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So what Allah sent for iron in Lamu and not loss or the Holy cow, or ANOVA for him,

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you better know that Allah is strong in punishment on the one hand,

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and on the other hand, he is forgiving the merciful.

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Someone once said,

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that the most important knowledge you can have is the knowledge of yourself.

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I do agree that the knowledge of self is important, but the most important knowledge you can have with the knowledge of

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instance, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, said, Linda holla calacatta caca Buffy tabun, according to Franco harsh in Laura 30, somebody will call them

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when Allah created the creation. He wrote in his book that's with him on the throne. Very, my mercy shall overcome my wrath.

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Why am I saying this?

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I want you to go back to 1968 April 4.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Most of you know that.

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Probably most of you don't know, that Thursday when he was assassinated.

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He was preparing this sermon for Sunday.

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And you know the name of that sermon,

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why America may go to hell swallow, why America may go to hell, Martin Luther King, Jr. We celebrate his his birthday every year.

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I've come to this conclusion.

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People are motivated by two things. They call it the carrot,

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or the stick, the carrot

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or the stick.

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Either you promise someone good,

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as ineffective

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or you threaten them with a stick.

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And there are no more motivating factors greater than the motivation given to Muslims.

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That's what I want to talk about today.

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I want to give a quote

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to one of the most patriotic

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people in the history of America.

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But before I give you this quote,

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I want to tell you something about him. You've heard of Thomas Jefferson.

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Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence.

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He was a second vice president of America, and the third president,

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secretary of state

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governor of Virginia architect

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you can't get more patriotic than him. You know what he died? July 4,

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real Patria.

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He said this and I want you to listen.

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I Trumbull from my country,

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when I reflect that God is just

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and that is justice cannot remain sleep forever.

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Actually trouble for my country when I reflect that God is just and His justice cannot sleep forever. Why do you say that? That's what I'm going to talk about today.

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Right now in America

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is in a very scary position.

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What will America become?

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You see brothers, no matter what you say about President Donald Trump, you can say all the negative things you want to say about him? Never forget 74 million Americans voted for you.

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What's going on in America right now.

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We as Muslims have a tremendous

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duty opportunity right now. Not is not the time to hide Now is the time to come out.

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So allow me binders and corelle wallet.

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to not be afraid of the people be afraid of me. What do you mean we should fail a lot? Yes. Even the Christians ask them and the Bible

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is written in the Bible. That the fear of the Lord

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is the beginning of wisdom

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have to fail a lot?

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Do we love him? Of course we love him, but we fail him and the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said none of you feel a lot more than me.

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I think that religious people made a mistake.

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And listen from time to time what the religious people are saying.

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You know what I noticed a few of them are preaching like they used to preach they used to call it fire and brimstone

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talked about the the burning in the hereafter. They don't do that no more. I said that somehow, you know, that's beneath the dignity.

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And I've come to the conclusion

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that if you want to motivate people, you have to give them two things. Number one,

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the whole

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up the hereafter.

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Number two, the fear of the fire. It laamu en la casa de su e Cobb. anon la foto Rahim you better know that a long, strong and punishment on the one hand, but he's forgiven. And also

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I want to thank Allah for my mother.

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My mother, she was a tough woman. She was a nurse.

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And she short, maybe five feet.

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But she taught me and my brother.

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Sometimes we lived in very difficult areas and neighborhoods, where she always taught me and my brother to always defend ourselves and fight back.

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fight back.

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So we moved to a new area. I was 12. My brother was 13 years old.

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And they had some bullies in the neighborhood that would beat up people.

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So one day, me and my brother are in the school yard and here they come.

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And we made a decision

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that we're not going to run away.

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So me and my brother put our backs against the wall,

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put up our hands.

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And they attacked us.

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And we fought back.

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bloodied us up a little bit.

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But you know what? They never bothered us again.

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And they never bothered us again because we didn't cower. We didn't run away. We fought back. And this is the way of Muslims Muslims, they fight back. Muslims fear none, except Allah subhanho wa Taala I don't care whatever the odds are.

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We feel none but Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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I want to say this and brothers and you got to understand this.

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If you study the Sharia study Quran study sooner,

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you will find out that love of one another is crucial.

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Let's talk Hello, john nahata to minoo law to be no harta Sahaba

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you will never go to Jana until you believe and you will never believe until you love one another.

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I know Buddha Buddha vigilante lacks the question in your mind where those who love one another for my sake, my glory. And these people Allah expect us to love one another.

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And Muslim, Muslim, Muslim as a brother to a Muslim. So anywhere on the earth when there's a Muslim that suffering we should be there to help them.

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And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him gave us a really interesting thought.

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He said, on sort of half of volume, volume in another lumen.

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You should help your brother if he is oppressed.

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And even if he's an oppressor,

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hunger rasoolillah man said yo rasulillah I help him if he's my glooming is oppressed. I know I happen. But how do I help him if he himself is the oppressor? He says stop him from his oppression. And that's your help.

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We must have people who understand and appreciate good health. When Allah soprano walked around once a good for an Amir.

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He gives him a helper. I was he was the minister

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who in nesea vacarro. Who is he forgets his assistant reminds him and if he remembers, he helps them. That's the way we supposed to be. So I'm your helper. Then whatever you doing, I have to give you a c hat. I say mm. President governor. I think you may

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A mistake, but we got to do it the right way. We have to we have to do it the right way.

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For instance, Allah says to us to prophets musanze Harun is a bad elf you're around in Naruto, wakulla Allahu

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Allah who yet

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you to go to Pharaoh, you know, sir, you go too far off and say to him, gentle words perhaps he would receive admonition to Allah. So whoever you speak to the President, the governor, the mayor, the Imam, you speak to them, you have to be careful because they have ego.

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And they may hurt you.

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But if you fear Allah subhana wa Taala.

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You don't care. Because the key is, we are the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So I want you to think about this as I as I sit down. We have a lot of work to do here in America.

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And Mark Luther King, Jr. He expressed it this way.

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He said, Don't confuse descent with disloyalty.

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Because you criticize don't mean that you destroy.

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I'll be honest with you, I love America. I'm born here. It's my country.

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I want the best for America. But if I want the best for America, I have to speak the truth.

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Even though it's uncomfortable for people, you have to speak the truth because if you speak the truth, you help them and the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them put it this way.

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He said there are good people and bad people in the boat.

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And the bad people they begin to drill a hole in the boat.

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And he said the lazy select wassalam if you hold his hand, you save him and you save yourself. If you let him go you destroy him and you destroy yourself. Want to make America better? Don't shut your mouth. Open up your mouth. Because when you understand the prophets peace and blessings be upon him. He not only mobis you give up good news. Oh, there's a great place for you. Y'all know kiama is Jenna.

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But he's also Neville

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is one and you have to warn the people. You have to tell them the truth. The carrot

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or the stick with them.

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neuron or Haman from the amount of mean

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retinas sisters, if there's any sisters here

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let me leave you with this thought.

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Right now in America.

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There are people that are blind.

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You see, you can go to the ophthalmologists.

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In you can check your eyes and say your vision is 2020

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what your vision

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in your eyes is only one failure.

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But there is something more important than this vision in your eyes. Let me give you an example.

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In order to see you need two things. Number one you need eyes.

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In number two you need light.

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This while Allah the Almighty revealed and four and that is sent the Torah

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we have

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in it is guidance combined.

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And he said down the Injeel Chastelain for that was an fi

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in it is guidance alight Allahu Allah de la Vina hamano

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Bula Mantilla no

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lies the larvae

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are those who believe he takes them from the darkness and he puts them into the light. Let me give you an example.

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If you have good vision,

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and there's no light,

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you fall down in a ditch.

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But that's all you see. Yeah, he can see what there's no light.

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And then he gets bitten by the snake.

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Why can't you see it?

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I got good eyesight, but there's no light

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nice

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Stand on the glass, the broken glass and his feet begin to bleed Why?

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no light.

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We have the responsibility to bring the light

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even though the people may hate it,

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you may not like him You talk too much.

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But your job our job if you want to make new jersey better

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want to make America better.

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I don't think that we can fix it. Only along can fix it.

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Our job, my beloved brothers we got to go to work.

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And be not afraid of anyone except for Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you know what I'm gonna, I'm gonna leave you with

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two poles suppose

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you know every once in a while when you read a novel or short story or a song or watch a movie

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off times the, the, the artists embedded in his work is this philosophy of life. I give an example Shakespeare. Most of you with Shakespeare.

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If you go back to six man read Macbeth.

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One of the great works of Shakespeare.

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Macbeth, his wife just died.

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And he's feeling sad. Listen to what he said.

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Life's but a walking shadow of a poor play that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is approved no more was a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing. what life is a tale told by an idiot,

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full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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I agree with Mr. Shakespeare, if there's no life after death,

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collapsing, mouth, the source of taste of death. If there is no hereafter what's the sense? Your mother or your father die your uncle die your cousin's down the white die your husband and children died your leaders they die in this in this life. you telling me that this is life?

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What if their life of

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the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said the person who has suffered the most in this world on Yom Okayama will be dipped once into the gender? It will be x Have you ever experienced any bad things? No. We're lucky and never experienced anything bad because Jen is that beautiful. And that person in this life who had the most luxurious life the easiest life and he's in the Hellfire hippie dip? Once in the hellfire. It will be x Have you ever experienced any good wall long and never experience? Anything? Could

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you kidding me? The people in the Hellfire were caught up yeah Malik

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Malik.

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And one tip says say now because Angel

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one TAXI TAXI and said that he will answer them they say oh, called let your Lord put him into us.

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After 1000 years he finally answers them and say, You shall abide. Can you imagine being in the Hellfire I want to be lemon law. bless all of you will.

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Finally

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a farmer philosopher, author spoken Hi. And he's called the philosopher of doom.

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pessimism.

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He said that

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he said that life

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is an endless pain with the painful end.

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In finally let me give you a

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Omar Khayyam the Persian poet

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he said in a very beautiful way. He's describing the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We believe in the color it's part of our Eman we believe in the color of Alaska on the water so no matter what happens, we good with Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Omar Khayyam put it this way.

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The moving thing rights and haven't read moves on know your client in a weekend Lord back to cancel out half a line loyalty is wash our word of it. That's how we ought to Muslims is done is the father of Allah. I'm happy. I'm patient with Allah subhanho wa Taala in a very grateful for what was given to us. We have a lot of

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Do

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we have to go help the people in America and make America great again, but it's only going to be great. If we submit our wills to love the Lord of the world. That's the only way. If we don't, we're going to have chaos and we're going to kill each other. But we have to stand up for a lot. You see, the Muslims can never lose. We don't lose. So we ask a lot of money to forgive us our sins and have received foreigners We ask Allah to guide us on certain pain. robina Takata

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