Taqwa – Allah is Wisdom

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to come in has Jaha web FM in humare. John and Kathy your own one Isa? What up law lady Tessa. Luna he won.

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way. New vacuum woman Yota Illa Havasu level suffered Faza was on Alima Ahmedabad. Always we begin with a praise of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We send our prayers a peace upon our nivia Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify that none is worthy of worship of Allah, and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is is worshipping slave and final messenger. I continue to remind myself in you of Taqwa law, the consciousness and awareness of Allah Subhana Allah to add up in the capacity that he is deserving of us to the best of our practice, seeking to increase our love,

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our fear and our hope in His mercy SubhanaHu wa Tada. And in the few minutes that we spend today I wanted to speak a little bit about the word of law and the concept of consciousness and awareness of Allah

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The main and most important duty of HOOKLIFT Jumada sermon standing on this pulpit every Friday is to command and remind people of Taqwa Allah azza wa jal. And the Arabic that I recited in the beginning is referred to as hookbaits in hajj, there was never a wedding that the Prophet did the need. For there was never a need hoped about that the prophet spoke Act. There was never an admonition or a lecture that the Prophet gave. And there was never hope within Joomla that was spoken of by the prophets. I seldom that did not begin with those very words, and then come denilla till the end of reciting both three sections of the Quran that all begin with, yeah, you're loving

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and supple law. Yeah, you have NASA law. Yeah, you have levena and a couple law, oh my mankind, Old Believers are those who claim faith. Be mindful, be conscious, be loving, be fearing, be hoping in the Mercy of your Lord Allah, the Almighty, the Lord of all existence, the creator of one and all.

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You and I as human beings as a part of our cosmological, understanding our philosophical understanding as Muslims, is that we're made of three important components. The first is that we are a physical body, you are not at all a physicality, and the difference between my body and the world that I'm standing on the living environment that surrounds us, the birds and the bees and the swine that walk upon the earth and the fish that swim in the ocean, that physical elements are all of a specific origin in the creation of Allah subhanho wa taala, between myself and other primates, other animals, other species that roamed the earth, there is a very small genetic difference between us

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and other things. Just a month ago, there was a new

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research and new scientific processes and medical discoveries where they were taking some of the stem cells from pigs from swine and trying to culture them to make benefit of them in therapies that relate to human beings. In fact, the first open heart surgeries where they came to repair human beings hearts that had a leaky valve where the blood would flow back into the heart chamber after pumping it, that the first way they thought of fixing it before the mechanical systems came and the engineering reached a place that made that obsolete, whether they would take a valve from the heart of a pig of a swine. It's similar in shape, similar in size of clothes, close genetic similarity,

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and they would suture it and put it into the heart of an ill person. And with a concoction of drugs, they would be able to keep them alive. In fact, for decades, living gainful life.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the organisms and the things that live upon this earth with us on them on EMTALA comm. They are nations like you with language and cognition and understanding and behavioral patterns and sociological organizational structures that are meant for their particular species and behaviors.

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And therefore, as Muslims, we look to the Animate world around us and the inanimate world as being something that we are protectors and users of imagine the words of the Prophet Muhammad that I send them where he says, the mountain of you hate buena, it loves the believers when your hippo and the believers love it. How can a mountain granite and raw have the capacity to love what we come to understand that everything in the world around us that which we understand and that which we don't have the level of consciousness that is appropriate to it, and these are now discoveries we're catching up to as human beings.

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You and I are a physical being. But we have a second layer, which is we are mindful creations. We have been given a rationale and the discernment in our body we call it up the first part you are better than a physicality, second part your appeal your thinking creation, and do not think that the ability to think and to feel and to be a motive is limited just to you and I

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Human beings is a special capacity. In fact, when you look out into the animal world, other things feel and have emotion and have connection and are able to communicate and have a sense of understanding that is within the limitations of what is bestowed upon them.

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They did clinical studies on capuchin monkeys.

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When you go home, you can YouTube it, where they put two monkeys next to each other in cages, they talk the monkeys a very simple task. If I asked you to give me the pebble, they put a pebble, the monkey takes it from the trop takes it to another section, and Ken gives it to the handler, they receive a piece of cucumber. But monkeys love grapes. So when you cause inequity between the two, they wanted to see can monkeys understand injustice. So the first monkey gives the raw they give him a cucumber, which for many days, no problem with it. The second monkey in front of the first did the same task was rewarded with a delicious grape. When they returned to the first monkey, and gave them

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the reward as a cucumber. He looked at it and threw it back. Because that's not acceptable, that's injustice, and I will not accept it. They have a level of discernment and understanding and emotion and feeling. But you and I is the creation of a law we're given a third level, a third component, which is where Allah says what are called Kolomna Vinyard, and I've elevated mankind above others, above others of my creation. And that third element is that we've been given a soul. The soul was meant to be what controls when the soul is righteous and pure. It is what is meant to control the mind, which is then in turn meant to control the body.

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I always say to my students, when I'm teaching them after you got here at our school, I say to them, you and I as Muslims, the reason we eat a lamb chop and not a pork chop is not because the pork chop is disease is not because swine is an an animal that is going to, you know, you eat it and you die. The reason we don't is for one simple reason is that we made the decision not with our mind, and not with the needs of our body. But we made the decision with the purity of intention of our soul. Our soul was commanded by Allah to be tested with certain limits. And Allah could have said don't eat lamb but eats wine, you would have all of us eating this wine and not the lamb. It's not about

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whether that piece of meat is immoral in its physical sense. Whether it makes logical sense. It's about the soul, Allah commanded you to obey Him, even in the things that are not clear to you why now perhaps there are certain bacteria there are certain viruses, perhaps there are all these other reasons. Whether there are there aren't makes no difference to you and I as a Muslim, the command was simple to Adam, don't eat from that tree. Don't even go near it. That tree looked like all the other trees had fruit that was similar to all the other fruits in the Garden of Eden. But the command wasn't about whether it made sense to you Adam or not, but was whether your soul would obey

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the command of Allah. That is the beginning of the understanding of taqwa,

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piety,

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the prophets I send them says how Hoonah and points to his chest, it's in the heart.

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It's where you do what you're required in following the command of God Reezy receiving the light. That was a revelation given to us as human beings. As Muslims, we think about our world in two sources of knowledge. There is the scientific sensory knowledge, the things that we can observe and recreate and sight and sound and smell and taste and touch.

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But we have a second important level of knowledge, which is revealed scriptural knowledge, that which was sent down in the Bible, sent down in the Torah sent down in the psalms of the wood, sent down in the books that were before them, and sent finally and completely in the completed unadulterated unchanged incorruptible message of the Quran and the tradition of the Prophet hematite.

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And therefore what stops you annoying from behavior is not necessarily whether we understand it's wrong for us or not. It's not whether it feels right or wrong. It's not whether it's something our body responds to or doesn't. It's not whether our mind can calculate its effect. What made the devil fall away from the path of truth was that he used his ration now rather than follow the heart of obeying Allah. When Allah says to him, bow down to Adam, his mind, said an AHA yo min, but I'm better

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and that is where Taqwa fails.

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taqwa, the fear of God, piety is a Hickman

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Allah Subhana Allah to Allah He refers to hikma as a loose translation is complete wisdom to understand what's right, because it's right. And to be able to stay away from what's wrong. Even when you don't understand it's wrong to do what's right. Even though you may not understand why it's right.

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hikma is God guided piety of heart, the roadmap they describe Kupwara by saying at Taqwa here and Tamela before it.

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I don't know remin Allah told us however ma taco means the first part of it is that you obey God in all of his instructions. Because you see the revelation, the light that was given you that guide you and what to do to obey Allah, because you hope for a reward in doing so.

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It is also where he and Turturro cannot see Allah, it is that you leave off this obedience to the command of God. I don't know what I mean Allah because you follow the revelation of God, Top Shot of Allah fearing that there was punishment for disobeying the command. Everybody above the Allah who and who asks the prophets I sell the mafia Taqwa.

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The prophets Allah Allah Azza wa sallam said, Yeah,

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hello mushy Taffy young woman.

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ficaria think that Shokin Did you ever walk in a pathway where there were thorns and harmful things around you? In the dark?

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Everyone said yes. It's like you and I, we go to the kitchen in the middle of the night. The lights are off. We come to grab a cup. It falls and shatters. You don't have your slippers. You don't have anything near you. You're in the middle of the kitchen on your tile floor shards of glass all around you. There's danger that's around you. Now that's on that. What did you do? The Karnataka tutorial, I paid attention to what was around me. And where I put my foot. I stepped gently so that I don't injure myself.

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For the robber who feeds somebody he so I send them the puppet touched his heart struck him in the heart and said that get Taqwa that is piety. That is the meaning of the Command of Allah. Yeah, uh, Johan Levine.

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toquilla. Be mindful of God, that you look around the world in a way through the lens of Revelation. To Be careful not to injure yourself. injure your soul by seeing something you shouldn't

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injure your heart by being in a place and in a company that you shouldn't be. injuring your relationship by saying a word that you can't take back.

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Having Taqwa is that you are careful with every measured action statement, look Sight Sound so that you can better yourself as the days go on and limit yourself from regressing

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past your soul calling you to good. after the short break, I will send up with

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three important ways to understand whether tequila is alive in our hearts or whether it requires improvement and the path towards it. Akuto they had a lot of stuff, a lot of all the money whatever.

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Alhamdulillah

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hamdu lillah

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wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina

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Muhammad Ali Abdullah Abdullah sada Tasleem.

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Allah subhana wa Tada says

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that top clock

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is something that is found in the hearts for in Naha min topwell Kulu.

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And therefore, the first diagnostic the first litmus test, the first way for you to sense to hold yourself accountable, am I of the God fearing? Am I of those who is seeking to come closer to Allah? Am I one who is in Islam submission to the Command of Allah, whether it makes sense and understood by me or not?

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It is by measuring that motions and actions of your heart when the commands of a law are set upon you and you find difficulty in fulfilling them. Example is Salatin fragile.

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An example is your attachment to hearing learning, reciting practicing the Quran. Example is what of the Quran you knew that you forgotten and it's not a bother to you that I knew it and no longer know it. That the heart is the sense it ties to the straying away even though it might be subtle, from the Path of Allah subhana wa Tada. The heart was always meant to be the compass of the soul. And that's why Allah regularly speaks about Allah. In the Quran, Allah, Sunil Anbu Alban min Algerie taka Lubin. The heart in the Arabic language has different words. It has the word for and Japan. It has the word sub, and it has the word heart and others. The word heart means the one that shifts and

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pushes from one side to the next. It's upon God one day and changes a minute later, a day later, a week later. It's helpful in the mercy of God and other times of despair. It flounders and flops from righteousness to morality.

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And when your heart seeks righteousness know that Taqwa increases, and when the heart is desensitized at a moment of error, and doesn't feel shame and sadness, know that Taqwa is lacking. Number two

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is the relationships we hold with others. We all have in all of the languages of the world and here we are dozens of ethnicities martial law. I'm sure in Chinese I'm sure in Arabic I know when I'll be up to Euro ash ganja taka. In English, we have the statements birds of a feather flock together. In every language of the world. That same submit similitude is found that those who are aligned those who want the same thing, those who have the same aspiration and goals, gather together and form a group and are upon a place of righteousness together, or May Allah protect us in morality. And one of the surest ways to know what level of Taqwa exists with you is to look out at your close knit

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companions, friends, associates, those who you share bread with those who you open your home to regularly. In the words of the prophets, I send them narrated by the man Muslim law yet called for America in that vein, be mindful that you do not share your food consistently. Except with someone of piety, it doesn't mean that you come to my home and I say, show me your taco license. How much stuff do you have today, brother, you can eat? You know, I can't give you a fruit salad know what it means that the people who enter my home regularly, the people who feel comfortable to be in my home, to open my fridge to sit at my table, who are familiar with myself and my children on my family,

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they can only be and should only be those of righteousness, who stuck what is similar to what I see in life. And whenever you have that imbalance, whenever you open your heart to one whose heart is disease, whenever you establish a relationship upon a foundation that does not see purity, in the end the results

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is that you lose your top block rather than they gain it in Lima Rahim Allah.

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Third and finally,

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is to know

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that what exists in the heart must manifest itself in the words and the practice that we hold. And therefore, it is not sufficient for a person to say, you know, Allah knows I'm a good person. And that same person has no connection to the masjid has irregularity in their prayer. Allah knows I'm a I'm a gentle soul, I'm a righteous I'm a good person, but they have no spirit, that their soul is no longer attached to what Allah seeks it to be attached to, that when they hear a verse from the Quran, when a reminder comes to them from the prophets, I send them rather than softening the heart in rages them. Allah says what you do today now a hazard to laser to be if sometimes when you say to

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somebody, be mindful of God, where you're heading this way is an error. This isn't right for you, my son, my daughter, don't look, don't talk, don't see, don't be in these places, when it's something that's given to them have a righteous message, because it calls them to truth and their heart is away from it. It may push them to be enraged in pride and Gare arrogance, away from the truth.

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And therefore when we find ourselves troubled by that, which should give us happiness, when we find ourselves lacking connection, then we know that these are things we need to improve in. The two quickest ways to raise our Taqwa is to do good deeds, even when we don't mean them, to have Allah just to do good deeds, to give charity to smile, to pray extra prayers to make will do. To say a kind word when difficult, the more good deeds you do in Asana to liveness say good deeds, enliven the heart and allow the heart to remove the rust that is upon it from sinfulness and makes your heart more capable of healing and curing itself and receiving medicine from high on above

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the plethora of good deeds, just do good. Work on their Malou tell them do good, do good deeds as much as you can in whatever capacity that you can. And it might be that some people do their good deeds by praying. And it might be you do your good deeds by calling others and asking them well about them. Some people might do night prayers, but you're a caring hearted person who visits the sick, and who calls your end back home. Your brothers and your sisters may be neglectful of the ties of your womb, but you're a person who does that as an act of worship that opens for you the doors of Allah's righteousness. The prophets I seldom said not the one nominal now officially, never

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underestimate any good deed that you do. All of it is valuable to Allah in our tradition as Muslims, a woman was forgiven all of her sins, and man was forgiven all of his errors on account of showing kindness to a dog that were thirsty by giving them water to what cat that was hungry and being said,

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one of my teachers, they used to gather the table crumbs at the end of breakfast, put it in a napkin and walk out of the house and sprinkle it in the backyard. So that whatever insects are ends were in the in the backyard could have some food. I asked him, What are you doing? He said, I saw a number I'm giving charity to an end what's bothering you, instead of it going in the garbage? I've given it in charity, seeing about how you can do good. And the second

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is to help others when they are in need. Subhanallah there is no greater prophet that for you and I in this life than being one who is used by Allah to enter the dua of another. Right now, there's somebody who's saying, oh, Allah help me. Yeah, well, I need this. I'm in pain in this. I'm not able to do this. Imagine the virtue. Imagine the blessing that you become the one that Allah uses to enter that person's do that the $10 you gave in charity that reaches that person to give them a meal. That phone call you make to help somebody find a job who couldn't find a job or a rental property, you became the answer to their pain and your I imagine the virtue that you become the tool

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goodness in other people's lives. May Allah make us Mehta tea, Helen, how you the prophets? I seldom said the people of Jenna are the keys to good in other people's lives. May Allah make you and I have them Allahumma I mean, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala protects our school, our staff and our teachers, our parents. May Allah subhanho wa Taala plant the seeds of righteousness and Taqwa in our heart assists us to recover from error and fault and harm. May Allah subhanho wa Taala send this light into our homes and comfort us in all moments of difficulty and hardship that are present and into the future. And forgive us our errors of the past. Allah, Islam and Muslimeen acaba de Allah,

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mean, Allah Magna electronica worship Rika was Nevada. How there was Mohamed in Allah Our nada Ekata who you saw Lunarlon Yeah, you are loving and Solu Allah He was certainly more Taslima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Abdi Karasu they never you know me you are early We're so happy we're selling them what after masala.

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Insha Allah after the Salah before the Sunnah prayers, I will call forward a young man Josiah in sha Allah to enter into Islam. May Allah subhana wa Taala keep him and all of us firm upon the truth. If you are able to stay behind for that it will be a short five minutes in sha Allah where we greet him and lead him in the shahada of a shadow Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you're not able to stay please make your way in sha Allah to the back to do your sadhana prayers before you depart, which is that moolah head is still raw so why did you

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humble yourself to Allah?

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Welcome welcome.

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So I know it's COVID restrictions, No hugging and kissing and all that kind of stuff. Please have a seat if you can.

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So just very quickly in sha Allah, I know that you've been mentored a lot about Islam from Hajj, pristine and the family and many others. And this is more just a formality just to, you know, greet you and have the community get to be a part of that. And the simple process and I'm sure that they've explained to is just to make the declaration of faith. The meaning of it, as you would know is to state that we believe in the one true God is indivisible. There's nothing similar to him, nothing like him. He was not brought into the world not brought into creation. He is the first and the last. He is the one who all things are by His Command. All power rests with his authority alone.

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He has no

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Mother, no son, no daughter, no father, no equal, no CO equal. And those are the essential elements in our faithfulness in how we view God Almighty. We also believe in a lineage of puppet, that there were 1000s of prophets who were sent to man. Some of them are recorded for us in the Torah, in the Bible, in the Psalms, and finally in the Quran, we acknowledge all of them equally, and accept their message as being the same message, one that commands us to worship the one God, here, O Israel, your Lord is one for us as Muslims in nama Illa, who come wide your Lord is one. That is the basis of our prayer begins with Allah Allahu Akbar, God is greater than all greater than my problems greater than

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my successes. He is the one who is the source of all the final messenger we believe is Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, who is a great grandson of Abraham. Just like Jesus was a great grandson of Abraham through the lineage of Isaac and Isma, info Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were commanded to observe five daily prayers, to observe the Friday congregational prayer, as we've done now, to be of those who give the poor their do and do share our well when it's in excess, so that others can have prosperity rather than adversity. We are commanded to pass the month of Ramadan coming three months, so you got a little bit of time and shall love to train, and to do so as a

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community of of believers. And finally, may you and I be able to travel and perform that pilgrimage. And so those are the tenants of faith. Our belief in God is that we believe he is the one who is absolute. We believe that he has serving angels who are commanded to perform tasks. He is the one who has sent down the scriptures to mankind so that we adjust our life with the light of revelation, and has given us the examples of human beings as prophets, who can model the behavior of the Scripture, we believe that there is a day of judgment, where we will be asked about the good deeds that we perform the sinfulness that we've done, and we believe that there is fate. And there isn't

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just coincidence, but there is design, in the world that we live in, that the knowledge of God goes beyond the scene and the observable, he has knowledge of all things at all times, past, present, and into the future. So with that declaration, by saying a shadow Allah insha Allah and I'll say it part by part with you. It's just simply say that you believe that there is none that is worthy of worship but God, and you'll be equally believe that Muhammad is one of the messengers, the final messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him and all of the messengers who preceded him. So I'll say and I'll get you maybe for the ladies in the back as well.

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I do.

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Allah, Allah Ilaha

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illa Allah, Allah wa ash had

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and now

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Mohammad Rasool Allah, Allahu

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Allahu

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Allahu Akbar, which is our way of saying, God is great, you know, you are now one of our brothers, not just in humanity, but also in faith. You have rights upon us to assist you and to support you and to be for you when others are not. And we pray that your relationship with had you sane and the family and all of our community continues to flourish. I look forward to engaging with you more regularly. I have a small gift for myself. This is one of my books. It's a summary of the Quran that you can read. And this is a small prayer mat, you know, that you can put it's got the English there. So while you're praying it can assist you with that. And I know you will get so much support from

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all of our community and those who are near you. Welcome, welcome. Welcome. We pray that Allah Subhana Allah keeps us all firm, guides him and us to the truth. You are now a new page a new chapter, a new book in your life, we consider you in a greater state of purity than our own selves. May you be fortunate and may you be blessed for the rest of your life Allah

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congratulations to like them Aloha salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah you can come and greet inshallah our brother brother for more people

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Allah homoerotic