Why We Go Through Pain and Struggle

Musleh Khan


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Saturday Iftar Program


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The Islamic Institute of Toronto is hosting a dinner in the Scarborough convention center and at the Scarborough convention center, as well as a presentation and dinner. The importance of knowing one's work history and hardship is emphasized, and forgiveness is emphasized. The Institute is also providing education, social recreation, and recreation services for non- Muslims and Muslims, including classes on Q booked and ball hockey for brothers and sisters. The Institute is also hosting virtual events to promote its programs.

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Kamala Harris, Ali Salim May Allah subhanaw taala bless you, brothers and sisters, our main speaker tonight is Sheikh Mosley fun, but we have a visitor also, and I wanted to give him an opportunity for about five minutes to say a few words to you. He is well known in the GTA in the Muslim community and in Canada. And also in the United States. Sheikh Ibrahim Hindi is the Imam of Dar Al Tawheed. Center, Mississauga Canada and he is also a research manager at the Appian Institute. Many of you will know European Institute. Very briefly, I know that he is also a diehard Leafs fan, and he has recently become a Tiktok star. So Ibrahim hit me

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So, there's that welcome for the beautiful introduction. Yes, I'm here on behalf of European Institute, I think inshallah they have or will have a booth Inshallah, and I hope people are able to go and support. First let me let me ask you a question. I want you to ask yourself this question. If it was a smaller group, I would go around asking, how do you see Allah subhanaw? taala? Like, how do you conceive of Allah subhanaw taala? Just something to think about? We do this question, we asked young people this question. And it's interesting, the answer is sometimes that you get, so sometimes when you're speaking to people, and ask Allah Subhana Allah to protect me from saying anything

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unbefitting to His Majesty. But I want you to understand how often young people especially think through this, this question. Some people, they see God as like, a police officer looking to pull them over. Right? So they think that God is there to punish them, I'm gonna make a mistake, I'm gonna get caught, I'm gonna get punished. This is their conception of God. Right? That God is preventing them from a more pleasurable life.

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Other people, you talk to them, and their conception of God is like, they're having a deal with him. Like there's a transaction taking place. Like two businessmen on the table, you make a deal. So they're like, their conception of God is I'm giving you a bad day. I'm giving you prayer, worship, fasting. And then when I asked you and I make sure you give me what I want, it's like a deal that we're doing. I give you this, you give me that. And of course, when Allah tests them, and they don't get exactly what they want, when they want it, then the person has, you know, all these negative feelings towards Allah subhanaw taala. This is a common issue that people have sometimes one of the

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most common questions I get. Young people say, Why is this haram? Why is that haram? You know why there's so many things in Islam that's haram why there's so many YG Bathware there's so many things that we have to do. Why do we have to fast? Why do we have to wear hijab? Why do we have to do all these things? And it's interesting in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells you man Zina

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He can Quran and he Tishkoff we didn't send the Quran to make things difficult for you. We didn't send the Quran to cause you distress to make things hard. And you're thinking but things are hard. It's hard to fast. It's hard to do this. It's hard to do that. Why is it difficult? How does Allah answer you? He doesn't give you a direct answer. All of a sudden, the verses start to describe Allah subhanaw taala. All of a sudden, the verses start to say, Tenzin amendment holofil

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Allah, or Rahman Stella, it's a revelation from the One who created the earth in the high heavens. He is the Most Merciful, ascending above the throne, until it reaches the verse, Allahu Allah, Allah Allahu Allahu Allah,

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that Allah there is none with the right to be worshipped, save him. He has the most beautiful names. It says if Allah is telling you, do you want to know why Islam sometimes feels difficult? It's because

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you don't know Allah properly. If you know Allah, everything becomes easier. If you know him properly, if you conceive of Allah properly, everything becomes easier in your life. The Scholars say in the often sanal alignment, if you know the one commanding the commandments become easy. Think of it like this, a random person comes up to you and says, Give me $5

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And you have the money. You have way more than $5 in your pockets. Really, I don't know you, I'm not gonna give you anything. But somebody you know, you trust, you know, is a trustworthy person, someone who has helped you before in the past, they say, Hey, can you give me $100, you'll be able to out right away. Why? Because one of them you trust. And you know, and the other one you don't, when you know Allah, and you trust Him, and you know His names and his attributes, then whatever he asks you to do to do becomes easy. So Allah tells you, I didn't send the Quran to be difficult. Then he starts describing his names and his attributes. And one of the biggest problems we have is when

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people have this wrong conception of God. Sometimes it's because they had a teacher who taught them about Islam the wrong way. Sometimes it's their parents and the relationship they had with their parents ended up changing the way that they see their religion and they see Allah subhanaw taala. But the prophet tells you that Allah tells you a nine out of a knob dB, I am as my servant thinks of me to be Allah is inviting you to understand Allah properly. Everything I've said so far, I've taken from one paper at European Institute, which is a paper on this god image concept. There is not a day that goes by except I get an email from somebody who tells me the accepted SNAM because of what they

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read a European Institute, or that they were leaving Islam. And because of what they were able to read or the videos they were able to watch, it was able to bring them back to Islam. So I hope inshallah you're able to come to our booth and you're able to learn more about our organization and about our website and are able to support being Allah however you were able to do May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who know him as he deserves to be known, and that we have the proper conception of Allah subhanaw taala in our lives. That was a promoted blocker somebody.

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JazakAllah fair shake over him Hindi May Allah subhanaw taala reward you. And once again,

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we have learned a lot from European Institute. We are very proud of the work that they have done, both in the United States and here in Canada. And we are working towards a collaboration with the Islamic Institute of Toronto and European Institute for the good of the OMA. So may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless chef Ibrahim and the folks at Yaqeen Institute. Chef Muslera needs no introduction. I don't want to take up much of his time. So I would ask him to address you in sha Allah. I am hearing quite a lot of feedback from the sisters area from brothers so inshallah if you can keep your voices down because we need to respect the speakers and the message that they have for us to glaucoma

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala extrafill MBA you will mursaleen now the you know Muhammad already offered was Salah what a term would Tasleem Amma buried brothers and sisters Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Can you all hear me?

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Because I can make my voice very, very loud if I need to. But I won't. This is as loud as I will be. And you know, I understand that when we come here and we meet one another and we want to talk and greet and so on.

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And all I will say to that is Alhamdulillah. Because if I ever feel that socializing is distracting me, you know what I do? I remind myself, remember those lockdown days?

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Yeah, Alhamdulillah we're here we can meet and we can have a conversation. So, with that being said, my topic for you is really navigating through pain and struggle. We all know what's been happening, especially here in Toronto, for the last little while, especially with our masajid everybody is on edge. We are all worried we don't want anybody or any intruder to come and make us feel scared, regardless what we might think. And I meet a lot of Muslims who say, nobody's going to scare me. Okay, congratulations for you. What about the rest of us, there are others who are scared. And as a community, these things are a concern. And then when you look beyond the community, and you see

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around the world, in the globe, all of the pain and the hardship that in and of itself is a great, great burden, and a point of reflection for all of us. But then if you narrow it down,

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all of us have pain.

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Even if you say, I don't have any struggle or pain.

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Yes, you do. Because that's how Allah designed us. Nobody is immune to pain and struggle.

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And the best hire a Hulk Allah, the best of Allah's creation, went through pain and struggle like you and I could not imagine. You know, I often spend time thinking about what it would be like being in the shoes of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. You ever think about that? Like, here's a man who's born in Mecca. He has neighbors and friends in the community that all know him. They've grown up with him. His neighbors know him, all the friends know him, and he's just a regular person amongst Mexicans. And then all of a sudden, Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses him, gives him a revelation. And then he stands in front of the people that he knows that have known him his entire

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life. And Subhan Allah

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Salaam Alaikum Allah, is there a doctor in in the in the crowd? Salah? Yes, please go at the back in the tents, please. Thank you.

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So we're talking about pain and struggle? May Allah give them ease. Anybody who is struggling back there may Allah subhanho wa Taala give them shifa. Allahumma mean, Allah works in a miraculous way. So we're, we're hearing now have a real life example. So I'm kind of I'm kind of glad that we all got to witness that. But at the same time, may Allah subhanaw taala, give them strength and heal them Allahumma Amin. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam stands in front of everybody who has known him his entire life and you know what he says, I am a prophet of Allah. Allah talk to me gave me this poor and now you need to change your entire lifestyle. How would you react? We have a similar

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relationship with what the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had when he stood up in front of everyone in his city, you and I have to follow a certain regiment, a certain lifestyle, we can just buy whatever we want. We can just drink or eat whatever we want. We can just do and talk whatever we want. A slam gave us a bunch of these guidelines. But in the midst of all of them.

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Some of us here

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lost children. Some of us here lost parents. Some of us here lost friends.

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Some of you sitting here, it's only your physical body sitting here, but your heart and your mind and your emotions are somewhere else. Why? Because everybody has a story. Everybody goes through some kind of pain. So I'm going to jump and really get to the bottom of why this happens and how we can work with it. Number one, why does this happen to us? Why does Allah create pain and struggle? Number one,

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our view is not always a complete picture. Allah has a complete picture.

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An example of that is I don't know why

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I go through pain and struggle. And I may not see the wisdom, why I'm going through that pain or struggle. So I don't have a complete picture from A to Zed. Why this is happening.

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If Muslims and people understand that, you start the process of healing, and you start the process of becoming strong. When I say healing, it doesn't mean that the problems will end the pain will go away. Some of us have pain in our hearts, and within our emotions that are permanent. And I want to reassure you,

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that's okay.

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You can have those pains, it doesn't mean your life is impossible.

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So the first thing, Allah knows the wisdom and has a complete picture, the best example, you've all remember the story of Yusuf Arla his Salam, do you see how the story began? His beautiful child, and then it began with the brothers, then they did what they did. And then when you get into the middle of the Surah, it gets frightening. It's just one problem after another, he gets kidnapped, he gets thrown in a well, then he gets picked up, then he gets sent to another country, you would think, okay, those who found this young child in a well, let's see who he belongs to know they actually took him, sold him as a slave and shipped him off to another country. Meanwhile, his father has no

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idea whether the son is alive or dead. And then, at the end of the Surah, with his use of our Alayhis Salam say,

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he's still thanks Allah for everything that he has. Because what did Allah do with him, he went through all that pain, and he became one of the ministers of Egypt, he was reunited with his brothers, he forgave them, then he was able to see his father and invite them to a better life. Allah sees the complete picture you and I can't. Number two, you have to know our work will tell us you must do no good. Or in order to appreciate good, you must know the opposite of good. You must know what the hardship is like that simple and straight to the point. So for us to appreciate what we have the goodness that we enjoy the stability that we have, we have to sometimes experience

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disruption. Number three.

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This is probably the most important one. Have you heard the verse that sounds like this one a nebula winner, Combi che Minal holo fuel juror. So Allah says, I'm going to test you, those of us who study basic Arabic, well, the nebula wanna come, it comes from the word empty layer on empty layer on is one of several words in the poor end to describe tests, hardships, struggles, exams, in particular one is the most serious of them. If Tila on is the kind of test you go through, and you can't do anything about you can't stop it, you can't change it, you can't slow it down. It's coming. And there's nothing you can do but to accept it. Allah says five areas of your life you're gonna have a

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patina. Number one, when an Ebola when a condition a mineral hole fear will draw hunger, when it will just went up. We'll see Minal Um, well, and Allah will subtract some of your wealth. Today, you have a job tomorrow, you don't know. Today, you're making good money. Tomorrow, the business struggles, you don't know. And remember, it's not just about income. Today, you can afford to go to the grocery store and buy all your delights and sweets who like but then a time comes where food insecurity is a reality, you're struggling, you've got to watch every dollar now you got to cut the grocery list down. That's also part of why not the same minute and well, we'll enforce is number

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four, Allah will test you and me our health. Allah will test us and the fifth one with Thermalright. Thammarat literally means fruits. But in this area, it means also children because children are the fruits of our lives. Allah will test you with your kids. You're sitting here in the masjid, but maybe some of our children who knows where they're where they are. You know, just a few days ago,

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I met a sister who is a board member in a masjid and one of the founders of that masjid, just a few days ago, one of the founders of the masjid and she came, she pulled me to the side. She had tears in her eyes. She says I need your help to talk to my child. I don't want to see if it's a son or daughter. Just

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It's a child because perhaps in case anybody might have an idea who the person is, I don't want to say any details all I will say to you is this. My child left Islam in Ramadan.

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So think about Allah will test us. So how do you fix this? How do you work with this? How do you navigate and this is what I will conclude with and shout low to Harlem.

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ask Allah

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for the impossible.

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You know how we're all taught. And we're reminded in Ramadan to make lots of Dora we're reminded this right, I give the reminders I listened to the reminders you should make as much as possible in these last 10 nights and in normal done.

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However, if you want to take your dog

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to a whole nother level,

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ask Allah to do the impossible things. Because he's already done that with people in the past. Remember the story of new holiday his Salam, you know, that flood was so massive that all the mountains in the surrounding region were underwater, Yet Allah allowed one ship to survive. Remember the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam, when the machinery crooner, those around him they wanted to get rid of this guy that had so much knowledge and so much dedication to just the worship of one Creator? So what did they do? They built a fire there lmsc The fire was so intense that the birds in the sky started falling to the ground. Allah then allowed a situation to happen Ibrahim Ali Salaam

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is thrown into the fire.

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What happened to the fire? It became a cool and refreshing breeze. ask Allah to give you what you think is impossible, for it is not impossible with Allah. Number two.

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Toba is still far, this is where we don't generally speaking, we don't think of seeking forgiveness like this. Do you know that seeking forgiveness our Prophet it salatu salam taught us also relieves you of pain and hardship in your life. You actually live a life that is less painful, filled with less struggles, less difficulties, because you keep asking ALLAH forgive me, forgive me, forgive me. That's the fruits and the baraka of when you ask him to forgive you, you're relying upon him, you have to look cool in him.

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One short note about telecoil

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remember that telecoil is not something you learn out of a book. We don't have a guide easy steps to

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develop and solidify. telecoil you know what we do have? We have certain steps that you can follow that in sha Allah, this can be the result but there's no guarantee to what could start here there Allah Matt, tell us in the heart.

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And when it's there, only Allah sees it, no one else can. Only Allah nurtures it, no one else can. When you will have to work will you stop complaining? Nothing bothers you in this world. And the last and final point that I leave you with in sha Allah.

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I love this one. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam,

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tell me if you agree with this, he always saw goodness and strength in people who saw nothing in themselves. Do you believe that?

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You believe that?

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam saw in his people what they didn't see in themselves. And I quoted this hadith last night but I will leave it with you for those that weren't there. I just want to leave this one last statement of a beautiful moment with the Prophet Arlene slaughter Sam and a shout out the Allahu anha take it think about it. And in sha Allah, it'll uplift you and it'll give you some sense of strength in sha Allah.

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There was a time when I showed the Allahu anha she was sitting with her husband. And you know, I'm gonna demonstrate this is what she was doing. The narration says that she was lost and she just like, she got caught up staring at him staring at his beautiful soul, and his handsome and beautiful face and she got lost in that. And when she got herself together she said the out of soul Allah make dua

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For me,

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so the Prophet Adi salat wa salam starts to make dua for her. And he's asked Allah O Allah forgive her Isha all of her mistakes that she has done, and all of her mistakes that she will do, and forgive her of all the mistakes that we see. And all the mistakes and sins we don't see. I mean,

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I showed her the Allahu anha started to smile and she put her head down like this, and she started to laugh. So the prophet Ali salat wa salam looks at her and asks her Yeah, Isha.

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Do you find comfort in my door?

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She said, The eldest Sula. How can I not find anything else? But comfort when you make dua for me? And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told her Wallah, he Isha. This is the same dua I make for my entire Ummah, every single salah

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the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam doesn't know my name, doesn't know our names, doesn't know we exist, hasn't met anyone of us, but already asked Allah in every one of his salah, forgive every single one of us every sin that we've ever done.

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If that doesn't give you strength and hope, I pray that in sha Allah hooter, Allah as you continue to live your life you will find the strength and hope you need May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah all those who struggle with pain, through May Allah azza wa jal bless them with patience and ease and strength and resilience. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our fast except Oh pm and may Allah azza wa jal bless you all thank you for listening. I desire como la Hira and may Allah azza wa jal reunite us in genital Theodosia area Allahumma Amin was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Camila fair shake Muslim May Allah subhanho wa Taala reward you there is quite a lot of activity in the hall. So inshallah I will ask all of you to settle down. We are expecting a special guest and that's the deputy mayor of Toronto, Jennifer McKelvey, she will be here in a few minutes. But before that Insha Allah, I want to repeat a number of announcements that we have made in terms of our scheduling for the next few days in sha Allah. So tonight, we have our lecture and after our program, after salata, Maghrib we will ask you to remain so that we can give you the directions in terms of of going for dinner.

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In sha Allah tomorrow, if you have the time, we are doing a spring cleaning for eight and in sha Allah that will be a 3pm we are allowing you to sleep in have your beauty sleep like I do sometimes and you come at 3pm Inshallah, if you have a leaf rake, you can bring it with you there is a lot of stuff that needs to be cleaned up before Salah till eight in sha Allah

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we are hoping that the weather will hold up and that we can have the eighth prayer on Friday on the lawn. But if this is not possible, and if it rains, then inshallah the Eid prayer will be at the Scarborough convention center and also at it pretty much simultaneously. So inshallah we will send the instructions in terms of where to go first, and what is the overflow and we will provide all of that on our website, on our social media channel Insha Allah, this coming Wednesday, inshallah we have our final resilient hour and that will be done by all of the scholars at IIT. So we would like you to tune in at 7pm. And our scholars in sha Allah will reflect on Ramadan and leave you some

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parting words in sha Allah.

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Brothers and sisters, I cannot express enough the sense of gratitude that I have for our volunteers Subhanallah if you were to go outside there today from 8am Until now, they are brothers and sisters who have been working nonstop so that we can have the meal that we will enjoy tonight. And right now they are brothers and sisters there. It's almost like a factory. They are packaging the food. And after we finish if everybody goes home, they will also be brothers and sisters who will be helping in cleaning up and this goes on throughout the month and indeed throughout the year. We have volunteers who are helping us to ensure that our organization our institution, run

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By the way it should run. And I also want to leave you with the final thought, which is that Islamic Institute of Toronto cannot run without your support, we cannot exist without your support, we cannot exist without the services that you have provided that without the we cannot provide the services without the support, both financially and morally. And so today inshallah I want to remind you, our fundraising chart is showing

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100,000 I think we were a little more than 100,000, probably about 110,000 now, but we have to go to 300,000 and that's quite a job. So tonight inshallah I will ask you before you leave, please leave a donation for it. We are asking 1000 people to give $300 Each and Insha Allah, I am confident that with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala we will reach there, but we need your support if you have given before please give again, because as we said, as we said in sha Allah sadaqa does not decrease wealth. So at this point in time, I will ask you to stand up and to come to the front and fill the sisters and brothers fill all of the spots that you have here. Inshallah, we will leave the space

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reserved for a little while, but we will fill it up, but please come as close as possible and make yourself in the lines so that we can be prepared for prayer insha Allah

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so I will ask you once you have once you have found your spot please take a seat in sha Allah

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I will ask you to take your seats in sha Allah and

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and brothers and sisters, we have about 15 minutes before the event is called. We are honored today to have with us the deputy mayor Jennifer McKelvey and I will actually ask her to come in and just take a seat. Take a seat on the chair before I introduce her insha Allah

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so her bio is too long for me to read. I'm not going to read it it will take up too much of your of my time. But Jennifer McKelvey, Dr. Jennifer McKelvey, is the Deputy Mayor of Toronto and city councilor for Scarborough Rouge bar, which is our route our writing here, which he has represented since 2018. Until a new mayor is elected, the deputy mayor McKelvey has assumed the responsibilities of the mayor. She is focused on ensuring good governance and stability at City Hall, and we hope God willing that she will be able to represent all Torontonians in the best manner.

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Dr. McKelvey is also a professional geoscientist and previously manage research partnerships at the Nuclear Waste Management organization, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She has peer reviewed research, which have been cited more than 1200 times and was supported by numerous national and international awards, including the Loreal UNESCO women and science fellowship, and Natural Science and Engineering Research Council candidate Graduate Scholarship. As I said, it's a very long bio. I don't want to bore you. But it is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Jennifer McKelvey to the Islamic Institute of Toronto.

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As Salam alikoum think, thank you so very much for the kind invitation to be with you today. I have been here before. This is my first time being here though, as deputy mayor and the current acting mayor of the City of Toronto, a rule that I will be in for the next 72 days. And I will say that many of you came to our Iftar dinner at City Hall last week. And I was so grateful to see Scarborough community members that were there. And I just want to thank you so very much for everything that you do to build our community here in Scarborough day in and day out. And that is also during Ramadan when I know that you embrace those principles of generosity and giving even

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more. And so I'd really like to extend my best wishes for peace and good health in the coming weeks to everyone observing Ramadan. And I know that in just a few short days, you'll be celebrating Eid with your families and I wish you all the best for that celebration. Thank you so very much. I am just so honored to represent this great city that is so incredibly diverse and has such

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Amazing people doing so many great things. Thank you for caring about Toronto. Thank you for giving to Toronto.

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Thank you very much, Dr. McKelvey. And

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as someone who has worked at City Hall for the past 32 years, I can say that our counselors are here for us, we have been engaging Dr. McKelvey and previous counselors in this word. And I know that if you have an issue, feel free to contact her office, and hopefully they will be able to resolve that issue. I wanted to reflect on something at City Hall to just to show the greatness of the city. When I started at city hall in 1991.

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There was no room to pray. And at that time, a little after that. Mayor, Barbara Hall was the mayor. We advocated for a room to pray at City Hall, and Hamdulillah we were able to get that room. And Hamdulillah. I can say now that at every Civic Center, there is a room to perform the prayer. So I hope that with your advocacy, not only for prayer, but for other issues, then deputy mayor McKelvey and other counselors can listen to your voices, and respond in a proactive manner. So thank you very much. And I would encourage all of you to go out to know your candidate for mayor and to go out and vote, I think in June sometime in June, June 13. June 26. June 26, is the election for the mayor. So

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please know your candidates, we are not giving a platform to any candidate here. Because if we do so we will have to give a platform to all of the candidates. Hopefully, we might be able to have a mayoral debate with some of the candidates. But please go out and vote for the mayor of Toronto. So Alhamdulillah, I just wanted to ask, if you by a show of hands, if you can show me. If you need dates, if you don't have dates, to break your fast, please Insha Allah, just raise your hands, and our volunteers will come to you. If you don't have a date, to break your fast, please raise your hands and our volunteers will come to you. So I think that they are some sisters. On that side.

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There might be some brothers over here. I also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that all of our programs are ASL sign language. And so for the members of the deaf community, we have made it a point that every single program that we have here, including the Friday prayers, including the Iftar program, that we're including the deaf community, and by by having a sign language interpreter, we are able to provide that service to those who may not be able to hear or who have difficulty hearing. You can be part of this community in sha Allah.

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Brothers and sisters, as I said at the beginning, today is really a bittersweet moment. And that is we have come to the final Iftar and lecture program at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. for over 26 years, Islamic Institute of Toronto has provided education, social recreation services to all our community, both non Muslims and Muslims. There have been times when non Muslim graduates of the program at the University of Toronto have come to learn from us. They were part of a cohort that we're taught here at Islamic Institute of Toronto. There was a time when many of our students visited international universities around the world, specifically in Malaysia, where they were able

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to engage in academic discussions at the university level. The Islamic Institute of Toronto provide services for children in the form of classes Qur'an classes, on weekday evenings and on Friday nights. We provide recreation services for our children and our use in the form of ball hockey for brothers and sisters. We provide a senior circle for our seniors in the form of sessions and outings, and we provide education services to both adults and youth. So if you look at our YouTube channel Alhamdulillah our YouTube channel has a large repository of courses, about 80 courses. Each course has 10 sessions, so 800 courses on our YouTube channel that you can access for free

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So hamdulillah there is no excuse for,

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for not knowing about your faith, inshallah I can see a lot of a lot of movement again. So if you don't have a date to break your fast, please raise your hand and our volunteers will come come to you in sha Allah.

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I want to ask you a Muslim man to come again and I want to ask him a specific question.

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So che che Muslim? Inshallah, if I can ask you a question just three minutes if you can answer it. We have been gathering here in this beautiful month of Ramadan, all of us together, there is extra motivation, there is extra spirituality, there is generosity. There is extra eBUY that and we are coming to an end, this great guest, this great visitor, who has been with us here for the past 25 days or so, will leave us in a few days. How should we honor

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Time a believer gives charity.

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Allah orders and especially when they give charity on behalf of the deceased. So if you have friends or relatives that have passed away and you want to give some charity on their behalf, Allah will take your charity and send 70,000 Angels to take your charity and deliver it to your loved one in the Barossa in the afterlife. When they receive it, they know who gave it and they begin to celebrate. In the bursa in the afterlife, they begin to celebrate or with joy and happiness because someone you gave sadaqa on their behalf. So my only thing that I will say to you is this live a life of charity. Remember, charity is not just giving money here and there. Islam teaches us that charity

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is being nice to one another, smiling holding a door open. Last night I told a story of an 18 year old sister. She bought over 20 rubber slippers and she went to a mosque or masjid and she said to them when they asked her what are you doing with all of this? She went to Dollarama she bought out all the rubber slippers. She said

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when I went to into the sisters will do area and I wanted to use the slippers. I saw that a few were broken and half some were really worn down. One A lot of them they were missing the other pair the other side. So I just decided to buy slippers and I'm donating it to the mosque. Can you imagine the reward for this 18 year old sister. Every single time somebody walks in there and performs we'll do they put on the slippers with the intention of will do then they pray. And then all of that every step of the way the reward goes back to the sister until the end until those slippers are gone and it's somebody else replaces she still gets the reward for it. Then when she passes away goes into

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her grave. Then even after that she's still benefiting how because she went to Dollarama and she bought a bunch of rubber slippers. Think about it sadaqa if you see something that needs to be done, you know yesterday somebody was telling me that when they walked out of the building, they could see that there were parts of the wall that needed to be refreshed and painted.

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And he asked if he could do something like that.

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Just serve humanity through charity, whatever it is that you can that would be my best advice to you. I guess you know I have a couple more minutes just for one last thing and that is remember that the masjid is the gas station for our iman you cannot be a Ramadan Muslim. If you have in your mind that all that I did in this month. I'm going to slow it down

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Okay, fine, that's okay. I get that part. But don't cut off the relationship you built this entire month with places like this, especially the young people here may Allah azza wa jal give us strength Allahumma Amin Salam, Aleikum Warahmatullah

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so welcome Allah Farah, thank you very much I shake mostly, I have a request for all of you, especially the young people, and maybe the not so young who have Instagram account, I have an Instagram account. So please check Islamic Institute of Toronto. We are uploading a number of shorts a number of videos on reels. So inshallah if you can check it out, and you can share it because, you know, social media is the new tool of the day. And by reaching more people at Hamdulillah we are building more awareness for our programs and for it, we can end the program without an announcement about a car

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and this car is actually providing some entertainment outside the alarm is on. So b c b y 149.

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But empty has not you know, okay, so you're watching me

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that's not Czech Muslims either. So BC B y 149. Your alarm is on something is going on. So please go and check it out. Insha Allah. Once again, brothers and sisters we are spaces in between, so please come forward so others can fill the spaces. We are at the time for Iftar calling of the ASEAN after Salah tomography after the Sunnah. Please remain seated so I can give directions Jezza Kamala Hi once again. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah heeta Allah or barakato

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