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When True Brotherhood Is In Danger…Shaytan Will Be There

This Jumuah talk was given at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center on April 21, 2017.

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Bashara lamorinda to Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata La la la la que la la la la la la vida de la MADI brothers and sisters who amongst us over here, what is the one who doesn't want to be in a station on the Day of Judgment, a rank a station that is so high, it would even make the MBR the profits and the martyrs and the Shahada would envy that person who amongst us who was a want to be in that position and that rank on the day of judgment and somehow knowing that it's open to everybody it's an opportunity that each and every one of us can acquire in their lifetime while they're still in this foreign this dunya why missing that opportunity then?

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Amanda tell me that ahem Allah tala reporting this is sunon min Hadith mid bingeable or the Allahu Allahu Akbar,

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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, God Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, which means it's a sacred Hadith as we call it, could you see al Maha buena? fija? rally? Allah Allah hamana boo me nor Yakubu to whom Allah had never you know, Shahada al Maha buena fue Jalali This is the rank those who love each other for my sake, which means those who create brotherhood for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, that bond between believers, those who establish such a bond of brotherhood among themselves for the sake of Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment, there will be put on stations means the ranks will be so high, that will be put on stations all the

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way up their stations made of light, yes, bitumen, abuna, Shahada, the Gambia, the prophets and the messengers and the martyrs, we know that they have the highest ranks in agenda. When they see these ranks, they would wish they could be there.

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That bond is called the Brotherhood and the whole word to filler being being one brother to another, for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and the sister of another sister for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, having that bond for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's a serious business. It's not just lip service that we usually call each other at the masjid brother full on brother Fulani Brother, what does it mean to call brother if you don't even play if you don't actually work upon this to make it real? What does it mean to be brothers if we don't act like ones? It's not a word that we always just, you know, kind of for the sake of not knowing the name of somebody. It's a it's

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a title that you call somebody because you truly believe you have this kind of closeness. This kind of, you know, bond between you and this brother.

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Sort of law Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he even mentioned to us that this bond is so strong, stronger than the bond of blood. And the sister and brothers basically, you know, families. The relationship among families in became stronger. He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I was the Quran Eman our Sakura Eman Alma wala to Villa that the highest level the highest levels of Eman which means the highest level of faith. That means a sign of faith. That's what it means, and not just a sign of faith that if you acquire this truly, then you have acquired the highest rank of faith being faithful to Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, oh, Sakura Eman. Elmo Allah to Villa that

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the highest ranks of faith is when you have this alliance when you associate yourself with people for the sake of Allah azza wa jal.

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I want you to test people for the sake of Allah xojo because not because of any ulterior motive or personal thing. When you love things, you love them for the sake of Allah, and we dislike things you dislike them for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. So one of these qualities is against stablishing a bond between a brother and another brother, sister or brother or sister that's basically the bond of brotherhood between the believers in one community. This is very, very important. It is for that reason, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam warned us against the techniques of the shaitaan. He warned us against the tricks

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Shaytan Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran while at a Toyota watershape done, don't go on don't follow the steps of the shaitaan means the devil.

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Now one of the steps of the shaitaan is as much as possible to break these ties and break these bonds.

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If this bond is so important, it is so significant in our deal, then the shutdown will target that that bond and he will make every effort possible to break it. And to sever that these these connections. It's in the Hadith Rasul Allah is Allah Sam says, Allah in the share Tanaka Do you ever feel the kumada shaytan at the end of the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam palazzina is a newer, better view of the community. He became so desperate to being worshipped besides Allah azza wa jal, he gave up on this.

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But what he stayed faithful to work hard on achieving Allah sallallahu wasallam Allah can fit the Hershey bainer home. But he's now putting his efforts to haddish. And the word hareesh means basically to incite. And instigate is to instigate hate and instigate anything that was civil the relationship between people.

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See, that's the mission of the Sheraton, and has been working on this for a very, very long time. You see, when true Brotherhood is in danger, you need to look out for the shaytan is somewhere there

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is somewhere they're watching, and he's laughing, and he's actually plotting and doing everything possible. To make that path easy for people. Let's break it.

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And it brings every emotional justification, every mental justification to make it easy for you to break a tie with someone that you loved ones.

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When true Brotherhood is in danger.

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Make sure to watch out for the shaitaan he is somewhere there.

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Don't give them access to your tongue. They'll give them access to your ears. Don't give them access to your heart to your actions. Never ever allow the shaytan to come between you and those who call brothers and sisters for the sake of Allah zosen

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Subhana Allah Harish this instigation doesn't doesn't stay just between brothers and sisters. It's even beyond that. Look, his his business was always about instigating this between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala who wants to instigate that hate between you and the Lord who created you, so that you don't come close to Allah Subhana it's all about cutting ties.

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He wants to instigate that hate between you and the example of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam so that asuna doesn't belong become the most beloved to you. He wants to instigate that hate between you and anyone who could remind you even if your purpose in this world, and as to be a true servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala and being good person, good citizen, who your fellow human beings, he's willing to do anything to cut ties between you and anyone who brings you back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's his business.

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How we could see that in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warning us against many, many things that Shannon has been trying to do. Sometimes the shaitaan and one of his main goals, panelists to instigate that hates between husband and wife. You know, let me just bring it up again, because I'm saying this because Ramadan is coming. Ramadan is gonna be coming very soon, people that will be gonna be forced to deal with each other a lot.

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And as we do so, have issues, issues, regard to our own differences, cultural differences, socio economic status, you know, maybe age difference, generation gaps, whatever that is, you see many, many differences, the shaytan would be playing so hard on these differences to make, again, that rift between us as brothers and sisters, and we should allow the shaitaan to do that. Tierra sola has informed us that one of the most pleasant pleasurable moments for the shaytan they will serve as the tie between husband and wife or sort of law his Salah Sam says in the Hadith of the shaytan usually he puts his ashes thrown over the water or the Bella is trying to resemble himself to the

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Lord subhanho wa Taala. And then he so saraya as he says, Allah Allah wa sallam, which means he sends all his delegation of delegates and people. They go around making their own evil business in this world and at the end of the day, they come back and the shaytan take report from them, reporting to him and he asked him what have you done? So he just says I've done this I've done this I've done this and for everything they say, is like not very impressed. until somebody comes to me says Carla Bala Hema Carla, Morocco does matter rock too hot for rock, Dubai, no brainer. zoji I didn't leave him until I was successful to sever the ties between him and his wife. Like between a

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husband and wife, I cut ties between them. Then the shadow will say for color. Come over. You're the one Come closer to me.

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She turns visible all about cutting ties are about 70 sides between people. And it doesn't stand there. And even if you say that hamdulillah Our house is a righteous household for the law. We are

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Have these things? Well, because you believe so it's easy for the shutdown to go through. Just because you come regular to the masjid. Just because you go, you're active in the community. Just because you handle a very regular, doesn't mean the shutdown doesn't have access to your heart.

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This is when he comes easier to you because you don't expect it to happen. Do you think you're better than the household of Yakuza Salaam?

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Ah, so the Messenger of Allah, a prophet,

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and the children of prophets, they grew up in the same household Subhana Allah, what did that what happened to them? We all know what happened to them and is their brother used to for the cinema. But then at the end, what did you say to them? He came back and he says, Carla, was a big communal bedroom. He was asking he was showing the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon himself and upon the community and his and his, and his brothers, says, Alhamdulillah and Allah has bought you back from Alberto, you came to Egypt, have you lived in the desert men badly and naza shaytan Roubini, we've been

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long after the shaytan has instigated that hate. And he severed the ties. And he worked our hearts against each other. Between me and my brother's. That's what you said the shaytaan dinner.

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So even in the household like Yusuf Ali, salaam shaitan can come and make it easy. So don't expect that none on hamdullah does not fit on. Who knows. Be careful. If he didn't the shirt on is not trying to create all these actually fit and all these problems, then think again, be careful, it becomes easier for the shaytan to go through when he gives you all this emotional and mental justification becomes much easier for us to see at the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. We know that the shaitaan was so even eager to make all these differences, not just between a husband, wife, between brothers and sisters, even the community, one community. We've seen that in the famous

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story of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam Ali when he was traveling with his community. And at some point A Sahaba of the Lord ran home there were some issues. One was Ansari, and one was a Mahajan. And the Maha jurien. Were a minority in the community of the Muslim and the believers in Medina they they migrate from outside of Medina the answer with the majority. So there was some issues between our answer the helpers, the locals, the host of in Medina, and the Mahajan, the immigrant.

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So what happened suddenly this old, you know, old zeal or all partisanship kicked in, and each one of them starts calling upon his own people. But now they're divided on different lines, not necessarily tribal elders now titles on sovereign Mahajan like in many, many cases, our life and our communities divided to different lines to Pamela she will make every possible way to make that divide. And look at what they were calling for ya'll muhajir in your answer, they're calling each other to fight each other and using the lines that the prophet SAW Sam established for them. It's supposed to be an honorary title.

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Like something Allah subhanho wa Taala praised in the Quran being an answer being a Mahajan. Even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that loving answer is loving the Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So these titles honorable titles.

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Still, people use them to instigate hate.

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And one of themselves called a girl Mahajan. I call them Rogers, all the immigrants and other ones are calling I call the answer. I call the answer.

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And the people start gathering and now they don't even know what's going on. They only know one thing someone called me, I'm gonna go and fight for him.

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Whatever the cause was, no one cares. Because someone called me have to stand for him.

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That's where the shutdown coming. unraveled titles such as an unsolved and mahadji will use for the wrong purpose.

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Imagine whatever lines that we divide our community along. What else do we have amongst ourselves that shaytan can go through?

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Sort of sudo la hustler, Linus and me comes out quickly, comes out quickly. And we saw that he was so disheartened.

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I just like looks at them, and he goes at our journey to anabaena. Like, wow, you're calling for Jedi things when I'm still alive.

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Like you go back to the time way before he became Muslims, is that what you're trying to do?

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And azula was so disheartened as he was separating between the believers, they come down, they understood somehow they woke up, they realize it was from the Shaitaan. And then he says a very famous statement, he does still allow some color to just leave it,

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leave it because it stinks.

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This kind of division that we have, whether it's again racial division or cultural division, or, or based on demographics, or whatever that is the purposes this this thing, these kinds of divisions, they stink.

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And there are only imaginary boundaries. We only create these boundaries in our mind. They don't exist in reality. We create these divisions.

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Look at children.

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When children go on the playground, do they care who they're playing with?

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Do they care about the color of the skin? Do they care about how rich or poor the person is, or they care about anything. They care about one thing to be together, having fun together.

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But we create later on in our life, we create these lines in these divisions along with Stan and the shaitaan is very clever to do that, to polish it and sometimes even go to some people even to create that instigate that hate between leadership and individuals and all these things. And it happened is not new. I mean, half of the time of the Prophet salaallah salaam and half of the time of the Sahaba of the Lord and one of the one of the stories we mentioned, sir Buhari, the sort of sad rhodiola run inside was one of the righteous people Gemma, one of the 10 people who promised Jenna Can you imagine

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having a better leader than someone like Sam rhodiola and the Prophet promised him agenda he called him my uncle, Roger Lohan and their uncle hapa. When he became the halifa, he gave him the leadership position in Kufa, Iraq.

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Some people didn't like him for whatever reason.

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So they kept sending reports that sad is not a good leader.

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He doesn't even know how to pray. That's what they said. Can you imagine take about someone who was the first people to embrace Islam, they'd call and he didn't know how to pray. I'm always shocked whenever we call him to come back down to Medina. And he had to investigate. So when he talked to him to ally, I haven't done anything wrong. I believed in him so I didn't salon the way I've seen the prophet SAW listen to Omar said calahorra, Vanderbeek, this how I know I know you. I'm surprised. But he said what's sad, some people back to Kufa to go and check on and see what the situation is. So when he when this person the investigator went from one measure to the other one

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from one community, the other one, they all said good about sad. No, Allah, Allah, Allah is good, he's good. Except for one neighborhood.

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But no ABS when he got into the masjid, and he asked him, What do you say about sad when he was a meal?

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So a man he stood up colorama and

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now that you asked him for, you know, for the sake of Allah to tell the truth, as well he is less Yoruba Surya,

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Surya, what do you like say his coward is not fair. He doesn't divide and he has financial corruption.

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That got upset.

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And he made against this man. He says, Hola, Hola. Hola. So you know what, I'm going to ask Allah if you didn't if you're not telling the truth, if you're lying, and if you're claiming that this is who I am, and you're not telling the truth, and you know that you're lying, I'm gonna make against you. And he made a lot of this man came up showing off lying about me autodromo make him live long

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wedding photo, and haven't experienced poverty. Well, I don't hold fit and expose them to the fitting.

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Like what he was saying about sad, sad was asking for the opposite for this man. highlight some of some of the aerators of the story. They said. The man actually was lying eventually. And he was seeing an old man, an old man with an arch back in a Kufa begging and he was at that age still going after women after girls.

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When he was asked what's wrong with you? Look at you, man. You look Allah shape. Una sobre todo to cite, an old man was hit by the drama and the publication of sad

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what I'm saying that the shaytaan in every moment in every possible opportunity is willing to take a chance in order for us to instigate hit among yourselves of holla at the heritage that instigation is even wrong. In our Deen even amongst animals. Can you imagine? Even among the animals of the prophets, Allah salami forbade us from doing that, you know, they have many, many competitions in some cultures, where they bring animals to fight against other animals.

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In our DNA, this is not allowed. This is absolutely forbidden. And the professor made this completely prohibited.

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And he even warned those who do so they will they won't even enter Paradise, just to instigate you know, that kind of, you know, fighting amongst animals.

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So any kind of investigation that in that fashion is not acceptable, because for us, strong bond, strong brotherhood. It's a matter of faith. And it's real, and it is strong.

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And SubhanAllah. In order for us to work on this, we need to clarify in our minds in our hearts and clear our minds our hearts from this. See Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam he said acromag coolabah. Morabito was the closest person would be close to Allah subhana wa jal and position a position of servitude. Now how many of us how many of us who make sujood when you put our forehead on the ground for the sake of Allah azza wa jal? How many of us remember the brothers and their sisters and they make for them?

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How many of us

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Remember, there'll be something happening between my brother my brother, would I make the app for him or for her, my sister? It's very important that we always ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make our hearts clean Rasulullah has awesome said yamaka Liverpool will absorb a bit called bialetti to Allah You're the one who flipped these hearts, which means hearts changes.

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And he asked us to confirm the heart for the sake of Allah azza wa jal on this path. So how often do you make the draft for yourself and for your brothers in your community? To Sorolla his Salah Salem, and imagine?

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He mentioned of the illness? He asked if

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he was asked who is the best among the people that are Sorolla? bacala sallallahu wasallam, who Luma homerun mumble kalbi sodoku Listen, the best among the people every month more alcohol, whose heart is much more and his listen is his tongue is truthful.

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So even the Sahaba that the Arabs, they said to the prophet SAW some jasola we understand a truthful tongue. But what is the culture is masamune What is that? Allah sallallahu wasallam so they themselves didn't understand it. He said, Allah who would kill you nothing. Righteous you, which means innocent. Innocent law is my fee. No sin causes the heart while our belly, no transgression. What are the law Allah has said no envy, no animosity. Well, law is very hard to have a heart such a pure heart like this. It's hard.

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It's hard, and it's difficult.

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But it's doable. requires hard work. It is for that reason, Allah subhanho wa Taala made those who love each other for the sake of Allah truly. The true bond of brotherhood was the highest ranks in Eman energen Mela makers among them in Korea, there was a lot in the manifesto in order for him

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Alhamdulillah honorable alameen wa salam Baraka Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira Mama, but mighty brothers and sisters, the only reason will lie I mentioned and I bring this hopeless to remind myself first and foremost and everyone else, that the shaytan is just waiting for every opportunity to create that fitness amongst people. And Ramadan is coming very soon. We don't have the luxury to really to hurt our Eman hurt our spirituality, our time because of that. Don't let the shutdown come into your ears, or your heart or your mind or on your tongue to speak in a way that being justified to be true. Make sure that you know that is true. And even if

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there was anything happening instead of you know Subhanallah instead of just going with the shaitaan and trying to create a bigger fitna, Rasulullah sallallahu, wasallam, Allah, Allah, Allah bucum behind him, behind him in Amma Salatu was sadhaka to see him. He said Salah Sam, shall I tell you about something that if you do is much much rewarding than Salah than fasting than even giving charity? Wow. I mean, that's surprising, right? Because what are these three things? Three of the pillars of Islam, the five pillars of Islam, three of the five pillars of Islam, what is left them.

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So that thing is much more rewarding than these three things together. He said Salalah Salaam kala, kala Belarus Of course indeed. What is it? Yasser Allah, Allah Islam.

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Islam, Sylvain, to reconcile between two conflicting parties to bring the hearts together to unite people together. That is much more rewarding than all what you do of salah and fasting and soda concern.

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Wow. He said so a lot of center for NFS data that will be in here.

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Because facade that will vein if this gets corrupted, the ties between people and their hearts gets corrupted. And it is unhealthy and harder just like it shaves you just like the razor achieves everything. And he said Carla, go to Taco shop. I'm not saying it shaves the head. It shaves the dean shaves your faith and your Eman which means how the shaytan continues in our heart to do so and that the hearts are getting further and further. Our Eman is lost slowly and gradually with this. And as a result, that rank will become farther away from us slowly and gradually.

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Rasulullah Hassan once again, he said that Allah azza wa jal says that those must have been a few generally, those whose hearts and whose minds and their their beloved to one another, on the day of judgment, they shall be on these stations and these ranks that made of news for them will light the believers, the MBR, the mursaleen the prophets, the messengers and the martyrs will always look up there.

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See, I wish I can be on that rank. This rank is open for everybody. You make sure shallow diabolical water Allah to work so hard on acquiring it, it's open. It is open. And let's work on this together and shallow terracotta along Molina and Phantom in front of him alum Tina and I can't eliminate Hakeem alamat in fusina Taka was Holloman Zika Antonio amo la vida la in LA LA Mercado de Luna Nabi yeah you alladhina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima, la masala celluma barichara Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa la Mancha Rashid in Abu Bakr and Omar Osman Ali, one side of Sahaba Tasmanian woman to be on via sadly oma de la consola