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You welcome to the deen show, which is a way of life we try to put out there for everyone to see helping you understand Islam and Muslims. And every week we bring you a special guest. And today special guests on the deen show Shaykh Ibrahim, we'll let you see who he is. And then we'll get you back here so we can introduce him live, we're back in a second.

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How are you from the law? I'm so happy that you're here with us today on the D show, which is a show in which we try to reach out to non Muslims and Muslims helping them understand this beautiful way of life that we live, which is the fastest growing way of life in the world today. Am I correct? My son later. And I just want to cover real quick the people out there audience got to read a little bit about you. But I'm very impressed and humbled law that you all praises to the creator that you have memorized this entire verbatim Word of God the Quran. Yes. Yes. And you also have a jhaza in six books of the

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the Hadith correct. What does this mean? Now can you just tell us what was me we have in Joshua and howdy right Actually, this is more as a way that this religion was passed from one generation to the other from the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that the Allah Allah told me that the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. So the message and the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim was passed from one generation to the other, by the way of his net and the way of his lead meaning the chain of narrations. So when a scholar, he teaches someone and he sees in him that he is capable of taking the message to the next generation

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then he would give him an agenda doesn't mean necessarily that he memorized all the six books of Hadith but it means that he is interested to convey the message and the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah to the next generation and so on. So if I just throw out 100 from Jesus just off the subject we'll get to if I throw out one deep say from behati you most likely you know that Honey Honey Honey can Buhari plates with it with the with the repetition is seven over 7000 7000 repetitions? 4000 somehow hamdulillah Okay, let's get right down to the topic at hand. Man faith, it goes up and down. Right? One minute you're like floating high next minute, you just about some

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people about to give up. You get swallowed up by this dunya we want some practical ways. It's easy sometimes I find myself falling in this textbook you just say okay, you got to do this. You got to do that. You got to believe this. You know in Islam we know we have the evidence and this is the verbatim where to go from the from the credit but you can't see it. And that's where faith comes in. Tell us give us some practical ways how to keep our faith. More on the opposite end. rather than letting it crash down. Give us some practical ways of smaller hamdulillah salat wa salam, O Allah. This is a very important question because Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran that the

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reason for people to enter gender is the belief is the man and their good deeds. And it's not the wife it's not the status the person has in the society as a Lost Planet. Allah says Rama and welcome Allah Allah ability to cause a boom and then as alpha 11 M and ami lasallian for Allah Allah Hamza, very Phoebe, Mohammed

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amin which means that it's not your wealth. No your offsprings is the thing that will get you closer to Allah Subhana Allah accept Amen, faith and good deeds. And for those who have immense faith and good deeds, they're the ones that would have double of the rewards and they would have the dwellings in general. So this is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. It comes from the very basic understanding of the religion of Islam and the Muslim understands that he is on this earth for a purpose and that is to worship Allah subhanaw taala alone. And when he understand this, and he knows that his way to enter the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala to be among the people of gentlemen. He has to strive and

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he has to build his Eman decreed and Akiva is something that is stable in the heart does not increase and decrease the Eman increases and it's something that is the belief in the heart and what we say with our tongue and the actions of our body. Everything and as you said it does not stop or standstill. It's either going up or going down and Allah subhanaw taala says that in the Quran, live and share I mean compania Takada

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for those of you who will to go forward or to go backwards and there is no standing still as a no Chi Rahim Allah said, so anything that we say or hear or we see it's either taken out of or taken out, even down and the prophets

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alaria Selim said in the authentic hadith, liquidity amor insha Allah for every method, there is a peak to it, a person would get excited. For example, in the beginning when he embraces Islam, when he is a lecturer or something like that he gets excited and he wants to do the best he can, his demand goes up. And then for every server, there is a factor. For every time that a person reaches a peak, it has to go down. But then the prophet SAW Selim stating that this is the nature of the human being that he has these types of feelings. He said, For mechanics for throw to LSU meta faculty, whoever his down time, if it's correct to say that he still is following the Sunnah of the Prophet

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sallallahu sallam, he is the guided one. So we need to make sure that we follow the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we basically imitate the prophets of the last element, everything that we do in our life. And this is the beauty of the religion of Islam, that everything is saved. And we just need to seek the knowledge, we need two things, two forms of power that we need to know to have in this life. The first one is the power of knowledge, getting to know what the prophets or seller needs to say and do and things like that. And then the power of acting according to this knowledge. And what encompasses or what makes it easy for these two parts of power, knowledge and actions is

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the desire and the turning to Allah subhanaw taala alone, putting ourselves in the proper environment, the environment that will take the person higher in his Eman and not to be in the environments that will take the person down. It basically increases with the good deeds and decreases with the bad deeds, obligations come first. And this is the practical way, we need to fulfill the obligations in the most perfect way after Of course, we're having the sound and the correct aqidah create, we perfect our obligations, the five daily prayers and so on, away from sins, we do the best we can to perfect it. And then after that the person will do the opposite of acts of

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worship, in a way that he will be steady doing it in a continuous fashion. And this is what is the meaning of the Hadith could see that Allah subhanaw taala says or metacoda belajar Devi have a minister to Allah, that the slave of Allah can never come closer to Allah subhanaw taala by other than what Allah had made it obligatory on him first. And then the Hadith says, well as I do,

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that my slave would keep on getting closer to me with the acts of worship with the optional acts of worship, till I love them. And this is a very important part of the Hadith, because it says he would keep on doing this meaning the consistent manner of the deeds till Allah subhanaw taala loves him. So does that happen by switch that occasion with his event will go up, he needs the effort and the following, the sooner the profits are seldom this acidity and following the profits as element being consistent in the good deeds, optional solar optional fasting, reciting the Quran every day, even if it's 510 minutes, but something that the person do in a regular basis after he perfects the

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obligation in the most basic manner. And then we do this absurd, absurd acts of worship, till he reaches a level where he is loved by Allah subhanaw taala. And then he will be guided to hear what Allah subhanaw taala wants him to hear, to see what Allah subhanaw taala wants him to see. And anything that he asks for, as its mentioned, the heavy fellow will granted for him. If we seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala Allah will be his refuge. So it comes with the consistency of the option acts of worship as the prophets of the last elements in the Hadith. What is it seems like it's much easier said than done. You're not you said, you mentioned that when you do some good

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deeds, your faith goes up. Now when you do some bad deeds, it goes down. So the practical things that I'm talking about watching TV, and you see a lot of bad things on TV with your faith go up or down. Of course it goes there's gonna go down. It's either going up or down. And this is an easy way for every Muslim to see whether his Eman is going up or down. Because there is no level which say, Oh, it's not valid for someone to say, Well, I'm okay, now. It's steady. For me. My Eman is steady doesn't work. It's either going up or down. So because nowadays, you know, this is a fact that, you know, many Muslims, you know, instead of reading Quran and spending time watching the lectures and

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working under Dean, you know, it might be to five daily prayers. But if you spend two, three hours a day on the TV, it's not gonna help you Mangle a visit. That's correct. And that's why the consistency of the deeds and being away from all sins, and then being consistent in doing the opposite acts of worship. And it's always as the scholars have this and they say, there has to be a period of time which is a test for every individual. He has to exert himself and be patient. And it's not easy in the beginning because it's not his loan. But if you want to do this, putting the trust in Allah subhanaw taala, and making dua to Allah subhanaw taala to guide them and to help him.

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Then after a period of time when the person is truthful and sincere with the last panel guide, Allah subhanaw taala changes his heart and become the joy of his life is to adopt the religion of Islam and he

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To tell it came after the striving and the patience and so on. And this is actually alum made it in the life of the human beings in the materialistic world, if a person get a job for 1000s of dollars every month, but he has to wake up at two o'clock in the morning, for example, he would make sure that he wakes up because he doesn't want to lose the job. But in the first week or so, it'd be difficult for him. But then after that, it becomes his loan. If he changes the schedule, he feels headache and everything. And this is Allah subhanaw taala have this in the life of the human being as an evidence against them, so that they don't say we cannot fulfill the orders of Allah because

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the son of the profits or seller, it's for everyone to apply, because it's not against the burden or over the burden of the human being. It's actually being the Julian this life, but need some consistency and truthfulness, that the person is not doing it for the pleasure of this life, not to feel good. He's doing it for the hereafter seeking rewards from Allah subhanaw taala. In the after, and after instead first in this, Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for him and this is what Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Medina jado female,

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those who strive and because of Allah, Allah will guide them to the way of Allah so it has to have from ourself the striving first and asking Allah subhanaw taala for him, so the person that is new to Islam or even he's even in Islam, but he's you know, he's his mind is not that strong. He's used to say, spend a few hours listening, going asleep to the music, watching TV consistently. What reality shows and whatnot, all the stuff that's out there reading a gossip magazines, but he's Muslim, or he just came to Islam but these are just things that he's gotten accustomed to. How does he start? Should he start? Is it going to be really difficult all at once to cut all this out?

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What's the gradual, like, you know, a workout plan? You know, you start off with two pounds and two and a half give us a practical way where he can start replacing and what should you put in place? If you take away this music, the the TV and all these gossip magazines and all this other a lot of stuff that's out there, give us a practical way to are the prophets Allah Sallam he said in authentic hadith this Deen is Mateen is very strong. Yeah. And he advised the Muslims to go into it with the with kindness, and not to rush trying to apply everything missing day doesn't work this way. It's against the nature of the human being. So we start with the most important first, how to

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have the oneness of worship of Allah subhanaw taala learning his treat, putting his trust in Allah subhanaw taala and have the love of Allah subhanaw taala understanding the principles, that this a better this act of worship is done by the perfect love to Allah subhanaw taala and the perfect submission to the will of Allah subhanaw taala because this is what Islam means. And then he do the obligations, the five daily prayers and perfecting them this is an opportunity for him to ask Allah Subhana Allah for guidance for help the heart this amazing creation of Allah, it's the one that loves either the sins and the evil matters or loves the good deeds, and it's all in controlled by

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Allah subhanaw taala so when the person turned to Allah Subhana Allah alone, ask him as the profits of ceylonese to make de alarme had been diligent Amanda was Allah make the immense act of faith, most beloved to me, and adorn it in my heart was headed Ilya Khufu colossian and make this belief and this obedience and to be rebellious against the odors of Allah disliked when he so when he makes dry like this, and then he takes the route in the steps and the gradual way, the Akita perfecting the up the obligatory acts of worship, and seeking help from Allah subhanaw taala then eventually inshallah Allah who you reach his final destination in peace, but he needs to do certain things, one

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of which he need to be with the right company of Muslims, in which they would help him because to be a stranger in a society This is makes it difficult for the person. So he need the strength from those who reminded him of Allah subhanaw taala. And when we do this and making dua to Allah subhanaw taala las panatela make it easy for the priests. Okay, so give us a real quick

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let's say, workout your mind plan from the morning after waking up for fudger which every Muslim should be doing, praying the

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the the prayer, the morning prayer, and then now he has to go to work. What can you do throughout the day? You know, as far as the Quran reading lectures, how can he wait, what do you suggest? Yes, workout plan. The basic thing of course, is the obligations, perfecting it meaning not just do it. If a person is capable of going to the masjid five times a day, he's close to the masjid then he should do that. Right. So once this is set, then all the schedule after that will fit in between instead of saying I'll meet you at seven o'clock in the evening, I'll meet you after before after us. Salah is the main thing in our day and then we fill in the blanks afterwards. The actual acts of

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worship after we do the obligations and we make sure that the wave we're away from all sins. Then we do the way the prophets are selling the things

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The optional craze the 12 rakow, soon which the reward of this is building a house for the person in general. One of the very important things if a person has the means to do that and that has so much effect in building the man is sitting after fed in general in the masjid in the masjid, till sunrise. I know this is difficult for a lot of people, especially if they have work to do early. But most of the Federal time is early and if people are preferred in the masjid, and sit as the prophet SAW, Selim mentioned, Muslim that used to sit to sunrise, an hour, hour and 15 minutes or so. This is the day where you give in matters of Vic