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UK 2008 – The Reality of Life

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Jamia Mosque, Preston

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Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi

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Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa was on the level within the Mahabharata Kyla evaluating Medina.

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For praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the masterpiece, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless him and bless all his companions and bless the alumna of the oma May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla protect them and maybe grant us the ability to have a link with Allah. And we are lots of hands on with Allah bless us all, and mainly bless our offspring and guide us as well as our offspring, so that we can remain on the straight path up to the day of piano

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on a doula beloved brothers fearless listeners.

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It humbles me to be in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be used to deliver a message for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Firstly, for my benefit, and then for the benefit of everyone who is here this evening.

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I have decided this evening to speak on

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the reality of this dunya we all know we are living in this dunya each one of us feel that we are going to live for a long time. Sometimes as we become older, it strikes us we realize after a while that, you know it's not all about the life and the glue of this world, but rather there is a bigger picture. So what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say about that bigger picture? And what do we need to know about the bigger picture? I know and you know that we are going to die one day, that this is not a Doom many of the people. When we speak about this or when they speak about this, they feel that they have been doomed and they feel that sometimes there is no hope now because we all go into

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that. But the truth is the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to try to remove meaning to the gift of a true believer is death. Why does he call it a gift? He calls it a gift because we have been promised when you read your Salah you will get so much power. So much reward, you will see so much goodness, when you get the car you are going to get so much when you go for heart You will get so much when am I going to see that it reminds me of a little child who is in school, when they work hard through the years, the teacher keeps on telling them if you work hard, you will get something What am I going to get if you work hard, you will get something it is only at

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the end of the year, when they arrive at what is known as prize giving that that their prize will be handed to them first in class, second class third in class. So our prize giving is only going to happen after this. So in order to go to the big prize giving Hall, the child needs to go to the school on that evening, the same way in order to get to the big prize giving them Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept we need to go through what is known as death and to

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see that

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there is a door that every single person shall definitely go through. So there is no point for me to become depressed when I think of death. There is no point for me to become stressed when I think of this. But yes, I need to be concerned and ask myself the same question that Allah subhanho wa Taala has us. Yeah, I you

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on them as

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for you who believe, be conscious of the prevalence of your Creator at all times. And each one of you should look into what you have prepared for tomorrow for the future for the meeting with Allah. So I need to ask myself, I'm going to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. What am I prepared? Today, if you were to have a meeting with someone special, whether it was at your workplace, whether it was something to do with some business, whether it was a leader, or a counselor, or a president or a prime minister, you will probably prepare and so will die. For the meeting, we will buy good clothing, we will perfume ourselves a little bit and we will go and present ourselves 510 minutes

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earlier, so that we know that we are at this meeting we are presentable. What's the message we would like to try and portray to whomever whoever we are talking to? we'd like them to understand and to have a soft heart towards the request that we are making and so on. What about the loss of data when we go to meet him? What are we going to take them he doesn't want from us gifts, but he wants something that will really be of benefit for us more than for any discovery for anyone else. So it is important that I look into it. And I asked myself, What have I done? What have I done in terms of preparation for tomorrow

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Because a lot of us are quite old and sometimes we've committed sins and we sit back and we think you know what? I might, I might as well continue committing sin because you know, I'm so good at god I'm so sinful myself. what hope do I have? For that reason? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us No, you engage in soba and I'm also kind of what I would wipe out your students if they had been a zombie come and

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just had it should make a smile every one of us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who seeks forgiveness. The one who refrains from his sin is equivalent to the one who has never ever committed a sin before law.

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So if I have committed some couldn't have any other macapa

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it says all the children of Adam are prone to error. And the best of those who are prone to error are those who constantly turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. If we took take a look at our sudo la hora he was, he did not need to engage in his departure because he was the best of creation. He was protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala from committing sin, but still in the Hadith gulyas told you la meaning Ghana Rasulullah sallallahu it was in the Maya stones uma Sabina miroir. Yeoman work is in an aeration and in another relation at Solomon Sabine. And in another in another narration up to 100 times the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to engage in his father and for my information

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and yours is too far is not just to sit with a DSP and see how quickly we can get from the beginning point to the end point so that we can have our names recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. That's not what it is. That's not what it is. This this far is to sit with concentration with Allah subhanho wa Taala a stone love, wait, stop, think what you say. And you can get a reply or you can visualize a reply from Allah subhanho wa Taala when you say Oh ALLAH forgive me, I'm a criminal. As soon as it's so much wrong, Allah forgive me. He says, my worship, I love you, I'm forgiving you, you are as pure as the day you were born. If you take one, that's what you are meant to be

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achieving. Imagine if we repeated 10 times with true concentration. Imagine if we were to repeat it 100 times was true concentration voila, when we get out from our sitting place, we will feel purify, we shall we will feel guilty to go back to the crimes that we may have committed in the past. So it is important we realize the bigger picture is to do with the idea and not to do with this dunya for that reason, Allahu Allahu Allah, Who has created us in the dunya as a point of test, he has made certain items visually available for us to see reality but sometimes because we tend to become oblivious because we've got good health if I've got good health and you've got good health no

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problems no half problem no arthritis notice know that there are grounds to to all those who have sicknesses, but those who don't have it for example, sometimes eating unhealthy I can't die right now I still got a lot of times I will turn to Allah you know, I won't make when I'm 3540 maybe 50. That's not good enough. We need to think to Allah subhanho wa Taala for his sake, we need to think and say, Look, I've been given good health by Allah subhana wa Jalla in return, let me give him something meaning let me at least engage in what he wants me to engage in. And this is how we will be preparing inshallah, for the day we need a lot of hands on with Allah. So we have seen others who

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are probably more handsome, more healthy than ourselves. And we have seen them age we've seen them gray as time passed. And at times, we've seen them die before us, at times helplessly, sometimes with nothing wrong with them, maybe in a motor crash, maybe in an accident, maybe a sudden heart attack, then why is it that we still don't learn that I am also going and as I said no need to be depressed about it, but to be concerned about it.

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So for that reason, because sometimes we become oblivious, as I say, Allahu Allahu Allah Jesus so many messages in laquan, as well as in the ideas of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And every time a llama come to us, including the llama in our own midst who are by far more important than any rula who come from outside. Let me explain to you why.

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If we have a health problem, we go to a doctor which doctors do we go to? We go to those doctors who are close to us we will be foolish to say I've got a cough let me go to London.

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I've got a cost as a doctor down the road Let's go and see him and see what he's gonna say and whatever medication he gives me inshallah, I will try and change it so that this cough can be eradicated by the tutor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, if we can understand that I need a doctor close at hand, who can then if there is a bigger problem, you will refer me refer me to specialist he will write a note specialists will not take you without the notes. You will refer you with a note to say you know what, this is a patient I've been seeing for the last 10 years now he's got a heart problem. Refer him to that.

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Our specialist which has specialists is he going to refer you to the one in the United States of America, no, the one down the road also inshallah close so that when you have a heart problem, the minute you feel pain, you can pick up the phone, the doctor will be at home.

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That is the type of relationship we want. We understand this when it comes to our heart and our blood and our health. When it comes to dealing, which is far more important than our heart and our blood and our health. Why don't we realize that these spiritual doctors are actually Allah, Allah has put them in our midst. It is only when we develop a link with Allah has kept in our midst, through the deal. And through previous predestination, Allah has kept them in our mix, when we develop the link with them, that is the only time we will be able to achieve the correct benefits from those who come from outside. so foolish would be a person who thinks you know what, I am not

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going to attend the program of this Adam because he's a local alum. And I've got a gripe with him. It's only normal that sometimes because we are all human beings, there might have been one or two things someone might have may have said that might have created a little bit of a misunderstanding that does not mean that we should divorce ourselves from that. If we do that, then those who come from outside also the minute they added something that is not according to our logic, we will say no this lens out a few minutes walk out, which means we want to be in according to our tune, Allahu Akbar, that is a sign of fear. So in order to benefit from those who come from abroad and from

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various other lessons and so on that take place, we need to make sure that you have a good link with the AMA closer to us.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of certain verses and I'd like to read before you some verses,

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where Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the junior there are many verses, but some that come to my mind. We have lots of hemodialysis. errorlevel You should all know.

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No mean you should go No, listen very carefully. Listen attentively. Consider contemplate. Ponder, think about it. Draw a lesson from what is about to be safe. And

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to dounia Allah.

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some of the most powerful person in this Quran are connected to the reality reality what is it? I'm living in this world? The Quran is much higher to dunya in LA Mata Oh, you should know that this world is actually provision of deceit and those who have been deceived.

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If someone thinks that this is what is going to keep them forever.

