Back to Basics Before the Grave

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Never have heard of him and hamdulillah horrible alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah He, he, he was LMSs Lima and Catherine era Medina my back. Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah Hakeem love Molina and found out when we met alum Tana, was it?

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Yeah, Kareem, all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Him, we seek his assistance, and we seek His guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, homes of Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the non cannabis guides that person and Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the nun can guide him and peace and salutations and blessings be upon the final messenger. Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu Allah He was the one who said syrup to feel more intimate septum B he lent Avi Lu badie abeja Kitab Allah He wasn't at peace and salutations Biafra Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who

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said that I leave with you two things. And if you remain steadfast upon them both, then you will never ever go astray. These two things are the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the son of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ask Allah subhana wa Taala from the outset to make this a blessing gathering, one that surely has come together for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has come together for the sole purpose of Allah subhanho wa Taala as worship and nothing else for everything else is secondary. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a setting that we benefit from, especially on the day of pay I'm only meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. This setting is from those

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actions that we did in our time in this world that Allah subhanho wa Taala was proud of and made it a means of earning his mercy, His Divine Mercy and insha Allah entry into gender and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a gathering that he is a good word and follows it and to make this a gathering that's forgiven upon its departure. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala together as in generally in the same way that he has gathered us here today. I mean, the topic today is back to basics before the grave this is a topic that can be tackled from a few angles, and asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to solidify my tongue and thoughts and inshallah share that which is beneficial to

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us all, and our endeavor for the hereafter. My dear brothers and sisters, and mothers and fathers, those who are listening online, I have Mashallah NGO which is in front of me.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is the creator. He's the Sustainer Allah subhanho wa Taala is the nourisher, the protector, the giver of life and death, the giver of success and disgrace, and indeed the only one worthy of worship and we live our life witnessing these qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In some instances more than others, we've seen how Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah in recent times has given success to certain people and disgrace to others whom we thought would not see the face of regrets and disgrace in our lifetime. And we've seen Allah subhanho wa Taala has 10 situations from from the extreme right to the extreme left from a position of serenity to a position of turmoil, and

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is in charge of all and we as believers have to be those that recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala in these happenings otherwise, we haven't done justice to this man and this gift which Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us, if we wake up with the waking up every day, and see the world with the eye of the disbeliever then indeed we have done a great injustice to this belief and gift. And what a gift, the gift of Islam and the gift of a man, a gift that we never asked for. And Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with so we feel special. But with this special feeling, we understand responsibility, that our responsibility is far greater than the responsibility of earning

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and putting food on the table for ourselves and our families and the responsibility of school fees and all the other importances of the life that we live in. And when we understand these attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala we also understand and this is a follow up from what I've said how Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen us we understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala he creates what he wants, and he gives a special precedence and station and placement to certain things over others. This is the son of Allah subhanho wa Taala just as he does what he wants, in the same breath, he gives a special station to certain matters, and certain things of his creation over others. So Allah

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subhanho wa Taala created the months of the year and he gave a special station to the month of Ramadan and he gave a special station to the four sacred months.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala created the days of the year, and he gave a special precedence and station to the first 10 days of the ledger. And in those 10 days he gave an even special station to the day of arafah and Allah subhanho wa Taala created the lights of the year and he gave a special station and precedence to the last 10 nights during the month of Ramadan. And he gave an even special importance to the night of power laners Republic and Allah subhanho wa Taala created the days of the week, and Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a special precedence to the day of Joomla and in the same breath, Allah subhanho wa Taala as he created time, he created place and he gave a special

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precedence to certain places over other spaces. So Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed Mecca and flesh Medina and bless the lands of Shang, right, the stretched lands of Sham Allah subhanho wa Taala in many places in his book speaks about a sham as the blessing lacked the blessed land and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those that are able to visit must be the Luxor in our life and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala there as Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for his prophets to worship him there and how Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to take Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from mosquito around the place where Islam so it's Advent to Masjid Al Aqsa, and then raised in a

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concept known as LSR. We traveled by night and then Allah subhanho wa Taala raised him to the heavens in a concept known as El Mirage, which is the ascension to the heaven. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen these places. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala has created a time and place he has created the engines. And they are many, many angels. They are many, many angels, numerous amounts of angels, a number that we can't ascertain, we know that the baytril Mahmoud is visited by angels on a daily basis and once they visit it, they never return to it again. So Pamela so this is how many angels Allah subhanho wa Taala has, and Allah subhanho wa Taala from them gave a special precedence

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and special station to Mika he and his Seraphin and gibreel, Allahu Salam and even greater states is to gibreel alayhi salam, and this is the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in the same breath, he created mankind, yourself, and myself, and Adam alayhis salam, and all those that came after him until the time that we witness and live in right now and including those that will come after us. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala created mankind. He gave a special precedence to his prophets, he's on the air, and he was Salatu was Salam. And from the prophets, he chose from the messengers, and those messengers had a special station. And from those messengers, he chose from them, the last meme

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universal, the prophets of absolute resolution from New and Moosa and Pisa and Ibrahim and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while he was Salatu was Salam. And from these prophets of absolute resolution, he chose from them to and gave them a special precedence and place and that was given to you Rahim, Allah, his Allah and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for they were given the title of Halima. And from those two, he gave a special precedence to Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses, and gives a precedence to Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at mankind, after that, that will not prophets, and chose from them as well. And he

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gave a special choosing and station to those who he made the companions of his messengers, those that he sent, he provided for them companions, and he chose a from mankind, those people and gave them a special station, and a special mention. And from all the companions and disciples, He chose those that would be the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, those who would carry on the message after him, for he indeed was a special prophet sent to all of mankind, and he indeed needed people who are capable of taking on this heavy responsibility, and those who have this habit of your loved one whom as your money, even must drop your loved one. He says in a statement that has

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a chain which is considered hessen and accepted unacceptable, so the narration is acceptable. He says in the law, a number of people who will be back there Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at the hearts of the worshipers for whatever caliber Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he saw the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he saw this heart as high Roku with a bat as the best of the hearts of his worshippers first Papa Linux He thus Ito's it for himself for data will be reality and he sent

