Steps to Strengthen Aqida in Times of Doubt

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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100 enough. First of all, it's an honor. It's a privilege to be here with you today.

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at Nottingham University, I think it's the first time I was picking up this university

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we thank amongst panel data are loaded and the creator for granting us the toll free and the ability to be here today. We could be doing a lot of different things. And we pray that a lot except our endeavor and our efforts in coming here and that you reward us and make us better Muslims. It's personally for me. It's an honor and a privilege to be here. I'm actually doing a small a very small mini tour of some of the universities within Midlands actually, normally my talks are always very far away from Midlands and I'm actually just around the corner from here. I wasn't

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I wasn't an impression like it's quite far, I've been watching him three times. But to me it was just literally 25 minutes, we've got a we don't even need to get onto the MO and there's a backroom somewhere in the next 45 minutes. Wherever you read nothing, it's just around the corner. So yesterday I was at Wolverhampton University today I'm here in Charlotte. And then of course, one or two others coming up. The title is very important to the acleda strengthening faith in times of doubt, in terms of dogs.

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I want to just mention a few things.

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Which I think is which I think are very important aspects of us as Muslims. Some very important reminder, some of the things you might actually know often you might have already heard of, you might have already studied. Some things may be new to some of you, but it's just a sea of a mutual reminder that Allah says no Quran was a cure for in the cloth and follow Me remind one another because reminding it benefits the believers then found

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the word Aqeedah. We hear this word Aqeedah. Many times we hear this word everybody's heard the word of Peter, if you haven't heard it now it's a Peter Paul Muslims note the word of it. And it's probably one of the words that we'll fight about the most as well, unfortunately. And it's supposed to be the most simple thing and the Muslims life are key, the literal what does that mean? In the Arabic language if you know Arabic, because you studied Arabic, if you pick up the dictionary

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is from the word pizza, which means to tie something, they say Aqeedah which is my opinion insurnace cannabigerolic My opinion so no, Colombo, honey, man, a human being an individual of male or female, an individual when he or she places their heart on something attaches their heart and something that thing that item becomes known as I think it's been would be wasn't and I wasn't very muffled. Which means that if you place like that's where they use it for time, they'll not help it occurred to habla they say in Arabic, I tied a knot. If you tie the knot, then that means you've tied a knot tying means a kid. So if you tie your heart on something, if you place your heart on something,

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whether that something is item or a human being you fell in love with someone and your height is your heart sorry, is fully focused on that individual, then that's the that's the Aqeedah that individual becomes a Peter because your heart this is linguistically and speaking. So yeah, they don't insult you unbelievable and a an item, a thing or it could be even thoughts an idea that a human being has his heart is sent on an idea firmly said it's athlete.

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So if there's an idea

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There is a philosophy there is a concept

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tight okay. But it's important to stay away because it distracts the speaker and everybody else but I mean, you get the reward for coming here anyway, even if you sleep. No, no, seriously, if the reward is there, he could work with us. We couldn't be doing anything else. Just like in Ramadan. They say that a Assad hemophilia rivercity. We're in Canada in a fasting person, oh my God is in the worship of Allah, even if his wife God, and now even if you're rushing, even though if you're sleeping on his bed, but they say murder militar as long as he's not backbiting In other words, as long as not sitting. So as long as we're not sitting, even sleep even in good in the masjid. When

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you go into the masjid, you make an intention of article for the sake of Allah just sitting there, even sleeping, that it's an act of ABA is an act of worship. When group of Muslims brothers and sisters, when people get together with the sake of Allah is the maker of Allah remembrance of Allah, the Merciful God, he says it's an act of rebirth, and you can sleep through it as well, it's not probably going to take care of you for the sake of a majority. But it's just that sometimes a, it's affects the speaker, so insha Allah if you can try to stay awake. But anyway, going back to what I was saying Aqeedah is very important, it's ideas, a thought in the mind, any thought, now that

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thought could be a falsehood, it could be a false idea. Therefore, the word Aqeedah does not necessarily have to mean it, it doesn't necessarily mean the correct data, you could have Filipina to Sofia, you could have an updated verse in there because it basically means the for the ideas that you've set your heart upon, and the ideas that you've placed your heart upon. Now those ideas, those thoughts could be false, they could be wrong, they could be incorrect, and they could be correct. So this is the meaning of aqidah. Now, we in order for our Aqeedah to be correct, and in order for a pizza to increase our belief, the correct pizza. And in order for it to have some strength. There's

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two aspects of our peanut burden system. We have one aspect and this is what I want to talk about the two aspects of increasing our belief and strengthening our appeal to Saheba strengthening out correct, I think

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there's two elements. There's two elements, we have the intellectual side, and we have the spiritual side. These both elements are absolutely necessary. In the Aqeedah of a Muslim, the intellectual side, the things that we must know about, we must learn in terms of our piano, there are books written and this is the reason why the Scholars early used to say, like one of the Imams he said 100 According to the photo, the photo photo added to a shoe or in other words, the first thing a person learns, is accorded a humble, cockeyed. The first discipline or the first sight a Muslim learns in Islam is a pizza. That's the first signs that a person has to learn. This is the most important so

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we have this aspect which is the intellectual aspect, the set of beliefs, the rules, the belief system, the things that we must learn about from the Quran and Sunnah about our Arpita about our Lord and our Creator. This is one aspect and I want to talk briefly about these two aspects. And the other aspect is the spiritual side, the yucky and the belief and the spirituality in the heart because again, if we learn a set of rules, just a dry list of rules, you can read the text 2030 pages and Arpita below you know, that wasn't the who would actually cut out there's oneness of all there's no associate no partners with Allah. Allah is this and Allah is that you know all the

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attributes of Allah and this is what we learn about Jana Johanna mobile, the prophets and we learn and we it's just a few drying, you know, a dry list of certain things that we can learn about. And then when it doesn't impact our life impacts our interaction with Allah, it doesn't impact our interaction with fellow human beings and for the Muslims. And it doesn't bring a positive change in our lives and then RP there is no benefit. It's just a set of rules, even non Muslims.

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Even non Muslim you can you can learn a pita and you could be a non Muslim. There are professors of Islamic studies in various universities in England and America and elsewhere. They know the rules of happiness more than all of us put together here.

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Really tell people that they know the rules of aqidah they've studied the books of Pisa there are books in Arabic, translated by non Muslims is one place to apply them as a PA ye back, an orientalist, he actually translated one of the best translations of this classical texts.

