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the prophets, a lot of us that I'm wanting to mention the story. One day in a gathering of another person was sitting.

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They said they stopped, they spoke about a shooting star that appeared in the sky The night before. So he said number are meant to kill Coca

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Cola amongst us seen this Kalka, which means that shooting star at your feet in the night.

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This is one that is in the sky, which is unfortunately we don't see these days because of the kind of light pollution that we see with these cities in urban areas. But they have this natural light so they could see these beautiful things. So when he mentioned that, some of them he said, Yes, I didn't see that. And then in order just to perhaps prevent any kind of misconception, maybe that started to show up. He says, Man in the land, I did not wake up 4pm

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just to let you know, I saw that I wasn't doing well. And so I asked him. So what do you do is because I just I was bitten by some an insect, and I just woke up because of that I was trying to treat that pain. And he asked him, What exactly did you do? You said I did so and so he said, Well, if you said if you said so let me teach you something, what the prophet sallallahu Sallam told us to do. And also

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he said,

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said in the Hadith, that 70,000 70,000 people for my mama generation, work from home of the Mohammed Civil Law Center was enter Paradise without any account without underwritten him. And then he left them.

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So when the broker said we walk out the Sahaba are they allowed to run when they sat together? And he sat down arguing with discussing people who could be 70,000 people, some of them they say those perhaps those who will be born in Islam, the first people ever born in Islam did not associate any points of motion for Allah subhanho wa Taala in their life. Others they said no, these are the people who will come and lead generation. So this are speculating crookedness. We will be one of the prophets of awesome came out. And I asked him, so what could you please elaborate, tell us who those people should be 70,000 people, he gave four qualities. He said some

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normal Latina laughs that for those who don't see propia means don't seek gifts from people to care for them over and over their pain and their body. That's number one, and Latina lactone those who don't use a cane, which means fire in their kind of treatment catheterization. Number three, voila, your own and they don't believe in superstition at all.

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And those who rely on Allah subhanho wa Taala, fully all the time. They like know, lots of carnivore diet. Now the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he finished that statement.

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If you were in that gathered, what would you do? Perhaps while you're sitting there, you wish that you would be one of them? Right? How many of you would wish to be among the 70,000 people raise your hand if you wish to be among the 70,000 people. Okay, so all of you wish to be among them that you don't want to go to jail. So we just want to go straight to agenda. But what would you do together? Many of us was I think right now making a plan. I'm gonna try and some of my best to be one of these people. I'm gonna start making a specific plan to get there and so on. But it was once a habit.

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It was one companion to toolkit initiative that was not taken by anyone before he came first. And he said jasola Ola, annapoorna member mendapat a lot, I will be one of them.

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He just took that initiative opportunity. He was just like a chance for him. So john, so can you make a lot to make me one of those 70,000 the prophets of Allah Sam says, and you got it means you are one of those 70,000 people who have such an amazing opportunity. This man bla bla, bla, come first. And then after he started, guess how much he would wish to do that. Everyone will come after them. So another man he said he also will How about me? The prophets Allah Sam says several gotcha. Oh gosh, I took it first, which means Okasha came first. That said, I closed the door over there.

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How many of us have seen opportunities, chances come in the last

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legitimate chances, good chances martial law, carrier chances merit chances, education, a bad warship many, many chances would come your way. But because it did not really take an action, it just went away. And you are unable to retrieve that chance or opportunity after them. And you know, almost you will always regret that opportunity will catch on a lot of the time he said that word. And in the Arabic language, the exact word itself the exact word itself, which is several takeaway, Okasha became an hour proper. If someone now Monday our community tries to say something after being second, they almost all have several Taco Bell kashia. Okasha came first cache came first, which

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means if you come second, if you don't come first, then you lost your opportunities. You know, other brothers sisters, opportunities are one of two. There are opportunities, opportunities, which basically you have missed, one you have missed. And the other one you don't really want to miss.

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The one you already have, is no longer an opportunity. It's reality. So therefore, you need to be active as much as possible to increase your level of return these opportunities come as a new challenge that you need to see and look up to and find and pursuing. Now, the Sahaba they love that.

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They have played this great actually example for us, they have shown an example of seeking these opportunities trying to come first.

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It's part of our team follows to seek these opportunities always to come first. And I've just mentioned that actually in fundraising people when they go on, they tried to give charity and so on. They get such great examples, but it's always the one who comes first to take the reward for everybody else as the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said manda Illa Hoda can Allah.

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One day the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, because the companions when he so delegation coming from afar,

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this dude has actually dressed half naked. So the robots

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to his face changed are so ungrateful the condition so he gave a cookbook, and that's what he called the community to fundraise for this committee for this small group of people. So the people when they heard that they immediately took the opportunity. One of them he came carry with him was the first man to arrive. And he came carrying in his hand, this huge bag of food, clothes and stuff, and some of the profits are awesome. So that the Sahaba describing it hatches agenda means his hand, barely can carry. And it was a part of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Others when they saw that some running and bringing their stuff, and then piles of food and clothes up the merging and

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appearing before the prophets have a lot of seminar and you start smiling. Man, he gave the hook but he says, manda Illa, Buddha, whoever sets an example meaning example of guidance, who calls people for guidance,

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to get the reward for them?

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And anybody else who does that because of him

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till the Day of Judgment, why? Because he came first. He was the first person to do that. And everybody will come actually after him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, sorry,

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sir, we saw before will agenda. So you asked us to rate to rush and run and raise those agenda and to seek your forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah wants you to always come first. Because what about race anyway? Other than coming first?

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If I ask you a question, I'm sure that all of us had this opportunity when we're younger. I don't know about you guys living in the city, maybe you don't have that opportunity to get together very often. But living in a space where you have lots of kids in one neighborhood, we always enjoy this kind of

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the kind of game that we have to establish in the community. And one of these beautiful games we all had is race. We used to race. How many of you played the game when you were younger? veterans? Come on, don't be shy.

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Boys and girls, perhaps boys, they love that more than the girls. Why? Because the girl the boys they love.

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They love to come first. Sister they might you know, run together. But the guys they want to be first. Eventually. What is the best part of the racism and can you tell me what's the best part of the race? When incoming first right. And what is the worst part of the of the race?

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Can you tell me coming class, right? Wrong.

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Coming second. That's the worst part of the race. You know why? Because you're all you're almost there. Barely in there. And you missed

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And you start blaming us if I just pushed one more, if I've done one more, if I don't know,

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eventually, the one who's in the back all the way lost the race. It doesn't matter.

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To me anyway.

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But the one who comes second is the one who really feels that pain the most. And that's why it's about coming first, San Diego, San Diego, you rush you race to run, no one else can catch up with you. And show you example of these Allah subhana wa.

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one day. So the professor said, I'm calling for charity fundraising. It says this time, I'm going to show our model dollar one with our conservative, I'm going to basically give more than anybody else. So what did he do? He wrote half of his work. Can you really afford given half of your work for

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me living in a city like New York with everything is a trade expensive, and you have no expenses and you prepare yourself for the future? And some, perhaps maybe you're close to none, that would ever have someone get half of their wealth for the sake of Allah. And there's always been a campsite in the Muslim oma. So

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he brings his money. And all he had half of what he had to the prophets. Allah, this is it.

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And the Prophet looking at it says, Is it really too much he says,

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He said equal to the shell. So which means I split my work between me and the jury, the feminine the jury, then ultimately

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comes after that. And he brings all his work.

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Someone else?

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What do you do for a family, he said, I left a lot his messaging means we have a handle of trust in Alaska. And then his messenger said,

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then when he says we're lonely, I will never compete.

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Our workers came first, it was very painful for him.

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Because he could afford being above that level, but he chose maybe different levels. Eventually, if you would like to come first, then you can have to take chances and opportunities. And just put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Moses, the prophets of Allah, to show you now in our fate on our team, how to encourage allow the prophets of Allah encouraging us to take these opportunities and chances to come first. He says mantapa Abdullah, whoever fears is in this case is Allah subhanho wa Taala. At lead. lead, lead means you wake up, and you walk late at night, and you wake up early in the morning for what? For an event for the ninth grader and is speaking about someone who's being

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chased out and in your chest out, you'd like to walk in the night as much as long as possible, basically, to cover ground. And that's exactly the same concept in your life. You would like to cover as much ground as you can, but what are we talking about here? Time is your ground, because that's what Alaska is going to be questioning about under this gentleman. So you wake up at night, early or late for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala at 9pm or later, also like to feature

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he recommends for us to compete for virtues such as what other than Allah Subhan Allah, the prophet SAW Sam saying, lovely Allah monomethyl adenoma soften our la toma la lista. Hamas, if they know if they would know how much reward there is, for those who call the add on, and those who read the first line and saw the jimana congregational prayer, they will draw a loss to get them. Basically, you will find the part the brothers and the message fighting to call them and they'll be fighting to stand up and the first line, why for how much reward the last panel space in there. But those will come first, we'll take that reward. Those who

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come first, we'll take that do that doesn't mean to go and fight with your official model.

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But if you really want to call them up, make an initiative and come there and be visible and ask for permission to do that you will always come first. Next,

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based on these principles of Sharia, they says and as one of the laws of Sharia, those are basically like a telephone pole. It is not permissible that you give up your the virtue of acts of worship for somebody else. For example, if the for the first time was completely full, and then someone you recognize comes from behind you. Is it permissible for you to go backward to let that person come in? They say you shouldn't be doing that. But it's my good friend. He

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So so to me is this anatomy, it doesn't matter.

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I've seen so many others, sometimes when there's a gap in the first line of the form one of one of them, two of them in the back, they start saying, why don't you go code and others say, No, you go, and this guy says, you do it, you do it. Eventually they lose their opportunity, even someone else that third one comes through and take that spot, Larbey because he can first and that sense that he will always take that opportunity.

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And the subject of marriage, which you guys all love to talk about.

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And I love I remember actually given that same presentation about luck in that same form over here, maybe perhaps a couple of years ago, I believe, eventually, the preference of a lot of Hollywood sell them says, either Jacqueline mantle Dona Dena, hula, hula tofu, and this is for the sisters. And for their wedding, the prophets or Sam says, either jack manto Medina, who will follow up with you. If someone comes to you, if a man comes to you, is proposing, that's the meaning of it. And you're satisfied with their deal, their level of practice of the deal of love, the other part of his character. So we have two things is being his relationship with Allah Subhana Allah.

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And the second colocado his relationship with the creation of Allah, people, his character among people, and so on, if someone comes to you, and you're satisfied with the being under US law, further, would you accept your accept their proposal, and the Providence is in latter value.

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If you don't do that, you're gonna cause a

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lot of facade and fitna around the world, and that's what happened, unfortunately, because now we're not setting the criteria the right way. And the proper is asking the body and women to take these chances, and take these opportunities when someone like this comes to you, and you're satisfied with their deal under US law, and whether they're financially stable they can provide for the family. Consider that proposal seriously. Don't delay it. Because if you think there Shall I get the shout out two or three years from now, I will get a better proposal perhaps only Allah knows what's gonna happen two, three years from now. So the province is encouraging us to take these opportunities and

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these chances. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For me Yama, tala Ratan highlight yard, when my youngest daughter was in shadow, whoever does a good even it was that way to an atom, you should get reward for that. And if you do something evil, even it was the way of an atom, you will get that. So the problem was kind of encouraging us even to seek the opportunity to earn good even was just a way of an animal. Do not waste this opportunity and try followers to come first. Let me show some examples of how the Sahaba on the left and among these two cities beautiful opportunities. Here's the thing

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this man

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was a young man at the time the professor was one of the prophets a lot of money was stolen money passed away. When the Prophet passed away. He was around 1920 years old on bulama. Age perhaps maybe early on is that so

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However, he was very famous and well known during his lifetime, where the profits are of our salon to be always there and taken opportunities to benefit from the profits.

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One of these opportunities He attended the conquest of Mecca. Buddhists have a lot that I'm everybody gathered around sort of

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watching and seeing what the prophet is doing. The prophets of Allah Salaam he entered.

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And I wanted to visualize the scene. You have almost 10,000 warriors come in with a sort of like philosophy for the jungles of Mecca. And they are now inside them inside Mecca. The court around the campus full of people, all Muslims and the inhabitants of Mecca waiting for the announcement of the favelas.

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Then he

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enters the caravan Close the door. Our backers Rasul Allah, Bella and fucile have over them just one or two with them. And everybody was quiet, waiting to see what some of our center is doing there. I was gonna say after they come down

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Suddenly, the door holders and everybody and I was taking a look at this direction to see what the progresses and is doing. He just kept quiet and he left. He went out of the car and walked out.

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Now everybody's gonna go with the progress of

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this young man of the love Mama. T immediately to show his limit of loving the sermon of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam an example of his example. He grabbed the law, the law just like the bodyguard for the profits of the Los Alamos.

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All those with him. So he grabbed him and he said, What is the purpose of loss and do in the camp? He wanted to be the first implement whatever Rasul Allah do, he'll be the first to do that. So he asked him, What did he do?

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He said, he prayed. And then he said, where he pointed to one direction for him in the Kaaba, and Abdullah number immediately, instantly, he moved out spot, raising his hands, Allah stopped, they make him solo. Then he said, I forgot to ask him how much

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the point is that he was so actually in to follow the example he wants to be the first to follow the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Well, the last time he came first, he didn't want anyone to be the first person to implement what the prophet SAW said mutually do.

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Abdullah now bounce was also another young man with a prophet sallallahu wasallam during his lifetime, and one of the professors and passed away, Abraham pass was around the same age, maybe a little bit younger than normal, but around the same age, one day, the prophet SAW Selim sitting in a gathering.

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And there on his on his right side, there was a law passed, then void discovered. And on the left side, there were the elders, another older man of the country, the senior of the Sahaba of the lot among the prophets, a lot of money, he received the gift, a cup of milk, and usually used to share the milk and the good food together, some of the profits or loss and receive the milk, he had some, and then he's supposed to share it Now usually gonna be sharing anything after you serve yourself. First, you give it to the person who's on the right side. And in this case, the right side, on the right side of the progress of a sudden, there was this young boy.

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And on the left side, it was a senior man. So which one should you get? Should we give it to the senior pastor the point

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of the etiquette you go the right side, but also you'd like to consider another etiquette, you go with the seniors. So the prophet SAW on his right side, which is a priority, in this case, a young boy, he took permission from him to give it to the city. So he asked him, he says, Yeah, hello, my dear God, do you mind if I can disrupt your scene? So the point he said, Yes, I do.

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And the professor said, eventually, why is that he goes, I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna make it up. I'm not gonna give up all of this opportunity drinking after you tell anybody else.

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So the professor says, Let it be done, and he gave it to him.

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I am what you might say. But this is disrespectful. How can he do that? How would we do this? It's an opportunity for him to take the blessings after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Wiley, and he took his chances. The brothers are gonna be happy with it, just like that. But he took his chance because he did not want to waste that opportunity. Because you wanted to be the first person to take after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In another example, the same vessel, along with the Prophet saws and passed away, he was a young boy. Now Now imagine now you had the opportunity to visit Medina, after the Prophet services passed away. And you did not attend, you

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didn't have the leisure, of seeing the process or about the levels. And if you go to Medina, whom you would be looking for to ask you questions. Can you tell

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you we're looking for him to ask you a question.

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Are they older or the younger?

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You look for the seniors, such as you.

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And those now names that we all hear about being the seniors

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who's going to be gone to an ambassador home on one day, we're still 1918 years old. Now we know them by name, because they became very famous for us. But back then, they were just they have kids. And if anybody wants to ask a question, they would go to the elders, not to these young ones,

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was one of those Sahaba young ones who make themselves busy learning and go on to to the seniors. So you would go and spend the day sleeping by the door.

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And when my dad wakes up, and he sees out in our past, perhaps, without seeing it as he walked out of his door, and he says the cousin of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is sleeping there and this with the one that sweeping the dust over him, he was surprised. He says, what do you do? And he goes,

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why don't you call me I will come to you. And

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he said, No.

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We were taught that we should come and travel to the knowledge, the knowledge of medical interpreters. So he

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said that example as one more as I've been

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Devin rides his horse or his camel

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would be walking with Him. And one will tell him you have not passed one of two things What are you right? Otherwise I'm gonna step down he goes no you stay where you are. This is how we should learn from our teacher or Allah. So he was taking his opportunities and chances from these accurately senior Sahaba in our past he had a friend that friend and I'm sorry for the with ages fear. He told us what is the what is it you're doing? You know, going into modeling Java

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at yourself. People gonna ask you any questions. He said when I heard this statement from them, I left him. I stopped my contention with him because he's not discouraging me. One day that same Ansari, many generations medic, two decades later, perhaps maybe after 20 years, more or less the monopolist, he then became the senior of the community. All these senior Sahaba they just passed away. And now the people they got to come and ask questions. They're

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the ones who had the knowledge of the seniors.

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So he saw that I pass surrounded by hundreds of 1000s of people around him asking questions, and he was answering and so on. And that I'm sorry, but if not take that initiative with that opportunity. He just like anybody else on this block. So when he looked at him, and he looked at him, and he says, In the this young boy, hello, Hola. He was very clever. He was very clever, because he knew what's going to happen in the future. Basically, he knew that this would pick up a virtual reality, people were going to come and learn from them. So you take opportunities and chances never missed it to those of

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you go and you listen, you learn, you grow in knowledge, and you don't really manage all of the work.

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Another example to show you this now edited was a habit

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of taking chances.

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You guys know that the story of Aladdin. And that magic lamp

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wasn't about animals. It's basically Europe, that old lamp, and the genie comes out. And the genie gives you gives, let's say one wishes granted. If you are given this opportunity, what would you wish for?

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I'm sure all of you probably would maybe will be hasty and you rush into something. Or maybe we'll come tomorrow someone to think about the services.

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That's a wish granted, means you don't have to think it over and over again before they give you that wish. Otherwise, if you choose the wrong one, because whatever this opportunity, here's this young Sahabi his name was Carl Rogers.

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he was a freelance, but he was an attorney with the province of Ontario. And we took an opportunity to serve the province of a lot of salon for free. He wasn't asking for anything, he just the prophets, Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah, it's an honor to have that opportunity to serve the prophets of Allah, it was in him. So he was serving the prophets, Allah who said, I want you throughout the entire journey. And then one day, just like on the journey about to end, he was bringing woo for the prophets and the water for the prophet to make the purification. Now, when the rubber sauce, I'm finished, he looked at him. And he said, he asked him, he says, sell, which means ask for something

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I want to, I want to reward you. And that's exactly the meaning of I want to give you our grant your wish, what would you like to have asked me for something? Now, if you were in that position, whether it was sort of like a salon salon, what would you wish, oh,

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that was just like 1 billion, trillion dollar opportunity. It's not even you can't even give it any value.

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Now that the prophet SAW said was given this young man and opportunity, you can ask whatever he could ask, you're sort of like, I want to have this camera. I want to have this house. I want to do this, I want to do that. He could ask whatever you want to ask for. But he has such a very high aspiration.

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Now an opportunity he didn't want to pass up. He said jasola holding the Monaco gotta test it and gentlemen, I want you companionship,

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which means I want to be with you. And

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you know, what does that mean? If this was granted to him, what would that mean? He would be in the highest level of agenda, ultra doses Allah the 100 level of agenda, he would be in the capacity of not just Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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was Shahada was solidly

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in the highest level of reward

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for the prophets of Allah to send them looking at him. Perhaps he did not see the quality that qualifies him to that level. And he didn't want to embarrass them will say no, I can give that to you. He told him

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Is there anything else that I can really get a grant for you is simply basically I don't have that in my hand. It's not in my hand to tell you

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You're gonna be here over there. So can you ask me for something I can either give you? He said, Yes, Allah, that's what I want. Which means whether they give me this or Thank you very much.

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Now civil law,

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he couldn't give

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me the last time, but he gave him an answer that helps me and you and because of the Baraka of this man, we all enjoy the same equal opportunity to be with a man of gender. And what was the answer to this? He said, so

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he then banned me, because of this helped me to assist you get there by making a lot of stuff. And that means to pray a lot. Praying a lot. How can you pray for them? They're only five obligatory prayers. It's not about the Salah. It's about the optional one. How much nightmare? Do you mean? How much do you have during the day? You do great. How much sooner do you make? That's what it counts as extra courage for you so that you will be qualified to get to that level was sort of like

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this young man, he was given this golden opportunity he didn't ask.

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And hamdullah we are getting the blessings of that answer.

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Another example, the mother of kindness for the loved one, the prophets, awesome. Allah Medina.

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He didn't have an official sermon. So Oman's he had she had her young boy and us and he was only 10 years old. So she took him down. So a lot has a lot to do. So.

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There's no speak of you.

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Why don't you make him your server? So the professor said, We accepted that. Now he's a young boy. And he's now a free man, a free boy, actually, how could you just enslave yourself to this? Now she knew that this will be the blessings that she didn't want to pass off to anybody else, she took an opportunity. And the prophets of Allah kind of accepted that he accepted us to serve the purposes and for 10 years, 10 years, it was in the service of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam as a reward. The problem is

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that metal last time put Barack and his age and his offspring. Anna's was one of the seven Sahaba were the last to die. From the generation of the companions, he survived the past 100 active age almost. And he they say that he died during his lifetime, we've added more than 100 child of his own offspring, when he gets children, grandchildren, and so on. Don't ask me how perhaps they have triplets and and more than that, but eventually he had some money. And that's part of the moniker the last half list in this young boy.

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Now, what we learned from this, actually, that we see these consistent values, like us,

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and others, they became the leaders of the community afterwards. And we have learned some qualities from them. Or the other model, which I would like to share with you over here. If you really would like to get to that level, if you would like to get to that level of being all was first, then you have to learn these three things, these three techniques that we learned from them. And that's these are the qualities of the true leaders, through leaders, they actually they share these three qualities. Number one, they are action takers, means they take actions, they don't react, they have. So they always look for opportunities. They don't wait for a person to come to them. They always

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look for these things, and they go after them. And I just said at the beginning of this talk, I said there are two opportunities, you have two chances, one you've already missed. And the other one you don't want to miss, as well, the one that you already have, is no longer a chance. It's reality. So in other words, if you're going to be satisfied with reality all the time, you're not going to move forward with anyone. But if you truly would like to advance, then you're gonna have to focus on what is next. And how can I make my next step actually more profitable, and more important, I also have been challenged. And so you need to take an action. Look at yourself. You're in school right now,

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it's time for midterm exam, or take an action or just waiting for the exam to come to.

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If you're not taking their actions, then eventually if you don't do well, don't blame anyone but yourself. Many of you come to me and they say chef, does that come up? Can you help me get married?

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The first question, I tell them, are you ready for marriage? And for them? This question is just like an abstract. Because they have no idea. What does that mean? So they say I think

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so I said, Tell me what does it mean to you what it means to be ready. I asked them, did you finish your school? They said no. Okay, they have a job that is stable. Well, I can I can shout out a word part time, you know, with McDonald's.

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So okay, Michelle, number three. Do you have this? Do you have that eventually, one day

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Talk to me, they don't even have any clue. What does it mean to be ready? Why? Because they're not taking action.

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Perhaps they don't know how to take action. But at least the point is that they're not taking the right course of action to move on forward, they're not trying to be first ahead of their game. They're just satisfied with like anyone else, most of these guys actually come to the school, and they spend it for years, and then two, three more years after

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graduate school and so on, and waiting for the right time to get married. They don't try to make it, they don't try to make it, they don't try to create the opportunity by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. By taking that spouse, if you would like to have a better opportunity for life, I've been talking to many people about, you know, moving down south where it's warmer than near New York. And many of them, they seem that they don't like to move out of their comfort zone. I said, if you don't take action, then and you see that situation is deteriorating is too expensive for you over here, it's too cold for you, you don't know how to grow too much, and so forth. And guess what, you're

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gonna die like anybody else who did nothing. But if you would like it to grow, you need to seek opportunities and take chances. And those who take the chance, the first chance, perhaps there will be always ahead of the game, instead of just waiting for opportunities to come their way. So number one, you would like to take an opportunity Always remember to be an action taker, you take the action, you don't react to things because when you react, you're not going to be the first person to take that action, the cause of action after that. But if your goal was ahead of the game, then

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you will find out yourself follows ahead of everybody else, that's an indication that any bother in marriage, in finances and everything tied to their tax ID. Number two, what we learn from this, when it comes to taking actions.

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One thing that is very important is to learn the etiquette and the techniques of the art of making decisions. The art of making decisions, many brothers and sisters, they think that they're ready, and they haven't had the letter of taking the action. And they're very proactive, and they do their best and so forth. But then when when things materialize before them, and become actually serious, is completely become black, because they cannot make a decision. And they keep asking me, what should I do about decision can I do this can be done. I used to actually in the beginning, I used to help everybody, brother and sister with these things. But it really, really at some point gets

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really irritating. Why? Because now when you tell them, okay, do this, and don't do that. Then they go back again. They come back and they go, Okay, I did this one. How about this one? How am I doing this? to do that? They can't even make a decision on their own. And that's really ridiculous. If you'd like to be ahead of the game and take these opportunities and chances you need to make you learn the techniques that will help yourself to make the right decision and making a decision, just like Hamas did when he saw the robot coming out. He just immediately did not even have a second thought about I'll do it. I just did it.

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as she saw an opportunity, and she went immediately, the robot told this young man he said, What do you want from me? I want to be compatible. Jenna immediate made the decision on his choice. He didn't hesitate said okay, let me just think about that. So I come back tomorrow, he made a decision and some decision, because that's what matters the most for him. And it helps you if you're focused. And you know what you're not exactly looking for, to make that decision. Usually, to make the best decision, you have two tools. You always use these two tools that you use your, your own heart, and your cool mind. That means you rationalize the decision that you make emotionally. And you

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emotionalize the decision and you take rational, you balanced this, you always have the best thing to show all the time. But again, if you just always go after you know emotional decision, emotion factors, then you might feel actually following the right course of action. And we always go rational without it without actually following the emotion that might be involved in that you won't always be distressed or depressed after making that decision. So the best way of making that actually the art of making decision. So you take an action and make a decision based on that. Number three,

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we're taking decisions, learning how to make the decisions instantly. There was always the element of taking a risk. When you make that decision. There is always an element of risk. What if I did not do the right decision? And hamdulillah that's why when you buy things, it always comes with a 30 days return policy right? But it doesn't work in everything.

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Like mandatory

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imagine a good marriage as a marriage contract on the return policy.

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If you find this guy, you know defensive about this guy

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100% you can just wing it without receiving that.

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Imagine that managers like this, eventually, I don't know what to say, but handle others like that. So when you make the decision is very important. But however, however actually the decision you make, you need to consider the elements of taking risks. When you make these decisions. It's very crucial, if you will not, if you don't dare take decision by taking the risk in making that decision by taking that action with a decision that eventually you're never gonna grow. And then you're always just to back off, because you're just afraid that you might not get what you want and so forth, you will never achieve anything

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the wrong decision at the moment, but you have done the right course of action by taking a strong stance on that subject. So remember, that will take a risk, there always be a level of anxiety.

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For instance,

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what did he do? When the prophet SAW Selim II brought the message of Islam to the community, it was it was against, for the first 13 years thought it was against Islam in life.

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And then seven years after that, he fought against the Prophet so loss alone, embedded in in 188, he was there preventing the Muslims from coming into Mecca.

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And then the seventh year, Allah Subhana, WA opened his heart for Islam for guidance. And he came to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he gave his pledge. What solder did Afterwards, he said that he that in order to compensate for the loss that he not being of the early sahaabah timbers, not taking the chance, basically, or even take the opportunity to be first. He wanted to compensate for that loss as being against the progress of all these other fighting against them. He wanted to become the the warrior for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he was pursuing basically Shahada formula. And after many, many years of being in the battlefield, what happened to him he drew all on the back

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of his horse and camel. And then when he died, he does on his bed, like anybody else. He gave this this statement, a very famous statement. He said to the public basically says, what the law says By Allah, if you look at my body,

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every spot in my body will have a mark or a scar of a silver sword and spear an hour or so forth, which basically I've attended so many bathroom battles with basically I was going after death. I was going after, but it didn't happen. And then he said, look at me like

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I'm dying on my bed, just like the camera dies. And then he said, kurama Cubana, he says, then let the I have recovered, let the eye of the coward have no peace. Which means that your car will go on after that didn't happen because Allah subhana wa Tada. taking chances means taking an element of risk. So when you make a decision, as long as you make this educated decision, and educated actually calculated risk, then in shallow data, you're fine with taking these right chances.

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What happens if you don't take these chances are if you lose a missed opportunity,

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you will always regret that. An example of this, Abdullah

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Abdullah Ahmad, as I said, he was always among those who always tried to be first and follow an example.

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One day, you heard that he does it. Of course, he was told basically that if you attempt saddam janazah, if you attempt a lot of gentlemen, you will get the reward of one pill. And that is the way of the mountain a huge mountain in Medina, you get the one in the mountains.

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And if you walk into a funeral procession until it's over, you could double that rule. Two belongs, Abdullah knew about the first set up that if you press out the janazah you get to you doesn't.

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He didn't know about the second one.

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So when he was told, he said that, you know, if you follow the funeral procession, you get double the double, double that actually. He said no, I didn't hear about that.

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He was it was actually true. And she said that. So he sent someone to go and confirm the news for him. And he sat in the masjid nervously. He was very nervous, if you can see that he was never because he was playing with the pebbles with his hand on the alarm. And then when the messenger came the end that ever came to him. He says yes, she confirmed that it is true that if you open a procession, they will double the reward. What he did, he had these peppers in his hand. He throw them on the floor aggressively and he says well

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we have wasted so

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Yo Manny karate

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he didn't know about us, they were just making some other channels and leave it alone. And if we knew about it, he said, I would have attended every funeral session. My point is I want to make it to you is that their life is full of opportunities, opportunities related to Jr. and related to the outcome.

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And if you don't really make that decision, you don't be active, and you try to calculate the risk with making that decision, you might miss a lot of opportunities. And he is now one of these latest opportunities you have for the after the donor we talked about that a lot in terms of love and marriage and all stuff and so on. But for the answer, here's one simple actually message I would like to give to shallow diapers upcoming few days. You guys have been you and your mother is is extremely, extremely nice these days. Very cold. So you don't get really thirsty very much. You don't get hungry very much. The day is very short. You're going to start the day and eventually

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after a few hours, it's all it's all of the sunset. And he has Mashallah very long night and still to come. After this weekend. You have an extra hour for the night. So eventually we are blessed with so many things. These are opportunities now. What can you do?

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The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that about the season of the 10 days of the headship because if you're not aware of that, few days from now, the Lord at the end of the year visit the month of the hedges starting at the province of Assam says that there are 10 days of the

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10 days of the Mammon Amylin. There is no good deeds that are equivalent to be done in any other part of the year, more than 10 days of the future. So you have these days of adventure, they said Rasul Allah, not even a geography Sevilla is not even a geography is

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the best season for the good deeds are these 10 days of the future, which perhaps is going to start inshallah, this Monday? So what are you planning to do in these 10 days of the future? What are the what are you plans to do? I know most of you know you're gonna survive exams, or you're gonna have to wait things and make priorities. And think very well, by planning very well. Being active. Take action, so that you shall study for exams, and also prepare for your answer. And these days, what you can do, the day is very short. How many days are planning to fast? The night is very long. How many nights are you planning to mentally on Monday, and then finish off taking some rest as well.

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There are so many virtues going to happen these days, like even

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making people happy during the day, how much charity Are you planning to give. So you need to plan that you need to take right action for it. And you need to calculate everything so that when you give it a shot, you always ahead of your peers. Remember when it comes to race, the last column is coming second. And you don't want anyone in these 10 days to actually pass you in terms of reward, whether it's in that matters, obviously, fasting, there's a better outcome. There's so many things that you can do within days of the words of Victor, Salah Seon PM, if you can go ahead would be amazing. One day in particular, the goals that he faced in the census, two years, the past and

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upcoming one. And as the day of October, the ninth day of the day, right before your money,

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you need to mark your calendars. Check it out, see what they are going to be in sha Allah to Allah and prepare ourselves the fast either it was an exam day, because a lot of there is nothing. I knew nothing more than just one day for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that will be a reason for your sins to be forgiven for a past year. And even start with a surplus for the next year we'll be learning to code and this is my advice purushottama that you need always to try to come first and take chances and never pass up an opportunity whenever it comes to away but 100 a lot of that I mean, for so long have you hammer them either early or stop yourself