Heart of a Believer & the London Riots

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The importance of purifying one's soul and reforming one's heart to achieve spiritual well-being is emphasized in the segment on Islam. The segment also touches on the history of religion and the importance of fear and caution in the face of evil behavior. The segment emphasizes the need for fear and caution and the importance of praying for Allah and helping others. The segment also discusses the negative consequences of human spiritual diseases and the need for a strong culture to restore order and peace in society.

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Allah Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa earlier he'll pull up Nepal hidden was her big marine water coulomb interview her home gas and human Deen Allahumma aluminum and found out when finally madam tena was in Ireland most Subhanak Allahu muda el Medina Illuma alum tena indica until alumina, chemo bad

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Hamdulillah we praise a loss of data

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for granting us the ability that will feel to be here today.

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Zack Allah hi to the organizers. I'm personally honored and privileged to be invited Hamdulillah you were addressed by two esteemed speakers before myself Shabda Rahman, and Chef navaid hamdulillah you've inshallah benefited. Time is short. And I don't want to go on for too long. I'm sure you're hungry, and I'm hungry as well. And this is the most difficult time to talk just before if thought because your energy levels are really low at that time.

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Normally, you can have water, you know, like, as soon as I came, you know, the brother at the train station is autonomous, you're not going to ask me if you want some tea or anything, some refreshments. But Hamdulillah, we carry on. And this this is the test. And it's a very small test. It's a very small test, actually, in comparison to some of the people in the poor countries. It's a very small test, that the theme of today's discussion

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at this Ramadan conference, heart of a believer,

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we've had the various speakers talking about this topic of the believers heart from different angles, different perspectives.

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And this issue, and this topic is something that needs to be discussed more, more and more. And it's a very important issue, of course, and it's one of the central aspects of the teachings of Islam, the heart of a believing woman and a believing man, the heart, the column, the row, the soul, one of the objectives of our religion, one of the primary objectives of a believer, is to purify his or her soul, purify the heart, purify the soul. This is actually a further if it's an obligation, it's not something that's recommended. It's not something that's just soon, or is just something that's good to do in Islam. It's actually an obligation just like we fast today. Fasting is an obligation for a

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believer for a Muslim, likewise to purify the heart to purify the soul, truth reform that in itself, is actually an obligation for the eyes. It's, it's personally obligatory upon every believing man and woman. It's not something that's just recommended and therefore we must as Muslims as believers, we must take steps to ensure that we leave this world with a pure reformed soul. Allah says in the Quran, yo Mala Yun farmer don't wanna balloon 11 at Allahu Kaldwin Salim on the final day in the next life. Allah says La Yun far nothing will benefit man will have been who nothing will benefit us in the next slide. No children no worth nothing. Allah says eliminate Allah because being Salim

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except the one who comes to Allah with a sound hot bulb Salim the word study him some people have a name Salim said it means to be sound, sound hot. The one who comes to Allah with a sound her heart that person will be will be in any benefit in the next life. And one of the objectives of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him coming to this life.

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Coming to this world, who Allah de Bartha Philomena Rasool Amin and fusi him yet to Allah him it he will use a key him while you are live who will cater but will Hekmat away income and capital of Ebola in movie. One of the primary objectives you know there's a job description for the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we won't have job descriptions. Allah tells us Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran informs us informs us of the job description of the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him. Why did he come into this world? What was the reason or the motive or the intention of the oh the objective or the goal and purpose of Allah

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Sending the Messenger of Allah so Allah Who and he was selling into this world, he said, yet through Allah him it he recites the verses of the Quran. So he told us about the verses of Allah, the kalam of Allah he, he recited the verse of the Quran. This is the way this is the revelation, this is Kola, Mala, one objective. And then he taught you Allah Mohammed Al Kitab. He explained he, he informed us of the verses of the Quran and they're not just that he actually explained the verses. And

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he said what is the key?

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Well Hekmati teaches them wisdom, which, according to most scholars refers to sunnah. So he taught us the Quran, he took he he related the Quran from Allah He related. Then he taught the Quran and he taught us the Sunnah and we use the key him, he spiritually purified the Sahaba, the companions and he taught us give us guidance in how to reform our inner selves and reform our souls and our hearts, Jamelia young farmer with a balloon. So this is an objective. It's, as I said, for the iron. And this is actually what distinguishes a human from an animal, really, not just even a believer, to have a reformed soul. Of course, we have guidance given to us in the Quran and Sunnah how to reform

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ourselves. But this having a reformed soul, a purified soul, a pure heart, a reformed inner self, actually distinguishes a human from a animal. We all have animal instincts.

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Yeah, greed. Have you seen? Have you seen animals? You know, just last week I went to a couple of weeks ago, took some children, we went to the pond. Have you ever taken some bread to the pond? Have you seen some ducks there? Yeah, you know how they fight this one. One day, I was actually thinking about this seriously, I was thinking about this. You know, this is one big one massive white one, and the small small ducks coming to where we were throwing some bread and some you know, chimpanzees, etc. And

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that massive swan was actually dry. What didn't want nobody else to come there was dragging the rest of the ducks away, chasing them away.

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Chase chase these small small ducks, right to the to the center of the pond, and then came back and said give me my bread. Okay, and the way they're fighting, you know, they just, this is actually an animal instinct. If humans have greed and lust and love of dunya and level world, that's what the looters did.

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That's how you know, this this is this is what what human beings do when they don't have that in us. Reformed self, don't have taqwa in their life. God consciousness the only way, the only way where criminality can be prevented, the only way that looting can be prevented, the only way theft and robbery can be prevented. The only way violence can be prevented in this world is with two things number one Taqwa the fear of Allah. If a person a human does not have a belief, only divine religion can prevent someone from doing what they do in this life in terms of harming other people's belongings and and causing violence and corruption. Taqwa means the fear of Allah which basically

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refers to God consciousness, if I do not have the sound, firm belief in my heart, that everything I say, everything that I do, and everything I even write, it's not only just saying and doing, even writing Brothers has to remember that everything I say verbally, everything that I do my action, and everything that I write, in this life, every single thing must be will have to be justified in the presence of God in the next life. Until I don't have a firm European and convention conviction on that. I will not be I will not prevent myself and be able to save and preserve and guard myself from some of the unlawful things that if you have this God consciousness, I know every letter that comes

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out of my mouth, Allah will ask me in the next slide, why did that letter that word that Golan that speech, that statement come out from your mouth? Think Mr. Musharraf era, the Allahu anhu, one of the great Imams of this ummah, when someone used to come and speak to him, he would actually think, reflect a few seconds he will look down, he would contemplate and then respond. Somebody said oh Imam what takes you so long to speak? He said Hector it for Anil hydrophillic LM yo is so good. So that I realized I think to myself I reflect whether it's better to speak and respond to is better to remain quiet because the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What did you say man can a

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human who Billahi will yo mill or help Foley up will hire an earlier smooth the one who believes in Allah or and the final day let him say that which is good or just remain quiet just basically shut up. This was the messenger of Allah said Allah Allah Islam say if you have something good to say or write it we have to be very

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Careful every letter that you type on that forum, every word that you type on Facebook

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because it's very easy to commit haram and sin on the internet. Then say something verbally if I start saying something verbally to someone here, you might just get a punch, but you're behind your screen, you know, on your laptop, nobody knows who you are. Every Abdullah has become Irish and every Irish has become you know, Zaidan Amneris become Fatima and, and someone's 20 and 60 and someone's 45 And they're 18. And you know, there's a great risk and chance of you committing sins. We need to think to ourselves, every word that you've typed out on that forum, if it's hurt someone's feelings, if you've caused any corruption or violence or any sort of unrest or anything,

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you've hurt people's feelings, you've been you've slandered, swearing backbiting

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and spreading of rumors, rumors about people false accusations, then that will have to be justified Allah will take us to account for that. Brother and sister we must realize this this is what Ramadan is telling us. Ramadan fasting is not just about staying away from food and drink the most easiest thing that a person can do is stay away from food and drink. And this is actually in the Hadith of the most in the Saheeh of Imam Hebrew Hepburn it's actually a sounds Hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said laser FLIR Amina Tommy was shut up in numerous in MSCM Amina love we will refer fasting is not really staying away from food and drink. That's easy that's not difficult who

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can't stay away from food and drink for like a day or half a day or three quarters of a day. Laser sia Amina Tommy was shut up that's no real fasting in MSCM will mean a lovely were referred to real real fasting that Allah wants this is just a training so that we we stay away from food and drink so that

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it makes us

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create a habit that we stay away from the more harmful things the things like he said min Allah we were referred real fasting is to stay away from futile activities from upset from obscene conversation from being foul mouth from slander from swearing.

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Laces another Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Robert saw him in lay seller who means to me he ill juror will Akash will come in saw him in lay Salah who means clear he ill Jew who will approach how many people fast? They they have nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst. That's it no big deal. We'll come in call me in late Sela home in me Elissa. How many people stay awake and offer Tara we and Pamela all night. But they have nothing except just being tired because of the heart not being there not having sincerity not having a class. So that's real fast. Avoiding backbiting the worst thing you can do or I can do we can do is bagpipes. You know

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Backbiting is one of the greatest sins in Islam. Well, I have to borrow dokkan Baba Surah Surah is an amazing Surah whereas Allah say, you have Latina Manish Tony Wu cathedra men have been Oh, you who believe avoid suspicion. We always suspect people with this disease. Suspicion is a major in borrow money is a major sin. The moment you look at our sister, or you look at a brother or you look at someone's Okay, yeah, that's it. I know. Yeah. This guy's from that group. The moment the moment you look at someone's face, in personal von Neumann hybridity law. The hadith says having a good opinion is a form of worshiping Allah. We are supposed to, by default, give have good opinion about

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everybody and anybody.