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synesthesia, which is very difficult for even scholars who know the Arabic language of study to sort of understand, because he was I think he was from England, I'm not sure. But he translated how to copy translation. So there are there are even non Muslims who can learn the set of rules. But it's not just about learning a set of rules and definitely not arguing and debating and fighting and quarreling and disputing about a set of rules we need in this special in this given time with his fitna trials, tribulations everywhere, we need to strengthen our iman and nakida there are people day and night that argue about petty issues. And when we look whether the Salah with them, if they

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really have strength of image in the way that prayer we in the way they pray in their salah, in the interaction with fellow human beings. We don't see the impact of Athena, all the effort, energy is utilized in a negative manner in argumentation. I mean, unfortunately, we live in a time where people, people thrive on this, people thrive on this, you know, it's just some people they live can just not move ahead. I'm talking about practicing people,

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especially this within the brothers moreso than the sisters. They just cannot move they cannot be practicing unless they're having a debate every single day about something about Islam. People, some people seriously young people, they thrive on this.

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They just cannot they just can't live a life of being a good practicing Muslim.

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This is a time of trials and tribulations we really need to get back to the basics, have our connection with Allah subhanaw taala our relationship with our loading of grit. So we have this intellectual side of Akita, the intellectual side, in terms of believing in Allah subhanho data, and in believing in the attributes of lots of Hannibal data, very important these intellect intellectual side. And we have to remember brothers and sisters, this is a point

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that

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many of us if not all of us, were maybe some brothers or sisters who actually reverted to Islam.

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We live in a time unfortunately, that

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would be Hamdulillah. We are born as Muslims. But many of us we take Islam for granted.

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We take Islam for granted

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a large percentage of people who call themselves as Muslim, right? This is a very important, large percentage of people who call themselves Muslims, whether they were born in a Pakistani family of Bangladeshi family equate the family an Egyptian family or a Somalian family or a Chinese family or a Malaysian family, a Muslim family they were just born in that culture.

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Taking taking Islam for granted, there are people out there who have nothing in the Islam except the name and the culture that they built.

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There's nothing in Islam they have like the messenger Salalah or even saying

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Islam means nothing just the name, the name is a Dr. Muhammad, or whatever the name is, or Fatima Rosina, berhadiah or Asia. That's it. And they just bought in that culture, they become cultural listeners.

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We've become we've become cultural Muslims, some of the things we do as well it's just that we're poor. And you know, when Ramadan comes, it's like a festival now. Okay, it's the whole Iftar it is a festive meal. Why do we fast? Do we really fast with all the advocates? Do we think about fasting? Do we worship Allah, and those people who don't pray at all and have no connection with Islam? I mean, that is where Allah save us all. But seriously, it's we need to take this history, the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah and he was celebrated. He says, that

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men Tharaka salatu, Mata Ahmed and kaffir This is a Hadith. Imam Muhammad related this in his Muslim, no one who deliberately

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leaves out man Tharaka Salah apps, he just he deliberately or she deliberately fails to offer a prayer with Ramadan for tomorrow, he has indeed committed

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one prayer in intentionally delivery. Now there is a debate within the classical scholars and it's not a problem, you know, you have differences of opinion based on the definition you had and these are the great within the Companions, there was these two opinions.

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Most of the Imams they have their opinion is that you don't actually do you if you miss one prayer deliberately you do not give the following Islam but there is a very, very dependent within that within our Islamic scholarship, you know, 100, but the Allahu Anhu will not increase within his opinion was one prayer, someone misses deliberately you have left the fold of Islam. This is Imam Ahmed. Mohammed was no ordinary human being. That's his opinion and many others as well. Some of the companions and disposition Yes, we have Imam Malik, Imam, Schaeffer, Imam, Abu Hanifa, and others. Whose opinion is that by missing one point, you do not become a golfer. But it's very serious. One

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prayer you mentioned. One prayer we miss out on the fall of Islam, according to a large group of you

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Muslim whatever Imams and scholars and even those who do not consider those who do not consider a person to come out of the fold of Islam by missing one prayer deliberately what they all agree upon. And this is the whole Muslim Ummah, there is no two opinions on this, that if somebody, look you have two types of people.

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There's one individual that he's trying to practice, praise one day for sure. He offers us a lot of pleasure one day, she offers us a lot of visual, the next stage fell a bit lazy Wednesday, one day three prayers, and then the two prayers, another day five prayers another day three prayers and the time they miss, they feel guilty. All I really want you to wake up today should have woken up, I just felt lazy, you know, falling down and getting up again. It's still sinful, right? It's still sinful, it's still a serious issue. But

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that person is Charlotte as a whole, you feel guilt about it, there's a hope. And you will still call that person a Muslim because you the vast majority of us do Imams and scholars. But you have another individual who never even contemplates, never thinks about ever prayer or praying for days, weeks, months, years on end, never praise. Maybe it's harder to do more to another Serato Jamara. And some even don't come for Serato DJ umara from Serato read to Serato and read by the way server to read his version or even sooner. So I prefer on the day is fun. There are people so that the version that you see in the mosque is like half the mosque or a few few rows and three prayer. The

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whole mosque is packed your other professional not pray read if you're going to choose between the two, because fighter is more important than your insula reading. Now, this is what the Romans say that if a person continuously deliberately on days on end,

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does not pray to her when and was taking them as a likely neglectful it isn't really isn't there's no, there's no even guilt. And there's no even intention to pray. And that doesn't equate to everybody without a doubt.

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There's no appeal that this person is this is the Imam saying I'm not saying I don't want to start saying that. Everybody is confident this I don't mind it's too easy to call people govern. But this is one that you might say.

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We always point fingers to who people of other faiths. We always point fingers to the Christian and the Jews, especially the Christian. What do we say? We say how many of them are atheists really they don't really believe and even if you ask them, some of them they say we don't believe we just by name where most look away Christians. Christmas is like a festive celebration. It's not really religious. If somebody is maybe slightly religious, they might just go to a midnight mass or something. You know, they might just to go and visit a church Berean it's a festive thing. You ask some of them this is a we don't really believe it's just a holiday period. And I want that return

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holiday period human being has become it's a celebration. It is a spiritual celebration, more than a physical celebration. They said are you doing human Let me serve God in Neville riddle human half and worried. Pain is more about, you know, later to Judaism, that we are recommended in real time that at night we stay awake, not buying last minute shopping and wondering just how long you can do it. But more than that, you know seriously, we look at our setup and the predecessors. All night long. They're worshipping Allah in later to read. This is the time to take the neuroma and the gift from Allah.

