Suleiman Hani – Ramadan 2024 – 30 Quranic Principles In 30 Days #01 Sincerity

Suleiman Hani
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of living by spirituality and finding one's way to achieve goals, rather than just a one-time message. They stress the need for individuals to live by their spirituality and intentions, pray sincerely, and be honest. The importance of educating Islam for everyone is emphasized, along with the need for Consent and monitoring one's heart to find one's own values in one's life. Consistent intentions and values are also emphasized. The importance of finding one's own values in one's life is emphasized, and monitoring one's heart and avoiding negative emotions is also emphasized.
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and my lips and my smile and my ears and my fears and my mind and my time and my and my friends and my phones and my trousers and my health and my well then the love in my life and the fact that you said a beautiful life or the good and the bad for the strength that I had for my mom and dad so much more I could add. You give and we give while we get and forget to the Lord of the worlds we are always in.

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the sunshine and down on the web.

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All righty Bismillah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah everyone. Is this thing on can you guys hear me clearly inshallah let me know in the chats just second Allah fair, Mashallah. To the over 200 and rushing higher of you that I see in the zoom the chat and of course, those of you who are joining us on YouTube and around the globe, just like healthcare for country for confirming that you guys can hear me and see me and Hamdulillah that is amazing to hear. Welcome to our fourth season of Ramadan. 360 with another live Institute. It is such an honor to be joined with in such great company once again, just out of curiosity, because I know Michelle there's so many of

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You hear already and there's so many words are continuing to join us but who has attended Ramadan? 360 in the last year like in 2023? Were you guys here in Ramadan? 360 for that month? I see say it's also you say the No, that's okay. I appreciate the honesty I said you did. Done. I said nope. First time amazing. Welcome. Danna Surrey, of course. White Nice to see you welcome to Santa Monica de la have you and the family are well chuffed by you did Nemo Of course we remember you Nemo. Danya lovely to hear my Isha first time Mashallah. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Who has attended this is our fourth year so who's attended more than one year of Ramadan? 360 Atticus is anyone who's attended

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all four Genet while just like a look up for joining us for the first time mashallah kill you joined for more than two. Hussein first time Welcome. Welcome. Actually, while you guys are trickling in, if you can do me a favor the way that you see my name displayed, if you can just copy cut cat that and rename yourself especially the first timer is what we do whenever we do in a mug or virtual experience, which this is, is that we rename, rename ourselves on Zoom and add our locations because mashallah, we have a very international organ, sorry group of students. So we like to see everyone's kind of location reflected next to their name. So I'm coming in from Toronto. So I've got have stuff

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from Toronto, but please do some of you already have much Ala Moana from California and others, but do make those shifts in Sharla. And rename yourselves there. And also a reminder, please also, take a second I know I had it, I had a disabled before, but I'm going to enable it to turn on your cameras because one of the really cool things about this experience is that we get a chance to hear from and to see all of you guys see your name, see your faces and connect with you guys in a really beautiful way virtually so just take a second to get settled into your seats turn on your cameras, this is expected to be a really big crowd. So we might at some point have to shift or change the the

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ability to turn on cameras, but for now you want to see everybody in their glory and get a chance to connect with you all hamdulillah so I'm just gonna take a second to get settled here. There's a ton of reminders Ramadan. 360, of course, is our kind of flagship program in Ramadan that we like to give back to the community with our beautiful instructors here at another institute and kind of put together some of the great work that we've done throughout the year and just give you guys some some access to everything for free at Hamdulillah. So does that come out here for registering especially if it's your first time and please make sure you share with others, it's totally free. It's

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beneficial for the entire family. One person can can register and everyone can can kind of sign in and watch together in sha Allah and inshallah it'll be a life changing experience as well. Which by the way, as part is our topic this year living by the book 30 Life Changing Quranic principles in 30 days and we're very excited to have you guys join us on that journey and hamdulillah now there's a lot of logistics and a lot of kind of like important things I'm gonna lovely to see my show a lot of brothers on screen for the first time look at the brothers Mashallah. But sisters families, I got siblings, mashallah is that late 10 siblings mashallah Great to see you all coming in together, feel

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free to to pull anybody in your room. I know some people are still finishing up work. It's amazing to see you guys make the time Alia from Sweden. Welcome Ilya in the chat, and keep introducing yourselves. keep seeing your salons as you're coming in. No, I'm your host, my name is Hafsa. If you're involved in or if you've attended any of the other among our programs, then you have seen me around before. But it's a pleasure to meet many of you for the first time and to connect with you here. And also, you'll see a lot more of me and other amazing hosts from the immigrant family, who you've grown to know and love and hamdulillah and some new folks as well. He's in Texas in the

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house, California, Calgary. I know there's a lot of public Malaysia, Singapore, we have a very international group. So feel free to say your celebs. Now I'm going to run through as much as quickly as I can. Some important announcements. I apologize in advance just cinnamon handy, who is our speaker for today is always so strictly on time, but I had to steal some of his time just to make sure that we're all situated. For today's session, it's going to be a one hour and 15 minutes or so session be a little bit more than that. So just mark that in your calendars. We start every single day at 5pm PST, we finish up around 6:15pm ESG. It's a two part experience. So the first part

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is our Ramadan 360 Talk with xi as a new and amazing speaker that shifts everyday within the Muslim community and family. And the second part is our on reflect the daily the double reflection sessions with ozada Tamia Zubair where you guys actually get to interact more, and you guys actually get to speak and and be on the mic and connect with this data and the rest of the community here at Hamdulillah. That said, every year we're always honored to be partnered with some amazing organizations that make this experience possible. And it's even more special that they're charity organizations that do or are doing some of the really difficult work on the ground to take care of

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the most vulnerable in our ummah. This year. We're so honored to be partnered Alhamdulillah with H H rd in the US forgotten women in the UK and Islamic Relief in Canada. Please do support them generously. Inshallah. We'll share the links in the chat throughout the experience. So please make sure that you do whenever you're reminded to give as much as you can inshallah to them, as well for the first time ever. Maghrib has our daily giving campaign, which is just a simple way to gain a lot of reward this Ramadan in sha Allah, you can do as little as

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$2 a day, but it's a way to continuously give to the journey of students who are seeking beneficial knowledge and to the, to the effort to change their lives in sha Allah, and it's a huge source of southern Nigeria. So make sure that you do contribute and sign up for daily giving. And I see that someone's let me and I just Acalypha has dropped that into the chat. So just open up that link and make that intention that you will register in sha Allah and automate your good deeds, especially at the beginning of these 30 days at Hamdulillah. With that said, let's just run through some really important, just kind of details and announcements, just so that you guys can get situated. So we

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went over the schedule already. I know I get this question every single year. I know we're coming in from multiple different time zones that people are awake and doing the horror and writing sets that are we have here in kind of Europe, in the UK. So in Hamdulillah, our sessions are recorded, they're available through the Ramadan 360 portal, they might stay up on social media as well. But the best place to find them is the aroma laundry 60 portal. And you can find them in sha Allah about 24 hours after the session and you have lifetime access to them. So if you miss a session, or you're late or anything, you're able to catch up to the rest of it. But I do encourage you guys to register into 10

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live because this chat and this community and the videos of everybody is not in the recordings. So you miss out on a little bit of the experience. If you're just watching from the recordings. For those who have questions that I'm sure many will come up throughout this experience. We will have fun tonight which will lead this unit and chief Abu Issa and Motorola they're already up on your portals with the dates and the times so that you can make sure you get all your Ramadan questions answered. during or after the talks. We try to squeeze in a little bit of time for questions. But if we don't have the ability to do so, just hold on to the fact one nights in sha Allah. Now I see

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there's a lot of buzzing and a lot more people joining Michelle over 600 Almost 700 of you in the chat box here. We welcome and we encourage you guys to chat away to keep interacting and commenting during the session. But we ask of course for you to follow Islamic admin guidelines and this is supposed to be a safe and supportive environment so to be respectful and to be kind there's many people mashallah I see that were coming in for the very first time and we want everyone to have a great experience and if you guys are Ramadan 360 Veterans, please make sure you help out the new students you answer any questions that you already know you know the answers to and, and keep the

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baraka going in the environmental Hamdulillah. And just a friendly reminder, we don't allow for outside links or solicit solicitations or donations or anything like that here in the chat. This is just meant to be one community for Ramadan. 360. Now, there's so much going on. I do want to encourage as this for those who are interested who are asking a couple questions, I'll get back to you inshallah afterwards privately in the chat. But I do want to encourage you guys if you've registered for Milan 360, which you should have everyone's who's who's here on Zoom has to join our telegram group and our WhatsApp channel we have a telegram group, a telegram channel and a whatsapp

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channel to make sure that you get your reminders in every capacity in every way that's convenient for you Inshallah, plus we have our email reminders as well. So please take some time to join them and make sure that you are keeping an eye out having your notifications on so you don't miss any important information. This is going to be a jam packed month. I can't even tell you how many things we have going on. This is just the cliffnotes if you can believe it or not, I'd have done a lot. With that said I don't want to take too much time. I'll be back here in Sharla after shifts in a man session and before our second part of today's program but it is so amazing to have you all back in

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this community. I hope to see you guys here for the next 30 days as we spend a botica fields Ramadan together in sha Allah and we'll share any details that you guys have questions about Inshallah, in the chat but with that, I do want to bring on Alhamdulillah our honorable chef Solomon Hani Masha Allah who is our one of our celebrated instructors yet I'm Algrim Institute, I just found out he's taught over 80 classes, mashallah at an algorithm. He's an author. He's a contributor at Yaqeen Institute. He's a Harvard grad and most importantly, he's the head of our academics department here at McGraw Institute and he's responsible for some of the magic that we've created over the last few

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years. I sit on my leg and what I'm a doula who America through shifts and a man it's such an honor to have you with us today. Why they consider more to comply with the clutter just like mafia and sister Hausa Ramadan Mubarak to all of our brothers and sisters all around the world. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he was so happy woman Walla Walla, it is a blessing Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen that we made it back to the month of Ramadan and that we have our brothers and sisters able to connect in this day and age all across the world. We have so many diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and ages here Alhamdulillah I mean, we have people from all

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walks of life we have even some non Muslim relatives or Cooney members with us joining us welcome as well. You're learning about Islam learning about a Madonna with us. This is our fourth year during Ramadan 360 and it is one of the greatest blessings because every single year, we see Alhamdulillah 1000s of students not just giving positive feedback about their experiences through the 30 days of these programmings but also 1000s more registered every year Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen for the opportunity to connect to one another. During these times, especially when things are difficult in the world especially when calamity injustice. Oppression affects our brothers and sisters in Lhasa

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and Philistine and Sudan and East Turkistan and Yemen in every land and replace May Allah bring down his swift justice, His mercy and keep our hearts united Allahumma means so welcome to all of our dear brothers and sisters to our Milan 360 program.

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I want to actually since this is the very first session I want to introduce and set the scene for you for all the other instructors that will be joining you. Inshallah Tada What is this course that you have joined? This course is all about fulfilling the purpose of life living by the book living by the revelation of God, living in a manner that is very practical, and it is also very suitable for every context. It's very timeless. How are we going to set the scene? I want us to go to the end of the life of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the 10th year after the Hijra in the month of Dhul Hijjah the final month of the Islamic calendar, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi

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wa sallam did his first and only hunch. May Allah grant us all and accepted Hajj at least once in our lives, Allah mammy and there, he shared many reminders, he delivered many sermons, it was a farewell address to the entirety of the woman to the world because his message would be preserved. Some Allahu Allahu wa salam, a few months after this, you're robbing Allah when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam passed away. One of the things that he said we'll set the scene for us. He said to the many people who are listening with a telephone or back home you will soon all of you will meet your Lord and famous Eliot Coleman, family calm he will ask you about what you did your actions. Fella

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told you your own, nobody could fail or do not go back to disbelief. Oh, Lola or misguidance because they weren't upon Islam until the Prophet slicin was given that final message yet Louisville baucham Respond about some of you may even be killing one another. This is the days of these were the days of Geheimnis. So the Prophet salallahu Salam then gives a command and this is our command, Allah La Ubaldo the Shahidullah hype. Let the one who is present convey this message to the one who is absent. Why, for many who received the message are who are having more retentive memory than the one who hears it or a better understanding of the message. And then he said Allah held beloved, did I

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convey the mission of Allah to Allah *, beloved, did I convey the message of truth to Allah * below did I not convey what I had to convey to you as a prophet? Salallahu Alaihe Salam called Luna they said yes, you did. Rasul Allah you did. You conveyed the message of Allah subhanaw taala Baal Allahu moshed Allah Masha Allah O Allah bear witness, O Allah bear witness, O Allah bear witness, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was chosen to be the final prophet of Allah in this world in the first on the day of judgment to enter Jannah the first to intercede for all of his ummah, the Prophet salallahu Salam, did he do his part? He did his part. Did he convey Islam to us?

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He conveyed Islam to us, did we receive the message and Hamdulillah 1400 years later, we receive the message of Islam. So when we think about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what he gave us of Islam, we think about the opportunities that the Sahaba had to take forward to move forward, the torch of Islam, if you will. And if you think about the torture of Islam, what are we referring to here? We're referring to the clarity of the message, the mission and the ability to implement it. How do you implement what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gave you. This is something I want us to keep in mind. The Companions were trained in many things, when they took these principles, the

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principles of Islam, the principles of the Koran, they took principles that allowed them to live by it in a very comprehensive way. They took principles that we are following now in their footsteps implementing them in our own lives. And I want us to think about what you need today. 1400 years later, with all that the AMA has gone through all the rich tradition and history and the legacy the individuals that came and left the people in your lineage who were here before you and the reason that you're here today. And the first Muslim if you are not a convert than the first convert in your ancestry. May Allah bless all of our brothers, sisters who embrace Islam along the I mean, we have a

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mission and it is to live by the final revelation. It is the ultimate guidance, it is the means of reforming society. It is the reason that we are able to then address a structural injustice, like a 75 year occupation in Palestine, it is through living by the book that we are able to address the injustice is in our own communities. It is through the revelation that we are able to find ourselves fulfilled spiritually close to Allah subhanaw taala happier with what we are doing connected through our studies in our work. It is through the revelation that we're able to see society improve in the way people communicate with each other and deal with each other. It is through the revelation that

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you make it to paradise and we ask Allah to grant us the highest levels of Jannah. Brothers and sisters, our course is all about living by the Quran, extracting all of the traits that you need to really maximize the benefit in your life because there is a potential every one of us has, but some times we miss out on that potential and the missing out could be

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because we are not connected to the final revelation, that is what this class is about. How do we revive all this goodness? Where do we even begin what theme is extremely important to start with before any other theme? Of course the trade that we are covering today is a trade that is not a one time implementation. It is an ongoing lifestyle. It is the topic of if lost the topic of sincerity. May Allah grant us sincerely loss of panna italic gives us references to it throughout the Quran. And as I go through this, I'm going to share some stories and ask you some questions. So you can engage in the chat and also think inshallah to Allah so we can be very practical. Allah subhanaw

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taala says in

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Ely can kita Bill Hopley foul booty la place en la hora de And indeed We sent down the book to you oh Prophet in truth. So worship Allah alone with sincere devotion to Him. Allah Allah Allah He Deen will Hollis Allah Allah Allah He dean will Hollis Allah Allah Allah He Dino Hollis. This is the devotion that is sincere to Allah alone. Most Muslims know the Hadith enamel Amma Robinette actions are going to be judged by intentions if you did something, it's about your intention. How do you think of this? I want to share a story. One time a young man. He said I just want to know something that a lot of Muslims seem to struggle with. How do I know if an act of worship is accepted by

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Allah? If I did the right thing? How do I know Allah accepted this thing? Brothers and sisters it's so simple every single one of you inshallah to Allah those who know this, it's a reminder those who don't know this inshallah write this down, but it's so simple to things. Every single act of worship, that is accepted by Allah is accepted because of two things. Number one, a sincere intention. You did it for the sake of Allah, you're fasting Ramadan for Allah, you're giving in charity for Allah, you're seeking knowledge for Allah. Number one is a sincere intention. Number two is the correct action. How do you know if an action is correct? That's where we have to learn our

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religion. So if somebody says I have a good intention, brother, I'm going to pray Mildred 25 raka as and all of you who are praying three rock as you guys are barely doing anything. He has a good intention. He wants to pray more. But come on man. 25 rock as Where did you get that from? You look to what the prophets Allah said I'm taught you look to what Allah commanded. That's how you know what to do. sincere intention, correct action and hope inshallah to Allah that it is accepted by Allah subhanaw taala. Now this word that we use so many Muslims throw the word around, and they've never thought, what is the word actually mean linguistically, the concept of the class. If you think

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about its roots, it's referring to something that is clear. It's so clear, you can see it through it. Sincerity therefore, is the alignments the clear alignment of the internal state you have and the external state in goodness. Again, if last year we are talking about reaching the optimal state where you are sincere internally and it's matching the external, it is the fragrance of your heart and your soul. It is the introduction to so many books of Hadith. Sometimes learning about your intention is more important than learning about the action because the action requires a good and sincere intention. Today in sha Allah Tada I will share with you the short time that I have I will

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be sharing with you a story of three and another story of three two different stories both about three and a much easier to remember this way, inshallah to Allah but both of these have very different results. Let's set the scene. You are coming from different walks of life. We have over 1000 people with us of hamdulillah Ramadan, Amin and maybe another 1000 Who are listing on other platforms. And I want you to think about this following scenario. I see Al Hamdulillah. Some of the names here are some of my dear brothers and sisters I see brother, Drew Amin Davis May Allah bless you at having to live from Toronto. It was nice to see familiar friends and faces brother Bassam

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sister Juan, may Allah bless you all. I'm just going to order that I have on the screen. I want you to imagine in the countries in the cities that you are in one day you go hiking, you're out in the middle of nowhere. And as you are traveling you're trapped in a cave a boulder blocks the entry to that cave so now you're stuck with two other Muslims hopefully two other very good Muslims inshallah Tada what happens? One of them says, Muhammad Amin on a one Khadija let's make dua, let's make dua let's call upon God. And let's think of a sincere act of worship we did and use the act of worship in our desire that Oh ALLAH if you know that I did this sincerely for your sake, then allow us to be

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safe allow us to leave this difficult situation grant us relief. Ask yourself in this moment right now. What are some things this is for you? You don't have to share? What are some things you would think of an act of worship you know for sure it's so sincere it's only for Allah subhana wa Tada

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Abdullah bin Ahmad, Radi Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with them right

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ports of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said that there were three men who are walking. And as they were out in nature, they were overcome by rain, they took refuge in a cave in a mountain and then a boulder block the entrance to that cave, so they couldn't leave one of them turned to the others and said, think of the good deeds that you have done sincerely for Allah. So that you may ask Allah subhanaw taala endure through these deeds, maybe he will relieve us maybe will be relieved of this difficulty. So one of the major I'm going to paraphrase the stories, one of them said, Oh, Allah, I had two parents who are very old in age and my wife and my young child, and I used to tend

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to the flock. When the evening time came, I used to milk the animals and I used to serve my parents before the rest of the family. I'm paraphrasing Long story short, one day he comes home, the parents are asleep. And he waits by their bedside knowing they could wake up at any moment at night and they are very hungry. He came back very late. They were sleeping, and he didn't want them to wake up with the pain of hunger for just a moment. May Allah subhanaw taala alleviate the fears of brothers and sisters who are starving, were suffering in the southern Sudan and all around the world who are looking for a morsel of food along I mean, this month, he went by his parents, and finally they wake

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up and the rest of his family didn't eat yet. Finally, a parent's wake up and then he serves them and then he serves them and it was after dawn after the morning time. Do you know what he says? He says for him Quinta tell them if you know Oh ALLAH and he fell to the Anika to ha jika that I did this only for your sake for fraudulent minha Fujita. Nura Minh has Santa then allow the boulder to move allow us basically to have relief from this difficult situation. Just so we can see the scamming so we can be free for federal joola Who mean her photo Jetta and Farah will mean has summer. So Allah subhanaw taala, removed the boulder until they could see the sky, they were still

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stuck in the cave, they still could not escape. So the second man raised his hands and he made dua. Now, the second man had a very different life experience. And likewise, every one of us here, over 1000 of us who are listening to this live in the 1000s, who will listen later in sha Allah, every one of us has a unique test in life. Don't think about the test of the other person that is not applicable to you. But think about how you respond to the questions Allah gave you. How are you dealing with your circumstances, this man raised his hands and made dua, O Allah, I had a cousin that I used to love more than any man could love a woman and he was talking about the scenario and I

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have to be cautious with my words, just to be suitable with the age that we have Alhamdulillah the ages of the youngsters listening Long story short, he was about to commit a major sin with her. He was tempted. He was tempted. He was about to commit a major sin and he offered her money to do to commit that sin. And right before he was about to commit the sin right in the last few seconds. She said, Oh servant of Allah, fear Allah. And she continued fear Allah. The man was afraid we can imagine he was afraid. How do we know? He said, I left I stood back up, and I left her and he left the money with her as well. And y'all laugh, you know that I left this major sin I abandoned the sin

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even though the desire is there. Sometimes people say but I have a desire, the desire is there. The man left it for the sake of Allah, He left it for the sake of Allah. And he said, y'all Allah didn't relieve us of this distress. The builder once again moved, meaning that your art was accepted. Think of how many desires you have that you withheld, because you are going to possibly do something with the desire that was haram and you said not that, not this way, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Allah save them from that distress. Finally, the last man may do our own law. I used to have a man working for me for a portion of rice. That's how much money he owed him, just some rice. He finished

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his work and he told me give me what I deserve. I offered his payment to him. He didn't accept it at the time. So I took it and continue to plant it. Imagine you have money and you owe somebody this money. You owe the sum the money you made the money What do you do? The person left? So you took it, you invested it in stocks, you invested in the stock market and something else you re planted the seeds. So what happens? It grew and grew and grew and grew imagine you invested $100 and a decade later it was like a million dollars. You did really well with it. That man that was owed the money came back and said Fear Allah do not violate my rights. Basically give me what you owe me that

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payments remember the payment from a long time ago. So you know what this guy said? He said all of these flocks that you see the cows and all of this, take it it's yours. The guy came for a bag of rice. He said take all of this it's yours. He said Fear Allah don't make fun of me. Don't make fun of me in other words, like come on man. I came for a bag of rice. Don't make fun of me. He said I'm not mocking you. Take the cow and its walks them and took them in left. Do you know what that means? Most people would think you know all use the $100 I

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I'm the one reinvesting it. I'm the one who made the million, I only owe you 100. And that man would have never known. This man was so honest. The amount that was invested was not his. So he took all of it with its returns and give it to that man. He said the off, you know that I did this for your sake. furfural Jidenna dudleya, then save us from what remains of the beholder for federal Jalama. Luckily, Allah removed what was left and they escaped from the cave. Now, this is the first story of three, the story, here's one with so many lessons, but I want you to imagine you are stuck in the cave. What is the thing that you would think of making your art through? Now sometimes people say

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listen, I was never in any of these situations, I can't relate to this hadith. You don't need to be in these situations. Sometimes it's not something drastic. Sometimes it's not something like just huge and monumental. It could be something simple, but you're doing it every single day. You're fasting every single day. You're praying sincerely, every single day, you make dua, nobody even knows about it every single day, you give in charity, your own family does not know, charity that you are giving every single day. When I start when we started the session, I heard there was an opportunity to give charity today, that giving charity campaign, this is an example when you're

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sincere. You have no idea the impact that it will have. But it's not just in this world. Because you know what you learn through this hadith, you learn that sometimes sometimes, the thing that leads to the greatest relief in a moment of ultimate darkness is something you did not expecting to get anything back from it in this world. You did it for the sake of Allah because it was the right thing to do. The more sincere you are, the more impactful your deed, the more sincere you are the more impactful your deed. And I swear to you, I cannot count the number of times, Muslims from from all walks of life in so many different countries, I think, last December Hamdulillah I think I hit like

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48 or 49 countries it was New Zealand May Allah bless our brothers and sisters, all the way out there alone. I mean 18 hours ahead of where, where the rest of my family is. So one time my brother was sharing with me a story about charity. He said I gave this charity and I was trying my best to be sincere. And I thought it was gonna go to this one person this one project this one cause he found out years later, the charity the way it was ended up being utilized in terms of its impact and its growth. He told me it ended up ended up impacting 1000s of people. I said how he's like it just impacted 1000s of people instead of the one in my mind, I thought it's going to help in this one

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narrow way. Allah subhanaw taala magnifies the impact of your deeds based on the level of your sincerity. You may never live to see it, but it's there with the law until the Day of Judgment saved for you on the day that is most important. I want you to think of this question. I'm going to answer it very quickly. Rapid Fire rapid fire very quickly inshallah. Tada, what are some of the benefits of sincerity of loss? What are some of the benefits that come from being sincere, you can take these in the chat and I will share with you as many as I can. With the limited time that we have in sha Allah Tala some of the amazing benefits of being sincere. Number one, the acceptance of your DUA.

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Your dua is more accepted when you are sincere number two contentment of the heart happiness. Number three blessings from Allah reinforcement in your taqwa in your guidance. So many people embrace Islam all around the world, and every day from all walks of life, and some people lose their faith because they were ungrateful, they were not sincere to Allah, may Allah protect us. Number four is victory and success in this life, victory and success for the Ummah as well. May Allah grant our Alma victory, May Allah bring down his swift justice in his relief for our brothers, sisters in every land and replace. Number five, you will have rewards on the Day of Judgment waiting for you.

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Number six love from Allah and His angels as they call your name in the heavens. You might have social media and have no followers. And it doesn't matter because you are famous in the heavens, the mullah can mention your name, not once or twice, but repeatedly your name and they make dua for you, because you are sincere in your acts of worship. Number seven is resilience sincerely grants you the strength to endure when things get tough, that you are able to withstand why, why are you doing this? You're doing this for a long so your sincerity drives you to be stronger, you're sincere it drives you continue to endure. Number eight is protection from sins. Yusuf Ali Salam has given us an

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example in the Quran in Muhammad Ali Burdine and McLaughlin, his sincere servant of Allah, the sincere cannot be tricked, the sincere cannot be attacked. So Allah Subhana Allah gives us the scenario in the Quran that the devil tries to take people astray in labor The committee will look last seen except for your sincere servants. May Allah protect a song Greta sincerely when you know why you're doing what you're doing. It protects you in so many different ways. This is recorded so all the bullet points I shared don't worry you can watch the recording go through the Michelle Alta Allah. And finally, number 10 Sincerely motivates you to continue to do good, sincerely motivates

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you to keep doing what now a lot of people ask, okay, you're talking about sincerity. What does that mean?

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We said in the very beginning, any act of worship you do, you're doing for the sake of Allah, the ally I want you to accept. I want you to test out let's let's go in and do this. And I see so many of you mashallah sharing in the chat, I want you to to think of the example of hiding your good deeds.

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Type the words don't send them don't, don't click enter, don't send it in the message, but type in the chat just the word, act of worship, just the words act of worship, and don't send it to us. Now I know some people not here this morning, probably still send it act of worship. Now imagine it's there. And there's a possibility of 1000 people seeing your act of worship, but also deserve more credit for actually sending it. You don't have to send it imagine now. You click Delete, start removing everything you typed. And you decided yeah, Allah. I don't care what people think. I just want you to accept it. The Allah I don't care that people are watching. I just want you to accept

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it. And just imagine you raise your hands do Allah grant me sincerely, the Allah protect me from showing off the Allah grant me sincerely protect me from showing off. Brothers and sisters, there's another story of three people and this one I will summarize on the Day of Judgment, the first people to be judged on that day.

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They will be people that were given many blessings in this world. One of them was a man who fought till he was martyred. He fought in a battle until he died he gave his life. And Allah tells him what did you do with the blessings that I gave you to be grateful? He said, Your life fought for your sake, until I was murdered. I fought for your sake until I was murdered. He literally gave his life. And Allah says to him, You have lied. You have fought so that people will call you courageous, and they did so many you got your reward in the previous life. And that's a very frightening statement and reminder to say something or do something hoping for reward in this world, wondering if you're

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still going to get the reward of it in the next life. The man is told that he has lied, and then he's thrown into the hellfire. A second man is brought forward someone who gained a lot of knowledge recited Quran and facilitated it for others. And same thing, what did you do with the blessings I gave you, the man actually showed off and he lies to Allah subhanaw taala. And he's thrown into the fire for that. And the third is a man who gave a huge charity. He was very generous whatever he could use all his giving in charity, but it wasn't for a law. It was so that people will say you're so generous, he got his reward. Just as the worst. Just as the best of people are the prophets. The

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worst of people are those who try to act like they are prophets that imposters and then the righteous and then the righteous and then the righteous. Don't fake your righteousness. Don't care about what people think. And don't overthink it but don't become neglectful. Now a lot of people ask well, how do I know if I'm sincere? How on earth do I know that I'm doing the right thing. I'm not showing off brothers and sisters. What helps you to find the showing off which can destroy your your own soul and destroy the OMA as well. Number one, remember the hadith of these three people, the three in the cave and the three on the Day of Judgment. Number two, remember in the act of worship,

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to keep renewing your intention and don't stop shapen tries to get people to think I don't want to show off. I don't want to be insincere. And then they'll start doing acts of worship, renew your intention, but keep moving forward. Number three, remember this on the Day of Judgment. The only person who can reward you for your good deeds is the loss of panel data. You know how we have over 1000 people here, none of us will be able to on the Neogen and say, Okay, go ahead, you can have all these Hessonite I accept it. Well, we are not in a position. Allah is the One who accepts your deeds, you doing it for a loss of how to who created us the Prophet size and was worried about the

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Sahaba more afraid for them about their intentions than about the John, as he said to the Sahaba I'm more worried about you from a sugar coffee, the hidden type of shit, it's idolatry. It's the one where people are trying to beautify their prayer because somebody else is watching. So what's an action item you can take from this. Make sure your prayer in private is better than the prayer that people see in public. That's the minimum standard every Muslim should have. Because of how often we pray, and how obvious it is when you're in the masjid and in front of others, that this is an act of worship. Make sure your Salah in private is better than your Salah in public. And if you're trying

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your best in public try your best and private should be similar to or better but it should never be worse. Should never be messing around with your salon private. Allah subhanaw says the most important audience to you. That is sincerely, sincerely is a lifestyle. It's a way of life. It's an ongoing journey. By the end you're given reminders through the Quran. You're living by the book you're given reminders from good gatherings like this from good friends at candelabra I mean for good companionship, supporting one another advising each other, not over praising each other but making dua for each other. May Allah accept from you may Allah accept for you, we will accept from

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you. And of course there are many do I will share with you two of these supplications The first is the daughter of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, where he taught the Sahaba to say Allahumma in the aerobic and oceanic Arabic our alum was still Pharaoh can Lima Allah Allah, Allah We seek refuge with you from knowingly

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You associating anything with you, and we seek your forgiveness for that which we do. unknowingly. This is a very famous hadith is a very famous dua, but there's also another one that a lot of people would benefit from Inshallah, to Allah. And this one, I want you to try to implement as much as you can because it's short and sweet and it's very straightforward. But don't worry, we'll hook Pablo the loved one used to make this dua he used to say Allahu wa jalla melissani Han what Jan holy virginica or wujiang, who later Han is one both are possible. While touch on the 150 Shia. This is a very important duat Allahumma Jana, how many Saudi? How long make my deeds righteous? Make it for

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your sake alone and do not give anyone a share of it? Meaning this is not for the people showing off will backfire. What can you do in the month of Ramadan prayers that nobody else is aware of? Prayer that nobody else is aware of in quality and quantity, the second is charity and the third is dua. Charity DUA and prayer are three simple acts of worship everyone can do. And they can hide from other people. You know, in this day and age of social media, where people like to share everything. Don't share everything. Don't share everything. Many things you want to hide. I know sometimes we want to encourage people, but don't share everything many things you want to hide so that on the Day

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of Judgment, you're pinning your hopes on something you know, nobody else is aware of just a loss of Panatela the angels that are recording it for you, you know, there's no doubt this is only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala have your share of private deeds, like the example that you had when you were typing in the chat and you took it away and say you know what, I don't want anyone to see this. Right now. Take a moment ask Allah for sincerely or longer and sincerely, and consistency Allah protect us from showing off. Paradise is worth it. Allah's pleasure is worth it. And the Prophet sallallahu Ellison talked about those who pray while people are asleep, that they will have

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a place in paradise you can see the outside from the inn and the infant. Now obviously back then they might have not understood maybe how that could be. And they asked who is this for ya rasool Allah. He said Lehmann, Allah and Al Kalam are the one who speaks gentle words who are Pom Pom, they feed the poor. Well that Allah had called him and witness when he and they pray and they stand in prayer while people are asleep sincerely for the sake of Allah, sincerely for the sake of Allah brothers and sisters, our ummah will always go through different types of hardships and there's a lot of good in the OMA there are a lot of great people in there. There's a lot of great works in

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normal Hamlet, a lot of great efforts taking place a lot of changes that are coming as well in sha Allah to Allah. If you want to be part of reviving the OMA renewing the OMA with the limited time that you have, then be sincere. It is the foundation of living by the Quran. Be sincere it is the foundation and if you want to encourage others within your family, you can encourage them in sha Allah Allah, but remind them as well especially children, remind them that it's not just that your parents saw you it's not mama and Baba saw you praying so you're good because if the parents are not around you want them to still pray. rather tell them and Hamdulillah you prayed May Allah accept

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from you Allah is watching you the angels are watching the angels are praying for you Allah is mentioning your name. Remind them to have sincerely because it is the foundation of everything that will follow. It is the foundation of reviving the OMA. It is the foundation. It is sincerely as a scholar say that moves mountains, it builds civilizations it predominates and overcomes evil in the world. Sincerely is the foundation for every Islamic organization, every Islamic administration, every family, every husband and wife, it is the foundation of the relationship that the believer has between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah to grant us sincerely, we ask Allah to grant

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sincerity, we ask Allah to grant his sincerity and to really apply it when any opportunity arises. Take advantage move fast towards Allah subhanaw taala and that is a sign of your sincerity. Again, I was told just as we started Subhan Allah and I did not relate this to what I had, but it just worked out perfectly, that you have an opportunity today to automate your giving and shelter your charity in the month of Ramadan. Through the process that unmelted Institute has set up. Take advantage. This is a great way to implement what we just learned at hamdulillah but ask Allah as you're giving this charity as you're typing in your information. Ask Allah for sincerely for will impact the

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reward that you have. You will impact inshallah to Allah and magnify the reward that you have. May Allah accept from all of us, forgive us for shortcomings and allow us to see days of justice, these victory days of support through our righteous actions and the Divine Blessings of Allah subhanaw taala there's more hidden to all of you for your wonderful interactions, your comments, your chat, and inshallah Tada. Your questions as well. Subhanak la Monica shadowline and until Sofitel kotoba Lake and 100 back in sha Allah Tada to sister Hafsa

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amazing Giselle como la cara shifts to the man never disappointing mashallah with our first hype exciting session of Ramadan 360 I hope that you guys got a lot of gems from that session. I hope that you shared them with us in the telegram group so that others can benefit to you for your contributions as well in sha Allah. I just a couple quick reminders. I don't know if we have enough time to do questions for today in sha Allah, but we have plenty of opportunities to shift the disease. Yes, and I'm gonna honey throughout the rest of our

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madonn greasiest is going to be back four or five times. I think it should also you'll get a chance to benefit Jeff does all of her as always for an amazing talk and an amazing reminder at him that he left with that said, I know there's a lot of people who couldn't join after a certain point. So just a heads up Yes, we did hit the zooms, Zoom capacity. I tried to notify you guys here before we were about to hit it. So inshallah tomorrow we are going to increase it but a good practice for you all is to join us a few minutes early. We're continuing with the program. By the way in sha Allah, this is the first part that's just been completed and attended Allah we're going to be joined by who said

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that Samia Zubair for our Qur'an reflect session Inshallah, I'm just going to pause the chat just so we can focus for just a second insha Allah with that said so do join Ramadan 360 for watching on zoom on YouTube and you were able to get in do register for the seminar if you haven't already for this for the virtual class and we will expand the capacity try to join early we'll be open early so that you guys can get a seat inshallah Giselle adhere to those who did make that energy and effort and who are with us now and handed it up. You will have when you do register for a Memphis, if you haven't already got access to submit your questions for the foot, tonight's first access to the

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zoom, the ability to interact in the chat and all these additional reminders Alhamdulillah that you can get to make sure that you don't miss any sessions and any bonuses and resources that we have available for you guys at all. I know chef cinnamon already did a beautiful reminder for that for the daily giving campaign that we announced at the beginning of this talk at Hamdulillah. But before we segue into their daily cron reflect, which by the way is going to be a lot more interactive. So get ready to have your mics unmuted your camera's on and to speak and to share reflections with you. So that's Aimia after she begins her reminder, I just have a quick reminder as well to share before

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we jump in to that.

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The province of allied as Adam said the most beloved actions to Allah are the most consistent, even if they're small, and what a better way to create consistent goodness that's the support and motive daily in Ramadan. You see people think learning about Islam stops in childhood. But seeking knowledge is a sacred duty for everybody. And when you educate just one Muslim adult about their Deen, you're impacting all of society, that Muslim will share that knowledge with their friends, their children, their communities. And just like that your one donation creates a snowball effect that doesn't just change one life. It changes the entire OMA and in sha Allah to add that you get

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the reward for all of it. That's why this Ramadan, we're inviting you to make the biggest impact by educating Muslim adults worldwide. And it starts with a small donation that you give every single day. Join us in our daily kidney campaign. May Allah subhana wa Tada rewards you and except for me.

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And there you go, the link there should be in the chats, we'll drop that again, that was Jeff Amar, who you're going to see later in our Ramadan 360 programming. But with that said, we also want to give a shout out to our amazing charity sponsors who make Ramadan 360 possible every year. And we'll come back with us year after year at Hamdulillah. In the US, we're supported and helped by H H. rd Al Hamdulillah. In the UK, it's forgotten women and in Canada it is Islamic Relief Canada and Hamdulillah. Please support them as they take care of once again and those who don't have the ability to support themselves and those who are in the greatest need especially in Philistine. With

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that said now it is time for one of my favorite parts of Ramadan 360, which is our daily Koran reflect sessions and this year and hamdulillah every single day we're going to be spending that time with stedet Samia Zubair from the villa. For those who are not familiar, this is an opportunity for you to have a guidance kind of the number that's here with us, that'd Samia, and then you guys get a chance to stretch with the number muscles and to kind of put into practice a lot of the things that we've been discussing in today's session Inshallah, we'll have another speak first and then you guys can raise your hands when she asks you to, when you're ready to make our share of reflection

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Inshallah, and we do encourage you guys to have your cameras on if you're able to it makes it a lot more interactive with them than Allah. Please try to keep the reflections brief so that we can try and give everyone a fair chance and we'll try to make it as equal as possible in sha Allah. With that said it is an honor to bring back the Senate Samia Zubair, she's mashallah our second female instructor and hamdulillah within our McGraw Institute, she's been touring with us on site and she's just finished teaching a class with us virtually at hamdulillah with a Maghrib live virtual and we're so honored to spend the entire month of Ramadan with her. So without further ado, please

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welcome her onto the screen inshallah. As salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh said as a Tamia, how are you doing? All right, Laura litical scenario, the law here we're gonna go through and handle the law happy to be here. It's very exciting actually. It just seems like it was yesterday we were in this class to get together and mashallah the whole year has gone by so fast

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hamdulillah for the blessing of being able to gather together with the Quran

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to remember Allah and to connect with his words. And hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. And the honor is doing that daily and consistently at hamdulillah through the daily crown reflect we're going to have after Ramadan 360 session each day of our lives. So now that I'm going to pass it off to you we look forward to reflecting do Bismillah

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just Akela Hayden, our will to be led him into shape and rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim Messiah

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lotto cinema a lot of soda hillclimb rubbish frankly Saudi were silly Emery was looked at and melissani of Pablo Kohli.

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So Inshallah, in the Quran reflect portion of the class we are going to be looking at various verses throughout the Quran that are related to it, the theme of the day. And today in sha Allah as Sheikh Salman Hani mentioned we will be talking about sincerity. But before we do that, I want to mention I want to remind myself and you about the benefit of reflecting on the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that this is a book that is mobilock that is blessed it and he has sent it down so that we reflect on its verses. And this shows us that reflecting on the verses of the Quran, is something that is extremely beneficial for us. Now I'm sure a lot of you are, you know, cutting

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down on maybe your naptime or maybe whatever that you could be doing at this time you're leaving that in order to spend time with the book of Allah. And this is an excellent choice that you are making. Because you are choosing to spend time with the word of Allah with the book of Allah which is the source of endless goodness for all of us. You know, there are scholars who would say that we busied ourselves with the Quran and the blessings of Allah, they surrounded us. And he the moment we connected ourselves with the book of Allah, we invested just a little bit into it. The you know, Allah's mercy, His blessings, they completely encompassed, engulfed, in it, they basically

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surrounded us. So when you connect with the book of Allah, in sha Allah, you will benefit from it more than what you even imagined, more than what you will take from the Quran more than what you came to get from it. And it will kill you I'm also mentioned that there is nothing that is more beneficial for the slave of Allah.

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For for his dunya and for his akhira except reflecting on the Quran, meaning something that will benefit you in dunya in akhira, something that will draw you closer to Allah is what it is reflecting on the book of Allah spending time with the Quran. So with that, let's begin right away and we will begin with Surah Al Fatiha and earlier you learned about the concept of sincerity mashallah there were so much to take from Chef Soleimani chef Solomon honeys.

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session about the about the meaning the benefit the importance of sincerity, in Surah Fatiha Allah subhanaw taala tells us Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen all praise is for Allah who is the Lord of the worlds so there Fatiha is a is a very

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important Surah which is why we have to recite it in every regard of Salah you're praising Allah subhanaw taala and hand is one of the best forms of worshiping Allah subhanaw taala to praise Allah to glorify Allah is one of the best ways of worshipping Allah in Hadith we learned that Allah subhanaw taala loves to be praised. Al hamdu lillahi Allah is the best name of all the names of Allah. Right? Who is Allah He is Rob Bula Alameen, the Lord of the Worlds, the one who has created everything, the one who owns everything, the one who provides for everything without whom nothing can exist.

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And Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen are Rahman Al Rahim, Allah subhanaw taala is mercy is mentioned. Right, which is the most important thing that we are all in need of without His mercy, we could not exist. Then Allah's pantherella mentions Maliki yo Medina, the fact that he is the sovereign of the Day of Judgment. And this is the greatest manifestation of Allah subhanaw taala is glory and power, because on that day, there will be no king. No one in power, no one with any authority, except Alaric xojo malakian with deed. And then we are taught to say a ye Konar whoo whoo

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II can history. It is You alone we worship and You alone we ask for help. Only Allah we worship. Why because this is the greatest right of Allah, that we worship only Allah and no one else. And a year kind of staring we seek only Allah's help. Because this is our right as the slaves of Allah, that we ask him for help, because he is the only one who is capable who is able to give us what we are in need of.

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Then we ask Allah subhanaw taala for the most important thing, which is in a subtle thermal stalking, oh Allah guide us to the straight path. And then the best people are mentioned who were guided Siddhartha Alladhina anon Garley him or Allah show us the path of those people whom you were whom you bestowed Your favor upon, ladle Madhu VRLA him while Bollin not of those who, who who received your anger, nor of those who went astray. Now we see that in this surah Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us the most important lesson, which is a ye Kinabalu where a year kind of story that Oh Allah, it is only You we worship, no one but you. And this means that anything that we do,

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for the sake of Allah, anything that is supposed to be for the sake of Allah, any religious act, any religious deed, or anything that we even leave, we leave it for who only for the sake of Allah azza wa jal meaning we seek ALLAH, through our deeds, and through our statements, and even through those things that we are leaving, like, for example, you may be fasting right now. Well, why are you staying away from food and drink? Why are you leaving these things? Who's, you know, what is it that you are seeking, you are not seeking to just deprive yourself. The the objective of fasting is not to, you know, deprive yourself and just stay hungry. No, we fast in a way that we eat before we fast

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and then we eat when we break this fast. And many people have a problem with that they think this is not real fasting because you're having two meals a day. Well, guess what, we're not fasting for you, we're not fasting to prove that we are very strong and that we can you know, we can really deprive ourselves of food and drink for so many hours, this is not a competition, this is in order to please Allah zoologia. So, this is the entire concept of is loss of sincerity, that whatever we are doing, we are doing only for him. And that means we will do it in the way that he wants us to. We will do it in order to please Him, even if people dislike it. Even if people have a problem with us doing

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certain things believing in certain things wearing certain things not doing certain things, people may have a problem, but they can have it they can dislike what we do, you know, but it doesn't affect us because we do what we do for the sake of Allah Garza

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and you learn about the meaning of a class that is lost is basically when something is pure, right? It is when something is so clear, that it is free from any kind of mixture, right? Anything that is not supposed to be in it. All right. It is it is free from anything that is not supposed to be in it. This is basically what is lost is Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran about how you there's a lesson for you in in the cattle that Allah subhanaw taala gives you to drink

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something that comes out of the cattle meeting milk, but Allah subhanaw taala describes it as something that comes out from between photo thin webdam In from between dung and blood. All right, but what is it that comes out Lebanon Holly Aslan, milk that is pure meaning it is not mixed with any blood or any dung. It is pure milk. So what does it mean to be sincere to Allah? To be sincere to Allah means that you are pure for Allah. What you do is purely for Allah what you say is only for Allah

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and that is what Allah

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subhanaw taala accepts

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I want you to imagine this. Imagine you're breaking your first fast AI right and you reach out for a nice samosa Okay. And you take it, you break a piece of it and you see that there is a long hair all right, that is inside of the samosa

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what would you do to that samosa Would you eat it

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would you eat it,

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you would not eat that samosa at all some people will mashallah, okay. But the majority of the people will not eat something that is mixed with something that does not belong in it.

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Right? You wouldn't like it for yourself, you wouldn't like it for anyone else.

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Allah azza wa jal does not accept deeds that are done for him and someone else.

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And Allah does not accept deeds that are supposed to be for him, but are done for someone else.

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All right, so look at Surah Al Baqarah. Now, Allah's Panatela mentioned the hypocrites. All right, right towards the beginning, where las pantherella says that among the people are those who say in verse number eight, that among the people are those who say we believe in Allah and the Last Day, but they're not truly believers. Allah subhanaw taala does not accept their Iman. They're saying that we believe Allah's parents, harlot does not accept it. Why? Because when they say we believe,

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do they actually believe in Allah? Do they actually say this for the sake of Allah? No, they say this in order to be accepted by people

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in order to be praised by people,

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in order to, you know, gain the benefits that people would give them because of their accepting Islam. So Allah subhanaw taala does not accept the Islam of such people. Why? Because it is not for him. Allah subhanaw taala accepts only those deeds that are done for him.

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Now the thing is, when a person is sincere to Allah, only then can they have consistency. Right, continuing Surah Baqarah. When you move to verse number 20, Allah subhanaw taala gives us an example of the hypocrites that their example is like that of

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a storm basically, right? There's darkness, there's thunder, there's lightning.

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A loss pantherella says, couldn't lemma Allah Allahu Machelle feel that every time there's light, even even for a few seconds because of the lightning? They walk? All right, we're either on lemma or lay him Palomo. But when it becomes dark, they stop.

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So when there's light, one of the interpretations is that when there's ease, the hypocrites are willing to do the things that Muslims do. But when there's darkness, meaning when there's difficulty, when things are not that easy, then what happens? They stop. They don't strive in the way of Allah. Sincerity becomes a means of motivation. Sincerity, brings you consistency.

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in Surah, Al Baqarah, as we move on, on the same page, verse number 22, Allah subhanaw taala tells us about who he is, right, and why we should worship him. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the fact that he is the one who has, you know, made the earth for us and the sky a canopy for us, He is the one who causes water to, you know, come down to the earth and he's the one who produces you know, different things from the earth as sustenance for us. And Allah says, Fernanda Jai Liu lillahi, and then do not set up rivals for Allah.

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Meaning Why would you do something for someone other than Allah?

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When they didn't make you, when they didn't give you any food or drink when they didn't make the earth or the sky or anything? What have they done for you?

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And really, if you think about it, sometimes we, you know, our intention becomes corrupt because we begin to expect some kind of reward from people. And anytime you're tempted, ask yourself, What can people give me? If they hear about the fact that I did?

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such and such as that I'm doing such and such what what can they give me? What can they benefit me with? Because didn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam say that if all of the people were to gather together, they would not be able to benefit you with anything, except what something that Allah subhanaw taala has already decreed for you. Right? And if all of them gather together to harm you with something that wouldn't be able to harm you with anything, except something that Allah subhanaw taala has has already decreed for you.

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So what can people give me? How could they possibly benefit me? And even if they do benefit me, let's say people like you a lot, right? Share some I mentioned about you know, not sharing everything on social media. Let's say you're tempted to you know, brag about something that you something good you did. And you share that for example, right? The intention over here is to impress people to to brag. What do you get?

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Maybe 500 likes maybe 50 likes maybe 1000 likes oh what's going to happen to those likes to the convert into dollars? And even if they did convert into dollars, what happens to the dollars that you make? Do they sit with you forever? No Money comes and money goes isn't it and even when you buy stuff with the money that you like then and what happens to that stuff? Is it meant to stay with you forever? No matter in the comb, Yun furred warmer in the Lehi barrack, whatever is with you is going to run out. It's going to finish and what is with Allah is going to remain

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it is going to stay forever. So do what you do for Allah only.

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Now if you if you continue to look at sudo Baqarah, verse number 40 And verse number four, do you want Allah subhanaw taala tells the Bani Israel. What a year year for her bone. We're a yay of adoption.

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That fear only me. have Taqwa only of me. Meaning don't fear people.

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And that's the thing when you have sincerity, then sincerity protects you against the fear of people. It makes you brave. Because you're seeking Allah, you're seeking Allah's approval.

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And this means that you love Allah more than anyone else. You fear Allah more than anyone else. So sincerity protects you against the fear of people. And it enables you to leave what is wrong and to do what is right also. Alright, the story that you heard about the first three men, alright, the first man, why was he able to stand all night in order to serve his parents? Why? Because he was sincere in seeking the pleasure of Allah. Why was the second man able to leave? What is haram when he was when he was about to do it? Right at that instant he was able to leave it. Why? Because of sincerity. When you're sincere to Allah, you're actually able to leave what is wrong? Why was the

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third man able to be so generous? Why? Because of sincerity.

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Sincerity allows you to do what is right and to leave what is wrong. Because it brings you confidence. It connects you with Allah. It brings you the highest purpose.

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And when there is sincerity, then what happens? No good deed is beneath a person.

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And I want you to

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think about Ibrahim are they his sinner? Because in the first just towards the end, we learn about Ibrahim alayhis salam how Allah subhanaw taala said to him if Allah Allah hoorah boo a slim

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when His lord said to him surrender, and Ibrahim alayhi salam said a slum to live below Allah mean I have surrendered to the Lord of the Worlds.

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When Ibrahim alayhis salam said that I have surrender to the Lord of the Worlds what does that mean that everything I do everything I do, I do it for you. You tell me to do this. I do it. You told me to leave this I will leave this. You told me to go here. I will go there. Right Ibrahim, are you senang he was sincere to Allah. And look at the kind of things he did. I want you to look at verse number 125.

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of sutra Bacara. Allah subhanaw taala says the

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Those of you don't have it with you right now. Allah subhanaw taala says about Ibrahim Al Salam that

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were hidden at Isla Ibrahima Ismar Isla on Bahia Rob at

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that we instructed Ibrahim Anis marry both of them to cleanse my house

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for who for the people who come there to worship lithography and well our caffeine workers so do what is the Brahmakumaris that I'm doing over here

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cleaning the house of Allah. Right?

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Okay, now what happens? Look at verse number 127

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What is the other Pharaoh Ibrahim will cooperate nominal bait? What is Marielle Ibrahim Al Salam and is my reader listen on both of them are building the Kaaba

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and what are they're saying? They're saying Robina Taco Bell Mina, our Lord accept this from us.

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Okay, look at the next i i have 128 What have been our Jana musli Maynila our Lord make us those who surrender to you.

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And then they say we're ready now. Manasi Karna show us our rituals were toolbar Lena and pardon us.

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What is the Brahim Rose said I'm doing. He is building the Kaaba

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cleaning the house of Allah. All right, and asking Allah for acceptance.

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And he's asking Allah for forgiveness. And he's also asking Allah that Oh ALLAH

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teach us arena monastic gonna teach us how to worship you.

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What do you understand from what is mentioned about Ibrahim alayhi salam, feel free to type or take the microphone when it comes to

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the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam how he obeyed and worshipped Allah.

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What, what can we learn from his example? In terms of sincerity? Okay, I see humility. Alright. Very good.

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My father, okay, selfless devotion. Very good. complete submission and trust in Allah.

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Okay, he stayed humble.

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Alright, so the since there's so many points about humility, that's the thing when a person is sincere to Allah, then no good deed is beneath them.

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When a person is sincere to Allah, they're willing to do anything for the sake of Allah. Because it's not about the action itself. It's about who you're seeking, through that action.

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It's not the deed that matters. It's the it's the goal that you're seeking.

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Right? Like we learned about Imam Bukhari that how he wants saw a small twig like like a thorn basically, in the in the masjid. And he just picked it up and put it in his sleeve, so that he could go and throw it outside.

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Can you imagine picking up something so tiny? Alright, carrying it with oneself? Why? Because he wanted to be of those who clean the mosque. Why? Because this is something that Allah commanded His prophets to do. This is something that Allah subhanaw taala loves. One could argue that while it's not my job to be vacuuming the floor, right to be cleaning, you know, to be picking people's, you know, garbage off of the floor. It's not my job. This is beneath me. Oh my god, this is so disgusting. Now, remember, he doesn't do that. He just picks it up.

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Sincerity allows you to do a variety of good deeds.

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And humility means that you are that that you don't feel that you're above certain deeds.

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Alright, somebody had raised their hand I think

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of Sir.

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I saw it. Let's see those hands again. I think they are okay. But no worries. Okay. No worries. Okay, what else do we see?

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Okay, I think I all right. Yes. Who you're trying to please. Sincerely devoted it sounds like love brings the best from us. Excellent. suburb and motivation complete. Tawakkol Yes. Sincerity leads to complete Tawakkol you are because you're seeking Allah. And so you you trust him. Right you are you are committed. complete reliance. Excellent, unwavering faith. Excellent.

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One more thing that I wanted to point out is

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the fact that he is asking ALLAH to accept his deeds. Or Bernard dockable Mina, our Lord accept this from us.

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When a person is sincere, what is their ultimate goal?

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What is it that they're seeking?

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They're seeking reward from Allah. Right? pleasing Allah. So, a person who is sincere is critical of his actions, right of their performance.

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But of course, being critical needs to be in in healthy, you know, moderation.

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But being but being critical means that one is aware that yes, my fasting is not perfect. You know, I wasn't supposed to get angry, but I got angry.

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My fasting was not perfect. I should have spent more time in worshiping Allah. And I didn't, I could have done this better.

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So then, when you're sincere to Allah and you're asking and your hope is your wish is that Allah accepts your deeds. What do you do you ask Allah Robina Taco Bell Mina our Lord accept this from us. Let your mercy compensate for my weakness for my deficiency for for where I fall short of Obinna Taco Bell Mina

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very good being critical should come from our awareness of our imperfection but being hopeful of His mercy. Exactly. That's why you ask Allah for acceptance. Right? Otherwise a person is just wishing and hoping for Yeah, yeah. My you know, I'm I'm done this of course, I need to move on to something else and a person eventually begins to think very highly of themselves. Right.

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Good. Somebody else raise their hand. Did I see a raised hand? Or was that an accident again? Okay. All right.

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We got it we got we got to raise hand this other Okay. Somebody's under my control. All right, was my brother with mine the mic is yours.

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right, thanks.

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Yes, concerning the we always try to significance of Allah because when you seek the face of Allah you and that one, then almost everything is sorted out for you, that has given you the pathway to success forever and ever. Inshallah.

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Inshallah Bacala, Pico, Maria,

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Nicola de la.

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I was just wondering, you know, when you want to make it, you want to do a good deed, and you want to be sincere. But you also really badly want to tell someone close to you, like maybe your spouse or your parents, or your parents in law.

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So, to what extent can you actually, like,

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maintain sincerity, but also wants to tell other people without it being showing off? You know, and meddling with the intentions? Very good question. Because, you know, on the one hand, we were also encouraged to share some of our good deeds with others, or do them publicly so that people

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know that, yes, we are someone who is committed to Islam. And at the same time, you know, our deeds can also serve as a motivation as an example for them.

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And sometimes you want to share these, you know, good news, basically, with your loved ones, because you want to you, you want to share that happiness, right. So, the only way is to keep monitoring yourself. All right, to keep monitoring yourself. And this is actually very important that you monitor your heart, you monitor the things that you say to yourself, right. And another thing is, that do not expect any reward from them. From people. Reward can be in the form of praise. It can be in the form of their acknowledgement, it can be in the form of you know, they're sharing that good news with with more and more people, write them treating you in a better nicer way. Any landlord

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domain comm Jezza and well I should call that we should not expect any gratitude nor any kind of reward from people. Right. So for example, you

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Share something like this with your mother, that hamdulillah she smiles she says Alhamdulillah

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but then don't think oh my god that said, but that's all you're gonna say. I did something so big and that's all you're gonna say.

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So, the main thing is monitor yourself. Right and secondly, do not have expectations of people have expectations of Allah azza wa jal.

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salaam aleikum

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wa rahmatullah there for the opportunity. And what I want to add is the fact that one thing that I keep reminding myself is that I should be able to do things or good deeds for people that may not necessarily be able to pay me back. So, if I have the opportunity to do things, no lipo for for instance, or funds in an orphanage or people that I may not cross paths with, or I may not expect anything in return form, then I believe that inshallah through those deeds, it's may be able to help me to reduce my expectation of some kind of recognition or praise deserved from Allah say.

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excellent suggestion. Welcome people, Amina.

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Islam, I

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am so grateful to have this opportunity to sitting here to be sitting here and learning.

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One question I had was, so you know about intentions when we're doing some things. So for a while, actually, it has been a thing that if I want to go out and volunteer in the masjid, and

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like, this thing in my heart constantly keeps telling me that, oh, you might be doing this for praise. And it kind of stopped me from doing those like good deeds and volunteering. And so I know, I was like, shut down, and I'm trying my best to work on it. But what is something you recommend to still do those good deeds, but also like, not expect, you know, praise or those things from people.

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So when trade con tells you that, don't do this, because then you'll be showing off.

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The best thing is to oppose straight one, and go do it anyway. And say it out loud. This is for Allah Lilla this is only for Allah. This is only for Allah, I'm, you know, you can also repeat this to yourself that I am doing this only for the sake of Allah. And

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perhaps once, one thing that you could do is, especially because volunteering at the masjid can be a very public act, if you feel like certain roles are such that whenever you are given those, you, you may feel like your intention is becoming corrupt. So there

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you know, maybe try to look for a task that is less public, or that allows you to be more humble.

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And you know that that allows for better sincerity. And Charlo

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and I'm gonna go Hi.

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I was just thinking, you know, when you talk about sincerity,

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how do we know? Or how would what would you recommend for us to keep track of our sincerity? And how do we know that we are sincere for the sake of Allah? And when we talk about like, how we are doing things for the sake of Allah, how, in you know, we hope to get reward from Allah.

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I'm just wondering, like, how is that sincere when we expect something in return, such as reward just like a horse?

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So the number one thing is ask Allah subhanaw taala for sincerity, and ask Allah subhanaw taala for the acceptance of your deeds, no matter you know, it's possible you feel that yeah, I was very sincere when I did this, or I was not very sincere when I did this, regardless of how you're feeling. Ask Allah subhanaw taala for sincerity and ask Allah subhanaw taala for the acceptance of your deeds. The second thing is that when you face some hardship, or some kind of difficulty in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. Then at that time, remind yourself that this is something that I'm doing for Allah and make yourself do it anyway. Because we learn about the hypocrites that, you

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know, when things are easy, they do it when things are difficult, they leave. So make yourself consistent. And this can look like for example, you're praying Salah in the night, and after praying to Dakar, you tell yourself well, it's not fun to pray the hijab or it's not fun to pray. PMO Lael, so, you know what, I'm just going to take it easy.

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know you, you tell yourself? No, I'm seeking the pleasure of Allah here. And I want to pray as much as the Prophet salallahu. Salam prayed. So my goal is a to Accra. Right, the more you align yourself with the actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, in earlier, we learned that there's two conditions for the acceptance of deeds, the fact that they are sincere and the fact that they are in alignment with the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So, make yourself do the things that you said you would do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.

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so on the line,

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I had a question in terms of how do we, so if we want to make one of the biggest things is, you know, intention, you need to have sincere intention. So how to do I? Because I struggle with that a lot. How do I make sure that my intention is sincere, because for example, if I'm studying, sitting down to study, my dad tells me that, you know, even studying can be a form of prayer. Because if you're, you know, if your intention is for a lot of times, I really struggle with how to convert that into intention, if that makes sense. So, for example, you're studying, right? You're going to study, honestly, in the sense that, you know, for example, you're taking an exam, you're preparing

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for a test, you're not looking for loopholes through which you can cheat, or you're not going to be using

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chat GPT to answer all of your questions, I know you're going to be honest over here, right? You're, you're going to do the best that you can. And you want to learn the skills or this knowledge, why in order to be a better human, better Muslim, better worshipper, all right. So, this is one way through which you can make your worldly actions rewardable as well Inshallah, through the change of intention.

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Salaam Alaikum. I also had similar questions

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I want to ask, Do I need to worry about my intention? If suppose an act of worship for example Salah and we men we go to the mosque in congregation we have heard in congregation so do I need to worry if I feel like I enjoy an act of worship more in some right yes company more than when I am not in that right. Yes company. And secondly, if my question is that what we select to veer when we go to the most so for example, if someone

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has a problem with their so they come with any head VR, so their intention is not to look religious, but they want to just cover their head. So is it like, do I need to worry about the things? Yeah, just if it is possible for you to comment. Yes. The thing is that definitely, when you are in righteous company, this is something that helps you in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala better. Allah subhanaw taala told us messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what's bird nap? Sokka Mara Lavina you're the owner of boom believer that you will Arshi

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that stay in the company of those people who call upon their Lord morning and evening. You read do not watch her. They're seeking his face. Meaning they're only seeking Allah subhanaw taala is approval. Right? They're there to worship Allah. So you should be in their company. Why? Because Surat being in good company affects you. It benefits you. However, if you find in yourself that you're only praying Salah when you're with people in the masjid and you're not praying when you're at home,

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or that your prayer is not as good as it is in the masjid. And by good I mean that the way that you're performing your recovery or sujood it's very sloppy, it's not you know the way that you should be then that is a dangerous sign. The solution to that however, is not that you stop going to the masjid the solution to that is that you improve your worship in private

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so lunch

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okay, I'm unmuted. So the questions about

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not expecting

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Seeing any thanks and so on. We, when we see somebody being mistreated it, it makes one angry. Allah does not love that. And so we don't love that. So if, let's say, let's say somebody did something nice to somebody else, and I see them being treated poorly. I'll be incensed. I'll be so. But I don't I feel the same way when it happens to me. If I did something good for someone, my intention was just to be a good person, because that's what Allah loves. But then if they act like it's a give me a, like an emotional slap in the face.

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I feel like why isn't this person being grateful? And then I worry about my sincere. Yeah. So remember, your feelings are valid, you are hurt, you're angry, you're disappointed. Your feelings are valid. What matters is what you do.

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So next time, you have an opportunity to benefit this person to be nice to them. What are you going to do? Are you going to tell yourself well, last time I saw them, they weren't nice to me, even though I was so good to them before. So I'm just going to completely ignore them, or I'm going to be mean to them.

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That is a problem.

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All right.

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It's it's not about not feeling hurt, or not feeling disappointed. We, we feel different things. It's about what we do. So you do good to even those who hurt you.

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Why, so that they make you happy? No, because you're seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala This is the reason why we've been told to maintain ties of kinship to join ties of kinship, especially with those who cut off from us who hurt us. Right? So the feelings are valid, it's about what you do. If you're doing for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then keep doing the best that you can just like Abubaker I'll do a little more on who he continued to spend on his relative who Mr. Who had actually taken part in spreading the slander about I shuttle de la marinha Abu Bakr al de la Mora and who was very hurt, and initially he thought that he would not financially help Mr. At all.

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But at the request of Allah azza wa jal, right, because there were verses revealed regarding this. He continued to spend on Missler May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all sincerity, may Allah subhanaw taala accept all of our deeds from us, private and public, and may Allah subhanaw taala

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grant us the ability to be consistent in our deeds seeking only his approval. Allahumma Amin I don't want to take more of your time it's already 624 So inshallah we will conclude over here Hafsa I mean, I mean, does that come Aloka who said that Samia for that enlightening session and to everyone who had the courage to share in the chat and to especially jump on the mic as well. It was lovely to hear from you. I know we're just getting to know each other but I cannot wait to connect with you guys and to continue to know your to learn your stories and your reflection throughout this lesson month in sha Allah. Just a couple of quick reminders before we close off inshallah tomorrow's

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session Inshallah, for Ramadan. 360 is going to be on God consciousness with Sheikh Amato Shoukry. And it's gonna be Same time, same place 5pm PST 9pm UK time it's translated inside your student portal if you're registered for Ramadan 360. So you'll see the accurate time there. And of course, we're really grateful for you guys to join us with a mug or a mug or Institute's Ramadan 360 program. Our goal has always been to make Islam easy and accessible. And this is our goal with Ramadan 360. So make sure that you're joining us on this journey that you're registered if you haven't already. And you, you know, join us with your cameras on your enthusiasm with your smiles

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