And they said Who Is More Powerful than Us

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Allahu Akbar long wants

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a long workboat long all work

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the hamdulillah

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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala the one that unique who revealed to us the Quran to recite the one who taught Adam to speak and blessed us to read from pens that writes I lemma Adam Well I am a middle column I lemon in Santa Maria them Yeah.

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He made this world a temporary world of trials actions and examinations. And he made the hereafter the world of chastisement and everlasting bless it stations. We seek His help for every blessing and each of our needs, and we seek his forgiveness for our shortcomings and evil deeds. He alone is worthy of our worship and ultimate veneration. The one who says gunfire cone his decree is his deliberation and may Salatu Salam be upon the one who was promised Alma Carmel Mahmoud, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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The one who perfected Allah's worship and servitude to precede Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us in the Quran in surah Ibrahim, what is Boko Mala in Shankara Tamila as he then come, whether in Cafaro tune in, be Lesha deeds. Your Lord announced your Lord announced to all of mankind from the beginning of the creation. If you are thankful to me, let in Chicago to La as he then come, I shall give you even more Wallah in Cafaro tome. But if you are ungrateful, the meaning of kufr here is not just to reject Allah, that is the worst type of COFRA the meaning of kufr here is the opposite of Shaka, the meaning of kufr. Here is to not thank Allah to not appreciate the blessings of Allah to

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take the blessings for granted to deny the one who gave the blessings or the worst type of gopher to even deny his existence. All of this comes under cafardo tune, one in Cafaro tune. If you show Cofer then Allah subhana wa Tada tells us in a factual manner in nada, be less show did you should know that My punishment is indeed very severe. Allah subhana wa Tada reminds us that he never sends down calamities or punishments without a purpose. We read the stories of the previous nations in the Quran, we read the stories of OD and ThermoWood. And we think that these are past incidents, that there's nothing for us it will never happen again. But the fact of the matter is that we are seeing

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the same Qudra as a response to the same arrogance that Ivan thermo displayed both of those ancient civilizations. They felt a sense of arrogance. In fact, they achieved the pinnacle of their respective civilizations. They have left architecture remains that we still marvel at the our world heritage sites. We go there and we are astounded 3000 4000 years later, and we still do not understand how they constructed those magnificent chambers inside of the mountains we still don't fully understand how they carved their houses within the mountains and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them in the Quran for imagine for step by rueful RBI you will help us for ad they were

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arrogant on earth without any cause. Man has never the cause to be arrogant. What right does man have to be arrogant for Amma Arjun for stack baru Phil Oh, the belated happy walk all men are shaped Domina They boasted. They boasted to the rest of the creation and in front of Allah subhanho wa taala. And they said who is more powerful than us who has achieved a higher level of civilization than us? It is as if deja vu we are repeating the same arrogance. It is as if even if our tongues did not alter it. But so many of our hearts felt it that we have reached the pinnacle of civilization we have gone to the moon in combat, we have achieved the pinnacle of every scientific

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achievement possible we have split up the atom we have done this we have done that men are shot Domina then Allah subhana wa Tada reminds us, our Amuro and Allah Hello the Halacha whom who are ushered them in Hong Kong? Don't they realize that Allah Who created them is more powerful than them? Don't they realize that the one who created life and the one who created them is more powerful than them? What can all be Aiyar Tina Yoda Hi Joan, and they would neglect they will deny our clear miracles. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he sent his own creation against them, follow Sedna, it him De Soto Surah we sent upon them a window as powerful and screaming the wind who can

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imagine the wind can be a punishment who can imagine that the wind blowing which is a gentle breeze, we consider it to be a blessing from Allah when it is done properly, but the very nature that they ignored the very creation of Allah that they did not learn a sign from the very creation that they became arrogant against Allah use that very creation for ourselves it him Maria and South Sudan fee I am in a certain we sent upon them a screaming when for a few miserable days for a period of time, a few miserable days, so that we can cause them to taste the punishment of this life and let them know what either karate the punishment of the next life is much more shameful, much more worse, and

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no one will help them against that punch.

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assessment what a Muslim will do for her Dana home. As for ThermoWood will cause them to be guided. We showed them the signs we gave them the clear signs for sahab, Bulama Huda, but they didn't want the guidance, they refused to accept the guidance and they prefer blindness over their own guidance. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala sent upon them the Thunderbolt from the heavens and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada destroyed them, the both of these nations, they had the sin of arrogance, the sin of pride, the sin of hard heartedness, and that is the greatest sin the sin of our arrogance. And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps on reminding us all mankind to not be arrogant against Allah or

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mankind to humble yourself in front of Allah subhana wa Tada, Amin Alladhina, Makoto sejati. And yes, if Allah will be humble, oh yeah, To whom will either mean hate to lie or Sharon? Do those people who commit sins do those people who murder others who are invading other lands? Do those people who are causing fitna and facade on this earth? Do those people who are shedding innocent blood? Do those people who gather together thinking they're all rich and powerful invading other lions taking advantage of the week? Do they not realize that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has the power to cause this earth to swallow them up? Or that Allah has the power to cause a punishment to come from

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a source that they would never expect from? Listen to the Quran. Read the words of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah explicitly says those arrogant people, those arrogant people that are causing fitna and facade Do they not realize that Allah has the power to take them men? Hey Fula Yes, Sharon from a source they never thought of from a place they never considered. Allah azza wa jal says, Do you feel safe? Do you feel safe from my power that I can take you from any source? And Allah then says, oh, yeah, hold the home feature Allah obey Him, or Allah can take them even as they're going about their daily chores. Allah can bring all of those chores to a stop all of their bustle and also all of

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their activity, it can come dead in an instant if Allah once and Allah has shown that power from our home be more juicin They have no power to stop Allah's command when it comes down. Oh yeah, who the whom Allah to joven or Allah can take them when they are in a state of perpetual fear, or Allah can take them when they're in a state of perpetual hope. But then Allah reminds us we're in all for him. But Allah is gentle, and Allah is merciful. Allah is not going to do that as long as there is hope. Only when the hope is gone. Will the punishment of this world come so that insha Allah Who Tada they can save themselves from the punishment of the next world. Indeed, Allah reminds us of His power in

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the Quran. In so many verses, in that famous verses would have had an arm that when our Prophet sallallahu either he was seldom read this verse, even he trembled, even he raised his hands up to Allah and sought refuge in Allah subhanho wa taala. When he read this verse, He Himself tremble and diverse states, olive oil called euro and yerba artha and the menfolk I can say, Allah is the One who is all powerful to send you on either from anywhere above you, oh mentality or Judy calm or from anything underneath you. Allah can send punishment from anywhere and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited this verse, and he paused at focus on and he said, I seek refuge in Allah in the

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face of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then he recited Omen Tatiana, Judah calm and he said, I seek refuge in the face of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then the last phrase was, oh, you the Aqaba can bow bow or he can cause some of you to go to war with others and you can then feel the punishment through civil war and a Profit System said that is easier to deal with Subhanallah Civil War is easier to deal with, then the direct either that comes from sources we do not understand the war that we see between peoples we can see the enemy we can fight the enemy and our prophets or some said that is easier, but the war we cannot see the other that is beyond our understanding and

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comprehension. That is the other we have no protection whatsoever, except to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is why even our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Rudy, we would check I seek refuge in Your words of ALLAH from anything of that nature happening. And Allah subhana wa Tada mentions in the Quran, he has the power to take us way home lie yes Sharon, and they have no preparedness, no concept that is going to come and this is exactly what we see around us. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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reminds us that there is always a higher purpose there is always a wisdom for any punishment coming dear Muslims if we are not going to wake up in this current calamity then when will we wake up? Allah says in Surah Surah one ma luda sudo Bill Yachty Illa weafer, we only send our signs down so that we cause them to have reverence we cause them to fear our punishment. Allah does not reveal the punishment in this world, except that there's always a mechanism to save ourselves for the punishment of the Hereafter. The purpose of any communal calamity in this dunya is to protect ourselves from the individual calamity on the Day of Judgment, one, no two syllable Yachty in that

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wafer, we only send our signs down in order that they achieve a level of fear, instill reverence in their hearts, that they become scared of the punishment of Allah and hence return to Allah subhanho wa taala. The famous students have been Abbas, a Tada. He said, talking about this verse, he said, Allah tests people however he wants, and he brings fear in this world, so that they can reflect and be reminded and returned to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah tests people however he wants, and he causes them to be scared in this dunya and the purpose is to avoid the fear of the hereafter. The purpose is to reflect and to be reminded, and hence returned to Allah subhanho wa taala. Once in the

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Khilafah Valley Rhodiola one there was a an earthquake zone setup that happened in Kufa and Ibn Massoud was present over there and had been Miss Ruth recited this verse one minute a suitable IoT data wafer, and then urban must route stood up and he spoke to the people after the earthquake. And he said, Oh, mankind. This was a warning from Allah. So pay heed to the warning or mankind This is a warning, it's a first warning, it's a first sign so pay heed to that warning. And Hassan Al Basri recited this verse, one minute a suitable IoT data wafer and he said What greater to whiff is there with greater mechanism, then mass deaths amongst the people the reference being plagues here,

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because nothing causes mass deaths like plagues, meaning one of the main mechanisms of wave is by plagues and this is something we are seeing over here. Dear Muslims, it is narrated in the famous treaties on plagues by the famous scholar Ibn a bit dunya with a nice nod to our mother, Aisha Radi Allahu anha. That unnecessarily Malik visited Arusha along with somebody somebody with him behind the curtain. And the other person said, Oh, Mother of the Believers, oh, our mother, can you explain to us why these earthquakes are happening, why these zero are happening and the Arabic says, it means an earthquake, but they can also imply any major calamity. Our mother our Isha said, when the

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people start committing sins, and when the people consider the major sins to be nothing, and she mentioned some of the sins like Zina, and like Hamid and like other things, she said, Allah subhana wa Taala in the heavens becomes angry, and he says to the earth, punish them. And so if they repent, the punishment is lifted, and if they do not repent, the punishment continues till it is destroyed. The brother the person with NSW Malik said, or Mother of the Believers Is this a general punishment to all of us are issued Radi Allahu Allah has said been more important whare much a little more meaning it is a means to think and ponder than it is a means of mercy for the believers, when that

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God and why the bun was the hot on idle caffeine. And as for those whose hearts have become so hard, they have rejected a lot for them, it will be indeed a punishment and an either and a member of anger and serve ALLAH SubhanA which Allah so in this beautiful narration from our mother, our Isha, we learn the same message that the Quran and the Sunnah is telling us over and over again, every single I thought that comes down every single calamity that comes down. It is a reason for us to wake up. It is a reason for us to wake in our dead hearts to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to turn over a new leaf dear Muslims, let us remember the beautiful story of God ibn Malik a story

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that I don't have time to tell you all of it, but please read it up and log online there are many lectures I have given others have given about the repentance of God ibn Malik and it is so pertinent because one of the ways that God was punished is a way that all of us are feeling right now. One of the ways that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent down a minor punishment of this world

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To forgive cap so the calves place could be raised in Jana was social isolation, read the story. God they didn't Malik committed a sin and he disobeyed Allah and His messenger. And he had no excuse when the Prophet system confronted him and said, Why did you do what you did? God lowered his head and he said, Yeah rasool Allah, if I wanted to, I could invent a lie. I could slither my way out in front of you, but Allah would know that it is a lie. I have no excuse. I am a sinner and I have sinned, he admitted and he confessed his sin. And he said, I have no excuse rasool Allah. And so the Prophet system said, You have spoken the truth, let Allah azza wa jal deal with you. And so the

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command came down. What was the verdict on cab? Everybody should abandon cab. Everybody should ostracize him. God could not go to anybody's house, nobody visited cab, nobody could even say salam to God. On the 40th day, the message came to him that even your wife and your children must leave you Claude was left literally all alone, literally complete social isolation. And he has the Hadith mentions he busied himself with vicar and Quran and Salah he turned to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for repentance, and it was only on the 50th day that Allah azza wa jal revealed in the Quran surah Toba that we recite to this day where Allah Salah 30 Lillian of holy for Hector Adel baccata Allah

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who will be Morocco but while I lay him and Fuzu home while one no hola manager Amin Allah He Illa la He, Allah subhana wa Taala describes the situation of gab that this whole world despite how vast it was, it appeared narrow and constricted, this vast dunya it appeared like a strange land to them. This is how we are living now. Not as bad as QA but still God felt a little bit of what we are feeling. We feel a little bit of what cabas feeling and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada then says, that phrase that I want to bring to my attention and your attention, while one no Mojo Amin, Allah He Illa ELA and they realized that there is no running away from Allah except to Allah subhanahu wa taala we

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cannot protect ourselves from Allah except with Allah, we turn to Allah for protection from Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no worldly power that will protect us no superpower will come between us and the color of Allah. no science, no civilization, all of our technology has become useless in light of the smallest of the smallest creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala well one know Allah Malaysia Amin Allah He Illa la This is the reality that we need to embody in this verse, we need to recognize nothing will save us except turning to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we need to understand there is no power greater than Allah La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah Hill Alia. This is why this

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idea up has come upon us because there's a communal state of arrogance and laferla Let us turn back to Allah subhana wa Tada. Let us rediscover the reality of Eman the sweetness of faith let us humble ourselves in this dunya per chance Allah may lift his either up in this dunya and especially in the arc era May Allah subhana wa Tada bless me and you with and through the Quran. And May He make us of those who is vs. They understand and apply his hand other than haram throughout their lifespans. I asked Allah's forgiveness you as well ask Him for He is the law for the ramen.

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hamdulillah all praises due to Allah, the One that unique, the all powerful, the conquer the Lord of the distressed and the week. Dear Muslims. I am not a doctor, I'm not a scientist. Yet sometimes we're not listening to what our doctors and scientists are saying. So let me say what every single scientist and specialist is saying this is not coming from me, but it is coming through me from them. Because sometimes we are not listening to the people or specialities dear Muslims, we need to understand why we're being asked to be in social isolation. I need you to understand two phrases that the scientific community is constantly saying the first of them is flattening the curve, and

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the second is herd immunity. These are phrases that are a little bit frightening, but with knowledge also comes our strength. You see, dear Muslims, we need to understand there is no cure as of yet to this virus. Now, of course the good news, the good news, we know there is a cure is just that we haven't discovered it. We know this because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that never does Allah send the disease

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except that he says the cure for that disease. I didn't know whom and I didn't know who or whom and Jackie level whoever knows it knows it, whoever doesn't doesn't. So Muslims scientists, I encourage you, I urge you be at the forefront of discovering the cure for this disease be of those who demonstrate Eman and ALLAH and he man in the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he promised us there is a cure, we just have to find it. So the good news is there is a cure. The bad news is we don't know it yet. And by the way, even when we discover it, it will take many many months for the vaccine to be developed. And then for the bulk of the 6 billion 7 billion people on

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this earth to be immunized. So what is being asked is that we flatten the curve until herd immunity is developed. And the fact of the matter therefore, and this is bleak news, but just like every major plague, just like the Spanish Influenza 100 years ago, there is no cure for the time being unless Allah wills except that this virus spreads amongst the entire population, and the population then develops an immunity, those that are able to and those that don't, that is Allah other in this dunya. And none can come between Allah other than what he has decreed. So the purpose of flattening the curve is very simple, as our scientists are telling us, the fact of the matter is the bulk of

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every single, especially nations right now that are battling this wave, especially the developed countries, the bulk of people will eventually get the virus is going to spread inevitably, the goal is not necessarily to protect yourself from the virus, yes, 40, maybe percent or less or more, we'll never touch it, may Allah make us amongst them, but the bulk of the population must develop its own immunity, and Alhamdulillah the majority of mankind, this virus will simply pass them by with very minimal symptoms. 80% of the people who are affected by this virus 80% will simply have fevers, a bit harsh of a nature, some breathing problems, but they'll get by by normal medication and their

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body, Allah will bless them with that immunity that comes in the natural mechanism that Allah created us around 3% or more or less will pass away, there is nothing we can do. Allah SCADA is there, it's that 15 to 17% in the middle, that is where we need to flatten the curve. Why? Because roughly one out of five people that are going to be on the verge one out of five, they're going to be very, very sick. And we as a society need to help them with whatever breathing mechanism with whatever medication with whatever we can do to allow their body time so that they can develop an immunity, if we don't give them that time. If they don't have ventilators. If they don't have the

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equipment that will be good that we've been able to discover up until now to stall them, it is possible that instead of just 3%, much more will die. So the goal is that we are flattening the curve meaning as we're all aware, there is always limited beds and hospital limited medications. Already in this great country of America, we are running out of gloves and masks can you believe and it is still the beginning and we're running out of essential items like this, what will happen in three months or five months? Only Allah knows. So the purpose of flattening the curve is to show compassion to that 15% That is going to be on the verge they need some time they need ventilators

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May Allah protect me and you dear Muslims, but imagine if your loved one your father Your son was in that 15% You go to the hospital and you find all of the hospitals are used up how would you feel if there's no medical equipment at that time, the goal is simply to flatten out and prolong so that insha Allah Allah if we need that extra boost, they have the capacity to do that. So please understand, and this is why from weeks we have been saying our scholars have been at the forefront of this those that understand our shall be our values life. It doesn't tell us to throw our lives recklessly and uselessly. We are working together that is why we have banned congregations. That is

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why we are not coming to the massage except symbolically. That is why in all likelihood, there will be no Torah where there might not even be an A read and all likelihood most likely there will be no read going taking place. And all of this is happening because we understand that it is foolish to go recklessly and cause deaths for no reason. Insha Allah Who to Allah, the majority of us will right through this is going to be a difficult time but we have to cooperate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the sake of our loved ones for the sake of our communities and societies, and we should not make matters worse by acting in a foolish manner. Dear Muslims, this might well be one of the

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largest or the most difficult calamities of our generation. We should thank Allah that He has chosen to test us this means Allah azza wa jal knows we can

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and bear it law you can leave for law who enough son in law was and take consolation in what a half a dozen hedger said Rahim oh hello to Allah that it is possible that even the one who lives through the plague will get the reward of the Shaheed even if he survived, if you have the Imam of your in a law they are clean and Allah who have been hydro said even if you survive then in sha Allah Who to Allah you will get the adjure of the Shaheed and that is our goal. Allah has gifted us the opportunity to get the budget of the Shaheed without even maybe actually dying in this in this plague. So what 100 Allah What more do you want? You got the rewards of the Shaheed and you got to

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live in this world that should be our goal with the right attitude. I ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to bless us with iman and with Taqwa I'm making dua to say Amin Oh Allah, we ask of you that you don't allow it to remain any of our sins except that you have forgiven them. Oh Allah we ask that you remove all of our worries and disperse them or Allah we ask that you cure all of our sicknesses and get rid of them or Allah we ask that you repay all of our debts and eliminate them or Allah we ask our difficulties that you eat all of them or Allah we ask that there's no need of Horus in this world are the next that you are pleased with and which brings benefit to us except that you have

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given us them and fulfilled them with your hammer your hammer, right? I mean, our Allah we ask that you lift this plague from us and grant us a cure. Oh Allah. Oh Allah lift this plague from us and grant to secure Oh Allah, Oh Allah lift this plague from us in granted secure Oh Allah, Oh Allah protect us in our families. Oh Allah protect our loved ones in our societies. Allah humara Banarsi hibel Barsi Anta Shafi la shifa, Illa, Shiva Shiva Allah you are the Lusaka ma O Allah cause our faith to be stronger will Allah and do not test us with more than we can bear? Oh Allah, if you desire to take our souls, then take them only when you are pleased with them, or Allah. bring glory

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to Islam and its people or Allah, the Ummah make it blessed and peaceful and protected from those who desire for it evil with your power Jacoba you yah Aziz servants of Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala has commanded you with a matter that he began with himself and he followed up by asking the angels themselves and then he told us to implement it ourselves for he said in the Quran in nulla what I like to use Soluna either Nebby you have Latina man or solo either he was selling the motors NEMA Allahumma Salli was selling them robotic well and I love the Kurosu they come Mohammed why the early he was talking big marine rebels Allah in Allah to Allah motivate gladly were there Sonny Boy Terry

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the quarterback while young fascia it will Moon carry well badly you're welcome to the karoun Oh, the Corolla has come which crew here as well as the crew law he to Allah Akbar Wa Themis Allah

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