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The Taste of Death

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Musleh Khan

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In Alhamdulilah

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no matter who is starting you know when to stop hero. When are all the billahi min sureiy and fusina woman see Dr. Medina. Mayor de la who from LA woman you bleed for her de la? Why Chateau La ilaha illallah wa Hawaii de hula Sheree cara, y shadow. Mohammed hon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was having a woman sell oil and energy woman standing to be sued Nettie Hilario Medina, Mr Barrett for double la

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Papa amaura subhanho wa Taala Heaton Zhi Li. Yeah, au Hello, Xena, hermano it tapa la hepco to potty e wallet mo tuna. Illa, one two Muslim on some buried my brothers and sisters.

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On this blessed day of this blessing hour of Yeoman tomorrow, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from us our good deeds, and forgive us of our shortcomings and our mistakes. A lot of them mean

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further, we ask allies to ease the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters Hmm, can wherever they may be. And whatever circumstances they may be faced with May Allah make it easy for them. A lot of them. I mean,

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my brothers and sisters, about a week ago, there was this brother, he was sitting at home with his wife. And she complained to him that she was feeling some pain on her shoulders on her back.

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And this pain went on for some time and it intensified. So at some point, he decided, you know what, let's go see the doctor.

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The doctor checked her out and everything was fine. She came back home.

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And the pain was still there. So the husband decided, Okay, let me rub your shoulders a little. So he's massaging her shoulders, her back. And she started to relax.

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And he noticed that around her lips, it looked very dry. So he kind of placed her on the ground. And he went in, he got her a cup of water.

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And because he assumed that she was relaxed, and perhaps she fell asleep, he decides to give her the water. And he notices that the water is falling out of her mouth.

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She's dead.

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And this is a true story of a family that out of nowhere, she had no complications.

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No issues were diagnosed nothing.

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But that was the moment that was the scheduled time. You know, it's easy for us to say that. Can you imagine? This husband was married to her for just over 15 years.

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And literally within minutes, she was gone.

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We ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive her. We ask Allah azza wa jal to give her husband's strength a lot. I mean, you are, Bob, why do I share this with you? You know, the reality of death

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is really easy to talk about.

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And when you witness someone passing away, whether they're close to you or not, death has a way of talking to you. No matter how little or how much you think about it, it always has a way of getting a message to you. So you could watch TV, you could be scrolling on the internet, and you see the death of a celebrity. You see the death of someone who was quite popular, well known around the world for whatever reason, and you've never met that person. You've never spoken to them. You have no interaction with him or her. But just the fact that the headline said that this person has died at age so and so.

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Very few people just read that as a headline and nothing more, most of us. And I honestly believe most of us as human beings. That sentence would have spoken to you in a very personal way at some point. And then you get busy with life again and life goes on.

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Today, are you Hello, Bob. I want to step away from what's happening around the world.

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I want to step away from all the problems.

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And I want you to imagine and visualize for a moment. That in front of you is a mirror

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And you're not looking at this mirror because you're getting yourself ready or preparing yourself. You're looking at this mirror,

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because you're just looking at it.

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The reflection is today's hold, but Bismillah What do you see when you look in the mirror. And again, you're not looking to do anything, you don't have any task at hand. You just look in the mirror and you notice

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your skin is starting to, you know, become it's not as smooth as it used to be, it's starting to hang.

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You look in the mirror and you notice that there are more gray hairs that are coming and you're just like, wow, you're looking in the mirror. And as a matter of fact, even just looking at the reflection, you're having some trouble, like your eyes are getting weaker.

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You're looking in the mirror, do you noticed even the little things, you notice that your skin is starting to take a different texture, it's becoming more weak and more rough and more sensitive. You look at your tongue, you look at your D they're staring at every part of your of your face.

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Alonzo Adel tells us this is the verse that I've chosen for today. So put everything aside whatever it is that you're involved in, work, school, whatever. Leave that outside this building for a moment for a moment, it's just you and this mirror.

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A lot tells us in the core n

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a verse I'm sure all of you have heard it

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because he memes and hot teams we love to use verses like this when we're talking about death.

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A lot tells us cologne F's in the airport will melt.

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Before I continue, that statement is mentioned only three times in the entire portal and once in saw that earlier and moron.

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A second installed until NBA and a third in Sula, telang carboot

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sootel NBA and alenka boot. These are both mechi sodas.

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It was said that sootel MBA was given to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam in the later period of Mecca few years before he migrated to Medina.

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And suta Lanka boot was given to him in the early stages of Mecca.

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But sooner or earlier and moron is the verse that I want to share with you. It's verse number 185.

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A lot so Adele tells us quill Luna is in the equatorial mount Sudan Iran is a medini Sora.

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And even though death is talked about throughout the entire quarter end, in this particular sentence, just once in Mindanao quarter end.

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So a lot tells the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam

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kulu knifes The court will melt. Often it's translated as what every soul shall taste death. Now follow me.

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Could Luna the word knifes is literally a body that has a soul. Some people translated neffs as the soul itself, that's not accurate. Because digging deeper into Arabic the word root is the actual soul. The root never dies.

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The process of extracting the roof out of a body is called death.

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So putting all of this together,

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the body that is alive and it has a soul. This is called nuts.

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And the soul that is whispered or blown into the body is a rule.

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Allah does not say kulu when the echo will melt you with me so far. Allah azzawajal says that not every soul meaning the roar itself is going to taste death. That's a separate conversation. Our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam told us what happens to the roar when it's extracted from a body in a very long Hadeeth narrated by the famous companion and Bara ignore as in or of the Illa one. He talks to us about how the soul is shrouded and it is taken up to a lot. That's not our hook. But what I want you to pay attention to Bismillah is I want you to pay attention to why Allah use the word knifes body and soul together.

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Why did Allah say that every knifes will taste death? tasting death? We'll come to that in a minute in sha Allah. Think about this, do you ever talk to anybody about death and you say to them, you know, only one day you're gonna taste death. One day, we're going to taste death. We don't refer to death like that. We don't even talk about it that way. As a matter of fact, you know, some students had told me in the past that when they look at coolness in their cultural melt, it's scary. The way alone reminds us about depth in this area, it's scary. There's almost like there's a hint of sarcasm in it. Think about it. If I came up to you nslp, one day, you're gonna taste death, don't worry

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about it. There's a little bit of sarcasm in there. But this area is not about sarcasm.

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Now, if you understand even basic Arabic, follow me

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along so Joel says Knutsen, we understand body and soul together.

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That means in front of that mirror,

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you're already going through death.

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How Every Breath You Take is a taste of death. Every night to sleep is a taste of death. Every day that goes by is a taste of death, every step forward is a taste of death. So in essence, you and I our entire lives, and everything we do, and we say, is a reflection of our ultimate reality, we're actually dying. So when you look in this mirror, you know what the first thing you should be reminded of, when you see yourself.

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I'm dying.

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Now, where am I getting all of this from? It's in the next part of the sentence. That is called Total amount that comes from the word as though

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it literally means to taste. Those of you who study Arabic, that is what we call in Arabic, an essence. It's an active participant, what that means. What that means is very simple. When Allah uses the verb, form of this word that you call, it means that it's something temporary. But in this area, it's in the noun. It's a noun, type word. So what that means is that this experience of this taste of death is permanent. And that's final. So really how you want to explain this a is you say to someone, every single one of us when we're alive, we're tasting death. And that's final. There's nothing we can do about it. May Allah give us strength?

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Look, in that mirror.

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Your whole existence is constantly feeding on the ultimate reality.

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If you never say a word, every blink you take and every intake, every time you breathe, it's constantly reminding you, yeah, it's gonna get weaker. And if you don't pay attention to those things, death has a way of eventually making itself heard.

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If you are an athlete, as you get older, what happens to you, you get slower, you become weaker. If you're somebody that was blessed with a strong memory. Once upon a time. You didn't have to work so hard to memorize things. And as you get older you find even a basic sentence is a challenge. Death has a way of reminding you even when you're not thinking about it, I'm still here.

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And then Allah azza wa jal continues cologne F's in the equatorial melt. One more point, I want you to appreciate about this.

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Why doesn't Allah just say every soul is going to die?

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Why phrase it in such a way that you're going to taste death itself? Why even say it that way? The scholars they teach us something very beautiful about this act of tasting things. Think about when you taste any food or drink. Do you just gulp it down? Do you take a big piece of that cake and just and that's your way of tasting. Most people don't quote unquote taste anything with large portions. You take a tiny bit, you taste it. Sometimes you won't even swallow it you just tasted you might spit it out or do something else. Think about death.

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This a is actually saying

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You're going to taste the signs of death and death itself in the most miniscule way. Yes, that first gray hair is a sign of death, you know, our messenger Salalah while he was sending them, one of the Sahaba soboba koto de la hora Horan, he looked at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said

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Carol Sula.

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I see you're getting gray.

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shaped out of soul. I see you getting great. What's happening to you? And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam tells him that there are a couple of suitors in the corner and that make me gray.

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So little hood. So little while para, and Seward ma de Lune. If you look at these three Sutras, you'll notice something really interesting. Almost all three of them, their central theme is about the Day of Judgment. These are that sort of these Sutras, especially in particular, they make me great.

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I actually get stressed over contemplating and thinking about the messages in these three sources more so than any other Subhana Allah amantha illud is a sutra that you and I had probably memorized since we were kids.

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You know, we study it, we read it in our prayers all the time.

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Look in the mirror. Are you getting slower and more gray as you continue reading the sorta Have you taken? You're talking to yourself? Now you're talking to your reflection? Have you ever studied suta dama de Lune? Have you ever looked at the translation? Just because we don't know Arabic is not an excuse that the poor and can't speak to us? We are always the barrier between us and poor. And I always say when you don't know Arabic, it's like eating food, but you can't taste anything, but you're still getting something out of it. It's still satisfying your hunger, you still enjoy it and you still depend on it. You're just not going to get the sweetness and the flavor of the area which

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is just as important. May Allah azza wa jal continue to teach us the Quran along mean now in this area in suited earlier in muran, Allah continues what in number two, a fella who Jumeirah, whom yo piano Alliance. So Joel says that on the Day of Judgment is when your wages are going to be paid in full.

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You know why that's so important for Allah to remind us that he will reward or respond to us in full

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because you and I can never keep track of the things that we do.

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We can never keep track of all the good deeds, all the smiles you've given for the sake of Allah, all the charity you've donated for the sake of Allah, all the salaams you've given for the sake of Allah, all the greetings in the hugs, for the sake of Allah all the prayers you've done for you cannot we and I you and I we cannot keep track of these things. And so Allah gives us some assurance. Oh, you're gonna get your reward and you'll get you're gonna get it completely it will be a full response from Allah. Allah has blessed us an honor us a loving mean. What intimate to a fellow Nobu, Georgia Kumi Oman piano.

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Now things now some reality. it digs deeper for men zhu Zhi Han. And now

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what are the halal agenda for conifers listen to the language.

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Allah says that whoever steered away zozi ha, you're going one direction and you turn the steering wheel and all of a sudden, you're going in a completely different path.

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So that means that in this area,

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Allah is specifically talking to people who were destined to go where they were destined to go towards the jahannam. May Allah protect us.

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But whatever it was, the judgment concluded that that person instead of that direction, a law by His mercy, his will and forgiveness, allow this person to go the other direction. You know, in, in, in life, as you and I are alive today, when you think about it this way, your whole life. There may be moments where you did a lot of wrong things, a lot of awful things. And in the back of your mind, even though you don't do those things anymore, you might be thinking to yourself, how could Allah forgive me? Oh, my goodness, no matter what I do, I can't forget those awful mistakes.

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We are not more superior to than than Allah's mercy. So when a law says, Oh my slave term to me, just talk to me and ask me to forgive you. And I am ready to do that. When you do that, leave the rest with Allah. Don't try to critique it. Don't go back and mentally torture yourself. Did he really forgive me? I'm not so sure. Have a sincere heart, talk to Allah, pour your heart to Him and continue moving forward. So this believer, this servant, some of them might be going on this path of what seems to be good, but there's still this doubt in their mind. So on the Day of Judgment, those same people, they come in front of a lot, and they're frightened and afraid, oh, men, that one time

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I stole, it's gonna show up here today. That one time I backed by that against him or her, Oh, my gosh, I see it. It's on the scale. That one time I did something terribly wrong, and I never talked about it.

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On the scale, it's looking at me.

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And so there is this sense of fear. There's a sense of terror.

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But Allah, His mercy is beyond our comprehension. We can't understand it. And Allah says, amen, so

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I didn't know what to do. Hello, Jennifer conifers, you actually became FAS FAS you're the real champion. You know, some people when they when they kind of deserve it, and some don't, but they still get it anyway. fasn not only did you get it, it wasn't a fluke. You deserved it. So you went your whole life thinking what if what if and on the Day of Judgment, Allah gives you glad tidings? Yeah, Abdi, my slave, because of your worry and concern in pleasing me. You are not only going towards that gate of Jenna, but you deserve it. May Allah bless us with his genuine aloha I mean, you will by by conclude the last portion of this verse in the second part of the area Don't forget

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that mirror. Keep looking at it. Male lies so a joke continued to increase us in devotion in sincerity Allahumma Ameen. akula matters. Little lovely what a Kumari sir Muslim equally them the stuff hero inner who will have a photo Rahim.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy he woman who either

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listen to how this short area concludes, woman higher to dunya

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inflammatory word or one sentence is all Allah has to give us.

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He says this worldly life is nothing more than a place of enjoyment and deception. You know Home Rule literally means when you're busy with something and you lose sight of everything else.

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So think about the worldly life. When you see that headline.

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And or you hear about a close friend or relative or family member passing away. We all it's very natural, we get caught up in that moment. But very few people when the moment has pretty much disintegrated and it's gone years have passed.

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There are many who just continue life with the same old habits. This is the this is the scary part. This is where I argue for some death is not the scariest thing. It's how they internalize the reminder of death afterwards is what's really frightening. We split in this regard. There are some they take the reminder and it carries them and it talks to them for the rest of their life. But then there are others.

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There are others who will continue and backbite even about the deceased him or herself will is the villain. They'll say yeah, when he or she was alive, they did this this and that. Don't do that.

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That's a frightening frightening reality in what scholars call the state of Leffler. That's when the heart is so stoned and heedless, that not even death can crack away and get through and remind you May Allah protect us from that. You will have

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a luck and glutes and this is what I leave you with the reality of this world. Everything about it is starting to become sick with a terminal sickness called time. It's running out of it

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all the resources in this world that hold Congress

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about climate change, do you see what's happening? Whether you believe in it or not? One thing's for certain. There's definitely something strange about the weather these days.

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All the disaster, all the hurricanes, all of these things, whether you've experienced it or not, they're definitely intensifying and causing more and more destruction.

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And recently, I was sitting with a group of high school students, and I asked them a question. I said, Do you guys hear about people dying more often today? Then, you know, back in the days, whether it's five or 10 years ago, every one of them without hesitation said yes.

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So look in the mirror, do you hear about people dying more and more each and every day, whether it's suddenly or over time? Just the idea of people just leaving this earth, it's happening more and more, it's almost as if the death rate percentage wise has doubled or tripled over the last 10 or 20 years. This is not by accident. This is part of the son of a Lars so a gel, cologne F's in the occult will melt, every single soul is tasting death. So as you taste it, a ul Bob and I do too. We ask Allah azza wa jal that he blesses our hearts in our lives to receive the reminder that we better ourselves as servants that we better ourselves as people male allies So if you'll forgive us of our

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shortcomings and our mistakes for he said he will forgive us yeah, it'll be we su rain upon us your forgiveness and your mercy Allah whom I mean not a soul in this room knows if they will see another Jew or you know, don't be accept this Juma from us. You ought to be accept my deeds. I am trying my best to align only you know how much I try Allah increase me and give me the best of this world. What Phil Earth hear a lot from me. And with that being said, we send peace and blessings to our Russel solloway turabi wa salam O Allah subhanho wa Taala Phaeton xili in Oklahoma, he Carter, who you saw lunarlon ob Yeah, you have Latina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima Allahumma salli ala

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Muhammad while early Mohammed camisa later Allah Ibrahim Allah early Ibrahima innaka. habido Majeed Allahumma Pharaoh Massimino well Muslim man Well, I mean, you know what I mean? Yeah, you mean what am what in the Caribbean semiology but there were a lot of them in ananas a local agenda. One are called Robert Herman, Colin RML. One are also becoming another one are called Robert Herman Polin alarma or banner attina dunya has an awful lot he has an opener as of now, so cannot be carabiner insert here I'm a seafood our seller Marlin borsalino al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa