Is Life Just A Game

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Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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And hamdulillah

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when I will be ready to either be sure

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to follow

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along,

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it was hard

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word phrases for last panel data, we

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praise a lot of data

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and to show gratitude for granting us today ability to be here.

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I also thank the ISOC here, the organizers, and all of you for coming

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for inviting me. I actually came here actually just last year or the year before, I can't remember. But it was a different lecture theatre.

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So it's good to come hungry, lots of Sheffield.

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And that's the only time it comes to

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anything else to come.

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You know, when I was a kid, when I was young, the way we used to identify Sheffield was there was big massive things,

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particularly London,

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town, whatever, they will call it cooling towers. So all my life when we used to go up north, we always used to go past those two massive towers, smoke coming out of them. And that's it Sheffield.

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Every time we see those towers, we think of shadow. And then later on, it's that

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green dome that we see which some people mistake for the most

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massive difference between

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green, which green dome

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and Meadowhall green.

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But anyway, I think that's a good starting point talking about the dome, if you can call it a dome.

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And

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this topic that we have today is like just again.

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When I realized that this was a title, I spoke to the brother

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last week. And I just realized there were two users in the car. And I was thinking speaking to the same brother. But

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I asked him because he told me the title and I emailed him that the taxi This is life just again.

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So I said, What do you want me to talk about?

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Because this is a question. Is life just a game?

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The answer is actually, it depends on how you look at this. And this is why I was confused slightly as to what aspect

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the organizers wanted me to talk about. If I ask somebody here

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the answer to this question is life just a gig?

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anybody

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looking at you don't turn your face

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is like just a game. What would you How would you respond?

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You

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You wouldn't say to

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anyone else with a different answer.

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The Quran tells us there is a literal transcript there's a verse in the Quran, the literal translation of that Allah says woman hired to do Nia is not not a boo.

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A worldly life is nothing but a game and abuse.

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This is and there's no no no numerous verses like this. This

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woman has been hired to do it

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in a heartbeat. Hi

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Aaron

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never hire to do anything that people would have. Let it be known that this worldly life is fun amusement and game.

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So by looking at those verses, and that's what I thought, first that you want me to talk about, is this life again, the Quranic verses, all these verses came into my mind. But yes, there's numerous checks and verses on the test that life is a game. It's an amusement, it's a play.

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It's fun.

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But then he said to me, no, we're looking at it from another angle, which is, is life just a joke? Or should you retake this precious life that Allah has blessed us with time? Which is a precious asset? This is just junk funds? Or do we just spend it like how we want to? And that is also true. So the answer to this question is life just again, it depends on how we look at this question.

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In relation to the ARCA in relation to the next life, in comparison to the hereafter.

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Life is nothing but a game. This is a trivial

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6070 years that we spent. This is what allows us and

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that's the real life is when a Dural hurt the lady and how you know, can we move, that the next life, the coming life is the real life, if only they knew.

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So in relation to the next life, this life is a game and I want to ask, you know, touch upon or

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cover both aspects. And that's why both topics I wanted to sort of cover.

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So this life in relationship, like we say this, but in relation to the next life is nothing but again, it's a trivial life that we have. And this is why it's a deception. Human beings can be deceived by this worldly, temporary life. And this is what the law says in another place in the Quran, that this world and this life is Mudhar rule.

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It's a means of deception, humanity and human beings are in deception. We feel and we think that this is the eternal life and everything just revolves around this life. We think this is the only life even though we believe some, some people don't believe in the next life and even those who believe and most of us do, but even those who believe in the next life, and believe in the life after death, we are so engrossed. And this is part of our nature, we are so engrossed in our worldly, this worldly activities. And because this world is tangible, we are living the tribe. Now, it is very difficult to think about the next slide dunia the word in Arabic for this world is dunya.

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Dhoni actually means Nia, one of the meanings of dunya is near another meaning is something that's not that important. It's degraded, but one of the main meanings of the words during an Arabic which has been used in many sacred texts to describe this world is something that which is near. And the next life is known as

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his next, the coming one later on.

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We as human beings, our nature is such that that which is right in front of us right now, we take that to be everything. And we do that even in our life, this life itself. We do that in the life itself as well.

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We deal with the present as though this present is the only important thing in our life for us.

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This is why have you the messenger so love it, he was telling me he said, Hey, I'm literally doing yoga because the diva coffee, coffee while I'm in the country for coffee, coffee, I live and do and work for this world. As long as you're going to live in this world and work for your next life as long as you're going to live in the next life. Next life is eternal. It is the belief of the believers, that the next life is eternal. And in comparison to this life, this life is 6070 years maximum, or at 6070 years in comparison to an eternal life. So

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this point, first of all, we need to really focus on that there are many verses in the Quran. And I mentioned some but I'll just mention them again just properly. There are many verses in the Quran. That cry this dunya this world this worldly earthly life to be nothing but just an amusement a play it's a joke in comparison to the next life versus local and the law says a woman hired to do an illegal hola I translated that literal translation. This worldly life is nothing but Larry. Larry means that game mudaraba Nari moolah is a player right. So life is nothing but a game and it's amusement while it will offer us

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And the next coming life is better. It's a better life and it's more important for those who feel God, those who fear Allah. Allah says, Don't you think don't you reflect don't you ponder over this fact that this is a very short life. Then another there's another verse and Kabuto Allah says in

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real life as an ex like if only they knew

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there's another versus a loss is all manga la Hiram

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Yamuna yamunotri job, well, lo, Josephine SEO messenger, say to the people, that which is by allowing the next life whatever is going to be given in the next life, paradise and the bliss and the pleasures and the bounties and the gifts and the rewards given by God in the next life that is much better. Then the amusement and the play and the joke of this life, and the business and the transactions and the money making and gathering of wealth of this life. Next life is much better. And finally, this verse is very important. This is such an important verse.

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You know, he had he means the iron, super heavy, there's a very famous surah in it, there is a very important verse where a lot of penalty it says, Yeah, I know. And nirman higher to dounia, Larry Buddha, was the worth of a home what a castle in fear and worry went over that. And then Allah gives an example Canada relating to foreigner, but Somalia, Haeju Fatah who's foreign from a guru Katana, what does Allah say? Yeah, I don't know, recognize the token to me and you tokens, all of us recognize a known

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anomaly higher to dunia. nerima, same message, there are numerous I've just quoted, like four verses, these are just four verses. There's quite a few, many other verses giving the same message. But the same sort of, you know,

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message, no, this higher this life is Larry boon, it's game. And it's amusement. And then I'll mention some other things is that it's a game, it's a play, it's an amusement was in a tune. And it's a means of people just adorning themselves. And what a home by unicorn. And this life is about just

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being boasting amongst one another with your worldly possessions. What are careful in your own head? And it's about this life is about competition in wealth, and in children. So was it a lottery, game? amusement, adornment, boasting, and competition?

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And then Allah gives an example. Do you think RJ will go for Alberto to musala, that this, it's like a rain, this life is like rain,

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where the rain grows, the actual agricultural produce is produced. And this attracts the farmers, they become very happy. When the rain falls, they become very happy, because they're seeing a lot of produce.

