How to increase your Eman! – Dubai 2018

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Labrador who want to stay in or who want to still feel? When do we learn him and surely on fusina we'll see you at our Marina Mayor de la falando de la ami you little fella ha de la, Chateau La la la la la la sharika wa shadow Anna Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was happy he was seldom at the Sleeman Kathy on you know your mid Deen

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a lot of my aluminum and foul now when finally the matter limped into was it in a in Matt was living in a shooting in Kula who was second in a fusina top foot I

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ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to bless this gathering,

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to make this gathering a source of good for us in this life, and the next to send down his tranquility upon us to accomplices in his mercy.

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We ask Allah subhana wa tada for sincerity in all of our statements and actions.

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Before addressing the topic of

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Amen, how can we strengthen our faith which I think is a very important topic. Just want to thank the organizers of Hamilton's a family gathering and all of those who were instrumental in making tonight's talk a reality.

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The topic of Amen, amen itself is the greatest of all pursuits.

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It is the noblest thing that a person can strive for and attain

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and this life and for those who attain Amen.

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They will have a good life

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and they will be the ones that are rewarded in the hereafter tremendously.

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Allah subhanho wa tada says, In the Quran

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Manami lasallian indicating on the moon, but I know he and who Hyatt and Eva.

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When a Nigerian

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accent or be accent American yamano.

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Allah subhanho data says whoever amongst you does righteous deeds, whether male or female, provided that they are a believer provided that they have he men, then we will give them a good life. And that is in this life. And we will reward them in the hereafter with the best of that which they used to do.

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And it is

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through faith.

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True Amen. that a person enters paradise and they saved from the fire.

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It is through a man that the person tastes real sweetness of life.

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And the rewards of a man and the effects that he man has on the heart are innumerable.

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And for that reason, it is the first priority

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of those who are in tune with its value.

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Now, when we look at the topic of Amen, there's no doubt that he men needs to be renewed from time to time.

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That email may be strong at some points and, and weak at other points.

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And every single one of us that is sitting here today

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recognizes that life has its distractions, that many sometimes you may be focused and you may really be, you know, striving. But then there are things that take you away from that path that distract you and cause you to lose focus. And for this reason, everybody is in need of renewal

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to what they call tich deed to renew your faith. And our Prophet Isaiah salatu salam informed us of this. And we really need to pay attention to this Hadith, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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in a manner

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the yes la poofy jiofi haidakhan komiya kolok a thought, listen to this, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says here that he men both fade away in the heart.

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Just like the thobe or just like a garment or your clothes fades away and wears away. So if you think about it, for example, the promise I sent him He has given giving us an example of something that is intangible meaning amen but something that is tangible, your thought

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Right. So if you wash your toe, the film that you have on today, or whatever clothes you have on today

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is this garment that you have on today going to be the same five years from now. 10 years from now, after you put it in the washing machine so many times, it's going to the color will begin to fade. It's going to lose some of its fibers, in other words is going to wear away.

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And the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam

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said that this is the example of Amen, it fades away in your heart, the same way that a garment faiths.

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Then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, First Allah and ujet didn't he Manoj? ficolo become. So ask Allah because of the fact that that your faith fades away. ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to renew our faith. This Hadith is collected by Al hakam. And it will start at the top of Ronnie. And many of the scholars of Hadith including elimelech Bernie Rahim Allah have graded this hadith as authentic. Now

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the reality is is that

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we, when thinking about faith,

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and comparing it to a garment, when you first buy a garment, it has a certain appeal to it. And that's how faith is.

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Faith can become so strong

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that you actually taste the sweetness of faith.

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You know, the prophet Isaiah is Salatu was set in

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stone, the last one? When couldn't a fee? What are the be hidden Halla imagine that there are three qualities. Whoever has these three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith.

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You will actually inside of you taste a sweet taste from faith with your heart. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said,

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What are these three qualities that Allah and His messenger be more beloved to you than anything else.

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That's number one. Number two, that you love a person only for lost paradise sake. And number three, that you hate to return to cover the disbelief the same way that one hates to be thrown into the fire. If Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to you than anything else, then this means that you put the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada over the pleasure of people that you are seeking Allah Subhana what's at his pleasure, and you're not seeking to please anyone at the expense of a loss of habitat is pleasure.

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And you love someone only for Allah. Only for love's sake, not because you're from the same country or from the same tribe or from the same family or you have mutual business interests. You love them purely because you see them as being a person who has close to a loss of habitat. And so you love them for that reason. And you hate to return to disbelief after a loss of habitat or has saved you from it. The same way that you hate to be thrown into the fire. A person who has these three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith.

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However,

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if that person is not careful,

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they may lose the ability to taste the sweetness of faith.

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If you think about a person, think about your favorite dish,

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your favorite dessert.

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When you have a cold, what happens?

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You can just it you can't taste it anymore. Why? Because you're sick, because your ability to taste has been affected by the congestion. The same thing is true with the heart that becomes congested with sins and, and distractions and

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what's going to happen. Even if it tasted that faith at one time, it's going to lose the ability to taste because it's sick.

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And this is why we have to work on our hearts so that we can remove the congestion from it. That we can remove the effects of the sins on our hearts so that we can taste that true faith. And this is why

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and when we look at the issue of faith, a person and and this is important for us to realize

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We shouldn't take faith for granted. We shouldn't think that because we have a certain level of faith that we can never lose it. Well he has a villa, because there are people who have tasted faith and then lost faith is why lmm sufia an authority by him allowed to add, when he was asked, Does he men increase and decrease?

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And he said, Yes, he do. Hector yakun anthology Bal, American increase until it's like a mountain.

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Well, yonkos, Hatter layup, common Hussein.

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And it can decrease until there is nothing left from it.

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And this is why it is so important for us to have what we will call fick have a true understanding of faith. Abu

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radi Allahu tada and who the great companion of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam. He said men fear calamity.

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And yeah, Allah is Ede Eman Who am young cos

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he said that from the true understanding of an individual

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is to know is his Eman, increasing or decreasing?

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This, this requires some effort on your part, to really think about yourself, is my Eman going up? Or is it going down. And then he says, woman Phil Hill, MD, and yeah, lemon azova. to shape I'm an NF T.

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And from the filk, from the true understanding of a person is to know his weak points, where the whispers of shape on Enter.

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In other words, the person after really examining him or herself, has to see where his weaknesses, learn how to close that door that so that shavon does not enter upon. And let's take for example,

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a great a bad day

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that many of us fall short it that is the worship of gratitude, sugar. A lot of times when we think of worship, somebody is going to say salaat gives a cat fast and Ramadan. What about the the bad of your heart?

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One of the greatest forms of worship in Islam is sugar.

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But shape time enters upon us

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and causes us to be ungrateful for the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We should recognize that,

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how do we know that because

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it is the desire of shape and to keep us away to keep our hearts away from truly being attached to a loss of habitat.

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So if you are attached to the dunya, which is temporary, you can't have that same attachment to a loss of habitat of how does this relate to sugar or gratitude. It relates to gratitude because of this.

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If you are constantly looking at what other people have, and they you want to have what they have, because you see it to be better. And you are going to be attached to the dunya. And you're going to chase after that. And don't look at it as just material things.

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If you're not content with what Allah Subhana data has provided you with, then you're not going to be grateful.

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So you'll find the man who says to his wife,

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you should be more like so and so's wife.

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She cleans the house. She cooks in three hot meals every day.

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And she helps the kids with the homework.

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What does this mean? It means he doesn't. He's not he doesn't have sugar for the wife that he does have. He's comparing her to someone else's wife. She responds and kind says you should be more like so and so's husband. Because he got her three maids, one to help the kids with the homework, one to cook three hot meals every day and want to clean the house. And you should be more like him. What's happening here? Everyone is looking to those who are above them. You have a 2016 automobile, the 2018 rides by side of you and you say

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that car is better than mine.

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And so this is a way Shay pan is entering upon you and the prophet Isaiah salatu salam told us to close that door

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so that we could be thankful to a loss of habitat

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How did he tell us to close that door? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said on the row

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Illa men who s fellow men come look to those who are below you. Well, let's undo with a man who focus on don't look to those who are above you for who has done and let as the unanimous ally and equal because it is more likely to prevent you from belittling allows favors upon you.

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Look at this, because this is a door upon which and this is what Abu Dhabi is telling us about the Allahu Tana No. From the flick of a person, your true understanding of faith is to know where she found answers from what are your weak points. And this is a weak point for many of the brothers and sisters.

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Always looking at somebody else and if you're looking at those who are above you, your heart is going to be attached to that. And if your heart is attached to this dunya it is impossible for it to have the attachment that it should have to the hereafter until Allah subhanho wa tada

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and so

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it is important for us to recognize where the shape line comes in.

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And it is also important to recognize that he man is a favor to blessing from Allah subhanho wa Tada.

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And when we say a blessing, it means that a loss of hope in Allah azza wa jal, his hands his faith, and he gives it to whom He wills.

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Well, Lola Fabiola

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what our motto led to battle misshapen, in the kalila if it wasn't for Allah Subhana Allah His favor upon you and his mercy, you would have been following the shaytan except for a few of you.

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And what does the shaytaan one?

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What Subhana Allah think about this one, think about? When Allah Subhana Allah tells us the story of shape line, and Adam is allowed to sin, and he commands all of the angels to bow to Adam. And amongst them was the shape time.

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And he said, I'm not bound to Adam, I'm better than him. You created me from fire and you created him from clay.

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So when Allah Subhana, Allah cursed him.

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He responded by saying about the children of Adam about the human being through mala Etienne the human being a DM woman hug for him when a man and when she mad at him, then I'm going to come to them, he tells Allah, I'm going to come to to the children of Adam, I'm going to come from the front, from the back from the right from the left. And what's the result? Well, I tell you to add Thoreau, who shaqiri and you will find that the majority of them are what, not thankful?

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What's the opposite of that? I'll cover

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and actually one of the linguistic meanings of COVID is to be ungrateful. And so this is what shaytan aspires to. Now, once we recognize that this faith that Allah Subhana data has blessed us with is in his hands.

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Then it becomes upon us to ask Allah subhanaw taala for it.

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And when we have it to ask Allah subhana wa tada to renew it in our hearts. And this is why the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam says, at the very end of the Hadith, after he tells us that he man fades away, that we do what first Allah and ujet didn't even ficolo become so ask Allah subhana wa tada to renew the faith that is in your hearts.

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This concept of renewing faith.

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The attempt to renew faith has to be something that we do on a daily basis.

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And

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brothers and sisters in Islam, I really want us to understand something here.

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And that is that we have to work hard for this.

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You know, Subhana Allah, many of us work hard for a lot of things.

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If you want to a certain degree, you're going to go out and you're going to work hard for you want to continue education, you're going to go to work, and you're going to come home and then you're going to study for that degree because you want to move up the ladder.

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And you're going to get involved in different businesses because you want more money, the things that you want in life, you work hard for it. And it's the same thing when we talk about Amen.

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We should not think that it just going to come by a small cyst that we don't have to work for, we have to work for it.

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And this has to be a daily struggle is a daily struggle that we go through

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this concept or the idea of renewing and strengthening our faith. And there are three things that we're going to

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Concentrate on tonight be the LIDAR.

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These three things. If you do them be in the later you will find your faith increase.

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And each of these three things have subcomponents.

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But I want you to think about the three. The first is beneficial knowledge on a daily basis.

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The second thing is righteous actions on a daily basis.

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The third thing is being keenly aware of those things, which eat away at your faith on a daily basis.

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If we can do these three things, the lion's honor,

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our faith will strengthen our certainty will increase and we will be of those who please Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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take them with me one step at a time in the lions, Allah the first beneficial knowledge.

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The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, mejuri delay will be higher than if a COVID de whoever loves data once good for he gives him faith he gives him

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in the religion.

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And what we have to see what we have to understand here is

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how, how can someone strengthen his faith, if he doesn't know the things that help him to strengthen his faith, strengthen his faith? I mean, this is pretty obvious. How can you avoid the things that eat away at your faith?

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If in fact, you don't know what they are?

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Think about a person who is allergic to certain foods, a lot of people have peanut allergies, for example. And they eat a certain foods that they didn't realize, have traces of peanuts in it. So they eat the food. And then what happens there's an allergic reaction, they get hives, they can't breathe properly, because they didn't know what they should avoid.

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So it, it goes back to what knowledge, you have to have knowledge of those things, which strengthen your faith and knowledge of those things, which decrease and eat away at your feet, so that you will avoid them. The problem with many of us, and I'm just going to be frank, is that we neglect, religious knowledge. And neglected, we totally neglect the attempt to learn more about our faith.

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As if it's not useful for us. We have time for everything else. We have time to go to the gym.

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We have time to to watch the news. We have time to check our Facebook pages and social media and all of this other stuff. But we don't have time to learn more about our religion. We're not talking about going and studying six years in a foreign land. And no, no, we're not talking about that. We're talking about a daily attempt to learn a little bit more about Islam.

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If you have time for nothing else, and you can't dedicate a whole lot of time for whatever reason, perhaps you're genuinely busy. You're working to support your family, taking care of your children. You have to make time for the book of a loss of habitat. You must on a daily basis.

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reading the Koran

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on a daily basis

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will change your life.

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It will affect your life, it will increase your faith. Allah Subhana Allah told us as much in the Quran, Allah, Allah Dena ada dukey Allah wa Jalla Hulu boom, ye the truly attallah him to say that to me, man.

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The believers are those who and they are only those the believers are those who want a las pantallas mentioned their hearts tremble and all the lust

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and when the verses when at the ayat of the Quran, are recited their immense increases these ayat increase them in email

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and they put their faith in Allah subhana wa tada

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look at the effect that the Quran had on the people who came before so not you know, many of you know the story.

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When the the Muslims the early Muslims, the early followers of the prophet Isaiah select to Sudan

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were forced to make a July. They were forced out of Mecca. They had to go to El Habesha Abyssinia

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and many of them went, they left at some of them.

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Also amongst them, who was attempting to make his return to Abyssinia was Abu Bakr Siddiq of the Allahu taddei.

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What happened when he was on the way

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to Abyssinia he ran into a

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one of the people who used to trade with him.

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His name was a bin Adelina

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and he said well bucket Where Where are you going?

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He said I'm

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migrating to Abyssinia because my people have forced me out. He said, You can never be forced out. You are a person who feeds the poor, you take care of the sick, you take care of your neighbors.

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You will be under my Jaguar what they used to call it under my protection. He actually went back to Mecca with a bucket.

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And he told the leaders of Quraysh Abu Bakar is under my protection.

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And so they wouldn't harm him. What happened.

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Abu Burkett

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began to pray audibly.

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In the they call it the phenol, which is like a courtyard of the house, like the front yard of the house, Abu Bakar would go there and he would read the Quran.

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And the wives and children of those leaders of Quraysh used to come and they would listen to Abu Bakar recite the Quran.

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And they became affected by the Quran.

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And so what happened was the leaders of Quraysh went back to him and they said, Listen,

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we're respecting the fact that Abu Bakar is under your protection.

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But you have to tell him to stop reciting the Quran

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because it's affecting our wives and our children.

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And so even if the hinda went to Apple bucket,

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and he told him what the leaders of today said, Apple bucket said you can take back your protection, I'm under the protection of a loss of habitat. You continue to recite the Quran.

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Look at the effect that it had when people were not even Muslim.

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You know, job Arab and Muslim. Or the Allahu tada No, he narrates the story about how he first accepted Islam. He heard the Prophet alayhi salatu salam reciting sort of tour salata Madrid

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and when the prophet Isaiah salatu salam got to the I am holy woman lady Shay in Mohali cone, where they created what they created from nothing.

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Yeah, and people are people creative mo those who deny a loss of habitat and human Holocaust or are they themselves the creators, which is impossible no one can create themselves.

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jubair ever motorhome says that this was the first time a woman and a man of economy This was the first time that he man penetrated my heart.

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And in another narration call he says can the call be your theory was like my heart was about to take flight. Because he he heard the Koran and he was affected by the Quran.

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This book of Allah Subhana Allah azza wa jal says that it is blessed keytab one ends and now we Laker Mubarak coin Mubarak. This is a book that we have sent down to you that is blessed

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to be recited for Baraka and Ramadan we pick up out of Miami though

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because what because we went but no Leah Depp bottle at

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so that it is can be pondered over so that we can reflect over the book of a loss of habitat, not simply that we recited the Quran is not going to have that effect on us. If we don't ponder over its if some of you may say but we don't know Arabic How can we ponder over the eyes of Allah subhana wa tada you can still ponder, you can read a translation of the Quran and still reflect over the meanings of the Quran. Will you be like the one who was a scholar of the Arabic language and who understands the nuances of No, but you will still benefit. Still benefit from that. This has to be a daily exercise, a daily exercise.

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Do not take this lightly. Do not say to myself to yourself, that you're not going to change anything and your schedule will live. I don't care how busy you are. You make time for the things that you love. You do. All of us do. No matter how famous a person may be, no matter how much money they have no matter you make time for the

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Things that you love, and we should love this core is it's the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But cadenza en la comme ke tabin. fi the crookham. Affiliate archelon. Allah Subhana. Allah says we sit down to you a book.

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In it is your mention it is a book that honors you, as many of the scholars of Tafseer say, it's a book about you.

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Why don't we ponder Oh Subhana Allah and one brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Many of us we have people that we love, close relatives.

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One of them may write a letter to you think about a person who has left you

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alone hands on have called them back. If they wrote a letter to you

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with sound advice, you would cherish that letter.

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This was the last thing that they wrote to you. They gave you a vise, they, they told you certain, you know, gems about life. And you would cherish that

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because it was to you.

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And they're sharing this with you, they want good for you. What do we think about Allah subhanaw taala. He didn't send down the Koran simply to be recited.

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He sent it down for us a guide in life in the head of Quran. Yeah, de la te. D, this Quran guides to the path that is upright.

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And so we have to make this court on

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a part of our lives. And don't be frustrated. If you find that the Koran does not have that effect on you immediately.

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And you start tomorrow, you're reading the Quran, and you don't find that it has that effect. You see somebody else read the same thing. They start crying, and you're trying to figure out, why are they crying and I'm not crying?

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Why are they being affected by this and I'm not being affected by it.

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Maybe because your heart is hard.

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It's going to take time, it's going to take time. Don't expect immediate results.

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You have people who go on, you know, crazy diets, because they want to lose weight. But they quit the first day. I didn't lose 10 kilos. It's the first day you're not going to lose 10 kilos in one day from doing this diet, it's gonna take you some time

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reading the Quran, depending on how your heart is it's going to take time, but guess what, if you give it a chance, it will penetrate your heart.

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To have to try you have to set aside time every day. And I recommend that you do that after fudger

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or at some point in your day, before your day actually get started. Dedicate that time to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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also under the topic of beneficial knowledge,

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and this is not something you have to do daily, but it is something that you should do regularly and you know better what your schedule is if you need to do it on a weekly basis, okay. But you need to take out some time

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to dedicate to the CEO of the Prophet it is selected with selling and reading about the lives of his companions

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are the loads and I know because they were those who actualized faith they lived email.

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When looking at their lives, you will grow to love them.

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And when you love them, you will emulate them.

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And when you emulate them, you will get what they got which is an increase in the man made in the lodge Allah.

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So much of our time is spent reading about

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people who do not share our values. They do not share our outlook on life, whether they be politicians or biographies of other famous people, whoever they may be, but we do we spend that same time do we dedicate enough time to the Sunnah of our Prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam in his Sierra and the Sierra or the lives of the companions of the messengers of Allah it was Sunday. The last thing under

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the topic of beneficial knowledge.

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And this is something that

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when I say the last thing that I mentioned tonight, it doesn't mean that it is the least of what we've discussed. That is to study the names and attributes of Allah subhanho, wa tada

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and everything else that is going to help to

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solidify your connection with Allah subhana wa tada

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I know a lot of people who tell their children to memorize the 99 Names of Allah Have any of you heard this before? Yes or no?

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Okay,

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memorize the 99 names.

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And they think that that is the meaning of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam where he says that Allah Subhana, Allah has 99 names 100 minus one, whoever I saw her, enters paradise, and they translate, I saw whoever memorizes them.

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So they think that it's just knowing the names of a lost parents, Allah in Arabic 99 of them and that this is going to be a ticket to gender.

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I saw her

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in

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does not just mean to memorize. It means to know them, to understand them to worship Allah subhana wa tada through these names, what do we mean by that? I'll just give you one example, from the Quran. Because as you read the Quran, which had many of the names of Allah subhana wa tada in the Quran, you should be doing this kind of exercise this kind of pondering,

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tell you what,

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Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, what TOEIC can

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analyze Z's and then he mentions another one of his names, who knows what it is

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anybody?

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But so what Cal analyzes

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are Rahim.

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Allah, Allah tells us this is a command. What are what can

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so this is a command from the last minute I

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have to

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put your trust in Allah Aziz are Rahim.

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Allah Aziz is one of the left hand side is names. It means the mighty The one who has strength, right.

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And a Rahim

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The one who is merciful, and compassionate.

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Why does the last parameter either tell us to put your trust in the one who is both strong and mighty, but compassionate and merciful?

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Why does the last panel data tell us that?

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ponder over those names. Because, but what in What does tilaka mean? It means that you your heart has true command or trust reliance upon Allah subhana wa Tada. Because you truly and sincerely believe that he is the one who brings about benefit, and he is the one who repels harm. And you're optimistic about Allah Subhana, Allah, answering your dua about him bringing good to you. So, so Allah Subhana, Allah says, put your trust

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in the one who is strong and mighty. Because

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if he's not strong and mighty,

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then he doesn't have the ability to do anything for you

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are Rahim compassionate and merciful because it is through His mercy that he will do

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and make happen what is best for you, if he was simply strong, simply mighty, simply able.

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There are many

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of those who are mighty and capable and they're not going to help you because they don't care. They don't care about you.

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And even people who are compassionate about you but have no ability to do anything that can help you. It has to be a combination of the two.

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That's what we're talking about when we say knowing the names of Allah subhana wa Tada. Because if you know that Allah is Allah Aziz, and you know that he is a Rahim.

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Then you will put your trust upon him subhanho wa Tada.

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That's what

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I wanted to discuss with you as it relates to beneficial knowledge.

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Am Going To summarize the last part,

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the last two parts. The next one is righteous actions.

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And there are many things that we can do to draw closer to Allah subhanaw taala. The most important of them is to

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be mindful of preying on time. That is your connection with Allah subhana wa Tada.

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advocate keeping your tongue wet with the remember

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Allah subhanaw taala

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mentioning him in the morning in the evening, making dua in the morning, every morning after Salaam solfeggio. And before the sunrise, making those area those supplications that the prophet Isaiah salatu salam used to make in the morning in the evening.

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But there are other things because all of you heard this before. There are other things that we neglect often.

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Like for example, the fact that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam encouraged us to remember death, often. At thielmann. Vicki had the middle of death, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, Remember, often, that which destroys our pleasure, that is death, all of the worldly pleasures.

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And the prophet Isaiah Salatu was sent me say come to The Hague to comenzado to award an episode or to dechema will answer I used to prevent you from visiting the graves. Why because people have a lot of false beliefs as it relates to the dead. They believe that they can help them they can call on them, the prophets I send them prohibited all of this our hearts attached to Allah subhana wa Tada. We don't call upon the dead we make dua for them, not to them.

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But the promise of like some settle for this reason he prevented us from visiting the graves in the beginning. He said, But now visit them because they remind you of the hereafter. They remind you of the hereafter. This is something very important that we don't do enough remembering death, visiting the cemeteries so that we remember where it is that our final a boat will be and has an adversity rahima hula hoops Adda. He took a friend of his who he felt. Or that friend complained to him that he had some weakness in his he men. And so he took him to the grave. And he said to him, if you were in this person's place right here, the one who has just been buried, what would you wish for? He

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said, I wish I could come back to life and do more good. He said you have what you wish for. You're still living you can do good, you can change your ways.

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So it is very important for us. This is from the beneficial things. This is from righteous actions. The prophet Isaiah is Salatu was Salam went to his companions one morning and he said to them who from amongst who today is fasting? And what Buffett said Is

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he said who from emotion today has fed a poor person every buck I said, I have and we should think about this. Are we doing these things? The prophets I send them said who from emotion today has visited someone who was sick. Abu Bakar said, I have the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said who from amongst you today has follow the janessa funeral.

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Abu Bakar said I have the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said by the one in whom hand my soul is in.

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These four qualities do not combine in a person in a single day except that he will enter agenda. It's collected by an email Muslim. Think about the are we really doing these things? Are we really striving to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala because this is how our Eman will increase by doing these righteous deeds. The last thing that I mentioned a shout out to IRA

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is being keenly aware of those things which eat away at your faith.

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Stay away from environments that do not age your faith. And all of you know what they are. But this requires that you do a little what they call mahasin but enough so that you take account of yourself you already know ammonoosuc Allah what the Tumblr enough some academically ready? Allah Subhana Allah says, Oh you who believe have Taqwa of Allah Subhana Allah fear Him, be mindful of him. And look forward to what you have looked at what you have put forth for tomorrow. In other words, you have to think about that. Not tomorrow is in Saturday, tomorrow is in that meeting with the loss of Hannah Tada, oh my god, Allahu tida. And who said, take account of yourselves before the time comes

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when you will be taken account of and weigh your actions before your actions are weighed for you. So stay away from environments that either way it's your faith. Be careful who you take as a close friend.

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Be careful who you are around on a regular basis. Because as the Arab say a Sahib said, Your friend is going to pull you in some direction.

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Your friends, the people who are close to you the Prophet idea salatu salam informed us

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that the example of the righteous companion and the example of one who is not righteous is like the one who sells misc and the one who blows the bellows, the blacksmith,

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the one who sells misc, you're going to smell something good from him at the very least. He may even give you some

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At the very least you can buy some from a manual smell good. But the blacksmith No, you're either going to smell a foul odor from him, or he is going to get you dirty the same way he is. So you have to be careful of those who you are around.

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Just like you are careful about the environment that you are in. These are two very important things that we have to be aware of that eat away at our faith. The last thing that I'll say about this

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and this is a sensitive topic,

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we have to be very careful about these devices.

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So called smart devices, they have opened up a door of evil for many people and that doesn't mean the device itself is evil. No, it means that it is being used in a way that is causing a lot of harm and a lot of damage to people's families.

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Beware of these devices. Beware of what your children are watching. Fear Allah subhana wa Tada. And know that the shape Line enters upon your heart from two main areas, from your ears, and from your eyes. Be aware, don't let if you see something that is haram turn away from it. Don't let your eyes keep following it. Because it will enter into your heart and it will decrease your Amen. And don't listen to those things which call you away from the remembrance of Allah subhana wa tada and Eliza gel knows best or some Allah with some robotic, and then Amina Mohammed. And I excuse please excuse me for going over the time that was allotted to me. A lot of what do you what do you share

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for this

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interesting topic. And we are running out of time Otherwise, we'll keep listening for this

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lecture for hours. Lecture our chef is also appointed as been appointed to teach in the MSG Drosophila and the prophets, Masjid Medina. And let's take this talise this opportunity for asking him questions. We will take three questions from brothers and three questions from sisters. So who would like to ask

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assalamu Aleikum?

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wa rahmatullah? I would like to

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first thank you for the beneficial knowledge.

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Yeah, my question is regarding you know, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, If you say something evil, try and stop it with your hand. If not, then you return. If not, then you know, at least feel bad in your heart. Day in and day out. Especially for the place where I am when

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I see many people quarreling, sometimes are passing by the road, or they're smoking and all. I just, you know, because I don't know them, so I don't advise them. Is it a sign of my Viki man, I just feel bad in my heart, but I am not able to, you know, say to them, you know, stop or something like that.

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Yeah.

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Um, de la Salatu was Salam ala, Obeid?

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The question is a very good question. And that is that the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam

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has mentioned to us

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in this authentic hadith that the brother mentioned, Mama admin, c'mon, Cora, aluva, Yahoo, ba, de whoever from amongst you sees any evil, then let them change that evil with his hand. Now, the those who have the ability to change evil with their hand, or those who are in a position of authority.

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So in your house, you may change something with your hand. But if you don't have authority over someone, then you can't change it with your hand. I'll give you an example.

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smoking, smoking cigarettes is something that is evil.

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But you can't walk up to somebody on the street that you see smoking a cigarette, take the cigarette out of his hand or his mouth, throw it on the ground, stomp on it, and say I'm changing the evil with my hand. Do you have no authority over this person?

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But in May Allah Subhana Allah protect us and our families. If someone in your family,

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your child or something like that, you have authority over them and they smoke, you can take it out and because you have that right, because you have authority. All right. The second level is if you don't have the ability to change it with your hand, then change it with your tongue. Meaning you say you say something about it.

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You say something about.

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And this in general, most people have the ability to do this.

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What would stop a person

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from saying to someone else,

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brother, I want good for you, the same way that I want good for myself. And Allah Subhana, Allah has commanded us in no crime to stay away from killing ourselves. That's up to the emphasis on Don't kill yourself.

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So actually, I'm advising you to not smoke, because I want for you what I want for myself.

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What's stopping you from doing that?

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The only thing that would stop you from doing that is that perhaps you feel it's not going to be beneficial, that this person is just going to keep smoking, or maybe you don't have time and you're rushing off or whatever, doesn't necessarily mean that you have weak faith. Because you haven't said anything. No, that's not necessary. Maybe there's something else that is going on. But it could be an indication that you are fearing the people.

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Below who Haku and Tasha.

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But Allah has more of a right to be feared, and everyone knows their own situation.

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The least level of email of Amen, as the prophet Isaiah sites was saying mentioned is that when you see this evil, if you don't have the ability to change it with your hand, and you're not saying anything,

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then at least you should hate it or dislike it in your heart. That is the least level of emotion. And this is why environment is very important. Because if you're an environment, in an environment where there's constant munkar, there's constant evil, what tends to happen is that you become accustomed to the evil, so you no longer even hate it in your heart. Because you're so accustomed to it.

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And that that's again, that is why you have to be very careful about the environments that you put yourself in. This is the weakest level of the man that you hate it in your heart and the loss of her dad and as best.

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We'll take a question from the sister site.

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Anyone who wants to

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Santa Monica

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baccala hair thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the group tonight. My question is regarding the visiting of the graves have the Prophet alayhi salatu salam asks first for us to stay away and then he asked us to, again join in go to the grave to remember the people who are dead and for the hereafter. Can you clarify that for women as well? There's certain pieces that you probably understand my question. Yeah, I understand the question. The prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sadam said Lana Lo, the word light, Alka war

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made the curse of a loss of Hannah, who would China

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be upon those women who frequently visit the graves?

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That Hadid is authentic.

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But it's different linguistically, the white someone who does something frequently visits frequently, his visit is different from the term that you write, which means to visit period.

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And so the scholars differ

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about this particular issue

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in terms of women, frequently visiting the graves and this is not something that's desirable

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period across the board. However, they differ over the permissibility of women visiting the graves at all.

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Some of the scholars say that it is impermissible at all for women to visit the graves. And many of the scholars say that it is permissible as long as she is restricted by what we would say, the Sharia or the legislative restrictions. In other words, she's not mixing with men. She's not wailing at the graves and tearing her clothes apart in these type of things like that. And I don't know what the rules of this country are. So I will not speak specifically about the permissibility or impermissibility in any particular land. But as it relates to alphacool Islami and it from a pure fit perspective, it seems to me to be the stronger opinion that it is permissible for women to visit

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the graves with the restrictions that were mentioned as long as it is not a frequent visit of the graves. Well, lo tada Adam, just like a locker and a question from the brother side.

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I cannot play school so I can come to home and pray

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Mashallah, BY ZACH Hello halen. My last minute data reward you for

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Your question may reward you with the best. And it's a great question. And so, he says that I cannot pray at school. Can I wait till I get home to pray? Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran in the salata, Canada, Allah momina, ki tabin makuta, then the salon has been prescribed upon the believers at fixed times.

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If a person is a resident, then they have to pray at the times that were fixed by Allah subhana wa Tada. And that was through gibreel, who came to the Prophet ideas salatu salam at two different times, to clarify, when the beginning of salaat is, and when the end of Solaris

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and therefore, it is not permissible for anyone to delay the salon, beyond its ascribed or appointed time, unless he has a valid excuse, for example, due to illness, or something of that nature, other than that person has to pray at the times that have been prescribed by loss of habitat. And I will tell you from personal experience.

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As many of you know, I'm from the United States of America. And even in the United States, the children, which which obviously is secular as separates between church and state, even in the public schools, the children are afforded the opportunity to pray, but it usually requires some parental intervention. And so for the parents who are here, don't leave that to your children. Don't leave that to your seven year olds, your eight year old, your 10 year old, even your 15 and 16 year olds, to be responsible for the money making some type of arrangement with the people responsible at the school, or the the the leaders of that particular school, don't make your children be responsible

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for that. There needs to be a group of parents who go and have a discussion with the principal or the vice principal and say look at this time of the year and this is especially true in the wintertime because the Select goes out the door and acid come in very quickly.

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To have a discussion with them and say look, you know my child prays is a Muslim. afford him the opportunity to pray in school and be in the light China, those who Romania tequila is Allah Maharaja. Whoever has true taqwa of Allah Subhana Allah Allah azza wa jal will make for him a way out is like a look at question from the sisters.

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zakka la herencia articlehow fig.

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You mentioned something very important today about de Boer in Koran, and how the people were affected non Muslims at the time of Abu Bakr Siddiq.

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Now, it is so sad to see that in 2018, we have so many Muslims who don't understand Arabic language. And this is so sad that even this our lecture should be should be addressed to Muslim people tonight in English.

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So many, many times I myself, asked myself, why is it that so many Muslim countries their first language is not Arabic. And it's caused so much problem, so much ignorance for a lot of Muslims around the world? What could be done about this

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life? May Allah Subhana Allah

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bless you for your question. And it is a it is a good question. And indeed, it is very important that we that we value, the language of the Quran

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that we value the language of the Quran and that we strive as Muslims, we should make an attempt to learn the language of the Quran because it will open up doors for you.

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What can be done

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Alhamdulillah there are many centers around the world probably in almost every city, where the Arabic language is taught. Arabic language is taught here and the way the Arabic language is taught. It's up to individuals to push themselves to strive to learn the language, should we the people who are in charge of Dallas centers in these or Islamic centers outside for example,

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Other countries, should there be a greater effort on our part, to teach people the Arabic language to teach them the importance of learning it, no doubt about it. But the end of the day, people have their own languages and allows parents Allah created us that way. And many people have accepted Islam after reading the Quran or a translation of the Quran, I should say, and their language.

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There was something about the translation

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that penetrated their heart the the, it wasn't lost in the language. I've read some books, as a side note of Christians from the 18th and 19th centuries,

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who used to praise the tohave of Islam.

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What were they doing, they were reading a translation of the Quran by George Sayle, who was an orientalist, who did not particularly care for Islam or the Muslims. His translation was not the most accurate of all translations, but they still the toe He shines through. And there are many other aspects of the Quran, that even in translation, it's not lost. So here we have the balance between two things, we have to recognize that with the 1.61 point 7 billion Muslims that we have in the world, not all of them are going to learn the Arabic language,

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even though they should be striving to learn some of the language, especially the vocabulary of the Quran, at the same time, for those who do not learn the Arabic language, it should not stop them from pondering over the book of Allah subhanho wa tada Willow Adam, like a lot here. We'll take the last question from the brother site.

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Also a question from

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Mr. Lincoln.

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How can we improve as children in our Eamon?

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Shall we? Mashallah, that's a great question. And I think that

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the the best answer that I can give you

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is one of the most you know,

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let me take a step back, young man and for all of those who are listening to this answer.

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Eman increases with Thai obedience to Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger. And it decreases with Masia to sum everything up. This is Amen. It increases when you obey Allah and His messenger. And it decreases when you disobey Allah and His messenger.

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For the children specifically,

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one of the best things that you can do is be dutiful to your parents.

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Be dutiful to your parents have been wildly daini a center. Be kind to them. What is the concept of a wily Dane? being kind to your parents obeying them being dutiful to them, because your parents be in the law will guide you upon a path that will get you closer to a loss of habitat and that is their responsibility.

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And I don't think that you would be here tonight asking me that question. Except that your parents are striving to help you go on a path that will get you closer to a loss of habitat and that will bring you happiness in this life in the next. obey your parents, be dutiful to them. If they tell you to do something, then do it. If they tell you stay away from something, stay away from it because they have your best interest at heart. And Allah subhana wa tada has told us in the Quran, yeah, you will Idina M and O. Qu and fujichrome alikum. Nada. Oh you believe Save yourselves and your families, from your family from the fire Save yourselves and your families from the fire. So as

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children, that is the best thing that you can do. obedience to your parents, because they will instruct you in obedience to Allah subhanho wa tada reading the Quran, like your parents do. The all of these things are important below to add our item. Allah subhanaw taala increase our human and last question for today from sr, the site.

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And a question. Yeah, Salam Alaikum salam, ala Hiram cathedra for such a

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enlightening lecture.

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My question is, like you said,

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for safeguarding our a man we should avoid going into gatherings where there are like evil acts and which might bring our a man down

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So my question is, is it like, it's a gathering amongst the relatives where you very well know that there will be some evil acts, and even to the tune of missing the prayers. And it's like after effect of such gatherings is that on your mind and on your mind is very bad. So in a very polite and subtle way, if you avoid those gatherings, is it confined only to the tune where it's important or emergency? You go and visit them? And not too much in too much indulgence? That's my question. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam has commanded us with Silla tournois him that we keep family ties, familial ties,

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even if those family members are not Muslim.

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There are many of you have accepted Islam, your family members may not be Muslim. When the family gets together, there is going to be a lot of mankind in those gatherings.

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You have to be able to weigh the benefit and the heart.

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I believe that if a person is strong in faith, that if they are reading the Koran every day, that if they are praying five times a day, and they're adding on to that then the wife in those voluntary prayers, that they are truly from the people who try to get close to Allah subhanaw taala.

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I believe that one of them can affect a gathering of 10 of the others. Not on a regular basis, I'm not talking about every day. And that's why I think that I mentioned regular indulgence in those type of gatherings.

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But from time to time,

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you know, what's going to happen at that gathering, you go prepared, you've, you know, like, you're going to battle and you put on your armor, you, you go to those type of gatherings prepared. When slot time comes in, you say it's time to pray, they don't want to pray with you, that's fine. But you step off and you pray, believe me be in the land, you'll have an effect on that gathering, you will have an effect on that gathering. If there's something that is being said, maybe people are sitting around and all they're doing is talking about other people. And you can say, you know, we should busy ourselves with something else, we shouldn't just sit around and talk about people. We

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shouldn't eat the flesh of people.

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You can be someone who commands the good and forbids the evil and shallow tada and you go into that gathering is better than you abstaining from it. However, if you know yourself

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and you know that you don't have that kind of ability, you don't that you don't have that kind of personality.

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You're not at that level, as we may say.

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Then, as was mentioned in the question, if you can politely, subtly excuse yourself from that type of gathering or be seen, but not actually mix. And this is going to be better for you and better for your faith. We ask Allah subhana wa tada by his beautiful names and lofty attributes to increase us an Amen allama have been a nun he man was a human who ficolo Bina vocabulaire Elena cofra also coleccion subhana wa barakaatuh bellezza tmrc who was around when Allah mousseline hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen there's like a lot here to share for sharing the formula for increasing knowledge mlssoccer dot increase our EMA and I'm Allah subhanaw taala. Mika state so state for some district

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but I'd like to thanks also the organizers of diadem Hamad family gathering. This is the end of this event Salaam baalak la barakato