Maintaining Iman

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Nouman Ali Khan

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A Beautiful lesson in Nouman Ali Khan’s khutbah on maintaining our iman.

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inshallah, in today's clip I'd like to talk to you about one particular idea of Sultan kudarat, the 49th surah of the Quran in which allows which I've described something very interesting. He talks about a group of people called the Arab, the Arab Arab Bedouins. And before we talk before we understand the context of the ayah, or the message of the ayah, we have to know something about these people that are less talking about,

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you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave our in the city of Makkah, which is compared to the rest of the region is a very dense population. Then he migrates to the city of Medina, which is also a dense population. So it's a city, a lot of people live in close proximity to each other. But a good number of Arabs at the time in that region were added, and are our people that did not live in the cities. They traveled around, they took care of herds, and they went through the desert, most of the time, most of the year, they went out there in the middle of the wilderness. They were not people that lived in cities most of the time. Okay, so and much of Arab life, at the time, was

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this Bedouin lifestyle where they will travel with a tent, and they will travel with their goods, and they would go from place to place to place to place and some of them will do trade, and some of them would actually just, you know, sell the milk from their animals and things like that. Okay. So these are people that are not part of a dense population. And even some of them have now started to become Muslim. But these people, not only are they not regular contact with other people, obviously, also, they're not in regular contact with other Muslims. They're isolated. So they have very little exposure to Islam, even though they've become Muslims. And so one of the first things we learned

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about these people in this surah is that they did not because they're not in contact with people so much. They don't understand etiquette, manners. And you know, that happens to people that don't live in a city or they don't live among other people. They don't know how to deal with people in a, in a way that's expected. You know? So these people when they came asking the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, some question. Allah describes him in the beginning of the surah, in the Latina, you know, do Nakamura is pedantic

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about these veterans, Allah says, they come and come to the prophecy salons apartment, and they start calling his name out loud from right outside his apartment, and they don't see your suit Allah. I have to understand the messenger, at least Otto Salaam, even his own family calls him also the law. They don't call him by his name. His uncle doesn't call him by his name, his best friend doesn't call him by his name. Everybody around him calls him by the title on a suit a lot of respect for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but these barbarians they come out and they say, yeah, Muhammad, Allah Muhammad come out, we have to talk to you. And this was something very

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offensive to Allah subhana wa Tada. So even though this was something wrong, Allah first give an excuse to them oxido whom they are, you know, most of them don't understand. And now from their background, you know, why don't they understand because they're not in the company of the Prophet much. They're not in the company of the Sahaba much, they're not trained, they're not educated, the way that the other Muslims are educated. So you can't expect from them the higher etiquette the higher mannerisms that are expected from a workers that are expected from us mundo de la Ananda, people like that, you know, you can't expect the same thing from them. But then again, let decides

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to educate them one on one now whom sobre la, la la la la home had only been patient until you came out to talk to them, it would have been better for them, they shouldn't have been so impatient, and start yelling and screaming outside the apartment of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But I wanted to give you this little bit of a background to let you know that there are different categories of Muslims, even at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And this does not have to do necessarily with their level of the man, or the level of you know, goodness, or they're better or worse, it actually has to do with the amount they got exposed. They didn't get to spend nearly as

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much time with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam or with the company around them, but they nonetheless Muslims. The thing though, is because they know so little, and they're so less exposed. They're not part of this community that's constantly developing and growing. They're learning more about their religion, they're getting stronger in their understanding, you know, they're getting stronger as a community. You know, they're not part of that. So what happens to them over time, is that whatever little they have, they become happy with it.

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And this is dangerous.

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When you have a little bit, and you're happy with it.

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So this is actually the problem highlighted in the ayah that I wanted to talk to you about

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Cala t arabo armineh. The Bedouins they just come out and they just said, we have Eman. We believed we've accepted it. They didn't just say we're Muslims, they say we have

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now the Muslims who are with the company of the Prophet salallahu alaihe. Salam, they understand. They're actually saying that we believe comes with a lot of responsibility.

