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But

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I wanted to first and foremost thank him.

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You know what we've been talking about the entire time about finding meaning in your life and doing something that's not shallow. I just wanted to really say to all of the all the themes of life.

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You're one of the most underappreciated activists in this country, there's no doubt about it. You've done so much for the community. So I want everyone to make it for Dr. altavia philosophy. To bless his efforts, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless this time, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to join him with the MDR and the shutdown in the form of Yes, the loss of data that for every moment that he spent with us, every moment he'll spend with our brothers and sisters in New York, we have a lot of data to replace it with a moment in Genesis, but it goes a long way. I mean, everyone say, I mean,

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please keep us in your drive as he travels.

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What is my topic?

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Okay.

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All right. So now,

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you know, a lot of times as you might have been sitting here reflecting on most types of domains, as listening to this powerful story and the honesty, you know, the beauty of this theme is that, with every order with every different, every different ship with whatever it is, they can talk about the same thing over and over and over again, you can listen to a seed of the same eye over and over and over again, you could listen to the seat of the Prophet salallahu audience, I'm done by a bunch of different speakers. And every one of them will lie has its different allow it has a different sweetness has different tastes, and has a different benefit. To be honest with you. I never

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benefited from a talk on this topic, the way that I just did. And I'm being very honest about that.

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But you know, that's really what our Deen is all about. And when we look at the life of Kabbalah the amount of time I want to share with you a comment that was made when I when I spoke about our medical club, and actually for those of you that will be taking the class that we'll be doing here, I believe in a month and a half, two months, we actually look at the trustee of the line.

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But I remember a comment that was made about the allowance.

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Someone came to me after I gave him and said, you know, he's too harsh. You know, why is he always talking about Hellfire? Why is he always so wrong? How come every time you read about the law? I hope he's asking the Prophet

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give me permission to cut the hypocrites head off. You know, why? Why do we read about this?

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All in the palm of your mind? Why is he so rough?

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myself, because I

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already had

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a lot complemented with

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Norma and also, by the way, it was always I have a bucket and I have a bucket and almost saw this, I believe this.

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I believe this another bucket and almost also believe that

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these two companions of his and

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that he would enter into journal with holding their hands. And that is the way that they are buried. You know, just look at the beauty of the way that the prophets lie. Some of them is buried within his companions, you know,

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but in particular, once looking at their different personalities, and that's really what I want to focus on.

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That if I was to leave the world of America, then perhaps the hypocrites and the disbelievers would all be free to go. And if I was to leave, and they'd all be killed,

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has some weakness in the Bible. It shows you there's some truth in it, but also looks at these two companions. And when we look at these two companions, we see different personalities. In fact, we look at all of them. And you know the beauty of God.

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When he says to follow his singer, he said follow money sooner.

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Whatever personality you have, whatever circumstances you have,

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whatever economic situation you have, you will find a hobby that had a similar situation that you can relate to. If a person is an orphan, they have a precedent. If a person grew up wealthy, they have a precedent. If a person.

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If a person is a widow, they have a precedent. If a person, you know has issues with their parents, they have a precedent.

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Whatever it is, you can find something in the Sahaba of the province, you can find inspiration and draw on their stories. And the thing that we learned about them is you don't want each and every single one of them struggle. Each and every single one of them had to go through a certain journey. But they were masters in diagnosing their own situations and their own personalities and how to bring themselves close to a loss of kindness.

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I'll give you this example. In our communities, actually, I'll ask this question. How many of you are driven more towards Allah subhanho wa Taala by the verses of gentlemen, rather than the verses of Hellfire, raise your hand?

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How many of you

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are driven towards the loss of

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Hellfire in the verse

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5050. Right, some people if you ask them what their favorite

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some people will say.

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People are different people have different personalities, people have different journeys towards a loss and kind of people have different ways of diagnosing themselves, right of being scholars of their own souls, how to bring themselves closer to Allah subhanaw taala and purify that nuts that Allah subhanaw taala has given to us, because each and every single one of us is unique in that regard.

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He says

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about the good things, but they always

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they always just ask him about the good things. But he says I used to always ask for profit from a law firm about health.

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That was his personality. That's what drove him. And perhaps that is why he was the one who would have been trusted with the names of the hypocrites.

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So much he could never be amongst them. That was his personality. Now the life of

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the alongside is far too vast to cover in a session or in a talk. In fact, it's far too vast to cover in a conference in a class, the seat of

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the load was one of the most fascinating seals. And it's so fascinating in the province of

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just tells us about the intuition that this man had, you know,

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that there were people in The Omen before you the nations before you got word.

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Which means literally they were spoken to. He

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was spoken to

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some people

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that weren't necessarily prophets, but they were inspired by the maniacal they had intuition. always agree with the truth. And although I don't have such a strong intuition, know that revelation would agree with the amount of time I know sometimes even when he disagreed with the problem.

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Before

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we reveal, which would agree with the opinion of oma Well, the alongside the captains of budget, or like was praying that

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the

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law agrees with all those opinions will be a long time I don't know.

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Why? Because he was so sincere in trying to change himself for the better he was so sincere and trying to attain the pleasure of a loss of time towards Allah and Allah God is a person who is striving with Alina Jaya who beat up

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those who are striving in our cause, we will guide them to our super to our packs in the plural The only time a lot refers to his subbies in the rural sense, Allah always reveals to the top of the loss of beauty lies one

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darkness upon darkness, one might say awesome suffering one cigar one pack. One

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way, but here's the only time a person

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can delude you in many ways,

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with different ways depending on your personality, right, some of you like chocolate, some of you like candy, you know, whatever it is, he's gonna get you in your way. And this side

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refers to his way as soon as and the

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products that are all part of the one path. But the paths of goodness surpasses the path of the path of a loss of habitat and brings you to the various massage the various vehicles that bring you towards him that greet you and keep you firm, harmless a bit of a loss of credits on all the possible loss of habitat. And when you are sincere. You know, I remember listening to

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him and

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he was talking about, you know, his way to a loss of habitat, his his Congress story. And many times we you know, to me, the Congress stories are so powerful. When you read the stories of people that I love to sit with people that reverted to Assam. Just tell me your story. It's so powerful, so powerful. And I remember, he was telling the story, he was saying that as I was getting saved from a situation, I made a promise, and a lot of times I was already thinking of the loopholes to that promise, right? You weren't here when you're making children. You were you're Toba in a way that you can still dislike. We've gotten so used to dealing with insurance companies and stuff like contracts

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that will even word our Toba to have loopholes. Right? It's like you when you make Toba to a loss of a covenant with a loss of tenants either, dude, there's no fine print. A lot knows what you're saying. And a lot knows what's in your heart. You can't have big prey to a loss of time and have the conditions at the bottom.

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It's like

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a sister that was in a relationship. This story happens many times whether it's in a relationship, and I want to get married, my parents are letting us get married after we establish a relationship to four years ago. And now we're telling our parents about it. Now we're mad at them because they don't want to let us get married. Okay, fine. And you're acting like an angel for the entire time. And telling me about how vicious Your parents are, because they don't want to let you marry someone from another race, which I agree we should have races in the marriage. But you're not exactly an angel yourself. You kind of contributed to this problem, too, you know?

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Well, for the first for the most part, we'll work on that.

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But for now, you need to make Toba separate from each other, make it sincere

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because you transgress the bounds of Allah subhanaw taala.

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We can talk about the other stuff that we can try to work on your parents. But I really really

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love it. I can't live without it.

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That's not a sincere,

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sincere,

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willing to do anything to have that blood spot taken off my heart, whatever it has to be.

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We have a men and I said that every Sahabi had a different diagnosis. Everyone needs to be dealt with a different way.

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It was a rough method. Simple as that.

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sweet talk

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was a straightforward person, no beating around the bush want to correct.

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You grab him by his shirt, you grab him by his beer, you talk some sense into him. That's what the province will allow you to do when he saw the line will come to his house. He pulled

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down

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on his knees. He was making direct eye contact with the province by someone who is not a short man. By the way. That's how big Homer was.

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You know the guy that would sit on a on an animal and he would touch the ground, sit on the donkey see touch the ground?

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What are you going to stop this?

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Are you waiting for

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something? What do you

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what do you say turn your life around

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and

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turn his life around. And you know what? I knew that he was a rough duck. And that's why I'm dealt with himself roughly.

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as rough as he was with other people. He was always much rougher with himself. And in fact, when he was in a position of authority when he was the Phoenicia he was much more immediate than some of the most lenient personalities that have some leadership in this oma

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He was a very,

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very lenient with people, making excuses for people. But for himself, there were no excuses. This was a man that used to sit with himself. And he used to put his hand next to the fire and say, Can you handle it?

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But how would the fire of hell be this was a man

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and cry at night after verses of Hellfire, the verses of Hellfire because he was needed to be dealt with in a rough way. So he got

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to a point that he developed

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under his eyes,

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from crying so much. He knew what he has to do. This was a matter of knowing his arrogance, knowing his ego before, knowing his great pride, would humble himself, even to the little children of the oma, would humble themselves to the slave would humble himself to the people of the people were not always humble himself, that a woman could call up on them and say, Thomas, I remember you when you are, when you were a

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little boy play around.

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He was breaking down into tears, before, he probably would have smacked her across the face. That was his personality.

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But he knew how to deal with himself.

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They knew how to deal with themselves. They knew what they needed to hear some justice, and they knew where they need to hear some help.

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Right? Sometimes telling people about agenda too much is counterproductive. Because they get to relax, they get to call, sometimes you need to be shaken up to, you know, our deal is a balanced and comprehensive deal. If you find somebody that's struggling on the side of the street, if you find someone that's above in this world, you don't go to them and tell them don't worry, welfare is going to get better. The Democrats in office, hopefully something will get better for you, you know, you're part of the 47%. And

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things will work out in your benefit. Don't worry, don't worry, if you don't tell them that you love them. You tell them to get up and work, nobody's going to do it for you. Stop being

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because sometimes you need to be shaken up. And it bothers me that not at this conference, by the way, why am I gonna do this with some conferences, when you go to a conference organizational shift, we want to make our youth feel good, we want to, you know, I remember if it was I don't want to say the name of the country because I don't want to be in trouble. But when Hurricane Katrina took place, all the ambassadors from the Muslim world came to give the checks for the Katrina victims in their own people in poverty, but it was gestures, right? All these things. And I was always a representative of the Muslim community. And one client, one of the leaders of our country called me

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because I was going to recycle on before the meeting, he says

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read something sweet and nice. My entire audio is sweet and nice. What are you talking about?

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Man, you know, something like that. And then I wouldn't I read for

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is looking at me. And he wanted to kill me. And I was like, I will never set foot in your country. After this. I know exactly what's going to happen if I get I get enough issues when I travel.

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That's the attitude that we have right? Now. Let's just talk about Gender Analysis, talk about this to sit around and sing Kumbaya without music.

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And let's all feel good about ourselves. Oh.

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He dealt with himself in a way that he needed to be dealt with. And that's that, you know what, let's face it. A lot of us sometimes need a heavy hitting speech the way that you know,

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I'm sitting here complaining about my traveling and stuff like that. He made me feel like garbage. But that's good.

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Because

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you're a joke. You think you're tired because you get on the plane and no, you're, you're joking.

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needs to be dealt with that way. We need to talk to ourselves that way.

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There's a very powerful statement that I once heard. It's a quotation. It's not a deep it's not a code of a setup, but it's it says set your goals high enough to where they inspire you, but low enough to where you won't be discouraged. Set your goals high enough to where they're inspiring. You're aiming high. You know, it's like a lot of times I had a lot of Catholic friends in New Orleans growing up and for lunch, like what are you going to give up I'm gonna give up a hamburger magnate hamburgers to set your goals high enough to where you're striving to where they inspire you to where you're aiming high. You're aiming and

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According to your potential and your capacity, but low enough to where you're not deflated, and discouraged, that's what you do as

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as much as he feared hellfire. He didn't just say, Okay, well, I'm good enough, you know, I'm not gonna do anything. No, that fear of failure motivated him to succeed motivated him to be the best human being that was the face of the earth. After a buck will be allowed, I knew there wasn't a profit to be the first

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to be a prophet. It would have been a long time I knew that.

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He feared his past. Yes, he did. He did a lot of

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motivation, he didn't display himself as a result of not doing anything. And so

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if you really want to see the sincerity of a person, you see it at the time of death.

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ask you for a loan

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to die in your cause in the city of your profit.

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You know, how are you going to do that? Nobody knows the fortress. People die when they go out traveling. How are you going to do that? You know how you

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make it happen. He's sincere with them. And to kind of look at what happens so he is sad in the messages of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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While leading salon,

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and then very next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The request of this man was as he's dying. He didn't want people to know that he was stabbed because he wanted them to keep praying.

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This was a person that before Islam, was trying to stop people from praying

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was trying to stop this message from growing and spreading

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all over the world and didn't want the people to stop praying. And you know what else he said, he asked Vitaliy who killed me,

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who's one who sadly, they said it was.

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It was the firework, Zoroastrian.

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And he said,

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the one who killed me wasn't from the home of Mohammed.

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He was working to divide.

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Now his concern is I want the oma to stay together. And another guy didn't kill me that killed me was it was it was wasn't a Muslim, because it was a Muslim, it would have led to widespread

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panic about that. Right. So find your calling. Know your personalities, and learn how to work on yourself and set your own goals and your own standards. And you know what, be rough on yourself when you have to be rough on yourself. Although

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it is not pretty, but it's necessary. And that's what it has to be not pretty, but necessary. Sometimes the company now we can we can we can get together, we can talk about gender. And we can talk about how a company now you know, we say that another law and

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whoever says it does

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not allow for business from the hellfire. We're good. We're good, we're good. But

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keep on going. And since I'm one of the hypocrites,

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I mentioned my name to

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told you that you

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can handle him.

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But he was always afraid he wasn't doing enough. And many times I'm telling you, you know what the biggest problem that we have, even amongst youth workers are much about the non, the non message going youth have done the work

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and discovered that the Favorites

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didn't care.

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You know what the biggest problem is not even talking about the youth that don't come to the organization. You know, don't attend conferences and stuff like that and some of the youth that are active today.

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satisfaction with mediocrity. Don't be satisfied with being mediocre. Don't pat yourself on the back because you did something. motivate yourself set higher goals for yourself. Right. And that's really the main thing that I take from the test get around within the allotted time. I asked

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us to bless our brothers and sisters for their efforts, because we let everyone be hard on themselves, but many

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people doesn't think of us. So we show gratitude to others, but we hold ourselves to higher standards. So hold yourself to a higher standard. work on yourself. Be rough on yourself.

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motivate yourself, and we also lost time to bless lions for all the incredible work that they're doing. I hope everyone will become a part of this organization inshallah and will further you know, and if it's not why am whatever youth group is active in your area, but further this cause of getting the youth involved in not being satisfied with mediocrity, not being satisfied with just enough but actually willing to make real sacrifices for the summer and actually willing to question themselves and be hard on themselves to try to achieve a higher goal is optional. All phytoceramides