Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P05 060B Tafsir Al-Nisa 71-76

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The importance of preparing for war, not denying one's capabilities, and being prepared for a potential attack is emphasized. The speaker advises the audience to be ready for the next big event, emphasizing the importance of showing one's true intentions and not denying one's capabilities. The importance of staying true to Islam and not denying one's capabilities is also emphasized. The speaker emphasizes the need to show one's true intentions and not give up, and to help others, particularly those who live in difficult situations.
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Lesson number 60 Solothurn missa I am number 71 to 85.

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Yeah, are you Halina Amanu or you who have believed who they were headlock Come, take your precaution. And once you've taken your precaution once you are ready, then fun firozabad In a windfall Jumeirah go forth in the form of groups one after the other, or go forth all of you collectively together. In the previous verses we learned about the benefit of obeying Allah and obeying the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what's the benefit? That whoever is obedient to Allah and the Messenger, then he will be in whose company in the best company right? In the best company who have the prophets of the truthful are the martyrs of the righteous? Right. And what

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excellent friends what excellent companions? They are. And over here, the people of Eman Yeah, are you Alladhina amanu they're being encouraged to make preparations for what make preparations for war. What's the connection here? Because the people at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam obeying the messenger meant inviting enemies, obeying the messenger obeying Allah meant that your friends, your relatives, the people who respected you before are now going to come against you are now going to come waging war against you. And we experienced this sometimes at a very small scale, isn't it so that we take one step forward to Allah and then what happens? We do face opposition,

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whether it is in the form of stares, or it is in the form of comments or it is in the form of people being very cold and having an awkward attitude towards us, you do feel some kind of resistance and opposition from people because this is a reality. When a person draws closer to Allah, then there are some people who will not be supportive, who will not be supportive, but like anything that is important to you in this life. If people are not supportive, Don't you still do it anyway? You do it why? Because it is important to you, because you will want to do it. You see the benefit of it. There are so many people, their parents want them to become doctors and engineers, right? But they

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want to become a nurse or they want to become something else. And what happens the entire family is in shock that What are you doing? Are you crazy? I know of someone who is mashallah academically very strong. Okay. They have the potential to become a doctor if they want to. But they went into nursing and this is a man this is a boy from Pakistani background. So a Pakistani man becoming a nurse is like, what are you doing? Are you crazy, but he's so passionate about his work, he loves it. So no matter what the aunties and uncles and the relatives and you know, strangers, whatever they say he doesn't care because he loves what he does. All right. So just like that, when you want

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to do something, when you see the benefit in it, then what happens the stares of other people, they don't matter anymore. Isn't it so? So likewise, the believer also when he does something for Allah when she does something for Allah for the deen obeys, Allah obeys the messenger. And yes, you invite a few stares. But then what should be your attitude? It's Okay, nevermind, just for some time, people will realize that even if they don't realize the result is all good. Inshallah. So anyway, over here, the believers are being told that prepare yourself, prepare your defense. Why? Because soon you are going to be attacked, you are going to face the enemy.

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Now remember that at the beginning, the Muslims were not allowed to retaliate against the enemy, they were not allowed to take up any arms against anyone who hurt them, anyone who came against them. Rather, the focus was on what on patience and tolerance, on forgiveness, and on self development. Because the thing is that when a person is improving himself, he faces internal challenges as well as external challenges, right? You have your knifes yourself to convince, you are struggling yourself. And then on the other hand, you have external challenges as well. If you direct all of your effort on external challenges, then you cannot work on self development isn't it'll like

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for example, if you are in a situation where someone's really bothering you, okay, or their existence or their presence or their attitude towards you really bothers you. And if all the time you're thinking about them, them them, then what's going to happen, you won't be able to reflect on what

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That's the problem with me. Why is it that they're fine with everybody but they're not fine with me. There's got to be something with me. So then what happens? You start focusing on others and you forget yourself. So the focus at the beginning for the Muslims was what? don't retaliate, don't attack the enemy don't take any kind of revenge instead focus on self development. Later on in Medina, when the Muslims migrated to Medina, then what happened? The command to fight was given the permission to take revenge was given. And over here, the Muslims are being told, take precaution be prepared for battle who do hate Dropcam. What does this word Henry mean? Hazardous from the letters

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Heather, Laura, and Heather is to keep away from that which is harmful. Okay, how would you keep away from that which is harmful by taking precaution? By defending yourself? All right. And it's basically a step ahead, your preparations before you're actually in the confrontation. And this is basically anything that a person does to defend himself in the event that there is danger. This includes equipment, this includes strategy, this includes people. So for example, in the winter, we expect that there will be many storms, there will be snow. So what's headed over there? What's precaution over there, that there are snowplows, all right, there are people who are trained to

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remove snow from the roads, right? And we also have our salt supply. Okay, we have a planning in place that how is it going to be cleared up? When is it going to be cleared? So everything is in place? So what does it include equipment strategy, as well as people so this is what he that is in the context of battle, what is Heather weapons training, right, as well as the plan that people are going to have as well as the people who are prepared for battle. So Allah tells the Muslims who do hit rock home, stay ready, be ready. Know, as believers, aren't we told to trust upon Allah.

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Yeah, and we don't trust upon Allah. Yes, we are.

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You know, because sometimes, some people are so concerned about preparing from before that we think that they're not doing the vocal on Allah. We think the vocal is do nothing, but is this the case? No.

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Exactly. You have to tie your camel as well. So even though a believer is to trust upon Allah, still, he has to do something to defend himself, he has to do something to prepare himself that in case in the event that there is danger, he is able to save himself. So who do hit rock bottom and defense begins with precaution, you cannot defend yourself from danger from that which is harmful unless you have taken precaution unless you are prepared. Therefore, Keep yourselves ready. And then funfilled also baton funfilled from Nevada at noon follow what does not follow me to go out meaning in the event that there is enemy ready to attack you coming to attack you you hear a threat from a

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certain people, then in that case, don't just wait there. Don't just sit there instead go forth funfilled go forth. How should you go forth so baton a Winfield Jumeirah two options are given over here, go forth in the form of groups or go forth all of you collectively together. So bad thing is Florida. Suba said bad download Buddha. And so by is basically a detachment or detach group, a small band of people all right, a small band of soldiers you can say who are the best in their training that they're most capable of fighting the enemy

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This is who's so bad are so go in the form of groups meaning one group after the other one band after the other a Winfield Jumeirah, or go on Have you collectively together, meaning every single capable man should go forth for battle. And we see that this is exactly what the Prophet said a lot of Saddam did that sometimes when the enemy was small than what what the Prophet saw a lot of them do. He would send a group of companions. All right. At other times when there was a huge army advancing to attack the city of Medina to attack the Muslims and what what the Prophet said a lot of them do. Have everyone go for the battle. So fun feels so bad in a wind futile Jumeirah. So

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depending on the need, do what is most suitable, but be ready, be prepared. And this teaches a very important lesson, a very important life lesson. That when you expect

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At something to happen in the future, then what should you do?

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Be prepared from before, be ready from before. Because if you're not ready from before, then what's going to happen at the last minute, you're going to be panicking, there's going to be so many things that have to be done that either you will suffer. Either you will hurt yourself or hurt other people neglect something falls short in something, you're going to be stressing out a lot. There is going to be too much on your plate. Let me give you an example. If you have to go somewhere in the morning to school, then when should you be ready for school? I mean, when should you make your preparations? In the morning? When, before you go to bed? have decided what you're going to wear? What time you're

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going to leave who you're going to go with? Right? Which bus route are you going to take? Everything should be known should be fixed. Because if in the morning, you're trying to figure out as you're stepping into the shower, which bus Am I taking? And when is the bus leaving? And then which transit, then what's going to happen? Either you're gonna ruin your shower, okay? Or you're going to miss the bus, something's gonna go wrong, right? So a very, very important life lesson. Be prepared from before, when you know that you're reaching half of the Jews then expect a test. All right. So what does that mean? Don't wait for the announcement. Rather Be ready from before expected. All

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right. What in the men come? And indeed there is among you. There are some people among you, what do they do lemon surely who lay you back the N.

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He who lingers behind lay you but the unknown is from Bell for Hamza Baba. And Bogota is to be slow. But on is to take a very long time to walk somewhere.

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You know what I'm talking about?

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To take a very long time to walk somewhere. For example, you have to come from the back of the cafeteria, into the classroom. How long does it take? How long should it take an average person? How long? Tell me? Don't be quiet over here? Don't be silent here. Give me your response.

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Maybe 15 seconds, maybe 30 seconds, maximum one minute, then sometimes what do we do? We go so slowly. So slowly, one step after the other, then we're checking something in our bag, and then we're staring at the walls. And then we're looking at other things. We're taking our sweet time, basically. All right. Why does the person do that?

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Why do we do that? Sometimes, but hamdullah we don't do it all the time. But why do we do it sometimes when we're tired, right? Like you're really sleepy and you're dragging your feet and you're forcing yourself at every step. Why? Because you're really tired. Sometimes you're not tired. But what's the problem? You don't want to do it? All right. It's like Somebody's at the door, and you were in your bed. And they're ringing, the bell ringing, the bell ringing the veteran go away, but they're not going away. As your mom calls you. Maybe it's my shipment that was supposed to come in like fine. And then you go gradually, one step after the other, you know, taking your time. Why?

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Because you don't want to, you'd rather be doing something else. So this is what but on is to take a very long time to walk somewhere to be slow to be lazy. Not that person is incapable. They are able to but they do it deliberately. Why? Because it just don't want to do it.

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And when a person is like this, that they take their time, a lot of time doing something very easy doing something that's very manageable, then what happens? They fall back themselves. And they also discourage other people as it ever happened with you that you're so enthusiastic about something so energetic, so excited about something, but then you see your brother who's half asleep being so grouchy, and then all of a sudden you feel the same way.

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You feel the same way. It happens. Other people's attitude rubs off on you. It happens with me a lot of times you know when I see that somebody's tired, then that reminds me that I'm also tired. You know when somebody's yawning like yeah, I'm also sleeping, somebody sitting on the couch. I deserve to sit on the couch as well. All right, it happens with you. So when a person is being lazy himself, they lack motivation, then what happens? They end up demotivating other people as well.

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You know what I mean? Like they are deflated themselves and they deflate other people as well. So Allah says there are some people among you who are like this, you know, lazy and going in the way of Allah

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And then they also discourage others by their attitude they procrastinate they hesitate they lack the motivation and desire to go forth and they also deflate others for in us all but mostly button then if a difficulty a trial mostly but a disaster if a disaster strikes you then what's the reaction gotta he says but an am Allahu Allah Ya. Allah has been so merciful to me Allah has certainly blessed me when it lamb when not a con i was Mara home with them Shahidan one who is a witness meaning one who is present, meaning Alhamdulillah I was not with them. What is this referring to? There were some people who lacked the motivation to go out in the way of Allah.

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Whenever there was an expedition, people were told to go forth. There were some people who deliberately delayed who deliberately procrastinated. And then what happens when you keep delaying eventually, you don't end up doing it, isn't it? So? It's like, you get up to get a glass of water. But you're going so slowly that your mom says forget it altogether myself. All right. So then she goes, gets at herself. And then what happens? Instead of going to the kitchen, you go lie down on the couch? Did you go get the glass of water? You never did? Why? Because you're being so slow. Do you see what I mean? So likewise, at the time of the Prophet salallahu, salam, some people, they

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behaved like this, there were so slow, they delayed so much that they wouldn't even end up going. And when they stayed behind, and then they found out the Muslims who did go forth. They suffered some loss. They suffered some loss letter, the enemy was big, or the Muslims, all them got killed, or majority of them got killed, then what would they say those sitting at home? 100 I was not with them. Thank God, I was not with them. It's like, you know, you find out that your mom went to get a glass of water, and all the glasses were dirty. You're like, Thank God, I didn't go there would have to wash one.

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Do you see what I mean? So that's exactly what the whenever clean would do at the time of the prophets are

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lazy themselves. And then when they would be saved from some kind of disaster. Thank God I was not present with them. Islam a Kumar whom Shahida wala, in on the other hand, well, in Asaba confer gloaming Allah, and if some bounty some favor of Allah reaches you, meaning that you go forth in the way of Allah, and you are successful, you are victorious, you get booty, you get worldly benefits, then what happens? Then those who are lazy? They feel sad about that. They sing, Leia kulana surely definitely they say a lambda combiner con Verbena Houma wet the tone, as if there was no matter what no friendship, no affection, no love that existed between you and them. He says, Yeah, later honey,

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or I wish I couldn't do I was my home with them, or I wish I was with them. Because if I was with them for a full year Fosun or Lima, I would have been successful. What kind of success would I have gained? Fosun are Lima, a great success, a great achievement, photos from new letters, farewell, ze so in other words, if the Muslims gain some benefit, then he's like, I wish I was with them, I would have gained some benefit as well. But look at the statement that Allah subhanaw taala says over here that Allah has said in the middle, a lambda con Boehner calm webinar whom he says all this as if there existed no love between you and him.

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Because someone who loves you, someone who is sincere to you someone who is committed, then what happens what you suffer, they suffer as well. What you gain they gain as well.

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But if someone is insincere, someone does not feel that they belong, that they are with you. Then what happens if you suffer from something then your problems are your problems? And if you get something that good for you,

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you see what I mean? Some people they see themselves as separate from the rest of the group. They look at it as I and you

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I am I and you are you even though we live in the same household, even though we are in the same family or even though we're working in the same place, but no, I am I and you are you we are different. We are separate. So if you suffer from a problem too bad, it's yours. Your problems are yours. And if you get something Okay, good for you, but I wish I would have gotten it as well. So in other words, they're not sincere.

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But the thing is that people who are joined by some work or some kind of relation, then can they ever

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However, you know, separate themselves from the rest of the group, can they ever look at themselves as separate from the rest of the group? If they do, then they're actually making a big mistake.

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If there is a ship, there are people at a higher level, and there are people at the lower level, some people are above, and other people are below in the ship. Okay, there are different levels, right.

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And if people who are at the higher level, they don't care about the people who are at the lower level, you know, for example, they have water, they have food, and they don't share with others, they don't acknowledge their problems and their difficulties and the challenges, they don't care about them. And the people at the lower level, they need water. So what do they do? They make a hole in the ship to get water, what's going to happen? Isn't everybody going to drown? Everybody's going to drown. So when you're in the same boat,

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when you're in one group, then you cannot view yourself as different from the rest of the people. Muslims are what they are like one body, if one part is hurting the other fields the pain as well. It's not possible that a part of the body is suffering from an infection and the rest of the body will not experience fever. No, it will, because we're all connected. All right. Likewise, in a group people are connected in a family people are connected, and unless and until we see others problems, our own problems, and others achievements as our own achievements, we cannot be united. And when we cannot be united, then we can never ever be successful. We are instead headed towards failure and

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self destruction.

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Because when people do not become united, then what happens? That one goes one way and the other goes the other way. So when we are together, then there must be mawatha. Then there must be love and affection.

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Allah says finally you caught him, so he should fight feasable Allah He in the way of Allah meeting, go ahead and struggle in the cars of Allah, who should do that? Who will do that? A Lavina those people who yes throne and hire the dunya will who sell the life of this world for the life of the hereafter. Yes, Lorna from sheen Raja Shara yesterday is to sell. So they give up. They sell the life of this world, they give it why because they want in exchange the life of the hereafter. So what do we learn here? That the objective of going forth in the way of Allah is what to gain dunya to gain worldly benefits know, when a person goes out in the way of Allah, he's not expecting his

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main goal. His main focus is not worldly gain. What is his main focus? The good life of the hereafter? Because when you go out in the way of Allah when you take a step in the way of Allah, then what will happen? You will suffer in your dunya tell me to come here this morning? Didn't you have to sacrifice your sleep? Didn't you? And for how many months? Have you sacrifice your Saturday morning and Sunday morning sleep? For how many months have you many months right? And for how many months? You inshallah intend to sacrifice your Saturday morning and Sunday morning sleep for many ones, right? So aren't you suffering? Aren't you losing something? You are right? Likewise, if there

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is a person who goes for battle, he is going for battle in the Cause of Allah, then is he going to gain some worldly benefits? No. Before he gains something, he's going to lose something. So this is a reality that when you go out in the way of Allah, you are sacrificing you are putting at risk what your worldly gain your worldly comfort but at that time remind yourself a dairy whoo yeah the herbal while baraka to WP, that this fatigue and this difficulty it'll go away, it'll be over and inshallah the blessing it will remain. You know what I'm gaining from this that will remain in sha Allah. So always remind yourself I'm giving this up right now why, for the good life of the hereafter.

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I'm sacrificing right now why? Because I want to enjoy later. This is just like, you know if a person is in school, they want to get a good result then what do they do? They sacrifice many things why? Because they want to get a good result. This is what parents constantly tell their children you know work hard now. So that you can live an easy life later. Isn't that what they tell you all the time? Study now you know they're just a few days a few years few months. Just give it your best later on you can enjoy

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che lon sometimes He comes to us and you know he discourages us

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I'm going out in the way of Allah, you know, taking a step in the Cause of Allah, you know, taking a step towards Allah He discourages us. And he told us Oh, you're so tired. You know you had such a long and difficult week. Lulu Cooley, *, but you know, you need a little bit of rest. And I haven't been able to spend much time with my family. So tired, so exhausted, come on, if you don't rest, you might get sick. You have such a long week coming, then what happens? Such thoughts, they discourage you.

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Right? They discourage you. But at that time, what do you need to tell Shavon I'm not going to listen to you. I'm still going to do what I'm going to do. And when you do it, then you gain victory over your shaper

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right. So follow your cotton feasable Allah Who Alladhina Schroon ahead dunya will.

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Allah says woman, you cotton, FISA be Allah, whoever fights in the way of Allah and fighting in the way of Allah has like the highest degree, the highest level that a person can go to. So whoever fights in the way of Allah, whoever struggled in the way of Allah for Yocto, that he's killed a young lip or he is victorious from Allah, that he gains victory for so for nuit de Lima, then Soon we shall give him a great reward, meaning a great reward is guaranteed for who, for the one who goes out in the way of Allah,

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whether he loses, or he's victorious. And by the way, there's no loss when a person goes in the way of Allah. Okay, there is no failure when a person goes out in the way of Allah, because if he is killed, if he loses his life, if he suffer something, isn't that a great achievement in itself? Isn't it like there was a companion who was killed. And as he was being killed, he said foods to build up build carrabba by the Lord of the car, but I have succeeded. And he said this so passionately, that the people over there a shock that what is he saying? He's dying, and he's saying, first to build up build Kava. I have succeeded by the Lord of the Karva. So people will do a

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shot that what does he say? And there were people who witnessed him. And they went out to see what is this Islam. And that is what led them to embracing the faith. So when a person goes out of the way of Allah, remember, there is no failure, there is no failure, it's a win win situation. If he dies, if he loses everything, still, he is successful. And if he doesn't lose everything, then he is successful in the worldly sense.

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Can you imagine? This is the Promise of Allah. There's nothing else in this life, which if you do in this world, which if you do, success is guaranteed, it's not guaranteed, they deceive you by saying success is guaranteed, it's not actually guaranteed, you do suffer something or the other, they tell you money back guarantee. But haven't you had such a miserable experience with that machine? Which was useless? Who's gonna pay for that misery? All right, and who's gonna pay for that sense of loss that you've had by realizing that 30 days I had this machine, but it didn't work for me at all. And then they tell you, but you have to pay for the shipping. Right? And then you look through the long

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long documents and you realize that oh, but you do have to pay something. Right? So in this world, there is nothing for which success is guaranteed. Only Allah guarantee success for who for the one who goes out in his way, you gain something or you lose something still you are successful. Does anyone ever tell you that you take a medical exam and even if you don't pass still you are successful? Yeah. Does that happen? No way. Never happens.

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You could have a nervous breakdown, you could end up in the hospital because of an anxiety attack. They don't care anything for you. But when a person goes out in the way of Allah, every little thing he suffers for that he is rewarded. And the fact is, that with the first drop of blood, that falls, the martyr, his sins are forgiven,

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isn't it and the martyr, the one who dies in the way of Allah, he begins to receive reward immediately. We learned to earlier in the lobby him years ago, for Hina they're happy they're enjoying. In a hadith we learned that Allah has guaranteed the Mujahidin, his cause that he will either bring death to him admitting him into paradise, or he will help him return safely to his home with whatever award and booty he gained Bukhari and Muslim. Now this is at a very high level, related with yourself. We're not fighting in the way of Allah, we're far from that. But in this situation, whatever that we're doing, always remind yourself when I go out in the way of Allah, even

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if I'm spending $5, even if I'm spending $100 That is not a loss. That's actually it.

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In, it's actually an investment. If I study for a test all week, and I know I've done my best, every lesson, I did it seven times, I practiced I revised many, many times, and I take the test and still I get only 12 out of 25 then you know what, I don't have the marks, but I read the Quran. Right? And for the seven times that I did my lesson repeatedly, over and over again, that insha Allah for that I have accumulated reward. Right? So this is the reality, someone who goes out in the way of Allah, He never ever suffers failure. So when he doesn't suffer failure, then what should he do? He should go out more and more. He should constantly run towards Allah taking one step after the other.

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I just missed this class so much. I was away in India. And every Saturday

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evening when it was morning here I was like Sister Tamia is going to be doing the Tafseer. And I'm missing out. You don't know how lucky you are to be here. Actually, the word Lucky is the wrong word. How grateful you should all be to Allah subhanaw taala. While I was away, a friend of mine and me, we go to the prison once a week. And because we both awake at the same time. For six weeks, there was nobody visiting these people. And I was getting emails from the chaplain there saying, we need you to come here. I got worried. So yesterday when I went there, he told me that we have a lot of problems. I got worried because you know, sometimes these Muslim girls, I tell them to do a lot

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of Java. I say, you know, you see all these people, they're in a bad shape. They're feeling so low, go up to them and tell them about Allah. I was so afraid that he's going to stop the program. And all the way I was making the I said, Oh Allah, don't let us be in trouble. And when I went there, he told me that there are many girls who come here as Christians now claiming that they are Muslim. I want you to test them for me. And I'm like, how am I going to test somebody's faith? I don't know. I don't know how I'm going to do it. But as I was going through the passages over the hours making dua said, Oh, Allah, help me how am I going to find out what the state of the Eman are what they are?

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Anyway, I just met one girl because they had lot of shortage of staff yesterday. And I had 15 minutes to find out according to this chaplain, I started to talk to her. I told her about why we come there and what we do and she was so happy. She said, I've been waiting for you for so long. Why did you take so many days to come here? We don't have anybody to tell us about Islam. I said, are there any Muslims? Here there is a Muslim girl but she herself isn't practicing. Look at the state of affairs. And this girl, whatever I told her she was crying. She said Oh please, when are you coming back next? Can you stay longer? I said no. I've been given 15 minutes. I didn't tell her that

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I'm here to test if you're a Muslim.

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And because they had not given her a hijab, she taken a piece of cloth and tied it. And because she is from here, she had the courage to go above the chaplain and complain about him that he is not letting her practice her faith.

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At that time, I thought here is a good

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girl who is practicing from a fellow revert, how to say Alhamdulillah. When she sneezes, she says, These are the things that we know when we try to practice.

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And we, Al Hamdulillah, all of us here, are getting so much opportunities to learn.

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Group time, I feel some of them have not studied.

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test time, I feel so bad when I see the test papers, retest. Again, I feel bad. They're getting opportunity after opportunity, try to put yourself in that girl's place, who has suddenly discovered Islam in a jail.

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And therefore, like, I just got to meet one. And they never did that. They said, Can you come back on Monday? Can you come back on Wednesday by to test if they are Muslim?

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I want all of you to tell yourself how fortunate you are to be here to be given this opportunity to study the deen

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and how much are you using it? You all feel very guilty if you don't, because there are people out there who are dying to learn about Islam, and they don't have the resources. Please, I beg of you go back home and rethink what are you doing?

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Think of how fortunate you are.

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Just try to put yourself in that closed cell for one hour Imagine you're in there and you will change I promise you somebody

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will may Allah come lead to it Luna feasable Allah He, and what is the matter with you, that you do not go out to fight in the Cause of Allah. Earlier we learned that some people they lack the motivation to go out in the Cause of Allah. Even though success is guaranteed, even though reward is promised, even though it's a win win situation. But still, some people don't desire it. Some people don't want to do it. They're not motivated by the reward by the incentive that is given. So Allah subhanaw taala makes them realize that what you're leaving, is not just going to deprive you, it's actually harming other people.

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Your shortcoming you're falling short in your duty in your obligation means that other people are suffering, that other people are losing out. They are suffering. So Allah says what is the matter with you? Meaning you have no reason, you have no excuse to not go forth in the way of Allah. Why? Because while most of our fina, there are those who are oppressed from blood or infer dwarf which means weakness, or Eve, a weak person, Musa doff is a person who has been made weak, meaning he may have strength, he may have some kind of courage, but he is oppressed. And because of that oppression, his strength, his money, his power is useless. He cannot do anything at all. Most of our

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Fein there are oppressed ones, middle region for among the men, a regional Florida for June. There are men who are oppressed one missa and the women who are oppressed, will will learn and there are children who are oppressed will then pour love when a child will then children. There are children, men, women, children, they're being oppressed. They are Alladhina those people who you call Luna they're saying Robina or our Lord, Regina, take us out, man. How the * Korea from this city, Korea from California Yeah, it's used for a city a place where people are living together. So they say Oh our Lord take us out of the city. The city, Alana Mia Lu Ha hoo speed people are unjust. They

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are oppressive linoleum they do one who does look ugly, her or her meaning the people who live in the city they have become very oppressive. They harm us. They harass us, they persecute us, they torture us. They make our life miserable and difficult for us. So they are such people who are praying who are asking Allah for help. And they say what your Alaina Mila dunka Walia and oh Allah make for us from you from yourself will Legion who is willing, someone who will protect us, someone who will look after someone who will take charge of our affairs and help us out of the situation? When you're alone? I'm Illidan kind of see you draw and made for us from Yourself a helper. Meaning

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send someone who will pull us out of this miserable situation. Send someone who will help us who will befriend us who will understand what we're going through, who will

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Do something for us. What's your Alana Mulligan, Cova Legion? What your Alana Millington, Tennessee law

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in Makkah, there were many Muslims who were not able to migrate. They were not able to migrate from Mecca to Medina. And you can imagine the majority of the Muslims they had managed to escape. But still there were some Muslims who did not manage to go, and those who did not manage to go. You can imagine what kind of persecution they must have been suffering at the hands of their enemies. Because all of their anger, their frustration, at losing all the Muslims, the majority of the Muslims, it came against to those whom they still had control over. So they were being oppressed, even our bursal DeLorean who he said, I and my mother, were from the oppressed in Makkah, we were

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from the oppressed people in Makkah. Do you remember the Treaty of her labia when the Prophet sallallahu Senna was about to make the contract? Right? Just finalizing it? What happened? A Muslim man up agenda. He managed to escape from Africa. And we're all the way to today via in what state did he come? He was shackled. Alright, he had chains all over him. But he managed to escape somehow and reach the Muslims. And he was begging them, please take me along with you. Look at me look at the state that I am in. But the prophets of Allah Islam could not because of the treaty that was being made. So the prophets of Allah still could not take him. Now imagine this man, when he was

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taken aback by the McCanns, you think they would have treated him very nicely? Not at all. They persecuted him some they persecuted to their death. Remember how Billa Lolita run home was persecuted? Just imagine?

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How are they persecuted? The first martyr woman? How was she persecuted?

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Just reading about them, learning about the difficulties that they endured even that is so difficult for us imagine experiencing all of that. So Allah subhanaw taala is representing us that why won't you go forth? Why won't you go forth, and defend the people who are living in misery who are living in oppression. And remember that the lesson of this idea is general, it doesn't just apply to that time in that place. But the lesson is general, that it is the responsibility of those people who are living in security in peace, in comfort in plentitude, that they should not forget those who are living in misery. They should never ever forget those people who are living in suffering.

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But what do we think we think just remembering them is sufficient sharing a video clip, something with which we have fulfilled our duty, shedding some tears, talking about it in public events, you know, we have fulfilled our duty towards those people who are suffering. But is that it? Is that all that we're supposed to do? No, we're supposed to do something to help them come out of that situation, whatever then we can do. And anyone who's living in misery and oppression, whether it is someone in a Muslim land or any other place, someone who was suffering from difficulty, needs another individual who will help him. So whether it is injustice that is caused by people, or it is

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a natural disaster, because of which people are suffering, any place on this earth where someone is suffering, it is our duty that we remember them.

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But unfortunately, sometimes we neglect those who are suffering in our own houses even

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then, how can we be sincere? How can we ever be truthful, in our concern for Muslims who are suffering abroad, for people who are suffering in other countries, if there is an elderly person who is living in your house, someone with a disability, or someone with a broken shoulder, or someone with a back problem, because of which they're unable to walk easily, they're unable to do to look after themselves easily. And we cannot even bother to bring them food or we cannot even bother to help them do their laundry, or we cannot even bother to take them out for a walk.

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Then our claims of talking about Muslims in Palestine Muslims in Syria, they're meaningless. Honestly, they're meaningless. If there are people living in our street, people who we know who need help, but we don't care about them. We don't even give them a phone call. We don't even ask them how they're doing. Then when we talk about Muslims elsewhere, that doesn't mean anything. That doesn't mean anything at all.

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So it is a duty of those people who are in ease and comfort to never forget those who are in difficulty. We should remember such people and we should strive to help them to assist them.

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Hear them, talk to them, listen to them. Let them cry before you say something nice to them say something to comfort their hearts. You know, once the companions that were traveling with the Prophet salallahu Salam, and they had gone for an expedition, and they were basically traveling in the nighttime. And finally when they camped, it was the last part of the night, last part of the night, a few hours before budget. And when they stopped this slept immediately. And when they slept, they kept sleeping until

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the heat of the sun woke them up. What did that mean? They had slept through Fudger it wasn't just early morning, it was actually you can say around nine o'clock, eight o'clock. 10 o'clock these days when it's actually hot because of the sun.

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And when they woke up, they were worried. They were afraid. They were terrified about what had happened that they had missed their prayers, or Amana widow on who he went on saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar out loud to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would hear him and eventually wake up. So in the prophets had a lot of sin and woke up the people complained to him that look what has happened. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Okay, Layali won't harm you and shall lights okay? He said, Come, let's go. If the Hey, Luke, let's go. So he made them go from that place, they went elsewhere. Why? Because shaytaan had, you know, overcome them in that place. So they said, Let's go somewhere

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else. They had been coughing over there. They went somewhere else and they prayed over there.

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The prophets of Allah isn't sallam said, such comforting words to them, to comfort them. They were so hurt, so distressed, so anxious in their hearts, and he comforted them. So sometimes really, other people, they don't need you to do great things for you. All they want is that you sit with them for a few minutes, and you listen to them, and just give them a hug. That's all they need. That's all they need. So if we cannot even do this little bit, then how can we do more for people who need more help. And if we don't help others, then this is a sign of hard heartedness that we have hard hearts that lack compassion, that lack mercy, and someone who is not merciful to others,

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then it's Allah merciful to him. What do we learn in the Hadith, that be merciful to those who are upon the earth, and the one in the sky is the one on the rush, he will be merciful to you.

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So we have to be concerned about people who are suffering. Because sometimes we're so happy about our lives, we're so busy and so involved, that we forget other people. So never forget them, make dua for them, do something to see them to talk to them. And yes, you are one human being you cannot go and help every individual on this planet. You cannot go and listen to every individual on this planet. But whoever you can,

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whoever you can, whoever is in your close proximity in your close circle, you can help them especially someone who's living in the same house as yours.

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Be considerate.

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And Medina Amanu. Allah says those people who believe you caught eluna feasterville Allah, when they go out, when they find when they struggle, they do so for the cause of Allah, for the deen of Allah, to earn Pleasure of Allah, to earn reward from Allah, according to the deen of Allah. This is their struggle.

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So when we're helping someone, when we're struggling, you know, to listen to someone to ease their pain to help them out a little bit, then remember, you're doing this for Allah, you're doing it not to gain some praise from them,

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to receive a thank you from them, but to earn reward from Allah subhanaw taala. Because it's very difficult sometimes to help people who are in misery in difficulty. You know why? Because when you help them, all of a sudden, you don't hear good things from them, you actually hear criticism from them. It's like you're washing someone's dishes for them, and they tell you, but don't wash this way. But use this cloth and use this punch. And look, there's water over here. And please wipe this and make sure you do this and make sure you like, you know what, be grateful that I'm doing this. Right? And then what do we tell ourselves? I'm never committed to help this person again. I've had

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it. I've had enough of this. I don't care if they're related to me. I don't care, whatever how much they're suffering. You know, they have to be a little bit nice as well. If they keep nagging me if they keep annoying me with their words. I'm sorry. I'm not going to help them.

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isn't at all. What should you remind yourself at that time? I'm not doing it for her. I care about her. But I'm not doing it for her. I'm doing it for who? Allah subhanaw taala sometimes you go to great lengths to help someone. And then what do you hear? Oh, but this is not right. And that is not right. And what

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did you do with this, you're like, you know what be happy I did at least this much. And sometimes it's not them, it's actually shaitan, who's whispering to us, or he's telling us through them. And also remember that people who are living in difficulty in misery, they kind of become selfish, because they want relief immediately. And when you want relief immediately, then you don't even care about people who are helping you.

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I've seen myself that once, I'd gone to a refugee camp to volunteer over there.

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And the management team, they had set a whole setup of how people will come in lines, and they will come and have their names written down over here. And this is where they will receive money from, this is where they'll receive clothes from, this is where they will receive blankets from and food from and everything. The whole setup was made very nicely. And then it was going a little slow. Obviously, people who are hungry, they cannot stand and wait in lines, people who are cold, they want the blank in the warm clothes immediately. People who are sick, they want medication immediately. So for a few hours, there were nice, proper lines. But then after some time, it was a

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huge mob, basically, that was attacking the group of volunteers. And literally, we ran to save our lives. We ran to save our lives, we ran into the car and drove out of there because we felt if we stayed there for even five minutes longer, they would kill us.

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It felt like that.

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We were giving packages of clothes to them. And one person would *, you know, a bag from one side, and the other would * from the other side, one would get the shirt, the other would get the fan and one would get the shawl. This is what was happening. And people were happy with whatever they were getting, basically. So when you see some such kind of attitude, you're like, I'm sorry, I can't help these people. Look at them. They don't deserve to be helped. Right? We passed such comments, right? This is an extreme case, in your house, your sister is sick, you want to help her and she's going on and on or your mom and she's going on and on and you're like you know what, be

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quiet, please. But at this time, you have to remember I'm not doing it for them. I'm doing it for who? For who? For Allah. So I don't care if they hurt me, I don't care what they say to me, I'm not going to listen, I'm not going to take it to heart, I'm just going to ignore it. I'm just going to get over it. Because Alladhina amanu you got the Luna feasable in there. Those people who believe they fight in the Cause of Allah, while Latina cafardo And those people who disbelieve you call the Luna feasable Kahoot they fight in the cause of war in the cause of Tahu what is the hood, any force?

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False at any force, that calls to its worship,

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that stands in in a competition or you can say against Allah subhanaw taala that it distracts people from Allah calling people to oneself whether it's an idle, or it is a human being. Or it is anything that is worshipped other than Allah, so they fight, they go for this struggle, not for Allah, but for someone else. Who those who disbelieve. So what does this teach us? That someone who believes who has Iman, when he struggles he does it for Allah you're near should be for Allah is Laos. Sincerity should be there. Allah says For God they do. So when you fight when you go to battle fight who only a shade on the Friends of shade lawn, because they are promoting the cause of the whole

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they're promoting the cause of shade lawn. And remember that in Okay, the shaytani candleberry For indeed the plot of shade lawn, it is every week, so don't be afraid, no matter how much the enemy is, no matter how many people are supporting tahu no matter how many forces are in the cause of shaytaan don't worry, because at the end of the day, the plot of shaytaan is weak recitation

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Well, Amala Kamala to call Dino Nafisa

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stock morphine. I mean, anyone Nisa?

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Lavina yup Oh no.

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Korea to Walley

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world John.

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Lavina man Oh, we will bond to your own

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guff Oh God, do you

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You don't want

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any follow up phone call to you. Oh,

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shame on

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us shame on you. You can

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always put yourself in the shoes of other people.

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Always put yourself in their situation.

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If you had a broken shoulder if you had severe backache

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if you were heavily pregnant, if you were suffering from fever, what would you want?

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That people are just sitting there

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while you are working away, while you are exhausted while you are suffering pain? Is that what you would want for yourself? Never. So when you see someone who needs help them, don't just sit there and stare at them, do something to help them.

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And don't worry about what they say, or what they begin to expect from you. Because sometimes we don't help others. Why? Because we have this fear that they're going to always expect that I'm going to do it, then they're going to start depending on me. No, don't let this fear stop you. Do what you can do now.

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