The True Spirit Of Islam
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
Alhamdulillah hirable on Main nama do one last thing you know when a stock photo op will not walk la mano de la me shooting fusina Mr. Molina de la for la medalla de forma que la for la de la
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mmm Nora Dean,
and brothers and sisters.
I'm very thankful to allow the almighty to have the great privilege to address you tonight for a few moments.
And it is my great honor.
I feel humbled by the invitation of the Imam, for me to come to work with you tonight.
Mmm, not a thing. Two weeks ago,
I was on a plane coming from New York on us air
at LaGuardia Airport, on my way to Jacksonville, Florida.
And in the back of Maine was a young mother.
And she had a young boy
about three years old.
In the reason that I remembered his name because the mother repeatedly
during the trip, said, Alex, sit down Alex, don't do this, Alex, don't do that.
And you know how children can be at that age
And then finally, after the mother said, Alex, don't do this, finally Alex said but mommy Why?
He said, Alex, just because I say so.
There is something about the nature of a mother and father
that they know instinctively
that they have the right to tell their child what to do.
They don't have to read it in the manual.
They know by nature that the child is supposed to obey them the mother and the father, they know that and also the child knows that whatever it needs, it must seek it from the parent.
And look when the child is born. Immediately when the child comes out. It searches for the mother's breasts so that it can nourish itself.
I use that as an introduction for what I want to say to you tonight. By the grace of Allah.
Allah tells us to do so many things.
and sometimes our children don't understand and ask the question, well, Mom and Dad Why do I have to dress like this? Why can I not go to the prom? Why can I not do? Why do I have the Why?
And sometimes we have to say, well,
just because Allah said it.
In trust alone.
Brothers and sisters, you can tell off time the significance
of something based upon how many times it's repeated.
I wonder Do you know
which word in the court and
this 114 chapters which word is repeated more often than any other word.
And you will find a word in the Quran that's repeated so much and no other word comes near it.
And that is the name Allah.
Then Allah must be significant.
Some 3000 times in the Quran, just Allah alone, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah over and over again, he repeats his name all throughout the Quran.
And it's interesting to note
that the word after the name of Allah that most often
appears in the Quran
is the word knowledge and its derivatives.
Almost 1000 times Allah repeats the word in the Quran,
Allah, Allah tala mo I love all of these things knowledge and its derivatives first the name of Allah and then
Today brothers and sisters I'm going to offer to you what I believe should be the spirit
of our community in the next 1000 years
I often wonder what tomorrow will bring like be like
sometimes I think in wonder my little sets the my youngest daughter is 30 years
old what would this country be like
one to 500 years from now and if we're still around what would this world be like?
The truth brothers and sisters
none of us have the ability to know exactly what will happen tomorrow for allow reveals in court and that although we'll be laying him in a shade Tony regime
method enough soon, neither tuxedo harden
and no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow.
Today you rich
tomorrow You poor
today you live in a nice home
tomorrow. You're homeless.
Today you married to a wonderful man tomorrow you will
have great parents today tomorrow one of them or both of them are gone. You have children today but tomorrow some of them will go because a lot will take them away because that's the nature of this life.
And whenever you begin to hold on to things in this life a lot let you know that nothing is permanent but him
and so all your life you learn to love things
and as soon as you get real close, Allah snatched away from you.
Just to let you know always know to remember to be humble.
And that you always put your trust
not material things.
But in Allah.
So what will the future be like?
I want to first commend the mom Nora Dean
and the beautiful believers that Masjid answer
and sister Claire Mohammed school in Ma'am, I have to say this.
I have been I've been to a few places.
And I have never received the hospitality that I've received from you since I've been It's unbelievable.
Honestly, I mean, I can't make this up that Tarik and Jad actually you know this amount we want to make sure you have some water they gave me 18 bottles of water
a watermelon yesterday
no ma'am the hospital hospitality has been really immaculate you You almost make me almost think about almost wanting to stay for a minute
I want to commend
the entire school system sister Claire Mohammed school because one of the longest
running full time schools in America is the Claire Mohammed school. That's effect
now tonight, I'd like to share with you what I think
should be the spirit of the community.
You know something's its significance by how many times it's repeated.
Indeed, the first chapter of the Quran is called a Serbian morning.
That means the seven off repeated verses.
This chapter Al Fatiha.
The opening book of the Quran is so significant
that it moves Muslim must recite this chapter, every prayer and every Raka.
And if you don't recite alphabet
to her, then there is no prayer laughs Allah no prayer unless you recite Surah Fatiha, is that right
then that must mean that this chapter is significant because it's repeated so often the off repeated prayer
there's something else that's important in the court and that's repeated a few places. And that's going to be the basis of my discussion tonight inshallah. And I don't want you to worry because I'm I have developed over the years
the habit of making my
talk short in Miami should be happy.
The day of long speeches from this guy has finished, inshallah.
But I want to bring something to your attention brothers and sisters, I think.
I've been studying an Imam for many, many years.
And I think just now I'm beginning to understand some of it
a long time ago,
went on Allah created the first man Adam.
Elisa, that was Sonam and his wife.
Immediately from the very beginning,
Allah gave this man Adam and his wife, great honor.
And a lot told all the angels
the bow down to Adam,
and they did
every one of them.
But there was somebody who wasn't an angel, a gin, called a blease.
They're allow also ordered him to bow down to Adam.
A bear with stock bar, but he refused to bow down to Adam and he was arrogant.
Now I want you to think along with me.
Allah gives everyone an opportunity to express themselves.
And that's a good lesson for parents.
Allah allows everyone to express themselves so Allah acts it believes
my man aka Allah test you that is a murder to care. What prevented you
from prostrating when this is the key? When I ordered you to
Paula, he said,
hi Roman, who
I am better than him.
Hello, Tony mina wakawaka, who maintain You created me a fire in him, you created a mud
I'm better than him.
And this brothers and sisters began the creation and the making of shaytaan the devil.
Notice, you never read in the N shaytan. From the beginning you read a police
because he became shaytan based upon his challenge to Allah.
And so all of his life now, this Satan
is obsessed with the idea
that I am better than this man, I refuse to bow down to him. And I'm gonna prove to you that this man is unworthy.
I'm gonna prove it to you.
That this man, Adam, this human being he doesn't have the right
to be better than me. And so everything that man does, shaytan is there trying to take him from the right path trying to prove to him trying to prove to Allah that we as human beings are unworthy of the great honor that Allah has given to us.
This is repeated few times in the Quran.
So then that must mean
that is significant.
And let me try in the next few moments inshallah to show you its significance and what that has to do with us tonight in raising funds for sister Clara Mohammed school.
You know, the irony.
The irony is that shaytan or Iblees thought himself better listen to what Allah said after as the police refuse to bow Allah said
in the community.
So getting you all of the lowest
Get out of here. Because even though you think you better in reality, you're worse. Why? Because no matter what you think of yourself, you got to go back to a loss commandment. Let me show you the wisdom of this.
You know a man.
There are sisters that we married to.
A lot of noes are smarter than us.
Now brothers, I'm not talking about you,
But they are.
Some sisters have PhDs college degrees variant Allah bless them, they are intelligent. I have a very intelligent wife.
And I recognize that
and I learned from her
I hope you do the same thing.
But But yet, even though they may even have more knowledge than sometimes their husbands in certain certain ways, but a lot told tell the man that or a jello cover Mona Lisa may know the heads of the household. Right?
So sister She says, You know what?
You My husband and I give you some advice. But still I respect you because you're the head of the household.
Why? Because Allah gave you that.
You see, Allah has given you a man.
Sometimes, mmm sometimes we give a hot bar. Brother sitting there.
I could do that.
Do Bellini man.
Listen the email.
I graduated from sunset school. He didn't.
I'm better than him.
shaytan is talking to you.
Because no matter what you think, a lot told you, ma'am. So you do it.
And if you do it,
Allah bless you.
And if you submit to Allah, Allah elevate you.
Yeah. If you submit to Allah, Allah elevate you, but if he won't fight, and then now you're gonna prove that he's unworthy.
Like shaytan and you're gonna go around now trying to do everything to undermine the man.
So let's say you know, I love the man. You don't know him like we know.
Now, I know that I'm not talking about Miami, Fort Lauderdale. I'm not talking about you, or anybody who has straight.
Yeah, I'm talking about other people. So don't think I'm not I'm serious. Don't think I'm talking about you all.
And the beautiful thing about me, ma'am, I don't know none of your business. So you know me? I don't know. I'm not. I don't know.
I'm just talking.
Now I'm brothers sisters.
I come to what I want to say tonight. This was an introduction to what I really want to say.
When you get an opportunity, I want you to pick up the fourth volume of Bukhari Hadith.
In a section called Kitab, NBR, the chapter of the prophets
I had the opportunity to Imam
to read every Hadith
in that volume,
about the profits,
and I learned something very valuable that I'd like to share tonight, which I believe should be the right spirit
of the future.
