Muhammad West – Arafah – How to Open your Heart to Allah

Muhammad West
AI: Summary © The upcoming Iran summit is a preparation day for individual preparing for the upcoming Iran summit. The completion of Islam is emphasized, and the importance of the timing of the event is emphasized. The structure of theipping of the message of Jesus is also discussed, and the importance of showing dedication to Allah's name and serving as his servant is emphasized. The importance of remembering to not go back to a past sin and making direct references to people and events is also emphasized. The speaker provides guidance on protecting Islam and making direct references to people and events in the upcoming days.
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You sent me a message. I didn't respond

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to it. But, is it for next week?

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Next week.

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Do we have announcements for it? We don't

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have announcements for it. We don't have an

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answers for it. But we don't even talk

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to

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can we just put you put a time

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for

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is like

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Can you put the poster?

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And then remind me.

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Allah. We testify there is none worthy of

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worship besides Allah

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and we send our love and our greetings,

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our salutations to beloved Nabi Muhammad

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to his pious and his pure family, to

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his companions and all those who follow his

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sunnah until the end of time. We ask

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Allah

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to bless us

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in these the holiest days of the year

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as we head towards

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the holiest day of the year. And we

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ask Allah Subhan Allah to bless the hujaj.

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Today is the beginning,

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of Hajj. This is where the Hajjis will

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start the,

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rituals of Hajj. So for those of us

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who would like to know what what actually

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happens today, today is what we call the

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the umutarawiya.

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It is the the the day before. It's

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a preparation day. So all the Hajis now

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are where are they now? They they would

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have been in Azizia or in Mecca or,

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and this morning after Fajr,

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they would have gotten up. They performed Fajr

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salah, had breakfast, then they entered the state

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of ihram.

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They entered the ihram

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today, this morning.

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And from

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their

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homes or their hotels

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in the state of ihram, they're now all

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moving to Mina.

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And most of them should have been in

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Mina already by now and they would remain

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in Mina for the day till tomorrow morning,

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Fajr, they will remain in Mina in the

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state of Ihram, and the only

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objective of today is to prepare themselves for

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tomorrow.

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Today's the the purpose of today

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is to prep themselves mentally, physically, emotionally

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for what is really going to be

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the biggest day of their life.

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And anybody

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who has gone on Hajj

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or has not yet gone on Hajj but

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the niyyah is there, I say again,

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the day that you stand on Arafa

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is really the most important moment of your

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life. It is more important than the day

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you are born. It is more important than

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the day you die, more important than when

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you got married because this is a meeting

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in your calendar

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with the Lord of the Universe.

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This is an opportunity for you, for the

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*. The * and the and and I

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hope insha'Allah the Pujaj if they,

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hear this message and they're going to go

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to Arafah for the first time,

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your Islam,

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your iman, your position as a Muslim

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becomes

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finalized tomorrow at Arafah.

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The Nabi says Al Hajju Arafah,

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that the essence of Hajj is Arafah.

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Tomorrow is really the pinnacle of Hajj.

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And he says in Rabi Salallam, there is

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no better day

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in the sight of Allah than the day

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of Arafa.

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On that day Allah's mercy

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descends Allah Himself, rather, Allah descends in a

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manner which he fits His Majesty and His

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mercy, descends the lowest summer

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and he boasts. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala boasts.

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He takes pride

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in the inhabitants of the Earth. Not just

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the Hajjids. The Hajjids, Allah will say to

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the angels, we know this very this hadith

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which we repeat, where Allah calls the angels

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Jibreel and all of them and he says,

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remember how you question me. You're going to

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create Adam and they're gonna be so bad

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and evil. Look at them now. Look at

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them at Arafah. Millions of them

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begging me, crying, and look at the millions

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across the world that are fasting, the billions

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that are fasting,

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and the Qurbanning and all those who are

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doing good deeds during this time.

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Look at my servants

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appearing deshelled and dusty.

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They are in their ihram clothing and they

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are standing in the sun,

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not without the shade, shading themselves. And they've

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come from every distant place in the world,

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every country, South America,

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Asia, Africa, wherever, the tip of Africa, from

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Cape Town, they have come

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only for the purpose of hoping for my

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mercy.

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And they have not even seen my punishment.

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The Hajjis have left their homes. They've spent

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their money

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making dua for a Jannah they haven't seen

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and making dua to a Arab that they

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haven't seen, and making du'a for protection from

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an adab that they haven't seen. All that

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because they believe in Allah. And, therefore, there

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is no day wherein Allah the prophet says

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there's no day where Allah releases more people

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from Jahannam than the day of Arafah. There's

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no day where Allah's mercy is greater, more

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magnified than the day of Arafah.

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As I mentioned, what makes Arafah

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the pinnacle of your life?

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I love teaching Sira, the

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Wednesday night's one of my favorite nights of

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the week because I get to teach the

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and you're all invited to come at Oracle

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High School. And when you look at the

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life of the

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going through the stages,

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when he gets to Arafa,

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that's when Allah revealed,

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Today,

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I completed your Deen. Today your position

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as a Muslim is finally complete.

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For all of us we hope for Jannah.

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We did the kalimah. We are Muslims. We

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make salah. We fast. We give zakah. We

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give charity. We do our best.

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But if you haven't yet gone on Hajj,

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there is a box that's not ticked.

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Your Islam is not yet complete.

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Your eligibility to enter Jannah is not yet

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there.

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For those who couldn't get to Hajj, Allah

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has excused them. But for any person who

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was able to go on Hajj and he

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has not gone on Hajj, your status as

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a Muslim is not yet complete. And, therefore,

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when you

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arrive on Arafah,

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even for that one moment that you're standing

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there,

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you are now a complete Muslim.

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Your Islam is now complete.

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Now Alhamdulillah you can stand before Allah and

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say: You Allah, I did the basics required

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for me to enter Jannah, I have done

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what is required of me.

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And that is why your soul,

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the determination of your soul is determined Insha'Allah

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for for the Hajji when he reaches Arafah.

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Why Arafah is also so important? Many of

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us perhaps don't know this.

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There was there's something called the mitha, the

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covenant we had with Allah. Every soul stood

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before Allah before we came to this dunya,

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which is mentioned in the Quran. Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala mentions in circle araf

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humanity before him and Allah asked the souls.

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Allah

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asked, do you testify that I am not

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your Lord?

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And they said that the souls, all of

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your man is Balah. We said, yes, indeed.

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Jahidna,

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we we testify that you are our Rabb.

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This event when did this event occur? The

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Quran mentions

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Allah

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spoke to all the souls of Bani Adam,

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Nabi Adam and his children, and said, am

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I not your Rabb? This mythak happened when

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the souls were created.

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And in the tafsir of this ayah,

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ibn Abbas radiAllahu an says this happened where

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this happened was at the plain of Arafa.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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spoke to all of humanity

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and said before I put you on the

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earth,

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I will have a relationship with you that

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I'm your Rab. And that is why we

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believe in this concept called the fitra. There's

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something called the fitra.

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There was a study done.

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BBC did it recently. They said if you

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take a child, you don't teach him any

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religion, not a Christian, not a Jew, his

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natural

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inclination would be, I believe, he is a

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creator. Atheism must be taught.

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Denial of Arad must be taught. Every person,

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his natural DNA tells him there is a

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Lord. Where did this come from? It came

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from this fitrah. You were programmed before you

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were born that I am your Rabb and

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you therefore yearn to meet Allah. So it

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is it's amazing. The Hajji, when he goes

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to Arafah, his soul has been there before.

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And it was at that place where he

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met Allah

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and now he meets Allah

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in a manner which if it's Allah's majesty,

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he will meet Allah yet again for this

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very profound meeting.

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And as as we said the

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Nabi Islam says the Nabi Islam said Allah

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took the covenant from the children of Bani

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Adam at Arafa.

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It was at this place that the covenant

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occurred

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and it was at that place that Allah

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who gave Adam alaihis salam.

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So Arafah is the place where we met

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Allah the first time and it's the place

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where the Hajji has an appointment where Allah

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descends to them and they have a one

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on one with Allah. And of course, the

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real

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purpose of Arafah

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is to remind us of the ultimate meeting

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with Allah on the day of Qiyamah.

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All of these are preparation steps

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for the real one on 1, call it,

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court case we have with Allah.

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If you look at Hajj,

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there's there's Mecca where there's Tawaf and Sai.

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Mina has Jamarat

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and Qurban and all the rituals. Arafa which

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is the highlight, it is the main event

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of Hajj there is no ritual there.

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Even salah is made short. Even salah

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is is is cut in half and joined

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together. Why?

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Because it is a day where you are

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standing with Allah alone, and it is symbolic

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of Qiyamah.

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As the hajji stands and for the Hujajah

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who are going tomorrow,

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it is really like we are asking, you

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Allah, whether I go to Jannah or Jannah.

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That is what's at stake on the day

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of Arafah. You've got 5 hours,

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4 hours

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to get your soul into Jannah.

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Everything of your life comes down to those

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5 hours.

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Everything that you've done, you've looked at, you've

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said, you've spoken to, ultimately comes down if

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do I leave here going to Jannah?

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Do I leave this when the sun sets

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at Maghrib? Have I guaranteed my place in

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Jannah? If not, I'm not most likely, I'm

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not gonna come here again.

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You only get one shot at this.

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My soul, my akhira is in the balance

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when you stand with Arafa.

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And as we said, we hope

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that no one goes there.

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We believe that no matter what Hajji, anyone,

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the best of them and the worst of

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them, those who come with the most sins,

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they will be forgiven Insha'Allah. As the Nabiyan

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says, this is the day where Allah forgives

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the most people on the day of Arafah.

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And that

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so the whole purpose of Arafah, Arafah, if

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we're to ask ourselves, what must the hajji

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do? Now if you were in Nina, you're

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preparing, what must I prepare for?

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Abasha'Allah brother, you know, who was in our

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Hajj class, he sent me a a a

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a question. Usually, the Hajj just ask a

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lot of things about iharam and all of

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this, very technical stuff. Alhamdulillah, the part of

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Hajj is very technical. But he asked me

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an excellent question which is really why this

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this khutba is dedicated to this khutba

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is, like, how do I make dua on

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Arafa?

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If the whole purpose of Arafa is dua

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we all know what Dua is. How do

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I make Dua for 5, 6 hours?

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That is what Arafa is all about.

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You

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we give Allah no analogy. But if the

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king of kings, the lord of the universe,

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you see in your diary,

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some people prepared for it. Some people got

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unexpectedly. In your diary, on the 9th of

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Dhirjah this year, 2024, you have an appointment

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with Allah Subhanahu Wa

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That appointment, the location, sala Zoom appointment, sala

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online, it's a physical appointment with Allah at

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this place called Arafa, between Dhur and Maghrib,

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and you're going to chat, speak to your

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lord.

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What

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do I do? How do I prepare for

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this?

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The only thing that it is is dua.

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The Nabi says,

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the dua of Arafa is the best dua.

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There is no greater dua you can make.

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If any, inshallah, all of us will get

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to be at

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Arafa. Those who have never been there, you'll

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get there. Those who have been there will

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go again. But there is no

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time, place, situation where your dua is more

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powerful.

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Even in the last

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the night of late al Qadr, the last

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moment of late al Qadr is not as

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powerful

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as those hours of the Hajjis on Arafah.

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They literally

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Allah has come to them and they are

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speaking to Allah in a time place when

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he is at his most merciful. So the

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Ravine says the absolute greatest dua you can

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make is the dua of Arafa.

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And the best dhikr you can make is

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the dhikr of Arafah which

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is In it, there is an hour that

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Rabbi says in on the day of Arafah,

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there's an

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hour in which no believing person, no matter

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how good, bad, how pious you are, no

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person makes dua to Allah in that moment

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except that Allah will absolutely accept the Dua.

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There is no request that Allah rejects on

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that day.

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That is what Arafa means. Now how, if

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I'm a *, how do I capitalize with

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this? How do I make Dua for 5

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hours? What should I ask? How do I

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ask it?

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And this is for the for the Hajjis,

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yes, but for us as well.

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The Nabihun says

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like he says, Al Hajj u Arafa.

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Arafa is the essence of Hajj. Arafa is

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the heart of Hajj.

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But do you know what he says? What

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is the heart of Ibadah?

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The heart of worship is dua.

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Yes. We make salah, we kurban, all these

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rituals. If you took away the rituals,

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you took away the tahara and all of

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that, ultimately,

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Islam is you speaking to Allah.

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You asking Allah, you having a conversation with

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Allah. That is what our religion comes down

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to and how do I make dua?

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So how do you structure your dua?

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Whether it is a 5 minute dua after

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salah or whether it's a 5 hour dua

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if you want Arafa. How do you do

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this dua?

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The first thing is your mindset must be

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there.

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When we speak to Allah,

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we are not speaking

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to someone who doesn't want to give.

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We're not speaking to someone who wants to

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punish or wants to withhold. We are speaking

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to the Lord who wants to give, who

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is charitable and generous,

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and believing that if I ask, Allah will

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not say

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no. I mentioned to the Hajjis,

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Allah called you for Hajj.

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He invited you as a guest.

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If think about this. You've got a cousin

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in Australia,

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and you said, you know, my cousin,

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I'm inviting you to come to Cape Town

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for holiday,

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and I have everything prepared for you.

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I've brought I've got your your visa and

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stuff. I prepared. So now you come. Do

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you think when you've come all the way

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from Australia to your cousin's house and you

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say, you know, I I I really list

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for some cool sisters. He's gonna say, how

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can you ask me that? He said, no.

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Whatever you want, you're the guest of honor.

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Now Allah is hosting you.

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Don't be shy to ask Allah.

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Don't be shy, O Guest of Allah, to

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ask whatever you want, big or small.

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Allah wants you to ask Him. He, in

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fact, insists on it.

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Ask more. And you must believe in your

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heart of hearts. When Allah says, who will

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answer the mutar? Who is the one that

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the person in desperation?

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The one who has the who is sick,

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who is struggling, who is suffering? Who is

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the one that hears his dua except Allah?

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Allah loves that you you ask him and

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besiege him.

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So go with a mind

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set. I am going to

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I'm really the luckiest person on earth because

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the one who can fix all my problems,

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the one who can answer all my duas

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has said,

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come, O *. O Ahmed Osulaiman. Where are

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you from? Come. Speak to your Lord so

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I can give whatever you want. I can

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solve all your problems. I'm giving you that

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exclusive opportunity.

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So now with Dua, however, if we do

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speak to a king, there is a format.

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If you write an email,

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but if you write the email to the

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president or the king, you don't say my

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potholes, fix

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it now. I want this now. You don't

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speak that way when you address

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just your your your boss or whatever.

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How do we address the lord of the

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alamin? So how do we structure our dua?

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Dua has a very specific format, and we

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should all try to follow this dua.

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First thing also, remember your Dua doesn't have

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to be in Arabic. In fact, I encourage

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you not to make Dua in Arabic. If

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you don't if you haven't memorized an Arabic

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Dua, say it in your language, Afrikaans, Khoza,

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English, whatever it is. Speak from your heart.

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It's a conversation.

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Allah understands all languages. Speak to Allah. The

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Anbiya, not all of them spoke

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Arabic. Do we think all the Anbiya spoke

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Arabic? They didn't speak Arabic. They spoke their

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languages.

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We begin

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by praising Allah.

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You know, when you address

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in the world today, your honorable so and

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so, we begin by praising Allah. All

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all praise

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be to you, Lord of the universe,

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the creator, the sustainer.

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All knower, all wise, we praise you. We

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thank Allah. We glorify him. We make takbir,

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Allah Akbar. There's none worthy of worship but

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you. You begin by addressing Allah by his

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titles.

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Allah loves so when you call, when you

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address

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This is exactly how we begin our dua.

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When we call upon Allah, we call upon

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his names and his titles, we praise him

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that he is due to him. These are

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not titles that is not due it's due

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to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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So you begin by praising Allah and mentioning

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His beautiful names. And just for us to

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know, and this of course is not only

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for the Hajjis, for all of us, Allah

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has many names, but his most powerful names,

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the two names he loves the most is

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called Ismul Al-'Adam. The 2 greatest names of

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Allah is.

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The Nabi sun says in the dua listen

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to this. Listen to the the way the

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Sahabi made dua. The Nabi sun says

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the prophet

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tells us about a man. He's listening to

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a Sahabi. A Sahabi is making dua. And

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this Sahabi

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was in his dua. The Nabi heard, and

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this is what he said. The Sahabi said,

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oh Allah,

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I ask you

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by the virtue of the fact that all

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praise is due to you. I'm asking you

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because all hammed belongs to you. And that

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there is none worthy of worship but you,

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and there is no God besides you.

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You have no partner, no associate.

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You are the bestower,

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razzak, the giver, the Khaliq, the creator of

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the heavens and the Lord

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of the universe, the possessor of majesty,

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the Ever Living, the Eternal. And when he

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said that, the Nabi Muslim says, the Sahabi

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has asked Allah by His greatest name. And

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when you call Allah by that name, Allah

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answers and gives whatever you want.

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This is look at how beautiful Sahabi speaks

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to Allah. This is how you begin your

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dua.

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So if you're sitting in Arafa,

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spend about half an hour just mentioning Allah's

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names and you are the Rabbula 'alamin. You

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are the creator, the sustainer. At the end

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of Surah Hashar, Surah Hashar is Surah. At

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the end of it, we all those

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Allah subhan mentions all his his names in

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the mention these things mention these names. So

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you begin by praising Allah, his titles,

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his majesty,

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mention his names,

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then you move to the next important part

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of your dua.

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It is to mention your our servitude to

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Allah.

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Surah Fatihah is a very good template, and

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it follows this exact structure.

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Praise Allah, the Lord of the universe. Al

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Rahman, Ar Rahim, 2 names of Allah, the

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most merciful, the most

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kind. You are the King of all kings,

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the King of their judgment. All of that

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is Allah. We praise you. We glorify you.

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We mention your names. Then you transition.

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Now that we established who you are, you

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Allah, who am I?

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You are my lord and I am your

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slave. I am here to worship you.

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You alone do I worship,

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and you alone do I put all my

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dependency.

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This part,

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in fact, Surah Fatihah,

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as I said, is a d a template

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for dua. This is

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the heart of Surah Fatihah. Again, so if

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again, the heart of Islam is dua and

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the heart of dua is this concept

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of our worship to Allah. Our relationship with

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him is you are my Rab, and I

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am your servant. If you look at the

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Dua of the Anbiya, we've attached it. We

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won't go through it, but if you look

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at the duas of the Anbiya, like Nabi

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Yunus,

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He first that's why the kalima

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is the most beautiful dua you can make.

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That there is none that I worship but

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you, you Allah. Who can I turn to

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other than you? Who's gonna cure my cancer

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other than you? Who's going to help my

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children other than you? I have no rub

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but you. I have no way to turn

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to other than you. There's none that can

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protect me but you. I have come only

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for you, you Allah. That is spend time

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in acknowledging

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our servitude,

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our submission, our surrendering to Allah. You Allah,

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we submit to you completely.

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And so you mention

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your,

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your submission to Allah, then you express your

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situation. Now you can say, oh, Allah.

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Now that you I've established you are my

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Rab. You are my my Lord. I am

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your slave. You Allah, I'm in difficulty.

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You Allah, I'm struggling.

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You Allah, my the doctors can't cure my

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cancer.

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You Allah, my risk is not enough. You

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Allah, I've committed sin. Now you now you

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begin to appeal and you must mention your

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situations. Again, if you look at the ambia,

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it is beautiful how they express their desperation.

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Allah wants you to express how desperate you

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are

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to him alone.

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Break. I am crying before You You Allah.

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I am heartbroken You Allah. I am broken.

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That is how Allah allows you to make

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dua. And so you express your deep desperation.

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You Allah, if I leave this place of

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Arafah and you haven't forgiven me, I'm not

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gonna get another chance.

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I am desperate. I have left my home

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to come here just for you, you Allah.

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I have put everything on the line for

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you, you Allah. Allah loves to hear. So

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then express your your desperation, express your situation,

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speak about the problem you have.

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You have to then repent before you start

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asking I want more You Allah, I want

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an extra this, I want an extra that

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You Allah forgive me for disobeying You. You

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have given me so much.

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I thank You for what You have already

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given me for, I ask for more. I

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thank you for what you've given me, and

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you Allah forgive me for me disobeying you.

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You owe me nothing you Allah.

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You don't owe me anything.

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I have disobeyed You. I have looked at

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which I shouldn't have. I've said what I

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shouldn't have. I've hurt people. I've done so

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much haram.

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You are full at your right to punish

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me if you will, but we hope for

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your mercy, Allah. So now we repent. And

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the Hajj, of course, one of the big

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aspects of Hajj of Arafa in particular

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is to get his lifetime of sin forgiven,

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wiped out.

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70 years of sin you can get forgiven

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within 1:2 minutes of Arafa. That is what

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Arafa gives you.

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All your sin, the aji now,

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Tawba is

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you don't mention your sin to anyone, but

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you mention it to Allah. Yeah. Allah, I

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did that sin and you know that

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sin I did. Forgive me, Allah. Pardon me.

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I intend never to go back to it.

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The intention of never going back to it

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is there. Some of you some Hajjis might

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be in the sin and they might even

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think, I might go back to it. Make

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dua. Yeah. Allah save me not to go

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back to it. Even though I love that

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sin, I enjoy that sin, I look forward

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to that sin. Yeah. Allah, change my heart

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not to go back to it.

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We thank Allah, as we said, we express

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our gratitude for whatever we have, and Allah

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loves you to enumerate your blessings.

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Mention the blessings you have. So say you

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Allah, thank you for my Islam. Thank you

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for bringing me here my health, my parents,

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my children,

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my job.

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Every blessing you can think of, list it

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down and thank Allah for it. Remember, Allah

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says,

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that if you make shukr of Allah,

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I'll give you more. The more you thank

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Allah for your wealth, the more he gives

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you.

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The more you thank Allah for your relationships,

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he increases it in goodness. So

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thank Allah. Spend time. Now if you look

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at your duas becoming long, half an hour

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I'm praising Allah. Half an hour I'm expressing

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my servitude to Allah and I'm I'm I'm

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I'm I'm complaining of my situation.

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Then half an hour, I spend repenting for

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my sins. Some of us have more than

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half an hour of sins to repent. Maybe

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maybe it takes us more than the whole

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of Arafah.

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Then all our blessings.

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Half an hour just just thanking all of

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our blessings. Now we are ready to ask.

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Now Allah says: Okay. What is it that

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you want? Now you begin to ask. And

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when you ask,

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ask

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obviously there are priorities.

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I know you want that Ferrari. I know

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you want the holiday. But more than that,

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you Allah, grant me.

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Grant me to die as a Muslim. Protect

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my Islam, my iman. Protect the iman of

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my children. If or if I don't get

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anything else but I leave Arafah with

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then I'm okay. So you begin by that's

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why Surah Fatihah, the only thing we ask

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is

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keep us guided, You Allah. Don't let us

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lose this Islam that You've given us. So

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you begin by asking for your Islamic well-being,

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the Islamic well-being of your children, your family.

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You then ask Allah to protect you from

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calamities.

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Allah, protect me from

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hardship in the dunya, disease,

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a misfortune,

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the punishment of the kabr, then I stand

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before you with deeds that disappoint you. Protect

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me from jahannam.

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All the things you can think of that

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is bad, oh, Allah, protect me from that.

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Then you then we begin

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to now we ask about the dunya stuff.

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Don't be shy to ask Allah for the

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dunya stuff. Then a business says,

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ask Allah even if your shoelace breaks.

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Who will think I'm gonna ask Allah for

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my shoelaces? Ask Allah. If you're on Arafah

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aji, ask Allah even for your shoes, your

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socks. Ask the biggest things, jannatoo firdos, and

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the smallest of things. Ask Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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And so now, of course, you ask for

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your risk, your health, you ask for happiness

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in your life, you ask for your relationships,

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you ask for your family, you ask Allah

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for your community change situation. And, subhanallah, something

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which we should always ask is a good

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life and a good death. Oh, Allah grant

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us to die when you are pleased with

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us. Take us away when you are pleased

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with us.

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Once you've done ask asking the things that

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you want, start with yourself.

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Don't ever forget to ask

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for everybody else.

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Spend

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half an hour

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to ask for the Ummah. But they are,

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of course, yes, you Allah help the whole

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ummah,

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great. But also there are specific people you

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must mention. People by name you must mention.

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You must make dua for your parents,

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living all alive, and your grandparents.

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You must make dua for your children, your

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sis, your siblings. These are the most important

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people in your life. Your spouse. You must

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make dua for them. And you make dua

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for everyone in your family that you know,

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that you know that person is struggling, they're

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sick. That person is looking for a job.

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That couple is looking to get a a

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a child. That one is looking for a

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husband, looking for a wife. Make dua. Mention

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them. On Arafa, you go with our hopes

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and our duas. Make dua for all of

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us. And in the broader community, you Allah,

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save the Muslims in Cape Town and in

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South Africa. Grant that this ummah survives and

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thrives until the day of tiyama. Protect us

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from all the calamities and the problems we

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have. We're in a very difficult time at

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the moment. And then, of course, the ummah

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at large, the people of Gaza.

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Every Hajji should be making dua for our

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brothers and sisters in Gaza. Our brothers and

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sisters across the ummah, across the world. You

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make dua for the living and the dead.

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You make dua for your teachers

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and your leaders and your ulama. Make dua

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for the ulama because if they are lost,

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then we are all lost. Lost. So you

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make dua for the ulama, you make dua

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for our rulers and for all of humanity.

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Many people ask, can I make dua for

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non Muslims? Of course, make dua for non

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Muslims. May God, Allah guide them to Islam.

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Allah grant them hidayah. We make du'a for

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them. Your colleagues,

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tell your colleagues when you, you know, when

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you come back, I made du'a for you

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on Arafah.

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I made du'a for you for their well-being

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and for their hidayah. And then, of course,

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you end your dua.

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And throughout your dua, you can do this.

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You, of course, have to send salawat and

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salutations on the Nabi Salam. Spend maybe half

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an hour making salawat on the Nabi Salam.

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You have to send you would not have

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been a Muslim had it not been the

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sacrifice of Nabi and the Sahaba and his

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family. And so we send salutations on the

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Nabi and on his family and all the

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and and the and the ambia, and we

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praise him. And your dua is now not

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finalized until you do,

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salawah. And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala to accept

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the efforts of the Hujjaj to make it

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easy for them. May Allah grant them Hajmabbuul,

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Hajmabroor. May Allah have mercy upon all of

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us. May Allah bless us all in these

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holy days, and may Allah

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make all our affairs good in this dunya

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and the akhirah.

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So the slides continue, but this is and

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this is for all of you as well.

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We've attached recommended duas, the Arabic and the

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English. So anyone who wants to take a

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copy of the slides, you will have duas

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from the Quran and the Sunnah, and we've

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also attached all the duas of the Anbiya,

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the duas of Nabi Musa, the duas of

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Nabi Sulayman, the duas of Nabi Yaqub so

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that you can use it as a reference.

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But inshallah, that's for you to share and

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to to implement in your life. Quick,

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announcements. So and then the day of Eid,

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as you know, Eid in in this Masjid

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is on Sunday, the

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the day after Arafah. And for those who

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keeping Eid on Monday, well, alhamdulillah. No problem.

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Inshallah, we said we had this this discussion

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many times. So Eid on Sunday at at,

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Masjid Bura

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Islam will be at 7:15, it's at Takbeer,

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and, we'll have our Eid salah,

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at 8:15.

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And then for Qurban, we still have a

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few sheep left. So those who'd like to

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Qurban on Sunday,

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you can, speak to us there

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And then next week, Friday, we move on.

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We're going to have

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school holidays after Isha'i, a nightmare on Elm

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Street will be at our hub. Insha'Allah, something

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part of our June holiday program. Inshallah, something

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interesting under the stars in the evening. Inshallah.

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