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The farmers become happy. But then it starts withering. And then of course, is familiar to photograph musala. And then you see it becoming the turning yellow, for almost photo film, a coup for power, and then it just becomes like a straw. This is what this life is about. He looks good in the beginning. And it's funny as it's nothing. It's just like a straw. There's nothing there. And this is actually quite significant, something very important. And this actually I actually wrote about this

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yesterday, but before that I actually thought about this in my own mind. I read this from another scholar that I thought about this in my own mind, and I wrote about it somewhere a few months ago. But we should really sometimes reflect on this is what this is trying to tell us and to reflect that we should reflect upon this worldly life occasionally, not every day. Okay, dunya we shouldn't be gloomy that okay, yes, I'm gonna die, I'm going to die. Every person you meet, you're going to die, you might die. Anytime you call, you might just get off one day, you're gonna die, you're gonna die, something like that. But occasionally, every so often we are duty bound, we should always keep our

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focus on the next slide. What really matters is the next slide will live in this world. And I'm going to talk about that. But what this is telling us that reflects, it is important to occasionally reflect on the nature of the dunya the nature of this life. This life is a combination of levels and stages, every single one of us, right, every single one of us we go through certain stages of our life,

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every single one and the funny part is that

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At every stage, we feel, subconsciously, we think that this is the most important part, this is the most important thing in the world for anyone. Everyone else is not in the abnormal. They're not in the normal, default sort of situation. at every level, when you move from that level, and you move, you ascend to the next level, you think about your previous level as though it was childish. People laugh at the previous years, you know, when you will, right now, you think about when you were five years, and you did something crazy, you laugh at yourself. But what are you doing now, when your next 20 years, even enough what we're doing today? This is this is the nature of this life. We all

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go through each stage in different stages. So this is saying that look, when you're a young child

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dunya is about learning. There's a difference between Larry bundle, I'll use two words. Life is game and then amusement. The difference between life and level is Larry is like, that sort of game or that sort of amusement, which has no sort of, there's no benefit whatsoever. There's no like winning or losing, like a toy. So when a child is a toddler, when there's a child with the toddler, this is the first stage. Okay. And

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at that stage, the whole world for that toddler, for that child revolves around what toys cars will cost.

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You talk to him about dentistry, medicine, what's that? Some gyms do that. Right? There's some supernatural things in living space study at a university. What is the universe for that child? At that time when a child is four years old, really thinks this is the most This is the most important thing for any anyone? I mean, these people are sub super, you know, big, big people that are giants, Supernatural, you know, John's, I don't know different, some different species. My parents are different species.

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Child, everything is National toy away from the child. What happens? The child thinks he's lost every part of his possession. Everything's gone, which are the That's it, the whole world, for that child. toddler revolves around toys. And those games that have no, even the games themselves have like, No, you know, benefits like winning or losing or anything.

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So this is the first dictionary, then a loss is low, a child grows up a bit gets to a level of being a teenager, when a person reaches to that second stage of being a teenager, then what's important.

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Larry has now turned into low level means games and amusement. Those now forms of entertainment that have some sort of benefit. Now the young teenager wants to pay pay games on the computer, the latest gadgets,

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iPhones, you know, all that nowadays, toddlers.

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But

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this is the next stage. Right? The latest technology, the child wants an iPad,

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and wants to play all the games on the iPad, etc, etc, etc.

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And it's a stage where that teenager, you're growing up, you think that child Oh, that teenager really seriously thinks at that time that this is the most important stage.

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People in their 20s and 30s. Some older people, they just think they're too you know, Kevin, right. They don't understand, you know, what we need to do, and young children four or five year olds.

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Right now, it's about friends. And it's about you know, social media, how many friends you have on Facebook? And nowadays children, you know, teenagers on Twitter, and

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so at that time, this is the stage.

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Okay.

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And at the stage of low that child thinks about that teenager, sorry. If you thinking about the previous stage, the first stage was that the stage of being a toddler, if you give that 14 year old teenager, a small toy to play

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with a teenager say, Hey, give me this, am I gonna do this?

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doesn't want to toy anymore, because that teenager has moved from learning to learn to stage number two. But this is significant to keep in mind that at every stage, we think this is the most important stage and all other stages, people in other stages of life, they're like, this is not really important.

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Okay, then we move on to

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another stage. Do you think about parents and they're too strict and the backward they don't understand.

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When the parents say, Don't waste your time on the iPhone, they don't understand, you know, this is important. He's not from back home. Well, I don't know what the parents have come from. But when you grow or you become a parent, you do the same, you become the same like your parents were when we were young. So when we move on to the third stage,

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which is Allah described with Xena, and then a number higher to dunya they're evil, Willa hood, then Allah says was the tone adornment. Now the stage is of adornment, fashion.

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clothes, a nice car with annovi wheels sports car, right, because now you've passed your driving test. Now you're 1920 so now you want a nice car. It's all about showing off your car on

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the road here. Like I mentioned, you

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know, you have the jobs, you know, lose a load, probably you guys go to Manchester to go on the road and Friday night, Saturday night only to blasting music and going fast. When we look at that, I mean, I've gone past that stage to think about waste is just, you just feel like it's just so childish. And maybe when I was not maybe I think I was when I was 19 I probably do the same thing a bit just a bit. You know, with a friends driving the car, it does feel good, you know, driving a nice car. But now when you think about it, just think it's a bit childish.

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So that's the all the latest fashion.

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Sisters want to be sighs I don't know, whatever size and the latest fashion and the latest makeup and the latest this and just to impress and you just when we are young girls, no Xena,

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totally dirty playing outside when you're seven, eight years old, who cares about how the clothes are to dirty. But we're thinking about our game when we are in the stage of Xena adornment, stage number three. Now, even if we were to play a game, we will ensure that our clothes are clean or will change and I will change back to our clothing, we'll make sure there's no you know, crease in the clothing, etc, etc.

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And then we move on to another stage, the Zener also moves on to another stage stage number four of our life, which most of you are probably at right now. Which is the stage or the level where you start thinking in your early 20s. about careers, about degrees about jobs and marriage. And you think that this is the most important thing in any human beings life. It's about you know, career about student fees is about jobs. It's about dentistry about being a medic about, you know, marriage. You think when you look at the toddlers, are they just toddlers Anyway, you look at the teenagers. We went by this when we were young, these people are so bad. In this day and age, when we

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were young, we had some sort of moral ethics. No world has changed. There were these these kids this nowadays, stuff, we went back.

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And we look at this conflict between parents and

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you know youngsters about marriage. They don't understand what kind of girl I want to get married to, and they don't really understand, you know, going back home and not seeing what is right and wrong parents. And that's another topic. But it's just hence the conflict between parents and children. Because parents are looking, their brain has moved on to another stage. And the youngster at the university, his stage is somewhere else. So there's a conflict in marriage issues with sort of our degrees, etc.

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And then you get to another stage, which is stage number five, you've already found your life partner, you already married. And now you have you become a parent, when you become a parent, the most important role for any human being is to be a good parent, nothing else matters. Nothing else matters in the world. Especially when you have newly born children. The most important thing in life, the most difficult task, the most difficult job, the greatest responsibility on planet Earth is to be a good parent. That's nothing else. Right? So that's another stage. And then we think as well, you know, that's being parents is very important. You tell the children look, when you have

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small children, you understand and you start advising people who are younger than you. And then we carry on we get to the middle age, which is stage number six. When we get to the middle stage, where now we've got our careers jobs and young children growing up, you're in your mid 30s or whatever. People sometimes are married to that age, but normally generally mid 30s, late 30s 40 ish around that time. Then you get to a level of

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where you think that sets are more powerful. You probably bought your first home as well now, right and it's very difficult these days to buy homes, but people kind of buy at that time.

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So you've bought your home, you've got a few toddlers, small children, it's all about power property, that's the most powerful stage of the human humanity, stages of humanity. Because on one side, you have elderly parents, they're weak and feeble. So you're looking after them, they depend on you. On the other hand, you have young children that we can feeble, and dependent, they depend upon you. So we feel very independent. Everyone depends on us, my children depend on me, my parents depend on me, I am the most powerful human being on planet Earth. This is where you start thinking about wealth about, you know, properties about investment, and that's it, you know, you're just in a

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different sort of complete different sort of stage where nothing else matters, children, these are really bad, you know, there's no time you know, we went like this, these are children are wasting time, look, look at the look of the state of the children and youngsters today. And the old ones are they just going to die anyway, they have, you know, in the grave as it is, this is the most important stage and this is a lot of agencies that Allah starts you with. And then he goes over, then you go back to love, hello, he

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talks about this, that you start with weakness, and then you get power. And then after power, you get back to weakness, you start, you end where you started it. And that's why it's like going up here, and then you go back down here, it's like, you know, you know, those, if you've been to some of these parks,

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theme parks,

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you know, what I love to miss, it's like life is like a lot.

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Because slowly, so especially the first half, seems very slow, because you're moving rapid, you're moving through different stages. So

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and then you're in the center, mid 30s, or whatever. And then the second half is very fast,

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straight end of life. So when you are 30, you are 30, when you are 31, you are 2928 32 is 28. That's how you come to going back because average note isn't 60, it's very fast, before we realize one stage to the next agent. And of time. Seriously, we have to think every one of us, myself included, we have to keep reflecting upon this. Because you know, every one of us when when you know when you see an old man out there, or old woman walk in there, maybe disabled, it's just sometimes subconsciously, we think they're different. They're no different. That's us, that's me, you in just a few years time, when they were my age and your age. Exactly. That's what they thought.

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They thought exactly the same. They also went through, you know, went to university, they also had a career, they also have all these aspirations. But now you're on crutches and the disabled in the home, whatever, it's just gone fast, you talk to them as well, and how fast it's got.

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So that's the middle age stage.

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And then it doesn't end there. Then stage number seven, stage number seven, and stage number eight. And actually, there was one stage right at the beginning. I mentioned that afterwards. stage number seven, is when we become very old,

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you know, 60

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and fever.

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Again, what do we think? We think we've got all the experience of the world, we are very experienced, young people subject to us. Even if they make sense, they're very intelligent, we don't really listen to them.

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They don't want to give importance to you guys, kids, youngsters, you don't know what dunya is, you haven't lived in this world. First of all people saying that. That's their right to say that because we'll say the same to you know, people younger than SEO. And I used to say to my friends I said before, there was a time when I used to meet a lot of people. Every time I meet people spread circles or like for example, lectures, I said lectures, as I travel a lot. And sometimes we have lectures, programs, conferences, we have other speakers, other shapes and humans and scholars, whatever. Especially in different parts in different countries already have conferences and when

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invited 90 people. So before all that just six, seven years ago, every time I used to be there, I always find speakers love them, like most of them, and I started first most of them are older than me. And then he moved on to like people very close to my age. And now I'm just meeting with the people who are like, much younger than media to the speaker list of 10 people, but six are younger than me.

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And that just makes me think that yes, I am getting old.

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These are small, small things that should remind us about our life. So when we get really old, this is what Allah said after zera What about well, sorry, this middle age was the far

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the far home by a nickel, boasting with wealth, your powerful. This is my degree. This is my career. This is my job.

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This is my phone. This is me that stuff often that's the middle age. Okay. And then what it was after that was the calphalon bainer conflict on Bollywood. And then this competition, increase of wealth, and children, children, there was a time when people used to what?

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competition, and both in regards to the children not anymore, right? Now, the boasting or the or the competition is about, my child has this degree and my child has this position, and my child has been given this status. So that's what the posting is about. So in old age, when, you know, this is what we do we boast, which was that, oh, did you want to become very ill and weak, then, you know, the most important thing for a really old person is what? my well being nothing matters. You know, he chose an old person, you talk to him about the massive earthquake, which killed 400,000 people, I don't know if it goes down, many people would be killed in another country. But to say all my leg,

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you know, it's so swollen and I didn't eat last I didn't speak Italian, all I did was a massive, you have something happen. All these people pay crushes on one day, all these people know, oh, yeah, and then talk about a switch. Okay? Because nothing matters for that old man. And that's us. That's us in a few years time, brothers and sisters.

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So, and kids become a nuisance, an old man, or old woman, kids are a nuisance, you got a headache, very easy. Even the children are just playing or just talking.

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You don't want disturbance. Because you're at that stage. And like I said, at every stage, we think that this is the most important stage. And when we look at the previous stage, we think we we laugh at ourselves, or we think we were fools for giving so much importance to the previous stage. When we say number five, we think about stage number four and three, was I really mean? Did I really? Did I really do this, you know, and that's all of us. And this is what Allah is saying in these few verses.

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And finally, when you leave this world,

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and that's the final stage, that's not mentioned verse. But when we leave this world, when the eyes close, when the eyes closed, and we go to the next slide,

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then the whole world a life stage one to stage seven or eight, all the stages will seem like just foolishness and game. This is not my saying. It's like a dream.

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It's like a dream. You know, sometimes we have a dream and a dream where like, you know, really happy. You want you to marry your sister and you're married in the dream. And then you wake up in the morning? Oh, no, no, no.

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Are you wanting this car, you're driving a you know, Lamborghini or something.

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And then you wake up, and you go outside your house and you still got your golf or whatever.

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And likewise, if someone's swearing at you, slandering or someone's scaring you or there's an animal, they're just about to attack you, and your dream. And what happens you can read it, you actually feel feel it, it's like real in the dream when you wake up.

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That was just a dream. When you go in the next slide, and we'll find out we'll think dunia was just just one stage to the next stage to the third stage. It just was so fast. One so fast.

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And I will say this in another person the whole time. I know whom to marry are older than me and she yet an older hi ha ha. When humanity when human beings when they will go in the next slide. On the day when they will see Aha, yo morona lemon bustle in Ashiya. in Omaha, they will think to themselves, when they will see the next slide. They will think that they never stayed in the world dounia except for a moment in the morning or a moment in the evening. Or she

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just was just a moment. And I normally give an example of this. It's like

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you don't you understand this verse, an example.

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Picture this scenario.

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How long is the next life? eternal, eternal.

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Eternal means what means eternal, eternal, eternal 600,000 years.

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More than that. So imagine the next life in general or in paradise in Java, where all of us will be imagined. These two brothers out there with the community, these two brothers here.

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They've

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He had a massive nice mansion castle agenda and he had his mansion. And he came out of his mansion. And he came on, as I said, I'm Monica, how are you? How are those helping other things? Okay. Cohen is going to have some coffee, and some she shows up for,

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like a date and gendo definitely be had

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you this was, I don't know.

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But anyway, I know that someone asked me the Shahada in January.

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So in Paradise, you come out from your castle, and you go to this show coffee or whatever. And you start having your coffee and you start discussing and talking, and you start talking about Do you remember? And this happens, imagine after 600 million years,

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you've lived for 600 million years, in general, and after 600 million years, one day, you know, pop top of your castle, you came out and you thought let's at least start talking about Junior.

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Brother, do you remember? What do you know? There was a place called Junior

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was a

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600 million years ago. Do you remember RISD? Yeah, I think I remember. vaguely I remember. I think I was born. I was in a, I think a place called England. I remember and Sheffield, Sheffield, Sheffield University? I don't know. Did you do some? I don't know. I studied somewhere in Sheffield or somewhere? Or something like that?

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I think I got a degree. I think I became a doctor or something. I don't know. And then I got married had children that died. Yeah.

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Yeah, that happened to me about 67 years. Imagine compare 67 years to 600 million years and beyond.

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Compare it. This is what a lie saying this verse. When you go in the next life. this dunya is like, not even a drop in an ocean. It's less than a drop.

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this dunya is an it's less than a drop in the greatest scheme of things.

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No, homie. Oh, my God, oh, no, help me. And

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so anyway, brothers and sisters, this is what this worldly life is about. It's just a game. It's just stages and different levels that we just pass through rapidly at a very rapid and quick and fast pace. And before we know it, like the poet says, higher tuca and version two I do for coolamon Mobile manifesto in deposit behaviors of your life is a combination of a few breaths, or allows a combination of a few breaths. Every time we breathe, we take a breath.

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A portion of her life has passed and God will never come back. This is what this life is about.

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So the real life we're going the next life this life will seem like as I said, a dream.

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But going back to what I was saying.

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We are I am reminding you and myself. Right. So we are reminding each other, we are being reminded it's making us think 100. At least that's good. It's making it I'm sure I can see that everybody's thinking about this, which is good. How

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are we thinking about this? But we need constant reminders. Because the reason?

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Like I said, Because due to the fact that we do is close after is the next life. This is tangible. We are living it right now. Like in a dream, the dream was

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everything for us. But when you woke up in the morning, it's past this dunya right now is everything for us. This is why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he said up to the demon, the demon that constantly excessively remember the thing that breaks and cuts off all pleasurable things, the worst.

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And worst, the most scary or distasteful topic for people is death, even though it's inevitable, we don't even want to talk about it because

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it's something we need to this is one of the messengers

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that constantly remember death coluna saying that

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every social taste, death and

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and then as I mentioned something else, which I want to mention. So, this is when we go to the next slide this rule will happen. And before that, this point that because the human mind is limited. This is our nature. This is the way we have been created. We have born that something which we don't see it's not tangible. We can't take it seriously enough.

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Right now this room is the most important thing for us.

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Because this is how the human mind works, because our Hara is not with us right now.

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Our your key and conviction sometimes becomes weak.

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If not, that at least our sort of dedication to it is not supposed it's not as it's supposed to be, because it's not with the example of that is exactly the example of that is similar to an unborn child, when a child is unborn, in the stomach, or in the womb of the mother, that child after like in the beginning is just like the Quran says, you know, it's not fine to drop off sperm etc, the different stages. But then in the Hadith, the messengers of Allah Islam mentions after three stages, somebody about the La huida hermetica. And for herpes a row life is,

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you know, placed into or blowing into the fetus, and it becomes a living fetus in the stomach of the mother, that unborn child for that unborn child,

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what is dunia

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for that input child, this small room wherever there is, you know, the room is everything. If somebody wants to tell the unborn child, you know what,

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there is a city called Sheffield.

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And there is there is a bigger This is a hospital First of all, oh, this is this is a room after the room, there is a study some more rooms, and then some roads.

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And then there's a bigger hospital, and it has some streets. And there's a town center, then the Sheffield then there's a country then there's a wall, there's ocean, there's fishes, and do all sorts of creatures, and then a space. And there's Jupiter and as Mars and Venus, etc. and possibly, the child will just not understand. Because it's not tangible,

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very difficult.

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for that child, the whole world for the challenges world is a mother's womb. That's the world. This is a massive world. Wow. It's so great. So huge. The latest technologies in this world.

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The latest technologies in this world. Amazingly, the child is nourishing,

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nourishing and Alize nourishing the child

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in the stomach of the mother, when the child is born, and comes out, kindly.

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came out in voluntarily we never chose to come out. But the child came out alone, you know, created that child the child is born when that child is in that room. Now the whole world is what? as big as this room.

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Right? You tell us more three, four months, baby. But there is another room as well. And is the city country impossible. It's just not possible for that child's brain to grasp this fact.

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Like, for example, someone lives in a village. Yeah, one of my teachers once said that he went to from one country to another country and another country was a relative and in a village really far away from the city area. He went to see one of his relatives and there was an old lady that came to she found out that he's come from this other country and from this city. So she came so you come from this country or the city? Or do you know my nephew?

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What's your nephew's names? No, I don't know. How do you know you're from the same city? So this year, I tried to explain to the city I come from this massive city, you know, like London, for example. And 1000s of people not every person knows. But she just couldn't understand the fact she just thought he was very rude. How is it not possible, because she lived in a village where there was 20 families.

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Every family knew everything about the feminine. So this year trying to explain to him to her, this old lady, that it's not possible in my city because there's 1000s of people, literally 1000s she just till the end, she just wouldn't accept. She just didn't get it because she's not come off from the village ever. In her life. Those people who go for housing, sometimes from a village in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Somalia or whatever. And the Netherlands left their streets or alleyway or the village in their life. And then they go for Hajj and Amara

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massive shock. It's like, what is this

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is a massive shock that they get. So

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this is the same example. The child in the stomach

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of a person who lives in this world, but cannot think about the reality of the next. We're like this dunya is like the mother's womb.

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This was his big

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being a doctor or a shake or whatever, any career is the pinnacle of any human being success. Being a lawyer and a barrister, and studying dentistry or whatever, being an astronomer, probably astronomers are going to be falling out of the woods, okay? But this just sounds like seems like everything

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and this is a life saving these verses

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this life is nothing but deception Mattel Whoo

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hoo I have been hired.

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However,

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the other aspect is like just again.

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Before I mentioned that, just this verse came into my mind

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a lot described in the Quran in one of the places about Jenna paradise, that Jenna Paradise is so huge and so vast, that it's generated out of

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out of this summer, you will not

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have similar to it. Oh,

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that's heavens, the vastness of the smallest heaven. Oh, and there's some headaches about this as well about the vastness is as big as this.

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You know, the world is the heavens, the seven heavens, it's massive. Sometimes when we read these IDs and some texts, it's huge, its massive, very difficult to comprehend, exactly in the same way for the child to think about the world with a child in the stomach of the mother.

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So

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this life is nothing but a cake. However, when we say this life is serious, it's not a game that is also current. There is also current, this is why I'm trying to connect the two, this life is only important. This life is only important. When we connect it to the next life. This life is an introduction to the next life. It's like the waiting room.

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so to speak, like a waiting room an introduction.

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Before the real eternal life. So when the eternal real next life is so important, when the actual thing is so important. The rehearsal or the introduction here, you have mock exam. And the mock test is also somewhat important. But it's only important because of the importance of the

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of the next life. So this is not just a game. No, this life is not a game, we must take it seriously. But it's only the only reason why we must take it seriously. It's not important enough itself, it's not important enough cv 30. in of itself, it's not important, because of the light being important because of it.

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It's only important because of ARCA, it's only important because of the next slide.

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Have you not been connected, had this life not being an introduction, or a means to have a blissful Next slide. And this slide will just be

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nothing just be absolutely from time. But because it's an introduction to next slide. So when the next slide is important, the introduction also becomes important to that extent. And this tells us something very important. Now, yes, we always talk about the serious seriousness of this life. And this life is very serious, of course.

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Time is an asset that we must value every single minute. And second that we possess is so significant seriously. But this is the difference between a believer and someone who does not believe in the next life. Even those people who do not believe in the next life don't believe in God. Even they know and they realize that this life is important and time is very valuable and precious. Anyone who wants who wants success in this life, any look at any human being who has had some sort of success in this life, be in politics, or

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whatever business you will see that they have spent a life unless nowadays, you know notice

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a committee just like that, you know that that's not really success. Yeah. Being a football player is not success. 200,000 pounds a week, meaning in the earlier times, sports was just something you did you know, just to refresh yourself.

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Yeah, the serious quality of life serious work. When you really like tired, then you go and watch refresh yourself. That's why there's a heavy chain is not that strong, but it's probably a statement of one of the Sahaba early Muslim

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Luba certain for certain every so often relax yourself and you know go and play something then you come back to your real focus when you're so deep into your focus you need a bit of no relaxation go and have a game of football right or go and have a go and play the most boring game on planet earth which is cricket but anyway

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no boring okay I don't know how people pay for four days and then still bring stopped playing

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and it's still like after a full day's people

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will agree to disagree.

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But anyway, play you play a game of golf. I think golf is so boring.

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But that's what sports was considered as now sports probably someone's doing a degree on David Beckham. Yeah, that's how you know do a degree your masters on David Beckham's top

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here some sort of I don't know, tattoo or something and he's like, This is crazy. Before success even in the world was measured with something important you're giving something back to us humanity, you're providing services medicine. This is why in Islam actually medicine is given a very important status, even the shelf and of your loved one one of the criticisms of this oma, he actually used to say anymore, I learned at the end where I live in and I've done sciences worth studying are really only two religious sciences, sacred knowledge, Islamic knowledge and medicine. Because one caters for your body and one caters for your alpha.

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And likewise, dentistry, similar, because it's to do with the well being and the health or the health of the human being, and maybe, pharmacy or whatever, or lawyer or law or being embarrassed or whatever. These are important sciences. And success was only measured by those and anyone who wanted success even in managing terms, you will only earn a good living if you actually did something like this. But now you could be the most dumb person on planet Earth. You don't have a brain at all. You just have a foot to take a boat, and you're earning much more than even doctors and lawyers and professors and baristas. I mean, it's crazy.

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It's just crazy. Especially in football, as you know this 200,000 pounds a year I was talking to my father a few weeks ago, and I was trying to tell him one thing, people earn 200,000

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a week. Suddenly, he saw like 200,000 over the whole life

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200,000 a week.

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What happened to them? How can somebody even earn 200,000 pounds a week? It's just not even possible. I'm not discouraging anybody or saying or doing heroin, etc. that

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supposedly is actually wonderful. But I recently met as well a very good brother. Mashallah. Very good. I don't wanna talk about it too much.

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Because he told me to talk about it too much.

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He found me I mean, I put something on the internet and then he texts me things for what it is.

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He's a Muslim, but Mashallah very practicing very, very practicing 510 prayers, your president regularly in emergencies donated a lot of a monster, some challenging projects. And Mashallah very, very good brother. But he's very sincere. He's very sincere, and he really cares about the deen. And he actually asked me, he said, what would you advice? would you advise young people to take a career in sports? And it was him asking me what can I say, you know, because his is a football thing. I said to him, you know, I say look, you know, generally I would say no, because, you know, people can be washed away in that whole environment. But yes, if somebody is solid, very strong in the deen and

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they have connection with the with knowledge with, and they take this life, you know, seriously as a introduction to the next life, and they are very serious about the deed, and maybe so. So anyway.

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This is what this life is about. It's an introduction, like I was saying.

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Yes, I will say that.

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These games and sports, people earn money and success is measured by these things nowadays, which were never considered to be success previously. But something important which we give back to humanity

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something that I've just forgotten. Did you know what I was saying?

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Before that before the full sports

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No, before that.

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Yeah.

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I was. I was I'm just

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Talking about how time is valuable. And

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But anyway,

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I was explaining this part that this is this life is only important. Yeah.

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And those, those people who believe

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even those people who do not believe in a God, who don't believe in the importance of the next life, even they are of the opinion that if anyone wants to be successful, wants to make something out of his or her life, or if someone wants success, then they must, like you said, value their time, value, their time and the life that they have. And we look at any successful human being that's come on planet Earth. That's what I'm saying that no success is through sports as well. But

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true success, someone who's done something good in their life, they've actually value their life, everyone. Okay, but the difference.

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This is the point that I want to bring across the difference between a believer in Allah subhanho wa Taala, someone who believes in God, someone who believes in the next life, and difference between that person and difference between who does not someone who does not believe in God, both know the importance of time, both realize that this life is precious, but the difference is what the difference is major, massive difference. The difference is this one who does not believe in the next life, life after death does not believe in God does not believe in our era.

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for that person, this life is important in of itself.

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Mainly make the most out of this life, you know, you're not going to live again, this is very important, do something, leave a legacy. When you die, you finish. That's it? No story. So this life is important. time is valuable. Life is an asset time is an asset for that person as well. But in of itself, for a believer for you guys here most of you, I'm sure.

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But the ones who believe.

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Yes, it's very important to be a doctor to be a very embarrassed to study medicine to study this to career jobs. All of this is important. But only because sometimes we forget that sometimes we start saying yes, life is important is not just a game, it's very serious, make the most out of your life, you know, be very good students do something for humanity. Of course, this is part of our DC part of our teachings. But we sometimes forget and we start thinking this this is in of itself, input.

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And that's why if we consider this life to be important in of itself, and our focus is only on this life, and the focus turns away and shifts from the next life, then we are in loss.

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That's why brothers sisters, take this life seriously. But always remember,

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this life is only serious because of the next life.

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Always remember, never forget.

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This life is only important. It's not just a game, because of the next life. And if we don't have that in mind about the next life, then this life in of itself is not important. It is a game. It's just it's just a joke and it's just fun. It's just and this is why the message of some of it was sent them in the hadith of Bokhari. He said confit dunya Anika hurry when Oh Allah VIERA Sabine be and remain and stay in this dunya like a

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stranger, a traveler. They said no, but I will serve in just a passive I stopped at the service station on em one. I've started making a property there. No. Did I start to think thinking to myself that I'm going to stay here forever. No, just passing by. this dunya just pass by not even like not even hurry means that you're going somewhere for like two three months or you've come Sheffield for Manchester.

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Manchester. So hurry is you've just come to Sheffield just to study you're going to be here for 234 years, the messiness of love where it was said I'm sad. Stay in this world not be in this world.

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Like a

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traveler stranger than say no but rather

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a passerby. This is actually even in the Bible. So you are Isa Jesus peace be upon him.

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He says, This world is like a bridge. cross over it. Don't build over it.

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This world is like a bridge.

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cross over it and don't build on it. Some of the early Muslims gave examples of dunia. One of them give an example of the dunya being like the toilet from the washroom and the bathroom in one's house in

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this example, he said, the dunya is like a toilet.

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When you buy a house property, do you want to think about the toilet? As soon as you go inside the house? Where how's the toilet doing? Is it okay straight inside the house, scripted, run to the toilet and check everything? No. But is toilet an important part of the house, of course, is important part. It's important, it's needed. But it's like I need another scholars. I think it was Rumi who gave an example. He said it's like when a person is in the ship.

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A person is in the ship. And the water which is around the ship is very important. You can't live without the dunya you can't live without having a career and a job and property and assets you can't

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the ship or the boat cannot move or function without water.

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But as long as the water is

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outside the ship outside the boat, the moment the water starts coming inside the boat drums

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the moment the water starts coming the boat what drums the moment jr starts coming into the heart which means we start thinking it's important enough itself. This Korean job is important enough itself. Being a doctor is important enough itself. That's when our hearts jump because

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harmful worldly activities and wealth and goods and worldly aspects become harmful to us. And another hadith of a Bahai the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said yet

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you who wanna do who will Allah you any dead person that dies, three people following the graveyard

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for murder,

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his family, his wealth, his family, so his sons daughters, you know, people will come for the funeral prayer wells as well. They'll be driving your car, my car, I'm in the coffee, and my car is being driven right? To the funeral to the graveyard. And we're on Hulu and his actions his deeds.

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And then he says Joe is up for failure with nebulae of kawaii one stays with him. Two things return his family, no matter how close your family were with us.

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They might stay some of them might be a bit really depressed and just stay there and cry.

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Maybe until mothering Aisha and Emma here spooky boys who just read

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what about your loved parents ages very

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that's it a constant here.

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So the family returns. Love returns. Only one thing comes with us in the grave. And he said you have karma Who am I? to good deeds, good deeds, doesn't only mean offering prayer, good deeds doesn't just doesn't just refer to fasting was charity. Yes, it means prayer, fasting charity, but this is this is my point now that our DMS Islam is such a beautiful you know way of life that Allah has given us that even so called worldly activities, so called mundane worldly regular activities such as sleeping such as eating, such as drinking such as conversing such as talking, interacting, socializing, as long as we avoid sin is very important condition as long as we avoid sin and we have

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the correct intention studying, getting a career job, all of this becomes righteous deeds.

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But the condition again, is if we think this is an introduction to the next slide, the focus is on the next life, even studying at a university. This is why the first thing that everyone needs to do if you haven't already done so, which is correcting of intention. This hate hernia, every more or less many Hadeeth books they start with this particular the famous Hadith marwadi Mahabharata the animal starts his book with his collection with his famous Hadith in Albania. Why in America, every man or

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woman can try to the dunya dunya. You see.

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actions are by the intentions. If you're studying, you have to change your intention.

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Why am I studying? Why are you Why is a person study

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Why have you chosen to take a career in?

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What do you

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okay?

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We study,

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engineering.

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And each ask ourselves a question. Why?

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Because remember, everything we do is not for its own sake. Right? It's not for its own sake, it's all about the next slide. So at even a job or a career, you go into, you have to correct your intention. This is for the sake of a lot. I'm doing engineering. So x, y, Zed, you know, I can do this, I can do this for humanity, I can serve people, I can do this, you can do that in a way you do, because I don't have a clue what you study. But whatever, is still in the medic, you know when to sell humanity, whatever, whatever field you're in. Allah, we reward you for that.

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Remember, Allah reward you for that. And this is why then even studying becomes important. Having a career in medicine or engineering or law becomes important, it becomes rewarding, why it's become important because you've connected it to the next life. If you disconnect it from the next life,

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then it's not important. It's not important. This is a message I want every one of you to take with you today, I'm in India, by the way, but this this is a message I really want to take with you.

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That whatever you're doing, studying or anything, business or

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every part of our lives, connected to the next life connected to the alpha. So then this life and whatever we do activities of this life will also become an act of a burden, an act of virtue, a righteous activity, an act of reward. Something like this is this no deal is so simple, that actions are going to the intentions, even worldly activities, but two conditions intention is changing the mind and number two, it's done in the right right way. Great way. Avoiding since Time Is Flying as you know, brothers and sisters just so fast this life. Actually one of the signs of the day of

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Mohali were the messengers I love it. He was sending you mentioned he said he gave certain signs of the final hour and one of them he said you're the author of the summer

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time we'll find them we always talk about it. I'm sure everybody else. It was 2007 2008 910 11 1213 February before you know june july 14 1819 2033.

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Seriously, it's going to be I just can't listen to think about this. Remember the last decade

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the Millennium was just just around the corner 34 years ago, I was just remembering what was going to end after the Millennium and then 2004

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and then just recently, when was it 2012 I was actually in another country and the brothers were telling me there that they actually some people they may know bonkers

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I think it was a kind of

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you're saying that lots of people they made all these bunkers underground because they really thought the world is gonna die and they're waiting inside under the bunkers there was gonna die of all your bunkers gonna say crazy logic. And then they were disappointed and some of them spent like 1000s of millions of pounds preparing for the past four five years for the final hour like they've made some super solid proof sound proof and what proven bunkers underground. And then what popped out from nearby

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moving around.

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But this is what time is so quick and so fast. That's why life is not just a game

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in itself here is that because of the author is not just now I'm attorney motherboard and Feeding America is a settlement for all messengers that Oliver Ellison said to return Sahil Buhari, there are two bounties to gifts that every one of us every human being received. But most people are in deception regarding them Well

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number one is health and well being when we are healthy and when we are you know we have well being we don't appreciate people in deception that we say we're going to be like this all the time, because I'm running fast right now. Yeah. 100 meters, I can do it very quickly. Well, that stage right now.

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We walk around like

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you know, someone running for the Olympics or something. So it's not always gonna be like this who slow down? I'm sure.

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Anyone slowed down yet? No. I think I'm slowing down but we will slow down

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And this health will no longer be like how we have health right now. And that's why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, most people in deception, they feel this healthy, stay healthy like this all the time, all their life. And number one, find out when you have time,

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make the most out of health, well being, and also the time that Allah has given us shall finally please he deceives us, he makes us think, and this is why she upon one of the names of who believes in Satan in the Koran given is the one who deceives

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What are you I heard Binda Hill,

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don't let that deceive or deceive you.

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And she found these users by giving us messages. This word is long, don't worry, you've got a long time death

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will come now. What happens in you know, death is like, it's not possible. And that's how all of us we think, you know, when someone dies, subconsciously, I don't know about you guys, you guys have a very high level of spirituality. When you think about that much more when I'm talking about myself. Even when someone dies.

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Subconsciously,

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that's him, or she passed away that can come can come to me come to her.

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Since then, just think to yourself for a moment.

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Do How much does everyone wants to believe? In the next two minutes? We could

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have 100%

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v.

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In the next two minutes, it's possible, I could actually be giving a talk, you know, there's a YouTube clip of a show once delivery has been eliminated.

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Let's ask ourselves the question in two minutes, I could die. Some of us may be 1%. Deep down. Some of those could be 5% 10% 15% 0%.

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Thinks possibilities like one of those impossible kinds of things which can happen like you know, suddenly, one of the miracles could happen.

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So this is why it's very important.

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I think Give me five minutes or something. I can just find me so let me just wrap up.

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So the message is out of love it was tell them this is what His Highness about importance of this next slide

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is rather Heidi's wishes won't end with the other thing Hamsun COVID humps

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appreciate five things before five things Shabak,

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you before your own

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model, your health before your, your

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sickness? Well, we know the topic, you've got wealth right now, don't just squander it before you get poor for for others,

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and your time before you become busy. And then as a summary said, we're here to complementing, take, appreciate and take value of this life before death comes. And if you look at the early Muslim scholars, do you want to talk about this topic. The second part I didn't talk about too much. Because actually the colder months ago, I did a talk with the second part in one of the universities and learning about time and the precious acid that we have. And I went through like lots of examples of early Muslims how they value time and every second, and that's actually on YouTube as well. So I just don't want I want to do a different talk for my own benefit. So that's why I didn't focus upon

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that second part too much. But everybody knows me to be serious in this life. Don't waste time, the precious time that I was given us and health that Allah has given me and you don't waste it. don't squander it. Don't waste the money. Parents are spending money on us studying with every second is more valuable than golden serve on excellent

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anatomy, the value and filter. Don't spend one minute out of their time as though they are picking out a pound from the pocket. And you know, to give somebody a pound, not everybody's just gonna leave a pound laying around, throw it or whatever. Even taking a minute out of your precious time and giving it to someone so you're giving a chunk of your wealth or giving some somebody wants 27 minutes and 30 seconds of your time.

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You think 27 minutes, or is this job or this task or this activity really worth giving my 27 minutes and 30 seconds? Yes. Then give your time. If not, that's not you shouldn't be giving your time for that activity. Anything which is low. The Quran says

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we are in good sex.

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Believers are the ones who are concentrating the praise. And then you said, well Lavina, whom I love, we want to do those who turn away from future activities. llamo is a simple activity and what is the definition of that? Love is everything and anything that has no one benefits, no next world event, and worldly benefit as well is because introduction to the next slide. So no benefit

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to some people just for I was studying at university, but just Saturday night, for hours, precious four hours, five hours, late night 2am.

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Sitting around, showing them that it doesn't mean that we're showing this and just sitting there wasting time. Human beings don't do that serious human beings don't do that. And the Muslims don't do that. And students definitely don't do that. So anyway, I'm going to end with this inshallah. Allah grants is a tool for you, and give us an understanding and make us realize the importance of this life because of the importance of the next life. mela enabled us to, you know, deal with this life appropriately and, you know, be serious in this life. So that our next slide is, you know, full of blessings and Christian Sharma went under this article.

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Okay, so we're gonna do a question and answer session if that's okay with you. Yeah.

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So we can either you can write it down and add it to the end of the burden and give it to the front. Just raise your hands

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to get

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your attention.

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No written questions.

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Nobody has any written questions.

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Maybe they're asked to any professor, you had a program somewhere, we had about 65 or 70 questions of the program. Those people didn't really know much.

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Yeah, this is a good question. Actually. People have asked this before as well. I remember, I think the same talk that I talked about intention somewhere.

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Somebody else's question.

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We all know that it's very important intention is very important.

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But like with everything in terms of our Deen, you can't be 100% all the time.

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It's impossible. Even the companions, you know, that he was listening to when one of the companions came out of this house? And he said, 100 of the above? And he said no.

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He

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said, I've become a hypocrite. So why, besides the way I feel when I'm with the messages of love, are you sitting in the mercy of the gathering? And when I come home, I don't feel the same level of spiritual existence of hypocrites.

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I actually say, Madam, for the same look, I think I made progress rather than so they both went to the rescue server

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and the

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consultant and say, Look, you know, this, these are stages of human beings, you know, you don't, you're not going to be at the same stage level all the time. So likewise, exactly. As long as you're concerned in the heart, there are some people who just don't care about intention. Intuition is totally and wholly incorrect, right? That's where it's scary. And it's problematic and we need to be wary of, but if somebody, he constantly constantly evaluates the intention, and they think about intention, they want to please Allah. One day, they might be like 100%, fully sincere, the next day goes back to $90 problem. But that's like a Salas. Sometimes we have full of for sure. How do you

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when you're reading $100 of the

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American economic theory, strange stuff, thinking about, you know, engineering.

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If you think about the kebabs you had yesterday,

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you come back to focus on a problem as long as you're not doing it intentionally.

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Mama Daddy, actually one of the greatest moms of the summer. He's actually written about this. In one of his books, he was talking about sacred knowledge. But he said that

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if some people have a mixture of intentions, he said the free community will probably be renewable. That's in his book.

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He said it's necessary for every student to have correct intention. And then he goes on to explain, he says that it occurred to me to Monza if the intention is a mixture of the sincere correct intention and the insincere incorrect intention. So number two, the the Khalid today's words, he said consideration will be taken of the predominant predominant

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intention. So if you're 55, sincere and 45 insincere, then a new you know, gasoline on that stage for consideration will be taken over the majority. And then he goes on to say that actually, it is

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rare that a person who constantly keeps on evaluating and that 65% will not increase 50 bucks or increase, eventually you will get to a level at 90 at least 90% we will become sort of very, very sincere, because in the beginning, you start off with instance, that's why they say children, your children, children, you can be insincere. You know, we have children make them have a Salah show off not a problem. Yeah, you have a seven year old child, can you? It's all about showing off. No problem. Yeah, I just took me You know, when I was a young kid, when I was like 1012,

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phonies to meet me to talk, you know, like we have these nested manifesta, gatherings.

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Kids, nursing kids, gatherings. 1213 is like doing the St. Jude.

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Actually, when I was a kid, we didn't know. But it was all show off. I'm so sure. But that time there's

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nothing, you know, even thinking about intention. It's like,

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wow,

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you did a really good.

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Good on, you caught a beautiful voice, we're more concerned about reading like shape of that man is today's or someone else rather than three, who cares, we want to just copy and paste a copy every single amount that is there on plants when I was about 1012 years old, that's actually still ever recorded, where I used to do the sort of five different every is to change it.

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So that when I was a kid, kids do that. But anyway,

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so on YouTube, there was no YouTube.

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So when I was like this was when I was about 10. But it was all showing off. And that's why our teachers, parents shapes, and people tell us when you're young, it starts off, it starts off with showing up. You have to start off at a stage where you're just showing off. Don't worry, don't stop saying I'm not going to study because I might be potentially so bad. That's chiffon again, coming. You want to start memorizing the Quran, or people to think

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No, no, don't stop, that should be fine. And finally, on this point, one of one of the one of my teachers once said don't do anything for other than Allah and don't leave anything for them.

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Don't do anything for Allah. And don't leave if you're doing something good. Don't say Oh, people will call me big chef or big pious, you know, big this that don't leave anything for the

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Jewish for law, if you don't want to do it, because some some other reason, then don't do it. But don't never leave a good deed. Other than a

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stupid question.

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You know, life is generally quite busy.

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But how do we?

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How do we allocate slots,

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you get together you get the more you get your five times less

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happy

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slots.

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Besides

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advice on how to

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go routines.

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Okay, first thing to keep in mind is that

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even things that you're doing, besides those extra trees can also be

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spending time with the family. It's probably one of the greatest atoms that you can do.

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So we shouldn't distinguish, as you believe between those acts of a bird and other ones.

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It's wrong to think vigor is an act of sitting with my husband and wife, not my husband and wife,

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or wife,

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or children, or parents or siblings, that somehow junior staff,

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you make your intention correct. You say I want to fulfill the rights of those people whom Allah has enjoyed upon me to fulfill their rights. And

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this is why sometimes this is the point sight point. Sometimes some people when they get engrossed in Dean, they feel that unless you don't sacrifice

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Yeah, and this is a grave mistake some people make, they get involved in some sort of, you know, really deep religious type of, you know, activity. And then they start feeling that even spending time with my wife or my husband or my children is that worldly thing. No, I don't have time for all this stuff. Since when did this become dunya?

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And that's a really

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long standing. So this is why you can stand up Look,

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those that's the first point that's considered even the other things to be activated. And then number two other things like you want to do pick up because what they can means remembers everything think of what we're doing right now. Is

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there anything that reminds you from our salon?

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Okay, there are specific forms of different different types of the casino Allah Subhana Allah

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all of this is because

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some of you say okay, I want to do some setup. You know, what have you faced? How do you say even having sexual relations with your husband and wife or wife is an act of Salah imagine?

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Well, the Buddha is

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a

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very good

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well, he would be considered

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one of you fulfilling your sexual needs is an act of subtle in another Heidi says,

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should I not inform you? Don't be

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mean derogative saw him the messenger philosophy, sensation and not inform you of something more rewarding than what? praying at night all day, all night long and fasting all day long. The companion said, but I understood a lot Messier for what he said this law that will be

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reconciling between two people who are enemies of one another. You find two brothers who don't talk to one another, the enemies, you go reconcile between them too. And you bring the enmity to an end, more rewarding than nothing prayer or lifelong Judo am late and fasting voluntary fasts for days on end.

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So there's different ways we have so many different ways. So in terms of you know, that's keep that in mind. But then yes, of course, everyone should have a timetable. successful life is basically timetable. This is a time making less make it something that's manageable, achievable. don't overwhelm yourself, because the first step of falling down is too overwhelming to some people say, Okay, I'm going to read 10 edges and parts of the Quran. And then what happens but no, if you didn't read nothing, small hydro law, he is the one who has

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the best of actions, less continuous. So make it time to do what you can do. feel good about yourself. Don't feel bad about spending time with family and do some work activities. This is just children intention alone reward you for studying for everything.

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Any other questions?

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I don't give my son.

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The one gave it to me, because

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the next question is relevant to the topic.

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Any other questions?

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anything written down past the end?

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You can write it and send it as long as somebody does want to speak up.

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Nice to speak.

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Like you said,

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like, a few times, someone has such a bad habit

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you shouldn't be doing, what advice can you give for him to stop doing that?

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Only one thing that can say?

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You see these kind of questions? No, this is a good question. And these questions are asked a lot. And I always say there is no magic potion. There's no metal. There is no magic.

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And there is no magic formula. Right? When you're on the phone call just today I had a sister lady

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calling from up north somewhere here just two days after him. And she was talking about her son.

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her son's married and wants to divorce his wife like girlfriend anyway. It's a big case and I spoke to them like last week.

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But anyway, she said I have no peace in my life speaking to employment doing half the job.

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I don't think

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I can speak off.

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So anyway, she kept on saying I have no peace in my life and etc etc.

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Can you tell me something to read and you know just give me peace? This is such a common question. Can you give me something to me?

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I have nothing to give you to read.

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I want to tell you I have nothing there's no such a thing that just gave you read it. You talked about this I think one of my talks last year or something was even and we listen to our do it over and you

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Words of research and praise, you can talk to a lawyer in Chinese or in Somalia or in Arabic, whatever, from the heart. Yes, a lot of you may rajala and alone accepted. So chances are this and these type of questions. What advice can you give to someone like somebody asked me recently, somebody said not losing useful or useless. I

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said, What advice would you give them to come out from that same, there is no magic potion or formula or anything? The only thing that we have? Is

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him. willpower. You want to do it, Where there is a will, there is? No There is no word, there is no way. That's it, there's nothing else you just have to have. I want to do it. I want you to, you want to lots of things you can do because we take in the morning, if you have to someone say that in the morning 5:30am you better wake up. And you know, that is 100,000 pounds and offers you a contract 3530 and you go somewhere 66 o'clock, you will get 100,000 pounds, you don't even need an alarm clock.

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No alarm clocks automatically, we will we will use will wake up four o'clock 401-434-2445.

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We have three add on.

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So it's, it's in our mind, we just need to change.

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Any other questions?

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Okay, I've got one man.

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What can we do to help us? zoom out? And put things into perspective elaborating your question, okay. You mentioned that as you go through the stages of life, you have different things that are really important that happen because as we're traveling through life, how can we keep remembering the overall goal?

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overall goal that I talked about in the talk.

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Like I said, that it's not something that we should just constantly be silent about.

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That

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it's not something we should be sad and gloomy about every single hour. Second, we think about death, and that's it and we're going to die in a moment. Otherwise, we can't live in this world.

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You can't live we can't do anything we think.

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So with a bit of balance, this all you need to do. Every so often. Frequently, every so often.

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we reflect about the temporary nature of life, read about death.

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There are books written and many books, read about them. read the Quranic verses, he talks about

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death and the real life and eternal life in the next slide.

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And I think just keep constant reminders every so often inshallah, because this is where the Quran says, well that killed in Decalogue Tell me remind because reminder, this was just a reminder, how many of you may have known at 90 or even 100% of what I said, right, but it's just a reminder, you don't always come to talks or lectures just to learn something new. Yes, a lot of the times we do, but many of the times it's a reminder because it helps the Quran says it benefits the believers. So constant reminders like that, to keep on thinking about the bigger picture, the greater picture, which is the AHA

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at the same time, you know, give importance to the current

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situation or condition which you are.

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Okay, any other questions?

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Okay.

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Somebody can ask 111 non related one

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non controversial at the same time.

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Thanks for us.

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No, because I put it on social