Challenges Facing University Students

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AI: Summary © The challenges faced by students in university life, including roadblocks, traffic, and struggles with intentions, resonate with speakers. It is important to correct intentions and create positive impact on one's life, particularly in regards to deeds and actions. The importance of valuing time in pursuing one's spirituality is emphasized, and individuals are encouraged to take time out of busy life to pursue their spirituality. The speakers emphasize the need for guidance and guidance on achieving these values, specifically in regards to deception and the negative impact of deception.
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la la la la la la la sharika washington dc you know have you been no sweat? No. Mohammed Abu hora pseudo Latinos salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi

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wa sahbihi wa Colima

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de Loma Linda. In fact, when I when

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I was in our elements of clinical omega

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Kim, well,

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first of all, brothers and sisters,

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apologies for the delay. I don't know if it's a slight delay or a long delay, but there was some delay.

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We will always have excuses for the delay. So today's excuses that there's some kind of a football match. that's taking place in Wembley and there was a lot of traffic actually, rather than coming in the train, which I normally do, come on, but we plan to come because of some reasons in the car. And there was a lot of traffic. So anyway, apologies out of the way. And I hope you accept that apology.

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title for today's discussion,

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challenges of university life.

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And we pray that last panel to either

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grant us dolphy

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to, for me to say that which is beneficial for all of you that which is beneficial for you, and that we implement it and we will accept your coming here except your efforts. I know you could have been doing a lot of other things this Friday evening.

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May Allah reward all of you, all of us in sha Allah tada and reward us and give us some benefit and that will implement whatever I'm going to inshallah say

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this is I believe,

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like a freshers, you call it? Yeah.

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People who are joining University, new students, or at least a lot of people who are starting their new year, a new chapter in their life.

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For those who are starting off completely new, as well as those who are just starting a new year, in their steady life. There are many challenges.

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And I'm sure you all know of some of those challenges. But I'm going to talk about certain things in this.

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In these few minutes that we have in front of us. Life is all about challenges as it is

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every part of our life. It's all about tests and trials and tribulations and difficulties and hardships. And that's in the Quran. Allah says one in a blue one can be a mineral healthy will do a one off similar Mali will enforce Eva Murat over Sharia savuti we will test you surely test you. So and then Allah says we'll test you with the few of the things that Allah has mentioned there in that particular verse. A bit of fear, poverty, hunger,

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and financial

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tests and trials and tribulations that come in terms of monetary aspect.

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And also people around you, your loved ones dying and passing away and leaving this world. So life is all of our tests. Every part of our life is a challenge. And

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bliss is only in the next slide. This is our belief we believe in the Hereafter, as grievous

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bliss, eternal bliss, is in Paradise, or eternal sadness and hardship and difficulties is in Hellfire and the law save us all from that, this world Allah has created as a mixture of both the the good things, the difficulties, the hardships, tests and trials and tribulations as well as you get, you know, some good things in this life as well. But everybody gets and receives their share sometimes, you know, when people have difficulties and hardships they start complaining why only me it's not why only you it's everybody, you know this this whole, you know, this approach that why me is actually very wrong, sinful and quite dangerous, even to make that statement. It's quite

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dangerous, because that's questioning the other of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah is being unfair. I will be loved. For example, this is when when someone says why me

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Allah has a pre planned distribution plan. It's a just distribution plan. And every human being receives his or her share in different ways. But everybody receives their share. So anyway, life is all about tests and challenges coming into university life brings about its own specific challenges. Right, so many challenges.

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But before we go on to the challenges, one of the first things that we need to do as students or you need to do as students, I'm a student as well, but not here.

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What is important is that, and this is generally in our life, whether someone's studying secular Sciences at the University, someone studying religious sciences, someone doing business, trade, commerce, somebody has a career

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in all aspects of our life, there's something that's really profoundly important. And that's the basis of our Deen and our religion and Sharia, which is to correct our intention, what we call this hernia. There's numerous texts of the Quran and Sunnah that talk about importance of correcting one's intention, right?

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The famous Hadith, which has been recorded in most howdy Hadeeth collections are not just being recorded. They actually have collections begin with this Hadith, the Messenger of Allah second honorable hottub radi Allahu anhu says, I had the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him on the member of the puppet saying in marylu, beanie yet indeed,

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actions are by the intentions in them and marylu be neared actions of meaning actions are rewarded, or not rewarded by the intention behind it. Because if you take this head, it literally what his head is literally means in dermal armor to be near actions come into existence by intention,

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if you take it literally the Arabic language, right? We don't take everything literally. I mean, there's a way of understanding texts, if you start taking everything just exactly literally, then we could make a lot of Greek grave errors. This head it literally means actions come into existence by the intention, which means that if you don't have an intention, that action will not come into existence. Does anybody believe that? You know, you punch someone, punch, don't do that. I'm just giving an example. You're playing someone. And then he says, Why did you punch me, I didn't punch you. You just punched me I didn't have intention. I'm sure I didn't punch you

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can send what I'm saying this. This is what the Hadees literally means. action can only take place if you have an intention. If you don't intend to do something, that thing will not take place that's wrong. So that's not the meaning of the hedges the meaning of the Hadith, his actions are rewarded or not rewarded by the underlying intention behind it.

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And therefore the the messengers of Allah what he said and then he said, After that we're in equilibrium MANOVA every individual man woman, every individual will receive that which he or she intends. If you intend good, you'll get the reward, you receive the reward. If your intention is bad, then you'll get a sin if it's a sinful intention, and if there's no intention, then there's no reward. Well, in America, Limerick mana was and then he gave an example from an Canada hero to hula, hula, he wore a suit, he wore a suit, etc. And so long as it's not too long, but time is short, but this is very important, correcting of one's intention. We have such a beautiful Dean brothers and

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sisters, that we have the Islamic so called religious obligation and activities and deeds, which are clearly Islamic, by offering Salah, paying of Zakat performing of Hajj, right. These are clearly Islamic activities. But we have such a beautiful Deen that even the so called non Islamic activities, the mundane regular day to day activities that we do, even those can be can become acts of worship and a burger. If we make an intention that we want to please Allah subhanaw taala we will make the right and correct intention. Whatever we do, even eating food which is supposedly a mundane, regular worldly activity, but if you make an intention or law, I am thanking you you've

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given me blessed me with this great food and I will thank you and I want to eat so that I get a bit of energy with that energy I will inshallah reduce and carry out some good righteous activities. I will help and assist my fellow Muslims and human beings in whatever way I can do my family, I look after them. And if I have some more energy, I will worship I will offer my prayers I will worship you. All these intentions behind eating makes the act of eating food and act of revert. Just imagine we will be eating as it is. It's just this is why some of the scholars said Dean is about changing your perspective, the way you look at it.

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Likewise, sleeping, you make an intentional lot my body's tired

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Right, you try to act upon us under, make will do ablution read the door this application and then you speak an intention. You don't have to verbally say the intention. It's all in the mind. Right? It's not an intention is not necessary even before so that you don't have to say, okay, all I'm offering three marieb and and you know, today on the 12th of October, you don't have to do all of that, right? It's just an mind near to Amarillo calm, like the automa say, Nia is the action of the heart, you think in your heart and you make the intention, fine, you get the reward. Every worldly act, so called worldly activity becomes an Islamic activity, an act of worship, to the point that

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the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. In one Hadith said, even your relationship with your spouse, your husband wife, is an becomes an act of charity, the intimate relationship becomes an act of charity, if the intention is the right intentions of chastity, etc, and preserve, guarding yourself and safeguarding oneself from unlawful obscene, sinful act. So likewise, coming to the university,

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you have to correct your intention. And remember, you don't have to start saying it, it's just in your mind and keep on renewing that intention. Every now and then, if you correct your intention, that look this, Allah has given me blessed me with this great opportunity to study

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seek knowledge.

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make something out of my life with that degree or Korea at the end of the road that I will gain, I will inshallah, put something back in the community, I will do whatever I can do in terms of helping and assisting your money will come your career, your job salary, that secondary will come, you'll be doing the same thing. But the changing of intention. If you're a medic, for example, study medicine, right? If you study medicine, yes, I mean, it's, it's an amazing, amazing career and job to take. It's a path to take.

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Classically, historically, the orlimar considered doctors on a par with religious scholars, you know, like your mama chef, your elder law, one more element animal for killing a deer, with a billion I've done that science is really worth studying are only two religious sacred sciences, which has to do with the D in animal for killing a deer who are dealing with a barrel of done and medic medicine, medical sciences, which has to do with the body. One has to do with the next life. One has to do with this life. Right? So they consider them to be on a par with religious scholars. And I tell you, there's a lot of similarity, I have a lot of medic friends who have studied and

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graduated. And a lot of the things very similar. You know, you have an old school medicine, you know, old doctors, you know, you have scholars where some are older, older generation, younger generation, same kind of problems. I have a friend who's who's been practicing for six years, not in London in North somewhere. And he tells me the same thing, you know, I go to my local GP tells me something, then there's exterra between him, you know, there's difference of opinion. He, you know, Silas check with him, my young friend who's in Manchester, and he says, Yeah, this guy was in like an older opinion. And like, you know, this is a different opinion. So same differences of opinion

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that scholars have those kind of same difference of opinion, medic sometimes have a lot of similarities. So

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the intention behind that, inshallah will help and assist humanity.

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You know, metal Hulk, serving creation,

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having Rama and mercy in the heart for the creation of a Lost Planet, Allah, for humanity, and being having this intention to help and assist. And whichever path you take, whether it's pharmacy, or whatever you want to take, you know, helping, assisting putting back something positive in the community, with that your act of studying becomes an act of worship and a birth. So now you're going to take the tube in the morning, right to come to the University, you're walking, you're paying, you know, to travel, everything becomes an act of setup and charity, the few pounds that you've spent, or you've got your to pass that you pay. If you make correct intention, that's an act of charity,

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you actually giving charity walking coming as long as you do it in the right way, which I'm going to talk about no sense, right. But if you do it in the right way, it only becomes an act of Islam and charity if it's the right intention, but the other condition is it has to be done in Islamic way.

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So this is very important.

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Every mundane worldly activity becomes an act of de Islam and becomes an act of a bird. Very important. That's why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one Hadith which is in the center of human activity, he said, even the trades of tradesmen the traders, at Judas, Thoreau sodoku a mean, man Urbina was a detainer Shahada. He was solid in the tsunami tirmidhi sound Heidi, a tradesman who is truthful who

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He is trustworthy, a businessman, right? You doing business studies or whatever, a businessman

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who is truthful and trustworthy, which means not just these two things but generally truthful and trustworthiness, truthfulness and trustworthiness are indications that you do your business according to the Islamic way. There's no fraud, there's no cheating, there's no deception. There's no lying, there's no this, this and that and the other, but what a lot of the bankers did, but anyway,

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if a tradesman does his business or her business in the right way,

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then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, says that this person will be raised on the day of judgment and the next slide. Imagine the rank

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raised with an OBE the prophets was said the pain those were termed as the group of sick the kin, the truthful people, and the leader of them will be saved on our currency deep for the Allahu anhu was Shahada and the martyrs was sila. Hina and the righteous people, this tradesperson will be raised with with them. But on the other hand, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam gives a severe warning as well. In the same chapter mom telemedia has another Hadith just after that. He says that the messenger sallallahu Sallam said,

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to Jerome, Sharona, Yama, Yama, t foo jaren, all the traders on the day of judgment will be raised. All those middle businessmen and merchants

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they will all be raised as sinners.

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As food jar for jar is a plural of all we've seen Arabic Birgit

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sinful there will be sinners,

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India except so there is an exception, eliminate taco, except the one who feared God in his business transaction. Well Barbara, who was righteous was sada and he was truthful. So anyway, this this is the intention. So inshallah This is the first point that we really need to ensure that we correct our intention. Whatever we do, we do it for the sake of Allah, and to please God, that's our primary consideration. Then after that, yes, you can have all the other intentions. As long as the intention is not sinful intention, but you can have all the intentions of having a career, etc, etc. But this is the primary intention.

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The second point, which is so important for every believer, I'm going to focus a lot of my talk on this, which is that Allah subhanaw taala our Lord and our Creator has blessed us with many gifts.

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The Quran says why interoil do not Allah He led to suha if you were to even try to count the boundaries and the gifts that Allah has blessed you with, you will not be able to count them. There's numerous every part of our lives every part of our body every organ just a sight in saw amazing Narottama from God. The reality of this near ama is only detected when we lose that Nemo or for imagine, you know, close your eyes and walk for five minutes without your eyesight then you realize that's why they say that a Sahaja which is a very important name as well, which is health and well being alfia they say Mr. Michel forever The Allahu anhu said how to tarjan Allah rousselle

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a sangha now you know how illa murgia well being and health is a crown, which is on the head of the Healthy People, but only the six eat

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you know, I see you healthy hamdulillah but I don't see that crown on you. The one who cannot see for the person who's got some sort of physical disability will actually see that within you as a great number. So we have numerous names that under automa have actually divided these names that are pseudo neon, there's like you know many different gifts and bounces one of the greatest and the main ones I said to her which is health and well being but one of them is what we call what time

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time is considered to be one of the most

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valuable asset precious asset that a human being has in his or her life in the verses and I'm going to focus on these verses in the Quran and psalter moon Allah Allah spam data tells us you know, he says other minion Allah to whom to salata him ha Sharon, will Latina whom Allah will have been homeless 35 alone, when Latino family for Rajim herringbone Illa Allah as Virgin America Taman for in Omaha romelu mean so many taharah a very common I do. These are some amazing, unique, really pertinent, important verses. I want to focus on these few verses, which will tell us about the challenges that we have. Allah says

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After the honeymoon, indeed,

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Elmo renewed the following the believers who have who have the following qualities and attributes they have attained success and further afield. From the word further.

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What is the motivation here? halal,

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come to success, Allah says got a flat, meaning there are certain believers who have gained further and success Who are these people? Number one, he says a lady salata him, hi Sharon, those who are really concentrated and humble in their prayers, they offer their prayers with a lot of devotion, for sure. Right? harsh your own facility him. But I don't want to focus on that. That's the first point. And then he said, and this is the important part. One last era whom and Illa. Marie do

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those believers, who will be successful in this life and the next life and the you know whom and he loves me more than those who turn away from useless activities, from vain activities, from wasting time. The Arabic word used here is alone, you've heard of the word alone, local means useless, no benefit in it lovely dunya will often occur and it in this world or the next world, neither in this world, or in the next life, those who you're already doing and the way Allah actually said this verse as well. Normally you know, if you know Arabic, normally, the verse should have been well loved, you know, you're already doing it loving.

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The sequence should come like that. Will arena who you are.

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But Allah says one levena who I didn't know who to put emphasis, those who regarding level

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love should have come afterwards but Allah, Allah Dino home and he loves me. So these are the people who as far as love is concerned, which is useless, vain activities regarding that these people are morally doing completely they just stay away, turn their faces away, detach themselves, and separate themselves completely from vain activities.

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A believer does not waste his or her time. Remember Rosario Rahim Allah He said, Look, there are three types of activities that we do.

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One type of activities, there's benefit in it for dunya in this world or the next world. Yeah. Even though like offering Salah, there's benefits for the next life, studying well.

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Doing something good in this world, even sports, there's some sort of benefit, health benefit.

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So there's some benefit, there is another type of activity in which there's harm sinful or sinful activities are considered to be harmful. So they're out of the question.

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harmful activities harmful in terms of islamically, or even in your worldly life smoking. So harmful activity, you will agree, of course, it is shisha. And maybe, as well, you know, long hours of sharing on Edgware Road, also harmful. So I've actually put shisha that's a good term that I've just made up shame

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in this category, because the third category is no benefits, no harm.

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A moment of Azadi, and many scholars have said that those activities which are in the third, in which the first one is beneficial, either in this world or the next world, good. Second one harmful, either in this world or the next world. That's evil, bad, of course, we have to stay away. But there's a second middle category of activities that are neither beneficial and neither what harmful. So you just sitting there for about half an hour. Not even thinking just

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just closing your eyes. I don't know how someone can sit in without even thinking, you know, just just absolutely just wasting time, all night long, just sitting and chatting with friends on Edgware Road. not shown because with shisha is isn't is a harmful category. Right. So that's why I've put this

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here just just relaxing, having coffee and just okay, you want to talk about something important beneficial, then that's fine. But sometimes just you know, like just wasting time relaxing with the brothers chilling as we say, That's harmful email was early, and many of his colleagues have said that this third category of activities, it may seem on the face of it, that it's an activity that has no harm in it and no benefit, but it's actually harmful. Because wasting of time itself is a harmful activity.

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It's a harmful activity.

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Those people who waste their time it's a harmful activity. So therefore, you might think there's no harm in it because harm in this as well. Like a tradesman. You know a tradesman. If he's not doing business if he's losing

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Money physically, you invest some money and you're losing some money physically, then what do you think, okay, there's harm. But tradesmen don't look at that harm, they look at opportunity cost.

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If I, I should have earned a profit at this much amount, if I didn't profit, then that's actually loss. According to the businessman, the profit not made is a loss to understand what I'm saying. So this is islamically as well, if you don't make profit from the time, the most precious gift that Allah has given us, and times zemon it's an amazing number and we really, really have to.

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So what is the law say we're Latina, whom Annie, lovely Marie Luna. And then there's two more things which I'm going to come to which is in point three, about sinful activities and obscene activities. So this is what Allah said, well, Alina, whom I love, we morally do the same kind of message given in another verse, one of the shortest versus shorter suitors of the Quran. Most of you, if not all of you have memorized this while asleep in sanitary hosts, Hillel, Edina, Manu

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amylose, sorry, hot water also bill Huck, with also the subject. Yeah, it's a very good sore, like every seller here.

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Not every seller, and I try to read some long ones as well. But it's may it may be one of the shorter suitors of the Quran, but it's one of the most meaningful source said amazing, some of the scholars said that you can search your whole life out and just

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one last time Allah has taken an oath on time when a law takes an oath on something. This shows that this is something huge. And not just on this in this order. There are numerous verses in the Quran, where Allah takes an oath by time like by saying, well lady is I Asha by night. Day was a hola como Layla, when the HA You know, there's a lot talks about the time.

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Moments of the day and the night

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in San Jose, very interesting indeed. Indeed, mankind in CERN in CERN, which means humanity, which includes Muslims, non Muslims, believers, non believers is an absolute loss in insanity. Also,

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we are all at a loss. Except then he says lol, Edina, Aminu Amira Sally had those who believe so believing and not just believing like I'm a Muslim, that's it, you know, with conviction and then acting upon that belief, and those who do righteous activities, righteous activities, meaning in terms of Islamic activities, worshiping Allah staying away from sins and also beneficial activities in this world, but also will help you to also be sober those who mutually advise one another of the truth of hug and then patients as well. So Allah says well, in an incentive because again by time there's a How do you think so here for a moment Buhari with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam he and another amazing hurry?

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He says the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says now I'm attorney Michael Boone Fie humor Kathy Roman a nurse as to how to while for all

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the there are two boundaries. How many

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know the chocolate boundaries, there's no there's a red one and a blue one. I don't know if they still do the right one and it's one of my favorite chocolates when I used to be

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there are two gifts and Nan's

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from Allah.

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Right You know, when I was small when I was a kid, somebody told me that these this bounty comes from Paradise he's literally believed that this is a chocolate from Paradise.

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So I used to say to my parents or my brothers or whatever, give me that chocolate which is made in Paradise, which is bounty the taste was really good. Yeah, Mashallah, it still tastes good. It's harder. Yeah. I'm sure.

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I'm gonna start talking about chocolate and find out how long I haven't had one in a long time but hamdulillah to neuromas that Allah has blessed every human being the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What does he say?

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More boon Fie him or Kathy Roman a nurse. Most people are in deception regarding these two, Robin maamoun. And you're deceived. Everyone's in deception.

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So you know everyone, most people Kathy roominess, most of the people are in deception. They are deceived. What do you mean deception. The two things are so hard to fall for are one is health well being. And the other is time that you have like you're not busy. The deception is shaitaan comes in, you know, gives the deception tries to deceive us. When we have health. We don't value it. We think we'll be healthy like this all the time. So we just say yeah, we can do things. 10 1520 years.

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My whole life in front of me, not a problem.

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When we're young, especially, I'm telling you seriously, you guys are young brothers and sisters, but times gonna fly like this.

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Seriously, time is gonna fly like you will think to yourself, you know, the time when I was studying in 2012 in Imperial, at Imperial, it's just gonna be like a memory is you will come to if he's still alive, and we're still alive. 2022 and it's gonna go like this.

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You talk to anyone now, everybody's complaints on one thing, time is moving really fast. Actually, one of the, one of the signs of am

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one of the signs of

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time, in fact, will fly by, and it is just you, the way the week goes, it's just like, a day. So make the most of every second that you have. And walk to Allah Mina verb, like some of the scholars said, not ahaadeeth but some of the scholars said it's more valuable time is more valuable than gold and silver and dinar and Dirham and pound, and money and dollar and wealth, the earliest colors from the Sahaba that are your own the some of the early Muslims, they would value time as though it's, you know, really valuable commodity, the way we take out a pound and spend it, they would spend a minute as a minute, you know, you know, just gonna just like you know, let pound and money just fly

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around or just anywhere you want. Just go and roll it and everybody just here pound pound pound, you might be generous, you may do that. But even that, if a generous is rewarding, but you know, just going to throw it yet, you've got a whole like 50 pounds, and you just walk around here one on one, when they're when they just throw it.

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Does anybody do that? No, that's like, every minute in which there is no benefit of this world dounia or the next world, that's like you're throwing a pound away, like you just throwing you playing some game or something, just throwing it away.

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They would really value time like spend. Even today, there are scholars

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of the Muslim oma, and even some non Muslims, those who really take the this life seriously, those who have made something out of their life, and they're really, you know,

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contributed positively to the society. They also are very, very punctual and particular about every single minute of their time. It's like if you want to take out a minute, you think beforehand, is it really worthwhile doing this particular activity? In this particular minute that I have? Or not? The way you want to take a pound out and buy you will look thing properly? Is it value for many is this activity or this statement or what I'm going to talk about really value for of time, if not stay quiet. Mm hmm. The Allahu anhu, one of the great imams of this oma, one of the early scholars.

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When people used to come and talk to him, he used to look down for a few seconds, meditate and then respond. People came and asked him said, Oh, mmm, why do you do this? What's this habit that you have? When people come and talk to you? You take a few seconds, you think you look down and then you respond? He said, You know why I do that? He said had no hierarchy will kill me. Oh, he's so cute. So that what I do is I evaluate, I think whether it's really beneficial for me to speak or beneficial for me to remain quiet. So I think, is it worthwhile speaking now?

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If not, then I don't want to waste my time in speaking. That's why the word level is actually useless, vain speech, something that we talk about. There's no benefits. So sinful things, of course, vulgar language, swearing, slander, and those are like out of the question. They are absolutely, categorically Haram. That's like, we're not even talking about that. But just useless speech. No benefit. You're not enjoying the good. You're not benefiting someone you're not, you know, saying some words of comfort. You're not helping someone you're not, you know, giving some beneficial advice. None of that.

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No benefit we talk about, or activity is useless. It's, it's just absolute waste of wastage of time. This is what love means. So, this Hadeeth most people are in deception. They think first one is said,

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well, being an and you know, health. I've got, I'm really healthy, nothing will happen to me. You start realizing you realize the Nirvana of Sangha. When when you become ill, you become sick. When you become old. Then people start what they start regretting. I could have done so much more in my life. And the other one the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Alpher all when you have time, most people are in deception regarding time.

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They don't realize the importance of time when they don't have time. Yeah, when you get married, and when you have five toddlers, I don't even have five. But if you have five toddlers, and then you don't have time, that's when you realize that when I was single, I should have made the most out of it. Or if you've got a very demanding wife or husband

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Then what do you, you say when I was a bachelor I should have made the most out of it. Right? So don't waste time. Because as you go growing older in your life, you're going to have a family there's going to be much more things in your life. And you will regret the time that was spent in useless activities. When you're at university, spend it well, studying, doing that which is important. Be serious, be be, you know, serious and principled in your life. You know, our Deen I'll tell you one thing Subhan Allah so this Hadith, I'll just end with this Hadith, which the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, you know, most people are in deception. And this is considered

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to be one of like a memorable download, and many others say this, this is considered to be mean jomi I'll call him comprehensive statements of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There's a few similarities. I'll say them and then I'll tell you one thing, which is very important. In another How do you the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He said, min Hosni Islam and Marie Turku, Maria and the tsunami, Mama Timothy and the Muslim Mohammed, from the beauty of a man or woman's religion, is to tell Kumara Jani to leave abstaining, stay away from those things that don't concern you.

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If there's an argument about some debate taking place that doesn't concern you is not going to benefit you just walk away, move away or try to enjoy the good and, you know, try to encourage the people who are doing the vein activity to stop doing that mean Hosni Islam and more in Turku melayani. Okay,

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there's a heading for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said evertonian Hampson cobla humps, these are similar types of heads. Value five things before five things come, Shabaab, Dr. cabela. heroic us before your old age, was a heretic, cabela. moronic, and your health before you become ill before illness. Well, he knows a couple of *ery if you've got a bit of money, don't just, you know, use it's beneficial in a beneficial way before you become poor. And then he said, we're far off of Kabbalah, sugar lick and your time that you have before you became busy. value your time use it appropriately. And finally, he said all of this will hire to the problematic value of

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life before your death. Once the Angel of Death comes and the soul is taken out, that's it. Chapter closed. And the story, the small story that we had a very small story, because life after death is an eternal life. 600 million years and beyond the 60 years is like an ocean even probably that it's less than that. It's a small story, but value the life that Allah has given us the precious life that Allah has given us before us. So, like the poet said that the life higher to converse into I do for Coloma. This is the poetry line of poetry. Higher to confession to I do for Colima, Mother I mean her nephew soon in de casa de Judah. Your life is a combination, a collection of certain

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breaths that you take.

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Every time each time you take one breath, a portion of your life has

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gone that breath that I took never ever again. The second that you passed, one thing never comes back. Never time will never come back this time today. 8:12pm Friday 12th of October, never in your life that time will come back again. Imagine how much time that we waste in our life. This is what Islam teaches us

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been very very conscious of this great netland Allah has given us time will fly by

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time is going to go anyway. I'll walk suka safe like they say Arabic proverb and walk to class save a lamb Dakota who Khattak it's like a sword.

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If you don't cut the time, like you don't use it and you don't do something in it is going to cut you.

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So time will pass by as it is.

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But the point I want you to say that our Dean really encourages seriously listen to this panel. You know, all our acts of worship, most of them if not all

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the way Allah has designed them.

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They're all teachers, this, this consciousness or they are the Hickman one of the main wisdoms behind them is to bring about in our life,

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our life, the concept, the habit, the quality, the trait, the characteristic, of valuing time being principled, being very organized in your life.

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Zakat based on time, calculation hij, based on time, fasting based on time, you search for a certain time, if thought at a certain time, the messenger sallallahu wasallam

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said, open your fast quickly to ijebu for inner, you know,

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meaning hasting economy called Arabic. You shouldn't delay and the most important act of worship which is what? Solid. Imagine five times a day.

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Not whenever we want to pray.

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At the time when God wants us to pray.

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The messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hadith of Buhari was asked a huge armory of which act is the most

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virtuous in the sight of Allah. He said a similar to Allah akiha offering prayer when it's time and if you pray delayed out of time when it becomes sinful deliberately, five times a day.

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I'm sure and inshallah everybody's praying five times because without that

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there's no deed really seriously. That's the first thing people will be questioned on the Day of Judgment.

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I want to show you how simple we will abdomen am a Salah, the first question of the day of reckoning is prayer. It's actually a sign that distinguishes a believer from a non believer, as mentioned already,

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but it is difficult and I'm not saying it's easy, it is difficult for someone who does not know the concept of prayer. You tell them something that we have to do five times a day.

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In a punctual way. We have to be extremely punctual on time.

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This and seriously, if someone who is really punctual with his five, we have five time prayers. Everything else in your life becomes easy.

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Everything else you can wake up the time you if you can wake up at 4am

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everything else is easy in your life. This is what Salah is doing. This is one of the main Hickman wisdoms behind prayer to make you as a principled, organized human being.

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That you wake up early on time. Even if it's a Sunday, you don't wake up 2pm

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you wake up early in the morning, you offer Salah, you read recite some Quran, you make some Vicar of a law, you then you go and do some exercises you went, go to the gym, or go for a jog, whatever wake up early, you can have a bit of rest in the afternoon. Then you offer your vote her you eat at the right time you sleep at the right time early. One of the important things like I mentioned, sleeping early, the key to a good life is to sleep early.

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So these prayers they actually bring about within us a habit of being principled and organized in our life. This is why we have

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these five time prayers. Right? A student should be principled, seriously, if you want to really be successful in this life or the next life.

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Students shouldn't have time for vain activities. Late Night partying, I'm not even talking about her. I'm gonna come to that. I don't know how much time we have. But forget the Haram activities. These are useless late night active parties. just wasting time.

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A successful student is someone who doesn't socialize too much seriously. I'm not saying that you're just like become a mean, you know, really aggressive or very reserved type of human being that someone talks to you. I've got something to do with you talking to me. I don't have time. Not that kind of person. But you know, less connections, less, less time spent in eating one of the early moms your mama No, you're no longer gonna be some examples they say about him. Like guru Phil Yomi were later to the outlet and wider all you one time used to he never had time to eat more than once. People who are I'll give you some examples. Usually I've got some according to some of the early set

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of you know the great scholars from the Sahaba from the terbaru and the later imams.

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You know some amazing he has one Imam called halevi Brahim, I'll give you a few incidents. And you'll be shocked at some of these horrible Vinny Brahim a great Carberry. You know what he says? He said, Earth colusa it Allah year. Sir.

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Kuru fear, the most burdensome time on me is the time when I eat food.

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I'm like saying when can I get over and done with this eating of food? Because I've got too much important things to do write books and read books and, and do a lot of work.

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Seriously, even today, people multitasking Why are you eating you read books? I know so many students I've heard personally if I'm not eating with people and talking about habit, if I'm eating, I can't just sit there. Just eat and not do anything. It's just impossible. You know? 20 minutes just just eating doing nothing else like you have to do something else with it.

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To to maximize your time. This is what he said. There was one

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Tabby, the student of Sahaba Ahmed bin Abdullah Turnberry, okay, he was walking and somebody came to him he was there sitting, he was doing something important. And somebody came to him and said to him all, Imam or you know who was at Albury? Can I just say let's have you know, let's let's chat.

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You know what he said? He said, I'm sick, he jumps ahead that olymic tells talent center stop, so I can talk to you.

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Tell time to stop. Otherwise, I don't have time. We can just have time to chat and chill and relax. I'm not saying you can't talk sometimes socializing and you know, being good to one another and giving good naseeha advice and helping someone that's an actress, but vain kind of conversation. There are many other examples there was one great humor amendable use of Ella hardy who was a great Judge of great humor from Iraq in the second century.

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Regarding him one of his students had he was in his on his deathbed imagine I went to visit him to see him like how is everything okay? So I asked him how are you say yeah, I'm okay you know, there's a there's an issue must

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tell me and here's he asked him a question he said if people go for hygiene you know when you attach time is coming if you know if you've been hiding, you have to pelt the stones. So when you pelt Is it better? Is of the more rewarding to to pedal to us walking on foot or machine or occupant is asking the question. He said rock even first his students said machine which is walking said No, you're wrong. He said okay, then being mounted, said no, that's wrong as well. Then said, Oh, Mom, then what she said then told him that if you fix this killer that you're pouting, then it's better motion, if it's the other one where you're going to make the argument, etc. But this is on his

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deathbed. He said I spoke to him and then I went to the door. And when I reached to the door, I heard a sound and he passed away. There are people who are reading books on the deathbed.

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They're writing in the, you know, last few days of their life. They are writing books, the great scholars that we find, like they take 16 years. You know how Judas Kalani wrote a 16 volume commentary and Sahil Bahari took him numerous years, numerous years. But they were not people who would waste their time. If they wasted the time, they could have never done any of the work that we see in front of us.

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Many of them had a habit of walking and reading. But a lot of people do you know, they read every minute is precious. One image we actually passed away because he bumped into a wall because he was really and it became later passed away because of shock on his body. And he was a martyr

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is one of them. He ate too much dates. They say about him a Muslim, that the reason why he was writing so engrossed, that he kept eating it and just couldn't his body couldn't take it. He didn't realize how much he ate. And that was one of the reasons why he passed away. Some of them they did not even realize whether they've eaten or not, is one human says for 30 years, his sister used to come and feed him so that he could write Hadeeth I don't have time to eat. So he's tell told his elder sister come and feed me so I can carry on writing and have time to eat.

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There's one chef recently 2030 years ago, who have seen his pastor, a pastor in some time in 80s.

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His his elderly sister used to come and give him food every day. And he wrote a 16 volume commentary in Arabic on a very important book. And she would come back and the food was done. And she used to see that he loves to eat. So then one day she says my brother's not eating, so she fed him. Anyway, he did his he completed his writing after two three hours writing, he called us and said, Can you bring the food?

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So you already ate because when the rice you're writing, I didn't even realize. I mean, gross. Okay? I mean, there's just just amazing, amazing, amazing.

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Very rarely these to skip some of them. I mean, these are some extreme examples, if of our early Muslim scholars, Mr. Mohammed Hassan, says regarding him, Leonardo da Vinci, Allah a very small amount of time he used to sleep. He used to keep books. He used to have like, different types of books. If you get bored with one type of book, then he would start reading some other books.

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Have you heard of potamia Rama? I mean, this is this is like this example might not you know, it might seem ridiculous, but it's not. I mean, if you understand, he used to tell his student that when I go into the toilet, just read in the room loudly so I can hear you are some of the toilets at least some I can't take the book, in the washroom in the bathroom and read. So used to tell a student they read loudly so while some 10 minutes in the toilet, I can hear you so I'm benefiting from the book.

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SubhanAllah just imagine how particular they were about the time. They don't want to waste even a second was to go in the toilet. One of my teachers, he wrote a book

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over three years or few years by making the most out of two minutes. He's to have lots of people. He's still alive. Lots of people come and see him and people have been

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You know, time with him people arrange time to come visit him. So it was like, you know people coming so half an hour, he's given someone time say 10am to 1030 1030 to 11. So, when the last person leaves, leaves a couple of minutes earlier, like 1058 and the next person's coming in to see him was being given the time at 11am those two minutes every day used to pick up you know, some references, find the book that he wrote. And then Okay, found this for this and and just make them up next day. Over two, three years. He wrote a book about those two two minutes that he collected over three years, a book got published.

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People like us, okay, let's just relax next persons coming through those two minutes. And he says that, you know, think beforehand, plan arrange. When I go home, it'd be five minutes before I eat, plan beforehand, what am I going to do in those five minutes? When I drive a car? It's a two hour drive. Right? without breaking the law, what am I going to do? Am I going to listen to a CD

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of a very beneficial important lecture, listen to some Quran, which is also rewarded. It's a burden rewarded, or maybe in a sheet if you want to, but you know, don't spend too much time machines. But it's okay. You can listen to it if it brings about some spirituality in you not a problem. But sometimes it becomes more of an entertainment and I don't like you know, the entertainment because we can we can be deluded that we're thinking that we are we're increasing spirituality, but it's my it might really be entertainment, because Okay, listen to the same machine, the same words, without any melodies tone, are you gonna listen to it?

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Right? Think to yourself, are the words impacting me or the beats are in the nice tone? So environment tainment, listen to Quran Oh, I have, I need to talk to people, so to speak on the phone. But you know, without breaking the law, as I said, I try to respond to all my calls while I'm driving. Sometimes you can get about five, six calls lined up, because I'm doing a lot of things I can't respond to them, I keep them on. And then when I have to drive, I've got 10 minute 15 minute driving, one by one respond while I'm driving. So at least two things I've done in one time, one goal, multitasking, it's part of being a good believer.

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This is how you really you know, you you value time spent every minute by valuing it really thinking about it, whether it's beneficial or not. Like one of my students once said, that if time, you know was something that was bought and sold out by like a minute for a pound.

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If time was something bought and sold, imagine you know if someone says I'll give you five minutes extra advice I'm sure you guys will buy. Imagine you sometimes I think that I wish we could have got one extra day after every day. So one Monday, then we get another Monday. But then comes Tuesday, June so what I'm trying to say is that like so many things to do in life, so many things time is short time is limited. You know, when I was studying in Syria, I study a few places but one of the places so in Syria I saw once there was this

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convert or even Muslim brother, who's Chinese I think

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he's to live like in an apartment just above me.

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every time I used to see him, he's like rushing with his rucksack. Every time he came to study Islam, Islamic Studies Arabic, every time, I never saw him walking. So one day I stopped drinking beer. And he's still like running say, Yeah, okay, talk to me, but I'm running. And I felt that he's being you know, inconvenience, you know, that I'm taking it made it quick. I just want to ask you, every time I see you running,

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he said, You know what? I am 23 years old, I became Muslim. Last year, when I was 22. I spent 22 years of my life and few time like activities have wasted 22 years of my life. So I'm trying to make the most out of it and use time effectively so that I can make the move, you know, bring those 22 years back into my life. That's when wall is running. So I do things fast. All the time I just run.

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If I'm going to get from place a to place B in 1010 minutes, if I run I'll get there in five minutes. hamdulillah saves in five minutes. He says you won't realize but the amount of time sometimes at the end of the day when I think I've really like used up and benefited three extra hours because I run that's why they say a successful student you'll always see him in a rush. There's always walking fast, squatters who are really successful and who are really busy with their lives where they are doing really successful, you know, intellectual types of work. Don't have time to relax and chill and chat with people. You'll see them there in the masjid are the most you don't

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have time because they've got hundreds of books to read, and write and study and research. And even the worldly, you know, activity, worldly professions, those people who are who have, you know, who are really successful in life, whatever it may be. Politics, I don't know if you can call politics success. These

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But anyway, politics or medicine, the field of medicine or whatever, those who are successful, they have always been very particular about their time. Extremely particular. They don't have time to watch TV X Factor. They don't have time to waste their time on watching Celebrity Get me out of here. I mean, I don't know how someone can watch that series. You must have to be really low in your life where you just have no you're just useless basically sitting there and watching someone snoring

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Oh in bed all night. She's talking to him and he's talking to her. That's just ridiculous. Wasting time.

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Actually X Factor and this Britain's Got Talent. I don't know if Britain has got talent. But if you ask, you know, and all these kind of, I mean, just wasting of time seriously, excessively engrossed in even sports watching sports. What benefit is that Come on, watching, especially cricket, which is a boring game as it is.

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Football, okay, you know, it's not that boring. But cricket specially for days, you just watch people boring.

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Golf, you know, play golf, play cricket, we do spending four days, you know, watching them just wasting of time. And people getting cross the whole life revolves around in sports activities and these kind of activities where we just waste our precious time. Instead, it's just a wastage of time. There's so much more we can do with our lives if we do not waste our time in that way. Right. So therefore, finally, on this point, and I'll mention another point. And we'll end in Sharla. Time is very short, I want to say some really other important things, but I will touch upon those briefly. Finally, in terms of time, be principles, be organized, make a timetable in your life. This

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is the way to go about things.

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be arranged like you say in my life, six, seven or eight, whatever hours, this is the time I'm going to sleep, sleeping time, this much. Eating time this much. This is the time I do this, this is the time I'll do that. Make a timetable, arrange your time.

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wake up early, sleep early and really organize your time. And then after that, try your utmost best. Whether the world turns upside down, you stick to your routine.

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You stick to your route. Yes, there might be some cases where you have excuses where you know, it's just beyond, you know, like we say, you know, it's due to unforeseen circumstances, not a problem. But generally, you try your best to stick with that routine. Be serious in your studying.

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Be serious. And I'm sure I mean, your parents have sent you here for a reason you've come here for a reason. You know, you're spending time you spending money, why is wasted

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in futile activities. And it doesn't have to just you know your studies, but then along with that spend it in learning some beneficial Islamic knowledge, which is also an obligation on every Muslim. Another challenge, and I'm going to mention these not another one or two points. And then another very important challenge in this university life is the challenge that we all face. Going back to the verses, because that's those verses of sort of the moon or the moon alladhina Salatin houshold What did we say after that well, Edina whom I love way more ado, then what does Allah say? Well, levena hoon, is catify loon ballerina hula for him harfield those people who engage in you know the

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car The car really means purifying themselves purification

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who are engaged in purifying themselves This is a catify loop. Right so you purify yourself. And one of the you know whom Lee Fuji him have elude those successful believers are the ones who again over mentioned Fuji him first not yagoona Fujifilm Lee Fuji when it comes to the private parts. Food is a pool of fudge. fudge means your genital area. You know why so explicit here is a genital area, the Fuji him, they preserve the god their private parts.

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This is in the eye. These are the signs of a successful believer. This challenge is great in the university especially, especially London,

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especially London.

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This challenge, remember these are temptations that shape on brings about into our ourselves. The weakest instinct of the human being is the sexual instinct. It's very easy to slip, even the practicing people, even the bearded people and the hijabi people. You know, it's very easy to slip very easy and shelter knows. I mean those things, those things which absolutely harm like clubbing and drugging are an extensive word. They're just there. You know, I mean, I don't have to really be here and start telling you that you know, you can't, you can't drink alcohol. I mean these these things you realize yourself, you haven't realized now

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Usually it's going to hit you hard later on in your life. You realize you're yourself in your life that you've really wasted. You've really wasted your day and night and your life. Okay, there are so many people recently I was reading a report from some sister who embraced Islam in France. I think she was a very popular celebrity. I don't know where she was. rapper. That's right. Yes. What was her name?

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Yes, I just read and the things she said. She said, you know, she was a druggie and all sorts and the piece when she read the Quran, she saw her Muslim friend and she read the Quran and the peace of God passed that live she sees. And it's just an amazing piece that I get in my life and seriously ask the people who worship Allah, who have the lives on deed and they avoid those other activities, how long they give you temporary enjoyment, but then after that, you get such a low in your life, that it's just not worth the hassle.

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I love the victory law he taught me in Nakuru, indeed by the vicar of Allah

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do hearts you know find the peace and tranquility. So those things are like out of the question you we don't have time. And not just time is just absolutely like out of the question though doing those kind of things of, you know, clubbing and drinking alcohol I believe it is and do that. The messenger sallallahu Sallam said is me as Ernie Hina yes Nico, what mid layer syrup the Sorry? hyena yes sir coho mean, when you commit Zina fornication at that time, you don't even remain a believer.

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So Allah says in this verse LIFO rugi him half will do they preserve their modesty.

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avoid at all costs, all types of fascia that Allah says when a Takara bozena what a Sakura bozena don't even get close to Xena forget Xena altogether fornication don't even approach it don't even get close to it. Don't even think about it if Xena is there, be here like really away which means anything that can lead to Xena which means you know to flirtatious conversation with the member of the opposite gender avoid especially don't think Yeah, I'm doing it all in Islam in the name of Islam you know which fitness take place in the name of Islam in your ISOC Yeah, I know seriously. shaitaan is very clever. Yeah, this shutdown this this Giza she's gone? Yeah, seriously, there's a

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book mm ebrill Josie wrote a book called LBC police the tricks of chiffon

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explained to us I don't know if it's translated to English the ways and the methods she uses employees to trick us in order to save ourselves we need to know the tricks is very sharp.

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He attacks the people who are so called religious in a religious sense the sister you know be good to her she needs some help and assistance you know she's she's a sister Artefill Islam or theocracy says firstly it I'm here anytime you want me you know I'm here inshallah at your services there no problem.

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And one thing leads to another you know, like they say one thing leads to another and eventually haram activities without it will take place and like my sisters, you know, this brother has got a beard and you know, he needs the you know, Salah sometimes it seems a very good and she's a brother, you know, I need some help. And can I come and read and this is yes, this is my brother, my evil Islam hamdulillah you know,

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and then you know what happens shaitaan is very sharp brothers and sisters really so be very, very careful. Don't even get close to fascia. Allah says what I talked about Xena in the who can aphasia don't even can get close to it because it's it's you know fascia it's obscene it's you know, you have to

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Sevilla and it's a it's an evil it's an evil assassin.

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So in this verse, Allah said before Rajim have Illa Allah is virgin unless you're married, okay, then no, not a problem over medica tamer which means that you know, the female slaves that they had, I don't have time to go into explain that the concept behind it.

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Find on waitomo do mean and then Allah says Family Law. Rick anyone seeks to fulfill their lustful sexual desires in a way beyond that, other than that, which is marriage besides marriage?

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folder, eco Humala, dude, these people are transgressors. Don't even get close to it. nikka is a Holloway and if you can't resist yourself, brother the temptation sister just got married and a story doesn't matter if you're 18 skip marriage. Okay, but then parents that's another problem some of the time

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I don't even get close to Xena

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flirtatious Converse, preserve your eyesight, gaze. Looking at the member of the opposite gender in a lustful way is absolutely haram meaning your whole domain of sorry him minute to minute sorry when traveling on the London Underground tube network to summer's day, people barely dressed

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Yeah tight clothing style yeah looking at checking out all the all the figures, right? no telling how many figures here

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don't start checking out people look down, walk look down so that become so accustomed to looking down that you know like every single crack that's on the pavement.

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Keep your gauges low. A believer keeps the gauges gaze low. This is what the Quran tells us.

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Any amateur you can talk to a sister or sister can talk to a brother. It's permissible. But with other with etiquette, the manor has to be right. The content has to be right. You can't flirt. flirtatious conversation is out of the question is haram sinful and the story full stop. The manner has to it has to be something about you which is important. You can't talk about something which is not required between them It has to be something of importance so you can talk about something genuinely you need to talk about not just have a chatty relaxing session, how's the weather and what's happening and how's life and that's not a lot something important and then the manner as well

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Don't be extra extra nice so just don't put an extra accent or extra because it's the sister you know some you pick up the phone if it's a brother, or sister. Yes.

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Don't try to limit sisters Don't try to soften your voice extra for the brothers. The Quran tells the female companions and wives of the messenger sallallahu Elisa Allah say to them, but Dinah will hold Don't be soft in your speech when you speak to men for your family if you call him out, because the guy who's got diseases is hard to be inclined. When this verse was revealed some of the female companions they would intentionally deliberately rough on the voices when they would talk to men. Yeah.

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How's it going?

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Okay, not in a rude way. Look, we can't be rude. We need to be nice but the balance gained the balance right? Okay, so really preserve because remember the site is the door the site is the door to the sin of Xena it starts from there like they say the site and then a smile and then one thing leads to another and then it's the bedroom before you know it Okay, so really seriously no flirtatious conversation and as I said, if you can't resist it, get married and the story is you want to get and you know if you want to get married and you can't find someone or it's very difficult come to me or we'll try to help you inshallah, you know, find you someone find you a good

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wife or a good husband but get married you know, speak to your father if you want to your parents like you know this son of yours has got a lot of heat in his body you know, he needs to get

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okay. So, therefore, never be in seclusion with a member of the opposite gender like holla which is totally wrong. So, these things are very important preserve your site. And finally, because time's up

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more you have to also so that was third point I said Nia number two was the precious valuable assets of time. Number three was the food regime how food preserve your modesty and God you and your modesty. And then the fourth point which is very brief, be always turn to Allah who you are in Allah which is turning to align all your affairs especially your studies. Turn to Allah when the test comes when examinations come when things are difficult constantly constantly turning to Allah regularly making offering your prayers I mean this is brother once said to me I can't pray you know he has to question over the phone said I can't pray because the exams

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how are you going to get any any benefits in your exams? I mean, how are you going to get the help of a life you kind of have your 510 praise once it's the one said Is there anything to read like somebody for something some do I can make sec pass my test? I said before I tell you of course I'm very important something

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to tell you some really special to our like you just you just go to sleep you wake up when you pass. I just made that up anyway. But can I ask you a question? Do you have any affection praise? I do some I said you know what? No Do on planet Earth is gonna help you. The best day is the day after praise you have to offer your 510 praise. I don't know what kind of world people live in they think oh you know you read this to our something just miraculously will happen. You can't pray five temporaries how if we do not observe the five times solid for any miracle to happen alone will not help you. So whatever you do, if you want success based foundation is turning to Allah building a

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spiritual spirituality in your life, constantly turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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praying Salah on time, so that will help you which is a prayer of need there's a full Hadith incidentally we don't have time to go into it with the messenger sallallaahu Allison explained when when when when test comes when examinations come I did a whole lecture once on that. So on YouTube if you want details, just typing solid alhaja ha j h

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the whole solid how it's supposed to be read especially to as well neither Halo one halimun Karim supernova horrible actually alumina silica

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Better I think it's quite long, but you can watch it if you want, especially for tests and trials and examinations turning to Allah Allah will help you inshallah and finally last point is that it goes without saying we need to have good other than etiquette with all the people around us students teachers, whoever that they may be Muslims non Muslims that's what Islam teaches some doesn't say you need to be aggressive against non Muslims you know, we're not in a warfare here. We're not we're not we're not in Weinstein. Okay, we're in London Imperial College. That's not Tora Bora there, okay or something like that. So, with even non Muslims, we need to be hospitable we need to have good

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etiquette and Muslim woman Solomon Muslim una melissani who at a complete believer is that person from whose verbal statements and his actions No, nobody was harmed. So believers as well as then non non believers as well be ambassadors of Islam, and give a good image to the people around we don't even have to do our verbally if we if we do that we're physically with our actions, be good righteous Muslims, and inshallah, you'll see that people will, you know, see the good side of Islam, there's a lot of challenges, you know, those kind of anti Islam challenges. We all you know, start shouting when, when the videos are made and all of that. We don't have to do none of that if we act

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as good Muslims. 2 million videos can be uploaded on YouTube, it's not going to make a difference to people because they've seen the Muslims, but the problem is because they haven't seen us practicing Islam so they will be affected by these videos. So the best way of really,

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really countering these kind of anti Islam messages is to be positive in your Islam. Live Islam inshallah, sorry for going time I'm gonna end with this middle ground to still feel good

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Sheikh Mohammed