Sajid Ahmed Umar – Back 2 School – Advices I Wish I Knew When I Was Young

Sajid Ahmed Umar
AI: Summary © The importance of learning from guidance of Islam to improve one's life and achieve success is emphasized. Visits to improve one's understanding of Islam, as well as practice learning for fitter and stronger self-tership, are also emphasized. Success in learning and achieving excellence in classwork, writing, and expressing oneself in homework is also emphasized. Consent on Islam is also emphasized, and the importance of not allowing anyone to see one's successes and negativity is emphasized. The segment emphasizes the need to calibrate one's intentions and not slip into procrastination, as well as following trends and not being afraid to say no to the wrong things.
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We are servants of Allah, no children of Adam, we begin in the name of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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We praise Him and we seek his assistance and we seek His guidance and we seek from Allah subhanahu wa taala His praises and blessings upon our Master and our teacher, the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam.

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As human beings, living the life of this world, naturally we create for ourselves various markers, markers, which become pitstops

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pitstops, that entail transference, our transference from one stage to another stage.

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We discussed previously the month of Muharram, the new Islamic year, and how for a Muslim it should be a pitstop, a moment of reflection reflecting over the past year, and figuring out how to be better for the next year. Because the Islamic calendar is a means of enlightening us about our journey to the grave. And that appointment with the Angel of Death becoming ever so close.

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For our young children, masha Allah, especially those going to school,

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the new academic year

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is a marker.

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Whenever that year starts naturally, and I remember when I was a young boy, I would be figuring out when the next holidays are arriving.

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And when the next holidays arrived, we would try and hide the calendar. So we would never see when the next school year

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was starting or how close that appointed date is. And then lo and behold Subhanallah that date would come by, and we would enter a new year. And as the years went by, it felt like the holidays were getting shorter. But no, the holidays were the same number of days. But we don't know how time just began to fly Subhanallah I'm sure the young people in the audience here going to school feel bad

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that the school year takes forever to finish. And the holidays finish in the blink of an eye.

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I want to dedicate today's hot yoga to our young school goers here.

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Young, those who are in primary school, young, those who are in secondary school, and young those who are even going to university. Today's chutzpah is about back to school.

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And there's so much that can be shared from the member of the masjid pulpit, regarding advices to the school students when you go to school. But as I contemplated the topic, I thought to myself, in the short time that I have,

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perhaps I should choose to share with my young brothers and sisters advices that I wish someone told me when I was as young as you going to school, those advices that would make the process more substantial. That would help calibrate the heart and the mind and the soul, especially being a Muslim student.

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There's no blame, and I don't lay any blame upon our teachers and those who used to educate us lecturers for we are who we are today. Because of them. I want to make that clear that no one should understand from what I'm saying that I as a young boy, was disadvantaged, no doubt, there was no disadvantage our parents did their best, and our scholars did their best. And Allah subhanahu heirless Baraka did the rest from the law, that which we didn't learn hamdulillah Allah's guidance

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fell on those whom He willed, and then hamdulillah everything was not lost. And perhaps we should start there. That as a young child here in the audience, and as a young student, it may be that your schooling Korea gets you to learn more knowledge than your parents managed to learn when they were growing up during their yesterday is, but never, ever let your added school knowledge ever make you feel that you are ahead and your parents are backwards. Or your teachers are backwards. Never ever

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let knowledge make you arrogant. Why? Because if you can see further than your parents, see if you could argue that if you could see further than your teachers and your Imams, if you could argue that then it's only because you're standing on the shoulders.

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If you have a word in front of you, and you can see what the person holding you up can't see. You can't feel to give recognition to the person holding you up for if they didn't hold you up you'd and see what you now see.

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Going back to school

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My dear brother and sustain Islam.

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As you go back to school next week, be sure in the days before school, you revise your intentions.

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And you remember what you've learned during the summer holidays in terms of the hotbars that you've heard some of the lectures that your parents may have made you watch online, some of the conversations that you may have had in your home. These lectures and lessons that conversations aim towards making you more mature. contemplate what you've learned, and contemplate how you can bring that knowledge into your new year. So your new schooling year can be far greater than your last

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schooling year. And one of the greatest things you can do is to recalibrate your intentions. You see for many of us, not just you, my young brother and sustain Islam, even the parents, for many of us, we normally go to school, or go to work, or go to the gym, or go on holiday, or wake up every day, failing to make Allah Our purpose. We know we worship Allah, we know we love Allah, we know we intend Allah, but we don't bring Allah into what we do.

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We tend to make our purpose for doing things the result.

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When rather for a Muslim, the purpose for doing something should be the pleasure of Allah. And everything that happens as a result of it is a given. And I've spoken about this previously in the machine when we spoke about having a vision.

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If you go to school, my dear son, my dear daughter, my dear young brother and sister, and you study well, the result of your study will be that you will graduate, you will pass your exams, you will be more knowledgeable this year than you are last year. That's a given. That's a result. But that shouldn't be the reason why you wake up every day for school. Why you open your little eyes and wake up your little hearts at 6am Early in the morning. For those who don't have to pray Fudger and early

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in the morning for those who have to pray for God you don't have the luxury of going back to sleep. You have to put on your uniform and go to school. Don't forget Allah subhanho wa Taala in the process, make this schooling year for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala I know that every day I go to school, I mean agenda building exercise. Why? Because I'm worshiping Allah through my presence here. Every attendance is for Allah sake and his pleasure. Every homework I hand in is for Allah

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sake and his pleasure. Every study I complete for Allah sake and his pleasure.

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Every classwork I complete as for Allah sake and his pleasure, every exam I take for Allah sake and his pleasure, meaning I want to learn this knowledge that Allah revealed.

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Because Allah loves to me to know and be knowledgeable than to be ignorant to please Allah in this matter. That's why I'm going to go to school, and also so that perhaps I may qualify and be a spreader of this beneficial knowledge. And if this knowledge takes me to a degree, then I will represent Islam in my field of expertise. This should be your purpose, for going to school. If you put this at the forefront of what you do,

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you will be in Allah's remembrance. And the time at school will be an act of worship. And Allah rewards you for worshiping Allah, which means your time at school will be agenda building exercise this year when you go to school, my young brother and sister and people say are you getting ready for school? Say no, I'm getting ready to build yunda Are you going to school saying, Oh, I'm getting ready to go build my palaces in Ghana?

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Are you studying for your exam? Say No, I'm busy planting my trees for my gardens and forests in Ghana. This should be the paradigm that I want you to have this year. That your time at school this year you are living in it you're going to it you're living from it is similar to what Ibrahim alayhi salam said when he mentioned in the sadati indeed, my salah will know Sookie and my sacrifice or Maha Yahya and my Living Will my Marathi and my dying Lila belongs to Allah is for Allah for his

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pleasure. Abdullah Al Amin, the Lord of thoughts

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and take this idea into your pee as well because I know now the soccer season will start right. I've been around the UK for a bit more this time. So I understand how things are working. We have the cricket season, and we have some cricketers here mashallah vomit over there and Abdullah and another. They've been doing well mashallah because I've managed to watch them. We have some footballers who are getting ready for the football season. Don't make your play for the sake of

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play. Find Allah and make Allah your purpose for your play, that I will play so I can be fitter and stronger because Allah loves a stronger believer. And Allah loves that we take care of our health and our bodies. And by being fitter and stronger, I'll be able to pray my salah better and I'll be fitted to fast the month of Ramadan when it arrives and so on and so forth. So your P E and your play and your swimming and your football and your cricket and whatever

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Have A B becomes a gender building exercise as well. So this is the first advice that I wish I had when I was growing up and I share with you from my heart to you a little hearts. Go to school this year and make every day agenda building exercise by making your reason for going Allah's pleasure and that which Allah loves. Everything else is a result and is a given. That's Advice number one. If lust be sincere, do it for Allah.

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Advice number two, my young brother and sustained Islam. If you are going to school for the sake of Allah, and you doing it for his happiness, and you studying for the sake of Allah, and you're doing your homework for his sake in your classwork for his sake, then Allah only deserves the best if you're doing it for Allah. Advice number two, excellence is the minimum requirement, excellence.

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And when I say excellence, I mean in effort not results result is what Allah but your effort what Allah has left with you, how you write your homework, the handwriting that you use. That's what you make it excellent. How you express yourself in your homework and classwork, the language that you use, improve it and make it excellent. Your behavior in class, your punctuality when you get to class when you leave class, make it excellent. Let your teachers and they might be some non Muslim

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teachers teaching you recognize a difference in you because you're a Muslim. That's your identity. It's one of Eman you hear to build Jana build Jana excellently hand in your homework before time, get to class before time. Don't leave class before time. And when this participation, participate and make your participation excellence, ensure that you have your heart on the prize, and that's Allah's pleasure. And then because you love Allah, you want to give Allah the best. We love our

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parents, right? Whenever we want to purchase our parents a gift, we think of the best gift to give them why? Because that's my mother and father, I want to give them something that will make them happy, something that will make them smile, and when I see their smile, it will make me happy. I don't know why but this is how I feel.

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The same way with Allah. If you want to give you a parent, the best Allah is greater than your parents. And his love mandates a greater intensity of love than the love that you have for your parents. So as you want to be excellent for your mum and dad, make sure what you do for Allah is excellence, make excellence the minimum requirement. Now you might slip along the way. There might be a missed homework here or there. You may procrastinate here or there. What is procrastination

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mean? That top boss says Allah tells us in the Quran, this is not something left by Allah. Will you leave what you're supposed to do today till it becomes too late? And then when there's very little time to do it, what do you do? You start cramming, and you write and you get it over the line, but your writing is done anyhow. Your application is Anyhow the high stress kind of project and you did it for the sake of handing it in. That's not excellence. When you work for Allah, you do it for the

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sake of pleasing Allah and you want it to be excellent. So as in terms of advice number one, you calibrate your intentions this year, and make your attendance in school solely for Allah sake. Number two, Chase excellence in effort for it is the minimum requirement and if you slip seeker stick far, ask Allah to forgive you. Don't lose hope. But never ever go to sleep that day.

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And let Allah see you being happy, as if the day was perfect. So Allah that you said that your day was an excellent for his sake, and ask Allah to forgive you and ask Allah to help you the next day and get up and try again. BarakAllahu li Walakum fille Quran he was sunnah whenever anyone here can be heard the say Edith lane. The critical Tumaco towards the hula halau the Medallia lady welcome. What is illusory minimalism? First of all of you in the who can have a Farah or to boil in or who

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cannot or whatever.

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Advice number three, as you go to school for the new Islamic Yeah. Don't forget that you in some capacity carry the greatest gift Allah ever gave the globe. And that is a portion of the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu Allah He was.

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Previously I said to your parents, that after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there's no prophet to come.

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And the only hope that mankind has is his ummah. And after him, Allah decreed that he will not take this gift of Naboo from the shoulders of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and transfer it to the shoulders of another man. But rather Allah decreed that he will take this gift from the shoulders of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and transfer it to the collective shoulders of an entire Ummah, the Ummah of Muhammad, the Muslims and the believers, the young from them, yourself.

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And the older from them, the elders around you, the males from them, and the females from them. Each and every person who says La Ilaha, il Allah, they automatically carry a portion of the legacy of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what this is legacy, want from us? What does it mean? What does it entail? But we have to look back at Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam? What did it mean for him, and not just him? The prophets before him, because they all carried this

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gift and legacy.

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It entails three things pay attention, number one

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Allama, Wilma roof,

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that you are a person who calls towards good good character, good behavior, good conduct, good practice, good speech, and everything that is beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala. Number two, another animal

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that you don't support. Everything that is the opposite of what I just said. Everything that Allah doesn't like bad speech, bad character, bad conduct, bad work ethic, you don't support it.

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It's not that you just don't practice it. That was point number two, but you don't support it. Someone else is doing it. You don't support it. What taught me no Nabila and every way you are seeing people recognize Eman, you have an identity. Your identity is one of iman. Your identity is one of I believe in Allah and Muhammad is his final messenger. It is one of Eman that what I will do is what Allah wants and what I will leave is that which Allah doesn't want and I know what Allah

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wants and what he doesn't want, from what he taught me in the Quran and what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught me as well. Your identity is one of Eman. No one should see you and become confused about what Islam teaches. And we see this today. Some people say, I have Muslim friends. In fact, I was speaking to a construction person the other day. And

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speaking to him about Islam, he says, but I don't see the difference really. Because when I work for the Muslims, they don't pay me late. Sorry, they pay me late. They pay me late. This is what they do. They constantly argue about the final invoice.

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They constantly try and get a reduction in the price. It's constant stress. The other day I spoke to you about how we park our cars and manage our streets.

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This is something that the numbers didn't see as well. When I last week I mentioned to you or two weeks ago that the men Muslims, they don't read the Quran, they don't read sun. They read you and me read you also the young children of the ummah. Your book has to be a good read. When they read your book when they see you they have to understand Wow, this is Islam.

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When they see you speak, they should say subhanallah the Muslims speak well.

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Just yesterday, someone sent me a video of this MMA fighter mixed martial arts Khabib I'm sure everyone knows him. Young boys, you know him. Habib, okay. If you don't know him, your fathers know him. Don't worry, they will tell you became very famous. Now the person speaking is a non Muslim coach involved in MMA MMA has many vices has many practices that go against the Quran and the Sunnah.

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And when he was asked about Habib, what did he say it amazed me and mashallah, that's credit to the brother because his identity is one of Eman. He says Subhanallah you have to realize these guys are Muslims are so amazed. Why did he start by saying that? He goes they have respect. His Habib is a world champion. When the limousine comes to pick him up. Guess who sits in the front and who sits at the back.

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He says when we play arrange for them the accommodation. I went to visit Habib he was sleeping in a cot even though he had a main ensuite. So it could be your room is there he goes. So my older brother, no discussion, the older brother

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gets the best and then comes as he goes the Muslims This is from the Muslim values.

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Habib was a book and who was reading this book the people around them they became inspired by Islam they understood by they understood what Islam is. The identity is one of iman

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never be the person who shy to show your Eman.

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Never be the person who is shy when it comes to the time of prayer. You might be playing a cricket match or a football match. And it's time to pray. And you might have a coach as a non Muslim coach, don't be afraid to tell him it's my prayer time. I need to pray.

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Once a young boy told me no in my coach gets a bit angry, if religious stuff into interferes with.

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But you need to realize that you're a slave of Allah, not a slave of the coach, not a slave of your desires, not a slave of yourself. protect that. Don't let shaytaan make you forget that my young boy and my younger

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you are the servant of Allah. Be proud of your iman. Be proud of your Islam. When you see good support it when you see wrong with wisdom, reel it back. I know sometimes you can't tell your friend in class not to behave badly, immediately, but at least you can make dua for him.

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That's a form of a national Moncure one of the ways to prevent evil is that you hate what you see and you make dua to Allah afterwards that he or Allah, my friend in class does this Yama guide his heart. This is what I want to see from the young boys and young girls this academic year, that we make dua for each other. We make dua that Allah blesses each other's successes, and we make dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala guides the hearts of those who are engaged in bad behavior. My young boy and

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girl do not follow trends. This idea about remembering you part of the Ummah of Muhammad, what does it mean? Follow the trend of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I, you know, I've been around the UK now for a bit, Blackburn as well. And I've been hearing the speeches in the park, sometimes on the buses and so on and so forth from our Muslim young boys and girls. And honestly, if the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam was on that bus or in that park, or in that school yard and so on and so

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forth, he would be really sad. Swearing, swearing, and all sorts of letters can't do we have to respect them in but we don't even mention those letters, swearing. Allah is the oil hearing. Don't let Allah hear you sway. Don't let the Allah who is making your heartbeat don't let the Allah who gave you your tongue. Here you using that tongue which he gave you to speak a speech which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would have blocked his ears from had he heard you speak don't

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do that.

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Some of us have been given mobile phones by our by our parents. Don't let Allah see you doing the wrong thing on that phone.

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Don't let Allah see you use your eyes. For that which Allah subhanho wa Taala said you shouldn't use your eyes.

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Don't listen to things on those devices with the ears that Allah gave you. That will make Allah subhanho wa Taala unhappy with you don't do that. It's not worth it. My dear young brother and sustained Islam. You represent a piece of the legacy of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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go and represent it.

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And understand that whatever you give him for the sake of Allah, Allah will give you something better. Sometimes I know it's peer pressure. If I don't speak like this, I won't be popular in school. When I hang around with these friends, people look at me.

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For those getting older, the fitness of boyfriends and girlfriends. This is a fitna, trust me, you will grow up and look back at your life and realize it was one of the worst things you did. Don't let Allah subhanho wa Taala see you with someone else's daughter or someone else's sister. And the same thing for the sisters don't that Allah subhanahu llcu Was someone else's son and someone else's brother in a manner that is displeasing for tomorrow you will be a mother, you will be a father and

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you wouldn't love for anyone to treat your child like that.

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Do not ever think that life will not catch up with us? It will. And if it doesn't catch up with us, it only means one thing we've died and we've entered the grave. And subhanAllah we have to answer for everything in the grave. I don't want this to be a hotbed of despondency, my young boy and girl in Islam, My Dear student, but I want it to be a real message. A message from a heart of someone who loves you for the sake of Allah. Two hearts that I believe have so much to offer the Ummah of

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Last week I spoke to you about the use around the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I see each and every one of you here, having the potential to walk the footsteps of those youth, that if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was around, he would look at you and smile.

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But he can't be around right? But guess what? Allah is the EverLiving he never died.

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Is and he watches you. And if you act according to the Sunnah, you will find the Lord who will be pleased and smiling over you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless our children, protect our children, protect our youth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them strength against vice, the whispers of Shavon and the trends the evil trends of society. You Allah subhanahu tiarella grant the parents the ability to raise leaders and our children and may Allah subhanho wa Taala make our children shining

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lights to which Islam is recognized and Islam is felt that through our youth Subhanallah people enter into Islam in droves mean the honorable al Amin

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