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him with this universal message from the number of people who build a bed and then he looked at the hearts of the believers. By the fall of the Bahamas after the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sahaja kulula as heavy and he found the hearts of his companions. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, hey Roku will be back to be the best of the hearts of the worshipers for Jana, whom was our nav, and he made these companions, the ministers and companions of Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and from these many companions, we find that Allah subhanho wa Taala chose 10 and they were the 10 that were given glad tidings of Jannah whilst they lived their life in this

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world, and from those 10 there will be four special ones, headed by Abu Bakar of your level and Allah. Allah and and with man and Id Ravi Allahu Allahu Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in his book substantiating everything that I've said, Allah, Masha Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala creates what he wants, and he chooses and gives a precedence to that, which he wants mercan Allah humble Korea, there is no one who has any involvement in the decision making process or a choice in who gets a precedence and station over others. Right. So it is with this alone introduction into how Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses, I want us to understand how special we are

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yourself and myself for those that have been born, having declared the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and accepted the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is not something that everybody has done, even though the evidences are manifestly clear, and abundantly many, however, we know that from the generations after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there were many that did not accept the messages and in fact, they were many that accepted it and went astray after its acceptance. So not only should we be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for Islam, but guidance in Islam, the fact that we are upon guidance with this testimony of so when we've taken this

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introduction we feel that we have been chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah subhana wa tada from everybody in creation chose as he chose companions for His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he chose those that will be followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this universal message. And from them, he chose those that will remain guided upon this message, and from those who chose people who will act upon the message and from those who chose people who will propagate the message. So everything we do, we should fear, this alignment and this attachment to Allah subhanho wa Taala and the standard mahalik, this attachment to our Creator, Allah subhanho wa

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Taala we should not take it for granted, or feel that we just anybody, we should feel that we are special. Right? And as we will see, throughout the course of this talk that this gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, it makes us special, but it comes with a responsibility. And again, this introduction is profound, because when we look at the station that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's more amazing when we look at them, before they were given the guidance of Islam. If we look at these companions, they were from tribes and people that worship idols, that could not fathom the concept of tawheed. And worshiping one Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. They could not understand how vulgar and immoral it was to create an idol and prostrate to it, when it was something that this person whose prostrating created with his or her own hands, this was something they couldn't understand. And for you and I sitting here, we would gauge this to be in the category of debt, which is considered common sense. So this makes us understand the, the level of the beginnings and where they came from. And this should spur us further, for they were people that yes, worshipped items, and they were people that treated women as a commodity. And they were people that were not diligent with regards to the car, and how they

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observed the thought. And they were people that use their minds when it came to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and swayed away from the teachings of Ibrahim alayhi salam, just the tweak the hedge, right, they tweaked the hedge and made it hedge that match the whims and fancies and make the thing of arafa standing on or in the plains of moose Delica because Mr. leafa was part of the harem and arafa is not considered to be part of the harem. So they treated irrespective of the way of Ibrahim alayhi salam. So this was these were the sea companions before Islam and they laughed about the way after Islam and Allah subhanho wa Taala guided them and they saw the error of the ways these

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are people My dear brothers and sisters.

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Who persecuted the Muslims for accepting Islam? Yes, they became Muslims after. And so the beauty of Islam, but they were people who persecuted those that said La Ilaha Illa mine who will come across some examples further on during this talk. And they were people that you and I would say, were indeed wretched, and did not deserve to be mentioned after them or even during their time, they never had a way of anything was he It was a manner of selfishness and not selflessness. It was a manner of living for the day, and everything that this dunya could give. And the primary result of the following was the denial of the hereafter. They didn't accept this concept of the Hereafter, and

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then being taken to account for their sins. So they lived in this dunya as they will, and as they pleased. So this was the state of these companions. Yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala made them extremely beloved to us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala honor them with Islam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala made them people who you and I today make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that we are gathered with them in in the afra. In general we aspire to be with these same companions of the Allahu Germaine, they are people that Allah subhanho wa Taala raise the station, by placing is in the Quran that will be recited till the day of the AMA, we Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Allah is pleased with them,

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and they are pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala and they are people who deserve to be known and deserve to be mentioned, and whose lives deserve to be studied robiola and home as money. The bottom line, my dear brothers and sisters, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala made them men made a man from them men. So these were individual, they were people who individually we would call a man, but for them, we would call them men, because they were people of Baraka. They were people of action, they were active and proactive. And they took this gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them and with every breath that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them they strived to make sure to magnify this gift

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and take maximum from this gift and give due diligence and justice to this gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them they never took it as just a gift. Rather, they took it as a responsibility. And it is in this pre text and speech that I bring about this concept of responsibility and how it was a responsibility that made them people that we aspire to be with engender in the hereafter. So understand where they came from. They come from beginnings that you and I haven't seen, because Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us and gifted us we don't have these beginnings, right? We don't have these beginnings. And we shouldn't feel despondent. Even though Yes, we've lived a life being

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wasteful, irrespective of whatever station we've achieved in the lives that we've lived with a belief whenever ever feel satisfied. We always know that there's room for improvement, and as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam advised the Pokhara rhodiola. And then when you look into matters of the here after look at those who have done more, and don't look at those who have done less. But when it comes to matters of the dunya look at those who have done less, so be inspired when you look at the beginnings of these companions, or of their lover and who made your money and where Allah subhanho wa Taala placed them. Their beginnings were far worse than our beginnings, no

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doubt, but Allah subhanho wa Taala chose them and gave them a station and Allah subhanho wa Taala chose us and gave us and can give us a station insha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book, mineral MENA region sodoku Allah Allah, Allah says from the believers I reject, and this is the concept of of men, when we talk about one man, right, one person, but as good as many Allah says from them or reject those Sakuma Allah, Allah, they are those that were true to the covenant of Allah subhanho wa Taala for men whom mencoba nabba from them are those that fulfilled the obligations the scholars of tafsir have different with regards to what is referred to when Allah

