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Day 3 of the Maldives lecture tour -winds of change- by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 20th of June 2014 at the Islamic center, male’, maldives.

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Bismillah R Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salli wa sallam Wada. ashrafi ambia evil mousseline Nabina Wahhabi vena cava Pura Dr. Yu Nina Mohammed bin Abdullah Alan Lee he was Harvey he of de la sala de vida de moda slim amudha for in Stockwell de Chiquita boo long waffle howdy howdy Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Sharon memoriam of death to her wakulla of death in VEDA wakulla be the Athena Bala, Goku lobola Tina Fey now WOC Allah tala fi kita Vilas is bad. Ooh Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim.

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all praise and thanks to Almighty Allah behind him what Allah who is our Creator, sustain and nourish, protect and curate made the choices of his blessings and salutations be upon our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of the AMA. My dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, it gives me immense pleasure to see all of y'all and at the very outset of this talk, I wish to express that I love all of y'all for the sake of Almighty Allah. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala make this gathering a gathering where the melodica shroud us with their

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wings, the Sakina tranquility descends upon us. The rosmah have lost behind and Medina envelops us And may Allah the Almighty make high mention of us in the heavens. I mean, may Allah the Almighty make us fall from the people of taqwa.

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The topic for today's evening is in the form of a question.

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And I hope that this question serves as a wake up call to wake us all up from the drunk

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Can haze that this worldly life this dunya has intoxicated us in and that question is, what if this is your last Ramadan?

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What if this is your last Ramadan? Let it just digest? Think about it.

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Look around you. There were many from our loved ones, our family, our friends, who may have been with us last Ramadan and may not be with us this Ramadan and likewise we too are inevitably going to face death. Death is an inevitable reality as that has been decreed by our powerful maker where he says in the normal for an colonna

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every soul shall taste. This has been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala no one can escape death no one, it has been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the more we remember that the remembrance of death shatters the fake veils of pleasure that this dounia adorns herself with the dounia beautifies herself. The more we think about death, that remembrance shatters those whales, and it is according it is in accordance with the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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well above the long line who narrates the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said and the Hadith is intermediate. At zero vichara Hajime Lhasa Akira crew, the crew has me Let that make excessive remembrance of the Terminator of pleasures. Make excessive remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures, the more you think about death, the more you remember death, it destroys the pleasures the fake pleasures of this dunya and you are reminded of the eternal and the permanent ophira

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Do not be fooled by the life of this dunya Do not be fooled by this dunya Allah behind him Medina he says in the Noble Quran Yeah.

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So in our

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own mankind, the promise of Allah behind and Medina is indeed true friend at

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dunya

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mankind indeed the promise of a boss behind him was a toddler is true. So do not let the worldly life deceive you. Don't let this worldly life cheat you deceive you. And also do not be deceived about Allah subhanho wa Taala by the deceiver, who is shaped on our sworn enemy, do not be deceived by dunya Do not be deceived by shaitaan. And remember death excessively in accordance with the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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for my dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam. Just think of this whenever we go for a funeral. Whenever we go to the graveyard, whenever we see the grave, at that moment, we remember, she was run down our spines, we remember death. Because when we see the grave when we see the cover, when we see one of our loved ones, one of our family being put into the cover, we realize that one day, very soon, I'm also going to enter that cover. I may live in a mansion, I may be driving the most expensive of vehicles, I may be wearing old designer brands from head to toe, I may be worth so many dollars. But very soon I'm going to enter this fit to cover the grave. And at times, even the

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shroud that will be wrapped on my body may not be purchased with my own money unless and of course if you have already brought your bought your shroud and kept it ready.

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What happens when somebody dies, someone else eventually buys perhaps the sun or relation buys the shroud. Even the shroud that we take to the cupboard does not belong to us. That is how fake this dunya is. Many of our scholars, they say that this life of dunya is like a dream. You know a dream. When you're sleeping, you see a dream and then suddenly you wake up, gone. The dream is gone. Likewise, we are in a dream. When molecule mouth comes we'll get up. It's a dream. It just flies away. Do not be deceived by this dream. Do not be deceived by the fake news.

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of this dunya because with each passing day, with each passing hour, with each passing minute we are getting closer and closer to the cover.

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Just as how one of our cellphone asylee Rahim Allah is reported to have said that basically men or men who are made up of a few days, you're made up you're made up of a few days, with every passing day, time goes by you, you're getting closer to the

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one year has passed and you're one year closer to the cover. Gradually we are making our way towards the pub.

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And know that kubu grades have two types. You have two types of grades, either the cover the grave will be a garden, around a garden from the gardens of gender, or else it will be a pit from the pits of Johanna May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all. And may Allah the Almighty make our graves gardens from the gardens of Jenna amin

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and Maddy respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Your wealth will not accompany you. Your family will not accompany you. Yes, they may accompany you until the graveyard, your beloved wife, who loves you so much, your children who love you so much. They're not going to come into the cupboard with you name. They will remain outside the mother for a few minutes, perhaps for one or two hours perhaps and eventually they're going to leave you and go all alone.

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You are going to be in the cover all alone. And the only thing that will accompany you will be your oily hands will be your good deals. Whatever good you did in this world will accompany you even into the corner. Your children will not accompany you, your wife will not accompany you, your wealth will not accompany you, your houses will not accompany you, your vehicles will not accompany you.

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Your seats of power, your authority nothing will accompany you you may be the king. You have to face them. molekule mouth does not care whether you are the president, whether you are the king, whether you are a dictator, whether you are an oppressor he does not care. He will eventually come to take our lives and the question that we need to keep asking ourselves Are we ready to meet a loss of a high net worth the halo four if we are not ready to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and if molecule mount were to come we are going to be in utter loss may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us for Hadith is an urban imager Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and few of the Sahaba is one Lolita Allah

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Allah image marine. They were accompanying a journalist. And they went to the graveyard after they had buried that individual rasuwa he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sat by the grave and started to weep a law.

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He started to cry. He was crying so much that he made the people around him also cry. And then he said yeah, if one Oh, my dear brothers,

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prepare. He said something along the lines of these words prepare for a day like this or prepare for something like this.

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ie prepare for death. We need to keep preparing ourselves for death. And how better or what better an opportunity than the coming blessing month of Ramadan.

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I'm not trying to say that good deeds are reserved for the month of Ramadan. But what a blessing that opportunity the month of Ramadan is Allahu Akbar. It is one of the gifts of of us behind and what it is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I say this often we are swimming in an ocean of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa taala we need to keep thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala I thank Allah subhanahu wa tada that he blessed me with this beautiful, beautiful opportunity to be with all of y'all. I think of us behind the hood Allah that He has given us this opportunity to meet and share good things. And I pray to Allah that Allah

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subhana wa tada brings about more occasions where we will meet one another inshallah to Allah.

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So it is upon us to rejoice in the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and tank allow us behind the hood Allah for all the blessings that he has blessed us with Allah the Almighty, He says in the novel called golden before

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he gave me the Anika bravo

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bravo

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May

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, say O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the bounty in the blessings of Allah and in His mercy in those two things, let them rejoice, we should rejoice we should tank amongst behind them $1 for those are better than what they are accumulating, whatever we accumulate in this dunya the blessings of Allah behind him with Allah, the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is much much better. So it is upon us to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the more we are thankful to Allah, the more he is going to give us. Let me share with y'all

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an authentic story. It has been recorded in Bihar. This is the story of a leper of a blind man, and have a bold man. Hadith in Bukhari.

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Hadith is a

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story of a leper, a blind man and a bald man, Allah subhanho wa Taala, decreed to send an angel down to test three individuals. This took place many, many moons ago,

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an angel came down to test three individuals one was a leper who was afflicted with leprosy, skin disease. Number two, a blind man was blind. Number three a bald man hair was not growing for him. The angel goes to the leper first. And he goes and asks the leper,

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what do you wish?

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You know, like Aladdin and the magic lamp, three wishes, what do you wish? the leper, now he is afflicted with a skin disease.

