Sincerity of Intention in All Walks of Life

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim and Hungary layerable Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa earlier he was so happy he married. I called him interviewer homebaked son Elomi, Dean

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Luminova and Fernando and father we want them to now visit an argument Subhanak Allahumma. Argentina in the country.

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Expect your brothers and those sisters and also some brothers listening at home. Salam aleikum. wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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hamdulillah it's a great honor and privilege for all of us today that we are participating in, as it was just mentioned, the 19th

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graduation ceremony of Jeremy Akumal Quran

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the graduation ceremony includes the Hetzel, Quran completion, as well as the sahih al Bukhari completion.

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And hamdulillah for many, many years, we had

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our teacher shuffled Hadith 100 Mala useful Matala Rahim, Allah Allah, who used to come here on a yearly basis.

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The last time he attended was in 2019.

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I remember because I actually gave a talk in 2019. And his car just came.

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And I was telling the brother here who was in charge, they just let me know when he comes to three minutes before, I don't want him to hear me. So he informed me five minutes before the cause here and I quickly completed my talk and just met him outside and he came in since 2003. The first graduation ceremony here was in 2003, that makes it 19 years and he attended from 2003 all the way to 2019. And then 2020 21 was two years lost in COVID umbrella.

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But we had some ceremony here very informal. And now once again, we we are having a formal graduation ceremony.

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May Allah subhanaw taala accept it from all of us, for you for all of you taking your time out today on a Sunday.

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And make dua for hazard modulation with Allah Rahim Allah Allah Allah who passed away in 2019. Later that year,

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may Allah elevate his status and grant him the best of rewards in Ankara, Amin

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and

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Hamdulillah. Before the graduation ceremonies we used to have somebody was mentioning the other day, but we used to have a lot of people coming before back in the day for McTague Joses. I don't know if people remember

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the old Masjid. I grew up here as well. I remember there was a big member here, red and then green and I don't know what it turned into. I was five years old when I read some Quran. My father is to, you know, make sure I go to the third step or something. We used to have those mucked up juices here.

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And there, this place has been this masjid for those people who have probably just recently born

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who don't know that pre

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iPhone era. There's a lot of people who don't know how it used to be in the world to live

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without a smartphone.

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And my son included they don't know how that life was. Sometimes I take him to the outside and show him a red telephone box that sometimes we used to take our car and we used to park here and then put a 10 P coin to to call.

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We used to have a mucked up Josiah here and Russia but lots of people used to come before the Hutton Buhari and actually I was mentioning that inshallah we should do one for those who are in charge of the mclubbe then maybe once another you know when all children used to come and read the Quran and she then talks and these to do this McCallum conversations and it was quite good and they used to get the first prize and the second prize and the third price. And you know, mashallah people who are sitting in the gathering most of them have all passed away Rahima Hola. Hola. Hola. I remember you know, you read the Quran Rashid and straightaway 10 pound note comes I remember one pound one pound

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coin one pound was like 20 pounds in those days in the 1980s and 90s.

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I remember I used to bring a bag because they used to give me lots of take small bag out and two pound and one pound and 5.5 pounds. I remember there was one brother who used to go let's give a 10 pound note to me. And they all passed away like Muhammad, Allah Tala, my respected father,

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as well and Adams has a whole lot to either he's been here since the 1976

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which is approximately how many years

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46 years. The old Masjid. So for those who

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A new here is 46 years on the same place, you know in Arabic in Mohabbatein they have this term they say will happen after the village dad. This is a person and will hide it if there was a Muhaddith a scholar of Hadith who used to teach three generations the Father, the Son and the grandson they will call Molly heckle after the bill. Ah dad this person has you know joined the grandson with the grandfather his toward the grandfather his toward the son and the grandson. So I think my father is probably maybe I'm sure investor and maybe so many people even say maybe some families were the grandfather as well as the son as well as the grandson have all studied

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here or by him or with somebody here may Allah subhanaw taala give him a healthy life and you know, elevate his status and you know, give him wellbeing. He's been here for a long, long time Mashallah. Very weak nowadays, but inshallah Allah give him Alfia also, all the students and teachers here, I would like to also mention, and also graduates, I asked yesterday, there's 152 graduates since 2003. Two, including today, how many are you today? 756 in your class? No,

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there was six okay.

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So this five, including the five today 152 students who have graduated from here

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mashallah, in different works, I would like to congratulate all of them and may Allah reward them and accept them and they are doing like it was just mentioned, they are working in different different fields, some arts teachers in schools, some are you know, teaching madrasah and some are like here as well mashallah the teachers who teach in the dollar Allume here on a daily basis, we have the senior teachers who mashallah you know, have been teaching since the beginning. Some have taught and then they've left and then they've come back but we have the senior teachers, I'm not sure the moron Imran sub, the principal here. He's been putting in the effort since 2003. And his

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daily his This is his, you know, his food and drink and he puts a lot of effort may Allah accept his efforts as well and reward him? He's quite ill as well nowadays sometimes puts a lot of energy I tell him some time to take it easy, you know, he loves it, this whole murderous hour, he wants to just do everything. So since 2003, we've had 152 graduates Mashallah. And they're working in different different fields and some are teachers here. Some are teaching I remember when I was teaching in the beginning, I used to feel so you know, that I was the youngest teacher because most of the teachers, the senior teachers mashallah we have a teacher here Miranda Huzzah, he's a teacher

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here.

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When I think of someone on a ship or somewhere as well, and these are all the senior teachers what I named tiaras who's imamo miss the ID he teaches in the darkroom here we have we've had an Veillon adults up from

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Masjid Omar. And even what are Cindy taught and then he left and a lot of the Imams have different massages they come and teach one lesson one kid up.

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Mr. Daddy mama named yas. And then all these are senior teachers mana Idris sub his he teaches here as well.

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These are all the senior teachers but now half of the teachers are those who have graduated here. So like I was saying that I used to think that in that time, I used to be happy I used to be the youngest teacher, but now have the teachers are all those who have studied by us, even though they look older than me but

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but they mashallah they have been studying here, they graduated from here. And now they teach here and they themselves have become like senior teachers.

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So may Allah subhanaw taala accepted from everybody. I mean, Yoruba. I mean, I just want to briefly just actually I wanted to talk about something and this introduction went to 1015 minutes, but this is a completion of surreal Buhari and completion of the Quran.

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What is the completion of Sahil Bukhari completion of Sahil Bukhari is the last Hadith, which inshallah the students will recite, and the dose will take place. Every year everyone has probably memorized Kalamata and heavy botanical ramen.

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But there's a first Hadith as well. And I want to talk about just the first Hadith briefly,

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the first hadith of sahih al Bukhari

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which with which we start the book we commenced the here it's a famous Hadith called Hadith near

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lot lots of people know about that hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in normal Amma Lu beneath I want to talk about this and practically in our into our lives, some really food for thought some things I really want myself and you all of us to think about. With this hadith in mind, really

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Some things I might say might find seem a bit

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straightforward or Frank or odd or different, or whatever you want to say and I apologize from now. But this hadith is the famous first hadith of sahih al Bukhari.

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Many automa said this hadith is 1/3 of Deen. Some said it's half of Deen religion.

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What's the translation? Actions are according to the NIA intention.

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And then the Hadith says well in the Malik Kolibri Manawa. Were in nama Lima in Manoa, every person whatever He intends,

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gets that if you intend good with action, you get good if you intend bad, you get bad.

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And then the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said from encounter Hegira, to who it Allahu wa sudy for as you know, to heal Allah who are solely they will make an aged out in the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam to Medina migration so he said, whoever is indeed with the intention is for Allah and His Messenger, then you will it will be for Allah and His messenger and you will get the reward. But if you're doing Hijra and you have some other ulterior motive that you want to marry a woman down there in Medina or you want to do something else, then that's what you will get. There is no reward. So that's the Hadith anyway.

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Now Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah Allah Allah, Allahu he started his book with this hadith. Some of the early scholars used to say that we would like that every book,

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every book in Islam should start with this.

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Imam nawawi Rahim Allah Hodeida he has a famous herbarium Novi small collection of Hadith, which students when they first study Hadith, he brought this as well, you know, arbury nawabi has 42, Hadith,

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or Berrien, or like 40 Hadith compilation just for students. But there's 42 It's not 40.

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And you know, Allahu Adam, there's many reasons mentioned but one of the things that came into mind that why this 42 is because the first and the last is not really part of the 40. The first is like an introduction.

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Correct your intention. Now you're about to start to study 40 Hadith. And the last one is about history far, always when you finish something good with performed salam ala Rasulillah Salam aleikum. wa Taala What do we say? stuffer Allah for Allah subhanaw taala so last hadith is about is too far. So this is a reasonable solution. Imam nobody Rahim Allah starts with this hadith w plus this hadith. It's called the Hadith Punia.

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It's about sincerity of intention. You know, we always hear this term, a class, a class A class.

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What is a class? What does it mean? It's from the word in Arabic or calesa, usually, so

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to purify something, to make something sincere.

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To purify something, allow Sunni Yachty it's actually full word. Allah so Nia, purifying the intention, making it pure, you know, you take a milk bottle which is pure milk,

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or you have contaminated

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Lawsonia means intention is pure. It's not contaminated. This is what this hadith is talking about.

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than making a person before they do anything. Make the intention absolutely pure, sincere for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala no contamination, nothing.

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Nothing from outside whatever they do. They do it for the sake of Allah. Now let's put this practically in our lives. We'll start with the students. This is why we studied Sahil Buhari. First Hadith Imam Al Bukhari reminded us in the beginning of the year, and all the other students in the fifth year and the fourth year in the third year in any students wherever they're studying, why are you study? You see Islam is all about intention. This is a Clouseau Nia is to bring the intention in the mind is to holla

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so the question is, why did you study? Why are you enrolling into a madrasah? Why are you studying to become a half of the Quran? Why? This is what this hadith is telling us.

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Why is a person study

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even the Quran talks about the class one or only regularly Abdullah more or less you know the WHO Dean we've not been commanded. They have not been commanded except to make their religion pure, which means the knee inside is hardest, it's pure.

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The messenger sallallahu alayhi salam once said to me, Alvin Jabara the Allahu Anhu lista de Naka, fecal Amaroo make your intention inside pure,

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uncontaminated, even a small action will be enough for you to see according to Allah before I carry on to go to the students, according to Allah, it's not quantity that matters. This is why the last Hadith we're going to read today it's about what is it about wasn't Wait, wait is quality. That's why email Buhari mentioned two statements.

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Subhan Allah who will be handy Subhan Allah Hilde. You recite these, they make your scale wait because weighty. In other words, and the last chapter is about weight. It's about weight of an action. That's the quality of an action. And if you ask him well how do you how do you bring the quality? Then he says, look at the first Hadith of the book, which is near, near brings about the weight and that's how we connected the beginning of the end as well. And the Quran says, I think one of the child's children just recited from suitable color the Halacha motor will hire SHA, Allah is the One who created death and thanks Are you awake everybody, death and life Lea bluer combs so that

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he tests you a Yukon accent who am Allah, who is the best in the action whose action is more better quality for a car better is better. For sorry for the car in quality is better than 20 a car without that quality,

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less action, but quality and quality comes with insight crucial and sincerity. You give someone one pound

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with sincerity in charity that is far better than 1 million pounds. Allah doesn't look at 1 million Allah looks at one point. Allah let's look at Allah doesn't look at a million or a pound. Allah looks at the quality and the intention behind it. So what about how much and this is this is this is what this hadith is talking about a class or near

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a Yukon assalam Allah He didn't say you come up through Armada not the one who carries out a lot of actions No The one who is the best in his action. So this is what this hadith is Alas, what is the class making sure everything we do we do it with only one intention in mind only for the sake of Allah. Not for fame. Not for likes. Not for popularity. Not for wah wah. I think that's crucial to do it and which language that is, but not for praise. Not for mashallah, mashallah che hazard? Allama 50 Whatever not for that. MashAllah you graduated? Yes, yes, you're amazing. Not for that. It's not for popularity, fame, or to make people happy. One of the worst sins that a person can

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commit is to do something to make people happy, and not for the sake of Allah. This is Lawsonia this is what this hadith is talking about Liwa G Allah for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala not to worry about praise and criticism of the people. And this basically is you know, this loss.

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Loss is not Mr. Hug, brothers. If losses is what

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it's for the eye in.

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You know, internally, our dean has certain matters which are further ain like externally, but because it's internal, we don't pay attention to it. What's the opposite of a classroom Nia?

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We said this hadith talking about the class purity of sincerity since the sincerity of intention. What's opposite of that?

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In sincerity or RIA showing off?

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ostentation. That's the opposite. This RIA ostentation is as Hera as sinful as committing Zina, drinking alcohol, killing someone murdering someone stealing is exactly the same. The only difference is one is visible. Its external. One is internal. It's to do with the knee and no one knows except our own selves in our hearts. That's why when we talk about this, we can't judge anyone if someone's doing something I say oh, yes, you're doing a your intention is bad. I know. That's not for us to know. It's between each person and Allah. No one can decide external sins we can see someone's drinking alcohol. Yeah, we can see we're not gonna say oh no, maybe you're drinking you're

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not drinking alcohol. Maybe my eyes are bad. No, you are drinking alcohol extended you can see but internally there may be signs but we can't judge but because these things internally last is for the eye RIA is from the Kabbalah showing off is from the Kabbalah. A class is as far as performing Hajj fasting the God has but we don't give it importance because it's hidden in the hearts neither we see it neither other seat.