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subhanho wa Taala says fulfilled obligation Does it mean that they fought the battle and passed away as a martyr? Or does it mean that they fulfilled the general obligations and what is correct and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best is this is encompassing it means that they fulfilled their overall obligations before the battlefield, after the battlefield, and whilst they were on the battlefield, and when it came to matters pertaining to dour and so on and so forth. And Allah Subhana who was hired as a his woman home, minion, and some of them are still waiting to fulfill those promises to Allah subhanho wa Taala and those obligations and Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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wamba beyrouth Abdullah and they never changed. And in this in this is a lesson for us. And lessons for us, that farmers also are those that make covenants with Allah subhanho wa Taala and put forth our willingness to be those that support the message of hammocks Allah, Allah, Allah

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Universal and they could be from us those who have done and treaded the path of fulfilling this promise but they could be those that are still waiting to fulfill this promise. So I understand from this ayah that even if you are waiting, don't become despondent, but start for Allah subhanho wa Taala has given mentioned to those who are waiting to fulfill the covenant. But what's most important in everything is that you don't change that you don't change for Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't one map, one map done with a dealer that they never changed. And my dear brothers and sisters, this is why we read about Abubakar Viola

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and his suffering. Because he said La ilaha illa Allah and how he was beaten by what's by even Robbie beaten severely and was saved with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala because of his clan, because of his clan, right, and this was really off the off the Arabs, the bond of blood was the most powerful bond that they understood. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came and said that the bond of Islam and Eman is more powerful than the bond of blood for Allah subhanho wa Taala and I said what cassara Bukola Illa Allah has commanded you not to worship anyone but Allah subhanho wa Taala will validate the Sunnah and to be dutiful to your parents, but Allah subhanho wa Taala

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quantified the instruction by teaching us that this dutifulness happens within the sphere of the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that there is no obedience to the creation in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala so this teaches us that the bond of Islam is great and that this is what we all share here. What we share By Allah, those here and those virtually here we share the pond of Islam of La ilaha illa Allah This is a great gift again from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we read about men, we read about Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah, and we read about his beating and persecution, and we read how Allah saved him with his clan, and they promised to take revenge on

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Cuba, if Abubakar of your loved one passed away, but this Abu Bakr radiallahu and even though he was beaten, unconscious, and saved by his clan, and taken these people in the middle of his people, when he woke up the first words that he uttered when people were rejoicing, the fact that he hasn't passed away is what is the condition of Muhammad Sallallahu. Right? These are men, not mad. It's people who understand who he is, and understand his message and aspire to inspire. And this is a book rhodiola for me, and this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him a station, a station like no other. It is men that make us read about Homer, it will have Barbara Viola and a man that

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Allah blessed with Ray and understanding before Islam and a greater understanding after Islam, a man that Allah gave position amongst the Quran was he was young when his father left, a place where the heads of the Quraysh would sit and gather his father, the father of the top left

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in his age and passed on the baton to Omar, even though Omar was far younger, then the elders of the tribes have the courage that would sit him down to network and discuss the conditions of Mecca and the conditions in the surrounding areas in matters pertaining to trade, and everything else, and so on and so forth. Omar was given the station, he was given this right, and it was this owner, who we know is a man, a man that when he walks when he takes a fetish, when he takes a pot shape and takes a path different to him. Which man Do you know like this, who has been praised upon the tongue of the best person to walk this earth Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who never did anything from

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himself. Everything he said was from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says this about

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this man who gave the suggestion in the network, that we will deal with Islam, and its appearance by persecuting those in our tribes, who have accepted Islam to cause a form of deterrent to those who are flirting with the idea. This is normal.

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But even though he chose this path, if he saw from people in his tribe, those that were thinking about the idea of Islam, but were keeping it hidden, he will announce to them that I have more respect for you that you announced what you feeling than keeping it hidden, and acting as account. Yes, it will encourage me to take action on you as a person who has a position of responsibility in my craft, but I will take action on a man that I respect. This is the understanding of the law, and the books of Syrah filled with it, right. There's a two volume work just on the life of a cup of tea. The essence of authenticating the information in it is immense. So this is Omar. He was very

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focused and he was a person who understood matters. And the only reason why he took a heavy means against those that accepted Islam because he saw Islam as an

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of causing disunity amongst his people, and him as a person of right and understanding and a person who was in charge of the affairs of his tribe, he was a person that needed to take action and rectify the situation. But this was to a point because he was a man, when the light of guidance entered with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw Islam as not a means of creating disunity were a means of creating unity. And this was the man that we call men who worked out straight to the to the same place that he participated in and announced the corporation said Dr. Marsha, koresh, or people of the corporation, I inform you

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that I am a Muslim. This is not the only one. And the same Omar who went to his people and announced his Islam and asked each and every one that he left to come take the revenge to either forgive or take the revenge. This is over a pub rhodiola who I'm not a man, but men, a person who valued the gift of Islam and was going to do something with it. Not treat it as,

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as as a person who gets born to a man who's a king and a mother who's a queen, and he gets deemed the prince takes it as something that is destined for him now he took it as something destined a gift plus a responsibility. And he wanted rectification immediately. So he stood in front of his people. And he said, I left yesterday today, whoever wants to take justice and get a ride from Omaha pub, they come in today for our today then on the day of piano look at this belief, yesterday, denying the hereafter and today accepting it and ready to face the rugged road that comes as a result of accepting this message. You and I have accepted Islam in peace and security. So Pamela,

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these people accepted it with difficulty. And this is Omar who then went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said Allison Allen how are we not upon the truth, we are also Allah, O Prophet of Allah. And he said, then we will match to the Kaaba and observe the Salah, for we have nothing to hide. This is the hack and it should be made apparent, and they marched in a famous march to the Kaaba. The believers with the believers flanked by Hamza and flanked by rumor mill. The Allahu anhu man and the heads of the corrections network could only look on and say, How can we inflict persecution on a group flanked by Omar and Hamza will be of law and visa. Men are servants of Allah,

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and oh Children of Adam. It is men that cause us to read the story of Villa even raba. The Abyssinian slave who, unlike Abubakar robiola, who and innumerable hubub rhodiola, and he never had tribes to protect him, he was a slave. He was merchandise and he accepted the message and such a great resolve that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him and this is a Jeep, because he also could have uttered this belief for the sake of it, but he chose not. He could have acted it with his tongue, and not with his heart as as did to survive this persecution. But he continued with the persecution not to give the kuffar the benefit of saying that biller has renounced and denounced Allah and has

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accepted our idols. Thus, he was made to wear

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armor of steel and paint in the desert heat and last in the desert heat and lush day after day after day, such a lashing that the people who will actually became tired lashing him, but he would be a person who valued Islam and said, I hadn't. I hadn't had that Allah is one, Allah is one Subhan Allah yesterday, you are a disbeliever. And today you are announcing allies one. In spite of this persecution, it is easy to go back to what you are you haven't yet moved on and seen miracles and witnessed success in battles and witnessing the Islamic empire becoming stronger. Muslims are a handful, but you still choose to take persecution, my dear brothers and sisters, in front of men,

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who are you and who I mean? Who are we? What have we done for Islam, that we feel that we have a right to laugh out loud, and we have a right to our enjoyment and pleasures and the right to spending our wealth, how we wish and the holidays that we take and the expenses that we consume, who are we to feel we have a right in front of people and ever seen in slave who had nobody to protect him, but he chose to he was allowed to atone with his tongue, but he valued one Allah subhanho wa Taala that he chose to make misuse and I'd rather die saying Allah is one rather than giving the Quran a second of pleasure that I've accepted the gods La ilaha illa Allah, where are we in front of

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these men? Do can we even call ourselves a man or half a man or quarter of a man in terms of the message of Mohammed Salah.

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam, de la even Raja Ravi Allahu and not only was he lashed he was ridiculed. He was made to walk through the streets of Mecca with children to follow behind him, scoffing at him and insulting him. So pan European.

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Bilal was not a man. He was men. He was men. He also kind of hotel Atlantis, they understand it is with stories of men, like the story of Mr. Ebenezer and the parents of Amar Eben yes and what will make us understand so Pamela, the story of this family, a family annihilated, annihilated because of La ilaha illAllah annihilated because of La ilaha illAllah a son has to see a spear go through the body of his own mother, for La ilaha illAllah and then witness his father killed for La ilaha illa Allah, and he is left to be persecuted not even given a chance to mourn the death of his parents. He witnessed the death but was not given a chance to mourn the death of his parents, because of La

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ilaha illa Allah and Islam was a handful and Islam was not old, and the Empires were not created. And Macau is far away. And migration to Medina was far again, and the Muslims were a handful. It wasn't as if we were looking up, it was still a mountain to climb. We're looking extremely high, not just extremely high. But he had he chooses to hold on to his sadness for witnessing his mother killed, made a Sinead as well as his father. And he remained upon the message of Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and how difficult was this upon upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam for he would pass and see this happening to them, and he would just tell them for some aurania and

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find the more into comergence patients or family of acid For indeed your mph. And so Panama people who didn't believe in the year after yesterday, are being persecuted because of the acceptance of the after, because of the so called agenda. They're in a hurry love is absolutely amazing. And it's very important that we never read the Sierra and data collect, we need to contemplate and ponder and create some tangible emotional buying to our own souls. So we really grant some perspective in our lives, right? We need this perspective in our lives for we and this is the paradox and this is the irony. We live in this world thinking we okay but how do we know we okay? We think we fight but how

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do we really know we fight? How do we know we are the people that will die and honorable? How do we know?

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So this was the family of a married man? Yes, sir, are servants of Allah and our children. They could have renounced Islam, but they kept with the message. And they kept with the theme and the belief and this attachment to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And nothing was heard from them except La Ilaha Illa La, La Ilaha Illa La, La ilaha illa Allah. And then we have other stories of men, like Mr. Urban or male, or the Ola one, and one will make you understand Musab Mossad, who grew up in financial standing and material welding, and was given the luxuries of this world. Right? Who can believe that a young person like this would give up these delicacies for prosecution because of La

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ilaha illa Allah, but guess what, he did it and it's because of these people that were mentioning right now my dear brothers and sisters that you and I are Muslim today. But Allah understand your connection to these people and understand your connection to Messiah people are mine. And to Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah. And number two, the power of your loved one, and the law, the law one and this understand your connection to the family of American acid. It is these people who kept wet La Ilaha Illa on their terms that you and I are Muslims today. They have a huge part to play in Islam, and it's coming about from this world understand your connection and aspire to be with them in

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Geneva, aspire to be with them in Ghana, but understand that it's not about aspiration, to be with him in general. It requires work it requires work, right? So understand are servants of Allah. We have men in Musab are male, and Allah declared for him safety. When he managed to escape to Apple senior in the first migration after he was jailed. He was placed under house arrest by his mother for La ilaha illAllah. He was relieved of the financial standing and material well being and expensive crop and the expensive gifts for La ilaha illAllah, a man who had all these special gifts, but when he passed away, he didn't have enough crop to cover his body for burial. So Panama

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understand what was given up, understand what was given up. And then we have men in hubbub ebrill our birds with a metal plate because of La ilaha illAllah coaters by ama, but he was given respect for a superclass Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to love talking to him. And when she did this to him, it affected him. So he may do that Allah subhanho wa Taala teach from a map the reality of her ways

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Till a time when she was afflicted with a great headache, and she would have as the dogs would have, and the doctors advised her that the only way to treat this headache was through cauterization as well. And for this to happen she needed a blacksmith and ironmonger and this was the speciality of Tibet. And Allah subhanho wa Taala place now the hot plate in his hand, and he was made to cauterize her throat Viola one, and like this, however, there were many people who of course, Abdullah ibn Massoud and others are of the Allahu anhu adjumani. These My dear brothers and sisters are giants, upon whose shoulders you and I walk today we don't walk the earth, we walk only on the shoulders of

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the Giants, what we have done is nothing is nothing in comparison to what they have done. Allah subhanho wa Taala protected this message and we know this from the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Belgium, that he Allah protect Islam by protecting these 300 odd men in some generations 300 in some slightly more, some generations 313 but protect Islam by protecting these 300 odd men. And the question begs to be asked, and needs to be answered. Where are you and I in light of these men? We are you and I before we face the grave of servants of Allah and our children of Adam, it was these giants that could stand the 1000 men on beggar with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam as the leader and come out victorious even though they faced an army that came out for battle, and they were a people that did not come out for fight men, like they would AlLahi Salah we know how dilute was dissolved with a small hand and Allah subhanho wa Taala best testimony to this when he says come in FY 18, Polly Latina walabot fiatter Kathy rajim Bismillah that harmony as more people overcome a great nations and read armies with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala what will make you understand what caused Allah subhanho wa Taala to send angels from the skies to Earth to protect the people what will make you understand this these were not any people or servants of

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Allah. So Allah has chosen them and Allah has chosen us and the question that begs to be asked is what have we done? To do justice of being people who walk on the shoulders of these giants we are blessed with Hannah who Allah grant us this understanding what was the reason or servants of Allah, they will harlot even when he dropped the Allahu Akbar, after the bachelor linear Manoj when he moves on to fulfill the wish of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and take on the Persians and has an army of 13,000 in Yama and Abu Bakar from Yamaha and says that they have been fighting for a long time. So take those who are ready to come and those who want to come back to Medina let them go

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back to Medina, and when hardly been worried, robiola who and makes the announcement of Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah has said 11,000 decides to go back and 2000 arrests have hardly been Walid robiola one and he writes a message to Abu Bakar robiola one in Medina, this after the death of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he writes a message to Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah and says 11,000 have returned. I need reinforcements. And this letter comes to Abu Bakar rhodiola for me when he's in a gathering, and he reads the letter of harvestable Walid aloud so that everybody can hear and he makes the announcements Bring me

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the number one man and the people in this gathering say he is asking you for reinforcements after 11,000 have come back and you are sending one man, carry banana robiola one honey, these are fairytales. These are fairy tales.

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These are not fairy tales. This is what should keep us awake at night. And keep us away from food in the day and make us be wealthy nurturers of our children. And make us understand that the grave is to borrow what would make a buck or call for one man 111 1003 times. It can only be because of his email account knows I'm sending one man, crusade is 1000 people. This one man

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is many as this one man is enough. Why? Because they knew the value of a man and they understood the worthlessness of Kufa. And he knew I'm sending one man of belief to stand in front of patients who are people of cover. He is more expensive and more valuable than whatever they can bring in front of him. This is the value of his Eman which Allah Subhana who has talents to understand and fail and fail and when the battle started these Persians they play tricks on the head of the Persians. He asked highly liberally to come down his mount for a one to one battle. And he told his army before that this is the plan I will get him off his mouth. And then I will challenge him to a fight without

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weapons. And when we wrestle and I grabbed him then five of you will should come and finish it treacherous when you don't have a map and this is what happened.

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This is what happened they were both skilled in the sword fight. And when it went to the wrestling Harley's even when he was strangled, and held in an arm lock, and he announced for his people to come, and Harley has been worried robiola, one understood what was happening, and he has held up from behind, he immediately understands what's going on. That is treachery in play here. He doesn't wait to speak to his army to those with him, to explain to them what's happening. Immediately, he beats his horse and makes it run as fast as he can, and hardly even worried inventing the distance between arriving him all the time spent with him, arriving him start swinging this patient that has

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grabbed him around and around and around, so nobody could lash out at hardest, because they were there was a greater chance that they would hit the needs of the army. And in the process in the process, arrives, and takes out these people who were in the process of being treacherous to the whole battle play. And the leader of the Persians is left on the ground, Abu Bakar sent one man and the actions of this one man, the wisdom that Allah gave him and the insight that he saw. And the action that he took, the executive decision that he made was a means of the Muslims winning, and the Muslims being successful. He's a man of service of law. These are men. Now I'm sure if I asked you

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this question and said in our discussion of all these people, and the way before Islam, and the way after Islam, and the honor Allah has given them after Islam, what was what was the main ingredient here that took them from the worst of the worst, to the best of the best? What is the ingredient, and it's very clear, it was Islam.

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And not just any Islam, like we speak about Islam today. But it's this lab, which is submission to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah in the moment that you live in, this is what it was. It's this lab, every second that you live in you ask yourself, what I'm going to say is this beloved to Allah? If it is, I will say it if it isn't our refrain, what I'm going to do now is it beloved to Allah? If it is, I will do it. If it's not, I will refrain every decision, how will it affect my relationship with Allah, this job, I'm going to take the school I'm going to apply for this degree I'm going to apply for every single decision, how is it going to affect my decision with Allah

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subhanho wa Taala for every decision of this dunya remains in this dunya and if it affects your ophira, then what you will take with you to the alpha is that effect understand this, understand this, this is this is clear. This is common sense. And this is the equation, right? We tell our children if you study you pass and if you didn't study, you're not gonna pass. It's clear cut. There's no room for discussion yet. Right. And this is how it is as well. Every decision you make for the betterment of your dunya. That's at the expense of the Acura, understand the betterment is temporary, the betterment is temporary and the affected, the affected is what's going to come with

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you. So make sure you make decisions that affect matters in a good way. It was Islam it our brothers and sisters, that took these people from the wretched to the record to the best of the best. And not just any Islam, but it's this lab is this lab, where we submit our wounds and our fantasies and our aspirations for the sake of Allah and to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what made those before us giants upon whose shoulders we walked today. And if you want to be a giant that people will walk on your shoulders tomorrow and you leave that legacy of being dutiful Tommaso Pena who attack and a true follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the legacy of drinking from

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his hand on the day of the AMA, and the legacy of being admitted into gender with him because you truly loved him in speech and action, then you need to start doing the actions that quantify the coming of this legacy. It has to happen on marble Hopper, the other one he said the statement that we should write in gold in gold, and he said many statements that deserve to be written in court. He said couldn't as the law we were wretched. Nobody wanted to know us. We weren't worthy of being known.

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As an ally of Islam, we are a comb a people that Allah has given us honor through Islam, through Islam, this is what he says. And then he says that firma editorial is a theory as a law, that the person who seeks success and seeks honor in any other way, other than the way of Islam, then not only will he be disgraced, but a must Hannah who attalla will disgrace

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Allah will disgrace you imagine Allah disgracing a person, nevermind being disgraced because of the people will lie we should worry we should worry because we we live a difficult life every waking Day is a day trying to be honored by Allah subhanho wa Taala every waking day This life is not gender. Gender is a place to come. Noisy Jana, that is a place inshallah Allah will protect us from this dunya this Kenya needs work. It needs effort.

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Allah never said you cruising to him. Right? in the language of our youth, the colloquial language you didn't say we cruising to allies it. You are on a tiresome journey to Allah in the Quran in Arabic a cut hem formula after you plowing in the hot sun. Your journey to me is like the farmer who toils. This is what you're doing. This is what you're doing. Your journey entails that you remember just waking up every day.

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And if you're not you cruising, you're not toiling and if you cruising and are toying with something, something wrong, something wrong.

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Omar tells us are servants of Allah, that success is not in our jobs, nor in our abilities. No, in our spouses, no in our children, no in our parents, no in our tribes, and lineage, and not even in our wealth, and not even in our education. And so Pamela Sherpa has been asked that even our speeches have become void of the speech of those before. It's everything we attribute ourselves, I place food on my table, I earned I made the deal. I'm paying the school fees, and so on and so forth. This is not a speech of a heart attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is what the speech of the giants that walk the earth before us. They were people who attributed success to Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. And when there was lack of success, they were revising themselves. These were people who lived their lives preventing Allah subhanho wa Taala, making them from the disgrace numbers subhanho wa Taala protectors. So it's all about going to the basics, because this is what it is. It's all about going to the basics before the grade Islam. And there's so many basics or elements that we can discuss. But I won't take much of your time. I'll just discuss a few idea. Brothers and sisters, you've heard this many times. But we need to be reminded. And that's why we read the Quran time and time again, we don't say it's a book which we've read, we need to be

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reminded the greatest basic that you can bring into your life is to hate and I'm not talking about any Toshi, well, you know, the categories of the heat and the conditions of the heat, you know it you can say it verbatim. You can teach it to your kids. And some of us might not even be able to teach it to our kids. May Allah forgive us and protect us. But I'm not talking about

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data collection. I'm talking about real Toshi, and what it entails in terms of sincerity, in terms of Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, well now O'Meara Illa Allah Buddha, la Messina Lucha de la kunafa that they were not commanded except to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with sincerity and the statement of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the sorry in Mr Roubini. Yet, there's nothing about your actions except the intentions that you have when you do them. Why in demand equilibrium Manoa and for everybody is that which they intended

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for men, kalanithi, Gerardo Illallah, wa salam, ala rasulillah, and those who make his or her for the sake of Allah and he's received and they've made his

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woman kind of intro to who and for those who made his raw for a matter of this dunya then the hedgerow was for that, which they intended.

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Right? They could have gone with the Muslims to Medina. But if the intention was not the preservation of Islam,

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it was for another matter, then they failed to gain the rewards of the hitter. He said he had it this is powerful. This is powerful. Right? And we need to work on this. I don't fear for us prostrating to idols, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. I think hamdulillah has given us that guidance where we won't, and we will not tolerate our children doing it. But there's many elements to share. There's elements there's hidden elements, how are who are we raising our children? For? Have we asked ourselves this? Is it for our own appearance in society, that we've done this massive job raising our children, that people who our children say those are the parents? Or have we raised

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them just so that they be upright, so that they can make it for themselves? I'm not saying these are matters we shouldn't think about? But I'm saying these are secondary matters? Are we living in the secondary? Or have we encompassed the primary? Who are we raising our children for? Why are we even here right now, when you came to this get together? Why did you come? What was the intention? I'm talking about keeping it real, coming back to the basics, right? These are matters that even practicing Muslims forget.

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And shaper is an open enemy, he's going to spin us Why did you come? Was it to see one another? Was it to learn? And you've heard me say this in many talks, seeing learning brotherhood so on and so forth, this is good, but this is secondary? Are we living in the secondary or how we recognize the primary that we had to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. We didn't leave our home for anything else, but the worship. It's the worship that drives us. It's the worship of Allah that wakes us up every morning. And it's the worship of Allah that makes us sleep every night so we can wake up fresh to worship him again, irrespective of how we worship, whether it's through fasting, or an Salah, even

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our work, even raising our children, even the schools that we choose. What was the intention behind the school you chose for your child when you placed him in? Was it education? That is

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Definitely something that should be part of our thought process. But that secondary was the primary in play, so that your decision came something that shook your skills of good deeds on the day of piano. And your decision became something that Jelena felt your footprints because of that decision. This is what I'm talking about when I say to him back to the basics.

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Do you want to die a person who lived in the secondary or in the primary for law he those meant we spoke about for people who lived in the primary, everything they did was for the sake of Allah, everything, even beloved robiola, one when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam passed away and he was sad and couldn't observe the other hand in Medina, he told Abubakar that let me go and do that which was sort of masala he was sent and praised. And Baba said, but we love for you to stay in Medina. And what did he say? If you freak me for yourself, then keep me here. But if you freed me for Allah Subhana Allah then send me

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this was the thought process. It wasn't about my gain, your gain our gain for the denier. It was about our gain together for the ACA. And this is these are the people we have to become so do we do things for the sake of Allah? Hamza in rehab now for groups coming together, there's activities. Why are we doing it? Is it because our children need this? Yes, they do that secondary? Or is it because we need to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala this way, because we responsible over our children? Is it Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the point of our focus behind every breath that we take, or is it something else and this is the fundamental point we might think of this as trivial but by apply it's

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not, don't forget the man who comes to Allah Subhana who attend on the day of pm in Hades which is suffering and he says, I serve the book of Allah and I serve Islam and such and such only to be told that cannot be applied.

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Only to be told you have lived in this only to be told you have lied. You did it so you could teach the people you did it so that people could say you were a scholar, or you are good with the Quran. And this is why I asked myself sometimes we get into gatherings and a parent will make his child force the child to read Quran in the gathering. This is not good. This is not good for your child so that people can say Mashallah, Mashallah, Mashallah. Saku turabian you have flowed the process of to heat that read for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So back to the basics. We don't feel prostrating to idols, but really, are we good with our Toshi. This needs a lot of discussion, but we

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don't have time. The other basic that can help us find our feet in our wobbly stances is understanding the hereafter. Because Islam when it came, it came to penetrate the shackles of shift and disbelief in the hereafter.

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And I don't mean understanding the hereafter. When you say amen to be lahoma equity here good to be a valuable asset. What are the pillars of faith, we all say the police have faith. I'm talking about understanding the year after your parents and brothers and sisters, when we talk about understanding thereafter, which entails everything from the time you die, believe in that in the fact that if you are a good person, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will send angels from Jenna and your soul will be taken out in the present of ways. And a cent will be caused to emanate from your soul. And the angels will fill up the atmosphere between the heavens and the earth and the earth and wish that

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your soul pass through them, and that your soul will get to the heavens and permission will be sought for you to enter and Allah subhanho wa Taala will give it this permission. And then your body will be buried and the soul will be given permission to go back to the body to answer the questions of the grave. And what will make you understand about the questions of the great and this is belief in the hereafter. So halala three questions that we know. But we can't guarantee answering Imagine if I told you Yes, the exam paper and the exam is in a week. Can you fail that exam? These are three questions which we know but we cannot guarantee answering La ilaha illAllah

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the only one who answers it is the one who walked the talk and walk the walk. He didn't learn the sooner it became part of him it he digested it it was part and parcel of him of his soul and his body of his nuts.

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Right. So this belief that the soul will come to this body. And he will be asked these questions and allow will permit it's a last permission that he answers the questions the right way. And that will go to Johanna will be opened and he will see Johanna and his angels will tell him what he was saved from because of what he did in the dunya because of his toe heat. And because of his understanding of the hereafter and his remembrance of death which kept him away from the pleasures of this world. He gets told that Allah saved you from that and then a window of gentleness open and he will see what awaits him and believe that he will raise his hands and say Allah.

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Oh Allah make the coming of the hour come make the coming of the hour cup. This is belief in the hereafter and to believe that the bad person who dies will die a wretched death with the angel of death in his

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Nature coming to him and ripping his soul from his body, like as described in the Sunnah wet cotton wool through steel. When it runs through raw steel, it gets caught, its material gets caught onto the steel, and it's caused to rip and tear and fall apart. And this is what happens that we need to believe that this is the death. And this is the end of the one who thought he survived. And he passed. But in reality he did. He did good in this dunya but Allah rewarded him for the good in

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boca de la de la

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Mancha, he Allah brought forward his recompense and his rewards. And when he met Allah, he only had just the death of this person, where when he sold is taken out a stench, his mouth, and no angel wants it to pass, and it's taken to the heavens when he denied entry, and it's sent back to the grave. And it's declared that it will fail the questions of the grid, and then a window to get there is opened, and it's shown what it missed, when it's when it's too late now.

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And when it's shown Johanna and this person understands his or her and will not save us all. And then he makes it to Allah. Allah Don't let the coming of the happen. Don't let the coming of the hour happen. This is what belief in the unseen entails My dear brothers and sisters not data collection, tangible belief, tangible belief, right? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it's attributed as a hadith although it's questionable, there is weakness in the Senate. But the meaning is correct up through the cracks in the law that increase the remembrance of that which kills all the designers. What is that death? And it's because we forget death, that we become

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arrogant.

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May Allah protect us from arrogance? I mean, it is understanding the year after that doesn't make us love the dunya and doesn't make us hate debt. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying we should ask for that.

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But I'm saying we should not fear it.

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They understand. Don't ask for it. But don't fear it. Make dua to Allah grant me death. If it's good for me and grant me license. It's good for me, for I'm here for the benefit of the hereafter. I don't want to live at the expense of the year.

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If my work is free from a philosopher, take me to Allah. Shakira, Buddha was asked the question, that how do you manage to hold your class and Allah station you invested two numbers.

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And with tears, he said, There is not a waking day, except that I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to take me away. If I was to stand there, for any other than Allah Subhana Allah, right, this is not asking for them. But this is not fearing it. This is thinking about death in the right concept. And we need to get this basic in our life. The problem with us is we think every day we wake up, we were supposed to wake up we think waking up is the answer. It's supposed to happen. And death is the exception.

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Yes, in fact, that's a different story. In fact, we say as long as you alive, we consider you alive unless we know you did, the answer is that you are alive. But in terms of our application, we need to consider death, right? Something which can happen anytime and life is the exception. Because after life, what are you waiting for death. And nobody knows when that is going to come knocking. Every day you wake up thank Allah, that's a UCLA, something like that the piano Praise be to Allah who gave us life. It's an exception to the rule of servant of Allah don't think he was supposed to wake up every night before you speak. Don't think you will wake up. Waking up is an exception. So

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you thank Allah for this life. SubhanAllah we wake up every day, don't even think Allah, we think it's, it's normal, voila, it's a gift. It's a chance for you to build your agenda greater and free. You take yourself further from the Hellfire and please Allah better and build your legacy and do justice to the shoulders of those giants that we standard life is is an exception to the rule. Every Breath You breathe now is an exception, for I could die in my next breath and you could die in your next breath. And I couldn't swallow for you and you could swallow for me and this is a fact. And we've seen it with people around us.

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is not the exception. It's the US of life is the exception. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. I mean, there's other things, I'm not going to go into detail regarding them because we've taken much time, the most important that I wanted to share with you that I had a lot of notes on was sin, because sin is a means of our destruction. Sin is a means of our destruction, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam observed this far 70 times a day in another nation 100 times a day when he was free from sin. So what about you and me? And we know from the sooner that there's no difficulty that you and I face and we start istikhara except Allah lifts that difficulty. So

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increase in istikhara. Don't take yourself for granted. When you are with your children and you want to teach them something. Practice is too far. Because it's the far removes those barriers that blocks you from true success. Our potential

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is blocked by oceans and we all have cents, right? So we might think 90% is good, yes, it's good, but by Allah you could do 100 if you sought forgiveness for those sins that cause you to lose 10 you have to understand this. And teach is different to your children. Allah subhanho wa Taala tase in his book, in many ways in his book regarding the sins, and that the sins are a cause, and what affects us is because of our sins. And the other point I wanted to share with you, we're not going to go into into detail but it's important regarding sins is don't think that when you sin, the harm is for you, yourself. There's another misconception of da casa. Right? Our lm sa, there's a never

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admitted D, we're never a casa. And there's a barometer de la casa, there's certain benefits that you do that are specific to yourself, and the session, if you fast that specific for you. But if you give sadaqa that that shared benefit, you benefited in the person, someone else has benefited right? And sin is the same. Sin is not something that entails specific harm. Understand that when you sin, you have pulled this back from achieving its potential. Understand this, don't think that me in my seclusion and I'm sending it's between me and Allah? Yes, it's between you and Allah in terms of judgment, but understand that the harm of your action in seclusion has affected the Ummah as a

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whole. And who wants to be that person who's harming the home as a whole? Every time you send you how the oma back from achieving its potential. And remember at the beginning, I said, and if I didn't say it, I'll say now that don't be disheartened for success is coming to this. Yes, we sing what we sing, but success is coming. This is the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the question you and I have to ask is upon whose hands, our hands, our children's hands, our grandchildren's hands, we're going to be people that came and breathe a lot of air when we didn't deserve to, and walked on last land when we didn't deserve to, and we just space on this earth. And

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we came and we left without leaving any legacy, no matter how small it is, we left nothing for to work for us after we passed away. Right? So understand that since in fact, the case you know the story of the person who said there's a big jar in the middle of the of the town, and everybody tonight has to throw one cup of milk in into this jar. Why? Because there's a shortage of milk.

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But one person decided that I will throw one cup of water. And nobody will know. Tomorrow more than one cup of water in 100 cups of milk, nobody will know that water was thrown. But when they woke up the next day and looked into the jar was full of water. Why? Because everybody thought that way. Right? You got to understand this, that the harm spreads. If you are selling and someone else is selling and someone else is sending it's spread it spread the entire among those who you know, and those who you don't know those who are still to come you've affected them. And how evil is that? Well ah who can send when we don't like to harm anybody, right? Nobody would harm I wouldn't come to

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your home and harm you and your family. But But ally can do so by sitting by myself and not seeking forgiveness for the sins after made a mistake. So understand this. Don't let this understanding leave you. Right, give to the Ummah, even if it's in the form of living your sins, and of course we have to to attain the ranks of those before us. Allah subhanho wa Taala said while he was alone, he says in the Quran, don't be sad. And don't be despondent, you will be given the higher ranks. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith which is has an important barometer

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mentioned in other cooking and other books of Hadith, or Islam, Allah, Allah Allah, Islam will rise and not be risen upon. So what you're seeing is temporary, what you're seeing is temporary, right. And so don't be despondent, but be people of action. Nothing said here was to make us sad. But I hope everything said, which was a means of giving us perspective. And by Allah, the setting will be a waste of time. If we went home today, and got into our beds, and went to sleep, and said, it was a nice talk, or it was a long talk, it was a short talk. And that was it. It would be a waste, it will be a waste. What we need to do is leave here now and go back home and get our our phones out and

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open up the note and start writing in the SAT Writing in there. What sins Do I have that I need to read of myself off? And how can I start putting in the process of reading myself from distance, even if it entails you leaving using one month of your life to rid yourself of one sin, but you started the journey? This is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala right, and ask yourself where am I with regards to my to heat and my intentions? and ask yourself how many goods Can I bring into my day? My day has maintained its time and it has effective time. Right and that's a that's a discussion for time management. But how much maintenance time Do I need to cut down and make and throw into the

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effective time spot and what are the extra worship can I do to prepare for myself that lead

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To see and prefer prepare for myself that death that when I die, this amazing scent comes out of my body and angels are dying for my body, wishing greatly for my body for my accent and so to pass through them because it's a soul that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant that us that death that when we pass away Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us yeah a year

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old content, nuts energy in Arabic returned to your Rob, Ravi and Maria was Allah is happy with you and you are pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala for the coup de Ribera de enter upon my bad my slaves were the Holy genetti and enter My Paradise. So this is what I've shared with you my dear brothers and sisters. I leave you with the ayah in the Quran, to give you hope we Allah subhanho wa Taala says what Allahu Latina I'm assuming come with me to sunny hat they are Stefano who fill out Mr. larina will accompany him. Where are you McKinnon nella home? Dena home a ledger sobre la home while you bet dilemna home mean buddy home for him Amna yeah boo nanny life Riku NaVi Sha, Allah

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subhanho wa Taala says and pay attention to this ayah I feel Allah is really talking to us in this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah has promised those among you, and do righteous good deeds, righteous good deeds, that he will certainly grant them succession in the land, as he granted it to those before them the authority to practice the religion, which he has chosen for them, and He will surely give them in exchange of safe security, after they fear that they worship me and they do not associate anything in worship with me. That is the idea that I leave you with. And I need you with the statement of Admiralty law why I love your loved ones had an amazing statement to motivate us to

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look after the rights of Allah and to look after the rights of the bad. He said, Rob your loved one in the law has nothing to do with nothing. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has hidden two matches in two matters. There's two matches that have been hidden in two things. The first thing that Allah has hidden is knowledge of his happiness. When you worship him when you do an act, the knowledge of him being happy over you is hidden. And that's true.

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So we never let our goodness make us arrogant. We make our goodness make us humble. And after we worship we seek forgiveness. Like how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the Allahu Allah when she asked if I would miss the night of power, what should I say? He said, say Alabama in the car food.

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Oh Allah, you love to forgive, forgive us. Amazing. He's telling us to ask for forgiveness on the night of power when she spent the month fasting and the night in worship. And she's witness the night What should she say? He tells her to ask for forgiveness. Because worship entails us becoming more humble. We don't know if I was happy with us. So we seek forgiveness in case there were any mistakes we don't become lacks, and we don't become too confident. That's one aspect. And then he says, And Allah has hidden the knowledge of his Olia from amongst he's hidden the knowledge of his own ear from amongst you the knowledge of his earlier he's hidden from amongst us. So strive with

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the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for one day you might do good to one of the only of Allah and you don't know and then make dua for you. And let's do it as a means of opening for you both in this world and they have to have the will of Allah, Allah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala I thank you for your good attentiveness and attendance and apologize for the wrong time taken and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive any mistakes for everything correct is from him in any mistakes or from myself in Japan. And I say Subhan Allah will be having these pentacle Bumblebee from the condition to Allah Allah, Allah and the stuff to the governor to the lake wa salam aleikum wa

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rahmatullah wa barakato sal Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi