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Is everyone awake? Or is it

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right now happy to be here.

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So, the topic 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 and 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 Allah subhanho Adana, throughout history has sent prophets because a lot of knows that in 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 subhanaw taala pick the best way to spread the message of Islam. And this is why a lot of pig sending messengers and sending prophets and this is why the prophets have a lot more either you send them was sent us. Now the question comes up, obviously the prophets have a lot more edits, and that is

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not here with us today. Right? So how in 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 some a lot more, I may have said no. And this is why the prophets have I said, it is farewell flipbook. 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 Prophet symbol.

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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 at the federal pilgrimage is very, very important. And from amongst what he said, he said, to vehicle Emirate, he says, I've left you with two things, or two, two matters. He said no, a window of a septum. He said as long as you hold on to these two things, you will not go straight. You said to terrible luck. As soon as

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he said it, that is the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as we know, loss of data 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 the podcast,

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he was sweating.

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And there has been for you in the messenger of a lot. A prime example, the best example the best of examples. nemani, Canada, you're

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the person or the one who hopes in a love. And the final day, meaning if that is what you want. And that's truly what Dr. 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'll be the happiest moment we will ever have experienced is seeing the physical bus protocol.

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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 injury examples. However, however, if you don't believe them, 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

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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 what 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 who said no, is the best of examples that you have. And this is something that the companions of the love that I know, 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 and who they actually

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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 of generations 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 generation, as we said, they weren't there were human beings like us, and 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 Sunnah

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to the commandments of the prophet SAW, I said them above everything else, above everything else, they gave importance, or they gave preference to the Sunnah of the Prophet. So the wiser, 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, pull this away from the Sunnah of the Prophet, as I said, so sometimes we may know this is this is 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,

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your 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, is the exact opposite. atheism causes you to follow your desires. Rather than do what they say is, if you feel as 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, right? 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 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 gonna have this society which is chaotic chaos in the society, and allow us to understand this, and this is what olufsen paradata

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sent us the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. 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 passed away. And another companion

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of biohacking, Sophia and

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he came to mo and he said, I personally received a letter from the province of a lover Adam send them in which the prophets I send them told me that the widow receives money or she receives from the amount given in the blood money. So somebody whose 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 role 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 man instructed, he immediately changed his answer. And he reverted to what the

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profits of love mining was send them said, and this shows you how some how the, the how aroma of the love that he gave preference to the sinner over even his own ego. Right and you have to realize ruler 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 a gentleman 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 it as well where somebody posts

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something controversial or not even. And then you see people replying and going back and forth and arguing back and forth, back and forth. It's a long time I even like I was on my Facebook page. And now life is a bit 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. And I was like some how to love this argument occurred, where people went back and forth 246 times. Right. And what happens a lot of times in 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 right, right,

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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 knowledge, because we want to prove ourselves to be correct. And we see your model a lot that I believe is a honeypot. But he was the leader of the Muslim oma in that position. He gave preference and discernment. And he said, Listen, it's not about my ego. It's not about proving that

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I'm right, it's about going back to the center of the province of alumni name center. So that's the first thing that's one of the things that made the companions, the best in generation is that they always put the center of the Process Center 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 made them 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 son of instructed us to do this, or this is what it 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, difficult, etc, etc. When the companions got a commandment or when they saw a certain note presented, they 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 it permissible the process of said to companion out in the streets in Medina to tell the people that intoxicants that alcohol has now become How long's

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become impermissible. And there's narration that say that companions, they were they had some of them, they were drinking alcohol, there was it was in their mouth, and they spat it out. I didn't, by the way, could come up with something to love it to the Arabs at that time, it was a big part of society. Right. Along with that, that's how they reacted when these when they when the commandment came down. And we know this narration, even though I mentioned that the streets of Medina, that alcohol was poured out in the streets, and then somehow 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

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beloved to them, they immediately left it because the command came into the profit. So the longer it goes in. And there's many, many other stories out a lot of one time the prophets, I send them the scenario, and the wisdom of the processor

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was praying, he was leaving 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 pictures happening. Imagine you're praying in the masjid. And the mountain does something and the whole congregation takes off their shoes.

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And then the process that an office saw, he asked them, he says, Why did you take your shoes off? And they said, Well, we did it because we saw you doing it. Many years that immediately they didn't even think about it wasn't even like a like what is happening? What should we do? I said I'm doing it, we do it. And then the person said, I only took them off because they came to me and told me that I had some some digital submissions. And that's why I took them on that otherwise I would not have taken them on, given the amount of the loved one which is by the way, a companion known to be like very strong upon the Sunnah of the process. And it also pallulah I wish that I could have a

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title, right? Because that's an honorable title to have that when you remember the Sahabi 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.

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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 gold rings 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

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My son 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 in

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gold. Just some examples. There's a very famous statement by the 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 seldom used to do, except that I acted upon it. Meaning he cannot think of a single sadhana, that he was aware of that the setup 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 Google most can say about ourselves that I've done every so now the process everything he said about CCI, there's not a single Cerner, 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 that the the famous question that gets asked a lot, and I personally received this question many times, is when somebody says to me, is this certain hours it? 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. So I hate receiving that question. Number three. So we said number one, the companion that we left on our own, that they always gave preference to do so now above everything else. Secondly, the companions never waited or hesitated to implement the Sunnah of the process. And number three, and this is very interesting. And I want you to pay attention to this. The Companions Not only did they follow the Sunnah, not only did they obeyed the sun, they loved the sun. Now, you may be asking, what's the difference? And I'll tell you what the differences at times we may fulfill

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a command. So we know something is how long so we don't do it, or we know something is honestly, 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 same number as well, I had one brother come up to me and say who it is. But they said to me, they said, you know, there's 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, I said, I'd love to him to not do that anymore. He 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,

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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 the center, they needed to detach their hearts from it. And this is something which is like a it's like a, it's like a small gear play, you may not exactly realize when this happens, but at times, 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.

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I heard one person say they said, you know, tattoos are so cool. If there weren't, some I would definitely have a tattoo. There is a reason why Allah Subhana. Allah has made tattoos. Now, this is why I want to give you some ways to love the soul of myself. So when you find yourself in that position, when you find yourself in a place where you're like, you left this sin, maybe but your heart is still attached to the sin, 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 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 our data knows that is not good for us to do that. And therefore a loss of how to dad I made it how wrong 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 them, you are loving the best of mankind.

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

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celebrities 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, whatever you think about them, they're so stylish, or they're good looking, or whatever it is about them realize that the profit center. And so when you follow these sundown prices, and you're following 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

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followed these certain 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 Sunda center, they may need the sum of the parts that have 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 the sun though. 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

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who is cool on the day of judgment will be cool for at least 50,000 years, as we know that the agenda is 50,000 years longer. 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, or on a day on the day when the bottom of the oppressor they bite their hands out of regret. Why?

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Yeah, they tell you. Yeah, they tell him

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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'd taken a path with him. I wish I followed the son of the province of love.

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And then he will say Yo, wait a 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 who thought you know, I need to be close to this person because I need to be famous I need to be in I need to be whatever it is, and you need to select them. This person will grant that moment on the agenda and say I wish I had to take so and so taken so and so as my close friend abundantly ended victory Bernadette Jan, this person, misguided me they took me away from the vehicle 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 we will be accountable

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for our deeds done. So number seven is the best nofollow 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 prayer sentiment, loving the sun and following the center. 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 them send them and also loving them. But like I said, Before, we have within us that desire to follow trends and follow somebody and fit in be part of be

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part of something bigger than us. And this is why this headline our times, like, like I said, before, you see people following or doing the most ridiculous things ever.

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For example, 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, people like what is it is 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

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to fit in or like we shouldn't 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 number 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 Enigma study, which is about almost eight or nine years ago, fashion and transmit very different back then and also

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I think I think to myself, I say 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 Beethoven 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, no, 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 have

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parents who are less if you had parents who are like fashionable or whatever, back in the day, and they have old pictures and look at the old pictures and 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 almost regret the looking the way they looked before the sun

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is something that you will never regret. Never, ever, ever will you regret following the suit No. More importantly, on the day of judgment, like I said, you'll be delighted that you follow the signal. So you will be delighted that you took a path with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we should know our settlement is everlasting. Unlike these trends, these trends, they're in and out. So one day it's in the next day. It's it's old, like nobody's doing anymore scrambling even somebody. Recently I was reading on Facebook, somebody said that somebody posted a Harlem Shake video. Sounds like that. So last month, like who's doing that now? I don't like cicala.

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All of a sudden it's uncool. Now, it's been less than a month. This So now the question is everlasting. It'll be cool until the day of judgment and beyond. So if a person adopts as soon as that becomes your identity, like I said, the identity of the AMA, for example, where people like this is the person who's on the suddenness. Like he he basically embodied how our son 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 of everlasting, there is true honor in the Sunnah of the Prophet, 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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Mr. Roboto when everyone was a Silesia, he was traveling to a show with a Barbie doll.

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And

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he, they were better than the Ramones. They came across a Deep Creek, and they were riding on like 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 a cane takes a camel through the water. Now, our VEDA he says it a long time. He says he says, you know the people won't think of you or they won't think you're very honorable like you're supposed to be done.

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Anyhow, you have like your shoes and your soul on your shoulder. And you know, you're driving the car, you're halfway you're helping the camel through instead of camel helping you through the water and aroma on the left. That is very interesting what he says. He says, first of all, he says I wish somebody else had said this but you mean you who's knowledgeable who's a 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 Islam. He said we are a nation we are a people that have been given honor, because of our

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inevitable pain and resistance.

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As I know, he said the moment we try to seek is our honor in anything but it's not allowable humiliate us

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to honor lies in the Sunnah in Islam 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 or not these losers more and more honor and more and more.

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And we see this happen 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 jewel is a lies in the sun no presently lies in following Islam.

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Now the question that you may be asking yourself now is you told us about the son of Poseidon, 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 sun now? 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 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 identifying

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Now, 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 following this and make sure that what the way you look, your physical appearance matches up with the requirements of the [???]tier matches up with his 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 on, every single person is going to look exactly the same. Every brother is gonna have a beard, though, a white bow with a pen, like they're gonna look exactly the

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same, right? That's not what we're saying. Or every sister 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 fit 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 god of this video. So bring up 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 not like exposing the skin and stuff like

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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. And they can tell us 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 to tell about you is 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 wasting a lot of work, watching our toes and thinking

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about being conscious of what comes out of our mouth and the process. And that is what we love to find, as you mentioned a second ago holiday that the prophecy said it was never a person who is fashion one or the other person it was never somebody who abused others, nor did he have a bad foul tone. Nor did he ever curse anyone. This is a subtle person, that the tone of the persona 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 you want to be on the signal by sender, we have to watch our tongues and ask ourselves the question is my cow following the sinner

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now, thirdly, people judge us by our morals. So now somebody has 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 you judge right from wrong? As we said, an atheist, for example, may judge right and wrong based off with what they think is right or wrong. They'll be like, this is moral, this is immoral. Somebody who's upon the sudden, 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

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what is right and wrong. If a Muslim had a doubt I said, this is right. This is okay. We say this is okay. If it was 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 said number four, the fourth thing people judge about us. Now the statement before deeper is our spirituality. How spiritual are we basically what we need is our relationship with a boss who can read data, how spiritual are we? How religious are we in terms of how much we worship a muscle, the issue of praying and fasting and family made and all those types of those are things that make up our

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spiritual.

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So if we want to be on the sun, no, our income and our salah and fasting and all this kind of stuff, it has to match up with the Sunnah of the process where we should at least try our best to be upon that level. Also. And I would say maybe this even comes before spirituality, how we treat others, how we interact with others. So immediately, when people met the monster center, they knew there was something amazing about him. Just by the way, our setup acted around people. And this one person told us he said it was sent to perfect, good character. What is character, character, part of characters, how you treat people, how you act to people, what you do around people, and the more the

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more you read about them, you hear about them, you realize he had impeccable character, that when you dealt with people, he was the most amazing person and some people accepted Islam simply because they were so impressed by the character. Do people look at us and say martial arts or night martial, non Muslim, they look at us they meet us and say, you know, this person has such good character, or is that a nice kind person? That is this unknown person.

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I'm so going to ask yourself, Am I following this meeting? 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. Society, for example, is worried about themselves, taking care of themselves, but almost still is worried about others as well. They take care about this kind and gentle, and they help others. This was a character of our Senate. 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.

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Obviously, it also gave respect to the elders, but even the way the person I'm treating like the younger generation, like the younger generation, I mean, like, under a man solid percent of 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, I've never kissed my children. And the boy said, he got upset. He said nothing.

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He said, The person who doesn't show mercy to others will not be shown mercy to what was, right. So this is how the prize settled was with kids and time, 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 process. And very importantly, how the process, treated his interviews, the people who hated the person, the people wanted to kill the person, the people who wanted to destroy Islam, even with them, I still 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 he was he was

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he had good character, 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 don't want to challenge this body that I have, this is a blessing, but wasn't 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 just like, say,

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you know what, it's no problem, I can abuse 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 a 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 can take away our life at any time. So respecting your body and respecting yourself as well. So if

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we want to be on the sooner, we take all these things, and we try to implement them in our lives, the last thought of me will not 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 upon

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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. There's like the video lectures, etc, etc, audio lectures, whatever, where you can go and find out about the Odyssey 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 promises and a lot of people's found they didn't even know like, what happened in the life of the person. They asked as well. So that sounds like yeah, we have a profit of the final profit. That's great. What actually was a life of cinema about? How did the message of STEM start, like what happened in his

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life? Why do we consider him the best in creation? Like, do we know the answers to these questions? So we need to find out. Secondly, and this is like more of like an in depth thing is where you begin to actually study books in handy because a seal the seal, so make up 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 to love one person. It is only pushing me to say no, I want to be more like that. When you learn small things. So when you hear I love that I'm

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telling you some like small detail about them. It just makes you fall in love with the person and that a lot of times it might not come from books of zero. It will come from books and heavy. So you say like hardy Muslim. books like that, where you get to hear, like, like small detailed things about the profits.

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I said, lastly, get to know those people who love the process and know more than anyone else. The Companions

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get to know who they were and get to find just like, say the seals in the lives of the companions. Go learn about the companions and what was special about them what made them as we said the best in generations of love that they had for the profits of a lot why silos

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