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March 2017

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salli wa sallam alima Rosie Rahmatullah demean Nabina Muhammad Ali he was happy he woman he tada big Wakata una de la yummy Deen Baba. Papa for the college Allah Allah Chiquita Hill Mojito for Carnival Hamid altavilla him in a pony rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

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Audrina de la Vina yakata Luna be unknown booty mo we're in Allah Allah Nasri him naka de la Vina ocurrido min dare him busy reacting in a coup or a boon Allah when Allah Allah He NASA baba baba baba when lava demat Saba me Wahby Masada word to mama Sergi to youth soccer roofie has small law he Cassio Allah Yun Soren Allah Khomeini and Soto when a young Soran Allahumma Yun surah in La La COVID Yun Aziz sakalava la the honorable scholars respected brothers elders and the esteem listeners of the respective radio stations. We have been constantly exhausted in the Quran and Sunnah to engage in the acquisition of knowledge to alum Felice al Maru, you know, do idema acquire knowledge for

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virtually no person is born learned for full xbrl men want to look men know better law, financial Mota. Hello, Larry maffeo for forces behind them in your guaranteed way of success is to acquire knowledge. When a thought to look the mean obey the law and don't look to replace or substitute your knowledge with anything. funner so Mota was alluding to me.

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If anybody truly enjoys the definition of being alive, it is people with knowledge. Johan Lavina metrostudy born in LA he was solely a De Lima Yoshi are you who believe oblige and comply to the dictates of Allah and His nibi by virtue of which you can you will be given life in this world and life in Iraq.

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Mr Mohammed Mohammed Al Rahim Allah used to say a nurse Oh lol really me a word you mean home Illa Tommy was shut up. Liana Julia de la Tommy was sharabi philleo mi murten Omar watain waha Giotto, Elena ilmi be added the unfussy people are more in need of knowledge than food and drinks. Because food you need it once a day or twice or at its worst or best depends how you define the three times.

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Wahaha to whom Elon may be added the unfussy he, but your need for knowledge is every breath of our life we need knowledge. So we've been constantly exalted in our teachings to acquire knowledge to engage in the acquisition of item and amongst the many avenues through which we can acquire knowledge one is to travel in the world.

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Traveling is an amazing encyclopedia. It takes you out of your narrow confines, it makes you understand the entire world doesn't belong to a common ethnic group. The entire world does not follow a common teaching. They also subscribe to the teachings of Quran and Sunnah through reliable sources. It creates a sense of recognition and respect for others. Otherwise, unfortunately, we have this notion and this perception and by and large, this judgmental approach. Last week, I was in Kenya for a tour in the Juma Salah I performed Jamaat when Masjid there was an adjacent Masjid and I have a dog there Saturday night. In the Joe masala a brother collapsed in Salah. A doctor was called

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to examine him, it was discovered that he fell out of severe hunger.

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That was probably the closest I got to reflect over the days of Sahaba my condition I might collapse because I'm bloated. I over indulged. We live in a world where the wealthy walk kilometers to digest the food and the poor walk kilometres to receive food. What an irony of the world. There's a beautiful quote in English. We cannot help everyone but every one of us can help someone. And that's precisely what we are here for today. We cannot help everyone. We cannot rescue the 4 million we cannot rescue our neighbors here but

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Every one of us and the 10s of 1000s listened in over the respective radio stations, every one of us can make a change in the life of one person. And that is precisely why we have assembled here today.

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So one of the great reasons when you travel, you learn in December, I was in North America for a conference, and you're constantly learning, you're constantly in English that you say, if you're a good listener, you will even profit from people who speak bad.

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If you're a good listener, you will profit even from people who don't know how to speak because your aim is to learn.

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So there was this conference, Mashallah. And there were different speakers and you learn to be tolerant to understand that full Colonia, my lohana, shakeela,

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puri Colonia Malala shakeela 10, for bukhoma. Allen,

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for Rob Buccola. say unto them, each man is practicing in his own way, in his own understanding, your Lord knows who's the most guidance.

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So there was this particular man giving a talk there in the conference, and he mentioned something and it just hit a nerve with me and I just have a flash of it, so I'm sharing it with you. He said, a young girl came to me and she said, Mom, I feel very distant from Allah.

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And the mom said, I asked her one question, who moved?

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him I feel very distant from Allah. And he said, I only replied who moved.

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And as the Quran said, For in no year to a law, he matters metabo that when you send you moved away, and when you repent, you return, Allah has never forsaken you or abandon you.

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Imam Shafi Rahim Allah said,

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Anil Pani fee panda bill Allah, the work of Daniel nifi Panda biloela was fulfill as the Han Soo for work in the Darfur rudo. hamin work this Mary shatin work in

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the bone was Sahaba to my God, that travel one is a person travels for the purpose of entertainment and pleasure. The Quran sounds A word of caution, follow your Guru katakolon Lagoon, Phil bilad, follow rodica takanobu Latina cafaro fill below, don't be deceived or impressed by those who are making soft movement, crossing continents for pleasure for entertainment for recreation. But then there are those who travel be not very libre who travel with the idea of learning. And I often say this year and this is my personal feeling every time I travel and every venture and every place I visit. It just reminds me that I have done nothing and everybody's gone ahead.

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So I'm shuffling says travel.

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Free Thunder biloela leave your native place in move in the quest of knowledge was that fill fulfill as for reform superwash ed, there are 1000s of benefits in traveling five of which I share with you in the stanza of the poem Ilan Shafi says and what is it the four rojo humming sometimes you just feel in a bit claustrophobic at home and you're feeling a bit restricted. And probably when you venture out you just breathe different air you just have a different feeling. It brightens you up it opens you up work this horrible memory shutting you traveling the world a lot opens up doors of sustenance and Rosie and what else happens while moon the moon was about to Majidi you learn

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knowledge in English. They say every person you meet knows one thing which you don't know. Be sure not to leave him till you don't learn it. Every person you meet knows one thing adult. Years ago I was in California and I wouldn't forget this brother everyday used to bring me after the taraweeh prayer home, we would come to the apartment, the condominium where I was hosted. Then he would hop off the car and then walk me to the door and I'm like, brother, I'm fine. I know my way and I'm good. And this is no no, it's unethical. It's disrespectful, which in our times is perfectly fine if we get any closest like you invading the man. But that was his definition of respect. And that was

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what he literally man who would hop off the car, walk you to the door settle you in hop back into the car. And the procedure continued and he was diligent about this. He was passionate about this. And this was his job and this was his etiquette. So the point i'm saying is just as a preamble to my short experiences and just to add on a dimension to my visit to Albania, that we have been taught to travel and we travel with the unused

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Every bra we look reflect introspection. And coupled with that it's also in the teachings of our Habib sallallahu wasallam that when we return, then to narrate our findings and our experiences, we are given report on our activities. The Hadith is in Muslim Sharif, where the messenger sallallahu Sallam told the Sahaba legalism couldn't do insane in Muslim law. Whoa, that each one should just hold his place after Salah. And then each one patiently just remained after the prayer and the messenger sallallahu wasallam said

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Well, I need my Jamaat to come Lila button, voila button that I have not assembled you for any exhortation or any warning while I can netta me man, but Tamim Daria rhodiola Andrew, Canada Julian Iranian, he was a former Christian by YAHWAH Aslam he came and he pledged and he accepted Islam we offer near the incident of the mean diarrhea of the man who during the era of primitiveness hottub in higher to Sahaba in the fourth volume ether or to Nirvana lagoon under the chapter this incident is mentioned I just make a reference to it and move on it's a very amazing incident so it gives you insight to regarding who the mean value of the alarm and who was so buggy makes mention of the

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innovation the reference is given there there was a person by the name of more our we have been Herman Hatano, Masai Lama he was the son in law of Masai Lama. He came to save number and he said to him, I have repented accept my repentance. So says now Omar said inshallah Allah Medina, okay, go base yourself with the noblest men in Medina. So he said, then I went to sit with them him Daria, the alarm on who I was sitting with, Amanda had that we were having a discussion, we were having a chat. And while we were chatting, suddenly there was a volcanic eruption. So say, Now I'm gonna call out and he said that I mean, just respond. So I responded, and I said, Man, I know what am I to do?

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I'm not 911 I'm not the flying squad. I don't have the necessary skills. He says, No, please respond, and then say nothing. It just motion it with his hands until the lava just settled and retreated and went back in and then said now Omar made this amazing statement. Leah Julian has cooled nanohub buka about a year old Abu Roca, which was his pet name, the name of Tamim dari. It is for emergencies like this, that we keep you on standby.

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It is what emergencies like this, we keep you on standby. I often speak about that incident of those three people who were traveling and May Allah give us companions like that. And then they found themselves in a crisis and the boulder had blocked the entrance of the cave. And then each one said like tap into your spiritual reserves and put it forward each men oblivious of the secrets of the other crisis compel them to vomit it out for lack of a better word, divulge your private actions and lo and behold each man was the saint of the of the time each man was the sage of the age in his own way. Three of us traveling no clue that this man had the secret in his life. No clue that that man

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had that secret Okay, praying you all I you know, I love this woman. Allah was so infatuated over there was no woman like that on the earth and the others. Oh, wow. We had no clue of this man. We had no clue of this man. Imagine having companions like that. And imagine being a companion like that. Ally loved and I was so dear. And I was in a crisis. Long story. We know the tale, and then allow one time crisis loved her. And then she asked me for money. And she knew I had a passion for her. So I gave her money. And I said give me access. And then I sat close to her and I was in close proximity. And she said if the killer hola to football, Hotham. Illa be happy fear Allah and Don't

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deflower me unlawfully. Can you imagine what was the tougher of that woman that gave a job to that man who was literally on her.

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And he says ally backed off. And you know, I did this for you a lot. A lot through the intervention of this private action rescue us. And the second one said ally aided one man and I empowered one man, he worked for me in casual labor, and he went, and then I could take his money and make money out of it for myself. But I put his lenses on. And I said, Let me think for him. Let me think for him, it's time we come out of a selfish life and moving to a selfless life. As society grows great. When we plant the seed, knowing very well, I won't see this tree grow. And I won't see the shade of this tree, but one boy after 20 years will have lunch. And that's an accomplishment for me. That's

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an accomplishment for me. Last week when I was in Kenya, and we wrapped up the program, the last was a fundraising event. And again, we cannot be judgmental. So I gave my talk and we were rushing out to a flight. And I said no chef, please just, you know, give a bit of exhortation. And the process started walking up to me and for a moment I thought he's going to come and ask somebody who's blocking the traffic and move the car. And he came in he dropped the $10,000 and he said, This is my donation and I will dig a belt ball from my sight. And I said Subhana Allah my one friend often says, the omelet is a day full of surprises.

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pmets a day full of surprises. The man you least thought is going to be in Paradise is going to be way ahead. And you and I would think probably we have a monopoly over certain aspects of them. Lo and behold Allah only Allah knows what awaits us we hope for the best.

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Anyway, Eman Shafi says you travel. So I was mentioning this narration Nabi sallallahu Sallam said about Tamim dari gathered everybody and he said, Listen to me, it has something to tell you. That means that erogenous Ronnie and Baba was Lama was a destiny Hadith. And

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he and he has mentioned attain which coincides with what I was telling you people and tell him that he then gives an entire report gives an entire report of his happenings that we went for a month we were in the oceans. And then we came to show and we met this just saw saw this creature, and this creature told us to go forward and we went forward until we met this creature that identified itself as the john and the john said you Shaquan your approach, that the time will come consent will be given and I will travel the earth and there would be any locality but that I will enter in law Mecca Medina, but the two blesses cities of Medina May Allah give us death in those blessings cities.

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Good lama urato an advocate Amina is stackable an email. Every time I will try or delegate close an angel with a sword would would resist me and challenge me and then w sallallahu Sallam with his staff. He pierced it into the ground and he said how he has he has he tell you but this is my Medina. This is my Medina. This is my Medina that john and the Antichrist will not come close here. And then when he left up, let me say some said I only gathered here to give you a report on his findings because it coincides with what I have been advising you and pushing in you and prophesizing to you. So when the grace of Allah and the requests of the Rama mercy team, and may I say a word

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here that Rama is really you know, isn't Amitabha sama

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Rama literally means mercy. sake not even a salaams wife was also Rama. Some people have the name but they don't live up to it. You say her name is Sabina But no, Saba. I'm just giving a loose example. Yeah, and I don't know any sabirah and every Sabina has someone out there so it's not a hint, an insinuation or anything. Every sabirah has someone just an example. someone's name is Adi, but it's not just but this Mashallah they are literally a llama. They are literally a mercy. A human Instagrams wife was the lash mechanic mean after the use of she was from the descendants of Yusuf Ali, salaam, interpleader Othmani, I just have a flash and I'll share it with you. Abu lahab was

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known as a Bula hub and you can read it in the footnotes of the Sierra earthman. It's mentioned it's amazing. Abu lahab his name was a Buddha. He was referred to as a Buddha but his name was Abdullah Hosea, he was the uncle of the messenger sallallahu wasallam.

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So he was referred to as a Buddha by the Arabs because he had flaming cheeks was paying complexion with red cheeks which which, which which was symbolic to beauty in complexion and red his cheeks was really taken to be beauty handsome, striking impressive.

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So Allah also preserved the same name when addressing him. But the mufa Syrian says the motivation behind Allah using the name was different from that which the people use. people refer to him as a Buddha as a mark of his beauty. And Allah said Abu lahab not because the flaming cheeks but because the flames of Jana

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de Bhatia da abhi la ma,

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ma ma, ma, ma ma casa. his wealth and what he earned gossip one narration is his children. I shall be Alan has mentioned that my husband, whom I know who

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his wife on, majorly, Jamil was a staunch enemy of Islam. Nearly Salam instead of the Muslim Federation, is there nearly salami sitting in the masjid and then she walked in? She used to sing these vile couplets. muda Manasa Umbra who abena Dina who Elena that instead of saying the place one she used to say the condemned one to criticize one we dislike him, we despise him. Ilana went into panic whenever you have a lot that's on me Jimmy. Love is awesome said in Atlanta Ronnie, she's not gonna lay her eyes on me. She comes up close to LA Solomon. She asked Where's Muhammad? sallallahu wasallam nobody saw some said I told you. Allah will valeur

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So anyway, Rama Mercy is literally a llama May Allah preserve them May Allah keep them humble and May Allah take them from strength to strength. Allah take them from strength to strength. They had asked me to come and I acceded to the honorable request. And Allah made it possible. It's probably exactly a year ago that we went

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and

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Probably this is my first formal interview that I'm doing here other than an interview at done in UK, and then an official interview at Sydney Airport.

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You know, Allah works in mysterious ways. Allah works in mysterious ways. travelin comes with his fair share of Islamophobia. But in this hostile climate, we need to be open, we need to be patient, we need to be transparent. And we need to exhibit the beauty of Islam. I promise you the positive spin of this is amazing. Try and arrange an interview with the head immigration officer. You're not going to get a meeting, but he's giving you the meeting and he's asking you to talk how Allah works. I mentioned two incidents. I was in in Manchester interview the brother says Okay, you know what, we're going to take you aside and we're not necessarily profiling You know, that's fine. It's just

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random perfect. It's just not that's lovely, lovely. We together and really we need to be open come relax, because the truth is, the truth is, we have no sinister motive. We have no obnoxious intentions. We have no hidden agenda, currency, Albania, empowering humans, making better people with better values and morals. Our aim is to bring people back into a better level. Take them out of evil sin and corruption. That's it. We don't have any sinister motive. Anyway, he goes through an interview what what makes you come here how often you travel, who's your host, etc, etc. Okay, gentlemen, the interview is done. You look like a man of God, can I talk to you? Go for it my

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friend. I've lost my daughter and I'm grappling to make peace with it. I've been to the bishop the point of the the priests, I just can't find comfort and counsel. Can you help me? Give me a mic and I don't have to tell you what happens. And they I open up the deal to him. And this is the doings I often say fill our own fill our own arranged and Iijima what is cost and gave masala Salaam the stage so masala Salaam drop the staff. Sharon said in Lhasa heroin ID for this man is calculated He's not your regular. He's not a regular magician. He's Aleem, you really do I mean, they can be sorry, again. He was been implicated with a political agenda, whereas Moosa didn't whisper it. That

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no no mas has got an agenda

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before the party comal Musleh. And they want to override your noble practice for a Jimmy k.com to mobilize your forces and then fill own arranges the day that's suitable for everyone. calamari to come yo mozila the day that everybody is on holiday, and it was the 10th of Muharram Where are you Shannon? sudo ha for new La Paz living the best time for Lima. Sunday morning. Everybody gathers and then Musa alayhis salaam is given the position at the cost of Pharaoh. And the Quran uses an amazing expression. When the magician seen this. Allah didn't say they fell into such that for all pa for all pa pa is like somebody came from the backend drop them down. It was so clear. It was so loud. It

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was so compelling. They had no choice but to drop down. So I spoke to him. Anyway, I was in Sydney, I just had some rough notes because I came back from Albania and I was attending a conference in Sydney. And I've done an interview on radio Islam. So the gentlemen, can I just browse through your literature, please do go for it, my friend. And we will start having the talk and everything. It doesn't matter. I love your English. I'm like I love your accent. So there's a bit of a chuckle The ice is broken. Is he very relaxed. I said my friend, there's nothing for us to be hiding your let's talk together. Next thing as soon as my legs are praying and give me a chair, please. It's okay.

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That's fine. And we have a healthy discussion. And then because I had so he was intrigued about Albania. I told him the whole thing. And good news. So probably if you get some funding there as well. hamdulillah the point i'm saying is we have nothing sinister we have nothing hidden. We are clean and clear open entrance. Parents our Deen is clean and clear. Yes, people have wrongly implicated our Deen and people have wrongly reflected our Deen and it is all more it is all the more our need and our duty and our responsibility to exhibit Islam in its pristine form. So anyway, we left you on the 13th of January to give you a precise date. Dubai, London we had a layover, Melissa

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Lee came and connected with us. And then we had the next hop over into Albania. We arrived Thursday night late at night. And the point the reason why I share that is because I want to highlight something from that as well. So we received by brother chef Jamal, a very charismatic brother. You had a very simple reflection of his you know, this was a very modest one year there is other side to him as well like this to everybody else but Mashallah doing phenomenal work. Lovely brother, human amazing. So they receive us at night and we taken for meals by a man who is also a young graduate and a recently

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rule of law and in that joint organization, manana asahara. Again, hats off to him and hats off to our alma mater in South America. we grapple when we travel, and we can adapt and climatized for two weeks or three weeks, and the man has chosen to leave his native land of Britain relocate, they're married a local sister there, Mashallah, who has the gift of the language and work amongst the local people. He received us in the late hours of the night facilitated our hospitality. And we had a lovely, you know, Albanian cuisine in town, ourselves exhausted, got to the hotel and retired next morning, busy day. And while Colleen is every day today is told today is cool, but it just gets more

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intense. But that's how it is. Sometimes in life, we need to take we need to make those bold steps today in Dallas. I was thinking to the students, sometimes if you say, you know No, I got to plan this I got to pay this year. You will never give that lump sum. You will never take that big step. But sometimes you got to say I want to commit now at this moment, the other things will take place. Allah sketches butter is Anton belladati dunya bombilla

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workable I mean come

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on. Don't tell us don't fill me. Allah kill me Yaki Allahu

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Allah is unto the Lord dunya dunya is the oneness of Edina, when you were on the closer end of the battle of whether to Medina won't be learned with you cassava, cassava is the oneness of the kuffar on the distant end, the from the battle perspective, they were anchored at a better place because that is where the water is. But there is actually the name of a well, so they had taken control over the area where there was water, what are referred to as philomene, calm and the trade caravan was lower down three miles down on the coastal path. Well otowa to the left, don't fill me. And if you were to sit down and deliberate and say we're going to battle on which day, you would argue dates,

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you would look at your numbers, it was never going to happen. So Allah took you out on the pretext of a real, which then resulted in a field. Allah took you out on I want to go into details, we got to talk Albania. So I don't want to go into all this year, when otowa telefoon filled me out, if you were going to sit down and calculate and brainstorm and apply, it wasn't going to happen. But Allah made you stand up and you responded. And sometimes we need to take bold steps and commit ourselves to some benches of good to some benches of good. But if we can always tiptoe in life, my brothers we not going to do that which would be adequate for us. You know, may Allah guide one in all. So the

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next morning we start off and we visit this very beautiful land, prime location 6000 square meters. Friday morning, it was about a cloudy there was rain in the background, we gathered around and we may have and often say to people, we go to these lands and we make draw, and we have no clue which persons do I at which moment as what any effect on that land a few years ago I was in Brisbane, Australia. When I got there they asked me there's a very prime location, slacks Creek, please come along and make it dry. It's an amazing center. If it falls into the hands of the Muslims. This is going to be a great boon. Nonetheless myself amongst others, Allah went on and made. I looked at the

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state of the art impressive. It was a church it had all the amenities facilities, it had a feeding scheme. It had a kindergarten it had lovely parking, it has spacious you know courtyard it had everything to facilitate. We made the draw and it was a dream. Mallory Ward the Mr. monochrome with other people they mobilized and work later, a year later I came there and this was now transformed into a Masjid and I had the opportunity to perform salah and deliver a thought and tears trickled on my eyes when I said that I said Subhana Allah last year we will hear an alarm make this dream a reality one masala Kala Hebei Aziz last in Ramadan I was in Canada in Markham. I'm saying when we

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travel we open we experience we learn we share and through that we appreciate the great efforts of other people in the world. So in Canada in Markham in the greater GTA as they refer to it in North Markham. There's a place called Mount joy. They said please chef come along actually the year before this happened. And we are having a good property year. It's a good prospect. We want to buy it. It's amazing. We went up there made to other people as well. And Subhana Allah again in the shorts, it's a huge center, way bigger than this center as well. And Allah made it possible initial resistance parking rezoning. Amazing Alhamdulillah today it is converted into a fully fledged Masjid and it has

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so many other facilities. There's another brother there that I met was a very active member and I shared with you Thanks

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speedruns because it motivated me Dr. ninjam said dt is one of the founding trustee members. This man had won the award of an Ontario which is the highest award for humanitarian services. He has also received an award in Buckingham Palace. He was also recognized by the former US administration, because his company had innovated some jobs. But the main all his money, all his effort devoted and dedicated to this machine.

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24 seven, when I got there, I met with him when he thought I gave a talk. So I said, I've heard so much about you. Can you tell me your services? No, no, make where we want to develop this. So say okay, after a while, I said, Listen, I heard you won this award. He said, This is when you convert this into his class. I said, Okay, that's fine. But listen, I've heard about this. He said, this is going to be our sisters when Subhana Allah, the man just wouldn't say a word of praise to himself. All credit to Allah, may Allah make a silent workers may Allah make us silent workers. So we made a deposit and I'm told that the land has now been purchased and inshallah is in the process of being

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developed and from the inshallah you know, so much goodwill spread. Thereafter, we went to the Academy. The Academy is the state of the art. It's really impressive. Its architectural structural location. Absolutely amazing.

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And may Allah reward the donors and all those that have contributed. Somebody said, Now we've reached a point of donor fatigue. donor fatigue, I said, Oh, that's a lovely word. No, okay. Don't Have pity. People are exhausted. No, no, my brother, none of us can be exhausted. Each one of us whatever Allah has given us, it's an Amana from Allah. Allah. Baca. tibone. A October karma Allah Allah Wa salli aktobe. If you can write Don't refuse your ability use it whatever Allah has given you, in using it objectively is the preservation of that ability. If you withhold your skill, which is an Allah given bounty, you exposing it to ruin Asian,

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Muslim us in nurserymen, and he are rather than in it the body,

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the body of brotherly Muslim universe in nasm. informally, he is the one who will not give people from what Allah has given him, he will expose the bounties that Allah has given him to destruction. So the the preservation of what Allah has given us the continuity of what Allah has given us is we use it for the right reasons. So what what really impressed me about this, it's very beautiful. It runs from kindergarten going right up floor by four beautiful, elevated, comfortable ambience, and it merges Islamic with academics, it merges Islamic with academics. Three, four years ago, I had the opportunity to be in India in a kokua. And that was an amazing experience. There was this muscle

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bacala Mr. Will him, the hips competition on a national level, and 10s of 1000s had gathered and converted. And I will not forget that moment, I had the humble opportunity to address that audience. And I created that grace to allow 15,000 people, hundreds of 1000s of surfers and the young boy who came who took that first position, right across India, he on the entire Quran. He was asked how much preparation did you make? And he's like, for the last four months I've been reading the Quran a day.

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For the last four months, I've been reading the Quran that day, and I was just blown away. And it has many faculties some just come calligraphy, to read to how to write the Quran. Some learn to read some learners, but concurrently there is the Islamic tertiary institution and then there is the academic wing. But amazingly, those in the academic sector in their dress cannot be differentiated from those in the Islamic in any way. All attired in the sun malibus all attire whether you're in chemistry, in engineering in physics or business, or you pursuing your 30 unimposing you won't evil and that's what we want in an Islamic environment with Islamic ethos with an Islamic ambience. Laser

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una hora de dunia wa kina Latina Yokozuna. Mina has he was he? Salma unforseeable, the Alon who said, you will not the best will leave this world in its entirety for after all, no are you the best who leave alpha in its entirety for this world? One of them Allah says the greatest proof that Allah wants us to earn is Allah told us to spend.

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Allah told us to spend how do we spend because Islam doesn't approve a stake in hand out or receiving from people. So this is a very beautiful, something that I really liked there. We went into the kindergarten, I think there was a good you know, thinking behind the whole setup. So there was this kids walk into the class make one stand up, he read little drawers, you know, there's a Scalia shamal would do a basic translation, and then he read something and adjacent to that there was something very nice and probably you know what, those into the Montessori and early learners and toddlers, etc. They had a little nursery next to it with beds. So they would have three four periods

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and then they go You know what, just take a nap for a little while and reason

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In jail Elena was reading under this I welcome alakina Minh kuryakin Fatah Suna via

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a loan on the car Elune which is Ooh La, la, la Bahia

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de Luna siesta doesn't really mean sleep, just to relax. And this is part of our teachings. In fact there's a hint in the Quran when the gorillas of gender will enter Jannah it would be at that time which is siesta as horrible jannetty Yama, even Hiram Mustafa one accendo Mattila Lutetia is written under this word Mattila and this is suited for call in great detail. So this is so amazing and I found this so brilliant that they got this year is not like a you know what hap has a job structure do it well calculated. The kids are learning they have a break, they retire they freshen up in the resume. We went through different levels. It's really impressive right on top they got a nice set up

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there for visitors a panoramic view of the whole of elbasan breathtaking you can see the minarets the whole mountainous place, lovely place Mashallah. Anyway, we got done with this and then we went for the Juma Salah to masala we went to a place mango, in elbasan. Okay, so it's this beautiful, small, simple mistake. But what was so amazing was the electrifying response. And I said this, and I'll say it again. It is common to feel excited when you return to your own or someone of your own returns to you. But But seldom do you

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have a joy or an excitement that grabs someone when they come to a place unknown to them or unknown to the people. What Why would you be excited? In other words, this is a reservation, there's an apprehension, you still you know, watching yourself, you're monitoring your moves. But Mashallah the entire Masjid stood up very small, simple, basic, but warm and loving. I gave a talk Jamal translated, we got to speak in Arabic, because English is not really spoken that. And it was quite a tough one. What's the right time you have 15 minutes it needs to be translated. It's your first impression. And obviously, you can only ask Allah to guide us a lahoma didn't leave early. And

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obviously, given the crisis, as he mentioned, we say we are young democracy 30 years. But unfortunately, racism is still active within us. It's still there. It's demolished from paper. It's no longer part of our Constitution, but we still see it happening. So communism in principle has been demolished, but the effects of it continue to linger. So yes, alcohol is very widely consumed. So I thought probably this would be a good niche to positively communicate the message of the prohibition of alcohol.

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And I spoke about this narration with Susan earlier the alarm on who is in muda Rakuten zeal in Surah mujer de la when the verse was revealed, a Johann levena Amano, Ivana j tomorrow, Sula, pocket demo Marina Tina welcome sada O you who believe before you visit an aviary, some gift charity. And the aim of this was to take away the monarchy thing because they used to come and sit and blow the trumpet and claim loyalty but they were not faithful. So when the first was revealed Satan Elisa, I practiced it had the Kitab illa mamilla

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wala melby harden body and the only one who practice on this, I practice and then it was abrogated. So if anybody practice they on, they didn't literally practice on the injunction because at that point, the ruling was abrogated, but that's academic language. Be it as it may, I gave a little charity and I came in the gathering of the Vla Salaam and then I had this dialogue with nearly Salaam and asked him 10 pertinent questions. In methodical Tenzin alamanda. Sophie has captured it, two of which I share and that was the focus of my talk. Save now Elisa and this is a great message mother us not only in a dirty enough see on the results of what can I do to save my soul? What can I

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do to save my soul? And nobody's allowed some said cool Hello Alan waku.

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waku says,

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Oh Ali, after that, which is the throat and eat that which is allowed

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after that, which is the absolute truth. Unfortunately, today, our tongues are tainted, as soiled and lies have become the order of the day, such as a neighbor religious Amina Louboutin, Attorney bucola Zoo Allah capitals the prohibition of lies with idolatry, may Allah protect us. So I spoke about that after the Juma Salah Oh, there is this warm ambience people greeting you meeting you. And we met this old man to old people in particular and I really wanted to sit with the old folks to get an idea of those who lived through communism, what was the field like? So this old man 90 years old, you know, in speaking away in the vernacular language, but you know what they say kindness is a

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language the blind can see the deaf can year and everyone can touch and field. When you are crying, even the blind can see the deaf can hear it. That is kindness, the warmness the ambience, the embrace

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So I told brother Jamal chef I said we would really like to he says, No, tonight The man is coming home for dinner. Lovely. We don't know that we go to eat at a restaurant, again to source halaal food is a challenge is a challenge.

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I was now in North America in December, British Columbia coming this way down, and always to find, you know, it's machines slaughtered, and slaughtered, it's not always available. But these are the challenges. These are the challenges. Anyway, the meals were arranged, and Alhamdulillah, we had a good meal, they after we go back to the Academy, we go back to the Academy, we go back to the Academy, we now introduced to the girls that are learning taffy. Now the one thing that I observe, and I think it was alluded to in the address of the previous speakers, some were attire islamically, and others were not. So I respectfully engaged monoethylene and others, like why would this girl

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have a scarf? And the other would not? Why would that boy be attire more modest than the other not. And then I was told that although communism has fall, but you are not allowed to impose religious values, which made me appreciate those who attack themselves modestly, so much more. Because this is a personal choice. This is not the garb of the school, the school doesn't have the the jurisdiction, they don't have the authority, they don't have the muscle to impose or execute that this is how you'll come at it. So can you imagine in an environment of 50 years of communism, it has just collapsed, you've created an environment, there is a niche, you tapping into the market, and people

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out of their own world are glaring at themselves. We have our children that resist addressing that, unfortunately, exit the school and then camouflage the dressing. And that was so much more heartening. And when you look at these challenges, then you ask yourself, where do you fit in the greater picture of things? What arrogance? Can I have that I am achieving? I am do it. When all is found. For me the environment is conducive. I have a choice to choose from the other end of the mosquito, where do I want to play? I'm spoiled with choice. This is the amenities that Allah has given us, and May Allah preserve it with Africa. So I was taken into each class, the learner would

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recite Quran, and then I will be asked to say a few words, I would commonly often just translate and give a bill just have a synopsis of the verses that were revealed. We're excited to motivate the young learner, but it was most heartening to see them reading by three o'clock or so they had arranged for all the teachers from the different MacArthur teams and working under the Rafah wings and Linda jointly together and assemble at the Academy. So 3pm they had come from the respective places and I was asked to give an address on the methodology Islamic methodology and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And that's a topic of its own our Habib sallallahu wasallam was

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this amazing tutor, model a monumental global accent? I mean, whoa, I've never seen a teacher before him. No after him more amazing. The Kundalini Allah has and nabilone me and the hula. hula can even be a ballerina and Sharon Illa kana Ola Tarik in Lahore. What really impressed me about this Nabi sallallahu, wasallam is Javi said who reverted to Islam is whenever he advocated it, he practiced it more than anyone else. And whenever he prohibited it, he was the first to abstain from it. So I spoke and then we had a q&a. And, you know, the world is amazing. There was a president, he said, I met you in Australia, in Albania. On a lighter note, years ago, we were in New York to give a talk

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in a Masjid and I came out one local brother from India. He said,

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Okay, what?

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roodepoort matamata piano my umbrella.

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Like, okay, okay. This is getting closer to home. Like, okay, yeah, I was from solidus to live in Greenpoint. Then I was in UK then I was in Canada, and I'm here in New York. SubhanAllah. You know, this world is amazing. And the Mahabharata of Islam is just too good. So we had this q&a, q&a and you know, good intellectual people that had come in you appreciate the dynamics, you appreciate the dynamics of each person teaching to the best of my ability, I tried to impress upon them the methodology. And I kept on saying every visit was a highlight for me. So when I seen the first thing I said, Oh wow, even if I don't see anything else, my trip is well accomplished. And when I seen the

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next thing I said, No, no, no, no, no, wait, this is the real highlight. And it just moved on and on and on and on. And really brothers way we spend take the time to go and see the money that Allah has given us the ability to spend, go and visit the project, go and feel the project, go and touch the project, go and see the child, the feeling and the fulfilling moments. It gives you the exhilaration it gives you is beyond description. We wrapped up that at McGriff Salah, and then I was taken I was quickly whisked away to mosquito hammer. And then there were some youngsters that were gathered there. And they are the first learners to enroll in a formal employment course under the wings of

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My dad and I must be a little on the heels we prayed Russia Salah, like a big cozy environment. I still remember looking at the blue skies overlooking this mistake that Iran was called out one happy family like a government you know, a village like concept very warm and loving and mutual. So we offered the result salada and after Lisa Salah, these youngsters that gathered and here we pay tribute to curry Emraan curry and Ron is also someone under the wings of an endowed and Rama, also of UK colleague with his friend, they've also relocated Mashallah, Allah has blessed him with excellence in the recitation of Quran in the different karate as well. So he's worked amongst these

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youth. Now when you're going to look at them, he's got a cap, he's got a T shirt, casual dress trousers dangling below his ankles, probably you know what he's got some facial hair trimmed or not, but by your law, when you appreciate the challenges with which this man came in, it would sink our years of abundance. When you understand the backgrounds with which this man is coming, as time permits, I will share one two examples. So I gave them some encouragement and motivation. Many of them are given an incentive to their parents that if you send your son here, then we will take care of some food. And we will give you some hampers to motivate and incentivize because the background

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financially economically is not conducive. So we had a good time that we wrapped up there that was now quite late for the Jamal was waiting for us at his place. And Mashallah he had a levee spread there. Brothers from different places of the sun had come. We indulged in a very lovely meal. May Allah reward him as was mentioned, their hospitality is amazing. Their hospitality is amazing. After the meal, this old man was there, we asked him to give us some experiences. He was amongst those who lived through the 50 years of brutal communism. brutal, so I couldn't digest it. So I said, Okay, so where did you perform Juma Salah. I mean, I thought he was still gripping on to it. He said leave

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Juma. If it sorry, your light was burning, there was a loud sign your past in the next day that house was no more those people were no more. I'm like I thought Juma was Juma that salient that that's going to remain No, no, no. You needed to bury a Muslim with Islamic rituals at 12 at night, when everybody retires to bed and nobody stands up. So you take amnesty and Yama say another thing in many parts of the world I've traveled. Even in Canada, I see this hear people say this to me all the time. I've attended funerals there. You have the tractor that comes you have the casket that is there. It's physically lifted and lowered. And there's no physical touch of lowering the disease. We

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don't appreciate what the diameter of Allah does is that we go physically in the grave. That's the closer we come to death, the remainder is much greater. I was sharing it to one among them. And he said, Sure, this is so amazing. How do you feel when you go down in the grave? I mean, I'm being any mom, I'd run the mill. Yeah, I've never ever gone physically, because it's all done with the lifter and it's lowered. And that's it, and we stand it. And then you know what the dust or the dirt is just hurled into the grave, and that says a bit of dust on us, you just dust your hand. And that's about it. He said, but that would be so amazing. These are privileges that Allah has given us that

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we can bury at 12 at night, we can very early in the morning in many countries is capped off at dusk by the sunset. That's it. Now it would be delayed. So we would have to bury the disease to honor the Islamic rituals at 12 at night and be back quickly with minimum time at the grave so that the authorities would not get a hint or get any idea of what we do in this place. elbasan this brother said was known as the Medina of Albania was known as the Medina of Albania. But when communism came tragically Unfortunately, it collapsed completely and it was destroyed. So I'm just running you quickly through it that was wrapped up day one, we came back to the hotel some introspection on the

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activities of the day. And I said to them and I say again the Hadith is in higher two Sahaba in the chapter on sorrow in the margerine migrated

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and then the answer came out in the numbers and they did everything and then the Mahajan said la hace una Yabu Bella Jericho live whenever you have Allah we afraid probably the answer to call the reward away. And nobody saw some said matter how to love him was in a tamale him busy. No, no, you can have a shame day Good. Pray for them. And praise them for their activities, compliment them and don't contradict them and allow will give you a shame they reward the next day we start early morning. This is Saturday. We start off by laying the foundation of the 24th mustard in the Balkans. So 24 machines in this short period of 18 years. This was it was both just after the collapse of

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communism, but with minimum funds funds so the structure was not very solid. And with the passage of time it did collapse. And there's an amazing tale to this particular mistake. I was accompanied by the musty old person, which is the brother of chef Jamal and myself with him had the honor of doing the oil turning ceremony. There was a brother from Kosovo who was there and I delivered the talk in English he was very fluent in English.

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He also works under the wings of DOD. And this is what I'm saying. But as you travel, oh, amazing, Wow, great, wonderful. You just realize everybody is working in his own way, only Tiamat and Allah knows who's, you know, account is what what Allah. I often say every man who enters paradise will enter through the mercy of Allah. That's the Hadith. But every occupant of Paradise will have a different action which will attract the last mercy. Every man who's there will have something else unique, which attracted Allah's mercy and made Allah happy. And because of that, Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, forgave him. There was an incident someone mentioned, and it also struck me, he

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said he met a cabin crew. So you engage the person who said you're a Muslim, how do you serve alcohol? He says, No, you're right. I feel very bad. And I know it's totally wrong. But what I do is I serve it with my left hand. We're not going into the semantics. We're not going into the jurisdiction. We're not going into the academics. We're not good Haram is haram. We can tamper with it. This is the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Alcohol is forbidden, impermissible unlawful. But I'm saying there was a sense of guilt in the man there was a sense of guilt in demand. That's what I'm talking about. And as long as we don't justify and condone and sanction, and we've regretful and

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remorseful. There is an element of hope that hope will come back in October to Allah Allah Helen Lavina Yama, Luna so abijah holla to Maya Tobu and amin Caribbean Viola aka tovala Marlene him Wakanda Lavoie demon hakima so there was a young girl by the name of the see her at the tender age of 18. The UK tragically she passed away May Allah grant agenda May Allah grant her parents suffer, the parents will obviously found an opportunity to build a Masjid or do some investment and they made contact with Rama mercy and they had donated the amount some 35,000 euros. So this money was donated. So I gave a talk there it was obviously captured to you know be conveyed to the the father

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of the disease girl so that he can have some solace that this is where his funds are going. And we pray for her and the entire the whole community came outside the whole community came outside from the neighboring place was was so warm and so loving. Then I gave a talk in English this brother from Kosovo translated my talk. So that was amazing. We did the soil turning ceremony we moved on new chapter, we start visiting the McCarthy each thing I'm just learning and learning I'm only sharing Albania talk of another country we can talk. It's just so rich. Each experience is amazing. So we go to the Makati. We go to the Makati we go to the first Marisa it's a simple, basic dilapidated house.

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And we walk in. And you know what makes this so unique? My brother and my sister and my listener, whoever you're listening to me wherever you are, if I can sketch a picture for you, and you could travel with me, you could travel with me in my thoughts. The dynamics and the demographics of this classroom is amazing. You know, what's the demographics of this classroom? You have a child, the child's mother and the child's granny sitting in one class learning Surah Fatiha. You have three generations together. No exaggeration, Allah is listening to me. So there's an eight year old, there's a 50 year old and there's a 65 year old, all sitting together and they all learning to the

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party, one on top of the other. It's not very conducive, not very practical, but they're quite happy with the whole thing. They welcome welcome in and we sit down and tears just trickle down your eyes. You don't have a choice Yella, I'm sitting soft Manasa Mohan submodular madonnina I used to say in Allah Maha sabihin. Allah is with those who persevere. This was revealed in the battles when Sahaba will be enslaved to Luna de Lune when the woman will be made widows Sahaba said in 100 Ravana and boo Nina, we lifted our government to expose our belly two shows in a viola we have one stone, he said nothing lifted his blessing garbin there were two stones a dead in crisis like this is Julian

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Menounos Lucy Lucille xilin shahida the believers were jolted. They were jolted when the manavi team could no longer hold on a sec. Hutton Aleikum

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Rona ilica, dude.

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Like they were overpowered by death and they ran away. And the Prophet said, and the messenger said, Mata, Mata Nasrallah, when was the help of Allah come in crisis like that? A lot of real diverse, persevere, the help of Allah is close, make supper, Allah will create an opening. And then he used to say, today the teacher and the learner in a soft environment in an econ class, are reading in the Maha Maha savarin. Who's going to understand what, who's gonna understand what, my belly is full, your belly is full. My honorable teacher says, today a man speaks about the hunger of Abu huraira the alano and while speaking of his hunger, he burps brothers

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The lawn was so hungry for

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fun Nigel Jacques

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Jacques de la Santos. Oh please don't burp in front of us those who burpee are in this world they will be the most hungry in Africa.

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Today the hands the popsicles muddy stones. You must burb no no my brother,

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Joshua, keep your burp away. You walk into a class like this. What pride Can you have of any actions of yours? 60 year olds, 30 year old eight year old sitting and reading surah four, they're sitting on a common couch, then a child reads the Quran. And then he sings in Islam in the local language. The one brother's wife translates and conveys the message. This child is singing about orphans and he's an orphan himself. Oh, man. Now you just break it and you just wipe it and it's just tearing and trickling. And you're asking yourself my allow What am I in? I'm thinking like, I got it. All right. I cried. And you know, what was mine challenge? Us motivate, say kind words say something.

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What do I say? every five minutes Say something.

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couldn't possibly say what do you say? How much do you see you digesting and digesting you've been more inspired and impressed. Anyway, hurt this chills just trickled down my eyes. I seen that environment. And it really touched my heart. It really really touched my heart when I was now in North Canada. And I gave this example of the same place somewhere and a brother came up to me and he said I would love to sponsor madressa. I said okay, these are the details please contact and I said souhan Allah The oma has the thirst. The woman has the thirst, make the commitment, make your investment my brother, we move on from there we go to another madrasa and this madressa was done by

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friends of Olympiad. So these are different people Melanie Ward each one melody waka and Allahu Shakira Halima my follow la will be harder become in Chicago amento acumen oma and Brianna Khurana see how he writes that explains my love will be either become Allah says what am I going to do by punish you in Jakarta provided you're grateful and how must you be grateful amen to numerous bring a man are gonna love moussaka and Halima. And Allah he appreciates Allah appreciate when the dwellers of agenda will enter agenda May Allah make us among them in Nara benalla for Ron Shakur in Nara Bana la foon Shakur, our children are set in sort of a cone, everything good in one small cluster for the

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eye West is broken. This is only the men and babies may lie here Rahmani Raheem II Robbie's Mira Pico 865 years old and she's excited. She's not embarrassed, she's crying and she's making you cry. She's crying and she's making you cry. She's reading.

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One lovey,

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lovey

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he who reads and stumbles he will read and stem is he will read and grapples he'll walk away with his double reward.

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We move on from there we go to another institution, institution not a lavish thing. You we meet the Old Age Friendly Lady 80 year old squatting and sitting on the floor 80 years old. So I'm intrigued because I want to capture some points wherever I travel, I want to shade. So she lived through the brutal communism and the aim of this method is to reveal you know, the return and change the harms of this brutal effects of communism. Reverse this whole thing for 50 years. She says silently I observed my past 50 years. I won't forget I was sitting in California. We went for Ramadan and he thought at someone's place after we completed the Iftar the brother said chef My daughter is

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studying here in Berkeley University. And she has a Hindu friend and she is very close to Islam. Would you have a word with her? I'm like, Okay, brother, Kofi. The sister comes in the dead is there the other sister is there. She says for two years. I come from a staunch Hindu families studying in Berkeley University in the heart of California, but I've just been amazed and intrigued by Islam. I go to sleep without getting up for a surgery because this would allow my parents and I come back at the time of dinner so I can be fasting. I have silently accepted Islam two years I'm fasting like this.

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travels the world My brother, our Let me see Ruffalo, the coup.

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una de la la la la la la la. Tom el punto Latif is pseudo oni Allah knows what's going to happen. None of us can claim anything we hope, wish and pray. So we go to this other little class here. It's quite cold. They communicate and they say please, if you can speak to the donors to provide some better conditions.

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Make it a bit more conducive. The floor is tiled and it's cold. And really it is cold we walk in there, they give us a heater or a gas to take care of you, they keep you soft. I often say wherever we travel, Allah reward the horse in every places they go out of the way. And Allah knows I cry in my drawers. I wonder in the end, if there's any reward left for myself, I wonder if there's anything left. People pour their hearts out, which is good for them, but not good for us in the sense that we've become immune to all these ease and amenities. Allah forgive our shortcomings. And I'll accept the efforts of every person 82 years old, 50 years through communism, she's sitting there, she walks

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a kilometer daily, 82 year old woman, she sits on the floor in her local language is confused. And what do you say, we look forward to the Saturday madressa this is the thing that charges our battery for the week.

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We all excited about it. We move on from there a highlight of the trip and I shared this in many talks. And it was communicated to this girl as well. I know time is against me.

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So we walk in we finish this within the secondary say okay, let's go back to say, Oh, just stop here. There's one woman Rasiah. Okay, let's go for you. Are you tired? It's long. You're exhausted. You're trying to digest and everything but anyway, we hold to be hopping. We walk in, there's the line of boys aside, there's a line of girls. This is an orphanage, everybody is orphans. We walk in the monomers Move aside, they ushered in we take a seat

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shamar says okay, who's going to talk to the chef and say, so there's a girl by the name of clear, clear again, now you gonna okay? Is that a Muslim name? You know that these are the things Unfortunately, sometimes these are so deeply entrenched in us. May Allah forgive us for having a judgmental approach on any person. So she says I talk and if I can mimic her words, but I was able to convey her sentiments but to the best of my ability, she comes forward. We sit in there and all the other guests have it I'm sitting there in the center. My name clear. I four years old, my father died.

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My mother to see my mother dialysis, you know dialysis as as my house no religion, no religion. I cry, no father, no mother, no religion.

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Rama, mercy, open this very good. I come I learned I learned a lot I learned Fatiha my whole day said my day happy when my head on the ground.

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These were her words. I looked around me there wasn't a dry eye

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of trouble my akula he was

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the highlight of my days when my drop my head down in the ground. That that just makes my day. And I'm like making the budget for years and I never had a such that like that. I never had is such that like that because I come from a soft home in a soft environment. And this girl is walking kilometers without the shadow of a father over her seen her mother in a fatal illness knowing not where the next meal comes. Walk in kilometers to learn the Quran. Hence her such that is rich with spirituality. She ends it has me share a few words. I'm dumb.

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I'm silent. I turn to Allah Allah puts Thai in my mind. And I said to her sister, and to every one of you, Alameda j k team and for our Alameda k team and for our

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in a fella than her. My sister, I say to you and all the orphans in this class. I cannot say anything to you. I will say to you what Allah said to the greatest often that was Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. I am in no position to tell you anything. But I can say to you and loving me I did the karate men for our did we not find you as an orphan? Omaha's? Awesome and how Didn't we take care of you? How Didn't we shall read under our Abu Talib Abdullah Abdul muttalib Abu Talib Mahajan, and SAR one La Jolla, similkameen. And Nazarene have written a loving me agenda. In fact, when the tsunami had happened in Indonesia, I was also had the privilege of joining I was flying to

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Australia, I diverted and join him for a day or two went to Jakarta, Jakarta to burn the archer to Maidan and marathon to panda Archer. mana was worth there and I have a vivid memory because I've shared this experience with standing outside this mystery. So the whole communities together because the tsunami has wiped out everyone. So a child is paired up with a new parent, the parent is paired up with a child and they stand in all outside one big mess of family. And then I'm giving the talk and I'm giving the talk of bashira

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after which the famous narration in the Saba you know in the Savita, Mrs. Sahaba and other books of Hadith were bashira, the Allahu anhu had come to Medina and he had lost his mum. And then his dad went in a campaign and when the viola returned, and then but she was the one who said, we all went on the outskirts to receive our parents. And I went out. And then I looked for my dad and I couldn't see him and I ran up to the prophet SAW some and he said, Mother for Allah ob, and we will always my dad, and he couldn't look me in my eyes. And he turned away, and I was the lead. So I ran up from that side and I said, we will always my with just recently I to give a talk at the janazah there was

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a young child there who had lost his mum. And then I came to the house and he asked me to say a few words. And then I looked at the child and the way he was holding on to the grave in our local, it shifted me and holding on to the orphans mind to be held on to the orphan for as long as he loved and when he left the world he left behind a teaching through which he impressed on us to hold on to orphans.

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read the Quran. Yes, aluna, Cornelia thermocool Islam Allah Hussain into Holly to whom they asked you regarding the orphans. Tell them join them amongst you and address the issues. One La Jolla Alamodome of Sita Minelli, Muslim, Allah knows whose intentions are noble to advance the cause, or whose intentions are evil to exploit their assets. Allah, Allah musi domina Muslim, my time is up. So I'm going to end up here because we have got a pair. So anyway, I give this comfort to this girl. So just to mention this incident of Indonesia, and then I'm saying and I'm seeing these children crying and then the children come and then we give them the hamper. But believe me This is basic

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food and drink but the child is so small he can't carry the hamper

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because he's an orphan with no food, no shelter you give him a hamper. But the hamper is too heavy for the child. He goes back to attend he goes back to nobody. These are our children across the globe. Anyway, we completed from there we went to another mattress up there again the children read I said I gave you advisors. We got back to the Academy in the evening. They arranged Joseph you know an amazing Joseph was put together impressive performances by the children, different forms of contribution and just expediting your recitation of Quran etc. And then in the end is something that really touched my heart. There was a rich tribute to both Rama and him dad into the donors. The one

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place because the time is up after this had happened. We went to give out food and mana alluded to this year, we went up this mountain. It's ice cold, ice cold. I was now in North America, the degrees were minus 70 with Windchill minus 40. And it made me think what's happening in Syria. I just hop out of the hotel, moving to the car, go into the masjid back into the hotel, and I'm kept soft and comfortable. And I was thinking to myself, my wife was with Angelina, can you imagine what the people in Syria are going through? Minus 30 we'll have water in the car for half an hour's more frozen than what you take out of your freezer. Stack. I've never seen code like this in four decades

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of my life. Anyway, we climb up this mountain we get right to the rooftop. I'm really tired. We exhausted. There's a little child running around. He hasn't got much clothing. We asked him who stays he says so and so. Okay, they're not here up through the window because you want to get them out not that you want to invade. But he's not just so we give him the hamper. We move up to another place because that was something that also hit a nerve. We got that there's a little Brook stream of water, not clean water. Obviously it's not most hygienic. We hopped over the environment is a bit you know, not very impressive. It's simple basic. You get to the house, chicken hops over your

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shoulder, you're like, Okay, okay, yeah, right. These are things that that make us these are things that break our arrogance in our pride. These are things that bring humility into us. We get into this house, this is old age, man, there's a dome live, it's freezing cold outside, they sitting there in anticipation in anticipation, where the next meal is going to come while we fall in that house like melodica in the lab, we stand up the money is given. And I studied there and in my subsequent travels to other countries. I said that when that money was given in that food, this was hunger for extended period when that man was making. I was green with envy to the donor whose money

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reached the recipient. I was like brother, whoever you are, sister, whoever you are, I wish you can see this. By Allah, this is going to rescue generations. This is going to take care of your children wherever they are. This is going to protect you. This is going to look after you listen to the man, he's sitting right out. It is our duty to reach out. Lo halachot Chateau de la la de la hora law Missoula.

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I digress and I apologize for this year, but that was just two days and it was a very, you know, just an a synopsis of it. We came back they had this great Joseph and there was a rich tribute of lm dot and plasma that had taken place. And that concluded the basic state. We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to reward each one of you that have come here and our listeners in the radio stations and the brothers and everybody and as I said in my opening comments, I will say again, we cannot help everyone but everyone can help someone. Allah grant us all the understanding or benefit to Napa Santa Santa Ana de la Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik was it was a Hannon Ouattara harmala. Habib

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