Following The Sunnah The Greatest Trend Of All Time

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on in

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life

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too early,

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right now happy to be here.

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So, the topic we have for today is the topic of the Sunnah of the profits.

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And the issue of trends or trends. And I actually, I thought this is an excellent,

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wonderful topic because one of the things that we see now is how things become trends very quickly. And it almost happens overnight, it happens very unexpectedly, sometimes we will see like a video on YouTube, or something that we would never expect in our wildest dreams that something this ridiculous, idiotic, would become viral, but it catches on and it becomes, it becomes viral, everybody starts watching it, talking about it, etc, etc. Now, we as human beings, the way Allah subhanaw taala has created us, we have the need to be part of something we have the need to be part of something bigger than ourselves, we have the need to be part of communities and follow others and

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do things together. And this is something that Allah subhanaw taala because he is our Creator, this is something that he already recognizes, obviously, and this is why a lot of how Adana throughout history has said profits, because a lot of knows that for order for in order for us to be content, we have to have a leader we have to have someone to look up to and someone to follow. So Allah subhanho wa Taala picked the best way to spread the message of Islam. And this is why the last one runs out of pigs sending messengers and sending profits. And this is why the prophets have a long way to send them what sentence? Now the question comes up. Obviously, the prophets have a lot more

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ethics and them is not here with us today. Right? So how did the last headline to either plan for us to have someone to follow to have a leader to have someone be there as an example for us? And the answer is in the Sunnah of the Prophet summit, blah, blah, negative sentiment. And this is why the prophets have always said that it is farewell footwork. Now you have to imagine for a lot of the people at that time. This is the last time that they were going to see the profits of Lamar, I think this is the last message that they're going to hear from him from his own words. So obviously, the farewell pilgrimage is very important and what the process send them says the federal pilgrimage is

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very, very important. And from amongst what he said, he said, talk to Pico Emirate. He says I've left you with two things or two, two matters. He said no political Monica septum Mishima. He said, as long as you hold on to these two things, you will not go straight to terrible luck. He was sitting next to me.

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He said that is the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as we know, last night, Allah has protected this message until the day of judgment. And from this message we say the Quran, and the Sunnah is preserved and protected for us. So we have someone to follow. We have someone to look up to until the day of judgment. And this is what

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he said about the prophets of advice and reminding us that Listen, this is a person who should follow Chiara leconfield, who swear to NASA, there has been for you in the messenger of a lot. A prime example. The best example the best of examples, Neiman Canada, you're

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the person or the one who hopes in love. And the final day, meaning if that is what you want. And that's truly what job panda is. That's what your belief is that indeed, you want to meet a lesson.

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And as we know, that's one of the greatest blessings that a Muslim will ever ever come across. And that'd be the happiest moment we will ever experience is seeing the face of a bus.

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So if we hope to meet the law, and we believe in the final day, I believe that we're going to be accountable for our actions. In that case, then the prophet SAW I sent them is the best of your examples. How are you? How are you don't believe that if you don't believe that you're going to be held accountable for your actions, then go ahead and follow Katy Perry or Justin Bieber, whoever you want, right? No big deal if you don't believe that you're held accountable for your actions. If you believe that

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Listen, the only purpose of my life is just to have fun and to do things and whatever is enjoyable to me, I'll do that. If that is your wish you're happy that is that is what your what your faith is, and go ahead and follow wherever you want. However, if you believe that you will show up on the Day of Judgment, and you'll be accountable for your actions, then the prophet SAW will love it, he'll send them is the best of examples that you have. And this is something that the companions of the loved our animal, this is something that they understood. And this is something we see which was part of their lives. And it's very interesting how like the stories of the companions do they

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actually work? If you look at the companions, they were normal human beings, they were human beings, they weren't superhuman. They made mistakes. And even at Tom David committed sins, however, the prophets of Long Island descended them, call them Caleb,

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he said they are the best generation.

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Right? The best generation is my generation, meaning the generation of the companions of the Prophet SAW a lot more eyes. And so what really made the companions the best of innovations, as we said, they weren't they were human beings like us, right, they have strengths and weaknesses and emotions and feelings and all that kind of stuff. But what made them in particular, the best of generations, firstly, they gave importance to the certain

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10 commandments of the prophet SAW, I send them above everything else, above everything else, they gave importance, or they gave preference to the Sunnah of the Prophet, civilize them. And even we see the ideas of the present them, he said, not to be not identical, he said, none of you will truly believe until your desires conform to that which I have brought. Meaning our desires may at times, fool us away from the Sunnah of the Prophet, as I said, so sometimes we may know this is this isn't the commandment of Allah, this is what we're supposed to be doing. However, our desires pull us in a different direction. And the process Adam says, in order for you to truly have you know, you're in

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order for you to have true email, your desires have to conform to that which I have brought me the message of Islam. And this is why

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we see that Islam is a basically a call against succumbing to our desires. And if you think that if you see religions or ways of life, like atheism, for example, it's the exact opposite. atheism causes you to follow your desires, rather than, you know, what they say is, if it feels good, what

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feels good, do it. If it doesn't, then don't do it. Right. And that is that is like a way of life. And that is how like an atheist, for example, their test of right and wrong, is basically do I think this is right or wrong. And the problem with something like that is in the end of the day, every person has their own desires, and every person has their own wants and needs and all of this stuff. And if you leave it up to the individual, right to say, Listen, if you feel like this is good, then go ahead and do it. If it feels good to you go ahead and do it. You're going to have a society which is chaotic chaos in the society and allow us to understand this, and this is what lesson paradata

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sent us the Sunnah of the profits in the long run.

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There is a story of

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when Irma was the halifa and Romo gave the judgment in which he said that the widow

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of a man who had passed away, she does not receive anything from the blood money of her husband, the husband has passed away, and another companion of biohacking, Sophia and

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he came to me alone. And he said, I personally received a letter for the profits of a loved one in which the profits I said have told me that the widow receives money or she receives from the amount given in the blood money. So somebody's husband has passed away somebody whose husband is killed or something like that. And there's blood money given for the husband, that the widower receives that money even though no one had initially said otherwise. And as soon as your model the love that I've heard that as soon as you heard that this is what the profits of a loved one is that the men instructed he immediately changed his answer. And he reverted to what the profits of a lover I think

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it was send them said and this shows you how some how the the how a role model the love that he gave preference to the suddenness over even his own ego. Right? And you have to realize what it was at this time. It wasn't just like an ordinary person. He was the halifa right? People look up to him. He's like the ruler of the Muslim ummah. And he immediately changed agenda he immediately changes. Right? And a lot of times one of the problems that we face for example is because of the internet and stuff like that people argue online, and I've personally seen many like debates and things like that online you might have experienced as well where somebody posts on

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Think controversial or not even. And then you see people replying and going back and forth and arguing back and forth and back and forth. lol What am I even like, I was on my Facebook page, and not my Facebook, but I was on my, my Facebook feed. And I saw an argument taking place between it was two or three people. And it said, click here to view the previous 246 comments.

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This argument occurred when people went back and forth 246 times, right? And what happens a lot of times when these arguments is that because it's usually a matter of our ego, right, we want to prove somebody wrong, we want to make sure that we are saying that we are writing, right, we don't want to look bad, because a lot of times when arguments occur on the internet, right? If they're incorrect, and they're occurring in front of a lot of people, our friends can see it, the person we're arguing with their friends can see it, other people can see it, we don't want to look bad. So a lot of times we may even say something which is incorrect. Or we may start speaking about Islam without

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knowledge, because we want to prove ourselves to be correct. And we see a lot of that. I mean, he was

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he was the leader of the Muslim Ummah, in that position, he gave preferences. And he said, Listen, it's not about my ego. It's not about proving that I'm right, it's about going back to the center of the province of law. So that's the first thing, that's one of the things that made the companions, the best generation is that they always put the center of the process before everything else, even their own desires, and even their own ego or even their own, like trying to look nicer and look.

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Secondly, the companions.

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The second thing that making the best of generations is that they didn't hesitate or wait to implement the Sunnah of the Prophet.

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So it wasn't like, you know, you hear something, and this is the sort of person instructing us to do this, or this is what a sound tells us to do. And we sit and ponder over for a while, say, you know, can I really do this is something really hard, really difficult, et cetera, et cetera, when the companions got a commandment,

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when they saw a certain note, being immediately implemented and immediately acted upon it, and this is why we know that in Medina, when the judgment finally killed Allah subhanaw taala finally made alcohol how long alcohol was made and permissible, the process that have said to compound it out in the streets in Medina, to tell the people that intoxicants that alcohol has now become How long has it become impermissible, and this narration that say that companions, they were, some of them, they were drinking alcohol there was was in their mouth, and they spat it out. Right. And by the way, I'll come up with something beloved to the Arabs at that time, it was a big part of society. Right?