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They are deceived. Why because well, he even if you study and what feeds us sometimes is to think about the importance we give to the dunya. And if we are to look at how much time we are going to spend in the dunya and how much time we are going to spend in the earth. We will then reconsider the amount of time that we spend preparing for another 2030 years. I give you an example. Take a look at the children today. Nowadays, children start school at the age of three, I think even below three in this country, possibly three, then they studied from morning to evening. For five, the age of six, seven, up to win up to 2025 if they have to do the mam PHP probably 30 and 35 let's say an average

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of 30 years. So for 30 years we are studying to do what to look for another 30 years. Well if at the age of 16 your certificate expired we can tell you that right away because you will be put into retirement. That's it. Even if you're not a big, big specialist at the age of 60. Most probably you will be put into retirement retirement meaning that means my certificate my certificates have expired. I wasted 30 solid years studying morning and evening so many 1000s of pounds in order to live for another 50 years. Is that what else is that what the video is all about? What a great deception. So Allah is warning us here to say look, we are not saying do not study no study we did

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the Muslim doctor, the Muslim lawyer, the Muslim accountant, we need all these people in society but do not forget that we need a Muslim doctor

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Muslim lawyer, a Muslim account as a Muslim businessman, and so on. That means, make sure you have balanced. Make sure you have balance your deen and your dunya. Make sure you have balances. If I have spent time reading the books of accounts, which are huge encyclopedias, I need to ask myself how much time have I spent to read the Quran?

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Do I have I read one page of the Quran. One thing to read every morning

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when I give so much importance to pick the books of chemistry and physics and so on, when I don't have time for one Happy birthday, Allahu Akbar, when I cannot sit for five minutes in one I was programming my machine or 20 minutes a week Allahu Akbar, it allows me to question me I prepared to become ba ma PhD so on you become a professor and you become a consultant and what have you. And yet I have not prepared for my audio. So it is important that we realize that if we are to handle the dunya in that manner, that we are deceiving ourselves, we are deceiving ourselves, we are not saying at all and divorce ourselves from the dunya. Allah created us in the dunya you will we myself and

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yourselves, we have to live here. So we need to earn that our earning must not be such that we run behind money. When a person runs behind Money, money is empty magnetic money is energy magnetic. If you have taken light poles of a magnet and you put one next to the other, it repels to the degree that the closer the one magnet gets to the other the further the second magnet goes.

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Which means the more we run behind the JR, the more it will run with us and we will continue running and we will not stop.

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where Allah subhanho wa Taala really grounds us understanding.

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So a lot is a lot more. Junior, like if you want to know this dunya we would like to tell you well, I think an ally cannot be wrong. You remember he is my friend and he's not wrong. He says I wouldn't tell you what the junior is all about. It starts off with life. That means you are small you used to play you used to work, play. The word live is used beautiful words. We all know the word life. I'm sure we've read it even in the new language. It has the same meaning to play

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games, what type of games, not sophisticated games when you are very small, whatever games you play, they probably give you a little rattle, which makes the noise and you shake it and you get happy to let the toy that you happy. People start tickling you on your belly and you say Oh, that's nice. Why? Because your little baby you slap it did you smile. But as you grow older, when you're now about two, three years old with a rattle, what would you do? Baby? Isn't that correct? Yes. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No, we will explain to you it's not so good life very becomes lovely. The next word in the verse is love. What is the meaning of love, love is amusement, a more sophisticated

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place in life. Now I need a computer game. That's what the plan is telling us already. If someone wrestles at USA, you're five, you're going to probably you're going to want to protect us from bandwidth.

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So a lot of panel horchata was telling us no and now you would want to start off with play. Really just to amusement more complicated when you have the remote control car from from an ordinary remote control car. As you grow older. You want it to be a pie though it is not a real Ferrari. But it's remote control because now you are conscious of names. You are conscious of various other things. That's what happens this Allah is telling us that's how it's done. And this is the reminder of the truth and the reality is true alive perfect.

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Well, after you have played and your toys and your game Some people believe me they grow very old and we still don't get out of that habit of judo cars and all that kind of understanding each other. So the next stage is well after you have now played with sophisticated toys well How old are you now you're about 1213 so your teen ages what happens to a person a teenager This is what the versus la

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de la What is the meaning of the visa means beautification. Now if you're worried about what type of jacket I'm wearing, look into the mirror, get the middle gear, take a look at what my hair looks like what my desk looks like.

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Go out to the public because people are gonna say look at this big red spot on my face. That is what it is. So that's the next step Am I think No, that's the genius. That is beginner you started off like this. You went up further now you're going up the ladder you are wondering about what you look like teenage and then what happens after that. You complete your school probably and you're still very conscious of yourself extremely conscious. It is very difficult. Sometimes you try to tell the teenage boys and girls say do not be too conscious of yourself. You are a normal person come on, you know in Gujarati they say go too far away.

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Don't worry, see, you know you're looking very handsome. No

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I carry on, you don't have to stand in front of the mirror. You know? So, after that's what happens.

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You'd like to earn money because you know, I can't get married on this. I've got something. So Allah

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Vina boo, boo poo. Poo, in fact of us is in very boosting and competition between you. You know what they say at that age, oh, my father's got this much. This guy does nothing. That guy got nothing. My father's got so much the other guy comes and says, No, my father's got so much that

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they they're not happy about what they have. Why? Because you know, I'm a teenager, I need to prove through the answers that I have somebody Look at me Don't look at them. So we make people gangs at school. And we have done peer pressure's on this person, that person, this is the imaging and that the outing and so on, this is what goes on. If you are in our team, you are in a good team, because we are people who are far more superior than the other team, because they don't have as much as we have, and so on. This is what it is to have competition, trying to beat one another in the junior that's the next step.

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a lot, then what happens is, we've got money, we've got enough wealth, but now we begin to amass wealth, and we begin to compete with one another when it comes to wealth. If he certainly is from Allah, we saved a lot of giving up the sustenance but sustenance can come with either goodness or with evil. If money makes us humble, and if you and bring us down to earth with humility, that money will be the means of our MC into gentlemen. Sharla. But if money comes to us, and brings us the pride and the arrogance, and takes us one centimeter above everyone else, I want to give the example of people who walk with their noses in the air, you know, they say why do they walk with the noses

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in the air? When I've devised an answer? I can tell you why. Because they feel that the air I am reading and you are breathing is not fit for him to breathe. So they need to stick their nose up in the air. So it's one inch higher than everybody else's air. That's not what it's all about. If that is what wealth is doing to us, where is it going to lead us to? charity to goodness, God. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us No, you can have the wealth you want, you can go out and earn it. But remember there are there are rights of people in the world. And over and above that let it bring you down humbles you limits you let it let you come as a person who feels equal to everyone else and

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to try to learn in Michigan. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says people are equal like the teeth of a comb. When you have a comb, do you ever find one small too thin you know what I don't like these teeth next to me. So I'm going to go hire people comb your hair, it was you will have to throw that comb away because one two is messed up. You know what I'm talking about. The same applies in community and society when we have people who feel that we are better Muslims than everyone else, either because Allah has granted them the physical acceptance of fulfilling this allows

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them to do

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that than something else. Sometimes what happens is they end up spoiling entire society. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. Remember the message is mine before it is used, whatever I are doing today, here it is, firstly for me then for everyone else.

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So it is of utmost importance that we realize that those who have one day they may not have and those who don't have one day they may have in fact did you take a look at the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned some of the rulings of wealth, there also he says Elijah Guna doula

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these rules and regulations that are stipulated by Allah subhanho wa Taala in order to ensure that wealth does not remain in the hands of only a handful of people, only the rich know there will come a time when which will become workable, the competition so on. We have at times people who used to work for us after some some years our children have to work for that to

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turn the tables can happen.

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So it is of utmost importance that we realize this, we understand it.

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Sometimes we sit and we think you know what we living in a solid country any solid, nothing can go wrong here. Allahu Akbar, we hope and pray nothing goes wrong. But if we have an attitude that has brought us above human beings above the other, then we are asking for something to go wrong.

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So it is very important that we always remain the more you have the closer we come to the Golem each other. Now lots of time on what Allah God doesn't love. Come on.

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Strong enough, remember, love will only come when we embrace one another genuinely, we do not use one another and we do not abuse one another. Sometimes people keep a distance, why they keep a distance because they feel that if I am too close to someone, they might stop asking me for so many favors. So because of us, we want to use someone what they call the lobby is used lobby, meaning someone's only open because they have a MacBook, they have, they have some nice, they just want to fulfill something to you, then you can go to help law protect us. If that is how I think you are we proper Muslims, can we call ourselves real Muslims? If that's the attitude is that the attitude of

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companion? No, that was not their attitude. So we must realize that we need to calm down and allow us more and more up to date knowledge of the law was one of the richest at a certain stage. And yet, he would stand in the same spot as the other half of the alarm. And he would go out of his way to greet the others and smile at their face and greet them and try to assist them Abdullah has

