Murtaza Khan – Bad Friends Vs Good Friends

Murtaza Khan
AI: Summary © The concept of Xiaozik is used to describe the physical elements of creation, including the sun and the moon, and to reflect on negative rulings of the Prophet Islam's parable about a good word. The use of "good words" and the importance of learning about prayer and fasting is discussed, as well as the use of the Quran in religion and society. The negative impact of drugs on people's lives and the need to change behavior is also emphasized, along with the importance of accepting and respecting people who cause harm.
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You know what I've mentioned if you're drinking haram, you're in a private circle. You're drinking haram you're taking drugs or it may be when you offer it to the brother next to you, you know what you should say to them? You should say to them it tequila. You should say to them fear Allah. Doesn't it sound strange? How can you say to your comrade, your homeboy say to him you offer him the subs that say to him, You know what I think fit Allah.

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ILA in law law wash dog luxury killer washer do Ana Mohammed Abdullah solo a MOBA in stock al Hadith he Kitab Allah or Hiral who the WHO THE Muhammad in sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam was Sharon Ohmori. More data to her are cooler more desert in beta but couldn't be that in Bala let in Wakulla Allah that in fitna rubbish rally Saudi oil Sidley Emery work Lulu Kurata melissani of Kohli, of the praising Allah Subhana Allah Allah and sending immense greetings and salutations upon the final prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa earlier Salam, we find that Allah subhanaw taala has placed inside the Quran, or placed upon this earth a concept of Xiao Jia, a concept of everything

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being in a state of pace, whether it be the physical elements of creation that we find around us. A shrimps will hammer the sun and the moon, a lane when I heard the night and the day

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alarmed was summer, the heavens or the earth, the sky and the earth. Al Bahawalpur of the land or the ocean.

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Desert Allah's PanDa has created everything inside the concept of Xiao Jia. And likewise in those things that we can feel or we can touch or perceive or we believe in Allah has created a concept of pairs as well. We find an EMA and we'll go for refined belief and disbelief. We find a shake with the hate that which negates belief in Allah Subhana Allah or associating partners with Allah and Allah or the belief in the oneness. We find a sunnah will be the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam o going into innovations so this concept of Algeria the Quran speaks about women Cooley che in halacha is OJ Nila Allah Quran. The Quran in Arabic were created in pairs that you may ponder and to

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reflect. That's why some of the earlier mentioned that from in a blood from opposite things that it will Haqiqa you know, the reality of things if it wasn't Cofer, you wouldn't really understand or appreciate what Islam or Eman or what belief is. So there's a secret there's a hidden element, why Allah is prime data is created opposites are placed opposites for reason there for us to ponder and to reflect. And a main theme that we want to reflect upon today the opposites is that which is pure and that which is impure, that which is being and that which is and harbor is our hubs, that which is pure and wholesome and good and that which is impure, that something which is filthy, because

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this has been laid out inside the Quran, whether it be good things halal food, or haram food or good people, pious people in pious people, good action or bad actions this traverses inside the Quran. If we look inside Surah Ibrahim the 14th chapter the Quran Allah gives this parable about a good word. A good word, can imagine a button Khashoggi rotten Paiva a good word is a good tree. A snow has beaten well for Rouhani summer to Kula conda Hainan be it Neeraj beha you find that this tree is a strong rooted into the ground, and its branches go up into the skies or into the heavens. And every so often it gives it fruits the harvests are given the benefits of a good tree. It is established

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well deep inside the ground and Allah is planted gives the opposite of a bad tree or bad word. May Allah have been karar, it has no establishment it has no strong roots going into the ground it is not of no value. And likewise Allah Mensa saw it as well. Hola, esta will Sabetha watashi bolo, Jabba Castro to hubby's for Taco La Jolla Al Bab hola yester will hubby what time say those things which are pure, which are impure or not like those from which are pure? One Oh Jenbacher gusta to hubbies even though impure substances are impure things they may mesmerize your mind. As you find the thing not everything that glitters is gold, some face value things that shine that haram may

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shine may allow people may look good that people may begin to be enticed and go towards it. But the believer sees that this is trying to take away my Iman the believer is able to decide

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For that, that's all I mentioned, Kula yester will be what we'll get back accustomed to hobbies, even though it may start a new Marvel you that most people will go towards that we're in today, Oxfam and Phil are de De Luca and Sevilla, if you obey most of the people on the earth, they're going to take you towards, towards jahannam. And as you can see, even the comments of these people that they arrogance, if you see the comments of Elon Musk, what he wrote recently that if I'm going to Jahannam, to no problem, because most of the people are going to join them, and I'm going to meet them there. And you'll be surprised to even on most of what they even they sing about what they say

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about if everyone's going to *, that I may as well go to * as well, we'll just have a great big party in *. That's the perception that shows that have gone far beyond any concept of recognizing what belief is that for them, life has just become trivial. Life has become a joke for them. That even in Jahannam, we'll be enjoying ourselves inside this station. So this concept of trying to recognize that which is pure and that which is which is impure. The Prophet Allah if someone's given that task that he's made, well, you have to be more or less Saba is that he's come if you look at the role, and the task of the Prophet Allah is somebody certain tasks has been given

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to do he makes good things halal for them. Well, you hurry more elements, Baba is a makes impure things, to be haram upon them. That's the role of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, just to teach us every other thing about prayer and fasting and all these other rituals that we do. There's a deeper meaning to his role that Allah mentions or the Quran for place inside the Quran, which is a key him he purifies them. What is purification mean? Just like the Imam is read shorter jumps, this short surah you find that some 1112 awesomes 11 or 12 oaths that Allah mentioned was Shamcey well armory, when I heard he will Layli all these carry the mentioned all his oath of the oath after oath custom,

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but the custom but the custom till 11 or 12 oath, till Allah dimensions can fly Herman Zakka successful is the one who purifies it purifies what thy soul shown it, there's no other oath inside the Quran that repeats time and time again, Allah swears by everything that he's created, to remind us that the most successful individual is one who purifies his soul. You're human, not by that people boast about their triceps and biceps and the size of their muscles, that's good to have that.

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But the real strength of a believer is the strength of their soul, the strength of their ability to override challenges, to not fall into temptations. When the temptations are presented in front of them, they're able to override themselves. That's rule joola. That's manhood. That you see that everybody's doing temptations, everyone is doing karate, everyone is haram. A Muslim isn't a shallow person, a weak minded individual, that everything that comes in front of them that they begin to break down,

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they begin to go enter into what everybody else is doing. Muslim is a strong identity, a powerful individual, that is very difficult to break down a Muslim who's strong in their identity and a belief in the conviction in their relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. The more weaker your belief, your conviction is, the more weaker your life becomes, the more easier becomes anybody who passes by you, whether it be wherever substances that occur on the street, or whatever temptation may be, person easily falls into them. Because we're weak inside our faith and our conviction towards Allah subhanaw taala. And likewise, it's such a norm that we find Allah gives this

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description about the moon, what the bird good men, good women good things. This is a part that we should be following inside our lives of finding the pure things inside our life. And seeing how the Prophet relationship he came with his pure things, how you came to purify people. That's why he mentioned that the Hadith and Mukti Malik in nama breath to luta mimma material o'clock I've been sent for the sole purpose to refine people's character and behavior, character and behavior is it nicer, teasing, giving Salaam and, and greetings. That's just one element. A clock is, as I've said, a clock hook can help me. Hook is on the same letters, three letters that we find caught off. I like

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what you find help your creation, that your character becomes like your creation just like your body. Everything is structured in the right location, your character becomes embodied within yourself. It becomes embodied that everything about you is unique. That you're vigilant about everything. That's why Aisha mentioned our mother, she said Kana hula hula Quran. His character was the Quran the living embodiment of the Quran, the robot Korean Al Quran yella and who look how many of our young individuals have to memorize the Quran it may have led even Sinatra we

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You find a hadith it says robot Korean may be recited the Quran Al Quran yell, the Quran is cursing him. How's that plausible? How is that plausible the Quran is cursing an individual who recites the Quran. How? Because may you be called Quran he doesn't implement the Quran he knows the Quran He's memorized the Quran he can read the Quran in a passionate voice imitating whatever recite Is it maybe maybe memorize the whole of the Quran maybe lead the people inside the prayer, but it does it change their perception about taking away from Hmong Quran, take them from evil in the salata tan her and che will monka well as equally Akbar Allah Allah Mamata snare on in the Salah, was the power

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of Salah What is prayer do to a person turn her and Elissa che well monka it takes you away from alpha, alpha what is for why should the English language

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it is lewdness, sexual promiscuity, wickedness, bad conduct Zina and haram only whatever is related to it. So alpha hashes inside the Quran when monka is every other evil that comes there. So if the power of Salah doesn't take you away from haram, we do question ourselves that you understand the salah. You understand what the Salah is, what does it mean? What does it entail? What is it asking me to do? Or is that Salah also cursing me just that the Quran is cursing me because I don't implement the Quran. He turned on the no inator Mubarak when Lea wa t when he yet and Bob This is a blessed book, Lea wa t that you may ponder and reflect over it's a yet that has some element of

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fussy dimension Do you believe it? Do you top big tea that you may implement its words, not just reflected, you implement the Quran that's what the Quran should do to the individual head head the Quran the head reminder of the Quran, it awakens the soul awakens the individual to return back to Allah Subhana Allah and that's all that the Prophet Allah says. He done he just preached the Quran so many individuals who will lost in their path, he will just recite the Quran.

