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hamdulillah salatu salam ala I don't even know how you guys doing it Mashallah one speech after another that's kind of interesting. But since we have only 15 minutes left, I will make sure that we stop inshallah, on time. So this should be not a very long session, especially after this powerful words that we heard from our beloved chef, Imam Suraj having a whole lot of time

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and has done in bursary. Just by raise of hands. I would like to know how many of you read something about this man?

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Alas, Albus. Okay. If you never heard of this name before, which is that's very, not a not a problem at all. Okay, good. So he's very famous person, his very famous person. Can anyone know what is his father's name?

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Have you ever heard about his father about family and hasn't it's a name and bursary it is the country where the city the tea where he lived out and he died in which is Albus LA. Alba, sir, where is it? And Allah very good. So basically, we didn't know much about his family. And all what we heard about his family that he descended from the father, his name is ESR and his mother Her name is Kyra why I'm bringing this up.

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Why I'm bringing this up. Because so many people think that in order for you to be a great person, it means you have to be raised in a house of a righteous are a religious family. His family were typically unknown. As a matter of fact, he descended from a family his father and his mother used to be slaves. They used to be slaves. They were not rich people, they were not scholars they will not very famous they have a special status in society. They will just like people who are slaved and be freed later on by NSF pneumatic or the alarm and, and his mother used to go and serve, serve work as a maid and serve many masala mahalo Allah, the prophet SAW Selim his wife.

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One time she left her baby and has an anniversary when he was a baby. This is was Medina, she left the baby with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his mother on misalignment. And his mother was busy and hasn't started crying, stop crying. So Mama, she felt bad for the baby. And she brought him closer to her breast, just to make him feel like as if the mother about breastfeeding. And she said that her breasts start producing milk, even though she is widow, and she's not supposed to be having any milk, but it produced milk and breastfed from her a second or two.

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And that was something like a miracle happen to this man in the beginning of his life. Some scholar even comment on this narration by saying that, why, because of the blessed milk that just came into his mouth, his mouth became so pure, and his words were known as words of as if it is the words of a prophet, candidate to kill him. Callum ambia when he speaks you will think this is honey even sometimes a famous quote from celibacy. Some people think it's a heavy from the prophet SAW Salah sounds very similar similar to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was said this man was born about 640 to

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see so he is in the seventh century and he died 728 728

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so he lived a fairly very long live very long life. When he was a baby he was brought to

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be known as a person his patient is accepted. When he saw the baby. He looked at the baby and he said Allahumma houfy Dean will have been a nurse

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Allah give him a good understanding of the religion and give him a good understanding of the religion. And basically make him make him a person who will be loved by the people will be loved by the people.

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And I'll just pause here for a little bit.

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Listen to what he said. He said, Oh, Allah give him a good understanding of the religion.

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You're I heard I came late, I had a lecture and other Hall. And I just came here. And when it came in on slides was saying something caught my attention

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when he talked about Malcolm X,

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and he said, that he knows a little bit about Islam.

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Maybe he's not a specialist in it, the Hadith is not a scholar.

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But his impact was a scholarly impact.

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And this is something very noticeable about the campaign.

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Do you think the amount of information that the companions are equal to the amount of information that some of the jurist accumulated later on no way

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when you give somebody 100,000 a million narration, I memorize 50,000 lines of poetry, and poetry and stuff like that, is that make you compare the impact, there's no comparison. And this is something very important. The good understanding of the religion is a key point.

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It's not about how much you really memorize. It's not about how much you know, it's all it's all about how much you implemented and how much you really committed to and how much that you practice.

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How much how it's not about memorizing, it's about understanding that a legit, and that's what made this man very different than anybody else. And it's the dude that Omar chose was absolutely amazing throughout. And it came from the similar because the Prophet said the same thing, almost the same, almost the same words to Allah. Dean, give him felt 15 or make him memorize the dean.

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When we go to Sunday school, all what we do just memorize things, sometimes. They make us just memorize it, but not just to live it, not to love it. And that's what makes these conferences are very attractive to so many of us and so many young people, because what they learned the limit in these days.

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Then he said, Oh have been through illness make him a person who below will be loved by the people. And indeed he was indeed he was. He was loved by the people to the extent the extent there in his time in his lifetime. There were a conflict and a big fit and a habit that conflict. without going through the details. This man rebels against

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his will he has this odd man about to face that the man's and has an adversity avoided this conflict is that I don't participate in conflict, Muslim fighting with one another. I'm outside. I'm outside. Okay. Listen to this narration to share how much he was loved. Somebody went to him and told him

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if you want the people to gather around you, in the same manner, the gathered around the camel of Russia in the Battle of camel, put a hustle and bustle in a camel.

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People won't defend this man with their own souls will die before letting anyone reach

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like the people did without a shadow the alarm have protected her

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because everybody loves this man. Not only the Muslims, and then a Muslim as well. His funeral was witnessed by Christians, Jews and Muslims. They said al Basra as a city, the only day in history. The only day known in history that salata also, the apostle prayer was not established in the midst of elbasan was the day it has an embosser he passed away. And he was the day of his funeral. Because everybody left the city to attend his funeral. No one was left in the city to call us and to mix a lot. It was empty.

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Everybody outside

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in the La Habra AB de nada degree in football in new Hippo

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when I love someone who

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called up and said, I love so and so person. so loving and to be will tell the angels and the angel will love this person and alone will put acceptance for this person or that he will be loved by people. You didn't know him. You didn't know anything about it. You just love him.

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But I just love him.

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And I love to talk about him.

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That acceptance that love that you have in your heart to that person. It's so amazing how many person loves you? How you feel when you're in your Facebook and you have

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700 or 7000 people said about something that you post on your Facebook like it like it like

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you feel good? That's right. Can you imagine that this chick and your Facebook buy a 30 million angels

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like it like it like it? Can you imagine the angel up there's like I like it I like what you just did he love you feel so special we so fan be I'm so happy because my Twitter account became like several hundreds or something like that I'm feel so special. So you know what I should feel special already because there's so many angels and good pure creation like this already likes me as a Muslim.

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And that's a great classes. It's not about it hasn't has to be passed away. We're not talking about people who died. We talked about what this life can impact us today. And how this can impact us today.

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You know,

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when you talk about the hustle and bustle worry, let me explain to you how this man it looked very different. He was a very tall man, big man like you know, he's like football player kind of he's a big guy is really a big guy. That pie slips and trips of his. It was like wear a hand span white like here, up here and down like this.

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It's a big guy.

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tall, no way bigger than me because and basically with muscles. And he was very has a hair color.

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And he used to dye his beard with blonde color. Deer dye his beer blonde and sometimes with reddish color. Color.

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So interesting that his students said

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he was

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supposed to be

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the Youth Conference on the prairie. The youth program which was supposed to be at 11. Sixth

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will be here at the youth conference area.

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Thank you.

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Okay.

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He said if I would describe him, I wouldn't describe him with anything but saying he looked like a prophet.

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The way he looked like a prophet.

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Did we say a prophet?

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No, but prophets always have the perfect look. So that's what he meant that he's perfect. All the senses were good. His face his look is very good. Anyway, he used to wear this something caught my eyes. He used to have a son.

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What's the lesson

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by lesson is his dress or clothes, that it is something common in Iraq.

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And come it was also something that Jews used to wear the Jewish priest in there and basically it's part of the culture. It's known they have a lesson

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out of they don't know bilasa they don't dress Pilar son in Medina Makkah when he was raised in Medina, he stopped dressing this when you move to an era because that's the culture of the people of an era.

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And it became something the Muslim dominated basically the Muslim there used to wear it, and he where he used to wear this stylus and this type of fruit. And that shows you also that his open minded. He didn't say I have to keep the same exactly type of clothes that I used to wear in Mecca and Medina and wear it in Alabama. He basically was dressing in a way that it was accepted by the culture of his time.

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This man lived through

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a lot of things in his life, a lot of fights a lot of problems. But one thing is very clear about this, that he was able to maintain himself neutral from this conflict was never aligned with one against another when there is a conflict between Adam and Eve because he was not taking sides. Were getting smarter. He didn't take a side

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Even though he would never take aside, he always remained neutral. Even though he participated in 70 of us, well, they sent a hassanal bursary in the battlefield, we will be in the metal in the midst of the fight, we will come and basically, lying behind him is a big guy. So we will be behind him, we get so scared that we'll run back behind him and he will be leaving that basically, that the army

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very brave. And that shows me something. That's knowledge and that it doesn't make you a person live in isolation. It doesn't make you a lizard person away from people. You shouldn't be in the street, you should be living with people, you should be basically fighting the battles. And I don't mean the battles the word, they mean the battles that challenges that we as a Muslim community, face it today. You should not leave that and said, you know what I'm going to be like learning and studying, and I know nothing. What's happening, you should share the community, their challenges, and their good and bad.

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Also, this man have seen different states is the whole of the halifa is thrashing about Omar and unearth man and he witnessed he went this the regime of unhygenic very oppressive regimes and he challenged that man in a very smart way, in a civil way until Allah subhanaw taala remove that person from power from power. He also witnessed a lot of new ideas good and bad happen to the Muslim world. He accepted with islamically accepted and correct and he rejected the innovations and the new sec was in the wrong hands and so forth.

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One of the scammers said I never met a scholar at that time unless he said, I learned I had benefited from a hustle and bustle.

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So every scholar admitted that time that hasn't was a person who they learned from even under Sidney Malik, the companion said once to his students asked this

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as he referred to as an apostle to ask him about whatever question that they have. He said he remembers and I forgot.

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Also, this amount, it was said, and this is very special quality about him. It was said if you want the science of inheritance, go to so and so if you want to know about hunch, that feeling of hands the fifth of the state of the province asylum you ask someone so if you want to learn about basically the prophets Allah silent history, use a stone so you want to talk about that to see if you ask someone so and if you want somebody who master all these fields, that will be a hustle and bustle.

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That's a great lesson right there. Not every chef master every field and cherry on you might very good than this area. And he's good in that area. We need to accept that. Don't expect your share your teacher to be a super teacher. There is only a few people who really master all these fields, and versus make the person sit a person apart a different level of knowledge.

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He has a great character, this knowledge. It makes him humble,

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humble and very friendly. One time he was sleeping in his house and he walks up. When he walks up he found basically his students in the house eating his wife already let them in and provide them food. So he said When did you came? He said we A while ago and you were sleeping. We didn't want to wake you up. Then he said now you just proven to me that you are my brothers. And my true friends that you enter the house even though I was sleeping and he ate from my food even though I wasn't awake. That closes this to me proven that you're my friend. He said once to one of his followers. Do you put your hand in your brother's pocket then you take whatever you want money says no. He said you're

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not brothers yet.

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I made sure that my pockets are empty before I went to the sessions.

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By the way, this is when he said that you putting your hand in my pocket and take whatever

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one lie I have no problem with that.

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But you have to be a person who deserve to do that first

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You don't come to the conclusion before you do the means. And the steps that take you to that level

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is our brotherhood and love for one another is set strong to take us to that level. That what that hustle was we tried to say that our brotherhood and sisterhood, our relationship, our closeness should lead to that level.

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You don't just go grab the fruit before you put the seed and you take care of the tree and you make it grow up.

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That was that hustle and bustle is trying to say I'll hustle and bustle Rahim Allah

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wasn't known also as a very eloquent speaker. Let me end with that. One of his nice codes. He said once big Salafi upon a Doha mattina What trouble companions are the doodle hum and the dino, the don't

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benefits you until they leave you.

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They only benefit you and believe you got a very bad campaign. And that's true, you know, money, no benefit. If you keep it for yourself, you have to spend it to make it happen now aside money. And this man was rich, even though he was very Ascetic. And that shows his understanding of religion being ascetic, being a worshipper being a personal avoiding the dunya. It doesn't mean that you live poor. It doesn't mean that you basically were less No.

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He was not like that, even though he was well known as an aesthetic first, but he knew that aesthetic, it means that he had no interest in how long

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he is content with whatever have what he has. I'm fine. I'm not looking down for other things. Once

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a man came to him and said, I want to give you a gift. He said I only think gift from rich people said Well, I'm rich man said he should have 1000 dinar piece of gold.

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And that's a lot of money, like a million dollars today. Then he said, You think you're rich? You said you absolutely 800 $1,000 dinner. That's a lot of money. He said, Would you like to make them 16?

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He said absolutely. He said so you're 40

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because rich, it means you're not in need anymore. For care, it means somebody needed in need. So he said since you still want to make you need to make it more you still feel

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I was the only one was rich, he doesn't need anything.

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So he said if you became rich, I will take your gift

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of celibacy. He worked that way. And I am Allah Tada.

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Once he narrated the Hadith from the prophets of Salaam and his talk, then raised narration, the narrator was reading and they start crying.

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You know, Teddy? It's very interesting. I just it's amuse me.

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It's with me and you maybe heard it and read it so many times. And it made him cry. I never thought about it this way. The Hadith where the prophets of Salaam used to give Remember, you know the heading on the trunk of a tree. Then a woman came to the Isola why you don't have a member basically build a membership. Everybody can see me clearly three steps to be higher than the process like the idea basically, he had a member and he basically abandoned what the trees from the trunk of the tree.

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Next day, they heard that trunk weaving low honey, we've been crying

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and the processor Lem stepped down from the member and he went and he has the tree about

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the tree.

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And he said if I didn't do that, that tree that trunk will keep crying until the day of judgment.

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They I read this I read it so many times. I'm sure some of you heard it now you heard what to make you cry.

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What made him cry?

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He said a very interesting common words mixed with tear he said Subhana Allah didn't shadow yes tabula rasa Lila when

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he said a dead tree

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cry because it's missed the profits or sell them so much. It loves the profits it missed the problem so much and love them so much. And we

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Don't have the same feeling toward the prophet SAW something

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that did tree has more feeling towards the Prophet than so many of our hearts today.

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How many times that for a moment you missed the profits of them you feel like you know wish that there was the process of and your tears came down.

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He was a customer said, if a tree cry for that, and I never did that means three better than me.

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And that sense,

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Rahim Allah who

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those people has an imbecile who once was told that somebody stole something from him. Then he said, Oh Allah, Oh Allah make him be satisfied with it. So you would never steal again.

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You know, that is a scholar has never known. Anybody heard this name before. No one was praying in the night was praying. And while he is praying, a thief jumped into his house. He couldn't find anything in his house except to a tough tooth. He took the shoes and he stopped running. And now he finished the salaat quickly and he's still running after him. After him not after the shoes, okay. After and he said to him, he

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he,

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he said to him, it is a gift to you say I accept. Because islamically one of the condition for a gift to be accepted, you offer it and somebody accepted. Yeah. And you cannot take basically my pen, and you walk away and said, Oh, this is a gift. No, it has to be an offer and then acceptance because it's a transaction. So and now he's a jurist, he was running after the thief who said, Hey, it is a gift. Just say I accept. So you will not be sinful.

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He cares about that man, not to fall into the sin of stealing.

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That was meant those people very hearts is completely different than our the way they look the way that religion made them. Make them a people of mercy. None of people have arrogant

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or

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their religion made them to humble themselves and to be so close to the community.

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And that's one thing you see it in this man's life, Rahim Allah. He used to cook the food with his own hand for his for his students, and you feed to feed them. Rahim Allah.

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In 721.

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I'm looking at

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a very serious government

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alphatauri, the ruler of Iraq.

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He called it been CD. mm shabby. And an amendment has an imbecile to his house. And he said, You know, I became the ruler of Iraq.

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So what do you say?

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This is something I've been giving as a basic responsibility to be the governor and the rule of law.

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What do you have, what advice you have for me?

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And the one who appointed me the great king of Muslim at that time, I mean, the color that America

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so immediately, I've been sitting in a shabby, it's a very tense situation at that time and we give him general advice and you know, nice words. And he says, what about you it has anniversary.

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He said, Oh, xenophobia, see the way hairdressing No, no, son of phobia. Fear Allah more than Yes.

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And don't fear yazeed more than Allah is it is

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basically his boss.

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Allah can protect you from your z, but she cannot protect you from Allah.

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Very soon. Allah who will send to you an angel to strip you from your kingdom and take you down from your throne to your grave.

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He will take you out of your white palace to a tiny hole it's called grave

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nothing can save you at that time except your good deeds.

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Wow. That radical advice

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he gives them he gives urban city in an shabby gift and he give a big gift. So I've been sitting in look at shabby said and we give him a cheap advice.

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And he gave us a cheap gifts. And he gave him a very valuable advice.

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There's a lot to be said about this great man.

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You know,

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to be a great person, to be a great person, a lot of time we mixed between greatness and fame.

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Fame, based and depend on what you gain in this life.

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Fame, fame,

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to became a famous person, it depends about how much you got, or you gain in this life.

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Those people were not famous.

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In that sense, those people were great. And you know what greatness based on, it's not based on what you gain in life. It's based on what you give in life.

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And I say that again. Fame, it's what you gain in life. And greatness is based on what you give in life, that would make you great, will not make you great, how much money you got how much math basically a degree that you get, that maybe make you famous first.

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But what make you a great person, how much you have given in life. And that's what made those people are very special, that they have given so much. They have given so much in so many different ways and areas, learning their life, learning about the lives of righteous people, it is a sin or Ania. It is a sin. It's a way of teaching that you find clearly in the Quran, and you find it the son of the prophets of Salaam and in the lives of the scholars, and it will conclude by

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a statement of Abu hanifa Rahim Allah, he said in another in a series will either be him or him.

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I have a Amina Nava Rififi feel to him,

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I would love to spend more time reading about the character of the scholars and their lives and their manners more than reading their fifth,

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the fact that he gave and the issue

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that's what we're heading for a hemolysin, which is, I think, for us, that shows us the importance for studying their life, studying the lives of those scholars, and to make them and another example that can be followed and learn. But the only point you need to know when you study their life, to know the circumstances of the statement or the position that they made. So you just don't cut and paste because each and every generations in every culture, and every time has its own,

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basically rulings. And also whenever you study their life, I always say this to my students. Don't ever study history. By looking back to the history, you will never understand history this way. If you want to understand if you don't understand history, you go back on time, then you look forward. You don't go look backwards. You don't understand history this way. You have to go back on time, and you look forward and you will appreciate their life their statements, their compliments, memos

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internationally.

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And thank you very much.

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Outside, I'm outside, okay. Listen to this narration to share how much he was loved. Somebody went to him and told him

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if you want the people to gather around you, in the same manner, the gathered around the camel of Asia in the Battle of camel, put a hustle and bustle in a camel.

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People won't defend this man with their own souls will die before lifting anyone reach out.

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Like the people did without a shadow the alarm have protected her

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because everybody loves this man. Not only the Muslims, and then a Muslim as well. His funeral was witnessed by Christians, Jews and Muslims. They said al Basra as the city the only day in history. The only day known in history that salata also, the apostle prayer was not established in the midst of Basra was the day it has an adversary passed away. And he was the day of his funeral. Because everybody left the city to attend his funeral. No one was left in the city to call us and to mix a lot. It was

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Empty.

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Everybody outside.

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In the La Habra AB de nada degree in football in new Hippo

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when Allah loves someone who will called up and said, I love so and so person. So love, and God will tell the angels and the angel will love this person. And Allah will put acceptance for this person or that he will be loved by people. You didn't know him. You didn't know anything about it. You just love him.

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But I just love him.

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And I love to talk about him.

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That acceptance that love that you have in your heart to that person. It's so amazing how many person loves you? How you feel when you're in your Facebook and you have

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700 or 7000 people said about something that you post on your Facebook, like it like it. Like

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you feel good? That's right. Can you imagine that this chick and your Facebook by a 30 million angels?

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like it, like it? Like it? Can you imagine the angel up there? Like I like it I like what you just did you love it. You feel so special to me so fan be I'm so happy because my Twitter account became like several hundreds or something like that I'm feel so special. So you know what, I shouldn't be special already. Because there are so many angels in good pure creation like this already likes me as a Muslim.

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And that's a great lesson. It's not about it hasn't has to be passed away. We're not talking about people who died. We talked about what this life can impact us today. And how this can impact us today.

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You know,

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when you talk about the hustle and bustle, let me explain to you how this man it looked very different. He was a very tall man, big man, like you know, is like football player kinda is a big guy is really big. That pie slips and trips of his It was like where a handstand wipe like here, up here and down like this.

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It's a big guy.

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tall, no way bigger than me.

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And basically with muscles, and he was very has a hair color.

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And he used to dye his beard with blonde color. Deer dye his beer blonde and sometimes with reddish color with reddish color. So interesting one that his students said

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he was

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supposed to be

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the new program it was supposed to be.

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Okay.

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He said if I would describe him, I wouldn't describe him with anything but saying he looked like a prophet.

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The way he looked like a prophet.

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Did we say a prophet?

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No, but prophets always have the perfect look. So that's what he meant that he is perfect. All the senses were good. This phase is look it's very good. Anyway, he used to wear this something caught my eyes. He used to have a son.

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What's the lesson

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by lesson is a dress or clothes, that it is something common in Iraq.

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And come it was also something that Jews used to wear the Jewish priest and and basically it's part of the culture. It's known they have a lesson.

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Out of they don't know. Tyler son. They don't dress by Lausanne in Medina Mecca when he was raised. in Medina, he stopped dressing this when you move to an era because that's the culture of the people of an era.

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And it became something the Muslim dominated basically the Muslim there used to wear it. And he were he used to wear this stylus on this type of fraud. And that shows you also that his open mind. He didn't say I have to keep the same exactly type of clothes that I used to wear in Mecca and Medina and wear it in Alabama. He basically was dressing in a way that it was accepted by the culture of his time.

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This man lived through having a lot of things in his life, a lot of fights, a lot of problems, but one thing's very clear about this. The team

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was able to maintain himself neutral from this conflict was never aligned with one against another. When there is a conflict between Adam and Eve because he was not taking sides, were gonna smile. He didn't take a side. Even though he did never take a side, he always remained neutral, even though he participated in 70 of us, well, they sent a hassanal bursary in the battlefield, we will be in the metal in the midst of the fight, we will come and basically, line behind him is a big guy. So we will be behind him, we get so scared that we'll run back behind him and he will be leaving that basically, that the army

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very brave. And that shows me something, that knowledge and that it doesn't make you a person live in isolation. That doesn't make you a lizard person away from people. You shouldn't be in the street, you should be living with people, you should be basically fighting the battles. And I don't mean the battles the word they mean the battles that challenges that we as a Muslim community face it today. You should not leave that and said you know what I'm going to be like learning and studying and I know nothing. What's happening, you should share the community their challenges, and their good and bad.

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Also this man have seen different states is the whole of the halifa is thrashing Amal and unearth man and he witnessed many years, he went this the regime of unhygenic very oppressive regimes and he challenged that man in a very smart way, in a civil way until Allah subhanaw taala remove that person from power from power. He also witnessed a lot of new ideas good and bad happened to the Muslim world. He accepted with islamically accepted and correct and he rejected innovations and the new sec was in the wrong hands and so forth.

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One of the scammers said I never met a scholar at that time unless he said I learned I had benefited from a hustle and bustle.

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So every scholar admitted that time that hasn't was a person who they learned from even under Sidney Malick, that companion said once to his students asked this

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ask me refer to as an apostle to ask him about whatever question that they have. He said he remembers and I forgot.

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Also, this man it was said and this is very special quality about him. It was said if you want the science of inheritance go to so and so if you want to know about hench that feeling of hands the fifth of the state of the province asylum your asks on so if you want to learn about basically the prophets Allah silent history, use a stone so you want to talk about that the fear you ask so and so. And if you want somebody who master all these fields, that will be a hustle and bustle.

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That's a great lesson right there. Not every chef master every field and cherry on you might very good than this area. And he's good in that area. We need to accept that. Don't expect your chef your teacher to be a super teacher. There is only few people who really master all these fields and versus make the person sit a person apart at different level and knowledge.

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He has a great character, this knowledge, it makes him humble,

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humble and very friendly. One time he was sleeping in his house and he walks up. When he walks up he found basically his students in the house eating his wife already let them in and provide them food. So he said When did you come? He said we A while ago and you were sleeping. We didn't want to wake you up. Then he said now you just proven to me that you are my brothers. And my true friends that you enter the house even though I was sleeping and he ate from my food even though I wasn't awake. That closes this to me proven that you're my friend. He said once to one of his followers. Do you put your hand in your brother's pocket and you take whatever you want money says no. He said you're

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not brothers yet.

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I made sure that my pockets are empty before I went to the sessions.

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Hey, by the way, this

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When he said that, you putting your hand in my pocket and take whatever,

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voila, I have no problem with that.

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But you have to be a person who deserve to do that. First. You don't come to the conclusion before you do the means and the steps that take you to that level

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is our brotherhood and love for one another is set strong to take us to that level. That total hustle bustle he tried to say that our brotherhood and sisterhood, our relationship, our closeness should lead to that level.

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You don't just go grab the fruit before you put the seed and you take care of the tree and you make it grow up.

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That wasn't hustle and bustle is trying to say I'll hustle and bustle Rahim Allah

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was known also as a very eloquent speaker. Let me end with that. One of his nice codes. He said once big Salafi upon Adela mattina. What trouble companions are the doodle hum and the dino. They don't

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benefit you until they leave you.

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They only benefit you and believe you got a very bad campaign. And that's true, you know, money, no benefit. If you keep it for yourself, you have to spend it to make it happen now aside money. And this man was rich, even though he was very Ascetic. And that shows his understanding of religion being ascetic, being a worshipper being a personal avoiding the dunya. It doesn't mean that you live poor. It doesn't mean that you basically were less No.

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He was not like that, even though he was well known as an aesthetic first, but he knew that aesthetic, it means that he had no interest in how long

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he is content with whatever have what he has. I'm fine. I'm not looking down for other things. Once

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a man came to me and said, I want to give you a gift. He said, I only take gifts from rich people said, Well, I'm rich man said he should have 1000 dinar piece of gold.

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And that's a lot of money, like a million dollars today. Then he said, You think you're rich? You said you absolutely 800 $1,000 You know, a lot of money. He said, Would you like to make them 16?

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He said absolutely. He said so you're 14

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because rich, it means you're not in need anymore. 14 it means somebody needed in need. So he said since you still want to make you need to make it more useful.

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I was the only one was rich, he doesn't need anything.

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So he said if you became rich, I will take your gift

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of celibacy. He worked that way. And I am Allah how to add.

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Once he narrated the Hadith from the prophets of Salaam and his top, then ratio, the narrator was reading the need and it's a crying.

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You know, Teddy? It's very interesting. I just, it's amuse me.

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It's me and you maybe heard it and read it so many times. And it made him cry. I never thought about it this way. The Hadith where the prophets of Salaam used to give hope and remember, you know the heading on the trunk of a tree. Then a woman came to the Isola why you don't have a member basically build a membership. Everybody can see you clearly three steps to be higher than the person like the idea basically, he had a member and he basically abandoned what the trees from the trunk of the tree.

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Next day, they heard that trunk weeping,

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weeping crying

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and the processor has stepped down from the member and he went and he has the tree about

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he has the tree

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and he said if I didn't do that, that tree that trunk will keep crying until the day of judgment.

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They I read this so many times I'm sure some of you heard it now you heard what to make you cry.

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What made him cry?

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He said a very interesting common words mixed with tear he said Subhana Allah didn't shadow yes tabula rasa Lila when Apollo gonna pass

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on

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He said a dead tree

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cry because it's missed the profits or sell them so much it loves the profits it missed the problem so much and love them so much and we

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don't have the same feeling toward the profits of

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that debt did tree has more feeling towards the profit than so many of our hearts today?

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How many times that for a moment you miss the profits and you feel like you know wish that there was the process of them and your tears came down?

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He was a customer said if a tree cry for that and I never did. That means three better than me.

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And that sense,

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Rahim Allah who

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those people and has an imbecile he once was told that somebody stole something from him. Then he said, Oh Allah, Oh Allah make him be satisfied with it. So you would never steal again.

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You know, that is a scholar has never known. Anybody heard this name before? No, it was praying in the night was praying. And while he is praying, a thief jump into his house. He couldn't find anything in his house except to a cough tooth. He took the shoes and he stopped running. And now he finished the salaat quickly and he's still running after him. After him not after the shoes, okay. After and he said to him, he

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he

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he said to him, it is a gift to you say I accept. Because islamically one of the condition for a gift to be accept your offer and somebody accepted. Yeah. And you cannot take basically my pen and you walk away and said, Oh, this is a gift. No, it has to be an offer and an acceptance because it's a transaction. So and no, he's a jurist, he was running after the thief who said, Hey, it is a gift. Just say I accept. So you will not be sinful.

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He cares about that man, not to fall into the sin of stealing.

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That was meant those people very hearts is completely different than our the way they look the way that religion made them. Make them a people of mercy. None of people have arrogant

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or

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their religion made them to humble themselves and to be so close to the community.

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And that's one thing you see in this man's life, Rahim Allah, He used to cook the food with his own hands for students and you feed to feed them. Rahim Allah.

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In 721.

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I'm looking at

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a very serious government

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alphatauri, the ruler of Iraq.

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He called it bin serien mm shed shabby. And enamel has an imbecile to his house. And he said, You know, I became the ruler of Iraq.

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So what do you say?

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This is something I've been giving as a basic responsibility to be the governor and the rule of law.

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What do you have what advice you have for me?

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And the one who appointed me the great king of Muslim at that time. The Caliph that America.

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So immediately, I've been sitting in a shabby it's a very tense situation at that time in Iraq. We give him general advice and you know, nice words. And he says, What about you? It has anniversary?

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He said, Oh son of javiera. See the way hairdressing No, no Tad, son of phobia. Fear Allah more than Yes, eat.

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And don't furious eat more than Allah is it is that basically his boss,

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Allah can protect you from your z, but she cannot protect you from Allah.

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Very soon. Allah will send to you an NGO to strip you from your kingdom and take you down from your throne to your grave.

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He will take you out of your white palace to a tiny hole it's called grave

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nothing can save you at that time, except your good deeds.

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Wow. That radical advice

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He gives them he gives him been serene, and shabby. And he give a big gift. So I've been sitting in look at shabby said, and we give him a cheap advice and he gives us a cheap gifts. And he gives him a very valuable advice. He got a valuable gift.

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There's a lot to be said about this great man.

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You know,

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to be a great person, to be a great person, a lot of time we mixed between greatness and fame.

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Fame, based and depend on what you gain in this life.

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Fame, fame,

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to became a famous person, it depends about how much you got, or you gain in this life.

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Those people were not famous.

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In that sense, those people were great. And you know what greatness based on, it's not based on what you gain in life. It's based on what you give in life.

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And I say that again. Fame, it's what you gain in life. And greatness is based on what you give in life, that would make you great, will not make you great how much money you got how much math basically a degree that you get, that maybe make you famous first.

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But what make you a great person, how much you have given in life. And that's what made those people very special that they have given so much. They have given so much in so many different ways and areas, learning their life, learning about the lives of righteous people, it is a sin or Ania. It is a sin. It's a way of teaching that you find clearly in the Quran, and you find it the son of the prophets of Salaam and in the lives of the scholars. And it will conclude by

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a statement of Abu hanifa Rahim Allah, he said, in another in a series will either be him or him.

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I have

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a very faithful to him.

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I would love to spend more time reading about the character of the scholars and their lives and their manners, more than reading their film.

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The fact that he gave and the issue

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that's what we're heading for him, Allah said, which is I think for us, it shows us the importance for studying their life, studying the lives of those scholars, and to make them and another example that can be followed and learn. But the only point you need to know when you study their life, to know the circumstances of the statement or the position that they made. So you just don't cut and paste because each and every generations in every culture and every time has its own,

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basically rulings. And also whenever you study their life, I always say this to my students. Don't ever to study history. By looking back to the history. You will never understand history this way. If you want to understand if you don't understand history, you go back on time, then you look forward. You don't go look backwards. You don't understand history this way. You have to go back on time and you look forward and you will appreciate their lives, their statements there, complements memos

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internationally

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and thank you very much