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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Hornstein who one is still futile. When I was a biller Himanshu Dorian fusina woman sejahtera Marina de la hufa mo de La da da da da, WA Chateau de la la la la la la sharika was shadow Ana Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. He was seldom at the Sleeman kathira la Medina in Santa Ana Maya and foreigner. When found that the Madame Tina was in Maya Kareem, my dear brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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So we're going to be continuing Hadith number 24. Today, we only covered the first two sentences in the last halaqa and we'll be continuing from there within the heater Allah. So how many attended the Holocron Wednesday if you can just raise your hand 234 so four people have come to the fantastic five people fantastic. Who can tell me what the four types of guidance are? What are the four types of guidance

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sir Yeah, go through your notes no problem inshallah you don't have to memorize everything

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with this the teachers a very valuable lesson that at least you have notes that you can go back to your home della.

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Okay for the worldly survival. Fantastic.

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Fantastic.

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Okay.

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Fantastic. Okay, so now we have two verses in the Quran. And I want someone to tell me how we can reconcile these verses based upon these four levels of guidance. So the first verse is where Allah subhana wa Tada. He describes the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as saying, we're in Nicoletta de la Salatu. was to keep that Oh, you Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Indeed, you are a guide to the straight path. And in the second verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala, he tells you messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the demon hubub to alakina, La Jolla de manjusha that you do not guide those whom you love, but rather it is Allah subhana wa tada that guides whom He wills.

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So how do you reconcile between between these two verses?

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Go ahead. The first one,

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the second one.

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So he can't pick someone to do it by himself.

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He can't force someone to be guided. Okay, so did you know the four levels of guidance we just discussed? So if you were to tie each of these verses to a level of guidance, which one is is each one referring to?

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Okay.

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The fourth one, okay, good, good, very good, no worries. So when you look at these two verses, and you tie them into the four levels of guidance, when Allah subhana wa tada he tells the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam that you don't guide those whom you love, then this is referring to the third level or the third type of guidance, where this guidance is a particular type of guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he places inside of the heart that a person then becomes guided at that time. So this is not in the role or in the the hands of the messenger of Lhasa solo, but this is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot. And in the first verse, when he tells the messenger will

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also serve them. Well in Nicoletta della salata, Mr. King that you are a guide to the straight path, then this is referring to the second type of guidance. So this is when Allah subhanaw taala showed us what is good and bad. He showed us through the example of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So that's how we reconcile between the verses. Now, a second discussion we had are the steps towards guidance. What are the steps towards guidance that we discussed? How does a person become guided? It's a four step process.

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Our people who were there on Wednesday, how do you become guided?

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Fantastic, good and hamdulillah So you started with the intention of wanting to be guided, then what's step number two?

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Philip know No.

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ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. Fantastic. Step number two is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala. for guidance. What step number three

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is tofik from Allah?

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Partially that's very true. But the third step, what is the third step in guidance and meaning what are we required to do in order to become guided?

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Sorry, number two was prayer. He said ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance.

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No, that's number four, there's a third step in between.

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That's number four, taking action is number four. What is number three.

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So seeking Islamic knowledge, that's what step number three is. So step number one is having the intention to be guided, right, you have the you have to have the intention to want to be guided or you're not going to be guided by Allah subhanaw taala. Step number two is then you actually ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. to guide you, you ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide you. Step number three is now that you've asked the last panel to honor for guidance, the next step is still actively pursue seeking guidance. So returning to the Quran, turning to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah solo setup, seeking out the scholars that are present, seeking their advice and counsel, then this

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is the third step. And then the fourth step in being guided is that you actually actually have to act upon that knowledge, you actually have to act upon that knowledge. And this is the cycle of knowledge that needs to take place. And if there is a break in any one of these places, then a person will cease to stop being guided at that time. So for example, he no longer has the desire and want to be guided, or he stops asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance, or he doesn't actively pursue the seeking of guidance, or if he's done all of these three, but he doesn't act according that guidance that Allah subhana wa tada has given him, then this will cut off the chain of

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guidance, this will cut off the chain of guidance fantastic. So now let us move on to the next portion of the hedis. And this is when the messenger of Allaah Salam he narrates from Allah subhanho wa Taala. All my servants, all of you are hungry, except for those who might have fed therefore seek food from me and I will feed you seek food from me and I will feed you. Even Raja Allah when he goes on to comment on this portion of the Hadith. He says that Allah subhanho wa Taala addressed the nourishment of the soul, in the earlier part of the Hadith, the nourishment of the soul being guidance. Now unless panel without his messengers are seldom is addressing the need for the physical

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body is the need for the physical body. So the next two things are the needs of the physical body. And the first of them is food. And even over here, Allah subhanaw taala he commands us that when you seek out food, then seek it from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, shakeup, nacimiento Rahim Allah. He says that this is done in two ways. He said, seeking food from Allah subhanho wa Taala is done in two ways. Number one, it is done by speech, meaning that you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for blessing and good food. And this is something that should continuously be done by the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he should recognize the food that he has in front of him is not from his own

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efforts, but rather This is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we see this panela no one returned back to our countries, when you don't live in like a globalized market, there are seasonal foods right? There are certain fruits that will not grow outside of season and you start to realize that sipan Allah, it is only Allah subhanaw taala that cause those fruits to grow at that time. Likewise, when you go back home to our countries, and our countries are struck by famine, you realize that these foods cannot grow accepted by rain and by Sun. And if Allah subhanaw taala was to withhold the rain or to withhold the sun from these areas, then they would not grow from Botswana.

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Without without the nutrients from the ground, these this food would not grow. And that is when the slave of Allah subhanaw taala truly sees how dependent we are upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is one of the problems of living in a globalized economy, that anything that you want in any given season, you'll always be able to find because they're always bringing things that are out of season into the local markets, and you can buy them and a person starts to think you know what, Subhanallah These aren't blessings anymore, but this is just part of worldly life. No, that's not the case. Even the food that we eat are blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanaw taala should be

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asked for. Then she could not say mean Ramallah he says that the second way of

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asking a lot of seeking food from Allah subhanaw taala is through actions is through actions. And the actions over here are divided into two parts. They're divided into two parts. The first part of action is by doing righteous deeds, the first part of action is doing righteous deeds. And when the person does righteous deeds, Allah subhanaw taala increases the risk and part of this risk is the food that Allah subhanaw taala gives them the second portion of action is doing those deeds, or doing those actions that are required for actually needed to make this food grow. So for example, you are a farmer, you want apples, you have to physically go dig a hole in the ground prior plant an

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apple seed water it make sure it's getting its nutrients and then the apple tree will grow. So that is the second portion of action that is the second portion of action that is needed when it comes to food.

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Now one of the

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scholars of the past by tightening his name was also hedger. He comments on this portion of the Hadith and he says that one of the greatest aspects

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of the seeking of food is in a special prayer. And it's a special prayer that a lot of us know maybe by name, but we physically don't know how to do. So what prayer are we talking about? that it shows us the importance of seeking food from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So particular prayer that perhaps we all know, but we don't know how to perform.

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Is this God fantastic. So similar to this disguise the prayer that Muslims perform for rain, right, they perform for rain, but living in the West. I mean, I guess it's a sinner that he has been forgotten, I guess maybe one for one portion 100 that we have plenty of rain, you know, where we live with always plenty of snow rain coming down. But another element of it is just in overtime, sinners get abandoned, right. So this particular prayer teaches us the importance of seeking rain from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that the crops can grow so that the crops can grow. And I'm not sure if a lot of you you followed what was happening this past summer in California, but California

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has had like a very severe drought for quite some time. So the Muslims got together in California, and they prayed a lot of the sky, they had like a prayer in San Francisco that appeared in San Jose, a prayer in Sacramento and in various cities, and Subhanallah they narrated that not even six hours went by, after they perform the prayer. And then rain started to come down to Panama, and this is after rain had not come down literally for months, months of rain had not come down. And then six hours after the performed the prayer, the rates started to come down. And this proves timeless, such

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a valuable lesson in terms of belief in Allah subhanaw taala you know, as self sufficient as man tries to make himself as much as mankind thinks that they are not in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala it shows you at the end of the day, we are subjugated to the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala that if that rain did not come down, there is nothing that we can do in our physical power to make rain come down, that, you know, we can try, you know, watering the lands as much as we can, from from whatever water we have. But even then that wouldn't be sufficient. And to think that somehow Allah has given us so much water in this world, but how much of it is actually usable, right? So mankind should

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never think that you know, he's free from the need of Allah subhanho wa Taala but rather he should be dependent upon Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times, even for his food. And that is why it is so important that when you begin to eat the slave recognizes that this is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that he begins with Bismillah. And then when he finishes, he says, Alhamdulillah recognizing that this food is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala that had Allah subhanaw taala not willed, then this food would not be in front of him that this food would not be in front of him.

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Then the next part of the Hadith he goes on to say all my servants, all of you are naked, except for those who might have clothes. Therefore seek clothing from me, and I will clothe you seek clothing from me, and I will clothe you

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shake up in a minute. Hi, Mala. When he comments on this portion of the verse, he has a very interesting discussion of the Hadith. He has a very interesting discussion. And that is between the difference between spiritual nakedness and physical nakedness. And he says that when an individual is physically naked, he's very, very subconscious, very, very subconscious. So none of us inshallah will want to walk out on the streets, without any clothes on or with very minimal clothing on right, because we're very physically conscious of ourselves. This is a type of modesty that inshallah all of us have. But he says there's a greater type of clothing that is required, and that is that of

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spiritual clothing, that of spiritual clothing. And this is where the concept of taqwa comes into play. Allah subhanaw taala. He describes taqwa as being the best of clothing and the best of garments, right? And that is because it spiritually protects one from being naked. And when one commits a sin, then that spiritual clothing of taqwa is taken away. So more important than the physical clothing, the spiritual clothing is important. And it's a common theme in the law. He says that just as we would physically seek out to buy the latest trends and clothing, the latest trends in fashion, then we should constantly be seeking to renew our faith as well. And that is through the

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seeking of taqwa. And that's exactly what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentions that our faith is just like clothing. And that faith eventually you know, it wears out over time. You can't keep wearing the same clothes over and over again. Eventually they wear out. Similarly this is how the messenger of Alexa silom described our faith and when your faith is running out, then you need to hurry in repenting to Allah subhanaw taala and doing good deeds her in repenting to Allah subhanho wa Taala and doing good deeds.

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Now Chicana female Rahim Allah He mentioned the same thing about clothing here as well. That clothing is sought from Allah subhana wa

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Other in two ways, number one is by asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then number two is through the actions, number one through doing righteous deeds. And number two, through doing those actions through which one can actually attain that closing through which one can actually attain that closing. And this again, I guess, when you live in a time where fabric can be made synthetically, that we're no longer dependent upon natural fabric, you know, it's very easy to have access to a wide variety of clothes. But you look at it from the perspective of the people of the past, where clothing was very, very limited types of fabric were very, very limited, right? patterns

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on cloth were very, very limited. So how did I even yesterday, I was speaking to my mother, and she was telling me that how, you know, when we first came to Canada, you know, like everyone in our family had pretty much the same winter jacket, younger, small, you know, men or female, everyone had the same winter jacket, because there just wasn't an option of, you know, having variety in those clothings because everything was limited. And now you look at its panela you will have like stores that are dedicated just to winter jackets, right people who are into like skiing and snowboarding, you can have literally a whole store filled with this stuff's panela and again, when you have stores

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that make this so accessible, it makes the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala forget that this is actually from Allah subhana wa Tada. And he becomes very, very ungrateful for this. So we want to try to bring that to that bring back that element, that the clothes that we have, we should recognize them as a big blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala even though we bought them in the store, even though they may have been made by a machine, even though we didn't physically see how they are processed, right? But the actual, you know, pure clothing that comes out, this is purely a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala thinking about how you know cotton actually grows from the earth,

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how the purest form of silk and inshallah This is not for the men, but for the woman, the purest form of silk, it comes from a worms panela that if those worms don't have food, they don't have water, they're not going to survive. If the accordion doesn't get water, it's not going to grow. All of this is a natural process and cycle from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, so Allah subhanaw taala should be thanked for that blessing as well.

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Then he goes on to say, oh my servants, you seal by night and by day and I forgive all sins, therefore seek forgiveness from me, and I will forgive you seek forgiveness from me, and I will forgive you. Here Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us a second characteristic, right? That first characteristic or last minute Allah showed us in the first part of the Hadith is that of a provider, right? You asked for guidance. Allah subhanaw taala provides you with guidance, you ask for food, Allah subhanaw taala provides you with food you ask for clothing, Allah subhanaw taala provides you with clothing. Now Allah subhanaw taala is showing us a different characteristic of his and that is

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one of spiritual nurturing, and that of one of being forgiving, and that of one of being pardoning. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala is showing us that by definition, human nature will be that we will always transgress against Allah subhanaw taala that he puts it very clearly you sin by night and by day, meaning that there's not a portion of the day except that most of mankind is sinning. Now even though that is the case, Allah subhanho wa Taala still forgives us for our sins. When we seek forgiveness. Allah subhanaw taala still forgives us for our sins when we seek forgiveness. So here, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says from Allah subhanho wa Taala is

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still fear only that, you know, seek forgiveness from me. Now the scholars of the past, they tried to explain the difference between Tobin is the founder and the different roles that they play the different roles that they play. So let us explain the two different things is this is when the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala actually says a structural law, right? He says, Oh ALLAH forgive me, then this is the concept of is the file. The act of tober is something that is completely different. We've talked about tober. In the past who remembers what the steps to towbar they're six steps to Toba suggests. Welcome. What are the six steps to tobis ajet?

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You know, five, go ahead

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that we give you then the second one is that you make a post now you can go back and listen. And the third one is that you hold yourself accountable to it. And the fourth one is that

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the fourth one is that it comes up again to compete you don't go back into it. And then the fifth I'm not sure. Shall I think he should revise the notes. Okay, you're almost there. You're almost there. Take the five steps towards still Anyone else want to give it a go? I'm sorry, the six steps to tilba Anyone else? Give it a go? We've talked about this many times. How does it perform person performed Toba? What does he need to do?

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Allah commands us with Toba inshallah we perform it all the time. While we tried to share how do we perform Toba?

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For him hooked me up, man, you must know some of the steps of performance.

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Not a single step.

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Possibly, maybe.

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Just give me one of the steps. Whatever you think one of the steps of Toby's Just give me one of them.

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Seek repentance. That's a good translation of Toba, but inshallah could go ahead

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to recognize a sin.

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I mean that that's not directly a step but that's part of a step as part of so let me give it to you the six steps of performing Toba. inshallah we memorize all of these, and this is teaches us a lesson we need to take notes because we're not going to remember everything. We're not liking Manuel Bukhari and Amanda Shafi and the good scores of the past the six elements of performance Oh, but number one is stopping the sin immediately. So as soon as the person wants to perform Toba, he has to stop that sin, He has to stop that sin. Number two, is that the person should make the intention to never return to that sin. So as soon as he stopped it, he's made that intention that insha Allah,

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and then we're going to return back to the sin. Number three is feeling remorse and regret for that sin. So when a person performs Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala, he has to feel that remorse and that regret, he has to feel that remorse. And that regret. Number four, is that if a person took the rights of anyone, he has to give those rights back if a person took the rights of anyone, he has to give those rights back. So for example, if someone stole someone's money, and the part of performing Toba is that he has to give that money back, if you slandered someone you took away someone's honor, then you have to give that honor back to the individual. Step number five is that a person needs to

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do it before it's too late. And tober only has two timelines. tober only has two timelines. And that first timeline is before death before death. So as long as you do it before death, before the Angel of Death comes to you rather that is more appropriate. Then inshallah your Toba will be accepted your Toba will be accepted. The second timeline is is what if a person lives till the latter part of days, and that is before the sun rises from the west. And this is the second timeline that the Messenger of Allah Susana put that Toba will be accepted, as long as the sun does not rise from the west. Then the sixth and last element of tober. Actually, let me go through this again, I seem to

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have forgotten one.

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Yes, the issue of intention. That's the person when he abandons this sin, when he leaves off the sin. He does it purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. He doesn't for the sake he doesn't do it for the sake of, you know, anyone asking him or doing it for the sake of, you know, perhaps getting married or anything like that. I'll give you an example of this. A man is trying to get married. And he's smoking, right? And the wife says, You know what, I want you to give up smoking for my sake. And then and then I'll marry you, right? So over here, the man has a decision to make that yes, I want to give up smoking. But who is he doing it for? If he does it for the sake of the

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woman, he doesn't get rewarded for this action, but he does it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, because it's something that is prohibited in Islam, then this will be accepted from him, then this will be accepted from him. So those are the six steps to tobuy that need to be performed. So that is what we talked about when talk with Toba? Go ahead.

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Right?

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I mean,

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we all know what's up. But I think at the end of the day, this is like part of the the battles that are going to be taking place in our hearts all the time. Right? You know, sincerity is something that we have to it's not like a one time thing, like I'm going to be sincere now and be sincere for the rest of my life. Right. So even in this situation, when the man starts off trying to fight off smoking, he does it for the sake of Allah as he's struggling to give up smoking. He keeps on remember that I'm doing this for the sake of Allah and not for the for the sake of the woman. So I think it's just a constant internal battle that you have to continue to fight.

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Yeah, for sure. I mean, if he any for anything that can motivate you, you can use that as a motivation. But in terms of who you're actually doing this for, ultimately needs to come down for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why I will say that even though he can use the the future wife has the motivation, but the ultimate motivation should be reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala and forgiveness from him. That should be the ultimate motivation from for that individual. We have no problem, Shawn. Yeah,

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that the six steps. So step number one is that the person leaves off cynic. Step number two is that he's adamant never to return to the sin. Step number three is that this is done purely for the sake of Allah.

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hautala step number four is that if you took any of the rights of the people, then he returns those rights to the people. Step number five is that he should feel remorse and regret you feel bad for what he did. And step number six is that he should do this in the appropriate time he should do this in the appropriate time. And that is before the the Angel of Death comes or before the sun rises from the west before the sun rises from the west. So now getting back to our discussion of is different and Toba. How does it Stanford fit into Toba? And what is the relationship between the two. So the ways the far fits into Toba even though it is not one of the categories, even though it

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is not one of the categories, this is something that should be done just naturally, so person hasn't truly performed Toba up until he sought forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now the relationship between the two and illegible him Allah, he mentioned that when the terms is different, and Toba are mentioned exclusively, they encompass one another. So if you see Tobin an IRA, or you see certified in an IRA, then they include both one another, and when they come together in a sentence, then they hold their individual meanings, then they hold their individual meanings. Now, what is the effects necessary has upon the slave, even the logical himolla he has a very interesting

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discussion. In his discussion, he says that when a person performs is still far, then this only delays the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala it doesn't prevent the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala it only delays the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you want to eradicate and eliminate the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala from your life, then this is when a slave needs to perform Toba that he has to you know, give up that sin and feel remorse and return the rights of the people and make sure in its proper time. And this is why that the concept of jaisingh or stokfella, is not enough. But yes, you should seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But at the same

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time, give up the sin as well. At the same time, give up the sins as well. And this is when the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is uplifted from the slave. This is when the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is uplifted from the slave. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he goes on to say from Allah subhanho wa Taala, all my servants, you will not be able to harm me so as to bring me any harm, and you'll not be able to benefit me so as to bring me any benefit.

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And in this port, this portion of the Hadith, Allah subhanaw taala is making it very clear in terms of our role in his greater dominion. You know, one of the, I guess, psychological needs that we all have, is that we have this need to contribute and we have this need to, you know, be a part of something big. But here Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that as significant as we think as we are, to the greater Dominion of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're actually very insignificant, that our presence does not increase the magnificence of Allah subhanho wa Taala, a little bit, our misguidance and going astray and not being from you know, the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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it doesn't decrease the magnificence of Allah subhanho wa Taala in any way or another, like Allah subhanho wa Taala is magnificent and great, whether we are there or not. And we should always remember that, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has favored us and blessed us with Islam, and that is what we should be grateful for, but rather it is Allah subhanaw taala it is bestowed his blessings upon us and it is upon us to be grateful. And this is a very similar two verses sort of thought that were last minute Allah says yeah you Hannah's entomol fukada Allah, Allah, Allah who who understand even Hamid that all mankind It is you who are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho

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wa Taala is rich free of our needs and worthy of praise. And this is like our point of reflection, that no constantly when a slave recognizes his weakness in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This will lead him to asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you when you notice that the slave of Allah does not ask of Allah subhanho wa Taala then this should be a reminder from him, that what is preventing him from asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that he no longer considers himself in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala and if you look at some of the stories of our of our predecessors, and the way they interacted with Allah subhanho wa Taala It was amazing. So some of the predecessors

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when they needed salt for their food, before they would actually go out and purchase that salt. They would ask Allah subhanaw taala for that salt. If they needed fodder to feed their sheep, they would ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for their father, Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he talked about acidic law, the law and when he took an oath from aboubaker, acidic a Buddha and the Buddha from these three companions that even if their whip was supposed to fall off their horse, they shouldn't ask anyone for it, but rather they should ask Allah subhanaw taala and pick it up for themselves. So much so that even if their leases were to break, they would ask Allah subhanaw taala

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first to replace those leases before they would do it.

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Go and ask anyone else. So this is how the relationship of the slave should be with Allah subhanho wa Taala and this constant questioning of Allah subhanaw taala and asking of Allah subhanaw taala it will only take place when the slave realizes how much in need he is of Allah subhanaw taala and there should be a point of reflection in order for ourselves, that what is it that is preventing us from constantly interacting and asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And perhaps, you know, this is one of the beautiful verses that we discuss when we talk about Doha. Well let's define with Allah He tells us, we'll call darbuka madonia as the gibler come in Allah Dena is the Quran and he by that he

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said Hola, Johanna Doheny, that Allah subhanho wa Taala, he tells us in this beautiful verse, And your Lord has commanded you that asked of me and I will give it to you. So this is the first part of the ayah where Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, ask of me and that will give it to you. So no matter what it is that you want, ask of Allah subhanho wa Taala and He will give it to you. It's not as if you're asking someone that may give it to you may not give it to you, but ask of Allah and He will give it to you. Now in the second part of the ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala he changes up the tone a little bit. And he says as the gibler come in the levina you're stuck with Luna and he Bertie said

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who Luna Johanna medallion that those people that turn away from my worship, and the worship over here is referring to that they turned away from making dua to me, shall enter the Hellfire in the state of humiliation and degradation. Now, a couple of weeks back, we discussed a vanilla job with a logical argument as to why it is only logically sound to ask him Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to not ask him the creation. Does anyone remember his logical argument?

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Mr. Rogers logical argument why you should only ask of Allah not of the creation.

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There's three points to it.

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Just one is perfectly fine.

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Fantastic. So that was the last one. Step number three point number three was, when it comes to human beings, you know, out of courtesy as a favor, they'll do something for you wants to do something for you twice, by the third, fourth and fifth time, they're like, no, go ask someone else. You don't have any other friends. You don't have any other supporters. Go ask them was with Allah subhanho wa Taala. He always, you know, wants to help you and to give you and he doesn't get upset at you asking him he gets upset at the fact when you don't ask him he gets upset at the fact when you don't ask him, then the first two things that he mentioned in terms of logical arguments is that

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when you ask him the creation, he may be able to help you, he may not be able to help you, right. And this is dependent upon his knowledge and his physical capability. So sometimes you ask someone, he doesn't have the know how to do it. Sometimes you ask someone, they don't have the physical capability to help you. But when you interact with Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanaw taala has the all knowing and the all capable. And then the first thing that is knowledge of Rahim Allah mentions is the will and desire to want to help the will and desire to want to help, right? When you ask your friend, you know, can you do this for me? If he feels like it? He'll say yes, right? If he

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doesn't feel like it, he's going to say no, whereas with Allah subhanho wa Taala, it's always a constant. Yes, it's always a constant. Yes. And this is seen in the beautiful Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he says that Allah subhanho wa Taala. He answers all of our donors in one of three ways. Either he gives us what we want, when we want it, he delays it to the time that it is better for us, or that he takes away an equal amount of harm from our lives. So the Sahaba the long run home, they said, O Messenger of Allah, this is the case, we're going to increase in making one asking for more. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam he went on to say, well la who acted that Allah subhanho wa Taala has even more to give you so keep asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala keep asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So that shows us you know, the futility of asking of the creation. And this I guess, is not so much sort of a problem in the West. But when you go to the east, this is a huge problem. You know, people asking of graves, people asking of saints, people asking of stones and statues panela This is a huge problem that those stones and statues those graves is dead people, they they can't do anything for you. Right It is only Allah subhanaw taala that is capable of helping us it is only capable of Allah, it is only Allah subhana wa tada that is capable of helping us.

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Then in the next portion of the Hadith, he goes on to say, oh my servants, if the first of you and the last of you and the human of you and agenda view, where as pious as the most pious heart of any one among you, then you would not add anything to my dominion. And then the exact opposite as well, that all my servants, the first of you and the last of you, the human of you, and agenda view, were as evil and as wicked as the most evil and wicked person amongst you. This will not decrease anything from my dominion. Even senior Rahim Allah, he has an interesting discussion on this portion of the Hadith. And he says when you look at kingdoms in a human context, the greatness of a human

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kingdom is only seen by the subjects of the kingdom. So you look at how

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No powerful the army is inside of that kingdom, how obedient, you know that the subjects are to their kink, right? If the subjects are not obeying their kink, you know, the people will say what type of Kingdom is this? Right? You know, it's not much of a kingdom at all it's more of a rebellion if anything else, right if the army is not listening to the, to the ruler, the What good is that army right? But here in the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is ultimate rule that Allah subhanho wa Taala has an army that is greater than his army of human beings and jinn and as the army of the angels, that Allah created this immaculate creation, that he created them in such a way that

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from their from the most beautiful of the most beautiful, the most powerful of the most powerful, and perhaps your best attribute is that they don't disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala what a creation, Allah whatever, they do not disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala so that is the army of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that as great as we think as we are, you know, as as happy as we feel when you do a righteous deeds, there is a creation that in their whole entire lives, they've never disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what the true Dominion of Allah subhanho wa Taala is, so our righteousness or unrighteousness our evil and

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wickedness, it doesn't benefit or harm Allah subhanho wa Taala whatsoever and this is the true Kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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for sure, for sure.

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And that is Allah subhanaw taala pointed the angels over all of those things. So it is the angels of Allah subhanaw taala that are taking care of those things, then the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam goes on, all my servants have the first of you and the last of you in the human interview in the interview, were to gather together on a piece of land and all ask of me any more than then this would not decrease my kingdom any more than the needle decreases, what is in the ocean when it is put into it? So here this comes back to the the earlier point that I was trying to get at and I got sidetracked is that when you look at, you know, kingdoms in general, so someone you know, he has

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some money, the GP has some money, the jet comes to him, and he says, you know, you have $100 Can I have 10 of your dollars? Okay, so now the gybes domian has decreased from $100 to $90. Right? The Kingdom of Allah subhanaw taala is not like that at all is not like that at all? How? Let me give you an example. Can you think of something that if you were to give it away from yourself, but it doesn't decrease? Without such as because he's read this? Can you think of something that you possess that even if you were to give it away, it would increase the other person but it wouldn't decrease from you. knowledge? Fantastic, exactly. That is an example of knowledge that when you

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impart knowledge upon person, the other person will be increased in it but it doesn't decrease from you doesn't mean that just because you shared it with someone else that is now gone from your mind. Right? Even semirara himolla he gives this argument for the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala there are lots of hands on this kingdom is just like the way we perceive knowledge that just because we're sharing it with someone doesn't mean mean that our knowledge decreased. Similarly the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is so vast and so great, that even when Allah subhanaw taala bestows anything upon us, it doesn't decrease anything from the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this

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is such a powerful image that Allah subhanho wa Taala portrays for us over here, that all of the creation you know, as many trillions of people have existed over time, if they were all together in one place, and to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for everything that they wanted, then even then, this will not decrease the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is how vast the kingdom and dominion of Allah subhanho wa Taala is and that is why once you constantly ask from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, then this hadith is coming to a close the Messenger of Allah so some goes on to say from Allah subhanho wa Taala all my servants it is but your deeds that I recommend for you, then I

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recompense you for them, then I recompense you, for them. We understand this statement in light of another Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he says that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look at your physical bodies and your appearances, but rather Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at your actions and your heart looks at your actions and your heart. So here, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he's narrating from Allah subhanho wa Taala. At the end of the day, what's going to be weighed on the scales is our actions and our intentions. Those are the two most important things that we have going for us, right, our physical

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appearances, yes, they should be kept, they should be maintained. Our you know, worldly possessions take from this dunya as much as you need to survive.

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But at the end of the day, what's going to count on the scales of Allah subhanho wa Taala is our deeds and our intentions. And that is what we should take care of the most because that is what is going to be of the most benefit. The Messenger of Allah. So Selim, he concludes the Hadith by saying that whoever finds good should praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. And whoever finds other than that should not blame anyone but himself. And this is establishing, you know, the correct arcada that the slave should have, that any good that we have in this life is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, any achievements that we have any success that we have any favors and blessings that we have, it's

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never from our own selves, but it is purely from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And likewise, when the exact opposite happens when something bad happens, then this is not attributed to Allah subhanaw taala. But this is attributed to our own shortcomings, and our own deficiencies. And this is what this hadith is actually saying that if you find good in your life, praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for it, if you find bad in your life, then don't blame anyone but your own selves. Don't blame anyone but your own selves. And oftentimes, it comes down to one of two things, either the sins that we committed that we are being, you know, compensated for, or number two, is that we didn't follow

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the path of guidance. And then when you don't follow the path of guidance, the end is going to be evil, the end is going to be evil. And that is why we're in need of guidance at all times, and to seek guidance at all times. Even semiotic mohalla. He comments on this portion by saying that people are divided into three categories when it comes to this, and the worst of people, the worst of people, or when good things happen, they take credit for it themselves. But when bad things happen, they blame Allah subhanho wa Taala for it, he says, These are the worst of people, that when it comes to good things, they want to take credit for it themselves, and they don't praise Allah

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subhanho wa Taala for it, yet when bad things happen. They blame Allah subhanho wa Taala for blaming others saying that, you know, if Allah did it will this and wouldn't have happened. He says that these are the worst of people that she thought has a grasp on their minds, and it's turned it upside down. When actuality the good is supposed to be from Allah, and the evil is supposed to be from them selves, then the desired position of understanding is what we mentioned already, that any good is from Allah, and any bad is from our own selves. And then he mentioned the third category of people. And the third category of people are those that mix what is true, with false depicts what is true

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with false hood. These are the people who believe that they alone guide themselves to goodness or evil, and they believe what they do. They believe that what they do good for example, without any guidance or help from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they confuse the two saying that, you know, everything is from our from our own selves, and they believe that they can be guided without Allah subhanho wa Taala and that they can do good without Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now, the good that we do at the end of the day, and this is like the last portion of the Hadith, we understand that it doesn't benefit Allah subhanho wa Taala but then who does it benefit at the end of the day? It

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benefits us and that's what we need to take away from this headache. That you know, one of the the silly questions that she thought leads us to is that, you know, if Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't meet our worship, then why do we need to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala? Is it because we need it right? the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala what is what makes us better individuals and what makes us what makes us moral and ethical people right? And without the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala those morals and ethics will not be preserved. So we are the ones that need Allah subhanho wa Taala and needs to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is the last point of the Hadith. Now,

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just some closing remarks on this.

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The concept of justice that we talked about in last week's on Wednesdays, Chanukah, that enormous panatela has prohibited oppression and by default commanded with justice, if it's a new era holla he had a very interesting take on this. He says the importance of establishing justice and avoiding any kind of wrongdoing is so great in the Sharia, that even senior concluded that Allah would establish and support any adjust nation, even if it were non Muslim, while he would not establish and support an oppressive nation, even if it were Muslim, even if it were Muslim. And this is a very important point to understand that a nation even though by essence, it may be a nation of disbelief, however,

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they established principles of justice inside of that kingdom, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will support that kingdom and will make it prosperous in this life. Whereas on the other hand, you may have a nation that is not just at all that is not just at all, but yet they are Muslim. And in that situation, Allah subhanho wa Taala would not help them in the least, even though they are Muslim. And this is a bit tenuous take from his analysis of the verses and texts of the Quran and the Sunnah that emphasize the importance of justice that Allah subhanho wa Taala is more concerned in this life with the general state of the masses.

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In terms of already being just or not, then as to specific groups having faith or not, and this is a very important point to understand that you know, this, this concept of implementing justice in our own lives, in our own families in our own houses, it needs to take precedence, right established justice, and inshallah it will lead to guiding people don't focus just on guy and trying to guide people and think justice can come after No, the Justice needs to come first, and then the faith will follow after it, then faith will follow after it. Then the second element of this

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that this concept of asking for guidance, why does Allah subhanho wa Taala commanders in sort of it had to ask for guidance. Why did Allah subhanaw taala insights for certain factors specifically mentioned in a certain study, even who later him Allah, he mentioned the reason why I must know what the other taught is to ask for guidance 17 times a day, so that we would realize that all guidance emanates from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanaw taala is the source of all guidance. Now, a general summary of this hadith recovered you know quite a few points in this Hadith, supine Allah, just to summarize everything that we've taken, let us go back and just read the Hadith in English

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within the heater Allah.

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That we took several things let's just read the Hadith on the authority. Without the 30 knowledge panels Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrates from his Lord, all my servants I forbidden for I have forbidden wrongdoing for myself, and therefore have made it forbidden for you. Therefore do not wrong one another. So the prohibition of oppression that is, you know, subject number one, then Allah subhanaw taala goes on to say all my servants, all of you are lost, except for those who might have guided, therefore seek my guidance from me and I will guide you. So the source of our guidance is Allah subhanaw taala. All my servants, all of you

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are hungry, except for those who might have fed, therefore seek food from me and I will feed you that we should seek our food from Allah subhanho wa Taala. All my servants all of you are naked except for those who might have closed, therefore seek clothing from me and I will close you so the blessing of clothing is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. All my servants you sinned by night and by day and I forgive all sins, therefore seek forgiveness from me and I will forgive you the importance of seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw, taala and performing Toba all my servants you will not be able to harm me so as to bring any harm to me and you will not be able to benefit me so as to bring

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any benefit to me. So Allah subhana wa tada is completely independent from us is not in need of us whatsoever. that's point number five. Number six, all my service of the first have you in the last of you and the human have you and agenda view where as pious as the most pious heart of anyone amongst you, it will not add anything to my dominion, or my service of the first of you, in the last of you and the human of you and Jenna view, were as wicked as the most wicked heart of anyone amongst you, it will not decrease anything from my dominium. So the dominion of Allah subhanho wa Taala, his kingdom is much much greater than we ourselves can possibly understand. And we are so

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insignificant that our presence or absence does not benefit it whatsoever. Number seven, all my servants, as the first of you and the last of you were to gather together on that same sector of land, and asked me if I were to give everyone to give every one of them what he asked that would not decrease what I have any more than a needle decreases what is in the ocean, when it is put into it. So let's handle the other in terms of what you can provide for us is much, much more than what we can possibly ever ask of Allah subhanho wa Taala number eight, all my servants it is but your deeds that I recommend for you, then I recompense you for them. So the thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will look at is our intentions and our actions. So we should pay closest attention to that, rather than anything else. The one who finds good is to praise Allah subhanaw taala The one who finds other than that should not blame anyone but himself. So all good that we have in our lives is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, and any evil that we find in our lives is a consequence of our own evil and wicked since will laputa Adam was a lot more cinematical in the Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam again we'll do q&a after Salaam I'll be sitting over here after the sooner prayers and inshallah we can do q&a at that time. Just as a reminder of two things with nightowl as we

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conclude number one is that starting from Wednesday inshallah the Hanukkah will be after salado mclubbe. So wednesday and friday next week, the Hanukkah will be after salata, Margaret Bismillah, he Tada. And actually, next week, we actually have a very special guest, Dr. Linda Bashir, and his topic for next week is how to cope with being single. So all the people that are single, they're having difficulties in their lives.

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His topic for next Friday is how to cope while being single. So that's Friday night after selector modeling. And Wednesday night we'll continue with Amanda noise for the Hades. We'll be taking Heidi's number 25. Related on that very note, we have the parenting workshop taking place on Saturday with Dr. Linda Bashir, how to raise your children according to the Quran and Sunnah. This class is open to everyone. It's not just for married people. It's not just for people that have kids, but rather it we're trying to train, you know, future parents how to become the most effective parents as possible. So whatever your state may be, please do come and attend this class, you can

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