Traps Of Satan

Tim Humble


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A must watch talk by Tim Humble exposing the traps of the shaitaan

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam, the one who suddenly more Allah ashrafi MBA will mousseline Alma Garcia Rachmat and lil al amin Nabina Muhammad Anwar Allah Allah He was a big marine Allahumma limaye And Pharaoh now one foreigner, Mr. Turner, was it in any money out of but I mean,

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as always, we begin with the praise of a large Illa gelato

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and sending Peace and blessings upon His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and upon his family and his companions and upon all those who follow them until the last day

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once again I find myself here in Dudley Ma sha Allah, Allah Allah and every time I come here, honestly it makes me it makes me very, very happy. This is really an amazing center and Mashallah, you have some amazing brothers here, Mashallah to botica law. Where else will I get an introduction like the introduction the man just gave me that last and

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martial arts article, it is a really lovely place to come to and we ask a Lost Planet Allah to continue to give the brothers the trophy, to do what pleases Him and to continue to give them the ability to serve the community here Alhamdulillah the topic that we have today is a topic that is Subhanallah very important topic.

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And in reality, this comes under

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those kinds of things that are they thought of your love what I'm used to ask the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about

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and there is a very famous narration of her they follow the love line. When her they said that the people they used to ask the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about good about the good things, how do we achieve paradise? And how do we, you know, how do we be better Muslims? And how do we get reward? And how do we see you know, so and so forth. And I used to ask him about the evil out of a fear of falling into it, or in order to avoid it. So this is what we are here to talk about today. We're not here to talk about the good in the sense of our achieving paradise, or the good deeds that we do, or you know, some something about the good. We're here to talk about the evil in

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order not to fall into it, to talk about the traps of the shaitaan. And I thought we would begin in sha Allah who to Allah by asking the question, Who is the shaytaan? Who is this shape Han that we are trying to avoid? The scholars of the Arabic language, they had a lot of discussion and disagreement over the word shape on where it originally comes from. But let's come up with a summary. And we'll say in summary, that the word shape on it has the meaning of being far away, far away from guidance far away from the truth, the furthest of the people away from the truth, and it has the meaning of transgressing all bounds and going over all limits. So the shale team or the

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shaytaan, from mankind and from the jinn are those human beings and those of the jinn, who are the furthest away from the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala who have transgressed all bounds who have crossed all of the limits, and who have reached the highest level of disbelief in the last Palatine. These people who are so far away from the guidance of Allah azza wa jal, these people from mankind and from the jinn, we refer to them as being shell team, or as being shaped on IE being far away from the straight path. And as we mentioned just a few moments ago, and this is very important for us to understand that the shale teen are both human and from the jinn. And we should not understand

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from the word shaytaan that he only refers to the jinn that seek to misguide mankind, or the jinn that seek to take the people away from the path of Allah azza wa jal because Allah subhanaw taala mentions in an ayat of the Quran sheltering an NCO, Elgin Shelton from mankind and from the jinn.

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And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advise one of the companions seek refuge with Allah from the shaytaan that is from the jinn and the shaytaan that is from the men. And the companion said, O Messenger of Allah. Is it true that there is such a thing as a shaytaan from the men and the prophets, like

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam affirmed this to him, and he confirmed for him that there are sheltered from the men. So this shaytaan that we're going to talk about his traps today, and we're going to talk about some of the ways that the shaitaan seeks to misguide Bani Adam, that we are talking about those jinn. And those human beings that have gone beyond all limits that have gone beyond the the most to the to the most deepest and the most evil form of disbelief, they seek to misguide people away from the path of Allah, and they are the furthest of people away from the guidance of Allah azza wa jal, and of course the leader of them, and the Imam of all of these Shelton is a police Lana

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hula, and a police we know the story of a police, a police who was given the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that he was the Companion of the angels, that he spent his time along with the angels in the worship of Allah azza wa jal that he was given all of the blessings of living in the paradise and all of the things that he was given. And then what did he do? He was asked to bow towards Adam, and he refused. He refused to do so. He refused to do so because he had so much pride and so much sort of

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taking between being boastful and being being full of pride in himself, that he said, I am better than him, said Anna Hiraman. I'm better than him.

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Halekulani menerima Hakata woman team, you created him from You created me from fire and you created him from clean from, from clay from just mixed with water.

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So the pride of a police that took him away from the path of Allah azza wa jal, and when it took him away from the path of Allah subhanaw taala, he made the promise that he made to Allah subhanaw taala. He said by the fact that you have misguided me, I'm going to sit for them on your straight path. I'm going to wait for them on your straight path, then I'm going to come at them from every direction.

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He's going to come from referred and from behind and from the right and from the left. When I told you to axon, check it in, and you won't find most of them to be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So this a blease who is the Imam of the shell team, and who is the one that they take as an example and the one they take as a role model to follow. He is the one who refused about Adam alayhis salam and he is the one who was thrown by Allah subhanaw taala out of Paradise, and he was given rest bite on the earth for a limited time for a wisdom that is with Allah subhanho wa Taala and mo Chaim Rahim Allah, the beginning of his book is out of mind. He mentioned a number of benefits and wisdom and some of the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala in allowing a police this time and this respite to misguide mankind, because by the fact that Allah subhanaw taala allowed a police this opportunity.

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By this we see the difference between good and evil. And by this we see the difference between those people who are the Olia of Allah Who are the Beloved of Allah and those people who are the wretched. By this, we see the test and the trial that exists in this earth that gives us an opportunity to achieve paradise and so on and so forth. And even Okay, and he mentioned many of the wisdom in the misguidance of a police and in a police leaving paradise and in a police misguiding Adam alayhis salam and in this there is a great wisdom from Allah subhanaw taala. So when we come on to talk about these traps of the shaitaan we should not think we should not think for a second that these

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traps of the shaytaan Allah subhanaw taala is unaware of them. Allah azza wa jal is not unaware of anything, Allah Subhana Allah knows all of these traps of the shaitaan and Allah subhanaw taala has allowed them to happen for a wisdom that is with him subhanho wa Taala we may appreciate some of that wisdom. And we may not appreciate all of that wisdom because that wisdom it lies with Allah azza wa jal.

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So there is a wisdom in these traps of the shaytaan there is an opportunity for you to come closer to Allah subhanaw taala by striving to fight against the shaytan and to fight against your own self. And fighting against the shaytan is one of the forms of striving and fighting in the way of Allah subhanaw taala that you fight against the shaitaan and you fight against his traps and you fight against his plots. So there is a wisdom and there is a purpose behind the misguidance of a police. There is a purpose behind the traps of the shaitaan that we experience every single day and that we are

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tooled and commanded to avoid.

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Allah subhanaw taala mentions the traps of the shape on in the Quran and Allah azza wa jal says in the case that shaytani cannot buy ether, the plot of the shape Han is constantly and forever weak. And Allah subhanaw taala didn't say in the K the shaytani lifeand.

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He didn't say that the plot of the shape Han is only just weak. He said in that case, the shaytani can infer the plot of the shape Han is always and forever weak, it always has been weak and it always will be weak. There is no plot of the shape on that will ever ever, ever be strong. And that is for two main reasons that I want to present to you. The first reason why the plot of the shape on will never ever, ever be be described as strong. And it's always been described as weak is because in response to that plot, there is another plot

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as Allah azza wa jal mentions in the homea key Dona Qaeda, what are key to Qaeda, they plot a plot and I plot a plot. And Allah azza wa jal says one Makoto Mercado LA and they plotted on a la plotted what level hierarchy to analyze the best of those who plot and the plotting of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is plotting in response to the plotting of Allah Subhana Allah as enemies. So whenever the enemies of Allah make a plot and make a plan, a loss plan overcomes their plan. Whenever they make a method to misguide somebody, Allah subhanaw taala makes a method for them to get out of that misguidance there is no plot of the shape on except that Allah has a better plot and a better plan

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to respond to it. And this is the first reason why the plot of the shaytaan will always be weak and the traps of the shaytan will always be weak, because the traps of the shaytaan in response to them, there is the plot of Allah subhanaw taala and the plan of Allah azza wa jal

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and there is nothing wrong with us, affirming that Allah subhanaw taala plots and plans, but we don't affirm that Allah plots and plans in a general sense, but we say that a lot of plots and plans in response to the plans of his enemies and this is perfection from Allah azza wa jal.

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This is how we approach all of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala that have multiple meanings. So the attributes of Allah azza wa jal that have a good meaning and a bad meaning. We take away the bad meaning for the from the rights of Allah azza wa jal and we affirm the good meaning. So we say that Allah subhanaw taala we don't describe Allah subhanaw taala as plotting and planning in a general sense, but we say that Allah plots against the plots of his enemies and every time his enemies make a plot, he has a plot which overcomes their plot, and this is the perfection of Allah subhana wa tada and this is the athlete of Allah sooner Gemma with regard to affirming the plotting

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of Allah subhanaw taala in response to the plots of his enemies subhanho wa Taala.

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So, this is the first reason the second reason why the plot of the shaytan is always weak is because the traps of the shaytaan they have no substance.

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What do I mean by this? They have no substance they have nothing to them. Allah azza wa jal tells us about this in the Koran wirkkala shaytaan Malema co de el amor, the shaytaan said when everything has finished, all of the judging has taken place and you know when it has been clear who is upon guidance and who is upon misguidance we'll call this shaytaan Olam po dl mo in Allah, Allah azza wa jal help. While I do come from left to come, Allah has promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you and I broke my promise. And then the most important thing, the point that I'm going to make here, what am I can early I'm a consultant, I had no authority over you. I didn't have any

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authority over you. I didn't have anything any control over you or any power over you. Except what, except that I called youth pastor Jeff to me, I called you and I invited you and you answered me. So the reality of the traps of the shaitaan is that the traps of the shaitaan are just an invitation. The traps of the shape on are nothing of substance, they are not traps that will physically grab you and tie you and you can't get out of them. All the shaytaan can do is to invite you to the party. It's up to you if you accept the invitation or not. This is the meaning of the ayah. The shaytan says I had no authority over you. I didn't have the ability to guide you I didn't have the ability

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to misguide you. I didn't have the ability to force you into misguidance. I didn't have the ability to take you away from the past.

