Wednesday Halaqa 2012 09 12 In The Footsteps Of Ibrahim As

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sallallahu wasallam

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This is a special presentation from the Valley Ranch as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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Madiba sisters Ever wondered Have you ever wondered why in your Salah when you do your five daily prayers will it be your Will you do some outcome? Why do we always associate the name of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with Nebula

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meaning Why do we say

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comma select Allah?

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We say Allah Mohammed, Mohammed Kamara.

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Why do we always associate the name Muhammad Salah?

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Why not?

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Why don't we?

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Why not saying any other prophet y Ibrahim Alayhi Salam in particular. And even when

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he was asked Dr. Sorrell Ah, now we know how to give salam to how to say to say Salaam to

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Allah, He said

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Mohammed, Mohammed.

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He instructed his followers

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to praise and invoke bedrock for him for himself and his family and also for him and his center. If you ever asked this question if it ever came to your mind, you need to study the life of about him and his salon. You would realize how significant

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was to

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Mohammed Salah, Salah, and to me and do as Muslims, how significant that is. When it comes to Ibrahim alayhis salam there is one unique quality for running a salon for the rich

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has made him very special. He made him very special that he chose to become Hari Rama. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about him what

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Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen Ibrahim as a Khalid and the meaning of Helene comes from the a hula in the Arabic language, which is the highest level of love. The highest level of love is a hula, then the Arabic expression of meaning of hula in the human terminology. It's one that love penetrates the heart which means to penetrate. So it penetrates the heart there is no separation between the heart and God love. Now can you imagine if Allah subhanho wa Taala he loves

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His Majesty, that he loves him so

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much. And he also made Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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submissive, he said about himself, Carla.

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Allah, Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as his colleagues have chosen also about him to be his credit

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to him. Now why what is so special when it comes to study the life of a salon? This one chapter, the chapter of the establishment of Hajj is one unique chapter again for us as Muslims in particular, because it's still our practice. I'm still following the legacy of cinema. I want you to know, for those brothers and sisters who are planning to go to Hajj this year shall make it easy for them. And for those who plan to go to Hajj anytime soon, inshallah I want you to keep this and I want you to keep this in mind that whenever you go to Hajj, you are the response of Ibrahim alayhis salam, you are the response.

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Sometimes called when Allah subhanho wa Taala told him rather than financeable Hajj, you call the people to come for Hajj, call the people call upon proclaim the Hajj. Let the people come and answer this call. Ibrahim alayhis salam, he said, Kara, how can I make this How can this happen when I'm just only one person? I'm only one person I can do the Quran Mecca but how am I going to be able to deliver this to

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Allah subhanho wa Taala told him, he will just proclaim you do the call, we will deliver the message. And indeed, after all these 1000s of years, since the salon before

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the Hajj has been continuous, and it's going to continue bimala until the day of judgment. That's the response of the salon. This chapter in the life of a salon is very unique for us. And in this presentation. We are going to go into the footstep

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On a spiritual journey from him and his family, through the Hajj, how this happened, what is so special about it? Again, I want to bring you back again to the unique quality of Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his relationship to Hajj. If you would like to summarize Ibrahim and his qualities, you know when you say what when I said the Prophet Musa, what is the distinctive distinctive quality of masala sama would you say?

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He was on other spoke, but there is something here about him.

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He was very strong.

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San is uni quality, being very strong. If you say no. What is distinctive about

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perseverance, long life more than 1000 years, and he did all this.

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Perseverance. every prophet has a very specific quality. When it comes to Ibrahim, Hassan, what is that unique quality about Ibrahim and his

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submission?

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submission. He was submissive, there is lots of hands on what Allah I decided this in the salon

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that I mentioned about him in the course of building the Kaaba, and afterwards, our mission is quality. So that was

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one of his qualities, the qualities of

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Ibrahim

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anyone who avoids the part of the place that no one does that except the one who's fooling himself foolish with other foolish ones who stay they avoid the part of him and his dilemma.

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Allah says, we have chosen him, we have selected him in the studio in this world, well enough will occur to them in Australia he of judgment, he will be among the Righteous Among the righteous ones for what is called boohoo as slim, slim to me, when I

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submit, although I submit whatever you say

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them to me, I submit myself to the to the Lord of the rooms.

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It says

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the Arabic language if Carla Aslam Allah slammed them Submit. There was no there was no pause, no intermission, no question asked. It's not like to what Allah said submit, what do I submit, he immediately announced, says I submit to the law of the Lord. He did not even ask a question. Then regard to what about what and how officers submit and he submitted when we checked.

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Particularly all the rights of Hajj, we're going to see the submission of Ibrahim alayhis salam, for that reason, for that reason, Islam, which is submission, surrendering to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes all the goes all the way back to the origins of practice of the monotheism. And

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that's why you always say,

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Mohammed, and then you say Allahumma, Salli, ala, Ibrahim, let's see the Hajj and how people they submit themselves to the last panel data through the practice of the money center.

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For those who have been to Emerald hedge in particular, perhaps you've seen this, one of the most beautiful scenes that I've ever seen in the hedge and just amazing site, amazing scene, I haven't seen it, you know, in many places, but when it comes to the hedge one of the most beautiful sights and see when you see people, regardless of the age, crime,

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you just see people hold on to the Kaaba and not remember one time I had the opportunity to come very close to what we called al Matheson, which is underneath the gate of the cover, you hold on autism, you put your chest there, and then there are people there, they're just weeping. You tried to cry, but these people

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are crying their eyes out. And it just makes them do an ask Allah subhana wa tada for forgiveness, and amazing sight. That is one of the sides and one of the signs of submission. There's a lot of evidence over there, you're crying, you don't even care about people looking at you says Look at this, look at you.

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You will care about that. Because you've submitted yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala is is not there. It's complete humbleness and humility as well as the origin. And all you think about a lot there is nothing you don't connect with anyone from whom around you. You don't even care about who's standing next to you. And you just cry your eyes out only because you submit to the role of Allah subhanho wa Taala is one of those beautiful sites and had all this for those who don't have a one to two remember this hedge and rituals of hedge. They're all about proving your submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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From the Jimmy Ibrahim alayhis salam, he moved from Egypt from from Iraq, moved to a sham in modern day Philistine. And from there, they went to Egypt. from Egypt, he came back again to Philistine then have now given the command over him. I've given you I blessed you with this child, the smile from his wife, haha, I bless you with this baby with this job to whom he deserved to have for a very, very long time. But now all of a sudden, after he enjoyed his child for maybe a few months, you know, having him around,

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gave the command to Ibrahim, Ibrahim, you need to take your wife and your son, I needed to move down south to Mecca.

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Mecca by the way back then, was born in a hand completely, even if it would have described in the law that he met Allah subhana wa tada of Ghana, India's cantonment area to be widened.

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Oh, my

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God, my family, my wife and my child into this barren valley that

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has no cultivation, no vegetation.

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And the vertical knees are sacred house. So

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we when he did that, and he undertook that journey, from Philistine down south into the desert of Arabia, as he was going through the desert of Arabia. Can you imagine the pain of just thinking of taking your wife and you just move on child? You taking your child to this displace? Why? Because of assets? Everyone never question. There's not a lot to say, you know, the family down there. He said, I'll submit and I move on. So the first thing you need to do for the brothers and sisters, to hedge, remind yourself that when you travel, you submitted yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many people, the moment they're starting to have had a thought they start thinking of the ironies of the

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trip, the passports, acquiring the visa, and then the tickets, then the appearance of reservations, and who's gonna be who the all that stuff of how they feel this hardware discouraged more than the guy

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who was called to send his wife and his child into the middle of the desert of Arabia.

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To him, it is such an amazing submission. And he just took his child and his wife, and they moved down south. He took his child, again, that he always wanted to have a child around, but somehow

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tested him with that.

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Then when he moved down south, if you travel today, we travel by, you know, airplanes, trains, and cars and fancy vehicles and so on. But then what was the best vehicle that they used to have?

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transportation? cameras, they only have cameras, how much can you carry on our camera Gemma, he cannot carry that much. regardless how much you try. It's not going to be that great. So whenever you go, you are not going to carry with you that much. They brought him on a Santa Monica stuff on his luggage. He carry the most essential for you, when you go to Hajj, how much would you carry with you,

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you usually carry, that's the lightest and the most valuable to you. I've seen some people who drive cars and they go but by buses, and they carry with them even though the kitchen actually utensils and all that stuff. And somehow they just get so annoyed and so tired because of that. Why? Because now they bother themselves to care about so many things that they carry with them. But if you carry less than that, and you said I'll take her things over there and

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then you have less to worry about. That's exactly the same concept that you need to take with you. In this journey. When you try to hedge.

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Hedge, you have to get rid of all these loads, extra loads. While this exercise we're talking about here financial deaths and more of this more or less like what you know that you have this person, that person, you know this person, you are this person an apology, you owe this person such and such and so forth. So you have you kind of kind of hurt so many people around you How would you vote Are you gonna have to try to get rid of all these loads. Because if you don't, if you don't, and you're going to carry this with it too hard, you're most likely it's going to get trouble for you a lot of forgive you the sins that you commit

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between you and Allah subhana wa Tada. But if there's anything between you and other people, you're going to be held accountable for that you're going to have to answer for this. So you better prepare yourself for that Ibrahim alayhis salam, he did not carry with him that much. When you go to Hajj and you are going to go short to stop basically the airport when you go to the airport.

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The first difficult

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After a passport visa and all that stuff, the most difficult station would be just to get into, into the airline and the jet and just find your seat. This is a very painful side, I've seen that very painful side, people, they kind of have been two big bags, three bags for more or less. And the more you carry with you, the longer you're gonna, you're gonna stay and wait, the more you carry with you, the longer that you the way there's going to be, the less you carry with you, the faster the journey is going to be just

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that's exactly as

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you move faster, you carry more, you didn't have to wait in order to plan things and answer for things and so forth. So take the same principle with you when you go to college. If you had to consider this meeting Allah subhana wa Tada. You have to submit them and you have to admit all your costs on all your earth. Therefore these financial debts and also model debts, you have to sell them before you travel. Do as much as you can. So when you go you go

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next to Rahim, Salam

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when he arrived there, he found the space in Mecca or the area or Mecca supposed to be to be completely empty space. Literally, there was nothing there wasn't even a settlement. No human means nothing. Just his wife, his child, mountains Valley and some places where the foundation of the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala exists before even was excavated, it was just right there. So Ibrahim alayhis salam, Ibrahim alayhis salam, he took his family over there in submission to the will of Allah subhanho wa, what is so ironic and what is so amazing, what is so amazing is that when he spoke about that land when he met that Allah subhanho wa Taala is a banner in the US gentlemen,

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at BYU, the Nevada desert and and very

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much, my Lord, I'm bringing my family to this.

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And the Vatican Muharram to live next to your sacred house. The house wasn't built.

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There was no hospital. How could Ibrahim call your sacred house? How's that? Simply, there was called sacred house as a vision for Ibraheem alehissalaam for the future, a radio that the day was coming. So he was looking always to prepare for the future. He was preparing for the future. Now for us when it comes to hedge. Many people, their plan for the future is to enjoy life as much as possible. And then towards the end, I'll go ahead and retire.

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Then retire of everything.

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But Ibrahim Hassan was different. He bought his family when there was nothing there yet. And he says, Yeah, I'm taking into this place. That's your house, even though the house wasn't there, but he knew was coming. So he was preparing, you know beforehand. So when you go to help you better prepare what you're going to be doing after high school today.

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What are you planning to do after had learned from today? Don't say, let me go headfirst and shallow Thailand and we see what we can do ourselves. Don't say Well, I know myself. When I come back. Most likely I can't go back to the same lifestyle. Ibrahim Allison was prepared in the years to come because what did they have the house? We have some between Mashallah teenager, at least 15 years, perhaps afterwards? That's when he came back to the hospital son, smile. And what did he when he established that? What was the purpose of all this journey submission to Allah subhana wa Tada. Look what he said about his family.

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In his kingdom and the reality I brought my family to live here by your sacred house. For what reason? He said Leo p musala. So that they might establish Salah I'm bringing them here to establish the law, even though the masjid was not built yet. Even though his son was still a baby. He still he said, I brought him here, so that they established off to submit your world. So they worship you.

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Such as NASA, therefore my Lord, help them assess them by Brendan righteous company to be 100 he didn't care about food for them at the moment. He did not care about food at the moment. He cared about the company says I want people to surround them righteous ones, that they will help assist them to achieve that goal to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala so we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to do that for them and NASA. We delay then he said was

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and provide for them from the fruits of the land. Why do you think upon him delayed

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The fruit. What is the date speaking about the provision? Why is that? Can you guess?

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Why wouldn't he start with this first? I mean, come on, you're bringing the family into the desert, there was one thing that you should secure food for them first, right? But he didn't ask Allah for food first. He said, You know, I'm bringing them here so they can worship you. Please provide the company good people to surround and be around them. Then he said, and provide for them some food while he did that.

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They need people but they need food to survive so that people can come and find them alive.

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That's another set of submissions.

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Why is that? Because Rahim he knew when he said, Yeah, I'm bringing them to your house. And the basic problem, I'm bringing them to your house, when you put when you bring someone to someone else's house, what do you call this person? I guess.

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They are guests. So he is dealing with his loss of power dollar, my Lord, my family, going to be your guest.

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My family is going to be your guest. And what do you expect from the host?

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What do you expect from those to provide? So when he said, My Lord, I'm bringing my family to live near your house? He is implying that provision is granted. That's part of the hospitality. I don't worry about that. Because I submit to you my No, I submit your one. So I'm bringing my family to you, my lord. Yeah. But just bring good company, and then provide for them, whatever the fruit of this land. So he delayed that because again, as I said, it was granted, he knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala was not going to remake assembly go waste.

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So that's, that's why we always if you ever go to Mecca, you always read the signs in Arabic, they say, Blue Man, the guests of the Most Merciful, you are the guest of the Most Merciful. So when you go there, keep that in your mind. Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was going after it was going for you the last panel was that he was playing bass in your case for Allah subhanho wa Taala that when you go to Mecca to provide for you, so that you don't have to worry about food and sustenance. But what about something else? What is the other thing that you should worry about, which was mentioned another is a lost power data says what doesn't want to know

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when you seek provision for how to then look for the best provision, and what are the best provision, righteous system five,

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food, easy to find, but tough love righteousness and piety. That is the thing that you need to look for whenever you go to Hajj.

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Next, Ibrahim alayhis salam, after he now makes sure that his family is there. He met a lot for them. You give them whatever he had in his hand of water and food. And then he just departed in the Hadith. Historical running Melissa, when he left, he just left and he did not turn back. Commerce. That's another sign of submission to Allah. Allah told him to give it to put his family there. So he did. Now he's heading back home. He just heading back home right now. Now so how long what would go in the mind of a man, a husband, a father, who's leaving his wife and his child, leaving his wife and his child in the middle of a desert? What could come to your mind?

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Or perhaps all these weird ideas what's gonna happen to them? drought, animals, hungry people, theme stars, all that stuff would come to your mind. They brought him on a Sunday kept hitting

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him hotjar is why she stood up and she went after him. She starts calling you out and running or running. To Whom are

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you live? What are they say? Allah. In the Hadith. It says Rahim Allah Islam, he did not even turn his face back.

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One because I prefer the tomato tomahto is not going to turn back just like trying to break his promise the loss of his work or his submission to a lot either as part of his living. So then she asked him, Are you sure that Allah subhanho wa Taala all of you and commanded to do that? It says, absolutely. Allah subhana wa Tada. Now there is another form of submission in the family for Ronnie malleson in the household of this man who surrendered his world to us, his wife, she learned us calling in and let you know

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if this is the case, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not allow us to go waste. So we're not going to know

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if this is coming from Alaska. We're not going to fish. You just don't want to. They brought him

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now after he left, and they said for some time waiting for the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a miraculous way. What to expect from a woman or child to do just when they're see what's going to happen.

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power plants for them, the water just finished. And when the water finished eventually, that's when she want to start looking for something. Now, before that, why do you think? Why do you think a lot of Panama let this woman and her husband why he left them there

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when there was nobody? Why can you guess of something very profound. When when Rahim Allah He left his wife and his child in that completely empty value. What's the purpose of that?

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It's a test for sure. There's no doubt about it. But testing what

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taqwa

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patience, for

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the man,

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full reliance,

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Allah to help them cut all relations with anything.

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Completely. You know, people when they always whenever they go into tests and troubles, what do they usually do? They try to find solutions to find exits, an entity that is close to them. So if you know somebody you call them, I want to know something and tried to use it. If you have money to try to use the money, if you have a current, you try to use everything that you have conformer

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But then, when this person reached a desperate situation, when nothing can help, what do they do?

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What do they do?

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When they try everything possible? And they could not fulfill they cannot. You cannot do anything to them. That's when they come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is the lesson a lot so just wants to differ on him and the family around him to look at you. Now you're in a situation that you can't do much with or just maybe some some water, some food is gonna perish very soon. And then what are you gonna do about nothing?

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When you have nothing around you, what are you going to do? You just cut ties with this world completely, and you put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's what this woman did.

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That's what she did. She put her trust in Allah. But then the baby starts crying. When the baby starts crying as a mother, she tried because she trusts Allah subhana wa Tada. But eventually the child is a baby, and the baby's crying, how would that child you know, know what's going on. They kept crying and find and find, then finally, harder because mother, she decided that she needed to do something to this child, this baby, maybe a last panel with a planning something for her there, she needs to do her part right now. What she did, she lived the baby over there. And she moved up to the nearest the nearest shelter, we call it a sofa. So she stood over there. And she started looking

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right and left all directions. If there any caravan, any form of life that can help her any kind of water. She when she didn't she didn't find any. Then Then the second year is still over there was a model. So she went all the way down into the valley. Today, when you go to long run, it's very fancy as well. It's amazing. You go there. It's all Model Model. And it's also the climate and air condition. And the reason there comes Martian

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blowing so strong, that you don't even feel anything. And even with that I've heard some people complaining that the marble is too hard for me.

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When I heard this one is just really embarrassing. Yes, remember, this woman she's running between these two mountains was was completely completely unpaved, it was a valley, and it's rough terrain. And she had to go through this seven times, from one mountain to the other, come back again. I'm back again seven times. And she didn't complain.

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She did not complain. But somehow after she did everything, after she did everything now that she tried to use it to do her part into this. What was the response to that she got from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And then you put your trust in last, because regardless how much you try, I can make things happen. What are the water coming from Angela? Do you remember where the water came from? From underneath the feet of her child.

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She was running all this distance trying to bring that water out from somewhere that a lot told her listen you can do as much as you want. Try as much as you want. When I just had this happen, it will happen on a lot of water the water without an effort from

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the water can diminish him in that effort. But a loved one the water from underneath the feet of that live in that shot. Again. Another reminder, submit.

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I just told y'all take care of you. You know whatever. was very unique when in relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala the waters

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gushing and came out. What did she do? She collected the water and that's what we call it.

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She collected the water and she thought handle surviving of this water that water is blessed water even Sahaba such as an

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underwater lawn. He survived in Mecca many weeks just

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just recently given he said actually gain weight because

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now I don't know if you got to try this this these days, but eventually it happened with our rajala

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that's just like a sign.

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And for for harder, then Allah azza wa jal is plan unfolding to have one after the other with a group of caravans arriving from Jerusalem. And so there was water over there. They were very normal people. They said, should we share the water with you? She said, it's okay. They came in, they made a settlement that later became

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the plan. The plan that Allah promises will happen.

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The group that came along was as Rahim Allah Islam requested such

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a message that people have good hearts, kinds of people and gentle to come. And indeed they came and they had a good company from that group. Now, we see that in the story of harder for you also in the head when you remember that, that whenever you go there, a loss of Hannah Montana is your host. And he promised that he will provide for you Don't worry too much about food. What about righteousness and find that means

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you can eat you can eat, biryani, kebab, whatever you want. And you can also survive on days and cheese. Milan is going to do the same thing for you. I know some people that always target the five stars, packages, four star packages, restart whatever that is when they go in. And they always like to be in the fanciest hotels and so on, which is good. Nothing wrong with that.

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But to have that experience, you can have to humble yourself.

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You're gonna have to humble yourself a little bit and realize that the purpose of going to Hajj is not just about doing some written rituals, it's going through the experience is that you're going to have to go through this and you have to submit yourself to the will of Allah Subhana home what's

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next after that, Ibrahim now he left and then this minor grew up in that area.

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And he also afterwards you know, married from them but before that as you wouldn't be clear now, but a lot of it came down at that age where his father can look up to before my son, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the command to run in the run game this time.

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You see what it brought him brought brought his family to that place. The plan was in the future that you're going to build the house of Allah azza wa jal, but it wasn't ready at the time he had to build the house. It wasn't until they brought him on to smile enough, and then a loss of power without all the running. Now it's time to go and build my house.

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Go and lay the foundation of the house. So Raheem came at that time. What did we learn from this? Another form submission? Everything has to happen, you know? edits, right? Right, right time has to take its course in this life at the right time it will happen. What do you need to do? Do your part. Put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala and make things happen the way they're supposed to happen? Make them right. That's what Rahim Allah Islam did. He put his trust in Allah Xhosa did his spot, the one last command. And then he waited for the right time for that. Visit the parabolas calm down. Same thing in your personal life. Most of us are hasty. You want to jump steps in your life to get

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this particular areas, whether it's in career, in education, in medical life, whatever, on while doing that you perhaps will be leaving, and you'd be back perhaps racing your feet and your legs over other people's shoulders. Like what some people don't do mine. They come and they would like to go forward because you know, they can leave. So they want to skip over people's shoulders and they hurt people in life. Many of us do the same thing to as we try to leave and jump over. You hurt other people. It could be your children. Could be your spouse, could be relatives, your loved ones could be so many people around and

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when the time is ready, it's gonna happen. So when it was ready alasa brought in and Rahim submitted to Allah Subhan Allah knows best. So he waited when the time came when he became ready, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the command to Rahim Allah to come. Ibrahim alayhi salam, he arrived.

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And he told him that is the time right now that we bought the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, an amazing thing about this experience is that this whole idea the whole subject of building the house of Allah

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What are the purpose of that is to create the concept of hate, the concept of monotheism, the oneness of Allah, how is the selection of the places there was one place, not anything in that place, there was one spot.

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Not there wasn't any spot. It was the spark of one particular house. And it wasn't any particular house. It was the one house that Allah subhana wa tada put there first on Earth. So everything is first and one and unique.

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Everything was first one and unique. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in elevating orderliness, living in the first house ever built an earth House of Worship was the one that was in Mecca. So that was unique. And Ibrahim alayhis salam, O Allah subhanho, wa Taala, ask them, ask them to build that house, and bring everybody to worship on on that list. So that's another form of one unifying the people, the entire population, what he built the house

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when he built the house, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him the command, call the people, and they all come to that place. And indeed, that's what happened. today. After all these 1000s of years, you go to Hajj, you will be mesmerized as the beauty and the size of that human fabric that you see in my wall, I will go there. It's amazing. You just thought in any random place in Mexico during the hot season, stop in any random place. Just stop there. And just try to click your phone and make take random pictures. Then after that, go back, check these pictures, perhaps every picture of them in a few seconds. If you take every 10 seconds, that every picture perhaps will capture someone from a

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completely different place from this world.

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you capture somebody from from Egypt, and you capture somebody from Europe to capture somebody from Asia from everywhere. And amazing thing, what is this? This is all in response to the call of of Rahim Allah is that they all come to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala unifying the purpose that they all come to worship Allah. And as doing that, how do they unify? How do they unify that? They unify that in many ways? Number one,

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in the Quran,

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when you met Allah, what does that exactly mean to you? This is a there's a hidden message in itself. When you circle around something, what does that become?

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Though you say the word What is it? Is their center. When you circle on something, that something becomes your center. So when you're searching around particular goal, what does that become to you,

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the center of your life, everything you're doing it just to get to that degree, everything if you have thought of it in your mind, if you target the target in your mind, to become a lawyer, or a teacher, or whatever you want to become, what do you do in this life? Every move every speech, every lecture, perhaps that you're doing that's toward achieving that goal that becomes your center? Because everything revolves around?

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Same thing if someone wants to marry somebody in particular, everything they do, you want to be around achieving that center, that goal, everything. Now when it comes to to go into Mecca, why do you make

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because that's symbolic, is when you go around the Kaaba, it means that this is the center of your life, not the house itself. But what it represents. And what does it represent exactly a lot of this house what

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he called a

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theater party, is that you purify my house. So a lot

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sooner, maybe you're just basically making this the center of your life. And it's a it's a reminder. And another reminder is regardless how far you go from the center.

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When you go big circles, what happens still, you can have to come back again closer, doesn't mean

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you'll be making the laugh sometimes you find yourself very close to the camera, and sometimes you feel pushed away. Then afterwards the patio pushed back again, because you're doing circles, you're gonna keep going around that center. That is the that's like the meaning of making the cover the center of your life and also another meaning of the use a lot. How do you make this a center? Would it make us a lot from around the globe? Everybody around the world? wherever they are, you have to face the direction of the camera. Sometimes it is upon us so excited, so happy when people they come and they argue about the direction

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is it this way we're done with this? We're done with this that sometimes we have all these phones coming out and start checking. Which one is that? Well I get so excited about it. Sometimes. Why not?

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Because it for me, I would say, look at this, how allies are watching mercilessness people to unify them all their purpose is to do that thing is that they want to make sure that when we pray, we face that direction.

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It's unifying the people. So once they all see that this is a direction, they all do one, submit, right? when everybody's arguing this way or that way, then you make a no brainer. Congress says this way, what do they do? Okay?

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We're at this Submit. And that's against submission. Even when you do your salaat you have that sense of submission to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala through facing the direction of the Kaaba. So when you go to Hajj for those who don't remember, Abdullah is a son of your submission is not just doing seven, certainly.

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I remember God with some people, all what they care about in the hunt, they just to get over.

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They just want to make the seven service and that's what this is. Where is it? What what's the easiest way of doing? Okay, the fastest way should we go into here or that Second level Third level? What was his account, they always look for shortcuts. Instead of looking for doing it perfectly, and doing it properly, and achieving the goal was made for they're trying just to go over with the massive overhead. And that is absolutely not the essence of the hedge, though Abraham is

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Ibrahim.

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Ibrahim is also here in his vision, which is coming from US law to Panama with Allah, that this land one day will become the land of the Hartman, maybe this is the final result is going to be that's why even though it was desert, it is

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one of the shower. There are all these civilizations, all this population. Now he knew something's gonna come from them. And he put his trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And he put his submission to the will of Allah soldier. But he asked Allah subhana wa tada Ravana What?

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My Lord,

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please send a message

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yet iottie antibiotic

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versus system pigment northern wisdom. And then he asked the last panel to do that. So yes, I submit, please make among them MBM, who will get into our last panel without an answer answered the call of Rahim Allah says after how many years?

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almost four or 5000 years? Well, that's the calculation. They have a lot of how long But eventually, after 1000 years, Allah Subhana Allah responded to the call, Rahim Allah.

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So for me and you when you go to Hajj, you remember, look at the glory right now. Remember, 1000s of years ago when it was first built? How does it look like? And remember, when you go today, when you see the expansions, don't look at the fancy buildings that they're making the beautiful marble that they using, and so on. Don't look at us. It's not everlasting. But look at the essence of meaning when you go to see all these peoples upon 1000s of years ago, Ibrahim was alone with his wife and a child. And now when you go, you see all these people come in submitted a lot of a lot of work. And you realize that you are indeed that application that response to the drop of Rahim Allah is Allah

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who proclaimed the Hajj and people respond, because Allah delivered on his behalf. So for the brothers and sisters, those are going to always remember to say,

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Come on.

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Come on, Ronnie.

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For those who are going to hatch, I have a few advices for you. And

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I encourage each and every one of you to make that intention this year in shallow data before the next year. If you can still have the time. Do it this year. Here are a few advices for the brothers and sisters we're going to have number one, you need to always keep that in mind that you are the response of that column of Rahim Allah, be proud of them. Make sure that you forefather running Melissa, your father running Melissa would be proud of you that you're responding to this call when he says come to the heart. A lot delivered. And you know the response of the squalicum Rahim Allah is Allah number two, when you go to Hajj, don't try Don't try to show basically that you're doing

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him a favor, when you know it's a lost power Dada is doing is sending his favors upon you by making it possible for you to come back. So being here can be grateful to us. Who enabled you to come and attend that season. Number three, whatever you don't look for shortcuts. Please please my dear brothers and sisters. I remember one time actually I went on a hunt

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on hunt with a group of people

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To my surprise, these are now supposed to be some people with

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good knowledge, good level of knowledge.

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What unfortunate asking for they were looking for the shortcuts they were asking is that logic knows that logic, okay, let's do it this way.

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Everything that is considered not mandatory, they try to skip it so they can move on to that to the most important thing, which is

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valid. But if you would like to enjoy, you have to do it perfect. How is that that's a whole different topic, how to perform the heist properly, basically, how do we do it properly? How do you make your job properly, how to face the tumbler properly, how to make the work properly, all these things, try to make them properly and make them perfect. When you go on Alibaba. And you spend the entire day how to do that properly, you have to think about it as well. When you spend your night and most valuable, what are you going to be doing? Are you going to be checking your smartphone? Or are you going to be just supposed to be doing a dark night, just do everything the way it's supposed

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to be and the way it's supposed to happen? Because this is how hard you're supposed to be. And this is how you should enjoy and how you would benefit from the environment from the number four. When you go ahead, remember to seek provision and the best provision you carry with you.

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This is the only provision that you take with you. And you always come back with leftover

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meaning you go and sometimes you come with more than what you've left with. Specific fuel journey was good. That was perfect. You go with preparation, spiritual preparation. But when you when you go to Matt, can you see the beauty of your images so high that when you come back 100 you have more than what you went with. But it comes to money you got early.

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If you if you come with anything, but they would come to tough one, it says that's the provision you need to carry with you the most important provision. Number five,

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remember that this is when you go to Mecca, the echoes of the cause of Ibrahim is older, let's bake along. The baker actually,

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in 101 namah de la la sharika. This is the answer of the column of Rahim Allah is

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in your service, oh my lord, I mean your service that they can actually

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associate him no partners with you in worship. My Lord, I'm in your service. At your service, you keep calling back and forth like Baker, Baker Baker actually collected these verses when they Echo, I want you to remember that that's exactly what Rahim is called for, for people to come. And as a response to this call is what was said on number six, I want you to remember that Hajj is an individual personal experience, his personal experience, many people they wish there had been, they must have had been socialized.

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They just spent so much time and socializing. Getting to know the people in the group, do things together, all the stuff and so on. If you want to benefit from the has the best way to go as an individual, meaning even if you have a group and you can afford to on doing it by yourself a shout out without getting lost, of course, you're

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going to enjoy that experience by yourself. I remember when I used to go ask students, and even though because a group together as friends, we always meet in one location towards the end of this.

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of the monastic, let's say an hour for example, we say we'll meet at sunset or after an hour after sunset on such and such location. That's it. So what are you doing all these hours, you just go find the space, empty space, just make your DOD high with the plan, do whatever you can. And the same thing when you

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just go ahead and get some rest because that's the time when you need to wake up next day. So you continue with the regatta. When you move from Makkah to Mina Mina to Mecca, try your best these days become the name celebration and many people again they waste their time in and socializing, I want you to make sure that you spend your time in sha Allah in the event as a personal experience, that's when you benefit the most inshallah so just remember that the purpose of this is to submit to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala you surrender your will to Allah had you will test your patience to limit yourself never realized that you

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will or you will go on you will see things that will just make you go crazy. But when you realize that this is part of the test, it's not by design, or they say things happen. You need to show your patience, perseverance, patience, as much as you can. And remember, it's all about submitting to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and surrendering to the word of Allah azza wa jal And finally, remember that when you depart from here, that's a training for you, when you depart from this one

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unit behind the most beloved, in terms of your wealth, your houses, your family, your loved ones, and so on. And so I've gone through a lot of stations digit

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All stations, one after the other until you're done. And then when you come back, people will ask you, how was it? If you didn't? Well, you will say I can't do this.

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You have to go and see.

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But if it wasn't for that reason, you will never go without travel agency.

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That means you wasted your time. You did not benefit from that very, very well. Regardless of an agent that you go with. If you focus on the essence of heart, you will always enjoy your personal experience.

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And that's what we learn from the experience of Rahim Allah is that he was the one who submitted to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you would like to follow the footsteps of Rahim Allah is always keep that in mind. Whatever you do there in Mecca, whatever you do there and even in an art form is that it? Always remember that the Rahim Allah is he was there, and he submitted himself to the last panel. So Allah subhanho wa Taala. For those who don't have milazzo just make the Hajj easy. Allah subhana wa jal deliver them there safely. And having enjoyed the Regatta, and we asked a lot powder for them to accept their head and make a hjem abroad for this high tech tip from them to

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give orders, so that when they come back, they can be

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given, and they become like fresh the way as they were, when they were born,

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or when they were born. And when you come back to Charlotte, you can have the legacy of rocking with you, you always carry the legacy running with you for those who don't have an advantage or have had this year, as such as they start building on this concept. Until the next year, inshallah, don't delay. If you can go, just go. And then later you can go at your convenience. So once you go on to

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more on a lot of time, and a question

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on

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the rehearsal of the gentlemen, now. So like you said, when you leave, you leave everything behind. And you think about them, you forget about the children you forget about.

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Some people they

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just make a comment on your comments.

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Cover is that the heart is just like a rehearsal for the day.

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Meaning when you go to the Day of Judgment, you leave everything behind. You focus on that thought and that task, which is to survive the Day of Judgment, the same thing when you go to, you should leave everything behind for security. And of course, but then when you know, they're just focusing on

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the brother actually by the side is mentioning that sometimes people as they make their power, they will be actually checking their cell phones and is talking to people around the car.

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And even to see people was even so unethical sometimes you see too, and they waving their hands to the camera around the meeting. Do you see me?

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Sir, calling on the front of them? Do you see me? Can you see my hand. So

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I remember when the cell phones became what was basically back in the late 1980s, in the early 1990s vitually was actually some light node. But then when some becoming widespread, it became very annoying. Literally, you'll be making a thought and have all these ring tones around the town.

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And then you will have all these tones as optional. And then people start talking over the cell phone. So even though you're trying to have this peaceful moment, everybody just walk in even when they're alone. And when they're alone, there will still be talking over the phone. So that's really very annoying when people spend most of their time just speaking over the phone. Again, that doesn't mean to abandon your family without checking on them. But do it once and every once in a while, but not when you engage in the middle guideline not to question which is

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not

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because it is destroyed over the years, except for the foundation

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to make the money.

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The question is, is it true that the interest should have brought him the boundaries of the of the house.

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But we know that the foundation of the householder because the last panel says for the

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Abraham he raised the foundations he didn't build the foundation. So he was raising from the top of the foundation. So basically, he excavated the area until he saw the foundation, the origin of the foundation of the house and he started building on top of the foundation will law not just as an equation. So

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from the top of other monies

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there was a ton of other money's not yours.

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Hold on

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a lifetime.

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Now, the question is, is it permissible for you to go more than one time in your lifetime for Hajj? The answer is, yeah, go as many times as you can. What about some regulations that you know,

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if you go more than once you're going to be depriving other people from going to Hajj. As far as I know, every country has a particular quota in order to organize the hatch to every country has particular number 20,000 200,000 depends on the population, how many, so they give them a particular number. You go you go and apply.

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Just apply meaning if they accept you, and handle a part of that code of our country. Not not all these numbers will be filled every year. Let's say for America, for example, they I don't know how many for America, but let's say it's 30,000 for instance, it was 30,001 year it's gonna be 25,000. So this will have 5000 pieces left. No one's gonna use it. Just

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accept your 100 you get Omaha now 30 shall have done so again, that was the amount of judgment

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and make the Hutch fruitful and faultless and malice part of running back safe to their families. With a few more minutes inshallah we have a special actually occasion with