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a great, a great man great. He was also loaded, I can use that with he was extremely wealthy. He used to say that people will hatch quietly is to give them wealth. He used to lie to his to the man who used to keep the treasure. He had so much wealth that he had someone appointed to hold these treasures, these two right to him because he was in Jihad every second year is rising. Give this one so much give that one so much give this one so much quiet lover. Those were the cubbies Those were the people we saw look at. And we've got to see how they've been living. And we've got to come down so lots of animals Allah reminds us and he says, You know what? They comes a time when if we keep on

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running behind the vineyard, the vineyard keeps on running like the energy magnetic fields that I spoke to you now It keeps on going and we keep on going with it and it becomes a staccato villamar What is the meaning of staccato, staccato, meaning we want to compete with one another in amassing the wealth. So I've got five vehicles that man's got 10 he's got 10 vehicles. This one's got 15 everyone's got 15 says no. He's got this version. I've got that version. That's not what it's all about. That's not the junior.

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That's not what we're supposed to be doing in Virginia. We have a different mission. Yes. By all means, if Allah has given you Well, you have the right to live it up and hamdulillah no problem is Hello, why not? But you do not have the right to make you arrogant and to make you feel that you are one of everybody else. No, that's not Islam. That will not end up in goodness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala goddess Woodhouse, there are certain things that Allah has gotten that everyone which money cannot buy. I know that the you know that such as contentment, contentment comes without cash, no money if money is not involved when it comes to contentment, when it comes to health, money's not

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involved when it comes to health. When it comes to certain other items, Allah subhanho wa Taala guns, whosoever He wishes who deserves it. So we need to realize that when we have we must live up to our standards, but we must not be wasteful. We must not be extravagant. Otherwise, we are asking for the author of a loss of Hannah Montana.

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He gave us this breath. You know,

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each one of us knows that when someone has a heart disease and she felt all those major heart diseases. If the person has Well, they will do anything to restore that heartbeat. Am I right or wrong? They will do absolutely anything. If they have to spend 30,000 50,000 100,000 500,000 2 million 5 million just restore for me that heartbeat, right or wrong? So one heartbeat is worth millions of pounds. Is that correct? I just explained to you how many heartbeats have already given us

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How many? He's already given us. Townsend. Put your hand on your chest tonight. And see if

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you ask yourself this thing is going to move no batteries, no nothing. No recharging. It just moves for 78 years and just kept on it just carries on Allahu Akbar, Allah and the same Allah we tend to get away from him.

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What what are we expecting? So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala insists you see when a person now becomes old, if they have ran behind the junior now what can they do? They become old. Now the junior is not going to help them much because they've got a lot of wealth. They know that they're going to die because they might hire the age of 6570s. I think this model Mattila vainness sistina in a submarine.

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These habits average lifespan of the members of my oma is between 60 and 70 years, which means the average would probably be 65. Those who have got to 70 Alhamdulillah.

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Beyond 70 it is known as bonus.

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Bonus allies keeping us up over time. Mashallah. Oh, it's all good lies, which are beneficial where we can spend them in the part of Allah subhanho wa Taala, in Salah in the garden in good deed with a good time, because good character and good conduct will drive us to generate jobs.

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So,

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if a person gets to 7075 80, and they have well now their consciousness, they know that I'm going so what what do they do now? Now you visit them, and they will tell you I've got so many songs. I'm assuming the children I've got so many grandchildren, you know what I've actually got great grandchildren now and there's so many martial law one has become a doctor, the other one's a lawyer. This one is that it happens, isn't it? So what is that? What's

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the one

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thing look, amassing the world competing with one another, then matching children competing with one another? I think Kids Children advocate is a 15 this man with so many. But there is nothing wrong in saying that. But if we are saying it with the wrong intention with a sense of arrogance in our tone, then it's wrong. It's wrong. If Allah has blessed us we are allowed to speak about the blessings of Allah will

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let you dig up as deep as for the blessings of Allah we are allowed to speak about it.

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But with the right intention to encourage others know Mashallah, you know, it was so hard. And Allah gave me so much. If you work as hard as you're not alone, you do more than me, love, even if you work hard, and so on. So if we are mentioning it with a good intention with the idea of encouraging others, like the Sahaba of your love, I know when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked for sadaqa, he asked for sadaqa in public.

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And the Sahaba came and sometimes the people be a little tougher for him abroad. But percentage wise it was far more than those who brought big amounts. I give you a little example. A man with this had a visa he had his American work all night and he came with

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one PSA aside, it's actually a measurement. It's a measurement, say about a few kilos of data. And he presented it in front of

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him when he was going on one of the battles saying we're making your analysis, high contribution, subtler level and a person. This is my contribution. Some people scoffed at it, they love this. This is

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a big deal. It's like someone asked for money and someone who's 50 pence and then they say you can quickly pay. If we are putting up a few pence in order to belittle the cost we are wrong.

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But if we are putting the 50 pence with the fluff, knowing that look, this is what I can do really well my grandson, Baraka and me, then to get 50 Pence, maybe a lower gun so much better, that they will achieve what they want to each other. And Allah will also grant us lavaca that we'll have many more of these to give others as well. So when this measurements came, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam heard the people's coughing and he responded to them and he told him, do you know what, what this man has brought is better than what everybody else is doing?

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Why because he worked all night. He turned to socks at the end of the night to measurements.

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He gave it to us. How many of us are ready to give 50% of what we have 50% of my earnings Can I get a line we are quite stingy that we got hella projectors.

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In fact, I should not use the word stingy because Mashallah they are givers they are people who give back in comparison to the hammer we are nobodies and I can give you another Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does not have to have happy hour Medina CDR de la Anca mid level.

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Don't ever speak bad about my companions because I swear by the one in whom my soul lives by the one in whose hands my soul lives. I swear that if you any one of you were to spend mountain full of gold, the mountain and I'm sure a lot of us have seen it mount a massive mountain full of gold in the path of Allah and my companions who have spent either a handful like this or half of it a handful or half of it in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala that handful and half is better than the old mountain that we expend, either because of the loss or because of other reasons.

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Now lots of Allah except our charities and so the family accepts our Salah as well. So as soon

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as reciting this verse for us and it is in the Quran for us to read as well to say look, there comes a time when people when if they have run behind the dunya what do they do? They then begin to compete with one another in well and remember how we started little toys more complicated toys then Veena meaning beautification and then it goes up, we earn we want to get married. So now we start looking at what we look like and so on. And then we start competing with one another in wealth. Then when we get married and we have children, we start competing with one another issue. So

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Lots of panelboards Allah warns us, because obviously, we need to enjoy this dunya within the limits of the Shia Islam is not that you must not enjoy the dunya No, we need to enjoy it within the limits and the limits are very broad. Look at all the limits of Islam do is they ensure that we do not go beyond so that we do not trample over the rights of others. And we do not trample over what is prohibited meaning what Allah subhanho wa Taala asked us not to.

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So, if we then continue this way, we will find that Allah subhanho wa Taala draws a parallel it was an example beautiful example it is commercially evaluating tangible goofy

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to

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this example, the example of the junior and this example that he cited is similar to the rainfall that has made the farmers very happy, the farmers have become happy, Oh beautiful rains this season. Mashallah with good good rate, today is gonna be a good harvest and they see the crops starting to grow. So, when a bat comes out, when the crop comes out, oh,

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they become very happy,

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they become extremely happy,

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when the crop comes out, they become extremely happy,

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they will happen if they do not have a seat on time.

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If they do not have a seat on time,

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what will happen to the crop,

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if they do not harvest the crop on time, we all know it begins to wilt, it begins to come down it begins to become a yellow. So Allah subhana wa Jalla says

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so,

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first of all, almost for raw

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Obama

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that there comes a time when it begins to wilt.

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And when it will, we find that it then becomes useless completely. So with us with what what is what is said here.

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What is said here is that we have a life we have health, we are like the little crops, we grow we are happy with ourselves when we are young, we are useful if we do not harvest ourselves whilst we are youthful and young. What will happen is when we start wilting, we will say yeah, oh, I should have made my salad when I was young.

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I should have done this right. Oh, now what can I do? I can only again.

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So that is the example. So a lot is very nice. When we engaging a developer and we hope and pray Allah forgives us, as I said moments ago, when we engage in so he is still far with correct Islam with the correct conditions. Obviously, Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive us.

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But deep down in our hearts, there is always a little bit of a doubt. Sometimes, you know what, I've committed too many sins. You know, what am I going to be forgiven? That doubt is definitely from shape one, but it keeps on creeping up because we've transgressed so much sometimes. So a lot is what will Iraqi, when we get to the Iraq is one of two things if we've engaged in Israel far that it will be done. And if we've engaged in noise before, what will be either Abu Shadi will be severe punishment Allah protect myself and yourself. But also Allah reminds us immediately what do I mean ally what is law?

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Whenever there is a warning.

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Whenever there is something to do with gender, it has something to do with gender, wherever there is something to do with day there's something to do in life in order to balance it for us as Muslims. So this is why we are saying

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we should not divorce ourselves from the dunya but we should not swim in it to the degree that we drown me.

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So May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those whom once we are healthy, whilst we have good health, we engage in acts of worship to please Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and we improve our lives, and we improve our condition we become more helpful towards others, we become more polite towards others. This is what will take us to the era to have a good heart. This is what will take us to the right place in Africa to have

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removed all that feeling from the heart. There is a very, very great act of worship once a Javi was told that he was getting Jenna and the D that he was engaged in was that every night used to ensure that he removed the hatred from from his heart. He will hate with any feeling he has against anyone needs to get out and he slips immediately.

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So we need to increase the love between us. We need to be more down to earth and we need to realize that it

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We are going to come to an end in the same way Mashallah I go to work five days a week hamdulillah but at least I should be spending five minutes with the Quran in the morning, five minutes every day Is that too much for Allah? Who gave us 24 hours of the day? Five minutes in the morning for

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possibly another five minutes each for every Salah How long does the last? Surely we we owe that to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he says it would be correct if I said we owe it to ourselves because it will benefit us it's not going to benefit Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, very, very strong warning, he says

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that

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if you are going to turn away, we will, we will substitute you with others, we don't need you, you can go. If you're not really, I don't think we need your head on the ground, we don't you need it more than anyone else. I love this we can substitute you, when you don't have your gun, you're gonna get someone else to put your head on the gun sorry, when you don't put your head on the ground, we will get someone else to put their heads on the gun. And then they will not be like you they will be worshipers of a man and he's done that in the past. Take a look at the woman the previous nations is destroyed.

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We are so fortunate that we are from the oma

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from Allah, each one of us needs to really consider ourselves lucky that we are Muslims. So many people are moving on the globe. They don't know the sweetness of the Shahada, they don't know what we have

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what why if they knew what goodness we were in, they would fight up in order to take it from us.

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But we who are who skins sometimes we are beauty.

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And this is the topic this is the issue. This is the reality of the this is what the union has. And this is what this is how we can actually get so involved in the linear that we forget the app here so my call here today my message here today for myself and yourself is let us live in this dunya in such a way that we don't forget the law and we don't forget the art here. at every moment at every step in our lives. We must ask ourselves yeah Allah if you take me away now what condition am I? If you think of that every time inshallah you will never be in the home condition.

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You will never whilst you are talking to your friends stay away from sweat. What if What if your last word was a swear word? And then you talk it's possible and then you had a bit of a heart attack and you were gone? What was the last word? Keep quiet, don't talk about it. I don't know.

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We don't want that to happen. So we need to find ourselves inshallah, in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. And this is all have both in diversity of Allah subhanho wa Taala I end with two things.

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One is a reminder, Uppsala, Uppsala, Uppsala,

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Allah, Allah, those are the pillars of Deen. If we, if we have the pillar in place, if we have the foundation in place, we will be able to build the building.

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I gave an example A few days ago in one of them a sagittal foundation where I said the foundation is actually when you're digging down we want to build a big machine.

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Very big machine. The higher we want to go the more solid the foundation will be. So when you start and you start digging down people who think people who are foolish I don't think there are any people who are foolish, they will say how can you start digging I'm just supposed to be going up are you building an underground machine? That's foolish. Why they don't know you need in order to go up you need to first go down. So if we want to go up we need to put our head first down our headings to go on the ground first, then we will find our building going high. But if we are headed if we will drop down it's like someone who builds a big building no foundation where the wind comes is going to

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drop collapse. Something happens is out.

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But if they will always down they will find that that building is so solid the wind can come it won't be moving shallow. So that is

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that is the example of Salah of Salah to be from an apartment to another man.

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Salah is the foundation the founding pillar of this Deen whoever has established it is able and capable to establish the rest of Deen and has done so. And whoever does not establish it, they really dropped the whole team.

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So it's very important sometimes youngsters sit and they think you know what the what's the importance I'm going to demonstrate why. But we don't realize the benefit of it. Let's spirituality the closeness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that closeness is extremely important. We really need to think of it and we really need to look into it.

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Because we will need it one day you see my house and your house. Visitors can only come when they know me

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They have

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I can't have a stranger suddenly opening my door. He's got to phone me first to say I'd like to meet you. He just changes. I might not allow him into my house. I might tell him you're not welcome here. So this is the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala he's we feel I'm welcoming the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala it means we have become strangers. That's how little we are coming to the house of Allah. We must feel so happy your best friend's house when you are going there to sit at night to have a chat and to have a good coffee or to ever have tea. How happy do you feel? Just a few times with your friends. What do you do this so close to your house. This is also a lot we supposed to be

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closer to a lot and anyone else I don't feel so happy with let me go to the mercy five minutes earlier today I need to sit in at least from one of the forums because whatever it is, that we see in the masjid, they will bear witness on the piano such and such a person read from me here this this this this person read from me that person read from me Yeah, Allah is a witness.

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And some of us come to the rescue. We've never ever come early. So we don't even know what it's like to pick up a crime. To live to, to versus close it solely with the intention to please Allah, Allah our spirituality will go zooming up if that's what we do.

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That is a lot that is a little preparation in the same way we want to earn 200 pounds by the end of the week or the end of the day. Why don't we need to versus what why they are better for you than anything was jr has completely lost Subhana Allah Allah make me regular net and make all of us inshallah learn something so that at least we can put it into practice. That is the first thing I said is Allah. The second thing is the law item I will end with this evening I've already spoken about it. That is in fact, let us never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Nobody must feel that I'm an idol.

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I must is fully alabamian levinas

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cusine

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amaco A lot of us and I'm telling my worshippers who have transgressed against themselves who have committed Houston, tell them don't ever lose hope in my mercy. So anyone who loses hope in the mercy of Allah is insulting Allah. Because Allah says he's a fool over him. And if a person loses hope, hope in his approval, and he's trying to say No, you're not.

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So don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah, we can all become close to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant eternally grant yourself standing we will make sure to add Sharla and then close

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to elevation you're not unless a goddess of all evil You're lucky taken away from us and keep us away from shade Daniela asked you really including to uplift us in every single way Allah, Allah make us regular with Allah Allah make us more ones those who can allow sustenance around the increase in our customers he Allah in such a way that brings us down

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to increase in our sustenance and actually that it brings us down to a general

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increase in our sustenance together with Baraka and happiness and contentment. Allah, Allah if wealth is going to bring arrogance in our lives to give it to us young life wealth is going to bring destruction in our families and our communities Allah don't give it to us you have enough Yeah, like give it to us with fuel fuel fuel means your loss and you're not grant us the best of our welfare Allah. Allah grant us the best of all health care law keep us healthy and yeller make us wish if you during our days of good healthy Allah, those whose healthiest weekly en la casa Shiva company and what TPS in the Shiva garden to

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all those who are seated here all those ladies listening all those who from this Muslim community and other communities throughout this country and through the globe yeah love anyone who is in that suffering Allah we raise our hands on we are asking you to go

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through your list and you

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know those who have passed away

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none of those who passed away Have mercy on me Allah make that Green Goblin from amongst the gardens of Paradise and do not need their grace from amongst the spirits of Jonathan Yama. take us away take us away with the Kadima in our county Allah take us away with Shahada in the session of

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Yolanda gray when we are asked questions and we are all alone your love you lighten the Graziella lighten our brains with the rule of

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law you will help us to answer the questions that we shall be asked in the greater love and your love bless us in our Graziella

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Allah we ask you to come witness to the women focus this woman protect them from evil young law

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Men of this woman, the elderly of this woman, the children of whom Allah, Allah we asked her goodness for every single category Allah, Allah we asked you to grant us closeness to the

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community Allah and to the Allah across the globe Allah, Allah grant us the acceptance to respect the Quran to respect the sooner we respect the linear law and make us from constantly engaging to

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Allah forgive us Yama.

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Yama, we asked you really Allah we asked you to grant us goodness in our marriages Yama, Yama, Yama, and who may be suffering a little bit of turbulence Allah helped me I love to solve that crises y'all love. Y'all love being married couples together in harmony and peace. Y'all love me each make them the coolness of each other's eyes, y'all Love, love those who are not married girlfriend, spouses movie the coolness of their I love. I love those who don't have children. I love those who don't have children. Y'all love guns and children your love. I love those who don't have children for many years after marriage, and children by your

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by your permission by your power your loved ones, the children who will be the coolest of their idea. And those who you have blessed with children make their children champions of the genie Allah bless them with good character and conduct Yama, Yama, bring our children to the metallic Yella soften their hearts so that they can be obedient to us and help us intended to be obedient to you. Allah. Allah we ask you all the goodness of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has asked you and we seek protection from every single aspect of evil and he has sought protection from quality of life and taboo can

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afford a level

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of Wi Fi in the Kansas

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City and miles