Achieving an Acceptable Hajj

Umm Jamaal ud-Din

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misguided then no one can guide them except for lawful Tyler, I bear witness it there is no god worthy of worship, except Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger and about first of all my dear sisters as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful faces that hamdulillah May Allah protect you all and elevate you in status and forgive you for your sins Europe.

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Okay, so the topic that I've chosen to speak about today

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is, you know, what is known to many as a journey of a lifetime.

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And, you know, it's a journey that if a person does it sincerely for the sake of Allah to Allah, they'll have all of their previous sins forgiven.

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All right, so this, obviously, obviously, this journey I'm speaking about is the journey to beta a lot like to do hatch for the sake of Allahu Allah and I feel it's a very important topic to speak about, like often, we don't go to lessons that speak about an Hajj unless we actually already made a decision to go to Hajj, then we attend the seminar. But actually, we should all be going to lessons about how to because even if we're not going to hide this G, we should have the intention to be going as soon as possible, especially if we've never gone before, right? If we haven't done Hagit, then the least we can do is have the strong intention in our heart that we we long to go as soon as

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we're able, as soon as we've got the ability to go, then we know we've got that intention that we want to go something it's like a life goal that we must achieve. Right. So I want to speak first of all a little bit about

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I want to speak with first of all a little bit about you know, the importance of unhatched just so we can understand, you know, the gravity of this, you know, huge pillar that Allah hotel is obligated to, you know, upon us. So first of all, if we look at what Allahu Allah mentions in suits, le imraan He says, By that I will be left in a shade on the regime when he left he Island nursey he will be Beatty Lannister por la he sebelah woman capital alpha inala helwani You know, a lot I mean, so a lot of Dallas's and upon people is to do homage to his house. For those who are able like whoever is able that it's upon them to go for Hajj. One then CAFOD offer in Allah helwani you and

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anila mean and whoever disbelieves then Allah is free, you know free of being in need from Allah, Allah mean from all of the worlds right? So Allah, Allah, Allah is not in need for anyone, like if they turn away from what Allah has commanded them, that Allah is not in need for them. He's not in need for their obedience. Okay. And his disobedience does not harm him in the least. So they're only harming themselves by turning away from his commence. Right? So

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from the Tafseer of this is even our best radi Allahu anhu he says whoever rejects or denies the obligation of Hajj, then Allah is not in need of that person. So, you know, obviously, as well, if somebody claims that Hajj is not fought, you know, then this, you know, is a person who is you know, if I did that, you know, yonny understanding, having the understanding, they're not not not like a reverse, not like a reverse had an excuse. But if they,

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you know, rejected or denied that had an obligation, then this is, you know, considered to be a disbeliever by consensus of the Muslims, you know, because it's a well known, right, and it's an from the Kennedy slang, it's from the five pillars of Islam, so nobody could reject it, unless they're either a disbeliever or someone who's got complete ignorance that doesn't know yet. What are the you know, the commands of Allah Islam.

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So the messenger of a law civil law and it was said and he also taught us, inauthentic Hadith narrated by nama. It's narrated in AD Bahati and Muslim that booney al Islam

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Wanna pumps that very early Islam was built upon five pillars for persons Islam is built upon five pillars, Shahada de la ilaha illallah wa en Mohammed de la pseudo la that the Shahada, the testimony of La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah He is the Messenger of Allah, what you all mean salette he was he is the cat and to perform the prayers and set up the prayers and to you know, give the cat to paid as a cat. We're had Jill Bates write to do hedge to the beta of Allah and will sell me Ramadan and too fast the month of Ramadan, these are the five pillars of Islam. So, and it's also narrated, inauthentic chain to Amara Amara Eden alpha top in alpha top he said that

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whoever can afford Hajj, but does not perform it, there is no difference in his case if he died, while a Jew or Christians panelizer we should be scared, you know, we should be scared from you know neglecting this huge write of Islam. And when I say right, I mean our it we should be scared from neglecting it and being complacent, like some people, may Allah protect us like they've got the money, they've got the means but they're not bothered about going to Hajj they just go traveling to this country traveling to that country, and they haven't done their father had yet. Alright, and as we'll come to see how does only fall on you once in a lifetime. But it's definitely recommended to

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go more than that, not just to name it as once because how do you know that that one time you went, maybe that wasn't accepted a little and maybe you didn't get the hygiene model, right. So that's why you want to keep going because you never know which hudge is going to be like the one that purifies you. And anyway, even in between a charge We do lots of sins again, and we were in need for more purification, aren't we? So, um, so that's why we shouldn't like if we're able to go more than once we try to go again, but the point is, that everyone should be concerned at least in fulfilling their first touch, at least you've done that, you know.

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Okay, so, just in relation to delaying cuts, you know, sort of scholars,

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you know, differed in this, whether it needs to be done straightaway, or whether you can delay it. You know, there are a lot of scholars are of the view that, you know, as long as a person has the money and the means, you know, and the ability to go to Hajj, then it should be performed straightaway and not delayed.

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And, you know, there's a hadith narrated in email by recording email, Ahmed, it's Hassan chain, that the Prophet said a lot what is and he actually said, you know, hasten to do Hajj, hasten in your Hurry up and go for Hajj, because none of you knows what will happen to him. And when you think about logically, regardless of the difference in opinion amongst the scholars whether to go We should go straight away, as soon as we have the means or whether, you know, it's allowed to delay it a little bit. Of course, if you have excuses, like sometimes you have life excuses, like you've got small children, for example, there's no one to leave them with, you know what I mean? Sometimes

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there's reasons why you can't go straight away, that's understandable. Like if there's genuinely no one, and it's difficult, you know, for you to leave them for that amount of time. Sometimes, you know, unfortunately, you have to delay certain things, or you know, you have to delay going for Hajj due to that reason. But the point is that really the best advice to anyone is, as soon as that window of opportunity opens up, just grab it, because you never know what's going to happen after that. Because the fact is, that, you know, we might be healthy and strong this year. But we don't know how, you know, we could find ourselves man protect us all and give us strength, that we're not

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in that situation next year. We don't know, you know, we might have enough money this year. But then the next year comes we don't have the money. You know, same thing, you might have the math wrong now, but you don't have the math wrong after you understand. So thinking to delay without a reason is not it's not a good choice. It's not a wise choice. And most people if you speak to them, I mean, they're a sample washer, they have the place to go every year or every second year, but the majority of people that's not the case, most people it's like that window window of opportunity opens up and if you miss it, it's like sometimes you have to wait like even myself, you know, find a law like the

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window window opportunity opened up for me many years ago. I just grabbed it and then I found myself 25 years I didn't even get to go even for aamra from Australia, you know because of my situation, you know, having raising children and not having anyone to leave them with some hair loss. So and that happens to most people mostly what are in that situation and even we can see the financial you know, financially it's very difficult to paddle it's not easy for majority of people to to go for Hajj, you know, so if

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Allahu Allah opens up the the ability to go You just gotta grab it because you just don't guarantee what's gonna happen next.

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Um Okay, so that's the first thing that you know once you have that chance, don't don't delay but go try to you know, make an if you have the intention anyway if you have the intention, inshallah Allah tala will open up the means you'll open up the door, but you've got it. That's why I'm saying to you today that's why I decided to talk about this this class should not be only for people going to Hajj it should be for every Muslim because even if even if you're not going unique, you should have the strong intention that you want to go because trust me when you have the strong intention to go along will open the door for you. He will open the door for you to go and Charlotte evening later Allah.

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So that's the thing we have to understand, like I said before, is that hatch is only obligatory once in a lifetime.

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And this we know from a narration in which it's even narration in recorded by Mm hmm. 100

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related by Abba, hooray radi Allahu anhu, in which the Prophet said a lot he said and he said, Oh people Allah has has enjoined, you know, sorry. Oh, people Hajj has been enjoined upon you therefore, perform Hajj. So then and then asked Ya Rasulullah is it every year? Do we have to go every year? So the profit sort of law what is said, remain silent?

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Until the men repeated it three times. In fact, the messenger log got angry because it was every year the Messenger of Allah would have said every year and then the Prophet sort of law has said and he said, had I said yes, it would have become an obligation upon you. And you would not be in a you would not have been able to do it. Imagine if hedge was every year, how on earth would we have got the money every year? How would we it's very difficult, you know, you go to

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Palo Yani, it's, you have to put a lot of things on hold to be able to go to HUD as you know, like work you know, lots and lots of things. Imagine if if had had been every single use pile nobody would have been able to do it so most people will not be able to do it. So um

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so the fact is that from this Hadith, we know that Hajj is not obligatory except once but as for whether it's, you know, it's very Mr. harbach It's very highly recommended to keep going for Hajj, don't just leave it at once and that's it. And that's why the Messenger of Allah so long as Sam said, Follow up one hatch oma with another, like, keep going, keep going for Umrah For verily, they, you know, they

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eliminate poverty and since like they eliminate and and, you know, purify from poverty and since, just like the fire, purifies the iron, the gold and the silver. So that's what that's what hygiene override doing. They're constantly purifying you from from your sins, and you know, refining you. And then he says, well, how'd you Mago lace Allahu jazva in lol Jana, that they accepted hatch doesn't bring any reward for it except agenda. What Jana is your ultimate reward for the one who who achieved 100 my goal.

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So that's the first thing. Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime. However, it's nice to have to keep on trying to follow it up. Don't don't just leave it at once. The second thing the second point here is the right and the right by Abu hurayrah radi Allahu anhu that the prophets that aloneness and also said in a hadith Sahih narrated and recorded Biden had he been that Allah has said, is a servant of mine,

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who I have given, I have given their body good health, like if there's a servant of mine, whom I've given them, the body, good health, and plenty of risk, and he does not visit me once every five years, then he is indeed he is indeed deprived. So it's upon Allah in this Hadith, the Messenger of Allah social life and he's showing us that if Allah if you're a person of affluence, like you have a healthy body and you have plenty of money to splash around, then you're one of your main aims should be continuing to go for Hajj and Allah at least every five years, because you have the means, because that's part of having shook to Allah is part of having gratefulness, you know, and spending

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your money in the path of Thailand the way that he's pleased with this. The third

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point that I want to mention which is important for us, in particular for as women is that from the virtues of how

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Panama is that patch is the Jihad of women, the prophets that allowed us and said Jihad to Khulna and hatch, your heart Your jihad is Hajj That's why, you know every woman you know, like we as women, we love virtues just as men love virtues. But how do we reach those high virtues by following the sooner of the prophets that allowed us and and he tells us that your Jihad as women is harsh because obviously physically for a woman it's you know, women are different we've got different physiological makeup than men. Yes, women are strong in their own unique way and men are strong in their own unique way. But when it comes to certain physical strengths, that that which is what is

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required for Hajj, you'll find in general men are stronger in this type of you know, the physical endurance of you know, bearing you know, the hardship of the amount of time the amount you have to walk, you know that all the things you have to bear in hard work like women definitely, internally are much stronger than men no doubt, okay with giving birth to babies, like a man could not bear that panel. So allow Allah has blessed us all in different ways. Right? So, um, we see how I show buddy Allahu Allah, she asked the Prophet sort of La Jolla, senan. Yasuda la do women engage in jihad. And so he told her the jihad in which there is no fighting and Hajj when Umbra like so your

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Jihad as women is as much and so you have to realize the status of this day that you're going to perform. If you're going for el Hajj and Umrah it's not something small it's a huge deed before Allahu taala especially for you as a woman.

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And the next point

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is in the head in a hadith narrated in Al Bukhari and Muslim the right Baba hora radi Allahu anhu that the Prophet said on liners and um he said that whoever performs Hajj men had fallen meow for a while I'm yet so Raja min Luna will be cake came to me what he said to me that whoever goes for Hajj performs Hajj, well, yo food does not utter, you know, obscenities and does not commit sins will come back, like the day his mother gave birth to him like pure luck. In other words, pure in a state of purification, like the day his mother gave birth to him to Panama. So this is from the huge Rama and generosity of Allah that, you know, you might have done a lot of things in your life you regret,

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and you just want to get purified. How does your daughter that purification, you know, we're so blessed in Islam to have all these different ways that we can purify ourselves and think redemption, you know, that word redemption, you know, seek redemption, and, and, and renew ourselves, we don't have to be stuck in our past and feel, you know, some people probably feel dirty from their sins and things like that. But to know that you've got that hope, you know, and hedges one of the huge doors of seeking that hope and seeking that renewal. And you know, and completely purifying yourself and leaving your past completely behind.

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Okay, so

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we need to realize that this is the reward for the person who performs and Hajj sincerely for the sake of Allah in the way that Allah loves and is pleased with.

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But we also need to realize that not everybody who just goes to Hajj gets this reward. So it's very important for us to talk about how we can actually achieve this reward. How can we get that a hedgehog in my book like, this is a precious reward. So we shouldn't think it's going to come just easily. Alright, it's going to take a lot of efforts from our our behalf on our behalf to achieve this reward. And in fact, that's why it's narrated, it's related that one time and then said to even online, you know, he was saying to even online, look at how many who judge look at the scene of the judge will come in and even almost said to him, rather how few. And he said rather say how many

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riders? Yes, there's a lot of people here. But that doesn't mean that all projects are not the true for judge that are actually thinking that, you know, the hygiene model, but not everybody even goes there for the unfortunately that although there for the intention purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, you know, but besides that there are people who don't take it seriously enough, and they're doing a lot of wrong things. And I'm going to talk about that now. So

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if we want to get the hygiene model, then there are certain things we need to pay particular attention to. So number one,

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a person should purify their intention, first of all, obviously the first step, you know, as the messenger of Allaah sort of law with us and he tells us in our Malou vignettes

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That all actions are by their intentions. So a person should purify their intention and make the reason they're going for Hajj purely for the sake of Allah azza wa jal because Allahu Allah does not accept any deed in which a person associated others, you know, associates others alongside him. And that's why we seeded the profits that a lot what he was saying he used to say, when he'd go for Hajj along the hedges and laryea fee ha, well as to Ma, oh, Allah, I asked you for a hedge in which there's no react, there's no showing off in it. And no, some are no seeking a reputation, no seeking, you know, reputation through it. Because a lot of people spend a lot when they go to Hajj

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you know, unfortunately, in a lot of cultures, even you'll see, it's something like

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how can I say it's, it's like a status symbol. And often, you know, when they're gone, they get called hiji. And now they get special treatment, because they've gone to Hajj, when What have you done, you've only done a fifth pillar, like, like, Alhamdulillah, you've gone, but it doesn't mean that now you're special, and everyone has to treat you special now, because you've done your hunch, you don't have to say so some people have had a lot that unfortunately, their intention is more about, you know, like they've reached this age, and now they're going to go ahead and be called a Haji and, you know, so this this should not be of course, our intention. And you know, obviously,

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some people they want to show their religious So, you know, take some selfies, you know, while I'm, you know, doing you know, I mean, people have different intentions, we shouldn't judge someone's intention while they're doing a selfie. But in general, we need to be very careful from, you know, contaminating our Hajj, you know, putting any type of showing off in it or something like that. The second point

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is that when a person wants to go to Hajj, they should prepare themselves very well, especially internally. All right now you you anyone who's gone to Hajj knows especially coming from Australia, or any other western country or any country that you're going to, you need to take provisions that you don't take to normal journeys. It takes you maybe weeks to actually think of everything is taped, because you need to be highly organized

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for any type of scenarios that can come up. All right. But more importantly than anything, and that's why last is what does Zola do for innovators that is taqwa. Right, he says, Take your provision, but the best provision you can take is a taqwa. That's the most important thing so perfect. preparing yourself internally is even more important than all of these provisions you putting together for Hajj. Right. So most importantly, is to make Cincy Toba, like it's a time of reflection, like we spoke about before Ramadan, where that's a time of reflection, to, like really analyze yourself, look at where you're going in life. You know, reflect on your inner state you're

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out of state, you don't try to reflect on everything, and try to make a lot of Toba as much as you can ask the Lord to forgive you, you really want this house to be accepted. So you need to come to Allah with with as much as possible that humble and in purified hearts and try to give up any sins from now like if you know there's sins that you need to give up, you try to give them up now you tried to rectify yourself now before you go to Hajj because otherwise imagine that you didn't try to do that and you're going to go to home and you're going to keep on doing those things while you're in hajj and then that could that could affect too much would affect your reward for Hajj.

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He won't affect your your hike been accepted, like your fault, but what reward you're going to get for your heart. That's the theme we want the ultimate reward from our hydrate. Okay, so um

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and also obviously, you know, for example, maybe you're you're you're complacent with your prayers, you know, you're lazy with your prayers, don't pay your praise on time. Those are the things you want to really be trying to fix from now so that when you're in hajj, you know, Panama, you've got yourself trained to be, you know, at your peak, inshallah, that that's what you're aiming for.

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Now, part of this towboats is very important is to fix any injustices that you have. You have, you know, perpetrated against others. So whether that's family members, you know, if you if you know, that you have exceeded or you know, if you've transgressed into someone else's rights, whether it's, you know, a family member, whether it's another sister or brother, not a Muslim sister or brother, you need to rectify that you need to try to rectify that before you go, you know, you don't want to be leaving. You don't want to be leaving to go to hatch while you're in a state of having oppressed someone. All right, that's the last thing you want to do. You want your dryer and sitting like we

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know that the dryer

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of the oppressed is, is answered and the last thing you want to be doing is going ahead and somebody is making against you, for example, spinal loss. So.

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So, you know, like I said, if you know that you've done something wrong, try to ask forgiveness from that person. You know, try to make amends. If you owed people money, go and give them back the money, you know, pay repay your debts, try to you know, the way I the best advice I can give anyone going to hedge the way you would think if someone told you you got you're going to die on a certain day. If you knew your date of death, how would you prepare for that date? You would try to rectify everything, you know, I mean, you'd be thinking about why do I owe this person money? Whatever, what do I need to give back? Get a stand? Do I need to ask them for forgiveness. So the same thing you

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should try to make amends for you know, for things in your life even that's why it's recommended to make a meal before you go like if you've got

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anything like if you've got outstanding days for Ramadan, you haven't fasted, for example, you need to tell somebody about that. Because if you passed away people need to know you know, to do that on your behalf. All right, or anything you owe us. If you owe someone a debt and no one knows about it, you need to write that down let someone know that you owe this or you know, Jenna Stan, so it's very important to

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to basically make amends for anything. The third point is that you need to purify your wealth, like the wealth that you're using to go to Hajj that you're going to spend your hat not on your Hajj, you want it to have been earned in a pure and hello Wait, because using money to go for Hajj that was earned you know in how long you know how long methods or how long means

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pile that could cause a person's head not to be accepted? Because they because what is a what is the Messenger of Allah that along with us and tell us in no La La

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La balou illa Cohiba Verily, Allah hota Allah is by you know, and he only loves the pure and good a lot and he loves and accepts the pure and the good, he does not love it does not accept, you know, the hobbies, you know, the the impure and the,

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you know, the understanding does not accept the impure. So imagine, you know, metal protect us, some people they earn their money, maybe through metal detectors, you got people now that might only money through selling drugs, and then they go to spend it on their hedge or cheating, you know, or stealing. They still they still some people they still phonecard or something. Yeah, there's all different ways that people ultimately make money or they sell harm, but they sell cigarettes and then they go to HUD, or they work in a how long industry like they work in a rebar based industry, like they make work in a bank, and then they're gonna spend that money they earn on their hedge. So

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this is, you know, you have to be careful, we want everything about our Hutch to be pure and good so that a lot of data accepts it from us. And there isn't a ration mentioned is a report really mentioned in a definitive book about it, that when a person leaves for Hajj with pure provision, and places his foot in the stirrup of his mouth and says love bake Allahumma the bake.

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Here I am at your service, you're a law of voice calls up from the heavens and says love bake was our date. May your call be responded to and happiness be your reward.

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And your risk is Hillel and your sustenance is Hillel and your hug is accepted. But if a person leaves for Hajj with provision that's not halal. And then he places his foot in the stirrup of his mouth and says that bake a voice calls up from the heavens saying lella bake well as Saturday May your call must be responded to and happiness not be your reward. Your risk is how long your sustenance is how long and your heart is not accepted. Hello. So we just need to be very fearful for last month Allah that we are you know, we need to make sure that what we're going ahead with is actually earn in a halal manner is very important. So

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this is the main thing that I wanted to stress in this point. And then we come to the next point, which is the main thing you need to make sure if you want your hedge to be accepted as well, is to make sure you learn how to perform and hedge correctly. Right as much as possible. Try to learn how to perform Hajj according to the way of the prophets that I love. It was stellar. Um, because if you do if you imagine if you went and you didn't know how to perform properly and maybe the people you're going with, they might start doing some active shooter can then use

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Follow them in that and you know, on active innovations and this could affect Panama your has been accepted no and the Messenger of Allah said Who do I need monastic icon like take for me your rituals take from your rights you have to try to you know there you need to implement or follow the the the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in his Hajj and not do innovative actions and especially not actions of shirk, you might not you might do them following somebody, you know what I mean? So, and the prophets that alone would have said Minami La la la la la, la, la, la la la, la la Lisa Lee Emerald now, for who all right, um, whoever doesn't action that's not from this affair of

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ours, that it will be rejected. So that's why it is important, you know, to educate yourself before going to Hajj like listen to

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some authentic you know, lectures on how to perform hajj, you know, go to your Hajj seminar, and very importantly, as well actually is to choose a good group that you know, that they are careful in following the Sunnah of the Prophet sort of law, what else and they're not going to start for example, you know, going to the grave of the Messenger of Allah turning towards it and making art to the Messenger of Allah, things like that, I saw that I'm going for onra Of course, they weren't actually soon, they weren't so nice that we're doing this. But you know, they went and they were facing though, they were alternating and making art and I've ticked us to, you know, to the grave of

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the prophets, that along with isms panel Ah, so, um, you know, a lot of people when they go to Hajj, they just look for the grip that you know, has the five star hotel, you know, the five star food. But you know, you want to go with a group that is going to be following, the sooner that's more important than anything is nothing wrong with looking for the comfort, nothing wrong with that. But what I'm saying is, don't choose that over a group that is going to be fine, the sooner and you're going with a group, they're going to be doing all these wrong actions. Like for example, if you go into some groups, you're going to find that there's mixing between men and women. And you know, they

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a lot of people in the group are smoking and women sitting and gossiping and backbiting and wasting time. And as if you're not even going for hache sub panel, or maybe they even listen to music or low Island, you know, like people doing all kinds of things in hygiene. So you want to try to pick the best company as much as possible. I mean, sometimes you can't tell like, but in general, if you're going with a good head group, you'll find the lady will be careful, he'll be telling people No, sorry, brother, not sorry, sister. This is hard and reminding them. But you know, some groups, I'm sorry, but you know, not every group is going in, because, you know, they you know, you sometimes

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it's just about the money, it becomes more like a tourism. So you know, people going just like the Health Group is just go like tourism, make some money taking these people like I think they go and the people themselves are going like tourists, rather than going for the intention of actual Hajj.

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So, um, so yeah, so the main thing is to try look for that group that is reminding you of a lost pantalla. And trying to help you to, you know, reminding you to stay patient and hoping is away from falling into food, forbidden actions and things like that. That's, that's what you're aiming for.

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The next point, also, it's something I did kind of mentioned before, but it's, you know,

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just as you need to prepare yourself physically for Hajj, right, you need to prepare yourself, and it's very recommended to do a lot of walking, before you go to Hajj, like, try to especially if you're not a person who normally go, you know, works out if you don't normally work out. And unfortunately, this is the case for a lot of sisters in particular, that as we get older, we tend to not look after our physical health, which is not recommended, we should all all the time be looking after our physical health. But that we do tend to do that. And so if you've got kids and stuff like that, sometimes it's difficult to to keep up the you know, the physical activity, but realize that

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if you're going from not being physically active, hardly at all, to going too hard, you're going to get a big shock, your body is going to be in a big shock, because you're going to be doing a lot of walking, and it's going to be like it's going to be very difficult for you. So that's why it's very recommended that in the weeks

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leading up to Hajj that you've been kind of walk every day, like if not half an hour, even one hour, try to walk every single day get your body used to physical activity, otherwise, it's going to be difficult, but in saying that, just as you need to prepare yourself physically and you take all the things you're going to be packing, but the most important thing is to prepare your heart that is the most important thing because that's what's going to help you to get the hjem abroad right.

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So

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we need to realize this is that

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you know the action of Hajj it's an act of worship in which a person

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this is going to teach you how to have true obedience to Allah.

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Buddha means true servitude, true submission to Allah.

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huhtala What do you say to them in NA, NA NA, I he and I obey. And this is a problem a lot of people have in this day and age, a lot of people are not no longer able to say to me now what are beiner when they hear the commands of Allah and His Messenger, but why, but I think this, but I feel like that, you know, it's all about emotions, and it's all about what I feel that doesn't suit my lifestyle. Okay? That's how people

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a lot of people are like that now, but Hutch is going to teach you how to have these are Buddha for your life. Because he's gonna be a lot of things you're going to be doing in touch, that you might not have an explanation for it, but you do it because it's the sooner and because this is how you get your HUD accepted. Okay, so that's why I like I'm saying, you're going to learn how to surrender to a level to Allah. Truly, and this is how you need to take this lesson for your life. This is how you should be this is how you should be off the Hajj. This is how you should be approaching your deen from now on. Just like in hajj. You're doing certain things and actions you didn't understand

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why what is the wisdom behind that you didn't say why you did it because you know it's part of Hajj. Now you do this for your for your life to a lot of times you need in the Quran, the Messenger of Allah tells you that or don't do that you say submit in a wildfire now, even if you don't understand the wisdom behind it. Okay, this is why we see for example, that Alma radi Allahu anhu, when he kissed the black stone. He said, Well, why he I know that you are a stone, and you can't bring neither harm, no benefit. And if I had not seen the Messenger of Allah, that along with us and kiss you, I would never have kissed Jews penola. So this is, you know, an example of certain actions that

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we do, of course, most likely none of us will have the chance as women especially to kiss the backstory harsh and This opens a miracle for us in general. But I'm just telling you that there are a lot of things you may be doing in hajj that you have to learn to surrender. And you have to learn to even follow the leader because, you know, your Hajj leader is going to tell you Alright, we need to do this now. And you need to listen to that. Because if you don't, you're gonna find yourself in a bit of a mess, basically.

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So no arguing in hard, you know, you can't be arguing you just need to follow and don't ask why. Why is the plane late? Why are we waiting eight hours in the airport, you've been in the SAT learning that you can't always question everything that's very hard for a lot of us, okay. So he's going to teach you how to have full submission, and also how to surrender to a lot of authority while other. That's not a big lesson we all need, how do we surrender to what Allah has written and decreed for us because in how much we make all these preparations, but there are going to be things that are going to be out of our control, things are going to happen, that we didn't plan for. And we have to

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learn to have the patience, because we want the hygiene model. And part of that is not getting losing our temper, and starting to argue with others. And that's gonna, that's gonna ruin our reward. Okay, it's gonna lessen our reward if we do that, okay, so what we need to learn to be like, is basically like a leaf on a stream. You just go with the flow. You can't, you can't pipe collapse. This is what Allah has written for me in this Hutch, I just have to go with it. And when you learn this lesson in hatch, and Hamdulillah, that's an anatomy of Allah, you'll be able to then apply that to your life when you come back. Because what you did is like a huge lesson in resilience and a huge

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distance in our approach to life and how we need to be you know, approaching what allies you know, from his other what his predestined faster kind of law.

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Um, another point also, if we want our hatch to be accepted, we need to realize that, as I said before, that from the best of provisions we need to take with us is the taqwa of Allah, which is overdue for enough a rosary taqwa, you know make take your provisions but the best provision that you're going to take is at UK law is that the wearing of a law knowing a law is watching good old times and you know he's he's you know, he's done a lot a lot of kin is a semia he can hear everything that you're uttering with your your tongue and he's watching you span a lot he's watching your patients he's watching you're dealing with others in how much so and a lot hold on it tells us

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by law refer that whenever through our ledger data Phil Hutch, do not do a refer Do not you know utter obscenities in unhatched and do not commit sin and hedge and do not argue in a Hodge. Okay, because these are things that's going to reduce the reward and that's why the Prophet said a lot of it was done. He said as I mentioned earlier,

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The howdy men had Jeff lm er booth while I'm Yep. So Raja Minh Dunleavy, he came to me when he that's me that whoever goes for Hajj and doesn't do your doesn't, you know utter obscenities or commits or commit obscenities and doesn't do since he returns like the from he really he leaves his sins, just like the day his mother gave birth to him. And that's a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. So we need to be careful from saying any type of words from obscenities like obviously like swearing, you know backbiting the memo, you won't be away from that. You want to be careful not to do any action also, that brings the anger veloce pans out for us in hunch, that's the last thing you want,

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right? And one of the sad things you'll find when you go to Hutch, you're going to see how people they might be still in a state of Iran. And yet, they're still doing all these things, they might be still like listening to music or smoking or, you know, one delaying their prayers or missing their prayers, things like this, or wasting time laughing and just I'm not saying you can't laugh. It's not like you can't laugh, right. But I'm just saying like when people just spend the whole day, maybe playing games or just talking about love, like, you know,

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just use the speech the whole day, not remembering the last pantalla and not making the most of this precious time. So you need to realize that no one is more deprived than the one who they gave up all that wealth, you know, you gave that wealth for the sake of Allah. And then you know, and even you put your life on hold to better hatch. And then you come back having committed, you know, forbidden actions that maybe span a lot, either, you know, your head was reduced, or maybe a little island we know, you know, we don't know, and maybe the hedge wasn't, you know, you might come back with since since it'd be coming coming back, you're fired from your sense of well, that's the last thing you

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want to have.

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So need to be very careful what to say or do any actions that can spoil your hedge and I just want to go through the AR so things that spoil the Hajj that's mentioned in his verse below offer that it's mentioned, like obviously, you know, sexual intercourse, when someone's in major Iran, it completely nullifies the hatch, right,

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um, at certain places in anyway in Iran. And, also, we should be careful from, you know, when you're in the major state of Iran, you need to be careful from even saying words that lead to,

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you know, of a sexual nature, let's say, lack of an inter intimate nature, this should be avoided, even between, you know, obviously a husband and wife, they should be careful not to speak like that, in the state of major Iran needs to be avoided. Um,

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but besides that, even committing, you know, even like, unfortunately, we see in hajj where I'll be like, some people are in a column, and they're trying to touch women in appropriately and things like that. You know, when they try? Yes, of course, of course, I mean, you're doing, you have to be careful, you know, you don't wait. That's why I never recommend anyone to go ahead without her Macron because you could be doing both and someone can always be there, like people are stuck to you and ultimately, to have a man and you can't get away from him out ticked off. It's very horrible. So you need to have your muffler on behind you, protecting you from anyone coming next to you and make

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and trying to touch you inappropriately, because in that crowd, you can't always even get away from them. And that's disgusting. I'll do blah, blah, I have to warn you about it. It's a reality. Not everybody's there with the purest intention for a lot. Let's just say it like that, you know?

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So and even, you know, women and men maybe flirting or something like trust me stutters not everybody's there. You know, not everybody's there with the pure intention, just to say it like that. It's hard to believe for anyone who's innocent apart. Not everybody's there with the with, you know, with that innocent intention, then besides that LG doll, be careful from arguing Be very, very careful from arguing this can reduce your reward. And what is LG doll? Okay, one of the tagger, in our thought he said, LG doll is that you dispute with your companion. And so you make him angry, or he makes you angry. So you have to be careful and trust me a lot is gonna test you in this, he's

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gonna test us all manner, give us the patience, because there's always gonna be that person that's gonna, that's gonna touch your triggers. They always have to be that person that you know, they're going to they're going to trade on your triggers. It's going to be difficult for you to to remain patient but you just have to keep on reminding yourself that you're trying to reach a sovereign Jimmy the beautiful patients for the sake of a lot.

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Even maybe, if you're going to have been, you know, you know, husbands, they know how to push all your triggers

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your kids, whoever you're going with, you know, they can be the ones that trigger you the most sometimes. So realize, Oh, you're gonna have this inconsiderate woman that you're sharing a tent week and she

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wants to put the air conditioner on full and you're not you're dying. It's like ammonia. You know, I mean, there's always gonna be someone who's going to be totally inconsiderate like someone fighting over the the charger I want to charge my phones and wants to charge the phone all day doesn't want anyone else to charge their phone. There's always gonna be someone in considering how much trust me they'll ever picked up and give us patience. So I'm just going to keep on reminding yourself that you know that this is all part of the test of hatch and to be very careful not to do anything like as I said to argue or anything that can ruin or lessen your your reward. Don't retaliate if someone

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does something to you don't retaliate, they push you don't push them back. Okay sisters, they push you don't push them back. They swear at you don't swear back

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you know, I'm

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just

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you have to remember that in hajj there's so many people from all around the world they've got different lifestyles, different cultures, what might be seem appropriate to them that they can push you out of the line when you're waiting, you're waiting for half an hour to go to the toilet and someone just pushes out a line and says I'm here I'm

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just

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like, you know seek your reward plus if you're being tested like that remember that you're going to get more agile with the law you're going to get nothing is wasted to the law not being is wasted with a law a law can see what they're doing. You have a law with you a law sees even say that to them you know a law sees what can be learned he shalida That's a good one I'll say that inshallah what Kappa de la he shahida Yaki you know enough is a lot as a weakness. yelp D, my sister is you know, she does that to you, you know, you need to say anything and just say that there'll be enough inshallah to make you feel patient inshallah.

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Okay, and so the Nick and so lastly, the last thing I want to mention is that you need what you need to concentrate in order to get that accepted hedge is to feel your hedge as much as possible with every word and action that Allahu taala loves and is pleased with, do not waste your time. Don't waste your precious time. So what from these, let me mention a few things. Number one, try to beautify yourself with your lap as much as possible. Try to adorn yourself with the best athletes that you can, smiling with your sisters, you know, treating everyone try to be considerate, try to look for the reward because everything you do for your fellow for judge, you're going to get

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rewarded for it. So look at it, like a candy, look at it like a treasure chest of chances to get rewarded, you know, by us serving or helping or doing anything to help your sisters in the hatch and having the best manners. In fact, it's the right of

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I'm from jabber, even Abdullah, the companion said to the Prophet, so Lama center, what makes the Hajj Mebroot what makes the Hajj accepted jasola said he said providing food to people and spreading the greeting of a salon. So even giving a salaam aleikum, you're being kind to others, you know, things like this and try in general not to let anyone hear any words from you that harms them or makes them feel upset or you know, have bad feelings like if you feel like you accidentally pushed someone got it. I'm really sorry, sister, he treat everybody like they're fragile. You don't try and save fragile emotions and fragile in in physically. So just sister Are you okay, I'm really sorry, I

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didn't mean to offend you by saying that Yanni. Try your best to be as gentle on everyone as you can. And the sellers used to pay the greatest attention to these points. For example, Ibrahim bin adhan, he used to advise those traveling with him, that he would be the one to serve them like he wants to have the reward of serving the Hajaj Mujahid when he went with even Omar he said he used to serve us before we could serve him so they would race for the days to serve each other. And you know, having that high manners and that humility, right this is this is the way that they used to be dealing with each other.

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Also, keep in mind the words of the prophets that along with them when he went to alpha and when I left out a lot of fat too and was any fat. He told them what did he tell me told them calm down for and he said calm down For verily and Bill righteousness and Bill will not be gained through neglecting good so you might think you're getting ahead by pushing or something like that. But you're not going to get it by pushing people and you know that's not going to help like people who want to go to get in touch the Blackstone and they they think by pushing everybody in and half strangling people to get to the Blackstone. That's not that's not I'll be able to do that. Yeah,

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what would be the use of kissing the black stone or touching it and what have you done to achieve that? Right? Okay, so um

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The other thing very important is try your take yourself with you recite as much Quran as you can do lots of Vicar. Like if you need to get something to help you do the decode like you know they have those counters you know but sometimes you do on your fingers but you lose count so you could you get one of those counters or you know, whatever you have that you can do can you dicker on it just to encourage you to do as much vigor as you can. doing a lot of is still far as well as thought for a lot of stuff for Allah. But you know, obviously one of the most important drives, which we're saying is love bake a llama bake the baker lashley kilakila bake like saying that. And also, he was saying

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the Tobia, and also you know, um, anyway, like what?

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The professor loved what he was saying he was asked which hedge is best, which Hutch is best. So he said the one in which there is the most Vicar the most remembrance of Allah azza wa jal. So you want to be remembering Allah as much as you can we do Tom. And we do Hots as much as you can. And of course, from that Vicar also is your da making dua as much as you can. And I'm going to come back to that in a minute. But please stop him for a second. And also even included in this is Mr. Bill Maher roof when he animal car as well, right. So, you know, if you see someone doing something like gently advising them, you know that that's not from this one of my DC stuff, you know, try to advise them,

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try to teach others, you know, the right thing or you know, encourage them towards the good deeds, try to guide people to the good, you'll be rewarded for whoever you guide.

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And it's mentioned that, you know, one of the righteous self said that I made Hajj with Sophia and his tongue hardly ceased from enjoining, the good and forbidding the evil. So this is what we should be doing. If we're not making Vicar of Allah, we're saying the good to our sisters, we're trying to, you know, encourage them remind them and those things right. And also, like I was saying before, about a dry so especially in Al Hajj, when we need to concentrate on a draw and there are certain places like when you're doing a poll if that's when you want to be doing a lot of draw, that's not the time for reciting the Quran. It's the time for

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not for Quran right? Sometimes reciting Quran is of greater virtue, but this is one of the times where dry is a greater virtue, even the reciting Quran. So you're doing much as you can Yeoman arafat as well. You know, that's the day for Dora like and the Messenger of Allah said after after,

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do I like that the best da is young arafah. That's the best draw. as to if the time of the draw is accepted, the draw is accepted on the dead out of fat. And it's mentioned that I'm in a hadith in Sahih, Al gemi. The prophets of Allah sent him he said that the one who makes Hajj and

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the ones who make has an aura, that they are the guests of a law, he called them Allah, Allah calls a person to Hajj like you think that you made the plans, but a lot of actually calling us Panama. And so they answered Allah called them and they answered the call of Allah. They asked from Him, and He gives them so they when they asked from him, he gives them that's from that's from Allah, Allah generosity. So lastly, I just the last to speak about today before we finish is what are the signs of an accepted Hajj? What are the signs of an accepted hedge that when you see these signs when you come back, you can say in sha Allah v dilla, that my head was wrong, you know about the 100 memberof

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I got the accepted hedge. So one of them is you see Alice de forma you see yourself steadfast on doing what she has deeds that you feel there's a change like we speak about when we talk about Ramadan, that after had you feel a difference in yourself, you're more steadfast on righteous deeds, and stay away from sins than you were before you went for Hajj. Also, if you find yourself that you find your heart is not attached to the things that dunya like it was before you start to see the dunya in its true perspective, right you no longer got that strong attachment to dunya rather you find yourself Your heart is really longing for Allah and the F era and that you want to strive for

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Allah and the F era from now on. And and hustler Busey Rahim Allah He said that the husband McGraw the accepted hatch is to return having Zoo heard from this dunya and hoping a longing for the earth era. That's one of the signs that's how HUD should really shake you and change you. So I'll leave it there My dear sisters, I asked a loudhailer for everybody around the world going for Hajj this year that Allah hota Allah rewards them with Alhaji abroad gives them patience in hajj makes them from those remember Allah hota hai

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greatly and accepts their Toba that like Steve said toboe from every person especially on the day of arafah and for those not going this G i asked Allahu Allah to bless every single Muslim with the chance to go for Hajj and to experience you know, the mercy of Allah hotel, especially on the day of arafah inshallah well Ooh, oh, the Heather was stopped for a while holy. Well, that was the chronicle of whom Noah become de Nationale de la ilaha illa and nesto fuuka. Wanted to boo a lake.