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So, first things first stablish the rules that everybody has to sit here

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but all you guys need to come as close as you can and Salah don't use the wall unless you need the wall if you need the wall then that's fine. That's that's between you and Allah subhanaw taala if you're using the wall and you don't really need to nail up forgive you

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah

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the topic, you know, a lot of Subhanallah when I first saw the topic, and I saw that it was working for a loss of time points out of despite the obstacles. I said, this is probably going to scare a few people away because a few people are going to see this and they're going to think this has nothing to do with promo bond. And you know, I was just thinking about this and really spent a lot thinking about the messenger. So a lot of it was kind of his life.

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Many times when we look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, and I'm just going to be very frank inshallah, tada in this talk, we look at the life of the Prophet, so I saw them and religion and spirituality as a whole.

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And we tried to turn it into, we tried to over sensationalize it in the sense that we tried, we imagined religion to just be prayer, we imagined the need to just be lots of subtle ways of prayer. You know, you want to get more religious, you read more Koran, you want to get more religious, you pray more. And although that is true, to an extent, we ignore the reality, you know, the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and really just the hardships that he had to go through. And especially when it comes to working for lost parents, either. I guarantee you that today, whether it's that there's a brother who's not here, a brother who's not here, because he went to the masjid

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one time, and he had a really negative experience, he met a really nasty uncle or he met someone that was really judgmental towards him because of the way that he looked or because, you know, he was dressed in a certain way or because he had, you know, he was wearing an earring or he had something, you know, someone that was trying to come close to a loss of pounds out of that they really got turned off from the message. And I guarantee you there's a sister that's not here today, because her experience with the message was that one time she went to the masjid. And because her job was not the best of her jobs, people told her off and she was basically sent home and in a way

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that she never wanted to come from the message again. And because of that they're turned off from Islamic work turned off from the messages turned off from the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. And you've lost serious potential. And the sin is on the person and the sin is on the people that turn the person away. There's no doubt about it.

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You know, and we think about that for a moment.

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First and foremost, when you're talking about purpose, and this isn't about making the most of the youth friendly, I know this is a mass youth center. And I'm sure this is an extremely youth friendly message. This isn't about that. The point that I'm trying to make is the prophets all along, it was really dealt with some very, very, very tough and severe circumstances. And the reason being is that whenever you are looking for something, and whenever you're truly dedicated to something, you're willing to take everything that comes with it. And I'll give you an example. Nobody is going to get into med school, and then quit med school because they don't like the way one of the professor's

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talk to them. Because I worked hard to get here and I understand that at the end of this med school, I'm going to I'm going to become a doctor and shall I'm going to go through this I'm going to go through that nobody goes to work and says people who have money. And people who walk in who work in the office, you know tend to have really bad attitude. So you know what I'm gonna, I'm gonna stop working. I'm gonna stop making money because I don't want to become one of those people who has money because they become jerks, when they actually end up having money. Nobody abandons those types of things. Nobody abandons they don't have because of other people. I mean, let's face it, you're

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not going to I mean, at the end of the day, everybody's chasing their buck. You know, everyone's trying to make their living. If my living is dealing with the nastiest people in the world, right? We have this problem with, with with sometimes where we got Muslims, right that, that own liquor stores that work in the worst neighborhoods that do the worst things. Why? Because at the end of the day, I'm carrying home, you know, a wad of cash. That's my purpose. That's why I'm here. That's what I want. Right? Even and I'm not saying that, that we're in that situation. I'm saying that that's how we're programmed in a way, right? When you want dunya you're going to get it and you don't care

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what you have to deal with. So why is it that we expect the deem to be different? And when we look at the life of the Prophet sallallaahu some liquid he dealt with, you're talking about dealing with people that were rude and that weren't giving him respect and I'm not paid for this.

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I'm here to say, I

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mean, I'm a mercy to all of mankind. I'm trying to make things easy for everybody and talk about not being appreciated. I don't have a lot of time to listen to this narration says one time the prophets like someone was just walking. He's just walking, and a bed when man comes up to the prophets, I saw them and he grabs the profit slice on just imagine this from the back of his collar. And he says, I'll claim in my alpha luck, hey, you give me from what Allah gave you.

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Think about that. Another writer says that he pulled the profit slice sometimes garments so severely, that he left marks all over the neck of the profit slice of the talk about someone who's not being appreciated. Right talk about and you know, think about a kink. Or think about someone who's who's made a contribution to the world, right? We think because we did one thing in the message there because we come to the messenger, you know, why am I not being appreciated? Why am I not being respected? You know, has any uncle ever walk? I hope not. I don't know how it works. So I walked up to you and grabbed you by your garment, and choked you because they wanted your shirt. Or

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they thought that's your thought was really nice. So give it to me right now. And what did what I was saying said that the profit slice alone, took it off, gave it to him. And he smiled at him. And he kept on moving. Now do you really think on the inside a human being other than the profit slice on him in that situation? would not think to himself? Do you know why I'm,

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you know what I've done.

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And you're talking about people being impatient with you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and looking at the other side whatsoever. Soon as the other side, whatever he's trying to do, is that what he's trying to engage people like, be more at

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the high, you know, the high players of race. He's trying to get them trying to get their attention. And then it'll be a long ride when it's not his fault. He's blind. He's blind. Right? But just to show you. He runs to the province license on La Jolla side kicking up dirt, his clothes, pots, he comes to the province I saw him and he demands from the province I sent him I live named Mr. lemma cola. Teach me from what a lot taught you certain cultural rights, also muscle alarmism, you're talking about not having your own private life and people don't leave you alone are soulless all along. It was set up in sort of individual rock. In essence, when he goes home at night, some A lot

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of it was after giving it his all, after serving, you know, honorably for the entire day. He goes home at night, the few moments that he gets to spend with his wife some A lot of it was some right and let's face it, you know, people that work in Islamic work today, they lose that they lose that the look at the prophets, I send them and people are not calling him on his cell phone. People are not sending him text messages. People are not emailing him. People are coming in front of his door. Some A lot of it was sentiment saying Hey, come on out, we need to talk to you.

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So you're talking about dealing with,

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with roughness, even from within the community, I'm just trying to i'm not i'm not hitting one subject right now. I'm just talking about as a whole. Let's look at what the prophet slicin dealt with. You're talking about obstacles feasibility law, right. So we've already established as far as respect is concerned, in the sense I mean, of course, the Sahaba love the Prophet slicin. But he also, you know, not everyone, not everyone is like the Sahaba that would try to gather the water from the from the province I sometimes will go not everyone was like that you did have the ignorant people to you did have very simple people that walked up the profit cycle and did stuff like that.

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Right? You see the province licensed private life that took a hit. Right, his family time took a hit. But also less in the long run, he was set up in the times of battle. You know, you would think that once you reach that level and the tradition, the tradition of the people back then is that the leader never fights in battle. The leader never fights in battle. Right, the leader stays back. And he never fights in battle. You know, and you see the prophets I saw them and he completely redefined them. And what is above the law, I'm gonna say either studs into the house. Now we all know long enough above is right. That's a warrior with a lot of armor, right? He said when it would get

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extremely hot in battle. And the battle was going on and on and on and on. The Sahaba would actually start to hide behind the profit slice on in battle. They would fight behind him so the longer it was.

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So he didn't sit back. He was on the frontlines. He was always working. So a lot of it was set up. And on top of that, you know what his escape was? You know, for us sometimes we think our escape is from the dean. Right? Our Escape is from the dean. I know how many people are waiting for eight so they could go watch the Dark Knight Rises.

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Finally, all

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is over

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I get to go watch the movie now right our escape our sense of our sense of of breath you know our just just all of that comes from escaping from the dean like totally has over you know finally be mom was taking forever. You know I don't I don't want to pray for it this is taking too long. The halaqa is taking too long. Why is he rambling so much once they are going to come? When are we going to in most use pianos? When are we going to start playing basketball? Why is he talking so much? You know, let's our escape is from the dean that's when we get our happiness for the prophets. I send them this club and our pianos not like let me give you what the piano of the prophets lie. Selim is

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a little girl who prays behind him. This is one knock on the piano of the Prophet slice Allah. He read surah baqarah and Massoud said, I thought when he reached 100 yards, he was gonna stop and go into the court and he isn't Miss rude. He's someone who received over 70 sutras fresh from the mouth of the prophets lies upon revelation. And he says when it when he reached 100, iaat, and sort of the bacala. I thought that was it. Then he kept going. So a lot of it was on the first leg of the app. And he got to 200. And I said, Well, maybe he'll go into a quarter done. He finished sooner than bacala than he started sooner than he saw.

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And he finished sort of nice up there. He said, I thought it was over, he went to sort of add Iran. And he finished sort of adding a lot more insulin and depending on the narrations even went further. So you know, some of the narrations actually indicate he went further. Pamela, that's his first record.

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And that is his sense of relaxation.

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Beyond for the profit slice of him, was his escape. Sala was his escape. Right.

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You know, grant us a sense of peace over that. You know, that's that was his sense of relaxation. How I said, I said, I mentioned this last night, but I mentioned it again, when I was speaking on the relief

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program, I saw the alarm was asked about the profits license. Do you know he and we know I used to make piano lessons, I saw him until his feet would swell up. And he would actually have to like he would actually fall over. So I sell them his feet would actually become swollen. And he would be asked why he doesn't exist.

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Why do you do that? If you've been forgiven for all of your sins past and future, past, present, and future, he says, should not be a grateful server. So he'd love to be able to lead right? And I saw the Lord has asked does the prophets lie some this used to sit down when he did?

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She said yes. After the people broke him down. How to harness the people broke him down. Right? So how about answering to the to the needs of the people serving, you know, being out there working, so a lot harder. You're not sitting back and enjoying the life of a king. The people exhausted him to the point where he had to break the amulet of sitting down towards the end of his life. So a lot of it was

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that was his sense of escape. So when we talk about Dean and what we're trying to achieve through Ramadan, it's very simple. Be a doer, not a talker. You know, when we look at Islamic work automatically, what do we think of we think of speaking,

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right? My idea of Islamic work, my idea of being a good Muslim, I memorize Quran, I will go learn Islam, so I can start speaking at conferences and giving holidays in my message. That's it. But you know what, I've got news for you the vast majority of the Sahaba were not speakers. Some of them did not have any I mean, somehow there's one narration and you're talking the difference between a doer and a talker, someone who just works somebody who just gets things done, brothers or sisters, and we'll give examples from the syrup of both. You look at Edison new medical, they allow his narration about about a man by the name of Lima.

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And Lima is a bedwin. And, you know, when you read our lobby, when you read our lobby in the Sierra, it's like, just just think of like, I don't know, someone, usually whenever someone makes the point to mention Arabi, it's someone who came from a very rough climate, they live their lives, you know, in the desert there. I almost want to say it's like, it's almost like saying like a redneck came to a person started to ask them about someone who really, really did not have any sense of diplomacy that you know, was was looked at as as rough back then. Right? This man comes to the province is on why he's sitting down in the mud.

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He brings his camel. He doesn't even tie it up properly. Right? He walks up to the profit center. And he says, Are you Mohammed salatu salam, he says yes. He says, Look, I'm gonna ask you some questions and I'm not gonna be you know, I'm not gonna be diplomatic about it. I'm just gonna ask you, so don't

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get offended, okay. Like I'm just gonna ask you some questions Frank talk. And he's the Prophet of Allah slice and I'm gonna ask you some questions just answer me and don't get offended. Okay, so Okay.

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So yeah, Mohammed, Mohammed slicin, a member of our SMS, who raised the skies for suicide, so that was reclining. He said a lot.

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He said, women not so well divided who paved the mountains? The province Isom said a lot, woman vessel, and who flattened the earth in the sense to make it you know, to make it you know, a place of travel and a place where we can sustain ourselves hungry, find nourishment and, and the province license of Allah.

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And then look how Lina addresses the Prophet slice of and he says, As I look at the level of Asana, one or several diva, or busselton, I asked you by the one who raised the skies and take the mountains and flatten the ground, flatten the earth. I love Africa, Elena was Luna did a lesson to you as a messenger to us as a prophet. So I saw him he sat up, he was reclining the setup. And he said, Allahu menara Yes, by a lot. Then he kept on asking the prophets lysozyme. In that same manner, I asked you by the one who raised the skies. And I asked you by the one who paved the mountains, and I asked you by the one who flattened the earth did a lot of commands you to commend

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us with prayers. He said, Yes.

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Then he said again, I asked you by the one who raised the skies I asked you by the one who paved the mountains, I asked you by the ones by the one who flagged me or did a lock command you would xhaka to command you to command us with Jerry said yes. So he went through the pillars of it's not.

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And he said,

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If that's the case, my name is Lena and I accept your call. He went back and he jumped on his camel again. And he was in such a rush that Edison romantical The law says he didn't even bother untiring it from the post. He just wrote off with it.

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That's a really interesting character there. No sweet talk. He didn't kiss the problem size on his hand saying Can I sit with you learn you know this. He just he was in a rush to get somewhere.

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And under signal medical below it says that night by the time the sun set everybody behind this valley of Norman, while the normal was Muslim, every single person, he got home and he went to his wife and his wife. His wife says you know where have you been? He said, I went to I went to meet Mohammed so I sent him and I have accepted it's not and I reject these idols. If you don't reject these idols, I'm gonna reject you. I have nothing to do with you. She says you're the only mom but you're going to be struck with this and this and this and that right? You know, you're gonna be struck with this disease, you're gonna abandon this item on that idol. And he says no, abandon it.

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All. We believe in Allah is the one who raised the sky is the one who paved the mountains, the one who flattened the earth. His wife became Muslim, that his parents became Muslim. Then he went out and he started talking to everybody that night until everybody was Muslim. By the time it was Monday.

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He's adored. It's not a talker. We man if he was to give a hope, I guarantee you it would not be a very good football.

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He's not he would not be able to speak very eloquently. But he's a doctor. He's not a talker. He when it comes to power law, that's what the Sahaba were. They heard the call, they got to work. They got to work, whether they were men, whether they were women, whether they were slaves, whether they were free it was whenever they heard a law and they heard the messenger slice on them and they believed in it enough. They were ready. They answered to the call of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now why is this all relevant to our discussion tonight especially as you because the loss of habitat and passive income and total agenda when it comes masala the public homosexual bazaar what was

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that do you think you enter paradise? You just get into gender.

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You just get into gender and your color Amanda home if

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you think you just say I believe in you get in you're not going to be tested. And Allah says and then you hear about the people that came before you.

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They were struck by all forms of hardship, all forms of disease, you're talking about rude people. We're talking about people that would put camel guts on their back Rasulullah sallallahu it was son of having his neck stepped on Institute. Yeah, someone might have walked up to you and told you something about the way that you're dressed or insulted you or bruised your ego in the message or and or the discipline of Islamic work. Did anybody ever come and step on your neck? We're in America, you'll sue them and even if even if he's your own uncle, you'll Sue. You're not gonna let anybody come stuck on your neck. The province lies on him at his next Upjohn Institute when

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hear about those people that came before you that bought what they bought,

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but still work for the cause of a lot. And then you think you just get into gender?

