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Friday Khutbah – 11 October 2019

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Tawfique Chowdhury

Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa rahmatullah wa Juana Illa. Allah,

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wa shadow Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah.

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Wa shadow, Mohammed Abu al salam, ala rissalah Amana, Juana Sahil oma wotja feasability la caja de

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la lado de la Ilaha Alec for salatu wa salam O Allah you either early he was such a big money. Yeah you Latina de la to party watamu tuna 11 to Muslim oh yeah you wanna sutopo raba como la de la la la la la la comida Georgia, Baba salmon humare Jalan Cassie Romani sur la la de de Luna V will our hub in the La karnali Cooperativa

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de la la kulu Colin de de de la Kuma, Kuma, la como de novo Mama utara, la Sula, who for the first 1000 alima wilbarger in Stockwell Hideki tabula heeta Allah

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or Sharon Morimoto de to Hakuna Matata Hakuna lepidopteran Bala wakulla de la Latina, my brothers, my sisters in Islam.

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Today, there is something that has become a Muslim monopoly. It is not success. It is not wisdom. It is something I like to call mediocrity.

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Today for some reason, when we have anything that we want to excel in, it doesn't happen with Islam and Muslims, it tends to happen with non Muslims.

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Unfortunately, today, we are all engrossed or vast majority of us are engrossed in pursuing things that add very little benefit to our own selves, our own families and much less to humanity. At the forefront of things that impact human beings is not a Muslim, it's usually a non Muslim.

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We tend to be at the forefront of things that do not matter much. We tend to talk about shakes in the Middle East that tend to have the best cars that are diamond studded, or wealth that is beyond measure. We tend to talk about human beings that have phenomenal ability, but very little value at all.

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I am here to tell you that we are meant to be different. Islam does not tell us to pursue mediocrity. Islam tells us to pursue excellence in whatever we do.

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In fact, the cert is not meant to be about simply worshipping Allah as if you see him. It is that you worship Allah as if he is in front of you. So you excel in whatever you do.

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Everything in Islam tells us to be that excellent human being. Everything in Islam tells to be tells us to be that one person that one man that matters. Everything in Islam tells us the numbers don't matter. Everything in Islam tells us that when we have greater numbers, we actually have more difficulty more problems. Which battle was it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam nearly lost due to numbers. It wasn't Battle of burger when he was outnumbered. It wasn't the Battle of when he was also outnumbered that he was losing due to numbers was due to something else. It wasn't the Battle of hundreds it was the Battle of her name. When he was larger in numbers while yo Mahoney

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name is RJ but COVID castrato calm.

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When on the day of her name when your numbers amazed you so numbers is the wrong thing. And as any leader will tell you any CEO will tell you

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the greatest problem with success is success itself. The greatest problem with results is results itself the greatest problem of money is money itself. The greatest problem with cash is cash itself is the false sense of security that you get that I have the numbers I will win the battle I have the cash I will survive. It is success itself that is the greatest enemy of success. It is numbers that is the greatest enemy of results. And that is why the prophet SAW Selim told us and authentic hadith an army of 12,000 will

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Never be defeated due to numbers.

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So we will never be defeated due to numbers. On that day, the Sahaba said, Is it because we are so few in numbers? Is that why we will be downtrodden and the earth will eat us up and the people of the world would try to fight for our our resources? No, the prophet said sort of Salah. He said you will be large in numbers like the foam and the ocean. Countless are the numbers of Muslims, but we have no value. We have no value at all.

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My brothers and sisters in Islam, I want you to ponder on the following thing, and that is that Islam only needs one man.

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Islam. Allah only needs one man. To a nation Allah sent one man.

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To all of humanity. One man he never sent armies. One prophet of God. One new Elisa salam wa Ebrahim one Nope. Allen sakasa one man, one man sent to the atom to the moon. one man,

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one man, just one man. That's it.

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All we need is one man.

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Can this room not provide that one man?

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Can you not find that one man amongst you? Or do you need a medical examination? You need to find your manhood amongst you. All Islam needs as one man to rise up. And we have always risen up when one man has taken the responsibility on his or her shoulders.

