Character Refinement in Ramadan

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Tahir Wyatt

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Hello hovering

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around without even surely I'm pushing

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for that will develop

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solo on a

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team and my back this portion of the lecture inshallah will be approximately 30 minutes. And then at nine o'clock, we're going to begin a different

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panel discussion. So we're going to continue what we started last night deal with medical issues around the 97. So the topic for the next 35 minutes or so the

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topic for the next 35 minutes or so is going to be character refinements

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in Ramadan.

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Now,

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the

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thing about this talk is that you probably do a little more talking tonight.

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I'm tired. And I reserve the right to lead a guided discussion. So I want you all to do

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is to get the translation of the brand either on your phone or if you

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don't think there's any more behind the scenes of it. Oh, yes.

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And I want you to go to the beginning of sorts. And

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the reason why

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is because as all of you know,

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fasting has been prescribed to what n is already just talked about this fasting has been prescribed to what and what is the purpose behind defense.

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So attain tough. Okay, so all the Muslims Now, everybody knows, yes, I'm fasting to attain but qualified.

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Does that mean? How do I know

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that I am attaining?

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How do I know that? I've gotten closer to attaining tableau. How do I know that I've grown in tableau, by the way was a spectrum? It's not a point. It's not like you, you get there. Yes. Before today, didn't have tough what now today? There's a spectrum. All right. And for a lot of people, it's a very abstract concept. So for example,

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if I asked you

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do you pray five times a day?

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You can say yes or no. So you say yes. At least five times a day. Say yes. You can. You can measure.

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Did you attain tough one Ramadan?

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How do you answer?

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Last Ramadan? Sorry?

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I believe so.

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Okay, so we would start asking, wow, what made you believe so?

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frequently, okay.

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Previous left off previous things. Okay. So let me ask you this. And this is what we're gonna do with each other for the next 10 or minutes or so.

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If we want to know what we've gotten closer to tougher.

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And the first thing we need to do is identify what this will look like. What are the characteristics of the people of tougher because the last pantalla has described in the Brian several places, we're going to cover maybe three places today, and we're going to make a list. And that's your checkoff list parameter.

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We got to nail because if we want to get somewhere,

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then we have to know where we're done with. Right. So if if you want to go to Mecca,

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and you get in your car, you start driving West. How long is it going to take you to get the metric?

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A long time No, you're not going to get here. You will not

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Give them you will wind up in the Pacific Ocean.

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No, this is important. Look, I know it sounds real

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gimmicky, but it is the truth. If you don't know what Tableau looks like, how do you get there?

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How do you right but now we can go down. And this is one of the things that you should be going around with that anyway. is more contemplating the Quran? So let's face it describes the book took him several places number one, now we need to go we need to look at uh huh. Okay, this is one of the qualities. This is another quality, this is another quality so that we can get in. Okay, so before we start, what sorts of bucha?

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What is the definition of what are we even if you don't give an exact definition? Yes. Okay, hi. It's

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very up.

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God fearing, okay.

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being conscious of the loss of God fearing God consciousness, yes. The same, same thing.

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Okay, so those are, those are attempts at translating tougher and tougher. scholars say that the most comprehensive definition of tough one. Usually, they say the definition of tocumen. Habib, Allah, when he says, time with a lot I know him in a lump sum to fill out.

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It's to worship along

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with a light from a lost friends out of meaning with knowledge that you worship, a loss of habitat with knowledge, meaning what, that you worship him correctly.

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This is important, because just to worship

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the way that you want to do it.

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It has to be with knowledge, meaning that it has its precedence and the teachings of the prophets. So worshiping Allah, according to the teachings of the prophet Isaiah Salatu, was

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hoping for his reward.

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Hoping,

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hoping for his reward, when you hope for the reward of a loss of habitat,

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will you do an act of worship for someone else?

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No, because of a loss of count Allah rewards you. It is nobody else's reward that you are looking for. And so there's that aspect here of worship, with both sincerity and conformity.

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Sincerity, meaning that you're doing is solely for love, hoping for his reward, and conformity, meaning that you are doing it according to the teachings of the Prophet it is Salatu was saying, That's half of that definition. The second half of the definition, is to avoid disobeying Allah.

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Allah noblewomen Allah, also with knowledge, meaning that you are intentionally avoiding what Allah has prohibited

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fearing his punishment, so you don't want to subject yourself to a love punishment. tough one, linguistically is from Wi Fi. And Wi Fi, it is a barrier. Okay, so it's sometimes used for precaution.

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So in other words, you are putting a barrier between yourself and the displeasure of a lot of animal attacks. you're avoiding anything that will subject you to a loss of habitat, his anger and his displeasure in this function. We clear on it. This is a tough one. This is tough one, which means that is the entirety. So let's look at some of the characteristics of the people have to fight with the person next to you.