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Salah will give an importance because I can see I'm praying physically I can feel I'm praying. My children are singing I'm praying My friends are seeing people are seeing them praying. But what's inside the heart the sincerity Is it there or not? Nobody can see so we don't give any importance.

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We don't see the sin of RIA because it's hidden in the heart.

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So anyway, this is loss.

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Like I said, it's very important we can put it initially in two branches in Ibadat, an adult and I want to just talk about briefly these two aspects

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Ibadat you

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To worship and in normal worldly activities. So a class in number one, these are two main broad categories. We'll talk about both of these two.

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And then we talk about the students this in a bada what's a bada, any all the righteous and good deeds, whether it's Florida, whether it's Sona, whether it's Mooster, hub, whether it's you know, Nashville, all good Islamic acts, these are called a Baghdad. So we're going to talk about a class and everybody that and then we'll get into a class in either just normal worldly things like eating food and drink and you know, just sleeping etc. In class in ibadah. Anything to do with Dean, what is the ruling, the ruling is? It is absolutely father to have a correct right intention. If someone does not have the right intention, not just that they don't get reward for that action. It is haram

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it is sinful and the person will be punished in this by Allah subhanaw taala it's a major sin.

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If it's to do with Deen it's a major sin not to have the right correct intention in the mind and the heart. Doing it for the sake of the public doing it for the sake of people around us doing it for the sake of praise, doing it for the sake of you know, mashallah and praise and people like you and you know, all of this. It's a major sin. And our early scholars used to go through

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you know, years of training and tarbiyah to bring them the this in the hearts it's not easy.

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These to work.

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You know, you have to work on the heart, it takes 1012 13 years sometimes imagine everything you just become absolutely like

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what's that word? absorbed or not take away from the look from the creation. You know, when someone praises you, you don't just imagine someone criticize you doesn't matter. You don't care about the people. It's as though you're living in a desert on an island. There's nobody else that you give an amazing talk down there.

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What nobody is there to say anything.

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And this is why this in a bother anything to do with Diem.

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Anything to do with deed in normal Arma Lavinia actions are according to intention if you have a right intention to please Allah for the sake of Allah for the pleasure of Allah for our era. And here just mentioned that you know, this here, what does it mean for the sake of Allah, for the sake of Allah is that we don't want anything from the creation we don't want praise we don't want anything only to please Allah. Now some of the scholars said that you know when we say to please Allah What about for Jana?

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What about for Jana

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now there was some early Sufi scholars days to say that even not for Jana only for Allah this is like you know, I'm doing something because Allah said you you will get you know, honey and rivers of you know, mill can you get this and in general you will get what Paul Heyman do DOMA you know, you'll get this and fullerene and all of these things. I you like, this is like if you're trying to pray Salah and do all these good Ibadah things for for all these things.

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But other scholars later said one of my teachers will fit up with money half of the hola he mentioned that look, the Sunnah teaches you that it's not a problem. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, Allah how many Lucario Dhaka will Jana? Oh Allah I asked you, Jana and uh, your pleasure and Jana and these things, they just, they just like, you know,

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they're not real objective. You know, when you have your children you say, Okay, if you learn I'll give you sweets, if you do this, I'll give you that this Jana and you know, all these NEMA that's just to wear like children.

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It's just to entice us.

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Really, it's the pleasure of Allah. But it lasts if you the meaning of it is that I have an intention that I am doing this I'm reciting Quran or I am performing Salah only for the sake of Allah only for the pleasure of Allah which also includes not a problem. I want Jana I want all the new Yama and all the good things that Allah will give me in the Accra that's also part of it's not a problem it's still part of a class

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you know the Hadith says that man sama Ramadan Iman and why the Serbian whoever fast in Ramadan with iman and with the hope of getting reward offer Allahumma taka woman so you can you can make an intention of wanting Jana know the nevermind Jana that's part of a class as well not a problem. So

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this is all Islamic activities, all Ibadah follow the Sunnah was to have mcru So you know mcru All the good rabada everything.

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When make intention only to please Allah Who Subhanahu wa Taala

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now studying is also part of Islam as part of a bother this is why mama

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Hari Rahim Allah, bro this hadith right in the beginning of sila Buhari in El amor Lavinia, you're starting embarking on this journey of studying this book. Make your intention, clear, sound pure sincere. Are you studying because mashallah then you'd get a day here in sha Allah, you'd be called an alum. No, that's a bad intention. If anyone thinks that they study because they want to be called Harlem our great scholars never called themselves Harlem ever. Major Major scholars until they passed away they were called balibo L min students we are still students. There is no such thing as alum as a title to be honest.

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No one has mentioned this to the students as well. Are they missing some fine like Janila a big knowledgeable person like his boasting

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you can say I'll handle I learned this But Alan like I know so much like it it becomes a some fine quality, like solid. I love it. I'm an ad mashallah arbiter arbiter coming like you can say Alhamdulillah Allah granted me the tofield to worship but I'm not the great arbiter of the world.

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So not for that if anyone studies

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to the point that there's hidden hidden things, some people look at some popular scholars oh, I want to stay because I want to become popular like this. This is haram sinful your intention is contaminated. Oh Mashallah. He everyone's you know me, you know, look, look how much how much love and respect he's got. I want to get there one day, that is a bad shirt on, you know, off the top of my head Allah says in one of his books that shaped bonds attack on a florist is in two places the most.

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One those connected to Dean, students, scholars, teachers, and number two those who give in charity,

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charitable projects, these are the two major places

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where shaytan attacks

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a person's New Year. Reason being is because here people are praising you

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mashallah, come in Hazzard. Wala, Anna, this chef mufti, whatever you know, all of this, I'm saying to myself first and foremost, this is for me as well.

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And rather it's actually first only for me then maybe you guys

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this we all have to think our own selves. Our connection our heart connected with Allah subhanaw taala.

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Why do you want to study because you want to be a celebrity?

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Be a popular social media account with 5 billion followers or million followers on Facebook. Mashallah, mashallah, you know, I'm going to be so popular. Everybody will think I'm a great chef. I'll dress like one as well and mashallah, and I'll make sure that I'll look the part and and then everybody will call me here and then I'll be traveling the world.

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If that's the reason for studying Allah, it will not take this person anywhere, there will be somewhere you will fall down. Because intention is not harmless. It's not for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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not for having big titles. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a hadith mandala will LML you Maria behaves so for her whoever seeks knowledge so that you argue with the foolish people will you buy here because

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all because you want to challenge the people of knowledge yes I can have a debate with you and let me go and also people are guys think I've got the knowledge

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oh yes never be he would you and us so that or if a person seeks knowledge to capture public attention. So people start looking at you and giving you that status and respect in the community. Or the hula hula hoop now Allah will cast this person into hellfire

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this is these habits are quite dangerous you know that's why is really impose you know there's a famous Hadith on Yeoman Kiama three people we brought one person martyred resoluteness to shed.

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He was ALLAH will say what did you do? He said oh cartel to Allah I fought in your path in your way until I became a martyr Allah will say up to you will you align with a kidnapper cartel? Totally and you call Jerry you fought because so that people call you brave man, aka tequila it was said to finish you've got your mother praise you got it here there's nothing for you bro.

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And he'll be through for all PFP Jahannam OSPF inner look at the second person, Roger Lu interlamellar Alamo Alamo. A person sought knowledge and taught it

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waka Al Quran recited Quran and he will say Allah did this Allah said got up to you lied. You the alum teller Ilma you call him

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this hadith in Sahih Muslim. You learned knowledge so that people

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Call you alim. Nothing for you here. And the other one you studied Quran You all carry if you want to study Quran because people call your carrier Carissa alliums or Parisa move this up. Socket peel it was said in the dunya all PF in putting into hellfire. May Allah protect us oil. I mean he's scary Hadith and the third one was the man again. What's the Allahu Allah Allah gave him a lot of money he spent in this charity and that charity and this orphanage and that orphanage and here and there and Masha Allah,

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Allah will say nothing for you. Because after you are lying, you only spend money so that people call you, Jawad. A very generous person what pillar it was said in the dunya everyone said mashallah, this, this brother here is very wealthy and mashallah he's very, very generous. That's it done in the dunya and akhira. There's nothing here for you.

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So therefore,

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the real correct intention for students studying why we're studying first and foremost his forte

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to act upon the knowledge our own selves I am studying for Amman.

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I am studying for and I want to bring this knowledge into my life.

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And this is the main and then in sha Allah if Allah grants me the ability, for Dawa, for preaching for teaching for conveying that the Starlene believe all of this writing, but for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you know, the scholars as well. Very, very important after students, scholars and on Ummah and to

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people who are serving the deen writing about the deen propagating the Dean teaching the deed shaytaan hazard, great attack on them. And the reason is because this is a place where it's easy to fall into that because people give you the praise. And this is why sometimes I tell the people just take it easy Why are you putting the scholars into a test?

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Why are you you know, doing so much because it's a test. The scholars are also human beings, everyone's opening doors for you and doing this for you and doing that for you. And sometimes, if someone reaches that ultimate level of when they you know, especially when they're old age, etc, then doesn't they in a different world? But generally, it's very difficult if you're doing that then you have to go through that test.

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But this is this is the this is the point

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why are you serving the deen for the sake of Allah you writing it mashallah you give people like to learn how to talk. Learn how to talk and give a beyond students so that people understand you better.

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Musa alayhis salam asked for Allah to send his brother

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Tarun Allah He salat wa salam when he should be EZRI

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be eloquent in your speech, but the intention is that so that use your information your teaching people learn people you conveyed better not because mashallah, he's an amazing speaker. If I came here, this is first and foremost, like I said, for me, if I'm doing a talk today, here with this intention, and this is why this has to be regularly.

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My teaching feedback with money, Allah always says that you need to do maraca to three minutes before you come to do the talk. Sit in a corner and say Allah, okay, Please Allah, I'm doing this for you only for you. You know, save me protect me from Shabbat and you know, make like resolve three minutes talk to yourself.

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To make the intention, this is we call it philosophy near

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think to yourself, you know, the brain bring all the intentions in the heart, that I'm only doing it for your sake, and not for anything else. Not to be called a great speaker, a great orator.

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And this is why when this is missing a class then a talk is done for the sake of the public.

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Where you will shout and where people will praise me Yeah, and how does it sound better? And how does entertainment this entertainment is for entertainment? What when you've got your entertainment entertain people

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it's not for the sake of Allah. It's for the entertainment

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writer of a book teacher and this is all for the orlimar for the people of element knowledge.

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Teaching that because I have a very people will say I'm a very good teacher mashallah he teaches amazing

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trying to impress the students with all Chapin tactics for the teachers

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this is why we have to make our relationship with Allah. Very, very, very clear. You know, this class is so important. It's the first thing if they

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is missing this creates other problems

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you know all things like fighting hatred, jealousy, all these things happen because of the absence of a plus, if if we are doing everything for the sake of Allah then nothing matters around who's doing what

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if it's not for Allah then Oh, his mother says brother my mother is our our message is better than this Masjid. Our mothers are older, you know this, my institute is better than your institute and they've gone ahead and way behind. What is this? It should all be for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Who cares? look at data alone Dube and today we talk about dark room, the urban seminary, which had now has 1000s If not, I don't know how many seminaries that have come out from there. There are rooms all around the world. How did it start?

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There was one teacher one student. One was called Maha Mudra. There was called Mahmoud, and there are three, not nothing for the sake of Allah. See, when something is done for the sake of Allah with absolute sincerity, then then it becomes a gift. The results are miraculous. There was one scholar who used to be in Syria, Sheikh Abdullah Sirajuddin, you know, the one who wrote the commentary of Britannia, he used to say Al is from Syria, Al is

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alas dose now our job a class brings about miracles.

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And Imam Malik Rahim Allah is to say Mark Kennedy Allah yearbook or whatever is for Allah will remain you know what happened in the mathematics time people were writing different different books called mouth but someone came and said, Oh Mr. Malik, everyone else is writing mouth I said whatever is fala will remain and today only his mouth it remains.

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So

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these not having a class creates problems. competition, jealousy. It's because of the absence of a class

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because everyone wants our name, my fame, my name my popularity, people should think I am the best which people should think I am. My mother says the best people should think that I give the best talk people should think I give the best lectures I am the most amazing person on planet Earth. There's no no amazing we just one moment the soul will go will die and the people will forget to even around.

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We will they won't even call us anymore by name, they'll say it we have become it

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bring such and such persons body is nothing.

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If you really look at our reality, there's nothing.

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So if we make it upon ourselves that we only want to please Allah then all the problems of planet Earth in Shalash would be sought. You know, Imam, there's a great scholar called Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali Rahim Allah, this is for the scholars to keep in mind.

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You know, Imam Ghazali, a famous scholar, he used to live where

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he used to live in Baghdad.

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At the height of his popularity, he was what you call a super celebrity. And you know, in those days, people really look looked looked up to scholars more than today people look up to, you know, football players and things like that. They were real celebrities, everyone used to just want to be a hadith and you know, and he was just not just a scholar of ailment, Kalam and Hadith and everything he was he was even in Rational sciences, intellectual sciences. You can think of the great you know, superstar of the world.

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Imam Muhammad Haji to Islam, they call him proof of Islam and bizarrely, that's why his books are translated in 3040 different languages, even non Muslims have done documentaries go on YouTube, non Muslims, I've done documentaries on the moment because it because he taught the world much philosophy and the correct type of philosophy, etc. If you have to understand his status.

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He used to teach in a madrasa called McGraw Sunday Romania and Baghdad. He went through a couple of crisis in his life spiritual crisis, but one of the crisis was his thought himself that you know what I'm doing all of this for fame, a name for popularity.

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I think my knee is not correct. The people are coming from the world. They're trying to see him people are trying to just touch him and even one second, a moment of silence coming on. There's like hundreds and 1000s of people are flocking and people, you know, around him.

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He had this spiritual crisis. He said, You know what, this is bad. This is all for dunya. This is all for people. This is not for Allah. I'm going to go and leave this place. But people wouldn't let him leave. So he said he's going for hydrogen. And then hiding Lee he left 10 years self imposed exile, in Halawa.

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10 years, no teaching, no writing, no work of the no Dawa. Notably nothing. He went in a corner nobody knew like a beggar or something. And he stayed in Damascus from place to place between Palestine and you know, because that's all sham area. If you

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Due to muscular oxides they actually show you Imam Al Ghazali used to sit here and write his book. And then in Masjidul OMA we in the Damascus where, you know, when I was studying in Syria we used to always used to be a place in Mombasa he used to write his, and that's where he wrote his famous al alumi Dean with absolute sincerity became when you write a book with sincerity, that's what happens. Allah makes it like an amazing book. That book has been translated into I don't how many 3040 languages?

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Yeah alumi Dean reviving of the stomach sciences.

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Why? Because of the sincerity that he wrote that book with in those 10 years. He will he wasn't, you know, he mentioned exci and he says he Mamilla zani he said a nurse who called whom halka il Ali moon. He said all the people are destroyed except the people of knowledge. And when he says to people of knowledge being forgotten knowledge because it's important everyone has to seek basic knowledge of Islam. All the people Muslims are destroyed Haluk except Ali Moon The people are very well Ali Munna, conhome halka, el amor loon. All the people of knowledge are all destroyed, except the ones who act upon the knowledge. While I'm eluna coulomb, halka Ilmari soon, and even the ones

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who do actions they also destroyed except the ones with the class. While Mahalia suna Allah, Catherine Aleem and also these Mukhlis people, they better be careful, they own a very dangerous path as well. One shaytan attacked and they're gone, the class has gone, you might just suddenly become to you know, think to yourself too good for your own self. So

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this is why, you know, all these things.

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You know, like I say mama bizarrely took this self imposed exile, there's been you know, when when our scholars used to do tarbiyah of great scholars who are supposed who will then become big, this is what they went through. This is what this canvas off is about really.

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Now there's

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obviously talk with money and move through the fear of money to two brothers in Pakistan, half of whom Allah Allah, when they were young in their 20s, mid 20s their share of the soul of Dr. Abdulhadi Rahimullah ban them for 10 years from giving public lectures this is after they became scholars.

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They said it looks like that you're hearing you know, everyone's quoting you come for Jumar beyond 10 years, but I mean, it wasn't that he was being a dictator. No, because they had connected himself to him and there was they said to him that tell us whatever, we want to become heavy class, okay, one of the teachings is 10 years no public just teach you a number that is that don't nothing, nothing in the public be hidden. Nobody should know who you are. This is you know, the early training in the 20s and 30s. And then now when they become old age then you see the whole world of course because they become worthless.

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And this is one you want because it did as well.

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So all these things whether it's scholars whether it's students steal our Quran, you know people are why are you why are you studying Quran? Why are you doing caves?

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Again for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Why am I reciting Quran? You know, sometimes we have people reciting Quran in the masjid, the quarry, again, we don't judge anyone. But is it for entertainment, just for entertainment, the whole modulus is contaminated.

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Because the person is trying to just show off and just just trying to just make some entertainment. Yeah. And people are always what is it? I mean, I don't mean early times, no one used to have Quran recitations like this. These to be to our with a class with sincerity listen to the Quran, will who who do contemplate the meetings it's not a entertainment Quran? Even the imam in Salah Why are you reciting with the voice that you're reciting?

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ask ALLAH ask yourself are you reciting in good voice so that people say wow, an amazing voice? Your whole Salah is gone.

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No no benefit.

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We should all ask ourselves this question why am I reciting in Salah because so that people praise my good voice and mashallah amazing presentation. Amazing, amazing. Do I want to win the praise of the public?

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nasheed as well? nasheeds have become performances nowadays. Because it's entertainment is for the show and the public is there for the show. And she should be Quran should be with the intention that I'm reciting the words of ALLAH ponder over them. Oh Allah, you've given me the ability to to recite you in the best of ways you know, I want to recite it only for your sake. If it's an assured Allah I want to you know, touch the hearts of the people and my own heart only for the sake of Allah, law sincerity. Whether you're an imam of the masjid with even if you are head of an organization, Islamic organizations

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you know, heads of Islamic organizations today we have a lot of problems. You know, a lot of politics people say because everyone has an ego.

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Everyone has an ego

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When ego comes because of insincerity, everyone wants to be the boss.

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When you when everyone wants to be a boss, there's going to be quarrels, there's going to be fight.

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Whether it's mosques, whether it's Islamic institutions, different different organizations across the country across the world, not talking about a particular city or saying generally problems in massage at the head of the committee, sometimes he wants to be the boss he does. Is his intention sincere that I am doing a demo of the masjid for the sake of Allah. Is it really for Allah? Or is it to serve my own ego so that I am the boss and people say, Yeah, you're the boss.

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But it's an Imam, whoever it is, it's for everyone. This is why Imam Al Bukhari started this hadith. In El amor Lavinia, he started this book.

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Everything depends on this.

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There are good examples, like I said, from Durban as well.

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And light and you know, lastly in this

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spending in the path of Allah, like I said, some scholars said that one of the most areas where shaytan attacks is when those people who spend in the path of Allah

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who do public welfare projects, people who give in charity

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and the Hadith said, The generous person's i all i give so much money in Islam in this charity and that charity and I give to this charity and give to that charity. I spent so much money in the path of Allah, Allah put him in the hellfire. You only did that so that people say mashallah very generous. Even going for Hajj if someone did it for the sake, that you know what people call me hydrosol again, there's no reward. Sometimes going for Umrah and Hajj is also it's for show like I said, we don't judge anyone we're asking ourselves the questions not anyone else. Each person has to ask themselves the question

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and then personally by the

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prayer Salah it's so important that we make our Salah for the sake of Allah, our fasting, I was occurred I will hedge

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this is why you know the when we an intention correcting is right in the beginning. And we need to every time renew the intention in the beginning. So if we're praying God today here why am I praying?

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Why am I praying? It has to be only for the sake of Allah not because what people will say, have you gone to the masjid Have you prayed not for the family?

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Only for the pleasure of Allah who subhanho wa Taala that's why you know, the Hadith, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said man salah, Yura II Assura Kabila whoever prays Salah to show off he has committed Sheikh with Allah

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Sheikh imagine because Salah has to only be for who? Allah but I am praying for Allah as well as the people.

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There's one point here that is important to keep in mind that

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this Nia Lawsonia is at the beginning of every action.

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What was the main

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Muharraq or the main instigator the main

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reason, the main, the main reason why you someone did this.

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So at the beginning of Salah before fasting at the beginning of fasting, once a person brings in their mind and they make the intention clear in their mind and the heart and they talk to Allah I'm doing this for Allah. Then afterwards shaytan will come during the act with what service you're not doing it for Allah, you're not doing it for Allah. Don't worry about that doesn't do anything.

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So for example, if somebody made an intention that I'm only praying for Allah and you start in, in in secondary car shutdowns coming Yeah, people are watching you people are watching you.

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Don't worry at all just don't even think about it doesn't do anything. Yes, if someone changes an action because of people, then that's problem. So I was praying and then you know, three, four people walked in the masjid and then No, now I'm going to start praying better. Now that better has started with a bad intention. Now it's not for Allah. But if I continued praying as I was praying without changing anything, then it doesn't really matter.

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So condensed consideration is at the beginning.

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And you don't need to keep on renewing the intention. Our public Salah and private Salah should be the same. How do we pray when we're praying alone and praying in front of people?

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That's the real test. Do we pray in the bedroom just by yourself?

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Is it the same as we pray here in the masjid with 100 people watching us?

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So whether it's Salah whether it's

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How'd you like I said, Why is a person going for hedge so that you call you hedges up? So the he's called the hydrosol.

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Like I said, this sometimes become the shoulder or Hamdulillah I go home or every year, I go hedge every year. It's keep it hidden between you and Allah. No one needs to know.

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Anything that's kept hidden between you and Allah, it's the best, it's the most sincere.

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Sometimes, you know,

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some people even when they connect with religious pious people,

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sorry for saying this, but sometimes, again, not not judging anybody,

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asking our own selves the questions kedma of pious people.

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Why

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is it for Allah?

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Allah says, Love for the sake of Allah love pious people

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kedma of pious people? Or is it for sure of

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the intention should be for the sake of Allah so that I benefit staying in his company, I benefit Allah give me something I might benefit from his knowledge.

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A lot of times what happens across the world as people like to connect to certain scholars so that you know they get to because he's popular, you get popular as well sits in my car and I take him you have ego in the head as well. massive problem. So this is again, is it for bragging is it for showing off? What's the motive? be connected to somebody of deen and Islam?

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So

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and then there's one or two other things. These are also connected to Dean we don't realize this Dean.

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Before I get to the last bit, which is just a brief I'm going to finish in the next 10 1015 minutes.

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I know I'm boring you hopefully not.

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But yeah, the Tullamarine why do we go and visit ill sick person.

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Remember, last sincerity is not just wanting the praise of the people. It's also wanting to save yourself from criticism.

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Can I repeat that again?

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Class is what?

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Not wanting

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the praise of the people

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and also

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not to want to save yourself from criticism.

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Do you understand the difference between the two? One is if I do this, people will say mashallah, mashallah amazing.

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The other is like, if I don't do it, people when people say

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you're like this, and you don't do this, and you don't go full, you haven't gone for janazah you haven't done this, you know, people will say bad things. That's also part of the not wanting praise. Basically, we just don't care about them. Look.

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That's why Marana Rasheeda Hamza Hera himolla, is to say that hamdulillah I've reached a level now that someone who praises me someone criticizes me is exactly the equally doesn't change one bit in my heart.

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And some of the earliest college say this as well. The what is the definition of the class, but criticism and praise absolutely doesn't make a difference is as though you've become a different type of human. This actually makes you human. The rest are all animalistic traits. That's why jealousy, hatred, competition, these are animals. We share all these things with animals. Allah made us with all these animalistic traits.

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To people, there's two businesses are fighting about something. Yeah.

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We think oh, yeah, we're humans. We're fighting. Always exactly the animal. We just do it in a different way we're doing in a business, they do it on a piece of bread in a pond in Abbey Park.

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You go and throw a piece of bread and all the swans will fight. Oh my god, you know, like, don't let the other one eat. We're fighting by money. We just do it a bit more professionally.

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And when the going gets tough, we're doing unprofessionally as well. When the COVID came, we go and run and pull, what

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does toilet rolls and all sorts of things that people go crazy. Because they're really animalistic traits come out. We are born with jealousy, competition, hatred. You know, just me myself. I show off I should be we born with all these things. And that's why Islam said Islam can we teachings to make us humans move us from being animals? This is what this deen is about become human beings.

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Remove the animalistic traits and become a human. Only of Allah is a human. Once you become a human, you've become a body of Allah.

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So

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visiting the sick, it's part of the

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now this is why why do you if someone says you know if I don't go to visit him at the hospital? He will take it bad people will take it bad. People will say you didn't even go there's no reward. It's sinful because it's connected to the these are all it's a sunnah the Hadith says either and Muslim with

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Are the whole Muslim lamb ESL fee for horriffic Jana, Hatha Yoga, whoever visits a person ill or sick you remain in the gardens of Paradise, there's angels make dua of mercy of these other things we make should make intention in the mind. I'm doing it for the sake of Allah for the pleasure of Allah I'll get reward

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and you know this The other thing that as well that we're doing only for the sake of Allah, but part of it as well, a second level, is we want to make some time this this is very important. We want to make bring happiness to the creation of Allah but for the sake of Allah,

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it's not for praise. You want to bring happiness, okay? If I give you a nice something here, it's only for Allah but I want you to be happy as well. But not for the praise. There's a difference. bringing happiness to a fellow Muslim brother sister,

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doing something good for them, not for a praise not so that but to bring happiness to them because Allah has had bring happiness. So you visit a sick person ill person, he'll become happy.

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Why do you attend the Janaza? Brothers Sisters inshallah we'll be janazah today. Why have you attended the Janaza prayer? Why are we going to the graveyard?

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If the intention is that if I don't go, What will people say?

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There's no reward whatsoever. It's sinful. It's haram.

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And Imam Ahmed been humble Rahim Allah Allah wants didn't go for janazah you know, there's a big scholar in his time called Bishop haffi.

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He passed away. Everyone's going 1000s of people. Somebody came to you Hmong. Somebody said, Oh, Mom, you Cummings. Can't. So why everyone people are coming from all over like, everywhere badass and cufon Basara people are flocking

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people. He's come says one of his students asked him afterwards he said everyone's going Why can't you gone for Janaza said lambda Darwinia Nia.

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I can't the nears are coming in my mind until the NEA is, you know, the NEA in my mind is that if I don't go if I go or don't go it's about the makuu if I go people say Mr. Muhammad came over, like if I don't go, then people will. They'll say Oh, this big Imam passed away and just another Imam didn't come to his janazah these thoughts are coming on mindset. If I go, I'll get sin, there's no reward. So until I don't if I'm able to how long did it for Janessa. If I'm able to sort out my near problems, then before then then I'll come otherwise I'm not gonna go.

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It's just amazing how these people were.

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So whether it's janazah whatever it is, you know, all of this should be

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last and then lastly.

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And also you're part of this again, people don't think this is Dean

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Nikka walima. It's Islam. Nikka is a sunnah.

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And I've talked about this quite a lot before as well. The indica marriage is a sunnah. Why is the person getting married? Why are you doing Oliva?

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Is it for the sake of Allah nicaya is a sunnah well Eva is a sunnah invite people for the sake of Allah if you are having massive wedding ceremonies big big believers for name for fame for images for people. People say wow amazing there's no reward the sin that's why there's a hadith the messenger SallAllahu sallam said that walima one day is hope and then it's after that it becomes some on showing off and there's no reward. And you know, the point is brothers sisters, honestly, these things bring anxiety and stress into our lives. People are getting married, but there's you know, will this be okay or that will be okay and I have to call this person and that person and

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there's misery and stress and family conflicts and people are fighting and people are arguing and debates going on just do it for the sake of Allah the messengers of Allah when he said he said yes I'm getting married well you might whoever's got anything come back come bring everything where you got bring bread let's sit down let's eat 100 level sake of Allah finish simple the amount of money we spend on others for others for image I once wrote I said to some people, I said people are complaining about financial issues in life. Things are very, very difficult. Diesel is 199 and petrol is very very expensive. If we stop spending money on those things that are just for other

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people show off just cut off that just spend money on what you need. You want to eat food, it's your benefit is going in your stomach. You want to go somewhere spend on only don't spend on anything which is for other people. Don't kick up your car. What's that going to do to you? It's just other people you can't you you know people like to do the car outside. I say it's weird. It's crazy. It's like you're sitting inside you can't even see it. People outside are benefiting enjoying a nice car. What are you what's happening to you? Nothing. You're not even enjoying your car from outside.

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And I still haven't I'm not saying it's haram was in full there's no follow up. I still haven't understood private number please till today.

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10,000 Patrick

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WHY would you spend something like is it do you forget where your car is? You're going to miss it like put your private one I've tested my car here. You're going to lose it to something I've still not understood I'm not saying it's haram but I was once going to write like a paper on it. Which makes it mcru At least or something but

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but then I just leave it the story I don't know. But I don't get it.

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What is the intention behind it? Why do you buy a house? Why do you buy a car is it for showing off? By spend money what's good for you for your own heart? For your own? Honestly, it'll bring peace in your life.

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Marriages keep them simple for if you got money Hamdulillah you can spend but do it only what's peaceful, what's easy? what's convenient for your own self for the sake of Allah? Forget everybody else. The greater the volume are you do brother and sisters? Nobody you know, this is a game about this old praise and this is not just in walima but generally why is this What does praise do? If we're doing things for the sake of the public for praise for people, you know, telling us why mashallah amazing this this is what does he do? Like what does he do? Does he give you 5 billion pounds?

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Someone's praising you so you're enjoying it Marshall? I finished a talk here right now and then somebody comes at him Marshall has great talk. Okay. He went into my ear. I enjoyed it. Okay, now what is gone in the Hawa in the air finished?

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I probably go to two hours can you can you repeat me please? What did you say? Everyday Can you repeat Yes, I'm a great person can you please repeat just keep on benefiting enjoy the mashallah amazing, amazing just trying to maybe just record it and just keep on listening. I'm You're amazing. You're amazing, amazing. Like, what what? What does he do? And the praise is not you know, honestly, when people praise, it's their brain and their mouth. Neither is the brain in our control. Neither is the mouth in our control.

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We do something you might praise me and you might criticize me for the same thing I've done your brain is different to your brain. Allah's so people's brains doesn't matter what they say doesn't make a difference.

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What is he do doesn't do anything if you praise me and selling me as soon as you praise me. I get billion pounds here then yeah, then praise me. Suddenly, every martial law amazing 100 pounds, then then, okay, it makes sense. Logically as well. And today on social media, it's become a

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disease, illness, the whole social media, the way it's made, is for validation, attention, seeking attention. Everyone's like, every time someone likes you feel, and this map gives mental health issues. That's why there's so many people are depressed through social media.

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Because they live on this artificial validation. You want validity you want people to keep on saying our sisters. They go they want to just, you know look a certain way. Yeah, you're amazing. You're amazing. You're very beautiful. You're beautiful. Oh, mashallah measure? Oh, amazing. Amazing. I don't know what's happened to them is it doesn't matter whether people see you or not forget everybody, your husband should say you're amazing. And that's it finish.

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But they go and put the pictures up so that they keep on hearing this. And the moment someone doesn't say it, depression, mental health, there's people who committed suicide because they stopped getting the limelight because you're gonna get old, you'll be 60 Then you'll have wrinkles then who's gonna say mashallah, amazing, amazing.

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There's a brother who actually committed suicide in some other country recently, because he wasn't getting the limelight. Out. There's football players who used to be in the 20s 30s were all the money and fame and popularity and then they got older, big fat and nobody, nobody really even like the younger generation don't even remember who you are. They're going to alcohol and it goes their mind goes depression. This is what fame does. Because he never He will never last forever. So even from a logical perspective, from an alcohol from a from a wisdom from a perspective, it just doesn't make sense. So like I was saying this Nikka Haleema as well. I remember once said this that we spent

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so much money on volume one brother said you know what, I'm going to keep a small Alima here 10 People at home we eat and the rest of the money I'm going to be family

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family where in Africa

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we throw food away to send money and in Sudan Somalia, mashallah whole family will eat food. It's for the sake of Allah. And like, you don't people are not going to praise you. You know, you can make the best walima in the best hole. The best cards, beautiful people looking in the bin. It's gone in the bin. What's happened? You spent money they'll come out the volumen and then you they'll do a big book and they'll just take a cigarette salt was too much it was okay what do you think? What it and they give that smoking account? Alright.

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Then they're going home and toilet and

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Cara

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For your food is gone all the money you've spent gone nobody's going to write a book on your walima

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they're not going to go home and mashallah now the great amazing walima wedding of brothers such and such and sisters such and such. Let's write a book and let's publish it. And every day on BBC News, no one's going to talk about your Lima. Millions of people marry and move millions of people die. You're not the only person you married. You're not the only one who's got a child. You're not the only one graduating today. Everyone lives in their own bubble. They think this is everything. There's billions of people there's people on the planet somewhere else right now. They don't even know what's happening bodies. So we live in a small bubble and we think that this is everything.

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We need to bring back our reality before Allah subhana wa Tada. So social media and yes, even Hadiya is also a bother the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam said give her the you will increase in love. Why do we give her do

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this is to give a gift to someone so that they give you a gift back. It's haram Quran causes Reba

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Tatum is ribbon lair bow of Yamaha Nashville airport and Allah is sold on without fear. Allah says Allah Tom known tested fear. Don't do a favor so that you want more favor. Why do we call people that people have a list? They call us for the wedding. So then we have to call them we have to call them

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that's it when you say you have to call them it's not for the sake of Allah.

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When you call someone for food, the Quran says that when pious people called invite people for food at home, they say in a minute mo Camilla which Allah We feed you for the sake of Allah Nando de Domaine come Jessa and voila, Shakira we don't want no thank you and nothing from you.

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Now when we're not doing for Allah then we want some things he say thank you to me. I did this. Don't worry. No, no, no. I didn't expect anything. I didn't follow you. If you ate all my food and didn't even say does that Allah no problem. It doesn't matter. It doesn't affect me. I did it for Allah. Silla to rhyme the Hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam said Lacell was a noble McAfee

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the one who maintain ties because others maintain ties with you you're just doing a return. That's not real maintaining of ties. You're good to me I'll good be good to you. If you're bad to me. There'll be I'll be bad to you. That's not real maintaining of ties. Real maintain of ties and let either Katya

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Katya Rahim who was Allah when people cut him off? He still maintains ties ties for the sake of Allah.

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We live in this transaction business You scratch my back I scratch your back. You smile at me. I smile at you. You don't smile at me. I was mad at

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you be good to me. I'll be good to you. This is all transaction we live in. Even Hadiya giving something sometimes you don't really want to give her her dear but why do you give it if I don't give it? What?

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They'll take it bad. The moment we say they will take it bad it's sinful. There's no reward like I said praise or not wanting criticism.

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You know when sometimes some guests come and you say Ah, why have they come for I have to feed them who said you to feed them?

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Women especially you got stress and pressure and I have to give them food there's no reward you're committing haram

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feed them if you want to for the sake of Allah if not, Sorry, can't feed you. You can have scheduled dates and Hamdulillah I still love you

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for carrying all these formalities, this is why we have problems in our societies, our minds, our societies, our families. Is all these issues because we have too much of this customs. The Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu is live a very straightforward very clean straightforward life to go to someone's house can I come? No sorry I'm busy Okay, no problem straightforward. Sara. The Quran says you know go to someone's house say when create a local merger offer Joe straightforward simple all these rules bring about peace and tranquility as well in our into our lives.

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Good UCLA as well is for Allah sake. You smile at someone not it shouldn't be a business smile.

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There's a difference between a real last smile and a businessman. Businessman is you need you want something you smile for Allah sake and that's from the heart your charitable you do good good o'clock good character. Be nice to people for the sake of Allah. Everything should be for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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so these are all the Senate connected to Dean I don't know how long I've been talking but just right and one point what's happening after my talk? Yeah, this is last I said right at the beginning remember a bada and

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who's the second thing it's been a long time. Harder. Now here this is just five minutes on this. All this sincerity has to do with all Islamic matters. No other is not Islamic matters. Daily worldly

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tivities eating, drinking, sleeping, walking, doing business going to work job. They're not Islamic acts, add, MOBA permissible acts,

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what a class and what this intention does in Malama Lavinia means that all these so called worldly activities, if they are done with a good intention, then they become an act of a bad, you are rewarded. And if you don't make a right intention, there's no sin here, there's no sin. Someone can just go to sleep with no intention. You've slept, no problem. There's no sin, you eating food. Without any intention, there's no sin. But if someone sleeps, or Allah I'm sleeping because you said in the logistic Alec hug, your body has a right over you give me energy, and then you shall love with this energy. I'll wake up I'll wake up for Fajr Salah and then I'll do this undo that, that six

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hours of sleeping becomes about someone eats.

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One is you just go and eat, thinking not knowing anything to do everything bones and everything finished.

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You know, there was some scholars they said we've never eaten in our life for pleasure.

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And even some health people say this.

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We don't eat for pleasure.

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We only eat for the sake of eating we don't live for eating. We eat to live the difference.

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And we only eat because Allah said eat because if you don't eat, it's sinful. And they make the intention of Allah meeting because you said in religiosity colleague hug, your body has a right over you. I have to give nourishment to my body. I'll get the energy and offer Salah do good things. Every worldly act, you're going to business everyday job as well. Oh Allah, you have said earning customer hierarchy for religion battle for either earning a livelihood Halal livelihood is one of the obligations. This is a responsibility I have to provide for myself and my family. Make that intention your whole day near a job at workplaces, at the factory or whatever office becomes a

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bother even students studying non Islamic studies. You studying medicine while I'm studying medicine, so that inshallah I can serve I can serve the community, the public, I can help people any secular science as well. If you study with the right intention, everything is rewarded.

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And this is the other aspect of enamel Amma Roubini yet buying selling business studying, eating drinking whatever and this is the meaning of inner Salah tea you know Sookie Rama, Rama Murthy

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you know at the time of qurbani, we should read this dua, or people don't know we say Bismillah Allahu Akbar, but this dua this is in the Quran in solidarity. Indeed, my salah when Uzuki and my good halocarbon one of the main meanings is my ritual slaughter my qurbani and it also includes all your brother, Wilma Yaya, Omar Marti, my living and death, everything, A to Zed morning to light, everything is for Allah, I smile for Allah, I sleep for the sake of Allah, I talk to someone for the sake of Allah am nice to my husband, wife for the sake of Allah, for to my children for the sake of Allah, I walk somewhere for the sake of Allah, I'm buying something for the sake of Allah,

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everything, whether it's Islamic activities, or dunya activities,

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but that requires training that every time before you do an action, you have to think Oh Allah, I'm doing this for you. For the sake of Allah, this is this, this this intention I'm keeping, then it becomes about that.

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And some scholars to say that but if it's very difficult to do that, for every action you do, then at least once in the morning after Fajr Salah make like a general intention for the whole days. So after fajr say Oh ALLAH today, I'm planning to do such such such I'm going to, to my workplace Am I by myself, I'm going to the office, I'm going to do this job, that job. Maybe going to see someone I'm making intentional now that this this this this for your sake for this for this, not for anything else. One general intention, the morning inshallah should work for the rest of the day. But if you do it each time, it's better. Even friendship should be for the sake of Allah. Muhammad

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ALLAH, ALLAH because ALLAH whoever loves for the sake of Allah dislikes for the sake of Allah home when they love everything.

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Even

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friendship.

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Why do you wear a watch?

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Make an intention. I wear a watch so that

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Salah time I can find every time you wearing a watch, you get a reward 24/7 reward for wearing a watch.

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These are all worldly activities.

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actually moved it up with money with Allah says that his father when he went for hajj, he was 10 years old. He came back and he bought him a watch. And he says I bought this watch for you. So that

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If you follow Salah prayer times, you wear a watch with that intention wearing a watch is an act of reward, every worthy activity. Now Allah subhanaw taala grant us the understanding does Allah sorry for taking too much time and I don't know how long it took for me to

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give me the ability first and foremost to act upon whatever I said and then all of you as well inshallah is Samak