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Remembering Allah: A Lesson From Hajj

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Yaser Birjas

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The scenes from HUD right now. It's Paula was watching how the Hajaj are now getting ready to leave. You look at the picture of Mike and the video in Mecca right now. The surrounding spaces around Microsoft pallets full with her judge. Everybody right now is doing or probably most of the people doing the waffle alveda so now they're getting ready and prepared so that now they just like the MA probably the last time for them ever to visit that house of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala give them safety herbal Allah mean, except for them Yoruba alameen Allah subhanho wa Taala bring them home save more for longer but I mean, I'm Allah Subhana gave us all the ability

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to visit the house of Allah azza wa jal and give us all the ability to perform her job. And I mean, some analysts looking at these images in these pictures I'm trying to reflect on what is the lesson what's the purpose, you thinking about that? people, they now prepare their money for the entire lifetime handler for us here in the US handle lot of blood I mean, maybe for a few years, and you'll be able financially to go to Hajj, people delay, you know, because they don't have time to go to Hajj. But in some other cultures, some other countries some other places, they spend lifetime earning and saving just to go to hedge all their lives. panela but then they all go to the same

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space in the same place. No one knows who was poor, who was rich. They all dressed up the same. Do the exact same a banana rituals, there is no you know, first class though often, everybody's the same. They're doing around the same cabin. They perform the event in the same place of power. But then, after five days of full time and full worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala then involves on them to stand an out of them, and go and spend some time in Miss Delica and then Mina, and then do Romeo Xiomara. dantooine sacrifice so many of these things. Now that they live, they come back home. What's the point? What is the legacy? What is the main lesson that people should learn from Hajj for

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you and I who didn't go to Hajj What do we learn from this? What is the purpose of it and I went back to the ayah to Surat Al Hajj Allah Subhana dimensioned and specifically in Surat Al Baqarah, as Allah azza wa jal was repeating for us the rituals and rites of Hajj what to perform what to do during the eight hot bath for those who have been here with us. I talked about preparation for hygiene I said Allah Subhana Allah says what is overdue, that you need to seek provision for in the heroes that a taco but remember, the best provision you carry with you to that journey is what? righteousness, piety, consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is now what you carry with you

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to Hajj What do you carry with you out of hydride now? What do you come back with? That is what we need to think about. I looked into this policy reading it over and over again and what caught my attention something I never paid attention closely to it's of handle I want to share with you in this football that relates to me to this to this to everybody right now. That thing is what transformation should look like for those who go to Hajj after they come back. The constant now level or life conscious life about Allah subhanho wa Taala that provision that they carried with them, it comes back with a different format. But what is that and I want to read it for you some of

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these are too shallow to Allah and I hope you can catch the same thing as well too. As a result, this is probably you can see the repetition there Allah subhana wa tada in the context of speaking about the Hajaj who are done from arafa he says from Hannah, what Allah, Lazar alaikum Jana Han and uninterruptible photon murghab beacon, and there is nothing wrong if you also seek the bounty of your Lord during the pilgrimage during the Hajj for either a thought to mean artifacts. And when you're done, he says Moreover, when you return from artifacts for guru law in the natural harem, he says upon what Allah stay at a mesh of Hello, machismo alpha. And remember Allah and remember Allah

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then he says, What Guru kamada calm and remember him just as he has enjoyed upon you. So he says, Allah handed Mashallah hora remember Allah by Allah shall Haram, that sacred station and it was Delica there. And then he says, What guru who can remember him? Remember the way he had guided us? subhanho wa Taala and illuminata lien nobody that you before that you went astray, you will not you're not guided. Then he says some few min height are found on us. And then he says then turn from where others return to the Kaaba, which is basically the people go out Tomas Delica towards Mina and then he said was futile law. seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allah for Rahim is all

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forgiving, Most Merciful and then he reminds the people for indica determinacy cocoon. Now that you're done with your man acid. You're done with your rites of Hajj, everything he says. Further Kuru la haka. decom Abba. Asha decorah. You remember

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Loads of hands on what Allah the way you would remember passionately, your fathers and forefathers, like speaking about their tradition and their culture and all the stuff on his own. He says, I said the dechra perhaps even more than remember your forefathers. And then he says feminine Nancy Maja Khurana attina for dunya

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karate mahalo holla some of these people when they remember Allah only remembers about the dunya Yama Yama gave us from the boundaries of this world. But about the Torah, they have no share. They don't think about the hereafter. This is woman who may have been at United dunya Hassan orfila. karate has another joaquina but not others. They say, oh, Lord, give us from the boundaries of this world and the hereafter working I'd have enough and protect us from the fire of hell. Allah says Allah Allah hamanasi Makka Sabu such people shall have their juicer in both this world and the hereafter. What Allah has said about his Allah swift and setting his accounts apana what Allah then

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the following right away was Kuru LA, fi I am a model that you remember you Lord, and these appointed days, few days.

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So if you look at this chart, what do you notice? What is the legacy of Hajj? What is the message that people should carry with them when they come back from Hajj and for you and I who stays here? What do you learn from that? The whole purpose. The whole purpose of preparing yourself all the way to that journey is when you come back, you realize that it's all about Allah subhana wa Tada, not about you.

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It's not about you. It's not about the title you earn.

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If you've been to Hajj, a lot of people just kind of feel that they have achieved something. Go on to Hajj is not just a task that you put on your schedule handler done, or hung up done that when I was young, then what did you benefit from it?

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You came back from Hajj, what did you do about it? How did you live your life afterwards? What is the legacy that you carry with you when you come back from Hajj

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and when you keep looking at people and see the transformation in some other people's lives of hannula what do we learn from that? What do I learn from this if my heart is attached there and mica hoping that one day I will be the next person to go to Hajj inshallah to Allah, how can I constantly be in that constant state of Hajj on a journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala these is if you notice what I've been reciting over and over again the most frequently mentioned what was what the word Vicar

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Vicar means remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala so had the whole purpose of it is about remembering Allah zosen. So hello, I mean, you cannot help but when you look into the news and also on the your social media feed, there are a number of pictures and videos and images and posts that the judge are posting about their personal journey. I mean, that's supposed to be your most precious private time. Stop taking selfies with the cabeza ma We know you're there.

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You don't have to document that you've been there. Whatever document this was Allah subhanho wa Taala that is important. But for us over here as well we see these pics and this image on these videos and we just say Marcia, this is so beautiful. And we liked the pictures and we share the status and all that stuff and so on. But what is the impact of this and you and I?

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How is that making me now become more conscious of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala if this is the purpose of Hajj, that you've been a conscious state of Hajj all the time throughout your life, you're on a journey. And how can I do this? By remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala more and more and more allies are gentle he praised a side of him and beat the believers. He says in the Muslim and non Muslim at one moment in our

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in our Canada he counted a lot of these qualities that the Muslims men and women and they believers men and women are counted in the righteous ones men and women and also more and more and more at the end of the ayah he said was that Karina La Casita was accurate. And those men and women who remember Allah subhanho, wa Taala much, he says that the lahoma feel for them a lot prepared forgiveness will adjourn Allah and abundant reward part of the the attributes of the righteous ones that they constantly remember Allah azza wa jal Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah, are you a Latina? Amara Kuru la victron kathira all you who believe all the Quran Allah remember Allah. I mean look at the

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irony. He begins by saying all you who believe meaning what if you're already a believer, what does that mean? You should be in constant sort of liquor.

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You should be in a constant state of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we're human beings we forget. Even the believers forget the Juma and because we forget, we lose track of direction in this life. And then we start sliding this this path in this dunya is very slippery Gemma ally looking at the future.

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we see around us brothers and sisters today. If one day Mashallah you know the straight path on the path of higher and Dawa, and the path of righteous and a baton TA, and all of a sudden their heart just changed.

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All of a sudden, they just completely changed.

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And then just like lift this path, they were on the path of guidance, and then they just turned away from it. Our young brothers and sister, the young men and women of our time, no matter how much we try to hide the temptations around them, the ideologies that are surrounding them right now and all these appealing, you know, paths that they go through Subhanallah makes it so dangerous, and not so easy for them to stay on this path if they begin on this path in the first place. Why? Because there's so much out there for them to do and think about and remember, and that's why they're members of Allah Subhana gets weaker and weaker in our life and the life of other people. Unless you

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have that constant Vicar, state of the Quran, Allah says yeah, are you alladhina amanu Corolla Oh, you who believe it we are true believers. Then make sure that you always remember Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran kathira abundance. I mean, not one time or twice or 100 times you count on your fingers or hunger, laughter Salah, that's good. That's all great. But that doesn't count as abundance. You need to do more, because again, the time is very challenging. And the more we connect to the last part, the better it is Allah subhanho wa Taala said boo, boo Croton wa sila sealer, and you praise his name during the day and during the evening. It's very important. It's very important

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in this time particular this time that we hold on to this principle. So even hudge Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam according to some Muslim in the Hadith, about hora de la Houghton. He says Carla Khanna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yasuo futurus Mecca when the professor Sam was going to Mecca, he, he was riding by the mountains of Mecca. And there there was a mountain called Ramadan. And as they were passed by that mountain, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says siru had a gem Dan means Hurry up. This is Joe Medan which means we're coming closer.

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We're very close now. Which means if you come in to hedge, if you come in to visit the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala Your heart is already there, catch up with your heart. Go but then he says several calmo forenoon however, remember that the successful ones are forbidden and the Sahaba just like you are a solo woman no further What is that? Who are these people? Carlos Allah Subhan Allah una de una la Catherine with accurate Alma Farah Dune, those who always remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. abundantly men and women, always remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala, which means the word mofetil. Formal, you could say that lay the outliers. These are the people that stand out among the

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crowd. You know, I don't know how many of you do this. privately and silently in big crowds, whether Muslims or non Muslims, whether in riding a car, or riding on a train or a bus or even walking among the crowd or even doing doing some candlelight in the mall. How often do we do that? Because these are the movers.

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These are those who stand out among the crowd when everybody else is busy with something else. And even as they manage their dounia matters. They're still remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala that's very, very important. Subhan Allah

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will come to the core of Allah azza wa jal. I know for many it's a cliche.

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We've heard that a lot in Ramadan before Ramadan after Ramadan. It's just like the same thing. But while I'm bringing this as an emergency case, it's an emergency.

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Why? Because we don't hear very often about what we really need to hear. We eat what we want sometimes, but we'll need right now is this today, as everybody gets in busy with the dunya and distracted and we see the Phaeton around us and everybody's coming and ask what can I do? What else do I need to do to save myself? Save my family? Save my marriage save my Deen my Eman and alas of Hannah's mentioning it's clearly

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it's all about connecting with allies. So I want to share with you a few things from the benefits of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala why you should remember Allah abundantly number one, if you remember Allah, Allah will remember you.

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He says subhana wa Tada. So simple, is very clear to us. First gurunath korakuen Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, if you remember me, I shall remember you. What else do you read? as just a simple instruction? You remember me lots of answers and I remember you. And what do I get when I remember Allah? subhanho wa Taala? Can you even imagine? You're dealing with your Creator subhanho wa Taala. Who remembers you? That's a great honor. Today, people when they have some sort of like a celebrity or a dignitary someone in the society, and they mentioned them by name, Allahu Akbar. They just feel

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That it's it's just like the genuine earth for them. Can you imagine the loss of Hannah The Lord of the heavens and the earth does remember you by name. And how did obeyed the law of the land water law? He says the prophets Allah said on Monday he came to me says Carla,

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he says, Corolla Suraj cara, I want you to decide sort of so and so for me. Allah He said Allah commands me as an effect know that I actually the Hadith is different. The prophets of Assam says Allah subhanaw taala commands me to recite surah Qaeda to you.

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So So have you obey he was like your Salah. I mean, what a Quranic bye bye buying he mentioned me by name, he says, yes, you

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He's such crying like Allah Subhana Allah that Allah remembered him among all the other Sahaba that he is the one you decide the Quran for, because his mastery of the citation is above all level, or the law. And the other Hadith the Prophet sallallahu wasallam mentioned that it had below I've done now that summer, if a lot of somebody he calls he calls you breathe as a matter of fact, he could not agree. And he says as you breathe in your head before and after her, but I love this person. So love him.

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And up he says and he loves that person, man or woman. And then he calls the angels. He was in a lie hobo Fulani. Allah loves this person, this man or this woman for her boo. Love this person so they love this person. So Mojo Hola. Hola, como la fille? And then Allah subhanho wa Taala send this Kaboul this this kind of like satisfaction with this individual on Earth. People will be pleased with your presence. This one you see how people somehow accepting you no matter how things go, you are the type of person people say I feel comfortable with you. Every time I see you I just feel good hamdulillah Why so? I don't know. If you have the blessing that's coming from Allah subhanho wa

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Taala you can get that if you truly remember Allah subhanho wa Taala abundantly number two, what do I get if I remember Allah subhanho wa Taala abundantly

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while you get a very, very, very, very powerful connection. In this time, people live among Hallo their friends, the relatives or you know peers and you have a lot of people around you. But we still have the highest rate of depression in the history of mankind. Why do people get depressed when they are surrounded by all these people around them? Because we are surrounded by people but we feel lonely.

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We're not alone. But we do feel lonely. Like no matter how much we try, we just like this crowded doesn't give me that satisfaction. Why? Because the true companionship is missing. And that's the companionship you get with Allah subhana wa Tada. And the head is the Messenger of Allah Allah Allah mentioned seven people seven categories. They will be under the shade of aroma and the most compassionate when there'll be no shade, but his panel Watada and one of them he says color origin, that koala hollien for follow Dinah a man who remembers Allah azza wa jal in private in seclusion when no one is there. So even though he was alone, he never felt lonely. He remember Allah subhana

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wa tada father Dinah. And his eyes responded to that with tears.

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Like you're by yourself, and you remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala those those tears of joy, those tears of happiness that you were the loss of Hannah, what's the honor probably, you know Rama and seeking forgiveness and humility. That is Allah is a powerful connection. Very powerful connection. How could you just be sitting by herself and such crying unless the The feeling is so intense and Panama that connection is so powerful in the Hadith? Roberto, Muslim abora de la noir ba Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Taala Allah Almighty says in this Hadith, Anna in the dunya IDB I am is a panel with Allah in accordance to my the assumption of my servant which means if you have good

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assumption of Allah, Allah is there for you holla one Amma who either Karani and I'm with my servant, if he or she remembers me, for in the Quran, if enough see the cartoon enough, see, if he remembers me via NFC, which means, you know, within yourself in a manner that suits His Majesty Allah Subhana Allah says, I will remember him the same way when he got on a female. And if you remember a law in a manner like this in a gathering like this, there are two female and higher men. I remember him in a gathering better than this.

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For Allah subhanho wa Taala is connecting with you if you connect with him. I need that connection. And I'm sure each and every one of us in this world as we go when we plow through all these trials and Fitton, we need that because that powerful connection with Allah zone number three, what else can I get from remembering Allah azza wa jal, it keeps you alert. You know, this life doesn't allow distractions anymore. Those who get distracted, they're lost, they're gone. You lose business opportunities, you lose, you know Subhanallah

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social opportunities, spiritual opportunities. If you just drop your guard for an instant,

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it's so powerful. The culture is so powerful just going to be swept away. You need to be alerted all times. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says what it was called Rebecca Eden seeds.

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You remember your loads, if you forget, what does that mean? That means we were very forgetful, we tend to forget a lot. And Allah telling us, listen, keep remembering Allah zosen. If you forget, return back, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala palla in, in their book,

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the two brothers, the authors of the heath brothers and their books which which they talk about the the rational brain and the emotional brain as human beings. There are two kinds of brains that operates in your system, the rational brain and the emotional brain, the emotional brain is basically your desire to for convenience and do what is easy and what is comfortable. But your rational brain is the one that holds you accountable. Like No, don't do this. How can I be always alert unless I have the conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you don't have that rational brain to remind you with a large region, your emotional brain will always take you somewhere else. And I

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need that connection. I need it to be because it's very, very powerful. They say about the power of meditation, that it really improves mental focus. It improves mental focus because now your mind is clear. You need that meditation. And what is meditation for the believer is remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala number four How can I make my remember so powerful as well, is to remember that your remembrance of Allah your Vicar of Allah azza wa jal is greater probably even unrewarded than many of the acts of worship You think so great. loss of power that says good Luma O'Hurley Chemeketa welcome Salah would recite What are being revealed to you from the ayah from the words of Allah azza

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wa jal Mahal kita Baraka masala and establish your Salah, in a salata, tinha Anil fascia he will mooncup Allah subhana wa Taala says indeed, of Salah for indecency and evil, but then he says, what are the cruel law he?

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He says, I know what Allah and Allah is remembrance is of even greater merit. Can you imagine? You get yourself so tired and doing Salatin asuna and the nefesh, MTM but your mind is completely absent? why it became more like a chore more like a task. I have to do the number of records.

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But then what are we getting out of these 12 right are you pray here or there? If you're not really focusing on what you're doing, and the detail is much more important. And number five and the last one here, when it comes to liquid of Allah azza wa jal mother brothers and sisters, it's a constant purifying of our deeds. We need that we make mistakes we forget. And then we go straight to panda but then we need to recalibrate. That's where they could comes in Allah Subhana decision sort of the other Emraan well, Athena Ada alpha fisherton, Allah huangfu some Dakota law festival didn't obey those is speaking about the believers. These are the ones who, when they commit any sin, or

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wrongdoing wrong against their own selves, they instantly remember Allah azza wa jal so that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive their sins, we need that the form of Allah subhanho wa Taala mighty brothers and sisters, the decree of Allah is very important. I truly believe it's an emergency situation these days, a lot of people are so distracted, don't forget about last panel with that we get so you know, taken away by achieving a lot of dunia things, you know some of them for good reasons. Not saying that for bad reasons, even for good reasons. But in the process, we get tired. Why? Because now we're stretching ourselves so thin and doing many things that we forget about

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remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala make sure as you leave from this hotbar make sure that you reconnect with Eliza origin. Find yourself the beginning where do you start from? What is it that I need to do first? to always be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala and remembering Allah azza wa jal there are so many things out there you can learn from find somebody to begin with to remind you with Allah subhana wa Bukola That was tough for a lot of the media welcome. What is the most beautiful stuff you know one of the photo Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen sallallahu wasallam Baraka Nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira my bad mother brothers and sisters. You know, a man came with a prophet sallallahu Sallam and he said Yasser Allah insha Allah islamicate Casa de la you know, the rights of Islam are becoming too many for me. I don't know what what to do. So the

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Professor Sam said to him, okay, my Eliezer louisana, corrupt baneberry karela as long as you keep your tongue moist in remembering the last word, that means you're okay.

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You keep your tongue moist with remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala she has not even to marry him Allah. Allah says when it comes to people and their stage, you know, status with with Vicar in four categories. So there are people who remember Allah azza wa jal what their hearts and their tongue so they're always conscious.

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And obviously this is the best. So there are people who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala with their heart, because they can't pronounce maybe whatever reasons but in their heart, they're sitting there, but it's still remembering Allah Subhana Allah time. Now that's a great value as well. And there are people who remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala by tongue, but their heart is absent, it's still good they get the reward for remembering Allah subhana wa tada but not as powerful when it's connected with the heart. And there are people who don't even get to Allah subhanho wa Taala at all. And those are the serene those are the people that Allah subhana wa Taala says about them and the

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Quran is the word Allahu shaytaan fensa home the Chroma a shade on her took the mastery over them like to complete control over them fan Sam the Corolla and cause them to forget about Allah Subhan Allah has misshapen is the part of the shaitaan Allah says and these are the people that are losers. So what do we do?

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I want you to make sure that your heart is always connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala Why? Because of there is any ultimate reason and the ultimate dunya factor that I need from remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala I need the peace of mind.

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Throughout all these trials and all these fittings, I need a peace of mind and Allah subhana wa Taala says alladhina amanu wattman Kowloon Whitaker, Allah, Allah bakerella, Hitman Nakuru, those such other people who have accepted the message of Allah subhana wa Taala and their hearts or find comfort in the remembrance of Allah, indeed, in the remembrance of Allah alone, that brings comfort to the hearts. So if you truly want that peace of mind, that's what you focus on before you leave before you leave. Make sure in Salah you olymic stay alert and connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala by heart I know you need to go back to back to school back home but and those few minutes that are

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left for you in this has been after Salatu Mashallah just make sure that you connect with your heart, in your through your heart with Allah subhanho wa Taala I hope that you will find that peace and joy just for few minutes. That will make it easier for you for the rest of your life. A lot of melanoma and fana one fan of Mr. lanterna in Hollywood Hakeem lamattina fusina taqwa was a romantic until you hamo la vida la in the La malagueta saloon Allah NaVi alladhina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine or de la Mancha Raja Deena Amara was mana Valley one sir Sahaba Jasmine woman tambien be

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Yeoman Deen, welcome Salah.