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He wherever he goes, people dislike him. They don't want to sit with him because those are wounds on your body all over the place. So people dislike to be with that individual. So he said, I want beautiful skin. I want to be free of this disease. The ancient Praise to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's cured of the disease. And then it doesn't stop there. The angel then asked the leper, what do you want from well, Allahu Akbar. He says, I want pregnancy cameras. No, I want cameras. He says I want camels. The angel

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Praise to Allah subhanho wa Taala and gives him a pregnancy camera. And praised to Allah behind him what Allah to bless him in that Allahu Akbar, that pregnancy camel gives birth. And it multiplies, multiplies until he has a whole flock of camels.

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Now the angel goes to the blind man. He asked the blind man, what do you wish? The blind man says I want my eyesight restored. I want to be able to see with clarity, the angel Praise to Allah subhanho wa Taala and his eyesight is restored. And then he asks the blind man, what do you wish from? Well, he said, I want to own many sheep. Then the angel Praise to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And he is gifted a pregnant sheep and that sheep multiplies and he owns a whole flock of sheep.

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Now the angel goes to the bald man and asked him What do you want? He says, I want beautiful hair because I'm bald. He prays to Allah subhanho wa Taala his hair starts to grow. Then he asked him, What do you want from Well, he says I want cows, bulls and cows. The angel prays to Alas, behind and what Allah gives him a pregnant, she a pregnant cow, and the cow gives birth multiplies. He owns now bulls and cows. Now after some time, now they have become rich or lost behind on what Allah has blessed them cured them of their diseases. They're living a good life. Now the angel comes after some time to the leper who was the ex leper who was a leper before he comes to him in the guise of a

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human being who has been afflicted with leprosy.

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The ancient now he goes to the leper who was afflicted with leprosy and goes and tells him I'm a sick person. I've been afflicted with leprosy. Can you help me? The man who was afflicted with leprosy, now he's got beautiful skin, he owns so many cameras. He says, Get out of here beggar. This is all my wealth. I earned it with so much of difficulty. I have nothing to give you go away from here.

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The angel leaves and goes the danger then goes to the bald man.

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He does the same thing. He chases him away. He says this is my forefathers wealth. I inherited it. I'm a rich person.

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Nothing to do with you You go. Finally the angel goes to the blind man, he goes in the guise of a blind man. And then he asked the same thing from him and the blind man says, You know what, brother? I was a blind man. Allah subhana wa tada cured me. And Allah the Almighty blessed me with all of this wealth, you can take whatever you want to take, because it is Allah who gave me I need to be thankful to him. Then the angel says this was a test. And Allah subhana wa Taala is pleased with you and Allah the Almighty is angry with those two individuals who failed the test.

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So my dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, it is upon us to be thankful to Allah Subhana Allah Allah the Almighty says in the normal Quran

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is

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in

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the

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cartoon, as the the NACA if y'all are grateful unto Allah subhana wa tada Allah the Almighty says, I will increase and give you all as he then why in Kaffir tune in other Villa de la la Cologne, and if you want to deny if you want to reject, then indeed my punishment is severe My Torment is severe. May Allah subhanahu wa tada save us from his up and from his punishment.

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So from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that Allah the Almighty did not create all of time equal. Allah did not create all of time equal, Allah has preferred sometimes over other times

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported reporter have said in the Hadith the Muslim Hiroo Yeoman tala tala Hisham su Yama Juma the best day upon which the sun has risen is Friday, the day you the day in which you and I we are seated in Allahu Akbar, the best day upon which the sun has risen is Friday. It was on that day, that are the Maliki salatu salam our father was created. And it was on that day he was admitted entry into Jenna and it was on Friday. He was taken out from Jenna and sent to Tunisia. The best of days is Friday. The best of nights is Laila

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laila

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Laila, the night of power is better than 1000 months.

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83 odd years 1000 months the letter to father is better than 1000 months to Panama.

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So later to the night of power is the best of nights and Ramadan

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is the crown of all months. Rama bar is the best of months.

