The Story of Prophet Shuayb (PBUH)

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Muiz Bukhary

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A public lecture delivered on Sunday the 23rd of October 2016 at the Ayaat Conference, Manila in the Philippines.

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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah shorefield ambia he will mousseline the beginner Habib in our karate unit.

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Mohammed bin Abdullah learn highly where Allah Allah He was happy he of Belo Salatu asleep my bed

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for the follow la hota Baraka Watada people only Hina disease, bad to be learned him in a shaytani r rajim.

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Bismillah

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of the most seedy

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praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala was no doubt our Creator sustain and nourish, protect and cure. We asked him the almighty the Lord of all was the exalted to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved Prophet Mohammed Salatu was Salam who is a his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of

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first and foremost it gives me immense pleasure to be here with you all. In the beautiful city of Manila in the Philippines yesterday we were in Zamboanga. Mashallah another beautiful city, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses each and every one of you, I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala, for this opportunity for uniting us together. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this gathering this beautiful gathering, a gathering where the angels shroud us with their wings, the Sakina tranquility of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends upon us, and may He the almighty make high mention of us in the seven heavens, I mean, please say I mean

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barakallahu Li.

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The topic that has been allocated for me is in regard to a great prophet, a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who was known as schreib alayhi salatu was salam, the ayah that I read at the beginning at the inception, what I add, related to his story, and Allah subhanho wa Taala he relates his story in the Quran, and the prophets that along while he really was Selim has spoken about profit tribe as well. Prophet Shuaib was sent to the people of medion what ila mediana a haul home Shriver, so he was sent to the people of medion. Now the people of medion, and you have to understand the srivalli. So that was ceram was sent after no alayhi salatu was Salam. He was sent

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after houde Allah Hassan was Salam. He was sent after soya alayhi salatu was Salam. He was sent right after lute alayhi salatu was Salam.

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Now, as you all might be familiar, new Haile Salatu was Salam. What's the distinguishing feature about know Holly salat wa salam. And I'm not going to be the only one doing the talking here.

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He was Yes, true. There is a ship in regard to his story, but in terms of

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himself. He was the first one messenger to be sent but Allah subhanho wa Taala you see our father Adam alayhis salaam I spoke about other malissa that was lamb yesterday when I was in Zambia and we spoke about in the beginning and we took the audience way back. Now other mileage that was done is known as Abu Bashar, the father of mankind because he was the first creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was a prophet, sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was a Nabi sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. As for know Allah Azza wa sallam he was a Rasool sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now there is a distinct difference between a B and A rasuna. Without getting too technical here, I'll

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elaborate very quickly and a b can be translated as a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala whilst a Rasool can be translated as a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There are varying opinions in regard to the difference between the two terms, but you can conclude upon this particular definition where a newbie is a prophet of Allah sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala with no new revelation with no new revelation, but rather, he follows up on the revelation that is already prevalent and present, whilst arrow Sol is an individual sent by Allah appointed by Allah with a new revelation with a new revelation to take Moosa A good example to highlight the difference Moosa Allahu salatu salam, and

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his brother Harun Alayhi salat wa salam. Now Musa alayhis salam wa sallam was a soul and a point to be remembered is if an individual is there a soul by default he is a Navy as well. So most island that was an Amaz era soul while Harun Alex Ross was a lamb his brother was only a Navy. Why? Because most Alice left was lamb was given what? Torah he was given a revelation, a divine revelation, but almost 10 of Medina

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was to Harun Elisha to Islam his own brother was not given a new revelation but rather he was following up on the revelation of Musa Elisa to serum and from this we understand that that at one time a prophet and aerosol can be sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala you take to the Mona Lisa to Solomon de la start was Nam you have to profits at the same time. So coming back to the definitions now, you have to understand that every Rasool is a nebby but not every nebby is a prasun every rule is a nebby not every newbie is a lawsuit. Like every CRO is black, but not every black is a CRO did I lose you all?

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Every CRO is black, but not every black is a CRO you're wearing a black t shirt Mashallah it's not a comb. Your hair is black, it's not a Chrome. But then there are reports to say that you do find some white cross but it's a rare occurrence anyway, in general, we go with what's you know, prevalent, every CRO is generally black. So every role is in a beat, but not every Nabhi is zero, so, so no highly so that was that was the first rule to be sent by Montana. And then you have other prophets were sent by Allah azza wa jal, and after loot Allah, his ratusan comes about Schreiber, Allah who salatu salam, and he was sent to the people of medion. Now the people of Midian, they were people.

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They were a people who used to worship a tree called aka, or a ticket. They used to worship a ticket. They were people who used to worship other things, other objects along with Allah, or they had completely forgotten Allah subhanho Medina. And another heinous crime that this particular group of individuals or this nation was committing at that time, was that they used to play around with weights and measures when they used to trade they were heavily involved in trade. And they would play around with their weights and measures in the sense, say, for example, if they had to sell something for one pound, or one kilo, they would sell perhaps 750 grams or 800 grams, they would

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reduce and play around with the weights and measures and they would charge people in appropriately. And that was not the only thing that they used to come in. They were also individuals who used to behave like bandits. They would wait and look for caravans that were passing through the city of medion. And they would target those caravans they would rob those caravans they would strip those caravans of those belongings they were highway robbers, if you will. And sure I Bali salat wa salam was appointed and sent to this nation to rectify their condition and allow mentions of Sora who the ayah that I read at the beginning, that he went to them repeatedly and kept reminding them about

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this was generally the mission of the prophets I let him was Salatu was Salam. They were sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever mankind would drift away and forget,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala prophets were sent to remind them to rectify their conditions to change to turn over a new leaf. So sure, evalyn salatu salam he went to them and he kept imploring. He kept

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reminding them of the nations of the past in regard to what happened to them, like, for example, the nation of loot that was slamming the nations of the past. He kept reminding them reminding them but to no avail. All of that fell on deaf ears. They made a mockery out of srivalli his lead to Islam because he was a very eloquent prophet. In the sense he was very good with words. He was very eloquent, very articulate. But in terms of his physique, he was a weak individual. He had a very thin figure, and he was a weak individual, but he was very articulate with his words. So they would make fun of him in regard to his weakness in regard to his weak physique. They would make fun of him

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they would make a mockery out of him. They would make a mockery out of his warnings out of his reminders out of his invitations that he was calling them towards Allah subhana wa Tada. But he tried hard just as every prophet did. He tried hard to bring his nation to bring his people back to Allah subhanho wa Taala but they did not listen and they kept challenging him. Oh, so you're warning us about something let that come true. bring about your prophecy your prophesied him something bring about it. Your prophet Yo yo yo, prophesy bring it, we want to see it, we want to witness it, and they kept taunting him. They kept challenging him and he kept warning them he kept warning them. He

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kept telling them turn back to Allah seek Allah's forgiveness turn to Him in sincere repentance, but they never ever listened and they kept transgressing the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They kept indulging in oppression they became they became oppressive, they started to spread cause mischeif and corruption on the face of this earth. Until finally Allah subhanho wa Taala decides to punish this nation.

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Allah azza wa jal mentions in that same context, what am

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una Jaina? Sure I

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mean?

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What am I gonna and when our matter came or other when our matter was decreed net Gina Schreiber, we saved sure I won Lavina Amanullah Whoa, and those who had believed with him IE his family, no one else had believed in sure anybody so that was set up. So sure, I barely slept with Sam and his family was saved by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah goes on to describe the punishment that was inflicted upon the people of Medina and I want you all to pay and attentive year will further and further tiene la Vina wala moosonee elsebeth roofie, the hinda teamie. In what happened was, as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there was this heat that started a scorching heat,

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they could not bear it, they could not tolerate it, and they thought it had something to do with the weather. They kept going out and looking at the heavens, looking at the clouds. It was so hot, unbearable heat, scorching heat. and in this situation, some of them noticed a dark cloud approaching a cloud that looked promising to them. And they thought, ah, rain is approaching. And they kept yearning and waiting for this crowd cloud. The cloud made its way. And as it approached a certain location, the people of medion they all ran to the cloud, to the shade of the cloud, to drench themselves in perhaps the rain that they were all expecting. But what happened, they go all

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of them and they stand under the cloud, only to witness the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, where thunderbolts started to come crashing down, where the anger of allies originally started to come down. And now they were trembling. They were scared they remember the reminder of their brother Shoei evali salat wa salam, but now it's too late. Now the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala had approached them and had descended upon them. Now they run back, they try to run back to the safety of their homes. And as they run back, the earth starts to tremble. And they started to witness earthquakes. And as they made their way into their homes, there was this loud trick as alarm

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mentions, will offer the tea lady No, Lola musataha there was the soy ha this loud shriek a sound unbearable sound. It was almost as if their eardrums were about to burst into pieces. They hear this shriek and they became transfixed and paralyzed in their locations. So Panama, think about it.

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And they were killed by Allah subhanho wa Taala completely obliterated from the face of this earth due to their transgression due to their oppression. In summary, this is the story of the nation of a valley that was Santa. He was bestowed with many signs many miracles as

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In general, the prophets of Allah are bestowed upon and he will he put forth all these signs, but they refuse to believe in him. And the point that I want to deduce it because see the thing is there are many lessons that can be deduced and derived from the story of whoever it is, that was

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the point that I want to highlight, okay.

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is the fact that even though they were indulging in so much of sin, so much of transgressions, he kept telling them one piece of advice and that was, was not fair on back on my todo la in Brr, he moved

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to Costa Rica, seek the forgiveness of your Lord is the Fall is upon the scale is defined as the failure in the Arabic language, which means to seek something is the means to seek forgiveness is the either to seek the protection of Allah is better than to seek permission is deep harm to seek an understanding. So what's takfiri Robuchon seek the forgiveness of your Lord, so matobo la, and turn back to him in Toba in

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indeed, my lord is Rahim is a dude, Rahim in the sense is most merciful. He is the Especially Merciful, the Most Merciful dude and the most caring, the most loving, he kept repeating this message to them, he kept telling them that look, you know that you have transgress the limits of Allah, you know that you have sinned, you know that you have indulged in in operation but yet, Allah is willing to forgive you. All you have to do is take the initiative, put your foot forward and turn back to him and Cynthia Toba turn over a new leaf. And if you turn back to him sincerely seeking His forgiveness, a law the Almighty will most definitely forgive you. And this is the lesson that I want

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to highlight my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. Think about it. You and I, we do. We are constant and perpetual sinners who keep

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transgressing the limits of Allah at times in small ways and at times, in big ways. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. But we all have to bear in mind that our maker Subhana Allah is the most forgiving, Most Merciful and this is the central message that I have to share with you all today. Each time you open up the Koran What do you read? After it's the either this Milan here or on your feet? numerosity? In the Name of Allah, the Most angry

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The one who is full of punishments is that how we start off the Quran each time you open up the Quran, In the name of Allah be Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful each time you open up the Quran.

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And how many a time do we come across in the Quran that Allah is a fool Allah is Rahim. Allah Himself describes himself in the Quran when he states named Barry Bandy.

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Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them tell your nation that indeed I am the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And then there is a beautiful balance that Allah subhanho wa Taala strikes in the very next day, where he goes on to describe himself and he states will either be hawala, any him and tell them that my punishment is indeed a painful torment. And this is why as believers, we need to balance the hope that we have in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the fear that we have for the punishment of a lion surgeon. You see, at times we think of Allah, some people think of Allah subhanho wa Taala as some kind of a war god, they think of Allah azza wa jal

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is being angry all the time. And they fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. But that should not be the case because Allah in that is as he introduces and describes him himself by saying, I am the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And then he goes on to say, My punishment, my punishment, tell them my punishment, his most severe, most painful, he doesn't talk about himself. So we need to fear his punishment. And we need to love Allah subhanho wa Taala The more we love Alliance, the more we get closer to him. subhanho wa Taala. And you know, something that's amazing about the fear that we have for the punishment of Allah subhanho wa jal, or if you want to say the fear of Allah is the origin

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the concept of taqwa. You know what's amazing, can I ask you or something, if you feel something, all right, and if that

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object of fear what to enter this particular venue? What would you do?

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Are you scared of lions? No. Mashallah. Filipinos are very brave.

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I'm petrified.

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Are you scared of snakes? slithering snakes like a ton of snakes were to make their way inside here. Yeah, the villa May Allah save us all. We will all run Helter Skelter. Why? Because the object of fear has manifested itself. So now what do we do when we see something that we fear we run away from it.

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But in regard to the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala The more you fear Him, the more you do what?

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You run towards him, Subhana Allah, the more the more you run towards him, you don't run away from Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the amazing thing about the love that we have for Allah azza wa jal, which is something I will touch on briefly towards the end. Okay, anyway, coming back to the concept of Toba, you have to know that whatever the sin may be that you have committed, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful The only thing that he will not tolerate his shirt and that is if you die upon the fold of shirt, even if you turn to him before you die, and make Toba Allah will forgive that too. In Allahu Allah. If you Shaka through Medina Valley, California, Sha, Allah will not

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forgive ship that is if you die upon the fold of shake where you die associating partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. But apart from that everything else Allah has verger is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And there are a few conditions that you need to fulfill in regard to Toba very quickly.

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The first condition being that you need to regret Nether, you need to regret messy tribalism that was lamb was telling them turn back to Allah. If you turn back to him, he's going to forgive you. You can mend your ways you can get closer to him you can win the love of Alliance origin, but they refuse to turn to Allah, resulting in them being obliterated and destroyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Coming back to the conditions of Toba. The first condition is madam, where you regret deeply deep within you need to regret that oh, I have committed something wrong. I have displeased Allah subhanho wa Taala I have transgressed the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala that deep regret has to

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fill and permeate your heart. The minute you have that regret chevonne he starts to you know, feel very upset because he knows that when you're feeling guilty, you're going to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why when you study his protocol, he actually prefers people who indulge in innovations over people who are in major sins. You know why? Because someone was committing a major sin like indulging in Zina, indulging in interest bearing transactions, etc, which are all from the Cabal. Those individuals will feel guilty. Oh, you know what I'm displeasing ally. I need to mend my ways I need to turn over a new leaf I need to come out of this illicit relationship I need to come

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up with come out of this interest bearing transaction. But someone who is indulging in innovations, that individual is never ever going to feel guilty. You know why? Because he feels Oh, what I am doing is something to get closer to Allah is something to get closer to prove my love for Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but whilst we clearly know COVID-19 bara wakulla philosophy Now, every innovation is a misguidance. And every misguidance is in the fire of Johanna shaitaan has a very strategic protocol that he follows time does not permit to go into it. But he knows the minute someone feels guilty, they're bound to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is the first

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condition of Toba. But you feel the guilt from within that you want to turn over a new leaf and then right after that you need to move into the next condition. And that is

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you need to come out of that sin quickly.

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If you are in an illicit relationship come out of it. If you are in an extramarital affair come out of it. If you are addicted to pornography come out of it. If you are in an interest bearing transaction come out of it come out of the sin completely. This is the second condition of tober.

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And you do know that you need to come out of that sin completely. And then the third condition Allah has where you have to have determination that you will not go back to that sin ever again. You'd have firm determination. These are conditions related to Toba, the nasarah a true and sincere Toba, you have to come out of it. You see we have a beautiful story

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that has been recorded in the books of Hadith. It's an authentic story where the prophets Allah Allah sent him his report to have told us about a man who did what, who killed who assassinated 99 individuals. I'm sure most of you are aware of the story. It's a reminder at the end of the day, he killed 99 individuals. And now he feels guilty. He's a serial killer 99 individuals so Panama and now he wants to turn over a new leaf. He

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goes to someone. And he asks him a monk, if I'm not mistaken. He goes, and he tells him, Look, I've killed 99 individuals, is there any hope for me? Will God forgive me? Can I turn over a new leaf, the monk looks at him and says, 99 people and you think God is going to forgive you, there is no way that you can attain the forgiveness of God. The man becomes enraged, and he slits the throat of this man as well totaling the number up to 100. Now 100 people one century.

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But still, if he is guilty, even after that, why did I do it?

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And now he goes to a learned individual. He goes to the learned individual and tells him the story. I initially had killed 99 people, and then I went to someone. And that person said that you know what, there's no forgiveness for you, I killed him. And now I have a total of 100. But God forgive me. This is a learned person, he knew that if I tell him No, I'm going to become 101.

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That's not mentioned in the Hadith. Anyway, he tells him, but you know what, I think that must have obviously gone through his head. He tells him, of course. And this was based on his knowledge, because he knew that Allah is the most forgiving. He said, of course, why not? Allah is Forgiving, who are we to judge at the end of the day, he is the best of judges. But I will advise you to do something, and it tells him you upon the land of sin, you have killed 99 individuals on this particular land, I will advise you to go to a particular land. There's another land that's filled with righteous people who are constantly worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Go to that land, go to

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those people spend time with them being the right company. See, there are a number of lessons that can be deduced. We can talk about, you know, hanging out with the right people because at the end of the day, your company defines who you are and things like that. But anyway, what I want to highlight is something else, so I'll come to that inshallah. So he tells him, Go go to that land, spend time with these people and mend your ways turn over a new leaf, the man the murderer, he contemplates he thinks, you know what, it's not such a bad idea. after all. And at the end of the day, from this, we understand that he's sincere, because look, he's telling him to leave a land basically make

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migration, he's gonna leave everything and go, he's sincere, he's determined that he wants to turn over a new leaf. What he does, is he backs up everything, and he leaves that land, and now he's headed to the other land.

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And the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala works in amazing ways. It was decreed that the Angel of Death should visit him whilst he was on his journey. And as you all might be aware, the angel of death in general does not come alone as per the prophets of Allah Islam, he is accompanied by a team. And all these angels come to an individual in a very pleasant and beautiful form if the soul is a beautiful soul. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our endings beautiful. I mean, as for a sinner, as to an evil individual, the angels also come in a very horrifying and scary form. Now two teams of angels descend, to extract or take the soul of this man. And who are these two teams, the

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good team and the scary team.

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And now there's a conflict, if you will, between these two teams as to which team should take the soul of this man, the team that generally handles the good souls say he is a man who killed years, but now, he is on his way to make Toba and he's a good soul, we should take his soul. Once the other team says how this man he killed 100 people, he's a serial killer, we need to take his soul.

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And then an angel comes down in the form of a mediator to offer a solution. He says let me offer a solution. Why don't the two teams measure the land? And this is not something difficult for the angels at the end of the day? Why don't you all measure the land and if you find the man closer to the land of sin,

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let the the angels who handled evil souls take your soul. If on the other hand, you find him closer to the land of goodness, the land of forgiveness, the land of righteousness, then let the angels who handle good souls take his soul. Think about it seems to be a good solution. Let's measure the end. They measure the land and lo and behold, they find the man closer wait for it to the land of goodness. And the so the angels who handle good souls, they swiftly take his soul and move away. There are scholars who commentate in this regard and they say the man had just commenced his journey. And in all likelihood there is a strong possibility that the man could have been closer to

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the land of evil the land of sin, but out of the sheer and infinite mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala he folded the land and made sure the man was closest

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The land of goodness.

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Look at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it was because of the sincerity of this man. He had regret. Allah He came out of the sin, and he was determined not to go back to the sin he was fulfilling the conditions of Toba. And there is a final condition. And this condition is that the Toba needs to occur before two things. One, before the Angel of Death comes and stands in front of you before your soul reaches a point known as Varvara. Where it reaches your collarbones, once your soul reaches your collarbones, you will basically witness everything the way it is will be lifted and you will see this world for its reality. And then it's too late. If you try to cry out to align

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Toba Toba will not be acceptable. Allah subhanho wa Taala, around the tyrant, the oppressor he did so he was drowning. He witnessed everything. And now he cries out in Yemen to be Robbie Haruna Moosa, I now believe in the Lord of heroin and Moosa. But that was not accepted. Why? Because he was at the brink of death. He was at the point of horrible, so before the Angel of Death comes and stands in front of you, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, and that will law he can happen any time. You know, just last week, before I came in here, my Juma sermon, I spoke about something related to death, because in my country, there were three tragic deaths that took place within just

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one week. One was the death of a very prominent and senior local scholar who passed away in his 80s. The other death was a family that's close to me, a senior member of the family, the father of the family, a very loving member of the family, he passed away at the age of 5050, if you will. And the last tragic incident was the death of a very young individual in the prime of life. He was furthering his studies in the United Kingdom, a very promising career ahead of him, he died in his 20s. All within one week. Now look at these three tragic incidents. What do you notice? 80s 50s 20s? What do you notice? The Angel of Death can come to you at any time? The million dollar question? Are

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you prepared to meet the angel of death? Are you prepared to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala? What if, before you go out of these those the Angel of Death comes to you the words of the prophets that I listen him You can't even guarantee life from one side to the other side? I'm Subhana Allah, no guarantee, but look at how much of time how much of effort how much of resources we're putting into investing in this life wise, we know that at the very most we are going to live for only about 60 to 70 years. But we're not investing for the life of the hereafter we are going to live forever and ever and eternity. Do you know what eternity means? And infinity, it never ends basically. Remember,

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always remember this I repeat this often. The only size of regret of the adventures of Jenna will be that Oh, I should have said one more Subhanallah I should have said one more and hamdulillah I should have said one more Allahu Akbar. I should have said one more La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lahu mukalla handwara colletion Katia, I should have said one most of the hand on law he will be handed to the hand on what he loves him. A tree will be planted in my gardens of Paradise I mentioned would have been built for Me in Paradise, I would be upon another level in paradise.

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Because in Paradise, you won't be able to invest for your paradise. This is where you need to invest. You need to plant the seeds here and you will harvest them in the hereafter insha Allah, Allah, may Allah azza wa jal open the dose of Jenna for all of us, I mean,

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so many brothers and sisters in Islam, coming back to Toba, it is important that we turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in sincere Toba before it's too late. That's number one, before the Angel of Death comes in front of you, okay. And the next condition or the rascal or other the second part of the final condition is before the sun rises from the rest.

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It is from the major science of the day. That the sun the sun will rise from the west currently it rises from where the North?

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Where does it rise from

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the east.

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Contrary to that, it will rise from the west and the minute it rises from the west I think of it, it's going to be a great phenomenon. One day you will wake up because see for the sun to rise from the west things. A lot of things have to change. A robot needs to change so many things have to change. You wake up and be pitch black pitch darkness. Well, even the satellites may come crashing down. You may grab your phone to check your news feed, you won't be working.

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And then you think to yourself, okay, the sun has not risen or are these going to rise from the west and then you decide to cry out to allow Allah forgive me. Your Toba will not be accepted Allah subhanho wa Taala You can cry tears of blood but the dose of Toba will be slammed shut.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to turn back to him before it's too late. I mean, so many brothers and sisters in Islam, it's important that we turn over a new leaf even if you don't take anything from me today. Take this turn

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Allah subhanho Medina before it's too late in 10 right now, the you know, whatever I've done, put it behind you and think I am going to turn over a new leaf. Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. I am going to seek His forgiveness and Allah azza wa jal will most definitely forgive you, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. I'm going to share a beautiful narration with you on. It's such a beautiful and emotional narration of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It has been recorded in the book of Imam Muslim Rahim Allah.

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Even in Masaru, there will be a loved one who he mentioned this particular narration.

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And

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this narration talks about the last person to enter gender the last person to enter Paradise, even if it's the last one who he mentioned that

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sort of mindset a lot more anyway it was sent him his report perhaps that goes along the length of these words.

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The last person to enter Paradise will cross a Seraph.

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Now that's an ordeal that we have to deal with. May Allah is that for us. It's going to be such a scary ordeal because that bridge that Surat is going to be finer and finer than a hair and sharper than a sword, with thorns all over, there will be people who will cross it in the twinkling of an eye, there will be people who will cross it like a lightning bolt, there will be people who will cross it like a gust of wind, there will be people who will cross it like galloping upon a horse like galloping upon a camel. There will be people who will cross it running there will be people who will cross it walking, there will be people who will cross it crawling, there will be people who

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will cross it dragging themselves and there will be people who will cross it, but they will not cross it they will fall right into Johanna May Allah save us all.

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This man the last person to interject I think about it, the last individual to enter gentlemen will cross a Surat he will stumble he will fall, he will be at the brink of falling into jahannam and jahannam. Deep down it's in all its darkness in all its fury, raising and lowering away. Our watch world imagine this scene I want you all to imagine it think of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrating the Hadees to you. He struggles and he makes his way through the bridge, scratching himself hurting himself injuring himself and somehow he makes it to the other side.

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And he praises Allah Alhamdulillah because you see, if you make it to the other side, you saved your saved.

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You are going to make it into gender. So he makes it to the other side. he stumbles stumbles and makes to the other side and he praises Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he does not know that he's going to go into paradise. He turns back, he looks at the bridge and he praises Alhamdulillah Allah you saved me from it. I think I am the most fortunate of individuals ever. The last person to enter Paradise. He thinks this and he moves forward. And then suddenly he spots a tree. A tree not like a tree that is planted in this world. Not a mango tree, not an apple tree, a tree of Paradise planted by who? Allah subhanho wa Taala at resolve beautiful as per the description arrival of fast rider

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would have to gallop for 100 years to cover the shade of one tree of paradise.

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He sees this beautiful tree and

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he prays to Allah. Oh Allah, how I wish to go by that tree and just sit down by the shade of the tree. It's so hot, and I've just crossed the bridge. I just want to make it to the tree and sit down by the tree.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala now addresses the slave by saying oh my slave, oh, the son of Adam. What are you asking me off? And if I were to answer this, do I have yours? Will you ask anything else of me? To which the man excitedly replies no Yama I promise I will not ask anything else. I just want to make it to that tree. Allah subhanho wa Taala answers the door. And the man stumbles and runs to the shade of the tree. He falls by the shade of the tree and he starts to drink of the water by the tree and he's enjoying in the shade of the tree.

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Then suddenly, he notices another tree that is even more beautiful, even more bigger. And then he cries Odwalla

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Can I please make it to that tree?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at him.

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You just promised that you will not ask anything of me and I hear you are asking something else. Will you promise me that you will not ask anything of me if I were to answer this

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Yours, the man again excitedly says all I promise you I will ask him anything else. All the answers is and he makes it to that tree that more beautiful tree now and then he makes it there. You know this is another tree.

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Now this tree is by the gate of paradise.

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And now he looks the is wondering

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Can I make it to that tree? Again Allah says, Oh my slave, you promised me a covenant that you will not ask me anything. And I hear you are you asking me something else? And He grants that to as well he makes it to that tree. And now my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, he notices the people of paradise. through the gates of Jenna he can hear the people of paradise. He can hear their laughter, he can hear their merrymaking and his heart yearns for Jenna his heart yearns for paradise. He prays to Allah, Allah, can I please be granted entry into paradise? To which Allah replies, our beloved, make the most forgiving, the Most Merciful?

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Does it my slave? Did you not take a covenant? Did you not promise me that you will not ask me anything? Will you stop asking me if I were to give you an agenda, a paradise that is equivalent to dunia and double it.

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The man cries unto Allah, Allah. Are you making fun of me Allah? Are you making a mockery out of me? And then at that point, you've been a miserable, there'll be a long one who is fine. He smiles for the heck he loves.

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And then he looks at the people around him and he tells them when you don't ask me why I'm laughing why I'm smiling. And just as how even in Mr. odo the last one who smiled and laugh. I too am smiling and laughing because you know why? Even though the last one went on to say, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while he was narrating the Hadith to us, He smiled and he loved how I envy the companions of the Prophet alayhi wa Salatu was Salam.

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With one light Allah Allah management, how I envy them that they could see Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam smile and laugh. Just imagine what a beautiful sight that must have been. And they all asked him, Allah, why are you smiling? Why are you laughing? And then the suit? Why is that a lot? Why don't you explain? I'm smiling and laughing. Because the minute demand says that will allow you making fun of me, a law the Almighty, the Lord of all worlds will smile and love Gamaliel could be shot and he was generally in a manner that benefits his majesty and glory. When we say smile and laugh, we don't mean like us, because there's a commitment. There's nothing in comparison to Allah.

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But Allah will laugh and allow you to smile. And then he will tell his slave, oh, my slave. I'm not making a mockery out of you. I can do whatever I want to do.

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Look at the narration. And look at the mercy look at the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at how Chi in the minds of origin is the last person to interject. Now, I want you to think about it. The last person

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the last person to enter Jannah will be given an agenda that is equivalent to dunya and double it so

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look at how generous allies how merciful allies so if you were to think that you know what I've committed so many sins that Allah will not forgive me that thought of yours needs a separate over the fact that you're thinking that Allah will not forgive you. You need to make a separate Toba for that because Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.

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And to put all of this in perspective, in the few minutes that I have with you all remaining, we have to add something

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and that is the love for Allah and His beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you want to be victorious, if you want to be successful in this world as well as the Hereafter, you need to love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa and he was in

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and how do you love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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Allah says in the Noble Quran

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salle Mohammed Salim tell them tell the Sahaba and by extension tell your mother is you and I in conform to hipbone Allah, if you love Allah to be only then follow me Mohammed Salah al Islam saying this follow Mohammed said Allahu Allah you it was lm and you know what you will get in return you they will come Allah Allah

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I will love you in return. Just imagine if Allah loves you. What more do you need? If for example, if you were to say,

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the king of a particular place or the president of the country, he loves me. You'd be like, call us all up Mashallah. You'd be like a VIP. Think about it Allah The Lord of the heavens, the Lord of all worlds is loving you if you follow Mohammed Salah Salem and doesn't end there the package doesn't in the way of philippou berco and Allah will forgive you all your sins. Hola Hola. Hola Rahim, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.

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And when we look at the Sahaba one ayah Allah Allah image mine, they love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam like no one else Subhana Allah, none of us can ever claim to love him more than the Sahaba one title and image two incidents very quickly.

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During the Battle of battle, during the Battle of better Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam was aligning the roles of the Sahaba Elijah Allah Himeji wherein he was aligning the roles okay.

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There was a companion by the name. So what are the benefits for the law one, he observes the situation. He knows what a crucial juncture This is, he knows that we are going to go into battle and we may not return back to such a crucial juncture because the Battle of whether the Muslim moon well how many 300 odd, just 300 odd, whilst

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the pagans were 1000 strong arm to the teeth, they had weaponry, they had animals they had swards they had all kinds of things. Mr. Moon they had nothing. They were outnumbered. They were badly outnumbered.

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And

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they knew it was a crucial juncture but the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala was imminent. But still, it was a crucial juncture. Islam as was his general practice, he was aligning the roles because he was a very disciplined individual Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a very systematic individual he was aligning the roles he was teaching so how about one night I'll imagine mine to align the rows and this is very interesting because even in Sala What do we do we aligned rows we don't look at Sala from that angle but if you look at it it's actually a programming of yourself to make you more disciplined to make you more orderly to make you more organized. And that's why the Imam every

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single day What does he say is to Waterloo. So subwoofer con hydro ban Amana kibble aka Damn straight in euro straight in euros fill up the gaps come forward make sure that the roads are in alignment we strike because the thing is we don't look at Sala from that angle and we don't activate that programming and that's why we tend to spend a lot of time in terms of aligning our roles and Salah but outside our our cars are parked Helter Skelter. You go outside the message and look at how we arrange our slippers, Masha Allah slippers are all over the place but inside the masjid brother make sure that your toe is next to my toe, trample the dough, we do all of that. But we don't look

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at it from the proper angle to deduce the lessons and activate the programming that is found within Sala so there's so many variables that I need arose and this particular companion he observes the power supply some coming and realize that Islam had a stick with him and stick to make sure that their role is not to beat the companions but to make sure that the rows were in alignment.

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So are they beneficial to the other one who observes Mohammed Salah in Islam making his way and you know what he does? intentionally he moves forward intentionally if this is the row I don't want to move forward to I'll follow obviously

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there was this row so he moves forward and his chest was protruding because everybody else was in alignment. So like slowly slow makes his way and also like sliced him at the end of the day had a very good eyesight he noticed a sword being off in terms of alignment he goes to him and lightly taps him with the stick that he had on his hand on his chest. Yeah, so word stones to straighten the row straighten the row

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the minute that stick touched so what are the other one who he cries out in pain? He says

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you heard me the Sahaba

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they wonder what's wrong with solid? I mean it was just a mere tap or a touch Why on earth is he being so dramatic and overreacting? So other The law says no you hurt me You hurt me and you are the most just you are the most fair I want to retaliate

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looks at so other the other one in surprise. And then he tells them okay fine, if that's what you want. He is the stick go ahead retaliate. Now so what are the other one was bare bodied. He was his upper body was bare, was totally isolated Islam had on clothing or he had on an arm. So he looks at the offseason and says yasunaga the retaliation will not be fair because I was not clothed or I was buried whilst you are wearing an armor or clothing. Remove you

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Upper government,

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the Sahaba were furious now What on earth is sawatch doing? This is such a crucial juncture we are about to go into battle and here he is fidgeting over this petty matter this trivial issue, but what I said is them calms them down, and he removes his upper garment exposing his blessitt body. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, no soon as the long one who sees the upper body of the prophets that allow the use of them, he drops the stick, and he runs to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he hugs him tightly, and he starts to kiss him on his stomach and his chest a law

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looks at soward and says yes Awad. Why, why, why are you doing this? And so what are the Allahu anhu He says, it's a deer jerky moment. He says,

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I know it's a crucial juncture we're going to go into battle and I may not return. And if I'm not to return, I want the last skin that touches me my lips be your skin yaroslava

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look at the love. Look at the love. Can we ever compare our love to the love of the Sahaba volatile or any movement towards Mohammed Salah. And it was because of this love, that they became the most victorious the most successful of individuals in both worlds

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rhodiola one what are the one

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they were pleased with? Allah and Allah is pleased with them after the demise of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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who was the admin of the prophets Allah Allah, Allah who Bilal rhodiola one, a great companion, he would find it so difficult, because even when I said it and passed away, Medina was in darkness, the City of Lights Medina tomonaga, was in darkness after the loss of Mohammed

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Bella rhodiola, one who literally found it so difficult to call out the advantage and every time he will try to call out the event a lot.

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He would break down, he will not be able to continue the design. You know why? Because he started to remember Mohamed Salah memories of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when I lay my mother, my father and myself be ransomed and sacrificed for him, his memories would flood the heart and the mind are below the law one each time below the law, one who tried to call out the other than the people of Medina would all come out clamoring, weeping and crying, thinking of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam this was the love that they had for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Where are we in comparison? We are nothing but at the end of the day, we are the home of Muhammad sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam in comparison we are nothing but yet we have to yearn for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the love that we have for him has to manifest where we completely follow his tuna. Because his lifestyle many brothers and sisters in Islam is the lifestyle that will secure success for you in this world as well as the hereafter. And if you love Allah, who is the creator of love, the fountain of love, the pinnacle of love, the way to prove that love is by following Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam and most definitely, each and every one of you will be victorious in this world as the hero in this world and the hereafter. And to start that off, you should commence by

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turning over a new leaf. Obtaining a new slate from Allah subhanho wa Taala a new lease to your life commence a new chapter. So think of this event.

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Think of this convention, think of this conference as the beginning of a new chapter in your lives and as you make your way out of these doors after listening to the Messiah, the speakers, the scholars, after listening to all their reminders, all their pieces of advice. They are reminders from the Quran and the Sunnah Mohammed Salah, listen, keep a strong intention in your heart that today Come what may I am going to turn over a new leaf I am going to patch up things with my friends, my relatives with my family members with my parents if you will, and completely turn over a new leaf turn to Allah whatever I've done wrong. I'm going to seek the forgiveness of everybody and

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I'm going to seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and get this brand new leads to my life and start off afresh with a clean and pure heart that is filled with the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala if your heart is filled with the love for Allah, nothing else will be able to penetrate into your heart and contaminate your pure heart. And that heart will be the heart that will benefit you on the day of the AMA, as Allah says in an open forum and I will cap off with that.

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In an MA happy,

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sunny day when your children will not benefit you your wealth will not benefit you the only thing that will benefit you on the day of class.

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We'll be a sound and healthy heart. Now why am I talking about a heart that is free from cardiovascular diseases? A heart that's free from cholesterol? Perhaps, maybe I should go to the gym and do some cardio to have a healthy heart to succeed on the day of the AMA. No, I'm talking about a spiritual heart that is free from spiritual diseases. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to work on our hearts. Help us all to purify our hearts. May Allah azza wa jal help us to turn over a new leaf before it's too late. Please say I mean, may he Subhana Allah Allah forgive each and every one of us here. May he accept all of us. And just as how he united here in this beautiful venue in

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this beautiful city may unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Meanwhile, in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. With that I conclude como la hora was said Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and I hope to see you all in the future as well in sha Allah for many more events. So until then, take care I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala