Connecting Effectively with Allah

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Brothers and sisters

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connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala is an ultimate goal of every believer.

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What does it mean to be disconnected from Allah subhanho wa Taala it means you will not be accepted you revert won't be accepted your effort will not produce any results. Connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala is an ultimate goal. And it's a request from Allah subhanho wa Taala to us that we should connect with Alaska origin. Allah has asked us upon what Allah to seek that connection. In our time today, many of us they feel that they are been disconnected from Allah subhanho wa Taala. They say, I've been making my Salah for all these past years, 10 years, 15 years 20 years. I just don't feel it. I thought when you pray, you're going to become spiritual. You start having this kind

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of connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala I don't feel it. I made a lot of drama, and I'm consistent and keep insisting on my drama, but um, see my daughter has answered and as a result we see the condition of the Muslim Ummah, everywhere you look around right now Lama Stan, you see moments of a lot of people have moments of despair. Why? Because they looked at whatever we do, whatever we say, is not being answered. So what is the problem? What is the problem with our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not that we're not communicating with Eliza but we're not connecting to Allah subhanho wa Taala and hamdulillah look at this measure this full method like

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this, if you if you all have your MCs, sincerely, Allah somehow will answer if one individual have that sensitivity Allah subhanaw taala would answer. But we have a problem with our connection with Allah zillion. You know, your heart is just like the hardware. It just like the modem, the hardware over here. And Allah subhanaw taala connects to you through your heart. But Allah azza wa jal says, well, Allahu, Allahu Allah, when

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you have the knowledge, you need to be aware of it, that Allah subhana wa Taala can prevent it can put a barrier between you and your heart. What does that mean? That means you might have the signal, but there is absolutely no connection whatsoever. The connection part is missing, how can we connect effectively with Allah subhanho wa Taala and these few minutes I would like to share with you a few of these actually the moments on how we can effectively connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala if you're one of those people who always feel that whatever they do is not producing any results, spiritual results. Then just like you and I, we all need that kind of interconnectivity the

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connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala A lot of us we do so much good deeds and a lot of Brahmin bar on the side. And in the background. We know deep in our in our hearts, we're not as great as good as many people think we are. We have this kind of disconnect these two double personalities along with Stan. So how can we connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala effectively, you know, when I was thinking about this upon Allah because there was a moment when I was looking at the news. And so what's happening in Syria what's happening in the hidden gun what's happened to the Muslims even in America Lumsden, that moment is like So why aren't we getting results?

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Why we're not getting the result we just finished Ramadan Subhan Allah, but what is it that we're missing from our communication with Allah subhana wa tada realizes the connection part. So I want to start looking and searching and how to connect general terms, how to have connection, effective connection with people. So I've had a lot I found so many results, so many books and lectures and points. I would like to share with you a few of the major points that leadership you know, experts are sharing with people and and regards to connectivity and connection with people and how see, let's see how we can correlate that to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The first point that they say if you

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would like to have that effective connection and communication with anybody, number one, they say pay attention.

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Just like in football, you want to benefit pay attention. You don't want to benefit, check your phone.

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So it's always a matter of connectivity, pay attention. So where do we get this big attention with Allah subhanho wa Taala when Allah is speaking to you, how can I pay attention to Allah zildjian Allah subhanho wa Taala made it very clear in the Quran. It's not even a secret that Allah is asking you to pay attention to him somehow know when he speaks to you. He says Hannah Montana Surah Al Quran have a stammer Allah who will answer to that Allah come to Harmon. Allah says in the Quran so when the Quran is recited, listen carefully. Listen carefully. If a stammer were uncertain, not just listening carefully, know and pay attention. They pay attention by being quiet, which means listen

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to it without any interruptions will answer to Allah come to Harmon so that you might have mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So let's make it very clear. If you would like really to have connection with Laszlo, Don't listen to him when he speaks to you. How does the law speak to us today Gemma his words are in the Quran.

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It's not a secret. You go and read the Quran, Allah will be speaking to you. You want to speak to Allah subhanho wa Taala you make but you want to listen to Allah subhana wa tada how he speaks you then listen to the Quran, even if you don't understand Arabic, go and read and listen to the Quran and read the translation. Get to know what is the last panel what Allah is telling you. The second is in the Quran about you know, paying attention is in our ultimate, our ultimate communication with allies on regular basis, which is our Salah. You see Allah subhana wa Taala has given us this hotline called Salah, the five daily prayers everyday you want to communicate with a law surgeon

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simply make will do pray to Raka you have that hotline between the law surgeon Sala but people have been praying forever I'm not getting any of that feeling that you're talking about. Well, how is the connectivity in your Salah Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in certain certain moon,

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moon success, successful other believers alladhina hongfa Salatin harsher on those who when they pray, they pray with assurance which means with humility and focus and concentration. He didn't praise the believers for praying he didn't say God Allah helmet mineral Medina saloon. He didn't say successful other believers, those who pray, because this is already implied when he said success for other believers, they should pray.

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But what is it that makes difference here? What makes difference is that they're making the effort. And that effort is to focus and concentrate in and Salah, only then you will connect. So when someone comes to me says chef, I've been praying for 1015 years, I'm not getting the results that I'm hoping for. I said, Tell me what's the quality of your salon. And everybody was says like everybody else, you know, you know, it's always you know, rushing between errands and going back to work and doing my homework. And I said that's it. So most of us Allah ends up with Paula hatanaka co author.

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And in many cases even skip the sooner you just spray the fall and move on or pray the Fatiha and you just move on. Why? Because you're so much in a hurry. We're rushing into Salah, we barely start the communication. And before you get connectivity, that's it, you disconnect, you're done.

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You want to connect, you need to focus in your Salah. So the first thing we learn about connecting with allies origin is to pay attention. Pay attention to the Quran because Allah speaking to you and pay attention your Salah because this when you communicate with allies, number two, in order to have that effective communication with Allah subhanho wa Taala they say you need to seek to seek feedback. Like ask the people to tell you Am I doing it right? Like, am I being you know, am I missing anything? Can you help me out connect with you properly? This also between a husband wife Subhanallah sometimes you know, we expect our spouse to understand everything that we don't even say

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no, sometimes you're gonna have to say it ask them how can I How can I love you more? How can I love you better how can I communicate effectively with you? And the same thing with Allah subhana wa tada what Allah Allah, Allah tala belongs the best example. You see a lot of handsets and sort of the Fatiha that we recite regularly in the Salah all the time, we say yeah, can I do? What can we say you alone? Do we worship? And you alone? Do we turn for help? And what does exactly mean? Now you're asking about Yara help me

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like I need your help to do what I'm required to do. I'm asking for him from your guidance. And that is the feedback we're looking for from Allah Subhana constant guidance. Do this don't do that. Oh, stay away from this, you know, increase this and so on. So we need that from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even as we do our ibadah we need that constant reminders from Allah subhanho wa Taala whether in Vikram minion remind for the reminder benefit the believers Allah the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says in Hadith more ad, or the Allahu taala and voila, ma the companion after Salah, the prophet SAW some grabbed his hand and he said to him Jamar, in the book of Allah, I love you for the sake of

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Allah. So, it's an honor for the prophet SAW Sam to address someone like this. That is an amazing thing right? And then because I love you for the sake of Allah, the prophets are some said to him, fella Tata Anna dubara, Kula Salatin. undercooled Allahumma Annie Allah the cricket wushu. Cricket was an aerobatic. He said therefore, like he's saying, because I love you for the sake of Allah. Therefore, do not miss the opportunity of saying these words after every for Salah. What are these words Allahumma ne Allah Vika wushu. kritika wa Hosni balletic, your Allah helped me, help me to remember you. Well, I want to know how to remember you better. Why should Krieger help me to be more

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grateful to you for hosting a better day and help you help me to worship you and the best way and the most active

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Excellent way.

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So we are asking Allah subhana wa tada for that feedback. Yara helped me worship you better, I need to know how to do it right? comes through guidance comes through insight by putting the effort and Allah subhanho wa Taala will help you through. You see the laws of Joel says call Valentina. jaha delphina nsdn Vietnam sabudana those who put the effort, we will guide them through.

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You need to put that effort first. And Allah will guide you through sitting there doing nothing as I say out of why aren't you helping me out? Well, hypersoft first,

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you start make the effort. walk the talk, and Allah subhanho wa Taala will help you through number three. They say in order to be effective in your communication and connection to ask questions. Ask questions. Why because when you ask question, you are telling the other person that you're paying attention and you need now to clarification Subhan Allah, Allah azza wa jal mentioned that many times in the Quran were color of boo Komodo Rue de esta Giblin. Allah Subhana says call upon me, asked me and I will respond to you to the Rooney as you block him. He says in Latinas tech, Verona and a bed that he said hola Johanna muda for those who are just blown on a ballot, which means

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they're so arrogant, so arrogant that they don't worship Allah zildjian he says they're so arrogant they don't worship me, said hola Johanna Mata Hari, and they will be they will be put into jahannam. Now, the ayah says that when Allah was speaking about Panama, as asked Eliza to respond to you, then he says those who refuse to worship me, they will end up in jahannam which means a drama in itself. asking Allah azzawajal is an act of worship, if not even the worship itself.

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Because it's an indication indicated that you are indeed in need of Allah azza wa jal and that shows your inferiority towards the Lord subhana wa Taala it's an honor to be the servant of Allah zona state of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So make sure that you ask Allah subhana wa tada and frequently in Hadith, Abu huraira de la noir dancer Buhari, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam says, In surah, binotto Baraka Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah semi dunya Hey napca through the little effort, in a manner that suits His Majesty, Allah subhanho wa Taala every single night, and the last portion of the night the last third of the night, he descends in a manner that suits

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His Majesty to the nearest heaven. And then he asked upon His servants, he looks for a service those are awake in a moment when everybody's sleeping and snoring and probably doing something else. Allah subhanho wa Taala is now looking for the servant he was many adunni first ajibola who is they're asking me so I can respond to them. Men? Yes, many, many years. Ernie voglia who's out there is asking for requesting for me so I can grant them their wishes or requests. What am I yes, the Fulani fast Villa who is there is asking for forgiveness, right? You're granting forgiveness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying connect with me. Come and ask me get back to me. And I'll give you what

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you're asking for. How often do we make dua Gemma How often do you raise Did you raise these empty hands and you put them up in the sky doesn't make doesn't take much effort from you Gemma you're not carrying weighs in your hands. They're empty. You raise them up in the sky and they say Yara Yara helped me out your guide me through your Allah I need you forgiveness. How often do we do that? A lot of people they made the draft now become more technical. Like after Salah we just raise our hands we say things we made more things. We don't even know what we're saying. And then we just drop them down. That's it we're done. It becomes a habit

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is your personal communication with the last panel This is when you call allies origin. And the law says if you do call me I will respond to you. Number four, in terms of how to effectively communicate and connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala they say that in order to connect with someone to remember their names

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remember their name so when you call somebody Hey, how are you feeling? How are you Mohammed? How are you Irish and so when you mentioned the name it just like oh, even if the relationship is not that strong, but still when some remembers your name? That's a big deal in a kind of that kind of setting. Remember now when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal he made it also clear to us in the Quran that you remember me with my by my names, he said some Hana what Allah first Kuru nee as Cuckoo. First of all, it says and you remember me, and I shall remember you.

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If you remember me, I will remember you. And then he said some Hana was another Ayah one Illa Hill a smell hosana for the obeah Okay, how do I remember Allah azza wa jal? He says to us, he says, you remember me by calling me using my names? Call me by my names. The Beautiful Names of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala hydrophobia so Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us I'm mentioning my name to you in the Quran so you could call upon me with these names. You need provision. What do you say your Yama Nan? Use the names of Allah subhana wa tada the words that has risked provision in it your law you are the one who gives provision give me provision that's what you say. You're looking for mercy. So your man your him romney you're allowed the Most Merciful the compassionate Have mercy on me. You're seeking forgiveness. So you have a for your for the one who forgives you Allah forgive me. You're looking for retaliation from someone who wronged you? Or names for this as well? Yeah,

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Jabbar yamantaka. You ask Allah Subhana Allah all powerful, to help you to bring justice to you. So the point is that you remember Allah azza wa jal by his name then Allah subhana wa Taala remember you, Allah will remember you. And he promised in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The prophets also mentioned that there is no gathering, people get together, remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and studying his beautiful names and ayat and so on. But Allah will send the angels down upon them, shower them with his mercy. And on top of that, they will be mentioned in a gathering, they will be mentioned in a gathering in heavens, better than the gathering that they have on Earth.

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They will be mentioned on the last promise that if you remember me, I will remember you. And what does it mean? If Allah subhana wa Taala remembers you panela the ultimate honor that Allah knows you, you know what person number five, and how to connect effectively, they say, Don't pretend to know everything. What does that mean? If you claim independence and self sufficiency from your superiors, from your coach, from your mentor from your shift and this and that, you lose connection with it because you don't need me anymore.

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Why would I need to help you? see a lot of people they're so arrogant, they don't want to learn anything new.

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And they don't come to ask why because I can I can get on my own. So Han Allah Allah says in the Quran navall Dora Jatin Manisha Woolfolk, aka Lydia, Elliman Allah, Allah says that we elevate we raise high and ranks those who we will last part as well. And then it says well focal Cooley the finale, and above every knowledgeable person there is someone who's more knowledgeable.

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And obviously the ultimate knowledge is to realize their vision. So when you claim that you don't need a last panel with Allah, that you don't need his knowledge you don't need anything from Allah subhanho wa Taala that's it you cut ties with him, and a servant of Allah subhana wa Tada. You always need to have that connection. Even corporate world or Gemma, you need to connect with your superiors and report to them every now and then to show them that list you you know you respect their position over you with Allah azza wa jal, he has the best example if you claim self sufficiency and that you don't need the last panel with Allah, you lose connection. So even the

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angels, even the angels and they have more knowledge than we have as human beings. Allah subhanaw taala says about them they admitted their limit. Carlos Hannukah La La Mulana, Ilana Valentina. They said, Our Lord, we praise you. We praise our Lord Hannah water La La Mulana and we say that we have no knowledge except the knowledge that you provide and you give us in the control element, Hakeem, you're the all knowledgeable all wise. So they admit it comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So therefore, if you would like to connect with Allah azza wa jal, you make sure that you don't always pretend to know everything. You have to admit that you need Allah subhanho wa Taala. Otherwise, you

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will cut ties with him. Number six, care about others. How does that relate to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you care about other people, how does that relate to realize the origin?

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The prophets of Allah Adam says in the Hadith, I have been asked in Allah and found homeliness, that the most beloved people to Allah are those most beneficial to others.

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You're good to other people. Allah subhanho wa Taala will remember you. Allah will take care of you, Allah will connect with you subhana wa Taala if you're not good with the people long Stan you will be left on your own. See, that's very important principle. As a professor Sam says what have been nasty matter to him good enough. tsikata couldn't muslimah he said Salah salon and love for the people. What you love for yourself, you will be a true Muslim.

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Wow.

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Subhan Allah. Now that doesn't mention Muslim or non Muslims over here. You look for the people that you love for yourself. You will love for the people. What you love for yourself. You will be a true Muslim. You want to be a true Muslim. That's what you do. Make sure to love for the people what you love for yourself. And you will connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala and number seven. When you look at the people around you, they say make sure to look at them as friends, not foes. And the same thing here connects with the people as well.

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If you look at the people the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, don't create enemies.

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Don't create enemies from the friends or from the people around you, Allah somehow want you to be close to these people. He Subhana what Allah says was the anakim sure over wakaba editor out of we made you into tribes and nations, so that you might get to know each other, supposed to know each other in this case, and in the Hadith, the prophet SAW Allah Sam says a Yakumo done, be aware of wrong assumptions. Many, many people they treat others based on what perception wrong perception broken assumptions of who He says He was, one be aware of this for in one accessible Hadith, because that one, that assumption is the worst, the false hood, the greatest false hood, that you speak to

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yourself, you know, when you have this assumption, what are they exactly this is how do you know you talk to yourself about it, like, oh, he must be this or she must be that. It's all in your own mind. And as a result, you start having an assumption of people and treat them badly. The Prophet says this is the worst thing you make yourself. So he reminds us, he said then sallallahu wasallam Fela de hacer, salata just says, Don't spy on the people. Don't try to seek their faults. Don't try to go investigate to seek their faults. Don't spy on other people. What are the hazards don't envy one another? What da da da da da da da don't hold grudge and don't hold and have have enmity or

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hostility against other people. And then he says we're kulu eva de la Juana and you should be truly true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala through true brotherhood, brotherhood and sisterhood. That is how you connect with the people and how that Allah subhanho wa Taala will connect with you, you should be good to his creation and Allah subhanho wa Taala we will we will get to you malice makers among those who connect Allah subhana wa alameen colocado That was tough. rolandi moto comm what he said was universal through in order for Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sallam a Stephen catarratto mama but by the law my brothers and sisters, one more thing is left I would like to remind myself and remind everybody else was in regards to communicating and connecting effectively with Allah subhanho wa Taala. They say as one point on how to have effective communication connection with people, whenever you want to connect with people you need to do it on in person and the meaning of doing it in person and also on a personal level. With a lot of agenda we all know on the Day of Judgment we shall be standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.

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On the day of judgment, you will come individually, so you better have something to present something to be proud of when you stand up for Allah subhanho wa Taala How can we connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala personally, many, many people they go to some other Imams and chef and other decision could you make dua for me. I'll make to Africa. Why don't you make a direct self? Why do you have to go to Allah through me?

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Can you just go straight to Allah Subhan directly. You need to connect with a lot in person. Individually, you do that connection? Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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in the Quran, in any annaleigh hula is sort of sort of Baja in any and Allahu La Ilaha Illa Anna Bodine waka masala tellicherry Allah Subhan, reminding us that I am Hispaniola says that is me. Allah azza wa jal La ilaha illa Allah there are no God worthy of worship but Allah says about me Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For Buddha need he says in for worship me. Now in the English translation doesn't maybe show that the pronoun but in the Arabic Arabic actually the text file, good knee, he didn't say fabu knee He didn't say worship me all he said in a worship me you individually which means when you worship Allah subhana wa steden Salah that is your personal

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connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala when you do that, you have now a very private communication. The most effective communication when you have one on one session.

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Your one on one session with Allah subhanho wa Taala is your Salah. Because when you pray, there's no one else with you.

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Is between the last of Hanna what Allah make sure to communicate effectively with Allah subhana wa that I want you today inshallah Baraka to Allah before even you leave think about us out of all these eight points which one would I leave when I want to start with first think of something that I want to improve on connecting with Allah subhana wa tada and begin with this May Allah subhana wa ohata connected to me orrible Allah mean, make us among those who listen to the speech and follow the visit of a god but I mean, a lot of molybdenum and Phantom one fan of Mr. lantana in the country limit Hakeem Aloma taqwa was romanza Antonio Mola by the law in the law Malika saloon lnav Yeah, you

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alladhina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Muslim la masala was

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Anima Baraka and Amina Mohammed. While it was obvious man, what are the La Mancha? Rashida Amara was manually. One Sara Sahaba Jasmine woman who said to me Dean welcome sama.