Story Of Ibraheem (Peace Be Upon Him)

Muiz Bukhary

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A talk delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on Saturday the 19th of September, 2015 at Abdullah Bin Zaid Auditorium, Doha, Qatar.

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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I would like to start off with a recitation on the noble goal and for the purposes of Baraka and reflection on its beauty inshallah.

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banyuwangi

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Bismillah

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala ashrafi Gambia Eva mursaleen Nabina Habibi, Nam karate Are you Nina Mohammed Abdullah la vida. De he was happy he after the celerity we're done with the slim band.

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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer and Alicia protect and Chiara. We asked him subhanho wa Taala to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of

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hamdulillah. Today inshallah, inshallah we are going to be talking about the story of mighty Prophet, a very great prophet, and he's none other than Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, but before we go into his story,

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I would like to mention a few points starting off with the fact that the Quran is not a storybook. The Quran is not a story book, but rather it is a book of signs and I add, for those who reflect and ponder, who will fall back for the ones of intellect as we will discuss in Sharla.

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But in the Koran, Allah subhanho wa Taala he talks about the nations of the past Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the nations of the past. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also talks about the prophets of the past their stories, all of the prophets, and all of them, most of them, the the prominent ones, and in regard to the prophets themselves. Imam Ahmed Rahim Allah He makes mention of innovation in his Muslim abuser, or the long line once went to a supervisor a long while ago, it was lm and asked him Yasuda, the Novation goes along the lines of these words. He asked him Yasuda law was Adam Allah salatu salam, a prophet Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He replied, Yes, he

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was a prophet. And then he asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what was the total number of prophets, the total number of prophets Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then went on to say in that particular narration, they were 124,000 of them and they were a large number. But now in regard to the specific number of prophets, there is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars, because there are other narrations with different numbers. So because of this, the scholars have come to a conclusion that there were a large number of prophets in total large number of prophets and that is, in the sense of a prophets they MBM, there is a slight difference between ambia and rosseau.

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I think most of you might be aware, and nebby is a profit you can translate and IB as a profit, the plural is lmds. Whilst rhassoul is a messenger parula plural of it is rowsell. The difference between the two is as some scholars say, and nebby is a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala who is not given a new legislation from Allah subhanho wa Taala whilst era Sol is a mess,

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messenger was given a divine scripture by Allah subhanho wa jal a good example to highlight the difference between the two.

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between an Ambien aerosol is musallam that was Salam and Harun Allah Azza wa sallam, they both lived at the same era, same time, but one was aerosol and one a nabby. Who was there also?

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masala is that was set up, he was given the Torah but Allah subhanho wa Taala so he was a Nabi Harun, Allah salat wa salam. He wasn't given a new legislation. He was not given a new revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was basically following up the revelation of Musa alayhi salatu salam, I hope it's clear.

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Now as for the prophets mentioned in the Noble Quran, they are 25 in total, the ones mentioned in the noble for us, but all of their stories are not in great detail. Some of their stories are yes in detail. Some stories I in a very concise manner, some of them Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about their birth before their birth, about their family members, Allah mentions there. For example, you talk about Mussolini, that was an M, he is the most widely spoken prophet in the Noble Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions his sister, his mother, all of them he mentions all of them in regard to his story. But then again, we also have prophets like for example, Ilia seen the kayfun we have very

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little information about them because Allah subhanho wa Taala he did not mention their stories, so we have very little information about them. Now what is the purpose behind Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioning these stories, what is the purpose? He himself states in the noble Koran? La katakana fie pazhassi Hema barotz only only in Allen

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that in their stories, days or era, there is a lesson. There are lessons for those who have intellect Makana had Ethan utara when I came across Nicola de pena de he was obscene Polish a poodle warahmatullah Coleman you may known, never was the Koran and eration inventor, it was not forged. It's not a fabrication. The sort of lies that Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, but as Allah subhanho wa Taala say about him, while my empty guanine However, he does not speak out of his own desires in who in what you have when he speaks his divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala and that there is an obvious reason behind why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam to be an unlettered individual, what happened when jabrill Allah so that was Salaam came down? And the first verses of the Quran the Quran, read what it was sort of I said Allahu Allahu Allah Selim say Mahayana because I cannot read. There's an obvious reason as to why Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed that he should be an unlimited individual, so that later on people should not come about and say that he Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam invented the Quran, or he heard it from someone perhaps is coming in conveying it to us. He was an unlettered Prophet, but remember this he may have been unlettered but he was the most educated individual Muhammad sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam.

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So inshallah Allah. Today we're going to spend the evening talking about a mighty prophet from the galaxy of prophets, like I just mentioned, and he is none other than Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam. He was a paradigm of righteousness Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, and there are numerous lessons to be derived from his life. But before I go further, there's just a disclaimer that I would like to put forward.

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Last Ramadan, I was in the Maldives and I conducted a series with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala titled as the messengers we spoke about the the prominent prophets and messengers were mentioned in the Quran as well as from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and the story of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam took me three sessions to complete it three sessions apply Malaysia to a center, so today inshallah Allah I'll try to cover as much as possible before you all fall asleep. I'll try to cover as much as possible, and we'll stick to Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam and his son is married alayhi salatu was Salam will not go into his half alayhi salaatu wa Salaam

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because that would take a little time and therefore Time is of the essence and I would like to touch on the points that are relevant to the 10 days within hija. The legacy of Ibrahim Ali is that Islam as we are in the season of Hajj insha Allah Medina. Okay, so now the story of Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam. It begins with a conversation between him and his father. He was a young man at that time. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his father was an important person amidst his nation. Now where was the primary salatu salam from he was born in the lands of Babel, otherwise known as Babylon in Iraq, and his nation. They were a nation who used to worship celestial objects they used to worship the

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stars they used to worship

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The planets. And when morning used to arrive and all these celestial objects would vanish, they started to, you know, become confused. And then they started to divert their attention, their worship towards Iris. So basically they were worshipping celestial objects, as well as Iris, they had a star for every little thing. And whenever they wanted to do something, they should look up at the stars. And, you know, take guidance from the stars just as how we have individuals today who rely on horoscopes and believe in what the horoscopes say and the fortune cookies and whatnot. So these individuals also used to worship stars they had a staff of business a star perhaps when a lady

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finds it difficult to conceive a child and she you know, pledges something for the stars. They had a lot of things going on with the stars as we will discuss inshallah gala, and during the day, they used to worship idols, and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, his father was a man, a carpenter, if you will, or a potter, if you will, who used to fashion and sculpt these idols, if that was lamps, Father, now one night, Ibrahim Alayhi, salat wa salam was walking alone by the mountains, he was walking alone. And he looks towards the heavens, and he recognized that he was looking at the planets and stars as to whom his people used to worship. And then he recognized obviously, because

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he was an intelligent individually, Brian malleus, that was known as we mentioned his story, you will clearly understand it. He recognized that beyond all of these creations was one creator who was greater than the moon greater than the stars better than all of these planets, all of these celestial objects. And he was a lot of handholds and a lot of most high and he started to you know, think just how can these people worship these celestial objects that eventually set and vanish away? These questions were in his mind. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the noble fun in sort of Anam what gallican hari Ibrahim mallacoota somehow it one of the one he akuna Minal mo cleaning. And

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thus, we did show Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, the realm of the heavens and the earth, so that he would be amongst those who have certain faith, solid faith Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. So he was shown the signs of the heavens and the earth and he had strong Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now what happened was he was with the people and at night approaches another night and he was with the people and he wanted to drive home a strong point. So Allah subhanho wa Taala now mentions this particular incident, the noble four and after stating that he showed the blind alleys that was slammed the signs of the heavens and the earth, because at times people have this misconception.

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They go through this particular passage in the noble Koran, and they think that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was confused, and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was perhaps thinking that the star The stars are my gods, and the moon is my god and the sun is my god and only after all of that he turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala name he was an extremely intelligent individual, and he had firmed though he'd like I mentioned, he was a paradigm of righteousness in terms of lessons. If you talk about courage, you can quote the story of Brian malice. That was when you talk, you talk about the hate, you can quote the story of your grandma Lisa, that was that we talked about the word cool. Relying

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on Allah subhanho wa Taala. You can go to the story of Abraham, Alice that was talk about diplomacy, intelligence, name it, bringing up children, upbringing of children, being a father, all of that being a good husband, all of that you can always quote Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam because he was such a role model a mighty Prophet, Kali Mata, a friend of Allah Subhana, who is the only prophet who surpasses him in terms of excellence was none other than our very own Beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned this incident in the novel for an Fela Jenna La la la la coka. When the night enveloped him, enveloped Ibrahim alayhi salatu was

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Salam. He looked up and he saw a star or a Coca Cola had Arabi. He says, Now, this is my Lord. But this is where people get confused. Now, he was looking at the people, he was looking at the people. And he was trying to drive a strong point home. So he was trying to make them understand. So he looked up at the stars, and he says, Oh, this is my God. And then philam, fn colonnello hybrid feeling. And then the star, obviously after some time, it vanishes away. And then he says, You know what? I don't like those things that disappear. He's trying to make these people understand his nation. He looks at them. And he says, Okay, fine. Looks like you're convinced me, okay. The star is

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my Lord. And then after a while the star vanishes away. And then he says, You know, I don't like things that disappear. I don't like things that go away. How can my lord The one who is looking after me, the one who is nourishing me, the one who is protecting me when he and said he has to be there? 24 seven, Allah subhanho wa Taala is always there for us, right? And then the next is fella Mara.

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camara Basia, honkala haidara b he says okay, fine now the stars are gone. Now we can see the moon, the full moon, but it's, you know, well lit and it's sparkling away. So he says Paula has to be okay. This is my lord then and then follow my effort. It sets it vanishes away. And then he says very strongly in lamea denier have been a coonan minella column is balling. If, unless my Lord, if my Lord does not guide me, I will definitely go and I am definitely going to be from those who are who have gone astray. He's driving a point home. He's trying to make these people understand Look, you're worshipping the wrong things. These are things that set and vanish. You need to turn your

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render your worship towards one Allah, the creator, the maker, the protector, he's trying to drive these points home. So the IOD go on. Now what happens after the moon vanishes away. morning comes about and now the sun rises. He looks at the sun and he says Palomar shumsa bars ivatan Kala hada Robbie has a Cuba he looks at the sun and he says okay, this is my Lord. This is the biggest of them all had Robbie had the Acrobat. He's talking about Akbar in the sense in the in the superlative form. He's talking about the biggest of them all objects, celestial objects, amidst the stars, the moon and the sun. The sun is the biggest. So he's saying this is the biggest so this is my Lord.

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What happens, obviously sunsets as well. Philomena affilate Carla Jaco Now look, look at what he's saying. This is the crucial point. He's addressing the people Jaco in me bury me, Mateusz recon. All my people I am free from that which you associate with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So from this we understand that he was with his people. He was with his people. He was not all alone contemplating in a cave and in a confused state, thinking that the stars I should feed I worship the stars or should I worship the moon Should I worship the sun name? He was a monotheist. He had firmed though he then Allah subhanho data, but this was a methodology. He was trying to make these people see like

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he was trying to make these people understand. And then he firmly states in New Jersey to what you hear the lady Fatah somehow it was our honey fund mama and Amina mushrikeen He says, indeed, I have turned my face towards the one who created the heavens and the earth inclining towards truth and I am not of those who associate partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. So his people, the nation, they will with him will hide who come they started to argue with him and they started to, you know, review can refute him and he very confidently says to hide junie filler he will call the hidden. Do you argue with me concerning Allah subhanho wa Taala whilst Allah has guided me, he asks the people

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and he says Well, I fall for my two Shrek una de la Shara bisha and I fear not what you associate with Allah subhanho wa Taala and I will not be harmed unless Allah subhanho wa Taala should do so if Allah subhanho wa Taala wills that I should be harmed. Yes, then obviously I'm going to be harmed because at the end of the day, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, everything happens according to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything, not only moves except by the will and permission of Allah subhana wa Zan, and all of what is taking place is taking place according to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this was decreed by Allah. How many years before 50,000 years before

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the creation of the heavens and the earth. This is part of our acleda this is part of our belief system. How many articles of faith? Let's see if everybody's awake.

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How many articles of faith in Islam?

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How many Pillars of Islam bruneian Islam Allah hums, right? The Islam is founded upon six pillars, right? Five, five, and we have five articles of faith, six articles of faith. Now what are they and took me Nabila to believe in Allah.

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Allah I can see he angels bakudo b e books barossa, a messengers who will have to believe in the Day of Judgment, Doomsday, and finally and maybe we'll call them to believe in the decree of Allah. So when scholars Rahim, whom Allah talk about the articles of faith, when we say that we believe in the color of Allah, you have to believe there are aspects of others. I mean, I won't go into it in deep detail. But there is one aspect called kita, the writing of the quarter, we have to believe that this has been written basically everything has been written by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he wrote them 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth.

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All of us were seated here, the finance auditorium I'm wearing, why you're wearing white, you're wearing a nice red checkered shirt Mashallah, and all of us we all here, right? It's a

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30 this was decreed what are we talking about Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. This was decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth.

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There were nations there were groups that went astray, trying to discuss about the codon. And this is why Imam Rahim Allah is reported to have said that the Father, the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a deep and wast ocean. And it is an ocean that can only be traversed. By using the ship of knowledge in the sense knowledge pertaining to the Sunnah of Mohammed said, Allahu Allah, you know, whatever sort of lies that allow while you're at it. wasalam has taught us in regard to the Father, yes, because there were groups that came about, for example, like the jabariya de Kataria, they came about and they said, they negated freewill completely. They said, We don't have free will

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whatsoever. We are basically puppets. We are puppets. And they went on to say if a person were to go and rape a woman, for example, he cannot be held accountable because it is the decree of Allah that pushed him to do that crime to do that heinous crime. And there were another group of individuals who came about and they completely negated the quarter. They said, We are. We even have them today. They say, We are the creators of our own destinies. Don't you see quotes and Proverbs, you know, all over Facebook and whatnot, you know, you are the maker, you are the creator of your own destiny. This is wrong. We are not creators, Allah, He is our Creator, and he is the one who is world. Our

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destiny is our fate. But we do have a free will. We do have the choice to make the will to make certain choices. This is where we have to strike a balance right in the middle. Yes, everything has been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah has also given us a certain amount of free will to choose between what is right and what is wrong. Okay, so coming back to Abraham, Allah, he said, that was Sam. He states unless Allah Subhana Allah wills that harm should touch me, you and your Gods cannot harm me. Now he moves on to his father, like I said, who used to fashion and sculpt IRAs, this individual, he was like a potter or a carpenter, like I said, and he used to fashion

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idols and he made his children go around selling them, he made his children go around selling them, I mean, he Brahma he, that was lamb, he had siblings. So they used to go around and sell the idols and bring back the, the revenue, the the profits, whatever it is, they used to bring it back and give their father a bribe, to a salon was also interested to go and sell items. And you know, what he what he used to do, he used to take the items go to the marketplace, and he would say, who wants to buy items that won't harm you or benefit you. Or he used to say who wants to buy items that only harm you or not benefit you? This is how you used to market the items so nobody would buy from him.

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And eventually he never ended up selling any of the items and every single day is how they used to beat him up. Why aren't you selling the items? Why aren't you selling the items? So he used this as an opportunity to try and invite his father towards the truth. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions how diplomatically Ibrahim alayhi wa sallam tried to invite his father with a lot of respect with a lot of kindness. Allah says noble for Annie Sora Maria was corofin Akita and ba ba in who can see the can be

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mentioned and remember in the book, The Quran, Ibrahim Elisa to Islam verily in the hochanda Sudhir panavia he was a man of truth, and he was a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala is popularly MB he bets in a matter. Duma, yes, marijuana,

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neon cache.

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And remember when he said to his father, oh, my beloved father, why do you worship something that cannot hear you something that cannot benefit you in any way? Why are you worshiping these sticks and stone? Right. And then the conversation goes on? Yeah, Betsy inika. and email me my Lamia Tikka. Tikka Surat and Serbia. Oh, my father wearily. There has come to me knowledge. This is talking about the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala there has come to me of knowledge that which has not come to you. So follow me and I will guide you to a straight path. Yeah, but a lotta booty. shavon Oh, my beloved father look every single time Oh, my beloved father. Oh my beloved father. Laughter

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booty shavon do not worship shaytaan obviously shaitaan is our sworn enemy shavon Yeah, I bet that's our the shirt on. Don't worship shirt on in the shade on that can any rukmani ha See ya. Shelton has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent Allah subhanho wa Taala. shaitaan is our sworn enemy at the end of the day. So he wasn't highlighting this to his father. The conversation went on, until finally, the father

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that was father looks at him and asks him very sternly around the bone answer and it had a barrage

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Do you reject my gods? Oh Ibrahim let inland tanta he Jamin NACA was journey Melia. And he says, If you do not stop this, I will most definitely stone you.

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Look at how he's retaliating look at how he's replying to his son. But But Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. He maintained that respect that kind way of approaching his father, but his father loses it and he says if you don't stop I'm going to stone you with God Melia so get away from here before I punish you before I stone you. Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam realizes that this is the last straw. He looks at his father and he says call Assalamu alaikum

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Peace be upon you still feel like I'll be I will ask forgiveness of my Lord for you in Who can I be happier? Verily, He is unto me the most gracious Allah subhanho wa Taala and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, he leaves.

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He leaves because his father threatened him. His father threatened to kill him and he had to leave Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam, he leaves but he goes to the people now once again and he tries to call them he tries to reason with them. But that too does not work. He calls them and he asked them why are you worshipping these things that do not benefit you that do not that cannot hear that cannot do anything? Why are you worshiping these things? They say kalu belva Dona Ana Cavalli alone, they say, well, we found our forefathers doing it, we found our forefathers worshipping these idols, so that's why we're worshiping it. And he was so shocked he was so he was amazed by their reply, he

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said unto me, after the moon, you and your ancient fathers, this is what you are worshipping at the end of the day for in the home I do Willie Indira Bella, Bella, Bella Arabella Ella, me, verily, they are enemies to me, they are enemies to me, except for the Lord of the worlds Allah subhanho wa Taala. So why is he was saying this, he became so frustrated that these people could not see the light of the truth. He started to say to himself and the scholars of Tafseer mentioned this, he say he said to himself, what a law he like he then a cinema combat and to aluma the video. He said, By Allah, He promises By Allah, I shall plot a plan to destroy your idols after you have gone away and

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turned your backs. Now he actually mumbled this to himself, but somebody heard it, someone heard it, but they dismissed it, whoever heard it, dismissed it and didn't think much of it. And after some time, now, what happens is the night of a huge festival of theirs comes about they have these pagan festivals, where they cook all kinds of food, all kinds of, you know, delicacies and whatnot, they go and offer it to their Lords to their idols to their gods, and they leave the food there hoping that the items will consume from that food. And they would go to the outskirts of the city and indulge in all kinds of immoralities all kinds of in decencies. This used to be their festival. So

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this festival came about and Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam. He knew that this was the opportunity for him. This was the opportunity. So the people, they prepare all of the food and whatnot. They placed it in front of the aisles and they went to Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam to invite him to come and, you know, partake in the food festivals and the festivities and all of that. They go to a blind Malaysia to a Salaam and they tell him why don't you join us Ibrahim, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the noble hold on for now the Raja Raja Finn.

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Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, he looked up at the stars. He looked up at the stars and he said, for color in Nisa team, you know, he looked at the stars because this is something that they used to do. I said at the beginning, what did they what was their practice, whenever they wanted to set out on a journey, or perhaps confirm a business deal or something like that they would always look up at the stars and predict their future based on the movement of the stars and all of that. So bright minds. That was when he did the same thing to deceived them. He looked up at the stars, and he said, You know what, I think I'm going to fall sick. I think I'm going to fall sick. And scholars mentioned

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that you know what he was intending he was intending that he is going to fall the sense he's going to feel sick and tired of all of what they're doing. So obviously he was sick and tired of what they were doing so he was not technically lying. He deceived them so as to remain behind. So they thought okay, fine. If you're going to stay behind, we wouldn't want to catch the sickness from you for the well Levon who would have been so they turned away from him, and they departed, they all went to the outskirts of the city to indulge in their festivities. Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam being a young man at that point. He forever in a letter to him for call Allah Quran. He makes his way towards

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their IRAs where they had kept all of their IRAs. He goes up to the IRA

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And he says he looks at the IRAs, and that's a Kowloon. There's so much of food over here. All this food has been placed for you. Why don't you eat? He looks at the IRAs, why don't you eat? You see, this is also a way. Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioning all of this, to make people who open up the Quran with an open mind, see light. You see, at the end of the day, these times you know, when you come to think of it, you have these top individuals. They are now CEOs of big tech companies, but yet you can't believe it. At the end of the day, they go and they prostrate and they do all kinds of rituals in front of sticks and stones. And sadly, we even have it amongst our societies as

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well. We have individuals who go to graveyards who worship graves, do all kinds of things that have been clearly prohibited by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala he said, these things cannot benefit us the dead they cannot benefit us. It is only Allah subhanho wa Taala who can benefit us La hawla wala quwata illa Billah we need to these are lessons that we have to derive from the story of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam you see the thing is we have these stories with us the story of use of it so that was around the story of masala is that was the story of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. But it's very sad that we attempt to skim through the stories without deriving lessons without

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putting ourselves into their shoes to try and understand the story from their perspective. Look at what he brought Malaysia to Islam is proving a huge point over here. Look, there's so much of food that has been placed. Why don't you eat? Why don't you eat for color Allah Kowloon mala Kula taco, what is the matter? Why can't you speak? He's looking at the ideas. And these are all sarcastic remarks. Why can't you speak? Why can't you eat for all violation bourbon Binyamin and then he turned upon the idols striking the idols with his right hand, he started to break it after IRA, he started to break idol after idol. And scholars of the seer mentioned he broke all of the idols,

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except for the biggest one of them all. He reached the biggest one of them all. And he hung, he used an axe to break the idols. He was not like Superman, you know, going with his hands, he had an axe, and he was breaking all of the ideas. He reads the biggest one of them all, and he hung this axe over that idle, and he leaves, he leaves, the festivities come to an end. And the people they return, they return to check on what has happened, you know, to the food and all of that. And generally, you know what happens most of the time, these rats and creatures used to come and eat the food. And they used to take so much pride, oh, my God has eaten my offering. And they should take so

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much of pride. They should think that, you know, my offering has been accepted by us. In reality. It used to be the rodents, the rats and the Cockroaches and things like that used to come and eat the food. And I think it happens even today. And people think that their gods are consuming the food and it's an actor and offering a sacrifice accepted by their gods. They returned to check on the situation of their gods, and only to find to their dismay that their precious IRAs have all been broken into smithereens. They were so disappointed and they were in so much of confusion. They started asking one another called masala has a big Hasina in the whole Amina volley mean, they said

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who has done this to our gods? that individual must indeed be one of the wrongdoers the oppressors. Why on earth would an individual come and break our Iris there was so much of chaos going on. And then that individual who heard Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam mumbling that By Allah, I will plan something against your idols. He remembered that statement. And he said, Call me now for 10 years as guru whom you call on Him, we heard a young man talking against them some time back, he is called Ibrahim. Then they all said call to be Allah. Allah, Allah who Misha don't. They all said, Bring him before the eyes of the people so that they may all testify to what he has to say. So they bring

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Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And now the interrogation begins. They start to interrogate Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, they asked him color they asked him Yeah, Ibrahim, did you do this? They start asking him questions. Ibrahim Ali is now looking at his courage. a youngster his father had forsaken him. Everybody his whole family there was no one as we go on will understand that it was only his wife, Sarah, Allah has Serato Sam and his nephew, lewd. alayhi salatu was Salam. These were the only two individuals who believed in Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam

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say today, there's another lesson that can be derived from that.

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You see, when you look at the concept of dry now, sometimes it's

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People think about the numbers now, you know, but when you look at the real concept of data at the time, if you Brian malice that was, just think of it with all of this effort. Today, sadly, I mean, I don't know whether it would relate, but it's a point to be highlighted. Sometimes you see certain individuals now. I mean, they lose.

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It kind of dampens their spirit when they perhaps organize an event or something like that. And when the numbers don't turn up, when the numbers don't turn up, and it's all about the numbers these days, but when you look at the real concept of Tao Ibrahim alayhi salatu, salam, he never ever lost hope. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yes, the billions and billions of followers came about only later, at the very beginning. They were just a small band of followers. They were the weak ones. They were not the rich, they were not the elite. They came about Yes, later on, but initially there has to always be a struggle. The blind alleys that was not after all of this, we will we will

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mention in shallow data we will study he migrates to Palestine. And even after all of that the only two believers Sara Ali Hassan Hassan Luiz alayhi salatu salam and his wife hajah. Elisa Lam and her son is married and his dad was a diva. These were the only believers Luth Alisha to Islam he was sent to a nation and that's a completely different story. No one not even his wife. No one believed in him. No, Haile Selassie was named after so many years. 1000 years, more than 1000 years new Holly's dad was striving, striving, striving and calling them none of them listened. Not even his own son.

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Not even his own son.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands him to build the ship. He builds the ship when he's on the ship.

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And then he sees his son he pleads come aboard. Just come about. Yeah, Buddha here. Come on. Come aboard. Just boat the ship. The boy says Avi, illegible. Yeah, Simoni. minella I'll climb that mountain. I'll save myself. Before he could say anything else. away. We hit him and he drowned.

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It's not about the numbers. It's about sincerity. At the end of the day, we're doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't matter. We're doing it. We're calling for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is another lesson that can be highlighted from the story of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. Nevertheless, coming back, the interrogation continues. And they ask Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam

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Ibrahim, we know you to be a truthful individual. So tell us who did this. Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam he says and Allah Subhana dimensions the noble for on call alfalah who can be room Hi there. The big guy. He did it.

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Scholars have Dempsey they mentioned that you know how he said that. He said

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Fila who Kabir whom had?

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He pointed like this. The big one of them didn't.

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They thought he was pointing at their at the big idol but in reality he was talking about his own thumb. The big one of them Kabira obviously you can't hold an axe. You see when you think of it, this thumb is such a blessing from Allah subhana wa adad. Now think if you didn't have a thumb, you can't do anything. You can't even operate your iPhone.

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It's this thumb. You can hold things this thumb is just so amazing. So he callable Viola who Kabir whom had the big one of the fingers, you know, Caballero, whom the big one of these did it and he pointed towards the Big Island. They thought that he was talking about the Big Island, but in reality he was talking about his thumb first alone and then he went on to say first I don't mean can we on the phone, so ask them why don't you ask them they will tell you they will witnessing everything right? So why don't you ask your Gods they are telling you who did it.

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For Raja Oh Allah unfussy him for calling in a commando Medallia moon so monokey suhaila roussy him la caja alimta, Maha Shula yakun then they turn to themselves, they thought a while and then they said Ibrahim, you know very well that these idols cannot talk. So why are you saying this, you know, that these idols cannot talk? Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was just waiting for this opportunity. He sees the opportunity, and then he kind of kind of a terrible dude. I mean, dooney la Himalayan focaccia,

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then why on earth are you worshiping these things besides a loving you know very well, that they cannot benefit you or harm you?

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Or Phil lecom walima. Buddha mean, Daniela walby upon you and upon all those things that you worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala availa. Doc, you don't? Do you not have any sense? Do you not have any sense? They could not take it? They were so enraged. They were so angry. They all cried

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Or call you have a poo once. Ali has a comment on some fairly, there's a Bernie bros them alive. And this is how we will avenge our gods burn him and roast him alive. And this was a decision they immediately came up with. And they didn't waste time, they started to build a huge bonfire, huge bonfire. And they announced throughout the lens that if anybody has any vows to fulfill, let them bring firewood for the fire to burn and roast this man Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. So there were ladies who could not conceive. There were ladies who could not find husbands. There were men who could not find wives. There were men who had lost their businesses. They all used to, you know, keep

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vows they used to go and collect firewood. And they used to intend I'm collecting this firewood to burn this man. So let me have a prosperous business. Let me be blessed with a child. Let me be blessed with a husband and decided to collect firewood fine wide, and they built a huge bonfire. So huge many brothers and sisters in Islam. scholars of Tafseer mentioned that birds could not fly over the fire except that the birds would fall down roasted black to a such a huge fire that after they built the fire this or to face a predicament. How are we going to put Ibrahim into the fire? The fire is so huge. How are we going to put it Brian malice to slam into the fire. scholars of Tafseer

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mentioned that a man came about and gave them an idea. It was none other than Shere Khan, who came in the guise of a human being. And he taught them to build the first catapult ever the first catapult ever and that to to fling a human being into the blazing fire.

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So they built this catapult. They built it. They placed Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam into the flinging part into the train part of the catapult and they were about to cut the rope and the primaries that was man was about to be flung right into the middle of this blazing bonfire.

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archangel gabriel la salatu salam he descends, he immediately descends to assist the Khalid of Allah, the friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He comes to Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and he asks him Yeah, Ibrahim Yaga Lila, Oh friend of Allah, what can I do? How can I be of assistance? Now many brothers and sisters in Islam here we learned that the wakulla of Ibrahim Ali so that was the complete tawakkol he had such reliance he had mastered the concept of delegation. He said, I need nothing from you. I have placed my trust in Allah has been Allah when am I lucky? Damilola when Allah is sufficient for me, Allah is sufficient for me. These are powerful lessons, many brothers

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and sisters in Islam. You see, I spoke about other earlier, it is not upon us as believers to question God, rather, this belief should empower us. We should. He should empower us so much to the extent that whatever happens in our lives, we don't have to worry because at the end of the day, we as believers, we know that it is a loss decree upon us at times, you know, we're all going through different challenges and trials. We all going through Allah subhanho wa Taala he states in the Noble Quran will enable you in a minute Kofi will do are you enough to see me and while even unforeseeable tomorrow, we shall definitely test you all with something of fear hunger, loss of wealth, loss of

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provisions, loss of lives, you lose loved ones, probationary sovereign, and then he says give glad tidings to the ones who are patient and in either a small bottle masiva the ones if they're afflicted with a trial, they say condo in the land in LA Roger, oh, indeed we are from Allah to Allah we return. There is one particular Heidi. So Javier de long line, he went and asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam Yasuda Allah, of all the individuals who are the ones tested the most by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who are the individuals tested the most of us in our Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the NBA, the prophets, the prophets are the ones tested the most

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by Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, we might think the rapist the serial killers, the criminals, the transgressors, they are the ones who should be tested by Allah. But no look at the words of the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, the ambia are the ones tested the most Allah Subhana was that and then he went on to say along the lines of these words and individually is tested according to his levels of demand, according to his levels of righteousness according to his levels of taqwa. If you are strong in your man, if you are a righteous individual, no, my dear brother, no, my dear sister that you are bound to be tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. As long as you don't question the decree

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala the tests of Allah, a means for Allah to forgive you of your sins, to polish you to the better to prepare you for something bigger and to help you secure high ranks in general. So we should not question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala whatever the challenge, be, whatever the trial be, we should place our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and sail through it.

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This is what the primaries that was Sam did any of this was a test from Allah and he passed the test with flying colors. And you will see he went through so many tests Allah

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none of us in the crowd can ever say that you know what? My life has been more tougher than a prime minister. Have you ever been thrown into a blazing bonfire? My dear brother?

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Have you ever been asked to sacrifice your eldest son commanded to sacrifice your eldest son? Can any one of us say that we have gone through trials more than the prophets? Were you ever thrown into the bottom of an abandoned well, by suya youngster by your own siblings? Were you sold as a slave in the marketplace?

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Were you seduced by a mistress? Okay, some people might like that.

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Use valet Serato salon was put through so many trials so many tests.

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The MBR Serato Sam

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but they did not waver they did not lose hope.

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They placed their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala Brian malice that was salami tells

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gibril Allah is that was ram hospital ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma sia. He is sufficient for me.

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Why is this conversation was going on the cutter Oh, hey, Brian, Melissa was I was being thrown right into the blazing fire. I want you all I want to pause and I want you all to put yourself in the shoes of the Prime Minister that was just think of the turmoil of emotions from he's a human being at the end of the day. Just think, put yourself in his shoes. Think imagine that you're being thrown into the middle of a huge blazing fire.

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But he was calm. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will he let any harm come upon his beloved friend, he immediately commands the fire. Khulna okuni

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Ebrahimi Oh fire, kuna Yana Cooney burden wa salam O Allah Allah Ibrahim, be a place of coolness and safety for Ibrahim Ali so that was no sooner Allah azza wa jal after all He is the creator of that fire no sooner he commanded it. What are the properties of fire the properties of fire to burn and destroy, but that fire immediately changed its properties. And Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam was safe and sound in the middle of a blazing fire. scholars of Tafseer mentioned they had tied him up with ropes, all the ropes burned to ashes, the ropes that were around his wrists, his hands, his legs, his feet, they all burned to ashes, but not a single half of his body was touched. And the

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scholars mentioned that Allah subhanho wa Taala had stopped and only said, Oh fire be a place of coolness for Abraham Allah to swim he would have turned into a popsicle.

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He would have frozen inside. But Allah subhanho wa Taala said, bear then was Solomon be a place of coolness and comfort for Abraham? That was a so the climate was just perfect inside.

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Perfect.

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was neither too cold or too hot. It was ibraheim is not awesome. After coming out. He's reported to have said that the best days of his life. The best days of his life. were the days that he spent in the middle of a blazing bonfire. Amazing, the best days of his life. This was the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala at the end of the day.

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So after a period of time, Brian malissa wassalam he comes out from the fire. And the people they were flabbergasted at the end of the day, the audience was none other than his father, his siblings and all of these people they knew that you know what, we can't touch him. There's nothing that we can do. news travels to the king at that time number rule. His name was num Ruth news travels to him. And he immediately calls for an audience with a blind alleys that was when he summons him to the palace, the blind alleys that was slum he goes to the palace. He seizes this opportunity as well, to give that power to the king to give the power to the king. He goes to the palace

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and the king disputes and starts to argue with him. Allah mentions it in Sorrento Baqarah, lm Sara Elena de

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Ybarra, Haemophilia b e and at long when molk is gone ebara hemara bl e when you meet Carla and he needs Tara in under the Hydra Ibrahim, do you not Did you not see the person who started to argue with the prime Elisa to Islam in regard to his Lord, because of the fact that he was given kingdom because he had authority because he had power he started to argue with the prime allies that was lamb have any prior knowledge that was lamb said that my lord is the one who gives life and death. He was so arrogant. He was so stubborn that he called for two prisoners of his he executed one and he spared the other one and he totally blind Melissa to Sam look I to give life and death.

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Here I am, I executed one of my prisoners and the other one I spared him I gave life and death. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam being the intelligent individual he was, he said called Ibrahim opha in non la jolla Tv shamcey minalima. Sharif frtb hamina mareva. My Allah

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He makes the sun rise from the east. If you are so powerful, why don't you make it rise from the west for both hates and lead the kefar the ones who reject they were flabbergasted. They had no words nothing to say nothing to say. How on earth can he make the sun rise from the west? How can he change the orbit of the solar system impossible, a weakling a human being. So he kept quiet about eternity Kapha will la hola como boilie mean and Allah does not guide a people who are boilie moon who are wrongdoers who are oppressors. And then my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala he commands Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam to leave that nation to leave his people

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and to leave the land that he was in. He was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to migrate, and to migrate were to migrate to Palestine, like I mentioned earlier. So he leaves with his wife sobre la salatu salam and his nephew, Lok lute alayhi salatu was Salam. They, the three of them, they migrate, they leave the lands of Babylon, they leave the lands of Iraq, and they head towards Palestine. Now on their way to Palestine, they had to cross through Egypt missile, they had to cross through Egypt, and an interesting incident took place there an incident that was part and parcel of the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala to bring about the lineage of our beloved prophet muhammad

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sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Once they were crossing Egypt, they came to know that Egypt was being ruled by another tyrant Allahu Akbar. It's nothing new. Egypt has been ruled by tyrants. Farina

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so even at that time, this tyrant, he was a pervert. He had this weird fetish of enjoying other people's women. This this this ruler. So what he used to do was whenever a caravan tried to cross Egypt, his armed forces would check the caravan. And if they found wives of the men of the caravan, they would take them, kidnap them, and take them to the king who would enjoy them and then release them.

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Apply manage that to Islam was aware of this, but there was no other route to cross over to Palestine. He had to go through Egypt. They reach the borders of Egypt and the armed forces. They checked the caravan, and they ask Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam in regard to sobre la hora de Sena now sobre la salette wasallam was a very beautiful lady. She was a very beautiful lady dazzling beauty. So they asked her grandma is that wassalam? What's your relationship with this woman? He replied, because he knew that if he says that she is my wife, they would take her like this. So he said, She is my sister, once again, highlighting the intelligence of a family. So that was that and you know

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what he intended? He didn't mean that she's my blood sister. She's my sister in Islam. She's my sister in Islam. So he said, She's my sister. The Armed Forces, they looked at her, and they thought, you know what, it doesn't matter even if she's your sister. She's so beautiful. The king will definitely want to see her. So she has to come with us. Now think of the turmoil of emotions. The husband, put yourselves in a primary center to some shoes again now. He places his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. They take her and think of sobre la salud wassalam. Now she has been taken, she's been kidnapped. She has been taken by force. And they know that this king is a poet. He's a

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tyrant. He's an oppressor. They take her. Ibrahim Ali said was some scholars of Tafseer mentioned he immediately started to pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they write in the books that Allah azza wa jal did not want to pethub Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. So he basically made the walls of the castle become like glass where he could see what was happening inside. If I'm honest, that was a miracle bestowed upon him primarily. It was like glass, we could see what was going on inside because obviously just imagine his wife. There could be so many thoughts going on the highlight of another friend of Allah and he had placed his trust in Allah here pray to Allah. So Allah made

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things easy. saraya salat wa salam, she goes inside, but remember, this incident had to take place for what is to come for what is to come. She goes inside. The King being the pervert he was the minute he saw her dazzling beauty. He could not stop but outstretched to try and touch her. The minute he did that she prays to Allah subhanho wa Taala his hand paralyzes itself and falls to the side. He cries or what have you done to my hand? What have you done, release me your which release me ship and then he says I promise I will not harm you if you release me.

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She prays to Allah subhanho wa Taala and his hand goes

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Back to normal, but no sooner his hand would go went back to normal. He could not control his carnal, lustful desires. He stretches his hand again to touch her. She wants again, Praise to Allah, his hand falls to the side, he cries out, please release me, I will not harm you. She prays again, he attempts a third time, a third time she prays to Allah, his hand goes to the side and this time in a very bad way. He's in excruciating pain, he could not bear it. He cries out to his soldiers, you have brought a witch. Take her away from here and he cries out to her. If you release me, I promise I will not harm you. I will not touch a hair from your body. And not only that, I will even

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give you a gift of a slave girl. You can take her with you and leave. She prays to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's had been back to normal. And then he calls for Hajj. alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and the king gifts sobre la serata salaam Haji Ali Hassan. She returns to her husband Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam with hotjar Allah has led to Islam and they all head towards Palestine safe and sound they place their trust in Allah Subhana Allah and Allah azza wa jal is the best of planners, and he brings about things in an amazing manner, in a manner that at times, you know, we can't perceive we can't fathom woman yet the worker had a love for who has been the one who places the trust in Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. He is enough for him Amaya tequila Raja, the one who has done or the one who feels aligned is conscious of him. Allah brings a way out for him in amazing ways, in amazing ways. So they head towards Palestine, and they settle down in Palestine. And time passes Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam, he starts to grow old now. And this yearning for a child has to grow in his heart. This yearning for a child starts to grow in his heart, and Sandra Alena salat wa salam, she could not conceive at that time later on. Yes, it was the miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala. She can see and she gave birth to his heart college to Islam, which we're not going to discuss, we're going to talk

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about is married to Islam very swiftly. So after a period of time, and she also started to sense that she could not conceive she approached her husband and she said, Why don't you marry Haji Ali Hassan was the lamb and perhaps she will give you a child to which Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam he agrees. He married her Allah hasrat was Salam. And yes, by the will of Allah subhana wa gyla hydrolase that was lamb she becomes pregnant and she gives birth to a smile and he said that was Sara. Before we go further very swiftly in terms of the lineage is highly select wassalam the lineage of his half Alisha to Islam went on until ERISA Alice that was they basically the venue is

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royal they come through is how palace that was moosari silence that was done and with Rizal is that wasn't what happened was what happened to Isa

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Allah subhana wa Tada. It took him up. So there the lineage ends there with the salaries that was set up. On the other hand, to ismar Italia that was lamb came about our beloved Prophet Mohammed said Allahu Allahu Allah says this is basically the family tree, but they were the ones who enjoyed the most amount of profits that that lineage Musa Elisa, Elisa, the whole the prophets, they came down to that line through this side after a smiley face that was number for a long period of time it was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wasallam. All right, so now she gives birth to his married Alice that was around. And at that point, being a human being Sara Allen salat wa salam, she felt a

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little bit jealous because she could not conceive, she could not conceive. And when she saw that harder, because after she was a human being, she could not bear the sight but she controlled herself and she told her husband, I think it's better that you keep her away from where we are. And at that point, the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well came down that Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam was supposed to go and drop his wife and son in the middle of nowhere.

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Challenge

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his wife just gave birth to a son, a son after such a long time a son that he was yearning for a little baby. And now Allah subhanho wa Taala commands his Holly. Remember, this is not just any ordinary individual, the friend of Allah, or my friend go and drop your wife and your son in the middle of a desert to become known as modern day America. But at that time, it was just a barren desert with not even a soul insight. He did not question the decree of Allah behind them or they did not say yeah, Allah. Why are you ordering me to go drop my wife in the middle of nowhere. My son in the middle of nowhere now he immediately compliant he immediately obeyed. He packed up his wife's

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things. He asked him to pack up everything. He took them and he went to this location. And as he dropped them and easy as he was turning away, Haji Ali has Serato Sam.

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Being a human being do she asks her husband why

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You're dropping us here in the middle of nowhere. You're just given us a little provisions, a little bit of water and you're leaving us. Why are you leaving us? Tell me the reason why. And Ibrahim alayhi wa sallam, he kept quiet because he was so emotional at that time. It was his wife, his son, he couldn't bear it. But he had to obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He kept quiet. She kept on asking she kept on asking he kept quiet. She kept on asking he kept quiet until finally when he was leaving her. She asked him a question, Allah who Mr. cabbie had, or Ibrahim or my husband Tell me, was it a law? who commanded you to do this? To which he replied in the affirmative? He

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said, Yes. Then her heart was at ease. She said, if it was Allah who commanded you to do this, he is never ever going to let us go in vain. He's never going to let any harm fall upon us. He will look after us. And she was at ease. Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam leaves and emptying I'm sure most of you know the story afterwards, the little food that she had with her, exhausted itself, the little water that she had with her ran dry, and now she's worried for her child. She was finding it difficult to breastfeed the child, and she's not having any water or anything. She said she leaves the child crying out of hunger, and she starts to climb a particular amount and to see whether she

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could spot anybody or perhaps a water or something like that. she climbs a mountain, and then she runs from that mountain to another mountain, but are the two mountains safa and marwah. And this is why until today, we are on suffian Marwa, commemorating the running of our mother hotjar. Allah salatu salam, she runs back and forth but today we run Mashallah cross titled cool flows, with no worries at all. She had that time Just think of it put yourselves in her shoes, the Panic of a mother in the middle of a barren desert, hot scorching sand, the blazing desert sun above her head, and the thought of her child dying, they're out of hunger, and she's running back and forth. Safa

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Marwah, Safa Marwah. So even when we run we need to have this imagery in our minds. Is this not you know, a ritual that we need to get over with and then go shopping in abroad or buy it or Binda? Whatever it is, we need to run with this imagery in our mind that our mother has rallied to us and this is how she ran Safa. Marwah, praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala. No sooner she had run back and forth a couple of times, almost seven times what happens, she hears something by the child by a smile, that will slam she runs to his mind, at least to some degree who could have come, there's not a soul inside what's happening to my child, she runs to his maid alayhi salatu was Salam. And to

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find an angel by Ismail alayhi salatu was Salam. And it was none other than jabril Allah is that was Lamb who had come by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He strikes the ground, some reports tape with his wing and another report by here it is foot and water starts to gush out. And this was the birth of the spring of Samson. water starts to gush out and that was the establishment, basically the beginning of Mecca, trees started to grow their birds started to fly overhead. And there were caravans that were passing by. And obviously those days when they used to cross the desert, when they spotted birds, they would make their way there because if there were birds, they had to be

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water they had to be it would be like an oasis, they had to be trees, etc. They come and they find an amazing spectacular, yesterday's a gushing spring of water there are trees, date palms, the lady and the child and then they think that this area must belong to them that does go ask her permission. They go ask her permission, she gives them permission, they settle down and gradually that becomes a little city. They're a little city there and is married alayhi salatu salam he grows up amidst those Arabs at that time and that's how he started to pick up the Arabic language as well from them from them. And by the day, the area started to develop day by day, and it became gradually

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to be known as maca is Smiley's led to Islam. He starts to grow, and he started to help his father Ibrahim alayhis salaam Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam used to visit hydrolase wassalam often he used to live with Sara Ali Hassan was number two used to visit Hydra Island is La la la Surat wassalam often used to come often and visit her and it's my area is led to slum start to grow. And now this was at the time and you should be running about he was helping his father Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and do you think the trials and there Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam he sees a dream now?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands him to sacrifice that some of his

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he goes to his son, and he says for them Bella Rama huzzah por la buena de la fille Miami Annie as the hookah

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And when his son was old enough to walk with him in the sense sighs the age we are walking around helping his father a very, you know, delicate age and age where you know, you you actually you're looking at your child growing up and it's such a sensitive and emotional stage for a parent. It was at that time, he sees a dream. He goes to his son and he says, My dear son in the arrowfield, Miami, and he as Barack, I saw in a dream that I'm slaughtering you, but what do you think about it? He asks his son fundo mother, Tara, please tell me what do you think about that?

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The sun, obviously, the Apple does not fall far from the tree. The sun was also intelligent just like the Father. And he knew that the dream of a prophet is just not any dream, and it could not be contaminated. Or you know, misled by shaitaan it was divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is basically the commander of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He looked at his father and said, Yeah, Bertie file tomorrow, Saturday dooney insha Allah homina sobbing, Oh my dear father do that. But you have been commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala insha Allah not only that, he reassures his father by saying insha Allah, you will find me from those who are patient.

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Do what you have been commanded and inshallah you will find me from those who are patient. Ibrahim alayhi wa sallam agrees he complies immediately. You and I many brothers and sisters in Islam, if we were commanded to slaughter our sons, the first thing we would say Allah, why are you commanding us to do that? We would question Allah subhana wa Taala at times, not such trials, basic trials and we cry out why is life so harsh on me? Why are things you know, why is the world so unfair? We cry out why Allah Why are you putting me through this windmill of trials and challenges? We are quick to question Allah, very bright Malaysia that was not a powerful lesson. He immediately complied. He

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immediately obeyed. He took his son took a knife and he took him to slaughter him. And at the point of slaughtering the son looks at the father and says, My dear father, turn me around so that I'm facing the ground and then you slow them. Emotional point, Abram and his lead was alive he asked his son, but why am ideas and why is such

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a request? Why, then is my release that was lamb tells his father, no, my father, I'm just worried that if I'm facing up, eyes might meet and fatherly affection, fatherly pity might overtake you and you might not fulfill the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So turn me around, face me towards the ground and don't look at me just fulfill the command of Allah Subhana Allah. He complies. He turns his son around, and he tries to cut but the knife does not cut the same Allah who changed the properties of fire, change the properties of that knife. What does a knife do in general it cuts but this knife did not cut. And Allah Subhana Hua dialect changed the whole event in such a way that

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Allah subhanho wa Taala sent down a ram. And he asked Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam to sacrifice that animal in place of his son is married to Islam. And it was announced that they both father and son passed the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala with flying colors with flying colors. And that is why my dear brothers and sisters in Islam until today, we fulfill the legacy of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam by slaughtering or the here every single day Elijah. The legacy of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, same legacy media brothers and sisters in Islam with that,

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more or less the story of his mileage that was lamb comes to an end. There's just one more incident in regard to the marriage of Smiley's that Muslim had mentioned that and with that, we'll wrap off inshallah Allah is my daddy. So that was after a period of time. It is obviously the building of the Kaaba that took place as well. But right after that is my dad, his dad was around, he moves a bit away and he gets married, he gets married, he is married, at least that was him. And Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam had the habit, like I said, he used to visit often back and forth. So after he's married to Islam had married one day after a long period of time, a blind man is that Islam visits

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his son. He visits his son and when he arrives, he finds that his son is not at home. He knocks the dough, a lady opens the door. And she asks him, Who are you? Why have you come? He says, Well, I've come to see a smile. Is he at home? She says now is not at home is gone out. But I can take a message if you wish. He says, Okay, fine. It's all right. Maybe I'll wait until he comes or maybe the next time I'll meet him

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But tell me how his life he asks her. She starts to grumble, she starts to nag. She starts to complain, oh, it's bad. You know, he's finding things very difficult. Life with him is difficult. It's always poverty. It's this. It's data complaints, complaints, complaints, complaints. She wasn't that good. He listens to everything, that she did not know that she was talking to her father in law.

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He listened to all of her stories. And then finally he said,

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Can you do me a favor? Please tell his smile when he comes? That I stopped by an old man, just tell him that Ibrahim, I stopped by. And I requested him to change his dose step.

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It was a father son code, you know, I requested him, I am requesting him to change his doorstep. And he leaves. It's my knowledge that to Islam comes back after work. And he notices something something different. And some scholars say that he sends the smell of his father. He comes and he asks his wife, did someone come by and ask for me? She said yes, there was an old man who came about Oh, so did he say anything? Did he leave a message? Yes. A very peculiar message. He wanted you to change your doorstep? Oh, really? Did he? Well, if that's the case, then I'm sorry, I have to divorce you. And he immediately divorced him. From this where do we understand obedience to one's father

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immediately divorced. And then he gets married after some time again. And then imply malaise that was lamb comes visiting once again. And this time and he came. This time as well as my eraser to Islam was not at home. He knocks the dough, a lady opens the dough. This is the new wife now. He asks her raise this man, the usual conversation and then he asked her as well well tell me how his life she started praising. And she said well, with the help of Allah. Things are not rosy, but still we are you know, we're making ends meet and our handler days going on. And you know, there was a lot of praising Allah reliance and Allah these were the words insha Allah with the help of Allah, you

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know, all of that no nagging, no complaining, she was being very realistic, very optimistic. And you know, talking really well have a smile. That is that was lamb as well. So after all of that,

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towards the end of the conversation, he told her, Well, please inform him that I was passing by and tell him that I said that the dose tip is well and good, and that he should look after his doorstep. And he left his mind on his route wassalam comes home, he senses his father's presence. He asked her Did someone stopped by she says yes. And he asked her did he

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give me a message. She said yes, he wanted you to look after your doorstep. And he also wanted you to know that your doorstep is well and good. She said Alhamdulillah. That means my choice this time is good. And I don't have to worry about it. This was another incident that took place in the life of a smile on his lap. As a final note, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam was really important to understand from the story of you Brian Marley's, that Islam is the legacy of Ibrahim managed to Islam. And this is something I've been touching on the past couple of days in regard to the legacy that we are going to leave behind. If you don't take anything back home from me at least take this.

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When you go home, sit down and ask yourself this question. Ask yourself this question. I'm sure we never think about it. When I talk about legacy. We think of applications we think of software as we think of games legacy with all this whenever I think of the real legacy. Go ask yourselves, what is the legacy? I'm going to leave behind? What is the legacy that I'm going to leave behind? Remember, after you pass away, nobody is going to talk about the BMW five series you drove. Nobody's going to talk about the Emporio Armani suits used to wear, nobody is going to talk about the Milan or shoes that used to wear sisters up there. Nobody's going to talk about your Louis Vuitton handbags.

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Nobody's going to talk about any of that. The only thing that they will remember you for is your legacies, your legacy. Remember, they're going to talk about your legacy. And it's your legacy that counts. Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Sahaba did one light dial image of mine, the galaxy of prophets, they all left behind legacies that resonate of goodness throughout the annals of time. 1400 odd years after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we still talk about him obviously because he was the last prophet. Among one we still talk about him his talk about His justice. We talk about his truthfulness, we talk about his straightforwardness.

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We talk about his courage we talk about his bravery, we talk about his strategy, we talk about all of that Abu Bakr de la when we talk about his taqwa, we talk about his righteousness, we talk about His justice, we talk about his role is in Africa, etc. So it's all about our legacies. So go home and ask yourself what is the legacy and when you leave behind, it doesn't matter whether you're old, it doesn't matter whether you're young, at the end of the day, we all have to leave this world that is inevitable, cool University in that episode mode. We all have to leave this world. So what is the legacy we are going to leave behind? We need to work towards that legacy we need to aspire to

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inspire before we expire because we are all going to expire very soon and we need to work on

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That legacy, just look at the legacy of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam. Look at this amazing story full of so many lessons. I mean, I was just given one hour, so I had to cram as much as possible. But if time permits, there's so many lessons to expound and elaborate on. And this is just the story of the blind marriage. That was some talk about Musashi. I'm talking about use of Elisa to some talk about the Kings with a man, Elijah to Islam, talk about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you wouldn't basically need a series for that, but so many lessons to be derived to implement in our lives. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, it does not waste time. Because time is of the

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essence like I said earlier, time is of the essence time is so valuable, it is used every single second that we have every single minute that we have to do as much good as possible to secure a good life in this world as well as the hereafter. With that I conclude, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all of our sins may accept our good deeds. inshallah. Allah I'm flying out tomorrow, but it was a really lovely time over here in Qatar with this community here, Masha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala unite us again and again in the future. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala unites us in the gods of gender justice, how unites us here, as well as in the masjid may unite us in the

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gods of general our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, why are 100 in Nairobi, I mean, just like Kamala