Blast From The Past – Season 2 – Episode 16

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah he was. He was seldom at the Sleeman kathira on lamb Deen and Baba rubbish rattling sadri westerly Emery data melissani

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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, my dear mothers and fathers, uncles and Auntie's Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

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Welcome everybody to Episode 16 in our season two of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. As a quick recap, yesterday, we discussed this attention of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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That was given to the visiting individuals and tribes from the different areas as they came into Mecca. And from the lessons we discussed,

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as a result of this focus, during this era of hygiene and Amara was the importance to strategize the importance to the or the importance of allocating resources adequately and taking advantage of seasons right. Taking advantage of seasons, one of the examples we can share in the 21st century, about a great season that has great foot traffic, especially for those who want to invite non Muslims to Islam is the World Cup. Right? For example, because if you go to the place where the World Cup is being hosted, then automatically you have people from all walks of life coming to this event anyway. So it's a perfect and ample opportunity to invite people to La ilaha illAllah,

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Muhammad Rasulullah you go there, obviously, with the correct material literature that you will give out in the appropriate languages, right. And today, English is a universally spoken language. So if you have English literature, you are going to get the message across to many people. So

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this is just an example you know, in the 21st century,

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trying to create a parallel in that which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was doing that Mata had great foot traffic with people from all walks of life. From the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters that we take from that quick

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citation that we covered in the Sierra is again, the importance of the Quran in that hour. You know, we discussed the importance of the Quran when we discussed the Islam of Omar and we discussed the Islam of Hamza, you know, those series of episodes we discussed as a lesson from the lessons of of this happening in this era, using the Quran as a means of there. We see this again, at this time, because a lot of those who became curious regarding Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they went to speak to him, when he engaged them using the Quran is either they silently heard him recite the Quran, or they asked him about his message, and he told him about his message. And he also told

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recite it to them the Quran, right? And we see

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a positive response from some of them, especially those that came from the region known as yathrib, which you and I today call Medina and inshallah we will we will expand on this because after this event happened, the first Pledge of Allegiance or covenant in Islam, and then the second and this happened with a people from this region, from the city, or from yesterday, a place again, that we call Medina today. So the forum My dear brothers and sisters, we should never ever belittle the power of the Quran in our our, that whenever we engage somebody, and whenever we tell them to worship one Allah and they become intrigued, then try your best to train yourself to do this DERA by

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learning the appropriate ayat in the Quran that you can share with them immediately. And even with Muslims when you're trying to to build their their Eman, use the forearm, even our youth, right? We know today our youth they have a very secular or

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should I say intellectual mindset because of the schooling system that they are involved in. Right. So a lot of the time what stimulates their concentration with us is when you engage them using intellectual discussions and the Quran is full of these intellectual discussions. If they click on science, the Quran is full of scientific fact before the scientists discovered anything, so be wise and understand that the Quran is a source for us. In terms of every segment of society we try to invite towards Islam be the Christian be the Jew be there a polytheist be then atheist, right? Everyone you can think of the Quran has segments in it

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as a means of inviting them towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and remember, the words in the Quran are the words

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Have Allah subhanho wa Taala the words of the Quran are better than your words better than my words. So engage them with the Quran. From the lessons that we learned, my dear brothers and sisters, is that though hate is the first thing that we should invite people to the first thing, good manners is a nice thing to invite them to.

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eating habits is a good thing to invite them to

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telling them about the use of alcohol is a good thing to invite them to. But what's a great thing to invite them to, right? We're talking about being strategic and appropriate, right? Given the time that you have the opportunity that you have, what is the highest impact that you can create with them in the few moments that you have with them, calling them to one Allah and worshiping one Allah upon the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam because if they don't have that, all the other good manners and leaving alcohol and all these other matters will not matter. It will not matter. Right? Because the key to success hasn't been 10 It hasn't been ignited. The ignition hasn't been

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switched on the ignition with regards to Islam is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah wa Chateau, Mohammed Abu rasuluh This is the best thing you can invite them to. And as we discussed earlier, my dear brothers and sisters in earlier episodes that you know, you want to give the greatest gift to people. What's the greatest gift to give to a person who's a non Muslim? What can you find heavier than La Ilaha Illa. Allah is the gift to give them there's nothing, there's absolutely nothing. And we learned this from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As he saw them, here, you Hannah's kulu La ilaha illa Allah,

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there are people c'est la ilaha illa Allah, you'll be successful. This is the first thing he invites them to. We see manifestly clear in the Sierra, even though Abu lahab is behind him shouting what he shouting, he shouting out his message, there are people you unsuccess all of success. Let me tell you about it. C'est la ilaha illa Allah, you will be successful. And we also learn from this, my dear brothers and sisters, the importance of explaining our commands to people. A lot of the time today, especially with our children, we are very quick to just command them do this don't do that. We really explain why. We really explained why. In schools as well. Sometimes, you know, we have an

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off day where by making a good excuse, I'm not gonna say it's a habit with some teachers that say he's having an off day. He's commanding his students do this, do that. Don't do this. Don't do that. But nobody is explaining to the student or the child. Why? When you don't explain why my dear brothers and sisters, even with adults, emotional investment is reduced. When the emotional investment into something is reduced, the response is reduced as well. The greatest way to impact a response is by creating emotional attachment, emotional investment, get them interested in what you are saying. And the best way to create that is to explain yourself. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam didn't just say c'est la ilaha illa. Allah I know he explained, so you be successful. Now we have, you know, a statement that commands attention. And now we can have further dialogue. What do you mean by bs by being successful? In this life? Yes, in this life, and not only this life, there's a hereafter. Really? There's a hereafter. Yes, there's a hereafter. Why do you think you were created? Now the floor for dialogue has been opened. Because remember, these people didn't believe in the hereafter. So when you told them about success, to them, success was everything till the grave. They never believed in the hereafter. They never believed that after you became bones in your

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grave of luck to dress you with flesh and skin, and an appearance as Allah dressed you, when you were in the womb of your mothers, Indeed, Allah is upon all evil, but they denied this resurrection, this life after death. So now when you say be successful, people are interested. People want money, how can I be successful? I can make another million. If I say la ilaha illa Allah, say, my friend, you'll get a million and you'll even get a paradise that you can never even purchase with any amount of wealth of this dunya. Right. So explain yourself, even with your children, explain yourself. Don't tell your children don't do this. Don't do that. Why? Because out of fear, they may listen to

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you. But they will become curious. Why is my parents telling me not to do this?

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And when you're not there, what do you think is gonna happen? Are they going to experiment? They're not going to disobey you. And so what happens then now what happens the parent comes back, finds the kid or the child doing that which the parents that don't do now they punish the child.

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Panama. Yes, this is Fiamma that's happening to the child in the dunya, the child is being a child, you didn't explain why the default reaction to your lack of application was that now the child is going to become curious. And what is the net result of curiosity? You they will experiment. And you know, what was when the parents is don't do and the parents doing it, don't bring that, but they see the parent doing it. You know, some parents try to be clever. Now they say, look, we don't want them to drink Coke. So what do we do? We drink Coke, right? So what we do, we put the coke in the in the tea cup in the mug. So they think we drink the tea. No parents the time to be clever. Now, you know,

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this is a type of strategy, a type of a type of strategy. But you know, the children are clever. Now they might smell your cup after you're gone. Then you're in a predicament. Now you taught them how to strategize and cheat in this kind of way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding mean and make us diligent educators and diligent teachers as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, I mean, another lesson we learned is never to lose hope. My dear brothers and sisters, yes, we've been saying this time and time again, don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. But this is another message. Don't lose hope in what you want to achieve. Don't lose hope in it. revise your

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strategies. Yes. revise your ways. Yes. But never lose hope in your belief. Never lose hope in your values. You want to implement something in Malaysia? It's difficult. Right? This change is difficult. But you know, and you know that you know that you are right. Persevere with it. Keep asking Allah for assistance. It might take you 10 years, it might take you 20 years, it might take you 30 years, as long as the evidence conforms to the values you want to incite and bring about. stick to your guns. stick to your guns. Don't lose hope. Don't say no one's listening to me. I'm gonna give up.

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No,

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because you can see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We are heading towards the 11th year, the 11th year after Prophethood

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11th year and the Muslims are not strong yet. It's not that they were weak. No. But they are dead. Meaning we don't find the Muslims as we find them in Medina later on. This is a fact. Right? And the reason why I'm saying that we shouldn't say they were weak because some people say well, you know, the Muslims couldn't fight in Makkah because they were weak.

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And this is not true. This is not true. Because Allah says in the Quran,

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copy.

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Allah says, Have you not seen the people that we reveal to you, and we commanded them to lower down the arms, lower down the arms. Instead, observe the salah and observe the second.

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The Muslim is it wasn't that they were unable and we know that Hamza, they had the aroma.

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Right? The reason why they were laying back and taking the punches was because Allah decreed that and there's a lot of wisdom in the Muslims not fighting the courage and a lot of wisdom in them taking the harm of the correction. The scholars have cited this in many a writing some of the reasons that they say is that this was conducive to the spread of Islam. Because what was happening was now we were finding homes where the children accepted Islam and the parents didn't accept Islam. So if fighting to place you'd have members of one household fighting each other, and what message would this be to those on the outside who are not privy to the specifics? They would say look, those

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people are fighting Why? Because this Mohammed came with this message. It must be a very bad message. It's making people fight and this is known as another element.

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Right which which which Mufti study when you want to become a scholar? And you want to learn the how to apply in a specific in a particular place and time and span? Right? You learn these skills and from these skills is this concept of looking at the consequences of actions that you can pass the first one now, but if you pass that first one, you might create a situation which is far worse than the situation we in right now. Right? We know from the [???]tier a Mufti sometimes is permitted to leave sooner. To ensure haram doesn't take place. Sometimes you can implement a certain number and a great division takes place, which is how long? This is the Muftis job to understand pros and cons to

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understand harms and

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benefits, he needs to look at the consequences of actions. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala was teaching Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is not the time to fight Yes, you are evil. Yes, we have giants like Omar and Hamza to keep your arms low, lower your your arms, don't pick up your weapons, be patient, go to have a shot. And as you will see now go to Medina in the next few episodes insha Allah, but don't fight, this is not the place because the net result will be harmed to the message and the propagation of the message.

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This Deen is a G

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this religion is amazing.

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I dare you to find the system like the system of Islam. You'll never find it My dear brothers and sisters because the system of Islam comes from a perfect being Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my dear brothers and sisters Don't lose hope in the value as long as you know you are acting upon evidence, right? Everyone is following the way of their forefathers. No one wants to listen to you. No one wants change. As long as you know you, right. Carry on in your way with wisdom of course. But don't give up and don't lose hope.

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Also, my dear brothers and sisters understand

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that if the message is good, and it has quality, it will spread.

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It will spread irrespective of who wants to affect it, irrespective of who wants to stop it. And we'll end this today as well. In our data, make the message excellent. Make the message excellent. You invite to La Ilaha Illa light the first opportunity make it an excellent invite.

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Right share quality we know today in the markets as well. a quality product it spreads word of mouth incorrect to incorrect as many businessmen here Mashallah. And as I've come to find out business women as well Mashallah, right. So, we know this a quality product, it will spread, if the quality is good. The market takes care of the marketing, because people will start speaking about it, right, and the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was good. So never lose hope. Never give up, improve the quality, change your strategy. But never lose hope. And don't forget. And we discussed this many a time. If you want to change a system, never, ever forget to never, ever forget

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to especially when you turn to Allah and you beg to Allah to create a great opening on your hands to honor you with that opening to bless your efforts. Don't forget Allah subhanho wa Taala. We also lend my dear brothers and sisters, that as a follow up as a follow on or subtopic of this topic of not giving up that Rome wasn't built in a day.

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You're not gonna get changed overnight, people are not going to become better overnight. You know, in English, we say a tiger won't change its spots or stripes depends on where the Tigers from. Right? It won't change its stripes. People are difficult to change as well. They become fixated upon upon the system. It's difficult. But as we say, never lose hope. A subset of that discussion is understand that change takes time. In English, we say Rome wasn't built in a day and look at the Quran it was revealed in 23 years, over 23 years, slowly but surely, there are Hamas or Allahu alayhi wa sallam, 23 years when the mecca come back into the hands of the Muslims towards the end of

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the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Subhan Allah. So understand this, even in our businesses, right? I'm always trying to make it conducive to the 21st century, in business in organizations in the last year, we try and change strategy, right? It's going to be hard. People are not going to get on board immediately. And if they get on board, you will see that they will struggle.

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People who are addicted to some substance, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the first few weeks it's very difficult. You have, you know, strong edges, right? You have recessive periods. It's a struggle, you have to hold yourself.

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Also with creating new habits becoming more productive.

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You need to fight with yourself, my dear brothers and sisters and I don't mean fight physically harm yourself. But I mean, you need to really, you know, get in the zone, fasten your seat belts with yourself. Don't say, I'm going to read one juice every day of the Quran and you think it's just going to happen. You're going to struggle. You're going to struggle and struggled and struggled before it becomes second nature and part and parcel of your life. Many people they give up. First week, 10 days, 15 days. It's too hard. I give up. Now. It's not the time to give

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That's the time to push on. And you know, in the books of management and self development, they cite time and time again, that for a good habit or any habit to come into your life, you need to practice that habit for 40 days. You need to toil with it for 40 days. That's what they say, you need a minimum of 40 days for it to come into your life. So before 40 days never give up. And you know, I thought about this, because you always trying to look at the Sharia, our Sharia is the is the foundation. But there's no reason why we can't benefit from,

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you know, the books written today. And when I looked in the Sharia, I found the Hadith in Sahih Muslim

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when he's describing the stages of the fetus, in the womb of the mother, and he says, Allah places us as a clock for 40 days, and then as

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something clinging for 40 days, and then as a chewed piece of flesh for 40 days, and then the angel comes. So 40 days, 40 days, 40 days, incubation period, establishment period, Allah knows best, Allah knows best, but I was trying to find the parallel, do we have this number in our Sharia. But then you know what, I revise the 40 day rule.

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I revised it, we don't need a minimum of 40 days. We can also do it in a minimum of 30. We did Island 30, from the month of Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, Allah puts us in the system for 30 days. Allah says, a young man,

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a young man, I'm reading the AI so fast fasting, obviously is Ramadan, we always revise the idea of fasting. And to be honest, this lesson is specific to Malaysia. Because this change of mind happened, this Ramadan.

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So it's being announced in the series. You know, I'm looking at these, as Allah says, fasting has been prescribed for you. Then Allah says, a year in America that a fixed number of days, at the end of the ayah to fasting, Allah says when he took community data, Allah says that meaning Allah is saying, so that you complete the days, the days, the 30 days, or the 29 days, right? The fact that Allah mentioned this means there's wisdom in in us being in the system for this amount of time. Which means for those who really dry in 30 days, you can bring a good habit into your life. In 30 days, you can get a bad habit out of your life, in 30 days, you can become a better human being. So

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Pandora PLR This is just some food for thought. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Also from the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters is the lesson that guidance can come later, never be disheartened that you tell someone, you know, there's a messenger, and he's a messenger from Allah.

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And his name was Mohammed. And he came after Jesus. And Jesus told us about his coming. And his message from God was to worship one God and follow his way. That should be the message by the way, because when we propagate, it's not enough for people just to know this message, they need to know also that this message is not from something.

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It's not it's from a prophet. Right? It's not just a message from something because I'm great man. You know, we have some great wise men like Nelson Mandela, like candy, right, wise men who walked the face of this earth and they had amazing coats, right? So the person who you give into our tumors know that this message to worship one Allah and follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, it also came from a messenger of Allah is important to make this clear.

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Right? Because how can you meaning as I was calling say, that if they don't know that this message is from a messenger, then them being held liable, or they, in other words, they won't be held liable? Because they didn't know they have to know this is the message from a messenger. So they understand that this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now when they reject, now they are liable.

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Right? So it's important when you propagate the message, propagated and mention who it came from, and who he was. If you speak into a Christian mention that Jesus spoke of His coming, if you speaking to a Jewish person mentioned that Musa alayhis salam spoke of is coming. It's very important, my dear brothers and sisters, so they understand that these are not words from your pocket, especially in today's day and age where everybody's speaking anything and everything. Everyone's writing a book. Everyone's on YouTube. Everyone's on Facebook, everyone's on a blog. Everyone can say what they want and it gets published. Right? So it's important to make manifest

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where the message came from, that this is not a thought, a great thought of a great man. This is a theological message of a prophet of God Almighty. And this is what he said, when you spread that message, and you don't get your response. Don't become disheartened. At least you've planted the seed in the ground.

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guidance can come later, as we see with regards to the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Some people went, they didn't accept the message in front of him, they went home, and it grew upon them. And they accepted the message. We have some unconfirmed reports that some people from Medina went back and secretly became a Muslim, and they died before the 12th year of prophethood. Before the first page of Aqaba took place. These are unconfirmed reports, right. But if we say that the fact that we have these reports, let's derive a lesson, then this is a lesson that we can learn. There is the lesson that sometimes

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it's very plausible that your message will be understood after a month or two months or one year or two years or three years.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding I mean, the other lesson that we learned my dear brothers and sisters, and it's very safe to say now is that whenever you call to Allah subhanho, wa Taala whenever you do something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Wait for the test. Wait for it.

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Wait for it.

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Let me just make it manifestly clear. Let me not butter my words. I'm going to say candidly, and I'm going to say clearly wait for the test. Don't be that person who's in shock. That I've been fighting to Allah. Now these people are not talking to me. Now. Those people are calling me names. Now this portion of society is boycotting me.

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Wait for it.

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This is the soul of Allah, every prophet, that call to Allah, they faced MIT test, every prophet, even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the most beloved of the prophets to Allah, the Seal of Prophets. And remember, my dear brothers and sisters, you and i, you and i have been made the carriers of the prophetic legacy.

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We all have

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been made the carriers of the prophetic legacy. If the prophets face testament the invited towards Allah, wait for your test as well.

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Wait for it. Prepare for it. What's the best way to prepare for it? to hydrate Salah? This is where a diary a propagator. Does this gym you know we go to the gym to be strong when you want to run the race. You want to be a football player you have to train. You want to run in the Olympics. You have to train right? You know where the training is done for a day. Not in the gym. In the darkness of the night in the last night of the night when everyone's asleep. That's where it's done. That's where it's done my dear brothers and sisters. You want to know how you know this from the Quran? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have a Muslim. Oh, you wrapped in. como la la la parrilla

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stand the night except a little for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam standing The night was compulsory. It wasn't for his own, but this was from the specific comments Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why was it compulsory for him? Yeah, Allah. Allah goes on to teach us stand the night except Allah to lista who are in postman who karela half the night or a little bit less than half ozy the LA are a little bit more than half work till 430

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and recite the Quran a clear recitation.

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Why Allah

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Allah Colden Sakina because we are going to reveal to you I have the word, a weighty word, a word that when you preach it is going to come with great strife, great turbulence, great difficulty. You have to be prepared. You have to be strong.

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Not Not with muscles, but with muscles of not bodily muscles and physical muscles, but with muscles of Eman. So where do you do your reps, the Eman reps?

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Where do you do it in touch with Salah My dear brothers and sisters. So if you invite him to Allah get ready for the test. How do you get ready for the test by preparing for the test? How do you prepare for the test? by standing up during the time of Allah? May Allah grant us the understanding? I mean, my dear brothers and sisters from the lessons that we learn from this period of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam inviting individuals and tribes to Islam during the Umrah and Hajj season is that safety and security provides a conducive environment to spread our message, the safe for the environment, the more conducive it is for the dairy to propagate Islam.

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Right. Where do we learn this from? From the party in the Sierra where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he calls out. He calls out and says oh people, the courage has prevented me from presenting a last message to you. So who will take me as their tribesmen meaning who will grant me that security that support

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So we learn from this, that the most secure and safe that there is, the more effective he can be in his power. And as a strategy, and we've mentioned this word many times, is that you look, you look for a safety net,

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you look for the most fertile ground, to invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes you can't do it on the ground. But in the 21st century, we have virtual technology. We have a virtual platform, we have social media is other ways to invite to Allah. Right? It happens, you know,

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he was beaten and locked up.

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And when he was finally released, he was taught on condition you don't teach one word. You don't teach one word.

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So one student came from very far away. And the students who Panama has a book of Hadith bigger than the Muslim.

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But the middle of nowhere is the most famous Muslim. This student came to him and he says, I've come from very far. I want you to teach me. Mr. Mohammed said I can not secure for me. I've been commanded among the command. He says no, please, have come from very far. Teach me so much strategized. What did he do? He told him everyday come to my door, knock my door and ask for a loaf of bread.

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So that's what happens for years every day. This man would come knock the door ask for a loaf of bread bread would give him a loaf of bread. This man would go home open the bread in it was

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in it was the lesson was the howdy Suhana law and for years this guy is gathering headings like this. This is seeking knowledge My dear brothers and sisters. Well, if we had time I would go into onto a different tangent. Right? You know, when the four wheel drive is in gear? You can you can try many tangents. Right whether Raja

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right? So harmala seeking knowledge, you know, today we want everything on the plate. We don't go the chef must come then when the chef comes, he must speak like this and it must teach like this. And it must be at this time has been the style. Everyone's fussy. They want the knowledge to come to them like fast food. You know when you go to the fast food restaurant, you don't even get out of your car. Mashallah.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us? I mean, my dear brothers and sisters, last but not least, Islam is for the entire globe. Don't let anyone tell you that Islam is for Arabian because the Quran is in Arabic, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an Arab, and he was sent to Arabs. Don't let that become a deception in your life. Islam is global. And we know this because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as a strategy turned his Dawa, to visitors coming into Islam was only for Makkah, he wouldn't have bothered with the visitors. We learned this lesson in the 21st century as a parallel from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And my dear brothers and

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sisters, I present to you our beloved messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as if he is working with us today. We have lots of kindness to Allah bless these words mean and May Allah bless you all. I mean, I love you all for the sake of Allah join me tomorrow as we discuss another.to the hegira a major.to, the hegira and that is the first covenant of Islam or the first pledge of Allah Kaaba. sal Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh