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Tariq Appleby

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My dear brothers and sisters, Allah subhana wa tada towards us as believers in the Quran

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that we have Taqwa of him.

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Before we can even begin to speak of top line technology, we must first define for ourselves as Muslims as believers. What exactly taqwa is because if Allah subhanho wa Taala is commanding us to do something for us to properly do it and implement it, we must first understand what it is exactly what is Allah subhana wa tada commanding us to do? So we have to understand the stuff that Allah subhana wa tada is ordering us to have. So we start by saying that the word taqwa in its root letters in the Arabic language means to place a barrier between two things. A we call you something that separates between two things. And there's no better definition that I have seen. Then the

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definition of even Habib Rahim, a whole lot of the tabea in the students of the companions, may Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with all of them, and have mercy on all of them. What does he tell us? He tells us that dakhla is to act in the with the obedience of a loss of a hand no more Tyler, Laurie min Allah total jeu de La Villa. He says the first half of tequila is that you're acting in obedience to the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Nor remain alone with knowledge from Allah. This is important for us as young people. We are in the, you know, the best part of our life. That's why they say the youth is the future of a nation. Because this is where all the energy, all the the creative ideas, all the excitement, all the motivation is, it's with these faces that I see with me. It's in front of me today. And so we need to understand that duckula means that Firstly, I'm acting in the obedience of Allah. But I cannot know the obedience of Allah, if I don't have knowledge, if I don't have light from a loss of a high level of dialogue. And so what is this light? It is the book of Allah the Quran, it is a Shiva, a

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fuel for what is in the hearts in it is no light, giving us light during times of darkness when everything else seems so confusing. When you can't find your way. You read the Quran, you find solace, you find enjoyment, you find the loss of a high note that opening up the path to you, even though you were in such darkness before and it is the son of Mohammed. So Lola what I did here was setting up the life of this amazing men who if we wanted to, we could say that he was taqwa personified. If you're wanting to see taqwa walking, you have to look at the Prophet of Allah. So the law of it he was him.

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So the prophet SAW now teaches us what is beloved to Allah and what isn't? What is this light by Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and what Allah subhanho wa Taala has made how long for us? All of this we find that the Quran and the Sunnah, but we have one more, we have one more source of light, and that is that we look at the lives of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to see living examples of men of women of children, living taqwa to see these men let me give you an example of a bucket of the law why we consider him to be the most pious and the most righteous after the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam isn't it? So? We do. And that is

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the view of animism now on July that abubaker is the best person after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this woman. But one day, he's received some gifts and his home is busy with something else so he tells his son, please take off take care of my guests.

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And he comes home, and his son has not yet taken care of the guests hasn't yet served them. And he becomes angry. And he starts to curse and to sway at his son. And I will walk out of the love. And one of the things we don't know that much about him is that he used to have a temper,

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he would easily become angry. And so he became angry with his son. And he used the words I won't repeat them here, but very, very harsh words with his son.

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So halala so does he not have Taqwa?

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Did he lose his DACA he did not have to begin with. And this is important for us to understand. That doesn't mean there are always going to be the most pious, the most righteous, that are not going to make mistakes that are never going to lose my temper, that I'm going to be the best natured person that exists in my community. That one doesn't mean that that one means that you have knowledge of what Allah subhanho wa Taala loves and what he hates. And that one means that you are going to give preference to that, over your desires over the things that you want over the things that are easy for you to get, even though you know that you're not supposed to have them. So what is he saying?

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That taqwa is to act in the obedience of Allah? upon knowledge, no light from Allah, and then total juice awaba love you do all of that. Not because you want people to say Oh, Mashallah, brother. Look at him. He's so pious. Look at that system, Masha, Allah, you know, yesterday, she wasn't getting a job today. She's waiting a job. This brother this these sisters. They were not coming to the masjid. Now they come to the masjid. Look at their brothers beer. They are alive, so big. And Pluto is fasting Mondays and Thursdays now you're not doing it for those reasons. You're not doing it so that people may say, Oh, look at that guy. Look at that system. They have become so righteous, so pious,

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you are not doing for them. You're doing it for the praise of Allah. You are not doing it to get married, although many people do it to get married. I had a friend in Cape Town in South Africa. He really wanted to marry the system. Yeah. Every day he would talk to me about the system.

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And I told him a lot. He Her father is not going to marry you to her. Unless he sees you in the masjid. So my friend was not a person who used to come to the masjid. He was not a person. I mean, if you saw him on the Juba, Mashallah, you'd be happy. So that was the kind of person he was. And so when I told him that there's absolutely no way that you will marry this, this girl, this woman, unless her father sees you in the masjid, so he said, Okay,

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so every day martial law, he wears his agenda, you know, the good Woodstock mafia, and he goes to the masjid and he makes the point of the every soldier so now they go and kill How are you?

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So 5g, you know, up to a shy, and he's leading this ankle. But you know, once you have a handle on, and it's through, what's the authority of him a whole lawsuit about this, that sometimes we do things for other than Allah, but that it refuses to come to us, except when our intention is pure. So my friend, after a while, he started forgetting why he was coming to the masjid. You know, he was coming to the masjid for the sake of a lineup, and he started staying for the halaqaat. And then he asked the amount of demonstrative you can start to memorize the following with him. And after a few months, that girl's father came to him and said, You know, I want you to come to my house to meet my

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daughter, because I want you to marry her.

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So Allah subhana wa tada had changed his intention, but yet Allah subhanho wa Taala had given him what he wanted, after his intention became pure.

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So that means total jeu de La Villa you seeking Allah was a was that he would not the reward of the people, not what the people have, not what they can give you. Not the praise, not the admiration. But rather taqwa means that I'm doing it for the sake of Allah hoping that Allah will reward me Because ultimately, who is there that's going to reward me but a loss of a hand number one, and you have this understanding, we can now move to the second part. And that is that in this world, there's so much so many decisions that we have to make every day. Is this Hello, is that how can I do this? Should I stay away from that? And so DACA is not something that you switch on when you go to the

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wall. Daca is not something you switch on when you go to campus. That's why it's not something that you only have when you are with a certain group of friends or you are alone or you are in public. No, taqwa is something that you have with

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You all the time, because it is not only that you do as you have been commanded and you refrain from what you have been prohibited from, but taqwa also means that you are aware and conscious of a loss of a higher level of data. It is an awareness that you take with you wherever you go. That is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seems to wire the Magellan, it

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has taqwa of Allah wherever you are. Why should you have Taqwa of Allah wherever you are, that consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to cause you to be a we have the boundaries of a law we ever you may be and so that you may never cross that boundary and to always make sure that you are fulfilling the rights of a loss of a high level of data upon you to death law is not something that is why the idea that I decided at the beginning Yeah, you and levena Amma looked up Allah how to karate have Taqwa of Allah is Allah deserves to be to have Taqwa. Be aware of Allah as he's deserving. Be conscious of Allah in a way in a manner that Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving

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of and that is that you are always in that state. As long as you are walking, as long as you are conscious, as long as you are able to think that you must be thinking about that which pleases Allah subhana wa tada and that which this pleases Him. They can be no other state for the heart of the believer. In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, attack la una

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una attack la una de is here in the heart. It's in the heart It's in its Yeah, why? Because you can interact with you all the time. Many people believe that clones that determines your GPA is a beard determines your GPA, how big the job is, and then you call that determines how many times you you know you do the killer is that is part of tough one. But the tough was stems from what is in your heart. If what is in your heart is through sincere and pure, then everything else will be to sincere and pure. And that is why the prophets of Allah alayhi wa sallam tells us in the field of gesture, the Moto ha there is in the body, there is a mandala, a morsel of fish. When it is right when it is

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correct, then the entire body is correct. But when it is corrupted, the entire body is corrupted. What piece of flesh is this? This is your heart. This is where your taqwa is. And if this is correct, that everything about you will be correct. You will pay five times a day you will stay you will lower your gaze you will strive to get married man Allah subhanho wa Taala drawn to old pious righteous wives and husbands and shot along with data that will be the coolest of your eyes. It's amazing how that always gets an army

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that touches the nature of man love.

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But duck why is that you are conscious of a loss of a hydro antenna and that is why the verse well how does it end? Why not

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11 to Muslim and do not dying except that you die in this as Muslims because this data that you have in your heart, if it is right, if it is pure, you will be acting in accordance to the deen of Allah Subhana Allah data you will be submitting yourself every single day to that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed it won't be something that's temporary, something that you do today and you abandon tomorrow Today I'll be pious in Ramadan Yeah, along super pious and I, I I get up to Soho I go to the masjid I pray to God that Allah I give sadaqa time I'm involved and after aids vassula see me the extra Baba.

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That's Dr. Paul. What kind of consciousness is that?

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What kind of awareness is that of Allah subhana wa tada because the one who provided for you in Ramadan is the one who provides for you. after Ramadan, the one you worship in Ramadan should be the one you worship after Ramadan. The one that we we on a Friday we perfume and we perform a booster we are this close for we come to the masjid to listen to his Vicar and there is a station of his book. Should we not have Taqwa of him on Saturday? And on Sunday.

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This is what that word means my dear brothers and sisters. And so you and I need to realize what taqwa is and what how valuable it is in the life of a Muslim. And once we have it superfan Allah, life becomes easy. How are we drowning in our sins and how

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all our sins affecting our hearts and our minds, we cannot sleep we cannot think we cannot enjoy the pleasures of the pleasures of life. Because we are drowning in our shahadat in our sins every single day, we are disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then we have the audacity to ask, why am I unhappy?

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Why am I not finding contentment? Why cannot I cannot, Why can I not have a peaceful, enjoyable life.

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And we forget that our sins have a tremendous and just, and unfortunately, huge impact on our state of mind, in the state of our hearts and on our relationships with our wives and our husbands, our friends, our teachers, our children. As one of the senate used to say, I used to see, I used to see the effect of my sins of the ortholog of my family, and even my riding animal.

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And I want you to spend just a few seconds to think

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about how the sins in your life that you commit, whether it is openly or whether it is in private, how they are slowly destroying your happiness, your contentment, your peace of mind, how you're disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala is making it difficult for you to be happy. What is Allah subhanho wa Taala say in the forum. And we carry LAN Ethernet over here.

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It is with the remembrance of Allah, that the hearts find contentment, but when we turn away from it are out of our victory, whoever turns away from my remembrance for him. He should have been that person is going to have a very constrained life. His life is going to feel as if he's depressed all the time. He can, he can find enjoyment in anything that he does. He's always feeling a feeling of stress and anguish. Because he has turned away from the remembrance of Allah. taqwa will help us to understand this support will help us to come back to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it is cider, whether it is in hospital, Holyoke, whether it is giving charity, whatever the

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the carambola and the way in which we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala is, once we come back to it, the hearts will open again, they will blossom. We will love what we are doing, we will feel that it is easy to remain steadfast upon the idea of a loss of a high low in Thailand, and to stay in complete submission to him. Once we have realized that we will not we will never, ever find happiness in anything other than the obedience and remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala will law evolving my story about the law, that whoever seeks whatever seeks happiness in other than what Allah subhana wa Taala is whatever is beloved to Allah and what is pleasing to Him. That person will

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never, ever be happy. I have seen this in my life. I've seen this growing up. I've seen this with my friends. And I see it in my many travels. I see it amongst the youth when they come to me crying, complaining that I'm going out and I have a boyfriend I have a girlfriend I'm doing this I'm doing that. But why am I not happy? I'm being told that if I live a certain lifestyle, if I do these things, I'll be happy. Why am I not happy?

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Why is it that I don't find love than hate our enjoyment, sweetness, but rather I become drunk.

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I find myself waking up in the street,

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half naked, robbed. People might even take it have taken advantage of me I might have been intoxicated

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might have slipped with someone in a manner a manner Zina and now I have the sexually transmitted disease or the girls pregnant and we got married and I don't have a job so how to love the entire world comes comes crashing down like that. Why are these are extreme examples but what law he even in the way that I deal with my wife or the way that she deals with me if it is not done on the foundation of taqwa we will not be happy as a couple. You will not be happy with your relationship with your mothers and fathers. If you are rude to them, if you are disobedient to them, if you're always lying to them, how are you going to have a proper relationship with them or with your

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families. When you

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Get married and you will have children when you treat them badly. And your employees, those of you that have employees when you mislead them, how are you ever going to find a sense of enjoyment? How will you be able to trust people when you will always arming them, backbiting them, lying to them and cheating to them? loggie integrity Tacoma, there is the solution to all of these problems, it doesn't mean that you are guaranteed happiness. It just means that you have the ability to deal with all of the difficulties that come your way. Listen to what the loss of a hand or data says about taqwa. One of the

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Maharajah whoever has stopped law alone will make a way out for this person out of every difficulty. So

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if you have duckula if you are fulfilling the commands of Allah, if you're already feigning for what Allah has made, how long and you are doing this because you want a lesser reward and you feel his punishment, one law IE any difficulty that you will find yourself in Allah subhanho wa Taala will make a way out.

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Even though everyone around you, they, they look at your situation and they say Subhana Allah, how is this person going to find a way out? How is this person going to get a way out of this difficulty, but a loss of a handle it's either opens it up for you? Well, lucky, I have seen this My dear brothers and sisters, you know, in your own lives, take a few seconds to think about the difficulties that you must have had in your life. And the difficulty that you felt Yeah, Allah helped me.

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And then because of your taqwa because you made the choice to obey Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah made a way out for you. Even though you might have felt or others might have felt that you would never have gotten out their way on Zuko ruling Hazel.

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And Allah will provide for you from a way that you couldn't have imagined. So panela when you have tequila, you only have to test Allah subhanho wa Taala because the verse continues.

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What are they

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gonna love you for who has known and whoever trusts Allah, Allah will be sufficient tawakkol and dakhla you have these two things, Allah will be sufficient for you alone will make a way out for you. And Allah will provide for you from places you couldn't imagine.

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When I was a student in Medina after I got married,

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you know,

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we were getting a stipend from the university $842 a month. My rent was 542. So my wife and I basically we were living off 300 deals a month. So for those of you that want to get married,

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for those of you that fear, you have doubts, I can't afford it. If you get married with the purpose of Taekwondo, because you want to fulfill the student of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because you want to protect yourself from harm, because you want to fulfill you want to help someone else, your wife or your husband, stay away from the harm that so widespread. If this is your intention, Allah will provide for you.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will make a way out let me tell you the story before I get to Medina. I am not claiming by telling you this story that I have Taqwa I am the furthest person from Taco Bell Allah subhanho wa Taala save us in sha Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala hide our sins and May Allah forgive us our sins. I'm not saying that I have Taqwa. I only want to illustrate to you that when I got married, I only got married with the intention that Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps me away from Allah. Because that is what life is like in Cape Town. Even if you grow a beard, even if you are a chef, even if you are a student of knowledge, it is easy to fall into sin. As I went to my

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parents at the age of 23. And I said, I want to get married.

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Initially, my parents laughed. They said it's so funny. You're so the student, you can afford to get married. And I said no, I want to get married. They said okay, so I got married.

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And so the first question is we're coming how what are you going to do? You are studying in Medina. And are you ready to leave your wife in Cape Town and nobody come and see her nine or 10 months later?

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That's not the reason why I got married. What's the point? What is the point of getting married if you're lucky to be with your spouse? So

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what do I need? Well, you're going to need tickets money.

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How much is this ticket money? Obviously, it's a few

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1000 when you're going to need money for your wife's visa application, you are going to need money for the six months of rent that you need to pay when you get to Medina. And I started doing the calculations and I was like, yeah, Allah, Allah make your way out there a lot, I got many for your sake, help me Allah Subhana Allah. I asked my cousin, he helped me with some money. I asked one of my teachers and he helped, and people who had a loss started coming to me out of nowhere, people I didn't even know would come to me and say yes $500 Yes $1,000 and before I knew it in a matter of two weeks, I had the money for my wife's tickets for the rent. And for you know, some expenses when

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I get too many. Okay, from the river. So we get to Medina, we pay the rents and everything. But now you have to live from one to one visit up. So behind the law after we moved from that flat, I was getting for it was 542.

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So I would give the owner the 542. And I look at the 303 hours in my hand a lot. What are you gonna do with 300 deals? That's like 300 ringgit, let me see a show of hands who can level 300 ringgit a month

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for electricity, for water and for food and for transport. They are doing it anyway.

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So they used to they used to be days, it used to be months, where my wife and I couldn't afford to buy, you know, chicken or meat. We were only eating rice and mixing some spices and salt in them for days sometimes for weeks. But we never ever stopped and I want to tell you something one night I needed to pay the rent. And the allowance hadn't come now it was late by almost three weeks had was difficult. So I went to West you do not owe him I pray Missouri today. I sat in a lesson in Ocean

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City, then I trade the ici.

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Allah is a difficult situation, the owners at my door every day, he wants his money. I need to buy groceries to pay for the electricity and other you know, so much pressure.

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And I feel someone you know, tapped me on my shoulder.

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I turned around, he says are you from South Africa? I said yes. I said Mashallah. I'm from some other city in South Africa. So he sits down with me, and we talked for an hour. As he leaves, he gives me 500 rounds. Just because I didn't lie in my conversation with him. I never told him about my difficulty. I never said yeah, you know, he times are tough, you know, the lie. I don't know, you know, how are we going to make it this month? I never mentioned that to him I saw and while I you know, it's something that's very important to have that self respect for yourself. So even though you are in difficulty, let people see unless they ask you and they say to you okay, Do you need

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something? Is there anything is there any way that I can relieve your difficulty, but when you complain, complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala because he is the one that can always and definitely, without a doubt, bring relief. So he gave me some money. So I was able to pay the owner some money, tell him I would pay him with a stipend came by some groceries. And that is how it was when my son was born after

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he was born in Medina. Again, how am I going to pay for the hospital? How am I going to pay for the nappies. The diapers, had Allah but when my son was born, and that's why a lot he went Allah says, when we read the Quran, Allah says that he is a rosary.

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Mateen He is the one who provides He is the one who has complete utter power. He is the one that you don't have to fear that if you trust Him, He will be enough for you. If you have to work call upon him. If you have Taqwa you make your way out why should you have any fear if you believe them,

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loss of a high low data to make us of those believers. A lie because if you believe it, if you understand it to be true, if you believe it to be true, then a loss of a hand over to Allah will be sufficient for you. But if you have doubt, if you doubt your material means this is my salary. These are this is my income. This is my you know my column within expenses and that don't add up. You believe in what you see. What what you believe. And there's a big difference. You believe in Allah, you believe is that you that he is your receiver, that he will be sufficient for you that Allah subhanho wa Taala will make a way out for you if you have that belief. There will always be a way of

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the Muslims have a doubt at the Battle of other

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They did. They looked at the army of the police and they say it's

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330 against 1000. But what did they do? Did they spend the night complaining?

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No, they spent the night like this.

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So when you go through a difficulty when,

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when you look at your situation, and you don't know when you can't understand, and you can't see the way out, you shouldn't be complaining, you shouldn't be, you know, nagging note, what you should be doing is raising your hands to the end of the seminar, it would have been nice.

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He was the one who has all the treasures of the heavens and the earth. This is what we need to do. This is what that was meant to bring this realization.

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We have at our disposal, I look around the room now. And I see so much of it. I see cameras, I see pads and phones. I see laptops. If you look around us, we are surrounded by technology. We are surrounded by media. We are surrounded by entertainment. We use technology. In our financial departments. We use technology in education, we use technology, in our entertainment, we use it for almost everything that we do. We drive our cars, we are using technology, we use our phones, we are using technology, we are going to the gym, we are using technology, we are flying from country to country, we are using technologies everywhere.

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So what I want to do is I want to talk about the most powerful forms of technology, not about mechanical technology, not about you know the very big ideas, like you know, aeroplanes and things like that. No, I want to talk about that technology, in which taqwa is an essential element. And that technology is the media and entertainment. And every device, every form of technology like the Internet, and every gadget and device that makes our consumption of entertainment easy. Because today, people can watch the live stream of this lecture online, on the phones, on the tablets on the laptops, they might even have what they called a Google TV or Google Chrome, Chrome TV, they have

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that at home, or they have the Apple product, and they're able to watch all of this all of this content in a manner in which they couldn't before all of this technology is there. So let us start at the beginning.

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Firstly, Allah subhanho wa Taala encourages us to become better. Allah subhanho wa Taala encourages us to improve our lives to improve our circumstances, we only have to look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his companions, whenever there was a good idea. They wouldn't say, Oh, no, that's not a bad idea. We is from the Romans, we can take that. And that idea is from the Greek. So there was that idea is from the Persians know, if the idea was good, and if it was in conformity with the Sharia, for Yamaha, but be doing this stated at the Battle of thunder. Winston battle, Cyrus, he gave his opinion when asked, What do you think we should do? What did he

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say? I think as the Persians do that you should build a trench around the area of Medina, which is more likely to be attacked, and is the Edit is the least guarded.

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That's technologies, and that's military technology, the use of castables later with the Muslims using, of course they would use it, the idea of using a postal service where every 50 or 100 kilometres, you have a station where people can race with animals can race and you and I 100 kilometres, you hand over the latest and the next postman or the next either, you know rights for that's a form of technology. That's communication technology. And as we were improving, we were learning things from others, and we as Muslims invented our own technology.

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So if the technology is good, and if it is beneficial, and if it improves the lives of the Muslims, then we must use it. Why is it when the scholars talk about choosing the below, as we say in Malaysia, in Cape Town, choosing the Muslim that we choose the one theme with the loudest voice and that was the must go in on the roof so that his voice can be heard for as far as possible. Why? Because

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The purpose of the other is to inform people that the time for Salah has come. So these forms of technology microphones, is this encouraged by Islam? Or is this a bit of an innovation?

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Anything, anything that makes the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala easier. And that achieves the objectives of the Sharia in a better way. We as Muslims must, we must accept, and we must embrace at this one last condition, that it should not be in the disobedience of a loss of a high level of dialogue. And this is important.

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So technology is being forced to use. And there are two forms of technology now that requires us to have Taqwa in

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the first is the internet, for which almost every aspect of our lives today is dependent upon you open up the YouTube channel, what do you see? So mahalo, what you are not allowed, what you are not allowed to see. You go on your Facebook page, or what is being advertised.

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So how

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did you know that if your Facebook in your Facebook account it the in the background, that your searches in Google and other search engines that your browsing history is saved by Facebook? And that is why the advertisements that come to you and Facebook you ever wanted Why would you open up Facebook hit offers you to buy shoes, or it offers you to buy the latest technology because they know what you have been searching. And so it's integrated into into Facebook. And that is why Facebook is soon going to rival Google in its advertising revenues. Because they advertising is targeted to a particular customer, you and me

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what we liked what we don't like so they won't if you don't like seafood, you will not see an advert on your Facebook page inviting you to a seafood restaurant, you will never see this happen. And even on YouTube, your choices in what you watch is being chosen. And you notice that when you open up a particular video and is an advertisement, it seems to be so it's almost tailored at times. That is where YouTube is going. But Facebook has been there for a very long time. What do I what's my point, Facebook can be used for so much higher. YouTube can be used for so much good that it is being used. It is being used for so much higher. But it is also being used for showering. It is being used for

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evil. The technology that we have at our disposal today, medically or militarily, it is supposed to be used for something good. That is the reality of the situation is that it does not always sell. They used to be able to give you an example, a tablet that used to be sold in South Africa, it was a sleeping tablet to help people suffering from insomnia. So they were able to innovate. And this medical technology allow people now who had difficulty sleeping to take this poll, and they would go to sleep.

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Afterwards what after a few weeks and months they realized that this poll was highly addictive. And people started misusing it. And that is the same without technology. I have my mobile phone. What am I using it for?

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People, some many people and this is what law one of the greatest weakness of the internet and it is pornography. People are using their mobile phones to watch pornography. The internet has made it permissible to send without eyes and without binds in a way that was not available to our parents or our grandparents. technologies they how many dollar websites do we have? How many websites do we have, you know, inviting people to Islam? How many websites can I go to to watch you know, beneficial lectures and read beneficial articles hundreds of 1000s. But the internet is also a place where my mind can be corrupted by beliefs can be corrupted, we even by nature can be corrupted.

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The second thing that we need to be very, very careful of in terms of the technology that we are using is that technology has gone now in a way certain things are being innovated that are contrary to the Dean of a loss of data in so many ways. The idea of stem cell research using frozen embryos and taking you know using these stem cells for research, the idea of cloning in the future technology is going to allow us to do things that are totally unacceptable. And so you and I when we approach any one of these issues, anything within this

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Without is with ages without his with ages without fingers typing on a keyboard. If you are about to type in an address, if you are about to do research in your university lab, ask yourself is this pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala is this permissible? Is this something that Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to is going to be pleased with all will Allah subhanho wa Taala dislike this action. So this is the role of Tableau in technology, but it is also the role of taqwa in every single thing that we do my dear brothers and sisters, we're going to take a pause now for the Align inshallah, with Allah Allah. There is much more to say. But I think after the other, I feel my voice is slowly

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leaving me and I still have to teach at the school tomorrow. You know, those small little, you know, but it builds that someone has to teach them. So it's all of the data in the talk today, but if there are any questions between the alive in the karma, we do that, then