One of my friends named Sharif lives in Arizona told me one day says Suraj
we should pray
as if everything depends on a law
and it does
See, you think that you can earn bread, but you can.
If a law doesn't allow you,
we take so many things for granted.
Every breath that we take,
we take for granted.
But just let alone stop the air from coming.
Let our last stop the rain, which he has from what I understand
Let him stop
the crops from growing.
All these things that you take for granted.
Just let alone Stop it. So everything you do you have to ask Allah even when a man sleeps with his wife, he has to ask Allah she has to ask Allah. Because take nothing for granted. Everything you do, you have to ask Allah Himself, you're talking about the future. Every day, every year, every millennium, every 1000 years, there'd be 10,000 years, half a million years. You can ask Allah for everything, every morsel bread.
pray to Allah, as if everything depends on a lot. And it does. But then he said, Suraj work as if everything depends on you.
See you you're working as if everything depends on you. You're working as if but you know, it depends on a lot. You have to add him and then you got to go to work. And then you got to plan even though it may never come into existence, but still, you have to plan.
And let me tell you why.
I don't know what tomorrow will bring
one man enough soon, the interludes and nobody even knows the land that they're gonna die.
I know brother, friend of mine, born in Pakistan,
moved to America and became a doctor in the city of Detroit.
Made Hodge and he died in Mecca.
Born in Pakistan, living in America, die in America, you don't know where you're gonna die.
And by the way,
that's why you be careful where you go.
Because you don't want to die in a crack house.
You don't want to die in a house.
Nobody knows you're locked out that to you, when you run and hide and he's sitting around, allows the manifester. So whatever you do in the dark, allow bringing it to light. And you don't know where you're gonna die, what you're doing what circumstance.
And that's why you have to try to live your life, right? Because a lot can take you any moment.
Nobody knows the future.
But yet we have to plan.
I read all of the verses in the Hadith about the prophets.
Mmm, I was in California, UCLA and I gave a test to the students.
And I gave the same test to the students at University of Toronto.
When I came back to New York, I gave the students there the same test
in another city.
And I would like to give some of that test tonight.
If you know the answer, I want you to raise your hand. If you think you know the answer.
Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them taught us that every human being that's born every one of them. Everyone is touched by shake tongue at his birth, except two people.
If you think you know the answer to two to two exceptions, raise your hand. If you think you know the answer
is raise them up.
Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him said that every human being that touched us born born is touched by shaytan except two people.
Jesus and his mother Mary.
You should ask the question why
is a very literal audience.
If you go into Cora and you understand the significance of grandmothers
and the answer lies within the Quran in the door of the grandmother Jesus, I'm not I'll let you study at yourself. You see is right there. plain black and white.
Oh grandmother's very powerful.
I look at us tonight how well dressed we are.
Now beautiful dresses and our beautiful suits. were nice.
But guess what?
In a few days
When we die,
all of these great finery of clothing we won't take with us.
And for sure,
we will be resurrected for sure.
And guess what? Everybody without any exception will be resurrected naked.
Am I right?
Come on, am I right?
naked. Same way you came in. You think you're going out with something you came in naked?
Remember, you forgot.
You can with nothing. Remember all that money. You got the job you have the home you have the clothing, you have the children, you have the money you have the bank account you have when you came in, you had nothing. When you go out, you have nothing. You'd be resurrected, naked.
The wife of the Prophet said, all the men and women go look at each other.
He's another day.
You be too busy worrying about what's going to happen to you with your Lord. See, you ain't gonna be looking at no Whoa, look at that.
Not that day, brother, trust me.
But guess what?
Even though we will be resurrected, naked, we will be closed. Question number two.
Who will be the first human being closed? On the Day of Resurrection? If you think you know the answer, raise your hand.
Prophet Ibrahim Yes, la salat wa salam will be the first human being that is closed on the Day of Judgment. Allahu Akbar.
Don't ask me why.
You gotta wait to ask you.
when the horn will be blown.
For the first time,
every human thing everything alive will lose consciousness.
And when the horn is blown the second time, who will be the first one to arise from consciousness or into consciousness? If you think you know the answer, raise your hand.
No. Good guess.
If you think you know the answer,
Prophet Mohammed Allahu Akbar. Wrong.
That's a good guess.
Prophet Musa la salat wa salam, Prophet Moses will be the first one to raise from consciousness. I can tell you why. That I can tell you, but I won't know because we don't have time. I just want you to just just come along with me for a moment I'm making a point here.
Quran mentions the prophets. In one person in the Quran Allah mentioned, Allah spoke to directly.
That was Prophet Musa.
Finally, my last question
which prayer of what person is most beloved by Allah, of all of the people in creation whose prayer is most loved by Allah? If you think you know the answer, raise your hand.
Okay, crying believe it. That's good. Now one a specific name. Same system. Allahu Akbar, Prophet. Correct. Listen to what the prophet said some of the lessons in all of these things, sisters and brothers that have meaning.
In the Hubble's Allah Illallah salatu wa ood.
Kenya nammo nifs la. When you come to Lu
y n mo sedusa, who
the most beloved prayer to Allah is the prayer of Prophet David. Prophet that would Why? Because he used to sleep half the night, staring up in prayer, one third of the night. They go back to sleep one sixth of the night. But why? What's the reason? What's the wisdom?
Someone asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
Who is the most honest
Persons he says Youssef Joseph, a prophet and a son of a prophet and the grandson of a prophet and the great grandson of a prophet, Prophet use use of a Joseph
noun brothers and sisters, I conclude, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him said that none of you must say that I'm better than Jonah.
And he who says, Listen, he who says I need the Prophet is better than Jonah is a liar.
Ma'am, I put all these together.
And I said, Hmm, I got it. The spirit that we must have
in this community, must be the same spirit as the prophets and not the spirit of Satan.
What do you mean by that?
Our Prophet is the most honorable. I'm mee mee mee mee like say Tom like a bleep Anna Lee.
This is where you begin to fall. When you say Me, me, me, me.
Me, what happened to know
what happened to a law?
First and foremost?
And I said, Ah, man, I got it, ma'am. I got it. I got it. I think I understand a little bit.
In my conclusion.
I read something that the Prophet said la salat wa salam that really affected me.
kulu salaam Amina nasty Allah estaba
con la Yeoman? Tak lo fi shrimps?
You know, that means? He said,
of a human being is responsible to give charity every day that the sun rises.
You didn't have it? I said, did you?
He didn't say every human being has to give charity. He said every bone of a human being have to give charity every day that the sun rises.
I realize now
that whatever I think I have done
to make a contribution to Islam
very, very small.
I mean, think about it.
I know we pray five times a day, you know, kind of think we're doing something.
But it's not much
compared to what Allah has given to us.
We don't really give back what we should.
The thing that I've learned the most from in my studies
is that whatever Allah gives you,
you have the responsibility to give something back.
I mean, more than the cat, I mean, more than a portion of your salary.
You know what I mean? I mean, if Allah gives you sleep,
give some back.
This is why the prayer of the old was so great.
Because if the average person slept six hours,
he would sleep for hours and pray two hours.
See, while you're in the bed, sleeping at night, it's a it's a blessing. Sleep is a blessing a blessing. You tie it and you and you sleep and and some people don't want to get up but as a Muslim, you have to get up even though you're tired. You have to get up before the sun rises. You have to get your children up. They have to get up. But come on, we got to get up. We got to worship Allah. You got to get up. You got to get up every day. You got to get up every morning. You got to get up. Come on, you got to get up. You teach them five to six, seven years old. Come on, you got nowhere to go and we got to worship a lot. Come on, let's get up.
So I give you food. We had this wonderful food tonight. wonderful dinner.
So whatever he gives you, you gotta give some love. So every year they come Ramadan, you give up a gig, he give you food. So I said okay, I'm not gonna take everything Ramadan for the whole month.
Don't have daylight hours I'm gonna give it back to you.
Law give you wonderful, beautiful wife Salah, thank you for my wife, I'm going to give it up Ramadan for you.
So whatever law gives you love give you time then you get back some time to the masjid law gave you a mind A Beautiful Mind and intelligent mind, give something back. love give this young girl beautiful body she looks beautiful, but she do she covered up for a long.
She shows her gratitude to Allah and go back now to the challenge of shape time. Nobody said, well let Ted you do Shakira, you will not find most of them grateful. So the whole idea was Satan, the devil is to make the people ungrateful to Allah. And that's why all these people they're ungrateful for the loss given to them and they turn their backs on Allah.
And so brothers and sisters, I close with this Imam I say to you
on a hydro mini
you are better than me.
I'm not trying to be better than anyone else.
I'm trying to find my place.
And now I go and look at my brothers and sisters and I find something in them better than me.
Because all of them have something in them better than me.
And that's why I saw the Prophet was he mentioned all these prophets and I could tell you more. How la bless them.
Mm, okay. Cairo many, many. Your Eman is better than my email.
I will add deikun Hi Roman Allah D. Your children are better than my children.
So Jessica kettlemans. LGBT, your wife is better than my wife. Your school is better than my school.
Your Masjid is better.
You believe was it better than my believers. And then when we look at each other and see the good in each other, that Allah has blessed them with more than us, then we appreciate the last creation.
I say this to you.
Let's prove tonight. Let's give something back.
Give it back to our school sister Claire Mohamad school here in this area.
I want 50 people that's going to stand with me tonight.
I want to make an intention
to help sister Claire Mohamad school.
What do I mean?
If you're going to talk about the future of a school,
or a business venture,
or anything you want to do, you must begin with number one. Nia
has to have the purpose intention to do something for Allah.
Just have the intention.
What I want tonight is 50 people.
I will be the first one.
I want 50 special people tonight that's gonna make intention. Just Nia I don't want any money right now. Just intention to donate $1,000 to sister Claire Mohammed school I want 50 people Imam. I'm number one. And before I leave, I want 50 no less than 50 people that's going to stand with me for sister Claire Mohammed's school in this area and make Nia to give $1,000 Let me tell you why.
Colorado law is so sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the law of Qatar Belen has a net will say yet Allah writes down the good and the bad.
What does Allah write down? What may or may not attend? euro?
euro, whoever doesn't Adams Wait a good shot. See it. Every atom is way too good that you do Hello write it down. And every atom is weight of evil that you do a lot of writing down.
When you're home alone by yourself and nobody's looking your wife, not around husband not around the mom's not around the teacher not around the principal's, not around whatever you doing.
Oculus is being written down.
Former billionaire valic then he explained what it means.
For men, it has nothing for
cats. Apollo has an Ender, who has nothing Kameelah. Whoever intends to do a good deed, but doesn't do it.
Allah writes down with himself a full good deed.
Think what I just said,
Whoever intends to do a good deed, but something happens, you can do it. I want to give $1,000 to the school I intended.
Somewhere along the line that while I was trying to do it, I couldn't do it. I lost my job.
Because of your intention. Alone, he wrote it down as a complete deed.
Can I get 50 people today to make a commitment? I'm accountable. Right? This raise your hand? I'm not I don't want no money right now. What I want is 50 people who make me to give $1,000 1-234-567-8910 1112 1314 1516 1718 1920 2120 220-328-4040 4040 40 540-647-4849
night, I said I don't want no money, right? I said right. Now I want some money.
The first thing you have to do make Nia that's first in the near must be sincere. I want to help the school. The school is good. The school is great and Sharla it's the future now. It's the future now. So I make me I want to help the school shall make near $1,000 Yes, number one number two,
then there must be effort.
How am I gonna? How am I gonna do that? You're gonna start today. I don't have all my $1,000 in my mouth telling you. But you know what I got? I got some right now. I'm gonna give you toward mine. My $1,000 tonight. That's number one. And I'm gonna ask anybody to do the same thing. Some of you can pay 2000 right now. Yes. Those who can pay 2000 Now I want you to pay that. Mmm. I need a couple of writers. Give me Give me three brothers. I need three brothers. I need three strong brothers. national security.
Okay, people get crazy.
And just stand there. Tarik, this guy and the three brothers okay with Nicola.
nausia. Don't you be walking out the door? No.
I noticed everything when I'm up here. Anyone who moves I can see you
know, Oh, you want to get checked? That's good. No problem. All right.
Now, number three, you need to plan.
I close with these words of the Prophet Alayhi. Salatu was Salam. Someone came to him and said yeah, Rasulullah matassa. Or messenger of Allah. When is the hour?
And the Prophet said? Not that Tyler? What did you prepare for it? So there must be a plan. Imam, this is my plan. I'm asking you to do it.
I want you to take the money I give you tonight.
And next month, July Around this time, I want you to call me at home
and say amen. On what my second installment? No, no, I'm serious. This is my plan this I love this. I intend to do it. And I'm saying this for all these people, you man. And you could announce it on Juma the next day you call me to see if I took your business. Alright, I'm putting pressure on myself. Okay, I'm a man I'm put on your shoulder now. You call me and say Ma'am, sir, I used to you might need me to call you a month from now.
from them and I will send you a check the day that you call me I will put it in the mail inshallah. Right? And I will do that and I want you to call me every month as our anniversary. Every month after that until I'm complete. That's my intention. And if Allah blesses me to be able to do it, the next month I'll give all of it if not, I keep on giving until I'm finished. That's my that's what I want to do for the school. Because this school will help children if my children never go to the Matta fact is that some Muslim child will go there and they will learn Did you watch the film of these young brothers and sisters these brilliant children? I was impressed. I was ready. I was gonna
get the money right there so let's get the money was no speech. You had it.
So then you have to have a plan. Now brother, sister, what are we gonna do? We got 1234 handsome men. Are you all married?
Yeah, why not?
We have to facilitate people getting married.
Mmm, wherever I go, I found out if people married and I hook them up.
May be he may be married but within a month. Who knows?
A lot of
these brothers are going to go to you right now to the table.
All of those Raise your hand.
I just x 4000
What about those who have less than that email me a pledge forms.
What I need you to do Hassan is if you don't have pledge forms, get get a sheet of paper
and get everybody's name. Raise the hands 50 people at least that's your assignment. And write everybody's name down and the amount they pledge and what they given Now, some people here will give the 1000 inshallah, write them down we got to keep we have to have accurate record. And then we Okay good. And then what we'll do is we'll go back and check after every month. Now.
Those who have less than 1000 your money is not less significant.
I just wanted to get a commitment of least 50,000 those of you who cannot afford 1000 but have something to give $900 or 700 or 500 or 403 whatever it is 100 or 50. Even even a dime brothers and sisters, you never know that one dime could be the difference. The law will forgive your sin and enter you into gentlemen this could be the difference. But I want everyone to give something don't think that it's it's not enough. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said Save yourselves from the fire even when half a date and ally accepts anything however small it is. If you do it sincerely for Allah, Allah will accept it. So please raise your hands again the brothers will come by and shala
maybe if we get a couple of sisters who can go to the sisters that kind of helped us a lot. facilitate if your mom if you can get a cup of sisters to help us to right now.
And by the way, actually, I wanted
if there's somebody here who can give more than 1000 I don't want you to limit yourself because I said 1000 if you have more than 1000 to donate to the school, even though you've done it before, do it again. Because you can act too much or can give too much for Allah subhanho wa Taala
man naka de Melo abdomen South Dakota Prophet said your wealth is never diminished by giving sadaqa so please raise your hand. The brothers will come around inshallah, and write your names and take your money, please. I'm asking you, those who can do the whole thing. Do it now and if you can do half of it, if you can't do any of it right now, just the Nia the intention but have that intention as you leave tonight. What are we going to do ma'am? We're gonna get these brothers start counting before we leave. We're going to give them how much we actually counted. How much in pledges inshallah. Now, those of you who can't afford 1000 if you want to make a commitment for 600 or 500 I
want you to do the same thing. For instance, how many people can make near to donate $500 Raise your hand if you can donate $500 as as your intention. How many could do that. Okay, good. 123 good Hamidullah.
For good fat
these little kids that chicken me 5677 Alhamdulillah
seven to seven people anymore. Maybe three more we can do 500 commitment
Alhamdulillah so that's seven people would have $500 commitment brothers by the time you finish a Tarik you have to have 51,007 500 okay that's what you need to have inshallah also anyone else whatever everybody should do something even young brothers and sisters How do you run
11 years old you can announce
your parents if
he said if you give me allowance you can donate something
you know bronze This is I'm telling the truth I am. Anyone knows me I give my my children allowance every week. To me that's like a like a bill that I have. And I set aside money every week to give my children nothing else I always give them the money. And I always teach my children that whenever they give I give them some money they should always donate some to sada always. And one day I gave my son Mohammed his allowance and I said Mohammed Don't forget. You have to donate some sadhika and he had one of those looks on his face like he was upset like he had an attitude in five years I said mom was not nothing
as a mama Whoa, I know something's mad he says what dad? How come I have to give some of my money to soccer. Soccer is the name of my oldest daughter
Yeah Really? And he thought he had to give some money to a sister Sarika as a no Mohammed I don't mean so tonight I want everyone to get to Sarika my oldest daughter.
No, no that to the school sister Claire Mohammed School Of course. So run sisters, I really appreciate you and your and your wonderful spirit. And and I know that you will carry that spirit in this community, the spirit of love and commitment to each other, in a spirit of humbleness before a lot and with each other. And that has tried to find the good in each other. And if you look, if you look close enough, every brother you know and every sister You know, we have something about them that's better than you make dua for each other. And make dua to Allah for the Imam and Masjid ensiled and sister Claire Mohammed school Imam May Allah bless you. I love you. And I love this
community. And I love the spirit that you have a Sonali koramangala