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Every single time one person has said I will be that person is the one who won.

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And whenever we say I don't need to be that person. I don't want to excel I don't want leadership. Like this mentality we have in Malaysia I don't want to excel because I don't want to disappoint myself. I don't want to disappoint others. The more we think like that the more we think that one man is not me.

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But everything in Islam tells us to be that one man the prophets are seldom said no authentic hadith three Hadith I'm gonna share with you today. The first thing the prophets are seldom said is that every 100 years Allah will send one man

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right, one man who will change for the people their religion

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will revive for the people imagined in the hearts, the majority of the current majority of the century one person

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and it is the right and the duty of every Muslim man to be that man to desire to be that magette did Allah Allah Allah I am that person I am that person who should be saying

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because if we do not do that, the real danger. The real danger is not that we will not be that person. The real danger is that no one will come in that century that will revive the oma

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and Allah Allah, every prophet of God. Never ever put down the mantle responsibility.

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when Moosa Alister Salaam was chosen, he did not put it down. He simply asked Allah, fix my tongue. Give me my brother as a helper, straight in my way online helped me with this cause. Never did he say, I don't want this responsibility.

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Every single Muslim must ask Allah Subhana Allah subhana wa Taala to be that one man.

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And when we do so that is the day when Islam will succeed. In another authentic hadith the second one I'm going to share with you the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Rahim Allah who embrace arafa Katara. This is authentic hadith in Bukhari, Allah has mercy on a man who knows his father. The word

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in Arabic language is translated by many people to mean limit. God has mercy on the one who knows his limits. And that is a weak translation of this idea. The correct understanding of the Hadith is Allah has mercy on the man who knows the greatness of his limits, who knows how wide his limits are, how huge his abilities are, and how huge his capacity is, God has mercy on the wild. Meaning Allah has mercy by helping you to achieve when you know that your limits are huge when your ability is phenomenal. When your capacity is unbelievable.

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If you know that you can do great things Allah will help you achieve it. If you try to achieve it, Allah will help you achieve it. And hence you will eventually end up achieving it. How many

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have us have dreamed and tried to do things Allah helped us achieve it. We wanted to buy a house we did it. We wanted to finish our studies. Most of us got our degrees. We wanted to get into a job and like David just wanted to get married. Allah gave us a wife, whatever we aim for we achieve it. What is wrong with us that we only aim for mediocrity? What is wrong with us? What is it that has made us happy with this dunya when it is so mediocre compared to the aka

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my brothers and sisters Islam, there is a third Hadith I want to share with you.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He said

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cologne Maria Saroyan Lima. Hola Paula. In the authentic hadith in Bukhari. He said every person is helped by Allah when they pursue their purpose.

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Lima Haleakala for what they have been created for. If you pursue what Allah has created you for, then Allah will help you. Have you ever found that you started studying engineering?

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And then it's so hard for you just not finding the passion in it. Exams you're failing. You can't make yourself go to the class. Have you ever thought that perhaps you're never actually meant to be an engineer? You only doing engineering because you saw your dad being an engineer. So you wanted to be an engineer? You only doing engineering because someone else's vision and dream was for you to be an engineer, not because of yours? Have you ever thought you're living the dream of someone else? Not your own. And that is why you're not finding passion and strength in it. Perhaps that is the reason why you're not finding passionate strength because you're living the dream of someone else,

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not your own.

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So my jacket has a purpose. This recorder has a purpose. My cap has a purpose. My shoe has a purpose. My car has a purpose. My glasses have a purpose and I don't have a purpose. How is that possible? Which fool things like that, except someone who has been fooled by this dunya

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cologne Maria sorrow Lima Haleakala. If you follow that which you have been created for Allah's help will come

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if you do not follow that which you have not been created for less help will not come therefore from this Howdy.

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Therefore, my brothers, my sisters, Islam, it is high time we follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Sal and not just the way he spoke, the way he ate, the way he married and lived, but also in the fact that he spent six months of his life pondering on the purpose of his life.

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pondering the purpose of why you exist on this earth. Go and take a holiday, take a hike, take your shoes off, walk in the park, look at the sky, go and see the ocean and ask Allah Why did you create me? Was it to be like our RTB like Khalid ovulate? Or to be like in a bus? Which way do you want me to come to you Allah? What is the purpose of which you created me? With that you will become that one man, that one woman that will change the world.

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And today is not the day where that one person one man has to be an island or a bar or a scholar of Islam.

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Today, that one man might be someone else in the authentic narration, which was reported the prophet SAW Selim, whenever he was asked about what is the best deal he changed it. Sometimes he said the best deal is jihad. Another time he said best deed is Salah on time. Another time said best is to feed a Muslim. Now the time he said best deed is to is to give a Muslim drink of water. Another time he said the best deed is to put a smile on a Muslim. In fact, one of the LMR Islamic collected what is the best deed Hadith of the best deed and he found over 70 types of best deeds The Prophet said. So even taymiyah explained in his fatawa that the best deed is not necessarily what you think is the

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best deed or just Salah or Zakat or jihad. The best deed changes according to time and place according to the best need of the Muslim in.

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So the most comprehensive Hadith about the best day is the best of you are the ones who are the most beneficial to mankind. That's the best deal. The best thing is finding out what does humanity and mankind need and fulfilling that that could be being an engineer one day, that could be being a doctor that could be money, or being a philanthropist that could also be being a scholar as well. It could be whatever humanity needs at that place in that situation.

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And so seek out the best deal that gives an opportunity to me

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Every one of us, some of us are doctors, some of us are lawyers, some of our business people, some of us have passed that age. It doesn't mean we have no relevance anymore that I can't be that one man. It means you simply find out what humanity needs first. What do people really need fulfill that and that's where you will find a lot help.

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That is where you will find a lot help. Follow. balaclava. wama de la cama la Cava he asked me for so many things he has yet to do, who is he humanity has met has yet to do the acaba what is the great deed in the eyes of Allah wa Kabbalah Kabbalah what will tell you what is the great deed in Allah s eyes for karaca which is to free a slave, meaning of their slaves would free a slave. If there are no slaves, what are we going to free, so find a slave to free their slaves. But pooraka is one thing which Allah loves our Amalfi Yeoman, the Masada or feeding on the day of masaba, not just feeding the Aqaba, which is the great deed is not just a feeding which is a good deal in the eyes of

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Allah. But on the day of great poverty, great poverty. Where there is no food everything is finished. There's no food left people are dying from hunger on that day, our ramen Fie yom in the masaba or feeding on the day of severe difficulty.

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Here at Monza, Makarova are miskeen and Mr. traba that you should feed on the day of great distress or your team that is close to you, or a miskeen that is very wretched. So Allah tells us how to understand APA, APA but the great deed is not necessarily just the good deed, it is the good deed on the day that that good deed is the most important could be

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so the best few are the ones who are the most beneficial to mankind.

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And it is indeed possible for every one of us to be that one man that Islam needs.

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In one authentic narration was reported that when are you allowed to land who bought the well for the Muslim a when you bought the well for the Muslim a the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said today Earth man's face has been removed from the fire 500 years travel or smell at the hotel and who give sadaqa all the time. All the time was giving sadaqa why today was his face removed from the fire 500 years travel and not before because today he fulfilled a great need and Acaba

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I want you to seek out acaba you want to become great people, you want to become that one man. You don't have to have special skills. You don't need excellent amount of money. You don't need to be a phenomenal speaker. You don't need any of that you simply need to find the need. Go and find the Aqaba of the Muslims. What is the great deal, something simple like feeding food can become great if it is on the day of day of Yeoman the Messiah on the day of severe drought. So seek out where Islam needs help. Seek out where Islam is struggling, seek out where Muslim men are dying. Seek out where there's absolute difficulty and tragedy. And with that solve that small thing, it might be a rock in

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the shoe, it might be a small issue but you will become a great person the eyes of Allah because of the acaba that you have done, because you have done the great deed in the eyes of Allah and you will be that one man you will be that one man in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters Islam success is not not in our hands. It is simply in putting the effort in.

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If we put the effort in, then our reward is confirmed with Allah subhanho wa Taala our chef needs to say

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lol Jana merkaba Toby bacillus Bab la Vina TJ, the ease to the path to Paradise is based upon putting the effort not upon achievement of the result. achievement of the result is up to Allah purely, but upon us is just to put in the effort and that is why Abu Bakr was greater than armour even though the results of armor was higher than Abu Bakr

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because of the fact that his effort was more he gave double. He was a first to believe he was first to be there. And because of this, he came first in the eyes of Allah even though the results were not as great

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as this for this reason why every one of us has a hope every one of us

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has a hope over here to be that one man. Every one of us can be the one man because it doesn't matter in the eyes of anyone else. You might live a mediocre life in the eyes of others you might die a mediocre life in the eyes of others, but know this that Allah knows, it was reported.

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It was reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on the day of the death of more as sad, as

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it was reported, that sadly, the Mirage did not live for more than seven years. As a Muslim, young boy, young boy, he died only seven years in Islam. However, it was reported, the authentic hadith which isn't a Bharani the Prophet says, Some said,

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Moses on

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the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala shook on the day of the death of sad when I read this Hadith, I thought it was a means to shake. So therefore the shaking from what death of sad which is a sad thing, so therefore, the throne of Allah shook with sadness, then I came across listen louder. When even when Buddha said the word does is used by the Arabs to only mean shaking with happiness.

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When you win a million dollars in the lottery, you start shaking with happiness. Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. Oh my god, shaking with happiness. That's the shake of happiness. So the throne of Allah shocked with happiness on the day of the death of sad Can you believe it?

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Why? Because Allah was about to meet sad.

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Happiness. On the day that Allah was going to meet his beloved friend, Santa mirage. What made Southern was so great. It was reported that the prophecy seller carried the dead body of sad. And when he was carrying the dead body of sad, he was tiptoeing, tiptoeing, putting a spot here and then looking here, so putting another leg there looking, we're putting another leg there. So I'm gonna say you're doing he said, One law, Your Honor, I can't find a single place to put my foot from the number of angels that have come down to prey on the body of sad.

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Yes, the number of Sahaba preyed on his dead body was only a few. But the unseen world You have no idea, the unseen world You have no idea. It is for this reason why while we have the world we are lazy Rahim Allah was reported once a hobby only to Sahaba prayed over his dead body. But the prophet SAW Some said, in the authentic hadith, he said, I saw no less than 70,000 angels preying on the dead body of Maya, while we have the lady who was this man, why was he so great? He was a man who loves to say, Can everyone remember the one who love to sekulow head all the time. His name was while we're in the Mojave alafia Rahim Allah and he was the man who only fuse to have a prayed over

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his dead body when he died. But 70,000 angels came down so it doesn't matter. You may not be recognized on this earth.

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You may not be recognized by people who know you. You could be a simple person, in other's eyes, even in your own family's eyes. But with Allah, you might be great.

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with Allah, you might be great.

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And this is why was reported about a little how to be one of the great scholars in Islam. When he passed away,

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he passed away a very simple man. Then a beggar came and said, Hey, where is that man that used to live on this house here that used to work in this shop over here? He said, Oh, that man has passed away. Don't you know, I said, Who's gonna give me lunch?

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I said, What do you mean lunch? He said, Don't you know for the last 40 years? This man has been giving me lunch. So his wife said, Oh my God. It was reported in his biography in Sierra Leone double is Oh my god. Are you for real? for 14 years? You've been eating lunch rooms? Yes. He said for 14 years.

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This man my husband has been asking me to prepare lunch for him. I thought he's eating lunch. He was actually fasting.

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He his wife didn't even know. His wife didn't even know that he was not eating his lunch he was giving it to a poor beggar. Allahu Akbar. My brothers and sisters love you might be a simple person. might not be the Prime Minister of Malaysia you might not even get there might not even be a 10th v dapto. Whatever. call yourself whatever dato Sri caught yourself whatever the hell you want. As many titles hard job, call use of whatever titles you want doctor share, add more.

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You may be very insignificant people's eyes, but to allow you can be great.

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So

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To be someone great that the oma needs, it's not about being recognized with others. It is to be recognized with a lot of galantamine. This man started at seven years. As a Muslim, he dies. Allah has thrown shakes with happiness. Why? Because of the following thing I'm about to tell you in the Battle of butter

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on the acaba, baklava, right Aqaba, right?

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They have great distress, they never came out wanting to fight 1000 people army they came with the shovel shorts, with two horses, few camels to fight this army that is coming. Oh my god. What did the prophecy do? He heard that they are coming. So he got the Sahaba altogether.

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And then the people said

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the prophets have said or people tell me what do you think? So Abu Bakr Estrada Rasul Allah. Go and fight. We'll fight with you. Thank you.

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Mr. tsuda, Pyaar rasulillah go and find we will find. Thank you. One after the other. The Mahajan stood up 78 huddling amongst the 316 people there in the Battle of butter. They stood up one after the other. Thank you, thank you. But of course they had a reason to fight. They have been kicked out of their homes. These are the people who did it. To hell with them. Let's fight them. Who did the Prophet really want to hear from the answer?

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And who stood out from the answer only one man

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What was his name? Sad if

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you want to know why his throne shook because he spoke like that one man.

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On that day, if you can speak like that one man on the day of acaba, you can be that one man, you will have Allah strong shaking on the day you die and 70,000 angels will come down and even more will come down to pray on the dead body.

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What did you say? You said your Rasul Allah it is as if you are looking at us said yes. You are larger in number 220

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years ago Rasul Allah, we believed in you

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and we didn't have to believe in you.

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We believed in you. We chose you as our as our Prophet. And we're not about to turn our backs on that yasunaga

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Allah here Rasul Allah, we're not going to be

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like the people who said to Musa alayhis salam go and fight you and your Lord will stay here. Rather we are the people who are going to say out of Allah go and fight. And may Allah show you from us that which will please you your Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. If you drove us into the ocean, and told us to drown ourselves. Not one man will stay behind.

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You see who spoke.

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Do you see how this man spoke? Do you see why he is so great? falcata harmala acaba, Mama drama la Cava. He spoke on the day of great distress to a man, Bahamas SLM who was worried that he would be driving his own followers to utter destruction. He gave him hope, belief that we are with him even though he thought you know what, what are these people use for when they have swords are blunt, and they have no spears. He gave this man hope. He gave him this impotence and this, this, this drive to carry on. And because of this, he became great in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He wasn't the master tactician. He wasn't particularly rich. He wasn't particularly smart. But he knew how to

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speak at the day of Aqaba, he came to the aid of Mohammed Salim and Islam on the day of acaba, my brothers and sisters Islam,

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seek out dark so that you can become that one man. Seek out the need of Islam and Muslims so that you can become great in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala and remember something and this is very important

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is that we all know Allah subhanho wa Taala test is late. We know LS LS results are less successes late. We have been calling upon Allah Allah help Kashmir. He hasn't helped Kashmir yet. Or Allah help Palestine

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hasn't helped happened yet or Allah help. Chechnya hasn't happened yet. Oh, Allah help.

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whichever country 10 Muslim countries in war right now order 57. He's his help has not come just yet.

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But here is something I want to tell you that I have learned from the story of the prophets. And I asked my chef this question few years back when I was going through business difficulty, so she has some really big difficulty right now some massive difficulty. I feel it's going to destroy me and I don't want to say I don't want to be the person that says I've been calling

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Allah buddies help is not coming at you know that adage that says Don't ever say that. I don't want to be that person but I feeling like it whatever. I'm just feeling like that like I'm calling on him. Is that coming? Do you know what he said?

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He said when Allah says help is late.

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That means it's going to be big

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aku county hada was stuck with federal law hola como de Sala Muslim inimical the dumping festival in the hall

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was a happy woman. Voila.

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My respected brothers and my sisters Islam.

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What we see amongst us right now is only 1% of Allah's mercy. 99% is waiting for us in the US for

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whatever we see from the goodness and greatness of the numbers of Muslims and the hair that we have in our own Mashallah youth we have in our own, we have resources in our own. We have land in our own, we have a lot Subhanallah whatever blessings is only 1%. Remember, 99% awaits us only only us no one else in the offer.

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We have a Lord that is willing to help us and support us. Always his help comes at the last minute. He has said that in the Quran. And he has told us not to be of those people who despair. And I learned this from a example that happened to me once I went back home back to Bangladesh when I went back home and I was buying some rice, rice. I said 20 kilo rice, I've got a big family I've got to buy 20 kilo rice. So what happened? The rice merchant put a big bag, big brown bag on one side of the scale. On the other scale. He put a 20 kilo weight. Then he put one kilo,

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two kilos 345-678-1213 no movement. The scale has not moved 13 1415 1617 no movement, it's still the 20 kilo here and this 17 kilos still here. 18

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something shook their 19 Oh, what the hell's going on. Suddenly a tiny bit of movement but still went back. Still and back.

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As soon as you put in the 20 Oh my god, a little bit more rice on top of the 20 boom.

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Right? We might be at the 19th year.

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We might be at the 20 at the 91st year at the 90th year before the 91st year which is when the Crusaders are going to be kicked out of Jerusalem. We might be just a few years before we cannot give up now.

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We cannot give up hope in Allah subhanho wa tada now, Allah subhanho wa Taala his help is always at the last minute. This is so that he can test so that he can increase our agility on the Day of Judgment. It was reported that Musa alayhis salam could not part the seas had not actually been at the edge of the ocean.

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And the fire did not become cool for Abraham until he was thrown into it before that was so hard that even a bird could not go over it.

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And of course Allah has helped it not come until Abraham was actually putting the sword to the neck of his mind. My friends, Allah loves to test his beloved. Allah loves to test his beloved we are His beloved and he loves to test us.

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And so a lot of people alameen in the story of use of Alister Salam which was revealed in the 10th year of the Prophet Simms Prophethood in the year of husen, which is the year in which two of his beloved people died, his wife Khadija rhodiola died and his uncle passed away obatala

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and when obatala and Khadija died that year was his year of great distress. So Allah revealed a surah telling him great distress what was it surah Yusuf? Salaam in that surah after the surah towards the end, last few verses, Allah says something What does he say? You have read it but don't know if you ponder on it. He says

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What does it mean? So fala when

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The following thing happened What happened? Stay so Russell is the father of a word. In the was that stuff Allah means when they were seeking to be so seeking to do an action so stay as a means when the doer of the action which is also when the messengers was almost giving up hope the messengers were giving up hope you believe you know who I'm talking about the general people the people had gone like people's hope had gone right. It's not happening guys Allah help is not coming to us we've been abandoned. We've been fooled a bit like to follow mistakes or some rasuluh when the messengers were about to give up hope, oh, my God, the strongest people were about to give up hope, was one no

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and they all thought unhampered coup de boo, they thought that they had been lied to meaning Allah had lied to them at homeless Runa My help comes to them.

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Meaning

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almost, they're about to stay so meaning they're about to lose hope. So before the loser has helped come because Allah doesn't want you to be a disbeliever. So before that happens, a lot of help comes but Allah tests you to the point of what is your level of belief. The scholar said, I am says the reason why Allah does it is because Allah wants to measure how much he wants to allow you to look at himself on the Day of Judgment. And he wants to measure how much of a radical he wants to give you to drink on the Day of Judgment. He wants to measure how much a God wants to give you on the day of judgment because your agenda is by your suburb and by your hope in Allah and by your trust in Allah.

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So if you can keep your positivity honorable Allah may seek that out to be that that one man continue to think good about Allah despite the results not coming because results is not in your hands anyway. Continue to try to find how to help Islam and be that one man that helps Islam then you will be from this person who a lot of people al amin will definitely and his help will come true. If Allah is help is coming to quick probably is not testing you enough or is helping you early but it's helpful surely come and is successful surely come and you will surely be from those people who become from the best of people believe me law that I've helped Islam on the day of Aqaba to

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