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Allah, all I could do is to call you and to invite you. Come on disobey Allah, disobey Allah Come with me and disobey Allah, you'll enjoy it. If you disobey Allah, it's just a call, it's just an invitation. And it's your choice, whether you accept that invitation, or whether you reject that invitation. So this is two of the reasons why the Trump's of the shape on are weak. First of all, every plot the shaytaan makes, Allah makes a plot which counters it. Second of all, the traps of the shaytaan, they don't have any weight to them, they don't have any power to them. They don't have any salt on any authority, any power, any weight. All they are is just an invitation to disobey Allah.

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The shaitaan says, come to the party, come to the party, you'll have a great time. And it's up to you whether you say yes, I'm going to come or no, I'm not going to come. And that's why at the end of the day, the plot of the shaytaan is forever weak.

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Let's take a moment to look at the general aims of the shape on what is the shape on aim to do in a very general sense, these traps, they are not just random, these traps, they have a purpose, and they have a plan. The shaytani has some outcomes. And with these outcomes, he aims to achieve the best outcome for him if he can. And if he can't achieve the best outcome he's willing to accept a little bit lower, and a little bit lower and a little bit lower, and so on. So the shaytani has a set of outcomes, a set of goals that he wants to achieve the first goal and the goal that he wants you to achieve before everything in anything else is for all of us to disbelieve in Allah as the

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origin. This is the ultimate goal of the shaitaan. Why? Because he is full of spite and jealousy and envy. He can't accept the fact that you submitted to Allah. Why should you submit to Allah when he didn't submit to Allah? He has that jealousy and that pride and that tuckable inside of himself. So he says, Why should these people be guided? why should anybody have paradise when I am going to the Hellfire I want all of them to come with me out of spite and out of jealousy and out of envy, may Allah Kersey, this is what he wants to do.

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This is what the shaytaan he wants to do. So the first trap of the shape pond and the first aim and the first goal of the shape plan is to get you to disbelief.

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And of course, once you disbelieve, don't think that the shaytaan will be your friend. Don't think that he will support you once you have disbelieved in our lives. So again, as Allah subhanaw taala says, like the example of the man when the shaytaan says to him disbelief, and when he disbelieves the shape and says, I am free of what you do. So panela the shaytaan says, disbelieve, and when you disbelieve, he says, I've got nothing to do with it.

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This is the plot of the shape, and it is just a call. But the first goal and the first aim of the shape time, and the outcome that he wants to achieve above and beyond everything else is that he wants you to disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And ideally, he wants that to happen by you making a partner with Allah, by calling you to make a partner with Allah by calling you to give some of the rights of Allah to something or somebody else. But the shape Han he knows that he is cursed. He knows that the curse of allies upon him. And he knows that because the curse of allies upon him, he is not going to be successful. So he says if I can't get them to disbelief, fair enough, I'll take the next one down. I'll take bid.

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Why his bid at the next aim? From the shapefile. If you can't get the 100% if he can't get 10 out of 10 and get you to leave the religion of Islam. Why bidder? Why bid above anything and everything else? Why does he want you to get to do innovation, because the shaytaan knows how merciful Allah subhanaw taala is, he knows how merciful Allah subhanaw taala is and if you want an example of this, look at the example of Freetown when Pharaoh was on his deathbed drowning, what happened gibreel came and gibreel was stuffing mud from the seabed into the mouth of around out of a fear that fear around would say la ilaha illa Allah and Allah would forgive him

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gibreel even fear that Allah azza wa jal would forgive her out.

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Because I'm for this reason jabril stuffed mud into his mouth so that he wouldn't say la ilaha illAllah out of a fear that Allah from his infinite mercy would forgive even Pharaoh. So the shaper knows how forgiving Allah subhanaw taala is, and the shaytaan wants you to do a sin that you will never ever asked forgiveness for. And if you look at bidder the danger in innovation, the danger in bid is one. The danger in bid is that you think you are doing a really good thing and so you're never going to

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To say Oh ALLAH forgive me.

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Do you ever see a person fasting Ramadan and he doesn't follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he says Oh ALLAH forgive me for fasting in Ramadan never will Allah forgive me for my Hajj or Allah forgive me for my prayer or Allah forgive me for my Vicar or Allah, forgive me for my, you know, my good deeds. People don't say this, because it makes you think that what you're doing is good. You think that you're praying and you're fasting and you're performing the hajj and you're doing your Vicar and you're doing you're doing and you're getting as close as possible to Allah, and in reality, allies, destroying all of your deeds. So the shaytaan if you

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can't get you to commit schilke with Allah, if he can't get you to disbelieve, then he's happy for you to do innovations, because at least he knows that you're not going to ask Allah to forgive you for those things. And this is why innovation is so dangerous because it's a major sin. But it's a sin that very few people ask forgiveness for, because you don't realize it when you're doing it.

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But the shaytaan he knows that he is cursed, and he knows that Allah azza wa jal has not written success for him in what he does. And so he is even contend to accept less than that. He says, Okay, there are some people, I can't get them to disbelieve in Allah, I can't get them to commit should to make a partner with Allah, I will accept, I can't get them to commit better, I will accept the next level down, I will accept for them to do the major sins.

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I will accept for them to do the major sins. So he encourages you to do the major sins. So for example, drinking alcohol and fornication and being bad to your parents, and, you know, not praying and all of these, he wants you to do the major sins, because he knows that these sins seal up the hot black spots and black dots appear on the heart, and they seal the heart and He knows the major sins are only forgiven by Toba. Meaning that you have to ask Allah to forgive you for those major sins to be forgiven. You can't be forgiven for a major sin just by praying or just by going to Hajj or performing Amara, you have to actually ask Allah to forgive you. So he says, Well, maybe I have a

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better chance with this. Because inshallah, these people, they're not going to actually say, oh, Allah, forgive me, maybe I have a chance that some of them will die when they are doing these things. Maybe some of them their hearts will be sealed, maybe from the major sins, they will go into shock, and maybe they will leave Islam. So he still has some, you know, some sort of aim in getting people to do the major sins. But he even knows that even the major sins, he won't be able to get everyone to do. So there are some people he can't get them to commit Schick and he can't get them to commit. And he can't get them to commit the major sins. He doesn't even stop there. He says I'm even

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willing for just to get them to commit frequent minuses. Why? Because it's like the example the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave, the example of the minor sins is like the example of a person who has tiny, tiny pieces of twigs, tiny little bits of kindling, you know, nothing major, not big sticks, just tiny, tiny little twigs, and he throws one of them on the fire, and then another one on the fire, and then another one on the fire and then another one, eventually he will end up with a burning Blaze. So the shaytaan things maybe I can get him to do so many minor sins, that they will build up and destroy a person. Or he will do them so frequently that they will

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become major in the sight of Allah because the minor sins that you do frequently, without caring about them, they become major sins in the sight of Allah azza wa jal. So he will try to get you to do the minor sins as many of them as possible. But the shaytaan he even knows that even the minor sins, he can't get the people to do them all the time. So he even has a plan after the minor sins. And that is to get people too busy themselves with things that have no reward. Go shopping, go play computer games, go and talk to your friends go out, go play pool, go play football, do anything but don't do something you're going to get rewarded from in the sight of Allah. Look at how much evil

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Look how corrupt This heart is the heart of this, a beliefs in the heart of the shale team, that even if they know you're going to go to gender, they still want you to get the lowest place in gender possible. Even when he knows you're going to gender he says no major sins. He's got no minor sins, he's constantly asking forgiveness from Allah. But still I would rather he didn't get a high place in general. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to get him to busy himself all the time with things that have no reward in the sight of Allah.

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work, you need the money without the money, you won't be able to do anything. Don't study you don't have time don't learn Islam. Don't go to the masjid. You don't have time you need to work you need to do this. You need to do that. Or don't read the book today. Don't read the Quran today. Let's go out let's play anything to get you to do the things which are of normal

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Instead of the things which are reward, but even then, the shaytaan knows that there is a group of the people and there are some of us from time to time in our lives, where even this doesn't work. And the shaytan still has a plan for them, he still doesn't give up, he still has a plan for them. And his plan for them is to get them to do those things that have less reward instead of those things which have more reward. So they have an opportunity to do something that has a lot of reward, let's say the night prayer piano lay. And so the shaytaan will encourage them to sleep in Fukuyama Lail, in order for them to do a deed which has less reward. So the shapefile, for example, will

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encourage them to, I don't know to do something small, which takes up their time, something which has less reward, which takes up their time, late at night, so that they don't prepay, Amylin. So he tries to get you some to do something that has less reward instead of something that has more reward. And the key thing about these general aims of the shaytaan is we should not understand that each of these has unique groups of people. No, each of these can apply to all of us in our lives. There, our demand goes up and down. There are times in our day in our lives where we want to do a good deed. At that time, we want to do a good deed, the shapefile is going to try to get you to do

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the least good deed possible. There are times when you want to do major sins. So the shaitaan is going to try to encourage you to do those. And he's going to try to get you always to move up a level. So if he's got you doing minor sins, he's going to try to make the major sins Let's get him a step up major sins. Okay, major sins, let's try and get him maybe to enter into, you know, some kind of bid our something that might lead him to disbelief, and he's going to constantly work to push you up. The shaytan is tireless in this aim, because he knows where he is going. He knows about Allah subhanaw taala and he knows his final destination is the hellfire. And so he values his time on this

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earth. Perhaps we don't value our time on this earth, but the shaytaan he values his time on this earth, because he knows his final destination is the hellfire. So he wants to make the maximum use of this time to misguide as many people as possible. And then we have to understand that the shaytaan He aims for

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to get you stage by stage and to take his time to misguide you. The shaytaan isn't what bothered if it takes 10 years to misguide a person or a lifetime to misguide a person, he's aiming for the final destination. So look at how the shaytaan misguided the people have know over how many generations he didn't begin by introducing idol worship 10 generations after other he began very, very, very simply with very small things, encouraging people to praise the pious people who passed away encouraging people to exaggerate a little bit about the pious people who passed away and then moving on from that to making pictures just to remember them not to worship them, just to remember them. So don't

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worship the pictures that would be Haram. Just make pictures. So you remember the pious people. And then you know these pictures, they aren't enough for you to remember them by you should make statues so that you can remember that but don't worship the statues. Whatever you do that will be haram don't worship the statues. Just make the statues so that you can remember and so that you can emulate these pious people who are beloved to Allah. And then generation after generation, we found your father's worshipping these statues. And then the shaitaan introduced Schick into this woman Subhana Allah into this nation unto interband. Adam, look at the timeframe. He begins with just

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simply pictures to remember the pious people, or maybe a little bit of exaggeration regarding the pious people a little bit of an excess in love for the pious people, then pictures, then statues then worship over generations of time. So the shaitaan is very, very, very patient, and you have to be more patient than the shape. What about specific plots of the shape on things that the shaytaan is mentioned about the shaytaan in the Quran, that he will do very specifically, let's just look at what the Quran says.

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The Quran talks about the shaitaan promising you poverty making you fear poverty, and commanding you to do immorality.

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The shaitaan makes you fear, poverty. So the shapefile is all about connecting you to this world. One of the traps of the shaytaan is connecting you to this world too much and making you fear that you're not going to be successful in this world and making you fear that you're not going to achieve anything in this world. That you need to go and get yourself this education. Even if that education compromises your deen in Islam. You need to go and get yourself this job even if the job isn't harmful. You need to go and do this action even though the action is going to lead you to

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The anger of a lie soldier, the shaytan is going to try to get you to connected to this dunya. And you have to remember that when we talk about Muslims abstaining from the dunya, and keeping away from the dunya, the meaning of this abstaining from the dunya. And keeping away from the dunya is not that you don't have any wealth and you live in poverty. Islam doesn't ask us to live in poverty. And Islam doesn't ask us to, you know, completely, you know, lock ourselves up in monasteries, like the Christian monks did. But Islam asks you not to have your heart attached to the wealth that you have not to have your heart attached to this dunya. So if it comes, it comes, if it goes, it goes,

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but it's not your primary aim. It's not what you care about. It's not what you spend all of your day and night doing. Take yourself and keep yourself a little diary. Just what you did during the day. Suppan alarm, most of us will spend a third to a half of our time asleep,

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and a quarter of our time, whatever doing whatever it may be working or seeking something from the dunya. And then maybe an eighth of that time will be eating and drinking. And you're left with the tiniest amount of your time, which is actually spent towards the worship of Allah azza wa jal, because the shaitan focuses you completely upon the dunya. If somebody came to you and told you that you are going to die tonight, you wouldn't care about your job, you wouldn't care about this world, you wouldn't care about what you've earned, or what you haven't earned, you would only care about the worship of Allah spawn time. And of course, like the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, what I can

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say, I don't know Assad is a time for this. And there's a time for that. We're not asking you not to go to work, we're not asking you to cut yourself off from the dunya. We're not asking you not to have a good time. But make sure that a big portion of your time is dedicated towards what Allah subhanaw taala created you for. And of course, in this we've mentioned before, the concept of a sub of getting a good deed out of your dunya based actions, how do you get a good deed out of the actions you do, which are purely for the dunya by remembering that your intention in it is for a loss of power to address so you go to work, and you say, Allah, I'm going to work. But my intention

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for going to work is so that I can earn money and gives the car so that I can earn money and feed my family, so that I don't have to take home loans so that I don't have to betray the principles of my religion. And that intention that you have, when you go to work you are rewarded for, you know, let's say, for example, there is somebody that cleaning the house, even when they're cleaning the house, they say that, for example, there's a lady, she's cleaning the house, she's saying, All I'm doing this, because you told me to obey my husband, and you told me to take care of my husband's house. So this is part of me fulfilling the duties that you gave, and inshallah she's rewarded for

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that work that she does in the house, even if it is something that is purely from the dunya. So the shaytaan, one of the aims, the shaytaan, yamantaka, he makes you fear, he promises you poverty, and he makes you fear poverty. He makes you fear that, you know, don't do this, you know, you can't possibly earn a living living. You can't give up the alcohol that you sell in your newsagent, you can't give up the alcohol that you sell in your restaurant because you won't earn any money. This is the shapefile and one of the traps of the shape and that he is promising you poverty. If you think about this argument, this picture that we're drawing, you have a brother, he has a restaurant, and

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he knows he's selling most of his money he's earning from alcohol. So the shaytaan he comes in, he tells him you're never going to be rich unless you sell this alcohol. And he doesn't think that allies are Razzaq alive, he wants to can shower him with wealth from the heavens and the earth. More than that, he doesn't think that he's going to be asked about that, well, from the Day of Judgment, he doesn't think that our last sucks out all of the barakah in his wealth, because of the alcohol that he sells, and so on and so forth. So the shape time he dresses things up, it's just a call. He doesn't force the man to sell alcohol, but he just convinces him that if he doesn't sell alcohol in

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his shop, he's never ever, ever going to make any money. What do we say to the brother, we say to him, that realize that the provision is with a loss of power to Allah, and Allah blesses you in your wealth, even a tiny bit would be enough for you. Don't Don't say that Allah can't give me well don't say that I lost parents. Allah can't bless me enough that I can have Baraka in my wealth from the halaal. And so the brother needs to make a plan to remove alcohol from the restaurant to look to, you know, replace it with something different. So he might, for example, decide to start selling lots of different kinds of non alcoholic cocktails, lots of different kinds of juices, lots of

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different kinds of drinks, to make up for the fact that he doesn't sell alcohol. Maybe he starts advertising alcohol free restaurant family friendly, and he starts to make a plan. And with this plan, he escapes from the trap of the shaitaan trusting in our Rockman Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The shaytaan commands you with Al facture

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shaytaan like Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran. Yeah, Morocco, Bill fascia, and El fascia are all of the immoralities things like Xena, like pornography, like, you know, illicit relationships like mixing free mixing with women like talking men and women talking to each other in an inappropriate way. All of these things are what we call facha. immorality is things that are immoral, that lead to sin, and that lead to the breakdown of the society, the shape and loves for you to do this. So this is another thing, and this is specifically and especially with the young people, the shaytaan plays on their emotions, he plays on the fact that they have, you know, needs

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and desires and that their hormones are raging. And he makes, even sometimes the shaytaan will use this from a religious point of view. And you'll ask the brother Yaki, what are you doing mixing with all those women and he'll say, I'm just giving them down, I'm a die, I'm in my university, and I'm calling those girls to Islam, they're not practicing, and I'm helping them to practice Islam. And this is from the greatest of the traps of the shaytaan for the young people, that he convinces you that this wrongdoing that you're doing is for the sake of Allah. So he says that, yeah, you know, you can talk to that girl, you know, it's not, you know, it's nothing Oh, he'll say, have a

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relationship with that girl, cuz you're going to marry her in the end, right? You know, he'll say, inshallah, you know, you've got a near your knees, that you're going to marry her. So it doesn't matter, you know, get a bit closer, because the shaytan is always trying to encourage you. So shaytaan, one of his major aims that is mentioned more than once in the Quran itself. Because he knows this breaks down the society, it breaks down the individual, it leads you away from the path of Allah. And eventually it gets you into more and more major sins. And it may even lead to a person turning away from Islam. How many young people have turned away from Islam, because they fell in

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love with a girl, or how many young ladies have run away from home and have left their parents and eventually, you know, left their hijab and left their practicing of Islam because of a guy. So the shaytan is not stupid. He knows the effect of alpha of immorality on the society. And he knows that this immorality, it leads to further things, it leads to people going away from Islam, so he wants to encourage it as much as possible. Because this immorality, it stops you from practicing Islam. How many people do you know who have a boyfriend or a girlfriend and pray five times a day? Very, very few. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but very few. For the simple reason that prayer forbids

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you from alpha and the shaytaan commands you to do it. So the more that you pray, and the more that you spend time in the masjid, even those people who have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, they're going to move away from it naturally, because the Salah the prayer is going to stop them from doing it. So panela and if there is anyone who watches the video, who's listening, who is in this kind of situation, I say to you simply one thing straight. Either you're not praying or either your prayer is not being performed properly. Because if you are preparing or prayer or performing your prayer properly five times a day, your prayer would protect you from these things. So I say to these

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people, and an advice to myself and others. Look at your prayer if you find yourself falling into immorality, if you find yourself you have a problem with with men and women or you have a problem with, for example, pornography or you have a problem with something like this, then look at your prayer. Because for sure there is a problem somewhere in your prayer either it's not being done on time, it's not being done in the masjid, it's not being done with Russia, or it's not being done at all, because the prayer is forbids you from doing these things and that is the way we escape from the trap of the shavon when it comes to El fascia and in another ayah Allah azza wa jal mentions in

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ma Moodle can be sued, he commands you everything which is evil.

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And again, while fascia and he commands you to do morality, what ends aku Allah him Allah tala moon, and this is one of the greatest aims of the shape Han that you say about Allah, that which you have no knowledge about, that you say something about Allah, and you don't know whether that thing is true or not? How many times do we make statements just not even thinking about it? Why is this happening to me? life's not fair. All of these things are saying about a law that which you have no knowledge about. You know, Allah doesn't love me, Allah isn't going to answer my two are way too low to be answered by Allah. This is all from the forms of seeing about a lot of that which you do not

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know. And this is from the worst of the sins that Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran. So the shaytani wants to encourage you to make statements about Allah and statements about Islam that you don't know. He wants to encourage you to be a bit quick to give a fatwa a bit quick to give a decision. And this is another thing with young lads, you get a young brother, he's practicing Islam hamdulillah he's praying in the masjid, the shaitaan comes to him and he encourages him to maybe be a bit quick in giving an opinion to maybe give an opinion a little bit.

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To quickly and then to fall into saying about Allah or to saying about the religion of Allah what he doesn't know. So he says, brother, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. How many times are we in the masjid? We hear this. So you're having a conversation with a brother? And you're saying, Yeah, you know, Subhanallah you really must grow your beard you shouldn't you honestly, you shouldn't shave your beard, it's haram for you to shave your beard, and a brother pops in, pops his head in between the two and says, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. This is exactly what we mean that you see about a law that which you do not know, you just invented something in the

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religion of Islam that you had no idea whether it was halal or haram. But you offered your opinion anyway, this is from the traps of the shape on and from the ways that the shape time gets to the practicing people. Because don't think that the shaytaan leaves the practicing people alone. One of the methods the shape on uses to get to the practicing people, is to encourage you to speak a bit too quickly, to give a judgement before you understand. You know, you hear two brothers arguing about an Islamic point. Is this wajib is it sooner you come in and you say well, I think as soon as your sentence starts, I think stop there. Because I think this is not how we make rulings in Islam.

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We make rulings in Islam with Karla Allah will call her Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah said and His messenger said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if you don't have something from Allah said, or his messenger said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to offer your opinion. That's as simple as that. Because this is from the traps of the shape and that the shaitaan wants to get you eventually to start saying things about Allah, and about the religion of Allah azza wa jal that you don't know from the IRS which talks about the plots of the shaytaan. And the traps of the shape line is the statement of Allah azza wa jal reporting, or relaying what the shaytan says, verily, I will mislead

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them. And surely I will arouse within them their desires, and desires. These are not just the desires for, for for sorts of relationships between men and women, but even desires for wealth for status, desires to be, you know, to have power desires to sort of, you know, follow that which makes your soul content, even if it doesn't, isn't good for you in the religion. And certainly, I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and I will order them to change the creation of Allah to change the means by which Allah azza wa jal has created you to make you ungrateful for what Allah has given you. So you see somebody and they say, you know, I want to just, you know, have something

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done to my nose, or I want to have something done, to make me look a little bit different, why want to have some sort of cosmetic surgery, or the girls that get hair extensions, or eyelash extensions, or subpanel other boys these days alone was done. But you know, these kinds of things, the changing of the creation of Eliza, which is that he makes you feel ungrateful towards Allah, that Allah Allah has given me it's not good enough, Allah hasn't created me in a way that's good enough. And again, this is just trying to encourage you to copy the shape on how he is you should be. So how he wasn't grateful for what Allah gave him. He wants to make you ungrateful for what Allah Subhana Allah has

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given you. And then Allah subhanaw taala says, and whoever takes shape, harness his well he, as his protector, as his, he, the one who he relies on for support, instead of Allah has surely suffered a manifest loss, the shaytaan makes promises to them, and he arouses their desires and shaytans promises are nothing but deception. So from this, again, we see that the promises of the shape on the the the the the dour of the shape on is only deception.

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From the plots of the shape and the traps of the shape, one that I mentioned in the Quran is the use of setup and seeking help from the jinn, black magic and seeking help from the jinn. And this is a topic for another day, but just briefly very briefly to discuss from the the means that the shaytaan uses to interrupt people is to get them to seek help from the jinn in order to harm someone or in order to benefit someone. And this help from the jinn, it increases them only in loss, and it makes them increases them only in weakness, it just makes them weak, and it makes them lose.

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So this is one of the means that the shaytan uses to track the people. And this is from different means. So some people if the shaytan knows they are extremely weak, he will get them to practice cell to actually they themselves seek help from the gym. But even if the person doesn't seek help from the gym, or the shaytaan can't get them themselves, he will encourage them to go to somebody who seeks help from the gym, which is very common in our communities, that somebody goes to a healer or goes to a magician or goes to a woman who knows where people's things who they were, they were they get when they get lost. She knows where they are, and they go to them and they say oh we need

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to know we have a problem. Our daughter can't get married and we need your help and the person says no problem. Give

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Give me some of her clothes, give me some of her hair. And he puts them together and he says, yes, you know something has been done to you, I will send you some gin that will protect you and so on and so forth. This is from the major traps of the shaitaan that are mentioned in the Quran.

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And hamdulillah as Muslims, we put our trust in Allah, when we have problems and when we have difficulties, we turn back to Allah azza wa jal, and we never, ever, ever, no matter how bad our situation gets, no matter how much oppression other people do to us, even if we are suffering from Blackmagic, we never dream of going to somebody who does this kind of thing, because we know that what they do is simply seeking help from the Shaitaan and it is from the greatest forms of disbelief and the greatest forms of evil. So when we look at all of these plots of the shape, height in the Quran,

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when we look at all of these plots of the shaytaan in the Quran, we find that they go back to two things.

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And these two things are mentioned in sola to Fatiha at the very end of surah, two Fatiha we say to Allah subhanaw taala a dino Serato. Must Hakim Guide us to the straight path. And we know what the straight path is the straight path of those who Allah has given his blessings upon from the narrabeen from the prophets and from the Cydia teen the truthful and from the Shahada from the martyrs and from the side of Hey, no hassle, not without extra fear. And how wonderful are that group of people as a set of companions? And then we say that we see a dino Serato stuck in Serato leadin. And I'm telling him the path of bows upon you have you have restored your favor upon from

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the profits and the truthful and the martyrs and the pious. Hi, you're in Malibu Beach, la himolla Bali and we seek refuge from two groups of people. I love to be on IRA Him, who Alma de la and Mercado de la him as the Messenger of Allah sly, Selim interpreted are the Jews. But why? What I want to go back to is fundamentally, why are those Jews described as El Mercado de la, they are those people who know the truth, and yet they turn away from it. So anybody who knows the truth, and turns away from it, they are from Alma de la. And then our Darlene and Darlene are those people who don't know the truth in the first place, and they are typified and exemplified by the Christians.

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Okay, so I love to be a mother Jews and a Darlene are the Christians and the meaning of this are those people who know the truth and turn away from it? And those people who don't know the truth at all, she hold Islam even taymiyah commented on the ayah in which Allah azza wa jal talks about the mankind carrying the amount of Islam. Warhammer Allah has insane in who can have lumen Jia hula. And mankind took on this responsibility, and mankind was constantly in a state of oppression, and constantly in a state of ignorance, and shackled Islam even taymiyah Rahim Allah He comments on this ayah. And he says, the essence of every evil in this world are these two things, oppression, and

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ignorance, oppression and ignorance are the essence of every single form of evil in this world, every evil you will not find an evil from the evils of this world except that it comes into one of these two things. It is either a form of oppression, or a form of ignorance. And this is why in our prayer, we seek refuge from the oppressive people are those people who know the truth, but they still go ahead and do the wrong so they're oppressive. And those people who don't know it and so they are ignorant. And like Evan Tamia said, all of the evil in the world comes from these two things, oppression, and ignorance, oppression and ignorance. So if we look at the state of mankind,

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the state of mankind, if they don't embrace Islam, if they don't turn to Islam, if they don't correct their character, by use of the means to correct it that are given to us in Islam, then what do they end up, they end up in a state of oppressing by when they know the truth and they don't do it or a state of ignorance where they don't know the truth in the first place. And the shade pond, he builds upon these two things, and he builds upon them with two key things. He builds upon them with shadow art, and he builds upon them with Chabot hat. So as for the issue of volume of oppression, the shaytaan builds upon this oppression by the means of Shahada desires. So the

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shaitaan tries to get you to follow your desires to follow what your soul craves for, you know, you just you know, at the end of the day, how many of you know you find sort of you find that your soul craves when you're lazy, you don't do anything. You don't want to go out and go to work. You just want to eat food and you just, you know you have your desires from relationships men and women and you have your desires from you know, you have the food that you eat.

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And you have desires from wealth and status and power, these kinds of desires that can be at odds with Islam that can be against Islam, the shaytaan, he wants you to follow them. And this is the volume that the shaitaan wants you to do to yourself that oppression, the shaitaan wants you to do it yourself. And on the other side on the side of ignorance, the shaytani has shubo hearts, he spreads false ideas and false notions, he spreads misguidance amongst the people, things that you hear it and you think that it's true, but it's not true. And the shape on uses these to make you ignorant, and to make you turn away from the path of a lie. So so how do we combat these two things,

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because all of the traps of the shaitaan they come down to these two things. Either they come down to desires and oppression, or they come down to ignorance and misguidance. That's all of the traps of the shaitaan come down to these two things. So what do we use to combat each one?

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As for the issue of desires, and self oppression, we combat this by patience in obedience to Allah and patience in avoiding sin. So we do our best to prohibit our souls from following those things that they crave that are Haram. And that's why a lie so it just says mentions one meme and half Mr. camara be one 100 Neff, sir Anil, however, as for the one who fears what is going he fears standing before his Lord, and he forbids his soul from its desires, he forbids it. So from the Haram that it wants, the nature of your soul that Allah created you with is that it wants to incline itself towards evil in Neff, Salah Amala from the soul, the soul is constantly inclining moving itself

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towards evil, you have to rope it in and pull it back. One of the machines he once said to me, the soul of a man is like a camel.

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This is what he said to me. And I said she had no idea what a camel is like, so you're gonna have to explain this to me. So he said, Look, it's this simple. The first time you ask a camel to sit for you, it takes all of your strength, and you physically have to drag it down to the ground and hold it there. Once it's sat for you once, it'll sit for you anytime. And your soul is like this. So the first time you have to get your soul away from something that it craves, let's say you're addicted to a kind of a drug, or you're addicted to something haram or you're in a haram relationship, and it's a kind of an addiction, your soul is finding some kind of peace and some kind of your soul is

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finding some kind of happiness from it. The first time you pull yourself away from that it's going to be hard, it's going to be like dragging the camel to the ground. It's very, very physically demanding, it's very hard. But once you've got your soul used to it, your soul will behave just like the camera will behave a couple of times you have to drag it to the ground, and then it will behave itself, your soul is the same the few times you have to drag your soul to the ground and force it to obey you. And then after that it will behave itself. So this is an example of how we combat desires and we combat self oppression. How do we combat ignorance and misguided notions and false beliefs

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that are spread amongst the people, we combat these by getting knowledge in Islam. So we can summarize our method against the shapefile against the traps of the shaytaan that we get knowledge and we act upon it. And we call others to it. And we are patient as a result of what happens to us when we do so we are patient in doing good deeds and patient in keeping away from evil deeds and patient upon what befalls us from the Potter and the Cabal of Allah subhanaw taala when we do that. So this is our basic methodology against the traps of the shaman. So whatever the shaitaan is going to do to you, it's going to be from one of these two things. Either he's going to get your desires

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going and your soul going and your soul moving off, or he's going to get your knowledge confused, and to try and misguide you and take you away from the path of Allah as urgent. So you're going to combat that by learning Islam. You're going to combat that by practicing what you know, you're going to combat that by calling other people to what you practice. And you're going to combat that by being patient Upon doing good deeds, being patient upon keeping away from sins, and being patient upon the cutter, and the khobar of Allah subhanaw taala the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you're going to do this all of this seeking help with the remembrance of Allah, because Allah azza

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wa jal mentions that the one who doesn't remember Allah is going to be afflicted by the traps of the shapen. So Allah subhanaw taala says, When Yeshua and Vickery ramanuja Allah who shade on and for who Allah who Karim, Allah subhanaw taala says, Whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of Allah, he stops doing the vicar of Allah, we will appoint for him a shaytaan and that shaytaan will be an intimate companion for him.

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So when you turn away from the remembrance of Allah, you get afflicted by the traps of the shaitaan and Allah subhanaw taala mentions on the other side, the description of the

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believers in alladhina Taka Ms. santoy If Amina shaytani tak capital VEDA, who moves your own indeed those people who have Taqwa those people who fear Allah when an evil thought comes to them from the shaytaan when one of the traps of the shaitaan comes to them to that Colonel they remember Allah and then they can see clearly. So through the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala we can push the traps of the shaitaan away from us. So we can mention the as car that keep us away from the traps of the shape on we can mention for example, there are many car for example, I will be telling Matt in light, Mattila de la mujer was una de la gentlemen, Sheree mahalo kuwabara wa Misha remains a llama

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Santa woman shall remain roofie her woman shall remain Dora fill out, Amit Sharma. We shall remain tourists Mm hmm. I mean, surely my hands enormous amount. Let me show you my atrophy. How he showed me my data I fill out the woman shattering my Yahoo to mean her woman shattered, equally targeting electronic and yet to be hiring young man, this Vicar from the car is said that it foils the traps of the shape on that if you say it, it pushes away the traps of the shaytaan. So this is again, you can learn your car, the vehicle that you make in the morning and the vehicle that you make in the evening, the remembrance that you make in the morning and the remembrance you make in the evening

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after fudger. And after modeling keeps you away from the traps of the shape on the traps of the shaytani r one they can be very subtle, from the traps of the shaytan, for example, that are very subtle is the student of knowledge. The person who is a studying Islam and practicing Islam, the shaytaan tries to get them to study a lot and not to do too much worship. So the shaitaan will say to them, you know you don't you don't want to be in the masjid. Why you sat in the masjid. You're wasting your time you should be in the library reading books, you should be teaching people why are you doing worship? Why are you praying the night prayer it means that you're not going to be able to

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go and teach the people the next day, and so on and so forth. So the shaytaan traps are very subtle. But when we use the vicar of Allah, we remember Allah azza wa jal, and we are patient upon our good deeds and patient in keeping away from our sins. In short, Allahu taala. Through this, we will foil the enemy, the plots of our enemy, the shape.

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Finally, and this is also very, very, very important is really to emphasize to all of you the importance of knowing how the shaytaan affects you as an individual, we've given some very brief examples from the Quran and from the Sunnah, about how the shaytaan afflicts a person. But for you guys, every single one of you and for me, there are unique ways that the shaytaan afflicts you just think, think about the sins that you do quite often think about the sins that maybe you know, yeah, I've got this sin, if I was to ask you to just put one sin in your head. Now, one thing that you know that you do quite frequently, and you know that you haven't been very successful to stop it. If

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you think of this, you think that there's a way the shapen encourages you to do it. For example, let's say that your thing is swearing, for example, bad language. And you know, the shaytaan gets you angry, you get angry with yourself. And when you get angry with yourself, you lose control. So that's your individual battle with the shaitaan. That's one thing the shavon does for you as an individual. So you need to know your own enemies plot against you. And you need to think of a way to stop that for you yourself. So you need to think right, what is it that actually makes me angry? Well, I get angry when I allow an argument with my wife to go too far. So what I'm going to do now

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is when an argument starts to build up, I'm going to simply say, Jackie Lo, hi, Ron, and I'm going to turn around the Santa Monica and I'm going to walk out. And this is going to stop me getting angry, it's going to stop my anger boiling over. And then it's going to stop me doing this thing that I'm doing. So this is one thing, you look at your own situation. And you look at how the shaytan is getting to you as an individual, and how the shaytaan is trapping you as an individual. For example, if you know that you have a problem listening to music. And you know that when you listen to music, it's because the shaytan makes you you, you hang around with certain friends, and

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they listen to music. And then that gets you into music and you go home and listen to it yourself. You need to make a plan to stop the shape on getting to you in that way. By leaving that group of friends. For example, by throwing away your music tapes, by stopping yourself have access, having access to music on the phone or whatever it may be, you need to think about what it is the shaytan is using to get at you and then make a plan to get away from that. So yes, there are general things that shaytan is doing to everybody. And then there are some specific traps that shapefile is doing just for you. And those specific traps the shapefile is doing just for you. You need to have a real

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serious think about it and to make a way out of it. Because at the end of the day, the shade pot is your enemy. Ally soldier describes the shaytaan is your enemy.

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He's an enemy for you, but you do what I do. So take him as an enemy.

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And Allah commands you to take the shape on is an enemy. And if he's your enemy, that means he's constantly seeking a way to get at you. So the more that you think to cut off, and the quicker you will cut off these things, the better it will be. So maybe you think that one of my problems is that I am have been tried with a problem of mixing and sort of relationships with women. Think about when does this actually happen? Because for sure you're not exposed to non Muslim women every minute of every day, it must be for example, the problem is work. The problem is University. The problem is, when I go on the internet, and I start chatting to people, whatever the problem is, think, how is

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the shaytaan trapping me? How can I cut it off? Okay, what I'm going to do, I'm going to cut off this opportunity on the internet, I'm going to cancel my add an old Facebook account or whatever I'm using to do this thing, I'm going to cancel that and I'm going to change my phone number. And that is going to stop this particular trap of the shape on and then you don't rest on your laurels because you know that the shape height is going to come up with something else. Once you've overcome him with one thing, like a dedicated enemy, he's not going to stop and just say, Okay, that's enough. Now, I'm not going to do anything. I've had enough, okay, he's one. No, he's gonna say,

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okay, you will not battle now I'm going to try something different. You know, you've cancer, you've changed your phone number, and you've cancelled your internet email accounts. And so now I know that I'm not going to get at you with the issue of talking between men and women. So now I'm going to try and get at you with music. And then you find a way out of that. And you say right now I'm going to try and get at you with this temptation. Now I'm going to try and get you with this thing. Now I'm going to try misguide you in your knowledge. Now I'm going to try to discourage you from doing good deeds, and so on, and so on and so forth. So this is a constant battle. It is a battle that will

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carry on until the day of judgment, as the shaytaan made to our to allow any police said, or a lot, oh my lord, give me rest bite until then, until the day when they are resurrected. Let me live until the day of judgment. So until the day of judgment, these traps are going to be set up. And until the day of judgment, you have to be more clever than your enemy. Every time he has a trap, you have to have a better trap. And through the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala, remembering Allah seeking help from Allah, and doing those prescribed as cards that keep you safe from the shaytaan Allah subhanaw taala will be with you in the last pilot, Allah will support you and help you in overcoming the

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shaitaan that has been put there to lay down these traps. And we can conclude by asking a large surgeon to save us from the traps of the shape one and two shores The truth is the truth and to allow us to follow it and to show us the falsehood as the falsehood and to allow us to keep away from it and not to mix those up so that we become misguided and Allah subhanaw taala is the one that we turn to for help. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who is Able to do all things. Shall I think we have time for some questions in Sharla.

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Takahashi, I've had quite a few questions text through to me. So I'll deal with these questions First, if that's okay, and then take questions from the floor. The first one is can the shooting physically force someone to disobey Allah?

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I think the general principle, and we have to say in a general sense, is that nobody can force you to disobey ally surgeon except for the circumstance that we call ikura where someone is physically forced to disobey Allah. And this can come from the shell team. For example, when the shaitaan turns someone to insanity, and he makes them go to a level where they're insane and they and then he sort of encourages them or forces them to disobey Allah. So yes, in the circumstance of ikura, where someone is physically forced, and their life is threatened, and they are forced to disobey Allah, but this is a very rare situation. And the general rule is that the shaitaan can't force you to

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disobey Allah azza wa jal, and the shaitaan cannot be blamed for your disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala. All of the shape and influence in the Quran is described as calling you. The shaitaan called you to do this, he invited you to do this, you are more human need him he convinces you. He arouses desires in you, he calls you but as for forcing you, there is nothing of this mentioned in the Quran, except in those very limited situations of a claw, when someone is physically forced to disobey Allah. And this can happen, I suppose, in cases where someone is afflicted by something like black magic, or they are afflicted by jinn possession and the jinn literally forced them to the

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disobedience of Allah. But this is a very, very, very rare case. And of course, a person when they are macula when they are forced to do something is not taken to account for what they do. So in general, this is the exception to the rule. The general the general rule is the shapefile cannot force you to disobey Allah subhanaw taala and Allah knows best. How do you deal with the shutdown and is continuous whisperings?

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The whisperings of the shutdown? There's a general answer to this and a specific answer to this. The general answer to the whispering of the shaitaan is that you get rid of it.

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remembrance of Allah as Allah azza wa jal mentions in the ayah in the levena taco either, Mr. Hunter, if Amina shaytani to that Colonel, for either home overseer or, indeed those people who fear Allah, when they are afflicted by an evil fought from the shaytaan, they remember Allah, and then they are able to see clearly. Now there may be some circumstances when this Westwater becomes uncontrollable. And it becomes to the point where a person feels that the shape and has a real control over them. And this requires a little bit more effort. One of the best tactics is that we distinguish between those people who have a little bit of Westwater and those people who have very,

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very bad, wasa, as for those people who have a little bit of Westwater, they simply remember Allah, and then they are able to see clearly, as for those people who it becomes very severe, my advice to them is do not allow this to affect your a bother. In other words, if the shape on you know, the shaitaan comes for you to you in every prayer and confuses you, to the point where you repeat your prayer three, four times every prayer, then what is obligatory for you to do is to simply pray and don't repeat it. Just pray, however you pray, and don't repeat it until the Westwater becomes less. Likewise, the one who makes will do three, four or five times every time they make whoo ha, I

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forgot, I forgot again, or I forgot again, and so on and so forth. This person in this situation we say to them, don't repeat your words, just simply do it, however you do it and allow will accept it from you. And don't, you know, don't allow yourself to be called to be convinced or to be misguided by the shaitaan in this way. But that's for the one who it's very, very, very severe as for the one who has lightwater, let's say every now and again, once in a month, once in a in a quarter, once every couple of weeks, he forgets in his world, all this person begins from the beginning and repeats that we'll do it again. But when the worst was that becomes very, very, very severe, it's

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obligatory upon the person to simply ignore it completely and just carry on as they are. I'll give one more example because it is an important issue. And that's the example of people who get Westwater when they think that they are becoming unclean. So they think that they are soiling their claws for example, they go to the bathroom, they come out and they said, Oh no, I must have dirty my clothes. I will go in and they wash everything again. They make will do again they come out of the bathroom and they say, Oh no, I think I have and they go back in this person. It is obligatory on them. If there is no evidence for this, there's no medical reason why this should be happening, that

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they just ignore it completely and just pray as they are. And eventually the shaytaan will the West Coast that will lessen and they will become like, like ordinary people who suffer from a small amount of Westwater from the shaytaan like we all do, but it should not reach the level where someone is repeating every single prayer or missing every single prayer or repeating every single word Allah knows best.

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Since everyone has a personal shirt on what happens to him when you die.

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Allah azza wa jal knows best This is something that I don't think that there is a that I know of. I won't say that there isn't a video for it. But I will say that I don't know of a delille for what happens to the huddinge. When you die, we know that the Korean will eventually die. But does the Korean die when you die or does the Katyn continue to live after you die alive? so generous best?

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of our two questions, I'll try to amalgamate them into one, what happens when you have pictures in your house? And secondly, are you allowed to take pictures and keep them in the house in a safe place without hanging them on the walls or in your phones.

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The issue of pictures is one of the more serious issues. And one of the most serious sins that a Muslim can fall into the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Indeed the people who will suffer the worst punishment on the day of judgment will be the those who make pictures. So we advise the brothers and the sisters not to make any pictures at all, and not to take any pictures at all. And not to hang these pictures in your houses and not to print these pictures out.

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I will say that if you must take pictures or you feel a desperate need to take pictures, then my advice is to keep them digital, such as on the mobile phone, or on the computer or on the camcorder. Because it seems to me that digital pictures don't fall under the ruling. Because these are not permanent. They don't have any permanence or any meaning. In other words, when I take a picture on my phone, and I close the phone down, nothing remains of that picture within the memory of the phone except zeros and ones. There's no real substance to it. So I would say that if you have to, and again, if you can avoid it, avoid it. But if you have to take pictures, and you feel the need or you

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feel that you're taking them now and you want to replace your pictures on the wall with something, then scan them, keep them digitally, keep them on the computer, but don't show them permanently on the screen. And don't if you keep them on your phone, don't print them out. Don't keep them in your house, because the angels do not enter the house in which there is a dog or a picture and Allah knows best

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possessed with Jin, would he leave you when he's done?

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If you are possessed with a jinn will he leave you and he has done they almost never leave you until you disbelieve or until you die. This is the general circumstance and the general sort of situation of those who are possessed by the jinn. Generally except for those who Allah has mercy upon they don't leave you until they achieve their aim such as disbelief, death breaking up between husband and wife, whatever it may be, or the person dies. But of course, they can be removed through a Rokia Sharia through permissible rokeya through the recitation of the Quran, and through the recitation of the two hours of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he made for these circumstances. And

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this comes with complete trust in Allah subhanaw taala and not trusting upon other than Allah azza wa jal and reciting the Quran, believing that it is the uncreated speech of Allah, and believing that it is a Shiva, Shiva cure for what is in the hearts and a cure for what is in the mind and a cure for what is afflicted the body. The core is a cure for every single kind of illness, whether it's physical, paranormal, Supernatural, psychological, every kind of illness can be cured by the Quran. So a person recites the Quran, they trust upon Allah, they make too, and they do the prescribed as caught on Allah subhanaw taala will, with His permission, save them from this thing

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that they are afflicted with.

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When trying to pass on knowledge does it shut down amongst the jinn attack you for example, in dreams or in any other way.

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The ways that the shaytaan attack a person are varied, and it depends on the person and the individual. So there have been people who have been attacked by the shaitaan when they tried to pass on knowledge. But the shaytaan also would rather get the bigger picture. And for example, if there's a person who is teaching people, what is better for the shape one for the shape and to attack them physically, or for the shape and to misguide them, so they teach people something wrong, there is no doubt that the better means for the shaytan is to do the second because this is what is going to cause more misguidance for more people. So it's more likely that when someone passes on knowledge

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that the shaytaan will try to misguide them in the knowledge they pass on, then it is that the shaitaan will try to physically harm them. Although both of these have been known. And some of them

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were killed by various of the you know, the shale team, whether they are shell teen of the of mankind or shell teen of the jinn, because they taught the people knowledge, the likes of Atlanta, sallAllahu Rahim, Allah tala and others. And so it's not unknown for somebody to be physically harmed, because they pass on knowledge. But in general, the shaitaan will try to aim before physical harm, the shaitaan will try to misguide the person so that they teach people things which are not correct.

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Our brother in law's allowed to reside with this question from one of the sisters. And if the wife has no choice, what is your advice for her in this situation? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said the in law his death,

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meaning the brother in law, the sister in law is death. And this is not a light thing for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to say this word that in law, his death, this is a very, very, very serious thing. Now, we're not going to say that it's impermissible for a brother in law to live with his sister in law in like that we can give a general ruling in that way. But we'll say it's very difficult for them to stick to the limit set by Allah. And yes, there may be certain houses where they can stick to the limit set by a law because the very large house with completely separate entrances and there's never any mixing. But if there's ever a time when the brother and sister in

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law are left together alone, or there's ever a time when you know the brother of the husband is left with the wife or the sister of the wife is left with a husband, then the either the living arrangements need to be changed, or they need to completely move out one way or the other. Because this is something which is very, very, very serious. And this haddie 30. in law, his death is something which is not to be taken lightly, with something very, very, very serious. So if the wife has no choice but to live in that circumstance, then upon his to fear Allah as much as she can, to do as much as she can with the house to avoid mixing to make sure that she wears her full hijab

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meaning covering her face and her hands in front of her brother, brother in law, that she doesn't speak to him in her normal voice, and so on and so forth. This is all things you know, she should take the brother in law to be more serious as a non Muharram than she would take a man in the street. So if she would not uncover her face for a man in the street, she should never dream of doing it for her brother in law because this hadith shows us that the brother in law is more strict and more severe than the issue of a stranger in the street. So the advice is that she should do the best she can to fear Allah subhanaw taala to stay fully covered, to try her best to keep in a

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separate room and then inshallah long to Allah to try to encourage her husband as much as possible to move out the wife. She has a right to separate accommodation. And this is her right in Islam and nobody can deny this right she does. She has the right to demand her own separate accommodation in the Sharia. And yes, we know sometimes the husband isn't

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able to do it and she has to be patient. But in general she should be exercising this right if she can, and asking for her own separate accommodation in order that she can be from those people who fear Allah azza wa jal and earn the reward and the pleasure of a Lost Planet Allah and Allah knows best.

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If somebody is working with always, what is your advice in terms of what you can do?

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The issue of terror with these things that are hung around the people's neck This is something which is very, very, very severe. And this is something which if it doesn't lead a person, if it doesn't take a person outside of Islam, it takes them to the edge of coming outside of Islam. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said man, Allah kata me, Metallica Ashok, whoever ties a Taiwanese around his neck has committed Sheikh and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent the Sahaba to cut the tallies from the necks of the camels. And the prophets, I send them found one of the companions and he had a towel around his wrist and the prophets, I seldom cut it off. And he

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said, cut it for if you do not cut it, you will never be successful, meaning you will not be successful in this life or in the next. So this issue is a very severe, severe issue. And it's obligatory upon a person to cut off any time that they have upon them. And there's no doubt that these towers whatever they say they are, they are nothing but coming close to the shape time. And those people who follow me on Facebook will have seen several posts of tarawih that have been opened, that show you some of the things that are found within them. And likewise, on my Facebook, there is a detailed refutation of Sunni paths in their claim that the LMR allow the wearing of

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taraweeh there's a full refutation of this opinion, and the opinion that some of the Sahaba allowed with none of the Sahaba allow with. This is a statement This is a statement. This is the koala Sahaba This is a statement ally against the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu and all of the narrations which mentioned the Sahaba approving of any kind of tawi from the Quran or other than the Quran all of them are weak. And there is not one single authentic narration from the companions that they allow with in any way from the Quran or other than the Quran. Some of the Tabby ain't allowed tawi that was from the Quran alone, but none of the Sahaba all of them durations to the Sahaba week,

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including the duration of Abdullah live in ama and the narration of eyeshadow, viola and human. So this is not something that a person is allowed to do. And if they want to go on my Facebook and Sharla there'll be able to find more details about the refutation of Tao weave and some of the pictures of towie that have been open to try to convince people to take these things off. Because while law here if you don't take it off, you will not be successful in this dunya and you will get nothing in the market or you will not be successful in the accurate either. So don't sell your dunya and your Acura for the sake of some stupid piece of string that you tie around your neck. And they

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tell you that it is the Quran and I have a simple offer. And it's like a you know a special offer and I do this all the time. I say to anyone bring me your tablet that is from the Quran, I will open it up. If it is from the Quran, I'll give it back to you. Because it's never ever I've all the time I probably opened more than 1000 tallies. And from all of the time we live opened, I can count on two hands, the number of weeds that were from the Quran. And in fact I tell you a story you might have heard me tell it before I came to a person they said I've got a terrorist I said let me see it.

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I said they said it's from the Quran I said it's unlikely going to be from the Quran. So I opened it up and I expected it to be full of the names of the shaitan like they usually are. And it was a printed I have nothing else just to print it. I took OC I showed it to them the person became angry. They said this man has ripped me off Subhanallah he's ripped me off I asked him for a Tyrese he's given me a printed I have the Quran

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Subhana Allah, this is something that honestly these tywi that people say is the Quran it is not the Quran, they're full of the names of the shavon shavon helped me Help me Help me Help me and the person tells it's just ayatul kursi look that's all I just wrote. I wrote for you called hola who I had and it says there is no Allah. This is what this is the misguidance that these people are encouraging others towards and like I said in sha Allah if you follow some of my notes and posts on Facebook inshallah, there are more information about that inshallah, I

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have one simple question here and it is what is innovation.

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Innovation in a in the sense of the Sharia is to do an action that was not authorized by the or was not from the actions that were authorized by the Shetty or by the Quran or by the son of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim from the hadith of eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah, that whoever man Amina, I'm in a nice alley. I'm Mona for wallet, whoever does an action that is not in accordance with what we have brought will have it rejected. So it's not permissible for a Muslim to do an action that was not legislated either by the Quran oh by the Sunnah of the Prophet

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salallahu alayhi wasallam. So it's very important that you look at your actions and you make sure that all of your actions have a basis

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In the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the age of the companions, and so on and so forth. So in broadly, innovation is to do an action with the intention of worship of Allah subhanaw taala. That was not done by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or the companions or the alarm at home, and therefore, it is something which is newly done innovative. And that's what the word innovation. obita means to do means to do something that does not have a previous example, to do something that wasn't done before. And so this is something that a person must avoid in the religion of Islam and Allah knows best.

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And he any further questions?

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Two parts of the question, first part is

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the fact that

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he walked on the move away in the opposite direction, if you just clarify

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the question

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type, the first question regarding the issue of karma, or the law and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the when the shell team saw Omar on a path that they would cross the road and take another path. And this was from the amount of armor from the high level of Eman that Omar had rhodiola. And that he wrote the love and His Eman was so high and his remembrance of Allah was so much that when the shell team would come and see him approaching, they would move away from him and take another path. And this is the situation of the person who remembers Allah. When you remember Allah much, and you do good deeds and you come close to Allah, the shaytaan doesn't like to

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be around you and can't stand to be around you. And that's why you're going to find the more Vicar you do the more coming close to Allah subhanaw taala you do the more patients you have, you are going to find the shape and be further and further away from you because the shaytaan they can't stand on the Shelton. They can't stand to be around those people who have a high level of imagine those people who remember Allah azza wa jal much. So it's about being patient and about remembering a Lost Planet Allah and because of the level of Eman of oma, not his physical presence. It wasn't his physical presence that made the shaytaan run away, but it was the level of his email or the

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Allahu anhu. Ah, the second question that brother had was regarding this issue of prisoners taking hunger strikes, particularly something in Guantanamo Bay, regarding prisoners who are taking hunger strikes, while la Island, I don't know, the ruling of hunger strikes for prisoners, and the different conditions of those things in Sharla. That's something that we should look for, in the photo of Atlanta and Sharla. We should ask some of the scholars regarding the permissibility generally, of a Muslim doing hunger strikes, there is obviously serious concerns with regard to the fact that your body is a is an Amana from Allah subhanaw taala. And it's not permissible for someone

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to do something which would harm it. But you have to look at that in the context of, you know, this the situation a person is in, and you have to ask that question to the scholars of Islam and I don't know the answer to that.

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Salaam wa rahmatullah.

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There is a hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu so I'll repeat the question. The question is people who eat in restaurants where alcohol is served, the food is halal, but there is alcohol being served.

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There is a hadith that a Muslim does not eat at a table where alcohol is served. And as far as I can see, from the opinions of the scholars in Islam,

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this refers to actually sitting down at the table and having alcohol being drunk in front of you at the same place. However, there's no doubt that being in a restaurant where people are drinking alcohol on the next table gives you a degree of that meaning, I don't think it comes under the Hadees. Or I'm not going to say I don't think but the scholars of Islam generally from the photographer's This is something I looked into a few weeks ago. Most of the scholars, they don't include this within the Hadith. So they don't say that if someone is drinking alcohol on the next table, it's exactly the same as somebody drinking alcohol in front of you. But there's no doubt that

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it's a similar kind of meaning or it gives you a degree of fear. So there's no doubt that a Muslim who fears Allah and does his best to fear a lie tries to avoid these places. He tries to avoid places where alcohol is being served, especially because it's cooperating with those people, encouraging them and so on and so forth. And in reality is to advise them to get rid of that alcohol and you know, in sha Allah to try to avoid those places where alcohol is served and to go to those places where alcohol isn't served in the hope that this will remind the owners and will encourage the owners to inshallah, leave this leave this petition.

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thing that they're doing in Sharla but as for the issue of it being absolutely haram then Allah azza wa jal knows best. This is not something I could come to the conclusion for, but it's definitely something that a Muslim should try to avoid as much as possible. Okay, I have a little brother there.

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Masha, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah tala, the brother, he asked, why is it that we can't hear shaytaan whispering we can feel shavon whispering, but we can't hear shavon was spring. I think one of the reasons this is an Allah knows best that Allah knows really best the reason why, but that when we can't hear the actual words of the shape on, it makes it more difficult for us to pass the test. Because when you can hear someone saying to you be misguided, turn away from the path of Allah, that makes you sort of realize that, okay, I'm being misguided now. But when it's just a feeling that you get, it's harder for you to resist, so it's more of a test for you. And it makes you have to

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concentrate more, you have to think a little bit more and be a bit more awake. And it's like the, like the issue of hearing the punishment of the grave. If you could hear the punishment of the grave, you wouldn't fear you wouldn't, you know, disobey a line, there wouldn't be this test that there is now if you could hear the punishment of the grave because you would be able to see, in reality what's happening. So sometimes Allah keeps things hidden, and we can't hear them so that it's more of a test for us. And so that we can sort of have a test and see if we're going to behave or if we're not going to behave and Allah knows best.

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And salovaara tola

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can shaytaan take the form of a human being some of the shouting can take the form of a human being Yes, this is no doubt about this, this is authentically mentioned in several places in the sooner including on the day of better that a police took the form of an old man and he encouraged the people to to sort of go forth against the profit slice lm in the Battle of better and likewise it is mentioned the generally there are certain types of the shape that can take the form of animals, there are certain shape types of the shape and that can take the form of human beings. So I think this is something that we can say is definitely true.

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And the tie with I said if you just go on to my Facebook, which is all my contact details are just Mohammed Tim. So I don't know if there is this, let me see how the spelling is.

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Yeah, so the same spelling is is on the on the posters MUH a double m a. d tm and if you look for that on Facebook, or you know like any of the other sides of shaula you'll find my contact details and on my Facebook page I posted a few pictures of tarawih that were opened and there's a refutation on there about some of the people who said that the Sahaba used to wear tie weave and things like that

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no doubt no doubt regarding pictures we need we should have made this point the brother made a very good point that when we were talking about pictures the conversation that we had about pictures was about pictures of things with souls I pictures of living beings, animals pictures yeah I pictures of human beings and pictures of animals, not pictures of trees, not pictures of mountains, not pictures of you know pictures of things with faces basically, that was what always heads that was what we were talking about when we came to talk about pictures.

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Just to another question text through can you get paralyzed by June? And if so, what can you do? What should you do? No doubt you can get paralyzed by the gym and this is a very common sort of complaint people have with regard to the gym. And when you feel this paralysis Come on, on board, you can try to remember Allah subhanaw taala if you can't recite something with your mouth like I to call coo coo Allahu Ahad. Then try to recite it in your heart make to our to Allah Spano tala, if you can do it with your tongue, but if your tongue is still paralyzed and do it with your heart and remain calm, don't worry about it at the end of the day, it will pass simply, you know remember

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Allah azza wa jal in your heart and inshallah to Allah. If you are able remember Allah subhanaw taala on your tongue. If you're able to move a part of your body, then you can blow into your hands and sort of move your hand over your body and inshallah this will relieve the paralysis. Likewise, you can if you have some water that's been recited upon, you can put it on top of you and you may find that if you suffer this in sleep a lot that you can recite on some olive oil, recite it courtesy and the last three songs of the Quran on some olive oil and put it onto yourself before you go to sleep and inshallah This will help as we're doing the car of going to sleep like reading it

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corsi and salted milk and some of the other is that you're recommended to read called hawala who had come out of Europe with Falak called out of European

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reading these, before you go to sleep in Sharla will also help someone suffering from sleep paralysis in Charlottetown.

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That's a very, very good question Marshall a lot of article, a question about Yeah, George and George, and the brother. He said that he read on the internet that Volker name, who was the one who made the barrier between the George and George was Alexander the Great. And that's a very common thing. And it's said by a lot of people. But what we say about this is anything that we read on the internet, about Islam, we say one thing, do we have evidence for it from the Quran and the Sunnah? If we don't have evidence for it from the Quran, or the Sunnah, Have we got any proof that it didn't happen? So we've got one of three things, we've either got an evidence from the Quran and the

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Sunnah. Or we've got an evidence from the Quran of the sooner that it's definitely not true. Or we don't have any evidence that it's true, or any evidence that it's not true. So how do we act? If we've got a proof from the Quran? And the sooner that it's true, we believe in it, if we've got a proof from the Quran, and the sooner that it's not true, we say No way. It's not true. If we don't have a proof for or against. And we say, well, it's possible that Alexander the Great was little cunning, maybe. I mean, a lot of things that are said about Alexander the Great are not good. Like they don't they say a lot of bad things about him. So Allah knows best, but it's possible those

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things that are said or wrong. So we say Allah knows best, whenever we're dealing with things that we don't have proof for. We just say Allah knows best. So I would say there is some evidence against it. And some of the evidence against it is that a lot of things underrated about Alexander the Great that are very negative, but we don't have a proof that those things are really true or not. So we say Allah azza wa jal knows best, but we don't have any proof to say that it's true. So we shouldn't say that they'll corniness Alexander the Great and we probably shouldn't say that he wasn't Alexander the Great until we have a proof one way or the other. And maybe if somebody has more

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knowledge about it, they can say no, definitely he wasn't because of this, this and this. But we say that as long as we don't have any proof for or any proof against we say Allah knows best.

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Sleeping early and solid and fragile. There is no doubt that solid and fragile is from the most important of the press. After salata acid, it seems to be the most important prayer after salado acid. And salado fragile is one of the signs that you are not a monastic, because from the signs of the mother 14 is that they are unable the hypocrites they are unable to pray Salah too fragile in the congregation and the Salah has been given to you at fixed times. Allah azza wa jal says in the salata cabinet and Amina, keytab and makuta, the prayer has been made for the believers at fixed times. So it's obligatory upon every single man to pray Salah to federal in the masjid as much as he

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is able to do so.

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Remember, with regard to the masjid, the Hadith of the blind man who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, I'm a blind man and I do not have a guide, who will take me to the masjid I don't have anyone to carry me or to lead me to the masjid. And in another narration, my house is far away, and between my house and the masjid are dangerous for me that I fear that I will fall, I fear that I will fall into for example, holes or valleys, and I feel that I will fall into so the prophet SAW Selim initially gave him permission to miss the prayer. Then he called him and he said, Hold testimony da, do you hear the call to the prayer? He said, Yes,

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I hear the call to the prayer. He said for Egypt, so respond to it. So if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't allow a blind man who has no guide Whose house is far away, who has dangerous on the road, he didn't allow him to miss the federal prayer in the masjid because he heard the other than that it's not allowed for us to Mr. verger. Pray in the masjid as much as we are able to do so. And yes, I know we don't all hear the Adhan. And sometimes we live very, very far away. But as much as possible. When you pray fudger in the JAMA, you're under the protection of Allah until the evening comes, when you don't pray for during the JAMA, you have no protection for from

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the shade time for that day. So it's very, very important for the brothers to aim to be praying fudger in the masjid and for all of the Muslims, brothers and sisters unconditionally, to be praying fudger on time. Now there's no doubt that a person says if I sleep in, Allah doesn't hold me to account, because it's a natural thing. I'm not awake. rufio Carla and Sarah, three people will not be taken to account. One of them is unable to escape and the sleeping person until he wakes up. So I know I'm not going to be taken into account. We say yes, but there's a condition. The condition is that before you went to sleep, you didn't do something that would make you misfiring.

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So for example, if you stay up until half an hour before failure, and then you go to sleep.

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And then you say, well, the pen, the pen wasn't writing my bad deeds, the pen wasn't writing your bad deeds when you were asleep. But the pen wrote the bad deed when you stayed up until half an hour before failure began, and you knew that you weren't going to wake up for it. So you are blameworthy for it in that sense. So it's very important that you you know, you follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sighs lm, the prophets I send did not used to spend a lot of time after Asia. He did sometimes spend time after Asia, but very rarely. And the majority of the narrations mentioned that he did not like to speak to people after Asia. And he did not like to have gatherings after Asia, except

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occasionally. And he would go and he would sleep early sallallahu alayhi wasallam, so that he was able to wake up for the night prayer, and so that he was able to wake up for the federal prayer. So it's very important that you do your very, very, very best to wake up for the federal prayer at a minimum, and an ideal that you're praying for in the masjid so that you are under the protection of Allah until the evening comes, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the trophy to be able to do that. I mean, we just take this one final question sometimes getting on now.

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Okay, some of the rulings and the and the the the question is about a lot about mixing between men and women, and the issues and some of the times when it might be allowed, and some of the rulings regarding it. And specifically, is there any difference if they are your relatives, Islam doesn't make any difference at all, between relatives and between non relatives, Islam makes a difference between Muharram and non Muslim. And not every relative is a Muslim for you. So I'm not sure on other relatives that you're forbidden from marrying. So for example, you can't marry your sister, you can't marry your mother, you can't marry your grandmother, you can't marry your daughter. Those

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are your you can't marry your paternal aunt or your maternal aunt, and so on and so forth. So those are your mahad and your maximum. And those there is no problem with you being alone with them. There is no problem with them having their hijab off in front of you, as long as they are wearing modest dress, so they shouldn't be wearing particularly tight clothing, or they shouldn't be wearing revealing clothing. But as long as their dresses sort of modest, then there's no problem with that. But as for your cousin, for example, your cousin is not a Muslim for you. And the proof for that is that you marry people, a lot of people marry their cousins, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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married one of his cousins on a sort of setup. So there's nothing about marrying your cousin, and therefore your cousin is not a Muslim for you. Likewise, there are other relatives that may come in your for example, your brother's wife, for example, your uncle, your blood uncle's wife, again, these are all people who are not maharam for you. And therefore the rules of Islam apply. Islam doesn't say relative or non relative, but Islam says Muslim or non Muslim. The first thing that you're trying to avoid is any mixing at all. Because Islam commands you to avoid anything that might lead to something further. But if there is a necessity for you to mix or a need, because not always

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a necessity, but a need like for example, they are, you know, there's only one room in the house and they've come to visit, then at least you must make sure there is nothing which we call holla. And holla is where a man and a woman who are not Muharram are alone together. And there are different types of hollow two different types of hollow. One type of hollow is where they are alone completely, such to the extent that they would be able to commit something hard on and that is the more serious and the other type is the type where they are alone, but they will not be able to do so. And this is still how long, but it's less serious. But you're trying to avoid all of these. So

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even if it just means that you're in the kitchen and she's in the kitchen, but the door is open even then you should try to avoid that. Because this is still a type of collar, even if it is not a complete collar where you could do something hard on because the door is open. But it's still a type of column in which you try to avoid you also try to avoid unnecessarily looking at them because it's not allowed for you to look at them like the prophets I seldom said and all aquitania alike the first time you you glanced at someone by accident. You know if you open the door and it's a woman and you sort of look at her. You look away the first time that you see her that's forgiven because

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it wasn't your choice. The second time that you choose to look at her it's a sin for you. So you try not to look at her in the way that you talk to her you keep it very professional and businesslike. There's nothing wrong if you pay if your cousin picks up the phone. salaam aleikum wa Salaam How are you? I hope you're okay. How's your mom? How's your dad? Could I speak to my auntie please Could I speak to you? There's nothing wrong with that but you keep it professional. You don't keep it to the point are you okay? You know, I saw you last week. You were looking really good and you know so on and so forth. You keep it professional. Yeah. And you keep it businesslike so just sound welcome.

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How are you? Mashallah Tabata cola? I hope you're well how did your exams go? Everything was okay Mashallah, can I speak to your mom please like something so you keep it short and you keep it professional inshallah. So those are some of the rulings of a lot and agenda.

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We try to avoid as much mixing and mingling of men and women as possible. So if you can keep when men and women in separate rooms, that's the best thing. Because at the end of the day, even if you are a religious family, and you try to stick to the limits, eventually you're going to get closer. And little bit by little bit, you know, step by step, until maybe something might happen. So it's always best to keep things separate. But there are times when you can't, you know, you come on a day, there's only one room in the house, everyone sat there, at least you you know, you make sure you're dressed, dressed modestly, the lady she's not wearing makeup, she's wearing a full hijab in

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front of you, you're not sat just chatting to each other, looking at each other, you know, any conversation is just kept brief and sort of businesslike, and you know, you try not to be alone with her even if the door is open or something like that. And you fear Allah and you show her that respect because that's from the respect that you show people, your fellow Muslim and the respect that she shows you in sha Allah and there's no doubt families that practice that they have a much more successful and a happy family life Alhamdulillah Allah knows best. Okay, we are nearing maugeri pray inshallah, I would encourage you to stay in the masjid. I think we'll end it there because I

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think we've really worked to shake hard today. And Allah had, and also on behalf of dolla dolla, I want to extend our appreciation and do as to the shake, and the last one $1 protected minutes health wealth and aim on our main, he's been a great supporter of our

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next week, inshallah brother whose net will be visiting us and his talk will be on calling on others besides Allah.

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What I want to say is that we have these talks every week, in an attempt inshallah, that we take lesson from them. So hopefully, you know, we can go away and try and implement some of the teachings some of the messages there and become better Muslims. And one of the ways that we can do that today is that several weeks ago, one of the brothers here of the man who is present here today, did a talk on charity, he inshallah will be leaving on Wednesday, all going well,

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given the recent fundraising that has been undertaken for for our brothers and sisters in Syria, and this is another opportunity and a final opportunity for you to contribute to that worthy cause. And if you want to do so, you know, please see a man or myself after this talk. Also, we started to reduce some CDs now. And so they're available at the store or just outside the main door here. And also all the talks are uploaded onto YouTube. And we would ask you to you know, donate generously to the to the Dow is from your contributions that these events are possible. Okay. disciplers laemmli Gohan delay was dedicado