Our Responsibility as Mankind

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In Alhamdulillah in Ahmed who want to stay in who want to study he want to stop Pharaoh will not allow him in surely unforeseen. Amen. See it I'm Elena Maria de la who Fernando de la la

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la la la ilaha illallah

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wa shad shadow no Mohammed Abdul

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Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed

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Ibrahim Ibrahim in nicomedia Majeed Oh praise de to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that Allah is the only one worthy of worship and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam his last and final messenger, mighty brothers, sisters, Allah have created human beings and honored

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welaka kirwin Benny Adam, we have honored the children of Adam naka de la itraq. Allah have made him an intelligent creature, that have the ability to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. have given him that mind and that ability of choice that Allah subhana wa tada have given him that

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sense of understanding that became a very intelligent creature. Jana Humala as the origin

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assemble after a lady Jana woman at a tech leaf. And based on this, he made him able and capable of carry the biggest responsibility ever that Allah subhanaw taala had passed on to anyone, which is the responsibility of carrying the religion, which we call it in Islam ethically for Shabbat. That's why Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran,

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Allah subhana wa T will have they will Jeevan Mina wash rockin Amina Mohammed and inside that this amount of this trust, which is the trust of carrying the religion and implementing it and practicing it, it is something was given and handled to the children of Adam. Because of the way they were created. They were made in a very unique way that enabled them to carry that responsibility. We have the ability to recognize the heroin and the heroin, the low from the unlawful, the good and the bad, the truth and the false that the beneficial things and things that can be harmful. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Whoa, la hora de Kooning, booni

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una Shai.

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Jana como se,

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e de la la Tash coup,

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which is this sort of panties. Our Suharto said he brought you out of your mother wounds, knows nothing, nobody knows anything. And he bless you with the ability to hear to listen, to comprehend and to understand to come from and you might be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah have raised the status of human being by giving them the ability to make the choice he never forced them in one way like the way he created animals or created angels. He gives you that ability of choice in the inner who's Sabina Masha

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Allah

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we have explained to human being the both ways the good and the bad. And I was left it to you to make that choice because he trusted you and he enabled you He gave you He blessed you with the tools that allowed you to make the right choice. And if you don't use it properly and you make your bad choices in life, you should not blame anyone except yourself. Women will

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come if you say hey Muslim men Hadith he wrote the Allahu Allah and in the being sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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also brothers and sisters,

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it is an essentially to recognize that Allah Subhana Allah has given us them to make that choice when it comes to the religion as a result of tillbaka he cannot have a deal. Nobody can force you to any belief. But today you're in a rush to lie after the false and the truth been clearly

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stated to you, then you make your own choice after that were

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unable to la

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familia, De La

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La Habra for zero fill out the front door, okay.

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subhanaw taala cdfw sent messengers to call people to worship Allah alone or not to sit with him, among them people who accepted the call and been guided. And among them people rejected the call. And they went astray. They rejected the call, they accepted the car, it is them the one who made that decision, make them the one who made the decision. Then he said,

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Look around, travel on the earth and see the consequences of these actions, the consequences of the choices of the transgressor what happened to them read the history.

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And there are so many verses like that,

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in the Quran telling us that we as a human being, I was Hannah, what Allah have honored. And one of the things that you're honored them with this occur This to me is this ability to comprehend to choose to make the right choice.

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And when the person stopped using that ability, that to that Allah Subhana, Allah have given him, corruption will be in the earth.

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When you stop using that ability that was installed in you, you will not do any good for your own life, or for others for others, Allah Subhana Allah give an example for those who can so that tool that allows giving them and us another way of

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recognizing the truth, another way of

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behaving on Earth.

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Looking

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at me,

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said about this verse when he said, Have you seen the person who have taken his or her desire, desire as their God,

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they don't follow what is right and what's wrong. They know that this is the wrong one. This is the wrong choice. This is the one of the right way, but they still follow the desire, not what they know for certain it is the truth. They just follow the desert, they're weak enough to make the decision and

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so the fall of their desires and almost

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been misguided. While that person has no lack of knowledge, that person possess knowledge, he knows that this is wrong. He knows the thought but I chose to make he still insist is still insist.

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It's like this morning someone educated me and I'm not the kind of guy who hears something in the news get irritated by it and related to the community give it to you after Juma because I don't want to irritated you too. That it was really silly and ridiculous. Early morning we're saying

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Allah and someone speaking in the radio, trying to promote that is so healthy to eat to eat bacon, it is so healthy to drink alcohol and it is one of the reports it's old. It's so healthy and and so forth. just ridiculous. You know that you go against what you know scientifically is wrong.

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But you still insist you choosing data dirt to come basically to convince yourself what happened when people go that way. What happens when people go there why Allah subhana wa tada said,

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john,

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de Lucia, Femi.

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FNS.

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To our spa seal the heart seal the ear, the comprehend nothing. They start doing corruption as an OB sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and

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it is an acceptable headache

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nebia Salalah

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Saracen movie cat, three things will destroy you, not you as an individual, but you and your family, your community, the society that you living in, if these three qualities became so common in the society, then after Metallica three things destroy everyone, every nation if you will. Sure.

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Enough,

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That when people start having these three qualities, one should

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that miserliness will became the quality of the person holding your hand back. And that will be the call, not the nation of giving, not on a person will always like to vote no person who will hold back, I will destroy the person, destroy the family, destroy the nation, destroy the community.

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When people start following their desires, i the only thing to Fulfill my desires.

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When everybody see his opinion, as the ultimate fact her opinion as the ultimate truth

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and will not give it up for anyone else that will lead to destructions.

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Enough of

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an attorney to do

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for you in

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one

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fell swoop.

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Things scare me the most to things that you will adopt on your practice in your mind to have a warm hope of life. Because that will block you from from the hereafter.

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You know about Pharaohs by Hannah to Baghdad motherfucka him Allah. He was in the masjid then somebody tell him leave the Isha prayer. Then he said, No, you need the Isha prayer. He told the person you need a Shia prayer. So he said, No you do. Then the person said I will lead a new lead to Asia

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and East

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Asia.

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He said if you have to live until further I don't think you will pray Asia perfectly.

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You said when you pray Asia think that's the last prayer.

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You know, I'm not talking about that. At that level, yet even we are way far behind that level.

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But he said the two things will destroy

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me that have a long rope in dystonia. And the second one is,

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you follow your desires because the moment you follow your desires, you will go straight from the Sharia from the stray you go away from the straight path because inadi Shri Rama Shakti Rahim, Allah,

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neighbour Adam, Noah,

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knifes and

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watever in

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this Sharia is based

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on one fundamental principle to prevent you from following your desires and to follow the Buddha the guidance of your Lord

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w.

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w.

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e.

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And sort of in the beginning, are telling us one of the main reasons for people to go straight that day when they tell them this is the right this is the truth. This is the evidence. They said no we follow our forefathers the way of our forefathers the way our culture is the way people doing it. The kids have their brain the cancer their mind, they just follow imitate what the culture is or the forefather is with so and so person is because he's so great in their eyes.

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And that's what have led to the distractions. Unfortunately, so many people today the practice and they do with the notes home, they know that this number right choice, but the say and they convinced themselves that they have no choice because that's the norm that's the culture that the people around us What do we call today sometimes peer pressure. Peer pressure is not only on teenagers.

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It's on us as well, adults and we will pay past the teenager stage. It's still that few pressures that pressure the Society of the norm of the culture sometimes force us to make the wrong choices. While we know it is the wrong choices.

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Here to me again.

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Sit tiziana

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lukumi

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beautiful advice. He said to me in

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this heart are like

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containers

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for hydro

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The best among these hearts, the hearts would contain so much good in it. Goodness in it. oneness. I can classify people up into three categories. One animal Rabbani, a scholar, who is Rob Danny who is a person, his knowledge lead to practice, lead to practice. This knowledge is not theoretical, philosophical arguments. No, it's a knowledge of lead to practice. When metahuman Allah Sabina jacked somebody learning for the sake of saving himself and his family and the people around, that's the purpose of learning, not for any other reason.

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And notice the third category, he said, Warhammer

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Kulina.

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People who have no knowledge have no wisdom, they have nothing except the follow every call

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will be

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the light of knowledge never lighten up the road for them or the path for them, when

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they never had a good solid foundation that they can base their stablishment on it.

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Labor

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nurse

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when I couldn't become

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an American that said you should train yourself that every single person around you on this earth, if he or she became disbelievers, you're not going to be

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you just don't follow them. You just don't follow them and should not be imagined. Then he was asked what is he said unless he upon an AMA nurse in a sweatshop

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he said the image the one who said I'm with the people you know we have back home on it what I was raised. Okay, what I was raised, they used to say

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even if this lead to your death, just go with them.

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I don't need to

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I can say my song. This is just follow the group.

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And that's that's not correct. He said there is no

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good in following a group of the doing something evil if they're doing something evil.

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Unfortunately, brothers and sisters, it is through the history people just follow things without thinking. Any just give you an example historically, then we come to modern days. There is a man by the name of new Salem Al Qaeda, a person who claimed that he is a prophet. Okay, he claimed that he's a prophet. And he is no way close to be a prophet. But the only reason he had more than 50,000 people followed him

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is not like five 650 1000 almost people follow them. If it's not more than that. Why? Because he is from Detroit.

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Not because of the truth because of the hell of a desire. Just all the leader of our tribe went this way. We go with them. The leader of our country went this way we go with them. That's

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That's why when one person starts using his brain a little bit he said to say lemme tell me a verse. Muhammad read for us the Quran what you would put on your heart, then he told them, yes, I do have

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and feed him and feed those aluminum.

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Were they in a feed feel?

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He said, What do you know about the elephant? The elephant has such a long trunk and has such a thick, long trunk and it has such tiny little tail

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abeka lahoma

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What a loser

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idiot who say today

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is this when Mohammed dilemma dakara Mohammed

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Mohammed

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and feed

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the cattle feed muster center in

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Omaha.

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He said when you talk about a theme, the elephant. The only thing you reach is the tale of the elephant. When Mohammed mentioned the elephant in the Koran that verse until today all of the people of Makkah it's a legacy of the people of MK because he just talked a little bit using his brain using his using his brain.

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So that's why brothers and sisters

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that's why it is very important for us. Very important for us to keep that in mind. That the truth

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We use the elements of love giving us this recognize the truth and not just to follow what the norm was the cut with the common thing with the pre pressure around us. And I want to give you just a manifestation of this problem that can be seen today. several examples one, so many of us were

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by purchase things just because the people around me doing not because they need it not because it's nice, not because it's good color.

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style. No, it just because of the people around you. It is so many times you hear conversation like this, why you need a new purse for she will say, Oh, I have to this because this is the style. This is the original This is the you know trademark This is this this? You know why you have to have this shoes. Why after this pants? Why? Would you go to the fashion? It just because of the beauty like it? No, it's not even comfortable. So why are you wearing? Why are you buying it? Why are you purchasing it? Because it's the fashion.

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You know what? That's not what make your decision based on?

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Whenever people do that, you just do it without thinking. Sometimes we do this because we don't want to go against our friends. We know it's wrong, but we just do it. I know that that's not right to watch. I know that that's not right to consume. I know that that's not right to inhale.

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shisha sitting haka, maybe you don't, but you just do that. And you just go with them. Because that's what my friends doing.

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You know, I know that this is a waste of time I'm just doing because I don't want to go say no to them.

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Sometimes it's the culture. I know that that's not the right way to make the marriage. I know that this way to make the decision in marriage, not only to celebrate marriage, but I can go against the culture.

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You know, what I'm not talking about. The culture is right or wrong. I'm talking about you, yourself know 100% that this is wrong.

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You know, at least if you know it is right, and you do it because you really believe in it. That's one level. But you so many as we know, it's wrong. I just said because the culture, even sometimes, in fact, I have unfiltered eyes. In funeral we do things just because that's the common practice. We're not willing to make a stance,

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attend a comedy, we'll have the item shoot, sometimes we give up even our budget, hide our identity, just because I don't want the people to look weird. And I'm willing to do what is wrong. And that's the problem. even go to do what is wrong, just to blend in.

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And sometimes this is appeared among us. hinomoto horrible Muslim Nanak karma nasai. When someone gives you advice, when someone tried to change something, when some tried to make a positive change of society, or give us what we are used to we start pointing finger, we start isolating the person, we start attacking the person making doubts about their intentions, raising questions Mark about their

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reasons, just because he goes against what we are so used to.

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And it's again, it's it's one of the one of the manifestation of this disease, which is I believe it's absolutely wrong. Peer pressure is a big issue. A lot of parents concern about peer pressures for their children, for teenagers, especially it comes to alcohol, substance abuse, peer pressure when it comes to drugs, sexual activity, dating,

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smoking, and gambling, sometimes speeding.

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And all these things happen a lot because of pressure.

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But just to leave you in a positive note in this first one, peer pressure also, so many study shows have some positive side of it. They there is a study I come across that most of the people will start exercising and going regularly to the gym. It's because of peer pressure as well. So it could be sometimes positive. But it was so ironic. In the study that I was reading today this early morning today about peer pressure that this this study suggested and I posted in our Facebook suggested that the impact of the peer pressure is way less on children, especially when it comes to substance abuse drugs.

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Being using alcohol, underage drinking and things like that, the said that the main reason for this is not peer pressure. Actually there is a higher percentage that it is the pressure inside the house, inside the family that they push the kids toward that direction knowingly or unknowingly unknown.

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Way more cause way more damage more people go to these things, these kind of addictions because of family issues, then just the pressure now

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why people will do that why people will choose the wrong thing while the notes wrong just to go the note, I think one of the reason is ignorant people just don't have the they don't know what the ruling so they go with it, they maybe they don't feel comfortable about it, but just don't have the knowledge to make a stance

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and knowledge give you strength, give yourself confidence.

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Also, so many of us have a very low self esteem sometimes.

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You know, unfortunately so many of those who were raised

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in

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overseas so many not to generalize in the way the raise the children, there is them with a low self esteem.

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You go to the to the restaurant, you know you don't give her kids the leverage or the approach of choices. You go what we eat, you do what we do. We eat we love chicken, you must love chicken.

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Ah, one of my kids don't eat chicken.

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Can

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you just destroy that element of I can stay? No, I don't want that

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is the scary

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when people also fear is a main reason. And one of the reason fear bully people been bullied in the schools in the house, scared to speak up to stand.

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And that's why they get into this into their own person preference.

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Also one of the reasons that we are sometimes lazy to make a stance because you know what if you want to make a standard required effort required to put an effort in and suddenly it comes we don't want to do though just blendon. Sometimes we exaggerate, it must be the you know the cannot be wrong. This cannot be

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wrong. All those people come up You're wrong. This particular shareholder Gemma or group or or medihelp cannot be ever wrong. So you know I give them even if I'm not convinced 100% or at all what they say, because they see them so big, sometimes even bigger than the truth itself.

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I think some of it natural, because people have the tendencies to blend in not to everyone would like take a stance.

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Let me leave and this is crystal clear in your mind.

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The problem is not going with what people doing. That's not the problem. The problem is you do that while you know it is wrong.

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It's good to be with the Jamaat, it's good to be with it. It's good to be in the group, good to be with the people. But what is not taught is to do that against what you believe is wrong.

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And you will believe later on that this is right just because the people doing it.

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And part of the solution. I think we should teach our children ourselves, our community to accept multiple opinions. We should not teach people to be just mono thinking.

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multiple choices allowed. Give these differences of opinion, differences of views in the house, in the society, in the community in the country, very healthy. We need to teach we are very good to know any martial law, we master differences we everybody has his own choice. But sometimes we need to learn how to respect these differences. We teach each other that we need to differentiate between opinion and truth, the ultimate truth and opinion even in religion, we should differentiate between what the prophet stated and what was my understanding.

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Because sometimes we attend to treat them both the same level.

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truth cannot be recognized by numbers. By names. People recognize by the truth, not the other way around. I'll help clear up the region in memory jogger.

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Can I call up your suit

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and help Gemma tomorrow.

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It isn't important to teach our kids, our children, our generation ourselves, to be innovative thinkers not to innovate in religion, innovator things, things out of the box, encourage that support that be proud of your kids when they come up with something like that.

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And I will be comfortable with your choices.

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Finally, brother and sisters, don't misunderstand me, don't mix between

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breaking the unity of the Muslim. And what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about go break the unity of the Muslim, because we still can have a different opinion. But we still united

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we have different choices that we still want family.

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Don't ever misunderstand me. I'm not calling you to disrespect the scholars to disrespect the culture to disrespect the mother to disrespect the group that you work with. No, I'm asking you to respect them. But part of respecting them is to add variety maybe to their opinions to the

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use an evil the blessing that I've given you.

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May Allah subhanaw taala come in and Masaki, aluminum, silicon Huda, tapa.

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to be 41 in the Muslim

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world

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before he

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came to me,

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and said, Mr.

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Mohammed O'Meara

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aloha