Giving And Investing In The Hereafter

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Talking to topic of Allah.

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Let us briefly go over the

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words of dunya and data.

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These are the two terminologies referring to this world

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and the afterlife

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dunya. And

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so, let's look at some of the connotations that we could get from both words.

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The word dunya in Arabic, which means this world,

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it means low. If we go back to the root word, it means something that is low.

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Something that is below.

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In fact, another variation of the word itself dounia, Denny, or Dana is any anything that is very lowly, in terms of if you have a person that doesn't have a good character at all has very bad morals, that person is called Denny.

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So this kind of points out to us the value of dunya

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that it is it is something that is not only low, but it's very low in value.

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After on the other hand,

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means the end after Shea is the last part of it, the end of it,

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and also the the if you go into the salaf of the word Acura

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it also gives an impression that is something that is the end, but it is long or everlasting. So the word I had wasn't really used, but it is a hill, which is a little bit different than APA.

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Even though they all come back from the meaning of the end.

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And

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the meaning of a word really is also a title for the concept itself.

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So this word is world is something that is very low and as far as the end, the final in the end, that's where all of us are going to be.

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And the loss of 100 Allah says in Quran surah Colombia and this surah By the way, one of the Sahaba

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there was one person who came to him he hosted him as a guest I'm gonna be out here hosted one bedroom

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and I'm gonna be I was very generous with this man. So this man when he went to visit rasulillah salam wa salatu wa sallam has given him a large piece of land.

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So he came back to Imran said, I want to pay you back for your generosity. I'm gonna give you this large piece of land tycoon Holika, Wiley, RTB coming bad to be for you and for your children in the future because it's such a big piece of land is going to be enough for all of your children after that. He said, lottery Zilla Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yama ayah Surah as a Latina, Anatolia, he said today, or recently, verses were revealed or Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that have completely surprised us and turned us away from this world.

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And he was referring to the initial or the first Ayat of Surah Al ambia epithermal Bella NASA his Abu wahome Fira falacci Maradona nyati Min De kremerata Mahajan illustre narrow Amil Abu La Jolla San Paolo home

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Apsara NASA has album the reckoning of mankind is soon.

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Now this carries either of two meanings or both

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Katara Bella NASA has album the reckoning is soon it would either mean that whatever is left of this world compared to what has already passed is very small in terms of the ratio of it. And we know of a hadith of Rasul masala Salaam that he said that the Jews they worked from federal until war and then the Christians they came in they work from God until also, and then you are now working after occidental Maverick. So there's really nothing less than today. It's almost the end of the day. And also Lawson says another Hadith that you compare to the nations before are people who are just before sunset.

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So in terms of the ratio, we are towards the ends of time

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that's one meaning. Second meaning

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in Arabic, Coloma there's always a proverb or say kulu Mahajan, corrib. Everything that is coming is really close. As soon as long as it is destined to happen. It is soon whether it is destined to happen after a year. 100 years 1000 years.

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As long as it is destined to happen, it is soon, because our lives ramp up so fast. Now for those of you who are in their fifth or sixth decade, just think for a moment about the past life, I think you'll be able to go through the whole tape of your life in about half an hour or one hour of memories. That's all what is left. Therefore they say that, and it is not a headache. But it's a saying that when they asked new hair salon and they told him, describe to us this world, which you have spent so much time and tell us about it. He says it's like walking in through one door into a room and then exiting from the other. That's how it is. It's very short. Time passes by so fast.

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Because really the time that we have in this dunya is not say Allah subhanaw taala has created us for something.

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Allah has created us for something.

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This world is not what we were created for. And that's why everything in this world doesn't really fit us.

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Because on the Day of Judgment, the Day of Judgment itself is 50,000 years law, and then an afro, we're talking about infinity. And that is what we were created for the human being was not created for a temporary time. You were created for eternity.

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That's it since your soul was created by Allah subhanaw taala there are no there will never come a time when you will cease to exist. Yes, we will die. But that is a temporary phase. And then we are redirected again. See we're going from one phase to another. We're going we went through the phase of the womb nine months and then we came out to this world and then we're going to spend some time and the next phase which is Albert is that the grave. And then after that the Day of Judgment, and then after that it's a permanent stage. So imagine it's like a train, and it's taken us through these stops. But then there's a final destination

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and all of us will be there. That's where we belong. This world is a test.

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Hello, Tal hayata Lia blue Akamai ecommerce and Raman Allah subhanaw taala has created life and death to see who of you will be the best in terms of their actions.

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So when are we talking about investing for Africa? First of all, we have to have, we have to give it the right proportion.

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We need to give it what it deserves. And I think the one who really summed it up, right?