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But we just become last 10 days people the most important nights and days of a Muslims life. 10 days of Ramadan, people go to waste their time, you know, go shopping and this center and that center, we have something investor as well, you know, people being

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shopping last 10 days or not every minute is so valuable. Why? Because we've become cultural. We're not in reality, in actual fact, Muslims that we learn about are Wakita. And this is a reason why we find some time Reaver brothers and sisters who actually not become culturally oriented Muslims, they have given and sacrifice the family, their parents, their parents are not Muslims. they've sacrificed everything. They've given up alcohol, and pork and wine and everything. They've given everything up, they've sacrificed they become better Muslims and many of us, they start learning about Aqeedah they have no they have the ability to have impact on their lives. And it doesn't

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become a cultural thing to them because they were not born in a culture. They will not just born in a culture and there are young people out there today I myself

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encountered a few like one brother and it's really sad. He came to me once this is a couple of years ago. He said to Michelle, you know if we really I was talking about we were talking about some issues. And he said, you know talking talking about doubting leaders, things like that. He goes if you really asked me deep down, I don't really I don't need to be

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You've touched

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him and he says there's numerous youngsters like that said we just we caught up we were born in a Muslim family. By chance Mom Dad did something Crash Bang we came up

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by chance this is this is, this is by chance Muslim. It wasn't by choice. We should be thankful that Hamdulillah we became a snooze but then we still need to this is why Allah says Allah Quran Yeah, you will live either amanu aminu. Oh you will believe believe. What does that mean? believe believe I was addressing all you to believe believe. Oh, man, be a man. You know, when we say a man, if he's not if he's being a sissy, for example, I don't think that's the right word to use. But if he's, you know, sometimes we say Be a man. He is a man who said PML a blessing. Yeah, you're Latina. Amanu. aminu have strengthened you have made a be Muslims now, are believers be believers. So

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this is this is very important. I thought I mentioned this to you because it's very important. We need to turn back to being pure Muslims who actually learn about Aikido. And we have the two sides of our kids. We have this, the intellectual side, the intellectual side, we have many things we have many things that we believe in. It's a very vast subject, right? It's a very, very fascinating subject. You know, this is the white that's actually one of the Imams and in one of his books of poetry. This is a book in our reader. He said if God lumen Allah the veto, hey, the man who flew into add anyone who is just a believer, just because parents were believers and people around you

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are believers, the man who is believed Lumberyard is not free from doubt.

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You know what that means?

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That if a person is a Muslim, just because people were Muslim around him, and he became Muslim, just like that is Iman is not free from doubt. Now they've explained this and they say that look, the scenario is that if, for example, we became Muslims, we will Muslims because we were born in a Pakistani family or a visual family, Indian, candlish, family, Kuwaitis, whatever Muslim family, we happen to be born as Muslims, because of our parents, right, because of our parents, but now, and Hamdulillah, we have such strength and such Aqeedah and such strength in our belief, and such European and reliance and Tawakkol on Allah, that right now, if my parents would

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love me, Allah may have a god forbid, but if this person individual needs to be, if right now, my parents left the path of Islam, my siblings, brothers, sisters, you know, my children, my spouse, my uncle's, my aunts, people around me, my community, everybody, everybody around, we left Islam, we need to look into our hearts. This is what is called as explained. And if I think that if that was to happen, and I would also leave Islam because everybody's left, let me leave Islam. This means right now, my email is,

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however, despite me being a Muslim, because of the band crushing coming out, right, despite me just being a Muslim, I never chose and I've accepted Islam, and I've embraced it. But I was born as a Muslim.

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But now I've studied and have impacted my anger. And I've worked on my email to such an extent that it's so strong, and it's has so much strength in it. That right now if the whole world was to leave Islam, and would to deny God, and reject the Messenger of Allah and Allah, God, it was ALLAH, I would stand firm, I wouldn't be steadfast, and nothing can move money, man. And this means that at this moment on time, money, money is fine, it's strong.

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It's not, it doesn't have any doubt. Each one of us we need to think, look into our hearts and contemplate, what's my case? Where is the human, how strong is the human and that's how we should judge. So we have this one element, the element of the intellectual side, learning about Akita, learning about that, and we have the spiritual side, that these both elements are very, very, very important, the intellectual side, as well as the spiritual side, you can't have one or not the other you can't have this or not. The first you have to have both. And this is what is taught in Surah Fatiha when Allah says delassalle Kloosterman you know, and hamdulillah Robben Island or Rama the

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right what do we say after that molecule MIDI? And then we say even this is our feeder all of its active iya can output for a year can assign Allah is only You we worship and we talk about that maybe it is only you from whom we seek help and assistance. And then what do we say? What do we say after that?

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Is dinner syrup and Mustafi what's the translation? Somebody?

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One person Okay, brother. Hey, Chef.

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All right. Guide us to the right path good translation you know there's a better better translation as well.

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straight path as well. Yeah good good translation. That's perfectly correct. But you know there's there's a unique aspect to this dinner in a Serato stopping

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you know if for if I'm traveling from Leicester to Nottingham and I come close and I want to get to Nottingham University

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and I've lost my weight and we don't have no navigation. No tonto, right? Right now you don't get lost you don't have a tumtum and you have an iPhone if you don't have the iPhone and you know, you have probably something else you know, just don't get lost nowadays. But imagine I've got lost and then I asked somebody and I say to him, can you show me the directions to the University of Nottingham he says, Okay, I'll tell you take go straight down this road to go run this first roundabout go over the round go around the roundabout sorry and then the next player will go with the firewall. Then from the next traffic light take a right and then the next traffic light, you

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know, carry weight straight and then take the left from there. And then keep on going 123 After the third take a right and then take the left and completely heal from your last anyway but he's telling you everything right and you're writing it down.

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ways you do his guiding you is guiding you to the straight path to the story here is his guiding you to the University of Nottingham. This is Isla

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towards show us me the direction to here we are asking Allah, if He was a dinner, or Serato stubby, it would be all about guidance shows up straight paths. So that means all you know just tell us where the trip path is. So he's getting you know, he tells us it's then you go there and find yourself. But I'll just show you where is.

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A lot of he used to work. He never used the term. The word ILA. It's not a dinner, Isla is the nursery. All the dog guidance, which shows from far that that's where the straight path is. pick us up physically and put us on the Strip.

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Which means that you know, if someone tells you that you don't when you tell him, West University certainly helps if we do the call of taking the or there's my call, like we just put a card right now he said, Wait there, I'll bring my car and follow me in the car. So we followed him that's guiding, physically teaching the person that this is the nasolabial study. Anyway, this was a side point, there was a lot of stuffing. And then Allah said, What did you say after that, so overloaded and untidy.

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He didn't want to be it him need a straight path is the middle way. It's actually the path of moderation. I didn't want to be it would have been, God knows the path of those upon whom was the Wrath of Allah, historically, and not those upon whom was the anger of the Wrath of Allah and those who are deviated. Now, in the Surah. Allah is talking about two tendencies, two tendencies that Muslims could fall into as well. One tendency is that intellectual tendency and this is a tendency, which many university script students can fall into, right, this is one tendency, where which is,

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this is those people upon whom is the Wrath of Allah rather anger of Allah Allah is referring to if you look at the commentary, Allah is referring to some of the earlier faith communities right, who base the whole either on intellectual aspects, okay, this is how it is, you know, this is the, this is atom split out and this is this, this is that you need to believe in this God is everything you want to understand what everything you need a logical explanation to the, my new details

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about it, these other people upon whom is a wrath of God of the anger, the love of God.

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This is one this is just the intellectual aspect of opinion. Everything needs, you know, you just everything, either no spirituality, no spirituality, right? And on the other hand, Allah said, they do we are the human of one of God lean. The other extreme. He was talking about Allah is referring to some of the other faith communities like the Christians, everything was based on love and emotion. Right, everything. I love you, you love me, Jesus loves you. Everyone does. It's just loving, loving, loving, and there's no you know, physical rules, like within some Muslims, you find that that's another extreme

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where it's all the ignorance worshiper is just basically basing everything on love, but no rules. No, no intellectual aspect, no using of the brain. If we go to this extreme anger, Wrath of Allah, if you go to that extreme, the Quran tells us that there's a deviation, this deviation, and that's where the Indian also open Mustafi with the middle of the intellectual aspect and the spiritual aspect, both need to be combined. Islam is an intellectual religion. It's not an religion that is based on emotion. It's not a religion that's based on sentiment.

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sentimental things. It's not a religion that's based on sentimentality. It's not something that you, you know, okay. It's all sentimental. And it's all just, you know, love and emotion. It's not based on that. And neither is it based on just rules, dry rules that okay, this question, you know, what is this? What is that? Like, you know, some of them will, you know, will have more documented bow Baqarah

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was ordering to slaughter a cow is in what kind of car was ingredients in blue? Is it yellow? Is it bigger this morning? Too many questions.

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And because of all these questions, they fall into difficulty and problems. So, we need both these aspects very important in terms of the intellectual aspect, just very quickly, because time is short. And I want to talk about some, some very important thing, but this was like controlling the time, this is just actually introduction. But no, seriously, this is like an introduction.

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There's, there's a few things I really want to talk about which, let me just quickly, if we talk about the intellectual aspect, we have to learn our brothers and sisters take time out, learn about our beautiful religion, learn about our kids learn about what we need to believe and learn about our Lord and our Creator. Learn about the beautiful names and attributes of Allah, you know, we start with the heat and the Oneness of Allah was one of the one of the most important attributes of Allah is the dough heat, right? Which is all the Muslims agree with. If somebody disagrees with Ophelia doesn't remain a Muslim, there's no Muslim who denies the hate of Allah who's part of the data. And,

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you know, try and make excuses for people you know, when they when they don't start saying that this person is not disappearing into heat in the urine, shut up, shut up, shut up. Most people as much Muslims, the more company will have a genuine shot. You don't want to get bored in general, you know, by yourself. It's like, everybody else is going to the fire hotel, you're gonna get bored. If you want a football tournament, how many players you know we need to we need to think about all these things. So we want more and more people more company, we want to get more reach and more people come with us agenda, the better inshallah Milotic assaulted gentlemen. So why Danny at the

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heat of Allah, very important. This is something we need to learn about. This is what's measured is whatever the has yet and every day inside how many times in a year, or a year can start, which is only you we seek help from it is only we this assistance we seek from you, we worship only you yes and our, our our gudi which is our worship is only four right and we need to be very careful about that worship is only for Allah, a seeking of help and assistance is only from Allah. This is a topic in its own Surah to the last another name for Sudha to across the surah to read

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Will Allah Allah Samad them yet one of you that whenever you're gonna level before and ahead.

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So this these are some of the attributes of Allah and there's one beautiful Hadith once the Messenger of Allah so Allah Azza wa salam, peace and blessings be upon him his

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cousin, Abbas Abdullah, he blocked us I

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said to him, he wants to dress him and said, Yo, hold on. He was his cousin when he was well young, you know younger than him in age Cydia here. Yeah. Oh, my young child, his inculcating the true sound pure accident in his heart from a young age. And that's what we need to do with our children from a young age. You know, you have children, two year olds, three year olds, tell them speak to them. Say to them Menara Booker, they should say hola. You know, from a young age. I have a small son. He's only

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one year and six months.

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Yeah, one year and six months. Right now he doesn't speak what I've taught him Hamdulillah you know, you ask him You said your manner of poker.

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And then you said to him, gave her how to coach a doula because I do for how to do that then I've seen them what census data and then then ask is is October so then I say to him is smoke October because neuron so I'm just trying to you know teach you a few Arabic words from now he's he's just one year six months but he doesn't speak or anything he's he's walking but but from a young age we need to tell them Allah is our highly Allah is Raza when you give him milk or food, who who gave you this provision sustenance, of strength of iman from a young age who created you? Mana havoc, Allah created you, they need to children from a young age. So the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam he is addressing his cousin Abbas he said he Yahuda Oh, my young child.

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I found another young for the Lucha digital to

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preserve and God the commands of Allah Allah will guard and preserve you. You will find preserve and comply with the laws of Allah you will find Allah before you were the standard starting

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In the way that the first ask only from Allah see California from Allah, and the Hadith goes on, but there's no time. So I want to just stop there with this aspect. But this is very important, we really need to learn about some of our, these basic attributes of Allah and about the messengers of God, peace and blessings be upon them. But it's something that we need to learn about. But the other aspect, which is the spiritual aspect of Aikido, and I said, it's not just about a set of rules. It's about having this RP that that we study impact on our lives, it has to have a positive impact are clear, this is what it is that Akita enables us to see the world as it is it if we don't have

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the sound of Kedah we live in a state of delusion, we are deluded, we live in a time where there's all these materialistic materialistic things around us, or we can get carried away, we don't have time to think we need to continuously strengthen what we've learned the basic Arpita we need to continuously strengthen, we need to continuously strengthen we need to water we need to nourish it with our nourishment this athlete that can really become weak weak and sometimes may god forbid a male or female so it could even be could lose it. And some things are very important Salah as I said,

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this is you know so inner salah the 10 Hi fresh, anyone want a prayer is highly effective to strengthen our EMA it's highly effective. And one very important is this is the spiritual side, this is the side where Aqeedah will be studying the books has to have an impact upon us. Right?

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It has to have an impact upon us.

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You know, if you look at

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once once you have the spiritual side in the heart and the appeal

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if you if we have the occluder impact our hearts,

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then brothers and sisters, we will be different Muslims, we will have a site in the heart, what we've studied in the books, we don't stick to that and we don't argue and debate about that. We study up either and we don't argue and debate rather we let it impact our spirituality and our relationship with our Lord. Then we have in a state of a condition that is unique. You know the shahada as I love, you know, Lola

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and no Hamid Abdul Horus, who shahada

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you know, Shahada. What is actually I don't mean

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to testify. But you know, literally the word shahada means to see, I see.

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SHA he was witness witnessing witness witness I witness I hurdle, I don't just testify is not going to somebody told me there is no God, but Allah, I know I can see with the sight of the heart. It's in the heart I can see. That's why we didn't say I know I know that there is no God but Allah, there is no messenger except the Messenger of Allah Salah looked at and he was saying, it's not that I know I recognize ash hurdle. I am fully convinced there is no shadow of doubt in this fact. This is what we call shahada is from the heart. That's why in Arabic language you have two words Basara and the sila. The Salah is the eyesight, the Syrah is the sight of the heart. That's what they say. And

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basura kobika masala to Lincoln masala tea light. It's the it's the inner sight and this is in the Quran. Allah says Paul Hermes be the messenger of the whole messenger. See, heard he said really, this is my path. This is my methodology. So the rule of law he had ever Siraj. I invite people I call towards God towards Allah with this insight. That's why it's called insight. Insight is inside because it's the site which is in

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even from an English language inside eyesight, insight, because

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he was an English Bassam, a Syrian Arabic, in English eyesight inside, it's in the heart, and that's what we need to start to get to that. That's where you call it strong. Okay, that that's impacted. It starts from the intellectual side, it's impacted the heart, and we live a life from morning till night, we reach a level of exon and this is why in the Hadith, the messenger of allah sallallahu taala, and he was setting when he said email, Islam exon three levels, why first level when you know this famous hadith of geography when the messenger when the angel came to the Messenger of Allah, so Allah who I use him send me an email, what is email and he said, that you know, you believe in Allah

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and you believe in Allah what that would actually trigger and then he hand in hand and told me I would like you to be here also you will Yamanaka

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When other highly emotionally, that's the intellectual aspect. Such a rules what email is such a rules, learn them know about them. And then he asked about Islam start having the impact on your physical aspect that you're praying to claim a Salah to do not assume Ramadan, but the halogen Veda is the current theory. He's a reader, the five basic obligatory integrals, and then he has to make sound what is the state of axon? That's when the site comes in sight. And that's what he said. And Dawood, Allah Hunter and Nikita, for a limited control over in Europe. It's a state is a condition it's a level when you're worshiping Allah, as though you are seeing him from the heart. This is this

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is the strength, the highest level of the ones are key, the one strength of creed, and we're gonna take us to the level Sharla what are some of the steps that take us to that level? Because it's very important, what are some of the steps that we need to get to that level to get strength in our in only opinion, our reliance in our trust in Allah in our ultimate European is with Allah subhanaw taala? What are the steps, we need to first of all, Number One boy, one of the things that we can do is we need to

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we need to do is we need to start practicing Islam actions. As I said, without actions, Imam becomes weak. We've been cultural Muslims all our lives, if we don't offer our Salah regularly, if you're not reciting the book of Allah, we don't have a fixed time in our daily schedule to read the book of Allah, the words of Allah, his paddle with the island, slowly and gradually, this image becomes weak. And we need to avoid sins we need to avoid since the most important part of our lives is to avoid sins, all the sins that are there. The sins to do with any organ of the body.

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Were the sins to do with our interaction with other human beings who cooperate but the rights of the servants of Allah are highly important in Islam, we neglect them. Our dealings, our interaction with other human beings are the Muslims and the non Muslims even with animals. Very important, who opened a bird some of the owner mindset or put a burden on them another helpful Biller, the rights of the service of about a slave Zophar have been given more importance than the rights of Allah Himself because Allah can forgive but a human being if you've taken some money, if you took a loan, 200 pounds, and you didn't pay him back or you didn't pay her back, until they don't forgive ALLAH,

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ALLAH forgive. And that's why in the Hadith, a man will come in abundance of good deeds on the Day of Judgment. But but he backbiting his land and he swore at someone he he consumed the wealth of somebody unlawfully and all his good deeds will be given to all those people who he, you know, inflicted, hurt and paid off. So all these sins, they have an impact, we have to carry out the basic duties sorrow, etc. But we have to avoid sins and sins are connected to you know, two main areas.

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Two main you know, the human being has these two strong forces to commit sin. You have a word of Adobe, I'll go to Sherwani

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I'll go to Adobe is the angry so the angry insha. Allah has created anger within us for a reason. Right? All these names we look we are human beings, it's natural to have anger, the messengers or Allah or it was from a companion came to him and he said, O Messenger of Allah, give me the car advice, making sure there's a lot of other Don't be angry. Yes, second time. So don't be angry. Third time, don't be angry. Now. We could we could think to ourselves, why did omachron anger he should have just created and he should have created this without anger. There's a Hikmah there is a wisdom behind all of these things, there is a reason for creating anger, because there are some

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legitimate ways of using anger.

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Yet, there are some ways where you need to places occasions, time and place for everything, you have to use anger,

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all these

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natural things that we have, there is a wisdom behind it are created in for wisdom. So, we have the strong force which is an over to the lobby. And you have another strong force with it, which is Alcoa to Sherwani the last four. So the angry soul and the last four. So, these two have very, very, very

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these two forces are very powerful, in make us commit sins and take us away from the straight path and lead us out of the photos. The angry nature you know, in the Quran, Allah is talking about the believing the pious righteous season when you layer the wound, again with a feeder these the righteous people lie on their own on our Wahida How come they don't associate partners with God so the Eman Tauheed is good. The upgrade is good. And then when I actually will enough seletti Haram Allah we love it. When is noon they don't come in Murder. Murder is connected to what what force

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go to Nevada via the angry when is noon they're all phony Kate

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In order to show me the best full soul, last broken systems, I'll be frank here.

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I know we live in a town where there's a lot of

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people say my email is weak. If we're not going to control ourselves in terms of fitna and Iman is going to be weak. You can't expect to be a powerful, strong Muslim, no matter how you dress, and how massive beard you have and how big hijab you have in your head, and how much dollar activity you're doing, and how much debating and arguing you're doing. And you know everything about the text, this iron,

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Rose, but then if you are committing sins, you're not protecting yourself properly, you're not protecting and guarding your modesty. Nothing is of any benefit, nothing's of any benefit. Protecting one's modesty is probably the most important thing for a Muslim, especially in an environment like the university Allah says what Zina don't even come close to 40 occasion. Forget fornication, don't even approach it. Don't even smell it. Don't even come close to it. The Xin and I need another Hadith of sire Buhari, the Zina the fornication of that is to cast lustful gazes at the opposite gender. I'm gonna say in just any days, lustful gaze with evil and lustful thoughts.

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I don't want to go into this topic and actually talked about this topic yesterday at school Hunter university, but last fall gays it is prohibited in Islam. Now one knowledge around

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that is ownership on a man and a woman are never alone, in a room by themselves isolated you could have mashallah we'd having a meeting together, we're talking about an event coming in by ourselves in the room,

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except to thoroughly shake on the weakest instinct and I know, produces and I know, it's difficult. And it's easy for me to say all this, and I'm not with you here. And you know, I don't live in an environment where there's all fits on. I know it's difficult. But this is the challenge. Allah created shower last for a reason, because it's a means of procreation for children. For older for if there was no lust, we wouldn't be here today wouldn't. We're here we're creating 100 Allah, Allah use it as a means. So there's a there's a right way. And that's right, Islamism. Again, in

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one extreme we have, in some faith, community, faith communities, that lust and sexual passion and desire is evil. Filthy is one of those deadly sins. And there's no right way of using it. It's bad, filthy, full stop. That's it. That's why in this is in some of the communities within the Christian Christians and some of the Hindu communities, they have this. That's their understanding. And their approach is that in order for you to gain proximity to Lord and to become close to God, you have to live in a monastery, you have to be a monk, you have to be a nun. You can't be American who even if you get married, you can't have sexual intimate relationship with your spouse. You can't meet by

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yourself, you have to the Mujahidin, the more you know, striving and struggling, the more you control your sexual urges and passion, the more you become close to God, that's what we Islam says. That's an extreme to the right. And another extreme to the left is what we find today that a person a man and a woman can fulfill their desires in any way shape, or form, no restrictions, no conditions, no rules, no laws, with whoever and with whatever

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nowadays is with whoever it is even have to be a human what ever.

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Now you

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can we live in a time. That's how people it's unfortunate. And this last brother and sister it becomes ultimately it becomes a disease. It becomes a disease. You might say oh well I'm young right now I'm 2223 relaxing. You know, time will come and settle down. Seriously, brothers don't sisters as well. Don't just go into that game because once it becomes a habit.

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Yeah, sorry for being frank, but I just recently is an old man. He came to me is 66 and he says that I'm married, I have grandchildren but I still cannot stop masturbating and watching porn

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habit which was formed when he was 16 years of age. So I've tried everything. It just can't it's a it becomes an addiction. Like I was speaking to a middle of one medic, he was telling me that the brain or the part I don't know, the which makes you addicted to drugs is the same thing that makes you addicted to porn and lustful things. But what regardless if that's the case or not, but we understand we realize that it's an addiction. One thing after another it becomes your your nature becomes either you could get married and that's why I tell people that if you do not search yourself out before marriage, you could be married, you will still be playing away. You'll still be messing

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around outside of marriage. That's why we see you into today. You know, we see all these in the news celebrities, all the foreclosures recently, all these having affairs and prostitutes or whatever and all these things. Why? They've actually now considering it a disease where it's just a disease, they just can't help it. It is becoming an addiction. So we have

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have to purify ourselves before marriage and sisters as well. Don't you know, take him for granted don't start you know falling in love. It's not about it's lust, right and don't believe a brotherhood comes, you know, love you and then your marriage you because I'm telling you 99% of the time this guy's gonna run away, it's not gonna work out you will be, you'll be hurt. And at the end of the day, you'll be hurt, really, you'll be hurt at the end of the day. And then when sisters some of them don't even remain verging then it becomes difficult for some of them to get married. So just don't approach it. This is why Allah is what are takanobu zina don't even come close to it. Because

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it's all artificial behavior. It's all artificial. You know, people are just playing around. Don't Don't take this, you know, home, Oh, love, love and this and that. And I feel like I mentioned this the other day. I remember a few years ago, there was a couple as a young young, there's a brother and sister, both at a university in London somewhere. They wanted to get married, and parents are having an affair because some cultural issue or whatever. But there's another reason we need to talk to the parents as well, to make it easy for young people to get married. And that's where Islam says the right channel is Nika, which is Hannah Loffler beautiful way of the messenger of allah

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sallallahu alayhi salam, the middle way, the extreme of abstinence totally is sinful. And the other extreme of fulfilling one's desires in any way, shape or form. That's also wrong. The the Middle Way, the path of moderation which Islam teaches us is Nikka Hala pure. And of course, because a beautiful, we need to make it easy. The problem is that, first of all, we kind of get married when we want to get married our parents big problem. I speak to older generation and some of the brothers in London they've said to me that we need some elderly speakers who speak the local language, Bengali Bangladeshi community. So we need some speakers who speak and speak to our parents. You

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can't get married until you don't get this degree and this career and this new business of his car and until the great granddad doesn't come back in Pakistan or Bangladesh,

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and how one has to convince Islam is the most simplest. The simplest thing

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in Islam is marriage. It takes two seconds. Seriously, literally, maybe not two seconds. 10 seconds. Right now two seconds. Anybody interested? No.

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It takes two seconds, honestly. Even the hotbar so hot button hijacked the Messenger of Allah and Allah when he was reciting the verses of Taqwa. It's so nice. So it's not integral. It's so easy. The woman says the Lord sister says, I give myself to your marriage. And he says, I've accepted you wholeheartedly, you don't have any basis I've accepted you. Two people are there witnessing that to five seconds.

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A murder is a condition which they need to but it's not integral II German abou proposal and acceptance is very simple. All these new south, you know, these self imposed restrictions are harming us. And that's what we see, since it's our justification, by the way, they don't say, Look, you know, my parents are not and we will be accountable for our own actions. Right, we have to be accountable. But we need to try to make the car as easy as possible. Now this young, but I was telling about the sisters don't think that it's you know, people are in love with you, and you're in love. And this example, these two, those 21 year old brother and maybe 20 year old sister economist

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a few years ago, I spoke to both of them. They want you to know when they can get married, and all they can speak to the parents or this or that in theory, really, we love each other. I remember speaking to the sister, she said, this is quite funny. She said, this is when she was really she thought she was in love. She wants to get married to you know, she's like, you know, for me, if I don't marry him, I will never marry anybody in my life. It's impossible. I cannot think of living a life even a minute without him. Impossible rather, gas. Yeah. How many times people have sent that and when you think about it, let's say that this

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but anyway, you know, this is what she said. As I said, Okay, let's see, you know, speak to someone get somebody in the middle of the shoulder if you should, but you know, they always use Islam. It's really for Islamic reasons. You know, it makes me a better Muslim. I feel really content and about Islam and featured me Okay, sometimes it is the case. But anyway, I said, Look, if it's for Islamic reasons, talk, you know, get someone involved, go to your local Imam, if you want I can speak to maybe try to explain to your parents that if it's good for these two people, if this compatibility now shall not make it easy for them when they marry.

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So anyway, I don't know if that will happen. I spoke to both of them a few times, etc. They contacted me.

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But anyway, I forgot about it. And then remember six, seven months down the line. Six, seven months down the line.

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I got a phone call from the sister. And she said Do you remember I contacted me a while ago Is it much shorter? And she reminded me that who they were so yeah, I do remember? Because yeah, we actually got married secretly. That's another problem. Because married secretly and but then this problem share on this problem and that problem right now. I hate his guts. When I even see him. I feel like vomiting and puking. Sick for me, right? I cannot live with six

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is a politician saying I cannot live a life without him now I can't live with him. What's happened? Six months complete transformation. This is what it is.

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You started on the right have modesty sisters have modesty respect? How dare someone talk to you inciting you know seductively assist to someone who has respect him a brother dogs who is trying to flirt with you. Pretentious conversation you give him a slap. Don't physically do that. But but you know, they shouldn't be like that. And sisters as well. It's not only what his brothers, Allah says in the Quran addressing the sisters, but Donna will go, don't be soft in your conversation for demand. And if you can't be the one who's got a diseased heart will be inclined Don't be you know, very gentle and polite and seductive can be polite, but don't be very seductive. And the Companions,

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the wives of the, of the companions or their loved one who had the Messenger of Allah so Allah it was sent when this verse was revealed they used to deliberately intentionally, you know, rough on the voices, it would make it rough, you know, hello, you know, like that, to show that the Chinese citizen there's no such seductiveness in it. So anyway, these are these trends have just another

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I just want to just finish these few points, if you don't mind.

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Can I just speak for a minute, until 10 bucks now? Is that okay with everybody?

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I just had a few things that I know I've just gone off topic, but and then we just finish this off. So since our very, very bad right since if you want to go Europeana to be powerful, and have strength in it, you need to avoid these kinds of sins, and uncertain things we need to do. Certain things we do, right, which really have a positive impact on our kita you know, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We all know about us, in the hadith of Bokhari of Saudi of Imam Al Bukhari famous Hadith. Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu. She says, What did she say? The Messenger of Allah said Allah Almighty He was sending before he was given prophet to deploy he, he was given them a POM

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of newborn before Allah blessed him with the washing and revelation. What was what was his practice? What would you do? So if you know

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he's to regularly do what go

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many times when God cave cave of Hera, it's in the Hadith. What kind of Hopi we were in a in Harlem,

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being in seclusion became beloved to the Messenger of Allah and Allah, these, these are points, brothers and sisters, like I said, in order to strengthen our human we have to avoid sins. So I took just for what something's about sins, but this is something else that we can do.

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Being alone in isolation became beloved to him. Well, Kenny winter,

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he used to be buried in Hidalgo, and he would visit the cave of Hera. For the Hannah's movie, or dark boat. And Leon is the word that he used to go into the tail of Hara, and he used to worship Allah for nights on end, in seclusion in isolation. And this is something very important as well in order to increase and strengthen our EMA. Right? We need to spend some time take time on it. We live in a busy, busy, we have busy lives, busy lifestyles, especially in cities like London, where everything's on the go and everyone's moving, and even university life and just generally

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take some time out, reflect, ponder, meditate, reflection, this helps a person's email me that belief along with the practicing of Islam, think about this, the Quran is filled with verses telling us to contemplate, to reflect, to ponder

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it's full, the Quran is filled with verses, we need to think sometimes think to ourselves, you know, five minutes a day, 10 minutes, at least 10 minutes, brains. So with my degree and my this degree and postgraduate and, you know, whatever, all these different degrees that we're studying, which is good at Hamdulillah we need to be successful Muslims and Muslims, but 1015 minutes a day, along with the praise, meditation, reflection, pondering contemplation,

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think to ourselves, we should think sometimes you think, you know there was a time I was not in this world. I came into existence from non existence. I was created from a drop of spilled milk many humans, Allah says in the Quran surah Takayama was before that

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I am yet to look for them if money wasn't his human aim you know a drop of sperm from our copper Honda professor will think about these things. Think about your own cells meditate. Allah says Wolfie unforeseen come up a lot of Salon Don't you see in your own self? Every now and it's just just know your name one day just know continue. Wow. It grows

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Seriously, I'm not joking. Imagine hey how it goes. And you know the research behind it as well there are people in medicine over actually after finding some facts and figures of medicine and seeing Islam that became Muslims studying the Quran medic medicine. One night just go outside in the middle of you know in the in the pop up chef was telling me there's some nice pocket here nothing is go to a park and just sleep and just look at the stars. Just look just think about look at them reflect ponder and think about what you've studied in astronomy, the Messenger of Allah Allah or you send him when he used to wake up for the Serato tahajjud am late worshiping Allah middle of the

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night, he used to look at the heavens look at the stars and the moon and he used to contemplate and he would read this these verses from the Quran. This isn't a hadith in the summer what you will already have data for later you wonder how the ayat

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Allah Linnaeus kulula RPM or Coronavirus up in West Africa. If you heard me say my work, you will probably

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Subhanak something other than not trying to translate. But he used to recite these verses about the heavens about the Earth.

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Looking at our own self contemplation.

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This helps strengthen our EMA. This helps look at the animals, just animals legend I mean, I have this, you know, liking for animals, I love visiting zoos and Safari parks and they just love animals. It's just amazing creation of all not just those animals which are under the water. 1000s of different types of species are Masquerade. These are things that will help us strengthen our human strength and our creed. And then

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in terms of concentration and deliberation, we need to also start having

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concentration in our worshipping of Allah when we offer so we need to have concentration. This is what we call a crucial corridor. Our Salah should be with full devotion, our prayer when we worship Allah when we worshiping you know, Allah, Allah when we worship full conviction,

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thought there are three levels of Hashem the scholars say that the greatest level is that on the first level is that you know that you're praying.

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Even if you get that today, it's good enough. Because when we start we don't realize the presence when the mom says instead I'm on equal. Yeah, you know, yeah, just finished.

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At least that level. That's, that's the basic level that we know we pray when you're in Roku, you know that you're in Roku at this moment in time. Imagine seriously, we don't press on our brothers and sisters of course, it's not not so something so ordered because we do it everyday we take it for granted. You know, imagine you know what you do cool. Just imagine imagine if you like standing in front of a king or someone. Do you know

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anyone like this? That's how Salah is, you're in front of your Lord, we're in front of our Lord allow you to imagine that we're worshiping Allah is merciful kill hamdulillah whether you were hands here or here whatever Don't worry, that's not the debate to go into. The issue is what have concentration the problem today is that people you know, they know Quran Allah says for you little more saline and Medina Hoolahan Salah to himself goon whoa and destruction beer to those who pray, who are heedless in their prayer, right? You know, you're playing soccer and the person next to you if you know we were watching whether his feet are here or here or whether he's building his finger

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or not doing this finger, we're more concerned about his so how can we have Cushing in our prayer? Have I seen how could you if we are fully devoted, I will even know who is standing next to me, let alone what it's doing this or this or whatever. I don't know what he's doing. I'm so engrossed in my salah in my prayer. But that's the point of philosophy. Okay, this guy, this from that group

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is a feat unique feature. Once he was praying next to me on brother and I will use different ways the Messenger of Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam in different ways. So he was doing his finger in a different way from mines he just

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says poor chicken

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you never said it.

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Like

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this I'm sure we need constantly the first basic level is what I'm going to end very in another few minutes because I said I promised you 10 paths and want me to know that you can't break a promise.

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Rossing first level, second level is

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the second level is to know the meanings very important to know the meanings if you know this will help. If you're reading Surah Fatiha and you know it then also autonomous typing you know what you're saying? You know, understand, you're talking to Allah. When you're in your car. You're barreling down before you load and crater and you say some herna rugby are the glorified migrate majestic load, semi ova with him and how many they use in Okinawa. He is the one who praises him. He said I've been I can handle

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Oh my LORD OUR LORD yes for you is great. And you're saying you're speaking you know, it's not sinful anything but seriously you know if not knowing the meanings and meaning. It's like for example

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you talk to somebody in a language that you don't understand anything I'm speaking to you last year and

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Turkey I definitely a good example. Yeah, I've just got some things here written a few things. And I'm telling you somebody just told me dictated to me and I'm set to no job or whatever. Yeah.

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I'm just saying, I don't it doesn't make one word sense to me. That's how it is praying to Allah talking to him, but we don't understand what we sent.

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Take it don't you know important listen, I feel very strong about knowing what we are reading in Salah. Do you know in prayer after the shoot the shellcode after Salawat on the messenger of allah sallallahu Listen, it's a time to make dua in prayer you know, the most important time more human important after we do the salon is to be forced to accomplish them to abandon before salon more important and it's not only something ritual abominable infinity, you can make numerous dollars from the Quran and Sunnah you can spend by yourself 710 minutes are up and it never do normal in our how know I've no longer there's anything you can make. As long as it's prescribed, you can't start

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saying oh, you know, I saw that sister University piece

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has to be put on.

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So that's the second level knowing what you're reading. And level three is the level of which I talk about the worship of God, it's no you're seeing as the level of axon. So concentration inside. And lastly, concentration. Things are in Lastly, talking about before the last point but about this concentration,

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thinking about death. This is again meditation, we talked about mentorship meditation about ourselves, about the heavens about things around us. And then meditation in concentration in prayer. And then thinking about death has evil and physical move to covenant is a Hadith some of the chain is not that strong, but it's narrated as a hadith. But there's another very sound Hadith libera Hanuman that that constantly excessively remember death that cuts off all pleasures think, what's the average lifespan? 56 to 30? How many years do I have left? 25. Because if I get 25 years extra, from 35, I've got 25 years 5060 average, nowadays about 60 is average.

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Everyone could do laughs in the country, not we have to constantly everyday remember to think if we think about death, everyday, we want to live a life in this world as though we're going to live here forever. Here I'm going to be doing yoga, the country polygraphy. What country Maha Ecopia work for this world. For as long as you don't live in this world and work for your next life for the duration you can live there. There is a challenge. We need to wait for the next slide more in relation to this. Think about that runners. You know, when we're young, we don't think about it. People just right now I know somebody who was 2324 custom people in their 20s and Passio. And living this way.

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There's no guarantee with even if you get the full, average maximum 6070. If somebody told me and this is really awkward personally, somebody told me that you will live for 500 years guaranteed, I probably dedicate a lot of my time for the dunya even if somebody goes through difficulties and the second benefit is

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no guarantee work for the next slide. Think about it.

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And lastly, one really good thing that really has a positive impact in our KW is the recitation of the book of Allah, or

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every day in your life in Arabic, learn how to read Arabic because there's special rewards in Arabic, because the language itself is sanctified. Write, learn, along with trying to understand the meanings of course, try to understand the meanings as well with the code with the double with reflection with concentration. If you can't take a lot of time out. Five minutes, the best time is in the morning. Wake up with a lot of pleasure. Start your day off with the recitation of the book of Allah. Athena salata De Luca Shan Sara was happy late verses. Were all an unfortunate the Quran recited in the future in the morning time. Can you assure that attending well attended by the agent,

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it's a very tranquil time neuter the time the morning is beautiful. It's not the dates at night, it's just slightly you know, light and the birds are singing and it's just beautiful. Go to a tranquil place. Open the book of Allah to yourself and read one page every single day in your life. And you'll see the difference in sha Allah to Allah. He doesn't want to step so if you're going wild of my time, the child I pray that grabs me to talk to your child.