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We live in the shade on the regimes Villa Amanda Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala COVID mursaleen satana Mohammed Ali he also viaggiare Marian and beloved brothers and sisters as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah hablando amin praise and worship Allah Subhana Allah, Masha Allah Allahu Allah and we believe that none of us either worship because Allah Subhana Allah and we sent our love, including so beloved w Muhammad SAW Allah Allah was sending them to his pious and pure family to his companions and all those who follow his son until the end of time, may Allah grant us to be saved for us upon the tsunami, Muhammad Sallallahu

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wasallam in this life, and in his companionship in general theodosian the archaea. Meanwhile, hamdulillah I begin today's panela watching so many of our loved ones who have passed away during this difficult time, and Allah grant all those who have passed away, gentle theodosian Matera, there are many more that are ill some very close to us. And we asked a lot smarter with the quantum Shiva. And as we are surrounded by, by death, and we surrounded by this pandemic, he has to remind us about our own mortality, it must remind us, I want you to close your eyes and picture is the scene, you know, these images. And in this Masjid, you see your loved ones, maybe it's your your spouse, your

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husband, your wife, your kids, or the crying, your friends, your neighbors, the people that you work with the RV, and it is your Genesis panel, you don't see yourself in the crowd, but you realize it is your journey as I realize it is my janazah and this day will come spinal light is not something fantastical, it's not a fantasy, it is a reality, it will come and when that moment comes along, they cannot be a delay in it, it cannot be postponed. We can be no reprieve. Whatever we are, whatever we have achieved in this life, our council we closed our books will be will be closed and will be completed for the good or for the bad. And so some final law, we ask on that day on our

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janessa Yes, there will be those who will seriously closest to us they will cry. But would they really miss us after a week? Two weeks, three weeks? Would our colleagues our community, what would they say about us? What is the life that we have left behind what is the legacy that we left behind? If after a few weeks has no one missed us and Subhanallah even worse than that, as the world being a better place after we left there are some people's panela and when they die people genuinely Muslim that you feel the absence you feel that these are the world is not as bright as it was. After that left there is a hole where they will once were these are all missing in that and there are some

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people's Pinilla off to the left people are actually happy and they are relieved that they are gone. And so every one of us we are only on this planet 6074 lucky 80 maybe more years, maybe less, some of us are taken early, some are taken late, but we none of us very few of us if ever will even reach to 100 span a lot. And if we if you look at where you are in your life, where I where I am in my life, you know spinal cord, this is very, very close. And so we need to ask ourselves what legacy we will leave behind when I go and I leave with almost politics me Have I left anything of substance, a lot speaks about fear. And the people of their own and the people who in a time were seen as the

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most successful, the most powerful, the most well to do people when they were taken littlest pantalla took them Allah says come takumin jan jan 19 What are you doing? How much did they leave behind have gardens and springs Beautiful, beautiful plantations and guidance was low in normal common Kareem and crops with all kinds of assets and resources. You know, our terms maybe it is, you know, companies and cars and you know, bank accounts of gold. How much of that they leave why mccammon Kareem and beautiful houses lovely lovely palaces and houses. When I'm Martin Carlucci half hockey here and comfort luxuries of this life where they used to enjoy themselves they have the full

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enjoyment of his life can Alec and just like that all of a sudden, overnight with a blink of an eye or off now how Coleman a hurry. Another group of people inherited what they left behind all the life's work all those assets, all those years that we've been slogging in that company, you know all the time and it's really paying off that debt bond. You know, zpanel even say the halaal bond. We're not even talking about the horombo we earn rebar and sand on top of it. We don't want that halaal bond we've been slugging for 2030 years to pay off that house. All when it's done all of a sudden someone else inherited inherited your kids, maybe they sell it and they take that money and they go

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on holidays Pinilla Allah says oh whatever if it gets taken by someone else, you die and you leave it behind fermata Allah you somehow or Well, I don't know how sad This is. Allah says that no one in the heavens and the earth cried over them Muslim. No one ever came that they were gone. They will basically the world moved on and they had passed away America and I'm wondering Allah Subhana Allah gave the lower despite were achieved all this luxury. It was taken away in a blink of an eye and then we'll move on and you were replaced, and everything continued as if though nothing happened the next day is final. And this is the reality of life when there are other people's heinola there are

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people will only live one life but they live

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Many, many millions, billions of lives, we think of the great harbour of the past. We think of the great scholars of the past, the great scientists and some of the great kings and people that you know, change the world for, the better. We look at look at someone like Dr. Mahathir camela, he only lived with maybe 60 years panela. But there is not a single person on the Zuni a Muslim, whenever he makes a solder whenever he does anything, have a brother or a mom that gives a hoot but we personally gives a lecture except that imamo hire him Allah you I'm sure if you remember hanifa is getting a share of that reward. And Subhanallah you ask who was the halifa in a time of Imam Ali,

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who was the richest man in the world of the most famous person in the world in the time of Abu hanifa. We don't know these people, the names are forgotten. Ask yourself who was even the most powerful, richest person in the time of our parents, our grandparents. We don't know who they were today. Yes, we know Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, tomorrow there will be forgotten, no one is going to know who they are, and then we'll move on. But people will leave an enduring legacy people who have changed the world for the better, they will be remembered for eternity and SubhanAllah. For us as Muslims, it is not about being remembered and to be mentioned, and it is good to be mentioned by

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later generations, even an E by Emily the Santa Monica store, that he would be have his name would be remembered by pious people in the future, meaning his legacy will live on for us we want our legacy to last in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. And every single person has that potential. It does not mean that the Sahaba and the great tiger, even the only avulla and the great scholars and the people who change the world, and they had any supernatural powers above us. They only had more sincerity and more dedication than us. And so when we look back at the legacy of this Alma highs and lows, success and failures, difficult times and good times, it was written by the ego the lives of

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amazing and extraordinary people, people who lived an extraordinary life that changed the world that they lived only a few years like us, they only had the same time like us, but they change the world. And when they died, the world was a very different place from what the one they found it. And we don't even have to look that far. We just look here in our local context. We are a community that I say many, many times, we should not have survived. If you study the history of so many Muslim minorities, you know, millions millions of Muslims were taken from Africa to North America as slaves and are millions of people they were Muslims practicing the deen. But they then got lost along the

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way. So many people when they leave their homelands, they go to non Muslim countries, the deen is disappeared completely. Here in South Africa, a small group of tiny tiny community was brought as slaves to the end of the world. And they brought with them they Islam in 350 years, Allah granted the legacy to continue you me every single Masjid every single organization, every radio station, every person is learning half it is in the scales of those pioneers who preserve the deen in very, very difficult times through slavery, through colonialism, through apartheid, through all the difficulties they preserve the deen and we live the lifestyle of the head kids. They went to the

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masjid they ate, they sleep they lived the life as we live. But with that they had a dedication for something bigger than themselves. And I was panatela granted long after that passed away 300 years after they passed away, we are still benefiting that tree that they planted. It is still reaping fruits that is benefiting you and me and he's benefiting them in the cover. So what a legacy they leave behind. We don't even have to go so far and talk about one guru. And you know, the great people of our legacy and Cape Town or in South Africa, our grandparents, our parents, you know, they lived through one of the worst systems in the world, a part of the system. And whatever little

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struggles they made, some had a few some made small sacrifices, some great sacrifices, they were able to change the government and they were able to keep this country from falling into civil war. And so they had the challenges and they had the hardships and they did their part and Allah subhanaw taala you know, they did what they had to do. And so Spanner Allah, Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Baqarah tilicho holla when you become nostalgic, and we think of the past, we think of the the Sahaba the Tabby we think of our parents and the grandparents. Allah says that is a nation which has passed on the time came, Allah gave him the challenges and they did what they did lamarka sobre la

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comarca something they will have a reward or consequence for good or for bad for what they had earned. They will be judged based on the exam meaning you know, it's exam time now almost says for every people for every generation, they did the tests and the exams sometimes it's good sometimes it's difficult, but it's a test from Allah Subhana Allah and they will be judged according to what they did with a time with him his latest will aku maka septum and you will have what you earned me and you and as we are here today, you know in this year in this decade, that we will be we will be judged according to what we do right now in our time. And we will not be asked mostly you will not

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be asked of the past of the people of the past and

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nor will they be asked about you. So when we take a pause and we look at where we are today, as a as an oma globally, we take pause and we look at where we are as a community locally, with all the problems and Hispaniola, we can point out so many problems, he doesn't take an island or move to someone with a PhD, to point out all the problems that we have, as Omar was a community or even, you know, as the human race handler. And in fact, we speak about this quite regularly, you know, inspiring encouraging people to do something great to get involved and to be proactive, because this is what the objective of this talk is that the only way you will leave a legacy is if you will think

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beyond just your nine to five job thing, just beyond just looking after my kids, and you know, saving some money and building a house. And if I'm lucky, I'm going to go on a holiday. And you know, think bigger than that, have a bigger goal than that. And so you have to be aware that you are part of a much bigger oma, the word oma comes from home from mother, and we are from one one womb, we are from one, we are one body. And so we need to think about what is happening in our community and the rest of the world. And yes, we can point out all the problems. I mean, we say this, you know, statistically, we are, we are 24% or 25% of the world's population, you know, one quarter of

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the world is Muslim, yet only we only contribute 8% of the GDP of the world, only 8% of our, of our Alma is educated, you know, from a postgraduate degree we are, you know, we are on the lowest rung as Almighty So, so sad. Yet there are also these many positives, and especially for us living in this community, in South Africa, of the most fortunate Muslim community in the world of the most fortunate Muslim mind, definitely, perhaps the most fortunate Muslim minorities in the world, we have opportunities to do a lot, and to, to change a lot, and to really leave something of a legacy behind. And so Subhanallah when we look at all these problems, compounded on that when we last gave

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this talk, it was before COVID, 90 now 2020, the world has turned upside down. What was difficult in the past is even more difficult. Now, whatever is happening is why do you think it was difficult in the past, in Palestine, in Kashmir, in Syria in a funny Stan, can we imagine how difficult it is now, in those countries with this disease, even overreach or struggling, how more difficulties and we even see locally massage organizations that were strong before this history, Allah Subhana, Allah has put this hardship upon the world, it has become even more difficult now, so many people who have lost the jobs and lost the homes. And so we have the problems all around us. As I said, it doesn't

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take it doesn't take someone with a PhD to understand these problems. But what it does take what is hard is to actually come up with a solution is to do something about it. And it's not for one person to fix all the problems. But it is for every single one of us to get involved in some small way and make a change. And you notice quite a lot. It is in these difficult moments, where the real, the real reward is given. It is in times like this is an opportunity. The people of the past when they saw something difficult when they saw that there was some kind of shortage when there was some kind of community issue. We took that as an opportunity to really raise the ranks last time. We spoke

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about, say, North man, last week about you know, the expansion of the masjid, there was a need to experiment your level we and he took it upon, you know, upon himself, I'm going to solve this problem. And in the he earned these gentlemen, one good deeds panela one good deed and the promises I'm set for this year of mine, Allah has guaranteed you, Jana, you can do a deed that is so beautiful, and it makes such an impact. It might not look big on the outside, but it was so pure in the sight of Allah Subhana Allah, that Allah has guaranteed you your agenda, you purchased your juggler with that, and SubhanAllah. When we look at the problems in our community, and whatever it

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might be, we can list them. Look at each one of them as an opportunity to earn your agenda for me to earn my agenda. Allah has put this in front of you, what are you going to do about it? What are you going to contribute? And so what legacy Are we going to what legacy Are we going to leave behind?

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So the prophets of Allah reminds us, we ever start a good tradition. And it's about starting, it doesn't mean that you've achieved the full exam, you just got the ball rolling, or ever start something and it is followed and later on, it is built on but others, then you will get the reward from it, and the likes of the reward of whoever follows him. And so whatever you start, even if this thing continues, 100 years after you pass away, you began you know, you contributed to the masjid, long after you die. The that good deed continues to outlive you, then you will continuously benefit from that good deed without diminishing from those who are doing it and will ever Of course not a

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bad tradition will ever begin something negative is panel there are people Allah have mercy upon us and forgive us that sadly, after they die, the good deeds have come to an end but they send continuous things they put online people that they've heard that continue to hold grudges against them after they died. This continues to be a source of punishment and misery he may cover long after he dies all the processes

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Those who start a bad division which is followed, then for him is a share of that sin and the likeness of all the people that were affected by that so long after they died, he will get a share with that, and then without it being diminished between them, we know also span a lump there is the special category of agricultural Giardia, that the prophecies when a man dies, his deeds come to an end. This is even for the folly of the only everleigh. A man who was up gadget fasting and hamdulillah lawmakers amongst them even the best of the best in terms of the personal Ebola with Allah, it can only you can only make so much evader before you die, and then your life would have

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been over and your good bits will come to an end. But there is a special category of deed that continues even after you die. And that is that Serato DJ idea. And the problem of course, explain. There are three types of solder couple. Giardia is an intangible, a benefit that is spiritual, like knowledge that you leave behind, leave behind some kind of you can't touch it, you can feel it like knowledge, but it benefits people long after you passed away, teach someone something, get involved in a school, get involved in a website that is doing something good, whatever it might be long after you die, that knowledge that benefit gets passed on from generation to generation. And in your

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cover. You are being elevated by Allah or something a Masjid physical you lift a well behind you lift a Masjid behind a school behind. It doesn't mean that you both old school but you and your friends got to give us Panama you know, a while maybe in a think of this, this village out this vanilla. You know, it will take maybe a few 1000 and and you and your friends and your family get together and you put together and you buy this well, long after you die that well is still feeding people is still saving lives. And Subhanallah you get that reward. We know the good deed of that lady, she went to Germany she was a prostitute. And in her community, she was seen as all she was is

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the prostitute. Yet she gave we know she gave that dog a sip of water. And this was not in the time of lamesa salam This was in the time of bunnies are ill, you know many 1000s of years before going to business Allah, Allah was so impressed and so loving of that good deed that this lady had done that Allah inspired in me some teleo people that there was this lady who was a prostitute, she did what she did for money, but she gave a sip of water to a starving dog. And so she earned forgiveness and she and Jana, and tell you more about it, they should take her as role models Panama. Now if this is for a dog, what about a well, for a village of people that are dying of thirst, you know,

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30,050 1000, that is between 1020 people's panela it is something that is can maybe be manageable, and it will be continuously used in your in your adjure. So we leave behind something physical of benefit, a tree that you plan to handle, or it will last long of you, the animals have benefit from it, the animals that come under the shade someone that's liens against it, it will benefit you while that that tree is making oxygen, where people breathe in, you will get the reward in that Subhanallah so many opportunities for us to to excel and of course to leave behind pious children. They make do after you register do children's do, but maybe we leave behind friends, we leave behind

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the spouse we leave behind people that genuinely love us people that genuinely genuinely were impacted by our, our prisons, and they remember us fondly and they make dua for us in this council and Allah, you know, scale of goodness. And so it is a choice. How do I live my life? How do I interact with people every time you know, sometimes you get an email from someone, you had an interaction with someone, it wasn't the best, but you have an opportunity to rise above so that that person's hand Allah will remember you fondly on your day of regionalism, every time you need to do something, think about my janazah what do I want people to save while they're eating? After your

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very smart Allah? Now we come home and we have the acne? What do they say about you? You don't want to be that guy that people say, you know, it said, you know, he winked. She went, it wasn't very unexpected. But it's not say anything. We don't want to speak bad of the date. So how do you find that antigen as people say, there's nothing good they can say about this man. It's not the it's not the fault of the muscle is it's the fault of the man that has passed away. There's nothing good we can say about this brother. So we'd rather keep quiet, the best thing we can do is keep quiet and ask Allah to forgive him. So how which would be of those people are all that we want to be that the

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world is bitterly sad, that as Allah says, that is not only the people, but the somewhat and the out of they cry, that this man, this woman has left that the world is a lesser place because they are God. You can meet that person, I can be that person. How do we build this legacy? Somehow? What do we do? Is there a way Is there a formula that I can leave behind something of real substance that I don't just want to be the guy that worked 60 years in my job when I retired, and then I you know, within a few holidays, and I became sick and I died and that was it and I had some grandchildren and that was my life. I want more than that for myself. I want something greater to present to along the

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left era. What can I do? And the first thing and this is something that really makes the difference. This is

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That's sincere Nia in your heart that I want to do this for you, yeah, Allah, I want to change the world I want to do, or not even change the world of every person, I want to change the world of one person for the better for your sake to Allah, and to earn my Jenna through that year, Allah, I just do have that key to have that ambition to have that motivation and to be sincere for the sake of Allah, that is the beginning. And that is really, that is 90% of the battle. You know, even if we make that near, and nothing becomes of that near, you will still get the reward of the near Subhana Allah. And so it requires a moment for us to pause, maybe if you're listening to this lecture, to

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pause after this, this talk and think about ways my life going. And if I continue on this, what will I amass of a legacy and easy Am I satisfied with it? If I'm not going to pause and think about what can I do and make that neerja Oliver Dwyer Allah, I want to do more. And I want to leave behind because I believe I'm especially if put me up for a reason, let me do something special for your sake. And of course, it is. It is some sometimes we feel to think big and feel to have big ambitions really, this is belittling yourself and his belittling of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah put you here at this time and this at this point, as I said in the previous I almost is this this was to a nation

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before for every generation, our sins difficulties, but he also sees the cure, and he sees the people who can do it. You and I are you here during this pandemic flu The reason we are no better people that could be the new Omi and is a reason Allah Subhana Allah has put us here so we can earn our agenda. And we can solve these problems. You know Hassan bursary, the great idea, right? So this is the generation of the Sahaba. And of course, the Tabby aim, they were like the Sahaba, but they will not have the same caliber of the Sahaba. So Hassan basally, addresses his fellow, a terrain. And he says to them, you know, what is the difference between us and Abu Bakar abubaker on the alarm

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is of course of a higher level because he's the greatest of Sahaba. So he says to the tambourine that abubaker did not Excel over us in the number of rocker as he made, you know, or the number of fasting he made or the number of charity he gave. You know, the pious people you have only here today that that make that spend the night in tahajjud and they fast Mondays and Thursdays they are five days in the masjid, they fast in the middle of the month. This is equal to the Sahaba they basically maxing out in terms of your good deeds. There's not much more you can do in a day in terms of Oscar make, you know Abubakar john lived his life he made Salah he went to sleep, so has a

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bursary St. Tabby, I mean that we are doing exactly as abubaker did in terms of personal evader, we are doing the same. But what made abubaker a level above us and the Sahaba level above us is something in the heart, that sincerity with Allah, that beautiful desire, to want to do something out of love for your sake, to want to give something back to humanity, not for praise not for thanks not for, for for mention of fame, just for the sake of pleasing Allah. This in the heart is what made the Sahaba the great people above us. It's not that they had any special power. But it was the sincerity in the heart that left behind you look at the great scholars of the past. Now we for

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example, he only lived 40 years panela and I think I'm a fall off and some of us are not far off from that mark of the 40 years some of us have passed that mark, why did I leave? Now? A lot. He left more books behind in a number of years he left if you add up How did this man write so many books and he only lived so few years? It is because Allah allows through the sincerity of your your heart that that beautiful connection you have with Allah. Allah gives you that extra power, that extra ability that really takes you to the next level. It is that sincerity that will grant you a legacy leave left behind. Another reminder. My Malika Kamala great, great Mr. Malik, he wrote a book

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called the moonwalk before party before Muslim before the books of Hadith where it's in the great books of Hadith. Mr. Malik was of the first year of the first books of Hadith called the moonwalk bop. And after he wrote his book, The morpho, many, many other mortals came about many other scholars of Hadith wrote books, some of them even better than him are mathematics mawatha. And some of the students say to him, Oh, Mr. Malik, you know, we see are many more What does now that you wrote us many copycats have come and they've written and it actually includes on your book. So what do you say about that? So Mr. Malik said, that which is sincerely done for Allah sake, will remain

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until qiyamah. If you've done something, truly for the sake of Allah, Allah will care for that good deed until until Kiana and now 1400 years later, we don't know of any more other than the mortar of Mr. Malik Allah keep that and preserved it because of the sincerity of your of your near so when you do a good deed, they put that five grand in the hands of a beggar. You make that sandwich with someone that knocks on the door. You put that to them

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In the in the towel of the masjid you make the EFT for that often do it sincerely Allah, I want to make this person's burden a little bit easier. I want to remove someone's hardship I want to bring a smile to someone's face and happiness to someone's heart. And I want to please Allah, I'm doing this not that anyone can see but just for you can see, this could be the deed that interview ami intergender mala granted so. So have a sincere Nia number one and think big and dream big Nia is not just about, you know, no way to it is about our I have a big dream, a big idea, I want to do this thing. As much as we dream about traveling the world and building, you know, living in the most

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beautiful of houses, ever dream about living, leaving a legacy behind when number two is to understand that you are here for a reason. You have a talent, you have a gift, almost pantalla has not made you here by accident, you're not here by chance. And so what is it that you can contribute, that if you were a youngster, you an old Sir, you are educated, you are not educated, you have something Allah has given you, you are good at something. And so you cannot fix every problem. And like all the Sahaba were not the same. They were the scholars, they were the Warriors, they were the the business people, it requires everyone to use the talents for the benefit of the community. If

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Allah has given you money, then that is your opportunity to earn your gender, if Allah has given you strength, and that is your opportunity to engender, Allah has given you patience, you've always given you knowledge, ability to read or write, then that is your chance to be used to Indiana, I promise you, whoever you are, as little as you think of yourself, there is some organization, there is some person who is making dua for you, you are the cure to the problem, you are the answer to they do. This is what we believe Allah Subhana Allah has given all of us the ability, so know your strengths, know your your abilities, look at the problems in see when best I can fit in. And if you

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don't know where you can fit in, and Subhanallah just begin, pick up the phone, ask your email, ask whatever organization, what can I do to assist, I want to be part of something bigger than me. And it is a set beginning of the starting. That is difficult. And remember, the start is the hard part. The stock is the part that also gets you the most good deeds, the first few steps, the early Sahaba are the ones that are better than the latest Sahaba, the first person who wrote you know, the first compilers of Hadith are better than those who wrote later on. That is why the savvy corner a woman, the early generations are the ones that that get the most good deeds. So you see a problem in your

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community, you know, Subhanallah many times we see why isn't the you know, for example, an online madrasa. Why isn't the an organization that takes care of this problem? I see it, pick up the phone, you have a whatsapp group, ask your friends in your whatsapp group, why isn't this being sorted out in the community? Why is in this issue that we have in our our school, there's something broken, no one is fixing it. You ask your friends even say we feel the same way. call a meeting, let's get together, let's do something, let's look at solutions and look at how we can solve a problem. That beginning is the start you don't know that was planting the seeds panela you don't know what that

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seed will grow to? You don't know. So behind Allah, you got to give a meeting in your living room. That meeting a few years later becomes an organization A few years later the organization because many many organizations it goes international Subhanallah you know all the big companies in the world Google Amazon, they tell you it began a few friends in some someone's basement or someone's parents house, they got together they said we should have a company like this, that became the biggest company in the world. And Subhanallah it is the same, it is the same a few of you get together look at a problem and say how can we solve it? Let's look let's let's inspect let's do some

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research. And from the it will become it can become something great in the sight of Allah. So be consistent and work hard number three point number three, of course, it is about perseverance, that nothing of substance comes except with some patients and Allah subhanaw taala will not make it easy. And just give it for free. It requires some kind of effort people join from the law, you know, committees they join some organizations, you know, they get inspired. And then after the first difficulty, the first hiccup the first you know, nasty email the first meeting that is a bit long, the first you know, difficult problem that they have to resolve, then they want to quit this you

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know, I didn't sign up for this model. That is exactly what you signed up for. You sign up for doing something difficult for the sake of the oma to spend your time your money to be inconvenienced. There are a lot I could be doing a million things. I could be sleeping, I could be watching TV, I could be doing anything. But I'm doing this for your sake Allah and I know that you see it and I do it so that you may may reward me and bring Baraka in me. There's a great book called The father of the Quran. It's the dictionary of the words of the Quran. Toby was a scholar, who lived about 1000 years ago, he wrote the first diction he took every word in the Quran, and he explained the meanings

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Pamela aside Now, these great scholars wrote these books remember Hari Rama

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Like, who wrote these books that we are using today? They got zero in terms of royalty. What drove them to do this? What inspired a man to spin his life to write a book, you know, some of these books, like, you know, the books that we have some I'm looking at my shelf here, you have books that have 30 volumes. It took the man it took the scholar, a decade, more than a decade to compile and write no spell check, no Google No, no Google to research. It is blood, sweat and tears in that book, what what did he get out of it? No royalty, no publisher, he wrote, and he didn't even know if there's anyone that's going to look at this book. But I don't think for the sake of Allah insha

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Allah, I write it, I leave it to Allah. And hopefully one day now 1000 years later, in Cape Town, on hammer West shelf is this man's books behind Allah that we read, we benefit it, he shared it all around the world, and he gets a reward and he could not have imagined it will be that. And so getting back to this book, the dictionary of the Quran, these are what Hassan Hassan is the highest level of Imam and the scholar, he writes the definition What does it mean? It means that level of sincerity, whenever you interact with someone, whenever you ask for something, you give more of yourself than is required. So you mean to give x you give x plus more, you give an extra amount. And

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when you are expected to get something in return, you are satisfied with getting this because you do that extra bit is purely for the sake of Allah. So do not be deterred by hardship, to be patient and struggle through that thing. And then number four, do not be put off track by setbacks. With every path is going to be some bumps along the way. They're going to be those who are naysayers, do not let them deter you, you persist no matter how difficult things are and you continue. And then of course, lastly, it is to constantly depend on Allah. Remember, we did this for the sake of Allah and in Allah, his hands, the steam will either flourish or the award will come even if it does not

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flourish Mahanama that you planted the seed and you say Allah, I leave the seed in your case, I did this for your sake. And so you make do after that year Allah, the prophets of Salaam says look at this the power of draw and the power of a sincere prophecies who ever honestly genuinely makes to our that he wants to be Ushahidi our I want to have the reward of Shaheed remember the Shahada mean and maybe we'll see Dino Shahada, the other third highest category of the newbies and acidic styles category you can achieve after the Siddique is the Shaheed so you know he's also ever genuinely wants to be a shade any links to our to be a Shahid Allah will grant him the reward of a shaggy even

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if he dies in his bed. So if you genuinely want to do something of substance in his dunya then make do offer it at least make you at least want it in your heart and make it to our and Allah will do the rest. Last Hadith the prophet of Solomon says and he speaks about gender and how amazing gender is when he says the best place of gender is gender to Pharaohs This is of course the highest place of gender within Avi himself Sal masala will be and the Gambia and all the great people will be that is the highest that is the bishop Bishop score of Jana, the Clifton agenda is gentle for those under it above Gen metal filters, the next the name of them for those is the addition of Allah, these no

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one closer to Allah than the people of general for those now that our resources to you and me as weak as we are as you know as inferior as we are the prophecies when you ask Allah of Allah for general Fidelis, meaning every single one of you should believe that you have the ability to achieve general through those. Look how high even a visa wants us to aim. Don't aim for agenda, info agenda, fulfill those don't aim for something small aim for something big aim for the highest. So when you and I sit and we want to make this near, don't just aimia Allah, I only want to do a small thing Am I want to change the world here Allah I want to fix all the problems of this dunya helped me a lot

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to do it in big and Suhana law. If you aim big, even if you don't achieve general fulfill those you might achieve the level of the general Philadelphia might give the next level. So if you are but if you aim small, you will never ever get to the mark, you'll never get to general videos. Now Logan has to live life lives that are meaningful that when we die, but yes, our family said we don't want to see them sad, but people will say that this was they will look at us and actually envy us in a good way. And this man this woman lived a life to be to be proud of this person did so much of good. They were part of so many organizations. They set up so many managers they helped so many people how

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did they do this you know you scratch your head you think how did this man do it? How do you live a life like that? We want to be people like this Not for them to say but so that Allah subhanaw taala can love us and that we can achieve that general trophy. Those mean just one or two announcements. The first thing is potassium Ali mureed of our magical for so long, and his wife and the other we they are quite ill they are both in ICU. So we also want to make to offer them that Allah can also try and convince all those who are ill, I'm sure

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I want them to have a complete cure of this, of this disease and Allah remove this disease from us. I mean, and then also a reminder about the current situation the wrong Islam organization is currently in we are asking for assistance. Just a clarification, I said last week, we have three buildings where we is taxes to be paid on rates, they are our ears. It is the school and it is our, our center. So the school that obviously teaches the kids and the center we do the Islamic exhibition is the it is also the place where we do the social welfare people come daily for the soup kitchen. So these buildings are used for the service of the community. But of course there is a race

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that needs to be paid. If anybody can assist. You know, through solving this problem. We appreciate your time moving your time. But if you're unable to give your time then of course, a few rands to assist will be much appreciated. Alhamdulillah Majid emotionally secure while humbly ledger cyclohydrolase Allah say Mohammed Ali Yosef iOS along with saline will have no trouble with me Nairobi.