Never Back Down, No Compromise

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I want to be lurking in the shaytani R rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Hamdan Hamden. Lillah wa Salatu was Salam and that many other Clady quality Allah, while early will tell me how many DW Houda Ahmanson maybe soon that he you know Yamunanagar or plays and all thanks to solely due to Allah Allah subhana wa Taala and we ask him in his infinite wisdom, His mercy and His kindness to base blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family's companions, his friends, and all those who are fundamental that our dama Gematria Muslimeen. Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I get you with the message of peace and blessings and

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mercy as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah from Al Hamdulillah. Once again, you and I have been chosen to witness another day of Jomar to be in a masjid on this time, which is filled with Baraka. And we ask that Allah subhanho wa Taala places these moments that we spent together on our scales of Hassan Earth on the fKM I mean, you're not but I mean

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Subhanallah we are in an interesting time in the year, we've come towards the end of 2022. And for many of us, it is a time of relaxation, a time where we take a bit of a trip away. And this is what we're going to be focusing on today. But before we get started on that Insha Allah, just a reminder that there's a beautiful tradition that we have, and that is that after the Juma right after the Salah, we ask a few questions. And we give some prizes out some chocolates out, you know, to the speaker to enter to the people who give the correct answers. So, especially for the youngsters, it's important that they actually pay special attention to the lecture today.

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These have been hot so it might be hot chocolate by the time you receive it, but inshallah

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so we come to a special time in the year. Everyone's on holiday, we all relaxing. And this is what the our topic is about today. And this world Gematria wisdom is filled with enjoyment and distractions. So many

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Subhan Allah the lighting is really bad icon is here.

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Yeah, there we go.

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So this world is filled with a lot of distractions. And the we take many people go on vacation, lots of activities and recreation, we go out to the beach, many of us travel abroad. And this is the enjoyment that we get from this time of the year. And Allah subhanho wa Taala informs us about this nature of the world. When he tells us that Alamo animal Higher, higher to dunya allow liable well, that know that this world is filled with

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play and entertainment and also destruction.

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And

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he also says that this world is in adornment, and we compete in this world with one another in terms of what we can get our blessings.

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But in Allah subhanaw taala also tells us in another verse, he says, Well Maha dill hayati, dunya illa Llah, who will live again Allah subhanho wa Taala says that this world is nothing more than enjoyment and destruction. While in the Darrel era law, he'll hire one, but visually that the next world is the one which is totally which is permanent, and this one is temporary. The next one is permanent, if the only but new. So once again, we have the enjoyment. We have this play entertainment, but in the back of our minds we know that this is but temporarily and it is the Athena which is permanent.

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And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has informed us that this leisure in itself is a blessing. going on vacations, this is a blessing. In that famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi wa sallam says there are meta and mcgoon Fie Hema Kathina millionaires, that there are two amazing blessings which we often take for granted. The one is our health, good health.

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And the other one is our free time.

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And subhanAllah this is what we need to focus on is that this leisure time that we

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You have available to us.

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And the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi salam in his own nature, you also took time off, you also needed to relax.

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And every day, he used to practice his chi Lulu.

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He should take a short nap in the middle of the day. And he mentioned that in the snap and in this listing these Baraka in it. And I always remember whenever we discuss, you know, pallulah, when we discuss the listing, I was thinking about my uncle lived in Saudi for many years. And he had this amazing tradition when he's there, or when he's here, middle of the day, you would actually, you know, take his clothes off, put on his pajamas, and just even if he does a wrist sweep, but he just in that moment for that few few minutes, maybe a half an hour, just to relax, so that he has enough energy to continue through the day. And subhanAllah that individual, my uncle, he's 80 years old

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today and full of energy, maybe there's some some wisdom in that.

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And

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so now that we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sanctioned these, this leisure in this world, and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also permits us to enjoy this world.

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We now need to find some guidance and me to navigate through this, this period of time, navigate through this leisure.

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And I think I'd bring this closer to me.

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So we know that at this at this time of the year, there's an abundance of this blessing, this blessing of free time. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is beautifully guided, guided us in the Quran, through this free time.

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And the three amazing songs that Allah subhanaw has placed all the way at the end of the Quran, all the way at the end of the Quran, Allah gives us these three amazing chapters. And what's interesting about this Jews AMA, the last Jews in the Quran is that this is the conclusion of Al Quran. And generally, you know, whenever we write a conclusion, it needs to be something which is profound, something which is important, something that will remind the reader and stick with the reader.

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And that is exactly what Allah Samantha does. And these three sutras are often recited, in our salah, they will go to surah. Zina salah, easily memorized the very short. And

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very often, many of these chapters are misunderstood. So we mentioned them, we discussed them, we go through translation, but we don't really understand the implementation.

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And

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the first sort of the last of the three swords, the three chapters, speaks about the rewards that we will get when we navigate adequately. When we navigate ourselves perfectly through these blessings. Allah Subhan Allah says, in Surah, to NASA, he says Elijah enough sort Allah, He will fit that verily that you will receive

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our victory, you will receive assistance, and you will receive alleviation from all of your issues and your struggles, if you navigate yourself correctly. So Allah Subhan Allah says, this is the reward that you're gonna get in the end. And many of us want that. We all want these options. We want assistance, we want to help, especially if we look at the way the Muslim omens today, we need all the help we can get.

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And the first of those sewers is where Allah subhana speaks about the abundance of blessings.

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and wallah he this is an amazing surah if you have the time, and we do have the time, read that the seed of the Surah So Allah Subhan Allah says,

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in our opinion, Erica, I will kill them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that basically we have given you a quota.

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And generally this is referred to as deliver in Jannah. At the Prophet Muhammad SAW some more receive, but the word Kota also means an abundance of blessings, perpetual blessings, and Allah He when we look at the blessings that we have today, we sitting in the masjid, we have jobs, we have a car, we have some money in our pocket, we probably get we had breakfast this morning, we probably going to eat something later on today. So many blessings.

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So Allah Subhan Allah says in the outer in Africa, I will kill them. But many of them have Vaseline say that this verse is directly to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it is also full for the reader.

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And it's a very personal manner in which Allah subhana speaking, he says in our tiny natca that visually I have given you are you have been given alfalfa and abundance and abundance of blessings. And we are witness to that.

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And in that Surah continue in that surah Allah was behind

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And what that also tells us about sacrifice reminds us about salah and reminds us about giving.

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So at the beginning we have blessings and acknowledgement of blessings. And in the end, Allah was Rhonda speaks about victory and assistance and alleviation.

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But Allah he it is that sooner in the middle, that is so profound, that surah chapter that's in the middle that stands out.

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And this is the surah that is most commonly misunderstood. This is the sort of that we all take for granted. And we think we know its meaning but Allah it's not.

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And the surah is known as the sister sawed off certain class.

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So to live laughs Kuru Allahu Ahad and the sister Surah that is the surah.

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The surah is was often recited with the plot by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his widow salah, any Salah in the Sunnah for for Fudger in the morning. And also after he made the laugh. This is the surah that he used to recite.

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So it's this is the Surah Surah ikhlas. And it was also often decided by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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It is the first half of the total class as well. The first half of our Shahada. It is the negation before affirmation. When we say Asha, do Allah you know in the law, Washington No, Muhammad Rasul Allah. So let's first negation. This is the sewer.

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The surah is also known as Surah moussaka, which means the tearing away in a separation, the cutting off of something.

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And this sort of Allah here, it's so profound, and the surah is none other than Surah Al Kaffee rune and the Sunnah of Allah he this is the sort of that we take home with today.

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So what is the context of the surah? Why was the surah revealed? And what makes it so profound?

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was performing tawaf around the Kaaba

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and the Quraysh. At that time, they were wondering, no Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is, he's blessed. People love him. He's got many followers, you know, people will just people just drawn towards him.

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And now he's coming with this new religion.

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And this group of Quraysh, and they came to approach the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they spoke to him and they said, you know, we know you are good guy.

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We know you have lots to offer.

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But this Islam that you come in with, you know, it's problematic. Let's make a deal. Let's compromise.

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And part of the deal was, We will worship your Allah for one month, or one year over a period of time.

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And then we alternate and then you worship our loads, or our gods for a period of time.

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So when when it's compromise, you know, everyone wins, everyone is happy.

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That should be a done deal. And on top of that,

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they offer the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi wa sallam power, they offer him status, women, money, all of the adornments of this world, they offer the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And one of those people that were part of that click on the Quraysh was Walid Ibn movie era. And this individual is someone that we all should know. Because he was the top poet of the kurush. He had a very high political standing.

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And many of the leaders of the college they came to me and they said, you know, go check this Muhammad out, find out what he's about. Listen to this, this Quran that he's coming with. And when he heard it, he was amazed. He said, this cannot be from a man

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and he plays the Quran and he plays the verses of the Quran. And Abuja hell comes to you and says, Don't do this, don't praise it. Think of something else give another response to Mohammed Quran.

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And after giving and mentioning the Prophet Muhammad wa Salam is a magician and a few other things that eventually came to this scenario where they offered the Prophet Muhammad Aslam, this compromise.

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And part of his answers, the Prophet Mohammed Salah Saddam's answers, were these verses. It was these verses that were sent down to answer the Quraysh in this scenario.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Cool, he says say

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and there's many verses in the Quran where Allah Subhan Allah actually commands the Prophet Muhammad Hassan to say something specific and

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Number first Syrian say that the whole Quran is cool the whole entire Quran is cool because whatever the Prophet Muhammad some years, he tells us

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but here these verses whenever we hear the word cool mentioned in the Quran, it is emphasized

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it is supposed to be, you know, on, on in the back of our minds all the time and the tip of our tongue all the time. So Allah is fine, this is cool.

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Yeah, you can if you don't

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tell them, Oh, you people who are no now known as the caffeine rune, those people who know the truth, but they cover it. And these words are connected carpet and cover. They cover it. They cover the truth. So Allah has one says, Say these words.

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And then he says, Cool, yeah, you will care if you don't, boo, Mata Abul that I do not worship that which you worship. And there's repetition in the Surah

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repetition in the Surah. The first one is I will not worship that which you worship. And the second one is, I will not worship the manner in which you worship. So the Prophet Muhammad Azam is taking a stand at this moment. He's saying that there's a separation between you and us.

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And then the last verse comes,

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and this is probably the mic drop verse. The most profound verse in the Surah is where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the Prophet Mohammed Al Salam lecom, Dino Khun, while the ad

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that visually for you, and exclusively for you, is your religion and your way? And exclusively and specifically for me, is the way that I chose and my way.

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And why is this verse so important? It's because very often we use this verse as the verse of tolerance for interfaith discussions, it's the verse of tolerance, you know, we we all just living together, and we all one happy family, Muslim, Christian, you know, Jew, this is how we often interpret this verse.

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Whereas this verse is the direct opposite of that. And that is that you have your way. And it's exclusive to you, I don't want to have anything to do with the way that you do things. And this is my way, this is the way of Islam, and we're not going to mix and match. We're not going to water it down for anyone else.

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This is the message of the surah

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and Wallahi. During this time, and this period, we need these verses more than any more than any other time in the year.

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Because this is the time when we tend to compromise

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and how do we compromise and there's a few written up here a few ways in areas that we compromise it. And these are severe issues.

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The first one is when it comes to our salah.

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performing our sada it's holiday time, people like Fortini people at the beach people all wherever they are.

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And now automatically solid takes a backseat. And remember you as a father and as a grandfather, and as a role model in your family.

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Your children are watching

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what's my dad gonna do now? It's almost doer. What's he going to do?

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Now we can make it later. Oh, we're having fun. We don't need to make it now.

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And this is so detrimental to them.

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And we know that Salah is that connection between ourselves it is the act, it is the contract between ourselves and Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and we have many of the scholars which speak about you know, is is the person who leaves the salah lazily always, you know,

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on purpose, you know which one of them is a caliphate and which one of them is not which one is less than the fold of Islam and which is not.

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But your mantra Muslim in when we know that Salah is our connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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How will we examples to our family members when we just leave the salah alone.

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So this is an area where we do not compromise when it comes to our salah. And just recently, you know, we were at one of these beaches, and we paused it was dual time and everyone stopped and there were different camps. Lots of Muslims on the beaches. I think we'll see fourth, that was the Muslim beach and I and so many people many camps and everyone stopped Mashallah. Everyone stopped to make salah and the kuffar they looking, they watching us and they wondering, and some way deep down inside, maybe something will will trigger and they'd be like, that should be me. I should also be praying.

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But when we compromise when we watered down our religion, it has now this domino effect. We are affected and also the community at large is affected

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The next area Gematria Muslim in

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just one minute

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was a pause for effect over the

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the next area that we tend to compromise. And this is especially for the fathers and the brothers and the sons is when it comes to hijab and our

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when it comes to the way and the men as well, but also our brothers, our sisters and our mothers and our daughters the way they attire.

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Yes, it's beach. Yes, it's holiday. Yes, it's fun time. But it doesn't necessarily mean that we have to discard all our principles.

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I was recently invited to someone's home visit leaving Omaha

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you know, we make to our we take the people out of the house at dawn and the rest of the rituals that we have.

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These people are leaving on Amara

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and the children are being left behind they this is a couple that's going but the children will not tie it properly. No scarves, nothing. And I'm thinking we have we we which level have we reached, we we want to be working on ourselves, but our children that a man has entrusted to us, or honor fulfilling the obligations. And we are supposed to be the guides, we are supposed to advise them.

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And this is the situation that we find ourselves in

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is that hijab is out of the window. Our aura is no longer discussed.

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And will lie these are our daughters, our sisters.

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And this is an Amana, you know when we at the Tamiya when the baby's born, this is something that we mentioned is that this child has been entrusted to you. It's a gift, yes, but also entrusted to you. Meaning you have the responsibility in how to raise that child. Now let's make that easy for US Army neuropil army.

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And the last aspect is traffic extravagance and waste.

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This is an area that we need to look at, where we shouldn't compromise.

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Allah the Prophet Muhammad SAW some if we had to cease lifestyle, the way he lived. There was no extravagance in it. We did we Gematria Muslimeen we extravagant the amount of money that we just lost in this period of time, we can help so many people we can we can build communities. Well, I have these massagin buka they will both because of sacrifice, not because of extravagance.

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We are we Giamatti Muslim in building those legacies. And then also when it comes to waste

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Billahi this is something that we need to take care of. The Prophet Muhammad SAW some even mentioned that we need to lick our plate when we finish eating just because we don't know where the baraka is, in that food. We are we when it comes to, to that Gematria Muslimeen. So yes, this is a time for leisure, and a time for entertainment. But by no means should we compromise on our principles.

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And there's a few

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tips that we mentioned, for what you can do in the vacation, what you can do with this leisure time. First thing is spend quality time with your spouse.

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Number one, spend quality time with your spouse.

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Number two is also

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give some quality time to your children. Discuss with them things about the dean, they have all these questions. But they're not going to ask you who they're going to ask.

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So have these discussions with him. Give them challenges to research about the Gambia and the companions. And then when you get home later in the evening, asked him what they've learned and they give him a prize. Wallah. You'll see in a few moments how prices at work, it works everyone just awake, because people want to they want to participate.

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We all kids that you know deep down your kids. So this is something that we can do.

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But most importantly is Jonathan I'm assuming in this time, engage your family.

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And we ask Allah Subhana Allah makes that easy for us in this time. We asked Allah Samantha guides us not to compromise our faith. We ask Allah to guide us not to compromise our principles. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala makes these moments once again, moments that will be placed on our scales or Senate and be accepted after the DA Juana and then hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen.

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