The 4 Rivers Of Purification

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The speakers discuss the importance of acceptance of death and the presence of the unseen, as well as the need to start with the idea that death is impossible. They stress the importance of acceptance and preparation for a busy day, as well as acknowledging the loss of power and the need for a pure and clean future. The speakers also emphasize the importance of acknowledging one's responsibilities and setting aside one's'amens, as well as the need for patient and understanding behavior.

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Vladimir Mashallah

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shadow Mohammed an actor who also

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attended anime along Sunday or suddenly more radical and in Milan, Amina Mohammed, why on earth he will be here

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you have all come to hear about

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the hereafter.

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What happens

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when you die? What happens in the grave you've heard. So you can come up with right now talking about the squeeze of the grave and the law as it was alleviating that from you.

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You've heard about angels moon coming nicaea. You've heard about angels that are coming in they're bright lights, and they're coming to extract the souls of the believers.

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And all of this is based on what?

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Is it based on something that

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you can logically put together?

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Or is it based on your true belief

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in Allah subhanho wa Tada. And in Revelation,

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you see, it's very important that we recognize when we study the Hereafter, when we recognize that we are studying part of an Amen, middle layer.

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In other words, we're studying something that deals with the unseen.

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And when we talk about the unseen,

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it is very important for us to start with a text style.

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That is what we find in the prime.

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What we find in the authentic some of our private is a lot to say that we don't go beyond that.

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And we don't try to make it some type of philosophical or mental gymnastics that we do. To try to get to the bottom of things are trying to figure out exactly how that goes down. And wait a minute, what are that? What if somebody, for example, is cremated?

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Are they still going to be asked in a grave?

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Well, they don't have a great.

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So how does that work? Exactly? No, we can't do that. As believers, not as people who had a tough one true belief in Allah subhana wa, Tada.

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Because our intellect and our minds have limitations, and we have to accept it. We have to accept.

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As you may wish

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to say,

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in lil act, we had done come a million bucks when he had done that your intellect has limits, your mind has limits, just as your eyes just as your sight has limits. So all of you are hungry.

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I see some of you wearing glasses, but many of you are not wearing glasses. How many of you have 2020? vision? 100 I raise your hands a lot like what is behind the screen? Can you tell?

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Which we have 2020 vision is perfect. Right?

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You can't see because there's something in the way. There's something that obstructs your vision, your vision has limits to it even if it's great.

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And likewise, the mind in your intellect has limits. And I'm saying this because we live in a time where people believe

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or they try to make people believe that if you can't understand something fully, or you can't grasp it totally, that you shouldn't believe it.

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And that's just the false notion. It's not a lot of time to go into epistemology and how we know things. But as Muslims, we need to accept

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because there is no Islam without submission. And so we need to accept what comes in the parameters of our primaries. And I think that it is important just to start with that fact, because what you hear for the next day, which you've already heard, in which you're going to hear about the sea lions that raised that you have to cross

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Before you get into agenda, you know, there are people that are just going to say, Well, I just can't imagine how that works. And it's okay.

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Because you can understand enough of it

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that it does for you what it's supposed to do.

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And what exactly is that?

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It is that you prepared

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you know enough about it to prepare for it.

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It may have came to the Prophet is allowed to sit in it was a better way. And is one of the allowable time angle there is this hadith he said, This veteran came to the Prophet is allowed to sit in, and they can pay as they used to like, when the veterans would come because

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veterans, they don't really have much education. So things that other people will be shy to ask the private it selective so that they wouldn't be shy, they would just ask.

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And so the man came to the salon to sit down and he says to him, it's a sign what is the our going to be established?

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In other words, what is your mo tn?

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So the practice of Southern responded by saying to him, man,

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what have you prepared for it? When is that really an issue? What you have done to prepare for it? Is the issue.

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And so

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here we are today.

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We've talked about we've heard about

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death, and what it's like.

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And we've heard about the buzzer,

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with the grave. And the punishment, that is a degree

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with a list that is in degree

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we've heard these things.

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at that point,

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at that point, it's already too late

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to prepare, if so, and so, inshallah, what I'd like to discuss with you all tonight,

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for the remaining 17 minutes that I had,

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is preparation for that day,

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in the form of

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that is we weren't created

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for what

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was the purpose

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our lives? I'm asking.

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Okay, we kind of spit that out as Muslims who say it's a worship philosophy paradigm. And then a lot of times

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we think that that worship means that we pray to the fans does the Canton, these anhydrous in the home run? And yes, and all of that is versus

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all of that is ritual worship, but it has to stem from the heart. It has to stem from your love and the loss of power.

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your hope, and Allah subhana wa tada is mercy when you fear this punishment, and we have to have this, these notions in our minds at all time. It can't just be when we think of worship, we should not think of somebody who, who prays on lightning fast every day. It has to go beyond that it has to stem from the heart and our Prophet alayhi salatu was so then so that the heart is that morsel of flesh in the body in solid accelerator Sudoku, if it is right, it is pure, then all of the body will be pure.

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And so when we think about preparation for that day, it is every Muslims go

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to please Allah subhana wa tada in this life and to attain his reward, and the next and that reward is genuine. That is the ultimate goal of the believer.

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But gentlemen,

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is only for the pure

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only for the pure

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and I don't want to rush, which you're going to hear about tomorrow inshallah.

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But before a believer can enter gentlemen,

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and after the slot, there's another sign before you get to agenda. What's that stop for?

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Anybody knows.

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Have you heard of the pump Ah,

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what is the pump Ah, what happens during

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some of them translated as the arch and it's added to the CLR and it's before you go to gentlemen, that is the place

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With the believers settled the differences, those who have been testing those who have lost habitat, it has decreed and blessed to be from the people of gentlemen.

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They will settle their disputes that they have amongst themselves at the top.

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And so what happens is,

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someone was jealous of another person. And so he spoke about

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someone, one Muslim, took something that belonged to another Muslim.

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That's where they resolve the disputes. And why is it that they settled the disputes there are disputes there is some good deeds and bad things. It is a purification process. So purification process,

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Allah Subhana, Allah says, we'll see polythene, and somehow

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in a genetti Zuma that the people who have talked about the loss of habitat or those who feared a lot, they can be driven into paradise in groups of 10 that were 40 had ever Well, we'll call 11. Castaneda, salaam aleikum, so soon,

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and it will be sent to them by the keepers of the gates, it will be sent to them.

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So if you have become pure, so entered, meaning

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that those who are not cured, cannot enter Paradise. And that's a very important concept for us to understand.

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Because since in disobedience to a loss of Hannah, who was Ireland are impure, and if we carry the weight of sin and disobedience with us, so the Hereafter, that they will have to be purified at some point, whether that is through that squeezing in the grave, whether there's punishment and agree, whether it is that standing, whether it is one of the salons, whether it is at the Conqueror, the point is there has to be a purification process. And some Muslims have so much filth,

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that they will only be purified by the fire.

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And then after a period of time, and the loss of habitat and those bests along that will be for each person. At that point. They will be able to enter gentlemen, but you have to be pure. And so, as true believers in Allah subhana wa tada we should take every opportunity that he had to purify ourselves in this life, so that you don't get to the point where we have to be purified. in the hereafter. The man is a little painting

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by him over loans Island.

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He says that there are four great, huge rivers

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by which a person is purified, how many,

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three of them are in the Union, three of these rivers are you doing

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and one of them is in the direct

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the three that are in the dunya we have some control over

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the one that is in the hereafter we don't

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those four rivers are as follows and obviously he's using any

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figurative language here.

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He said the first is not how

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I told you.

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The first is the river of sincere repentance.

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The second is the river of an

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imaginary city and it is the river of good deeds, those good deeds which are so strong that they erase a person's evil deeds.

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The third river is not a Masai allow the man who can feel

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it is the reverse of calamities

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which XP the person says

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those three are in the dungeon.

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If they don't purify a person, or a person doesn't take the initiative to be purified in the

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there's nothing left except for now. Hello Jane.

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That is the river of fire which you will be purified

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And in the hereafter. And so we're going to look at

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the three rivers, the lions Island.

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So that you take the opportunity to

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make up for whatever shortcomings we had in our obedience to a loss of Hamlet's add on in this life, so that we can die pure, you learn to add, and not have to go through any purification process, and be here.

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I think that it's also important

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as we look into

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the purification process

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that we remember.

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And then we always keep in mind,

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this Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam,

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where he says men cats, in the Ufi madeleina

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when they normally shy, failure to hell, woman who young

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cobbler in life wound it now.

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The news today says he

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has wronged his brother, whether that is something related to his honor or anything else, then let him seek to rectify that today. Before the day comes, where it will not be about the dealer having the dinar, we can say dollars and cents.

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What is the currency of the year at the currency of the year is deeds. So the profit is selected. So then goes on to say,

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if it goes to the dead, and it's not until the hereafter

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that that person will have to give the other one some of his good deeds.

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That just imagine that well, like think about it.

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For those of you who work throughout the year, and you work during Ramadan, think about those long summer days, when you're fasting from four o'clock, until 830. And you go and you work very hard.

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And you wish you could have taken that day off? And how much do you make that day? $100 $500 $1,000, whatever you make, you don't get the wages for that day, you have to turn that over to someone else.

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Why is that?

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Because you've wronged that person.

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And so because you've wronged them, you have to give them some monetary, you know, something monetary to make up for whatever wrong you have done to them. But in the Hereafter, that's nothing, you actually have to give them some of your good deeds. And if you don't have any good deeds limit, then some of their bad deeds will be transferred to you. And you will bear the burden of that.

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And so it's important that we recognize that we can make things right today.

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And you should look at that you should look at Do you have a problem with another Muslim?

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Is there somebody you've done something wrong to maybe, maybe just maybe you've spoken about somebody you shouldn't have?

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Or maybe you've taken the rights of another Muslim?

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Even if that Muslim lives in your household, but there's a lot of time to talk about all this, you know, between the Muslims and we forget, we forget that the closest people to us are the ones most deserving of our kindness and generosity and

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maybe you wronged your wife, maybe vice versa.

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If that's the case, make that right today. Superior giveness today seek to make the right into them today, before the day comes when it's not about the good of him or the DICOM it's not about dollars and cents. That is the first river

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if we can call it that is the river of a Toba in the soil, sincere repentance to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And when we talk about sincere repentance, what is it that we mean? Some people say

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it's lip service.

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Are they really conscious of what it means to repentance? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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at Toba two minutes.

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The repentance is remorse, that you actually feel bad about something that you've done.

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was something that you are doing. That's the first step to toe.

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Which means that which means that you actually have to learn about your responsibilities. So your lords of panic attack? Because if you don't know, how will you feel remorseful? You know, and I'll give you an example, because I've seen this in many Muslim communities, I think it's something that we need to be aware of.

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What are we responsible for our actions? And what is 1821? What are we responsible for actions?

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Sorry, puberty.

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puberty, how many Muslims? How many Muslim households are actually treating their children who have reached the age of puberty?

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As adults?

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And I don't mean adults in terms of responsibility, I don't mean that you tell them to go out and get a job? Or you tell them to?

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My clock is different than yours.

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I think I might have touched a nerve or something.

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Though, the,

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the reality is that

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because they're not being treated as adults, and when we say adults in his family, I mean, is that they are now responsible in front of the last payment. And you know, there's a difference. There's a difference between a child who hasn't reached the age of puberty and shallow, different out of gentlemen.

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No questions. No, he said, No, nothing.

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And the one who dies who has reached the age of puberty, they're going to be held accountable. They're responsible, which means that you have to start early. That's why the proper idea selected was to them said, encourage your children to pray with their seven.

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Encourage them a seven, trying to wake them up for it. Okay, it's a seven. But by the time they turn, after you've been doing this for three years, they still can't get up for budget wise. Is it because you haven't actually tried?

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Why is it that we have Muslim boys who are 15 years old, 16 years old, 17 years old, 18 years old, who go to high school,

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they lack training Joomla.

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Joomla is way cheaper. It is an obligation for the Muslim male who has reached the age of puberty.

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But yet, because they go to a public school, and you don't feel comfortable enough to talk to the principal, or whoever else you need to talk to so that your child can get out of school and fulfill his religious obligation and be amongst the rest of the Muslims. What is going to happen to the next generation of Muslims.

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If there is no community amongst the next generation of Muslims,

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because they don't come to the masjid.

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They don't come with the rest of the Muslims, even though this is an obligation. And so when we talk about Toba,

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we're talking about repenting from those shortcomings,

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the shortcomings that you had in raising your children, and passionately slammed down to them, and ensuring that they have another generation of Muslims in this country, who are not just Muslims, through lip service, who are actually practicing the religion of Allah Subhana, Allah to add, we talked about Toba, we're talking about looking at your Salah. How many times a day do you pray? I pray all your prayers.

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When do you pray them? Do you pray them one time? Why did you miss the ones that you miss? Is it because you're too busy playing the game?

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Or because you're ashamed to pray at work in? You see, what I'm saying is is that all of us, none of us are free from blame. All of us have our shortcomings. Part of tober means to do a real mahasin take account of yourself. Like oh my god alaba Tiger annual used to say, Hi civil inclusive, covered in two hands if you take accounting yourselves before the day comes when you will be taken account. And that's a real day and it's to come. We are all responsible. But like the good accountant

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who can save you from a lot of problems with the IRS. You have to be accountable for yourself and go back and look what's really going on here and try to fix things before that day comes

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You will be taking account Toba

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through repentance means that now that is actually 25 minutes.

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I'll wrap it up with you. So real Toba means real repentance means that you are remorseful that you stopped doing the sin.

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But the disobedience told us that you are involved in that you have firm resolve, that you will not go back to that thing. And if it involves someone else's rights, or property, that you return that to them, this is what it requires. And so

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I want all of us at this point tonight, to do real hassle to take real account of yourself. And this is something that you should do on a very regular basis as a Muslim, by the second river

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for forgiveness, and for expiation of sins, righteous deeds, and that is something that we can all increase in a shot alongside our messenger, it is a lot to set aside a lot of humps, one too much religion.

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Too far too, when you may have been on one, either suniva to convey the five daily prayers from one July prayer to my prayer to the next to my prayer from a Ramadan. So Ramadan.

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These are expiation for the sins that were committed in between them, as long as major sins are forgiven. And that's why it's also important for you to know what major sins are so that you can avoid them at all costs.

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And the minor sins that you do and the things that you may do inadvertently, they'll be forgiven by the last panel that it was those conditions that you do, the product is larger, Sam also informed us that hikes

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erases your bad deeds that hitch it up, erases your bad deeds and Allah subhana wa tada says, Uncle Brian in the Senate, live in a city and a good leads, do away with the bad deeds. And so this is something that every Muslim can also look to do. And that is to increase and whatever good means that you are going to make sure that you safeguard, all going to last but no data has obligated that you stay far away from those things that he has prohibited. The last of these rivers in this life

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are calamities.

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And it's not the calamity itself.

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That is going to

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be a purification for you, but it is how you deal with the calamity.

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Are you someone who

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when an affliction happens to you? You say why did the Lord test me with this? Why why why you question a lot of time.

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And you question his wisdom. And you question his knowledge and you question

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your question his divinity sapan all the time?

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Is that how you respond? Or do you recognize that this is a purification for you? So you're patient with that, in fact, you're pleased with the loss of habitat is the prayer even better than they do thank Allah for testing you with hardship, because you know that it is actually going to make you more virtuous.

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And this is why a messenger is Salatu was Salam

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said as

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the M removing the finger of the believer is absolutely amazing.

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he left the movement, the prophet alayhi salatu salam says that this is only for believing

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in them and

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he said that the affair of the believers all good. But that's only for believer in a salvage. Salaam Alaikum but can't hang on. If something good happens to him. He's grateful. He's grateful to us many times, and this is better for him than anything else. will solve it tickle da Silva for can have a laugh. But if something bad happens to him, a calamity happens to him. He's patient, and this is better. for him. That means that no matter what happens to a believer of believers always between a sugar or salt, always between gratitude and patience. And this has to be the attitude of the believer. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us true believers in him. We asked him to make us

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from longstone

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We sincerely repent to him subhana wa Tada. We asked him to bless us with an increase in our good deeds. So kind of along with humbug Shalala