How to Make The Most of The Day of Arafah

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Once the guests arrived, so thank you for joining

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us now. In short, Kevin,

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can you guys hear someone saying no sound? Can everyone hear now? Just a thumbs up? Yes, it's working. Okay, perfect. First of all, thank you so much for joining. We are in very blessed with David. Coming up. We're already in these days, and we've got a really special day coming up. So I was hoping that you could shed some light for us on the day of artifact. I do have some questions for you. And please, if any of the guests there would like to post any questions, please feel free to do that. Of course you don't need introduction I'm sure that every we're all very familiar with Stefan Jamaluddin. I've known you for many, many years. And Mashallah, you're a real role model for

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me and so many others in the community. So I do have some questions. I'll start with the first one. And that is, if you could just explain to us what is the day amount of fat and why is it so important? inshallah, within Yalla, Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah wala, and he was really one on one. First of all, I just want to say, Thank you, for inviting me and my little toddler give you the edge for this talk. Because, to be honest, on the talk, that if I don't get encouraged and pushed, I tend not to do stuff online. Because I have enough to do.

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You really encouraged me when you contacted me yesterday until we let's do something I'm like, yeah, you know, I haven't, like it's not a man, I should be doing something, you know, handling vertical or Viki

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look. So in relation to the de vida, you know, why is it important?

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I think before even getting into that it's important that we even just quickly speak about the virtues of these 10 days, because a lot of people still do not realize the huge virtue of these days. A lot of people think that, you know, all they know about these 10 days is, you know, you do a court ban, and people go to Hajj.

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And then I realize, you know, the significance of these days, you know, like, there's one the ratio in which the prophet SAW law what is and he tells us that, you know, asphodel a yummy dunya a yam rush, that the best days of this whole world are these 10 days Stoneleigh.

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There's another narration in which he said sort of what he was saying, Man in a yam in Atlanta lose a soggy houfy have a horrible ilahi mean heavy, mean heavy, am I right? So like, there's no

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there's no days in which righteous deeds

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you know, in which righteous deeds are performed in those days which are more loved to Allah tala than than in these days, right. And even this hub asked you about not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, he said, not even jihad, except for that person who went with them their selves and gave their souls and their and their wealth and didn't come back with any of that. Right. So. So that's the enormity, you know, how much deeds are magnified within these days, right. In fact, you've got scholars that that spoke about that they commented on that they said, you know, for example, that imagine that the obligatory deeds that you do in these 10 days is greater in reward than then the

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obligatory deeds that you join any other days.

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Voluntary dates are better in reward than than other times of the year, right. So this is what we should be trying to be greedy as much as you can in these days to try to really, you know, make the most of these days up, we've only got, we've got two days left after today, because our fight is included in those days. And so as a laptop, they're all included in those days, right? But let's get into the topic, you know, inshallah, I'm sorry, regarding the day of arafah right.

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You know, had a lot Why is it considered to be the greatest of these 10 days? One of the reasons is because on this day, on the day of arafah, Allah will Tyler frees more people from the fire than on any other day. Now we know that like the beauty of this day is that we know which day it is we'd like you know, little little other we know today where we can get redemption from the fire right? But we don't know which night it is. Okay, we don't know each night is ever cluttered. Whereas with with it with the dev on our phone, we know which days so. So it's just a matter of us making the most of that day but

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you know, the Messenger of Allah said that there is no day on which Allah will to either freeze more people from the fire, then the day of arafah. So that's, that's what you will be thinking about. That's what this day signifies, you know, besides that, imagine that this is the day in which Allah will to Allah completed the deen of Islam on this day. Right. And the verses came down to the prophet SAW the law when you said when he was in the land of the RFR when he's in the land of alpha right on the plains of alpha during the huddle when

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Down the final, you know the final pilgrimage of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the verses came down which Allah photolysis Elio met a canal to the Quran, Gina comb. what's meant to LA con Amity will be to La kumal Islam Medina, right this day, I have completed your religion for you. And I have, you know, completed my favor upon you. And I have been pleased with you. I've been pleased with you slam for you as your religion. Right? So this is the magnificence of this day, right. And besides that, also one more important fact a lot of people aren't aware as well. And from the virtue of this day is the day in which Allahu Allah took the, like, the covenant from, from all of the

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belly Adam from all of the, like, offspring of Adam. So what's mentioned in, you know, that I had you is, is how you know, Allahu taala, on this day, brought forth from the loins of as in Malayalam, all of his descendants until yamaki. Ama, and he made every single one of them testify that he is their Lord, that Allah is their Lord, right, that no one would come on your piano and say, I didn't know I had a lord. Right? And you can actually find these things to allow off if you look in suits that are often mentioned the idea

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in which you know, a level toddler You know, he said to the you know, the or the offspring of Adam less to be Rob become, Am I not your Lord? And all of them said Bella, right? All of them testified

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that, you know, he's the Lord said that they wouldn't come on the death resurrection with an excuse that I didn't know I had a lord who's Allah, right.

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Besides that, as we know, this is the day when the for judge are in the plains of arafah. Right. And, you know, I know you've been for Hajj before hamdulillah I was blessed to go to Hajj and you wouldn't believe when I went to Hajj the year before Coronavirus are so fun Allah you just made a

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pan a lot I'll get back to that story in a little while. But you know that you notice in an auto for anyone who's been a HUD ci

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May Allah help us to go back but anyone who hasn't been asked Allah from the bottom of my heart, that you all get to go to Hajj inshallah, right. It's, it's just a life changing experience, right? On this day, you just see all of the projects, you know, the lens of effect is filled with who judge, they're all crying to ally, you're begging him for his forgiveness, you know, humbling themselves to, you know, just spending their whole time you draw, you know,

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it's just an amazing it's an amazing experience. It's a life changing experience, you know, you talk about, um, people talk about retreats, you know, spiritual retreats and all that we're lucky when I went to Hajj, I said to myself, there's nothing on this verse, it's that's called a spiritual retreat. Like, what comes in hudge? You know, um, but nope, that's, that's, that's nothing that's happening on so you got to keep all this in your mind everything I'm telling you. Now, I want you all to be thinking about this tomorrow, because when you do that, it's going to be so much more significant for you. Okay. The other thing is to to keep in mind that on this day, Allah tala

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descends to the lowest Heaven, in a manner that fits his majesty and perfection, as is mentioned in the Hadith, you Muslim, and he expresses his pride to them and let you call regarding those who are gathered in the in the plains of Africa, right, you know, due to, you know, how many people are gathered there? Like, how much did they sacrifice to come to come to come there, you know, how much they they're so sincere in asking for his forgiveness and begging him to be freed from the fire in this day, right? And what do they want all that they do? Therefore, what's what's the purpose, because I want the genre, and I want to be safe from the fire. Right? So this is why he expresses

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his pride of that beautiful same, you know, to the Metallica.

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So this is this is the, the atmosphere of our fire, like, you know, Subhanallah we're not there now. But we have to try to revive that, you know, hearts and homes tomorrow, be there as much as we can even you know, just keep that whole. Keep all those points in your mind. And Shadi will really help you.

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Yes, that's really beautiful points there. One thing that came to mind for me, so she when I visited her and I was there, and something that I read about it, which really stood out in my mind was that it's actually the closest scene to the day of judgment that you experience in this dunya. Because it's very, very hot. The sun does feel like it's very close to you, you're sweating. And if you look at the men, they only bring two pieces. Of course, there's no status there. Everybody's equal. So you can't tell the doctor from you know, the ones that aren't doing so well is everyone's the same, everyone's equal. And on that day,

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Everybody's begging Allah subhanaw taala for mercy for forgiveness to be granted into the into Jana s upon Allah. And you'll find that on the day of john that will be standing for 50,000 years under the sun as well that we're very close and winning. So it's actually one of the closest scenes that you'll ever have in this dunya that will remind you so much of, of the Day of Judgment spinal, and that really stood out for me when I did that. And when you were there.

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I think you said it's really important, especially tomorrow, because mindsets really important. I know, because I'm a counselor. So I focused a lot about on on the mindset aspect. And that is when you do you know, go into tomorrow planning, what you're going to do for tomorrow, is to really have at the forefront of your mind why it's so important to you. What is you want to achieve by the end of that day? Do you want to to forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala? Do you want to achieve a status in Jannah? Do you want to achieve more rewards, and whatever it is have that in the forefront, because we do get tired, we're human beings and sometimes, you know, our children may

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distract us. And as we know they could and now, you know, rather than children are a distraction for us. So you have to keep in the forefront. What's more important for you on that day and let your children participate in that. So allow your children for example, to participate in the acts of worship, to do activities with them to talk to them about the benefits of that day. So they're all really important points. So the next question I had for you was what are some things we can do to maximize the rewards on this date? Yeah, sure, inshallah. So look, first of all, as we know, most of us do know that from the, from the it's a tsunami, not a fad, everybody, because I've had people

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asking me, what am I going to do to make up for it tomorrow, if I can't fast, you know, so it's only tsunami, it is sooner, but of course, very recommended. So not too fast the day of arafah if you're able, and whoever fast this day as the Messenger of Allah so the longest and tells us that there'll be forgiven for, you know, for the, you know, previous year in the coming year, right. So, um, so that's the first thing, try to fast if you're able. The other thing, like we've already sort of highlighted that, you know, make a lot of don't make a lot of drama on this day, because the profits are a lot, so long, what is going on here? That tilt tells us that, you know, this is the drop in

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So this is a day, which is more likely to be answered. Right? There's a How do you think when she says higher, or do I do I yom yada, right, the best two are is the drop on alpha. So just like you would try to focus on doing a live die in laser powder, the night you thought was a little powder, the same thing you should be trying to do on on alpha on the day of alpha make a lot of duar inshallah, because this is, you know, a chance for you just like, you know, the last hour and a Friday. This is from the very blessed times and special times, you know, to have your Dwight accepted. And, you know, a lot of people might think that that's only for the people in hunch. But

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in fact, if you look at the actions of the sellers, they actually will use to persist in making a lot of data on offer, even if they weren't in hajj, especially after us. That's the key time right. After I said, Before Madrid, this is the time you should be really trying to focus on your diet and look sisters, I can see someone saying what if you can't fast I know a lot of sisters were still sad. I've had quite a few questions already, like over this weekend, what am I going to do? I can't fast, there's so much more we can do. I'm going to be talking about that soon. But one of the things you can definitely do better what your situation you can always make it right even if you can't

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pray, you can still do it. Okay, none of us are deprived of that. And I just want to mention very important. The best do as you can say on this day as the Messenger of Allah taught us is to say there ilaha illallah wa the hula shriek Allah love will muku Allah who will hunt wahoo Allah Cooley Shea in Kadir, right? So the idea is, you keep repeating that over and over again, don't just set one state many, many times, that is the drive to stay on autopilot. And, you know, it doesn't matter. Again, no matter what your state, you can be saying this drive.

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Right, but, you know, seize this opportunity. We've all got things we need the old robot things, trials, they're going through things we're hoping for. So you know, it's the time to really seize this opportunity and, you know, make the most of this day of of making diet and Sharla. And adding something that because I know a lot of the sisters struggle sometimes.

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They say they struggle to make draw, they think that there's certain thing that they need to do I know there's etiquettes of making draw, but maybe you could just emphasize the important importance of the draw is something very simple. To do that. You don't need to complicate it because I've even had some sisters say, I don't even know if Allah will answer my door so I don't make it at all or I don't know how to make drops. So maybe you could just touch on that briefly. Yep, the miss the best to act.

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Makes sisters and brothers is the one from your heart in your own language, you know, there's no barrier between you and, and Allah to Allah right? And to remember, like, I know people do sometimes, you know, I know you deal with,

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you deal with sisters who have like,

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lack of self esteem. And sometimes when someone lacks self esteem, they start to believe, again, that goes back to the negative thoughts about oneself, right? limited self beliefs, right? So unfortunately, so sad that someone suffering from limited self beliefs can start to actually mention that Allah is not going to enter their job because they're not worthy to be Android.

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But if we have a look here, what are you focusing on? It means you're focusing on yourself, but you've got to focus on Allah. Who is LLVM? Right? who is who is the most magnificent? Who there's no duart? There's two trivial trivial or too big for him to answer.

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I look at birdie I'm knee for in the body. When my servants asked for me, then tell them I am me. Or gee Buddha with the day either done I answer every two hours when of the person who calls upon me fell yesterday bully while you may known, while you may know be La La whom young children you know a lot a lot tells us, you know, asked for me and believe in me. So you may be guided. Right? So this is never ever put barriers, you know, those barriers, it's just often sometimes you need, that's what the work you do is actually important because sometimes, because of people's own perception of them, you know, perceptions of themselves, unfortunately, it's actually blocking them from having a

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richer and higher level of, you know, spiritual connection with the loss of pantalla. Because they've, they've, they're so focused on themselves and putting themselves down and they don't realize who are you dealing with? You're dealing with Allah, Allah to Allah who, you know, like, you know, he, he's the one who wrote Rama for himself. He wrote Rama for himself, right?

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So focus on who you're calling upon sister, if even if you don't feel worthy yourself, realize who is the one that you're calling upon? focus on that. Okay.

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But look, going back to our Thank you. So

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we want the same. We want the forgiveness of Allah in this day, right? We know that Allah frees more people from the fire in this day. So if we know that that's not just only for him to prejudge, okay, we have the opportunity to get that as well. So we want to try to seek Nina's to Allah in this day as much as we can by making a lot of sincere humbled to our labors of cry to Allah tala in this day, you know, do a lot of tober Humble yourself down to Allah and really big human ask him to make you from the people who have saved from the fire in this day and include you in that forgiveness, right. Um, because you know, you're like those people who are in hajj they've sacrificed so much they've

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sacrificed their wealth, they've left their families their best you know, they've given up so much to go to Hutch

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you know, so this is what we want to do something as well we want to do something from you know, in our situation we want to try to you know, also try to strive and do something so that we can also be included in that in that you know, that modern era and it's caught redemption that is, you know, that's offered on this day inshallah. Right?

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What else can I say to you? So, yeah, so making a lot of art making a lot of Vicar this is this is what we should be focusing on in this day making to answer the oma you know, anything you're going through, take this opportunity making drops for your brothers and sisters.

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You know, as I said, like I said, the beginning Allah will try to freeze more people from the fire than any than any other day of the year in this day, right? So

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keep that in your mind and then shallow being the day you'll be one of them be in the land, ask a lot will be from them. inshallah. I mean, I think what's important is not to belittle any deed that you do, sometimes we think we have to do something so big, like read a whole series of the Quran, or, you know, give so much in charity. Don't belittle any deed, if you can only afford say, to give $10 in charity, then that was still in the $5 cantaloupe is something huge. If you can just you know, read if you're unable to read too much read as much as you're able to do. It's all within your ability. So don't believe or any thing that you can do. There are things that pop up for me, it's

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like for example, just sitting after the prayer, and making it to spirit like 33 times supplant a lot of 100 learn a lot, but that is immensely rewarding that and reading, for example, is of course the after every prayer then little things that won't take much time from you, but they do weigh very, very heavily in the scales and Sharla. So that's that question. The next one is what is wrecking water? What is

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to recommend a schedule that you can suggest for that day to get the most benefit out of it. What would you suggest? Okay, so first and foremost you start out you start off your day hopefully you're able to fast inshallah so you'd you'd wake up early first of all right?

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And you want because the reason I said this is because you want to try to make your intention before the identify ledger because you want to get the complete reward for fasting the entire day. Okay, so that's that that will be the first thing you start out with. Then. Now starting from tomorrow, a lot of people don't know this, but starting from tomorrow, we have what's called the restricted tab beer begins. Now the restricted tap beer is when we ask each fod prayer starting from federal tomorrow we see after the prayer after we say you know stuff for a lot of stuff for a lot of stuff for Allah Allah mentors lemma, Minka, slammed about idea that God already cron, right? The normal thing, the

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normal couple of things we say. And then straight away, we start to say a lot like what Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, while he laggy humped, right? So if you, you know, two, three times after the prayer, and then you're going to be doing that after every five prayer, starting from tomorrow, and that lasts all the way up until after prayer on the third day after eight. That's what I mentioned that in he wants to get to set later. So that's, that's another thing we do tomorrow. That's, that's from then. Now, the other thing also, is

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how you spend out of fun, you don't have to overcomplicate it I find now some people finding out about like, Okay, if I'm gonna do special things, but don't over complicate for yourself, you don't have to go crazy on how to fight not like that. Just be relaxed. Try to spend your day in good good you know, goodness, you know, doing a vicar doing your, you know, check your art because just to mention so during these days, the sooner is to say this check your art specifically after the Fudd press thank from tomorrow but besides that during the day, you've got the normal tap your IP just saying a lot like for a lot like Bob like throughout the day, okay? So you can be cooking and sing

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along with but Allahu Akbar that you know Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah, Allah, Allah hum, you know, try to fill your home with the the tap your arts, if you've got some time to do some quiet antimo That's great, you know, do some do some code on but the main thing I want everyone to focus on, especially after after tomorrow. So try to everything as a way in the morning or you know, during the day, so that after I said you just go and sit somewhere quiet on your own just keep that time just for yourself inshallah, you know, to be with Allah subhanaw taala and that's your time for really making sincere right from the heart, you know, and making tober as much as you can and like I

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mentioned before, because the Messenger of Allah said the best dollar is dropped on the day of arafah so just like that's what if you've been to Hajj you'll know that like after starting from after because they had they combined different assets like that's the sooner to combine Busan awesome after done the footbaww then that's when you from that time onwards, you start doing the door and you know, doing yo tober and all that. So what I'm saying as the day progresses tomorrow and you're getting closer to the end, especially towards the end of the day, that's when you're going to be really focusing on making your daughter and you know and saying that the crisis before

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labor law walk that will actually killer love will milk will love will have a worthwhile equation Padilla get tired make yourself tired because the idea is just like in hajj, how we want to break ourselves down sharp corners to Allah and because we want to, we want to do something, you know, we want to try to show how sincere we are to a law that we want that that that forgiveness. That's your aim, if you understand the aim. Okay, so that's, that's basically um, your that's your main goal tomorrow. That's your main goal, making two up asking forgiveness from Allah and just begging him to make you from those who he chooses to free from the fire tomorrow. Being the

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simple you don't have to overcomplicate it.

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Yeah, that's amazing point. Thank you very much systems yourself, I'm sure many

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other things I think are just that come to mind for me is to do what's in your ability. So for example, if you have young children, as you said, Don't overburden yourself, because you're being a good mother that day looking after your kids and doing what's you know, what's your main responsibility is also going to be rewarded, because all goes back to your intention. But if you're able to do more than, you know, for example, praying to God or giving in charity on that day, you know, breaking and foster someone, and things like that are really important things. So don't do any action as I pointed before. Next question is for the sisters. I was going to two questions here. One

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is first for the sisters about combining intention with mistakes from Ramadan. And secondly, for this

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Does that count fast what what's your advice there? Yeah look so with regard to so with regarding fasting you'll find that you can fast your fun tomorrow. But when you want to do is put your intention for the font okay for the fun fast and then you have the hope in your heart and look Allahu taala and carry him like he's one of his Beautiful Names is a cat in the most generous right? So your intention is that you're fasting you're fired but you've got the intention like that you're hoping for his reward of artifact as well and you know Subhanallah it's not to you know, shall it's not too much of a loss pantalla right. So if you don't want to do that you just want to fast as a

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sooner there's also nothing wrong with that either like you're allowed to fast want to be forefront Okay, well you've got still got plenty of time to fast those funds so if you want to faster as your sooner that's perfectly fine as well and just make your intention that you know, I'm fasting You know, you're fasting you know, tomorrow is your super fast of Barbarossa and so for those who can't fast I just mentioned a whole heap of stuff you can be doing but I mean well if you can't fast I would be trying to trying to make that through charity so I would actually be looking for people like looking for some

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projects that are feeding feeding poor Muslims feeding even maybe fasting Muslims but probably you can't find out as much now if you're not we're not Ramadan but yet feeding hungry Muslims Okay, so you can find some projects feeding hungry Muslims because their ways like feeding feeding the poor you know, feeding the hungry This is one of the greatest ways to get redemption inshallah from the fire, right. So he can't get through fasting. You try through some other path.

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And yeah, so try that and then you've got all your things I said you can none of those things you're deprived from Vicar do are saying the joy of arafah la de la sharika the hula, hula, hula, hula Krishna and Cody like none of us have got a barrier like even if we may pantai give us all the perfect health if if we couldn't even move all of our body you know we can we still can inshallah with our tongue. Okay, so you know handling that Allah made. It's amazing how Allah made the lightest of deeds the most easiest of dates. And yet it's the most heaviest they've been the heaviest in rewards support especially in these days, especially in these days. So and look out

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alarm made it so easy for us to intergender my DC system brothers were lucky he made it so easy for us in the most easiest of dates.

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That shows you his gentleness with the believers and how much he really wants us to alter into Janna be successful, like Allah wants us to be successful, he does not want us to fail. If you look at the whole system, the Sharia he set it up so that we really can't fail. the only one who's going to fail is one who really, really didn't even try. You know what I mean?

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Um, yeah, so look, and I just wanted to ask you, Ronnie, I'd love to hear about your experience, because I think it's really beautiful to share with the sisters and brothers, what it's like to be an auto club, because a lot of people haven't had that opportunity. And I think that if you can just try and sort of share a little bit about what it was like for you. Yeah.

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You mentioned about some I actually came across the left sand foundation where they're doing breaking the fast of fasting person. So that's one organization you can go to. And as you said, If you can't fast yourself, if you break the fast of someone else, you also get their water the fasting person, so you can pick them out. I'm not sure if it's too late to do that. But if sound foundation it I did see that there. And also the sisters intend to fast and they can't they still get rewarded for their intention, which is cute, as you said, as much as most generous. My experience without a fat

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handler, I've been twice and funded. And now my first experience was very overwhelmed. I feel very, very overwhelmed.

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I remember there was so many people around so crowded, and every 10 had a microphone and they're all you know, making it really out now and I just wanted to connect with all this content alone, it was just too noisy for me and I don't like too much noise. So I went started walking, walking. Everywhere I went it was just people people you couldn't escape, there was just too many people everywhere. I don't know how far I'd end up walking to some of the test didn't have microphones and I sat in a little corner and just made drops and Siddhartha on us panthella but it is really, really humbling to be on autofab because there's nothing that there's nothing fancy. It's literally just

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tanks and barren land. There's no I couldn't even remember seeing many trees or greenery or buildings. There's nothing to distract you. And that's where I felt really amazing about it other than the noise that is from the mics. But other than that sponsor, there's not no worldly things that can distract you. Even the clothing that people were wearing. There's no like brand names or you know, matching shoes. There was none of that every

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But he was just so simple. And you just felt so panela Nike almost forgetting about this dunya and it really, really remind you of where your next destination is the next slide. And when I see the men walking with the ROM on the white pieces of cloth that they had wrapped around their bodies, his strategy, this image of when you die, and you're going to be wrapped as well in a white cloth, so subpanel I feel that honor for me, was really teaching me to disconnect from this dunya and to connect to my next life with the reminder of death and the sun and the heat and begging Allah Spanner for his mercy. It even reminds me of the scene on the day of judgment when I was reading

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about how we run to the prophets begging them to intercede for us and they'll say they can't they can't until we go to a homicide. sanlam spotlight almost felt like you just need to keep begging Allah subhanaw taala that was my experience. How about you? Yeah, so Subhan Allah, again, I'll have the long I've been so blessed to have gone to Hajj twice myself as well, like, my first time I was living in Saudi when I went, that was many years ago. And then sapan Allah after 25 years, I finally want to go. And I mean, the panel, all I'm gonna say to everybody here is if ever Allah opens a door for you never, never, do not refuse. Go. Because I keep saying to my children, if we did not accept

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that offer, like accept that invitation from Allah to go, when that that little door opened, can you imagine the regret? I would be feeling now because the year after that was COVID Yes, I cannot get over it. Like because I wasn't even intending to go, but my daughter had, you know, got married a couple of years ago. And, and she goes, you know, Mom, I want to go before you know, things change and stuff like that. And my other son had started working. So I said to my son, look, she wants to go, and you've got money. Now we need to go like I haven't been for 25 years, I need to go You gotta mean Alhamdulillah. And like Subhanallah he made the decision that okay, Yella we're gonna go so

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like we went, you know, together and hamdulillah that

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supports our offer. I mean, look, it was just an amazing day. Like that was, it was a phenomenal day, like it sound off. So boiling hot, as often tends to be like, absolutely boiling hot, like you said, and you're just reminded straight away of your piano. Okay. Um, and so, you know, I'm the type I have, again, I like to be very private, like, especially I got out of fun. It's a time, like little puzzle, I could never kind of be with others on those nights or days, you know, it's, it's gonna be very on my own. Okay. So suppiler was very hot. And I was trying to again, try to find my little space as well, somewhere away from everybody else.

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And I remember going to I to go to the like the bathroom, you know, you have to line up, as you know.

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And then and then suppiler, I saw this cloud, like from nowhere, right, a small cloud. And I said to one of the sisters Yeah, go Spanner line, as you put range today, right? Anyway, give it say about half an hour after that, it started pouring, okay. I don't

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know, it was incredible. And everyone was just everyone was just in tears, like, everyone's just going out raising their hands up to the sky, and they're just all making duart standing there. Because we're so hot. I can't say how hard it was. And then it was like, this rough man was pouring down on us from the hills, you know. And everyone's just making drama and crying and standing in the rain, you know, Subhanallah, like, anyway, so then it stopped, the rain stopped. And we were like, actually, we're all drenched. And we were actually getting cold from the air conditioning was actually

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hanging out the clothes and try to get them dry. But anyway, after that, the thing was that because of the rain, it had cooled the atmosphere down, so beautiful. And then. So we went outside that we also anyway, for myself, I just went out to this place where there was like a small garden with a couple of trees. And you could see the mountains and you could see the sunset sign to go down and stuff like that, like, you know, towards sunset, right? So it just was this beautiful ik speech, it was just the air was just so beautiful. It was how I felt that day, I swear. Well, I felt like it was the breezes of Gemini coming on us. That's exactly how I felt as if, like, almost Rama is just

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surrounding all of us, you know, in the land of our fire and the breezes of john that surrounding us, I swear well, like it's exactly like that. It was just absolutely incredible. You know, and you're just trying to think of every dollar you can think of and the main thing you're just asking for is your loss, save us from the fire, you know, make us from, you know, from a gentleman, you know, from the people who entered Genesis or bolson Sharla. Um, but yeah, that's what it's like. It's like everyone's just so focused on getting that forgiveness of a law and, you know, it's just, yeah, it's just, it's just washes you washes you washes your your heart, your brain your your

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realize what is the slice? What is this slice? You know, what is our goal in this life? You know, it wakens you up if we can do up your route makes you realize like, what have I been doing my whole life? You know, what if I've been doing or what and I've only got limited time, you know it's any. So this is what I'm saying about, you know, this is the true spiritual retreat. Don't talk to me about spiritual retreats, never talk to me about it unless you got a hunch and you know, and then you'll know what a true spiritual retreat is, you know

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is that you're in the footsteps of the great companions and the process of them when you're on that lead, like just to think that you're standing there, that was something that I just, I just couldn't comprehend that I'm actually stepping on the same land, that the process or land where the listen to the sound was received, but it

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ought to bring us as Dean that we have, basically, so many trials and tribulations to bring us that slam that we're covering today, as the panel, it was just really humbling and amazing to think that, especially when you're the cost of Saddam's mosque, or going to the older or in the harem, and then even when you go to the carbine, you're in the hat on, just to think that Ibrahim Ali Salaam, built the Kaaba rebuilt the Kaaba, actually, and with him with his son dismount is so many prophets have been to that area, and we're following in the footsteps of the Prophet. So it is an amazing experience of trauma. We get to go again, as started with us. And

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after this COVID thing finishes. Which brings us to our last question, unless other other viewers have questions. And that is, obviously with AIDS going to be very different this year. And the question is, what do you recommend for the day every day, especially during lockdown? I thought I might start this one because I had a few new points for this one.

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So one of the points I had is just to remember that are you still worried even if you're in lockdown, so it is not necessarily a place or a thing? It's a date, it's a date, and wherever you are? Or whatever the situation is? Are you still worried. So you try your best to focus on what's in your control. So it's out of your control that you're in lockdown, and that you can't leave and you can't just run out late? And you know, you can't visit your family members and whatnot. But what is in your control? Now you For example, able to and this is a question that maybe you can answer, are you able to do a prayer at home with your family members, for example, I able, for example, to do

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WhatsApp videos with all the families and just do like, you know, sort of very get together on WhatsApp or resume or something like that. Also to make an environment for yourself at home, just because it's in lockdown, it is a day of celebration. So however you can celebrate within that ability that you've got celebrate within that ability, if you need to, for example, have a little party with you and your own family members, decorate the house, I don't know,

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do a little feast or whatever it is you need to do but make that environment for yourself at home, because that's what's in your ability so that you don't miss the points that I have for me and what you mentioned earlier as well. Just a reminder that to do the prayers and make your to be after each prayer because that that should be done on the day they surveyed. So what do you what do you want to add to that?

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No. So look, just one thing to keep in mind is to remember that a love heart is part of these 10 days. Right? So even the danger of doing it a lot heart is included in these days. Which the reward for these for the deeds done these days is greater than even going for jihad. ccbt. Right.

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But besides that, what pretty much what you were saying, you know, it's I advise people to try to do pretty much everything you would have normally done on on an ad within the capacity that you've got. Okay, so now start off from from Let me start off from the beginning. So you want to keep the spirit of age alive. Okay, so from the time you wake up, when you first open your eyes, start your day with tech bit the tech theater of eight, the tech Pirata eight, right? So start off saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Allah, Allahu Akbar, you know, because Pinilla it's amazing how those tech bureaux actually lift your spirit they really lift your spirit that if you're a man, because like

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again, that's the curve a lot and we know that whenever you do the curve a lot that's increasing your Amen. Okay. And, and what it does, I want you also to make your heart feel full of gratefulness to a level to Allah for all of his blessings upon you. Now what happens is when we focus what we can't do, what we don't have, that also that actually generates and gratefulness Okay, now made is a day for gratefulness. Focus on what you do have, alright, maybe this aid. I am not able to see people that I normally see, I can't go to the normal aid prayer I go to however, and hamdulillah Allah has given me Allah has given me health. Allah has given me a, you know, a level that is

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protecting me from so many risks.

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fortunes that people are going through around the world. You know, and this is only one eight last 1800 hours in the US in Sydney, we had a blast, you know, and ensure this is not going to be the same as every other eight, it's just one eight, like, how many people in prisons separated from their loved ones year after year, and they don't have what we have. So let's focus on what we do have, okay? And that will help us to feel the gratefulness like, 100 in that I have a healthy body and hamdulillah I'm able to see 100 alarm able to hear and hamdulillah you know, I was basically with children and handle I'm surrounded with my family, right? Or whoever I have in my life, you

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know, my friends, whatever you focus on what you do have not what you don't have right now, also, it's again, like he was about mindset that is so important. So there is there are physical things we can do to get us into the mindset.

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You know, get up, get dressed in your aid clothes, put on nice clothes for eat, make yourself feel good, like, make your health nice, make sure your house is that tomorrow evening, clean your house up, make, make sure you're not gonna just like oh, it's a I mean, knock down. So you know, well, I won't bother cleaning up the house, I'm just gonna let it but don't do that you because this is about you feeling the happiness of aid. And actually, let me say this feeling happier aid is an A birder. Allah wants us to be happy on eight, okay, Allah made these aids, for us to have joy and feel joy and so by you feeling joy, you're actually worshiping Allah by that joy. Alright, so keep

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that in mind to try to, you know, generate that joy in your house. Okay. And, and the other thing too, is you want to try to bring happiness into every to everybody. Yeah, you want to generate like happiness in your home as much as possible, right? So what does that entail, it means you're going to try it as much as you can to avoid arguing on eat, you know, being in a bad mood.

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Especially, we're going through a lot of struggles right now your children have, you know, we know that children are feeling that, right, the children are feeling that, and they really feed off our stress. So as much as possible, especially for eat, we don't want to feel too much difference. And especially when it we want to make this day because you know what, you could give your kids all the presents in the world. But if you don't have the right, like if your mood is really, um, you know, you're just grumpy and screaming and that, what would be the use of all those presents, you know, your kids would much prefer you to be in a happy state, loving spending time with them, you know.

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And so people are asking about the press. So, in fact, you can pray according to the majority of forehead. If somebody misses the a prayer, you can pray it with your family in the home. Now you've got some choices there. You can either pray it according to the normal description of the a prayer which is during the tapir arts, so you're doing you're doing like a tap your odds in the first record, and then you're doing six in the in the next record, right? So um, but if you can't do it like that, because you don't know you don't know how to do it, just pay to rocket normal to rock up Trey. And from the Sahaba. Who did that was NSP Malik

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Wadi Allahu anhu, he prayed with his family when he missed the when he missed the aid prayer. And like I said, the majority of our heart are of the view that if you missed a prayer, it can be prayed, it can be made up for. Okay, so that's what we can do that. And I'm actually thinking everybody, because I have a backyard, I'm thinking about, like, going out the backyard, you know, getting my little gym out, which is very small, and just, you know, praying that a prayer with my, my family, like, I think it's all about being imaginative within the space you have. So like, I'm thinking, you know what, let's just get our prayer mats. And let's just go outside, we never do that

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at home.

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Let's pray a prayer in the backyard. And then we get I've got a little shop next door, I can get some back from next door. And I'm like, you know, um, and then you, you know, you can turn on the machine, we'll be doing the football on the they'll be doing like, you'll find it on Facebook, the whole thing stranger, you can listen to that. Um, besides that, during this day, giving sadhaka again, because it is a day of giving sadaqa and then also, you want to maintain maintain the because in particular, the days of Ada for maintaining blood ties. So now, obviously, you're not going to get a visit. Especially we can't even go to about we can't go out of our LGA, right.

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You can have to do probably zoom calls and stuff. But to do what we can try to work within the framework we've got, um, and then like you were saying yet, so don't forget that. You're right. There's still a lot to be said like after the h5 prayer. So you're paying your footprints after you see Judas, tap your art and all of that is reviving, but Oh, yes, I forgot to mention so. So on the a day, you're still gonna be doing your tap your arts of aid as well, right, just like you normally do when you go into a prayer, see, and that's just bringing all that in

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Spirit into the house.

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Alright, so that's basically in a nutshell what I can suggest for you. I mean, I wouldn't be cooking on either it's up to you if you want to cook but me not, it's going to be takeaway for me and I'm sure all the the Hello shops will be very happy when we're supporting their businesses by you know, ordering out, um, you know, ordering our meals, but like for me eight is not a day for cooking, I like to just order my food in, I'm probably gonna do a picnic in the backyard with the family. And then we'll probably sit and watch something in the evening. And just like huddled together and probably do some popcorn or something or some salad. It's good. It's good with that was happening

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But the point is, it's up to us to make the to make the mood. Yes, beautiful place second set. But actually, as I was looking into this topic about, you know, when we said lockdown and die, it's going to be at home, we can't what we usually do. And I'm reflecting upon the Syrah the life of Mohammed salsa and incidence of death firsthand, similar to what we're experiencing. And one thing that came to mind was the three years three years of boycott that I've had, where three years, people couldn't sell to them couldn't lie to them, they were in, you know, basically, in a valley, they went through so much difficulties. So span a lot, obviously, our situation is a lot more easier

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than what they went through. But just to reflect at the process and go through it, it was three years that he went through, you could say equivalent to a lockdown. And the other thing that came to mind that sometimes I just said, we focus on the negative, it's going to bring us down, but we have to focus on the positive. And the thing that came to mind was the story of

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the Treaty of for davia. So if you're called to the Treaty of for davia, where the companions actually prepared themselves to go and drama, and they were very excited, you know, like they're prepared to go and perform for so many years, over six years, that they hadn't gone to perform right, from the time that they left. And when they got there, they were unable to perform the umbra. And the treaty was formed and the treaty for debut. And in that treaty, they were actually not permitted to perform them and and had to go back and come back the following year. So obviously, I put myself in that situation be so disappointed just as they are now with aid, and that we can

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celebrate the way that we're used to, as upon Allah, that treaty ended up being very beneficial for the Muslims. Even though some of the conditions were not the companions weren't very, they were very disappointed with, but suppiler like ended up being very, very beneficial to the muscles where the muscles, you know, politics was able to spread, that slam grew in that time, there was peace that was spreading at that time. So even though you perceive something to be difficult or bad, always focus on the positive. And always remember that Alice pantalla has a plan has a bigger plan, just put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And know that this, what we're going through, it is a test

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that we'd be patient with it will be rewarded for it. And there could be a great outcome. That could be a benefit. By the end of that, like I'm speaking from my personal experience as a counselor, I had no idea how to even do a zoom session, I didn't even know like how to even get on Tuesday. And I've it's forced me to do like learn how to do these lives. As you saw I got stuck at the beginning there. It's forced me to learn about like, you know, getting more onto social media.

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This age, it could be connected more with the kids, but there's got to be a benefit by the end of it. So just to keep focus that don't focus on the negative focus on the positive and know that I'll start out as a plan by the end of this. We may not know what, but Alice tangela knows that that's what we want. So I don't actually want to add anything to that. But I'm sure if I'm Jamaluddin. Yeah, absolutely. I 100% agree with you. I mean, going through tests, you have to realize it's actually very, it's something that really develops you. And it's an important part of your development as a believer and I think the beauty we need to reflect upon here as well is the fact

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that, you know, we're not going through this for nothing like imagine. The sad part is that the disbelievers they're not getting anything out of these lockdowns, but we're getting rewarded for this. This is not going this is not quite like

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this something counted for us, you know, it's not something that's wasted with a loss of cantarella you know, so we're getting you know, we're getting you know, forgiveness of our sins for this for these trials. We're going through we're getting you know, we're getting hacer Nat for this and I mentioned we're getting the hacer Nat for these during the best 10 days of the year. So if you're going to be tested with anything, then what better time to be tested for it? Yes 10 days you know, it's panel law so just keep that in mind as well. So it's gonna ask you some questions one of the sisters has asked if we're not praying because we're on our menses Do we still recite the restricted

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the beard at a specific times example after Sala

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Look, just I would just say to you recite those tech bereit throughout the day, because this these days are days. In fact, it's the next the next three days after eight are also days of saying these tech bureaus, right. So keep on just reciting the tag be right throughout the days in general, like at any time.

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Okay, okay. We're just seeing if there's any other questions there.

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If you have any Yeah, I saw one there was one once he was asking about what time to pay the eight prayer so to pray a prayer, you wait to the sun's fully risen so you're looking at around about seven 730 something like that.

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Just wait to the sun's come up properly and then and then you can pray to a prayer inshallah

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and one question is, can somebody lead you in prayer twice? Or can I pray on my own? This is one of the questions you can pray on your own because you can just pray as a team

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Okay, you can pay back our team or you can pray Jamal because if you've got if you've got you've got to have a family there and your home you can pray together as a Jamal. Okay, beautiful. I'm just check if there's any more.

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Because someone asked about that. Yeah, you answered that one. Do you have any other questions before we end off please feel free to ask

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Can you see any there? Sure. I think that's it.

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Oh, yeah. Yes. All right. Beautiful. Thank you so much smell the rewards you accept from all of us out

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in these 10 days in Sharla and hopefully, we definitely contacted you another live in the future inshallah.

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Right. Please feel free to reach out to traffic jam in a deal with any questions that you have. And what ended the seller wanted to kind of comprehend ignition alert. You know how this stuff will occur when you have to worry like salamati calm or