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Do

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we praise Allah Subhana

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Allah

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We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless his entire household and to bless every single one of us, to protect us to keep us.

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Bless our children, our offspring, and to keep them to my brothers and sisters in Islam.

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A few minutes ago we heard beautiful verses of the Quran being rendered into

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and I have decided because of the meaning of these verses, and their appropriateness to us as Muslims in the US in particular, but the Muslim even Gentlemen, I have chosen to translate some of these verses in order for him to be understood in a way that at least

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many of us Mashallah we do listen to messages and we listen to many of the messages many lectures Mashallah we perhaps recite the Quran a lot. But does it have an impact on us? Sometimes we're too busy in our lives doing so many different things, that our minds are engaged and preoccupied in such a way that we don't realize that the message that has just come across is so powerful, but it slips through our fingers and allows taala has blessed us in so many ways that we have so many of those who have sacrificed their time, effort energies, learning the deen trying their best to put it into practice and disseminate it to others teach it to others. Yet we find ourselves sometimes so busy in

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our lives, we haven't had time to benefit from those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has kicked right next door to us May Allah make us use those who are very near to us to learn the deep. My brothers and sisters Jenna was described we talking here

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and after that, Johanna was made mention of gentlemen here referring to paradise. The gentleman was made mention of Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very powerful with yellow

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on that day jahannam will be addressed. On that day, we will ask Johanna for help via a question Allah Johanna will be asked Are you full yet? And Johanna will respond to say Is there anyone who is going to still come which means there is space there is still space. mela protect us from Ghana.

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You know when there is a fire just to put you into the picture or to bring it closer to your mind and you take big logs and you know I'm sure a lot of us in this part of the world enjoy our brides Mashallah. Saturday night Brian, you could have been there but Mashallah we are here. So we enjoying the briars, what happens you find the laws that are being put into the fire in such a way that they go above the ground? Have you noticed, the Harper government you have the dogs go above it, and you start the fire at five o'clock yet you only going to start roasting and about seven or eight professionals know what I'm talking about, especially when you're doing it the proper way. They say

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there is an absolute way of doing it the proper way. That's the proper way. You get the real logs, and you put them in five o'clock. You already set everything up, it's burning, so many logs.

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And you know that by seven o'clock there is going to be so much space in the ground, because the fire by nature eats up the law. So jahannam if you take a moment just to think of it, one may perceive it to be full yet things are being bathed in it makes the question are you fluent in German says no. Is anyone else to come?

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to pause for a moment and ask Allah protection

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From the player,

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whenever they will versus of gentlemen, he paused for a moment and ask Allah to grant him that, oh goodness, ask Allah to grant him.

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And whenever they will basis of

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punishment of this nature, he will stop for a moment and ask us protection, so much so that the form that we use the second line for and that we have, on the side of some of the verses where the prophets are

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almost always stopped, you'll find the black stuff, and it will tell you that it was made by the prophet sallallahu Sallam or some form of assume that there is there that is to be recited, sometimes we don't know the meaning of it. So we just read it, it would be interesting to look into this meaning

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it protects us. So much of goodness, develops a link with Allah, you asked me when he's talking about something at that moment, may Allah Subhana Allah protect us from Ghana. Now, obviously, when we talk of gentlemen Hellfire, and the burning in the fire, men is made in a way that if you are to give him too many warnings, it might lead him away from the path. For example, a man comes to work every day, he's trying to come on time. And you know, you do not acknowledge the fact that this person used to come at the half eight, although work starts at eight o'clock now he's coming in till eight, nine minutes past eight minutes past eight, what's happening is improving or is becoming

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worse, is improving. So if you do not acknowledge the improvement a day might come when you say this boss of mine, he doesn't even realize that I'm making such a big effort, I've actually achieved so much. You know what, I'm just wasting my time, I'd rather just come back again.

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So this is the nature of men we like to acknowledge that when you're trying to win your children try acknowledge them. When you try you'd like someone say Mashallah this person is trying, especially if it's to do with the workplace, even in marriages, you find the marriage on the rocks, they say

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on the rocks, meaning it's very bad.

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One of the best places to have fish is a fish on the rocks.

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They explained to me

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the lessons of the way,

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such a beautiful way to get back to my point, when

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we happen to have arbitrations and so on.

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Give it a go by the help of Allah

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give it a go at the challenge. You have to try hard you have to ignore you know, we're going to talk about it this evening. inshallah, whenever they are picking items that affect us, we become people who lose contentment, these petty issues, throw them out, do not have the space in your heart or mind for paintings, whether it is in your social life, or the bigger picture, minor small matters, we don't really have space for them, let them pass and ignore them with a smile and carry on there are major issues that you have to deal with in our life.

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To protect us from So, when the acknowledgement from both parties to say my husband is trying to

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help us to give up our bad habits, a lot of the times good marriages are breaking because of a bad habit or two. So if the wife is acknowledging My husband is trying although he has not achieved by the help of Allah, you will feel encouraged.

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And the same applies if the wife is trying and you say you know what, she might have had so many weaknesses but Mashallah she's trying. In that particular case she feels acknowledged when she feels like she wants to try more by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is something unique that Allah has given it to us in such a beautiful way that amazingly, Allah describes Johanna money every time he does so he quickly makes mention of how easy it is to access paradise.

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Punishment and

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how easy it is to access paradise, but there are certain conditions.

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He often spoke about this question, john, the question to Hellfire

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and paradise for the garden as it is translated for john as you want to look at it. Jana will be brought close. Close.

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close close meaning Mashallah is nearby it's not too far it's near Jenna will be brought close.

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Akeem for those who have,

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one might say, Oh, that's a word, it's a big word, meaning the consciousness of

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translation of the word. But if you take a look at the deeper translation of that word,

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it is

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to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way, that you create a barrier

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between you and the fire of Allah. So the same fire that is being made mention of the word, that word is actually derived from a certain group, which has the word

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that comes from it, which means to create a barrier. So to create a barrier between you and the Wrath of Allah, the punishment of Allah in a way that you would

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stay away from is best as you can. And remember to engage, you don't want to ask forgiveness, because that creates a big barrier between you or me and the buyer of jahannam. Allah protect us from it. That's why we just say, protect us from it.

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So

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the key gentlemen is not far it's not difficult, it's not impossible. In fact, it is brought close to them via by again,

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it is not very far, it's not very far.

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Now, I pause for a moment. And I just want to remember what I said during Juma yesterday, I made mention of a point for my own benefit, and for that of all those who are listening and who are listening to say, What is your aim in life? What is your aim in life a question I need to ask myself, and you need to ask yourself and you need the answer. And you need the right answer. Because there's no room to make a mistake. Life comes once cannot make a mistake. Why am I hear you are here to prepare for candidates.

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I'm here for I'm here to prepare for the day, I will meet my maker who put me here in the first place, do not lose focus upon that the minute we lose focus, it's like a driver driving a 240 kilometres an hour. And he turns to look at the animals on the Y someone said What a beautiful

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and he's driving at such a high speed. And he looks at the side, what would happen?

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I don't think we would do that. Do you know even mobile phones? I was sitting in one lecture of one argument. He said it is hard to answer your phone whilst you're driving unless you have

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come from? Where did this come from? Haven't you heard of multitasking? But the reality is, if you look at how many accidents have taken place, because of people trying to answer the phone, especially what's happening during the driving, people have died because of that going see statistics, then you realize, and I'm sure it's happened to all of us, it's happened to me as well, when you try to fumble with your phone, and you quickly have to break because you realize, Hey, you know what, I did not stick to the guy in front of me that nearly would actually turn one day to you know what, I bumped into the guy.

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So stop prevention is better than cure. So going back to what we're seeing here, in this dounia it rotates. And it moves so fast, that if we stopped to look at the beauty of the world and to look at that which is out of our focus, and it's not supposed to be in our focus, we will bump into something so big that we wonder whether we will ever get to the agenda, it is to the mercy of Allah that He will

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leave regain focus, come back onto that focus point. I want paradise everything I do must be towards paradise alone. Give me in that paradise. What am I want? Let's listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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equally

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happy to be here.

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This is what we Promise, Promise.

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Promise what was promised the gentleman that has been brought close. It has been promised to those a word a word is a person who returns in repentance to Allah so often, number one.

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So Allah is promising

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to certain people and the first quality he says he says those who constantly repent to me, it means you may have made a mistake, you are human, you might have voted, you might have committed, but we count how many times you turn to us whether or not you've actually turned back to us and how often that was, this is why go back to

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life. And you will find that every day. He used to engage in DOMA up to 100 times.

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Not like us where we just offer lip service or to speak and it's always

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The sooner the sooner is something large, it has the highest level of security, it has the highest level of connection with Allah. And he

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really meant what he said, when you engage in this without even thinking of what we are saying, forget about meaning what you say.

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This is why it's about time we focus when we say

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a person who is repenting to Allah is going to be granted. paradisio Allah is saying, forgive me, it means I need to admit myself and commit to so many things, those which I know those which I don't know, yeah, Grant me such goodness, that through your mercy, you forgive me so that I can earn the gentleman, because Allah does not mean engaging, but through His mercy, looking at the condition of the heart, He grants you gentlemen, he says, This person is linked with me was so solid, whenever he faltered, he came back to me, this is why

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if your good deed makes you happy,

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and I'm sure it happens to all of us, you know, when you come early,

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you get up early, and you're so you make you do you read your car, as you leaving the home, you come into the machine and you read a beautiful presentation.

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And you come out,

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you feel really good, especially if you've got a little bit earlier, just between you and just between you and a man, and you got up and you try to allow you made whether it was to afford a car or

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whatever it was the fact that you did a good deed doesn't make you happy.

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And the same applies if you do a bad deed, and inside, it makes you at some stage to say you know what, what I did was bad. I shouldn't have gazed in that direction, I shouldn't have run in that direction. I shouldn't have committed adultery that I just did.

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That feeling within you is the first step to talk about it shows you, it shows that I'm going to turn to Allah because I do not like what I did, he did not make me feel good in any way. Why? Because I have an uncanny ability to my maker. So that's why I'm not feeling good. But if you are just a freelancer, an atheist, who doesn't believe in anything, he will do the next one and the third one and the fourth. And even when he grows old, he's not even bothered. Because why to him, it's just a pastime and amusement. So

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you do a bad thing. The person has a drug,

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our children.

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And then the person says, You know, I shouldn't have done this. That's a good thing.

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Let's grab that feeling from my brothers and sisters, we all go through similar to what needs to be in front of you here.

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And I sit and I look at you. You're my brothers,

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and realities, I don't know what you are going through, you don't know what I'm going through. But I am here to encourage you to live your life in a way that you become closer to Allah, you have some hope, because there is only the hope that is going to drive us.

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You don't have hope. And you think you know what, why? Why are you sitting here because Allah is the most the one who we have the most open. And that is the true love. So you don't know the mess, I made the meaning I go through difficulties and issues. And I don't know the mess you might be in and you might be something huge and large. But we make you have one another we reach out to one another that is imagine someone is sick, they go into a big mess, to turmoil. So people who are so sick.

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Never Never do that to us. But it requires a visit to to from you and I to that person.

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I'm not alone. Like I say sometimes all the people all the people need to hear from you. It's just a reassurance.

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Not I love you know,

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those are very cheap. Those need to be proven. But you know what?

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I am here. So I'm here. Why am I here? Allah is the one who is always here. But we need to understand when you tell someone who's in deep trouble, you know what I'm here. It means I'm going to support you as best as I can within the capacity has given me morally, spiritually I'll make dua for you. I'll try to reach out to you and it gets to a level of way, even if it means financial means sometimes people will reach out to you I'm here Don't worry.

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About how do you feel your demand is rejuvenated because Allah has sent someone to you in order to solve your mess, but it's Allah who was solving it and he just used the

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data to help us This is why you make dua to Allah to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The point I want to drive home is when Allah says gentlemen is for a lover it has been prepared

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paradises prepared for those who turn in repentance to Allah often it means it is for those who may have sin, and then turn to Allah for them.

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So if you have done something bad, don't take it a Gemini is out of reach it's over.

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Things are more expensive than the Porsches and everything else, you know, and you start looking at

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the age, this is the car of the age, you start working towards it, the day will come when you can afford it,

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by the way, but for us, we're ready to work towards a motor vehicle.

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You might be suffering a loss,

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it is out of reach. But don't ever think that you're too big and you're going to get it on your own.

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And

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such that when you die, you die with a smile. Tell me how many people have you seen who passed away. And when you look at their faces, they actually have a real smile.

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A real smile, as though you're looking at the faces happy to be there. So

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it's happened when you see faces of people were so calm. And if you ask people, what type of a life they live, they may not have had any, any much in terms of this worldly materialistic life or the items of the dunya. But they would have had some form of a liquid Allah that was

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some form of wisdom, whether this way or that way. Something was outstanding. So let us be from the beam from those who repent to Allah, those who turn often to Allah, let's promise daily basis engaging.

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You know, when I walked in here, the topic I had in mind was how to return to Allah. That was the topic. And when I heard the verses, I said What better way Allah is telling us?

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How do you return to Allah? Step number one.

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keep on asking for forgiveness. Yeah, I did this wrong. Simply think of what you've done wrong.

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Do not delay doba. Do not delay Toba. ask Allah forgiveness.

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And he used to say, I seek desperate help

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of Your Beloved.

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Beloved is like when you desperation and you asked me out, you know, this is like the last straw this is the thing I desperately need. I'm seeking your help so urgently. You miss me I want

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to make good money or my mentors. Everything I'm doing in life make it good make it pure, make it acceptable. Yeah, Allah, Allah.

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And don't leave me on to my own to myself, even for a split second. You be with me.

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So that brings me to stage number two, you repent to Allah you may you know what the stage number three the most powerful stage become regular Salah.

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You want to live with Allah become regular with your prayer five times a day.

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Become regular with your prayer is the start of your beautiful story with Allah. It is the start of your relationship with your making your love. And you know what? When you

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start working on the quality, every one of us needs help. No matter how religious you may think you are you need to humble yourself now Do you know why it never stops it's a beautiful love story between you and

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I started so I started from five to five Mashallah we we acquired but

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now I need to do take your time.

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Don't rush. Anyone who rushes.

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So no matter It happens to all of us if you can walk into the room and get about the world wide. Now you're talking business. Now it's your love story with Allah. Now, let's see. So you said a lot of work but in your concentration, it brings about inner contentment when you can cut out everything else when you are in Salah.

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That is when you need to build your concentration. Take your time, build your concentration, then look into the meanings of what you are saying and concentrate.

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So many of us

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in all our lives, still don't know what it means to have a lot and if we know we haven't thought about it.

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A lot of us are just getting done with the fact that we need to say and as soon as it's done we up again. So did you eat your salad? Yes, I did. Did you do

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Guess how many times did you say?

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Okay? Did you concentrate? Did you think of what it means? Do you know that that's a love story with Allah, when Allah tells you and I, the closest you can ever get to me, who wants to be close to Allah, we all we all do, the closest you can ever get to me is in the condition of frustration. And you know what? I am guilty of darting through myself in such a way that it's like an insult to allow other than an act of wish. Why? Because I just went in and I came out as soon as I could.

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The closest, the closest

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to be

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the closest

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that a slave of Allah is to his love, is when he says that that's why I say Take your time if

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you want to, how do I turn to Allah? Allah, you repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala you make dua to Allah subhana wa Taala you fulfill your Salah Allah.

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And Allah says those who turn to be

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happy, you know what the meaning of

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protect, protect, protect so many things, primarily you live with the covenant you have the promise of Allah so many of us say,

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Allah.

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We add to the Shahada, we added the beautiful words

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we say when we say we love Allah, all these words are actually a declaration of what is a declaration of your faith? I believe, I believe what I believe in this whole book, what's the book that leads you to the hole sooner? So I believe in the plan, I believe in the student who brought it to us.

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So we say we love you. But you know what happens as a result? It just stops.

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So happy here would mean those who protect their promise to allow

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the one who made me I wish him alone, then we should leave alone.

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To him when he tells you you're supposed to be allowed to Salah Why do we want to change that we want to happiness, we want to help. Okay, it's all in my hands. So when you come to Sala the

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outcome to success. I'm looking for success. But I'm not bothered to answer that call.

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I'm looking for success. My business is going wrong. My memory is failing me, my family is breaking into pieces. So many things are happening, I'm looking for a spouse, but when the caller is calling, a last caller is calling come to success, we know that one can't be bothered.

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So happy means

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he's duty,

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protecting himself from harm. So every time there is harm to be done, and we are human beings, sometimes we may falter and fall, remember, turn to Allah and then protect yourself once again.

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This is the meaning of our work and happy and allies using these two to describe those who agreed to go to Geneva to give me a new hope to say anyone you might have done wrong, come back come you come back Paradise is yours, you try your best to protect your promise to Allah Paradise is yours.

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It's very serious. You know, sometimes when you healthy and young you don't think of it as you would when you're a little bit older, you stop numbing by your knees and protecting you. And then you have a bypass and then you start making all these big big piles and so on. And it becomes a bit more serious. Why because you know, I was born, I was put into the dunya beautifully put in

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Dallas is a beautiful way he speaks about how he's created men that we created in this stage the next day, the next day, the next day. And after he says after that he says then we cause him to die.

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So unless we made him, then we cause him to die, then we will resurrect him again. So if you look at the books of the scene, some of them would explain to you that after you're born and you came into this life, the next stage is to go back out of this life into the room, once again, separate from the body.

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So I would be foolish if I came in here thinking you know what, I'm going to last forever because it's going to go away. If not today, tomorrow.

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It's going to go so I need to prepare by doing one.

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Turn back to come back come to the path.

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So many examples come to mind. You know, nowadays you have GPS.

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On your systems. You just punch in where you want to go. It takes you to a path. It takes you through a path. If you decide you're going to choose a different path it reminds you then keep them

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keeps on reminding me, you have one of two options. Either you listen to it, or you switch it off.

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If you switch it off, you're lost, unless you know the path to Panama. And if you don't switch it off, it's gonna irritate you until you get to your destination.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us some more someone in our lives, who can keep on irritating us until we get to paradise.

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When your parents remind you, when your mind when you when those nearby would remind you and tap you. Remember, don't be irritated by it, they are telling you something good. If they are telling you to develop yourself, don't get upset because if you get irritated by someone who's guiding you to the real destination, then you are at a big loss. And this brings me to point number four how to turn to Allah we spoke about Salah it was point number four, change your company, totally to good company. Without that point, you have no chance. When I say no, I mean No, you

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don't think what I'm saying is just a joke with life. If you have had a life of sin, and you have been to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you have repented to him warm tears, and you have made an effort to regularize your Salah without changing your company, you need to go back to square one at some stage very soon.

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You have to change your company unless that company has had the same warm tears as you and you all come together with the same resolutions and conclusions then fine.

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This is why we say you know those will chill out on a Saturday evening.

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Ask yourself the real question.

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Is it the right place? Islam does not prohibit fun and fun, no problem. But let it be clean, Fun.

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Fun.

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Goodness, you know, back at home I come from Zimbabwe. Recently some of the answers were green drag racing. When I say drag racing I'm talking of proper you know, with the helmets and everything racing at the

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circuit. There is a circuit with a race so you take your car and what they do is they suit up the vehicles they find a Subaru apparently is the fastest pick up you know quicker than any other car you could ever have. So the Subaru the souping up Mashallah pretty well, he put up on the latest of the stuff, I don't know exactly how much money is spent on it. And next thing, there is a timer in two minutes, How far would you go? So the race and what they do is they immediately put down their foot flat and they carry on. So someone asked me Can we do it, you know, someone said is haram and this and that. And I thought to myself, you know what, knowing what the youth are up to today, we

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need to put a line between what is clean, and what is. So step number one, there is not.

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I'd rather my child spend his time, you know, going on a Saturday afternoon match with me as well, for up to two hours or three hours and say you know what we're going racing we'll discuss

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and perhaps put his foot down completely and enjoy the fun. Come back with me back home. And we talk about it for the rest of the week.

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Not as the main point no. What What I am saying is, it is a point of helping for those who are facing real life pressures of getting into the nightclubs and into the drugs and into the opposite sex and into so many other dirty things in gambling and what have you. All that I've just mentioned now is dirty. When it comes to clean fun. It's something that perhaps one might categorize as a waste of time, when he gets close to a lot a little bit more on his own. He said you know what, that's a waste of time. But it's a starting point in the sense that it has got you out of that dirty trouble that you were in before. So this brings me to the next point, change your means of what you

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would turn

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to start with and inshallah a time will come when what will be entertaining will be that which draws you closer to Allah and not just a waste. I hope you understand the difference. Let me let me make it clear for those who might not understand there are three levels. One is that which is forbidden and it's a waste of time. What is that? Which is a waste of time united again? islamically anything? No Are you actually using and the third is when you are gaining Islamic and so for those who are

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on the lowest level for them to get up to the slightly higher level we would recommend I would recommend it. I will tell you my brother, you know what is there youngsters who really had a kick out of the clubs in so many different things. I tell them hey, do me a favor. Let's go graduate.

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And you take the guy on and you beat today, what happened?

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The minimum you've done is you've got someone you know, you've got a good company going, you've got something to talk about. You're not talking about women, you're not talking about drugs, you don't think about gambling, you're not, you're talking about something that is actually a waste of time if you look at it deeply, but it's better than the people when you're somebody bragging around the corner.

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So, the truth is, this is one level, it's one step. And why I say this is because when people want to turn to Allah youngsters have come to me, tell me, you know what, life is so boring, man. You know what, it's so boring. I just, I can't say, you know what to do. Your company needs to change. The things that make you happy, need to change.

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things make you happy. It needs to change. In fact, there will come a stage My beloved brothers and sisters when and

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every time you abstain from sin, gives you a kick, you feel so happy in Mashallah I survived. You know what? I was about to volunteer a lot, I think a lot for creating such a big barrier between me

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and you get happy. So that's a high level, very high level, but maybe you start, you start off with all these promises, let's go to these, you know, continue with this beautiful business, Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala takes you up to another level. And he says,

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Who am I whoever fears Allah. In the unseen, nobody's watching. But this is the level I was talking about. It comes to the stage my brothers and sisters when even if you're on your own, there is nothing blocking you from sinning, nothing blocking you from the little bit of laziness, but soon you get up.

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You abstain from singing, because you're saying Yeah.

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You're asking Allah to help you. Don't leave me alone, even for one split second. If you make that

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alone,

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he won't leave you alone. keep on saying.

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Don't leave me to myself for a lot, even for a split second. Repeat that do half the day thinking of what you're saying. And I promise you, he won't be every time you think you have something bad, your mind will go back to the car.

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And you get so happy with him. You have people who you don't want to, you know, to show off to someone who's actually seen, but to show off to allies actually better Have you thought of it?

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When you

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were talking to

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another level. It's a beautiful level, you don't know what's going on here. You know, there's so much appreciated so much of

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what I did it through your help to keep me

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busy, what a beautiful feeling. So let's

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see

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what we need and comes with a repentant heart. So on the day of on the Day of Judgment, you know what will happen if you just, if you look at this verse, you will understand that the heart

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so it will come with my heart, you're going to come with your heart, everybody's gonna come with their hearts, how exactly Allah knows best, but

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a heart that has turned to Allah

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that needs to return to Allah to Allah. So a heart that has turned to Allah, that's the winning heart. I want to bring that up to Allah. So again, Ally's drawing our attention to the fact that if you've made mistakes, you you don't dilly dally on the path.

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Turn to me and keep upon the good path from now on, and bring the heart that was said to the right path. Don't bring a heart that then went away the other side, this is why

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do not die accepting the condition of submission. Why? Because that means your heart had returned to your heart was good.

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So if I bring your heart and it is turned to Allah

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May he

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may he make the best use of hours. The last piece

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How to make the best of our days last days

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to make the best of our beat the last piece

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that's why we said one of the ways of turning back to Allah is to ask.

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Allah make make me better, make me better.

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So if you're not be the best of your

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success, then

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these people will be told Hulu, Hulu,

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Hulu

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enter into paradise, with peace, with contentment with ease, why this is the day of the everlasting

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you will go into gender.

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Anyone who enters gender is not going to come up. There's no one we just go inside

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forever.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what would they get once they hit the gym, those who turn to Allah make us from amongst, like I said, we mentioned a few of the pointers, how important it is the company you have so many the habits we have, we need to work on them, we need to work on them hard we say return to Allah, every time you eradicate a bad habit of yours, a lot of the places that bad habit with an inner contentment and the leak with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So if you want to work hard on your bad habits, eradicate them, and for that you will have to have good company and the best company is that

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you see every person has weaknesses. And these weaknesses, we do not want to take the weaknesses from someone else, but rather take the space, and they may benefit from a few of your strengths. Don't think that

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there are good points, every individual is just sometimes we have not developed. So develop the goodness in you and eradicate the bad.

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we

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all benefit from those who are around us make us all benefit to those who are around us as well.

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He

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wouldn't be what ever they want

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anything they desire at that time.

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Whatever you want, you will have there will come a time when a lower class individuals may ask you to ask May we become amongst those? You have been promised to be getting whatever you wanted? Do you have whatever you want? And we will say yes.

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Will you given what you were promised? Yes.

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What are they enamel z, we have to give you an

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imaginary imagine, you know a lot of people and I like to clarify this because it's very interesting. A lot of people

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start saying, when I go to gender, I'm gonna want this

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gentleman, I'll get the two things they forget. One is to work towards getting

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people arguing debate, you know, they argue and debate sometimes, especially when there's a bit of crisis in the marriage. And they come and tell you but I don't want to be with the gentleman.

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And you start thinking you know what, it's beside the point we're towards anyway. But then they say but he's gonna be there.

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I hope we don't have that type of relationship. And we do not make us the people in the business people to resolve imagine someone is actually saying I don't want to be with you in the afternoon.

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We have to be really cool for that to happen. May Allah protect us from that type of behavior. But getting back to the point so the system needs to be told or the brother or anyone else who's wishing for anything in general, that you need to work towards getting there and you need to believe that Allah, whatever you want, you get it. He didn't say decide from now drop your list. And then when you get there, bring your list. And then you get what you want to advise you in the world. No, he says you in Paradise, you get what you want. So get there first, you're gonna have a different mind, which is a mind complete, you know, you're gonna have a different body, which is a body that is

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complete the Height of Perfection.

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You're gonna have a whole different system. Who knows you might see the guy I know

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But

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now

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you just changed your mind. So that's why take it easy, take it easy, is too beautiful for us to really understand it's only been made such that the description is brought so that we can have a slight understanding roughly of what's there. But still, it's extremely far from what

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you need to first get there with the mind of gender, the body of gentlemen, everything of gentlemen, when we talk business,

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you will have a totally different output. Remember that totally different. So don't stop, you know, investing in things that will not sell when you get to the market across the road.

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Allah bless us. And Allah says here, that we will give them whatever they want. And once they declare that, yes, now we have what we want, and what we want, we will say, now we have something more to offer you.

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makes mention of looking at Allah.

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He says, that's a gift, that alone give those of gentleman and he used to say Allah grant us the sweetness of looking at.

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Imagine, you know, we cannot describe,

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but we do know it's going to happen. Because Allah Subhana, Allah has promised to be wanting

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to change our lives.

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How do we change our lives, we just spoken about it.

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I want to tell you one thing,

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just after the next visit, I have now

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lost.

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Indeed, in whatever we've just mentioned, now,

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there is a reminder.

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So he,

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in order for these verses to affect you.

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And in order for this type of reminder to be of an impact to you,

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you need a heart.

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If you don't have a heart, no reminder, you will get it go away. It hasn't done anything. So Allah says,

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indeed, that in these, in these reminders in this description, there is a reminder for whom lemon can Allah who he who has a heart, a heart of what a good heart, you need to have a pure heart, in my heart, I must

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I must think of jealousy, and hatred. I was loved by believing men and women who are around me, I must fight my nerves and I must make sure that I struggled to purify the heart of mine, that is when the remainder will be of benefit to me. This is why I always tell people you want to sit in the lecture. without a heart You're wasting your time

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any lecture will be a powerful impact to you on condition that you have a heart and there is another thing that is mentioned

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somehow who was showing me

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and you need a second quality,

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what is the second quality?

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You need to lend an ear while being

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concentrate? Listen attentively. Listen carefully. So you want to remind that you want to be reminded my brothers and sisters, one of the most powerful verses that Allah is describing to you, how you will be able to benefit from the remainders. He tells you you need a certain quality, what are those qualities to the heart we spoke about and to concentration,

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not just an ear, he says the one who

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was present today completely he's witnessing his witness. So if I speak to you or anyone speaks to you,

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for that speech, to have an impact upon you, you need to listen with concentration and you need to have a heart.

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You know people when they want to achieve things in this world. If I tell you brother I guarantee you can get 1,000,030 minutes is just a way of doing it. You know how much you concentrate.

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You know why? Because you know he is something coming and and in order to add to that I tell you guys

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once I say that I've given you

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I just told you that for you.

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Do you know even for me, I want the same thing. Obviously I'm talking here. And Ally's saying when you went to paradise,

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Allah so purify your heart, I for one, I struggle

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with my own heart in a way

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that I don't allow the truth to reside in it.

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No matter what

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anyone can say whatever they want to try and do whatever, no problem, I have something bigger than me for what is

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I don't want

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to

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pull the rug out from under your feet, you slipped down, no agenda is your focus.

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Your focus, you have something you need a heart You need a good heart. This is why

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he spent his life

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trying to tell people things your heart, that was the

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that was the missing component of his own life.

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To

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me, he said, go back and listen to a lot of his thoughts go back. Now there's a great impact of the talks is a

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change of heart.

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Because

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we spoke about how to change and we've incorporated in this beautiful business of gentleman

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by the name of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us at the end

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Indeed, there is a reminder, those with the heart, the one who has a heart and

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was being attentive

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or goodness agenda