Why Start this Way?

Mufti Menk

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Last Nights (Thursday) Local Program, Harare Zimbabwe.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was salam, O Allah May Allah be about the who Allah Allah, he was a big man. We think Allah subhanho wa Taala for every opportunity that he gives us to get closer to him to earn closeness to him. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to help us lead a life such that as the days passed, we become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that the day we actually die, we would be the closest we ever were to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that being the case, Allah subhana wa jal has mercy we beseech and we asked for we hope for and we have complete hope that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will look at us with the eyes of mercy, complete blessings

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and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless his entire household. All those who have struggled and stroll through the years, the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the scholars of Islam who have preserved and protected the deen, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all my brothers and sisters, why do we start this way? That's a very important question. Many times people think why do we need to say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim at the beginning of something that goes straight back to the narration of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says couldn't normally. Lem you said that he Bismillah Allahu Akbar. And according to another

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narration of meaning, the the the narration the meaning of it is every important matter couldn't unring the bell in everything that is of importance that is not started off in the name of Allah shall be cut off, cut off of goodness, cutoff of blessing, cutoff of you know, success and so on the ultimate success, so anything you're doing that's of importance, say Bismillah The most important thing that you and I could be doing at this particular moment in order to keep us alive.

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is eating Allahu Akbar.

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You eat in order to be alive, you are alive, you can think you eat healthy, you can think healthy, you don't eat healthy Subhanallah the doctors will confirm that if you don't eat healthy, what would happen automatically your mind would suffer because of either a chemical imbalance or minerals, nutrients, deficiency of some vitamin something, something would go wrong definitely physically. The same applies when it comes to food that is perhaps not halal. What would happen is it has an immediate impact because we would find that we would lack in the minerals and vitamins of a spiritual nature, the way we think the way we look or the way we make decisions, all that would be

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contaminated with because we would be lacking vitamin T and that is step one, the feeling of Allah subhanho wa Taala when it comes to consumption, so it's important for us to say Bismillah even when slaughtering an animal, it's important for us to say Bismillah when we're putting the halaal muzzle in our mouth, it's important for us to say Bismillah when opening the door of the vehicle, it's important for us to say Bismillah when we are driving when we are walking when we leave the house, sometimes there is something added to the Bismillah from the sooner and sometimes there is nothing edit. Sometimes it is voluntary to edit and sometimes you don't edit let me give you some examples.

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When we are leaving the house we say Bismillah and then we add on to it that will come to Allah In the name of Allah. I lay my complete trust in Allah because I'm leaving my house I asked Allah to look after this home of mine to look after me as I've left the home and then we say Bismillah madiha Omarosa in Nabila for him I'm sure you would know that. When we are on a on an animal or in a motor vehicle on a conveyance that we are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the ultimate controller of the item that we are driving? We are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us grant us Baraka, there is a long, beautiful one when going out on a journey and I suggest that when we are going out

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on a long journey, let us look at the draft from the sooner from a book or from the internet. And we try and read it because it adds in it. Allahu Manta Sahib Have you suffered, Oh Allah, you are the companion in journey. When we are traveling You are our companion we have you as our companion. Well halifa to Phil and Oh Allah, you are the one who we've left behind at home and you are the one who will protect the entire family. You are Subhana Allah This is a powerful one. And then it continues to say Allah protect us from the evil of this journey. And Allah grant us Baraka in this journey. Allah safeguard our family, our wealth in our absence, Allah make the journey easy for us, let us

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not feel the length of it. Beautiful. So that's Bismillah. The same applies when we are talking to each other. If it's for example,

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and I Something has just come to my mind, that's very, very interesting. But let's before I say that, let me tell you what I was about to say

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And that is when I'm talking to you. I don't have to say Bismillah How are you my brother? And you say, Bismillah I'm fine, my brother, because that is who you are. That's the speech. You know, I said, Bismillah when I left home, if that was the case, we would be saying Bismillah for every single item that Bismillah is already in the heart, but something important, you know, I've officiated a lot of knickers. I'm sure you know what that means? You know, where we asked the groom, that have you accepted her in your Nika and Mashallah, you get so many different responses replies, sometimes we teach them what to say. So there was a young boy who was in quite a bit of a rush, and

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he was excited. He had an adrenaline rush at the same time. So he's so excited. He's looking at his clock, and he's saying this shift is taking too long. Anyway, we got to the question. So I said, Have you accepted her in your new car? You said, yeah.

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So I'm looking at him nights on official occasion. Yeah, is fine. Well, I he Yeah, yeah, is actually fine. But it's official. So I wanted to get something good from him. So I told him a mission. I looked at him. He said, Yeah, I said, See, yes, I have accepted. So he said, yes, you have accepted.

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I say not me, you so Angela. So this is some of the excitement that we've witnessed, you know, don't worry, it doesn't mean I ended up marrying her by mistake. But what it does mean is that his intention was what he meant, and everyone knew that he did that by saying that yes, you have meaning, you know, this is what it is May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, in fact, to be to just correct it. I said, say yes, you have so he said yes, you have you know, so so Subhana Allah, may Allah grant His goodness. But going back to this whole point of Bismillah one day I heard first time and last time Well, so far, I've heard in my life, when an Imam asked a certain men in

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our presence at muscle fella here, he says, Have you accepted in unica? He said Bismillah Subhan Allah, he started off by saying Bismillah Alhamdulillah In the name of Allah, all praises due to Allah. Yes, I have accepted that and while I that just gave me the shivers. It actually raised my head because when I got married, I didn't think of that Bismillah Alhamdulillah In the name of Allah and all things is due to Allah All praise is due to Allah is accepted Mashallah, Mashallah Allah grant us Baraka in our marriages. Some, you know, some people if you were to ask them today, what did you say? It says forgot to say I also believe that's why shaytan is coming. Allah subhanho wa

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Taala save goddess, and we Allah subhanho wa Taala bless. So getting back to the bus Mala. It's called the best mela that's in the Arabic language to say Bismillah we would say some Milla say the name of Allah and it's called the best mela Bismillah Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim. So if we are for example, doing anything important you say Bismillah Masha, Allah, Allah so this talk that I'm having with you right now is extremely important because of the nature of it is such that we are trying to learn something, we want to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is the intention. I'm not here because I want anything from you. And that's something we need to get clear. And you are

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not here because you want to gain something from me that is monetary or perhaps you know, material but rather, it is solely for the pleasure of Allah I want to be boosted, motivated, learn a thing or two for the pleasure of Allah be, you know, go away, being able to understand the plan of Allah for me and for everyone else. And this would make me a better person, it would make me you know, more acquainted with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, and what he wants from me, and so I would be able to act upon it. So it would also encourage me, because we're lucky when we come like tonight, Mashallah large numbers, you know, it's not so easy to come by Salah of Asia is quite late these days. And,

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you know, a guy like me goes on talking, this is what sometimes, you know, people feel, maybe, or I think that people think that perhaps I speak a little bit too long, although no one's actually told it to me. And here we have people, you know, some are shaking their heads, and some are nodding their heads. So Allah make it easy for us. But if I am taking a little bit too long, you know, this is a home crowd, you can actually put up your hand and tell me, you know, we need to go and sleep and a lot of these uncles that are here, I respect them so much, I would actually say no problem. I wouldn't bring you the bedding in that right here. But I wouldn't mind it, you know, and we would

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end it. Because I am actually a son of this community. And I'm happy to be having elders who are here in front of me, who can always even guide me where I'm going wrong. Alhamdulillah so Subhan Allah, it's something important. That's why we start off by saying, Bismillah In the name of Allah, then we thank Allah well, hamdulillah This is the minimum that you should be doing. I thank Allah, why am I thanking Allah Alhamdulillah all praises due to Allah has given me this opportunity, you know, to execute what I'm about to execute. And then we have to say what Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Muhammad, Allah, Allah, he was happy. That's the minimum. So we say, and peace and

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blessings be upon Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam why because he, Allah chose him to be the best of creation and the final prophet, the most noble of all the messengers and he came to us We are so fortunate to be from amongst his oma, do you know that

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So fortunately we don't realize it. So what was his mission to come in teach us to come and tell us that goodness that we say comes from Allah was brought by a certain human being known as Mohammed Salah Salem, the highest of all creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala we owe him that blessings and salutations. What we're about to say is connected somehow to what he has taught. So Panama. So we owe that to him. And this is why when we say at the beginning of a talk was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, we should all be uttering the term sallallahu wasallam, at least within ourselves, bare minimum because another narration says destruction be upon he who hears my name, and does not say

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, does not sin blessings and salutations upon it. And Subhana Allah, this was actually a hadith that we learn from, and it's something very important but on the other hand, Allah encouraged us You see, one hand and this is the beauty of the Sherry and we are mere mortals we are human beings. You know, when we want to say something we either keep quiet, we either go around beating about the bush or no one gets the message, or we are brave enough to say it as it is in face flat and Subhanallah with with Allah subhanho wa Taala His divine system, he does it in a unique way that we cannot compete with but we can learn from definitely. So what does he do?

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On one hand, he says, Whoever does not send blessings and salutations upon Mohammed, Salah, Salah when they hear his name, they are doomed, so to speak. That's what the Hadith says right, which means destruction be upon them they are doomed. So, when a person does not say intentionally, then we will confirm that they are asking for that dooming. But when a person for example slips up, we will say Hey, brother, you know what, let's try and conscient eyes ourselves a little bit more. There's actually a competition on a friday every friday for the person who says the the the Salawat the most from everyone. So if you start moaning and you say Sal, Allahu Allah, Mohammed, for

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example, it's actually you know, sending blessings and salutations upon him or Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad and there are 1000s of ways of sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, there's a competition let's try and we need at least once even if it means just in our community, Allahu Akbar May Allah help us it's something we take lightly but one Friday how many Fridays do we see 5052 Fridays a year approximately you know one of them at least let's try and win by the will of Allah let's make it this you know sort of encouragement to our to ourselves to say one of the Fridays inshallah we'll try and win the competition is not difficult but on the other

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hand, what was the the the warning is there? The prophets of Salaam says masala Allah sallallahu alayhi wa.

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Whoever sins blessings upon me once Allah sins blessings upon them 10 times as a result of what they just did. So when you are saying blessings and salutations upon Mohammed Salah you are being blessed, completely tenfold by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Salah Allahu Allah, Mohammed, even if you say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that alone is enough to say I've sent blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if you want to add something to it, you can say sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam his family Okay, so now I've just spoken about Mohammed Salah Salaam and the importance of sending blessings and salutations upon him the

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warning on one hand, and the goodness on the other like I say with us, we just find it as is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yes, it is clear as it is these warnings on one hand, and this good news on the other. So that's the divine balance. It always comes in the Quran. When you hear about Jenna and paradise. Immediately you will hear about Jana and you hear about hellfire. So it balances you know, they say don't get too excited. Remember, there's another side there. And at the same time when you hear about Hellfire and the burning in it, and what will happen to the intestines and what will happen to this and what and what goes on here and they immediately Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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Hey, hang on, hang on, there's a lot of hope. There's also paradise, and this is what it is. That's our last plan. So if we take a look at Mohammed, Salah, Salah, and he brought us all the goodness we have. So every droplet of goodness that we engage in, he is getting a full reward of my entire action. And the actions of those who taught me and every single person who taught them who taught them who taught them going right back to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam without any form of

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subtraction of the rewards of any one of them. This is a multiplication. This is why teach as many people as you can, don't worry about others. For example, if someone is trying to distract you, you go and you you know relay the message. Today I sent out a message and I'm sure a lot of it actually went viral. It was more of a private sort of a message but Alhamdulillah since it went viral it went and to be honest with you, I was so happy that at least on the day of gamma i can stand and say Allah I conveyed. I'm not worried what happens as a result. I mean, the intention was not really it wasn't a dirty one. It's not malice. It's not something full of hatred. No way. It's just a reality.

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I've got nothing

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to do with this whole thing, besides the fact that I've got a duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala, that what I know, let me relate it to the people. And that's all I did. And if someone doesn't like it, no problem there, to be honest with you, they don't owe the answers to me, nor do I owe my answers to them. So people are free to do what they want. But we are instructed to just inform the people that hang on, there's something to this that I think you just need to know. And I'm so happy that everyone knows so at least now those who still chosen to do whatever they want, they should have done so according to knowledge they have, that's all and we've been taught in Islam how to

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handle situations of this nature, where there's a dispute regarding something the Hadith clearly says it's a hadith of nomadic niboshi about the Allahu anhu inside a Muslim. He says halaal is very clear, undoubted undisputed that is halal in Allah Allah beggin. That's the Hadith Sahih Muslim, narrated by Sheila Delano he says I heard Rasulullah saw silence a loud and clear halaal is extremely clear and Haram is extremely clear. And in the middle. There are certain items that are disputed they are gray gray to who to me and do not to Allah Allah knows, but to you and I we might be disputing. So the Hadith says for money Takashi boo ha de Vaca de sobre la de vida de whoever

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stays away from disputed territory has protected his Deen and himself is protected himself because nobody can argue with you that you did something wrong. But either you heard there was a dispute. What did you do? I just stayed away from it. So the people will say Well done, because no one can ever say you did something wrong. Woman worker, official hottie worker feel how long? Imagine? The Hadith says whoever falls into great territory is falling head on, into haram May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. So the reason I say this is because it's not easy to utter things. It's not easy to say things. And sometimes we find we found not only in our society, but even on a global

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level. Those who are able to utter the truth their numbers are diminishing. And to be honest with you, their bravery is actually decreasing because they are threatened. They are sworn they are scoffed at because today Subhana Allah May Allah protect us all, we all know that when you utter what is upright and the truth, you lose popularity very fast. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. So if if that is the concern in the worry of a person like me, and May Allah really protect us is very difficult. Believe me, there are certain things that we perhaps won't be able to ever say, in a way that we should have. But we say however we can. But these little items to be honest with you petty

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matters of society, they actually very, very small, if you look at them, in comparison to main issues that we have in, in in on a global level, however, to be honest with you, those who who actually build up the courage are terrorized. They're actually demonized. And what happens is, you have to just be a person who's strong enough to say, here's my name, this is what I've said, and I stand by it. And there you are, and you don't have to agree with it. Because your answer ability is not to me, it's just to allow, but please do me a favor and read it and ask yourself, why would this person say such a thing, that's all. That's all and carry on and make your decision and Bismillah in

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whatever decision you've made, I don't have to be a part of it. I really don't, you can make a decision. And we're lucky we love everyone. Even the guys who disagree with us and call us biggest of names. We love them, we'd love to see them in Paradise, and lie. That's the whole reason why we have to say what we are saying, because the hatred that we have today in this global you know, in this world, and I've come a long way by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm trying to help you to do the same. And perhaps you might already have come even a longer way than me. So I would learn from you. But to be honest with you why I say I've come a long way in a certain matter and that is

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to understand how temporary This world is. Allah is very temporary. Once you understand that you have to die. Even a man like Steve Jobs. And I was reading this article last week, Steve Jobs said, once you know that you are dying, everything becomes irrelevant. Your fears are gone. Because the worldly fears are all out you have to get out to achieve what you have to before you die. Now that's from a non Muslim perspective. What about us? I know I'm going but what am I doing as a result? What have I done? Am I still fearing people and when you get to the grave, Allah will say, I gave you a position in society such that people would hear what you had to say. And you knew something and you

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kept it to yourself and you allowed people to do what you believed was absolutely unacceptable. So why then were you a scholar of Islam? Why then were you a religious figure who people looked up to and you remain silent? I cannot face the punishment even for a second for that. So I just pressed send, and it's it helped take me out of the muck. That's all what people have done with that senate is none of my business. Marlena Ella Bella, even the message

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Just alasa his duty was just to convey once the message is conveyed, it's over what you do with it is up to you. And to be honest with you, people might still be confused. Do me a favor, read, research, find out, take a look at the country, take a look at the nation. Take a look at what's going on. People tell you that you know what, there is no second vehicle coming into this car. But every day, a few 1000 are crossing the border, Allahu Akbar. So these type of things you need to understand you need to know and you need to also realize that it takes years for people to develop courage, sometimes, Allah help us. And like I said, the love we have. And this is something we all

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need to learn. If you have a petty difference in this world with someone for some reason, don't let it make your hatred overtake you, to the degree that you lose your calmness. There might have been a time even in my life when I did, and I would lose my cool and calm. But now you relax. You know, people can say what they want, you know, people can sway you back and you say Alhamdulillah they read it. That's it. That's all I need you to know. That's it. Someone swears you in return, say Alhamdulillah why Alhamdulillah they talking about it? That's it. They talking about it? Allahu Akbar, you know, it's called concretizing the other day, I was somewhere and people were talking

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about I was in Qatar. And someone was talking about a product and you know, flopped product. And this man who was part of the company says I'm so happy they talking about this is why they advertising my company for free.

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The advertising is because now people are gonna want to know and want to find when they find out they know that Okay, there was an error with one thing, but there's another 20 things. So basically, I learned from that, that when people start talking about things, even if it's very negative speech, even if they tell you I don't I don't give a damn and I don't this the fact that they talking about it is already a sign of success. That's all it no not what they saying is irrelevant. It's like for example, something I learned, you know, when I was a little bit younger, we used to get stressed when people are talking nonsense about you. It happens. Now you think Allah Allah that's I was

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taught by my scholars that the test of success is to count your critics. You know, they used to call it the CC test. Counting critics. If you have very few critics, you're a flop and a failure. Oh, and I never understood it. Later on in life. I started understanding this guy's picking on you because you first in class, that guy's picking on you because you're the top guy. This guy's picking on your kid because he came first. This guy's picking on this because it's a top school. This guy's picking on that and they pick on it. So if they haven't picked on you, Brother, what do you have? Has anyone picked on you know? Hey, hang on, just make dua back to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, no one's

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picking on me. You know, you know, there is a shift of the Hanafi madhhab His name is even Abilene and Hanafi Shani Rahmatullah Lee passed away. A long, long time back. He used to say, shovel, NASA, monashee, NASA, Yama, Rama, Sudhi, the worst of people are those who live in the midst of others, without anyone being jealous of them. Because it means they've got nothing. So it means a sign of your success is when people are jealous of you. That's how you say Alhamdulillah. Allah, thank you. We get depressed when people are jealous of us. But we don't realize had we not had anything, they wouldn't have been jealous. So if you say, Well, I don't want them to be jealous of us. Okay, take

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back the thing I gave you. Would you like no, no, no, bring it back. But they're gonna be jealous. So you either one tip and then be jealous of you. Or we take it away and everyone will be happy with you. You know, people don't you know this is saying about kicking a dog with lying and so on. But to be honest, let's not use that same people do not actually become jealous of someone who's just a vagabond. Someone who's just, for example, a person on the street street kid and so on. Do you ever say I'm jealous? This guy gets $1 from every driver. Yo, would you ever think that never but he gets $1 he earns more than some of you and I do you know that? We don't know. I was counting the other

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day. If every traffic lights stopping, he gets just $1

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every second or third or fourth? He's earning about 8090 bucks. Just in one morning.

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So Hannah law anyone wants to change their jobs? Masha, Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease. So this is the thing, so don't we all do it to the family of Mohammed Salah Salaam who suffered the most? They struggle they never gave up on him. They wouldn't. They never gave up on the deen. They took the flack the husband's sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tortured. He was harmed. They swore him They call him names. What did he do as a result? What did they do? It's not easy to be a wife of a person who's being battered by entire community love Akbar.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us and our wives and our families. So blessings and salutations upon them to because they have also carried for us the knowledge of what occurred behind closed doors had it not been for them, we perhaps wouldn't have had the knowledge of much of what happened behind closed doors in terms of intimacy and relationship with spouses and so on. Today, we are flopping in our relationship.

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troops in our homes because we haven't studied the home of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, his wives carried it. I showed the law says and it's amazing. Let's start with nscp Malik about the law when he was a servant. You know, what's the seventh one who serves? He was a young man a servant. He's, he was brought to Mohammed salatu salam and amazingly, he says khadim Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Ashura sin. I had the privilege and honor of serving Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam for 10 whole years. Imagine 10 years. 10 years I served him from Talia ofin he never ever made a sound of rejection towards me, such as proof. Or you know, like sometimes, you know, the maid does something and these

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people are actually paid people.

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This man was a servant without payment just a servant. So if the maid does something and we just say

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that's equivalent to the roof that we talking about, you know, it's the th e sound TSI sound. Not the VW TSI but the TSI sound. Okay, like that. So, so Subhanallah we would fail. But what happened? He says he never ever said to me, Well, ma Kalia.

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Kalia McCauley. Oh, Phil Kaku amakhala Alicia in Santa to Lima. sanada. Not once in 10 years did he say why did you do this to something that I did? Not once. Imagine with us, our wives. Why did you do this? Hey, hang on. You're not even supposed to say that to your servant. Well, what about me? You don't know the sooner enough or you're not serious about following the sooner for you. The only sooner that's the biggest one to follow is polygamy. That's it. Talk about it all day. polygamy? Yes. Soon as soon May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us? Yes, it is. It's something that is there. But it's not the only thing in the book of soon. There are so many other things Allahu Akbar, they

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are much more important matters. But anyway, let's get back at that. I see the men were not too pleased with what I just said.

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So May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. He carries on and he says mama says to Allah de Bergerac Allah harian Eliana mean kaffee Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he adds and I'm just adding this because it's part of the Hadith and it brings tears to my eyes. He says Allah He I have never felt anything smoother or softer, neither in silk nor in any form of material that was softer or smoother than the hand the blessing hand and palm of Mohammed Salah Salah.

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Megan how it must have been shake his hand soft, softer than silk. That's what he says. Softer Steven. then guess what he says? And this last part makes me really it makes me tremble. He says warmer Sherman to mysskin wala amberlynn theobromine Araki Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I've never ever smelt any fragrance whether it's Moscow Amber's more fragrant than the blizzard, best purpose spiration of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam imagine

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these were the miracles of Rasulullah. Salah used to collect his perspiration in a bottle, lava.

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Allah bless us, Allah grant us ease. That was for Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam today you find some people they find some mowlana from from India, having used an oil perhaps made a little bit of you know, the pickles that we have in our food. And next thing they want to collect that oil and use it for blessing themselves in and they are equating it to the prophets of Salaam, Allah He where is the prophets of Salaam swit. And where is the HR oil that people are using in their head that we want to perhaps add with our people as long as you will over below? I have to mention this because no one must think a so it happened to him. It can happen to anyone else. He was the Nabila, he was the best

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of creation, he was the highest SubhanAllah. And this is why I always say, Well, if the men you know, I always say the man was in the beat. And perhaps that could have happened, but he's not an OB. Like one man came to me and said, you know, My son, he married someone I disagree with. And I said, well, will you marry her? He says no. So I said so he man. He's going to sleep whether or not you lockable. So you want Jesus? No, but I had chosen someone for him. Uncle you chose someone for yourself and you made a mistake. Imagine now let him choose Allahu Akbar. May Allah bless us because uncle, you've been to me complaining about your wife so many times, because I say you're not

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supposed to say that.

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But I mean it in a nice way. Maybe your son might never come and complain because he's on cloud nine, you know, luck, but it's easier to get to cloud nine because technology nowadays is much more advanced. Allah forgive us. So he says no, you don't know that even Ibrahim Alayhi Salam it's so important that you listen to a parent when he told his his daughter in law that tell your son to change this doorstep of his he meant divorce your wife and he came back and he divorced her which means if I say divorce your wife My son is supposed to divorce

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His wife, I said uncle, yes, if you Abraham la Salaam, immediately he should have any he must and I agree with you. But are you a prophet of Allah? He said no.

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I said, Well, there you are.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. May He bless us really we use our powers wrongly because we just you used to, you know, it's typical of an Indian home or sometimes you know, one of those older cultural homes where the father is the boss of Guess Who can I tell you? Can I recite it to you?

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Is the boss of the sons and the daughters Mashallah, that's good. They get married is the boss of all the spouses, and when they have children is the boss of all the grandchildren. And when the grandchild want to get married, he's the boss of all those inlaws and he chooses them. And he makes sure that they, they then he tells you what time you stand up and what time you sit down. If that's the case, it no longer works. It's really no longer works. You have to lead a happy life by a non interference policy. That's the happy life. Today, you guide your kids, that's your duty. Like we said, Marlene ala Bella, I'll talk to him. I'll explain to him he's my friend, his decisions. I tell

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him son, I've explained everything to you, are you sure you still want to go for this? I really think you're making a mistake, but think about it a few days if you still want to go for it. So panela very few are able to do that. But those are the happiest homes. Those are the happiest homes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless some people confuse it by thinking that oh, we were taught that you're not even allowed to tell your children anything? No, it's your duty to tell just like it was my duty to inform the community about something whether they like it or not, is not my my business. It's their decision. But I communicated and good communication is essential for a healthy community.

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I learned that when I was at school, so panela need to communicate so I communicated in handler you can just delete it and you can ignore it so Alhamdulillah But the truth is, at least I fulfill my duty same applies to parents, we've we've got children and we are worried because the new generation is very, very different from the old one. You know the new generation if you force them to do something, they will automatically become hypocrites, but when you convince them, they will do it even in your absence.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease so this is why we always say May the blessings and peace be upon Allah He which means the family of Mohammed Salah Salah. What powerful statements so do not miss out the early Have you heard it now? When you say sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam added I actually would like to add it from now on in sha Allah sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, it takes you a second more, not even a split second, but will allow you the impact is huge. So anyway, we said was Salatu was Salam O Allah, Abdullah rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi happy and may the peace and blessings be upon the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Why? Because Allah

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He they gave their lives. Do you know what?

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And I'm going to be blunt, and I'm going to hit on the red button. well below the belt, let's listen to this.

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And I'm sorry to be saying, Allahu Akbar, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu whom sacrificed their lives, they died. They were martyred in order that the deen and the Shahada and the rules of Islam got to us so they were gone. They Allah says, mean, mini nanny, john

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Sakuma.

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From amongst the men of those who have fulfilled the covenant and promised unto Allah some of them have already gone they've been martyred and others are waiting in order Subhana Allah to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala. And here we find the Sahaba of the Allahu died, they literally gave their lives they died of thirst and hunger and they died on the battlefield in so many other places so that you and I can know about what's right and wrong, and how to worship Allah and for us. We're not prepared to sacrifice a bowl of chicken in order to save ourselves. Allahu Akbar. You see the difference?

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You see the difference? We arguing about a bowl of chicken brother. Someone is disputing it, throw it out. Is the guy who's disputing it. Okay, in easy man, perhaps all okay, as a Muslim. Do you think he's a reasonable fellow? If so? Well, that means there's a question mark. If there's a question mark Norman, in Nova Shiro delana tells us that he heard Rasulullah saw Salaam say stay away. So we stay away. It's over. We don't need to comment. No one used the term haram no one.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding why it's something simple and logical. They were ready to give their lives for us guess what's happened. Today I was talking to someone. And I was telling him Hey,

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it's so hard when there's a clash of interest between the belly of an individual and the halau Certificate of a scholar. And he said, What do you mean? And I said because when there is

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sweet smell and you know you're hungry and everyone's raving about Burger King for example. And and people are so impatient that they don't mind they just say guys let's go and eat Come on It's only chicken. That's what's happened across the globe go to the states see what they do they tell you for their understanding of halal and haram as the people from the States, those who have traveled they think that or anything that is pork is haram. For as long as it's not pork and crocodile. It's okay. So long as it's chicken and beef. It can never be Haram. That's the that's the understanding. And guess what? I think we're getting there. I think we're getting there because that's the

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understanding It's chicken, nail it.

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nail it. May Allah forgive us. Even if it's fish, you need to know that they haven't put in their little champagnes and whatever else the brand is and everything else that they use in some of the metal nations and some of the whatever else including cakes, I used to hear about it a while back to preserve it they spray some brandy and it looks so nice and people say is the cake Hello? Don't be so sick. You don't have to slow to the cake. Well you don't slow to the alcohol bottle either la Akbar May Allah forgive us. So the truth of the matter is we can What are you ready to sacrifice for your for Allah? That's the question. You must ask yourself tonight. Those people why are we sending

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blessings and salutations upon them some form of sacrifice they made, so they are blessed forever. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam sacrificed a lot what happened we say his name in every Salah.

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All the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was salam, the sacrifice those who gave their lives on the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu what happened we have to say about their love. And when we hear the name no matter what, because they sacrificed, they gave up things they gave up their lives.

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Law Academy, Allah safeguard us, I hope we understand because we're law II like I say, Our duty is only to convey the message the rest of it. Well, Allah has given you a brain and me a brain and everyone else a brain. And Allah has given us an understanding. And he's given us the capacity. I swear, if it was the law of tax, and you were bringing in a vehicle duty free, and someone told you, brother, you need this paper and other guises. Now you don't. And someone said, I'm telling you, you need the paper. I know I saw it with my eyes, you need this paper, what would you do? Because your vehicle is $80,000 Hey, you're not gonna rescue get the paper, it doesn't cost you anything. You You

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might, you know, struggle a little bit more, but you make sure a because someone is saying that this is needed. So let me have it. So now I've got it. Everything is in order when you're applying for a visa to go somewhere and they and someone tells you you need this. You need this, you need this, trust me go and apply for a visa, for example, some of the countries don't even ask you a thing, but they can if they wanted to. Sometimes they don't even ask you a question. And you brought all your documents and you're like, Hey, I suffered through putting this thing together. It took me a month and look at this game. in two minutes. It's over. Okay, that's, that's what we should be learning

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from that we are ready to sacrifice for a journey. We are ready to sacrifice for example for a deal for a motor vehicle. What about for our a man? Because the contamination of the mind starts with two things with the contamination of what goes into your mouth and the contamination of the company you are around two things. So be careful. In fact so much so Allah says yeah, you Hello Nina Amano.

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La Hi, john. Come on. Well, you can

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say

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oh, you who believe if you are going to be conscious of Allah theory Allah the term taqwa means to create a barrier between you and the punishment of Allah. If you are going to actively create a barrier between you and the punishment of Allah, we will give you the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, between good and bad, between left and right between the light and the darkness, we will give you the ability to distinguish between good people and bad between the correct choices and decisions and the wrong ones. When when you have actively tried to protect yourself from the fire that Allah has prepared that to Allah, that's what it means. When you are fearing Allah subhanho wa

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Taala when he says, and if you do that, we will also forgive your sins.

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We will expiate the sins you've committed and Allah will grant you elevation May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us and guide us. So the term taco Allah would mean to abstain from bed which might get you into Hellfire might

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Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness and may open our doors like I say, I you don't lose a second asleep by the will of Allah. The reason is, you do things with a clear conscience. You've you know, you haven't really, if certain things for example, someone was telling me Hey, you know what?

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Why did you say why did you have to say this? And I said, Look, it was my duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm sure you all know exactly what I'm talking about. To be honest with you, it's my duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. And at the same time, I had to be as clear as I could because without being that clear, people would not have understood the

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magnitude of the crisis and people still think that you know what, there's nothing wrong Allahu Akbar. But it's up to you. No problem. You don't have to think there's something wrong for as long as you read it, that's all. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. Now we get to the end of the statement that we start with, and that is, the US have rasulillah salam, wa salam, O Allah, Allah, he was happy. And then usually we add something. And we add something I'm sure a lot of you have heard it. woman who is earning ILA Yomi D.

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and O Allah, sin blessings and salutations. Firstly, we started with Mohammed Salah salam, we mentioned his family. And we mentioned the reasons why his families included some of the reasons. And then we mentioned the companions, the companions, meaning the Sahaba of the Allah alone, and then we say, and all those who have followed them with goodness, up to the end of time, up to the last day, that would include anyone who follow that example and that pattern and that path with goodness, and they taught others. So this is why I spend the moment a lot of the times to say Oh, Allah bless all those who have struggled through the generations in a way that we will never know if

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our if our society and community is going through a small speed hump that's made of perhaps sugar cane, to be honest with you. And that's a proper description. If you compare it to what others are going, you know, through. We take a look at it as though Hey, this thing's gonna burst my tire this thing is this this thing is that, to be honest, it's so easy. It's so simple. And it's it's full of, you know, simplicity in comparison to what others have gone through and are going through across the globe. There are people who have had to hide the entire Quran, and their whole identity of the deen for generations. And they've had to dig underground dungeons in order to keep the Koran and to teach

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it to their children with a Lenten. And with a small perhaps you know, torch something that was so difficult. And the children had to learn by looking at the book once only learn about what happened in Russia and the Russian countries a long time back and you will see those people struggled and SubhanAllah. The striving that they went through was unmatched. The most of the scholars of Islam and Hadith came from that part of the world, not from the Arabian Peninsula. Did you know that? Who was Eman Bukhari, he was from

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Subhan Allah

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who was a Muslim?

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Who were the others who were the top scholars of Islam, they were from the way summit and ways bahara we are these areas, they they why they were persecuted to the extent we have, you know, what beats me?

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is we have martial our enjoyment of freedom today, in a beautiful country of this nature. What are we waiting for, we're still not following Allahu Akbar, you have the freedom of dressing, as a proper Muslim man should. And well how's our dress, I'm not picking on anyone. And this is something you know, those who know me personally would know that I will just say it. I don't mean to attack you in person or anyone else. But we have to say it is an encouragement for me. It's an encouragement for you for everyone. May Allah forgive us, really, we all have shortcomings, myself included, and like we are taught by our scholars, to say and our elders to say something, and to

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mean it. And that is, I do not know of anyone more sinful than myself. You hear what I just said?

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Why? its effect? I do not know of anyone more sinful than myself. You know why? Because my sins, I'm certain about them. I know them. I know them properly. Your sins. I don't know them. Even if I seen you doing something you could have asked us forgiveness could be wiped out. Who am I to talk about it. So the reality is, every one of us should be telling himself or herself. I do not know of anyone more sinful than myself. I'm the most sinful from whom I know and from the sins I know of the people. Because if Allah forgave them, what about me? May Allah forgive me, I would have lost but if Allah forgives me, then Alhamdulilah I'm successful. So successful are not those who tread this

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earth, saying that they were more holy, but successful are those who look at themselves with so much of concern that they succeed on the day that success means something.

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And this is why you take a look at the scholars, none of them have ever bragged about their Salah nobody has ever said I'm a good Muslim because I read my five Salah in the first stuff, not one of them

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because they know Salah can be taken away. The Hadith says some of those who will be burning in Hellfire will be those who read Salah in the first stuff all the time, but they backed by they were engaging in backbiting, slander, deception and everything else. And what happened as a result they gave their Salah to this one and the other Salah to that one and they came back with no

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And in fact, they had nothing left to give people whom they had grown. So they began to take the sins of others. And in that way they were thrown into hellfire. Is that what we want to happen to us? The answer is no. So remember something Don't let it make you feel that a I'm a cool dude because I'm a good Muslim. I need my five Salah so you guys need to listen to what I've got to say, relax. It's good not to do with that. No one has ever bragged about it. Do you remember Hari Rama to lie ever say that I read five Salah. So now you must listen to what I have to say my book, not once. Did he say that? It's something that everyone should be engaging in and that is Salah. May Allah

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subhanho wa Taala help us. So it's important if we want to be included in this blessing prayer that is on every pulpit and most of the time it's repeated Subhanallah millions of times a day by the billions of Muslims that are around then all we need to do is try our best to follow the example of Rasulullah Salam when they say a woman who will be assigning Eli Ahmed Dean, you say Allahu Allah Minho. May Allah Allah make us from amongst them.

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Which means when we say blessings and salutations upon those who followed, or those who follow right up to the last day, we are asking Allah O Allah make us from amongst them, May Allah forgive our sins, my brothers and sisters, what a beautiful evening we have weather that is unmatched as warm as it might be these days. And we know the global warming but while it Thank Allah, there are people who I met from Australia lately, and they will explain it to me because I've always heard that Australia is one of the places where the weather can take on them. And the truth is, they said, hey, it's humid you know, it's quite humid day. And you know what, look at us. Where's the humidity, heat

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without humidities? For us, I think it's much more easily handleable. If I can use that word, then a person who finds himself within humidity. So for me, if it's extremely humid day, it becomes you feel like it's difficult to breathe, and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us don't take the gifts of Allah for granted. I want to end with one thing. The reason is,

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Allah says let

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Shackleton last Eden kumala

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in Mila Shadi, if you are going to be thankful, I will grant you increase in what I've blessed you with, you're going to get more and more. But when you are ungrateful, you show in gratitude, I my punishment is severe, not only do I snatch away what I've given you, but on top of that you are faced with conditions that you never ever thought of. Do you know that as beautiful alive as we are leading, the volatility of it is such that it's never been this volatile? before?

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What does that mean? Take a look at the global level. Take a look at any level, you want to look at it. Your own finances in mind, your health and mine. There are diseases that have wiped out healthier people than you and I in a split second. There are many accidents that have taken people without them even having said goodbye to anyone. There are things that have happened. There are political events that have taken place across the globe. And in any way any place that people are living in that have made it such that you never know when a spring is going to be unless if God us all. And may Allah grant us peace and stability in this country. Will law one of the biggest gifts

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of Allah after

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you man.

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Oh,

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it's not a piece of chicken.

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It is a man and a man derived from the same root Eman

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is is the belief in Allah. And then you have a man and a man, which is peace and stability, security. So have you thought of it? Peace, more important than food and drink? More important than anything else? What type of piece a lot promises you when you have Eman, you will have internal and external peace

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law granted to us. So let's not think that it cannot be snatched away from us overnight. There are people elsewhere, we things have been taken for granted.

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So, you know it came overnight. They struggled. But with us and handler there's much hope but at the same time. You know, anything could happen. The rainy season, take a look at the flooding across the globe who said it cannot come to us but we continue to pray and we will continue to have open Allah but there must be some deeds that we are doing for Allah that would result in us at least deserving the mercy of Allah even if it's a little bit because believe me when we don't deserve the mercy of Allah we asked him for trouble. It's like you know, you swearing a man day and night and you asking him for help? This this is even worse. So my brothers and sisters I hope and pray that Allah

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subhanho wa Taala forgive us and grant us goodness, may Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors May He grant us

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Love, May He grant us unity, May He grant us a goodness. And remember Unity has got nothing to do with difference of opinion. That is something that people confuse. Unity is got nothing to do with difference of opinion. You know, you might read a shaft anyway, I might read it a different way. Someone else might read another way. That's not disunity. You might believe that you can eat, for example, prawns and you can eat for example, crayfish. We spoke about it a few weeks ago. I might not believe that. That doesn't mean we're disunited. You might feel that a certain places, Helen. And I might not feel that. That doesn't mean we're disunited. Let's not misinterpret this. It does

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not mean we're disunited. It means we have a difference of opinion. And I'll have the lights good enough. I mean, you can have difference of opinions with your best friend as well. But don't let it make you think for a moment. Hey, we disunited this unit. That's the wrong word. There's actually a little bit of confusion and sometimes difference of opinion. So that doesn't make us disunited. We still love each other. And I promise you, if a man who might hate my guts, was involved in a little crash, may Allah safeguard us or I was, I'm sure that we would rush to each other's assistance without taking a look at it and saying, that guy he deserved that to happen. No, I don't think our

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hearts as dirty as that. And if they are, they should be cleansed. Because at the end of the day, like I said, life is very temporary. Perhaps that one little good deed of yours might be your key to gentlemen, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us at least some form of key two gentlemen are Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad