Lessons In Leadership Hafidh

Wisam Sharieff


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We praise and thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for just the inclination to be here. I think personally, Allah, tala for three very important things. I wish fewer people came to this talk. Because what lovely darling, if I wasn't speaking, and I'll give you a chance, I'm going to take a long pause here. Manuel de Nasir, a true scholar of our religion is speaking, what's the room number how to

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read ballroom. I will blink for a very long period of time.

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Considering that when I open my eyes, I will blink again. Abdullah is hamana Nasir began, yes, he has begun this speech. So I would actually I will blink, I won't feel offended. I would go and benefit from true knowledge. Well done, rather. Well done. 10, I would recommend that you do the same one off did not sir is in the Grand Ballroom. For those of you who are gonna stay. Allah bless you. We have a bit of a task. I came here with a very stern intention. I'm talking to very close friends. But there's something so many of you that we I know and are very close with. So I don't want to give you a lecture. I want to work with you as much as I can. Today's talk, I want to credit

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the people first, who gave me this chance. And that's not necessarily the embassy who brought me here. But there's a small youth group in Southern California, who wrote today's talk. So we got a youth group meeting last night at the Irvine luncheon. So I said I'm supposed to speak at the MSA central zone. And I'm gonna just get off the plane and I have to go straight there. What do you want me to talk about? So I gave them the topic, and I am not lecturing to you. I am sharing the thoughts and ideas that were given to me by your, by your freshmen by your younger years, I would say about 13 to 13 to 18, right before college. So what I would like to do is share those ideas, if I'm

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correct. This is a talk about intentions. And where I want to start our talk about intentions is with what Allah has to say about his book. At the end of the day, I'm sure you heard about backbiting. Yesterday, you heard about the Hellfire Milan of the Nasir spoke earlier in the day. I think there's a Facebook talk coming up, we can put all of that on one side, right, you can put all of the extra topics that will lead us to paradise on one side. But on this side, I think you can generally say that our religion stands on a few foundations, the first thing that Allah, Allah gave us the foundation that he set forth to us, and I hope you're gonna build and talk with me, the first

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foundation that we know, undoubtedly is not going to be our rationale. It's not going to be our emotion. The first thing that gave us was, and where do I take this from Allah subhanaw taala reminds us in

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the last time that we have revealed an artist

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and I don't know how often this is going to happen in life. But a lot of data reminds us an Arabic book was revealed La La Quinta de Lune, so that you could attain understanding. Now, I've never gotten the chance to do this. But I told them, Hey, I spoke last year at MSA central moment with Atlanta. Well, I spoke somewhere this ad last year with a hope with ease.

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I gave a talk there are the necessity of art in our attention. Now, if you try to have an intention about anything in life, without having a foundation of boron, it's not going to make much sense can be very relative. So the first thing we said was art. So what I'd like to discuss today is what is it that Allah Allah intended by the Word doc, on some of you, most of you heard this. So I'm going to move through this quickly. The the whole talk is based off of the whole conference is based on the seven seven under the shade of a loss of data. So you could wear to your job and then shave off to come whisper to you, you're just doing it to show off you know, you don't cover anyway you just

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hear me say you could have lined up your beard this morning and while you get it so people will look at you right or you could have grown your beard. If you don't have a foundation of the thoughts can be really general. I mean, you could have a bad intention about prayer right.

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So Canaanites not have Yes. So there we go. Thank you, sister. So when you think about intention, I need you to put off first thing is pull on and what is asked me to do

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Right Orland Park was asking us to do now that's fine. There you go. It's like oh my god, I'm gonna look at my mic is broken I need to be low. Then

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the arm was revealed in Arabic so that you could understand we define the word dr Yoon as from the root word or a pod on is that does anyone know what it is? Like? 60 people in here I spoke to 1000 last night.

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Yeah, what is it? Exactly?

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The black rope?

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Exactly. It's a black robe you wear around your head and in the Arab world, three is not Islamic. It used to hold the cloth on the man's head. You know that little thing that we're not that if you guess you speak English.

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Until you a book, who is this a Laker? Then you will know who

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is the Prophet peace be upon him? It was Sarah, we revealed unto him a book and that book came to us. So for an came to us in April kita. We help with truth. And would God send you literally ask yourself a question. Would God send you a busted book? With a loss of data? Send a book that doesn't make sense. really ask or say that sentence yourself? Would God send me a busted book would a loss of Hanwha Darla send me a book that was radical or that promoted terrorism? Would Allah subhanaw taala truly send me a message that says beat your wives.

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So we buy it we still somehow buy into it.

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If you look at it number three, I'm hoping you're following along on your phone. So I'm 39 I wanted to write that's why I like games gadgetry. Not until I can update my Facebook status from my phone scratching nose.

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I wonder what the next week

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so if you're following along indeed we have revealed the Book unto you with truth.

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It doesn't say for Buddha law, it says that I

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mean so because a lot of revealed a book and a lot is all my all wise and he sent a book on to Mohammad Rasool Allah and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam preserved the book here, here and here. His generation carries another book came to you, God made a perfect religion. So So

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become the servant of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Because it might sound awkward, and you might tweet this and quote me incorrectly later, but has not a law served us thus far.

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Has not God served us. He sent us a book he gave us like he preserved the sooner he had generations of people quote by a science called Musudan Howdy, whether a guy's a liar, or he's telling the truth. Whether I have a blind person, the lady has only Daddy, he gave us to the tee and then oh, yeah, by the way, we're alive. When I drop things, they go down with gravity. But when blood goes down to my toes, it comes six feet three inches back up to my heart.

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Did Allah already serve us? I don't know. I think so. I think Allah served us. So he says

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Babu de la, Su become the servant of Allah. Now, here's the Great point. You're all feeling bad. Now your pituitary gland is secreting this. It's a hormone being traced as the religious hormone it makes I'm not joking. I've been reading about this for a while. Right? So it makes you feel like yes, I must

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read something I must increase the feeling of some of someone thinks something is greater than me. But Allah, Allah doesn't say just worship God. He says far more de la, la, de la duchesse worship God become the servant of God and the path to being his servant. While your intention is going to fluctuate, it's going to go yes and no, sometimes you're going to put on the makeup, no.

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Right, one day that you're gonna become something different. And one day you're going to spend five extra minutes talking to that sister, and you know, you got the information. Look, it's gonna fluctuate, follow the law. don't worship Allah gonna serve Him. Part of his services worshiping Him, but don't make up the rules as you go.

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He didn't call it a religion. He said the abbot.

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The past, the way to worshiping becoming the servant of a law

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is to take his complete and total religion

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Allah unquestionably the law? The halls, for a lot is the purest of the religion.

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wrong word, it's not a religion.

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Use the word religion means how to pray and be nice. Islam told me how to build a building guide. So that says when you build two buildings, if it's residential, the windows should have faced each other. That's not religious. Islam tells me to satisfy the physical needs of my spouse until they say, I'm done.

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No, that's in terms

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of lust gave us the purest of religion. And I paused here, and the Messiah said, look at this, a lot about the use of the word.

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Where else in the mind is allowed to use the word hardness to describe things to us that are perfect and pure, he uses it for the milk, because out of the VCs, and the blood comes white, and out of the actual blood comes red. And out of the walk, clearness and clarity of the water, there is billions of gallons, and out of the blueness of the sky, there's not one Miss stroke of the paintbrush, and out of the love and desire of the warmth of your mother's womb, there was never a part of your mom's womb

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where it was colder than the other part. Their heart rate of the pregnant woman past three months decreases. So that the neighbor the tenant downstairs, doesn't have to keep hearing the stereo upstairs.

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I'm not joking. A deep voice. So the creator of pure white milk, red blood, clear water, blue skies, and a incubated beautiful apartment, which he designed. He's gonna pick a sub sub, sub respected religion.

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doesn't make any sense.

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I don't get it. I don't get all of this. I don't get it. 100%. But it came from Hakeem. So I'm going to get it along the way. But it came from him anyway.

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Here's the killer part.

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You want intention? Guys? intention is, you know better than me. You know, inside here. Have you ever flipped the coin and said, If you came to the religion of the line said, it's right.

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A lie? No, I'm supposed to wear a job. I'm supposed to pray. I'm supposed to do this. But I'm not going to please forgive me. Forgive me.

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But we turn to Allah and say, your religion has faults in it. We don't like it. It's backwards. It's kind of the shocking stuff.

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We bring that makes me sad though. Because if I didn't pray, and I asked Allah for forgiveness, he wouldn't forgave me. And if I asked for a diet, he would have made me pray.

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But if I went to his religion and said, I don't believe in that women's the status that Islam has given women, it's flawed, it's backwards.

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Would God pick a backwards religion.

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But that's not what our topic was on topic was down to identify, to measure and realize what our attention was. But I applied it, we hit the reset button on the back of mine, and the back of the machine, there's that reset button and we came back and said,

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We are going to have that intention. Sometimes we are going to make mistakes sometimes. But at the end of the day, this works, I can do this religion, I'm going to make mistakes. I was going to teach me how to get up. I'm going to ask for his forgiveness. But I've never been I've never gonna complain about his religion. But here comes the ending of the ayah and the ending of the forum part of the talk.

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Those who don't follow this path, they complain about God's religion. And those people who who add things Oh, yeah, they take protectors, they added to the religion or they say you know, I need to do this and then I'll become religious. I'm going to get into medical school, then I'm going to be good. I'm going to get married then I'm going to follow the religion. Oh, yeah. What do they say? Man are boo boo boo

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We make up excuses for not following the law of God and actually say, Well, this is going to get me closer to God play this sentence back in our head. I will get more religious after.

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So we've taken this one thing, I will do this thing God wanted me to do after. So you've actually taken a shield. And that shield is anything. I've got to finish my education, I have to do this, I have to do that. So you shut the religion and take a shield. I'm gonna start being more modest in my dress. Because if I don't look fly for the shorties, I'm not gonna get married.

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So we dress a certain way. And I asked yesterday to the 1718 year old guys, the 14 year old I was like, when you get dressed, look in the mirror be like,

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I would let my daughter dress like this.

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No one said yes. I said, let's be real guys. I'm going to visit you guys. Once I saw I was visiting them. I said, Look in the mirror, say would you let your daughter dress like that? If you say yes, you are sick person.

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And they're like, yeah, you're right. Oh, California is big and skinny. So I've been I've been sick, I've been sick.

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I like that kind of dad looks at me.

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And that's what we need to realize is that we take shields and shelter, we take not partners, but protectors other than Allah.

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So when you hide behind an excuse, and say, Well, I'm going to do this later, you're taking a protector other than a lot and say to Allah, Allah, I want to be a better Muslim. I am flawed and I'm probably not going through right now. I want you to help me.

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Stop making excuses, not exclusive, but protectors.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, This is really your situation that you're going to take some protector other than a law and you're going to get closer to God by doing this in our

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favor, boom fi here.

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If that really is your situation, and you're gonna buy, Please apologize, don't buy your own BS. If you're literally gonna make an excuse against the loss, and say, God's gonna protect me and you're gonna buy your own stock and drink your own Kool Aid

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via telephone, Allah says, Okay, well sorted on the date.

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Well sorted out if you really believe my job is in my heart, or that I'm going to start praying later, or that I'm going to be respectful to my parents, when I get married and have kids?

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you really want to bring that bring it, bring your excuses, bring your protectors bring your excuse for whether or not really true and I don't really understand the relationship between males and females in Islam. I need to attend the 17th Conference on it if you really believe that.

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Allah will sort it out. But then he brings a word in the law that the law does not guide guidance will not reach men who are the person who can be Boone katha, the person who is a liar. And a disbeliever.

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a disbeliever in a state of disbelief, Godfather, right? So start with the carpet. Kfar is the person who is in a state of disbelief. And I leave you with one thought. When you lie to a law, you're lying to yourself.

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When you know that you could be a better Muslim just by reading just by seeing your parents tonight, holding their hand and say mom is gonna freak you out. Just relax, hold your breath and kiss your elders.

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When they have to go against yourself, don't lie to yourself. Because I'm TV that didn't make sense. And on TV, you're following what's going on in your story. So I can't respect them. You know, you could be better. Don't lie to yourself in turn line to a law, but then

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don't be in a state of disbelief. And you're like yeah, doctors, non Muslims. I actually, when you give up on the mercy of Allah, you disbelieve in yourself. I started this talk by saying Allah wants us to succeed. Allah wants us to get into a situation where our intention could fluctuate. And then he says, look, keep trying, you'll get it. He keeps the door open 17 times a day, you're gonna get it. Don't worry, how many hours it might lead you to the lab. This is the words of a loss

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narrated by

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Have a warrior I can put some Muslim a lot is proud. He turns over to the end of legal hammer Danny I've been my sleep she said on hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen How many times does He say that every single time we recite Surah Fatiha in our Salah. God wants us to succeed.

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He knows that we're gonna make he's Almighty so our intentions are going to waver. So don't lie to yourself. And don't disbelieve in yourself, for Allah has created the greatest of creatures in you be that person.

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And that's all I have to say about intention. So So use some other buzzwords. So, sincerity, pure intention and private intimate relationship with Obama. That's all that's very odd. Thank you Well done.

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I don't really plan goals I know that I put up or something good.

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Now, there are two ways this law I kind of think of this as my Joel olsteen mode. It's very motivational, but it doesn't leave you with anything.

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Shame on you, if you all don't know juggles

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interesting unless it looks like

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okay, so we'll leave it at this much that I don't want to leave you motivated. I want to give you two major things to do. The first and most important thing in order to put your attention in it in place is to remove one activity that makes you feel uncomfortable. Let me give you an example. Rather.

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If you recall double apple or grape and mint,

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And you're like, Yo, man, I can't go to the masjid now. Because I might, you know, I don't feel like

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going there. There is no intention of

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you are aware. Some of us brothers tend to spend like six hours in a hookah lounge

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did not have the most religious places in the world.

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But I know a lot of times were a couple of days ago let's go for February. So one hour from here we'll go to the mustard will read well, I

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will actually say

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you don't go from here.

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You don't go from here.

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And then I thought to myself, I was like

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you don't think what you're doing is incorrect.

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Scissors you know when you're talking to another sister, and this happens to be the two sister guy so I hear a lot right?

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My sister older sister wants to come?

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Well, no, you're not

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gonna be there. So you can't scan to look your sister and say, Oh, you can't you can't see that. So why not? Instead of judging your intention about being at the top, cut out one bad deed that makes you feel uncomfortable about your religion? That's it.

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Amen. Can I get an amen?

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To that this is being recorded. We have trouble

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speaking charity. So Islam is really important. Islam held out

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one thing get rid of an activity that makes you feel guilty. I love this thing of an elder scholar. Don't look for what's halala First, look to see what action you don't want people to know you're doing and then just don't do.

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The same thing about what we talked what we chat, what we post what we Facebook, what we tweet, get rid of one of those things. And number two, and this is gonna sound ridiculous. You want your attention to get better a last six times.

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If you want to worship Allah subhanaw taala if you want to worship the one who cannot see

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and respect the one who gave you life, and you can see

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wash the feet of your parents on Thursday evenings. I told my dad I said it as a dad is gonna be weird.

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We're together we'll get a little crazy guy. If you've been on the internet.

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Don't warm some water, give as paper. If you can serve the one you can see surgery to the one you can't see any intention, because no one will see what you're doing is the forehead of your father is the hand of your mother. And when she says this is what I want you to do, say mine.

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Do your best. Because friends, you can attend lectures till you're blue in the face, your job pin could match your socks.

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And your shape up could be so sharp, you could cut someone with

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a device to

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give them service and your intention friends will clean like you've never seen it before. And this was the practice of the debate. They actually if young people were hanging out together on Thursday night, they would be like, you know how my friends used to be on people, I got to go into effect. People used to actually say to each other, it's Thursday, I have to get home. And everyone knew, oh, we have to watch. Sit with our parents see your stream of

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don't want to piece it sit on the ground, let them sit up.

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And the third thing, and I don't encourage this to anyone except those who want sincere intentions. I gave a fun talk, right? Great talk.

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But what Won't you see tonight, you won't see whether I slept in my bed all night. Or if I got up and I placed a SIM card here.

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And the only way to activate the SIM card is one hour before pleasure touch it to the ground.

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And the direct connection is amazing. And tell us I gave a speech. And the speech made me feel good. I felt happy about what I said to the people. I felt like I gained mastery over the people. But I did it for you.

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Worship Allah subhanaw taala servitude to your parents and start doing things that you know, there's something the babies for some who can't talk. They invited for that Facebook talk, right? So it's all over the internet. 550 1000 views I don't remember. And I got up at a Facebook talk and said nothing more than I'm going to give a talk about Facebook today. And 10 years later, my kid is going to get up here and talk about wolf.

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uncultured Yeah.

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Well, it's politicians, right. So someone needed another networking thing was from the office nevermind

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either their way through or they need to work on your intentions. Yeah, I watched it for a long time. Which is good, which is good. It's good not to share bad things. I think I just did.

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I was on a plane. I mean, there's there's like 37 screens, right? I'm gonna sit at the back of the plane. That's where they put the colored foam.

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Oh, you know, that

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goes to the bathroom.

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And American Airlines has all these little screens. I'm like, Okay, I'm gonna prepare for my

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Community very important.

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Point is remove activities. Turn to Allah. Allah don't make up. Don't have to run after things that are allowed. Ask yourself with an agenda, posting this comment about that sister is

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listening to who you can relate the rapper.

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To your mom, what is it about candy?

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Yeah, get your mother.

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Very girls. Okay.

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Random start saying words. Now.

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We finish on that point. I'm sure there's a

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few constructive questions. My point about the wolf and all those things don't run after what's right and what's wrong.

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You know, how did

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you know what it is? Follow it. And if you genuinely don't know, as someone who has knowledge, and when you're born, you're asked me. But then after knowledgeable people, first of all that is cleaning floors from Ghana, I asked you to do only one thing. If you enjoy any part of this talk, and you can learn anything from this. Know that I am a product of teachers. I didn't get here by myself

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and the school here in Elgin have them I can't tell you what they've done. They gave me the ability to be so next time you look at madrassa.

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Next time you look at another site, you no longer buy it. The next time you look at another site, you look at a mobile app.

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A shift and you say, oh man backwards people.

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I didn't have time to iron my adult. That's it. That's all it is. This is my costume for TSA.

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They don't want me.

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Otherwise, my job sitting on the ironing board without my chief is sitting, I wrote my goofy sitting in my bag.

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It's almost iron is tolerable.

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So do that, and know that everything that I have here is because of the teachers and wisdom, the time that they gave me. And more than that, only one female in this room. I wish she was in this room, makes the sacrifice. I read this talk, you'll tell me I did good. And I get that little feel good about

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why you covered that.

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But there's someone sitting at home who doesn't get recognition, who basically just gets complaints. And someone who, like Sunday night or tomorrow, Sunday was to take out the garbage on Sunday. I won't be home, as my responsibility may go on for that person.

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Because of our teachers and our parents, and the woman who stands by us, we are allowed to do these things. And that's not to get your sympathy. Don't make me

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easy and all of the pastor's wife. She just lived down the street from me. One of the nostrils close to me all of the shape of poverty, a common realize beyond them. They're sitting at home hoping making roti.

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I wish you were here to eat it. Maybe offer them. I haven't seen any questions. So why don't we go