Soul Food

Yaser Birjas


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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of reading the Quran and not listening to its sections, as well as the negative impact of technology on people's relationships and personal experiences. They stress the need for continuous training and practice in achieving spiritual health, finding the right fit for oneself, and improving mental health for disputes with drugs and alcohol. The holy spirit is seen as a connection to one's soul and a strong connection to one's soul.
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salatu salam ala rasulillah what era he was aqui woman. What about? First of all? Welcome to everyone.

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And welcome to the soul food event. We were thinking about what to call this event Exactly. Because it's such an important topic, and this talk is going to be about why, or how we're addressing the nourishment of the soul by the most important method, which is going to be about slaughter. And how do you strengthen that in your own personal life, because often, no matter how practicing, you are not practicing, in your salon, you have periods where it's not as strong as it as it usually is. And this is something that has have also complained about where they had periods of time where their clouds were, I mean, where their clouds were, their hearts were covered by clouds, the man was not

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as showing as it usually is. So we need to recharge or have a man every now and then. So inshallah this talk is for that. And we have Sha kasturba Jess, who's actually teaching the modal class this weekend, and he came all the way from Texas early even though he just was at a conference last week and you know, Miller award him generously for that for taking the time out and you know, really make dog for him, because he's really done a lot for the MSA upcoming this year, earlier this year for our aid banquet and now coming out of his way and coming straight from the airport literally without even taking a break for here tonight. So inshallah I really don't think he needs much of an

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introduction. So inshallah without further ado, shut his

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Salaam Alaikum

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah mbak.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam, Allah azza wa jal, he informed the angels about this creation is going to be different and is going to look different.

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Even the angels themselves they wondered about this creation. Why would you create such a creation of course all this mischeif and destruction and bloodshed and so on? Allah subhanho wa Taala says Carla in the alum mela tala moon, I know about this creation, that which you have no knowledge of

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Allah speaking about you to the angels, that he knows about you, more than even the angels would recognize and would know about the virtues of this creation human beings. When Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the angels for either so ye to who want to feed him or a photo surgeon, that when I make it when I make this creation, so what it means I make it I mold it, I put it in together, and it's ready

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when I talk to him, and then I command the soul of Los Angeles towards here to feed him or her for my soul. And that of Cinderella, they say this is through jabril alayhis salam, so the soul of breathing and will breathe in and then he says photo surgeon you all need to prostrate before this creation. What do we learn from that? is Allah subhana wa Taala created this human being from two different components.

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Do you guys know these two components? What are these two components that makes you a human being?

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Can you tell me

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what makes you human?

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What do you have adopted Gemma? Yes, go ahead.

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Ruin what just said which means what is the soul and what? The body? It's the soul and the body. When Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam, he started with what with the soul or the body

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which one he saw with the body which was made off

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from from clean clay, dirt, dirt was mixed with water then that clear this course will be mixed with water what happens becomes mud. That's what we call clean. And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the word clean and less sticky. Why is that? Why does it become sticky because when the most or the salt evaporating, it turns into sticky mud. And then after that when it dries out what does it become clay Sol Sol Allah squatters in the Quran, salsa because it's actually sounding clay when you knock on it, it makes sounds. That's Adam. The creation of Adam from Sol Sol makes it what makes it shallow and hollow and empty from inside.

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That's when Djibouti blease was going around this creation that was lying down and Jenna waiting for the commander of Allah for this for this creation to become alive. He came across this creation he just knocked on it it starts sounding the clay sound and he thought that this is very weak.

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This creation is very weak, because you know, when you knock on something and Assad is giving sound, that means it's empty from inside means there is there is a basically there is a space for air to go through, makes it very weak. But when it's solid, it doesn't give that Samsung. So the first part of the creation of Adam was the body. Then, still with that, that creation was basically

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that Creation of Adam was maheen, which basically means insignificant in that sense, nothing doesn't actually any.

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It wasn't even worth anything, even to bleach himself didn't have any value. Then Allah subhanaw taala gave the command for the soul to come into this body. So he wakes up. And the first thing that he does, according to the Hadith, and he sneezed, and when you sneeze, Allah subhana wa Taala gave him a little hand inspiration to say Alhamdulillah. So the first thing that he began speaking was what praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now based on this, we say that the human being you are a human being by this by these two components. That's the that's the body and the soul, the body and the soul. If you know that the body is coming from an earthly component, how would you nourish your

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body? Can you tell me?

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How would you notice your body?

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And the answer, you guys are still too sleepy, right? Or too hungry.

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You nourish your body from the same, it's the same ingredients and components from the earth. The body was brought from the earth you feed it from the earth. So what do you feed it? yoga classes. No music now even for an is not going to benefit your body that much in terms of nourishing the body. Because if you're going to spend three, four or five days in seclusion in the masjid, you have this nice beautiful You know, empty room you go in there in darkness for five days. And only all what you say is Allah, Allah Allah for five, six days, what happens to you,

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you start seeing things right?

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Literally. And that's when those four they come under says Mashallah the windows would open to him or her. Now they're seeing the reality, they're seeing a lot of things this is in that, because they almost starve to death,

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in one help nourishing your body.

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So if you would like to nourish your body, you're going to have to look for something from the exact same material. So that's when you go for food. You go for drink, you go for exercise, you do many things that is considered worldly, to feed that body. Now when it comes to the soul, where does it come from? The source of the soul, the source of the soul, is no it's not from the earth. It's not from the earth. It's from from heaven. It's a heavenly source. Where do we get that from? The first thing that I that I call it to you faith as a way to want to talk to him and then the last panelist is when I make him complete, and then I give the command for the soul to come in to view will breed

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the soul into the body, then this curriculum should become complete, or at least compete in that sense that will be alive. A Hadith of the latter must be allowed to run a surgical Muslim, the very famous harriton Albanian Oh yeah, he said that any surgical must do sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallahu wa sallam the truthful, the trustworthy he told me and he mentioned the long Hadith about the creation of man is in Haida community mahalo Kofi but Naomi Urbina, Yama note that each and every one of you there gathered into the homes of their mothers when they were first created, gather into the homes of your mothers for 40 days into the form of note form, which is basically

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like a drop. And then to my Kunal Allah Cotta metal adeleke become like a sticky cloth for 40 more days. So my mood water metal adeleke then you become the size of a morsel a bite.

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So that's what it is for another 40 days. Then he said Zuma, yourself la Hill Malak, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will send the angel down.

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What's the duty of that Angel will be actually two major things. Number one, he says, For young for houfy who rule the engine will breathe the soul in

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the minute model we get we are by kalimat. And then we'll be given the command and the order to write for things to write down for things. That is your age, your your provision, your shutter, you know, sorry, and so on. So eventually that your destiny will be written at that time. But what we get from this hadith He said, The angel comes down, unicellular hilma like the angel will be sent down with the route with the soul. So we learn from this idea that the soul that you are now living by in this world, it's not from here.

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It's from heaven. It's from heaven. Where do we also get that from? Allah subhanho wa Taala he answered the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salah. Yes. aluna Ganga

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They ask you in regard to the soul and the spirit, Guru, human Ameobi woman, oh to say that belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's from the command of Allah, the matter of Allah, it matters to Allah subhanho wa Taala, Wilma, OT to mineral, Mila, kalila, whatever knowledge you have is nothing but literal. So whatever we try, however, we try to explore what the soul is and how the soul works and so on. It's still considered literal, to what is real about what's reality, in regard to the soul. So for this, we know know the soul is actually coming from heaven, based on this, just the first premises over here, if the body is made from Earth, from clay, from dirt from water, and we all

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agree that you need to nourish and nurture this, this body from the exact same material. So that means food, drink, exercise, and so on. How about the soul? Now, if you agree with me that the soul is coming from heavens, from a completely any heavily source, how should you nourish your soul then what should be the angry what should be the source of that actually, of the nourishment of the soul? It has to be something also heavenly. You cannot feed your soul through worldly worldly things. For example, those who call specific disease, or chocolate, they call it food of the soul.

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Or some people they're gonna listen to music, man made, man made recipes of music, they called Food for the Soul. And they encourage you to go and just listen to music and just wind down and then go to sleep, which is good temporarily, but it's going to always keep void in the heart. Why? Because the soul is not fully nourished. The soul needs something that is heavenly, because it came from there. And nothing can benefit the soul except for some negativity. Now if I asked you if I asked you, what are the things that we have today on this earth in this life in this world? What are the things that we considered heavenly of heavenly source? What are they? Can you help me can you count

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with me?

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Quran? Quran right? Because the Quran came from heaven. That's what Allah subhanaw taala said, What else?

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Our Salah, why do you say solo ads from heaven?

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Because of because of what Allah said, Our journey what is the process of assembling Siva Salah of all the commandments, that of all the commands that you you practice in this in this world, which is fast things that had Jerome runs on all of them, yes, came from Allah subhanho wa Taala, but came down to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, except for the commander of the Salah, he had to go all the way up to get it.

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He had to travel all the way up to the seventh heaven, to receive the command that you need to pray five times a day. So the Salah is heavenly. And if it's heavenly, that's the food of your soul.

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And somehow, when you look at all of this, the combination of Salah itself has multiple multiple practices in itself, that that has all these ingredients and all these different components that makes it suppiler heavenly. So look at this. Now I'm going to share with you a shallow data, some of the things that we have in the Sala that will help us understand that you keep keep our connection with Allah monitor through that heavenly source. One thing before we do that, why do we say that we have to feed the soul from heavenly source? Why do we say Salah is the thing that would benefit me because Allah subhanho wa Taala said so. And the prophets Allah Sam said that Allah Subhana Allah

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says Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

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Who Knows Best that creation? He says the one who created kind of what Allah just like you, if you ever have if you are in one shot, you will see the people who are at your who have children, asked about the kids. You find some people they want to give your child candy. You tell them please don't do that. It's nice for the kid. Please. If you don't mind, I know my son better. Don't give him Don't give him candy for someone wants to take your daughter to play Sunday says if you don't mind, don't do that. Why it's fun. It's well I know my daughter better Burma to do that. Why? Because I know about them things you don't know. Same thing when it comes to you. Who knows who knows you

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better than anybody else in this world. Allah subhanho wa Taala who created you, he knows what is best for you. He knows what is best for you subpoena him with Allah. Therefore, he brought the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam all the way up to receive that recipe. That recipe for you. So you could have inshallah, that peace of mind and peace, peace in your heart and Sakina in your heart. asala is actually the thing that you need to focus on as the food for your soul. You can think of anything else. Some people they say well hamdulillah I might not be regular and Salah but at least I'm still a good person. I don't lie. I don't cheat melody already for it. That's good. But

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still you can always find that void in your heart. Why? Because it's still the food that that main ingredient is not there yet. Even when it comes to the body. You know that when you when you

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If you want to eat, what do they do they distribute the food into different components. You have to have all these different ingredients in your food, right? vegetables, fruits, vitamins, protein, and all this stuff and so on. Exactly the same thing. But what is the main component that the body needs the most? What is it?

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Which it's water? Besides the water? What is from from the food?

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What builds your body? What was your muscle?

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protein, right? So you're going to have to have this as an essential source of nutrition, to build it and continue building your body. Exactly the same thing would come to the salon. Being good, don't cheat, you don't lie. You don't steal handler, you give charity you fast, you do all these things. This is all good. But it's simply the protein.

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That protein that builds your body will build your soul. That's what it is. It's your soul.

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And you're going to have to have five portions at least every single day. You might say, can I have to? Yeah, if you're on a diet

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the same thing when it comes to your body. You know, some people they don't, they don't they don't have distribute their their meals in it correctly. So they're going to need to be disrupted for them, you know, some extra meals. Same thing when it comes to the soul. Some people they over feed themselves protein, and if you overfeed yourself protein what happens to you? You get sick, right? That's exactly when people they just dedicate their day and night for the Salah. But the professor says Don't lie. Do not to be actually to a Mattia, there has been a lava lava. No one would come and they try to struggle or force themselves into the deen to try to become cannon want to say the word

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radical but as much as they try to do everything at once as a lava lava you will be defeated the deen will defeat you I will take it easy. So it come to the Salah. We have the minimum and these are the five portions and then you have the snacks in between you call them soon and nothing and sometimes you have the icing on the cake because gamma late at night. So you have all these kind of things. But what do we get from the Salah? What do we get from our Salah to make that heavenly connection and that source from heaven? Number one we'll look at the salon. One of the main components of the salon is the dissertation of the Quran. You cannot have your salon correct or

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valid unless you determine the Quran right? specific assorted Fatiha. At least certain certain every single, every single record. Why is that? Why is the Quran is so important when it comes to the Salah. You know about the Quran Allah subhana wa Taala says, look identical hyena la Kuru hamin emelina Allah sponsors of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Thus we have sent to you We have revealed to you rule Hanneman emelina what's the what's the word rule right now over here? soul spirit, man emelina by the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala by the word of Allah azza wa jal, he says, I sent down to you a soul by my command, soul and spirit, mean emelina but what is this soul

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for them? soul for what? That's the spirit for your soul.

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The way Allah gave you that soul for your body to make you alive, he sent you the spirit for your soul to make it alive.

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Without having your soul nourished by that spirit, which is the Quran in this case, then your body is not going to be able to function properly. Yes, you might have a soul over there running, but it's running on fumes. There is no substance to us. There is no protein that builds it. Nothing's going on. And therefore an provides you with that Allah paddock named Dr. Andrew and his amazing Subhanallah he named the druids because we know that without the roof without the soul, your body becomes dead. And by based on this ayah without the Koran you will be dead. Your soul will be dead. So if you don't have that connection with the Quran, with the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you're going to feel exhausted, spiritually exhausted, tired, there is no strong or solid connection between you and Allah subhana wa tada mallacoota de Malka tabula. You have no idea what is the Quran? What is the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala What's the meaning of faith? What I can Jana DB Manisha a lot of practices we made this book this Quran this the thing that was sent to you neuron that's a light illuminates and shines net DB Manisha Omen Ivana we guide to this path of Allah subhanho wa Taala whomever we we will to our straight path divided among our servants in Makati mentorship illustrata misterton Allah is the one who guides whomever he wishes upon our data to the

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straight path. But we know from this ayah that the Quran is the nourishment is the main ingredient for the soul. And that handleless Allah is providing you ample of this. How is that? When do you when you do chiamo Lane when you do the night prayer, which is the best part of your night prayer, or at least what the prophet recommends to you? Is it the subdued or the Roku or the reciting of the Quran. I know many people

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They prefer the long sujood long frustration because that's when you all the way down. And this is basically with the darkness of the night and it just humbling yourself and making your da you're asking for your needs. But do you know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says a lot to live to do.

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The best part of the night prayer is the long standing Lotus citation of the Quran. That's what makes difference in your family. Why is that? Because that's when you repeat the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala more than your own words.

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When you recite the Quran very often in Salah you're actually repeating the words of Allah, you are now listening to what Allah is talking and speaking to you. That's the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not like when you make your suit and what you're doing in your suit. Yes, you're making liquid but you're asking a lot to help you.

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And I think it's kind of selfish, that you spend more time asking Allah for your needs when you haven't read enough of his words to know what Allah so that's why the more read in the Quran, the better it is even Serato Juma I know today our gym is silent and structures completely messed up by the way, you have the help, you've given the marathon football for 45 minutes, Mashallah. And then at the end, he made the Salah, kololo odonata nakoda, sorry for making it belong to you, Gemma. That's what they say.

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So they substitute by current shorter Salah when the Prophet salaallah semi says in Corrado, one of the signs of the good understanding the intellect, the reason of a person when it comes to hook with the Juma the short hotbot and the longer citation of the Quran. The shorter

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the shorter the hook, but the better it is, as long as of course it gives a significant, significant message. It's not like you know, reading something in Arabic or everybody else's speak Spanish. And then you don't understand what he said, No, you say something that they they listen to the here and they understand and they can implement. And then you remind them with the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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even assortative insalata Juma the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to repeat Serbia has been a beacon Allah had attacked Russia very often. Why is that? Because both these sutras they have two important things with regard to the entire concept of Juma supposed to be a reminder for you, to remind you, Allah subhana wa does this for that cure for that girl in Nevada decorah. And the other eye says, well, that for that girl

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in Santa Monica, so you remind them, you only just, you just send them a reminder. You just warning them, you send them the good news. That's your job when you give the hook but so we said insula, last panel, what the professor said recommends that we decide long,

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as long as you decide that's how you benefit from your Salah. Now, if you check your Salah, when was the last time you decided one page in wondercon?

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Someone said Really? You do need to eat that much?

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Well, the more the better for you.

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When was the last time you really use spend one juice in one night in sala de la besides Ramadan?

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When was that? If you don't have that connection with the Quran, how much are you feeding your soul? How much we're not feeding much renewable life and the last telling you you have the fuel for your soul that's the Quran. And if it's not listening to it very often, and if you don't interact with the Quran very often, then you are losing so much so much nutrition that you need unity for your soul. How can we do that? How can we learn from what we learn from this? We learned what one of the young companions one of the youth at the time of the process that allows them gift to us. Gentlemen Abdullah of the Latin American Muslim, he said couldn't a man Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we

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used to be around the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, 150 and 150 and we're very young kids around the profits or loss of youth around the profits of the water level. Sarah Molly, further alumna so what we learn from him being around him association with him. Further alumnus imana cobla Anna tala foreign, we learned faith. We learned to believe before we learn how to read,

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they learn how to believe before they learn the Quran. Then he said some elemental Quran then when we start learning the Quran says that NaVi mana, it increases in faith and belief.

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Many of us who start by Elif Bartok, we learned the Koran and once we mastered the reading of the Quran, handled a lot of belimbing Mission accomplished. That's it.

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And the only time you hold those habits during the month of Ramadan and you guys start fighting who's gonna finish the most hot first Ramadan right? Can't you have that same competition after Ramadan?

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Why not? Why don't make in this constant all the time. And people they want to finish the Quran and Salah behind the Imam that's why the the man who decides the entire Messiah, but we learn from this young man that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to teach them how to have faith belief and the Quran will increase the man. You don't read the Quran very often. Your heart is your soul eventually actually will stay will stay weak and it would stay even ill and sick because it doesn't get enough nutrition.

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When it comes to the Quran, the recommendation is not just reading the Quran, even listening to

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somebody who wants it hamdulillah you say that I listen when I drive and a lot of blind men, I'm not talking about that listening. I'm talking about sitting there paying attention to what has been said, of the lava was filled with a lot and on the one day he he met the Prophet said, Allah said, I'm the Messenger of Allah. He surprised him with the request. But Allah Allah Al Quran said I want to read I want you to read the Quran for me. I have to love him so it was kind of shocked when he comes in. You want me to read for you when you receive the Quran was revealed to you. In the bonus mockumentary, I love to hear it from somebody else. So Abdullah are the Latin studied in the Quran

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for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And as a prophet was listening, until he studied it from Surah Nisa, until he got to the IFA, the genome and Coolio matambi Shaheed, well genomic Allah, Allah shahina you remember the day when we're going to bring on that day of judgment for every single nation, every oma we're bringing them a witness among themselves, that's the Prophet. And you shall be the witness over these people. The prophets, Allah some set of the law, so it has book, that's enough, said I looked at him further, I know that the

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tears were flowing from his eyes on his cheeks a lot. He was listening and paying attention to what he's saying. He's paying attention to what he was reciting. And many of you might say, but that's good for those who understand the Arabic right. How can I do about it, then if I don't understand Arabic language, you know what, like, even if you don't understand the Arabic language, I guarantee you, you're going to be affected by just the beautiful, beautiful image with the reciter. And even you can tell if the statements are strong, if third statement are emotional, if this is warning or not, you can tell that you can see I've experienced that with non Muslims will lie. non Muslims, non

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Arab who don't understand the word whatsoever from the Quran, just reciting few words for them. speaks about jahannam I said what do you guys what do you understand? They said nothing. So tell me what did you feel so well? It seems to be something really really serious. That's what they said because the sound of it sounds serious. So that's exactly because speaks about Johanna

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and then when I decided something from Jenna for them, gardens flow and all these, you know, beautiful words that you mentioned in reading about the agenda. I said, Now tell me what did you understand? They said nothing said okay, now tell me what did you feel? So it seems to be very calming, very soothing. So is that because that's about Jenna paradise. So even the non Muslims, though the speaker of a climate, they can still benefit, at least from listening to it, just from listening to it. And you as a believer, at least you just sit there and listen and try to reflect you might recognize one or two words right. Don't imagine understand this. robusta Mayawati will

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reform Rahim, Allah Moosa, you hear these words, you know them, you recognize them, you could still make a shell a better understanding for this. And you have all of this reflection moment right now these moments of reflection while you're in Seoul. So when you make your Salah and you read what you don't understand, even you try to make sense of it, connect with it, and ask Allah subhana wa Taala to help you reflect on what you decide or what you read.

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The second thing that comes that we have in our Salah, the second thing

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besides the Quran, what is the second

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important thing that comes in the salon repeated very often and so now what is it?

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What is it's part of it?

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A lot, but it's only one thing. What is it? They

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remember in the last panel with Allah? remember Allah azza wa jal? Don't you start by saying Allah.

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I'm going to say a lot, but have you ever even wondered, why do you say Allahu Akbar? Why do you raise your hands up? Those have taken demonic perhaps you still remember that? I hope so. inshallah. You guys remember that? How long have you taken the violin class with me?

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Raise your hands. Hi. Hi. I want to see them.

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That's it.

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You guys have missed so much.

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We discovered we spoke about every single position and every single aspect and almost every word with a solid that that goes into the Salah. So when you say Allahu Akbar, do you know what's the meaning of Allahu Akbar in English up translator? What does it mean?

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one of the one of the misconception is to translate that into a lot that greatest.

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They say Allah is the Greatest, that's how they translate the other one. But when it comes to the actual word itself, it means Allah is greater. Allah Akbar. You know why? Because when I say Allah is greater is that a complete sentence? Is that a complete sentence? It's not just as to have something else with it.

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What is it?

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Allah is greater than right? But why we don't have that than second portion of that statement? Because that's a reminder for you whatever distracts you famous Allah, Allah is greater. So you say Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than my work, my homework, my job my family cooking this that Allah is greater. Yeah, but he then you go Allahu Akbar, to the ruku another reminder, by the way, you already missed your citation even remember what you decided.

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Don't get distracted because Allah is greater than that what is distracting you? Then you go send me a lot of lemon hermina then you go down a lot more to the sujood one more time a reminder for you Listen, just heed remember, because Allah, Allah is greater than that. And you finish your Salah, and you haven't really reflected on the meaning of Allah Akbar, let alone the recitation of the forum.

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How many of us we start our Salah, the only thing we remember is a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum. wa Taala. What happened in between is a mystery.

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Literally people they say, Wow, that was Mashallah.

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That was quick, right? Because we just tend to forget we don't focus, we lose concentration. And we'll lie It's the that's the worst thing you could really get from your Salah just to do it. For the sake of you know, physical exercise. That's it. What do you get out of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah answer this for you instead of Terra de las panatela says levina Amano wautoma in kulu, Boho Berry krill

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aloe vera krill takoma in kulu alladhina amanu. Those who have faith those who believe in nikolova, medical Allah and their hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah. Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah says indeed, and the remembrance of Allah hearts, hearts will find peace.

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When you get scared, what do usually say

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Bismillah R Rahman R.

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You remember Allah azza wa jal when you're alone and you start feeling someone's walking behind you, what do you say? Europe, Europe, immediately. Why is that? Because you know it brings peace to your heart.

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It brings peace to your heart because Allah has promised you. You remember me? I'll bring you peace. I've been sick enough to come down on you. I'll bring tranquility for you. serenity remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala says what kurupt Becca, Phoenix secreto de la vaca you remember your lots of hands on with Allah Phoenix seeker means silently in your soul, in your soul, basically, that's what your soul needs to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala todo unbelieva out of fear and humbleness Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're doing a criminal code silently, not too loud. It's not like making it loud. When you're by yourself. You're making that decree to Allah subhanho

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wa Taala. Below will do we will also during the day and during the evenings and the nights, while at acumen coffee and don't be among those who are heedless. Allah Subhana is telling you over here, if you don't remember me during the day and during the night, in the evenings in between. And if you don't do that in yourself within yourself silent is not just doing it out loud, doing it silently for yourself and by yourself. If you don't do that very often, then eventually you are from the fulfilling those who are neglectful, those who are neglectful so you need to do that very often. And that's when you're going to make your Salah Allahu Akbar. And he said make a new dance.

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This is this is what you do. Do not judge him he told us not too loud. It's not too quiet when you pray by yourself. And the law is now in this is speaking to you what corrupt because he didn't say Rob Bakun. They didn't say you your Lord altogether, says you as an individual your Lord you remember him? Why is that? Because we tend to get stronger when women want to make salon Jamal, right?

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When there is when there is monthly PRM and msgid we all go there.

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But when there is nightly PR, you're always sleeping.

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It's easier to be with the gym and be with yourself. And the last point that says for your own soul for the sake of your own soul, you need to do it on your own. As much as you deserve to make it with other people. Yes, it's good to be with others. But you still need to take a break for yourself. So that's the that's what you get from your salon. So I'll give you that opportunity that you make your sujood you make your Roku you stand and you speak and you just connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala so well this is the case what do you need to do? You need to check your Salah, the records of your Salah Do you have enough adkar to recite in your Salah.

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Do you know that there are that you need to decide before you start the Fatiha which we always skip because we're always in a hurry. Do you know the date of commencement the artists after before they start their dissertations? panicle long handed. Whatever cosmetology diploma

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All right, look, there are multiple Gods at what you can mention. Do you know how many do you know? When you make your record what else besides the panel of belladrum? Do you say? What do you know that needs to be said and in that position? When you make your sujood what what what exactly do you say besides Subhana Allah, what do you have in mind? What do you know from the dryer that you haven't declared? You haven't Salah if you don't know very often, before you go to sleep tonight, you don't need to go out to go on the internet instead of wasting your time watching YouTube and just go on your Facebook, you go and change your status by the hour for the dimension Institute.

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mega look for that under internet you'll find it Don't say I cannot find it you will find I know that. If you're going to look for that to be mentioned. So do you can find many print out few of these drawers and place them in your room.

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And everyday just keep repeating that and remind yourself to memorize and you mentioned him in your Salah in the light of Baraka with Allah. It's very important. Yes. It's very important that where you care about your public Salah, which is a lot of us are a matter of Russia and fudger even when you go to the gym, or you pray with everybody in the message when you pray at home when everybody's watching you. You should also remember and you should also care about establishing your personal Salah between on the last panel with Allah to Malaysia night prayer.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he counted seven people who will be under the shade of a man, when there will be no shade except for his subhana wa Taala. What did he say one of these categories he says what did you learn the Kerala hollien follow Dinah? A man or someone who remembers the last panel with Allah when they're alone. And the tears are flowing from of their heart for their eyes when they start crying.

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When was the last time you sat down there by yourself alone? remembering Allah subhana wa tada and you were overwhelmed with emotions. And he starts crying. I'm talking about emotions between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala not emotions because you lost your love story. But talking about serious relationship between the last panel What are you sitting there and you're crying out of love to have the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala out of fear that you're going to be subjected to punishment. You just remember your relationship with the last panel data remember that was you know de la jolla for Latina you know, unfortunately although technology is supposed to provide us with the name and

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blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala Unfortunately, the age of technology is ruining and damaging our any person that

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it's ruining it for us. When was the last time you came after Satoshi from the masjid? And you turn the lights off immediately.

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And you went to bed? When was the last time? I doubt it. We do that.

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Our days in this culture our day starts after Russia.

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We start our conversation socializing and also after Russia. The other day I was discussing this matter with someone and they were talking about the issue of Hello. Is it permissible for a person to take you know seclusion, few hours just sitting there remembering the last panel the sense of Hannah law 100 Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu Akbar said, Yeah, sure, why not? Absolutely. Because the Prophet said so. So is it okay to turn the lights off? Was that considered to be the innovation? I said, What are you talking about?

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What are the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was it in any way other than complete darkness.

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It's because we have electricity that we forgot that people used to live normal life after a shot there were no lights. So when they used to make their drama and their addiction in seclusion, you can't even see them. They sit there in darkness. And this was making the spirit handicapped. One night I Chateau de la jolla. Anna, she woke up. She woke up at night. And she checked the bed next to her the prophets of Allah said he wasn't there. Now who is the wife is missing her husband from bed What is he going? She might tell it will be something else. So what she did on the last line and she said Colorado alto has set up she starts crawling, checking for him with her hand in the

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darkness complete darkness. She said I found him Institute and she grabbed his foot salado solemn. She said I found him making such them and he was reciting particularly metadata specific data he was mentioning sallallahu wasallam. Which means he was in complete darkness making Salah sallallahu wasallam. That was the norm back then.

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Today it's luxury for us in the massage who say Turn the lights over Gemma and make just nice beautiful little candlelight on the side to make an ambience in them as it wishes. Wow, that was awesome.

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Because we don't do that very often. For them it was the norm so if you ever want to do pm or late or really divided between the last panel metallics, turned the lights off, down in darkness. This reminds you what the real life, how it's going to look like when you depart from this world. You determine

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But then remind yourself with this. So remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Julian de la jolla and follow Dinah summary mind remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala and complete seclusion and thoughtcrime for follow Dinah either is flowing with us do that on a regular basis, please and please and handleless Allah gives you that opportunity to do it. Salah gives you that opportunity to do it because Andrew coy you can make the could Institute you can make Vicar and also was said you can make the a DA is also part of this. When you ask Allah subhana wa tada that's part of remembering the last panel done. And the last command you to call him, Rudy, as you call upon me and I'll

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respond to you.

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You call Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah will respond to you. That's part of your data. But just Don't be selfish. Which means whenever you start your Salah, don't start with the DA right away.

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It just like knocking on someone's door before even saying Salam aleikum, you say can I have this?

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That's what we do in our salon. We don't have that words of center. We don't use the name of Allah subhana wa, tada Lama can handle, da da, da, da da da da, da da da, da, O Allah, I thank you. I think you're satisfied with my gratitude to and I thank you after you're satisfied with my gratitude, gratitude to be and you keep increasing your praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Once you feel satisfied with us, then you ask Allah for the things.

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Most of us we jump straight to our request. A lot of help him in this exam. Hold on. Let me just give one last time you have your Salah because you're in a hurry, you have a test or you have a class how to make it easy, please, you're up and just go ahead to the room. We're already saying Yo, I know that you listened to me. I know that I'm a sinful person. And I don't deserve that you're up and you're the most Merciful, the most forgiving yourself, forgive me and helping that exam.

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Do it. Whenever remember Allah subhanho wa Taala put first Athena the prayers of Allah subhana wa Taala and you and your Salah, before you start asking for your needs.

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has also one very important component, which is the divine link and a divinely coming by that in particular is actually the salute position. This is the hotline between you and Allah subhana wa tada Allah Spano, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, ultra boo Maya Kunal Abdul min Rob behavour, who was surgeons, the closest you are to loads of Hanover to Allah is when you enter a position of stitute. Then he says for accuracy him and increase your Darwin position Institute. This is the closest you are to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And why is that Allah rewarded you for your humbleness. You know, human beings are so proud of what they are proud of the most most. They're proud of their

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intellect. The reason their brains and their achievements preceded the one smart they have done this, they have done that it's all about what's there in their heads. Now what you do in your Salah Institute position, what do you usually do? you humble yourself physically, by forcing your brain your head, your intellect, your reason your mind your whatever you want to call it, you humble yourself by putting it all the way down.

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Where on the floor, sometimes the four is dirty. But you still put it there.

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You know people there were slipping in that carpet before you made the sale over here. And you still put your head down. Why? For the last panel dollar, as a reward, Allah says this is when you are when I'm going to raise your status, even though it's the lowest position physically, but it's the highest spiritually, ask for things ask for your needs. So that's your divine link and your salon. And that's what your soul needed needs to have that hotline between you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mentioned that in the divine in class. And I said when you have a divine link, when you have basically a link, what do you really care about that link?

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is to have it sound complete. I want to talk about internet connection. What do you do with that? What do you care about in that connection?

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Have you cared about speed, right? And the best connection that you have is the one that is customized for you. There's a difference between having a DSL and cable cable you have multiple actually people sharing the same connection with you. But we have a DSL, then you have customized one too. And now are they trying to do that as well for you. So if you have a DSL that's only for this was so fast, but you have cable people actually yanagida with you on this on this connection, that's exactly the same time when your heart is busy with other things. The connection goes slow, right? When it makes you do it and you're thinking about your exams, thinking about after school,

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they're good about this and that and so on. It's gonna get slow.

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But when you only have a last panel without in your heart at that moment, it will be so fast.

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Completely so fast, no load.

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And if you know how to pray your salad correctly, the physical aspects of your Salah. That means

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You have installed the connection correctly. But if you purchase for the sake of it means you're going to have some of that connection that basically that the that the waves of the internet the connection will escape

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and that's why the connection will be bad. So if your Salah is not done correctly, physically, you don't know how to pray properly because you only learned that you know when you were kid and you never improved that connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala you never upgraded by learning the correct way of making Salah you lose a lot. And the same thing would come to this.

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You do it right, you have a super connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala you keep your heart busy, it goes so slow, you don't benefit from that connection at all. You keep it pure and clean and only the last part is in there. That's when it benefit from your Oh, by the time you're solid. That's what your soul really needs. That's what your soul really need. Now,

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I would like to share with you now a few things that would hurt your soul on your roof. What really the thing that makes you feel so tired and exhausted spiritually.

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If I asked you this question for yourself, think about it for a few seconds. What really makes your soul feel so exhausted and so tired?

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Did you reach a conclusion for yourself?

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Now I want you if you don't mind in 30 seconds. I want you to share this with the person next to you Bismillah got 30 seconds tell them what exactly makes you so spiritually tired. What is it?

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God I don't see you sharing it with with each other.

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Don't just mention one thing. Make sure that thing and why go ahead. Why does it really make you feel tired? spiritually tired.

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shared with them? That's okay.

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All right.

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That's good. Get back again into session.

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Salam Alaikum.

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Salaam Alaikum.

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I guess we got carried away a little bit, right.

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That's all right. All right. We'll take care of this one for you right now. Michelle O'Donnell.

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Okay, brothers and sisters.

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I guess when we just opened the door for you to express it just was overwhelming, right? Oh, my God, all of this. I didn't know that.

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Here's the thing. Here's the thing. There are a few things that really causes your soul to get tired and exhausted. Just like I said, because the soul is coming from that from from heavens. It has to be nurtured with heavenly sources. What really burdens your your soul is the dunya itself in general, and all the aspects of the dunya and there are specific aspects about the dunya that we'd like to share with you. When it comes to the dunya number one, number one problem people they always complain which is the was mentioned immediately right away since

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committing the sins Allah subhanaw taala says Kela Bell, Ron Allah connubia mechanix Ron, which was indeed, what caused them to feel stressed out to disobey to depart away from the path of guidance is the wrong this is basically the deposits these are the clouds the screen that wraps their hearts because of what what they've earned in this life. The professors and describe them are they for the allowed to learn that when a person commits a sin when they when you commit a sin and you don't repent right away what happens next, that fear can be looked at and so that a dark spot or stain will show up on your heart.

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Another one another stain, another spot, another spot another spot.

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And he said when you do when you when another sin comes to you and you reject that, as a reward, a bright spot a white spot will come into your heart. So another spot another spot, he said until that the hearts will end up into two colors basically come two colors. One is completely White and bright. cosafa like the marble. So soft. The marble How do you clean the marble? Do you have difficulty securing the marble? No, even if you just blow, blow the dust off, it comes clean right away, wipe it off and becomes clean right away. versus other kinds of of stone or rocks. And he says the other one is dark, completely dark because of these things. That's exactly what happens you

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screen your heart without your soul gets extremely, extremely tired since but the question is how should we understand the concept of sin? How should you understand the concept of sin? Many people I had conversation with so some people actually come complain about things that they do. And they feel so tired and exhausted. They say how can I How can I solve the problem of committing the sin

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So the first thing you need to do first of all you need to do about solving the problem with the sin, the solver your perception of it.

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If I asked you right now, what is your perception of sin? Why do people commit sins?

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Can you give me an answer?

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Because they like to do it. I might actually disagree with you a little bit.

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They follow the heart. That's true. They follow their desire, but they don't necessarily like to do it. If you ask people to commit sins, many of them they say I do it out of bad habits, addiction. The shaitaan is another one to blame. But there is another reason why do we commit sins? Yes.

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Because we're weak, our demand is weak. Right? What else? Why do we commit sins?

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Because we think we like it because of what?

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Because we detach from Allah subhana wa Tada. What else? Yes.

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We don't see the consequence of that seventh ramification after you do it. You don't see that. So you do it and then you you deal with it later. Right? What else?

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Your ability the sin is, it's nothing. It's not much inshallah, we'll overcome that later. What else? Yes.

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So basically, we are born to create sin to make sense, right? Okay, so be careful with that. But we have a tendency to commit sins. That's true. But it's not. But not Allah is not forcing us to do that. See you what you guys have mentioned right now is a conventional understanding of committing sin. I have another one actually for you.

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We do commit sin. Simply, not simply it's very important for five meaningful life. We commit sin or Allah allows us to commit sin, although he's capable of preventing us from doing that, right. He's capable preventing us from committing sins. But Allah allows us to commit sins to prove to prove to us that he is a phone Ryan

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is oft forgiving, Most Merciful.

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Imagine a lot extra swiftly after everything that you commit. Because you don't deserve that number. But Allah has given you everything and he's hiding it. Look at you guys over here. No one knows what you're doing behind closed doors right?

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Now you start feeling guilty alarm Stan, oh my god, now he's gonna start talking about me.

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I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about us human beings.

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During the prophets, Allah Sam says, kulula, the Mahatma. Every human being every son of Adam, is hapa. They're born with that tendency of committing sins, we are prone to commit sins. We do that we have the tendency, but then we differ based on our weakness and strength of a man. How do you respond to this, but one profound matter in regard to committing sins? Allah allows us allow this to happen to prove to us that he is off forgiving, Most Merciful. Imagine that there are no sins committed whatsoever. Would there be any meaning for him to be oft forgiving, Most Merciful? What's the meaning of that? forgiven what but we don't understand it right? Because there are no sin to be

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committed to begin with. Allah allows this for that reason. So based on that you are the manifestation when you commit something wrong. You are the manifestation of Allah's mercy, allows forgiveness allows Rama

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so when you commit sin, you don't be careful that you commit sin to prove that though. you commit the sin and you said handler was given the opportunity I did not die. I did not die while committing that sin. I still have time to repent, you come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you take the synonym that perception, you will never be desperate. But many people they feel desperate and they lose hope and adventure. They quit all the good deeds. Why? Because they cannot overcome one sin documented.

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I just can't live with that guilt. I keep feeling guilty because I've always do that thing. Some people that have addictions to specific things. And no one knows about it because it's hidden. And if it's hidden, keep it that way. Because Allah said Philippine embassy to Allah, Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala is making it quiet. Just keep it silent, keep it quiet, unless you need help and talk to people about it.

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But if it's done, it's done secretly, it's between the last and seek forgiveness from him. subhanho wa Taala. So the sin definitely overburdens the heart and the soul. You get extremely, extremely tired, to be free, guilt free, you need to try to become sin free. Can you live like that?

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Can you live sin free? No, you cannot.

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You cannot because the last panel what Allah said about us, Lola and welcome to the new moon. They have a lot of become what we call the New Moon Festival forum field for long. If you don't commit since Allah subhanho wa Taala would have changed all this creation. I would bring another creation that would sin and seek forgiveness so you could forgive them.

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And that's the meaning of the concept of sin that I mentioned to you earlier. It's coming from this

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So next time if if you as a human being felt weaker and you did something wrong, don't be desperate. You need to feel guilty There is no doubt about it. But just remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala allows this so that you return back to him so swiftly and immediately says you're up I made it I committed a sin. Forgive me. I made something wrong, you're up Forgive me do that. And the Salah is one way before the line as well for you Salah is one way of relieving yourself from this sense How's that? The Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam says, Whoever makes will do thorough mantova fast and whoever makes total will do

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some masala cotton and then you pray you pray to Raka now you had to defeat him and if you don't distract yourself by all these thoughts and ideas basically will focus in your Salah.

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When you're done belaga for Allahu Allahu Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive your sins.

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So if every time you do something wrong, and then you have another now, nutrition for your soul, use you basically recover by making Salah again, another problem that we have when it comes to this that overwhelms the, the soul, which is related to the dunya the issue of bull And sure, stinginess and misery, and I mean by that not just with money, it's in everything. We either become so stingy with their time, they become stingy with their luck and their manners. They become even so stingy with their smiles.

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You know, why is it that we always have to look in a specific way to prove that we're serious? Even the prophet who was the most serious person, always smile sallallahu wasallam he always smile was very cheerful. So what the Lord said Imani Allah subhanho wa Taala, says, Carla, so the development of aloha for tequila was now clear when people had to learn to cecum so the tequila feudal law was mount and obey and listen, while do and obey Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer whoa, hold on for Superman give give me is here speaking of wealth and money, but it also can expand to other things, your time, your effort, you know, be generous with all of this. higher level four sigma is good for

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you. What may you NFC for lack of loan, and those have been saved from the stinginess, the convergence of their souls, follow come of your home. Those are the successful ones. So next time you remember when someone asked you to do a favor for them, and if you can, and doesn't take much of your time and effort and you are allowed to do it. If someone asks you for a smile, smile on their face, you know, they don't have to ask you this offer it for free.

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That's better for you, that makes you a cheerful mess all these people around the cheerful as well. One other thing out of our burdens our soul at the shadow, which is basically

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when people when people they they try to take things to the extreme extremism in that regard. extremism, even in religion, even in faith, even in practice is actually overburdened the soul. In Allah subhanaw taala says lol clearly Vanessa Llosa, we are not going to overburden any sort of more than what can really carry and the Prophet Salama Sam says Masha Dina, Allah, Allah, anyone who tries to pull that faith and that practice of the deen towards their side, they will be defeated. Follow up. Take it easy one step at a time. When nombre de la katajanokka the one Ullman bet is the one that is bringing the example of a traveler who's trying to reach between the two destinations as

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much as possible, quickly as fast as possible by doing what overburdening his camera on his ride, or his car for the guys. Specifically, they don't stop to for gas until it goes all the way down. And just above the light goes up. That's when they eventually they stop. And the professor Sam said about this person would come to the to do the same thing. Now most of you after this speech, there was 100 that means inshallah starting tomorrow when the last one, I'm going to fast, and I'm going to show a lot Allah give that much charity, I'm going to make Pamela I'm going to do this, I'm gonna do that. Not all at the same time. Take it easy. Start with one step at a time. Why don't you start

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tonight with going Early to bed and work the wake up for to record the four sided vision. Do it. Start with something like this. practice what you learned tonight as you wake up for salah and do it silently. By the way. If you haven't been doing that very often, the first few times are going to be very difficult for you. Because you start looking for meaning that doesn't make sense to you. Am I benefiting or not eventually it's very difficult for you. But once you take one shall shall be practiced regularly you will see for yourself. You cannot wait for the night to come. So you can have that personal connection with the last panel with that.

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This is your spiritual protein. That's what you need to do. And you couldn't put the last panel to Allah. Lastly,

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when it comes to speaking about the soul, you have to understand that here we're talking about

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the heart as well. Because the heart is basically the motor. It's the motor that carries all that energy and engine that motivates your soul. motivate motivates your body to do things. And we say the heart we're not talking about the actual physical, you know, flesh and lung that pumps the blood. It's the function of the heart. One of these things, the function of the heart is feeling these commands and this connection, these practices that we do. Remember last time when we receive the good, good news, you received good news, you were cheerful, right? But what did you feel about it? If you're so happy? Where did you feel the happiness? Was it in your feet? It was it was

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something in your heart It was so Mashallah. So happy. versus when it received bad news? How did you feel about it? so exhausted, so tired, you couldn't even breathe? Where did you feel it? It wasn't the heart. So it's the function of the heart. That's what matters over here. So how should we treat our hearts, try your best always to keep it empty from anything except from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't let things you know compete, the heart has limited space.

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Very limited space. Which means if you put a las panatela there, your dean, your parents, your children, your job, your money, your business, guess what? It's going to get full.

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And if you add anything extra, what happens?

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You know, the law of committed such a law of water, what happens? You put something in it occupies space on account of what? Something else, you put something in there, you're going to push something out.

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So if you keep putting dounia exams, test, friends, money, this and that, guess what the list used, becomes completely watered down completely. And it says floating and pushed out.

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And it is what you do. What would you do? Would you imagine? Would you practice with the last panel with Allah, you're going to push up from your heart?

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It's exactly the same thing when you go shopping. Have you ever been into anymore? Of course, you've been right? How many of you ever went shopping? How many of you ever went window shopping? So this way, I'm sure all of us we will do we do window shopping when you have 15 minutes until somebody go just go around until they just come back again to meet your friends, whatever. So you do that. But how many have you ever done window shopping in a completely empty mall?

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Anyone? Have you ever done that? I doubt it right? What's the significance of going there? I want you to try it one day. Look for a plaza that's been built recently. And it's empty. No stores yet open. Just go and do window shopping over there and leave. Just see what you see. When you go on your do window shopping and real and real malls that has all these things over there.

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You go maybe you spend two, three hours and you leave them on. How would you feel when you leave them home? exhausted, not physically, as much as spiritually Why? Because you have seen so many things you couldn't buy.

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And you get extremely, extremely exhausted troubled by that.

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So he always leaves penetrable. But when you go to a window shopping when it's all empty,

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just spend if you spend three hours there,

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you won't be troubled. Why? Because it was all empty. There was nothing there. And there was only one thing. That's the space. You see space. That's it. That's exactly how your heart functions. You put so many merchandise in that window of the heart, you get extremely tired. You keep it free and empty, except from the last panel data, you're always happy. That's what your soul needs. It needs that energy and that connection with the last panel with Allah and it needs that divine link which is that connection with Allah insula, and particularly in your suit. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa Taala says halfway to Allah salatu wa Salatu Salam bakuman Allah ecology half $1 so this

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is one of the command that our last panel did a few commands in the Quran. Repeatedly Allah says half below Allah, so Allah, you maintain the Salawat, the daily prayers, and then he remind you was selected was to and the middle one in particular. You know, when the last panel that I mentioned that means it's more significant than all of them

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will come with Allahu carnitine as significance of maintaining this Salawat is by doing Kanoute in your Salah, and the gluteal means the longer citation of the Quran. This is the least we practice these days. Our Salawat always runs on kalevala hogenakkal Casa and the last thing in the Quran clearly, if you need to benefit from it, you have to make it long. Well laudanum Salaam Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah Allah any questions

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Devin Britton yeah we had

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our Facebook group we had a Facebook page we had questions posted Mashallah I think that first so that's cool. Actually one thing I want to mention that's something we're trying now inshallah for the ones that have left we're gonna have

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you're gonna have the opportunity to base on the topic ask questions beforehand and that's going to get preference over anything else will take about 10 to 15 minutes for questions.

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Let's see.

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Got a question here. What do you do when

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you are in prayer and what do you do if you accidentally

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so what do you do if you if you forget which rocker you are at that time? Or if you are the next Soraka? What do you do?

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I don't know what to tell you.

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But from folk perspective, from folk perspective, you do surgery so eventually you make the best judgment you just basically as the professor Sam says Fellini Allah mistaken means man

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madness German madness if you select the fella to become Salah, if someone forgets in this little check episode, you have a doubt you don't know how many like are you praying? In this case? If you have any other master you can you build on that is the most recent or the most accurate assertion about and we mean by that the least number? So if you say is it the third or fourth third record fourth record which like I would that be to third record, because you're sure about being on the third record, but you're not sure if you have actually finished it. So you have to continue with that. And then towards the end you make to record before before Salaam inshallah to search them

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sorry to search the before the salon, which will show us a 5g from from that. So the professor lesson said it's, it's basically if you have your numbers of record correct, that will be totally malicious, that will be forced to the shaitaan to humility or humiliation. And if it was extra Alhamdulillah it was actually missing that will complete will make up for that Miss part of the Sunnah Allah. Okay, but before you start even actually with that, if someone has a trouble on remembering very frequently, that means they have a very serious problem with the quality of the rabada very serious problem. So it's not so much a matter of fixing it with two sides does at the

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end, versus fixing your heart to start you know, make it taking your salad seriously. Well Ah yes. Is it permissible to smile to smile during sometimes?

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Is it permissible to the question is is it permissible to smile and Salah the questioner saying that sometimes a little fat right? So the fact that it makes me happy I cannot help but sometime but smile. Now I don't know why they feel happy with the fact that I'm particularly because the sound of it sounds beautiful and the meaning of the Fatiha and I hope and show us the fact that it makes me smile and the answer is yes, if someone smiles and Salah Salah is still valid, but if they laugh, then that would invalidate their salah

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and the difference between laughing and smiling laughing is when you giggle basically. So as long as you're just showing your smile you're fine so this is for example smile

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This is a big smile

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your Salah still valid once you start giggling then Salas invalid you know sometimes your kids will be around you and you make your Salah doesn't have to be sort of that father and so if your kid is going around and making such data and records to God in a funny way and you saw just basically this money

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your cell are still valid

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now I'm yes

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so raising the hands and Salah is that for the sins that someone did not take the demanding class with me right? All these questions coming from those who did not attend the vinelink you guys have no idea what you missed a lie. But yeah, the raising the hands actually according to the majority of the fuqaha according to the majority of the alcohol, it's not followed, but it's one of the recommended recommended acts in Salah. According to hydrate Abdullah and honorable hapa brought a lot of anguish and said Buhari, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. He used to raise his hands at the beginning of the Salah, before he goes to the Roku, and he comes back from the Roku. So

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he raised his hands, Allah said I'm closer to his ears closer or closer to the shoulder, facing the Qibla in that in that fashion and then he thought this Allah Allahu Akbar does equal to the Haram you recite the Quran. And then when you go to the record, you raise your hands, Allahu Akbar, you boil down for the record. And then when you come back semi Allah Mohammed urban Allah Callaghan, there's a fourth position for us in the hands in Salah. That's when you finish your middle Tisha hood, and you're about to stand up early may have differences of opinion, should they raise the hands when they fully up or as they move up from the from the position of juuso sitting down? Well,

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I believe the strongest opinion is to do it when you're fully up. So you say Allahu Akbar, and then you raise your hand. Well,

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that's up to them from the middle of the show.

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Can you stand up for the third record? Or if someone is finishing Salah with the Imam and they came later than they need to make up? They do the same thing. Two

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more questions, or should we take them? Bismillah? Yes.

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Is it correlated to the time that you spend insulin?

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If you have a very long soda, and I feel like we correlate that not? So can you press shorts for that? And he still has? Like a very good question. Does it actually correlate what the length of the salon just one thing? Just to be fair, everyone can just have one question, because if, if no one else has a question, then you? So that's your first question. And the only question around

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the we correlate the horseshoe with the length of the Salah, it might be Yes, it is. Because why is that. And if you remember the violin class, if those are taken divani class, we gave you a whole list on how to make your Salah and it would fall for sure. One of these recommendations things you need to do prior to the add to the event itself. Most of us when we pray, we just wait for the other end to be called. And then you're going to make quick withdrawal. And then you come back you come into your position of Allah Allahu Akbar, finish and Salaam Alaikum. Go back straight to where you were, we were doing. That's how we met also law, natural as human beings, we cannot avoid these

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visual images in our mind, right. So if a guy let's say a gun come into the masjid running to the masjid, and they always come right or they come up, not even the record, the first record. So they parked the car, they come running to the masjid and they start you know, making the salah and they're still catching their breath.

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By the time their mind settles, and those images of crossing the traffic light and almost making an accident running in the parking lot that sense and under this guy in the masjid, and so on. By the time all these images now completely erased four new images, which is the carpet and the spirit of the message and the voice of the Imam and all that stuff. Salah is over.

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That's what we recommend for those who would like to make serious salah and they want to enjoy the rebellion. They need to come early, give themselves few minutes, 510 minutes before actually they start their Salah ladies, the same thing. Let's say you're at home, whether you're studying while you're making the food or do whatever you do at home. Same thing when you hear that and that doesn't mean to go make one straight to the Salah, even if it was

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just make you two to three to four raqa that's the natural salaat like buffer zone is like buffer account. Why is that? So if you're going to get distracted, everything goes into the sooner. So when I come to the 400 that's perfect shallow Donna. So it's a quick test on exactly. alanna. Yes.

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What's the difference between Rihanna's Amanda been clean? Well, Julia, he wrote a whole book on the subject called turbo rule. And honestly, he brought all these different opinions, there is no one simple opinion or one single opinion to say that this is the one like they touched on this issue. There are philosophical interpretation of this, there are some physiological interpretation of this. So there are many actually meanings. Well,

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the most convenient, I would say opinion that and i i think it's understandable of all these philosophical interpretation of things is that enough is one of one of the functions. One of the functions of our rule combined with the body

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is one of these actually, one of these functions of the rule combined with the body. So that is basically Allah tala. So when Allah speaks to you, it doesn't speak to your body doesn't speak to your rule. He speaks to your nuts. So the that's what he what he means by it. Voila. Sisters one last question before I go to these questions here. Okay, so no questions from the floor.

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I'm trying to memorize more sutras to recite in salon, but it's hard for me.

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What is your opinion on praying while reciting sutras from the Quran? So I'm assuming here we're talking about keyamo a night prayer because you cannot hold almost half while making your foot Salah you can't do that. If you if you don't know long solos, you need to decide the same sort of over and over again, let's say you know kololo had anatomical couser. simply keep repeating that over and over again over and over again over and over again maybe 10 101,000 times as long as you're cycling along sooner than you make eurocon that will suffice for you. There was once a habit of the allotted time, he used to decide in the amulet in his night prayer he only decides coolala over and over

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again. Imagine the entire Salah is kololo along sama, Lamia duala mula duala miroku cufon had again called Humala over and over again his neighbor back then their houses were very close to each other says neighbor kind of got frustrated because of that. So the next day he went to the Prophet sola Sampson yada sola my neighbor, you know, the other night he was reciting

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In this lesson we'll learn nothing but cola is too much basically. So when the Prophet called him and asked him why he did that, for he said the other sort of law in new habla, I love this. I just love it because it has attributes of Allah subhana wa Donna, he said, Allah subhanaw taala loves you for the love of that surah

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so you can do that if you don't know many sources, then you could repeat the source in Charlottetown and hopefully this would be a motivation for you to start memorizing more

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How can you prevent the lack of focus during Salah check online I have a lecture called ultra short for Salah, focusing on Salah that is all set actually have less things to do before things to do while and salah and things to do after you're done from your Salah, look up the shala look at it look for these things inshallah to Allah this lecture and you have it in details. And also if you want to

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for the students was to take divine link if anyone wants to share with you their notes about that particular lecture. It was also covered in the salon. You know what, in the class I mean, one of these important things about Quran Salah, you just cannot you need to understand that you cannot have a quick fix for a long time problem.

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Many of us they think you know what, I just need a miracle. Can you give me a one that I can just fix my salad? I can't do that. You have been you have been losing focus on Salah for the past how many years? You think you can fix that into an overnight? It's not going to happen that way. It's going to be through training, exercise practice. So but you need to start somewhere, you're going to have to start somewhere and this summer should be actually right now. Meaning when selecting a shot is done, you start your for sure struggling shallow with the horseshoe. Right? And that's when the light on?

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How should we respond to feelings of depression?

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Well, there's many ways of doing that I actually do counseling on these issues as well. And I do pastoral counseling essential, which is the spiritual aspect of it. One of the biggest problems of those who fall into depression is honestly their weak, weak understanding and belief in God or further over loss Panama and predestined into the judgment of Allah Zoda. Because when you're depressed, you cannot like falling in against the judgment of Allah subhanho wa Taala of things. Why did your husband act this way? Why did my children act towards me like that? Why did I lose this? Why did this happen? Why did this happen? Why I'm not achieving what I'm supposed to be achieving in

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life and what I'm not getting to my goals and so on, you feel depressed? Why? Because you don't have that strong understanding that a lot is subject to nuclear test. That's the test.

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What are you going to do about it. And many of our depression comes from honestly from not achieving what we want to achieve what we want to do, because it alls limitation there for women is many actually the husband and the children.

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For the guys is also the family.

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They want to achieve things they want to travel, they want to but they're always priorities in their lives. And that's what they're getting depression for those who are married, for those who are not is because they cannot get married easily these days.

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So either ways we're getting into depression isn't so cool down, take it easy, you're gonna get, you're gonna get your chances and show a lot of that. But well, I think the best way and the easiest way of ridding yourself of the feeling of depression, is just relax, meaning it's all the color of Allah subhana wa Tada, this is part of the test. It's just part of the test, I'm gonna have to go through this, but I'm gonna need to be strong, be cheerful, be positive, as much as you can. I do actually longer sessions with detailed exercises. But my main point here is that to remember that everything that happens, happens, you know, for a reason, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And there's always something good that would come out of it. Now the thing when it comes to achieving goals, you know, sometimes it's better not to achieve your goal will lie, it's better for you not to achieve your goal than achieving it. as so many people who achieved their goals, people they had in their mind, they want to become a successful doctor or to become a successful lawyer. They already successful doctors and lawyers just ask them, are they happy with it? No. I know doctors who quit medicine, quit medicine to go overseas to study Sharia.

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Why? Because when they achieved it, they just said, that's it.

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I'm a doctor now. Cool. What's the point? So they start going and studying something else.

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Living in Dallas right now so many people actually come to study

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the dream program with an Arabic language they quit their jobs, and they go to study Arabic so they couldn't understand their Deen. Why is that? Because they achieved their goals which they thought it's going to be like fireworks at the end of the of the journey. But there was nothing. Everything was normal like everything else. So that's what they started feeling and questioning.

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All these goals sometimes it's better that you don't achieve your goal than achieving your goal. Why? Because you always have this as a motivation for you

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all the time. So you keep running. Once you get it, that's it. It turns yellow on your hand. It's no longer that beautiful thing you always wanted to catch and want to to grab. That's why Allah Subhana Allah says was anticorrosion wedge Allah

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you might dislike something but Allah has so much good for you in it. Because you don't know. Allah knows best lavon

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destruction and

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the disease of the heart

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that's true. That's true. It's basically also a hazard part of it as well. Hazard which is envy comes from what from lack of satisfaction, no contentment you're not happy with what you have and that's why you always compete and try so exactly so the same thing depression part of it is because of lack of actually have any satisfaction from what the last one has given you. Any questions?

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Okay, well, we're gonna end right now.

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they're here to feed their soul man.

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Isn't that I mean the the title of the event.