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Along with that, that's how they reacted when these when they when the commandment came down. And we know this narration, I mentioned that the streets of Medina that alcohol was poured out in the streets. And then somehow so you hear that the glasses and the vessels that contain, you could hear them breaking. And this is an immediate thing, something which was so beloved to them, they immediately loved it, because if the command King, philosopher italic to the prophets of love it who said, and there's many, many other stories out of one time, the prophet I said that in this scenario, in the midst of the process that he

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was praying, he was leading the companions in prayer. And during his prayer, he took off his shoes or sandals. And when he did this, the whole congregation now I want you to imagine this, I want you to picture this happening. Imagine you're praying to the machine, and the man does something, and the whole congregation takes off their shoes.

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And then the process that an officer he asked them this is why did you take your shoes off? And they said he also thought we did it because we saw you doing? Meaning it was that immediate didn't even think about it wasn't even like a, like what is happening, when should we do whatever is doing it, we do it. And then the parts that I'm sad, I only took them off because they came to me and told me that I had some somebody jealous on my shoes. And that's why I took them off. And otherwise I would not have taken them on their level the love that I have, which is by the way, a companion knowing to be like very strong on the Sunnah of the process. And it was so powerful, I wish that I could have a

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title, right? Because that's an honorable title to have. And when you remember this as a hobby, you think of him as like the person who was strong upon the son of the person to the point where the other competitors, it would say about him that if you see him doing something, know that he got it from them know that he saw myself doing it, and that's why he's doing it. Right. That's what everyone was. Everyone tells us. He says that the process no matter what point in his life, and especially as

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he said the process and he started wearing a gold ring.

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And as soon as this happened, the companions immediately put on a gold ring. And a lot of loads of competitors started wearing Roman Reigns, and then the profits of a longer island was sending them. He asked the people he asked he said Why are you wearing gold rings? They said, O Messenger of Allah, we saw you wearing a gold ring and then the person

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immediately took it off and discarded and said, I will never wear a gold ring. And as we know, for men, it is impermissible to wear gold. It's not

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just some examples. There's a very famous statement by Columbia love that.

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He said about himself. He said, I have never, ever left anything, that the profits of a lover either you send them used to do, except that I acted upon. Meaning he cannot think of a single suddenness that he was aware of that the President did that he didn't do. Right. You said there's not a single thing that I know. And that's, that's another honor. This is an honor to have, like Who else can say about ourselves that I've done every so now the process that he said about suicide? There's not a single sooner, except that I've implemented Octopod. He says, because I fear that if I don't do that, I may become misguided.

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That was the mentality of the companions. That's how they viewed this another person. It wasn't about Yeah, can I do this? Or is this something that I'm able to do? Or will this be easy for me to do? Or the the the famous question that gets asked a lot? And I personally received the question is when somebody says to me, is this so now? Or is it felt? Like, do you have to do this? And even worse, one of my least favorite questions, least favorite questions is, how long is this?

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Seriously, how long is this doesn't matter how long it is? It's how long period done, we're over with this conversation. That's why I hate receiving that question. Number three. So we said number one, the companion that we love, and that they always gave preference to do so not above everything else. Secondly, the companions never waited or hesitated to implement the center of the process. And then number three, and this is very interesting, I want you to pay attention to this. The Companions, not only did they follow the sun, not not only did they obey the sun, they loved this. So now, you may be asking, what's the difference? And I'll tell you what the difference is, at

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times, we may fulfill a command. So we know something is how long so we don't do it, or we know something is

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mandatory, we have to do it. So we do it. But the issue is in our hearts, do we love doing this action because it's the sudden or not. And I had one brother come up to me and say who it is. But they said to me, they said, you know, it was a brother who had started practicing Islam. And, you know, they weren't very religious before. So he said to me, he said, he said, You know, I've left smoking marijuana. And I would love to him to not do that anymore. Said, and then he said to me, he said, You know, this is something that I really used to love. And he says, I hope that in genda, it's, it's permissible.

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And I said, so how do I yours, your heart is still attached to the sin.

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And that is something that companions they, they totally got rid of them. As soon as they understood that something is impermissible or something was not dissimilar. They immediately detach their argument. And this is something which is like a it's like a, it's like a small group like may not exactly realize when this happens, but actually we may leave a sin, but our hearts may still be attached to that sin. And we may say to ourselves, you know, if I wasn't listening, I probably do that. And I've heard even brothers say to me, for example, about tattoos, tattoos are really in these days, everyone in their mothers getting a tattoo. I heard one person say they said, you know,

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tattoos are so cool. If there weren't some I would definitely have a tattoo.

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There is a reason what was so how do i do haila has made tattoos how long now this is why I want to give you some ways to love the so number seven. So when you find yourself in that position, and you find yourself in a place where you're like, you left this sin maybe but your heart is still attached to this end, here are three things that you can do. Make sure you write these down.

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Okay, three things that you can do to develop that love for something that is a commandment.

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Number one, understand that things are legislated

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for our own benefit. So if something is something that to do, in the end of the day, it's beneficial for us and is good for us. If something is wrong or something is not good for us to do, then realize that the loss of data knows that it's not good for us to do that. And therefore a loss of how do I died I made it how long when you think about that you realize that issue, then it will help you detach your heart from this sin. That's number one. Number two, realize that when you love the son of the process that

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you are loving, the best of mankind.

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The best of creation, a lot of times we we may adopt certain like things based off of excellence

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liberties are people who are famous and stuff like that. And we don't we do so because we think this person's so cool, or they're so awesome or whatever, but realize that the process of them is the most awesome. Out of all of these people, no matter what celebrity thing is, how cool or whatever, or whatever you can think about them, they're so stylish, or they're looking or whatever it is about them realize that the profit incentive. And so when you follow these pseudo classes, and you find a certain somebody who's way better than any of these people you have around you. Number three, the third thing you can do is realize that on the Day of Judgment, if you have followed these certain

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other prophets, I said, you will be the coolest cat ever. Right? Nobody will be cooler than you if you are upon the Sunnah of the Prophet Sal above it. Now, that is important to note because somebody may abandon the sooner they may leave this alone in this life, and they may be considered cool or whatever. Or they may have swag because of that, but realize that this dunya is very short. So let's say this person was cool for his whole life. But they didn't have this window. So maybe they were cool for like 18 years. I mean, people don't usually the 8090, whatever, let's say 100. And most, this person was cool. for 100 years, a person who is cool on the day of judgment will be cool for at

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least 50,000 years, as we know that the adjustment 50,000 years long. And on that day, a person will be so happy that they follow this setup. And they'll say you know what, no matter what people thought of me in life, that was such a short period of time that I barely even remember it. And this is what less data tells us about the person who goes through an intense moment regret on the Day of Judgment, your mind your body will have a good day on the day with the Father with the oppressor. They fight their hands out of regret. Why?

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Yeah, they tell you. Yeah, they tell you.

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He will say that I wish I had taken a path with the with the messenger of myself.

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I wish I had taken a path with him. I wish I followed the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And then he would say, yo, wait another time you say to me, yeah,

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I wish I'd taken so and so as a close friend, somebody who I thought was cool, for example, or somebody thought, you know, I need to be close to this person because I need to be famous I need to be whatever it is. And you need to set up I set them This person will regret that moment on the agenda and say, I wish I hadn't take so and so taken so and so as my close friend, abundantly handed victory where the journey this person, misguided me they took me away from the they come from the right path from Islam, after an Ori come to me. After I was already Muslim. I understood what Islam is, I understood, as we are supposed to understand that you'll be accountable for our deeds done. So

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number seven is the best, Nepal is the best trend to follow. After we already knew this. We took somebody as a close friend, and they took us away from the Sunnah of the Prophet. So I said no. So these are three things that we can do, to implement loving the son of myself because that really is the completion of loving ourselves and loving the sun and following the sinner. It's one thing to you know, follow the Sunnah. It's another thing to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet said a lot of it was send them and also love it. But like I said, Before, we have within us the desire to follow trends and follow somebody and fit in be part of be part of something bigger than us. And this is

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why our times like, like I said, before, you see people following or doing the most ridiculous things ever,

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for example, of the Harlem Shake, because of the Harlem Shake is

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the Harlem Shake, if you were to take it out of context, if you were to see the Harlem shake up, let's say five years ago, 10 years ago, or let's say like 20 years in the future, people be like, What is wrong with these people? Are they absolutely nuts? Why are they doing this? This is ridiculous. It's the most ridiculous thing ever. However, people accept it now. Because it's in. It's the popular thing to do. It's a trend everyone's catching on. It's a cool thing to do. But usually, like, like I said, 10 years ago, like what is this, if you take it out of that context, but because we believe that everyone's doing it, we believe it's the cool thing to do, just to fit in,

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we're like, we should do it as well. And there's nothing wrong with it. For example, one of my least favorite words, although I use this a lot in my talks, the Word Swag or seeing somebody has swag. That's the most ridiculous thing to say somebody has swag now or like the swag look or whatever. This is something that I guarantee you and I remember is how long before I went to Medina before I went to the University, which is about almost eight or nine years ago. fashion and trends are very different back then and often

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They, I think to myself, I said, it's kind of like we took like, the swag look or whatever. And we took it back to that time. If somebody looked like that back then like, he'd be like, beat up in high school or something. Right with those super tight pants and like the big glasses, and like the hipsters know what I'm talking about, like, that would not be cool at all. But because it's in the context where we're like, you know, this is what's in because we want to fit in, and we tend to follow it. And that is, that is the nature of trends. And the problem with that is almost always like these type of trends. People almost always regret them. So this is why people like you may even

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have parents who are less if you had parents who were like fashionable or whatever, back in the day, and they have old pictures, they look at the old pictures and be like, like, I can't believe I did that. Like why would I? Why would I dress like that older people almost always regret trends. They always regret the looking the way you look before the sun

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is something that you will never regret. Never, ever, ever. Will you regret falling the sun? Nope. So more importantly, on the day of judgment, like I said, you'll be delighted that you follow this. You will be delighted that you took a path with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the sudden no mercy is everlasting. Unlike these trends, these trends, they're in and out. So one day, it's in the next day. It's its own, like nobody's doing any more scrambling even somebody. Recently I was reading on Facebook, somebody said that somebody goes to Harlem Shake video. Sounds like that. So last month, like who is doing that? Now? I don't like some kind of all of a sudden

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it's uncool. Not it's been less than a month. This So now the question is everlasting. It'll be cool until the date of judgment and beyond. So if a person adopts as soon and that becomes your identity, like I said, the identity of Emma For example, when people like this is the person who's on the suddenness. Like he he basically embodied how the person looked and acted of talk, etc, etc. That's, that's the type of identity that we want for ourselves. Also, not only is the son of my son everlasting, there is true honor in the Sunnah of the Prophet son, unlike any type of honor we may get from people by following other trends. And there's a famous story of

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when the Roman was a Silesia, he was traveling to a show with a Mormon bagel.

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And

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he, they were buried in a room and they came across a Deep Creek, and they were riding on like a on a camel. So remember the last time he gets off of his camel, now mind you, they're on their way to show him. He gets off of this camel, he takes off his shoes, and he puts them on the shoulder. And then he grabs the reins of the camel, and he drives again, take the camel through the water. Now, our VEDA he says took a long time, he says he says, you know the people won't think good of you. Or they won't think you're very honorable like you're supposed to be.

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Anyhow, you have like your shoes on your soul on your shoulder. And you know, you're driving the cab, you're halfway you're helping the camel through instead of camel helping you through the water and aroma on the law. It's very interesting when he says it. He says First of all, he says I wish somebody else had said this, but you mean you who's knowledgeable companion who has the understanding of what we're all about. I'm disappointed I hear this from you. Then he says in his famous lines, lines, he says 901 I said along with this now, he said we are a nation we are a people that have been given honored because of our

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initiative. And the reason that the idea, as I know, he said the moment we try to seek is our honor in anything but it's not alone will humiliate us to honor lies in the Sunnah in Islam and following Islam. And this is something that we may not understand on an individual level, but on a grander on a large scale picture, we see this actually happening, that the more we try to imitate other people and be like other people, we see the Muslim owner, these losers more and more honor and more and more.

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What we see is happening the further away we get from Islam, the further away we get from having 100. And that's why I said the competitors are the best generation because they understood that that true honor sure is a lies in the sun, the price of it lies in following Islam.

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Now the question that you may be asking yourself now is 100. Now you told us about the single person and how we should follow us and that should be our trend. That's what should we should be doing? How do we actually go about following the Sunnah? What do we do? Now? I'll tell you what to do.

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Most people, when they look at us, and they want to see what we're all about, they judge us by a couple of different things. Number one, is how we look. So that's the first possibility. So you can look at somebody and you can say what they're all about. People often look at me and the first thing they notice about me is my convert chunk. So this is something about just like that's who you are. And I'm actually kind of sad and that's how people identify and identify me

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No, but the reality is that people will look at you. And the first judgement that they're going to make is based off of your looks, how you dress, how you are physically. Now, this is the first step, to fall into some of my setup, make sure that what the way you look, your physical appearance matches up with the requirements of the shooting matches up with this stuff. Now, I'm not saying that everyone has to be a carbon copy of each other, don't get me wrong. I know. I know, this is what a lot of people think that if we implement this, in every single person is going to look exactly the same, are we gonna have a beard, they were so white filled with a pen, like they're

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gonna look exactly the same, right? That's not what we're saying. Or every system we're wearing black head to toe. And that's not what I'm saying. All I'm saying is that make sure the way you dress the way you are physically fits inside the boundaries of the city, as long as given us boundaries, and the rest is up to us. And understand that people have the the desire to express themselves to be an individual, I get that. So what we're saying here is just keep in mind the requirements of shooting of this video. So for example, one of the requirements is that we should dress modestly. So as long as you're dressing modestly, that's one requirement. Or as long as we're

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not like exposing the skin and stuff like that. Those are some of the requirements of the Shinya, as long as we can fit that into our requirements, then dress go and dress and try to fulfill the Sunnah of the prophet SAW was a number two people judge you or people were looking at you, they can tell what you're all about, by what you say, the way you talk. So the second thing usually is so somebody looks at you. And for the first thing they tell you, okay, this is the way this person looks. So that's the first thing. Second thing is, this is how this person talks. So when we hear the talking, this is what we know about them. And this is why I think we need a lot of listening a lot of work,

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watching our tones and thinking about being conscious of what comes out of our mouth. And the process of them is what we love to find, as you mentioned a second ago holiday that the prophesy said it was never a person who was fashion. What I learned when I said I was never somebody who abused others, nor did he have a bad foul tone. Nor did he ever curse anyone. This is a similar percentage, that the tongue of the salon was pure. The way he talked to people was pure, even like the worst of people, the President had the best of characters and the way the process of them spoke to them. So if we want to be on the signal, I send them we have to watch our Townsend's ask

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ourselves the question is my tongue following the sinner now, thirdly, people judge us by our morals. So now somebody looked at us, they've heard us speak, then they'll start asking us questions and trying to get us know, trying to get us know, kind of get to know us more. And when they try to ask us more questions, they will begin to see where our moral compass lies. So how do we judge right from wrong? As we said, an atheist, for example, may judge right and wrong based off of what they think is right or wrong. They'll be like, this is moral. This is

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somebody who's upon the son of their Judge of right and wrong, will be the commandments of a law, what the law somehow my data, their Lord, and their Creator has said about what is right and wrong. If Allah Subhana Dada says this is right, this is okay. We say this is okay. If it wasn't right, I said this is wrong. And we say it's wrong. And if we have that type of moral compass, then we are on the Sunnah of the Prophet summit last Friday, he was suddenly number four. The fourth thing people judge about us now the second bit more deeper is our spirituality. How spiritual are we basically what we need is our relationship with Allah subhana wa, Tada. How spiritual are we? How religious

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are we in terms of how much we worship almost the issue of praying and fasting and family made and all those types of those are things that make up our spiritual and our thinking. So if we want to be on the sun know, our income, and our salah and fasting and all this kind of stuff, it has to match up with the Sunnah of the prophet and where we should at least try our best to be upon that level. Also, don't say maybe this even comes before spirituality, how we treat others, how we interact with others. So immediately, when people met the hospice center, they knew there was something amazing about it. Just by the way, our setup acted around people. And this one person told us he said it was

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sent to perfect, good character. What is character? Part of character is how you treat people, how you act with people, what you do around people, and the more is power. The more you read about them, when you hear about them, you realize he had impeccable character, that when he dealt with people he was the most amazing for when some people accepted Islam simply because they were so impressed by the character. Do people look at us and say Mashallah, are nine questions that are non Muslim, they look at us they meet us and say, you know, this person has such great character, or is it a nice kind person? That is this unknown person.

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So when ask yourself, Am I following? Meaning will somebody meet me and immediately feel comfortable around me when they feel impressed with me like, this person is different than everyone else in society. Everyone else is signing, for example, is worried about themselves taking care of themselves, but almost still is worried about others as well. They take care of others of their time in a gentle, and they help others. This was a character or even like, if you look at how president dealt with different people in society, like the rich versus the poor, the person was fair with both of them. If you look at how he dealt with the old person, the younger, it's amazing. Obviously, it

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also gave respect to the elders, but even the way the person I'm treating like the younger generation, like, never didn't reach, I mean, like body under a man solid kissing hasn't ever seen.

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And he said, he said, Yes, I said, you kiss these two. And he said, he said, I my whole life and never kissed my children. And the boy said, he got upset. You said nothing.

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He said, The person who doesn't show mercy to others will not be shown mercy. But last, right. So this is how the price settle is with kids. And I can actually spend like Hours talking about how simply how he was with kids, and how amazing his character was with kids alone. But that was the son of the process. And very importantly, how the process treated his enemies, the people who hated the person, the people wanted to kill the Process Center, the people who wanted to destroy Islam, even with them, I sort of had good character. He spoke to them kindly. He didn't like curse at them, because they're their enemy. He didn't have a foul Tom, as we said, he was gentle. He was kind of he

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was he was he had good character, when he spoke with these people, if we want to be a part of a sudden they'll send them those. That's the type of character that we need to have for ourselves. Lastly, people will judge us by the way we treat ourselves. And what I mean by that is how we take care of ourselves. Are we conscious about the way we are with ourselves? For example, even things like our body and things like that? Do we do we say that you know what's wrong with this body that I have? This is a blessing from Allah done, I'm supposed to take care of it, how I handled myself, my health, etc, etc. And I know like a lot of people like when they're young, we have a tendency to

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just like say, you know what, it's no problem, I can use my body for a while, and we'll be okay. This is why you find most people start smoking, for example, when they're young, it's rare. I mean, happens sometimes, but it's rare that somebody starts smoking when they're old. Because the older you get, the more you realize that your death is coming. But as a young person, you feel like you feel like you're never gonna die, or personally light up a cigarette and say, you know, what, what's, what some cigarettes gonna do to me, like, my body will be fine. And this is ignoring the fact that we

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can take away our life at any time. So respecting your body and respecting yourself as well. So if we want to be on the sooner, we take all these things, and we try to implement them in our lives, the last follow up without apologize for taking his time.

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The last thing I want to leave leave you with is some practical things that you can do, to begin to be a habit of how to how to get to know the person even more number one, and I cannot stress this enough, is studying this.

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And when I when I say study, I don't necessarily mean like our generation doesn't speak.

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Up, there's other resources, and others, like my video lectures, etc, etc, the audio lectures, whatever way you can go and find out about all these different sources, but finding out about the life of the person, and learning how the president actually was, and what his life was like, that will help you develop love for the person and help you it'll just make you want to be more like the processing. A lot of people didn't even know like, what happened in the life of the person. They asked most of the times, like, yeah, we have a prophet of the Prophet Muhammad says that, that's great. What actually was a life lesson about? How did the message of STEM start, like what happened

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in his life? Why do we consider him the best of creation? Like, do we know the answers to these questions? So we need to find out. Secondly, and this is like more like an in depth thing is where you begin to actually study books.

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Because a seat of the seat of Russell may give you like a general picture, or an overview of the life of the President. When you start shooting books in handy. You start learning like small details about the process. And I can tell you that every time me personally, I've ever picked up a book of handy. It is only increased me in local precedent. It is only pushing me to say no, I want to be more like that. When you learn small thing. So you hear I love that I'm telling you some like small detail about our system. It just makes you fall in love with it. And that a lot of times it might not come from books of zero. It'll come from books of heavy. So you say like hardy Muslim. books

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like that, where you get to hear, like, like small detailed things about the prophets. Little

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Send them. Lastly, get to know those people who love the process and learn more than anyone else. The Companions

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get to know who they were and get to find just like

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them study the lives of the companions. Go learn about the companions and what was special about them what made them as we said, the best three generations of love that they had for the profits of a love ice

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