Yaser Birjas – The Many Benefits Of Hajj

Yaser Birjas
AI: Summary © The importance of visiting the house of VLid in Makkah for Hajj is a duty that comes with it, and the benefits of visiting are highlighted including seeing Al Aqaba, making faith in the Kaaba, praying at the same time, and staying in the center of the city. The importance of faith and peace in the Kaaba is emphasized, along with finding peace through praying at the same time and merges in the peace. The importance of eventually being 1 um depth and community is emphasized, and the need for leadership and commitment from umeler for faith and deen is emphasized. Expansion of the umeller's network for worldly affairs is also emphasized, and advice for young people to avoid delaying their Hajj journey is offered.
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My dear brothers and sisters,

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as we're still living the spirit of Hajj,

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we're seeing people coming back

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almost every day.

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We see the signs of excitement and exhaustion

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at the same time from that beautiful experience,

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once in a lifetime required by the believer

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to visit the house of

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in Makkah to perform the Hajj.

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Now, this is a duty that you owe

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to Allah

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as Allah mentioned in the Quran.

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People they owe Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala their

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visit of the house for Hajj. So you

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owe it as an obligation,

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but what do I get out of it

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as a believer?

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Besides just taking this as a check mark,

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1 of my 5 obligations that I owe

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has been taken care

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of. But what am I getting out of

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it?

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Besides just taking that obligation off my list,

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what benefits do I get from it in

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this dunya before the akhirah?

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We know the reward of the akhirah is

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great, as the prophet said and mentioned,

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Those who perform Hajj and they don't perform

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any kind of profanity or any kind of

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quarrel, any kind of

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an insult during the time of Hajj, they

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returned back just like the day when they

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were born,

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which means they now would come with a

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clean slate. That's in the akhirah.

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What about for me in the dunya? What

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am I getting out of this? Allah

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mentioned in the Quran that there are benefits

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for those who go to Hajj.

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Allah mentioned that in in the context of

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the Hajj.

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So the people, they go to

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so that they might obtain

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the benefit,

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the many benefits that are therein for them

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in store with

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Allah So Allah

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is saying, in Hajj, in going to Hajj,

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there are so many benefits for you.

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Have you ever wondered

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what benefits before besides just having that obligation

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being taken care of, and alhamdulillah,

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getting my sins forgiven? What are the benefits

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that Allah

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has established for us in Hajj? My dear

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brothers and sisters, there's benefits not just for

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those who go to Hajj.

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Those are just reminders.

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This is for those when they go to

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Hajj, they see it with their own eyes,

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they live it.

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But for us, when we come back, it

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is something that a legacy we take with

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us as we go to Hajj.

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We bring from Hajj with us here as

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we move into our daily lives. I want

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to share with you some of these benefits,

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inshaAllah.

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What do we really learn?

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What do we really learn from that experience

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when we go to Hajj? Number 1,

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the first thing we learn when we go

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to Mecca

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is seeing Al Aqaba.

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What does that even mean?

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My dear brothers and sisters, I have seen

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those people when they first lay their eyes

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on the Kaaba for the first time in

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their lives.

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I mean someone like myself and many others,

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I'm sure, they've been to Mecca many times.

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They've been to Umrah. They've been to many

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Hajj. So for them,

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that same moment is not just overwhelming

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as the others who will, by the first

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time, come to see it. I've seen people.

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I led a group of hujjads this year,

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and most of them, most of them, they

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were there for the first time for Hajj.

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But among these people, also there are few

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who were ever the first time ever in

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Mecca,

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and I can tell you the excitement.

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I can see the anticipation.

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They just wanna rush through the crowd to

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go there and just see it. And I

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can see as they walk next to me,

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they're anxious to make it sure that their

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first meeting with the Kaaba is they're not

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gonna miss it, so they keep close to

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you saying, what do I need to say?

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Is it a special du'a?

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All of this is why. Why so?

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Because Allah made the Kaaba sacred.

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Allah

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has made the Ka'bah for the people

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a sanctuary

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and a center.

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A center for what? That's a symbolism of

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the Kaaba in our lives.

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Brothers and sisters, when people go to Mecca,

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I know there are a lot of distractions

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happen there,

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But the faithful and the true believers, their

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heart is attached to the center of the

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city, to the Kaaba.

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That's a reminder to you and I. Al

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Hajj is all about making faith central in

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your life,

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to make faith

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central in your life. The whole journey is

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about seeing Al Kaaba.

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I want being there and making tawaf and

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being around the Haram. That's the whole journey's

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purpose for. But at the same time,

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it's all about making the Kaaba, the symbol

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of faith, the central thing in your life.

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And that's why when the people are there,

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even though they're living in 5 star hotels,

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they're waking up an hour, 2 hours early

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to go to the Haram.

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They go in the heat of the sun

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at Duhr time at Asr because they wanna

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be there and pray there in the Haram.

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No 1 gets gonna be crowded, doors gonna

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be closed, so they go early because they

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wanna be there next to the Kaaba if

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they can.

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Many people, they even they make another umrah

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so they can have the opportunity to pray

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just right next to the Kaaba.

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All of this because people, they wanna make

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the Kaaba the center of their faith. Brothers

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and sisters, that doesn't stop there in the

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haram or in Mecca. It continues.

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Even long after you're gone, what do we

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do when we pray? We face Al Kaaba,

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And memories will be there with you for

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a many for a long long time. And

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you always cherish that moment when you first

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saw the Ka'ba,

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making this to be the central part of

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your Ibadah

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and what it represents.

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It's the house of Allah

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and that should be the focus of our

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life after Hajj.

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That you go there, because I want to

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make sure that what the Kaaba represents is

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the central thing in my life. My dear

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brothers and sisters, how much do you really

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value this in your life?

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When it comes to the sort of priorities

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that you live by in your daily life,

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How much faith is central to you, to

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your family life, to your personal engagement with

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people, and so on? How much

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you really value that in everything that you

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do in your life. If it's not where

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it should be, then this is an opportunity

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to remind yourself that Hajj was really about

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keeping faith central in everything that you do.

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The second thing we learn from the experience

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of Hajj, my dear brothers and sisters,

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is finding

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peace and tranquility in the house of Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Allah says

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about the Kaaba or about being there.

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He said to the Prophet

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remind them, we have made this house

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The translation says center,

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but actually the word

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means a place that frequently visited, like they

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visited frequently,

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which is true because the moment you visit

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once, you always long to be there again.

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Today, I received a video, promotional video about

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the Hajj experience we did.

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And just watching this and reminding and remembering

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every step that we did, it was very

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emotional.

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Imagine if you keep that in your mind

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every time when the Hajj comes by, when

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Eid comes by, when you see the image

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of

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the Kaaba, when you see people making tawaf,

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and you remind yourself of that moment of

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peace when you've left everything behind in this

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dunya, and you just don't worry about job,

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you're not worrying about family, you're not worrying

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about anything,

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you're just now focusing on finding that peace

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and tranquility

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on those hours before fajr time.

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Well, it's so peaceful there, and you really

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just just hear

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the the the birds from above.

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And even just the chanting of the Hejaz

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and the Mu'taminin,

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how amazing that is. In the middle of

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the chaos,

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you're making tawaf and you're finding peace.

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I remind you to you and I that

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in the middle of the chaos of this

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life, you can find peace.

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How?

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If you remind yourself about Allah

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all the time.

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Challenges will happen. Trials will come about. Things

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will happen around us. And we'll get anxious,

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we'll get exhausted, we'll get tired. How can

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I find peace in that moment? You will

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find that peace if you remind yourself about

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Allah

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Allah As Allah says, The

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insan was created in a state of panic,

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like we're always afraid, anxious.

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When they're reflecting with the calamity, they freak

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out. And

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when they're blessed with something good, they also

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become freak they freak out. Why? To lose

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it.

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He says,

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except those who pray, those who connect.

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You connect with Allah

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in the moment of chaos, Wallahi, you will

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find peace, and being there is a true

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reminder.

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If you missed the opportunity to be in

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the house of Allah

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in Mecca, what is preventing you from coming

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to the house of Allah

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in this place? What's preventing you from running

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that peace and tranquility in salah coming to

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the masjid and just have those moments after

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salah to make your dua and your dikr

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and find that tranquility after fajr as well

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too? What prevents you from doing that?

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You want peace

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in this chaotic life?

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Come to the house of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala. Number 3, my dear brothers and sisters,

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what they will learn from the experience of

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Hajj is knowing that we live under the

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mercy of Allah

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You live under the mercy of Allah

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because when you see the the the size

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of humanity,

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and all these people have different needs,

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and everybody is raising their hands and they're

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asking for something. God knows what it is,

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but guess what? Allah

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knows each and everyone's need,

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And Allah will

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answer them, and he will show them with

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his mercy.

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1 of the moments of the the heat

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of the season, subhanAllah, as we were in

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Mina. And as everybody was kind of reaching

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that peak moment of the heat, all of

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a sudden you hear thunders.

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And you realize, oh my God, the mercy

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of Allah is coming. And it did. It

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started raining. It's like everyone I heard about

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them, you know, when they go to Hajj,

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they say, it rains,

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on Arafa, in Mina, and it was a

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moment just like, what a blessed moment, seeing

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people so joyful, so excited, like children standing

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in their rain and making du'a, because they

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want to expose themselves to the mercy of

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Allah

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And it's a very symbolic thing with the

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rain.

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Imagine on Arafah when everybody is just standing

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there exposing themselves to the

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It's everywhere.

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It's your own bedroom, your own office space,

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in the streets while you're driving your car.

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What is stopping you from soliciting that mercy

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of Allah

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What is it?

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What's preventing you from calling Allah

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day night pleading to him with your teeth

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flowing out of your eyes because you're looking

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for the mercy of Allah

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What a beautiful reminder.

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With all the people around,

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you realize that you have that very personal

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connection with Allah

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and you make that call and ask for

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Allah's mercy. Allah says about the Hajjkal

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He says

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Allah that it is for them, those who

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will receive the heavenly reward from Allah

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for what they have earned.

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So Allah is saying, you're gonna get your

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reward for it. So you expose yourself to

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the mercy of Allah

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Number 4,

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what do we learn from the message of

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Hajj?

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1 of the beautiful things that you've seen

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there, subhanAllah, is the concept

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of the ummah being 1 body and being

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1 community. You know, we talk about this

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here generally in lectures and khutbas and so

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on, and we have a kind of representation

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of that in our community, being extremely diverse.

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But it's truly become so real and genuine

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when you go there and you meet people

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from all the walks of life and every

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corner of the earth, people from countries you

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have never even heard of, flags you've never

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seen before.

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And then it's hard if you're curious.

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So you go, you talk to them. They

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sit next to you in salah and you

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get to engage in a conversation with them,

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and you just feel so proud,

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so proud

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to be

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of

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Ummad

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Muhammad

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in a moment of weakness.

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As we see the situation in Gaza, May

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Allah make it easy for our brothers, and

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send Gaza and Philistines

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This whole

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weakness of the Ummah in time like ours,

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it's like sometimes you wonder,

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are we truly 1 ummah?

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I mean why no 1 is doing anything?

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Why no 1 is doing anything to our

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brothers in Philistines and Gaza? To the

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extent that in the debate for the most

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powerful position

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on earth, last night at the Jamaha, 1

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of those regardless

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about who the candidates are, but 1 of

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them has been using being a Palestinian as

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an insult.

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Wallahi doesn't know.

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He doesn't know he will be honored

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if he become a scratch of that title.

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But we are in a weak position as

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an ummah. When you go to Hajj, you

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realize, why are we so weak?

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Why are we so weak?

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Unfortunately,

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we lack the leadership,

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we lack the commitment from the ummah for

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their faith and their deen,

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and it's just there's so much work to

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be done. But when you go there, you

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see the meaning of being 1 ummah. Everybody's

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around you, And you realize the need the

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meaning of going out there to to get

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to know about them and their condition, their

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affairs, and their situations,

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and you start making du'a for them, and

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they will make du'a for you. I heard

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around the Kaaba in different places, people who

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don't even speak Arabic make a du'a for

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Gaza and Palestine.

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You know,

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regardless where they're coming from, everybody is united

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when it comes to the affairs of the

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ummah.

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May Allah

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facilitate ease for brothers in Gaza.

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Brothers and sisters,

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we also learn from Hajj many historic things.

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Makes us live in a truly in a

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time,

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a different timeline really.

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Like when you go there, you suddenly go

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on a time travel.

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You go there and remember Ibrahim

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You remember

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Muhammad You remember the hijrah. You remember Fathuh

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Makkah, the conquest of Makkah. You remember so

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many things. And as a Muslim,

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if you have studied that,

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just being there,

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it puts you in awe, and it will

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have that kind of impact on you,

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making sure that you carry that same legacy

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that lasted 1400 years. What are you going

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to be doing afterwards?

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How are you going to be part of

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this beautiful history of the ummah? What is

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it that you're adding? What value you're adding

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to the ummah? That when the people 1400

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years later come and they will look back,

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they see that someone like yourself did something

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for the ummah.

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History is there and we lived it over

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and over again. And every time you visit,

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you live it again.

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What legacy are you gonna leave for the

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ummah, my dear brothers and sisters? There is

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so much we could learn from the experience

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of Hajj. I ask Allah

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to facilitate that experience to each and every

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1 of you, and make it easy for

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you all to go there

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and express and experience the blessings of Hajj

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altogether

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And I ask

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Allah to protect our brothers and sisters in

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Gaza and in Philistines and shield them for

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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1 more benefit that we learn from Hajj

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that is not necessarily

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spiritual matter, although it has some spirituality in

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it, is worldly affairs, worldly matters.

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And Allah

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did not neglect

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our personal needs as humans, even when we're

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in Hajj.

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He says

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There's no harm, there's no sin upon you

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if you seek the benefit, which means financial

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gains, while you're there in Hajj.

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So even in the duniya, I've seen people

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networking.

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I met people for the first time in

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my life.

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I haven't seen them before in my life.

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And now, Marshall, we're a band of brothers.

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We're 1 family, 1 community, connecting with each

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other, knowing who does what and what what

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benefit you can get from them or they

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can benefit you. Connecting with each other

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from different sides of the world.

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What a beautiful thing. What a beautiful gain

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you can by expanding your network, alhamdulillah, for

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the matters of dunya and the matters of

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the akhirah. There is so much higher in

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going there for Hajj, my dear brothers and

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sisters. My advice to all of you, especially

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the young ones,

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do not delay

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your Hajj journey to a later time if

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you can't do it early.

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If you want to benefit from it, then

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do it when you're still young.

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When you're healthy and wealthy and capable insha'allah

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and I guarantee you, once you try it

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once, you will desire to do it more

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than once.

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And that's how much benefit you will find

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it inshallah.

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