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When somebody says that I've accepted the man, I've I believed, then that actually meant I've changed my entire life. The way I sleep, the way I wake up, the way I eat, the way I drink the way I talk. What's the most important thing in my life? What's the goal in my life anyway? All of the things that I that have to do with my life have changed because of one thing, because I've believed there's not a small thing to say. But for these bedrooms, it was just okay, well, there's one God and this man is His Messenger. And we believe in these words, these words that come to him, they're called the Koran. So okay, fine. I accept. It was a simple thing for them. It wasn't a complicated

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thing. It doesn't require that they transform themselves completely nothing. You know? So Jesus said, Amen. Now we've accepted Him, I'm fine. But Allah azza wa jal corrects them and says good luck to me. No, tell them the messenger Allah is also ceramica has to go out of his way and tell them love to me. No, you have not believed when I can kulu Islam Nah. But say that we have accepted Islam. You've only and by the way, seeing that we've accepted Islam, or we've submitted actually means we've only taken the first step.

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Eman is a more mature step. Islam is just your first step. And you'll notice in the Quran, Allah, Allah is something praised. Generally, when people say we've come to believe, you know, this is actually something good. But in the case of these people, you have to understand where they're coming from. They're overconfident, that they can hold on to their Islam, that their Eman is already perfect. They know what they need to know. I don't need to understand any more. I don't need to dig any deeper. I don't need to transform anything inside of myself. This overconfidence is problematic.

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So these veterans who are not in contact with a regular community, who are overconfident that they already have in mind, that that's not a problem. Have to be told, all you have taken is the first step goal. Learn to me. No, we're lacking kulu Islam now. Now, when Allah has always had says that to them, they have to understand what is that? Why, why are you saying that we only have Islam, we don't have human we believe in Allah. We believe in the messenger. We believe in the era, What's missing? What's the problem? How come you're saying we only have Islam and we don't have demand? We don't have this higher faith. Allah Himself answers the question, well, am I a holy man who fuku

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become a man, this gift of faith of conviction has not entered into your hearts yet, that has not come into your hearts yet. Now in this, we're learning a very profound reality. eemaan is not something that just happens. You don't just get it on your own. And you cannot just assume that you have it. And it's not just something that you can keep on your own, you have to maintain it. In another place in the Quran, actually Allah, which I described as the analogy of rocks, of rocks, and there's water deep inside the rocks. And that water is described to be as you know, it's the analogy of the mind itself. Now, Allah azzawajal is telling us in this ayah that let the Bedouins know that

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they cannot keep em on on their own, just because they casually came into Islam. They came to agree with some of its ideas, and that's enough for them. Why am I sharing this with you? Because across the world, across the United States, across Europe, across Australia, in many parts, especially where Muslims are a minority, a lot of Muslim communities exists with a very small number. And the opportunities for them to learn to grow a very limited. And so the parents, for example, in a community, they have very little knowledge of Islam. It's not their fault. They just know just a little bit about Islam. And then they have children and the children go to school. And they spend

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eight hours a day, seven hours a day away from home, fathers at work. Now these kids come home, they spend three, four hours doing homework or whatever they do, then they need to play some video games and watch some TV. And by the time the day is over, you actually didn't do anything about Islam. If anything, you may be forced your parents for sure. Hey, let's go pray. Or let's pray about it. Oh, come on, I have to pray now. And then so these kids are actually very minimally exposed to Islam. You know, they're very minimally explosive actually most of their waking life. They experience life as other than Muslims. There's nothing really specific about Islam that they get hit with all the

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time that makes them say this is why I am first and foremost. As a matter of fact, in these minority

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communities, these children, they go to school, and they look different from everybody else, they behave different from everybody else, and it makes them feel left out.

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And when they feel left out, one of the things that makes them feel left out is the fact that they're Muslim. So a lot of times, they're even embarrassed to be Muslim in front of the other kids. They're embarrassed, they feel like I don't fit in, you know, in front of the other children, and they're embarrassed to, for example, make Salah or something or their friends come over, and their mom is praying or something mom, could you pray in the other room? I think it's weird. You know, they're not comfortable with the some and actually even the pair that I'm talking about what happens with the kids, but really, my hope is about the parents, the parents who had a little bit of Islam,

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but got comfortable with it. So it's good enough for Muslim hamdulillah we know what we need to know. Everything's fine. And you know what, everything is not fine until the kid turns 1516 years old. When the same child is 20 years old. And when the child says I don't, I don't see the point of praying. I don't see why you know, you're Muslim, that's good for you. That's not my thing. It's not really my thing.

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We have to understand that this Deen is not automatically transferred. It's not an automatic thing. Just because you're Muslim, and you make salah and you recite Quran, and you tell your children to pray does not mean that a man will enter into their hearts. As a matter of fact, it can only enter into their hearts if you're making an effort to enter into your hearts. if Assad has become something casual for you something on the side. Okay, you you have literally you take the time out to come to Juma prayer. That's great. Right And yeah, that's me allies will accept all of our ibadah and all of the effort that we make, you know, we come and make Juma prayer. But outside of that at

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home. There's nothing about Islam really. There's really nothing there. There's no conversation there are kids don't know who the Prophet is sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They don't know what the Quran is, except you just teach them to memorize certain short sutras. And that's it. That's the religion, that actually we're not that different from these veterans who were in minimal contact with them. And they were overconfident that they have it. And Allah told them, it hasn't penetrated your hearts yet. When am I a holy man, if you could do Rico, because if it once it enters into your heart, something happens. Something happens that is indescribable. Everyone else is a product of

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their environment, you could be you know, you could say I'm around non Muslims all the time. So it might be mine goes weak. I'm in an environment where there's not any place to learn any place to share any place to reinforce my values. That's why it becomes weak. It's true. But you know what, once the mind enters into the heart, you could be all alone by yourself. And you'll still have human. You could be in the middle of a cave like us hobbled off, and you'll still have human. You could be Ibrahim Ali, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam who was kind of omitted by himself, and he's an oma with no company around him. So we cannot use our environment as an excuse. The Bedouins were not given

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that excuse while you know you don't live in the city, so it's okay for you know, well Am I a holy man who fuku become we're into three or Lucha Rasulullah who lie and it could mean America if you continue to obey Allah and His messenger. Now saying the messenger, here's really important until de la wa rasuluh. Why? Because they cannot be out in the middle of the desert and obey the messenger at least heartless Salaam, obeying the messenger for us is different. obeying the messenger for those veterans is different, you have to understand their context. They cannot know what the messenger is telling them to do unless they're with him.

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Unless they're with him unless they have someone who can tell them what their messenger said, I need to set up. So in order for them to grow, they actually have to be in a company where they're learning where they're growing, where they're discussing, into to law school law, by the way in Arabic isn't just about obedience. It's also about paying attention. If I often thought actually has to do not only with volunteering or obeying, but also has to do with paying attention. If you pay attention and then listen, obey Allah and His Messenger, salallahu alaihe salam, none of your deeds will be taken away. So on the one hand, they're being told you don't really have your mind yet you

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have to go to that point. But on the other hand, they're also being told Listen, that doesn't mean that all the good things you do have gone to waste. If you will continue to obey a lion, His Messenger, none of your good deeds are going to be taken away. This is a very, very serious matter. Because you know, in another place in the Quran in surah, Al Hadid, Allah azza wa jal describes the consequences for people who took the man casually. They just thought, Well, wait, we're Muslim Alhamdulillah that means everything's fine. Nope, everything is not fine. Is there any possibility that somebody becomes a believer, and over time, the man starts getting weaker and weaker and weaker

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to the point where they even start doubting Islam itself. Is that possible? Absolutely. As a matter of fact, before I get to the I have had in the surah itself in the movie known Allah Xena, Armando Bella. He was really he so much

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Learn your taboo.

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true believers are those who believed in the line is messenger. And then after that they never fell into doubt. Why would Allah say they never fell into doubt because that possibility exists. If that possibility does not exist, there's no need to mention it. We don't actually get to hold on to our human just because it's an active effort. It's an active active effort. Now, the thing that I want to bring to your attention is the outside versus the inside. This is actually one of the most profound lessons of this ayah. And this teaching to the to the Bedouins, the outside versus the inside, when you're praying, it's an act on the outside, when you're making will do it's an act on

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the outside. When you're reciting Quran, it's an act on the outside. These are things that you can do. These are behaviors that somebody else can see, if you're praying, I can tell that you're praying. But there's something else happening on the inside. Something else is happening on the inside, somebody could be praying and they're headed somewhere else. Somebody could be resigning. They're not paying attention to what they're reciting. You understand? And Allah azza wa jal wants to see a transformation happen on the inside. When Umayyad Holy manaphy kulu become a man has entered into your hearts, deep inside your heart. What are you thinking about? What is your What's

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your goal in life? You know, why? Why are you making your money? Why do you have your job? What are you going to do with your kids? What's your purpose? Why do you exist? You know, everybody has financial goals, you have this much money I want to make this year this month, I want in savings. This is what I want to buy the property, this is what I want to pay it this how much payments I want to pay off. This is the car I want to get you have these goals in your head. What are your goals for Allah? That's the question I have to ask myself. And you have to ask yourself, and those questions that you have about money, and about the car, and about school, and about marriage, all of these

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questions that you have in your in your they take up space in your heart, you think about them all the time, when you're driving to work, you're thinking about them. When you're sitting home, you're thinking about it before you go to bed, you think about them, you know, meaning these things have a place in your heart, and a lot wants that place. He's not saying you get rid of those concerns. But where's the law when it comes to that? What am I done for Allah? What have I done for a lot people you know, other religions, they are actually this is a phenomenon in the world. Now sociologists, especially people in the in the study of sociology of religion, they talk about this all the time,

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how generations of people that are Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, even, they're actually taking their religion very casually. It's this thing that was passed down from their parents. So most children that are being raised today, and young adults, they're not religious. Because this was part of the culture of their parents, they don't see this as something you believe in, it's actually you see is something as part of your culture. Just like you know, you dress a certain way. It's a part of your culture, you eat certain kinds of food, it's part of your culture. Well, in our culture, we pray like this. In our culture, we have these rituals, we have this eat,

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and this stuff is just cultural stuff. But you know what, our kids are picking up a new culture. They're not they're not into biryani, or McLeod, they're into pizza. And they want a burger, you know, they're different. So when they get rid of the old culture, for a lot of people in the world, they're getting rid of the old religion to it's gone, because all it was for them. All these kids. All the religion was was a culture. It was just a set of practices on the outside. It was not the religion had nothing to do with what was going on on the inside. This is a very serious matter, because you can lose entire generations of Muslims this way. I was this last year, I was in Mexico

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for just a day in Mexico City. When I was there, one of the most densely populated cities in the entire world. 38 million people in one city. And I had my you know, zombie horror restaurant app with me to look for some halau food because I had six, seven hours to spend in the city with my wife. And we found two restaurants. And I went to one of them, a Moroccan restaurant and I go, and the brother, Moroccan brother started this restaurant in 1972. He lives there in Mexico City is the only restaurant other than another one, a Pakistani restaurant in the entire city. And we start chatting and I was like, how do you do any business? Like what are your customers, the entire city

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they have Juma? Maybe two 300 people come for Juma. Okay, in that in the city of Mexico, maybe two machines combined about 300 people and one of the machines is an old woman who became Muslim, she gave her house as a machine. And that's where they hold you Ma. Right. And I said, Is that is that the only population of Muslims? He said, No, this is not the only population of Muslims, actually in the 70s. In the 80s. There was, you know, Mexico opened up its borders because they were wanting to do a lot of Development and Engineering. So they open up their borders and people from Syria, Jordan, you know, Bangladesh, people came from all over the Muslim world, and hundreds of 1000s,

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hundreds of 1000s. And they got engineering jobs, and they got, you know, mechanical jobs and they got all these technical jobs that were working in this place. So I was like, did they all move back? They all move back after the 70s No, these days. Their children are just not Muslim anymore.

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Children are hundreds of 1000s of people. And there's a couple of 100 people making.

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This is very real. This is what happens when you only worry about work. And you put food on the table, but you don't feed any hearts. You don't feed any hearts over what's in it. Okay, you're hungry. Now what else is there? You know, you might be thinking about your career and your savings and your future. But let me tell you one of those scariest things that you and I all have to think about is when we stand in front of Allah, and we have to explain to Allah, why the gift of La ilaha illa Allah that was given to you that was given to me the gift of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that could be could so easily have planted inside the hearts of our growing

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generation. We failed to do it because we were too busy with other things, too busy with other things. So that two generations down the road, one generation down the road, there's nobody left us a lighter heilala we're gonna have to answer a love for that one.

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fatahna I lay him when I met her kosaku mocha hero minimum for

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a long period past their hearts became hard, many most of them are corrupt. That's why I want to share these with you this concern is real. Don't think everybody thinks their own family is immune. their family's safe. If anybody had a right to think that their family is safe, it would have been able to hear

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about him or they could say I raised my kids properly. And he did. His kid is so willing to submit to Allah. If Allah if Allah tala do whatever you've been told, if Allah is telling you to cut my neck, cut it young. My father, it's okay. It's for the sake of Allah. For llama Islam, Allah Allah, Julio jabeen, when they both submitted and he put his head down, and even that Father Ibrahim alayhis, salam, he's so worried about his kids, he turns to a lion says, What do you know, bunny, you have an ear and then a snowman. I am shocked at these words. Finally, I love what you do. And he was really he

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was, he was really he

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was up here. And now. He says to Allah, Allah, keep me and keep my sons from worshipping idols. If he said Gloria T, it would have meant keep me and my children and their grandchildren and their grandchildren and their grandchildren from worshipping idols. He's not even thinking that far, he's worried that himself and his own kids, even after they've come to some Yala, that does not mean we're safe. You're the only one who keeps us safe, keep us from falling into the worship of idols, or be na na, na sila meanness I'm shocked at that door. I'm just absolutely shocked. That's the house that he built. That's the house that he built with his son. And he comes back. And it's this

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thriving city where everybody worships Allah. And he's still worried that Yala keep me and my children from worshipping idols, from falling into that. So now, the last thing I want to share with you just about our kids, just to think about how Islam has to become a conscious thing, not just some practices, not just we used to go to Joomla and cat, that's not going to be enough. I'm telling you. Now, you might be offended by what I'm saying. But that's okay. I'd rather you get offended and choose do something than not for your own selves for your own families. You know, this is this is our matter, every, every every child that falls into doubt, every child that cares more about video

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games, and they care about a last book. You know, that's our loss. But I want to tell you about his idols. And what I was worried about idols.

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We don't have that problem. There is no statue over here. There's no crossover here. We're not worried about our kids falling into the worship of idols, but you need to understand what idols are. What is Phantom is every generation has its own idols. Every era has its own idols, our idols today, by the way, an idol is something you worship, something your hopes are associated with something you think about all the time, something that replaces the place of a lie in your heart. That's an idol. And very easily in our times, technology can become an idol. Very easily in our times money can become somebody who's idle, that they worship, all they care about is money. All they care about is

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looks. All they care about is the gadget. You know, people are crying people are crying because they can't make hudge and now you have people crying because they don't have the iPhone six plus.

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You know, they're having a spiritual crisis because they don't have that video game. You know, I only have a ps3 I don't have a ps4.

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You know, there's a crying our kids are like bawling tears over this stuff. What have we done? We are creating idols for our children are innocent. Once you put in front of them, they will become obsessed with and then you cannot blame them for their obsession.

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I'm not saying you don't. I mean, my kids play games. I play games with them. They do.

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But there's a balance that has to be achieved. You're not your job is not just there to just give your kids these luxuries in life and nothing else. Then these things will become their idol. This is all they will worship. This is all their life will amount to. You know how many times I hear stories about teenage Muslim boys and girls, teenage kids? I don't I don't believe in God.

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How many? And I'm not talking about across the world. I'm talking about Texas. In Texas. I don't believe in God. Leave me alone. I just want to play my video games.

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Leave me alone. And those two things are not unrelated that God got replaced with another god. That's what happened.

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When you're gaming eight hours, 10 hours a day, you know, but we think Oh, well. At least we go pyjama at least we do something at ease. We make some popcorn and eat. So we should be fine.

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This is when am I healthfully? manaphy, kulu become we're into three year old law was hula hula, let me know.

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If you continue to obey Allah and His Messenger, none of your deeds will be wasted away. He will not discount all of your deeds. The last bit of advice that I want to give myself until all of you is actually the man and the guidance of our children is not in our hands.

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The guidance of our children is not in our hands. Allah azza wa jal guides who he wills you can provide the best environment you can do the best you can possibly do. And still, they are children at the end of the day will have to make their own decisions. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not even take responsibility for Fatima. He wouldn't. He will tell her Fatima to been to Mohammed tequila and Nila, I'm lucky lucky mean Allah, He shaken. Fatima you have to have your own taqwa of Allah, you have to feel our love for yourself, I won't be able to help you against Allah

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Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam telling his own daughter, you're on your own. You have to stand in front of Allah, God lumati omake Amati thordon everyone will stand before Allah alone, standing alone, we have to prepare our kids to stand alone, we can't stand for them.

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We have to do our best. And then the rest is up to them. And then it's in the hands of Allah. But we have to be able to say that we did our best. My argument is that we are not doing our best we cannot control their guidance again, we cannot control it. What they turned out to be like that is that is up to them at the end of the day. But we cannot we should not look back and say that we did not provide the right opportunity. We do not provide them the right opportunity. How do you practically begin this journey? How do you enter Islam into your family's hearts into your heart and into your family's hearts? What you and I have to do is we have to actually talk about this Deen we have to

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engage in conversation about Allah about why we're Muslims about what the Quran means. About what why is this Deen so true? Why is it so perfect? Why is it so beautiful? You know, your children, they go to school, and they have they have Christian friends. They have Jewish friends, they have non Muslim friends, and they come home and they ask the question, Baba, how come? How can we think we're the right religion? There are so many other religions? How do we know where the right one? And when you hear that you're stuck with the law? What are you saying? No, no, don't ask that question.

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You have to know how to talk about these things. This is an opportunity. Your kids asking these questions is a good thing. It's not a bad thing. It's only a bad thing when you don't answer those questions. And if you don't know how to answer those questions, then you better start learning.

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Then you better start, nobody else is gonna come and teach them you have to come and teach them if they see that you don't have the answer, then they don't think they need to have the answer.

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If parents don't have the answer, not only just put them in a Sunday school, they'll get all their answers. Know, your your kids know what's important by what you think is important. If you don't think it's important, it's not important to them.

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Nobody else will solve this problem for you cannot outsource this problem. You cannot outsource this problem. This is your problem. You have to educate yourself. You have to equip yourself, especially a small community like this one, you're surrounded by non Muslims. So there's no surprise, you're going to get questions all the time. You get asked all kinds of things all the time because you're Muslim.

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There's no there's no stopping to it. There's no end to it. How are you supposed to answer those questions if you don't know yourself? If you're not learning yourself, and the book of a life so powerful, this deed is so powerful. You don't just learn the answers to those questions. You learn to ask questions. Instead, you get in a position where you're you're not the one being asked. You're the one asking. You're the one saying you're saying we don't make sense. You're saying my religion doesn't make sense. What about this? And what about this? What about does that make sense to you? This is what makes sense to you. You know, the fact that you're constantly on the defensive is

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telling you that we don't really have the mind that we're supposed to have. Because once you have it inside your heart, and you taste the beauty of this human, you want to share it with others. We want our kids to be you know, and ourselves to be representatives of this Dean in this remote part I drive here from Dallas and Dallas is not a

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Then city, but when I drive, you're like, well, we're in the middle of nowhere. Well, there's like land upon land. And yet Allah has decided that you should you people should be living here. People have like a high Lama should be here. But you know what this entire region, if they don't know about Islam is because of you people.

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Because of you people and your children,

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I'll put you here for a reason not because your job, your job was to give you anywhere. Money is easy for Allah, that's not the problem. A lot puts people in a place for a reason. Allah puts people in a place for a reason you are here for a reason. You are here because this part of the world this land, leave La ilaha illAllah.

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It needs it and it's not going to get it from somewhere else. It's not going to download it from somewhere. It's gonna come from you. It's gonna come from you, and it's gonna come from your kids. So we have to take we have to own this responsibility. Allah has provided a job, he's provided health, he's provided opportunity. He's provided education, he's provided so much of your risk. Now it's time for you to give back to a lesbian to first strengthen your own family and then be people that share this Deen with people around them. They should know what Islam is like because of you not because of Fox TV. You know, this is the sense of urgency and a sense of responsibility that I pray

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all of you carry and I pray none of us from our from the people who just casually have him on. And they have to be told no, all you have is Islam. You haven't experienced ammonia. I pray Allah azza wa jal gives all of us a chance to experience the man. And Allah gives that email into our instills that emotion into our children and makes us responsible parents and responsible leaders of our community. I pray that Allah azza wa jal brings the hearts of the Muslims together. So they're not only gathering in the masjid on Friday, but they're gathering in each other's homes. And every one of those gatherings is bringing them closer to Allah, not taking them further away from Allah. I

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pray that the gatherings of the Muslims have here, strengthen their brotherhood, strengthen their understanding of their Deen, you know, increase the love among them, and that the parents of children, the the parents, or the parents become friends with each other as their kids are friends with each other. So our kids are raised with Muslim friends too, that they can rely on that this is very important for our children. I pray for all of these things for this community. We allows them to protect this community and put Baraka in the risk of every one of the members of this community. barakallahu FICO barakallahu li walakum Cooper, Annette Hakeem when a family we are coming out with

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