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But we are the opposite seriously, and it's a big problem. We will meet each other we greet one another every time you see someone, okay? He's probably he's probably from the tag group or that that he's probably, you know, he follows some this position or that opinion or his some, I don't wanna take names, because it's a problem. It's a disease in our society, and it's splitting us apart, splitting the Muslim ummah apart. Has no one have good opinion of our people. This is what this is what Allah says, What in Babylon ism, well, it just says who you were meant to be. rahamallah Or the man who says in there's three things Allah has mentioned in this surah Taha Girard

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and order the 13th, the 13th that Allah has used, he says it's unique. There's a there's a significant message being given there. It's a unique order. He said, Allah said, don't have suspicion. So don't suspect people of doing things. So somebody might think to themselves, you know what, you know, I won't suspect because Allah has said, suspecting is haram. You don't suspect people. So you

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Don't worry, I will go and investigate. Why should I suspect let me go and investigate? Find out for myself? Why why do you know what this person is up to? So you might want to be said before you even think of that Allah straightaway said what they just said Sue don't become a Jasoos Don't be a spy. You don't work for the FBI. That's not your job. You're not a police officer. We will we will become FBI. You know, agents. We just want to go and find out who's doing what the sister she's committing this haram and this brothers committing this haram that's haram to go and seek out people's thoughts. Rather Islam says man set arrive and settle Allahu Yuga if even if you know that someone's

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doing something wrong, you can advise them you should in a nice polite kind, affectionate manner. But you have to conceal their false you don't start investing you know beer some news reporter and reporting the news all over the internet and everywhere

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man cetera I even sat or Allah or you but we have to remember all of us have. I mean, we know inside privately I know myself and every one of you here know, we all know how good we are and how bad we are, what good quality traits we have. What are the evil quality traits that we have? We all know that

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to Berryman shahada, who are you? Who are you bidness the one who is concerned about his own false doesn't have time to go seek out and search other people's faults. You know, there was a there was a lady who had a stomach problem. She had some stomach pains. They took her to the hospital and she was old. So you know people they don't have that with patients as people in the younger age do have. So she went to we're taking her to the hospitals or the family members were saying to her that you know what, have some patients Shala try to try to have some patients

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it's okay, you'll get better.

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And she'll she was there was no patients suddenly as they saw that some they bought a patient out of she wasn't having patience and they bought a patient out of the lift. Who was completely burnt. severe burns to the body. So her son said to her

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look, look at the look at this person this this this man here is completely burnt. You just have stomach pains and shallow everything will be okay. She looked at him she said, Well, he's burned but he doesn't have stomach pains.

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You know what that means? She was so concerned about her stomach pain that the guy could be dying he could have cancer but doesn't matter to her because she's only concerned about our own so we should be like dying with with our spiritual diseases. Even minor diseases we shouldn't be so concerned about them that we don't have time to go and seek out and search for and look for and investigate and find people's faults. So what is the moment to be said Allah said don't have don't suspect. You might think to yourself you know what, I won't suspect I will investigate Allah said straightaway while it just says who do not suggest suit is haram. Jasoos is an is a

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spy? That's what a Jasoos is an investigator a private investigator. Jasoos anybody here Jasoos? No. Okay. hamdulillah even if you are doesn't matter, Spy what it just says who? And then Allah says after that straightaway.

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Somebody might think that okay, you know what, I don't need to invent even investigate.

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The guy is doing or the sister or the man or the woman she is doing something haram unlawful, sinful, right in front of my eyes. It's there. I don't even need to go and investigate. Now what should I just tell people about it? straightaway? Allah said, What are your thoughts about dokkan Baba if you thought if that thought comes into your mind, one of you must not backbite one iota about the Kumbaya, you Haribo Hadoken Coda lahaie miton *ery to one of the worst sins backbiting one of the worst sins anybody can commit really one of the worst sins, especially once fasting you know the famous Hadith in this must not have Imam Muhammad. And this is actually a fact it's not a

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fiction. It's not a made up story. Sometimes things like this are made to happen for us to realize this in the Muslim ummah, there is a sound Hadith, where you know the story probably to women who are fasting in the time of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam and they were very close to God data into muda very close to death and then he called them and they vomited and what came out from their mouth.

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blood, pus, flesh, utensil word was bought, and they actually vomited and pieces of flesh actually came out from the mouth and blood and pus the messenger SallAllahu wasallam. What did you say? In the hat attorney? These two women these two in these two samatha anma Hello

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Allahu Allah Houma who have thought Allah Muharram Allahu Allah Hema they stayed away from Halal things because what food and drink is halal normally, but it's about time you will all be eating. Right now it's not allowed but it's in the main drink food Halal water. They stayed away from that whilst they were fasting. But yet they did not refrain and stay away from that which Allah has always made prohibited and unlawful for them. Jellison Houma Illa o Hara, they both sat with one another.

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The Aquila Nila humanness all day long consuming the flesh of people.

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So backbiting if we avoid chicken and meat and we eat back we do sorry we back bite. That's like consuming that it's cannibalism. You're you're you're avoiding you're you're not you're not eating chicken, halal chicken meat and vegetables and fish right all day long. But you're eating by biting the flesh of other human beings. What's what's the point in fasting that's why Imam Abdullah idea this is a great humor is a good idea here as well. But as this is another one in the olden times, one of the early scholars. He said I saw even very bad thing Mala Mia atta boy Enam Allah Rashi a fasting person remains in the worship of Allah. Even if you sleep all day long you don't worship

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You offer your prayers, of course, by a fasting individual is in the worship of Allah. But he says the condition is Madame yellowtop As long as he or she does not backbite That's the condition.

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That's the condition we have to ensure Ramadan look into tahune. As avoid we're saying it's a training course is a training session. It's a course that we we acquire the quality of Taqwa and we acquire the quality of Reformed hearts and reformed souls. And as I said, two things like I was saying,

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only two things will prevent a human transgressing the limits that Allah has said only two things.

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Only two things. What did I say one thing I already mentioned it was that

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Taqwa so I've talked about Taqwa. There's only two things that actually will prevent a human man or a woman from transgressing the limits the hadith of Allah. In other words, committing sins,

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consuming the wealth of others harming others, slandering, swearing, stealing, robbery, theft,

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transgression on others, murder, killing, abuse, all of that there's only two things. Number one is this Taqwa God consciousness, Allah consciousness, and I explained the definition of that, without that divine religion that define your pain in the next life, it's very difficult, it's very difficult. And that's what the West needs to bring back this religion within people, and that will solve a lot of problems in the world. Okay, and number two, is to have a reformed soul, a reformed heart.

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And that will prevent a lot of these things that happen because greed and lust, love of dunya love of the world is actually one of the greatest sins to have love of dunya and if you have love of dunya if you have love of the world, that then results in people want pupils stealing, robbery, theft, consuming unwillingness Will Barton Allah says do not let her go on what a combiner can build voltage.

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Okay, and this is this is what human as I said, these are all animal instincts. And to have a reformed soul, a purified heart is what makes a human human before even being a Muslim, like the poet said, at a Kabir Roshi for stackable for about ILAHA for in Kabir Roshi level just at the insert it's amazing line of poetry like this alinka Bill Ruhi first document for the ILA.

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Your duty is to reform your heart your soul.

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For in October, Rohit for stack will

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complete all the good quality traits of your soul. In other words, we have all these blameworthy character traits of greed, of lust of pride, of arrogance, of jealousy, of malice, of hatred, of love, of dunya love of wealth, greed, all these ostentation pride showing off all these blameworthy character traits. These are called blameworthy character traits, spiritual diseases, every single one of these spiritual diseases, we need to remove them one by one

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And that's what I said is first though I need it's personally obligatory not for the fire. Not soon. Not Mr. Hab. It's further in every Muslim man, woman, every one of us we are responsible we have this duty that we work on our heart until we die. We try to reform our inner selves every one by one working on one by one removing them. Talia Dahlia is removing these spiritual diseases these blameworthy character traits every single one of them and then replacing them with the opposite. I mean, there's no time for us to go into all of this but I mean, you should we should study these spiritual diseases you should have courses on this with scholars and read books on the topic.

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Every single one you know there's opposites like you have love of dunya we need to do a taglia public Talia so you need to first this Talia which mean that's not a hadith is just saying in Arabic proverb a darkly Acaba, Natalia, you you can you remove every single one of these spiritual diseases and then you adorn the heart, Talia means to adorn and then you replace it with a praiseworthy character trait. So we what we do is we remove the disease, the blameworthy character trait of love of dunya and we replace it with what love of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We remove the prey, the blameworthy character trait of pride, and what do we do? We replace it with the

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praiseworthy character trait of the wild or on humbleness and humility, we remove the blameworthy character trait of

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jealousy hazard, and we replace it with what was opposite of jealousy.

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Sorry, goodwill, yes, having Allah you can say that goodwill and

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generosity is kind of the opposite of being what you call a my a miserly person, you know, believe. So your side Sahaba generosity, which was a quality trait of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, you can also have ethos, which is giving preference to others, wanting for others what you want for yourself, that's actually a very important quality trait. We cannot even be a complete believer that you may know how to comb your hair belly or email your hair, but enough See, so that's a duty responsibility. So what did the poet say?

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He said,

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Erica Ruhi Festac Melfa ala for in Kabir. Rohilla we'll just hit the insert. No, you have to ensure that you bring about all these quality traits on your, in your soul reform yourself. Because for inner Kabir, Ruhi level, just the internal because you are only a human being by your soul, not by your body because bodies, we share them with the animals, even animals have these bodies, right? They they have the same kind of bodies, they have the same things. But human beings are Ashraful makuu art, the most noble of creation and creatures of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala. What distinguishes a human from an animal is the inner self, the reformed soul. As I said, I gave you the

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example of the ducks. If we have those same quality traits, we're not even humans. That's why I will hire me there was a moment of Azadi rahamallah He says, Oh, he says, oh, human, oh, Muslim, at least be a human first, at least become a human being. And this is what we're finding today in this world. That because of these diseases, spiritual diseases, number one, there is no Taqwa there is no God consciousness. Right? We have, you know, people, they prey on other people, they take advantage of others prey mean PR EY, they take advantage of others. And this happens in every level of society. I mean, we have people creating havoc, and violence and taking advantage of the wealth or the

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belonging of others on the streets, okay? It's because of looting and criminality on the streets, because of one of the reasons not the only reason but one of the reasons is all these spiritual diseases, blameworthy character traits, but some people do that on the streets. Some people might do that in the treasuries of their own governments. Right, the same thing they do the same diseases contribute to that evil in the treasury of the governments because they have greed and lust and love of dunya and love of wealth, etc. Some people do it on the oil fields of other countries. Same thing, same diseases, but just a different way it's manifested. Some people go on a SERP you syrup

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and take away the lands of others. Again, same disease, love of dunya love, love of, you know, want want to be, you know, proud and arrogant. So people that some might, some people might do something on the streets, others might do it in the oil fields of other countries. People do it in different ways, but that's what human being has reached to a level of being an animal instincts, having those animal instincts and if we

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Want to restore order peace and tranquility in this world, this is what's needed. We need divine religion. We need people who have Taqwa, who have the fear of accountability in the next life and those who work on the souls who work on the hearts and those who have reformed and until society doesn't do that, we will have destruction in this world really. So we have all these spiritual diseases tend to start

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Okay, let me just quickly I mean, the time is very short as I said, you know, it's not a time really to talk and I am getting a bit more hungry now. But um

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What's that? Okay, I thought that was water this panel is good. I was gonna tell you why do you keep water here since Ramadan but

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there's, there's just a few I want to just briefly just touch upon one or two. I've got about 1015 minutes Inshallah, just a few. I want to just touch upon and just give you a Just as a brief

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picture of some of these spiritual diseases. Like I said, this was just like an introduction, really.

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We have to realize, as I said, just some of this that all the problems that happen that are in the world, every abuser, attacker murderer, killer slanderer swear, does what he or she does, because of a diseased heart, because of a soul that is not reformed because of a soul that is not purified right. Now, we have many, many of these, like, as I said, praiseworthy character traits, blameworthy character traits, let me just quickly mentioned some of them. We have the blameworthy character trait that we all have to work upon every single one of us, we must until we die. Remember until we die, this life is very short until we die. We have a we have this very severe disease of

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ostentation, Rhea

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you know Maria is

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showing off doing things for others. That is a severe blameworthy character trait. It's a very severe spiritual disease.

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In order for us to have any sort of reward in the next life, one of the primary messages of Islam is to do everything for the sake of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala everything. It's not just about praying. It's about everything in the Salah. T Well, no Sookie omega omega t lillahi, Rabbil Alameen everything, not just praying some of those things only about praying. It's about praying man, Salah Euro if Ashok the one who prays to show others committed, it's a minor level type of shake. Right? Because you're praying for Allah but then you also you want to show other people send a hadith.

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But it's not just about praying everything we do.

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We forgive in charity for the sake of Allah, we help someone for the sake of Allah. Were good to someone for the sake of Allah. You smile at someone, it's for your load. You're good toward somebody is for your Lord, and you wait for the reward in the next slide. This is known as the Serb there's a term in the Quran and Hadith we have this Islamic term.

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The Serb which basically means anything you do is with the hope of rewarding the next life especially with regards to Ramadan. There's a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari Muslim males were men sama Ramadan and Iman and what is Serbian Hoefer Allahumma taka Demoman Nambi woman kama Ramadan Iman and YT seven Hoefer Allahumma taka the women Numbi woman comme la little Audrey Iman and what is seven? who fear Allah whom at Academy Numbi what is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say he says whoever fast whoever prays at night fast in Ramadan and the one who stays awake and prays at night on Leila, Takada all his or her sins forgiven, but to conditions Eman so you have full belief

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on Allah, you have this Iman in you. And the second condition is the Serb it's the golden word.

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Only for the pleasure for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala with the hope of rewarding the next life, everything we do even our relationships, when we are good to someone, we do it for the sake of Allah, whatever we do, we are good to our parents, our children, our siblings, our spouses, is for the sake of Allah. I tell you what, if people bring this amazing quality of doing things for the sake of Allah in their lives, will have a better world today. The relationships will be solved. If you are good to your wife, not because you want her to cook your nice biryani okay, if you're good to your wife, not because then you know she'll bring you some gifts or because she'll iron your

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clothes for you. Okay? You're only being good because Allah

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I have said you have to be good, whether she is good, whether she cooks you the biryani or not, or whether she tells says go and get pizza from them, you know, restaurant, you're doing it only for the sake of Allah, then that is what is called a sob brothers. And as a wife, if you're, you know doing things good, good doing good things for your husband, you're treating him well, you're looking after him. You're you're giving him love and care and attention, not because he's gonna spend on you, by you every time he goes to the town and he'll buy you, you know, a handbag and a pair of shoes. Okay, every time you know you want to shoes, because he sees some shoes. This is actually

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again, you know, this consumer society that we live in problems is one of the problems somebody I was listening to one of the programs the other day, and somebody was speaking really well and said, Yeah, one of the reasons that all these things happen is because of the consumer society, that we have people that they don't feel content until they don't have an iPhone, I do have it as well. Yeah.

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But we live in that society, if don't live beyond your means, if you can afford it, and Hamdulillah I can afford this. If I couldn't, I don't want it. I don't have an iPad right now. But we live in that we did not. It's just that something I don't like to go into Britain. But we live in that society, that consumer society until you don't get your hands on the latest gadget on the latest iPhone and the iPad and this and that, and Mac etc. And that's what we we've we create the problems ourselves. So anyway, I was saying I was saying something else.

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bother saying?

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Yeah, so if you if you do things for your spouse only for the sake of Allah seriously, brothers and sisters, you'll see one of the major reasons we have conflicts within human beings at our tone. Family is because people don't do things for others for Allah subhanaw taala what if we want to solve friction for you want to solve problems, we don't want friction at home. We don't want family problems. We all have to bring this amazing quality of loss sincerity DOES HE WHO near the first hadith of most books of Hadith, you know that in Neverland MaryLu vineyard. So it's not just about praying. But try to just berbil that we have to work it's not easy, but we have to next time you're

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good to someone. It's not because they will be good back to you. Don't wait for return. This is not a transaction. Islam says Islam is not not a religion of a transaction. You're not good to your children because they will treat you well when you're old. Don't Don't be good to your children. Now the Yeah, you know what they'll do good to us in the next time. Or don't be good to your parents because you're waiting for return. The moment you wait for it and don't give gifts in your in someone's wedding because you think they'll give you gifts when you get married. Don't go to someone's house because you think they'll come to you. Don't help someone because you think oh, and

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then he'd have time of need, then they'll come for our time of need. Right because then that that is not doing things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala do it for Allah leave it Allah will then inshallah reward, the reward is in the next life. New reward is in the next life. We do that we'll see a big change in our society. And in terms of creating a colossus insert, you know, a burden of worship, we should try to do as much as we can, in solitude, try to do some things you have to do in German or in congregation you can't start praying for each other at home. And but certain acts of worship, do more in privacy in solitude than you do in front of others. While we are in front of

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others, oh Lord, I'm crying, crying, crying, right? The doula is like how long 20 minutes long. And if I'm in the middle of my room, and the door is very, very short, then that shows that there's insincerity here. So we have to try to do as much a burden as possible in seclusion in the privacy of your home and the privacy of your room.

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Right when people are not there watching you and seeing you. So this is something which is very important that the blameworthy character trait is what what is it?

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ostentation RIA

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Allah the foil mousseline let you know whom ansata Ahimsa Hoon Alladhina Homura ood we have now nama Arun and the praiseworthy current quality trait is to bring about loss and sincerity. I will just end with one more and then inshallah we'll end we have jealousy as you know, some of the shoe may have talked about jealousy. It's a very severe spiritual disease. We need to replace that we should try to have this amazing quality of ethos. ETHOS is an amazing quality. It's an

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amazing character trait which is giving preference to others. Like I said, the Hadith the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam Sahih Muslim law you may know how to come Hatter, you have been free now you have been enough so you cannot even be a complete believer until we don't have that quality of giving preference to others in

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Every relationship that we live in

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Islam teaches us there's a hadith in the Muslim of Imam Muhammad, Leia. Blobel. Abdullah happy cuttle Iman. A slave cannot attain the reality of faith until he or she does not. Does not what

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Hector liable will Abdu Hakata Eman had your hip barrier him? Are you humble enough? See until we don't start liking for our brothers and sisters where we like for ourselves. Always put yourself in the shoes of others every time you have a relationship always put yourself in the shoes of the other and if he feels that he's hurting you they remember and realize that it's going to hurt them too. So don't do that. This is what Islam teaches us for one moment every relationship if you're a son, if you're a child daughter

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you're dealing with your parents one moment become a parent just go on to this side okay. Now now no talk to them if some of this callers you know what they said they said if you if that needs practice then can practice physically. Just go okay I'm the father okay Beretta son, okay, just pretend. If you haven't got children, you know, if you're a husband and one minute just become a wife, okay, go in and say, okay, but I'm thinking imagine for one moment if how would I want to be treated every relationship employer employee relationship, teacher, student relationship, landlord tenant relationship, parents, children, relationship, husband, wife, relationship, siblings, every

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relationship that we find in this world. If we go we go on to the other side, and then we think we will see a better world this will be called ether or giving preference to others. The Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu had this quality and attribute while you're thrown out there and forcing him what Okay, and every him Kasasa they will give preference to others. Even though they remain hungry and thirsty, they will give preference to others Crixus they knew that this life is not alive, that we it's temporary world and they had the anchor the next life before them. So removing hazard and having ethos and then this new moving of love of dunya and this is going to tie in with your

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fundraiser as well but removing the love of dunya from the heart,

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love of dunya brother and sister it's a very severe disease.

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We have to remove this wanting you know being obsessed with man and wealth, right being obsessed with murder and wealth and wanting more and more one item within nine acre 11 Montana because virgin men who will let the Orinoco will hire to duniya don't let the worldly life deceive you.

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There's one of these Imams he said about him on Missouri Missouri was a great Imam of Hadith. He said that I saw nobody moderato hadn't a dunya who Allah He misery. I saw nobody who who actually thought the world to be so insignificant like Mr. Missouri, candidate dunya in the humans a little barrier dunya and wealth and worldly as things

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for him was like the dung of an animal. It's just something to use basically, the COVID Dunya another Haribo address Seville, you know, to remove the love of dunya from the heart, there's one simple solution to only one way one method, and that is what's mentioned in the Hadith as well.

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But through vichara, the will is that excessively remember the thing that breaks cuts off all pleasures, if you start talking about death right now. We all feel sad. And of course it's inevitable. Life is short, thinking about life, thinking thinking about you know this, this life being so short and so irrelevant and insignificant. Going to NATO command zero 10 Kobudo Alpha Zulu have a now to the Croco aka the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said I used to prevent you because he did in the beginning of Islam from visiting graves but then he said Allah for Zulu high said to the Sahaba go and visit the graves now. Sound Hadith? I said for in to the que

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como la Hara, what's your main objective? And this is the primary objective. Why do you go because it reminds you of your own death. Go and visit go into funeral prayers. Think about people's look at our bodies. Think about this world. How short and temporary is it's like 5060 years. Imagine just compare this life and that's how you know the love of dunya will come out from the heart. It will be easy to patch with some worth. It will be easy. You won't become that difficult. Think of the world just imagine brother and sister this life is about how many years 6070 years, how many years or 6070 It's such a short period of time in comparison to what our believe

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phase, that eternal life of how many years? How many years?

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Yeah, not 600 years 600,000 million years and beyond? Just imagine, think for a moment. 600,000 I'm concluding brother 600,000 microphone another note comes 600 million 1000 imagine, just imagine, I'm actually fundraising for you. Okay, so you give me a few more minutes. Just imagine.

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No, I'm saying Seriously, just imagine in the next life. You know, there's this amazing verse in the Quran, where Allah says Khurana whom yo Morona Harlem yell Bertha Illa she yet an Aloha. When you go in the next life when we all go in the next life, not just you, I'm coming as well. When we go in the next life.

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In the AHA era, this dunya will seem like a moment of the morning or a moment of the evening Illa ashington Oh, Doha, okay, we read this, you know, sometimes contemplate on the verse of the Quran, we read it, we just like this through it. Have you think about it for a moment, close your eyes think? You know what Allah is trying to tell us a moment of a morning or a moment of the evening. You know how that is. Imagine you've lived here how many years 65 years, and in the next life after 600 million years. This brother came Shafilea I get mixed up with your name and the other brothers chef came out from his palace in January inshallah. Charla will be together. We'll all be there in

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general Milotic sold paradise and Java. But imagine after 600 million years, how many years 600 million years. He's coming out from his palace, and his brothers coming out from his palace. What's your name, brother? What's mine? Okay, they both came out from the palace. Say yeah, what's what's going on bro? Honey, come what's happening? Were you way off to so I'm going for some shisha.

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It'll be halal. It will be halal in general here. Allahu Adam. Don't ask me about this world. But in general, it's definitely harder. You know, people ask me Shahada. And I said in general definitely be halal here as somebody else.

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says they go for Shisha and then the relaxing now just this is serious. But joking apart. Seriously? Imagine after 600 million they start talking about the dunya. Do you remember a long time ago? No. I can do you remember you were in a place called dunya. world? About 600 million years ago? Oh, yeah, I do remember. Yeah, I remember vaguely. I remember I was born and I think I studied medicine or something. I went to the First Tee I got married, our children died. Yeah, about six years. Then I died. And then I came to this, like, I've been here for 600 million years now.

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That's dunya a moment of the morning or a moment of the evening. That's what Allah is telling us. Just like you vaguely remember the dunya this is what this life is about. Life is so fast. You know, if you want to see a fast forwarded life of someone, you know, this happens. I was just the other day I was and you know, this was like, three, four weeks ago. But I just go on YouTube. I was just looking at the scholar, this particular scholar from subcontinent some of his speeches, you know, I was interested in some topic, and he was talking about some issues. So we know YouTube videos, delete one thing to another and sometimes it's stuck around like digital and whatever. But anyway,

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he there are so many of his videos. Now. You look at his life. I saw him and the next video that I clicked on. He had white beard first he was like young black beard and the next one white beard. And then another one I saw like they had a whole video of his funeral.

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He just I just saw him in his 30s in his 60s and in his, you know, funeral box, basically. And I thought to myself that this is what life is just you're on YouTube, you're literally that's how life is three videos. Seriously, that's our life. That's how life short life is. We're in dunya, Kirkby Safina in northern New cufon Wasserman will be nigiri the poet says, we think we are at a standstill in this world. We are moving fast. We're like in a ship, or for our better understanding. It's like a plane, you know, when you are in the plane, you don't realize how fast you're traveling, unless you start having turbulence shutting down my will tell you, if you're traveling from Canada to here.

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Once you have start having turbulence that's when you realize but if you don't, then you think you're in a house. But you really weren't moving at a very fast speed. We're moving to our death. The point says was the man would be energy. Right? So think about this. This is the adage and remedy of removing love of dunya wealth comes, wealth goes we need to use the world. I'm not saying we all become hungry and poor. And just that say we just start you know, begging. No, Islam doesn't say that. Islam says take the means. Use the world. earn a livelihood. Do your careers become a medic or a lawyer or a barista or whatever you want to do? But your primary objective is not your career, not

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your wages, not your money, not 12 primary object

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Tip is to do something positive in the society help other human beings. That's your primary objective and remove so we have the world we use the world, but what do we do? We remove the love obsession with wealth. And once we do that, then it'll be easy for us to give. Think about the poor people. I mean, this this is very important we are you know, we at least have have two pastries and two samosas and so many things to eat at the time of Iftar we don't eat all day, but we have we eat in the evening. There are people in the world and as you know, specifically in East Africa, who have not seen food for like weeks and weeks and weeks. Just for one moment, we should think you know,

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just think about it. If you have the car to give and maybe students don't I mean, you I think what we're thinking about I know we have we have loans to pay off we have student loans we have this and we have that but these people I mean imagine you see the human being is in capoeira Allah says we are very selfish against spiritual disease. Everybody just thinks about their own stuff we live in a box oh life is so tough and difficult. But think about someone else you know that there's people who have it far worse than you but we live in our own small nest and box and within that's it everything the whole all the problems are world is just me That's it

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all I have all the problems in the world nobody has any problem in the world. That's how we are right so think about these people this poor people orphans, give you a circuit if you need to set you know set the counterfeiter

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you know so the quarter federal circuit or federal which is the Sadako the charity, so give for for the day of aid, you can actually take that out now.

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You know that it isn't sure if you can agree to that. Yeah, you can Yeah, you can take that right now. You don't need to wait it's better of course that you you see the objective here is that poor people also have something to rejoice with on the deal feed. So basically ensuring that they have that sort of cotton fit on a day with them. Now what do we do you know some of the charges what they do here is people on every day like some mosques, I don't know my charities. They have boxes, the curtain fitter people go and get the Dakota fatale stays with the mosque for six months, and six months, they go and give it to somebody else.

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Okay, so it's better to give it out now, and ensure that the money reaches the poor before even on a day they have the Sardar Patel fitter with them. Right. So some charities, I know some charities we are taking names. They actually have this facility where you give you as a curtain fitter a week, 10 days in advance, and they will make sure that you're the cutter federal which is more like what one pound 152 pounds, whatever. They will make sure that that goes to the poor people on eBay because the objective is for them to have it with them on at sha Allah doc Allah. Sorry, I'm really really sorry for going over time. But I pray Allah give us granted Sophia can sha Allah and give us the

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tofield to act upon some of the things that were said to Charla Zocalo Hey, Aquila, Korea that was stuck for Allah salAllahu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Sallim wa salam ala