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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah

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we always begin by sending our greetings upon the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by reaffirming our conviction in faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And by acknowledging the slave hood and the servant chip of the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the perfect example of worship of Allah, the perfect example of attaining Nereus in both spiritual and physical dimensions, in his worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We remember the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here today as you sit in front of me and as I stand in front of you, I remind you of these great words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He says, reminding us to remember him often.

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See as Muslims we know that we make Vicar of Allah and we're very habitual. You know, someone says, you're going to do this you're going to need to in sha Allah, you're remembering a lot, Masha Allah be vanilla. But one of the things we're equally taught is our love for the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And there's this famous that the angel gibreel Ali Salaam made

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where he said men who came to India who were suddenly alayka for katapola for calling why Salam Allah amin gibreel, once made a dua to Allah. And he said, me the one who Mohammed you Mohammed, so I sell them are mentioned in front of him, and does not say Allahumma salli, ala Muhammad, may Allah cut him off, May Allah keep him distant. And the Prophet said, amin and I want to begin this moment. And this talk with you today about sincerity to Allah by remembering the one who showed us that perfection. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was lucky he was sadly

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we've all had this moment in our life. I have a new have.

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And it's an undeniable moment.

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You stand to worship a law

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it's a matter of prayer.

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And it's just you and Allah.

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Stand up and say Allahu Akbar

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Rockman Rafi Maliki oma de la

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some Allah

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The next day

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your friend

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is with you.

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And now you're going to meet him

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and he stands beside you just one more person.

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And he said a lot of Aqua Mashallah DICE has arrived

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or you will not go

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on the

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end you if

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this is how it is?

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For many, you know, we laugh. We laugh. It's not really out of

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the humor but it's out of nervousness.

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You know, we're nervous. Oh man, how many times that you know, have I done this? And that's the reality of life. And that is the greatest fear. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had for you and I and the authentic hadith narrated by Imam Muslim. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the US war from afar for a shoe can copy the thing I feel the most from my own map for my people, the one who are standing with me today and the one who will come after me. The thing I fear the most

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is hidden shear.

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Muscle However, they hadn't heard this before. They said Yasuda law one machine could have

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What's this hidden shield? What does this mean? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Ania Kumar Rajan.

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It's a man is going to stand up to pray for us I evil salata and that man will beautify his prayer, Lima Yara Min navori Rajamouli LA, because that person witness is someone watching him.

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A couple of years ago, I was privileged to meet the Imam of the prophets, Majid solahart. He was seldom

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a chef Saleh over there.

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And, you know, I was with him for about a week or so, maybe 10 days, and every day he would lead us in the federal prayer.

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And there was a question, you know, I really wanted to ask him this question that was on my mind. Every time I see him, I want to ask him, I want to ask him, I want to ask him. And finally, you know, I said, I got I have to ask.

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And I said, Yeah, sure. Just like a locker.

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How do you do it?

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How do you stand in this spot? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood?

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How do you stand in the mimbar? With the prophets I seldom stood and spoke to people, or where the Prophet stood to lead the oma in prayer 1000s and millions of people behind you, how do you have this class sincerity to Allah?

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And the chef gave me

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an answer in a sentence and I didn't understand his answer initially.

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He said the total fee, for every moment arrives from a law in the measure of your sincerity.

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A law will help you to be sincere. Does that make sense? It didn't make sense to me at first.

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I didn't understand it. A lot will help you to be sincere. And this is something you and I forget all the time.

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You must desire Allah.

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You must ask for Allah subhana wa Tada. You must want to be near Allah, you want hooba mirrorless to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You want to have Nakama said, an honored position between you and Allah, you must work for it. You must ask for it. You must seek it. And you must sacrifice hours and money and energy and effort to receive it.

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A man comes to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and he says to me out rasulillah

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I love you.

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And the prophets. I seldom said no matter who Be careful. Consider what you're saying.

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These words are not easy words to be said. And the Prophet said I love you your Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa

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and the prophets I send them said, then be ready for hardship and difficulty in your life. Because the one who loves me will have that hardship and difficulty flow to him. Can I see Hussein, the way water flows in a flood?

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You're going to be tested.

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You think you can say I'm a believer,

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man to an applause not going to show you and ask you to prove it. show you whether you believe and show others whether you claim it or not.

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When I fought for 10 min. Lavina min. publikum and Ayana. min Allahu la Vina sada and Amanda forbury. Allah tested those who came before you and made known the truth of their faith, as Allah will test you.

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Even Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tested. I want you to even if you even if you need to close your eyes don't fall asleep now.

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I want you to pretend you are in the message of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam today.

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And it's 1040 and it's 1430 years ago.

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And you're standing there.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is present in the congregation.

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And I want you to think to yourself at that moment.

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The oven is cold and allows voice invite you to pray

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and stand

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before Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Are you going to pray better than what you prayed your prayer at? My dear brother and sister if you said yes,

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I send them is there. The Sahaba are there

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I have to change my habit.

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I have to change my behavior.

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You have fallen prey to one of the traps of shape ah

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see the shape on my dear brothers and sisters is a very smart and elusive enemy. He doesn't attack you in points of your strength. He comes to you even in fact in deeds of righteousness and your moment of Salah

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you're distracted not only leave your prayer, don't pray. The shaitan steals from your Salah. That person is looking at you, you know some brothers.

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They're not married yet.

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And they see Mashallah. There's a sister, her father comes into the gym.

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Mashallah,

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like,

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you know, the father in law, the hopeful father in law. He's standing there. All of a sudden, a brother is going to come move out of the way, man, this is my spot. We're going, Suzanna, don't you know this is Susan Sharma. Insha. Allah

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Allahu Akbar.

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All of a sudden, now, you put on a little bit of perfume.

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You know, you made sure you honey, you're a badass. That is for a law. You have a share in it.

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It's stealing. The Shakedown steals from us.

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What does it mean for Allah sake? What's the class? You know, the same word that Allah uses in the Quran for sincerity is the same word for advice.

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If I want to give someone advice on Islam, I give him sincerity and sincere advice. Sincerity, my dear brothers and sisters, is that everything that is for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone is protected. You actually become very compulsive, and very much in tune with what Allah needs from you, and what you want to give a lot alone. And the cure to increasing your sincerity in public life is worship of Allah in private life. Some of the Sahaba they did amazing, amazing feats of worship. And they would do it in secrecy, earning them a reward between them and a law that no one knew about. days before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away.

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They asked me out of Sula law, which of us your wives will be the first to be with you in general meaning the first of us to die. And the prophets I send them said, the one who has the longest hand

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and all of the wives of the Prophet they rent to each other. You know, my got my fingers longer than yours. I'm going there soon. I'm going to be his first wife, some of the law in general.

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And when the Prophet passed away, it was Sofia, with your loved one how who was the first to join him? And they remembered you know, Sofia, she was a shorter woman in stature, and her hand was petite. It was small. And what did that mean? And it's only after a few days of her death from the Allahu

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the people understand what the prophet meant by long and she was long in her generosity. The people of Medina who were poor, all of a sudden became known. Prior to that no one knew who was poor in Medina, because Sophia used to give in charity secretly, but your loved one.

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Charity and secrecy go hand in hand. The night prayer,

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the worship of Allah at night. If you say brother, yeah, young you're talking to us about the hazard now.

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We're talking about photography.

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You're gonna tell me that you'd wake up a little bit before

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Is there even before 5g?

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So Fianna theory, one of the great Imams, he says he admits 20 years of my life. 20 years I fought myself Joshua had to

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NFC issue nah man, I waged battle against myself for 20 years, I learned a formula in that I stand to Allah in prayer every night, one of the club's data and not once in those 20 years did I enjoy it?

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Not even once for 20 years, but what did he do 20 years he prayed. And it's only after 20 years that he began to enjoy and taste the leather and the joy of worship, which means he began to enjoy the sincerity in his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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I wish to give three pieces of advice to my brothers and sisters here today.

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And being where we are,

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and privileged in the way you are, you are held at an a higher rate of accountability to others. I'm sorry, my dear brothers and sisters, do not think that you sitting with me here today in this comfort and opulence are going to be given the same ease and mercy and compassion as one who is starving and dying of thirst in the deserts of Somalia. It's impossible.

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Do not think that you will be given the same ease and comfort as one whose home is being raided in Philistine

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do not believe that you will be given the same treatment and equal terms as one who had no place to pray.

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Who had no opportunity to learn who did not receive a message.

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So my first advice to those who I love in the way of Allah

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sincerity requires work. You can't just wish to be sincere and say, yeah, Allah, I just saw that, you know helped me to pray to you. Only you Oh Allah. Oh Allah protect me from thinking of anyone else or not for anything I want. I want this to be only for you. Oh Allah. It takes effort and that effort is shown in your private life.

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You know what I'm talking about private life. The young brothers and sisters here today. You know what I'm talking about?

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A sister sitting alone in a room. She has her laptop or phone,

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Twitter, Facebook, chatting, MSN.

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Her father, brother and Uncle whoever walks in the room. Click Click, click click click the screens or minimize? Who are you talking to? No one had deja deja.

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Oh, what's Khadija doing up at 1130 at night? She's talking to me Baba.

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Khadija was codenamed from Mohammed Ahmed Hassan.

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Right?

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Class

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takes effort.

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It takes a desire for you to purge your private life.

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How are you in private?

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What is your relationship between you and Allah?

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Second, your friends.

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And I don't mean to offend anyone, my dear brothers and sisters here today.

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Sometimes when we think about the sharing bond, we're thinking about the wrong thing. In every instance, in the photo, and when Allah Subhana Allah speaks about the shale team.

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He begins by talking about the shavon. From amongst, and from those who are human shayateen. And ins well, Gene, he speaks about the human shape on before the gene, the unseen shape on why because you're great to shape on could be sitting right next to you driving you somewhere.

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It could be the person who texts you on the phone, I'll come around and pick you up. It could be the person who tells you Oh, don't go to class. Now we'll go later. Let's just go out somewhere.

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The shavon is not just this an invisible, unattainable, intangible spirit. The shape on could be the person calling you on your mobile saying Hey, what are you doing? Let's go out.

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Is that energy?

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Right? All of a sudden he hangs up you get scared.

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Right now we're like no, this is the truth.

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And the prophet SAW Selim says, Allah, Allah Allah, Dini. honeynut. A person is on the way of life, the system of living of his best friend. You want to be sincere to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the person you roll with the one who's taking you here and there is a way from Allah.

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how's it gonna work?

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How you going to develop any relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. Third

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is Toba.

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See all the things you know our prayer,

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wanting to get married and stepping on your father in law's toes to show me follow the sooner you know come here ankle to ankle brother. Right?

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You know, don't you know look, you're gonna see me every day get close. Right?

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All these emotions and at times stolen moments from our lines that the shape on tricks the scene, and that we lose our way with a law. It requires Toba?

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Turn back to Allah what is Toba? It means you turn to Allah.

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You are never more than one step away from Allah. Just one step.

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It could be a step back from her arm.

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It could be a step forward in halon

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you are never further than one choice one step one moment one prayer.

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Back to Allah subhanho wa Taala as much as you feel this world with sim

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Allah says if you come to me with asking forgiveness, I forgive you. Law

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tober

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will enable in our become Wesley moolah returned to your Lord and give yourself to Him subhana wa Tada.

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Give yourself to Allah.

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You know, my dear brother, sometimes you look at the worldly life that we live today. And

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it seems to be not enough. I met a man. And I want you to conclude with this.

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Who was a quadriplegic, you know, he can no longer move his arms or his legs.

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Before his car accident, he was a normal, healthy adult. Even more than that. He was a person of massive wealth, immense wealth.

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And I sat with him.

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And he said Yeah.

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In my bank, in my bank, I have over $200 million

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cash, not property cash.

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And that night,

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I want to scratch my back.

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And I can't pay anyone to come in and do it.

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I want you to think about that. Because I have all this money. I even have nurses but I feel shy in the middle of the night.

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I feel shy to wake her up from her private room or he might from his private room. That the only reason I wake them up, they get up and they put their clothes and they come into my room and they say What's wrong? And I say can you scratch my back?

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So I say I really want my back but I can't even with the money. Even with the help even with people living in my home.

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I can't do it.

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My final advice is recognize your Nana

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appreciate what you have.

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appreciate what you have.

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From this day look at your husband with different eyes. Not talking about contact lenses.

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Brother comes home his wife's got blue eyes where's my wife? What happened?

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La.

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See the world with different eyes.

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See your wife and your children and your friends with with eyes that don't just look physically but look from your heart.

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The loss of Hannah Houma to Allah He tells us in the Koran, that there are people get them at their own way. coluna Kamata

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And there are some who live in this world enjoying it eating in it as if they're animals

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but they have no enjoyment

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some people have described them in an

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LA Whom are you wanna be her eyes they cannot see with

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a smile on her ears they can't hear with

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kulu ny of Kahuna Bihar hearts they cannot understand with la

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they are those cattle.

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hula ecohome Allah Hafiz Lune. They are the ones who are heedless. They don't know that what is for Allah is for Allah alone.

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don't join with a law anything not even yourself.

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Sometimes we join ourself with Allah. And you look to yourself and you said, Masha, Allah.

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Allahu Akbar.

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Take a look at this. House.

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Education, family, children.

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What's missing? health? hamdulillah Angela. I worked hard.

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How hard? Did you work really hard? Yes. I studied for three hours every night. hard labor.

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I was chained to my desk. I did it myself. I built myself

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and you forget a loss of honohan with Allah.

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don't join anything, not even yourself with Allah.

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That's why you say Ma sha Allah. This is what Allah gave me wield for me. Let's meet with Masha Allah. Allah gave this this is the will of Allah for me. La quwata illa Villa, I have no power or ability or ability to do anything except that which Allah has blessed me with.

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My last word to my brothers and sisters here today in sha Allah, I will see you tomorrow.

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But this is my last talk with you today.

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I want to leave you with

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one of my most love, Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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where he says kulu rometty every one of my own Mariya toluna Jana show antigen. ashar that's you and you end up there you and you have Robin

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Sharma

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all of us in Sharla orange

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in LA except many other The one who says no. Could you imagine they bring you the angels are pulling in companies I don't want to go man just leave me alone. Childhood can?

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What do you mean no good. Why, why you don't want to go? Who's gonna refuse Jenna?

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In lemon Abba, who's going to not let himself go to gender? The Prophet says simply, men are only the one who obeys me in the way they live their life. The 100 agenda shall make it easy to gender. While men are thorny, and the one who dis obeys me in the way they live their life. Other has said no.

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Think of those words of the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I asked you to make your heart for me and my wife and my children. And I made that for you and your wife and husband and your children. Today's sincerely from my heart. I pray that Allah blesses you with every good in this dunya and gives you even greater in the ophira Well, after the DA Juana and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa wa Sallim wa barik ala Sayidina whenever you know hubie Vina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh