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Have You Locked Up, The Enemy Is Outside!

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh brothers and sisters in Islam I hope you're well hamdulillah we just finished taraweeh this 21st night of Ramadan

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if it's a little further me Allah subhanho wa Taala

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bless us with the night and

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reward us for the night. And writers from amongst those freed from the Hellfire I mean, I'm with the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here in Makkah, still Alhamdulillah tomorrow inshallah I will be departing I just the reflection from the taraweeh as we do every night, and I just want to send a thank you to everyone who writes in asking for the reflections every time there is a delay

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in terms of uploading them, it really means a lot, Mashallah, because it lets me know that there's listenership out there. And you know, people are benefiting and that's the aim. The aim is not just to share knowledge, but to inspire transformation and I hope that is what is happening. We always leave action points after all these

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you know, at the end of all these reminders, in terms of tonight, brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us in the Quran in the shade upon Allah Kumar.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, indeed, shavon is an enemy to you. So take him as an enemy, take him as an enemy. I think you can all hear the crowd after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam around me, I've just entered a crowded area, I'm going to speak a bit louder, so you all can still hear me in sha Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to take commands us to take shavonne as an argue, to take shape on as an enemy as an enemy. Right? And tells us to consider him an enemy. And brothers and sisters in Islam, this is a very, very clear, clear, clear verse, it's not one that needs some big fear. It's not one that can be interpreted. And you know, some other way, you know,

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if somebody told you if the authorities told you that there's a murderer in your neighborhood, right? So take care. Be careful. Take heat, there's a murderer in your neighborhood. Right? And this is his description. Now, if you see the description, and then you open your window, and you see this person outside your your, your your window or on your street, would you leave your doors open? Would you leave your windows open? Right? Would you do anything that shows an invitation from your home to this person? Absolutely. You want to switch on the alarm? Probably you'd want the neighbors you'd want the authorities you'd have your emergency numbers on speed dial, you teach the kids the

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emergency numbers just in case you'd inform your wife you'd, you'd go the distance basically, in ensuring protection. Why? Because this is you taking this person as an enemy. Why? Because the authorities have told you to take this person as an enemy, this person isn't your friend. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this one, what do we do?

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Do we really lock everything up close all the gaps? Or do we live our lives and run our homes in a way which doesn't create a hostile environment to share upon, but rather, it creates a friendly environment to shape on an inviting environment to shape one. I mean, brothers and sisters in Islam, how many of us say Bismillah when we enter the home, and before we eat, and before we drink the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he's the one who enters his home or her home and says Bismillah Vinci upon says, I don't have a place to stay today. And before he eats or she eats, if they say Bismillah chevonne says, Well, now I don't have food today. Before you drink. You say

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Bismillah Shere Khan says, I don't have drink today. How many of us have Bismillah? Before we entered the home? You know? Or is it that we entered the home? Letting children know that look, you are welcome here. When we eat reading Shere Khan know that he is welcome on our dining table. Men, let's look at some of the tools of chiffon. And today one of the biggest tools is them is television. Right? The satellite TV, we love to put our kids in front of the television and, you know, maybe it's a means of distracting them. You know,

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you know, YouTube, for example. You know, are there any parental controls? When our kids are, you know, browsing and traversing through the different programs and uploads on YouTube? Do we? You know, are we taking care of our kids, you know, of the activities online? You're giving them a mobile phone? Have you taught them how to use them? Have you told them the harms of it? You know, have you are you making them accessible through WhatsApp through social media? Do we take care in you know,

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teaching them the do's and the don'ts right? No parent would give their child a vehicle without them knowing how to draw

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Five, but you're giving them a mobile phone without teaching them how to use it. You're giving them access to the world, basically, for different minds to nurture their minds without putting some parameters for them, for them to understand what is a red flag from a white flag, and so on and so forth. Brothers and sisters, the topic is long, but you get the idea. chiffons tools comes in many ways or forms. And Allah says he's our enemy and we should take him as an enemy. What are you doing to lock up? What are you doing to tighten up? What are you doing to make manifest that you have indeed, taken him as an enemy, and let your family know that you have taken him as an enemy? What

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have you done, to make your environment hostile to shed upon some food for thought I love you for the sake of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our past and inspire our futures and grant us a little further and make us from those feet from the Hellfire I mean, until next time, brothers and sisters will not preserve us in obedience. Sonnambula e alikum warahmatu wabarakatuh