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In a very brief form, is look man who Hakim lokmanya hockey is the wise man. Some say that he was a prophet. There is a Soren Quran named after him says Look, man.

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Look, man, Hakeem. He told his son

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Yeah, boy

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emelie juniac. Because de Macaca why Melia erotica, because Reba Taka, he told us son, oh, my son worked for this world. And also work for this world needs preparation. And that also needs preparation. But

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give this world the time

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that it deserves and give her the time proportionate that it deserves in terms of the length of it. If you're going to live in Kenya for 100 years, and you're going to live in Africa for an infinite time, then give each one of them the time appropriate for it.

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I think that we can transfer that into a simple mathematical equation. Let's make a ratio between the Nana

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if alpha is infinity, and dunya is 100 years, so what's the ratio between dunya and aha? Divide 100 by infinity was the answer.

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What do you get?

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So hon Allah if we're comparing dunya to ask about math tells us that the that the ratio is zero, nothing but also masala Salam was was was more generous. I mean, he didn't say that. It's nothing. So masala Salim said, if it was worth a wink of a mosquito, so at least, and it's getting close to being equal to a wingwoman mosquito, it's not even two wings because then the mosquito could fly with these wings, at least two wings would have some benefit, but also lasala salaam says it's close to one wing of a mosquito.

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But really, if we're gonna compare the two, there's no comparison.

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And Allah subhanaw taala has told us all masala Salaam and the Sahaba what we thought he may attack Allah, Allah Allah. Allah 10 sana Siva kameena dunya Allah subhanaw taala stillinger sola, sola Salah.

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us use whatever resources you have

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for our

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webinar today, FEMA takala us everything that allows

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Given you health, wealth, knowledge skills, use it all. For your goal, your objective, which is

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now under Saha

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harbor told that

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because they would follow the Ayat of Allah subhanaw taala without any question

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they would submit that would push them too far and renouncing this world. It would make them give up everything in this world. In fact, I'd have been a bit taller than us might have not found and some of the other Sahaba they went to Rasul masala Salaam and they were telling him that we can practice celibacy if you would allow us to, also masala someone prevented them from doing so. So there could have been a tendency for them to completely leave everything in this dunya

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but they didn't because Allah subhanaw taala has made the balance for them with a female takala Dara Dara wallet in San Jose Babylonia use whatever you have for your goal and objective of Allah. But do not forget your share of this world. Allah subhanaw taala has destined for you share of this world take it along the way but you see, the implicit message we're getting from this ayah is that it's something that comes along the way

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you are your objective is not this world your objective is Ashura this world comes along the way.

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Now I think that we are treating desire the opposite way. We are using all of our resources for our objectives in dunya and along the way, we're doing some stuff raha whenever it's convenient, we can religion, part time.

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The religion of Allah subhanaw taala and his commitment because it's serious. Allah subhanaw taala says yeah, Pooja kita Baba Baba,

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Allah subhanaw taala selling say in a salon, take this book was strength.

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And Allah subhanaw taala says, Konami SATA Kumara Fina Falcon camuto Kazuma, Tina can be caught in Allah subhanaw taala is telling the children of Israel, that we have taken a covenant from you take what we have given you with seriousness Be serious in it. And by the way, this word serious that I'm using here, the eye itself uses the word go to war means strength. It just says totobobo gave this interpretation of it and he says that it means that within that you need to be serious when it comes to the religion of Allah subhanaw taala you can play around with it. We cannot play around with the religion of Allah subhanaw taala

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is something that is very important. It is something that should be always presented in our messages to ourselves and to the people. Why? Because

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really, it is part of Adam and Eve and we will not be reminded with it unless we remind ourselves.

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Allah subhanaw taala has created us with eyes, ears and a brain, the eyes and the ears are the input the brain is the central processing system. Where does it get the information from it gets it from the eyes and the ears now. Whatever the IC and the IRS here is within the boundaries of this world. Therefore you will be you will be enclosed in this world unless you are reminded about and that's why we're also lasala salon stood to preach the message of Islam. The first message that he delivered to the people what was it when he stood on the mountain when Allah subhanaw taala has told them now to spread the message

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because we know that there was an initial stage in which the message of Islam was secret for Salah Salaam he was presented the message to his close associates his wife Khadija delana alibaba alibaba Casa de so it was within that close circle. And then Allah subhanaw taala told him how masala salamander ash erotica la Toby, warn your tribe, your clan. What was the first message that masala Salam warned his people? I mean, definitely the first message will be very important because he chose it to be the first thing he will present to the people. What did he tell them? In Nina zero laku.

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I am here to warn you of severe punishment. He was warning them about our MLA, the world of the unseen and when Allah subhanaw taala praised and Mattila in Surah Al Baqarah. What does Allah subhanaw taala say about them what was the first attribute Allah subhanaw taala gave to them? And if you I mean Delica tabula rasa Buffy hotel, Mata Ki, the righteous Who are they,

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a Latina woman are

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the ones who believe in the unseen. Now how do we develop this belief in the unseen we have to keep on reminding ourselves with it. See, notice the word reminding ourselves. We're not bringing

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Anything new, we are repeating the same thing over and over. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala is telling you how masala Salah was a clear sign ASIC Ratan Sol mumineen remind, there's nothing new, we are repeating the ayat of Quran and we're repeating the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu not bringing anything new, we might be presenting it in a different packaging, delivering it in a different way. But the message the concept is the same.

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So we need to keep on reminding ourselves of that.

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If this is our methodology, and our Believe me, it will have powerful effects. And I'm gonna give you an example. And this is a setting of eyeshadow, the levana

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I say Dasha, may Allah be pleased with her.

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Her sayings, her words.

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And by the way, when I say may Allah be pleased with her, this is a dog that we're making for her, but we know that she is Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with her, but it is a dog that we make for her just like you make for the rest of us. Haba Well, the law on

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her sayings, she had this, she had the mind of a scholar. I shall delana she had the mind of a scholar. And she said, the Sahaba Milan and when they would hear something from a salon, salon salon, they would take it. But I would ask questions. She had a very inquisitive mind. And because of her position to she, she she she she could afford to be inquisitive. I mean, being the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, there wasn't that formality that some of the Sahaba might have had, because of the deep respect that they had for Osama Salah Salem. I mean, like the loss of the law and who he said, can talk about Intel as I went through three different stages in my life, the first

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stage, he said, My greatest enemy was Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. Mr. Glass was saying this before he passed away.

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He was crying and his son Abdullah told him I owe my father Why are you crying? He told him what my son, I went through three stages the first stage, he says, I was an enemy of colossal asylum.

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And I wish that I would have the ability to hold him once grab him and just kill him.

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And if I died during that time, I would have definitely been in hellfire.

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And then I went through a second stage when Allah subhanaw taala put the love of Islam in my heart.

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He said during that time, I loved the Rasul Allah Salim so much, I couldn't even look up to his face. Because I had so much respect for him. If he would tell me now to describe him to you, I can't.

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He's saying I had so much respect for Osama Salah Salim whenever he would be in front of me, I would be staring at the ground. If you tell me now to describe him, I cannot. He said if I died during that time, I would have aspired to be in paradise. And then things happen. Then we entered into politics and everything else. And I'm asking Allah subhanaw taala. Now for forgiveness.

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What I was referring to is the fact that I shadow the law and not because of our position with little somos de la Sol, and she could afford to ask him questions. The others have, I might have been shy to ask, but she would ask. And that's why, because of this inquisitive mind that she had, some of her sayings are amazing. They're very impressive. She had this ability to describe events and things. I mean, we could call her a sociologist and a psychologist, and a few other titles and a scholar at the same time.

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One of these things,

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she said, No and Allah azza wa jal Oh Allah Angela, la,

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la la, la la la trucco. hombre de

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Well, I know what a manzara la la la la la la nostra Casa La vida. Well, I can can.

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Ronnie Saracen, she has a cruel jannetty if he has a crew agenda to not have, sir but you pulu la la semana de la Halawa?

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She says, if the first verses revealed in Quran, were telling the people do not drink alcohol, the people who would have said no, we're never going to leave it. There. I was addicted to alcohol, they had hundreds of names to describe it. And when you have a lot of names and language to describe something that tells you that that thing is very important. They had a lot of names for alcohol and they had a lot of names for horses, because these were two very important things for them.

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The people would have said, No, we're never gonna give this up.

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And have the first verses revealed and put on. We're telling the people do not commit Zina. They would have said No way. We're not going to stop

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committing adultery and fornication. We're not gonna buy a religion that is

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crippling us from enjoying ourselves.

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And then I shall the law says, but the first verses revealed in Quran

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were the verses talking about paradise and Hellfire

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until the hearts became attached to a law.

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And then the verses of halal and haram were revealed.

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After the foundation was laid down, when the hearts were connected to a loss of Hanukkah by reminding them constantly about the afterlife, that is one that people who are ready to receive any order

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in the United States in 1932, Congress decided that we need to ban alcohol, because everybody knows that it's not good. People know it today, just like they knew it yesterday. Everybody knows that alcohol is not good, even though they still consume it. So the Congress decided let's ban it.

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Well, they went ahead and they issue the law.

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During the four years of prohibition,

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what's happened is hundreds of 1000s of people were thrown in jail to enforce the law. Millions of dollars were spent enforcing the law 1000s of people were killed, enforcing the law. And still, they could not stop it. bootlegging was all over the place.

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And it was causing a lot of

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health problems because it wasn't done officially. With any health inspection. Because it was done through bootlegging. It was causing a lot of diseases to become widespread. And in the end, the United States government decided we can't do this anymore. We have to just lift the ban let people drink as they wish it didn't work. And the United States was a powerful nation. It has all of the resources. It had the powerful law enforcement system, but it didn't work.

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Now let's go back 1400 years to Medina and let's see what happened.

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All what happened was that an IR was revealed from Allah subhanaw taala to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam telling him that alcohol is haram Rasul Allah sambuddhassa loud speakers without any law enforcement, he just told us about rondom he recited the ayah to them that's telling them that alcohol is haram.

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And this hava went down the streets of Medina conveying the news. Anna supermatic says I was serving the Sahaba alcohol at the time.

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And then we heard the announcement in the streets of Medina telling us that alcohol has been banned. He said some of those harbor he said when I heard that I have the jug of alcohol in my hand I threw it. Some of the Sahaba had cups filled with wine in their hands, they released the cups. Some of them had already sipped alcohol and turns mouth, they spit it out. Some of them went as far as inducing vomit, to take out whatever's in their stomachs, immediate acceptance to the law of Allah subhanaw taala without any money spent without any police force without any jails. Without anything. All what was needed is just an announcement in the streets of Medina and the streets of Medina were

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flowing rivers of wine.

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How come because there was a foundation because there's the man laws are not going to work if the people don't agree with them. If the people don't believe in them, it's not gonna work.

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The Sahaba of the law, they came from a very rebellious background, the tribes of Arabia, very difficult to bring them together and unite them. The only way they could have been united is through religion, by believing in Allah subhanaw taala. And it was a miracle in itself, that rasulillah salam was able to bring these people together.

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And that just because of he man, he man and how was he man developed? It was by the constant reminder about the afterlife. You don't belong here. You belong somewhere else. You are here. It's a test. Lena blue Akuma you kamasan llama you are here. It's a test. It's an open book test, because you're given put on.

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And the results are going to be handed out on the Day of Judgment.

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And it's final.

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The results are final.

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cannot take the exam again, you have only one chance.

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I'm saying this because I'm sure in the audience. We have a lot of students or people who used to be students. And you know how anxious it becomes when it's close to exams. I mean, it's very anxious. And you're preparing and reading constantly and drinking coffee and using those caffeine pills and coffee beans. Those coated with chocolate I don't know if you have them over here. We used to have them on our campuses.

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So shouldn't be Shouldn't we be anxious about the very very, very serious exam and that is that will

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You know, these exams that we're taking now what? what is at stake? What are we risking?

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Compared to what we're risking, in this other examination. You know this exam, you may have lost a year of your life, you could do it again. Or if it's really bad, you'll lose your career. But when it comes to the exam of the Day of Judgment, you lost everything. Hello and welcome back. Serena, I'm Allah, shall I tell you about the ones who are in the greatest state of loss?

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Allah, Allah,

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Allah, Allah subhana wa salatu salam, the ones who are misled in this world and they think that they're doing right.

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That's the greatest last, you think that they're doing something good, then you're not you're doing it the wrong way. You think that you're solving this problem, right? You're getting the wrong answer.

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So we need to,

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we need to give her what it deserves. We need to give her what it deserves. Now,

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one way to remind ourselves about it, is to constantly talk about it, that of Allah subhanaw taala, the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. But another way, is to use whatever we see in the material world around us to use it as cues that are like memory pointers that will immediately connect our minds to the other world. And you can find that this is the message that Rasul Allah Allah has used based on the IRS of crime. So you are using things in this world to connect you and remind you that

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I'm trying to do that all the time. connect everything in Geneva, for example, when we're eating What do we say? What do you say in the beginning? When you start your food Bismillah allama baddeck glenohumeral zatanna joaquina Davina, Allah bless for us this food and save us from hellfire. Now what does Hellfire have to do with eating? What does Hellfire have to do with your lunch?

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It is to have something that will always connect you to Astra.

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When you're riding your car, what do you say? Bismillah Subhan Allah subhanaw taala Anahata lahmacun Allah omokri when Allah Allah Bina mukalla, boon,

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glory be to the one who created for us this and we couldn't have done it ourselves. And then we are going back to our Lord. Now what does your car have to do with going back to your Lord? It is to establish this connection between dunya and always flip any page on Quran you're always gonna find reference to gender or not or animal life.

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So that always this idea will be fresh on our minds.

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And this happened to some of us have it said that Alabama Vitara, Allahu Allah wa j said,

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If I would see paradise now, if not, it would not make me love it more than I do. And if I would see how fire now it would not make me hate it more than I do. In other words,

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he has thought about it so much that is already in the system. So seeing it physically won't really change the matter much.

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And when some of us are vain, whenever they would see snowflakes falling from the sky, they would remember the day of judgment when the scrolls are going to be flying in the sky. Whenever they go out to the market and they see a blacksmith and a furnace. They would remember hellfire.

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Whenever they would see fruits, they would remember the fruits of Jannah.

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You see, so they're thinking about it so much whatever they see in this world that will bring their attention to Africa. And again, I said that this is a method that is important. In Africa samovar

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leveleleven na, Bab Latina Karuna, Lottie and voila Jobim. Whatever Coronavirus,

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una robina Mahara Tabata Allah Subhana kasatkina azova no super Hanukkah, fuckin nada. No, they're contemplating in the creation of Allah subhanaw taala and they are looking at the skies. They're looking at the world around them. And then they're saying subhanak you did not create this in vain. fuckin as of now, save us from the punishment of hellfire.

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So whenever they see something in dunya, they're always remembering as well. This is something that we need to carry with us all the time.

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I want to go back to what I said that the man is a powerful force.

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A man can turn you into a completely different being.

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This

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ingredient Eman alone

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can turn you completely into a completely different person.

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Let me give you two examples.

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Remember,

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Mr. palatka, is a very well known Arab

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writer,

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he wrote a book about America's Top of the line, he called it after his own.

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He said,

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If we would look at the track record of Omar before Islam,

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and we will assume that he did not become a Muslim.

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And we will try to project his life, what would have been the life of armor, if you didn't become a Muslim, based on his past,

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most likely, would have died because of alcoholism, because he used to drink a lot.

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If that did not happen, he might have been ahead of his dominant crush. Or if we would stretch it,

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he might have been the leader of crush, but that is not likely.

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And that's the end of it for armor will happen.

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But Islam turned him into a completely different person.

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In terms of the values of honorable katavi change in terms of the influence of honorable hatami changed. I mean, let's look at the values of Amata. Once he was traveling with some of the Sahaba and he was crying, and then he was laughing, crying and laughing. They told him Why are you crying? And why are you laughing? He said,

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I was laughing because once I Oh, because I remembered when I was in Delhi, I before I became Muslim.

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I was traveling and I forgot to bring my god with me. You know, God does something that you pick up on you take with you. I forgot to bring my god with me. And then I wanted to pray.

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And I was looking in my luggage. I didn't find my God. So I made for myself, a small God out of dates, an idol.

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And he said, I mentioned you to it, and worship for a while. And then I became hungry. So I decided to eat it.

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So he ate his God.

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And that's why I'm laughing.

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I look at the look at the way of thinking

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how simplistic it was in jelly.

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And then they told him so why did you cry? He said, Well, I had a daughter.

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And we used to kill our daughters. What?

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When I prepared her grave,

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and I was lowing her, lowering her into the grave.

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She cleaned some of the dust that came on my beard. When I was digging the grave some dirt came on my beard. She was cleaning my beard for me from the dirt. And then I dumped her in the grave and killed her. And he buried her life. And that's why I'm crying.

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Look at how rough that heart is. Who could do that? You taking your daughter and you burn her life? I mean, those of you who have children, just imagine how could How could a human being do that.

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Now this is the same person who turns into an honorable hottub the one we know I'll halifa ameerul momineen

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who would care so much about his people.

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Once there was the to show you how much he cared about his responsibility and how much he cared about the loss of 100 on it see the change in values. Once he had an army in a sham of a Muslim hellhole and he came to Medina to report to the halifa the results of a battle that happened in a sham in Syria.

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He entered into Medina and it was the time of noon. And then Medina especially in summer. You have to close down and people go and they taken up by Lula siesta because it's very hot. There's nothing that you could do outside in Medina. Very hot. So the tradition was that people sleep at noon.

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A Muslim a colony he made it into Medina at noon time.

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America top he was the halifa he didn't have any guards. He didn't have any gates, or was he has a simple house with a curtain covering the entrance. So when you come to the house of the halifa you knock on the door and you just call him

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so there is no secretary, there's no guards nothing.

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He said it's not appropriate for me to go now and deliver the news to the halifa because most likely he would be asleep and I would wake him up.

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So he went to the masjid. He wanted to wait until the halifa would wake up

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Well, when he was in them, as did some of the Muslims met him and they were asking him about the news, the latest news, he told them that we have one.

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Somehow the news Leaked and reach to a marble hopper. He came and he was very angry. He said, How come you don't and you don't come and report to me? Because, I mean, he is carrying news from the leader of the army, he should report it to the halifa before he goes and tells the people in the masjid salvato told him, why did you didn't you come and report the news to me?

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I'm a Muslim account, and he said, Oh, I'm in mumineen. I was afraid that I would disturb you because I came and it was noon, and I was worried that you might be asleep. What did I say? He said, Hey, hat I had an ATM in anonym tube in a hurry.

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When an ATM to belay the Yakama How can I sleep? If I sleep during the daytime, I would not fulfill my responsibilities towards the people. And if I sleep at night, I wouldn't be fulfilling my responsibilities for the law.

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Once

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as my son was in his house, and as my son was wealthy little Delano.

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And he was looking through his window

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at noon,

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during summer in Medina,

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and he saw a camel in the horizon. And there's a man running after the camera.

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And there's all of this dust in Medina wind blowing very hot. A smart phone said Who is this man who is out there in this hot temperature.

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And he sent out one of the servers to go and see what's going on.

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The man came back and told us mobile often that is our mobile hub up. And he's running after one of the camels of South Africa. He's trying to grab it. I smiled, laughed and said that I talked to him in Java Doc, you are setting a standard that is too high for the people who are going to come after you. You make it very good. You're making it very difficult than everyone. And Subhanallah The one who came after us was who?

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He was saying, Yeah, I'm in Java, you are setting a standard that is too high. Why didn't you send one of the soldiers or somebody to go and get that camera for you? The Halifax following the camera on that heat of the desert?

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Who said no, I'm not gonna ask for official para la casa de la jolla.

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Aloha Tom said if a goat falls down trips

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in Iraq, I will be worried that Allah subhanaw taala will hold me accountable and tell me Oh, I'm not why didn't you pave the way for it? For a goat? Why didn't you pave the way for it? That was the standard that America had. And who was he before?

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See, it turned him from being nothing to be the highest. Now it doesn't really any. We believe that

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is the highest but just a side note. Michael Hart in his book, The 100 greatest, the only two Muslims he had and there were a lot to learn number one, and then we had the best number 5051 51 now, so these are the only two people who qualified according to the standards to get into that book.

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Anyway, another example that I would like to give about the transformational power of a man

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isn't the story of Pharaoh.

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When from Charles Moosa

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Brown said, what you have is magic. We are the experts in magic, see Allah subhanaw taala. When he sends people a miracle, he challenges them in what they do best.

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So when Allah subhanaw taala sent most of the miracle it was an area, that frown, and the people of Egypt excelled in that was their specialty in Santa Maria was sent with miracles to our people who used to think that they're very good in healing.

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And also lasala salam was sent with a miracle to challenge the people in the thing that they know most and that is language.

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And then because Quran because the message of Islam is for all of the people, we find that Quran is challenging the people in every age, in their field of specialty. So it's a challenging, challenging them now in science, it can challenge them and law can challenge in every area. But as that is something unique to the miracles of lasala, sometimes not with any other prophets.

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So for onset,

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let's have a challenge.

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Musina Let's meet on the day I've seen and this was a celebration where all of the people of Egypt with

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Come in the same place. Let's imagine that it's a fairground all of the people are there

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for Salah for our friend Medina hatchery and he sent out

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to bring the best musicians from all over the country. They were recruited. All of the missions they came and they had the session with surround. Surround told them this is what I want you to do. going to be challenging. Musan is rather hot on what did the magician say?

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What did they say?

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In Atlanta larger on incunabula? When

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are you going to pay us?

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Are you gonna pay us a fee when?

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island in the Caribbean? Yes, I will pay you. And I will make you my associates. So not only will I pay you, but I'll give you very high position. So Pamela is promising them the things that the human instincts want most money and position, money and power. That's what lures us. I mean, when a police was trying to look at Mr. Solomon agenda, what did he tell him? Did he tell him go and commit a sin against the law? No, it's all them. How do you look, Elijah Rajan called the one will kill Allah.

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How about if I tell you about the tree that will give you a turn of life and it will give you kingdom, the things that we love as human beings, every human being loves this. There's something dear to us. So he told them I'll give you money and power.

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Well, they were facing Moosa and just envision the scene in your mind.

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Moosa and Harun are on one side. And then according to some books of Tafseer, 70,000

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sources sourcers. On the other side, that is the highest myth, there's another estimate that is 80. But regardless, it's an army

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to suffer, they were lined up in ranks. And then you have this it's happening in a in a

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what's up Virgo, having an affair ground or in a field. So you have the people of Egypt are surrounding from every side. And then you have moves on heroin on one side on this in this challenge, and then 70,000 sources on the other side, just imagine the scene and it would put fear in your heart to see 70,000 in front of two.

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So the magicians they went first, and they threw their sticks and the ropes and it turned out to be

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snakes serpents with Allah subhanaw. taala says

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the Sahara in a nest was terrible, was Alba Sahara, nothing. Sahara is it was magic on the eyes. So it was an optical illusion. It was not true. It was an optical illusion. And that's what magic is. It is fake. With gel, we say nothing but Allah subhanaw taala says, and it was great magic, it was the best. It wasn't a tricks to a some stuff that is better than David Copperfield could ever imagine doing.

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And now it was Moses turn and Harun. When they threw when Moosa threw his stick, it turned into a real snake. It was not fake, because Allah subhanaw taala is the one who controls life and death.

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So Allah had the ability.

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Allah subhanaw taala has the code to put us all in a steak or rope, and to turn it into a living being, and it ate all of the ropes and sticks.

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Now this shows you the value the value of knowledge, even though it isn't magic, the magicians knew because they were the experts in the field. They knew that what moves and horo not presenting is not magic. This is something else this is beyond the realm of magic.

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Because of their knowledge and their expertise, they believed while the people surrounding them and around didn't, because they were ignorant. Again, this shows you the value of knowledge even if it isn't the field of of magic. The people who have knowledge are closer to the truth. They are they realize that is the truth, even though they might not believe in it, but they realize it because they have the knowledge. That's what the law says about the People of the Book. They had the knowledge. Unlike the Arabs, Arabia or electorate, the people of the books, they had the knowledge, some didn't believe some didn't, but they knew that it was the truth. Garifuna come out of hoonah

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Brown

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so the musicians they believe

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for around threaten them and said

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you need to give up this religion because I didn't give you permission to do so. That island has a monopoly over everything you have to even

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take permission from me before you change your religion.

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He was so autocratic, he said, my limbs were like a mini laying lady, I don't know that you have any other guide, but me. And I love buku Malala. I know, highest Lord.

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What was the response of the magician's, they said, No, we're not going to give it up for and threaten them and said, I'm going to kill you.

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And the way I'm going to kill you is I'm gonna tie you up to palm trees, the trunk of palm trees, and I will chop off your arms, and your legs.

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And I'm gonna let you die. By bleeding on these palm trees. It's a very cruel way of killing them, it's torture and then death.

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They refused. And by the way, I look at the language of the eye, it says that was Alabama configured, or did he say, allegedly.

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And when when he wants to say that, I'm gonna hand you on the trunk of a palm tree, it should say either on a palm tree, but they say is I'm gonna crucify you in the palm tree. So it implies that he's going to nail them in and tie them in so hard to this palm tree It is as if they are going to enter it. That is how extreme the punishment will be. In crucification, they nail the hands and the feet to the cause, the same thing he will do on this log is going to nail them in I mean with until they bleed and die.

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But they never gave up.

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These musicians who are just a moment ago,

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asking for a small amount of money,

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are now willing to give up their whole life.

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Just a moment ago, they were so greedy.

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They were asking for some money in Atlanta, Georgia, how much are you gonna pay us? Now, we're not only giving up the pay and the position, we're giving up our wealth, and we're giving up our lives.

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That is the power of email.

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If we want to change our state, and the state of the oma, this is what we need to bring up. It is a man.

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That's the engine that is driving us.

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No matter how much we strengthen our other skills. If the engine is weak, it won't do any good.

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So that's where the emphasis should go into E man and the way we do it, again,

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is by constantly reminding ourselves about our Hara, and also by alibi, that no offense is something that has a powerful effect to Tamil Lail swam dhikr of Allah subhanaw taala. Let me just close by saying that, and I think something that won't cost you any time because in America, and here too. We have a very, very busy lifestyle. It is a very fast pace.

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And we're always complaining that we don't have time. Well, how come you're not doing this? Because I don't have time. How come you're not doing that because I don't have time?

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Well with liquor, you don't have to make any time for it. Liquor is something that you could superimpose over your regular schedule. You don't have to make any free time for it.

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Because you're going to be driving no matter what. Maybe they can while you're driving, you're going to be walking in your company or wherever you work on sidewalks or climbing stairs. Make thick, it's not gonna cost you any more time. You're gonna be spending

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time in traffic lights, make the canavalia you might be doing some manual work, that doesn't demand a lot of concentration. Make the Corolla so they could have a loss of 100 Tyler is something extremely easy. You can superimpose to your schedule without making any free time for it. And it is extremely rewardable sometimes we think that just because something is simple and easy.

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It doesn't carry a lot of weight to it. But no, that's not the case. There is something that has a lot of agile and it's very easy.

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Evelyn Josie

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How much time do you have?

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Five minutes of

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every Josie

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he gave him advice in his book.

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sighs

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This advice is not really his buddies delivering this advice to us.

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This advice is a rule

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for burglars.

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Anybody who is in the field of sorry, burglary.

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They have to learn this rule.

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The burglars are the masters in the field. They say if you do not understand this rule,

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you better go and find another job. This is not for you. If you don't understand this rule, go and find something else to do. This is the most important law and rule for burglary, you can graduate into it until you master this rule. What is it

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that Hoda

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Mahathir was no, wha sama? No.

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You take whatever is very light in weight, and very valuable in price.

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That is the most important rule and burglary. So when you walk into a house to steal, you don't carry the couches and the chairs. No, you go and find the gold. You immediately go into the bedroom and find where the jewelry is. You go to the find where the electronics are. That's what you take.

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Every Josie is teaching us this rule, not so that we could know how to master this field. But he is saying we could learn something very valuable from it. He says we need to apply this rule when we're dealing with the laws of Sharia. There are some things that are very easy to do. And they carry a lot of the carry a very heavyweight one of them is the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala that's one and love is also something else. I mean Love is something in your heart doesn't cost you much. It's free. Loving Allah subhanaw taala loving Rasul Allah, Allah, I'm loving the Muslims, what does it cost you? It is easy. And it's something that is extremely valuable Rasul Allah said, I'm sorry, man

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coming in. He told us a haba.

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The man was going to come in now. He's from gender.

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So this obscure

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individual came in, he wasn't famous. Even in the Hadith, his name was mentioned.

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And then the next day, the same thing happened to him. So the man will come in, and it's from the third day it happened. And then

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he went to the man and said, I had a fight with my father.

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Can you please allow me to stay at your house for three days?

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The man said, Sure. You're welcome.

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Abdullah, he went there not because there was any fight. You wanted to see what this man is doing and privacy because of the Sahaba believed that what you do in privacy is what is really special.

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That is the sign of a floss.

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He said, The man went to sleep sizes upon law. The man is not praying. He was asleep.

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What's so special about him? And then before if I did, he woke up and he prayed image which

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I thought that he's gonna have to hold on fast. Yeah, breakfast. What's going on? He's not fasting. What's so special about him? Well, maybe he's gonna do it tomorrow. Maybe I came in the wrong day. The next day, did the same thing went to bed. Didn't fast the third day the same thing. I went to him and said, Listen, I didn't have any problem with my father. The reason why I came here is because most almost all of them said that you are from an agenda. And I want to know what's special about and unique about your advisor. And to be honest with you, I didn't find anything that is special. What makes you qualified to this position? He said, before I go to bed, I cleanse my heart

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from any hatred. And I fill it with love for every Muslim I love every Muslim.

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Before I go to bed, I do that every night.

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This is love of Allah subhanaw taala and qualified this man to be in general somersaults on three consecutive days is saying that it will alekan regimen and gentle liquor of Allah subhanaw taala Kalamata Anika

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Viva

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la, la la de This is one example. La la la, la la la la treasure and Jenna

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Did you see the there are some radios and cars when you open the radio the antenna goes up automatic, you know those just turn on the radio the antenna pops up. Well there's one type of vehicle if you say it, a tree will grow like that. In general, you just say that they can imagine a tree growing up for you in general. So establish as many trees as you want and that is

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Subhan Allah

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Subhana Allah then you get to tree engine, la la la, la bella treasure engine, things that are very easy things that are very easy. So let's not forget to carry this always, always with us the decline of Allah subhanaw taala and the love, interest the loss of habitat to make us have an agenda. So La La vema News openelec loss, llama Minnesota Cotabato genuine or otherwise.

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Hi, my name is Luca Janata matabele Hamiltonian when I want to become a Natty or matabele and I finally want to say that

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no matter what we say it is useless, unless it is taken into practice.

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It is useless again, worth nothing if it is not taken into practice, so we want to be of those alladhina esta Mironov Hola, una escena the ones who listen to the words and they follow the best of it. Elena Shaka says the people will just follow the meanings of sort of last is going to be enough for them.

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The point is to apply Otherwise, this turns against us because now we know and we didn't do it, even worse than if we didn't know. So we need to apply what we learn. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of Allah million alameen wa salam O Allah sitting them how Medallia Sufism