you I can get along with you. But I will excuse your weakness to a degree. When it becomes insulting and abusive. We might have to say Listen, brother, that's a little bit overboard. But otherwise I'm different. When I was young, I was a very

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quiet guy. If you asked me I would never believe I'm going to stand up one day and speak to 1000s of people. And you know what, remind them about Allah. I didn't know that this would happen. But Subhanallah it happens slowly but surely. And today, when I look at the brothers, I recognize some of the faces some and some I feel a connection but I don't know you before. But I feel there's something you're my brother, Allah Fila

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because of Allah for the love of Allah and the deen of Allah, we are the Ummah, we should care for one another. I know there might be differences here and everyone is different. Your nature is different, your understanding will be different. Your understanding your nature,

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your likes and dislikes. That doesn't mean I have the right to insult you or to dishonor you or to disrespect you I always tell the young people, listen, don't lose your good character because of someone else's bad character. A guy is swore you in public. Are you going to swear back in the same public? If you did? What was the difference between the two of you? No difference, but a guy who swore you it has happened to me. I just look and say

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he gets even more angry because his aim was to aggravate you and you didn't get aggravated. I know.

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There was a there was a guy he parked his car next to might not park but he stopped at the traffic light. He was very angry and upset because I overtook him. Anyway, he stopped there and he's making loud sounds with his big exhaust which he fitted at the back of his Subaru you know big exhaust

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you know, for me, the sound is like some people make big noise but in actual fact there is nothing to offer.

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So big noise in the back nice. Maybe at night there is a spark some of the youngsters know they they have something in that system, where when you press it back and there is a flame that comes out, young boy, he's 16 years old feeling like he owns the whole world. My brother, you haven't even seen anything in the world yet for you. One Spark is getting you so excited. Right? It's the age no problem. You can be happy. Enjoy, enjoy. So he came he started making big noise. He opened his window. He showed me fingers fingers wants to swear.

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I didn't tell him I said

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just put my thumb like this. And he's sweating sweating.

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Now because I'm wearing

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lazing his guy is so happy he doesn't know whether to smile or to cry. Because what did he want? He only wants to attract attention. I know that he only wants people to say Wow, nice car. Nice car, right? So when

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he was so happy he started laughing. He started being and he was so in one second from sweating, to being happy and excited. And I told myself Wallahi if I wanted I could swear him back, isn't it? We did help wouldn't help. So think think sometimes it's just excitement. People get angry because they have a nice car. If you ever are driving

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on this beautiful new highway that you have in Nairobi, for me, I was very surprised and coming after a long time.

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And I was thinking to myself from the airport, it's going to take two hours to get to where we are getting hola in 10 minutes. We were there. I said Subhanallah Subhanallah What a beautiful development here in Nairobi. But I'm sure a matter of time. If someone is speeding, you must watch when you

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overtake a more beautiful car than yours. If they are young drivers. Usually he will get angry.

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Because what are you insulting me for? I have a better car than yours. Right? So he starts start speeding, relax. This is only duniya Allah has prepared for us. Jana fee, Mala

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Walla

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Walla

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Jana, there is that which no eyes have seen no ears have heard it hasn't even crossed the heart of anyone. You haven't seen it.

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You haven't seen it. Allah has prepared that for us.

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So I was raising a point

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that we enter Jannah through the mercy of Allah through the intercession of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we will achieve that intercession by following and secondly, when we do our deeds that Allah made compulsory upon us like our five salah, like our Zakah like are fasting in Ramadan, when we are kind to others when we are good to the rest of the people. Then Allah's Mercy comes down. My deeds will not be sufficient to get me to Jana, because Jana, you can only get with the Mercy of Allah, but I can get the Mercy of Allah when I keep trying. And I fulfill because that trial and that fulfillment will bring about the Mercy of Allah. You commit to sin. Did you do Toba? Yes, you did.

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The toma will bring the Mercy of Allah. Did you read Salat al Fajr? Yes, Allah was mercy will come on you. Did you do so out of the hole? Yes. Allah's mercy will come on you.

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That's what it is.

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Because our deeds, at times they are not good enough. Something goes wrong with the intention. And it's a little bit spoiled. Allah says we know we created you this way.

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We know we created you this way.

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You are on earth so you will like and love certain things. Allah says We know that there was a young man.

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He came to me he said, Please convince my father I need to marry that woman.

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I went to the Father. I told him uncle and I knew them. As an uncle. Your son came to me he wants me to talk to you. You are a good man. He wants to marry the other that lady No, she's a divorcee. I don't want she has one child. My son is young. I think she is calling the young boy.

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I said look to marry a divorce is not wrong. Sometimes they have a child. Nabi SallAllahu Sallam looked after the children of others, and he married divorcees and widows who had children at times. Only one he married who was never married before I should have allowed the rest of them they were married before including Khadija been to Hawaii did have the Allahu Tabata Kota Alana. So don't be too hard. That woman comes from a good family. She's one year older than him. And you know what? She has a child. And she has.

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She has a good reputation, go through divorce, one of the things. So the uncle says no, I am not going to accept. I'm not going to accept.

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Anyway.

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After four months, there was a marriage. I didn't know I was traveling. I don't know what happened. The marriage and the guy got married. I came back I said, Oh, brother, what happened?

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He said I had to make a plan.

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I said what was the plan? He said Schiff. I don't want to tell you.

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I said but why?

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He told me you know,

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I was so depressed after my father disagreed. I was talking to my friends. My friends gave me an idea.

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So one day I went home and I told my father

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I want to marry that guy

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said what?

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Yes. He says, I want to marry that. There's another guy. He's very handsome. He said, What?

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Are you okay? He says, No, the father was so angry. He's in ways that woman bring her here. This is he says, Being here we will marry now I said in early life.

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Imagine I said my brother, I feel sorry for your father because you maybe you almost killed him with a heart attack. Right? He said chef, may Allah forgive me there was no other way. I say you cheated.

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But the point being raised his look where the world is going. If you are not going to promote Halal Wallah he something haram might happen. Do you know what I'm saying?

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Yesterday I spoke in the masjid to say all you fathers who are here make it easy for your children to marry. Yes, we have rules we have regulations we will follow but go easy try to understand and guide them facilitate we are living in an age of hyper haram. So if for you to make things a little bit easier in sha Allah, Allah will bless you. Because there is so much going on there you will be shocked I have people I cannot even tell you the stories because it is disrespectful to the house of Allah. But there are things happening that are worth crying tears of blood. We are here talking about Allah and His Rasul my beloved brothers, my sisters, let's get closer to Allah. Let's promise

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we have a gift this Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam learn about him follow his footsteps. I was saying keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah he will be handy he Subhana Allah Hilah then

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Kalamata Anika fee if attorney Alisa Anita keel attorney Phil Mizani. Habib attorney in LA Rahmani Subhan Allah he will be Hamdi Subhan Allah who will have in two words, two phases that are light on the tongue heavy on the scale loved by Allah Subhan Allah he will be Hamdi Subhan Allah, Allah loves Him, praise Allah all the time. Send blessings and salutation upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as much as you can.

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May Allah Almighty grant us goodness. Because if you want to be saved from the fitna that is happening. Certain things. They are non compromisable for example, your five daily prayers no matter what you have done, pray, no matter where you are, pray no matter how much work you have, whatever, pray five prayers don't compromise. You don't have water you do tell your mom you are on a journey you have a bonus and a discount.

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Subhan Allah Allah has made it so easy suddenly Eman for elantas *a Eden if you read standing your Salah prop if you are unable Allah says you can sit and read it's okay the same way if you are unable to do certain things, do it in a slightly different way but do it learn from the scholars?

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This masjid and this institution alHuda look at it. Watch the facility. Look at how big and beautiful the masjid is. Look at the compound look at the carpark look at the facility out there there is like a school there is a little area there. I think it might be a gymnasium or a covered area there. There is a television station a radio station, there is someone who is this fall Wallah hits for you that doesn't belong to one person. I built it for myself and Hollis. May Allah make it a sadaqa jariya for those who built it, and those who made it happen, amen.

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But the idea use the facility come use the facility. Make sure you are around. Don't let shaytan make you think you know what, I'm not going to go No I can't go while I come do your Salah at least things begin your closeness to Allah, your luck. One thing that uma is also lacking is your character.

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Your character and conduct is something you need to work upon. Many of the young they don't care anymore.

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Do you respect your adults anyone older than you? Do you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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Mullah Musa kabhi Aruna wallum

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yara Hamsa you Rana fillet Samina

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whoever does not respect the older people and have mercy on the younger people cannot claim that he is from us. In our deen in our religion, you need to respect the adults anyone older than you. He already has the respect of seniority. You will greet him. Talk to him with respect you will sit him before you that is the original Muslim. Don't lose that. You

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You are a true Muslim respect to the older people, gray hair, respect them.

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And if you are a true Muslim have mercy on the young people, you come to the masjid one two small boys might make a little bit of noise this way that way. Go easy they are just kids. It's fine. You don't have to get so angry and destroy the little one bring him and drop him from the top and so no, go easy.

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That is Islam.

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How do you How are you eating when you are eating? Are you thinking of the others? Do you feed the poor when you earn is there a small portion of your money that goes out? Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us there are some people who will earn Jana because they spent money. They spent money

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for

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what taka was sadaqa been for Sonia cero Hoon in nuestra the one who gives the one who is conscious of Allah, the One who believes in the goodness in the Quran, the Sunnah, in the deen of Allah in the hereafter. In the day of hisab. Allah says, We make it easy for that person to do good things more and more good things.

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So Humble yourself. Everyone is different. Everyone's temperament is different. Everyone's understanding is different. How are you going to interact with them? When I meet a man who's rough and tough. I need to understand who he is, what his qualities are. Speak to him in a nice way. Maybe I can help him a little bit. And perhaps I will not insult him. But I need to live with him. Don't make enemies for nothing. If you're a true leader, and you want goodness, minimize your enemies, cut them up. You cannot have a war with everyone that is here. No, you can't.

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Maybe there are some people you want to stay away from them but

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it will drain you to be at war with others. Rasool Allah SallAllahu wasallam What did he used to do? He didn't want to fight he didn't look forward to going and fighting. They were instructed by Allah to get back what was theirs legitimately. So they had the Battle of battle, the battle of offered the Battle of hunchback all that was against whom those who persecuted them for many years.

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And he participated in it.

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But for us, I want to, I can go on and on. But let me tell you one more important factor.

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As a member of the community, when I see a young boy on drugs, or a young girl who is lost, I think to myself, How can I help this person?

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That's what I think. I also blame myself to a small degree to say, maybe we could have done something for the community that would have saved this youngster. Because to occupy yourself with something that is clean fun is far better than to leave your mind idle. When you sit and you have nothing to do and you have bad friends. Where do they take you? They take you to a bad place. They talk in a bad way. They swear their tongues are filthy, they begin to smoke. Initially, it starts off with a normal tobacco cigarette after that when they start pronouncing the words better. They think that you read so they go on to the weed, you see.

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Because they start they start having colorful words, you know,

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colorful words, the weed comes in, when the weed comes in what happens other things come in? It's not enough. Shaitan drags you more and more. Every rule that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us is only there in order to make us the best of people. That is why the kuffar who are watching us they are interested in the deen of Allah because they look at the discipline there is here is a Muslim. If you're a normal Muslim, you won't be drinking. You won't be gambling, you won't be committing adultery, you won't be stealing deceiving. You will correct your heart from the conditions jealousy, hatred, ill feeling deception. You are a straight, upright beautiful, wonderful

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human being who is a pleasure to interact with. Do you know why? Because you are a true Muslim Wallahi you are a pleasure if I meet you i know this man is a true Muslim because he made me with a smile. If the Prophet sallallahu wasallam went to such detail that you need to move your lip in this direction to get a reward. That's the detail.

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You know your lips here your lips to move this one up here and this one up here is a sadaqa like this, let me show you.

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You see everyone did the same thing. I'm only showing you but we're also showing

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one old man in Cape Town he came to me. He told me chef, you told us about Smiling. Smiling is a charity. I find it difficult to smile.

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Because I don't have teeth.

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I said insha Allah for you is a double rainbow

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Just smile. Imagine that he doesn't have to be smiling. It's so cute. I said my uncle when they look at you the heart is melting. They say wow look at this old man no teeth. He said Don't call me old I'm still young.

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I'm still young. So to smile Why? Because Allah He everyone has worries. Everyone has challenges in life, everyone. My brother, I have so many challenges when I see my Muslim brother or sister, at least I need to think how can I contribute to the life of this person to liven it up a little bit to give a small bit of enlightenment Wallahi as simple as the bazooka.

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Sadaqa to smile at the face of your brother is sadaqa it's a charity.

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Notice how he says a kicker? Because you can't have the brothers going to the sisters and saying

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what are you doing this? Someone would slap you. Be careful. Don't temper you know the rules of the deen of Allah right? You have a good smile. But you need to know where your lines are. May Allah Almighty bless all of us. I really ask you all to pray for the ummah.

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At the moment we are going through many struggles you and I know what is going on in Gaza. We ask Allah to help our brothers and sisters as an ummah we have failed them. We ask Allah to protect them.

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Allah He my heart races when I think of how helpless we are,

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and what is going on. Everywhere in the world. So many of our brothers and sisters are struggling. We should never be a vehicle of creating struggle for someone else. You and I need to create ease for someone manifest some Muslim in court Batum in Krabi, duniya there is a Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim says, Whoever makes easy for another

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the hardship of this dunya Allah will make easy for them in this world and in the archaea. May Allah make it easy for us. We all need Jana we should live as brothers, the prophets of Allah Allah Salam says, Don't be jealous of one another. Don't backbite one another, don't hurt one another don't deceive one another. Well Kuno a bad Allah He is one

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be the worshipers of Allah as brothers. He knows

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that everyone has a different temperament, different understanding. He says you are Brothers live together, stay nicely. You need to you need to be able to appreciate each other as an ummah.

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When the disbelievers look at us

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they look at the believers and they say that's a Muslim, that's a Muslim, that's a Muslim, that's a Muslim. They don't look into the small nitty gritty differences that we may have. They don't look at that. It is a Muslim in

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it's only the Muslims whom they look at another Muslim and say how can I take this guy out of Islam? That's the Muslim attitude when you see someone like that, you must know that he is doing the wrong thing.

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As a Muslim I need to look at what is it in this brother or sister that can bring him in the ummah. You know, when someone says I want to say Shahada, it happens all the time. They come in the front, we say, repeat after me. You know how it works right? I shall do Allah Allah Allah Allah we make them say Shahada once we are done the whole crowd, what do they say?

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Right? And everyone says Allah Akbar. It is so loud, so beautiful, so amazing. As soon as that is done before the poor fellow comes out of the masjid five people got hold of him. You better watch out. These people are a straight you must watch those guys confused. I just said my Shahada. What's going on? Who's what's happening now but those guys be careful for these people. Watch out for those people. You know, you must watch out that. You relax. This guy just accepted Islam. Why are you overwhelming him? Another thing the same people who are saying those are straight, these are straight that revert now he wants to get married. You can't marry him revert. How can you give your

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daughter to revert

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many of them come to me yaki I accepted Islam. I said the shahada and it's been four or five years I'm in the community mashallah where I want to get married no one wants to give me their daughter or the other way around. The father will not accept because the girl is a revert.

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So I got up in the masjid I said Abu Bakr was a revert Omar was a river with man was revered and he was revered Radi Allahu Anhu Jami and they were they were before the coming of Rasul Allah Salah Salem, where were they and what were they doing? The Allahu Anhu himself speaks about worshiping things that were they

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were the bulk of them not machete came before. So technically, are they not rivers, they came to Islam. Yeah rasool Allah in near shadow Allah Allah, Allah Allah wash hadoo Anika Abdi

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Who are Sulu they became mini Amara, Barbara the Allahu Anhu was the 40th person to accept Islam Hamza and Abdul Muttalib was standing at the door of the house of Allah Allah come with noble outcome Ravi, Allah Who, and this is when it took place. Amazing. Did they then chase everyone out? No, they didn't they help them in every way. My brothers and sisters help each other. We support each other. We need to be there for each other.

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I end with a verse of the Quran. Very powerful echo

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while loving a careful bow.

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fifth Now, Phil Wafaa cabbie, Allah says the kuffaar will always protect one another against you always. If you are not going to protect one another. There will be great chaos and corruption on earth. That is one of the most powerful verses you are one on MMA you have the power more than you can imagine. If you are not going to protect one another, look out for one another, support one another stand up for one another. He will be crushed. There's going to be a problem. Why fitna don't fill out their facade on cabby, learn from the others? What are they doing? They stick up for one another. They have proven that even when they are wrong, they will stick up for one another with us.

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Allah Almighty says you stand up for one another you protect one another in what is right. May Allah Almighty help me and help all of us. May Allah unite the Ummah, May Allah bring us closer and closer to the deen of Allah, my brothers, my sisters, I really thank you for your time and your attention. And I pray that whatever I have said, can actually penetrate the heart and come as a good message to effect positive change in the ummah. I pray that it is a light that is ignited and it is an echo that can enlighten yourselves and myself. I could only have a SallAllahu wasallam albaraka ala Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah here behind the here Subhana Allah humblebee Hambrick no shadow Allah

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Illa illa Anta Mr. Furukawa, we're not to bore you Lake