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And that man is the man that is headed towards us. Can I ask you something? If a guest were to come to your house, if a noble blessed guest were to come to your house? Will you treat him the way you live? You go and sleep in the you know in the in the pathway in the corridor, I don't care. No. If a blessing guest visits as we are going to treat him with the best of treatments. Ramadan is the best of months a blessing that guests so how are we going to welcome this blessed month of Ramadan. It is the month of the Quran shadow Quran. It is the month of Rama. It is the month of mercy. It is the month of Toba it is the month of is still far. It is the month of taraweeh it is the month of July,

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it is the month of spending and generosity. Shahar will do the work in

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such a blessed month. Allahu Akbar.

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So how are we going to welcome this blessed man that is headed to us to illustrate the value of the month of Ramadan I wish to share with you on a beautiful Friday

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a hadith that I heard recently a beautiful Heidi and the Hadith is recorded in urban imagine tala hyena obey the law. he narrates the Hadith, he says, and the rajapalayam in Belgian Kadima, Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There were two men who came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and embraced Islam at the same time what kinda Islam Houma Jamia they both of them embraced Islam at the same time. These two men

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but one of them used to exert himself more than the other both embraced Islam at the same time, but one of them used to exert himself a little more. He used to exert himself in that hour in different types of ibadah mode than his other friend until he was martyred in

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battle. He died as a Shaheed the first individual, the second person who embraced Islam with him. He died a year later, one year later, a normal depth. The first person died as a Shaheed Allahu Akbar, the second person he died a normal death. Now the narrator of the Hadith, Paul Hebner obey the law, the law of wine, he sees a dream of Africa, he sees a dream. In that dream he sees himself in front of the gates of Jenna, the gates of gender, he's in front of the gates of gender. And he sees these two individuals the Shaheed and the one who died a normal death. Then suddenly, an angel comes and he opens the gates and he admits the individual who died a normal death first.

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And he closes the gates and goes, the Shahid is waiting outside. After some time he comes and then admits the Shaheed into Jenna closes the gates and goes away. Now only palheiro the last one was outside the gates of Jenna in this dream of his

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after some time the angel comes again and then says Yamaha Lj Yamaha you go back because your time has not come yet. Your time has not come yet. The minute the angel said this. Tal hora de la one woke up. He woke up and he was shocked. He was amazed. He started going around and telling everybody about this amazing dream of his until he went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and told Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam of the dream Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asks, well hora de la one yatala ha what is so amazing about this dream. Now tala hora de la one who not to argue with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was so ardent in knowing what did this second

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individual do to be the Shaheed intergender he went first what is that special deed He did? And that is why he asked the supervisor the Long Island you will sell them and that is why he was amazed because many respected elders brothers and sisters in Islam, the daraga of Russia, he is something else Allahu Akbar. Hadith is intermeeting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said on the authority of Mecca Allah for them, even in madikeri that for a Shaheed six virtues are given for a Shaheed. For a martyr, six special virtues are given number one, before the first drop of blood falls to the ground, all of his sins are forgiven, and he will be able to see his place in

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gender.

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Before the first drop of blood falls to the ground, all of his sins are forgiven, and he will be able to see the place of his engender.

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The second special virtue is that he will be saved from the other of the public, there will be no punishment for him in the public. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all from the punishment of the Kaaba number three on the day when everyone on the day of Korea when everybody will be running all over the place, terrified, petrified. The Shahid will remain calm, there will be no fear upon him. He will be calm and peaceful on the day of Kiana May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all calm and peaceful on the day of piano. The fourth special especial virtue is that he will be given a crown

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a special crown and that crown will be encrusted with gems and dreads. Each gemstone each dwell on that crown is better than this world and all it contains is more valuable than this world and all it contains above.

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The next word you is why use the word use inaniwa submarine so determiner Hudler,

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he will be given in marriage 272 through rain from Jenna 72 hurin from Jenna acaba 72. Beautiful maidens of gender will be given in marriage to him.

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And the next virtue is that he will be able to intercede on 70 of his family members on behalf of 70 of his family members, he will be able to intercede on behalf of them. This is the Dara Jaffa Shaheen, so tal hora de la one was amazed. What did this other Sahabi do to beat the Shahid into Jenna what was that special de Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Now coming back to the main idea, he asks called hora de la one laser for the mecca husana

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did not the second individual remain

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For one extra year tal hora de la mon who replies Bella yasunaga of course

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then asks, What are the Raka Ravana for sama was al Qaeda waka Domine sajida de Sena. And did he not attain the month of Ramadan? Did he not pray a prayer like this and like that? Did he not make this many such as in the month of Ramadan? Did he not make Dharavi? Did he not make Yama lay the explanation of that statement? Did he not do all of those deeds in the month of Ramadan?

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Pearl Harbor the Obama who says Bella yasunaga of course yaroslava and then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says former Bina Houma.

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bayanus sama evil are

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the difference between those two individuals is like the heavens and the earth

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because he witnessed Ramadan, the blessed month of Ramadan, you know how much hope this hadith must fill our hearts with. We should be looking forward to the month of Ramadan, it is a month to reap good deeds to invest in the right is such a blessing than virtuous monk Allahu Akbar.

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I hope that this hadith instilled in our heart hope and so that we look forward to the month of Ramadan. Now let us move on to the primary objective behind fasting. Why do you think the laws behind what Allah prescribed fasting upon us? Is it to starve?

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Is it just to wait from morning to evening without food? What is the primary objective behind fasting?

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Allah behind them what Allah says in the normal Koran.

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Whenever Allah subhana wa Taala addresses us yeah, are you ballerina? A man who listen attentively because Allah subhana wa tada is addressing us or you believe? Yeah alladhina

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coochie ma la como si.

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Bo.

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Oh, you believe kuchibhotla camassia fasting has been prescribed upon you come up with a Lady

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Justice how it was prescribed upon those who are before you. The nations before us land

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so that you all bring in the taqwa of Allah Subhana.

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The primary objective behind fasting is to become people of taqwa. May Allah subhana wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa. What is Taka? Taka is an Arabic term. Some people translate it as the fear of a loss behind and Medina. Some people translate it as the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala but in reality, it is the marriage of the two

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because Imam even 100 as Kalani Rahim Allah, He says that tacos stems from the roadblock if you require which means to put up a barrier to put up a barrier. So taco is to put up a barrier to protect yourself from the bottom of last behind and Medina from the angle of Allah behind him Medina from the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala by obeying all the commands of Allah subhana wa gyla and staying away from all that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited This is dakwah in a nutshell, a beautiful explanation by Mr. Mahajan is palani Rama Rama Raja long line once asked obeyed human capital the long line? Yeah, well they define taqwa for me

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obey human capital, the long line as tomorrow the long line Yeah, I mean, have you ever walked down a thorny path? You know, a path full of thorns? Amaro the loved one who replied in the affirmative. Yes, I have. There will be even cargo the long line who asked him so what did you do your mirror meaning when you were walking down a Tony path a path full of tones Tony plans tomorrow The last one is it I gathered my clothes I took precaution and I walked carefully without snagging my clothes onto the thorns without injuring myself. Obey even though the long line who then said that is the definition of taqwa. So scholars explained that the path is this life that we are traversing upon

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the temporary life of dunya that is the path the tones are the mojarra motto for Allah subhanho wa Taala the various prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala all of the programs

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visions of Allah subhanho wa Taala are those thorns and shaytaan will try to use those thorns to snag us and make us stumble and fall.

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So it is upon us to be careful to gather our clothes and move away from the prohibitions of loss behind him with Allah from those stones and move carefully down the path that is the four.

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That is the definition of taqwa, moving down the path, obeying the commands of Allah Subhana Allah and staying away from all the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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There is a famous piece of Arab poetry

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where the Arab poet he says, Holly do nuba Sahara how're Kabira ha that can

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leave all sins whether they be major scenes or minus things leave all things for that is taqwa was not commercial focus of the show can

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be like a person walking down a thorny path, taking caution taking precaution not to snack himself on to the tone.

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lattakia kerana saphira innergy Ballymena al Hassan. Do not ever underestimate anything that is small, whether it be a good deed or a bad deal. Don't think oh, it's a small good deed, or Oh, it's a small bad deed because mountains are made up of tiny pebbles.

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Stay away from all bad deeds. This is taqwa and also to oblige and abide by the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even when we are alone, my dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala, our powerful maker who blessed over a billion human beings with the sight to see

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we are more worried to sin in front of people than we are to sin alone. When we are alone, we are not scared of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But when we are in the public, we are worried about what people will think or whether people are looking at me, but when we are alone, we think that that Allah who blessed over a billion human beings with a sight to see his blind May Allah May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us all.

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When we are alone, when we are in the privacy of our rooms, or when we think that nobody is looking,

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we tend to fall into the traps of shape on we think that perhaps when we are on our laptops and our computers, the videos that we view that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not know about the URLs we type we think that Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you think that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not aware of every keystroke, every URL is recorded? Every video that we view is recorded, every illicit relationship that we have, with the opposite gender is recorded. May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive all of our sins and maybe protect us stay away from sins completely. Especially when you are alone. For that is taqwa even I

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once was traveling with a group of people.

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They were in a deserted area. And they stopped to rest. They spread the sofa to eat. They sat down to eat

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wise when they sat down to eat.

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Suddenly a shepherd went by a shepherd

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even Amaro the alarm on call him

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Come Come and partake in the food that we are going to lay the shepherd he came, it was a hot day. It was a hot day, he said and I saw him. I'm fasting a lot. Even though the last one was surprised, such a hot day and you are a shepherd and you're fasting.

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Then he asked the shepherd, okay, you have this sheep with you. Does it belong to you? He says no, it belongs to my master. Then, tomorrow the Allahu anhu asks, Can we purchase one of those ships? Can we purchase one of those ships? The man said, the shepherd is not mine belongs to my master I cannot sell without his permission.

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Then even Amaro de la Han, who told the shepherd so what is just one sheep is not going to be noticed. And even if your master notices you tell him that a wolf came and ate the sheep. And you can get away with it. I'll give you the man. You keep the money.

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The shepherd said

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for a No.

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He pointed up to the heavens and he asked even Amaro, the alarm line. You

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Maybe my master cannot see me but where is a law?

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Look at the taqwa.

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There's no one to see no one in mind. He could have easily done the deal and taken the cash and gone for it no long. Where is Allah, even aroma rhodiola one who was amazed by the taco of the shepherd. After he returned back to the city, he called for the shepherd for the for the master of the shepherd. And he paid the money and freed the shepherd because he was a slave. And he bought all of the sheep that the master own, and he gifted it to the shepherd as a gift of Aqaba, because of his taqwa. And recently, I think some of you might be aware, there was this video going around on social media, that there was an incident very similar to this took place in the lowlands of Arabia. There

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was a group of people traveling and there was a shepherd. The video is online, you can check it on YouTube a lot while I'm about the authenticity, but then it looks like a true story. They asked the shepherd can we have one of your sheep and things the same story exactly the same story? And then he says, Where is Allah? The video is on YouTube. And

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the government if I'm not mistaken, the Kuwaiti government or the Qatari government, they gave him a good sum of money because of his taqwa.

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takahama he respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, it is extremely important. So how is taqwa and fasting connected? You say Ramadan and taqwa How is it connected? Let me ask you something on a on a on a normal fasting day. If it's mid day, you're fasting. It's a hot day. Your stomach is dry. Your throats are parched. Yeah. And you feel like drinking a good who will cup of water or a nice cool drink. But what is stopping you from drinking?

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Okay, you don't have to do it in public. You can go home and take a cup of water and drink. What is stopping you from drinking your heart. Your heart says, Stop, don't drink. Allah is watching.

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This is the same thing in regard to taqwa. Because taqwa is in our hearts. The base of taqwa is our heart. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, Allah in the field just said the motto.

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That indeed in the body of a human being is a piece of flesh is a solid Sahaja Dooku. If that piece of flesh is good, if that piece of flesh is upright, the whole body will be upright.

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Either a fossa death, but if that piece of flesh goes bad, if that piece of flesh becomes corrupt, faster than just a Dooku, the whole body will go corrupt, the whole body will become bad. And now we're here.

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And that is the heart in another generation. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said attack wha ha ha una

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casa de terre. He is reported are pointed to his chest and said taco is over here. that war is over here. Taco is over here. So taco is based in our hearts. And the minute Our hearts are filled with taqwa, our hearts become pure. Because 11 months, our hearts hardened. Our hearts become so hard.

