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Motivational Evening. Luton UK, 02 Jan 2020

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Mashallah, I think we've really kicked off at hamdulillah Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy in Mashallah to Baraka this evening we have three quarters filled with sisters and a quarter filled with the brothers Mashallah that says a lot hamdulillah even the volunteers I think we have many more sisters I see their Mashallah, thank you so much for volunteering than the brothers. That having been said,

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Do you know what? Yesterday I told someone that

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a man channel is never late. If there is an event and they tell you we are kicking off at 636 30 it is. If they say 645 645 it is. If they say 7pm 7pm it is

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I have not to show if I did say that Marcia line the insha Allah and that's about it, Allah and so on. So today, we will test it tested with what the greatest motivation.

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When things do not happen the way you want them to happen, you have to thank Allah. He just wants to see how you react, he knew that this was going to happen. He just wants to watch you, you either pass it or fail it.

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People could have gotten so angry, so upset, thrown a tantrum made the brothers innocent brothers there feel so bad, and get so upset. And still nothing would have changed.

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Nothing would have changed. What was meant to happen will still just happen. But you come you cool down, you smile about it. You reach out to the brothers, you tell them Hello, the sound is not right. You know, you know I'm a little bit upset, but the sound is not right. And you're still smiling.

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I'm not upset by the way, not at all. I'm just giving an example.

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I genuinely am remote, many for a number of who couldn't who have amazing on the affairs of a true believer, you know, who is Allah, you know, he made you you know, that Allah is all powerful. He is in absolute control of entire existence. And so the affairs of a true believer are amazing, because everything that happens can only be good for a believer. That's what Allah says to us through the blessing lips of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Now, so many things must be going through our minds that you know, I know really bad things that have happened in my life. I mean, you know, people have lost limbs, people are unwell people are actually they lost loved ones, so many things and you're

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trying to tell me that this is a good thing. To be honest, if you're a true believer, you will very quickly learn to extract the positive from the negative. That's true believer. When you have faith in Allah, Allah blesses you in so many ways. When some when you have done something wrong, Allah has blessed us by allowing us to play misshapen, have you ever thought of that? You know, imagine if I got to the side and started shouting and screaming and yelling A little while later, brother, I'm so sorry. That was shapen He says, No, don't worry, I know that you know, shaytan very bad. No, it's okay. Give him a big hug and it's all over. Isn't that a blessing from Allah, you can actually blame

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shame on. The only problem is when the young people watch us do bad things in Ramadan, and they start saying but I thought the shape hands all tied up in Ramadan, right? We become little shayateen ourselves, Allah forgive us. little devil in us is actually activated as much as the others are died. We are still let loose. So my brothers and sisters, yes, we blame shaper number one. Number two is we actually seek comfort in the deal in destiny. When we say it was predestined that this was going to happen. We're not trying to run away from responsibility, but it calms us down Subhan Allah, a man once pinched, he stole at the time of

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the Allahu anhu. So they brought him along, and they wanted to punish him penalize him because he committed a crime Subhan Allah and he was very intelligent. You know what he says? He says, Oh, ameerul momineen on behalf

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of your loved one, you want to punish me when it was already predestined that I was going to steal.

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It would be unfair to punish me. Did you have a point?

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He has a point right? protested I was going to steal Why are you punishing me? He has a point. But he was intelligent not knowing that our loved one who was much more intelligent and he knew

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How to explain it. He says you know what,

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and it was written that we were going to punish you, Masha Allah Subhana, Allah, if it was written, you were going to steal, it was written that we were going to punish you. And he was ordered to be punished Subhana Allah, what is meant here is, don't lose your goodness because of something that went wrong in your life don't

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remain a good person. If someone smashed into your motor vehicle, may Allah protect us and our motor vehicles, and our belongings and our loved ones before our belongings, I promise you, you have every right to seek justice, you have every right to claim whatever needs to be claimed within what is fair and correct and reasonable. But you don't have a right to come out and disrespect people who've just made a mistake and bumped into your car. They didn't do it intentionally. Tomorrow, it could be you, it could be a family member of yours. Sometimes you have someone bumping into the car, because your car is so expensive. You come out and you start yelling and abusing a person who could have

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been

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the wife of a very respectful, respectable person or the daughter, or the system I'm talking of if they were female, or it could have been someone you don't even know. It was just a mistake.

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When you were young, yours was worse because it wasn't just a mistake. You were in control of that at a certain point. Now you prove that you're actually lower than the two in terms of character and conduct. You lost your cool

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come out. Firstly, comfort the person. Remember as a human being what is more important, your belongings or the life of the people.

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What's more important Tell me

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life? Absolutely. So thank Allah, you're safe, thank Allah, the person is safe. Nobody died. Nobody was hurt or injured. And if they were the first question is, are you will.

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And the first statement to yourself isn't hamdulillah could have been worse. At least nobody's harmed or nobody's died.

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This is what Islam requires of us. This is what Allah Almighty the creator wants from us.

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And you come out and you say, Are you okay? Are you sure you're fine? I think we may want to need to get some help here. That is a human being that is a true believer, you're concerned about the life before your car, the damage the cars, we can get more tomorrow, and we don't even need them. The stuff that was lost, we can always replace it. But it's human beings that you need to reach out to do you know, myself as a Muslim, and you can see what I look like right? And nowadays on the globe, you know what they say about guys who look like me? I don't even need to repeat it. So panela they say we the calmest and coolest people on earth? Is that what they say? Someone they say? Allah grant

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us ease while we're trying to change that stereotype by the will of Allah. And I remember once many years ago,

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many years ago

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someone bashed into my vehicle.

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And I'm quite sure the sister was on her phone.

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And you know what?

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It was quite a bad damage. The damage was quite bad. I came out and I was smiling. Mashallah. So that really broke the ice because the sister was frozen in the garden, you know, non Muslim woman frozen in the car. When she saw the smile, she built the courage to come out Mashallah. Because you see this big bearded guy and next to his car, you wondering who it must be and then he comes out of the vehicle. Imagine some kind of law. And you know what happened as I came out? And I smiled, and she started coming. I said, sister, you Okay, I'm honest. Are you okay? Do you know that? That changed her whole perception of Muslims? Completely? totally change.

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Are you okay? Are you sure? Everything's fine?

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Yeah, you know, I don't know what I said. No, no, calm down. Take a deep breath. Take It's okay. It's fine. Don't worry. Whoa, so panela

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I swear to you, it makes a big difference. Very big difference.

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Sure, you're huge human side to begin with. And when you're a believer, it comes out naturally. Naturally, you're a human being your child broke a glass. Typically some years back I don't know about now. I hope things are different. But some years back dad would say what on earth has happened and so many swear words and perhaps a spank or two stanfill Now this was years ago, by the way, right?

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I don't know to say nowadays mom would also do that. No, she wouldn't. Actually now things I hope

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They have changed, they need to change we need to develop ourselves. It's no longer about shouting and screaming and swearing and beating, that's your child. It's okay the glass Allah didn't want it. The glass came with a date of death, just like human beings would come with the date of death. The expiry was known by Allah even prior to the manufacture of that piece of utensil or whatever it may have been.

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But Allah did it. Just to watch you What are you doing? How did you react? I know this, Allah already knew before you entered the home and even prior to you purchasing the glass, it's going to break one day and your son is going to break it. This is one example. But I can give you a bigger example your child might illegally take away your vehicle and make a massive accident with it. And what do you do May Allah never let that happen to us just say I mean.

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But if it does happen, take it in your stride.

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Understand, deal with it. And you will be able to deal with it in a better way. When your emotions are calm. Calm yourself. You need the deep breaths more than anyone else. You need to say Subhana Allah hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, whatever else it may be, praise Allah, thank him, look at how bad it could have been. It would have been sometimes Allah wants you to miss the flight because of so many factors you may never know. But man, unfortunately, makes haste and he wants everything how he wants it when he wants it exactly the way he wanted it completely. And if something goes wrong, man likes to vent. When I say man here, I'm talking of humankind.

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blame others don't blame.

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You might want to teach I will teach my child my son. You know what? I'm glad you're not hurt. I'm glad Subhana Allah that everything is okay, you're fine. The glass broke no problem we're gonna replace. But I just want to let you know. If it happens a second time, perhaps you want to let them know. This is how you hold the glass. Have you ever taught them how to hold the class? The answer is no. I remember when I was little, and I dropped some milk. And my mother just asked me a question. With with a lot of love. Didn't they teach you at school? Didn't they teach you anything at school? I think the older folk when they went to school in the 1940s and 30s. They used to teach them how,

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perhaps not to drop the milk. Okay.

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And I looked at and I started laughing. I said, Man, they don't teach us those things. They teach us one plus one is two. They don't teach us how to hold the milk. And you know what? To be very honest. Nobody taught us how to carry the milk, no one. And now that I'm much older, and I've got my own children. How can I blame them for something I haven't taught them. I didn't know what's taught them. You say those visitors came home the way you set was unacceptable. But man, did you ever show me how to sit I was just being myself. I had a brother the other day VIP. He was at home in the VIP lounge. And he put up his feet on the sofa. And he's sitting beautifully so comfortable. And someone

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walked in and just gave him the daggers you know, looked at in the eyes. I'm thinking to myself, so the brother says, Hey, man, you know, just enjoy yourself sit, relax. What's the point of being a big vvip? When I cannot, you know, take off my shoes and lift up my feet. That's the real VIP, right? But no, we're too embarrassed. How could you do that? What do they think of you? Hey, what will my toes think of me, man? What do my feet think of me? I didn't even lift my feet up. What's the big deal? The things will change when you change them. Enjoy yourself but respectful, be respectful. I know it doesn't mean you just go somewhere like right now. I mean, we're all seated

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here. And someone says I'm going to lift my feet up right now. And then you have that bottle of orange juice and someone's putting their toes at the top. Now that's unrealistic, unreasonable, unacceptable. You need to know where to draw the line.

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And if someone does do that, I think it would be quite difficult to reach out to them positively. But we don't have to wait excuse them, perhaps maybe you know this person is going through a little bit of tension, you know, some form of stress perhaps. And that's their way of releasing it. May Allah grant us ease. I tell you, my brothers and sisters over the last few weeks, over the last few weeks, I've been talking about so many different topics. One thing that's come up more than once is the issue of when things don't happen your way.

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And then they don't.

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You need to be more excited than you would have had they happen your way. You need to be more excited. I tell you why I want something this way. Allah doesn't want it that way who's more important.

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Allah, Allah doesn't want it that way.

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And he knows

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within his own divine knowledge that this is not going to be, and it's not good for you, or it's somewhere down the line, something's going to go wrong. If Allah knows that and he keeps it away from you and you don't know and you're upset, you can't be upset. If it didn't happen my way it happened the way of the one. My entire life is dedicated to

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Who's your entire life dedicated to

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your makeup,

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your makeup Subhanallah, the one who made you, your life should be dedicated to him. He allows you to have other dedications you're dedicated to your kids, you're dedicated to your spouse, I hope inshallah

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you're dedicated to a few other things, perhaps that dedication is not worship.

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It's actually a lesser dedication because ultimately he who made you and he whom you're going to return to Who is he, he's Allah.

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I'm going to return to Him. And then every single thing I have with me on me or around me, I'm going to leave it and go back to Allah. In the law. He was in LA LA June that's a little supplication we say when someone passes away or when something bad happens we utter that mostly it means we belong to Allah and we're all ultimately going to return to Allah. My brother whoever did the sound Thank you so much. It's absolutely

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on the button. Do you agree guys? Mashallah, don't we don't they deserve credit for sorting it out? Mashallah, may Allah bless you guys crunchy goodness a nice look at the smile Mashallah. Mashallah, you got a free two hour my brother had the sound not gotten wrong, you wouldn't have gotten that to Afro Muslim.

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Mashallah, Hunter. Allah bless you guys. So, one of the most important lessons that I've learned from the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is he gave importance to everyone. He gave them a lot of importance, everyone, there's something amazing that I've read that always impresses me.

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There are so many things, but one thing stands out.

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When the companions describe him, they say La Yes, Abu jalisa who had an act Rama la Minho.

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All those who were around him, not a single one of them ever felt that there was anyone else more special to him than them. Wow. Did you hear what I just said?

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So imagine if Abu Bakr is sitting there of the love and who he felt Haha, you know what I'm the most special to him. The way he treated everyone, even the others, every one of them felt I am the most special.

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He cares for me the most Subhanallah What a miracle that was from Nevada. That's Prophethood that is the nopee of Allah, the most blessed of creation, the most noble, some had Allah the highest in rank, he had these miracles, one is mentioned to us, he would treat us with so much if we were there so much love, affection and care that each one would think you know what, I'm the most special to this person. In our lives. We've gone so wrong, yet we claim to be followers of the same messenger, those whom we are supposed to make feel that they are the most important. They are the very ones who say I mean nothing to this

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degree.

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Don't worry, sisters, the brothers are not looking outside. You can agree with me.

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We make people who are supposed to be the most important people in our lives feel like they're not even worth being in our lives. That's where we're failing. give importance to everyone those you know those you don't know those you agree with those you disagree with a sickness we have. And it's something I'm very, very saddened that I find online by practicing Muslims and others who are supposed to be educated people sometimes in disagreement. It's more about the hate than the disagreement

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and they don't know that you can disagree with full respect. I love you I care for you. And I totally disagree with you. can that happen?

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Can you disagree with someone totally completely and still love them care for them? Yes, you can you care for them. I don't like the thing you're doing I mean we have sometimes family members, children, friends, etc. Who have some bad habits spouse, sometimes very bad habits hooked on to something we really feel is something we don't agree with completely. What happens. We love to see them come.

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We know Allah will bring them they will come Allah loves them the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu

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of the companions at some stage, they were not Muslim. They were a lot of them were actually what we would turn mushy keen, which Allah says is the worst sin that someone could commit association or partnership with Allah. No one ever lost hope. You know Harley didn't when he did when

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he was a worrier. He participated against the Muslims in battles such as the Battle of corporate, you may go back and search about that battle where there was quite a lot of harm and damage that happened against the Muslims at the hands of the same man known as Harley Davidson worry that will mahira robiola and Homer. And guess what? After that the Prophet peace be upon him met his brother actually didn't need who became a Muslim. And he kept asking him, where's your brother?

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Allah will bring him one day, where's your brother? Look at the concern. The concern for someone who has caused the martyrdom of so many Muslims here is the the heart of love the heart of the prophets, Allah seldom. he disagreed with the action completely. He actually obviously would totally disassociate from that type of behavior. But he kept asking where is he? Allah will bring him Yeah, TB he loves Allah is gonna come with him. He's gonna come have hoping people Allah changes hearts, just like a good person can become bad a bad person can become good. It's not the person it's actually the deeds. And like I said earlier, the devil is shaped on and it really is shaped on

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one day, when it comes to Medina manoharan cutting the long story short.

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And you know what? He has a question for the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. They were not surprised he came. Do you know why? The new is the messengers of Allah Salah me saying that this man is gonna come, he will come, he will come forth. And he says, oh, messenger. I've done a lot of bad in my life. I have, you know, what are some of what I've done? I've done so much will I be forgiven?

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Some of us feel like that sometimes we've done so many wrong things. And we think will I be forgiven before I get to the story of Khalid and then when he let me tell you, you will be forgiven even as a Muslim, even no matter what you will be forgiven for. As long as you're alive, you're breathing and you seek forgiveness, you will be forgiven. Don't ever doubt it. Because and I want to divert for a moment. I tell you, if you committed a sin, major sin.

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Allah tells you, only arriba de

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la panattoni

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you who have transgressed against yourselves in a big way, no matter what you've done, don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. What did Allah say?

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What did Allah say, Don't lose hope in there.

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say it aloud. Don't lose hope in the

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mercy of Allah. Remember what you just said today, right?

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Which means if you were to lose hope in the mercy of Allah, You've insulted Allah. He told you not to do that and you're doing exactly that. Which means if you were to lose hope in the mercy of Allah shaytan has now caught you from a different angle. There are people who commit a minus sin, and then they seek forgiveness from it and eat haunts them not because they will not forgiven, but because the devils now thought of a different track to get hold of them. Don't let that happen to you. be convinced I'm forgiven. I'm a new person, even if people think whenever they want to think I'm a new person. Allah knows I know, I'm forgiven. It's wiped out. It's gone. And here's my chance. Allah

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gives you a million chances, countless chances for as long as you're alive.

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So the rest of the verse Allah says in Allah Allah,

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Allah will forgive all your sins, for indeed he is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.

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When your child does something cute little child does something totally absurd. Aren't you quite forgiving? Well, Allah has a billion times more forgiving than that to all of us. Subhan Allah Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. So Carly didn't really throw the Allahu anhu.

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He says,

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will I be forgiven? The Prophet Muhammad says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he handed in Islam a Jew buma Kabbalah what you're about to do?

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Say your Shahada.

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It will wipe out everything bad you've ever done in your life.

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And there is a same narration of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for you and I for you and I that Toba

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Which means repentance will delete everything that you've done in the past.

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Everything bad.

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It's amazing, you know, if someone goes for Hajj and that Hajj is accepted

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two questions number one is how do you know how just accepted people asked a before Hodge? How can I tell that my hunch is accepted? It's quite easy.

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Did your life change? positively if it did, inshallah that had was accepted. If you came back and you still were in your own old bad ways and habits, how can you say it was expected? You might have fulfilled the foreign, but you know what you may not have achieved the proper reward you're supposed to because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, if we ever goes for Hajj, and they observe what they have to and abstain from what they have to abstain from, they will come back as clean as the day they were born. So that brings me to the second point. Do you know what that means? Actually,

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you will be even cleaner than the day you were born. can I explain why? say I've done 20,000 good deeds and 20,000 bad deeds, I went for Hajj. When I come back, what happens? What is deleted?

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The bad deeds? What happens to the good ones? Are they also deleted?

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It's not like your phone when you restore factory settings and all your top apps are gone. So panela No way. Everything that's beneficial remains. Look at how amazing that is. So when the prophet SAW Selim says you return back as pure as the day you were born, he's only talking about the sins being deleted. He's never ever talking about the good deeds being deleted because it's not like you're starting a clean slate. The slate is clean, but it's got on it. A lot of goodness that's already there. I did 20,000 deeds before I went for Hajj. That's not gonna go that's still there. That's the mercy of Allah. Selective formatting. Imagine. Amazing.

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So then, Carly didn't want either of the Allahu anhu stretches his arm. And he says on that condition, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah not condition. The condition that I have forgiven because I'm so embarrassed what I did you know what he did some of what he may have did. And you know what? It hurt him. It he was sad. He couldn't stomach the fact that he did so much of bad and now he's gonna turn to Allah. That happens in our little life. Sometimes. We do bad we lead a life that wasn't so grand. We are not we know. And then after a while, we think about how can I turn? How can I come to Allah, my brother, my sister, keep trying

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and move at your own pace. Don't let people pressurize you to the degree that you feel, I don't want to do this anymore. Because that's what shaytan does to us. He introduces a few people to us that are outwardly very religious, and instead of making us feel encouraged a little bit, they make us feel like you're doomed anyway. SubhanAllah you know, I had a sister come up to me once and she told me, you know, brother,

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I before I'm gonna say to you, because it's very beneficial, right? She says before I used to show my legs when I used to walk around, and and handle I think a lot now I cover my legs.

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She's telling me so am i doing the right thing? Or the wrong thing? Now I've got a bit of an issue because I want to encourage her because Mashallah, it's a huge step, right? And I don't want to let her think that you can stop where you are. I want her to think about growing closer and closer and developing yourself even further. So I told the system, just keep going, just keep going. You're on the right track, don't let anyone take you away. Imagine if I have an intention that I'm going to finish the recitation of the plan between now and the 30th of the month of January 31.

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And I start doing it a little a little a little every day, if I were to die or something were to happen to me, Allah will reward me for the intention, not based on what I achieved or didn't achieve. Did you know that few days ago yesterday, I think I tweeted that to say we thank the almighty that he judges you pay not based on what you've achieved, based on what you intended to achieve. So Panama.

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Amazing, sometimes you achieve something big, but your intention was not that grant, are you going to get a reward for it? I need to go back and search.

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So to encourage the sister or the brother, who is just about struggling to get closer to their maker, because you want that brother and that sister to start off with the things that you want them to start off. You've already tried to divorce them from the mercy of Allah. Don't do that. That is something we need desperately on the globe today to be able to encourage people holding their hands and telling them you know what, keep going

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You're doing the right thing. Don't give up. Don't go back. Don't let anyone make you feel like Allah doesn't love you because you know what he does. And you know what you walk towards him, just make sure you're not walking away from him at all. The world out there is so free that people can do what they want on the globe. It doesn't mean as a Muslim, I can do what I want. It doesn't mean that I am governed by rules and regulations. But you know what, I'm not a perfect Muslim. I will make mistakes I will sing as well. I'm a human. And so will all of us. No one is perfect. Look at people and empower them, encourage them, give them that importance. I started off by telling you that the

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Prophet sallallaahu salaams quality was giving importance to people such that they felt they were the dearest to him. Can you do that? Try. We won't achieve it completely because we're nowhere near but keep trying. And one day you may be resurrected with the same Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him simply because you tried to adopt some of these qualities, even from a distance.

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You have a person who looks different. You have a person who is financially a nobody struggling you have a person who might not be having proper clothing, maybe they're, you know, tatty or whatever else. You have someone who is crying someone who is okay, so all of them are your brothers and sisters, the day you realize that is the first day you will be able to recognize your makeup.

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Did you hear what I just said?

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My whole life we are believers. My whole life is about pleasing Allah. That's my life, about pleasing Allah. How can he be pleased? When he has made certain people and things and creatures that I have no regard for whatsoever? Can you be close to Allah, you can fulfill 10 prayers a day. You're not going to get the holistic closeness to Allah.

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Humble yourself. This is why we've been taught a sign of piety is when you are so brilliant in your character and conduct you are more pious than those who are fulfilling something outwardly perhaps, but their character doesn't show it at all.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. May Allah open our doors Hey, I mean, don't worry, don't worry. I know it was a bit hectic but they say I mean Masha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us paradise. mean, he helped us to help others, empower people, speak to them with respect, show kindness, let them restore their confidence in humanity. People have lost confidence in humanity, they've lost confidence in males. That's why I say Where are the males who can be polite, who can be helpful who can be courteous, and, and helpful, to the degree that

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the dignity, that confidence in that gender is restored, because many men out there would only do something

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if they were getting something in return nowadays. I'm so sorry to say this. I know they're all brothers here. But don't worry, you try to harm me I have got a whole host of sisters who punch you up Mashallah.

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But it's affect affect meaning we need to go and search ourselves. I know we've had a lot of examples of a lot of people, you help someone or you a person who can help them solely because you love your maker, you try to impress Allah and this person is going to help them without wanting anything in return. Besides the pleasure of the Almighty Allah speaks about it in the Quran. In

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those who feed and those who close others, if they were correcting their belief, they would say listen, we have clothed you and fed you solely for the pleasure of Allah. We don't even want you to say shukran we don't want to recompense from you and we don't even want to thank you from you. We don't even want to thank you. Because you know what, it's got nothing to do with your Thank you. If it comes from you, it's from you. But Allah if he accepts it, everything is done. I did it for him. Like I always say, you know what, brother? The brother told me I have 30 minutes but I'm into injury time. Remember what happened at the beginning? payback? Mashallah, we were smiling when the sound

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went wrong. Please be smiling when I'm taking my time. Mashallah, can I go on a bit, my brothers sisters, thank you.

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So I tell you, when you are being kind to someone, ask yourself, why am I kind to them?

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Ask yourself,

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you will only be a valuable person. The day you take that kindness to the next level and that is you're not just kind to those who are kind of

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Those you think deserve your craziness, but you are kind to those who are not kind to you because I'm not being kind to you because I think you deserve it and being kind to you because Allah loves those who are kind Thank you. You find that the point while law who you have been watching different wording in the Quran Allah says Allah loves those who are trained. So I'm kind I will be very kind even if it's someone who doesn't like me It's okay I'll smile and look like the fool for the moment. But I know Allah I told him I did that for you man impressing him pressing Allah

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that's what we need. That's what we're lacking in the oma people argue and fight about so many things amongst us as Muslims, not realizing the quality of our life has deteriorated in all these arguments. I'm not belittling the importance of knowledge. It's absolutely superb. I'm not belittling the importance of trying to get as close to Allah both outwardly and inside. But all I'm saying is, you know what, we're sometimes getting lost in certain matters without developing ourselves. those around us are suffering because of our attitude and character. People, we treat them so badly, we become the biggest racists on Earth, someone's a different race or a color, we

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treat them so differently. A person comes from a different country or a different part of the same country. And we don't even allow family members to marry them. That, by the way, is the problem of the age today. cosmopolitan, as I always say, back in the day, our folks never interacted with people beyond their own village. So they would never ever think of getting their kids married to a person from the neighboring village.

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Today,

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we've interacted with people from all over the world. It's got nothing to do with Islam, it was your own rule you made from your pocket, by the way, pocket, straight.

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Remove it, take it out. If the person is good, if their Deen is okay, if they are black is okay. And both would like it to happen. You're only a true believer, and you only have understood who your maker is. When you say, oh my maker as much as I had dreams for my daughter. As much as I had dreams for my daughter. And I really had so many things in mind for her, you know what she's come up with, or someone has come up with something the both of them are very excited. The Dean is good, the character is good. You told us to just look at those two things. I'm going to let it happen. And I'm leaving it in your hands. Oh, my maker. That's now believe in Allah. The others, they have a lot of

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work they have a lot people will bring about religious guys to say no, no, no, no. You know, when when when the two of them are not from one race? It doesn't work. It's not allowed in Islam. Oh, where did you get that? From?

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Which core? And are you reading the King James Version? Now? How will our Lakota 11 not at all doesn't exist?

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You let it happen? As much as you don't want it? Yes, if the person is wrong in the sense that they don't have the characteristics or they don't, they don't meet the mark in the sense that they have bad habits and qualities and your child is being blinded. You can address the matter. You can then for a good reason, you can actually say Listen, you know what, I think you're making a huge blunder here.

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I've known of people who've left Islam, simply because of this point I'm talking about now. They've left Islam, they lost confidence in the Muslims. There was nothing wrong with Islam.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. The day you understand who the people are around you, you will have understood your makeup. And I want to end with repeating that because it's a powerful point, right?

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You know what?

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You're trying to impress Allah, you're living for Allah Who created you, he did not just make you. He made everybody else. And if you want to prove you love him, prove that you love those things that are connected to him that he made that he has placed around you. He made it. That's why as Muslims, we have to be kind to all other humans to animals, to the to the entire ecosystem. We have to preserve it, we have to make sure that we respect it because it is all part of the creation of Allah. You're not allowed to go around and be destructive. You must make sure you're an upright human being May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all E's. Thank you so much my brother, you know, I

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just realized something. What I plan to say and what I say two totally different things. Guess why?

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Guess why? Say that one loud word please.

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Allah indeed, but the sound

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sound went AWOL at the beginning. And as a result of that Subhana Allah Allah took us through a whole different topic and I addressed it and I pray that it has time.

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Every single one of us in our lives in one way or another, and I know it would have the reason is, it's like me telling you guys who has five fingers, everyone puts up their hands, right? Because we have five fingers. There might be one or two who might be blessed not having the five fingers. But I promise you it doesn't make me a person who knows the unseen. I'm addressing real life matters. And that's why we call it a motivational evening. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. I pray that I'll have a moment a little bit later to greet every single one of you. So just take your time, relax, and May Allah bless us all let's continue with the rest of the evening. salaam aleikum wa

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rahmatullah wa barakato.