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Read together the first three eyes of sorts of like somebody just read it out loud.

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You gotta

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translate translate

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for us.

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Right.

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Okay, uh, guidance to those. So out of Miami. This is the Book about which there is no, like,

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right? This is everybody's translation say about which there's no doubt

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about

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Okay, there's no doubt

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There is no doubt.

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Okay?

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That's not that's not wrong. But rape is a little different. And it's good for us to understand that blame is actually something that makes that makes the heart feel uneasy. It brings so when a person is doubting something, they feel what they feel uneasy about it. But I've been feeling uneasy is larger than doubt. It's more comprehensive. So it is it is the book.

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Okay, it is the book that causes you know, uneasiness in your heart.

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Even though I mean it's normally about this, there's no doubt but there's no doubt about it or something like that. But but the Quran to the contrary and brings East

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that we can lovely, there's nothing suspicious about it. There's nothing that makes you uneasy. It is guidance for the mood to Pooh

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Pooh Bear little choppy. Okay.

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Turkey is a person who has what?

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Right? Okay. So, a last minute dialysis is guidance for the people of tough what and then he's going to tell you who those people are. So now, Ramadan, you want to attain What?

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So you have to make sure that you are looking at these characteristics. Okay? Keep reading.

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Whoa.

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alladhina, you known as

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those who believe in

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what you have given and keep up their prayers, okay. And they spend from what we have given. Okay, so how many qualities that we hear there.

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Three,

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who then look at one is the other thing brothers and sisters, don't don't wait for the person come sit in front of you to spoon feed

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the Dean of Islam. That's that's not how it works. Each one of us is responsible in front of us. Nobody is sitting here talking to you, it doesn't mean that you're not responsible for learning. This stuff is in the brain. We're hoping that through this guided practice, that you'll be able to take this for yourself, as you read in the month of Ramadan and look for these different qualities that you should that you share. Okay, so those who believe in the unseen

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that's the first quality and pay attention is the first quality for a reason.

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What does that mean belief in the unseen

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belief in a lot that's it?

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angels,

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books, messages

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and belief in the hereafter.

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And belief in

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Allah Subhana Allah

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if you if you contemplate them,

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it's it's absolutely fascinating to look at that as being the first quality of the people we're talking about. And that is because your belief is going to shape everything else that you do.

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See,

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there are people who do not believe in Allah.

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And they're truthful. Why are they truthful?

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That's how they were raised when

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they look at it as being a part of morality

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until it's not beneficial for them

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until they don't deem it to be beneficial for them. And so they do what

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they like.

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Because there's no belief system that keeps them in check.

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You understand? So the role actually, the role of government is to keep people in check. Right? To but but more importantly, what the government wants you to do is check yourself, right. And so you have red lights

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turned on when it goes

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to traffic.

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You get to the point that you see a red light you stop even though you know there's no cars coming

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in

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You know, you know, there's no cars coming at the intersection. Because what,

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there's some something that's been ingrained in you to check yourself, this is what a government is set up to do. But then what happens when you know that the government is not watching?

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Look both ways, because that's what's beneficial to you, and then you run the light.

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Right? Now, for those of us who live in Saudi Arabia, with the Saturday system,

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you're not going to run the light, even if the top is nice, because it's going to take a picture of your car, and you're gonna get a 3000, ticket $800 for running electric.

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And so now you wait a benefit of looking both ways.

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All right. Now, let's go a step further, the

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person who doesn't believe in Allah, period, atheists,

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they may call themselves faithful says I'm faithful to my wife.

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Right?

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Until the urge combs.

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Maybe she's not enough for him anymore.

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Or

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he's having problems in the house.

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So he does what

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commits adultery.

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Why?

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Because there's no other system.

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There's no belief that keeps him in check.

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Your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Your desire to please Him.

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You your desire not to displeased

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is a guiding factor in how you behave, the things that you do you believe is going to affect what you do, it's very important for us to understand

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New Moon a bill like you see, your faith in the unseen is what is going to totally affect the way that you process information, the way you to interpret events. Think about somebody to power that believes in the cover of a loss of habitat. This is what a law has retrieved.

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There's a system that I know who's panela out of nowhere, seems,

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was tested with Casey,

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the last month

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and I asked her, you know, how you feel and how you spiritually settled.

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This is from Allah.

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Right.

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And a Muslim can actually take that, and say, this is this is a loss of habitat, giving me something towards the end of life to help purify me to, to help me regain my focus, right? person is all over the place. But through them, I'm able now to to give back and concentrate on what's important about life

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or put some kind of positive spin on what has happened because of the belief in the last man about his decree

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for a person that just believes that things happen haphazardly,

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that there's no purpose to this existence as a whole, how do they interpret them? How can they interpret it

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except that it is nothing but a catastrophe life is the worst is you know, and so, you know, maybe a person may even weigh their situation against life and choose that death is better for them and commit suicide.

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But but not somebody who has suffered not somebody who has internalized belief in the unseen so there is nothing that you can read better than the book of the Lost health Allah when it comes to belief in the unseen

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in this month of Ramadan that is up and coming inshallah pay attention to how many times you know that theme comes in the Quran that is belief in the unseen by the second thing is what second clouds

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establishing

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let me back up 111. Second is one sec.

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Asked because I do want to put one everything that we talked about I want to put away to qualify, okay. Meaning that by the end of Ramadan, I want you to be able to look at where you are today. And at the end of Ramadan, say I got better than that area. I've gotten closer to Tableau or I've established a

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are tough because perfecting Tableau means that you are perfect woman and that is

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perhaps out of reach.

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In that

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mercy, okay, so

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stay with me real quick. We are reading what right now.

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We're hiring begin, go to the very end of bucha. No need to do it right now because most of you kind of know what's at the very end the buckler M.

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The man who's in a, in a

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world state. Look at that, in the beginning is telling you what,

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who then makes a key guidance for the people of taqwa the first quality of the people of tough was that they believe in the unseen. That alone gives us a little bit more detail at the very end of sorts of other closes out the sort of the way he began. evanoff assume we met Lucy that made him a puppy, he wasn't me. No. So the movie? No, they are the people who believe in the unseen. All of them believe in Allah and His angels could not have been a woman that he gets he will be he will also they all believe in Allah and His angels and his books and his messages, lab family Covina,

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we don't distinguish or discriminate between any of his messengers. And then what and then what do they do? See because a true believer does this thing they stick to what

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this is how you can measure whether you really believe in the unseen we hear. And we obey

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inculcating this concept of hearing and obey. See, As Americans, we tend to do something. We want to overanalyze everything.

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What it doesn't really make sense to explain that to him. What he said, I got to

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understand

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where he jetted.

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Where you get for one,

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hold on, but it doesn't really say like that, you know, Brian showed me. Okay, this was the last segment, Brian will put a little more minute.

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Right? Say, say to the believer, woman to let the job back hang on? Well, it doesn't have to be the way that

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you want to overanalyze. Well,

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you know, at that time, all of the women covered.

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Right.

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And so, but now, a lot of the women, you know, most of the women don't cover so when we cover actually draws attention to ourselves, right. And as believers as a believer, woman, I don't want to draw attention to myself.

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So

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so if we want to rationalize it, then then what?

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We should wait, because it's drawing so much attention.

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And I'm not picking on the system. I'm just saying that some people walk this line, trying to

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rationalize the deen of Islam with Oh, can it be no good, right, like and even

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if the deal was based purely on your intellect,

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then we would have been wiping the bottom of our socks instead of them instead of the top.

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The top of the sock is not getting dirty. The bottom

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right, the issue here is that the believer system and how are we here and we'll bet it does not mean that as believers we don't want to know the hikma

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the wisdom Allah, Allah has explained for us the wisdom in much of what we do

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Allah says will be Miss salata Lee decree established to select for what so for exercise

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for my remembrance.

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So you saw the salon is being established so that you remember Allah as you go throughout your day. What happens naturally when you forget? You forget you get busy you wake up company like wake up

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when your day is straight, and then an hour goes by the second hour, the third hour and get a you are not as close to the remembrance of Allah Spanish word salah and now

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you know, it's just like that car. So love was when you bought it. It was tight. You had a few potholes. Now what happens? alignment, you need a line, okay? It's the same thing you pray every time. And as you went throughout the day, this person says up to you, you respond to the kind of this thing walked by, you know, and then it's like, okay, so you

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You hit a few spiritual potholes.

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And now you've got to get aligned again.

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And so you come back up in the salon into the thinking. Right. So luckily, that is explained for us the Hickman.

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Behind so on.

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But now somebody comes and said, Why don't understand why I need to pray five times a day? I'm good with three really,

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really, especially when the date is too short.

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That's the over rationalization of the deen. The believer does what? submit and then what we hear, and we open it. And the reason why we have to hammer this point home is because honestly,

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we hear these good United States of America, land of the free and the home of the brave. We have been programmed

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to not accept anything

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that I don't understand fully.

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If it doesn't make sense to me, doesn't make sense.

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Right?

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If I don't get it, then what is there to get?

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This Tao the Malacca, you know, at the end of the day, it's basically we are we have been taught to revere our own intellect as if there's no limit to what we can understand. And that's just totally false.

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And we understand that as believers. And even it's interesting that the

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even non Muslims they call the intellect.

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They call it a sixth sense, right? Like

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things that you get, but they're not part of your site, or your hearing or your ability to taste and smell. So it's like a sixth sense, right? You met a chef he said that about about the after he said in multilaterally had done come in a little bustling had done, that your intellect has a limit, the same way that your site has a limit.

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So when we get down to the qualities of the team, the first one is that they believe in the unseen. And we talked about how that is going to shape your worldview, how that's going to shape the way you interpret events.

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But that's kind of difficult to measure. What you can measure is cemento.

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A lot told you and you said we hear and we obey. All right. So when the command comes from the last message or there's some prohibition from a lot, especially, then that's where we stand. And we asked the last panel to add it to increases in knowledge decreases in hikma decreases and understanding

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that all of that is all of that is good. The proxy song took his cousin even I bet drew him close and he said a lot more

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goofy give him 50 of the team not make him a memorizer of the team but give him understanding that deeper understanding of the team so that's that's something that we want him to slim but even if we don't understand we hear and we'll bet that is the quality of the majority we can not emphasize that enough to hammer that home you know

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let me let me give you an example why

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the practice of liars fast in

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the month of Ramadan

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starting in one year,

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second year after the agent

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tense

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like

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what did that correspond to? In terms of Gregorian months

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70 years after the Prophet it decides to send the Muslims first started fasting Ramadan.

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What like

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when was it? What month was

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it was it was

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around?

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Was that in the February? end of February? Okay, so He fasted from the end of February. So close to the end of March. Okay. And then every year after that, it's moving back 10 or 11 days.

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And so the last Ramadan is probably some faster

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was in what? Gregorian month.

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The End it started at the end of November. Okay. So if you look at it Medina

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Fast about less than 12 hours. So somebody can say.

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Thanks from sunup to sundown.

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So a whole lot, you know, especially Americans we work, you know,

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I work on my side welding all day.

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Why don't we just do it? fast, 12 hours

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12 hours.

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That makes sense.

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Title, no title as well.

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Somebody

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eat and drink until you see the display. So you can distinguish the night from the day

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of the day of budget, from the from the threat of budget, if you will, and then continue to advance until the night. That's what we do.

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And to come now and try to rationalize.

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Would that be correct? So then we hear

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the next quality is what?

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When you move in a solid and they establish the positive side they establish the prayer

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or ask you that

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a lot of people still do this. But

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I remember early in

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early I remember the night I

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saw these brothers praying I

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mean they prayed for a long time, very long time.

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It wasn't rather than

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embrace 17 records

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all at one time, you know what

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prayed all

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about select one time,

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one time

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Mashallah.

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They will make it up all the five grades, I mean, that it would make it a month.

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But let me ask you this, is that it comments?

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Is that establishing the prayer? No, establishing the prayer means that you pray each prayer on time,

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each prayer on time,

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in a manner that is pleasing to a loss of habitat. So none of the

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packing was

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you know, select XPS, that it has to have a degree of tranquility in it for for you to feel for it to be what it's supposed to be for.

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And so the idea of establishing solid economics and discipline alone, you know, the reality is I remember one of one of my close teachers. in Medina, I spent some time in America. And he said establishing prayer in America is difficult.

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He said, it's not like here.

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You right down the street,

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in Medina and Mecca Bay anywhere, you know, in that part of the world. So a lot of times you'll hear it in several messages that you can stop the prayer.

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If that's what you do, that's what you want to do. Right? You can establish the salon pretty easy.

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Here

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it's not the same thing. Prayer can go in and go out. And you will not have a clue from you know, any external factors except for maybe the thing you have in your phone.

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Right? You can go for miles at a time.

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In most cities, not be able to find the best. Not only ones that have find a mess, you won't be able to find anywhere comfortable to pray.

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That's the issue for some people. It's not even the mesh is where do I pray for the sisters is even more difficult than the brothers. You know, will will go out especially here, you know, parking lot. You know what I don't care who's around what's going on.

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And that's from a lie that is telling you I'm telling you, thank Allah, Allah for his Nia for his blessing.

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We take it for granted in this city that you can pray anywhere you want.

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Right now, if there was an issue, if you go to any mall in the city, can't you just go out in the parking lot right?

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And everybody knows to not mess with the Muslims leave them alone. You don't want any practice,

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right?

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But that's not everywhere.

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You start to travel around a little bit, you come outside of your comfort zone, this little bubble and we live in here. Matter of fact, you don't have to go too far.

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And start one out Amish town and go to the west. You know, they say about Pennsylvania, right? Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, in

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Alabama in the middle.

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That's Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Alabama.

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You have some places.

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I don't know what the what it is now. But in the 80s, at least, the state with the highest population of Ku Klux Klan members

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and follow bunkers.

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So,

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you know, don't get,

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don't look at things only from your perspective, establishing the prayer, it's not easy.

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But

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as I prophesied, someone gave advice all the time and had a general principle in this land, when he said your reward is according to the difficult.

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So you get rewarded more for establishing the prayer in a place where it is difficult.

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We did not hear in the event

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where you are not where it's not just easy to pull over and pray, you get rewarded more by loss of habitat.

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Which is why the Prophet is allowed to say and one of the reasons why the scholars mentioned that he took advantage of fasting in the month of shiping. Because he said that

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yo

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that's a month was about was the people that negligent? There he was about the month of Chavez. And so when you are establishing the worship of Allah subhanaw taala at a time when other people are negligent, that your reward is even more

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so establishing the prayer.

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Brothers and sisters you have to in the month of Ramadan, because if you can establish habits for the month of Ramadan, they will stick with you being the lead time in the month of Ramadan, make your center your day around Salah period.

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A lot of people don't do that, unfortunately. But in the month of Ramadan, make that appointment, your whole day should be based on where am I going to be praying.

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If it's going to be at home for the people who have that concession to pray at home the Soviet whatever mentioned you can plan on praying that a mother or a shadow tunnel Will you know make sure that you are going to be there in a timely fashion and so forth. Center your day around prayer. If you do that, you will notice a difference and you will be attaining that quality of the tepee because you're striving towards what rather than something and you cannot strive for something that you don't know. You don't know what it is you don't know the qualities of the money, you're not magically going to end up at the end of Ramadan.

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But the third thing is what

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and they spend

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they spend from what we are given given by anybody has a different translation

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you have provided for them. I want you to notice though that that is true. But but but in the Arabic it says what Mickey Mouse was up on at home. And from what We have provided them, they spent a lot of time and is reminding us that every single thing that we have, he provided us with anyway.

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They spend from that not a strength from what We have provided them

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from what We have provided them they spend.

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Notice because the emphasis is on one that Allah is the one that provided you with it. So no matter what you have,

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don't ever think that it was because of your intelligence. Your effort will love the people that are smarter than you and they don't have the degree that you had. They will make the money that you had

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this morning.

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So don't think is because I'm smart.

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Or because I made this effort people that made it

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A lot more effort than you, they work a lot harder to do, they don't make the money that you make.

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And so let's face it is the one who provided you with those things. And from that you should spend

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spend on one,

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not just local things. So Snickers is

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a work product in England, but you get the idea, right?

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Things that have been efficient, keep it going, yes. Spending the cause of a lot.

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You mentioned in the family, and it should be the opposite the family and domestic

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spending for the down, man. So So look, there are obligatory things that you have to take care of, okay, those in shavon shavon will confuse a person and make a person, you know, think that you're supposed to be spending on something for a while you neglect your duties,

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right. And so you look at two duties first,

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your spouse, your children, your parents, if they're in need, you take care of those responsibilities that you have. And then next, that's when you start looking at your community as a whole. And it's very important

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that you spend on the causes that you deem to be most we're not all the same, just like not all investments are the same. A person who put $1 in Amazon 20 years ago, is not like the person who put $1 in some other kind of company, right? In different types of investments. Likewise, with Islamic causes, not all the time, the causes are creativity.

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So you know, you need to be judicious about what you spend. But the point is, you cannot be a person of template and be stingy does not work.

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It does not work.

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Alright, so what are the three qualities that we had?

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belief in the unseen?

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stablishing? The prayer

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spending from what We have provided for Fight Club?

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How are you going to measure? The first one, we're

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going to measure it in compliance. And then when we hear and we obey, as you're going to be reading the prime board Ramadan that you do any other time here? Yeah, you want me to do this getting them? In the end? We don't do that. So staying away from them, I'm going to try to do them. I want to implement that to the best of my ability. This is a quality of the establishing the prayer. What are you going to do?

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What are you actually going to do?

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Just pray all the time. You're going to make your day centered around salaat the entire month of Ramadan and not just increase in prayer and increase in your food sure in prayer increase in the time you spend in prayer.

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Now look,

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at the stand understand that we live in

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a place that is not conducive. It doesn't change is scheduled for us. Right? We live in the Arab world, and the month changes, you know

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is conducive, you can go to work later. You know you get off earlier all of that good stuff. Here everything is still the same. So for some people, it may not be realistic for them to pray Talia in the masjid every night. Does that mean that you abandon the night prayer? No, at least pray three records. At least get some portion of the night prayer. Like, be practical is what I'm saying. Don't set yourself up for failure. If you know what it is, and you know that you can't maintain a certain posture.

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Then at least do a minimum put forth an effort that will make sure that you are included amongst the people who pray

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and then take certain things Friday night, Saturday night and put forth extra effort show Allah subhanho wa Taala that you want his reward.

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prove to yourself that you want the reward of a loss of how it's added because if you know if you actually had that time

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That you will be spending Monday night and Tuesday night, you know, to the end, but

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but you're putting the wager which is providing for your family over the booster health, which is praying total we're in congregation when you can't combine between the two.

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Or if you can

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pray, he said the message, pray some brackets but subtly. But don't leave Don't leave it off altogether. When you pray said the message is written for you as if you pray one, half the night. And if you pray fudger in dimension is written for you. So

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the other half of the night as if you prayed the entire night. So pray each and dimension, pray for budget and domestic and at least it will be written for you to pray the entire night at the very least.

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Strive for Los Angeles, he wants us to push ourselves in the month of Ramadan. Right. And the third thing is women mothers and young people and they spend from what from what We have provided them they spent, what is what are you going to do?

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What are you going to do?

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How are you going to measure that?

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Yeah.

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One second.

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How are you going to measure your spend?

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This is what I would recommend. You know what your budget is? Okay? You know how much you can, you can spare will push yourself a little harder than that. double it.

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And then set aside a portion for the last 10 minutes to set aside a portion for the first one. And try to spend something every day for the sake of the last time. And it's not because

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like for example, let's just say you want to give $500 for the lesson. You say here's 500

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and you give it the first day probably is a good thing. But then the next 90 days you don't do anything.

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What do you think is better than like that? Or given for examples? $25 a day

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over a 20 day period?

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Why?

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individually?

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If we were going to say purely without looking at the need of the man making the national meet needs 500 right then does but but but if we look at it yet.

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Yeah.

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Maybe some other day? Or maybe some other people might need it. Yeah.

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Okay, we're going to look outside of the people, we're going to look at the giver. So developing that consistence. And given that's what breaks stinginess. Instead of giving given again, and I'm giving again, and when this person has that good, and when that situation comes up, I give, that's how you break yourself. The short, you know that just

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the miserliness you know. And that's because we love money. We do what we hope to Haiti

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turns out and talking about mankind, he said that his hope is love of hate.

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Crime is translated as what

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good is a lot because the last thing that we love good.

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Here, this is talking about wealth,

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that our love of wealth is intense.

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shady.

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If we were tagged as a property that aside from Samson, if you were to have a value full of gold,

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what would you want?

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Another value another valuable

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if you had a value of gold, what would you estimate the value of that? I mean, that's important. The nations and nation state something

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you cannot spend it

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if you try to for the rest of your life, but you still want what you still want to know just how we are. And so in order to break them, and this is why lost friends Island uses a word that is synonymous to Tableau and the cry when he talks about giving Lenten

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content to people

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you will not attain a VIP, which is synonymous when use its own

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context,

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which is synonymous to top one you will not attain tequila and two

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Give from them, which

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will not attain.

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So you will not be a toughy and be stingy. And so that's why you have to set yourself a program and rather than really actually, literally set out goals that you can check off

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so that by the end the brother that you can see from the lab accomplished

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and you are now give them nothing that we said tonight

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is unknown. We as Muslims, we all know we supposed to believe in an unseen.

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Matter of fact, most non Muslims know that Muslims are supposed to believe in it. We all know that we're supposed to establish one prayer. Yes, most non Muslims, they know that one of the pillars of salon is prayer. And we all know that it is supposed to give charity

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and most timeless.

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So there's nothing so profound about

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that what is tough.

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Tough one is mastering.

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Mastering What?

00:51:09--> 00:51:10

Just those three

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is it's mastering the basics.

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master the basics of Islam, and you will attain temple. But the idea is that we have to train ourselves to master those basics are I know I went over the time I said I was gonna take, well, we're gonna go because there's some other points that you need to read. Go to the

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Allium line, the next chapter. Verse 133.

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I'm going to give you exactly one minute

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131 33 I think so. What is this to how does it start?

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Okay, perfect. Okay, so read, read 133 and keep reading maybe three or four eyes. Take a minute to read them.

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One minute,

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sisters to please.

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I got about 10 seconds left.

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Okay,

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stop. I want you to take one more minute. With the person sitting next to you with your partner. I want you to mention at least three qualities of the people of taqwa

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of the multiple. Okay.

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What did I just what did I just asked?

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What do you want to do for the next

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three qualities of the people of tableau, from where

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from these is starting with verse 133. Now the rugby clearly we looked at four, start now.

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Work with your partner. Sorry for the report.

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Name we need a partner.

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If you see 313 qualities of the people have 22 seconds.

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not cheating. Again, your format. All right. Let's go with me. Let me start back there. Somebody give me one quality

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spent

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where does it say?

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Okay,

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spin just like that.

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See the sisters a beat y'all out there just I just can't hear

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ah

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okay, running back this is important. This is important running back

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somebody helped

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those who spend what your free freely.

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Okay, so now we look back at the qualities of the people that suffer from soda to bucket a it says from what We have provided them, they they spent also here and Allium run, it says what

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they spend,

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it gives you a little bit more information, and adversity and prosperity even when things are tight, you feel like

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I can't, I can't, I really can't not still give you gotta break that you have to break yourself. You understand? Even when things feel tight, like man, I

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really can't, I can't, I can't I know you can. You can, even if it's $1 or $2, or something you got to give because the quality of the people have tough was that they get and will lie. If you feel yourself holding back then know that your tuck was declined. You know, like you said Tom was on a spectrum. You want to decide where you're going. Leave it outside or outside tough when you're not in that spectrum. Because you're not spending

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times of adversity, in times of

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times of prosperity and all of that is with moderation. All of them in moderation. If I'm asking you for an Islamic project,

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throw the moderation out the window.

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Spend free.

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All right.

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Give me another

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anchor.

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Okay, so they repress anger, they control anger. Look at that. Look at it. And see. The thing is, I don't know if we have enough time to tie this in to the Hadith of the Prophet. I think it's amazing. Absolutely amazing. The way it correlates with the process on how he talks about Ramadan. So they are able to do what control their anger. And for the sake of time, I would like to do this a different way. But I'll I'll do it like this. When we talk about spending when the last one the family has provided.

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Let's look at how the promise my son was in Ramadan.

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First of all, he was the most generous person, period.

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Period.

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And when was he the most generous? in Ramadan?

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So what so what do we get out of them to be a book Turkey, we have to give in the prophecy myself was saying that he was what as soon as possible. I'm the one of the one who has the most overlooked. And he didn't say that bragging or boasting. He said that to show that moderation in the DNA. There's a context to that.

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But the point is that the process my son was the most generous in Ramadan. And that's critical to understand, we see how that lines up with the qualities of the people of Tableau as a side note, and not to digress too much. But I want us to stay in

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that same Howdy. Who remembers who's describing the prospect sons being the most generous person.

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Even I bet on the man who was young, he was young, but even he recognize the generosity

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and generosity of not just

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the generosity of his time with his with his status with all of them now,

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and he says that the prophecy itself is the most generous in Ramadan.

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Then he says something and he tells us

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a scenario or it gives us some context to

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what was the context? He said, when to real would come to him is the most generous and Ramadan when gibreel will come to him you daddy so

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they will study the crime. read the Quran. This is when the problems arise.

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Someone was most generous in the last time that was blessed with the wisdom and that is that as the prophets like some of his reading the Koran mornings reading to the shade to him. And so then he's coming across the promise of Allah, for those who give, and, and that is something that will increase you and your giving because you're that much closer to really feeling the truth.

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The true speech of Allah has added that his promise is true.

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Not to mention, that most of us are more likely to give when we feel content. In other words, when I feel like I have what I need, then I'm more willing to give freely as the prophesied some read the Quran, his heart became rich, his heart became content, he was rich with the poor and

01:00:58--> 01:01:04

he had the speech of a lost paradigm. And what else more could he one and so that makes it easier to get

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as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said Lisa Latina and cassava to our well, that can Alina even knifes, you know, being rich, is not that you have a lot of possessions. being rich is being content. There are people who have a whole lot.

01:01:24--> 01:01:44

But But what they look at what other people have, so they want more, and they're not satisfied with what they have. So because they're not satisfied, then what they're in a constant struggle with themselves. They're not happy, even though they have all of these things that I still somewhere else when you're content

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with what you had, that you had. So the province of Exelon, as he read the Quran in Ramadan, studied the Quran, which is real, he felt more content

01:01:57--> 01:01:59

and was more generous as a result.

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This is one of the qualities or the people of type.

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Third Party right.

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And they party people so they repress their anger.

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And they pardon people. hardening people means that you that you have a forgiving spirit. So to be from amongst the people of tumbling, don't hold grudges.

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That's just not okay. Man. What am

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sorry?

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Because obviously, when you hold that grudge, what's happening to you?

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Is it is hardening the heart?

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And because of something else, and that's because alleged

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Do you not want to forgive you? I walked around, holding it, let it go. Let it go.

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man said the love will be out when he left his last fantana

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This does not matter.

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Let me give you a little context. A lot of us think that. And this is especially true when you have a certain kind of upbringing. If you let it go, you saw

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right

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now, but what

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about your mountain?

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Right? So now's like, you can't get away with that. You know, and that's, that's the type of stuff people around you say it. They incite, you know, some type of retaliation.

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And if you let it go, right along the way, some of you say that allies will will increase you in

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the natural response is to think that you are dishonouring yourself by part. Now, again, this has its detail, you know, if by pardoning someone is only going to increase them in their transgression, then at that point is actually better not to pardonable to hold them to account for what they have done because that's what's necessary.

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But But again, there's a lot of detail that goes into that. So the point is that in general, the monkey the person of tough one,

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learns how to let stuff go. As we say, Let bygones be bygones.

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Be more forgiving. Be somebody that's willing to

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nap and see, especially when things are heading. And this happens. This happens not just outside the house. A lot of times this happens between spouses know people taking sport

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Why didn't you do the dishes last night?

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Why you didn't, you didn't clean this.

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Like that all day? Well, I told you I love you didn't tell me you love me that.

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But But the reality is it has to

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be able to let that go.

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Not keep keep the phone, you don't you know that time when,

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you know, basically you get you get to a point and then something very minor head and Genesis snap, a person is going off about 20 minutes about stuff that happened six years ago?

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Well, that's the way when I don't remember what happened. But the person is that's petty. It really is. It's not from the qualities of the people.

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If you if you want to sleep with that on your chest every night.

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So it's a big load to carry.

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So

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and so from the qualities of the people

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is that they are part of

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it. Let's see.

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What else do we have? And I said three, three? Yeah. And this is this is an important one, say it out loud scream?

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Well, then

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they don't, they're not persistent, in the sense that they have committed.

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In other words, a person who has tough one

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may commit sins.

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Tough one does not exclude the fact that a person has committed a sin.

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But what

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they don't persist in committing the same sin over and over. And they turn to Allah subhana wa tada him and forgive us.

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Sorry.

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seek forgiveness

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committed in

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Washington.

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Know, it's not it's not saying they seek forgiveness for someone else, saying they simply do this for themselves.

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So they seek forgiveness for themselves. And in any event, this is one of the other qualities of the people that are tough when the why is that important here. It's, let's let's go back to what we started with, which is that they believe in the unseen. And then we went back and we looked at those details. And then also moving

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on to the part where he says we'll call you Savannah. What time are we here? And we'll bet and then what do they say?

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We seek your forgiveness, our Lord, we link to you is the return. They seek forgiveness, because they are going to fall short and submit now

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that there is no perfection. In that hearing and obeying. There's going to be some degree of mistake.

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But the believer avoids major sins.

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And in those minuses that the believer may fall into.

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They recognize them. They acknowledge that to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and they seek forgiveness from Allah. So

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that

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being said, each one of those components also has measurables but I'm only going to talk about the last one which is seeking forgiveness. Everybody within the first few days of Ramadan, as a matter of fact, since we have this time in front of us a week, a little more memorize sake, it still had the ship dead

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are the Altair then once

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we said that the profit is a lot that was so then said that the chief do the best that you can make for seeking forgiveness is the following words.

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Allahumma

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explains but anyway

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should we learn so that

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that that gap which America

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translate for the time you say that glad you saved that

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with

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during, during the daytime, you make that throughout and not just that you say it off your tongue but you know what you're saying and that you abide by it to the best of your ability to see that's why the daytime and you got before the night for the people agenda say that blinding that before the daytime comes to you for most people. So this is a lie that you can is the best way that you can make fitness that far if you really understand what it means if you really understand what it means I think we get a chance to get the same data as a small treaties and explanation of that of that land. And shake up the weather data also has a nice explanation of that.

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And it's been translated by

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checking in those books that you see the go around all the time around that the smallest of the old it's it's in one of them. And perhaps you get a chance

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you know before Ramadan comes to do a brief explanation of that block. But in the meantime, trying to memorize that block and put put a real tough was scheduled together so that you can measure you know your top of the light and based on the event that lost data with the attributes and the characteristics that illustrate that as mentioned of the subpoena to Brian and as you read the Brian, you will see there many more places we just started in bucket and then went to Allium rock we will keep going we're gonna keep going you will see that there's several other places in the Brian will aspect I mentioned the characteristics of the multiple all of that and I wanted to tie that

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into

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character we find

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and there's a lot that can be said. But if you do those things, trust me your character is going to change just if you're able to control your anger in the month of Ramadan you will see a major character change if you are able to become more forgiving to let the past things go to let things go and just let bygones be bygones and move on. You will see a character change and Ramadan is a lot when it can be said

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and unless you have data knows best, so a lot of robotic and other Vina Mohammed

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inshallah after a lot because I know that there are several questions

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that the sisters had

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some here and then there are other questions related to medical issues inshallah doctors of aromatic epsilon will answer those questions for 10 to 15 minutes in the laptop. Okay. So after we pray, we'll give another 10 to 15 minutes which all outside of for answering the questions will love