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That we cannot pond on the verses of a lost behind them with eila we cannot cry when we recite the Quran. We think of sins like nothing because our hearts have hardened. But when the month of Ramadan comes about our hearts soften, and this is a good opportunity to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala even though Ramadan is not the only month to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala but it is a good opportunity to turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah

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and instill in our hearts taqwa for that is what will control all of our limbs. taqwa is what will pull your gaze down. When you walk on the street. taqwa is what will pull your gaze away from all of the filth which is available online.

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taqwa is what will stop our tongue from talking even speech from articulating evil words.

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taqwa is what will stop our ears from listening to music, listening to gossip, listening to whatever is haram. taqwa is what will stop our feet in our hands from indulging in whatever is haram from walking towards what is haram from doing things that are Haram.

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taqwa is what will keep our mind free from all evil thoughts from all of those evil whispers of shavon. All taqwa, my dear respected elders and brothers in

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Brothers and sisters in Islam and this is why it is so important to instill to ingrain taqwa in our hearts. Because Ramadan is a School. It is an institution that will teach us to purify our hearts. It is an institution that will teach us to control our desires. Because you're controlling your hunger, you're controlling your thirst. It is teaching us to control our desires. And remember, in Ramadan, all of the devils are locked up Supermax style. They're all locked up. shaitaan is locked up.

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Then people ask so how come still I have even whisperings in my heart or how come I feel intrigued to do evil things if Satan is locked up remember and individually is influenced by two forces, the devil and the knifes.

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So if shaytaan is locked up,

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you can't play any blame games where you're going to blame shaytaan shaytan is locked up, you have your knifes to blame and that you will be able to gauge yourself in the month of Ramadan. If in the month of Ramadan, you're thinking of evil things. If you are thinking of sins, then your nafs needs to be disciplined. You have a lot of work to do in regard to your next because shaytan is locked up. Other 11 months shaytan is out in the open. He is rampaging but in the month of Ramadan is locked up so it is your neffs that is inciting you towards evil. And if you are being incited towards evil you need to work on your on your on your knifes

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This is what the month of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with this month so that we prepare ourselves for the other 11 months in Ramadan. For example, eating a nice burger perhaps a submarine it is Hello right? It is Hello. But in the month of Ramadan whilst you're fasting it is haram. You can't eat. So things that are drinking a cup of water is Helen, it is permissible for you. But in the month of Ramadan in the morning whilst you're fasting you can't drink water. So things that are highlighted things that are MOBA things that are permissible are made haram for you in the month of Ramadan so that you train yourself to stay away completely from all that which is

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really Haram in the other 11 months. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with this month of Ramadan to train ourselves. So how should our fasting be our fasting should just not be about like I said in the beginning starving ourselves. Our fasting should be a fasting where we fast with our hearts. We don't think of evil things we don't think of evil deeds.

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We should fast with our tongues where we don't utter evil speech where we don't talk evil things where we don't gossip about other people.

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First, it should be without yours where we don't hear evil things we control ourselves. Fasting should be with your mind. Because these days, the minds of people are corrupt. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all purify our hearts, because we have ill feelings towards others. We can't see someone excelling. We have got jealousy in our hearts. Jealousy is such an ugly disease. Some of us find it difficult to mask it. It is in everybody's heart. But we need to be able to control it and suppress it. But on the other hand, we let it burst and overpower us jealousy, anger, hatred, envy, malaise. All of these are ugly diseases that we must purify our hearts for.

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And this is why the month of Ramadan has been given to us many respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, a beautiful opportunity to purify our hearts to purify our bodies spiritually and physically. This is the blessing of the month of Ramadan.

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So it is not all about staying away from food completely, but rather to purify every single organ in our bodies. I'll wrap off with one final thing

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I've been meaning to touch on this

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when I was coming close to hearts and minds and this is in regard to addictions

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by the respected elders brothers and sisters in Islam

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addictions.

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addictions make an individual weak

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because the minute you are addicted to something, you are a weak individual. And let me tell you something, even if it is towards coffee or tea May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us all because if you are addicted, if you can't do without a cup of coffee in the morning, myself included

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You are a weak individual, and that is somewhat of a weak addiction. But then there are people who are addicted to substances. You have substance abuse, like people who are addicted to drugs, marijuana, cocaine, people who are addicted to cigarettes, nicotine, people who are addicted to pornography, this is another addiction. Nowadays in western countries, you have rehabilitation centers to help people who are addicted to pornography.

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Because they are so addicted, that scholars say that even marriage cannot help them. Even marriage will not help a porn addict. Because he's so hooked on to pornography, that the minute he marries, he is going to put the life of an innocent girl into danger because he's addicted. Give me a minute, let me explain about addictions. Our brains are pleasure seeking machines, they, our brains always want pleasure. There is this reward center in the middle of our brains. And you have a substance known as dopamine.

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Dopamine is the neurotransmitter when it is released on the reward center, you feel pleasure. Now it's a good thing to feel happy and things like that. But too much of pleasure is what's bad. Now, if you were to take cigarettes, for example, the substance known as nicotine, it runs through our bloodstream and goes to the brain and starts releasing dopamine. Now excess of dopamine, our brain start getting used to that. Now say if there is just 10% coming into our brains generally, due to this nicotine 2030 4050 we become so immune, we want more and more and more pleasure resulting in one cigarette becoming 234561 pack a day even mail us behind and what Allah save us on. There's no

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time to touch on the harms of smoking. But all of us we know it's printed on the packets, smoking kills. And now governments are advising to put graphical pictures, graphical images, to show you what smoking does to you. You are practically killing yourself. It is suicide, it is wrong.

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You take pornography, it's the same thing. You start off with partial nudity. You're aroused when you see partial nudity. But like I said, your brain gets immune to those images, you need more and more raw material from partial nudity, you go on to more offensive, more vulgar things, until there were there are even individuals who have fallen into the trap of homosexuality also.

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Because you need more and more raw material, more and more wildcare material to feed your addiction.

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There is a parable in regard to that where the people say feed the right Wolf, feed the right wolf.

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When I was in Colombo, I did a lecture with the topic feed the right wolf.

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Just one more minute or I'll wrap up with that. There was an old man once telling his grandson a story about two wolves, two wolves. He told the grandson, you know in every human being there are two wolves and there is a constant battle between these two wolves in every human being a good Wolf and an evil wolf. A good Wolf and an evil wolf, a bad wolf. They're always fighting in an individual's body. So the grandson, he asked his grandfather, so granddad, which wolf wins the battle?

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Which wolf wins the battle? The grandfather very commonly, said the wolf that you feed

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the wolf that you feed. If you feed the good wolf, the good wolf will win. If you feed the evil wolf, the evil wolf will win.

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addictions are similar. The more you feed your addictions, the more those addictions will overpower you. The more you feed into the smoking addiction of yours, the smoking will kill you. The more you feed that pornography addiction of yours, pornography will ruin your life. It will break your marriage it will break your family it will break your home. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all. So try and stay away from all of those evil things My dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam. That is what taqwa is all about. And this blessed month of Ramadan, that is on its way. Let us welcome it wholeheartedly. And let us keep a firm intention to prepare for the month of Ramadan

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to welcome the month of Ramadan and to make this Ramadan count as if it is our last Ramadan because we cannot guarantee that we will remain until the next Ramadan. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all of our sins, and may He the almighty accept all of our good deeds and may

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He

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benefit us with gatherings of this nature. And may He unite us in the gardens of Jenna just as how he united us here tonight with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and insha Allah Allah.

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Tomorrow at mosquito Furqan we'll be having a lecture where we will be talking about

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we'll be talking under the topic a tear, a tear for the for the one we fear a tear for the one we fear so I hope to see all of you out there inshallah, whatever correct said is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and if there was anything wrong in what I said it is from it is from shaitaan and it is from me and I seek forgiveness in a loss of behind and Medina from that desert qumola Hiawatha Allah Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen so the Hannah law he will be handy he so the hi Nicola will be handling a Chateau La Ilaha Illa ancestor Furukawa to be Lake so the long while and maybe you meet you either and he will be he was lm was said Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh