Sajid Umar – Having High Aspirations Full Lecture Making Our Mark UK Tour

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Episode Notes

‘Having High Aspirations‘ was the Third installment in the ‘Making Our Mark’ Lecture tour in the UK, presented by Sheikh Sajid Umar.
‘Having High Aspirations’ was a talk done in Cardiff-UK.

When you ask Allah for Jannah, then ask for the highest Jannah …

This inspirational lecture spoke on the importance of aiming for the best in whatever we do, for being the best is a trait of the believer and excellence in all that we do is a minimum requirement. Sheikh Sajid advises towards being a person of substance and that we ‘aspire to inspire’ in all that we do.

Episode Transcript

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Rahmani Raheem hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen salatu salam ala rasulillah he, he was happy he was a limiter Sleeman kathira de Leon victini and my bad llama la Molina Illa Allah Tana in the current Allah Allah ml Hakeem la Molina Maya and for now when firing that'd be my lamb Tana. Was it an Ironman watermelon? Yeah curry.

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praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala

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we see colossal pedo attalus assistance, and we seek His guidance subhanho wa Taala

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and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds

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from serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man can misguide that person and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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My dear brothers, and fathers and mothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.

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I'm not sure if it's very common for everyone to flank the speaker. But if it's possible to fill up some of the space in the middle that would also be beneficial, firstly, for myself, so it saves me from turning too much to the right and the left of the time and hamdulillah the brothers in the middle can feel your brotherhood does echo here. Just to inform you, I lost my voice a day or a day and a half ago and have the lights come back. But I haven't. But there's still a few issues with some of the cords. But we'll try and be as audible and clear as possible with the light. And

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from the outset, I'd like to express my delight at being here in Wales, in Cardiff, it's my first trip ever here. But it looks the same as the rest of the UK. Mashallah. And I'd also like to express my gratitude to this wonderful Masjid, for the wonderful invite, and to idea for facilitating this trip, and to you all for your attendance this Sunday afternoon. I know it's difficult on a Sunday to invest time. You don't say sacrifice time we say invest time to invest time and attend these kinds of talks. It's not a flourishing culture, but inshallah we'll get shallow we'll get there especially on afternoons when Liverpool and Manchester United, have matches against each other.

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ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to accept our efforts to make this a gathering that is forgiven upon its departure. And to make this a gathering, that he has a good word, and follows it and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to reunite us many, many more times in this world, as well as to unite us in the hereafter. I mean,

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the title of today's talk is high aspirations, or as we had

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our brother who introduced the program say earlier with him having high aspirations and this is the third talk of a series called making our mark making our mark. So it was a series

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titled around the theme of encouraging action, especially in the programs that would have been conducted or are going to be conducted here in the southwest.

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We began this journey in Bath.

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And the topic was titled The importance of having a vision.

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And we went on to Bristol, and we discussed the importance of leadership and she had some examples from the lives of the first generation, the Sahaba of the Allahu Allah Vegemite.

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And today we have this title, which is also important as all the others, the title entitled, high aspirations Now, this particular topic

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is not something new.

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for Islam and the Muslims, it's not a discussion that we find only being discussed in the century that we live in.

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For all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Who made us from amongst those that declared his oneness, and from amongst those that accepted the prophecy of Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this declaration and this acceptance that by default has to make us people have high aspirations thus

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Allah subhanho wa Taala said Miss Li has fully MLM elute

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Lee Miss Lee However, for this, this paradise, let those who strive strive and inshallah we'll discuss this

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a little bit more later. And indeed

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is deserving of praise for he taught this oma

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that Jenna has levels has levels and in some narrations, 100 levels 100 levels and he said some Allahu Allah he was selling them for either sell to Allah.

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Allahu alfetta

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that when you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for this paradise, don't just ask for any paradise rather ask for the highest of Paradise and that is alpha dose. So here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is mentioning us to be people have high aspirations, Don't settle for anything less than the best. Strive to ascertain and attain the best and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He described this alpha dose to be that part of gentlemen, that covers the middle part of gender. Until the highest part in this hadith isn't Sohail Buhari.

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By the brothers and sisters. This is manifest, or that which we've shared makes manifest that this concept of Allah will him is not something new. It was part of the package of Islam.

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It is something that empties our life, the moment we declare the shadow,

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the moment we declare the Shahada, it makes us people who are part and parcel of the concept of high aspirations, because our low and high aspirations is part and parcel of Islam. And when we look in the era of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. And when we read the books of region, and look at what

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the scholars of Hadith have written, about, those who came in the first generations of Islam, and those happenings in their life, we cannot help but acquire the knowledge that they were people full of high aspirations, and how can this not be? How can this not be when the price for the believer is

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the price for the believer is gender. And as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described this gentleman he said this gender is expensive. Thus he said, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it's reported by Abu hurayrah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah He valia we mentioned days of Allah subhanho wa Taala is expensive.

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It requires your resources,

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your time

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and your wealth. And this is a reality. We mentioned eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala is expensive. It will cost you and your time to add this expensive merchandise is your time in this world. before Allah subhanho wa Taala takes us to him

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by dear brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala created life and created death. And in Surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we have

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to test you to make manifest Which one of you is the best in deeds is the forerunner in the hereafter. Leah Beluga comm au

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best indeed. This by default requires any aspiration or high aspirations What does it require from us

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higher aspirations Which one of you is best? Indeed, La ilaha illa Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala gentlemen to levels into stages to reward people based on their aspirations and achievements, because reward is directly proportional to effort, right this is a principle found in management.

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The outcome and result is proportional to effort applied.

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And the same thing applies This concept is common sense. Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward us based on effort Al Jazeera Oman gentlemen, the reward is based on the effort applied. Thus it was from the complete justice of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he even made gender into law

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wants to reward people based on their effort.

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Now, for us, brothers and sisters,

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our aspirations differ from one person to the next. But for us, we have to realize that these aspirations

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become raised. And they become lowered based on one concept. And that concept is our email. We have to realize this. For us, it's for the disbelievers, it's something else, because their

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understanding of life and death is different to our understanding of life and death. So our ability to achieve and acquire and acetate and

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our ability to aspire to be inspired and become inspired is based on our email.

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And our Eman

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grows,

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becomes passive, sometimes is dynamic. Sometimes it stays static, based on our connection to the hereafter because you and I were not just bodies, but we are bodies with spirituality. There's two elements to us. We are a body and we are a spiritual entity as well. And this is important, we must understand this. And both entities require nurturing and being looked after. Even in our day to day many times, a person asks and say we see people fasting the month of Ramadan, but on the day you're very engaged in vice.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that this fasting is a means of acquiring taqwa and God consciousness and erecting a barrier between you and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So how can this be that a person, fast the month of Ramadan, and spends the night in Korea worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and then comes to the aid and they celebrated in a manner contradictory to the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Here in the UK, how many times do we hear of non Muslims having to leave

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their cities and their towns on the day of eight, because they fear the disturbance by the Muslims in the celebration of regal

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Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.

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I mean,

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so, many attempt these questions come about that how is this possible? How is it possible that a person observed Salah masala to tender and in fact,

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the follow up puts an end to that which is immoral, and that which is disliked by Allah? subhanho wa Taala How is it that a person can observe Salah but they engage in Riba and backbiting and slandering and vice? How is it possible? And the answer to this question is simple of servants of Allah, and no children of Adam, there is no contradiction in the Sharia and there is no alphabet defect in the

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evidences of the Sharia. What Allah subhana wa Jalla said is a fact from Allah is so that perhaps we can attain a taco and Salah so that we can be protected against vise and that which is immoral. But the problem lies in the effort itself, whereby our divider becomes physical and lacks spirituality, it becomes an either a Norman lacks the concept of it being an a bed, a worship.

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So we raise our hands in Tukwila to the horizon, but our physical body is doing so. But our heart and soul is void of what's happening.

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We fast the month of Ramadan with our bodies, we experienced thirst and hunger and perhaps lose weight.

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But we start the day fasting physically, once our hearts and spirituality doesn't start the day fasting. So Pamela, we concentrated on the lesser and forgot about the greater

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Yes, we two entities, but the greater is the spirituality. So coming back to our earlier point this a man of servants of Allied or children of Adam, it shines and illuminates and raises our aspirations based on our attachment to the hereafter This is a fact there is no way you can be attached to this duty and at the same time be attached to the athletes a seesaw effect. The closer you are to one, the further you are to the other. The closer you are to one you see your paradigm shifting, they start changing the way you view life changes.

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Things that were beloved to you suddenly become disliked, and things that you never cared about or automatically become matters that you care about. As you attach yourself to the hereafter.

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You become detached from the linear because our attachment to the hereafter causes the heart to become soft and causes the soul to become alive look at the month of Ramadan La ilaha illa Allah, we fast and by physically being styled, we actually feed our spirituality or we should be feeding our spirituality to feed the soul, the body has to starve.

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Imagine this, you distance yourself from the dounia the food and drink and marital relations for a portion of the day and immediately what what starts becoming fat, our spirituality, our Eman our heart, it becomes softer, it's being fed. Once the physical styles the spiritual is being offensive have Allah

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala says sudo to Hadith and you might have heard this in a talk of mine previously. Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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Allah Mia de la Vina Imani adarsha kulu boom lyrically la

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de la mina, when a akula can levy la

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public

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for kosaku. So Pamela, let's ponder over this ayah Allah subhana wa Dionysus as a time, not come to the believers to have hearts filled with Russia. And Russia is not just fear. That's how Russia is fear plus, fear with knowledge. You fear while knowing why you fear

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in sha Allah, Allah. This is the evidence that Harsha is inclusive of areas of knowledge. Allah subhanho wa Taala says the truly the ones that have Kashi are the those who are manageable. They don't feel without knowing they have knowledge as to why they are fearing and who they fearing. Allah Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala contains beneficial knowledge. I mean, I mean, we should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for this for Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to seek increased knowledge rockerverb visit in the Alma

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so when we ponder over this ayah we see Allah subhanho wa Taala Satan has not come to the believers to have hearts filled with Harsha. Then Allah warns us against that which happened to those before us and warns us against adopting the way of those before us. What does Allah Subhana Allah say, don't be like those who came before you.

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What happened to them

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repeat became victims of time they became attached to this life.

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And what happened as a result of becoming attached to this lab, they have became hardened.

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This is the net result this is what happens. The more you are attached to this world, the lesser spiritualities attached the

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The more you attached to financial standing and material wellbeing and the glitz and glamour of this temporary life. The net result and effect of this is a hardened heart. A law tells us instead of two headed, they became victims of time and started chasing this life. What was the net result concert? The hearts became hard. What can be your minimum fastball and most of them were sinners. This is the result of a hard heart but we should never lose hope. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says lm low and understand

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala you have the word mot that Allah subhanho wa Taala can give life to barren land after its death.

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So as Allah can give life to dead land, he can give life to your dead heart. So hello.

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So this is the reality brothers and sisters, that our aspirations grow and sees based on our attachment to the hereafter based on our email. This is a fact it's you cannot say because Eman necessitates belief in Allah and His Malaika His angels and his books and his prophets and the last day and the Day of Judgment, how can you believe in the Day of Judgment but behave in a manner contradictory to this belief?

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How can you aspirations

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act in a manner that contradicts this belief of yours, you know, you will return to Allah and believe it the last day necessitates belief in death, and the grave, everything with regards to the hereafter and they have to start when we pass away.

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So how can you have a man and believe in these entities but have aspirations that contradict the reality of this belief?

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Remember, Eman is belief.

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And it entails action. It's not just talking the talk but it's walking

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To talk as well, it has to show in our actions, in our speech in our hearts as well as our actions. So understand this are servants of Allah, and all children of Adam, Islam set, high aspirations, but we differ in terms of our aspirations based on this email.

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Now, in working towards making this aspirations a reality, we also see that people are of two types. We have those who as I said, they talk, but they don't walk the talk, they say a lot of things, we need to start this and we need to do that. And we need to be concerned. And we need to and we need to, we need to put a lack of action.

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The action is delayed from that which they say verbally, it's a type of erasure.

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Right, separation. And

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and then we have a second group of people

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who don't speak, but they actions speak for them.

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They prove that they high net worth individuals, right, you always say we need to become high net worth, who are the high net worth individuals, let's get the Forbes magazine and look at the high net worth individuals. Now with Islam, we have a different take on what the definition of being a high net worth individual is. So we have those that are high net worth individuals, their actions speak louder than words. And we see them making a difference. We see we feel their aspirations, they are people who see and they're not just around, wasting time utilizing the resources of this dunya for other people to see that there are people who do the see

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the Actions speak louder than words. And this was prevalent in the time of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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these people existed for Take, for example, the Bedouin, who went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said Dr. Mohammed, Mohammed, give me from this wealth that Allah has given you.

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For this wealth is a loss and not your father's.

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This is a level of aspiration. And in retrospect, we have probably

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even Cavalia slim

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Fabiola, one who went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him

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ask,

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what do you need ask?

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And he says, I do have a request. And my request is that I seek your companionship in La ilaha illa Allah, look at this aspiration. I seek your companionship in general Hillman,

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Allahu Akbar.

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And then consider

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a Valera, who was from the people of Safa. He was impoverished those people who didn't have shelter, they didn't have clothes, they didn't have food. This was a burrito was from this group of people. They would stay in Masuda V and they would seek and worship.

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Once the booty comes to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he's distributing this beauty. And people are asking and asking and asking and robiola who is watching and

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he knows that this is a person in need. So he turns to me

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and says, Ask what do you need and I will give it to you.

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Look at high aspirations, look at aspirations that transcend the story of this dunya La ilaha illAllah. Abu hurayrah says oh prophet of Allah, I do have a request, and I will ask you for something and I will only ask you for one thing.

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So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, what is it that you need? What is it that you desire? Subhan Allah, He says, I asked you to teach me that which Allah subhanho wa Taala taught here.

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La Ilaha Illa imagine this.

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He was indirectly asking for gender because he knew that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said when Salah caparica el tema Sufi, salallahu alaihe salam.

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He knew that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught that a person who treads the path of knowledge Allah will make his path to gender easier. So he's asking Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam for gender but via the means that will get him there. Teach me that which Allah subhanho wa Taala taught you.

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And we know that Abu huraira robiola one was a pillar in terms of the Sunnah during the era of this habit, and generated over 6000 Heidi

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6000 generations. Never mind being a student. He became a teacher of the oma

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Allah chose him to be a protector of the suddenness of the Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us with even gender. I mean,

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once a group of boys came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they were asking somebody wanted intercession, somebody wanted some well, somebody wanted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to assist them in a difficulty that they were going through. And in this group, there was one point and also the loss of Allah while he was alive after dealing with this group, turns to this boy and says, What do you need, he says, and he took a marine benei webinar. He didn't want to speak in front of that jump. In front of the gathering. He says, I want a private sitting in discussion with you. There's something that I need, but it's private. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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after helping the group

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goes on to him and say, What is it that you require? Is which what is the amenity that you need.

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And this young boy tells Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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I want your companionship in general Subhanallah This was amongst the youth. I'm sharing an example from a Sahabi was sibiya. And now here, a young boy.

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They had high aspirations.

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This was what was inculcated within them when they said La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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So we need to ponder over these examples. My dear brothers and sisters, we need to ask ourselves, where are we, from these examples? Let's benchmark ourselves. Where is our bar setter?

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How are we with regards to those who walk this earth?

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And were praised by Allah subhanho wa Taala?

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Surely they have to be our benchmark. If we want to know whether we are part of goodness or not, we have to benchmark ourselves against them.

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We need to look at what their lives were about and ask ourselves, are we upon the same parent or not?

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And when we ponder over this, it makes us understand the reality of the person that we ask about sometimes so Pamela, that person in the middle of winter, he can get up and go to the masjid for Salah.

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Even though he didn't hear that,

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he goes to the masjid for Salah. Now we understand why he does so.

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And based on what we've said we understand the person who is quick to engage in Hara, who does not look after the boundaries of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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who does not even stay away from the Shabbat is he doesn't mind engaging in the Shabbat those gray areas. in Bristol we discussed the boubakeur of the Allah one and Abubakar rhodiola. One once he had the habit of always asking his

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slave, whenever he prepared a meal, he asked him, Where did you from which money did you prepare this meal?

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And one day he forgot. And he began eating. And the slave then said, but you didn't ask me

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the foundation of this meal that you have in front of you, the background behind it. So where did you get this meal from? Where did you get the money to prepare this for? And he mentioned that he got it from a practice that he did during the days of ignorance when he practiced

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fortune telling and this is how he practiced fortune telling,

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forecasting matters of the hype.

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But

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not only does he stop eating what's in front of him, he puts his finger in his mouth and vomits that which he consumed Subhanallah This is high aspirations. We understand why he did so even though you can leave alone

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isn't as strong as that which is beyond us are of your caliber

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and from them is the ignorant person who didn't know.

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But he Abubakar removes that which he consumed. This is high aspirations are servants of Allah and our children of Adam.

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We always have two types of people and know that

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the first is a person

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who lives for the dunya his aspirations are the dunya.

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He's aspirations are the denier, the lower the closer This means this world. And the second person is the one who aspires the ACA. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that these are the two types of people for lots of hard work and as admin, maturity.

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So Panama, two types of people. And when we think of this is a story comes to mind. And that's the story of Omar Abdel Aziz do with Omar Abdullah Aziz was

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no some of us do. shala we'll discuss a little bit.

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Aziz brothers and sisters was from the men that walked this earth. He wasn't a man he was from the men we describe him as reject.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with a short but effective healer.

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And he was so successful in this khilafah that

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the scholars said he was from Oh, he was the fifth, rightly guided caliphs. We know about the four Abubakar man while he

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was from them.

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As he is, in around two and a half years, this was the length of his healer.

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We can't even say he was just a successful leader, because that would be taking away from that which he deserves. Today, leaders lead one country had 40 states and

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40 States under him, and he led it with justice and diligence and progress and security and safety.

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La ilaha illAllah Ahmed Abdul Aziz, it is said that, before he took a position of authorities to tell his wife,

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Fatima, he used to tell her that I aspire to have a position of authority. And when he attained this position of authority, he said to her, I aspire

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to become the leader of the Muslims to become a killer.

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Because aspirations constantly growing, and he achieved it. And when he became the successful leader, he turned to his wife and he tells her I aspire project, like the high level, look at high aspirations, high aspirations, and definitely he was from the caliber that could take leadership. We discussed this yesterday, not everybody is cut out to be a leader. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam refused a Buddha to take a position of authority because he was a soft person. But it would have been Aziz was a different person, he was capable of doing it.

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an honorable man with honorable aspirations, and honorable man, but honorable aspirations. And you know what, on a side note, we learned two things from this, firstly, that

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Islam makes it possible for us to utilize matters of this dunya for the benefit of our hereafter. Many of us say, you know, high aspirations means I need to become a chef.

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Oh, I need to be I need to work in the Dow, I need to, I have to have a direct function in the Dow. This is the only way I can have high aspirations. I can't become a doctor and a lawyer. I can't be a professional runner, for example. Absolutely not. This doesn't stop you from having high aspirations for Islam gives you the opportunity to make all these acts and acts of worship. So going to school becomes an act of worship today. We say the Wednesday of the week if you ask any employee says Monday, there was the best day of the week Friday, but any young boy even the adults because of work, right? We say what's the best day of the week? Friday? Why? Because the next day, there's no

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school. It was the worst day Sunday. Why? Because the next day is Monday.

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What is going to school was a means of building your agenda. And going to work was a means of building your agenda. And for our mothers at home, cooking for your families was a means of building your agenda. and nurturing the home was a means of building your agenda. But if it became that, could you become depressed? No. The worst day of the week would be Friday because the next day there's no score.

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Obviously I'm talking in context of the country we live in is the best day of the week is Friday afternoon mentality Allah He shapes the best day upon which the sunrise is the day of July as in Sahih, Muslim, and the report bamboo aroma. So what we saying is, imagine if all these normalities of our daily life became an act of worship became a means of building our agenda became a means of making our skills of good deeds heavy on the piano.

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This is an opportunity Sam gives us if you make your work for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we learned the song

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was asked how did you achieve all this in such a short amount of time? How? And he answered this question he said, there was nothing that I did except I did it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing.

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When he aspired to take a position of authority, it wasn't for his sake, it is for the sake of Allah. And then when he aspired to become the leader of the Muslims, it wasn't for himself. It was for Allah and when he aspired to ascertain genda it was for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He made his life a walk, and endowment, he gave it

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for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is how you and I can also make our lives have higher aspirations that you in your daily life. You can be a high Aspire future

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To work to earn financial standing,

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so that I can pays a cap and I can increase sadaqa so that I can assist on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Isn't this a high aspiration

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we as women Muslim is going to work for the sake of the weekend.

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And the practices that we see prevalent during the weekend, low aspiration, a person who goes to study medicine, so I can represent this field in the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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aspire to achieve for the sake of Allah, and every day of your life becomes an eBay I sitting here as well. If we came here for the sake of a mindset event,

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and I always try and remind the audience at the beginning of every speech, that make sure you're not here to learn. Now somebody might say Hold on a second I came with my book and my pen Mashallah people are writing How can it be that you're telling us don't come to them? Yes. Don't come to them come to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. The House of Worship is through education. The Learning will come with the cola How are you Alamo como la, we are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'm not having to attend I will teach you.

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fix that intention. Become a high Aspire in your intention.

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Make it solely Pablo subhanho wa Taala live La ilaha illa Allah live it that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. Everything I do is for the sake of Allah. Before I do say anything I would ask myself is it beloved to Allah If so, I will do it. If not, I will stay away from it.

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This is what high aspiration refers to. And as we discuss this story of Omar, even Abdul Aziz, an ayah comes to mind and that is the i O Allah Subhana. Allah says, kill

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says this, this

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is for those who did not live their life in this world to attain higher positions in this world for themselves and create fitna and facade in the land. And the good ending is for those that are God conscious, by their brothers and sisters, I shared with our brothers and sisters in the southwest over the past few days, many lessons that contain this concept of being a high Aspire and achieving that which is better and greater. Because this is the reality Islam came to make us the best. Islam came to remove this word known as mediocracy. From our vocabulary, this is a fact.

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And I shared with them that Allah subhanho wa Taala he gave us the best book the Quran,

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and he gave it to us via the best Angel gibreel Allah, his Salah, and he gave it to the best messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he revealed it in the best month, the month of Ramadan. And on the best night, the light of power Nina to Qatar, and in the best language, the Arabic language and in the best place, but crystal macabre and in this book Allah subhanho wa Taala says, couldn't do

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it illness, then you are the best of people.

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Allah gave us the best of everything. So how does mediocracy become part and parcel of our lives? How does this concept of us being low achievers become part and parcel of our lives? It can't be for Allah has created us for Jenna to remember that ayah we discussed at the beginning, which was the I limitary has a philia Molina Milan, this is an iron Surah cosafa

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Allah says, For this let strivers strive What does this mean?

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This is described in the ayah before it Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says Illa a bear the law in mercy, but not the chosen servants of Allah meaning retrogression.

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A bad ending

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a life of low achievement, this is not for who a bad law who in the sincere servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala like labrusca Malou those they will have a provision determined for working

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fruits and they will be honored when feech and method name in Gardens of Pleasure.

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takabuti on flowers facing one another. You Bahu Eileen because remember, there will be circulated amongst them. A cup

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with contents from

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The following spring by

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letting the Sheree be white and delicious to the drinkers

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laughy hold on

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us a food

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no bad effect. Is there any law from it? Will they be intoxicated? We're in the car erotic coffee and with them will be females women limiting their glances with large beautiful eyes

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can be known as if they are delicate eggs well protected. We know that the

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chick is born in an egg and the eggs job is to protect it. It's delicate, the chick is delicate, and the egg protects it is that box which provides it with protection. Allah subhanho wa Taala says as for these females, they resemble this concept as if they were delicate eggs well protected.

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And they meaning they will approach one another inquiring of each other, the people of gentlemen will approach one another inquiring of each other? Allah Subhana Allah says, a speaker amongst them will say, indeed when I used to live on Earth, I had a companion

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in economical massage the team who would say are you indeed of those who believe either mitzner work couldn't met Robin,

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in remedy known Subhanallah this person used to say that when we have died and become destined bones, will we indeed be recompensed be brought to task for that which we used to do. Is this possible Do you believe this as a reality pile? Hell and to McLaren he will say would you care to look for for hufa lj and this person will look for that companion and wherever you find them amidst the Hellfire

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on tala tala today he will say by Allah you almost ruined me when I will be lucky to meet him. And if it was not for the favor of my Lord, I would have been of those brought in to the Hellfire firemen annual meeting, then how not to die in levels as an older woman Hello, be more as Debbie except for our first death. And we will not be punished in the level of him. Indeed, this gender that we are that this person will be and he will say Indeed, this is a great attainment. This is the price for WHO THE Hi Aspire does. Allah says in the eye after that limited he has fully embedded It is for this gentle servants of Allah. And it is for this gentleman with children of Adam that you

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should strive that the strivers should strive to never ever set your bar low. Always set it high. I told the brothers the other day about our saying in the English language by Michelangelo. He says the travesty is not in setting your bar high and not achieving your goals. The travesty is in setting your bar low and achieving it

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because you become complacent. Once you start achieving, you become complacent and you say I'm done.

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You enter a state of delusion.

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set high goals

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in the sky.

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In fact, in the moon, because there's footprints on the moon, right? His footprints on the moon, raise your aspirations. This is what it's about are servants of Allah. Don't just say I'm going to become a doctor. See, I'm going to be the best doctor. Don't just say I want to be a lawyer say I want to be the best lawyer. Don't just say I'm going to become a habit. Say I'm going to be the best happen. Don't just say I'm going to contribute to this conference. Be the best contributor. Do it for the sake of Allah and do it properly. This was Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are servants of Allah. And we say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we believe in him as the final messenger.

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Thus, let's adopt from his Sunnah from his way. He was a perfectionist in everything that he did. And everything he did, he did it with the highest of aspirations. If we take one example from his life, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the example of him being a dad, which was the prerogative behind him being sent, we see that he has the highest aspirations in that as well. We know he's to cry if a person passed away, a punch IQ.

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By Allah ask yourself, let us ask ourselves, when last did we cry for a person who died upon check? When last did we cry with our neighbor DevOps Uppsala in the masjid

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When last did we cry when our friends Mr Salah together. When last we have a sleepless night when our brothers and sisters in another country are suffering when last by Allah let us ask ourselves, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cried when one person would pass away.

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He didn't want to be any day. He wanted to be the best day that everyone died upon Islam salallahu alayhi wasallam Rasul Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him for that tell him

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that do not let yourself perish over these disbelievers over them in regret, that they define your message. Do not, do not let yourself perish Subhan Allah Luca how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes his situation, Allah subhanho wa Taala sees him in depression. Why because they're not accepting the message that which is good for them. He set the bar so high that he could not accept the denial of the message. sallallahu alayhi wasallam he was to strive. It's not like you and I today we say hello, as we told him that he learned the hard way. Today we leave a person isn't it? Doesn't mean to tell you once tell him twice in Carlos. loco de la comunidad de right. He learned the hard way so

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that you listen and learn properly or we will talk tomorrow and

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this wasn't the case was also La la la was

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described as such situation do not make yourself die and perish in regret over the situation.

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But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would thus in South Africa, what is Allah subhanho wa Taala say

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that they are not sick. I can't even upset that perhaps you will kill yourself over these people's denial of your message. This was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the highest aspirations remember our goals? Our objectives are based upon our aspirations. When you set your goals, and it happens, you asked somebody, what do you expect to get? In your exam? He says, you know if I get 80% I'm happy.

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Why did he say 80? And not 90? Because that's the level of his aspiration. You ask the next person? He goes, No, it has to be 95.

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But 85% he goes I know but 95 that's my that's my goal. Why? Because he has a high aspiration.

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Like I tell the brothers and the sisters studying Islam. I don't settle for

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80%

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because you're going to be teaching the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you want to teach you that the level of 80% in cinema

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you should aim for the best.

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And if your aspirations are high, it might mean that you have sleepless nights studying. It might mean that you traveling to a chef for extra lessons. It might mean that but the person who's setting for it. Immediately we see everything around him settle upon his desire for at the one who wants 95 goes to school after school is going for extra lessons. The one who wants he goes to school after school goes to sleep.

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Right? It's all tied your goals, your targets, your objectives, all this is based on your aspirations. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had such a high aspiration that

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it almost harmed him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was dedicated and concerned that his students suffer. And he announced to hate and he was cursed by Abu lahab. Then he didn't stop there. He went into the markets of Mecca and call to heat and they threw sand on his face and he never stopped there. Thus he went to pi and invited them to Islam, and they stone the mantle he bled La ilaha illa Allah and he never stopped there. Subhan Allah, such high aspiration sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then he was offered to have the city of five destroyed, but he chose to do that the project to become believers sallallahu alayhi wa sallam such high aspirations La ilaha illa Allah, Allah He

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from our Salah, Kayla Molina, me.

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Allow, indeed, was apt when he said to his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have not sent you, except as a mercy to mankind sallallahu alayhi wasallam our brothers and sisters, we know about him. Nothing I'm saying here is foreign. But the sitting is just to revise that which we know and remind each other to that which we know.

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Or that you find that the crop tenfold meaning in reminding one another. This benefits us everything I've shared, it's something we know, but inshallah it will act as a means of reviving something. We forgot.

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And the means of us revising

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our resolutions, our yearly resolutions, our quarterly resolutions.

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The month of Ramadan came and went. How many of us have continued with those wonderful event that we started in?

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The Quran wish to read daily has it continued?

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Before that we began reading in Ramadan has it continued? Looking after the sooner Rwanda has it continued?

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Asking the masjid if it needs any help, has it continued? Or have we stagnated because of low aspirations? Understand this servant of Allah, no children of Adam, benchmark yourself I'll end up with an inspirational story.

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And that is the story of Eminem, Al Maktoum, the blind date of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This heavy rob the other one was blind. he lacked

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sight. But he indeed had insight.

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he lacked sight, but he had insight today we have people who have sight but they lack insight. Right?

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They have sight, but they lack insight. We said that the day to day we don't have people have vision. We have people on television.

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Right?

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This heavy was blind, but he had insight. He was the was there. And he loved any practice this concept of calling to the greatest worship Salah

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the sadly passed away after the Battle of ardisia during the reign of

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Allah, why, and these two narrations to his death, but I'll share with you one I'll share with you 101 commanded the Muslims to form an army for the Battle of qadisiya.

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And as armour

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is checking the army, he sees this blind person ready

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for war. And number one says Where are you going? He says I'm going with Tommy, please but you blind. You don't need to. There is no heritage upon you.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran said upon the blind person, there's no Howard.

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There is no perish.

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You don't have to because I want to someone said what would you do there? He says, I will increase the number of Muslims on the battlefield. I will be a means of showing the enemy that we much more Subhan Allah, Allah will have high aspirations. This is a blind man not saying oh, I'm blind. I'm sitting here. I'll see you when you get back. We're gonna be with you.

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high aspirations, high aspirations. I'm going with them for the other one, and he said that he passed away on the battlefield holding the flag.

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The flag of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, He died upon that. And that is how he will be raised on the day of

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observance of albino Children of Adam asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us understanding to accept from us there's a saying in the Arabic language,

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Masha, Allah shea butter, that whoever becomes old, upon a habit will die upon that habit.

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Don't become old, except upon the habit of having high aspirations for life. Don't forget Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam statement that don't ask for any gentleman, but ask for the best.

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Don't forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala declared us to be the best of all nations. So let us be the best to our parents, to our children, to our spouses, to our teachers, to our communities, to every environment that Allah subhanho wa Taala places us in, there has become the makers of change, and the shapers of change. There has become people who see and not people who just take up space and are seen. Let us make things happen.

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And not just watch things happen. Yesterday, I told your brothers and sisters in Bristol that there's other people as well who have the habit of always saying what happened.

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They don't make it happen. They don't see it happened. They always

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uninformed. So when you speak about something, they go Hold on, hold on hold on what happened.

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Whereas the people who make things happen, and not people who watch things have Allah hid the world and the oma requires a revival. Let us take our rightful place.

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Become Coronavirus Allah subhanho wa Taala accept me in and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Everything corrected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect. And any mistakes are for myself and shavonne and I see Carlos Hannah who attalus forgiveness sallallahu wasallam albaraka Ahmed, who Allah Allah He was such a big wave