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So today, apart from our usual announcements, which is the standard stuff of having the face covered the masks till you exit the facilities, and having the entire nose covered for the entire duration of the hood, but we also have a very, very important project, you all have the card next to you. And you are all aware that it hamdulillah the entire Dallas community has come together, not just epic masjid, all of them masajid of the Greater Dallas area, pretty much they have come together and united because in the end of the day, our Kybella is one our book is one our Kenema is one, and in life and death, we are all one. So alhamdulillah the Dallas greater community has come together. And

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there is now as you are aware of the new Muslim cemetery and Farmersville and then Hamdulillah, the land has been basically purchased, but they're still paid off and expenses. So we're not fully there we see the finish line. But we're not quite there yet we have the finish line in our visual distance, inshallah. Everything is good at hamdulillah on the legal front, but the bank account still needs some finances. So various communities around Dallas have pledged on behalf of the entire Dallas Muslim project $1 million needs to be raised total for the final finish line. But epic has

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put under the amount for itself at 150,001 50.

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To 50,000 Sorry, one one, the extra is no big deal and Hamdulillah 250 1000. So for the whole Dallas Community epic has pledged 250,000 for the Farmersville Muslim cemetery. And we're asking that all of you consider signing up to our 46 for 36. What is this bizarre number $46 for 36 months, that's what it is. So every month, we're asking you to commit for 36 months, that's three years $46 per month. And we're all aware that $46 is less than our T Mobile or AT and T bill it is less than our for those of us that have satellite and whatnot, it is less than that bill as well. For those of you who have the gym membership that you never use, this is something that you can inshallah substitute

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for the gym membership and shout Allahu Allah is going to benefit you more in the after, as well. Inshallah, if you're using the gym membership, don't cancel that, but then add this on as well. Insha Allah, so 46 by 36, we're asking all of you to sign up. So we need $46 for 36 months, okay, if you want to give one time, because some of you want to give before the end of the year for tax purposes, feel free to do that as well, the Zelle account is on the screen, and it's also on the back here. So that's going to be 1650. So at one time 1650 Okay, if you are not able to commit $46 for 36 months, and you cannot get 1650 then please do not leave today without contributing

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something. This is of the most important sadaqa Giardia for the entire community of the Dallas area a few months ago before COVID I was called with other Imams to have the opening ceremony. And it was a very festive atmosphere because you know, all the Imams had come and we're, you know, talking about the cemetery. And I said Subhanallah This is the only time in all likelihood that we will be coming and smiling and laughing at the cemetery. Otherwise, when we go to the cemetery, we're not in a good mood, we are in a sad mood. And a time will come when perhaps that very cemetery that you and I are donating for a time will come that some of us in this very Hall in all likelihood will be

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buried in that exact cemetery. This is our cemetery, the cemetery of the Muslim community of the Greater Dallas area. And the goal is that when we pay this off the debt that is remaining, that that final plots that we sell are going to be for very discounted rates and insha Allah if somebody cannot afford it is taken care of. So this is the highest form of sadaqa Giardia at a time of grief and stress when a family member has passed away. All of us collectively are telling the family Hey, don't worry if you can't even pay the nominal fee. We're taking care of it. This is the sadhaka Giardia for all of us and our friends and our loved ones and our relatives in the Greater Dallas

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area. So please donate whatever you can for this beautiful cause

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today I trick the coast of every cemetery Rusland cemetery is around 11

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the Westland cemetery is around 11,000 and up it depends on which Gordon

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Denson is around 3850 Something like that. This one in sha Allah Tala will be definitely cheaper than Denton and 100% closer than Denton the trip to Denton is over sometimes it takes over an hour. So inshallah Tada this is our cemetery and in Charlotte Allah would like with the help of shaquiesha to get some hands up in Charlotte Anna about some brothers that would like to do it today and sign up mashallah brothers Hey, the first always Masha Allah better believe Masha Allah live that Akiko

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operation. What do you six six $6 For three so keep in mind the f1 Mashallah Dr. Salman Luffy. Please. If you don't have the card, brother there's one in the back NorCal

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Masha Allah vedika Luffy Camilla Quinn, masha Allah brother Idris that Allah thick heavy so please inshallah Tada Masha Allah with a summer of a very key, masha Allah better configure, masha Allah Hudson, Mustafa Masha Allah Zachman lucky with Abdullah come up, please have one this is our cemetery like the Sheikh said any most probably

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almost 100% We're going to be buried dirt, if not in Denton or anywhere because inshallah they promised by December that should be done December maximum the beginning of next year. That should be ready. And Allah subhanaw taala the only one who knows when our life will end some chocolate Allah please be very generous and if you cannot do the whole thing for six any amount inshallah Tada just fill it up and the cards when you fill them up, you give them to brother Imran at the door, or you bring them to brother in the lead. In both doors there will be some brothers waiting for you. May Allah subhanaw taala make our last deeds, our best deeds, I mean, alanine Zachman Lochhead.

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Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah All Glory be to Allah Who raised the heavens and created the creation. He spread for the earth and beautified it with vegetation and gave us the cycle of the night and day in perfect alternation. He sent down to us the Quran as his speech and Revelation, and sent to us a prophet in whose belief is our salvation. It is his religion that unites all of mankind the black and white without discrimination. So it is Allah and Allah alone, we worship and bow our heads to in frustration, realized your Muslims that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has commanded us to be conscious of him. When he says in the Quran Yeah, you Hello. I'm an otaku Allahu Akbar to call to

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one or two more tuna Illa one two Muslim moon. Dear Muslims, we are all aware in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was doing the Hijra from Mecca to Medina, and they took shelter in Hadith told that the Quraysh were so close to finding Abu Bakr and the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam so much so that Abu Bakr himself began trembling, and he whispered to the prophets of Allah who Allah he was sending me out a sunnah Allah, they are so close, I can see their feet. If they only look down they will see us and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Yeah, Abubaker Malvan nuca with nine Allahu salifu, Houma or Abu Bakr, what do you think of two people,

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the third of whom is Allah subhanho wa taala. And that calmness, the confidence, the optimism calmed Abu Bakr down when they had no army, and they had no help other than Allah subhanho wa taala. This is but one indication of a very important concept in the life of every believer, and that is to have good thoughts of Allah and to think the best of the plan of Allah, to be optimistic. In Arabic have husen oven to think the best thoughts of Allah. This is a part and parcel of our iman. The believer only thinks good of Allah. The believer does not allow his mind to wander to negative thoughts to evil thoughts. The believer focuses on the positive and thinks the best thoughts of Allah subhanho

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wa Taala our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith and Buddhahood that to have good thoughts of Allah in the husband of one Biller, it is of the perfection of worshiping Allah. You want to worship Allah you begin with the mind, you begin with your thoughts, you begin with where your Westwater goes, you want to worship Allah before you look at your actions. You look at your heart and you look at your mind. So how do you perfect your worship of Allah, you have good thoughts about Allah subhana wa Tada and about the plan of Allah subhanho wa taala. In the famous Hadith reported in Bukhari and Muslim, the highest level of Hadith, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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said that Allah says, so this is a Hadith could see that is Mustafa, at the highest level, it is the most blessing and the most authentic. What did Allah say in this idea of good see, on our end of one dB, I am, as my servant thinks I am. I am as my servant thinks I am. So whoever thinks good thoughts will find the realisation of those good thoughts, and whoever thinks bad thoughts will find the realization of that bad thought as well. What does all of this mean dear Muslims, to summarize, because time is always limited. I will remind ourselves of for especially specific occasions that we should think positive thoughts. Number one, when we are faced with a calamity when we're trapped

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against a wall when it looks like all the doors have been shut, when we are facing things

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xiety stress, grief worries, our thoughts should think positive thoughts, we should say, Allah will take care of this, we should think Allah will solve my problems we should have who's no one in Allah subhanho wa Taala just like our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did when he was trapped in the cave of Foad, when there was no way out except for the way of Allah, just like the Prophet yaku when he is waiting 2030 years for use of Not a single word of use of and at the end, he says to his sons, oh my children, go forth in the land and try to find use of and do not give up hope of the help of ALLAH for nobody gives up hope of the help of Allah except those that have lost everything. He lost

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his son, he didn't lose hope in Allah. And he said, Allah will bring use of back to me latte assumere Rohilla Don't give up hope of the help of Allah, Allah will help us. So whatever your situation, whether it is economic problem, you're hunting for a job, you are in debt, you have financial issue, whether it is a family problem spouse issue, whether it is your son or daughter, whether it is a sickness, whether it is this global plague and pandemic, we think the best thoughts insha Allah soon there will be a cure to this virus, inshallah. Soon we'll get the antidote. Inshallah, within this year, everything will be back to normal. We have positive thoughts of any

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negative situation, and we assume the best that Allah will take care of it. Number two, when we have positive thoughts, whenever we ask Allah for his forgiveness, when we want it's default. And Mark Farah, when we want Allah's forgiveness, we always have positive thoughts of Allah, for indeed Allah forgives all sins. And the Hadith tells us that the one who gives up hope of Allah's Mercy has committed the bigger sin than any sin he might have done. To think that Allah will not forgive you is a bigger sin than any sin you could possibly have done. So we never give up hope of Allah's mercy, Allah's forgiveness. Number three, what do we make dua to Allah. We should have your kin that

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Allah will answer our dua. Order Allah Hawa unto him more que Nona, build a Java make dua to Allah and you have your team that Allah will give you what you want, or something better than that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah is so generous, that when his servants raise his hands to Allah, Allah is too shy, to allow that hand to come back down without putting something in it. This is Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah is Karim. Allah is Karim and he shall give and give and give. So whenever you raise your hands to Allah for anything, I have good thoughts that Allah will give me what I'm asking, or something better that I don't know. And Allah knows, but he shall give

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me something. So we have good thoughts of Allah when we make dua. And then the final point and time is limited, I cannot go on the final point that a person was on his deathbed, and the Prophet system asked him, What is your state of mind? What do you think? And he said, Yeah, rasool Allah, I am worried for my sins, but I'm hopeful, I'm hopeful. I have good expectations that Allah shall forgive me. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, Never do these emotions combined at this point in time, except that Allah shall fulfill that good attitude. In other words, number four, at the time of death, it is so important that we have good thoughts of Allah, that we have good thoughts of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Let none of you die, except that you have the best thoughts about Allah, that Allah shall forgive your sins and Allah shall give you good for what you have done. So these are the four occasions and there are more than these number one at times of calamity any time of grief and stress. Number two, when we ask for Allah's forgiveness, number three when we make dua, and number four at the time of death, especially in these times, let us be optimistic let us have good thoughts of ALLAH SubhanA wits. And let us put our trust in Allah that Allah subhana wa Tada will give us better than our thoughts of him. May

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Allah azza wa jal bless me and you win through the Quran and May He make us of those who is versus they understand and applies how they learn haram throughout our lifespan. I ask Allah's forgiveness yours will ask him for years the food and the ramen

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam to read in positive omens to everything around us. In a hadith in Sahih Bukhari our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, There is no such thing as negative omens pause here. What does that mean? You know, in every society, every culture, there's something called bad luck. If the catch crosses, it's bad luck. If you break glasses, bad luck. If this happens is bad luck, our *ty I came to eliminate these mythologies, superstitions, it's not true, there is no such thing as bad luck, eliminated from your minds. Our Prophet system, said la tierra, there is no such thing as bad luck. But then he said, but I love alpha L. Good omen. They said, O Messenger of

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Allah, what is alpha and what is I don't want to translate his good luck. It doesn't mean that it means good omen. He said, What is good omen, he said, that something that a person sees and it inspires him or something that a person hears and it makes him feel good about the situation. Our scholars say, a good omen means that something happens and you take it as a sign from Allah that your situation will become better that your situation will be come from from from bad to better to to a good situation why and how because alpha L means you have good thoughts about Allah subhana wa Tada alpha L means you are dedicating your personal vision and you are channeling it and you're

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reading in positive attitudes to anything around you. Even somebody's name can be the source of this alpha l, for example, in the famous incident of the Treaty of Arabia of the Treaty of Saudi Arabia, that multiple emissaries came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until finally the Sahaba became a little bit frustrated then Suhail Ibn ama came and Sohail comes from the Arabic so hula which means to make easy sir hula to make easy when the Prophet system was told, Sohail is here the name, he said, This is a sign that Allah will make our affairs easy optimism. Good news. And indeed, Sohail was the one who negotiated the treaty of her day BIA we read in a positive sign to anything

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whether it is a rainbow of beautiful day good weather, the name of our friend we hear if we hear that a friend of ours was sick and was cured and we have a relative who was sick we say Inshallah, this is a sign that my relative my son will also be cured. Any positive news, any sign in the world we are allowed to we are encouraged to read in something positive because this is alpha l. This has an optimistic attitude. And it's always good to have an optimistic attitude. So there's no such thing as bad luck dear Muslims, but a part of our religion is we read in good omens to anything that we see anything that increases our iman and Allah and Good thoughts about Allah that is from Allah

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subhanho wa Taala so we are encouraged to do that. May Allah subhana wa Taala make us amongst the optimistic amongst the cheerful may make us those who always look at the best situations and think the best thoughts of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah men neither and for me No, Allahu Allah Tada if you had to know me them, but it was a Fatah. Wala hum Manila for Raja wala Deignan Illa Kobita whatever Maria on Illa share feta, what I see you're on Illa you're sorta Allah ma fildena What is one in La Nina sub Hakuna Bill Iman wala Tasha a few Kuru Bunnell Hillel Alladhina amanu Robina in Nicaragua Rahim. Allah Houma is an Islam Muslim in Allah Houma Isaiah Islam are one Muslim

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