You are Unique – Abraham’s call in the Desert

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Trinidad Lecture 1


AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the difficulty of counting the number of grains of sand in the desert of Arabia and the lack of knowledge about the process of creating cars. They also touch on the importance of remembering the memory of their mother and the potential for their future success. The concept of the almighty is discussed, including the belief that the virus is the creator of everything and that humans speak different languages. The speakers also emphasize the importance of learning different language and being careful with technology. They encourage people to pray for their Lord and take a tap of their heart to see in their faces the power of their Lord. The segment ends with a mention of a call from a Muslim man in the desert and a call from a woman in the rain.
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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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May peace be upon every single one of us may peace be upon all the inhabitants of this earth and may Allah Almighty grant us all good guidance and grant us the best of this world. And the next Amin.

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I didn't really say exactly what the emcee said, I said, But let me say what I did say.

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I will not stop for photos because we didn't come here to take photos. But you can take as many photos as you want, without stopping me. That's roughly what I said. So to ask me, Can I take a picture? You don't need to ask because you're already taking pictures. Secondly is

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if you want me to stop to take a picture, it's not going to be possible because we will be walking in there are so many people and mashallah, I'm delighted to be at this venue, Mashallah. The Center of Excellence May Allah subhanahu, WA to Allah grant us excellence. If you were to count the grains of sand, in the deserts of Arabia, would you be able to count them?

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No matter how advanced technology is, you might be able to count grains of sand within the small space but not in the desert. Do you realize that every grain of sand in the desert of Arabia, and every state grain of sand all over the world is not only created by Allah Almighty, but he knows about it and he is in control of it Subhanallah the grain of sand. Similarly, every droplet of water.

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And you and I know if I were to take a cup of water, how many molecules of h2o they are in there is almost impossible to count. Imagine the ocean we see the Atlantic Ocean and we see so many other oceans.

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Do you know that Allah Almighty is aware of every single droplet of water? Not only aware, but in control of the droplet?

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And do you realize these are only two things we're speaking about, but they are rocks, there's formation, there is a lot under the ground. There's, there are so many other things, the birds, the ends, the creatures are unknown to us. Many of you living here in Trinidad and Tobago,

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you will probably have done some scuba diving at some point. Looking at the life under the water.

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I've had the good fortune of being

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to a certain extent. Among those who did a bit of a scuba dive and I tell you something, it is mind boggling. Just to see the type of fish just to see the movement to see what there is.

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It is just mind boggling. Every single creature is created by Allah, nothing comes about by coincidence. People say well, man just appeared, man just popped out of nowhere. And everything else just popped out of nowhere, you and I know for a fact that if you have a hat on your head, it can never ever find its way on your head. How do you think you in your entirety found your way onto Earth?

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When just your hat cannot get on to your head? Nothing. Your clothing cannot just suddenly grow on a tree or you find Wow, there is clothing that fits me that suddenly under the ground, it's from wherever or we found it in the ocean, or the cotton

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plantation had something my size impossible you would be mental if you actually thought that.

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So if it is impossible for something that you and I have to put on us to just have popped out of nowhere, don't you think that it would be absolutely impossible for us in our entirety to pop out of nowhere, or to just be there.

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So from this, we as believers have always believed that there is a maker, a maker who made us just like I know for a fact.

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Just like I know for a fact

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that the vehicles we find here in the city Port of Spain

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are manufactured

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and people had to go to the mountains and wherever else to mine, the steel and whatever else it may have been until we had aluminum and steel and so much more and together we've produced a motor vehicle

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we know

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Oh, that we were made by a Creator. He created everything.

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And we also know that we are only on earth for a short period of time. How do I know that? Because others have left before me. People have left in my lifetime people younger than me older than me my age. I've seen them go. So I know I have to also go, you have to go. We all have to go. Do you have an option? No. You don't have an option. You're gonna go? Where are you going to go? Well, I can tell you wherever I came from. Subhanallah Where did you come from? I came from somewhere. I may not

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recall and remember, in fact, I can't even recall and remember the womb of my own mother.

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But I was there.

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How many of you were not in the wombs of your mothers at all? Put up your hands

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do I see a hand do I see a hand? Do I see a hand? No, I don't. Besides a few of you fanning

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your faces You're lucky I'm not as lucky as you are. We're in the center of excellence and I pray that the next time I come the air condition will be working

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perhaps it's the second or third time I'm here and it's always been the same.

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Is that training excellence?

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Only by speaking about it would we make a difference otherwise we'd be here 20 times and need to still be the same if anything the next time we come perhaps these beautiful fans might not be working as well.

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Maybe someone forgot to say mashallah Tabata Kala and therefore they hit it with the evil I didn't they?

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Anyway, Masha, it's beautiful, because we see the coolness of the faces of the people no matter how much we're sweating. People pay to sweat. When I arrived yesterday, I told my colleague, I said, Do you know what? Thank Allah, you having a free sauna? You should be paying for every 15 minutes. A few dollars.

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Yeah. When I leave Trinidad, I'm sure my skin's going to be smooth and cool, beautiful. Detox, what happened? I sweated my face out. Mashallah.

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So getting back to the subject, I know that Allah made me I remember

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the earliest memories, perhaps in my early childhood and many of us, if I were to ask you, what's your earliest memories that be something maybe three years old, four years old? That's your earliest memories. Some might may be a little bit earlier. But never before that. But where were you? You were in the womb of your mother? You don't remember? You were born? Do you remember the day you were born? Do you remember how you came onto Earth? Were you by cesarean or normal birth? You don't even

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remember you were told you don't even know your date of birth yourself. You were told about it. That could have made a blunder. I've come across people who say I wasn't born on that day. But when my father went, he just wrote that date went way went way.

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It has happened to people.

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But Allah knows whoever made you knows.

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Why did he not want me to remember the day I was born in the day I was in the womb of my mother. In order for you to know that man, you don't know everything and you will never know everything. That's the reason one of the reasons the Almighty wants you.

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With your brain and your capacity, and only five senses you've been given. But there are more than 20 different senses. You don't even have more than five. With these five senses, your capacity is only to a certain degree, you cannot see what others would Turman what we would term, the unseen to us. Your eyes can only see certain things based on what exactly your eyes were created for by Allah Almighty. He didn't want you to see more than that. But if you have nowadays technology shows you a

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little bit more in the atmosphere. You have microscopes, you have vision, you have so much more you can use this but it's going to continue to progress and proceed until man discovers things he never imagined existed.

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We believe that there is life of angels do you see the angels know? No matter how much your mother says My angel, my angel. That's not the angel we're talking about. Right? Luckily, I said your mother could have been someone else.

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But my brothers and sisters

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look at these five senses the Almighty has given them to you in order for you to excel in order for you to grow in order for you to recognize in order for you to ask questions in order for you to try in order for you to lead a beautiful life in order for you to use your

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Common Sense, which is uncontaminated when I say uncontaminated. The contamination is mentioned in the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him where he says, your surroundings contaminate you.

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When you were born, you're born on nature natural if you were just yourself alone in an on an island perhaps if you could survive somehow without anyone saying anything to you, you would always know I've been made by a maker. You would always know what's right and wrong. Generally,

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you would come to the conclusions without any contamination the minute you're contaminated.

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You may not then understand what's right and wrong until you begin to question

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you grow of age. You start questioning, learning checking and then you use your common sense. Oh, okay. Sometimes the contamination is so strong that it takes you a long time to break loose from the shackles of this contamination.

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Ma'am in mold in Illa EULA do Alfie authority for Ebola who you have with Danny here? Oh, you're gonna say Ronnie, oh, you might Giussani here, no child is born except that they are born upon fitrah upon nature, their parents then

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make them this faith or the other faith be they Jews or Christians or whatever else they may be even Muslim.

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Or in the case of what we see around us, those without a faith, what happens? Your surroundings you grew up in a certain way you grew up with certain norms. As you grew up, you felt this was normal people on another part of the world, in another part of the world felt something else was normal. And in a third part of the world, they felt the third thing was normal. And in the fourth part of the world, they felt a fourth thing was normal. Allah Almighty tells us that this contamination

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comes from your surroundings, two types of contamination in your faith, and in the rest of everything else.

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In your culture, you find different cultures people speak different languages. One thing he Allah says from amongst his signs, the signs of the Almighty is that he has created you different colors, different races, different languages, you speak differently. All of this is absolutely unique. It's from Allah.

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It's not wrong for you to speak a language I don't understand or a dialect of English that you speak for example, in Trinidad that we would really think you're speaking some Portuguese or French

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for us.

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It's so difficult sometimes for someone who hasn't stayed here for a bit. You just asking the person how they are and they like Sorry.

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And then you repeat it. I don't know how you say it. You repeat. Sorry. What did you say?

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I'm asking you. How are you? Oh, okay. Thank you. Thank you. I'm fine. I'm okay. Besides my ears can't hear properly you know? And the same would apply to me if I were to speak to you in a dialect of my part of the world you wouldn't know

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some languages sound so vulgar.

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All that is a sign that the Almighty has blessed you with a brain He wants you to use it. He wants you to use it when you were little you didn't know a thing.

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Wala who if Raja can mean but only ohm Mahathir glad that lamb Munna Shani wotja Allah Allah como some our herbal surah? Well, f in the, when Allah took you out of the wounds of your mother's you didn't know anything, but he gave you the sight. He gave you the hearing. He gave you the heart, he expects you

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to learn things.

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What language do you know? You know the language of those who you first heard speaking, as you were born and you grew up? That's the language they call it a mother tongue.

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What's your mother tongue? They've never called it a father tongue.

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Do you know why?

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Well, I don't either.

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It's a mother tongue. Subhanallah your mom spoke that I guess or it's the first language you learned. The one you know the best is called your mother tongue.

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And you learned the words and as you grew older, you spoke to others and you learnt an accent and you learn the way to speak. And if you went to a certain school people distinguished you from those who went to another school, what is all this?

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It goes to show you oh man, you are tuned to the way those around you wanted you to be tuned and the times you will be tied down by the shackles of that tuning and

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Unless you break loose, that's what life is all about. How do I break loose? Question, ask, see learn. Look at the alternatives on Earth, check what they are. Ask yourself, don't just fall for anything you hear. That is what we are taught.

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Allah says Ask, ask those who don't know. Sorry, ask those who know if you don't know. Look around, compare, see, get guidance from Revelation. Billions of people have told you that there was a man known as Adam and a woman known as Eve. The Christians will confirm that all the denominations, the Muslims will confirm it. All the denominations, the Jews will confirm it. All the denominations and many others will also confirm it.

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So I believe there was a man known as Adam he was the first of my species. Why? Because trillions, quadrillions

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not millions, the zillions of people, mashallah I know my numbers, can you see? Learn them, I learned them.

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They have confirmed this, it can't be just a joke. It can't be that it's a lie. They said, we started off from one, and so on.

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And so I believe it, but there will be others who might not? Well, it's up to them if, if their findings, found something that I find totally wrong, man, that's up to you. But I can talk to you, you can talk to me, I can let you know why I say what I say let's talk about it.

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But bear in mind, man will never know every single thing. And he doesn't I give you one quick example. If I told you and I asked you moments ago, do you know the number of grains of sand in the desert? And you said no. Do you know of any apparatus that can count the number of grains of sand in the desert? And the answer is no, no way, not in my brain and not in the foreseeable future? Is that going to happen? But if I were to tell you how many planets are there in the in space? The true

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answer is perhaps as many as the grains of sand in the desert.

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You might say no, we can count them. No, we cannot. We haven't. There is a James Webb telescope. Google about it. Check it, it's live. Now you can download the app and check what's going on. Every day. It's discovering 1000s if not millions of planets. That man did not know about I'm talking of now. And it's discovering planets huger than anything we ever thought existed. And all of it as this telescope keeps moving and going and so on. It's just getting more and more images and sending the

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back to this earth. Oh man, you are insignificant. You are so small, so tiny. And you think you own the whole world.

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I'm standing here there are a few 1000 people in front of me Mashallah. Lovely, beautiful souls. May Allah bless you all. May Allah help us eradicate our bad habits and help us develop our good habits. I tell you, from where I'm standing, I can see everyone let me get down and walk in the midst of the people, I will only be able to see a few people right next to me, those behind I can't because I'm slightly above on a stage. If I were to climb onto this roof, I'd see people, they would be smaller,

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but they're not smaller in real life. They're the same size. Because of altitude, they appear smaller.

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If I were to take off

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on an aircraft, as I grow, as I go higher the altitude increasing what happens? I can just see people wave and then I can't see them, then I can see the runway then I can't see it, then I see the houses then I cannot see it. Then I see something that I cannot see then I just know there's the earth down there. And if I were to go further, I might end up in space. If I'm in a spacecraft, and I just see a ball like a tennis ball, and they will say that's the Earth. Do you know how many

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billion people are in that little tennis ball you can see now

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maybe eight to 9 billion each one of them

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has Hey,

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sorry to give you that example. And each one of them is worried about how that hair looks. And each one of them has to call me to shave it. Each one of them has to groom themselves each one of them uses toy toothpaste or uses the toilet or Chroma qumola or each one of them perhaps needs to eat food. And how many other there are billions billions.

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Oh man, do you really think you are the boss and the king?

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You think you can't see the end?

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If you were small, you would see ants in their trillions. And like I said, gazillions, and by the way gazillion is not a number. It's not a figure. It just means like so many that I don't know the number, that's what gazillions means.

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that's how many we are. And as you go higher, you see the insignificance.

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You see less. And then I can take you the other way around,

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take you the other way around.

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Say I see my hand I see my nails, I see mashallah the hair here, then I put it under a microscope, and what happens it zooms in, and then I can see the cells, then I can see the nucleus. And then I can see more and more. And each one, each little nail has millions or billions of little cells.

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With this little nucleus with a DNA that is so complicated, that is in every single part of my body in its guzzled zelzal resilience. That's also not a number. But it's just to show you how big it is. You know, when we were little, I used to see those guys live far. My father would say, Oh, they live far up. And then my brother comes in, they live far away. My father says, Well, if you're going to say far away, or far away, does it increase the distance? No, it doesn't just make you feel good.

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We have a habit.

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It's very tough to say it's very tough. That's all SubhanAllah. But we have a habit expression. What does it do? It just makes us feel good that we've tried to explain what we wanted. And subhanAllah. It's amazing. So what I'm telling you is effect. If I've touched something here, and I leave, some time later, people can come here and check and look at the DNA on this particular piece of plastic and tell you this man was here and he touched this place. Imagine, what did I leave behind? That's

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the Almighty Allah. I want to tell you something else unique. Do you know there is no repetition on Earth? Done.

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Everything is absolutely unique. Today, we are a few billion on Earth. But if you were to count from the time of Adam to this point, they are billions and again, numbers we don't even know of people who passed on this. They passed by here. They passed

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from the beginning of this eight, 9 billion. Now imagine how many they were over time SubhanAllah?

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And do you know what? From the first of our species to the last, every single person's fingerprint is different.

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Every single persons, Iris, whatever you call it, a print or a scan is totally unique.

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Your DNA is absolutely you and you alone and no one else and no repetition and nothing. And you could tell who's related to you and who's not to a degree but it's not repeated, never repeated. It hasn't been and it won't be. And I want to give you a bigger surprise. Every bird is unique. Every Zebra has different stripes, every cheetah and every leopard. And every animal that you see has different spots and different marks.

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No two are ever the same and will ever be the same. Why? Your Lord is showing you listen, I exists. And you know what, you are going to come back to me and I'm going to take account of you you are responsible, you are going to stand in front of me on the day of judgment. And it's going to be you and you cannot lie that it was you or not you

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why? Because evidence is overwhelming. The Quran speaks about it. Listen carefully. I'll read the verse in a few moments. But before I said, look at how impressive this is.

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The uniqueness of your of your identity is evidence that you are going to stand in front of your Lord on the day of judgment. And you are responsible for everything you said or did while you are on earth. What is the evidence of the fact that you are unique in your identity?

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There was a time when people could get away even now maybe in some places in some cases, they could get away because they look similar to someone let's say was that you say? No. It's a look alike. Okay, fair enough. You might have won the case by convincing the judge there was a look alike. It's becoming more and more difficult. I'm thankful that the Almighty has kept me living in an age where technology is so advanced that I

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can tell that definitely it was not the other guy. It was you

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imagine being accused of something and you will not the criminal. It has happened, but it's happening less, because why people can now prove it.

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Yo Mitesh How do I lie him and Xena to whom we add him? To whom? Be McCann.

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On that day, Allah says that tongues will bear witness against them, their hands will bear witness against them, their feet, their legs will bear witness against them, regarding what they used to do, how, I don't know. But I do know, technologically, it's true, my thumbprint is everywhere, my saliva would determine exactly who I am. And if I were to walk somewhere, you can tell and technology is going to advance more and more, even after our time on earth, to the degree that your voices will be

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able to be brought back. I've been reading about it. And it's already in the pipeline, who spoke here 100 years ago, you may be able to bring back that voice and listen to eat and see what they said, who recorded it. No recording. It's just when you speak, the uniqueness of the frequency is maintained in the atmosphere. Did you ever know that? Here we are, go read about it. It will fresh it will liven you up in your relationship with your maker. Oh my Lord, You are the greatest here I

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helped me to be the best so that I'm not an embarrassment for myself and against myself.

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So can you imagine everything is unique?

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Your voice is your voice. The exact voice is absolutely unique. We do know that AI is playing a fool with the world because they are making people say in videos that which they didn't say using their voices. I'm sure some of you must have seen a few clips of me where people have created things and made us say things right.

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But deep down if you're intelligent enough, you would know this is actually fake straightaway.

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And now they are coming up with law in some countries. And it's going to be global soon where you would have to state by law, that this is artificial intelligence.

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Otherwise, we could create criminals of innocent people. You have to state by law, this is artificial intelligence.

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All of this goes to show something that goes to show that as a maker, he's made me I'm going to go back to him. When I go back to him, he is going to take account of my deeds. But one thing I know he's most merciful, most kind as much as he is just and severe.

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Just this because if you're a criminal you need to pay if I've stolen from you and you were unable to get

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the right back from me.

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Or I ran away somehow with a loophole in the law of the land perhaps

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you haven't forgiven me and so on the Day of Judgment, wouldn't you like to see justice? The Almighty will never say I am so merciful. You killed so many people, but it's okay. Nevermind, those people want justice. The Almighty says if you took it from someone else, I am not going to get involved. seek forgiveness from them if they forgive you. Good enough. If they don't,

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you have to serve the sentence.

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But my Lord is merciful. That's why we always say when you've wronged someone, go to them and say I'm sorry, I wronged you and watch your tongue. Watch how you speak. We see a lot of people say a lot of things. Many people keyboard warriors.

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I call them those who massage. I call them those who massage their phone screens

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it's no longer keyboard warrior. You sitting there rubbing your phone screen the whole day you just rubbing it all day massaging all the pressure points of your phone not realizing you're a big worrier you swearing people you accusing people you creating havoc, you creating problems you can create warfare and all that and you just massage it in your bed if they had to see you you so timid, you'd be scared you'd need the diaper. That's what would happen

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but wow Don't you think there's a lord watching you don't you think you're gonna pay for what you say? Don't you think you're gonna pay for what you've done? So don't you want a good payment so do good you get paid good Mashallah.

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This is Allah

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he's created something amazing. He wants

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says only to recognize him.

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So Abraham was calling the desert was connected to the recognition of the maker. One after the other when he was little, he began to question

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he asked his father, what are you doing? Father says I'm worshiping, worshiping what? Well, these things that I've made with my own hands and Ibrahim alayhis salam says no, ma My dear father, that's not how it should be worshipped the one who made you and him alone.

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Yeah, but in Khadija Ernie Meenal. In Mima, let me think of it be knee deep because we're all

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set we beautiful verse of the Quran in Arabic, Abraham tells his father Oh my father knowledge has come to me. I know something you don't know. Follow me or guide you to the path. His father was too arrogant. No way. How many of us are children no more than us.

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If it's a worldly matter, we're quick to say show me how to use this phone. Show me what's tick tock and YouTube small three year old is telling you about tick tock is something so nice. Why nice because they got all the ticking and the talking happening there.

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That's the last thing the child should have said because then the when the mother gets on to ticked off the child is neglected. colors

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should have been the other way. Learn to discipline yourself. I'm not saying technology as a whole is bad or good. But it has it's a double edged sword. You use it, you can use it brilliantly. You can use it to earn a living. You can use it to learn so many beautiful things. It can change you. But you can also use it to destroy yourself. So just watch it. Just be careful.

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That's technology. The people physically around you are owed your presence before those whom you find on the phone.

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If you have wasted your time on the phone, laughing chatting, joking with people whom you've never seen, you may never see you've never met, you may never meet and you are neglecting those who are living with you. You are at a loss you are at a loss.

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Speak to your wife, speak to your husband, smile at them, tell them how much you love them.

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On the phone, it's so easy. One, one, like I say massage, one pressure point. And the big heart comes out as though you love and you're not even in love at all. And the guy comes and just he just hits that about 5060 times and the woman is melted, melted. And here you have the guy living with you your own husband.

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He can do whatever but you don't melt.

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It's an issue.

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We are taught to use things that you have been blessed with in a good way.

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I can never tell you that this is totally bad or totally good. I can tell you it's like a knife or a gun. You will be careful that when you have a gun and a weapon, surely people will have to tell you and you know before you get the license, you have to learn how to use it. Be careful a watch out. Don't just flash it. Don't just show it. Don't just do this. Don't just do that. Because it's a dangerous weapon, but it could save your life perhaps. Right.

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The same applies to anything else.

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When Ibrahim alayhis salaam, Abraham May peace beyond him questioned his father, his father didn't want to know.

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He says Hey, keep quiet. I'll punish you. What Who do you think you're talking to because his life would have to change so much in order to listen to the son of his and the son? What was he doing? He was just watching

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from a young age and questioning.

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So Abraham the first call was the call to his own father. Azhar. What is Kala Ibrahim only Abby as remember the time when Abraham told his father or said to his father as What did he say? He says how can you worship this?

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And that was a question that led to so many other things. We have two days to talk about that.

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But Ibrahim was intelligent. He knew that if I have my maker with me who made me, He will take care of me. He will protect me against all odds, nobody will ever be able to harm me. And I'm going to try my best if he has willed something, nobody can stop it. And if he has not willed something, nobody can give it to me. And so he was determined. He went to his father and said what he did.

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Now my brothers and sisters

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This first speech that I'm delivering here,

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primarily, my intention was just to show us how unique we are, and how that uniqueness alone leads us to appreciate the makeup, and the fact that we're going to go back to him, and we're answerable to him.

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If there was no big deal about the Day of Judgment, we could have been the same, you could have had 5060 People all the same, with same DNA, same look same, the same that because there was no big deal about resurrection. But because there is a day of judgment, we have to be unique, everything and everyone has to be unique. You did this to this person this day, you cannot deny

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when we were younger. And I remember first reading some of these verses of the scriptures of Quran

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and the issue of the day of judgment and so on, and how Allah will weigh your deeds, and how your deeds will be shown to you. And we used to wonder how later on we had a CCTV that came out,

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CCTV came out, and now you can see everything real time, I can watch what's going on back in Johannesburg, from here now.

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And if we capture it, I can see what happened yesterday and the day before depending on what memory I have and my settings. I can watch going back seven days. And even more.

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Is it not possible for the Lord of the worlds to take you back with much more sophisticated CCTV, if we can call it that goes back to the beginning of the creation of man and even before and he shows you? Look? This is what you did? Are you going to deny anything?

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Allah says, Yo Mataji don't condone I've seen

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me, let me

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borrow. On the day, every single human will see all his good deeds right in front of him. Here's your good deeds, they are all in front of you.

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What am I mean? Let me so in our doula Benina however, you know, who am Adam,

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and the bad deeds will also be seen, and the person will wish that there was a massive distance between him or her and the bad deeds?

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How will I see those deeds in a unique way Allah knows, but now I can understand.

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I remember when I learned years ago about how Allah weighs the deeds on the Day of Judgment, good deeds and bad deeds on the scale, right.

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And we used to wonder how we were taught. Don't ask how the fact that revelation mentions it, believe it, learn it, teach it to others, and it's going to happen today.

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I can record right now I'm recording what I'm seeing

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on this device in front of me.

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And it's telling me, I've spoken for 38 minutes, 11 seconds. And it's telling me that it's worth

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18 megabytes in mp3 format.

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How many megabytes in mp3 format 18 megabytes by speak for longer, it will be 1920 Is this not a weight? It might not be heavy this way, but it's somehow a measurement.

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This speech is being measured. If it's high definition, big quality Subhanallah video audio, you probably would have terabytes.

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Right? And if it's mp3, it's less and if it's WAV format, it's a bit more you know, too big too small, the files and the folders. If this is possible for humans, to record you and to keep it in a certain measurement. Do you think your Lord cannot measure your speech? When one of the women said that this other person was very short? The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said and it was behind her back. So it was backbiting because it was a negative statement about another person? He says

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wala he I swear by Allah. If you put the statement in ink form and put the droplet into the ocean, it would change the color of the ocean.

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That's how serious it is. That means it was concentrated ink.

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How can you say something derogatory about your brothers and sisters behind their backs. It's prohibited as a Muslim as a believer. You want to talk about someone behind their backs. Did you know it is a major sin to say something negative about them say positive or keep quiet.

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Someone says you know that's

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Sister You know she the minute they spoil their face tell them please keep quiet she's a lovely sister Jessica Lohan thank you so much and move

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you can tell that what they want to say but what happens today we live in an age of social media even if there's nothing negative will create something negative. You see the way her eyes are I'm sure there's something in the country see jealousy these eyes and then the sisters is

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slick sounds right. Yeah, they're jealous eyes. I told you. Then she goes to a third person says you know the other sister said this woman's jealous. You can see from her eyes. Hey, you came to me telling me look at these eyes. And now that I slightly nodded my head. You went out in the statement change that I said it. Isn't that happening? Wallah it happens every day. You know why we forgotten the Almighty and the day of judgment and the day of reckoning men can be Nabila he will Yomi lacquer

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follicle Chiron only a small here is Muhammad peace be upon him saying Whoever believes in his maker in Allah. And whoever believes that is a day of reckoning should either add to that which is good or remain silent. What powerful advice?

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Do you believe in the last day you do? Well then say something good to keep quiet. Someone tries to push you keep quiet.

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Yesterday, the brothers pushed me into the pool. If you saw, I kept quiet.

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What could I do?

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And then when we posted this thing online, people said you said the F word. A Stouffville Allah. I said the a sentence and that's a stop Allah. What F word? It's not even in my vocab. May Allah Almighty grant us ease. They were hearing things. You know why? When it happened, they said it themselves.

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Luckily, I didn't take names. So I'm not backbiting anyone.

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But my brothers and sisters. The point is, sometimes people push us to do things that are wrong. You are accountable, you are responsible, your deeds are yours don't get pushed. And if you do just ask Allah's forgiveness. And if you've wronged someone, don't be embarrassed to just say please, my sister, just forgive me. You might not want to know everything. You might say, Just forgive me. Few things have happened. Please forgive me. You know, I said a few things, whatever. They might say

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You're forgiven. And guess what? They have a right to say you're not forgiven. In that case, what do you do? Well, you can try again, after some time. You can might you might want to do a good deed or two on their behalf. May Allah Almighty forgive all of us.

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So the theme, I want to congratulate the Muslim events, Trinidad for this beautiful theme, Abraham's call in the desert. The idea is, here's one man recognizing his Maker is in the desert. And there is a call that's made the call the call of it was definitely the call for the pilgrimage, where the worship of Allah alone.

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But at the same time, it started at a certain point. And this opening speech was connected to it. I am convinced I have a maker. And I am convinced that I have to go back to him. And I'm convinced that he's going to hold me accountable for everything. But I'm also convinced his kind is merciful. And I know he's amazing. Because he's already given me things I don't even deserve. Without payment. If it was up to any one of us, the kindest of us would probably charge charge. What? For the 136,000

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hearts behind beats a day.

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You watch the heart, go to your YouTube your phone or anywhere tick tock Instagram.

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Type out heart beat human heartbeat. Check it out. That's happening within you right now. The force the power and you can't even hear it. It doesn't even disturb you when you're asleep. Unless your pulse is at that much and you hear it in your ears when I was little. I used to think there was someone under my pillow under my bed. I think a lot of us probably did. I just used we used to hear doom. Doom. Doom. I say there's a guy knocking there's a guy knocking.

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There's a guy knocking I used to say it so many times that I think my mother began to believe me.

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And after some time, where, where? Who? What? And I realized no, you know what, it's just the pulse that I can perhaps my ear just pulsating. You know? That's what it is no one.

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But do you hear it right now? I don't hear it. You don't hear a thing. And it keeps going and going forget about solar energy. Forget about electric forget about fossil fuel. Forget about anything and everything. It is moving by the power of your Lord Allahu Akbar.

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Allahu Akbar.

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Today you're looking at me with your eyes. You might have glasses or no glasses, contact lenses or none. And I tell you something, it is the power of your Lord that allows you to see in full color without any form of synchronization. It's done for you automatic. Thank you, Lord.

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He's given you things that you could not afford. When something goes wrong with our hearts we quickly rush May Allah grant cure to all those who are sick and ill. We rush were, we rushed to the doctor, the doctor wants to charge you no payment, please stay outside, what happened then we are

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and what went wrong with you? Well, I had a little bit of a stroke or a heart attack or a little problem in the way my heart was beating, your world will turn upside down because of that slight movement of your heartbeat in the wrong way. But when it happened correctly for 50 years, you forgot about your Lord.

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You forgot about your Lord.

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Now that it's moved, it moves at times because your Lord loves you. He wants you to turn to him. He's showing you you have the money, you have the power. You have a family, you have the children, you have the grandchildren, you have everything. Please just come to pray. That's all because you're not praying. We're going to tap you towards us. Here goes, you have a tap of the heart. What happened? I better go to pray. For the first time in your life. You thought about prayer. Do you

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know why? You got the money? It couldn't stop that you got the people it couldn't stop it. You got the power and authority on earth. It couldn't stop it. You've got everything. It couldn't stop it. You were only lacking your Lord, you did not have him. You brought him into your life, then you don't even mind going back to him.

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May Allah bless all of us. My brothers and sisters. I've spoken for 45 minutes and when I came up here, they told me how long will you speak for? You want to know my answer.

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It's a bit embarrassing.

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I said well, if I'm sweating and it's hot, I might speak for about half an hour.

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But if it's cool and relaxed, then inshallah We'll speak for longer.

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As much as I am sweating.

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But there is a sense of coolness because of such beautiful faces seated here in front of me. If I'm feeling hot and I'm sweating, I'm sure you are feeling equally hot. If not more, perhaps there are a few fans blowing in my direction. I don't know if it's just me feeling that or just the movement of these little leaves here. That's making me feel a bit cool. Subhanallah is that a Trini? Trick?

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In sha Allah I see you later on this evening when we continue with this. In the meantime, Akula coli ha ha sallahu wa Salam wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.