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Asking Questions increases Faith

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Yahya Ibrahim

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1000 Alima and my bat, always we begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers of peace upon our neighbor you will have met sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We testify that none is worthy of worship but Allah azza wa jal and then I will be your sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is worshiping slave and final messenger. I continue to remind myself in you have Taqwa Allah azza wa jal, my prayer Allah subhanho wa Taala inherited you and I, a love of Allah, a fear of Allah and a hope in His mercy that extends in this life and into the next Allah Houma Amin.

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Last week we spoke about the importance of Taqwa law. And we said that Taqwa is something that we detect by having a knowledge about Allah subhana wa taala. And I wanted in sha Allah today that our discussion is about the importance of questioning, asking questions. Asking questions, is one of the most significant ways that Allah demonstrates a transmission of knowledge to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and for those who are asking those questions of him, so you will find regularly in the Quran the statement for response respond with this answer. Some of the most important sources that we have in our four that have the simplest but the greatest meaning are things like Olia your

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healthcare freeroll Hola. Hola. Allahu Ahad?

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really Mohan. Answer them respond to them. Hundreds 1000s of occasions in the life of the prophets like Selim, where he is asked about real and material things that are seen and witnessed and observed. And also hundreds of instances where he is asked about things that are

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Beyond the knowledge of what is seen and witnessed and heard, both of them become very significant for us. The life cycle of the believer is three important steps and I call it a cycle. As the amount of our Dean have said that these three points in your life are meant to continuously evolve each and every day or week or month or year. You go from one point to the next to the third and then you go find yourself back in the first point, the three points are really simple. The first is a lady. As a believer, the thing that invigorates you increases you, prospers you, benefits you, assists you is knowledge. And knowledge for us as Muslims is of two levels. The knowledge of the witnessed and

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experimental in the physical and tangible and the knowledge that is received as Revelation to our Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The more you know, the more you recognize where you can improve. So the next point leads you from alien to tell that the word Toba is used wrong sometimes by us as Muslims to simply as an understanding, I did something wrong, I have to fix it. So I make helva talk to Allah. I ask Allah for forgiveness, tell that is not meant just to be for something I did wrong and I need to fix it. But it's also meant to be something that inspires you to discover the way to become closer to Allah. Why did the Prophet Isola make Toba 100 times in the day he

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didn't make 100 Seems the meaning of Toba for the prophets like Selim for righteous people for good people is not that they made a mistake so now took to it a lot. I know Allah forgive me. It's that Oh Allah, there are things I can improving the things I'm doing well in, but I need to do better in Oh ALLAH assist me in that. How do you recognize where you can improve is by learning more

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in lead you to returning to ALLAH asking for more. You were thirsty, you drank, but you get thirsty again. You have a thirst for Allah. What do I mean by learning and knowledge about Allah? Most people will have knowledge about God.

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But they don't know God. I want you to think about that. Most people know things about Allah Who is Allah? Man, Rahim, diesel Malik, el Kunduz. We know things about Allah. But not everybody who knows about Allah knows Allah, that Allah has become important to them. That is a part of their life.

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Yes, hi doing, highlighting that the weakness Allah in the good and the bad of their life. That Allah is not just something they read about or heard about or told about, but it's a lived experience walking in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada. And therefore there is America. I Nilla. Well, Marisa Dilla, knowing about Allah and knowing Allah subhana wa Tada, how do you become more knowing of Allah? It's that second point, Toba? What does Toba then require? It takes you to the third point called the moja. You struggle you then say Hey, this is something I learned about something I know I can improve in something I know I need to change or fix. Now here is the third

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point, I need to work hard.

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I need to make more jarhead that the neffs when Medina jarhead Rufina, the nasty and the home sabudana. Those who work hard to please us those who endeavor and strive to become better as the days go by. They will be the ones that I will guide

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there will be many drop you and I make my dear brothers, my dear sisters that will not be answered by Allah in the way we want. You might ask Allah to cure an illness and and love does not cure you. You might ask Allah to provide for you and increasing your risk and you become more in need of Allah than increasing in your room. You might ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to make the slide and correct your children and they drift further away from Allah. You might make dua that Allah repairs your relationship with your spouse and it becomes worse and you end in divorce. You might ask and ask and ask for things that you want in what your mind tells you. This is good for me. But in Allah's wisdom

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and knowledge, that the deeds

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force you endure the illness ug make your more Giada when the struggle of you trying to upright your children actually benefits your Islam, you become a better Muslim because you worry about your children's Islam, you begin to go to the masjid, you begin to say, I'm worried I need to do better. So all of a sudden, what you were asking Allah to give you without energy without effort, Allah gives it to you, but not in how you wanted it not when you wanted it not in the way you wanted it because that's better for you. But there's one thing

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that is always entered by Allah when you ask for it sincerely. It's the you and I are going to make the first draft of the Quran,

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Idina? Sirata Mustafi that's why it's the first draft of the Quran. Guide me Oh Allah, Allah, I don't know which way to go. I don't know what to do. My children, my wife, my job, my food, my house, my mortgage, I don't know what to do. And you're making up for those things when in fact the day that you and I need dinner, guys. So I wanted to speak about the importance of asking questions. And I wanted to show you that some of the most serious questions that you and I may be scared to, to even think about the prophets of Allah. Allah shows us in the Quran, they asked them because Allah wants you and I to open the door for our children, for our hearts for our communities, to not have a

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question in their heart that they do not resolve because of that small question at a moment. If you leave it opens dangerous moments and doors of doubt about Allah and about fate.

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Yesterday, a sister from the United Kingdom, she messaged me, her best friend

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has a major skin illness.

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Roger when it touches the skin, it cuts open the skin.

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And subhanAllah our sisters after they have had their menstrual cycle, they have to make boosts

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And subhanAllah the doctors they said to her water shouldn't touch your skin. And the sister is asking on behalf of her friend. Chef. Her legs are old Sariah it's a major problem that you have to take what does she What? What can she do? And I said to her it's in our deen. We have very simple guiding principles. That when there is how about when there is danger, you'll find everything that is legislated by law is lifted. Don't worry about make the moon make the whole slew of the parts that are not affected. Wash your hair, wash your face, wash your arms, wash your legs but don't go near that area that's hurt. Where do we get this from?

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In authentic hadith in Sahih al Bukhari look at the importance of asking questions. Some of the Sahaba were traveling together. One of them fell off his camel hit his head on a rock and it split his head open he began to bleed out lost consciousness is going to die. His companions his friends so how about the pumps I sell them they help him they tie a tourniquet they collapse his turban on him they stop the bleeding after two or three days he wakes up hamdulillah getting better they feed him and they medicate him and then the time of Sala comes

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so he asks them he says I thought What should I make will do

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in the ASHA I fear for myself loners out there, remember if I take my my turban off, I will start to bleed again. Or if water touches this womb, I will get an infection a problem I may I may die.

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So I know Allah Allah they said they have knowledge.

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They said Allah says in the Quran for in LEM Deji Duma and fattier Nemo, if you don't have water, make the yum. But we have water

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you should make food will do. He said are you sure? They said Allah only said in the Quran. If you don't have water, we have water. He took it off made will do and die.

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They buried him janazah and when they returned to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they come home and they tell him what happened. They say you know what, you know you're on your own and

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see what happened. How do they are rasool Allah we

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He told him no he needs to make well do you know that we mashallah he Shaheed you know he died from will do much Allah He died first Allah. This is the mentality that some people wrongly have.

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What was the prophets response? He said

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they killed him, Allah, how dare they not ask? How dare they not ask somebody who understands the meaning of the verse? How dare they just look at the Quran and think just on my own I can understand it. Allah Sir, how dare you not send someone to ask me to save this man's life?

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In Chifa, is to look at the word of the seller. This becomes an awesome foundation in our team, the cure to the disease of ignorance, is to ask a question.

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In sort of,

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Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salam asks Allah not because he doubts, not because he doesn't believe.

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He asks Allah

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he says, Be Adeney Kal El Moussa Allah show me not in my dream, not when I'm asleep. Not I want to see a vision. I want to see with my eyes how the dead will be brought back to life.

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The bones after people or how you're Allah, it's not that I am what? I want them to me. Ibrahim, you asked this because you don't believe Allah, Allah.

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Allah of course I believe you have the power to do this. It is not that I doubt your power but my heart I want for it. Tranquility. I want

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to make something for my heart that when I'm asked, I can say Allah showed me when people question me I have a response.

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So ALLAH SubhanA wa Salah says robotic two birds colors of birds types of birds for so many lay cut them up into small pieces, mix them up to

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take those birds and mixed all in different parts of the mountains far away from each other for medical home, call them yet

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they will come together and flock to you. Time Allah

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Musa look at each of the prophets, Mousavi said. He said Moses speaks to Allah. What Kalama WA? Musa kleemann Allah spoke to Musa Musa speaks to Allah directly no god no he got he says Robbie in sort of Arabi Adeney

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Oh Allah I want to see you.

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All ln Torani Musa you cannot see me I don't know what is the Lord of all majesty, all Jalon your human being and figure in this life in the dunya cannot be hold. Imagine that automat they say if you cannot look and just look at the sun. You as a human being now just go outside one o'clock in the afternoon and just look at the sun you won't blind yourself.

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The sun creation of Allah will blind you How dare you think you can behold the majesty of the creation of all that is created Tapana with this light, learn Quran you will not see me but look at look at Pamela look at how Allah gives reason and shows evidence when I can

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look to that far mountain in the desert. Yeah Musa

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stocker Khanna who for sofa Quran, if that mountain can be hold an iota of my Jellal My Majesty if that mountain can remain for some photography. I will permit you to see me in this light. Fela Mata jet la buena Jabba

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when Allah let his honor in part to be known to the mountain it was destroyed. Well, hello, Musa Musa al salaam fell down in our books of tipsy dead. Allah brought him back to light.

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It's for this reason it's like, Oh honey, the prophets I send them says, and a woman in Japan Oh bro, I'm the first to exit my grave. But I will be astonished to see that Musa is already close to the house of Allah.

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I'm the first How did he get there though so quick. And then the puppet will say the net who perhaps it's because of who she lie for dunya he experienced that first beach wonder struck that Allah allows him this morning.

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In the Quran, to witness Allah in that moment.

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He started speaking about the top of the prophets of Allah. He Sati is Salam. Allah says to us in Surah did mount either he came to the people, and by the power of Allah tokkuri duel mo Tabby, Igni, all of the miracles we know about Jesus, the most magnificent of them, you summon the dead from the grave, they come back to life. Imagine the howdy ye the believers, the Sahaba they said they see this miracle. And yet they say we need one more.

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They say Make dua to Allah,

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universal Elena either Tamina sama.

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ask Allah to bring food, a table of food from the heavens for us to eat. We want to eat the food of heaven that we know and so Dr. Anna watermain, Nakuru that our hearts will have no doubt and that you are truthful to us after everything they see.

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He saw he said he makes you out to Allah. He doesn't say it toppled law. How dare you? I would never ask you if this you've seen too much already. What does he say? On a sub no Meriam Allah moto bene and Zilla Isla in that Amina sama. Oh Allah bring it down for us to kulula Nury then the Wehlener LTV now what I mean it'll be a sign for you from the beginning to The Last of Us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in me one Osito holla Aiko, I will bring it for you.

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And the one who eats from it. And then this believes even after this, the new odd people who

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are people who mean will be punished in a way like no other human being will be punished.

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Questions drive knowledge, which builds your team.

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And when we stay for questions, when there's a question in our heart, and we ask it to the wrong person, you have the reaction of the prophets I send them the curing illness is to ask a question not to ask a question to the internet, not to go on YouTube and let me find my own answer but to ask press and

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ask the people of knowledge and not because somebody has knowledge of something it means they have knowledge of everything and not because somebody knows something about it, that it means that the answer they gave is complete to you you are permitted and requested to ask more if there remains a need.

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Let never there be a question in the heart about the scene or the unseen that is not investigated by the righteous for the effect of the one who does not ask is that their Eman begins to decline. And one of the reasons why we see a struggle with some of our educated young Muslim men and women is that the questions that they have, we're not given a platform and a space to be asked. And the ones who are entering the questions may be entering it from a position of power not from a position of reason. And no are detrimental to Eman. What is the solution after after June. Mr. Hart will speak about three important remedies of photophobia that was stuck to the law and I'll be muddy when they

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come

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out.

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So

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Alhamdulillah he um the Shia Karim Salatu was Salam ala so you didn't mousseline say you didn't want to be you know, what have you been? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he he was sending.

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First of the most important is to begin to take the learning of Islam seriously. To begin to take the learning of Islam as my own duty not the duty of my parents for me or my spouse for me or the imam for me, but to become more acquainted and literate about the word of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah you. No one will tell you about Allah better than Allah.

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No one will teach you about Allah better than his own words the Quran, no Hadith of the Prophet, it is better than the verses of Allah azza wa jal, but they come to explain what Allah has already mentioned about himself Subhana Allah to Allah. And therefore it becomes important for the young and the old, the men and the women, the new to faith and the new to practicing of Islam and those who are mature in it to become more literal.

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more acquainted, more investigative, more critical of the reading and their study of the book of Allah and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, so I sell them as a personal duty for themselves. Number two,

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is to find those who can mentor you in your faith

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that are of assistance to your Eman. Many people they have this mistaken understanding that the only one who can help or the only one who can speak about Islam has to be a chef or a chef, no prophets Allah or you send them said, the live one. Even if it's one verse and your understanding of it is correct, you've been taught it and know it, share it with another follow up that Moodle loving, alarming Santa perhaps the one you narrated, you may understand it better than the one who's narrating it. And you and I we have a duty to our friends and our families and our neighbors and our community to share what we know about Allah and the Prophet Muhammad that I sell them in the

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capacity and in the framework that we are capable of not to go beyond our limit. But this does not mean that we do not make a class unless a chef is teaching it. Sadly this is a mistaken understanding for yourself and your family and your neighbors bring families together make and also read from Rio saw their aim read a chapter of the Quran. Make a book club where you study a hadith or a chapter of the tsunami the prophets I seldom invite a guest speaker invite somebody even online to share it roll your children in online education programs. Make them aware of the deen of Allah in the plethora of activities that are their third and finally, ask Allah for guidance we come back to

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that drop that is never answered. It didn't notice this dry it's not a Houdini guide me alone when you and I pray now we say Dena Serrata Mr. Team, lead all of us our neighbors Muslim and not to a straight path guide us to good lead all of Australia to that which is a righteous way of life, a happy way of life, a contented, balanced way of life guide all of us to that which is pleasing to you and protect us from any disobedience and any sinfulness Yamawaki take seriously the dua of requesting He Daya take seriously your reading of sorrel confetti. take seriously making dua for the Daiya of your children. Allahu mathey appnana Weber notturna Allah guide our sons guide our

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daughters, along Maddy Shabaab and Muslimeen guide the youth of Islam. Allah Matthew Now where do you be now oh Allah guide us and guide others with us. Use us for the guidance of others, that he Daiya is the dua that is never turned away from by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to give us a life of happiness and contentment of balance, to remove any doubt and questions from our heart to lead us to being able to be upright in our teaching in our practice of faith, to be models for good behavior in our homes and beyond. And to assist us in the call to octopi of not the law, Muhammad Rasool Allah, ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect our school, our staff and

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our students to lead our board to that which is pleasing to Him to allow us to begin the 2022 year in how you are in college and to bless us in Australia with safety and protection from illness. Allahumma Amin I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala lightens the Sunnah and its practice in our hearts and homes and sends the light of guidance in our behavior how there was on your island Habibi Mohamed in the law how

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you some do not and yeah. Ina am and subdue Allah USA limitless Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Artica what also they could never eat me. While early he was happy he will sell him Allah Allah Allah Allah Muhammad Ali and I will have to read also there was an emoji barik ala Sayidina, Muhammad infidelity or hammer wa he mean our ultimate sada?

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So first off so why did you

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Switch it off.

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Humble yourselves to Allah azza wa jal

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Xiao Fei Sala Tikka Masala Salam Matamata

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turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala with sincerity lower your head in humility to Allah keep your eyes fixed at the place of your sudo consider this could be a final prayer for us today

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Allah

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Al Hamdulillah your beloved me no manual ye Maliki omitting he cannot do what he can

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Semi Allah Honeyman Hamidah

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