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Right? You think you just say I want to go to gender and you get into gender? No, just as we always, you know, we try to accuse a loss of parents out of injustice many times, right? We say How could Allah subhanho wa Taala? punish this group of people? How can a law punish this person? How can you know we start getting concerned with other people's affairs? How can a law punish this person? That's not fair? Why would a lot punish me I'm a good person, at least, you know, we started thinking on that in that regard. But it would also be equally unjust to say that the person who works their entire life for the cause of a loss of hydraulics either the person who prays the person

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that toils the people like Lima, the people like below the alarm, the people like the above, the people like those flames, and the people like unsettlement, that those people are not deserving of being treated differently by Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment than people who have done absolutely nothing with their lives to deserve gender, that would also be unjust. Right? That would also be unjust on the part of a loss of highly What's our honor? So on the Day of Judgment, when you stand before Allah subhanaw taala, and you say, I want to know, what have you put forth for it? You know, you're working for a loss of hundreds I'm doing and somehow law these days, we feel we feel

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like, like Islam should be privileged to have us the most should be privileged to have us, right, you start thinking like my youth group, my organization, they couldn't do it without me, probably could do it without you. It doesn't depend on you. You have nothing. This is your privilege to be a part of this need to your privilege to be here. And I'm not even talking about looking at the past. Not even talking about looking at the past. I'm talking about look at the people in Syria today. May Allah subhanaw taala, lift the pain and lift the suffering and lift the charity from them. I love them. I mean, the people of Syria, when they go to the lessons, when they go to the mustard despite

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what's going on over there. You know, they don't get sweet you know, here in America, we start choosing who we want to go pray behind, because we want to hear the nicer voice and we want to choose based on 2008 or eight or one year or whatever it is, you started trying to choose massage and where you're going to drive and which method has the best AC and which method has the best of thought, you know, that's what we have the privilege we have

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in Syria.

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They have to worry about being killed every single time they go to the budget.

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Because there are there are people in the massage that will stab you that will kill you that are dressed the way I'm dressed that look the way I look that will walk up to people while they're praying and stab them. I'm not gonna I'm not getting into a whole political discussion on talking about the people of Syria right now when they go to the masjid. They have to worry about people killing them. Sisters get thrown off the second floor. There are videos of this sisters being thrown headfirst from the mezzanine mezzanines and the massage.

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You're talking about struggle you're talking about people that go and here we are still having the same discussions every single MSA halaqa every single youth halaqa about gender relations and music

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Come on, man. It's not

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right. Why is it How long? No, I don't I don't think it's hot. No, I'm not I'm not willing to give this up. That's what we're talking about over there. They're talking about going to the resident despite facing death every single time

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that's you know, and we have to face the loss of hundreds either not just with the people that live 1400 years ago and had that level of dedication we have to face a loss of heights either standing alongside in the same gathering as the people that live during our times lying on the on the on the seeds on Gaza was taking place unless that was taking place. Do you know how many young people refuse to stop going to the massage I know personal stories of 18 year old 19 year olds that were killed that were that were murdered on their way to the message are back the moms that I mean imagine we would never we we shot a lot out and we never hear this in our lives when the man makes a

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dot and the man says Salafi booty come pray in your homes don't come out.

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And we ever heard that before. The Imam actually saying don't come to the masjid. It's dangerous in Lhasa when the siege was and ustedes is still taking place in Russia by the way of course, unfortunately, you know, we forget we forget different places when we stop seeing gory images and bodies, you know without without heads and arms and we forget that the whole crisis exists. And we stop seeing the images as if because the media stopped talking

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It's not there, it's still there. But whenever that massacre was taking place, two and a half years ago, young people still going to the Muslim. Despite that humiliation in Tunisia, do you know how many sisters whenever they had,

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that whenever they had their tyrant on top of them, you know how many sisters were raped because they weren't a job? You know how many sisters you know, I remember a personal friend of mine was telling me, you know, when he came back from Tunisia said, I'll never go back home. Well, it's how he made

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against the Nunavut, he may draw against that person. I mean, whatever, you know, he may draw against him. And he said, You know, I went to my home country, he said, me and my wife were at a restaurant, and a police officer came, and he taught he took a job off and went, ran and drove off and cursed.

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my home country, or Muslim countries, people struggle, people struggle. But what is the point, this isn't just to make us all feel like we're so little things of that sort. Here's what I want. And this is what I want us all to take away from this home alone. And this is what I want us all to take away from this lecture as a whole.

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You know, whenever you believe in something deeply, whenever you're thinking of agenda, whenever you want agenda, whatever your goal and all along is not just to go through the motions, but to actually achieve agenda as a result, whenever the goal of yours is to achieve agenda. You don't settle for less. You don't settle for less. The unsought of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you could go story after story after story, or maybe even come out all the time, or made in the Battle of bed that

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he heard the profits of a logline, he was saying that, that for those who are participating for those who are going forth his agenda,

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and he had some dates in his hand. I said button. buckling back is not real Arabic, it just, it's just an an exclamation mark, if you will. He said, You mean we get genda they said, We're lucky if I live long enough to eat these days that I'm the loser, you went forth. You know what the irony of that is? The unsought were told when the unsought took on the profit slice on them.

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And when the unsolved sets of the profits on a lot of ideas, and then we will protect you, look, we're gonna break alliances with people all around us, because we have to take you in, you know, you're talking about us not making you awkward, and your schools and your societies amongst your, your clicks. The unsought are saying, you know, we're just getting over years and years of work. There are only three unsolved on the day of algebra three unsolved over the age of 40, because all of their dads killed each other, and tribal war. Like we finally started to have some stability, right? Making alliances, we're going to break all those alliances by taking you in, we're going to

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support you with our lives, we're going to support you with our well. We're going to host all the people that come from Mecca that we've never met before in our lives, we're going to give them half of our homes, we're going to give them half of our wealth, we're going to give them everything we've got. We're going to host them we're going to take care of them, oh messenger of Allah, what do we get back in turn,

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gentlemen,

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profit size, some did not say. And the province I sent him could have said to them, Look, just give it a few years, a loss of habitat is gonna give us victory and you will be the most honored people on earth. Just give it a few years, watch what happens to your city in the province fly solo had this revelation. You know that that just wait. Allah has promised victory Allah is going to give you victory. The Prophet slicin him said, Look, if you're here and you're really dedicating yourself to this to this work, here's what you get one word, Jenna, paradise.

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And the unsought on that basis they took they are with him. And from the agreements, from the agreement that the unsought had with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was that if they get into battle, if the Muslims get into battle, then the onside would not have to fight with them alongside them. So with the with the people of Mecca, in essence, if they were pursued, and if they were to have a battle, the unsought had an armed contract on paper. They don't have to fight alongside the Prophet sallallahu wasallam yet on the Battle of bedeutet on the Battle of bedeutet, there were 243 Ansel, and 17 Mahajan.

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They didn't care if it was on paper, they want agenda. I want genda they were like, oh, man, we'll be alone. I want agenda. Just like that. Just like that person that work. Just like that person that's going to school. You believe in something at the end of this. You see the light at the end of the tunnel. You're willing to take the baggage because you believe in something and you know, somehow

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A lot. It's It's so, you know, it's so sad that in essence, why do we see youth in the massage? Why do we see youth in the Muslim community? Now sometimes getting addicted to drugs going from relationship to relationship to relationship? Why do we see youth committing suicide in the Muslim community? This is becoming a growing trend.

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People that are falling into clinical depression in the Muslim community, they don't have any happiness in their lives. Why is that? Because they're not living.

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They're not living. They don't know what life is in the sense that there is no meaning to that life. And so what is it even if it means inflicting pain on myself, even if it means you know, going to another drug, even if it means flushing my career down the toilet flushing, you know, doing away with everything, my religion, my family, I need to feel like I'm living. I need to even if it means a negative life, I need to have a meaningful life, even if even if it's purposeful in the wrong way. I need to have purpose in my life. And they don't consider the because you know, on the out from the outside, you know, you're not gonna you're gonna have to wait till genda right, you go tell some

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people something, you go tell someone that's struggling in their life in their lives. Now, you know, many times in American Muslim born youth, you tell them look, you know, it's okay at the end, you get jealous, like, come on. Look, how is this gonna benefit me now.

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And there is benefit now and that's having a meaningful life. That's having self esteem. Right, knowing that you're pursuing something that's real, knowing that Allah is pleased with you. And if Allah is pleased with you, you don't care if other people are pleased with you. So you break that shackle you reach self actualization. You reach self actualization, you don't care anymore. You have meaning to your life, knowing that what you're pursuing is not going to go away and somehow allow what ends up happening when people work and work and work and work and then they get what they've been trying to achieve for years and years and years and years. They realize this really wasn't what

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it was all made out to be.

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You know, Allah subhana wa tada when he tells us in the Koran era number one number two dunia Allah one was either too far from beta from what's a calculated field. And while he was a lot, that know that your life is nothing more than play, then you then amusements, then Xena, which is basically decoration, which means that you, you it's superficial, out superficiality, you decorate yourself, you dress a certain way you dress to impress, right, you define your value on the way other people see you. Then it becomes competition proving yourself then it becomes just gathering money and children living, you're living your life, through your wealth through your work through your

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children. Then Allah says cannot study life in our job and co found on the bathtub. And I know you've probably heard it I've seen of this ayah many times. And I guarantee you every time you hear this, I you know, it's funny if you open all of the books of deficit, and you read the Tafseer of this one, if there are 43 different tiers of it, not that they contradict each other but benefits that they're not found in it. losses, like a beneficial rain that came upon crops. And then they grew right, a farmer saw something grown because of a beneficial rain that came and now he sees something. He thinks he accomplished something, then what is the loss of parents is a summer Yeah,

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he's Yeah, he drew it for almost follow. Then it starts to crumble up and it turns yellow. It turns yellow. Now, what is the law say, tada, homeless follow up, you will see it as yellow. Right? It's really interesting. I love the word usage here, you will see what you achieved as yellow. And what does that mean, when you see a plant when you see gardens, when you see things that look really, really really, you know, flush, and they look really, really, really fresh. And then what happens then they start to turn, the garden starts to turn yellow, the plants aren't being watered, it starts to the leaves start to crumble up. Now, what does this mean? And what is so powerful about

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this is and there's one of the some of the font that some of the scholars drew from them, because a lot didn't talk about the job of the ocular until afterwards. A lot of talking about that. And this like when you're not working for something meaningful. You know what happens in junior, you get enough money to buy what you've always wanted to buy, you buy the car that you always wanted to buy. You worked and worked and worked and work and you got a car under your belt, you got a car, because you really wanted that car, you really wanted that house, and you thought that that house was going to give you happiness, you thought that car was going to give you happiness. So you enslave yourself

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in debt because the house looks awesome at first. And then you have to go get a car and you have to start working extra hours to be able to live in that house. So you

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You drive and drive and drive and drive and you work harder and harder and harder and harder to get yourself out of debt.

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Because you thought the house was gonna give you happiness, you're not even enjoying that house. Now, what is the point here? It turned yellow.

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Even if you were to get an island home, even if you were to get a home or vacation home, in the Bahamas, I guarantee you if you stay there long enough, it turns yellow. Meaning what it does not interest you eventually anymore. Right? You get your iPhone, all of a sudden, the iPhone was not good enough, you want an iPhone two, all of a sudden the iPhone is not it's not thin enough, you want an iPhone three. And then when the iPhone gets thin again, no, you want it to be thick. Again, you get an iPhone four, it's gotta have some different functions. It's got to look different every single time. Right now we all want an iPhone five was Steve Jobs died.

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I think something might be coming out in the fall. But the point is, is that you start you get put you get something, it looks awesome from the outside.

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Like, if I get that, then I'm definitely going to be happy. That car looks amazing on the outside, then you drive it for a week. Then you play with it for a week. And it turns yellow. It doesn't look so good anymore. I want more. I want more I want something else that's going to give me happiness. So I want the same car next year. But I want the lights to move a little bit differently. It's gonna be the exact same car. But I want it to I want it to be because this is not interesting me anymore. And you know what's happening here, it's a drug addiction. It is a serious drug addiction. And at the end of the day, you're going to realize I'm not even living life.

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There is absolutely no meaning to my life here.

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And that is punishments. That is punishment when you work because the last contact says look up inside of the cabinets that we created man and toil, you're always toiling for something as human beings, we're always toiling for something we're trying to accomplish something. And the worst punishments in this life is to see that your your your, your achievements were actually fruitless. They really didn't mean much. And your life really was not meaningful, because you were pursuing something that really had no meaning to it. And what is the last pentatonic day in the life of volleyball when that which was sots. And that which was seeking has been weekends. It's meaningless.

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What you were seeking was nothing. And you as a result, you reduced yourself to that car, you reduced yourself to that phone, you reduced yourself to that status, you reduced yourself to all of that, you became less than it and by virtue of seeking it and the monuments, amiable people, I said something beautiful, he said, and so the one who seeks Allah subhanho wa Taala can never be unsatisfied. Because you're seeking something that is so much greater than you that you can even be likened to a lot. So you will never be weakened because you're seeking a loss of

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a loss of life A bodyboard here, you have these people seeking meaningless things, and they're not living life. They're not living life. And then at the end of the day, they're going to inflict pain on themselves, whether it's through social pain, physical pain, because they want to feel like they're alive. And here you have a person who's seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala. And every time he gets closer and closer to Allah,

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he achieves two things.

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I thought about him a lot. He said that doing a good deed. Go and doing a good deed gives you three pleasures. Yeah, good. Good Deeds has to not give you pleasure. They're supposed to make you happy. They're not supposed to make you idle. They're not supposed to make you proud. They're supposed to make you happy when you achieve things in terms of deep well, so last by some stuff that he does. Tabatha has an article was that Cassie? attic fans are not authentic, it is anathema. If your good deeds make you happy. And your bad deeds make you sad. That means you're a believer. That means you still have your radar working somewhat. still operating. If it still makes you feel good to go

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defensive, it still makes you feel good to come to the mess and if you feel good at the end of this Africa we have handled a lot. The problem is when you like when you think so highly of yourself that you don't do anything anymore when you think just because you're going to turn away just because you came to the masjid that exempts you from living your life as a Muslim outside of the mustard now, because you're so proud of yourself. No, but it feels good, right? I mean, at the end of this pm program, inshallah I hope you'll feel good in the sense that I did something meaningful my time. Right. I spent my time in a meaningful way while people were sleeping tonight. So I bought him a

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whole lot. He said that there are three pleasures for the for the servants. Whenever he does a good deed. The first one is while he's actually doing the good deed, doesn't it feel good to actually be doing these good deeds when you're actually engaged in the process.

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And you're aware that this is a good deed. And this is for a law and the law is wanting, it feels good. It feels good.

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So he said, that's the first thing that he said, were heinous. And then whenever he remembers it later on in his life, when you think back on your good deeds, when you think back on your accomplishments, you feel good. You feel good, not proud, but good enough, you know, I'm glad that in my youth I was I was in the masjid, I could have been in many different places and hamdulillah I was doing so I figured it out early on. I was reading for an early on I was in I was in the masjid early on, you know, I was doing something meaningful. So whatever you think back, and I guarantee you inshallah, if you ever go to like a ton of via camp, and I'm a huge fan of like, ton of via

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camps and stuff like that, like intensive classes, whether it's in the form of a weekend seminar, a week long seminar, a two week seminar, a one month program. I remember, I saw robotics, so we had the bay undergrads, right? Whenever people finish beta, when you look back on it, it's sweet memories, sweet memories, we can hand it in that it's you think about it, and you feel good, you don't feel like you wasted your time when you do these types of things. Right. So that's the second player that he said. And the third one is the ultimate pleasure and that's when he meets a loss and

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you haven't even begun to be rewarded, yet. You feel good about it, and you feel accomplished. And you're saying, good luck, you've already reaped the benefits of this good deed. But at the same time, the real pleasure is when you get to meet Allah Subhana Allah. And that's when the province informs us right? That for the fasting person is two pleasures. One when he breaks his fast with a real real pleasure is when he meets Allah subhanaw taala with that fast and a lot of gifts in his reward center. You know, somehow a lot. When you think about this, from a standpoint, again, working despite the obstacles, there are many a hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam praised the

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person who was who, who loses something in the process of being in being Muslim. Right? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, You know, he praised the gray hair that came throughout being a Muslim, right throughout working FISA visa, right you have this gray hair that has been that has been with you for your entire life for throughout your Islam, right, you you attain the gray hair while you were being a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praise sharp when, you know a young person who was who was raised in the bar of a lot and the worship of Allah Subhana what's out someone whose heart was attached to the message, someone who was in

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essence, someone who was working and as a result, they lost, they sacrifice some things, right? They made some sacrifices. It's how I was I was looking at this really

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got me thinking,

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you know, I remember

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just really right before Ramadan, actually, not right before Ramadan, this there is I'm actually thinking how many months ago it was, but it was only a few months ago.

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A great scholar by the name of ships almost hakuho any of the whole lot in Egypt.

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And he had to have his legs amputated.

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Yes, this is a person that has taught millions of people have been millions and millions and millions of people in the DEA.

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And so Pamela just it just gets you thinking like man those legs How many times have those legs walked for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala they were used in walking to messages after messages after mustered to seek knowledge after knowledge after knowledge if others have was the prison may have a shift. I mean, kiss coughing all lots of Allah and prison.

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You know, whenever whenever Egypt whatever the people of Egypt were under tyranny. He was he was his prison, mate. How many times have these legs walked for so long? How many times have these legs stood for? It's a hedge of them. And you know, I'm not trying to immortalize them. And I'm talking about just so we can take some present day role models, right? You look at a person, it's really worked for us to beat it up.

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Then you look at a person who lived their entire lives, let's say as an athlete, and really never came close to a loss of kind of what's odd. And at the end, they ended up losing their legs or they ended up you know, going through some sort of excruciating pain they were they were rendered incapable at the end. And you think to yourself, somehow look at the difference between the two. How one person worked and worked and work and work and imagine how when Allah subhanaw taala tells us I walked in and the our lead, the brother was reciting from Surah. Yaseen, the day that the limbs will testify to calluna at him with a shadow of judo, right? We were reading this is not that the hands

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will speak, and the legs will come and bear witness. Your limbs will actually come and bear witness for or against you on the Day of Judgment. That's it.

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Scary.

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That's scary. Your arms, your legs, your tongue, everything will come your eyes will speak for you or against you on the Day of Judgment. Now imagine legs or eyes. I always mentioned to the doctor, I have a lot to hide.

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Somehow a lot. I mean, whether you agree with some of his dominant tactics or not, I know brothers always like to start talking about that the main works, he worked, he was a Dewar. And he worked FISA, Beatty law. And I remember in the 1990s, whatever, he became paralyzed from nose down.

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And if you ever watched his old debates, I mean, he's always got he always had energies, Pamela, he always just, it looked like he drank like three cans of Red Bull before every single debate, masala, or having a whole lot to Ana. Man, that guy had some energy. You know, somehow some,

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you know, he did the debate in LSU with Jimmy Swaggart, and I was a kid when that happened, it was a very famous debate with Jimmy sweat, the guy would get off of a plane, and just start goes to a debate. And he's ready. He's fresh, right. And I feel really bad saying that having come late to my program here tonight, somehow a lot is fresh, ready to go. And then he was paralyzed from nose down. And the only thing he had were his eyes, if you ever watch a video, you can actually go to YouTube, it's very

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heartbreaking to see you know, after his stroke when he was paralyzed from nose down, and just seeing him laying in bed. And if you've seen him in person, you've seen how much energy has probably seen laying in bed. But you know what, he didn't quit. He didn't quit. He was actually he had a machine where he could write letters using his eyes, he would blink at certain letters. So he'd look at, he would blink at certain letters. So he was able to write letters using his eyes. And he would spend the entire day writing letters to the preachers that he's debated throughout the world. to people that asked him questions. If you wrote a letter to him a lot between 96 and 99, you would

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have gotten a response, he would have sent you back a letter, he would sit there and respond to questions on a snap, respond to people send letters throughout the world using his eyes.

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And he had two nurses, two Christian nurses in South Africa, he would debate with them using his eyes. And in 1998, one of those nurses accepted us not

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the guy accomplished with his eyes or in a whole lot to Allah, what some of us will not be able to accomplish with our full faculties throughout our entire lives.

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That's deep.

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You know, when you meet a loss of hundreds and your hands, again, we're still having these conversations, what I'm saying to the Muslim youth, and I know that this is really, really, really hard to fathom sometimes. Are you doing something meaningful? If you're still having the discussion about the same issue, whether it's hot or how long? Every single day of your life, while people are striving and struggling for this Deen while before getting to work, that means you're consuming yourself in something that is purposeless, you're consuming yourself and, and one of the things the prophets I send them said we'll be asked about on the Day of Judgment. I'm sure that'd be enough.

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Anyway, I'm just thinking about your health, about your body, female or black, how you consumed your body, how you consumed your body, look, we're all going to die. We're all going to get really, really weak one day, if we don't die in some sudden tragic accident or some sudden tragic heart attack or something of that sort. We're going to see ourselves get old, we're going to see our health go away, we're going to see it. It's just it's just the natural process. This is how it happened. This is what life is.

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And somehow a lot of towards the end of your life. You've done absolutely nothing meaningful with your life. You haven't accomplished anything, you haven't done anything to really, to really have a true legacy with a loss of pride avoids

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then you're going to be filled with regret. And on the Day of Judgment, that was an Amana you've got an answer for that. You know, for some of us, I'm sad that we will be asked on the Day of Judgment for a sip of water, a sip of water you'll be asked about Then what about the blessing of Islam?

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What about the blessing of eemaan What about the blessing of these youth groups? Use of Palawan and it just it it bothers me to see waste wasted potential it really there's nothing that bothers me more personally, I'm telling you that to see wasted potential It drives me insane. There's some people so Pamela, that just have a world of potential, but they end up being so average, so average, because they're not doing anything they're still concerning themselves with whether this is allowed or whether this is how long and they're not working. They're not just getting deaths.

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Halla, they're not doers. And it's it's bothersome. Because how much potential do we have? How much good could we really do a lot is gonna ask us about this. You know, somehow there is a message in,

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in Dallas. I'm known to sing the praises of the community in Dallas a lot. It's a beautiful community.

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Anyone who's been there would know and that's not a knock on your commute. It's my first time there and how many loads on me. But there's a message in in Plano, it's called epic message. So I'm giving you guys a shout out if you guys are here, if you guys are watching East Plano Islamic Center, right. And so it's a shout out to the sisters in Africa.

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They have 11 sisters Holocaust a week.

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Long guys.

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And I was told this is what I was told by them. Actually, I remember the sisters, the sisters when he invited me for a lecture on ribba interest, like a month ago at 11am. on a Tuesday morning, there were over 100 sisters there, a lot

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of luck, just making use of your time and working and pursuing something meaningful. Now back to the is with a D then and we'll have to end with this. Well, last panel at Anasazi commented at length in orange and co found about familia Haeju. Friends a lot most

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people were happy were pleased with it with a beneficial rain that came and the crops grew, the plants grew. And then the leaf started to turn yellow and they started to crumble. Suddenly, akuna Obama, and then the plant completely died and disappeared. What Phil erotica when studied and then the real punishment has not even started yet the real punishment is when you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. Either one should eat and for the believers lamalfa Pharaoh tumino law was one the forgiveness of a lot and his pleasure, woman hyah to dunya elements are war. And the life of this world is not a temporary pleasure based on deception, delusion. Now, some pantalon and I told you,

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if you read Tafseer of this ayah I'm telling you every single Tafseer has a different value from it. And even some of the modern data or some of the modern data festering they made a point to say that that was the reason why the plant starts to turn yellow, Allah subhanaw taala is describing our lives here, right? The were probably told, and there is beauty in the Quran every single year, you find beautiful things from the new things from it, I posted something on Facebook just a few days ago is really, really beautiful, powerful, that that science has now discovered that ants talk to each other.

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I'm serious how you can there's it was it was actually on ABC in 2009. This report. So you thought those ads weren't actually there's something there from the most sophisticated insects, and they all talk to each other. They have a way of communicating with each other. And a lot told this in sort of Al NEMA, the chapter of the ends about how the ants were planning whatever study about it. So that was coming, they were talking to each other and communicating to each other. So every single year, you find beautiful things from a bowl, and it's a living miracle. There's always miracles from it, even scientific miracles. And from a lot of this, by the way, I remember when my beloved teacher

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should have had talking about this from a medical perspective, that a lot just described the lifecycle of an individual. And the reason why the plant starts to turn yellow and crumble is because it does not have water.

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And this is true, the life went away the beneficial water went away in the sense that when a child is born, 52% of his body is made up of water, I'm sorry, actually was 76% of his body is made up of water. By the time the average individual dies, only 52% of his body is water, you naturally are more dehydrated.

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How do you say you literally turned yellow in that regard, but you naturally become more dehydrated, there's so many benefits. But the point that I really want to make here again, just make sure that you're doing something meaningful. You know, Jose Addison, he wrote, in his book on happiness, his principles of happiness, something really phenomenon with this, he wrote that there are three, there are three components of happiness today, and I've mentioned this in a lecture before. So I'm saying it again. So if you're watching this, and you're saying he had already said this before, well, that's what YouTube does.

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So, somehow, a lot, he said, there are three components of happiness. And just just remember that sisters and brothers remember that. So that's something to do something to love. And something to look forward to.

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A person has three these three components in their lives, they will be happy. And if a person is missing any one of these components in their lives, they will not be able to be happy, they will not achieve happiness. And at the end of the day, they're going to kill themselves. They're going to be depressed, they're going to die, feeling miserable, not having accomplished anything, but if a person has these three

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components something to do, they're always productive. They're always working as human beings, you know, it's always there's this fantasy that and you know, especially when you're young, you're likely to get caught into some form of a pyramid scheme. You know, there's a lot of different studies on that, like someone's going to teach you that you can get rich quick, and that you figured something else. And I'm not going to start saying names of organizations and gimmicks and things of that sort. But if you sell this product, and if you go and get this person, he's a, you're likely to get caught into some form of a get rich, quick scheme, right, and people will tell you that you'll

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be able to retire by the age of 25, or by the age of 30 years old, it's all garbage and nonsense, but your, that idea is very attractive, I'll get, I'll get to just kick back and relax, and my money will all be there, and it's gonna all be taken, my money's gonna be making money and things of that sort. And I'll just kick back. But as human beings, we actually don't like to sit back. It's really miserable. And somehow, I remember on CBS News, one time, they were talking about how when people retire, they look for ways to make themselves work. Alright, start establishing, you know, walking schedules and things of that, like, they want to give themselves work, you want to feel relevant. So

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you still want to work. So in reality, retirements not very nice, either, you really don't want to retire inside of you, you really don't want to retire, you want to keep working you but you want to be doing something meaningful, right. And that doesn't mean working in the sense of, of corporate america getting a salary, but you really want to work, you like to be productive. People like to be productive, right? So something to do something to work, to something to keep you engaged and busy. Something what was the second thing I mentioned, something to love, good, something to love. If it's devoid of love, if it's devoid of friendship, if it's devoid of, you know, if you're just doing it,

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because everybody else is doing it, but at the same time, you don't love what you do you know, how they have that, that love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life, all those types of quotes and things of that sort, right? It's because people think that I'll just do this, and this will make me rich, and that will naturally get me happy. No, if you don't have anything to love in your life, then you won't be happy, something to love, then something to look forward to. Again, one of the most miserable things that could happen to an individual, one of the most miserable things that can happen to an individual is that they get there. And it's not what it was made out to be.

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And there is nothing further to look forward to. You've got the money, you've got the status, you've got everything that you wanted. And it wasn't what it was made out to be an unfortunately, that is a disappointment that takes place on a daily basis. And people are always disappointed because the dunya always disappoints. If you get rich, you're not going to be able to purchase your health. Your health might take a hit. If you get rich, and you get the house and you get the fame and you get all of that. Then your parents are getting old and they might die very soon.

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And what are you going to do to deal with that? Right, your kids are going to have hardships. Your kids might not treat you with respect. It's struggle. It's term one and you realize I've got nothing to look forward to. The only thing I'm doing is I'm trying to use my money to make more money. But at the end of the day, I've got nothing to look forward to. So why do I say that these three things Jose, Addison's and Pamela will law here I was I read this and I happen to be reading. So earlier on that day, was Sadie Are we good, I'm a Filipina nakoma, Jonathan Alto. So now what will

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rush meaning work something to do? Sadie are and this is a very famous quote, by the way, what I just mentioned. So I didn't just make it up. And Jose Addison is a real person.

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Because I noticed that it's the age of quotations, you can just say, you know, common names and things of that sort. But sadio means what work, rush Sabu is studypool Allah says rush, work, run. In that model. If you're writing then Robbie come to the forgiveness and compassion of your Lord. Something to do something to love. And then what comes next? Well, agenda is in a similar to an alternate paradise that is as vast as the heavens and the earth

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has been promised for those who are conscious and aware of a loss of habitat.

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something to look forward to, that is so beautiful, that with people these these, these books about happiness versus achievement and the 10 principles of happiness, and how to live a meaningful life, and the hell of a purpose, this life, the scholars already we're talking about gentleman who wrote the hell of a purposeless life 1300 years ago. We've all it's already in the water and it's already in the sun. A lot already wants you to live a meaningful life. So the point that I'm just trying to make again

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And it's got it. If you really love the last time you're working for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, that it will be meaningful. And at the end of the day, all the nonsense that comes with it, yes, you're going to find people that are going to stand in your way you're going to find very rude people, you're going to be very unappreciated. I'm telling you, if you work in Islamic work, if you have anything to do with an Islamic organization or invested, you will be very, very, very under appreciated. Because knowledge is under appreciated. Deen is under appreciated. That's just the time that we live in. Okay, you're going to be under appreciated, people are not going to treat you like

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you're doing anything. So if you're doing it for yourself, or if you're doing it for the praise of people, you're going to burn out. And you're going to be one of those people that looks back on their lives and says, I remember when I used to do this. I used to do that. I used to do this nice to do that. You burned out Why? Because you were under appreciated, and you weren't doing it for a long time. You're doing it for a lot. Every single step, you get closer to Allah, you get unsalted, you're you're happy of what you've achieved, but at the same time you want more.

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you've memorized one deserve. And you've tasted the sweetness of that doing that for the sake of Allah, I really want to do

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I really want to move on, you started to learn a little bit of Islam. You open these books, you just learned the basics. And you thought to yourself, I really don't know enough. I feel like the most ignorant person in the world. You know, so how long does a person who's never opened the book or who's barely opened the book in a snap? But thinks they know it all, you know will argue with people over over complicated sophisticated issues of I really don't feel like I've gotten anywhere I want more, more, more more. But that more is not one that disappoints you, right? Seriously, are you deep, because in dunya, you feel like everything went to waste before that, because you haven't

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gotten more in Islam. It's like, this is so awesome. I want more.

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It's different, I've tasted the sweetness of it. So I want to keep on eating from that dish I want to keep on getting from it. I want to keep on drawing from you know, I tasted the sweetness, one time of salon, I remember. And I remember when I was praying in Santa we and the mountain was reading and I was affected by that, you know, I understood the words that he was saying that time I want to understand more.

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I want more.

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So wanting more, but in a good way was he that he can forget enough is not enough for those who want to compete compete for them, the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So don't worry about the people in front of you. And don't worry about the rudeness. And don't worry about the under appreciation. And don't worry about not being able to live that facade of you know, of being part of that culture where everybody competes with everybody else. If you know that person had a wedding that look like that, I've got to have a wedding that out does their wedding, that person has this car, I've got to outdo their car. Now. Don't get involved in that nonsense work for a loss of

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autonomy. And your life will have purpose and meaning and self love. And likely mountain Lhasa. And this is my last last last last point.

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He said that, you know that you've had a productive day. And this is a lot. He said, whenever you put your head on the pillow and you fall asleep right away. And it's not just because you're someone who sleeps really easy. But it's because you've worked, you've made the most out of that day, you've turned that 24 hour day into 100 hours, you've turned it into so much more. Whereas another person slept half of the day, watch the movie for another three hours of the day, you know completely wasted their time during that day. You turn that 24 hour day into into a lifetime. And that's essentially when we look at the Sahaba and what they were able to accomplish. People like Blue

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Mountain people that read for you know how they read every single day, how they were able to do this and we look at this stuff and we say that's not humanly possible. They had bollock and their time, in blessing in their time. So I asked Allah subhanaw taala to allow both you and I in sha Allah, all of us here to learn the art of first and foremost standing before Allah subhanho It's odd because that is the true work beyond number one standing in front of the loss of Hanukkah tada and to learn the blessing of working FISA, Beatty law and being a part of the deen and being a part of the spread of this Deen being a part of something purpose, you know with with purpose and with meaning. We ask

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Allah subhana wa tada to allow us to be part of this great legacy of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and we ask Allah subhana wa tada that whenever we leave this world, we have left behind something meaningful. And we ask Allah subhana wa tada that when our livers testified on the Day of Judgment, they testify for us. We asked the last kind of wins out of that when our tongs testify on the Day of Judgment. they testify for our tests V and for our liquid and for our enjoining good and they don't testify against us for our best

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Writing in our line and our vein talk We ask Allah subhana wa tada that when our legs testify on the Day of Judgment, they testify that these legs stood in prayer that these legs walk and toiled for the sake of you Oh Allah that that they did not just walk towards vain talk that they did not just get tired and exhausted in sports and and and you know walking towards falsely No, but they actually got tired for your sake, they actually moved for you a lot that our arms move for you a lot, and that we become a people that start to live for the sake of a loss to Allah. And we asked a lot longer for Bitner and unknown TV not a lot to grandma's got to live by that you're not allowed to

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die by that you have a lot to be raised with the law a lot. I mean, does that come along? For your attentive listening as lost contacts and bless you all in shaba and I apologize again for my for my being late I really hate to do that. But I had a lot It was the opposite of a lot. And there might be some there is some wisdom certainly in that I'm not blaming blaming my tardiness on public I'm just saying you know, please forgive me for that and shut up and I hope that you are still able to benefit inshallah to Allah. And I'll just request everyone that tonight make sure you pray a lot of lifted before you sleep. If you're going to do something stay away till further just make sure you

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get in here with us a lot because I can Wilfredo Snell declined

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a bit.

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Chela, we'll take a few questions. If anyone has any questions, please ask. So brother sister will go one by one one inshallah.

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or sister brother, actually, ladies first, if anyone has a question, someone raise their hands all time.

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anybody has a question?

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online and we take questions online.

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You have a question right here. If you have a question your online post post to our side, which Facebook page I love Facebook page masscue was meant as a center have a Facebook page?

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Is it better to do it? Those of you who are walking out if you can make sure that you keep your commotion, down shawl your voices down so that we can answer questions. Yes. Is it better to do it at home? Or?

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Frankly, is it better to do it at home or to do it in July? Aside from total prayer, for sure. It's better to do it at home than to do it in Jamaat it's better to pray all of your no office at home. also lost items that don't turn your homes into graveyards. So you're sitting there prayers, if you can pray them at home, that's better if you think you're not going to pray them if you go home because you're going to get distracted then pray them in the masjid. But, you know, to get the maximum reward the Prophet slicin always pray this at home. So, as you know, as much as you can keep your salon up between you and the last prints I do so. But printing in Jamaica in terms of fuddled,

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obviously, you know, we have to do the mandatory prayers if we can. But as far as telawi is concerned, there's a difference of opinion whether or when on top of the allotted time who gathered people behind one email being obeyed in Kabul the lowdown on some of the scholars said it's still better if a person can pray the same amount of pm with the same amount of grace because suddenly has just the M. There's no such thing as the word subtle weakens. Just it's beyond that. So if a person can pray with the same diligence at home, and some of the scholars said it's preferred to pray at home even then, but let's face it, no with an Imam reciting in the message and praying in German and

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so we the whole feeling of Ramadan absorbing that you benefit a lot from that. I mean, just that whole feeling that whole atmosphere, but throughout the year, if you can play piano at home, that's much better.

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Sisters, Any question?

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Oh, yes, I forgot a very important announcement.

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On August 7, inshallah Tanana at 7pm Central Time. On Tuesday, I'm going to be teaching a class called the night of your life. And that's a lecture a class on labor to call the pursuing labor to call it ob for an hour and a half and shot what on August 7, you can go to IL F houston.org. You could go to the Facebook to the iOS page on Facebook and shalbatana for more information, it's going to be a completely free class. So no pain, no payments, but at the same time, if you can please encourage others to come and soliton to get the word out Mashallah, you know, spread it through all of your networks so that as many people it's should be the 19th and 20th night of Ramadan and shot

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lots either. So it's a chance for us to look to learn the film, to learn the beauty to sort of just get rejuvenated, about learning

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For a little

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shallow time the last two nights before we start on the same night that we're going to start inshallah Tada. So please do your best to be a part of the

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sisters and brothers. Yes.

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Is there any virtue to finishing the hope or an Ramadan reading it by yourself? Absolutely. This is shuffled for an interview with the Prophet, slice them daily and Ramadan. And it's very important for us to understand you know about our human life says that the seller considered a person that hypocrite if he did not finish the format every month. So we're supposed to finish the format every month. But in Ramadan, you kick it up a notch you stop, you really do push yourself. If you haven't been finishing it throughout the year, at least not hold on, you need to make sure that you finish the poll and once, maybe twice, if you can do it to just a day if you have to. But try your best to

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finish the quarter and in all about what it is the month of June. So yes, there's virtually no

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other questions?

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Yes.

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The AC just turned on. So a lot of noise here.

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Do you have any recommendations for living the life of purpose? Yes, that's a very good question.

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Number one.

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The major thing that the main thing that you need to look at what's the last thing I need?

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authentic howdy frequently omitted the equity coordinate and omit the savvy foot. In every generation of my oma there are people that are foremost there are people that are ahead of the bunch. They are sadly born.

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If you are just praying enough to where you're you're, you're, you know, you're on par with or you're at the same level as your family as your as your circle of friends as the people around you. That means you need to up you need to up the ante right or who would

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raise your standards elevate yourself. So the number one thing is that you always need to make sure you're ahead of the pack. You're ahead of your your you're ahead of your circle of friends, you're ahead of your family, right, you're the You're the one who's going further with the dean and your family and your circle of friends and the people around you in the community that you are not just ordinary. So that's the first thing that you're doing more than everyone else. That's number one. Now, number two is before a person looks at adding good deeds, the number one thing a person needs to look at is what is standing between me and a loss of how to avoid silence. What is standing

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between me and Allison kind of wants out of why wouldn't a lot give me guidance, and that that's why tough what is tough, is abandoning sense. Abandoning sins has far greater priority indeed, than doing more good deeds is much more important to abandon the things that are displeasing to a loss of humans out of them to add to the things that are pleasing to a loss.

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Because if you've taken a wrong turn in your life and you're continuing on that wrong path, a loss of planets I will not give you guidance, Allah is not going to allow you to have sweetness and slop if you're engaging yourself steadily, even in a minor sin to insist on a minor sin is a major sin. It becomes a kebele when you insist on the same minor sin over and over and over again it's a major sin at that point. So what are the things that are standing between me and the last panel it's either the drama shopping or hate the whole lot. He described it as a job between you and Allah subhanaw taala

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right your knifes your ego, your lowly desires. So lifting that veil, the veil off your heart between you and a loss of time, then naturally, when the pinata though, without the loss of hindsight, I consistently mentioned as the Buddha increasing people and guidance that seek guidance, so naturally when you abandon the things between you and the last kinds are the displeasing and that is what Ramadan is all about abandoning those things between us and the last kind of without those obstacles that naturally Allah subhanaw taala will forgive you and Allah subhanaw taala will allow you to draw closer to Him in South LA. The third thing is gradually building yourself and it's so

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simple. A person that has prayed to cause of sin not before so often budget for their entire lives has made sure that they just don't abandon those two icons of sin not a budget prayer will have prayed far more similar prayers than a person who used to just pray follow but used to pray on a weekend Ramadan. He would have done

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More sooner prayers that a person who would have would have just prayed there fell out but only but but made sure to do total weekend Ramadan

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even if he didn't pray a single record of total weekend his life why because it was consistent and also lost license advice and aromatic a loved one will have the most beloved actions to a lot are the small ones or the ones that are consistent even if they're small, gradually developing yourself my goals for this ramadan ramadan 2012 should be different from my goals of Ramadan 2013 they should be completely different this little dawn should not be like the next hold on I should have developed myself I should have normalized that the habits I should have made them a part of my my life by the end of Ramadan. By the time next gen dawn comes around the standards that I set and Ramadan should

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be again, my bare minimum I need to be upping it, you know next level bind to be making sure that I'm that I'm reaching a new standard inshallah. So building, building yourself gradually, the last thing, center your life around your acts of worship.

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Center your life around your salon, center your life around your acts of worship around the things that please Allah subhanho wa Taala plan your life around those things. Right. And that's really supposed to let you know, I don't I don't make any I don't engage myself in anything, I don't get into any, you know, any activity or anything of that sort, especially if it's if it's leisure, if it's going to contradict a certain schedule that I've already set for myself, right. So for example, every single day, after a lot of budget, I have to read this amount of code and I have to do this I have to do that every single day after salons and motherlove I have this habit every single day

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after ish I have this whatever it is I have habits that I'm that I've that I've established in my life to draw close to a loss of Hannah, what's Allah. So with that, you know, I'm not going to allow anything to come in between me and that worship of Allah Subhana points, I'll plan around it. Right when we want to go to the mall, you know, we've got this, you know, if we want to go hang out, if we want to go to these things, I'm planning around my salon, I'm planning around my acts of worship. That way dunya becomes the necessity. Whereas, whereas Deen becomes you know your purpose. And it's not the opposite where salon is just an obligation that you have to do were acts of worship or just

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an obligation that you have to do but you don't feel your heart into it. You know, you don't feel like your heart is really into it. So

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you know, we look at our Salah sometimes as a distraction from linear, right, let's face it, we're trying to do something and then you look at your watch and you know, I've got appraisal, I've only got 30 minutes left in dollar saw you go and you do your raggedy build a salon, you know, it's got absolutely no quality in it, just to get it out of the way so your salon was a distraction from what you were really trying to do. So where was your purpose? Where was your sense of, of happiness? Where was your sense of meaning it was in the dunya it wasn't in the deen whereas we see Dean we see our eva.we should see our Eva that as Muslims as the center of our lives. So inshallah I hope those

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those few tips would would help us inshallah.

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Any other questions? Yes.

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What can you do to increase your for sure. And it's so simple even if you don't understand a lick of Arabic, you need to read about the Jews, you need to read just the basic Tafseer of the Jews before you come to a tidal wave that night you need to know what the amount is going to read and you need to be aware of it. I'm telling you even if you don't understand Arabic If you spend 30 minutes a day reading about that just catching key words understanding what the moms going to be talking about what the moms going to be reading then you're engaged before you even start talking with you already engaged. So reading about it before you start and then not eating too much before

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the if you're gaining weight and Ramadan you're definitely not doing it right.

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So we really need to look at the portions that we eat you know making sure that we eat small smaller portions because I mean how are you going to have any crucial and Salafi eaten that if you've eaten this humongous plate of all this variety it's funny because like you've got Ramadan buffets and stuff

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all around like in restaurants like they know to do Ramadan buffet special Ramadan buffets and it's like wow, you know, they know that people pick out a normal lunch shamelessly, right? You're not going to have quality in your salon that you're going to be burping up your body

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in your salon

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so the smaller portions

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Any other questions?

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Steps to accomplish forgiveness. Allah says and I saw your line was asked us this is really beautiful I was asked by some people how how can I know that Allah subhanaw taala will show will will show Toba to me will accept my Toba and I showed the love. And I said, a lot accepted. You told me before, you've been honest, because a lot doesn't look on photogra law, it means a lot turned to us so that you could turn to him in the first place. So when it comes to forgiveness, just by a person's desire to be forgiven, a lot has already forgiven them if their desire was sincere, but it's not enough to just cry, it's not enough to just feel bad, it's, you know, you have to actually

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make resolutions in your life in your life. So the shuttle to toe buzz as we derived from the Hadith, which are the prerequisites of of true repentance. Number one is another is remorse regret feeling bad for what you've done. Number two is actually seeking forgiveness. So the first thing is actually feeling bad for But the second thing is actually seeking forgiveness. Number three, is to commit to never return to that sin again. And number four, if applicable, if you've harmed somebody, you need to make sure that you undo the harm that you try to restore the rights of the person to the person that you've harmed.

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Last question, yeah. The follow up would go back to what you were.

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What if you go back to that sentence?

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Here's the thing. You need to, you know, we always we always find that there's sometimes obstacles between us and the last time and we sincerely want to get rid of them sometimes, right? But then and when we make repentance, we're sincere in that repentance and then sometimes we fall back into it.

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There are two things that can there are two things that you need to ask yourself the number one was my repentance truly sincere in the first place?

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That I really feel bad enough about it. The second thing is that yes, Allah subhanaw taala will continue to forgive you as also loss items that Allah will continue to forgive you or alone will not get tired of forgiving you until you get tired of seeking His forgiveness. Allow will not get sick of forgiving you until you get sick of seeking His forgiveness. What I would say is that those consistent sins which you have to understand is that every time you repent from the sin, but you still end up falling into it.

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You're breaking your resolve. So the next time that you make repentance you're not even gonna believe yourself. Right? You're gonna be like, yeah, I'm making stuff up but I know I'm gonna fall right back into shape Vaughn tries to make you hopeless.

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The meaning of safe bonds the meaning of safe on his sofa, which means he dug himself Deep South

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porn means a deep well. CELTA means he kept digging himself deeper and deeper in the hole. That's what the meaning of the word site bond is. A blessa means at least comes from a Walesa he disappeared from last time he disappeared from the mercy of Allah kept digging himself deeper and deeper and deeper in the hole. So the important thing here is to reverse course, that's the real essence of Toba is to reverse course, to try to reverse course, but don't lose hope. And the last time here's what it believes does before you commit a sin shavon tells you that Allah is most merciful, and that you're an awesome person, after you commit the sin at least tells you your shape

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and tells you that Allah has no mercy and that you are a horrible human being.

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He breaks you down. So every time you're, you know, you're going to feel more and more incapable of breaking that sense of what I would say is, at that point, if a person is committing the same sin over and over and over again, get people to keep you in check. seeking help for your sin is not like boasting about your sin, we have a very, very, very misconstrued understanding when it comes to exposing your sins expose what Rasulullah saw some talks about in terms of exposing your sins, and being punished for them is when a person proudly boasts of their sins alleged at midnight, and then he brags about it in the daytime, but seeking help for a problem that you have a legitimate problem

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going to a person who you think can help you go you know, getting someone involved, the friend involved someone you know, that is not the same. Okay, that is not the same. So I tell people all look, if you've got a sentence that's hitting you over and over and over again, then seek help for it. You know, I'm not I'm not suggesting that you we go to a chef like a priest or something like that and try to get our Estefan through him do from seek forgiveness through him. What I'm saying is, you've got a friend that you really, really really trust and you tell them look, I'm struggling with this. I need you to help me I need you to call me out. You know, I need you to check up on me.

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I need your help. So if that's the case, we need to get people involved because you don't want to meet a lost contact with us in and break. break any attachment you have to lessen

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They all you know, there's a saying that if you're a recovering alcoholic, don't play pool in the bar,

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drug rehab, don't put yourself in unnecessary contact with that sin over and over and over again. So try to break the contract between you and that sin. If there was an environment that allowed you to commit that sin, then you need to stay away from it. You need to try to make sure you get away from that environment. You tried to put obstacles between you in that sense that you don't go back to it.

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Right. So I think inshallah, tada, we're going to stop now. does that fit into all of you for coming out? I'll answer the questions privately. nacelles.

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We're gonna take a quick break and then in a few minutes