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He will just recite the Quran he will listen to the Quran and it will move them because they understood the language. This was slightly a problem if you don't understand the language. If you understood the language, it would move people Why do you think people upstairs when they're reading the Quran are leading us inside prayer? Why would they weeping for wives of grown men weeping? Why do we think for it is something wrong with their masculinity that they're weeping is because the power of the Quran is the language of Quran is the words of the Quran is the reminder of the Quran and Sunnah the Quran Allah Allah Javelin Righto caution moto Saab, the admin has Shatila what will

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kill him 33 One in nursing alone yet Fuck karoun If the Quran is set down to the mountain, it will cleft it asunder turn into dust. That's how powerful the Quran is the words of the Quran. So what should happen to individual ahead the Quran how it should move them? Ramadan kebab, he was notorious in the week sometimes we forget were notorious in the Haram things that we do, go and read the secret of life of some of the companions that you will be startled. You'll be started that day. This is what some of these people are doing inside their life.

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But when they hear the Quran surah Taha the 20 of Chapter Quran the first 14 Verse Imam they happen to delight in the Buddha mentioned when honorable kebab heard these ayat. Look how it changed him. Poor Man's analogical Quran Ali Tushar

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Quran has been set down to make you feel upset to make you feel wretched. Quran is there to awaken you, to make you become a better individual. Till eventually that Allah then mentioned indeni Allah Allah Ilaha illa Allah Buddha new Aki salata me decree, it is it I'm the only one Allah Subhana Allah Allah and obey me Worship Me and established a prayer decree to remember Allah subhana wa Tada. That's what moves I'm going to move away from a path of Jaya Helia a path of haram towards al Islam was the Word and the impact of the Quran. That's when you studied the Quran when he speaks about hulak When he speaks about character and behavior, look at suited for Khan the 25th Chapter of

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Quran what a bad Rahman Allah Dena, Yom Shona and the Hohner why the Hata Mujahid Luna Kalu selama you want to learn characteristics characteristic of believers look at the end of sootel for Khan, the 25th chapter Khurana Allah describes the believing servants how they tread upon the earth in a state of humility, ignorant people who molest them, who disturbed them who take them away, take away from the time that's what most people do when they're ignorant. Anybody does it remind you about Allah Subhana Allah is taking you away from Allah. That's why I couldn't do dunya maluna All this world is cursed. Allah

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zikalala uma wallow except for the Dhikr of Allah and whatever is linked to it oh Alleman Oh muda and lemon Oh as persons who is a scholar person is trying to learn apart from that the whole of this dunya is Cursed

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woman fear and everything inside this dunya we should I inside the Quran Allah mu animal higher to dunya Larry Boone wala one was in Waterford, Romania, calm water, Catherine feel unwell you will learn what is this world full of nothing but pompous Joy boasting amongst one another,

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on the trivial things of this world of our children, our Well, our property, play Amusement Games. I'm not saying you should enjoy yourself, have a good life, and play games. But when your whole life just becomes a game, everything about you becomes a game inside your life. It's just a gaming world just a game,

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then your life becomes a game. What is it, you're lost away from Allah Hunter, you have no upper achievements, no lofty achievements, you just have that basic element, I just wouldn't be a basic individual. We don't want basic individuals anymore. You know, we aspire for much more in our youth, much more in our youth that they become that the person who hears the words, who hears the words, the prophetic words in the Quran, that they understand it far more powerfully than the one who delivers it. That's what the Prophet alayhi salam, he said, He's it a person who hears the words takes that message and the impact the message is far more powerful in them that we would inside that

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society. So to me noon, the 23rd chapter the Quran How does Allah's prompter under begin cut a flat may noon, and Lady Don't be so loud to him? Ha she Rune 23rd Chapter Quran Allah describes the believing individuals who are the believers called the Flathead movement known.

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First if about the first description by them they are sincere answer their prayers and once again read from certain Furqan that we mentioned the 25th chapter inside here. So to me noon, look at their trades, their trades are they guarding their chastity, they preserve their dignity. You know, the essence of a female of a human being a Muslim is hateful Forge. The essence of Muslims to God their chastity, to God is not to live a free life when the society reads and it teaches that to have relationships, open relationships to have this loose life is normal. Now, that's that's not the essence. That's not the default position of a Muslim. The default position of Muslims is to be a

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chaste individual is to be a pure individual. That's the default position. And likewise, also in life, the default position of a Muslim is to be away from alpha if that's the default position that we're away from haram thing and like the society around us, is leading people stop practicing and then after they Dibble and dabble in everything.

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I'm not saying it's wrong that they repented back. I'm not saying that. But that wasn't a default position when many of us are growing up. It was very rare. It was very rare that a person would carry out these haram things open inside society. They will do open inside society. It was very rare. They were downcast. They were an outcast. They were people who, who were known as the rebels inside society. Now it's common we praise we glorify this. You know if a brother is doing something wrong, we glorified persons trafficking in Haram doing haram shanking people killing people doing this thing that we glorify, we praise it, we look up to it. You've answered it many times it was

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down to me when such people that die inside of society I would refuse to prey upon them. Because I'm no fool.

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When people come and say, Well, maybe he was a good person, maybe if this were a person spilling all this inside our society or doing this inside of society walk goodness to the whole

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but goodness to the whole because a person who has goodness will just keep it to themselves. You know Fukada dimension if a person is drinking common drinking haram May Allah forbid. You know what I've mentioned, if you're drinking haram, you're in a private circle. You're drinking haram you're taking drugs, whatever it may be, when you offer it to the brother next to you, you know what you should say to them? You should say to them it tequila. You should say to them fear Allah doesn't it sounds strange? How can you say to your comrade, your homeboy Satan, you offer him the substance Satan you know what I can fit Allah? Why? Because maybe my go into his heart he may restrain

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he may stop doing it inside his life that's to the Sharia says that you're you're exposed to doing it have this remorse that you know I'm I'm maybe because of my age, my life and what I'm doing that I'm in trapped inside this, but I don't want you Young Bloods to be involved inside this. I don't want this to take place inside your life. I don't want this to go into your blood system. Look at the man of heroin drug addicts in Tower Hamlets walking around on the streets, begging for money.

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Picking up cigarette butts.

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You know, I feel ashamed to even say this. I think they should use any human being. They'll see them in an evil state.

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They've got themselves into. And if we don't address it we we glorify, we think of this good man's rolling a good life. It's all a fake life.

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It's all a dead end life the only needs that we as youth we think that this is going to give me easy money or give me respect inside my society, there is no respect.

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There is no respect in front of Allah subhanaw taala. They say that the way that you live is the way that you die

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and not wear a DD Khalili, a man is on the religion of his friends.

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And the Hadith it continues. So every single man individual look at who his friends are. Simple, that's it.

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A man is based upon his friends who has used the words that the people use, the people that you coach with the people that you sit with the people that you move about how many young people come and say to me, you don't share, I don't really do these things.

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You know, five years later, when I see them, guess what they want the biggest rollers in these things.

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Because why just moving with these people, it is what's known as an epilogue, and apologue is is a Greek word for forgiving a descriptive nature. Something that takes place and account

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is known as the frog test. Some scientists begin to reject this test, but it's been proven, they studied it in the late 90s, or the early 19th century.

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If you take a frog, and you place it inside cold water,

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you try to place him inside hot water or just jump out. But you place it inside cold water, you take the beaker or the Bunsen burner fine and you ignited from underneath. And slowly, slowly you begin to

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heat the water up. After a few hours, water may become boiling, the frog does not jump out. The frog climatized itself to that society to that water, and it dies.

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Like I said, some some scientists said this is not true. But the meaning the exact knowledge

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that the lesson inside it applies to society. That when you live in a society and you begin to climatized yourself, that you move around with such people, it's only going to be a matter of time that you become part of those people. You begin to take what those people take, you begin to live those others people live you begin to walk and talk and behave like them. Why because you become associates with them. You become comrades with them. If I know how this gives the parable of who your friends are, is like how middle misc when nerf equal key is like a person who carries perfume. And a person who's a bellow bow blow to the bellows with one to iron manga. When it blows inside the

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who deals with iron a person who stands with a perfume seller, if you don't buy the perfume from that perfume cellar, some remnants that some fragrance of that perfume will come into your body that will come on to you it's natural inside the perfume shop it will come upon your body. You're standing within with an iron Smith and he's working with the iron, he's burning the etc. Whatever you think in a furnace, you'll find that smoke that smell that will come into your garments. That is a parable of your friends of a good friend and a bad friend, your environment that when you're with good people, they remind you about Allah's panda and they remind you that look okay, this is this is

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a right? That's what a good friend is saying to look, you know, this isn't right. You know, even even our parents were even they may do certain wrong things. What did they What did they say to us? Look, son don't do that. That's not right. A good person one is going to tell you Look, don't follow that path. Don't go down that path. Don't carry out these actions. That's what we mentioned Kula your stolen cubbies will tell you that the good things are not going to be like that. Or the impure things are not like the good things that we need to remove ourselves from the the substance that we're surrounded by, which has become common nature. You know, these are these are challenges that

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we're facing. We shouldn't shy away from the fact and say, oh, all Muslim youth. They're good boys.

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You know, the Muslim youth have just gone far beyond the level of crime and violence. If we're even yesterday, after Joomla 230 We I'm Ben Johnson road a young boy has been stabbed in his hand is that this property can be department very soon as we call Muslim or Muslim crime that's just going to take place that Muslims are fighting over other with other Muslims over what drug warfare turf warfare control over over certain things for what purpose?

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If you really study in great detail for what purpose what are you trying to achieve?

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And you know, the biggest the biggest problem is even amongst Muslims who practice our deen you know, personally, I think that the biggest issue inside our lives is is the ego.

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It's the ego that's where it began. We didn't have to you can break your neck to break your ego. That's the biggest thing. Even the things that we squabble about, we argue amongst ourselves, even religious people argue that what is the is the ego is because he spoke to me in this way. We looked at me in history. He didn't give me respect in this way. He should know who I am.

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Same thing, it's a street thing. It's a street thing. That's what he is people who grew up in it

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Receiving, but if he looked at me in this way, I'm not going to tolerate that. He went past me he nudged me he's from such and such, wherever flats may be such that postcode or he moves with so and so individuals that's it, we just set the record straight this is this is nothing but shake tonic behavior

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and a hydro mineral shaytaan that's what shapen he wants animosity look inside the Quran Allah mentioned that SOTL Magadha versus number 9091 If chapter yeah you let in the ambulance a normal camera will amaze you will and Sabo

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well as them read zoom in Amalie shaytaan for instance Ebola and welcome to flay Hoon Allah mentioned these these filthy sins and when we went to Home in focus what is a normal Hummer?

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What is common most people think oh hammer is alcohol

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hammer linguistically is MA You got an apple or Ross is wherever covered you know your mother wears the Hummer.

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femur is what comes from the head and comes all the way down on the body of a woman covers a face which is most appropriate view all the way down the rest of her body. That's what the meaning of femur is hammer is what covers clouds your head. So by default, anything that clouds your head is classified as what camera

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for Kulu scale, haram. Anything that clouds your mind is haram. Now people that we know that many of us are smart Muslims, but you know what? She only takes a small little spliff. I take one roll up in the morning one at the end of the day. I'm mellow it doesn't affect my life.

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The Prophet I subsistence and Hadith a Muslim mascara Kathy rufa callaloo, haram

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whatever intoxicates you in large amounts is forbidden in what small amounts? You know, Sharia is quite unique. Sharia isn't designed for me, is it designed for you? Your personal my personal circumstance? Allah Allah woman Hala quality for Kabir, Allah knows what is created. Sharia doesn't say that I drink gallons of drugs of alcohol and I don't get tipsy or don't nothing happens to me. So I'm a strong personality I can take it that's not what to share your looks at the Sharia looks at that wherever will harm any individual have any impact. It becomes haraam finish.

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That doesn't move from person to person. Somebody may think that I'm I'm not really involved in it. And that trickles down to every single thing that's related to whoever shrouds the mind cigarettes.

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The most standing ruling verde about cigarettes, you want to hear it crystal clear it is haram. The Standing fatwa of Al Azhar Sharif.

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They're standing for two of their committee is that smoking cigarettes is haram. The Standing photo of Saudi Arabia is smoking cigarettes is haram. They're standing foot of the Obon smoking cigarettes is haram. So whatever fake you follow inside your life, whatever aroma that you follow inside your life, it's not McCraw.

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It's not mockery does it because at that time, in the late night, 18th century, they only didn't have the tools to understand the dangers of cigarette smoking. So the aroma said by default, just because smoking gives you a foul smell, like related to onions and garlic, they said it's macro even more cruel. What does it mean? It means that ALLAH SubhanA dislikes this action.

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Allah dislikes it. That should be enough for preserving Allah doesn't like this action.

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And like with anything that's related to it, then I find that people not not people smart isn't now now I can't tell because you know, before I could just look at people I can look at your lips. I can look at your fingertip. I can look at your clothing. I can tell you what substances you're taking.

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But now we got smart, isn't it? Now just take it you can't tell what you're taking what you're doing. They call it fruity. Tooty whatever it may be, isn't it? This new shisha pen and hiding it is haram for your health? You know if you if you want to enjoy something sweet, go have a bubble gum. Go have an ice cream. Go have a nice drink fizzy drink.

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Why do you need to take this for and you will see the dangers. Watch medic it's been proven. This people have spoken to the semi research papers about the dangers of the take your shisha would have had time to go through in intricate detail. They have come to these these are doctors medics specialists, recent recent under the dangers of taking the shisha pens and taking these elements, that people are freelancing and taking the thinking nothing of it. There's clear dangers

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thrown by anything inside Islam is dangerous to your health. Why do you need to be a certain age to take certain substances or buy certain things or do certain why why is there a certain age for why they place it inside society? Because there's a reason. There's a reason it's going to be harmful that anything you do prior to your age is going to have a big impact upon you

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is going to be detrimental to your mind your body. That's where the shady eye preserves these elements. Anything that you look at any substance, anything you look inside your life was if it destroys your mind, your faculties, your wealth, your power, your dignity, Your Honor, your chastity, it clouds it all. That's it, stay away from it. Walk away from it. As we began to test the weak individual temptation, there are people there that do you know what these people, I'm coming to 50 years of my life, I can take you to certain neighborhoods, and the people are doing exactly the same thing when I was 16 years old,

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and they've not changed.

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They have not changed. And the saddest thing is that all the people around them meaning some of the non Muslims random have changed their life.

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That's the saddest thing actually is a good thing personally.

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Because I've known most of the I knew when I was growing up, and I've seen them after so many years of their life and it changed your life. And I feel so pleased

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there's no muscle I know now who trafficking in heavy substances and they say to me shit, you know what make dua for me, I want to give this up in my life, there are non Muslim,

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there are non Muslim, they say to make dua.

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There's no the right thing I'm doing. And I've met Muslim boys, who said to me, you know, what, do whatever you want to do, bring it on. If you're bad man will turn you down as well. Look at that mentality.

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Look at the mentality, how sick can your mentality be

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that you even want to front another Muslim,

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the Muslim who who's not even just an average Muslim, well, you may be an Imam, or maybe some religious person around you that you have that you have the audacity to say, You know what, we'll go after him as well, we'll teach him a lesson.

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That's how much your faith is lost. And on top of that, the the society around you. And I always say one simple thing to all these people into, into into their lives. One simple thing.

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You know, you're always worried about this, you have to carry a piece with you in this dunya, everyone carries a piece with them, because it's so cheap.

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And you're so cheap, because you know, you can't you can't keep yourself you can't uphold yourself as a man.

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You also have to keep that we do to uphold yourself, you think it's manual that pull it out and pull the trigger. That's why every little young kid now is trigger happy.

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That's why they allow it to flow around in our streets. That's what I studied with cocaine industry in the late 60s and 70s. Why do they allow it in Chicago? Why do they allow in such states certain areas, then let it go through in that era, they wanted me to traffic in that area, because they wanted to dumb down the pit. But when they exist inside the ghettos, and the black people in the Asian people, and Hispanic, Mexican people and Spanish people and the Muslims, so existence or de areas, just let it be?

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Let it be because now it's going to lead you on to what there's got to be turf wars that begin to take place amongst their own selves.

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Because in our foolishness, that's what we do. That we begin to get so bogged down inside this. And we worried about other people may take shots at most people study their life in intricate detail. How many people I know personally, you know what? On that day, I wasn't carrying anything. And I was sentenced for 20 years in my life.

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I said, Well, maybe on that day, he wasn't carrying anything. But the rest of the year us carrying something wasn't you.

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I had to pass a freeway conversation, somebody called me from prison.

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I was shocked to the freeway, complete a business conference gangland calling me from prison saying to me, You know what should have been done hard. I need to go off to these mines, you need to give me a factor to go after him.

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You'll be surprised the type of people who ask things like this, don't be surprised. Like I said, it's the ego is the ego real person will walk away from all of this. Because I know people who've walked away and no one's ever touched them in their life. They've actually gone to those people and said, You know what, I'm hanging my gloves up. Whatever happened in the past, I've got nothing to do with it. And I'll associate myself with you or all the people around me, nothing to do with me. But when people come back and said, That's my Cody, that's my friend, I need to go there. That means you haven't made Toba. You haven't made tau but you're still associated, you still want to go and back

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them up or whatever it may be. So this person said to me, you know, I've been sentenced to 20 years in my life. They stitched me up for whatever I don't want to say inside the machine because not respectful. They stitch me up for this action.

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So I said to this individual, I said, you know, how long have you been doing this inside your life?

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He goes 20 years.

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So I said you know what? Sometimes I'm blunt person I said you know what, right? 20 years like a man now write it?

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Because that's your Tober because 20 years you done haram. Now you need to write 20 years to come out that Tober he said no, but you know, it's not fair what they've done to this and I said, Listen, those people who may have set you up, if you saw that person inside their car, with their mother with their daughter, would you shoot them would you kill them?

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You know, he said yes, I would

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So according to me, you are as evil as those people.

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You are as equally as evil as them that you will not hesitate to take a man's life, even though you saw that their mothers in the car, their daughters in a car or another where it may be a child inside the car, you would go and take their life.

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So you need to accept it, that Allah does take you away from this to purify you.

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This is a chance for you to make Toba to stay away from to walk away from it, that you stay away from it. Not that we should glorify this,

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that you find that people you know, I knew a person

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who went into nightclub. And he stabbed someone in a private party and he shot the knife all the way up to the stomach.

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The next time I saw this person, I've never seen a more humble and softer person my entire life.

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No one even knew who he was. He never bragged. He never boasted about anything. He was remorseful of his life. He was remorseful he kept himself to himself.

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He felt regret that what am I doing inside my life? What led me to this way most of you for that began with pure the default of a Muslim is to be a pure individual. How have we become people at this? How are we doing such evil action? How do we think of the evil action? You know, sometimes I read the newspapers read certainly I think how can a person act someone chop them up? Burn them up? kidnap them, torture them, abused him?

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And then then I read the names and I've seen it and I think you know, Is this our society? Is this really us? Is this really taking place? Is it just a movie or something? No, this is a reality that this is taking place.

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And the only way this is going to change that we we awaken ourselves, we remind ourselves we go back and we look at the seed of the prophet and he says that he's role in life. What did he engage with people? You know, young man came to him came to the Prophet Elijah some said to give me permission. give me permission to do what he said give me permission to do Xena. Imagine that. Imagine coming to the Imam today now. Boy, you ain't coming at that Masjid alive. Imagine you go upstairs. Now you said to him, I'm a human. You want to do this stuff.

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No Imams gonna tolerate that. But look at the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, that's your benchmark. That's your role model.

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He said to him, you know, do you have a you have a mother?

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said yes. He said, Would you like an estranged man to do this accurate? Your mother? He said no. He said how can the nurse that's how people end the corner. Do you have a maternal aunt?

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You have an auntie? Would you like somebody to do that with your auntie? He said no. I said how could the nurse your paternal aunt and Caden with a list

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so the young boy felt remorseful and then a prophet is placed his blessing hand on his chest and pray to Allah preserve his chastity, his honor, his dignity.

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And he was never seen to look at a strange woman ever again in his life.

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Never again because the Prophet is to him in a good manner that this is not the wave of Muslim This is not how do we conduct and we behave as in society as a society we said that only society is pushing us around that this is the way you need to behave. If you're a real man you need to involve inside a relationship like a real man you to take drugs in real man you to drink alcohol, you really need to be doing this or you need to be involved and all this music and all this industry that people saying Oh, it doesn't have an impact. It has a great big impact. It's grind music and, and rap and pallava and rubbish or whatever it may be. You know, I'm a strange person. No, just I sit

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there and listen to this rubbish. You know why? Because I want to decipher it.

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And you know what is revolting?

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is gross.

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It's vile, it's vulgar language. And I'm sitting here thinking just 1020 seconds later I'm thinking, is this what we're listening to?

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It is what people listening to you know, Quran Mensa Surah Lokmanya 31st chapter verse number six. Wamena Nassima. Yesterday Allah will Hadith the legal biller and submit in the, what is left will hadith is vulgar speech. Vain speech. That's all it says. You know, people people say that oh is nothing is not too bad about it. There's nothing bad about this, what these people were singing about what they're doing, and look at all look at all the actions that go with it. Look at the words that go with it, what they're doing to man and this that and the other. And emotion they just hiring people those causes that cause that goes down. They go diamond, not their diamond, they hire it out

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and just show it for that one day that video that they make the people looking at it and thinking wow, you know what, I want to be like that.

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I want to dress like that. I want to be known like that. You want to be known like that, but you got problems. You got issues, if that's what you would have known me that that's what your objective in life is. That's what you only want to do. And as I said that the message I want to

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Give is all those Muslims that you may know or even non Muslims fringy man who trafficking the substance that you're worried about that doesn't that piece of tape pulling out on people and flushing it around and saying don't know when mess about with me

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there's one bullet that's going to hit you hard.

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You know what a bullet is going to be is a bully of some poor mother

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that you got their child addicted to drugs

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that that mother now stands up in the middle of the night and say May Allah curse that person who introduced my son or my daughter to drugs you know that bullet will never catch that bullet. You can wear your bulletproof vest jacket you can a man with you, you could be tapping the police you could be doing everything inside your life but that mother and it's not mother is probably mothers for some of us

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are standing up praying that whoever got my son addicted to this whoever took my son's like because of this, then let them die. You know what? A dog's death

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and that's difficult to deal with brothers. That's difficult to deal with inside your life. Because a man you can deal with anything you can see your enemies all around you, everybody, everybody around you. But with that, you won't be able to deal with that. Because that's gonna get you whereby you never ever imagined inside your life.

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And that's even get even more further that when you go to an Acura when you go to an Astra and you see the mountains of sins, oh, you find the concept of those individuals are sincere inside the lives we want to change the lives. We find the famous Hadith in Chapter speaking about Toba is a person who killed 99 people.

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So he asked a normal individual a normal worshiper that handle him in tow button. Is there any Toba for me? Says normal worshiper said to him that is no Toba for your wicked person, a wicked man. How do you think Allah's panda is going to forgive you? God's not going to forgive you for what you've done. So he killed him as well. And so like, as I say, he taught me done a top up. So he made it 100. So it killed 100 people, it still felt remorseful. So he asked the people, what should I do this, go to the scholar go to the island and ask him.

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So he went to the scholar and scholar said to him that there is nothing preventing you from making Toba.

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The only problem is for inner the soul that your environment you're living is evil. It's a bad environment. You need to bring yourself out of this environment you to walk away from these people from the society. So he makes that strong resolution and he takes that journey to leave that village leave that town. As he's leaving, he dies.

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So now the angels of anger wrath, they come they say we're taking this this body, this soul is copes. We're taking it to Janam. He never done anything good. He deserved a punishment.

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The angels of Mercy came and said no, he was going towards Toba. He was repenting. So let him go to paradise. So Allah is prompted, I sent another angel as a hacker as a judge, and says, Let us measure the earth. And we find that he is closer to the new land, he goes to paradise. And if he's closer to the old land, he goes to the hellfire. So they begin to measure and either hand span or one hand, when other generations that Allah stretched the earth or stretch his body to come closer to what the new land,

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and he went to a paradise, because why in his heart, he had a resolution that he wants to change. And when a person is in that, in that trance of changing, then Allah will reward them, will guide them to come out of that. And that's what we need to hold inside our lives that whatever roughly he listens to, maybe maybe some of us are 100 not involved in this.

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So we should thank Allah Subhana Allah for that. But even still, we have that change in our mind that I want to improve on to be better, and those who may be falling short and doing some of the things that we mentioned that we want to come out of this, and those who may be even more, involve these things that we do, remind them, remind them and encourage them to come out because that's how we tidy up our society. Don't don't rely on the 501 the police and the state to tidy up your society. We need to do this ourselves.

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You know, events like this, that brothers, they make the effort to organize a Korean why why are they spending their Saturday night to come here to try to encourage all the youth to come in to come together to encourage you to be in service? Why? Why are they doing this? Why are they sacrificing their family time, their life?

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Their company, whatever it may be to come here for what because they care about you? That's a simple answer. They care.

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You know, we care about you. That's what that's that's what drives that we we care about any human being. And even more specifically the Muslim identity, we care about it. That's what drives us. That's what our role should be as Imams that we should be worried of one another encouraging one another. So may Allah grant us all Tofik ability to make these words of changing inside of like change ourselves, change our actions change our intentions, change ourselves, to become better individuals closer to Allah subhanaw taala Baraka Lo Fi calm you

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