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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu folks, my name is Abdul Rahman Bashir and I currently serve as the Imam of the Islamic Association at Allen and have been doing so for the last three and a half years. My family and I moved here due to the amazing family atmosphere and vibe this community had to offer. During my time here I have discovered that the same applies to many other massages as well. It is indeed a blessing of Allah to live in a city where neighboring massages and communities work hand in hand to make the future better and brighter for our upcoming generations. Folks, as we have entered the blessed month of the Hijjah, we are reminded of Ibraheem Alehissalaam

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his life, his family, his struggles, his sacrifices, and the amazing wisdom and foresight. Allah subhanaw taala blessed him with the inspirations and lessons from his life still echo throughout the world today. His life serves as an inspiration that earned him a blessed mention at the ending of every salah and prayer that we offer.

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Now, folks throughout the course of this evening and tomorrow evening, nine Imams and show you will be sharing with you different angles from his life, meant to inspire us to also put God's Will before our own. Our guest speakers are representing a collaborative effort between seven neighboring communities in the DFW area, which include the Islamic Association of North Texas Richardson, Missouri the Rockman Carrollton, Islamic association of Collin County, West Plano, East Plano Islamic center, Islamic Center of Frisco Islamic association of Allen and the McKinney Islamic community Islamic Association. Now, this project is known as the Farmersville cemetery, a 34 acre

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land that has been acquired and paid for by the community for the community. This collaboration was made and this project was envisioned with the foresight of a growing community in mind. And since 2014, that vision has been getting closer and closer and closer to becoming a reality. With the help of Allah subhanaw taala and through the doulas and generosity of viewers like you. This cemetery will serve as the final resting place for close to 11,000 people and will serve as a wealth property for the service of our Muslim community. We have come a long way folks, and are left with one final push to make this dream a reality. You know, Ibrahim Ali Salam also had a vision, a dream a wish for

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all people to embrace and flocked to the place where he had left his family once he wished for Makkah to be showered with fruits economic prosperity, peace and safety, masha Allah, we see how that resulted. I will start off this program by reciting before you is number 124 through 129 of Surah Baqarah. This pack this passage reflects the vision wish and sincerity of Ibrahim Ali Salam. After the recitation is over, I will pass the program off to our first panel of speakers, including Dr. Yasser Nepali, and Imam of her subida.

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The title of that topic topic is Ibrahim Ali salaam, to the fire pit and back. So please take the opportunity throughout the course of this program to benefit from what our speakers have to share and continue to show your support and generosity so that we can meet our final mark and secure the funding that is needed to complete this entire project in sha Allah by next May. So without further ado,

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sada Allahu labin. Folks, as I mentioned earlier, please give your undivided attention to our speakers throughout the course of this evening and tomorrow. And we ask and I Ask and pray to Allah subhanaw taala that we continue to remain inspired and motivated through the life legacy and sacrifices of Ibrahim Ali Salam. Joseph Mulcair Salam Alikum rahmatullahi wa barakato.

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And inshallah we are going to continue the program with Dr. Yasser Kaldi Dr. Asif Ali, he serves as the resident resident scholar at the East Plano Islamic Center, also known as epic All right, and I am not going to waste any time any of our viewers time I will not come in between the audience benefiting from Dr. Yasser Cloudy with a long introduction. He is a hamdulillah a household name literally for us, especially in the DFW area. Dr. Yasser colleges optimal care for joining us, Imam others with our inshallah we'll be following following you. So I opened the floor, Dr. Yasir qadhi Assam ya kumara masala he'll break as well. hamdulillah was salat wa salam ala Rasulillah while he

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was gonna be here, woman while I have my bad, thank you very much for having me. It's inshallah a sign really of the unity not just of the Muslim community. But to be brutally honest, the unity of what death does to all of us, we all come together, when it comes to the issue of death. We all come together we all unite. When it comes to the inevitable reality. This is the the theme that Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about. So since I am the first speaker of this two day program, I thought that it will be shallow to other beneficial to take a step back. And to contextualize why are we discussing a person who existed around four to 5000 years ago, and obviously we don't have the exact

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records. But around four to 5000 years ago, a person existed by the name of Ibrahim or Abraham, and here we are discussing him and discussing his legacy. If you look at it, no one has been praised in the Quran, after our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than this persona of Ibrahim alayhis salam and in fact, no other human being has been commanded by Allah to be a role model for our Nebby solar system. Think about that. We are told to take the Prophet system as a role model, okay, who is he commanded to take as a role model? Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran that declared Allah cuckoo sweatin Hassan fie Ibrahim, you have an Abraham and his Salam, a good role model. And we have

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in the authentic hadith that a man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he addressed him as saying, Oh you who is the best of all of the mock law courts of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala and of course he is the best of the creation and we believe as a man that he is the best of the creation, but he is also

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humble. And so when he was addressed in this manner, what did he say out of humility, not wrong, it wasn't wrong to address him as the best of the mankind. What did he say? He said that EBI, Ibrahim, that title, it is deserving of my father Ibrahim, and we say it is deserving of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and it is also deserving of the grandson of Ibrahim Ali said, that is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So notice when a man came in, praised him to this level, what did he do? He said, that is my father Ibrahim showing the status. Ibrahim alayhis salam. So I only have around 10 minutes or so before I'm going to give the appeal that handed over to my dear colleague, Chef

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subida. So wanted to just take a step back and remind us that the Quran has mentioned the name of Ibrahim Ali who is in literally no exaggeration. Over 70 verses in the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala mentions the story of Ibrahim Ali has set up and there are many dozens of authentic hadith about the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam. And of course, one of the reasons why Ibrahim Al Islam has mentioned so much is that the Arabs and the Kurdish in particular, they will pride themselves on being the descendants of Ibrahim the legacy of Abraham is made I said I'm remained amongst them so many 1000s of years and that in and of itself is telling how many amongst us know the name of any one ancestor

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that goes back even 200 years, but the Arabs knew that they were the children of Israel and the children of Ibrahim Ali has set up that remained in them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran that Ibrahim made the DUA which I legally sound a certain field athlete in and one of the interpretations that oh Allah give me a legacy of piety and a legacy of praise amongst the later generations. So no one has been praised more universally. Yes, in terms of quality. Our Profit System is the number one in terms of just sheer quantity. No human being is more universally admired than the Prophet Ibrahim Ali has Salah why? Because obviously the Muslims admire the Prophet

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Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the Muslims and Christians by Jesus, the Muslims, Christians and Jews admire Moses, but Ibrahim alayhis salam is admired the most amongst all three Abrahamic faiths, and that is more than two thirds of the world's population. So the bulk of humanity views Ibrahim Ali has set out as being a role model and there is no other human being that even comes close in that regard in this one aspect. Yes, indeed. Our Nabi sallallahu alayhi salam is the highest in many aspects and in some issues, Allah preferred some prophets over others. So Ibrahim Ali Salam has certain blessings as well that other prophets do not have. And of course, Ibraheem Alehissalaam one

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of the main things that we know about the Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salam, that Allah made him an imam for all of mankind. And this is of course mentioned, most succinctly inserted bucket over 70 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we're able to Allah Ibrahim, Rob will be kalimat in Fatima Hoonah that Ibrahim was tested by Allah with a number of commandments, and Ibrahim passed every single commandment. Then when he passed those commandments, Allah said, I am going to make you an imam. And an imam here means a role model. An imam here means somebody whom others look up to an imam here means an ummah unto himself a nation state unto himself. He is a one man Alma Ibrahima Karna on

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maternal carnita Lila here and if you're born him single handedly was one Amma one man is equivalent to an entire nation. Why? And how did he gain that much praise? That shall be the topic of all of our discussions today. And tomorrow, so many speakers are going to come today I'm going to embark on their journey by mentioning some of the aspects of how Allah subhanho wa Taala tested Ibrahim Allah has set up and will quickly go over some of those points, and then inshallah to add over the course of all of these lectures, you will get many more details of them, of the test that Ibrahim was tested with, was that he was one of the very few human beings in the history of mankind. Perhaps the

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only one we're not 100% Sure, but perhaps the only one who was the only believer in all of humanity. There perhaps was never other a timeframe where there was not a single Muslim on Earth. Surrounded by non Muslims. Of course, Adam was the only human and the only Muslim with Hawaii. That's a different thing. That Ibrahim was the only Muslim surrounded by pagans and non Muslims. The only

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human being on earth that was a Muslim. And that is something unique for him imagine being the only Muslim on earth, of the tests that are less of how we're to either gave to Ebrahim was that he challenged his attire entire nation of idol worshipers of pagans. And he started with his own father. And then he debated his people as a young lad, perhaps at the age of 13, or 14, he took on his own people. And he began arguing with them in a wise manner. When that did not work. He took things into his own hand. And as we know, as a young man, he then physically destroyed the idols of the temple. And then he planted a ruse in order to have that famous conversation where he accused

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the largest idol. We all know that story. What many of us don't realize is that he was in all likelihood, around 13 years old, when he did this, what bravery and what sign of maturity, and then to be ridiculed, to be tortured, to be dragged in front of the king, nematode, and to be threatened and then to be put in front of the fire and so many things happen, and then to be thrown into the fire as well. All of this is happening to Ibrahim alayhis salam, and he has not a single helper on Earth, other than Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Then when he comes out of the fire, then he is all alone. What does he do? He goes back to his father's house, what does his father say? He said, Get out of

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here. I'm going to stone you to death, let them tend to heal out of Germanica wa Germain, Malia, get out of here. I have nothing to do with you. His own father kicked him out. And at that point in time, this is still early humanity. No person would leave his village no person would leave his town. A single human never ever went alone to the wilderness and away from his people. Ibrahim became as a prophet system said in the authentic hadith a woman had the first human being to ever do his job was Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, no one before Ibrahim left his land because he was being persecuted and was not able to worship Allah subhana wa Tada of the tests and trials that Allah

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placed on Ibrahim as well, was the test and trial that hampered to him and Egypt when he was with his wife, Sarah, and they were the only two Muslims on Earth. And then the king heard of the beauty of Sarah and knowing that Ibrahim was did not have an army he attempted to first forcefully take sada an adopter into his headin his harem. And you know the story there as well that Ibrahim stood in his tent praying to Allah to protect his wife and sada made to our to Allah in the palace of the king. And Allah subhanho wa Taala cause the king to become paralyzed not once, not twice, three times. And again, this was a test and trial for our Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam of the tests and

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trials that our Prophet Ibrahim had to undergo was that he and his wife Sadat were barren for over 80 years they made dua to Allah for a child. It is said that he was almost 100 years old when finally he was granted a child and he never once lost hope for him and soured on making dua for eight decades that Allah blesses them with a child and they never lose hope, until finally when the angel comes and says, Okay, you inside are gonna have a child. And guess what? I'm gonna give you the glad tidings of a grandchild as well, for the showrunner who does have a woman who is halka yaku when after 80 years they see the angel Saara herself says, How can I have a child now it's too late

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now I am barren and their husband is too old. And Allah says, The angel speaks on behalf of Allah that Allah azza wa jal has ruled it salam alayka, that it is going to happen to you. And of the miracles and of the tests and trials that Ibrahim alayhis salam was tasked with was that he was the first human being ever ever to fulfill the rights of circumcision. And we learned that circumcision was something that Allah made binding on all of his believers, it was the sign of the covenant. And that is why to this day, other faiths besides Muslims also circumcised the first to circumcise was Ibrahim alayhis salam. And of course we have a very, very interesting Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that

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is just interesting to even contemplate and it is shows the sign of Ibrahim in the amount of Ibrahim our Prophet system said hadith is in Bahati, the first human being to ever perform circumcision was Ibrahim and Ibrahim circumcised himself, there was no other human being to do it for him. Ibrahim circumcise himself, and he did so with an X Allahu Musa. And so that was another test that Ibrahim alayhis salam had to pass. And of course, there are so many other tests that were given to Ibrahim Ali has set up of course, perhaps the great

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test that we are all familiar with. And the one that truly shows us the Iman and Taco Ebrahim. And it shows us a sincerity, Brahim. That after all of these tests, and now he is an elderly man. And now he has this young vibrant son with him. And at that point in time, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada tells him, that son that I promised you that son that I gave you, that son that you were waiting for, for 80 years, your one and only son. Now I asked you to sacrifice him. Now I asked you to sacrifice him for my sake. And of course, this is happening during these very days in this month of knowledge. And it is happening in the holy lands of Mina. And and was that if an artifact in Makkah, and it is

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happening in the very holy lands. So that is the commemoration of Hajj as we know. And so Ibrahim alayhis salam instantaneously understands that he needs to fulfill this right and this covenant, and this commandment and this duty that Allah has placed upon him. And so he goes to his son, and he says to him, that Allah has shown me a dream, and I am sacrificing you, what do you think I should do? And our scholars say the reason why Ibrahim Ali has set up asked his son is because he wanted to know was his son going to be willing to come with him? Or must he drag and tie him when he does the deed and of course, his son says that all the other to file to my father, as Allah has commanded

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you. That is how you should do it. And so they went to Mina, as you know, and one time two times three times he laid his head down on the plains of Mina at the same spots that we do right now the gym Murat and each time shaytaan came to him and said, Have you lost your mind? You're gonna kill your only son, how could you do this go run away, etc, etc. And each time Ibrahim Ali salaam took stones and threw them at shaytaan Get away from me, I shall obey Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is the symbolism of the Jamaat, that when the Hajaj go for Hajj, and they are performing the stoning what they are symbolically saying is that Oh Allah, I will listen to you. I will not listen to my

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enough's. Oh Allah, I will obey you and not to obey shaytaan Oh Allah, whatever you want me to sacrifice for your sake, you are not asking me to sacrifice my children under the law. You're asking for something much, much less than this. So like Ibrahim demonstrated that he shall be able to sacrifice I too am going to sacrifice what you asked me to sacrifice for your sake. And so many other tests and trials that Ibrahim Ali has said I'm passed and that is why when he passed all of these, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in Niger, Adel Kolinda, ce mama over on him, I'm going to make you an imam for all of the believers. And this shows us if you want to gain a mama in the eyes of Allah,

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not in the eyes of the people, it will be done by obeying Allah subhana wa taala. If you want to have your ranks rise up, then it must be through the obedience of Allah and via sacrificing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is why Allah says in the Quran in hola Naseby, Ibrahima Lila Dena turbo Latina tuber were hard and be the people who are the closest to Ibrahim are those who followed him. And then this prophet here, we're havin Debbie, the people who are the closest to Ibrahim are his immediate followers, and also his own grandson, the prophet several law why they he was sent them and that is why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam resembled Ibrahim, physically along with

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psychologically and religiously when he went on the journey of this sort of neurological he described the prophets one by one. And he said, he said look like this and Musa look like this. And so so look like this. And that he said, and as for Ibrahim, he looks exactly like me. He is a Sherpa who mean he's just like me, Ibrahim alayhis salam and the prophets Allah Allahu Allah He was send them they resemble one another spiritually and emotionally and also physically and that is why the both of them are illegal law and the both of them are Hyrule very the best of all of mankind. That is why it is so befitting that when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to the journey of

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his stolen Mirage, he passed by prophet after prophet until finally he saw his own father Ibrahim, and his father Ibrahim was sitting at the club of the angels called the beetle mom war, just like Ibrahim was associated with the caliber of humans on Earth. So to in the here in the Heavens, He is associated with the caliber of the angels, and he was sitting at the caliber of the angels in the heavens, because he is associated with the caliber of Allah subhanaw taala in this earth, dear brothers and sisters so much to benefit from in the story of Ibrahim, let us study the stories. These aren't just fables of old these aren't just mythologies, our prophets are the Quran tell

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US Makena Hadith and youth Allah, these aren't fables while I can. These are true stories and they affirm that which was before and they have Abraham for those they have wisdom and sign for those who contemplate and they are the best of all stories. So, let us think about these stories. Let us ponder the stories so that it can shallow to other we can better ourselves in light of the guidance of these giants who preceded us. And before I hand over to my dear brother, she has heard obviously we are here for a noble cause we are here for a cause that affects every single one of us. And that is the cemetery that is going to be the joint property the collective property of every single

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person who says La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, this is something that is such an amazing project that all the Muslim community of this entire city are coming together, because we understand that in the end of the day, death is something that truly unites us and people of faith they stick together and Al Hamdulillah all the massage and over seven massages have come together for this project, and this is the time to give sadaqa jariya. This is the time to get a perpetual charity. This is there is no question that this is foreign key fire, a communal obligation for all of us to support Can you imagine you know, every single person who shall pass away and be buried over there,

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those of us who were able to give today and shallow to either be able to cut to share every single human being that was buried there and the relatives make dua and their piety itself is recorded by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We shall gain a share of that the end of the day. This is what our money is for. Allah has given us money, Leah will welcome a ucommerce and wonderla to test who amongst us does the best deeds and these are the reasons why Allah has blessed us with wealth to see what we give to this is what Allah is saying that these are our good deeds that remain. Our money goes away in this world, but the money that we invest shall remain with us in the hereafter. That's why our

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminded us that what you eat and what you wear, that is what goes away, and what you give for charity, that is what will remain as we are in these blessings. 10 days as we are in the most blessed time of the year, where every single good deed is manifold is multiplied, I remind myself in all of you, there is no better time to give charity than these 10 days and there is no better charity to give to than a sadhaka giardia. Therefore, I encourage myself and all of you to find different charities every single day give something to a different charity one day two orphans one day two refugees one day to feed the hungry one day to your masjid. And yes

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indeed one of the day should also be to the Muslim communities of this land that we live in of the city that we live in Subhanallah dear brother and sister that me just be brutally honest here this land that we are donating and raising funds for today. The fact of the matter is many of us on this Skype or on this YouTube video right now many of us are going to be buried in that very land. We are not raising funds for some foreign cause. We are raising funds for my and yourself and for all of our extended family and relatives to make it easier at a time when there are too many things to worry about. This is one thing that will facilitate an A shout out at the communal hair and the

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communal baraka and the communal good that will happen all of us will take a share in that I ask ALLAH SubhanA which Allah to forgive our sins and to exalt our ranks. I ask Allah azza wa jal to cover up our mistakes I ask Allah azza wa jal to protect us from this Corona pandemic and virus and our loved ones. I ask Allah subhana wa Tada to cure those amongst us who are sick and to have mercy those amongst us who have passed on. I ask Allah to grant Sabra to those of us who has lost family and friends in this time of crises. I ask Allah azza wa jal to live from us this plague I ask Allah subhana wa Tada to make sure that we come out of this having learned our lessons and having

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increased in our humility and our meekness and our Ibadah and our Dukkha I ask Allah azza wa jal to cause us to live as Muslims today as mins and to be resurrected with the prophets and the noble companions and what a noble companionship they are. Giselle como la Hi, Ron. And with that, I'll pass it to my dear brother and esteemed colleague Schiff as her subida was Solomonic Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh said MIT kumara medulla Giselle Kamala heron, Sheikh Yasir qadhi for those inspirational words and for setting the stage and the tone for the upcoming days. We want to thank all the brothers and sisters who are joining us from Collin County, from Dallas from Texas, from the United

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States of America and abroad. We welcome you to this two day program. We want to thank our sponsors in our most masajid who are hosting this program

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And without further ado Bismillah he will hamdu Lillahi wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. Now Chateau a La Ilaha illa Allah when the shadow and the Mohammed Abdullah who are a pseudo sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa Baraka was seldom at the Sleeman, Kathira and Kathira and my bad.

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My fellow brothers and sisters in Islam, I am confident that before what you heard from Dr. Yesterday call the you have heard the same words repeated throughout the course of the last few weeks in that is that we are now entering or now we have entered a very important time of the year. These are blessing auspicious great nights and days where we can gain goodness from Allah. These are the days and nights when we're reminded of the sunnah of our father Ibrahim Ali salaam, where his sacrifices and his selflessness is exemplified through the practices that are that are followed upon during the practice of what is known as Hajj. But my dear brothers and sisters, I want you and I to

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focus on one word right now, and that is relatedness. Granted, Prophet Ibrahim Ali son was a great prophet, and that his life exemplifies greatness in every corner, at every stage in every moment, relatedness. How can I? How can my life, how can my situations, how can my level of Islam relate to Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam? And the reason I want us to focus on this word is because there are three common W's that are floating in our world and especially in our Ummah today. The first is why, why is the world the way it is? Why is my life so miserable? Why am I hit with a cascade of problems? Every time I take a breath, and every time I exhale, I learned of a new problem that

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impacts me directly or indirectly, why is this happening to me?

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A great chunk of our Ummah today is so engrossed in this question. By that it is seemingly impossible to get out of this quicksand.

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And I'm sure all of you listening, including myself, have asked the question, why? And that why is to question the reason behind how things are playing out, either in your personal life, your family life, your educational life, your employment life, your societal life, your family's life, and why can continue to expand and ricochet, like a wave going from one side to the other?

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And when this why question is not answered, It is not addressed. We go to the next question, where is Allah? Where is Allah? Why isn't? Why am I in this in? Where is Allah if I believe in Allah, and I profess that I believe in Allah, and I am a believer in what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam has brought to the world why is this happening to me? And where is Allah to grant me salvation? Where is Allah? And the last question, when we are unable to extinguish the flames of why, and then the toxic smoke of where is Allah continues to emit from that fire? The unfortunate third w is, when will I die? When will my misery and when can I get out of this miserable life and find some peace? Let it

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be known my fellow brothers and sisters and fellow children, that death will not end a misery and death will not take you away, but it will take you to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Now, relatedness was our word. I want us all to remember that word for the next 10 minutes.

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Why did Ibrahim Ali Salam have to endure such a miserable life? Let's now take our questions, our predicament, our problems and let's try to see it from the lens of Prophet Ibrahim Ali said

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he from adolescent years from childhood had to endure humiliation he was an outcast. He was the laughingstock of his people his own

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Family despised him.

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It is a hard to hear these words that your own father hates you. Your own mother hates you. Shift yours yesterday father, he just said when he came back from the fire, his father said get out. His father didn't realize that my son has just come out of a fire miraculously. That means what he says what he is holding on to has some credibility. Let me give him shelter and harbor just like a father should do for a child know the father said get lost.

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From the beginning of his life, he endured this humiliation he was pointed out different from all the people, they all went to celebrate their idols, and Ibrahim Ali, some stayed back. They didn't persuade him to go he said, I'm sick and they said, Yeah, you are sick. We don't need to do anything with you.

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When you brought him out, Islam was enduring this miserable life. He never asked the question. Why?

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And do you know why? He never asked why is because the question were didn't come to his mind.

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Rather Allah subhanho wa Taala was with him all along.

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Well, how do we see that? Because when we read the Quran, Allah subhana wa atta talks about the exchange, Ibrahim Al Islam has with his father, Allah subhanaw taala speaks about the interaction that he has with his people. Allah Subhanallah talks about this young man standing up in front of a tyrant king Nimrod, or nun rude and answering questions with great stability and confidence.

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And when these idols are broken, and he is pointed out, he asks a simple question. Why don't you ask them? Why don't you ask them? And they said, Are you crazy? They don't speak. They don't hear. So his question was, why do you worship them?

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The crazy one here is Ibrahim Ali Salam. If we look at his life, in the lens of how we see our own life, we see misery we see destruction we see up rooting of our peace and tranquility. We see all this to be accredited and sorry, blamed on Allah subhanho wa taala. And the only way out is Allah kill me. Let me get out of this world, not realizing that Allah before you were created till the time you will return to Him. Allah has always been with you.

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So what Ibrahim or a son did he never asked a question why rather? When did he gain relief we find from the same Quran from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala that when he was tossed into the fire, ALLAH SubhanA said Goldener we said Yeah, narrow fire. Cooney Baroda was alum and Allah Ibrahim, become cool and pleasant for Ibrahim Ali Salam.

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So we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala responded to him. Allah Subhana Allah came to his aid when he was in the fire, the same fire that burned off that garment and those ropes that were tying his head in his feet, and he was wearing heavenly garments, and he was eating heaven food for those days of he was in this fire. But do we not realize, let's backtrack quickly. The build such a large fire my fellow Muslims, the fire was so huge, you couldn't just go up to it and toss them in. They built a catapult and that catapult he was inserted and it flung him straight into the fire.

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Where is Allah? Allah wasn't there just in the fire? Allah wasn't there to feed him and give him the best days of his life in the fire. Allah didn't was not just there to honor him. Imagine when you see those safety videos of dummies being put into cars and being hit against a wall at 6200 miles per hour. You see their bodies rattle with this catapult Ibrahim I somes neck would have snapped off. But it didn't. Why? Because he knew Allah was with him when he stood up against Nimrod when he stood up to his people when he stood up to his father, a young child, a young teenager, he did not have anything to prove other

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Why's the idols were mesmerizing. The people were engrossed in their idols. They were worshipping them. They were devoted to them. They were feeding them. They were sacrificing for them. And here's Ibrahima. They some saying, well, here's my Allah. Is it the sun? Is it the moon? Is it the stars? He didn't give up his quest. So when we feel that we are in a state of misery, we don't ask where is Allah we say, How much more can I continue to gain this goodness as Allah amplifies my level to him, Subhan Allah. Allah was with him when he was alone. Allah was with him when he was amidst the people. Allah was with him when he stood in front of the king, just as Allah was with him when he

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stood in front of his father, the level of confidence that he had, the level level of commitment that he displayed is indicative of the fact that Allah is with him. And Allah tells us that story and we remind ourselves of his life story in these blessed days and nights. Because Allah wants you to know Allah wants me to know that Allah is with us in the law. Hermana we are from the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam that has been gifted that help of Allah that was that is with the prophets of Allah, as our Prophet Mohammed Salah is and said, Verily, Allah is with us. So when you ask the question, Where is Allah? And why is my life miserable? When you ask yourself, why is my

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life so difficult? No, that is a law that took you through those difficulties. You are alive today. You are strong today. You are firm today you are determined today. Why because a lot is has been in will always be with you.

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Wherever Allah show me the sign, Allah is showing you and I the sign.

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Allah didn't wait till the fire to display to Ibrahim Ali son his love for him. Allah's love was with him from the day he was born.

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And when will I die so I can get away from my misery isn't the question to ask my fellow Muslims? When will I die to get back to my Allah, so I can meet him personally, and thank him for the beautiful opportunity to know him before he brought me back to him. So my fellow Muslims, as we acknowledge this life to be the journey, our last place on this earth is going to be below it. So Farmersville Muslim cemetery is a project that is the call of the moment, it's the need of the hour. It is something that insha Allah in these blessings nights for those who had anticipated to go Hajj and those who had anticipated to look after the well being of the family of those who went to Hajj.

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And for those who had made intention to do Hajj later. And for those who are willing and preparing to have a good read here in this city, it is the time for us to realize that that goodness can be obtained by donating towards the cemetery so that we confirm and that we secure this home for our entire community. Donate generous generously towards the Farmersville Muslim cemetery project. May Allah subhanaw taala bless your life with his presence at all steps in every step and each breath in your life and may Allah allow you to give for his sake and may Allah increase you in goodness in this world and the next Amira blood Amin desert Kamala Hayden Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi

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Wabarakatuh

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Sonali kumara Abdullahi over Academy who folks once again this is your brother of the Rahman Bashir, thank you so much, Doctor. Yes and Akali thank you so much Imam as her Suvidha the Imam from the east and the west, the East Plano and the West Plano. Majid folks, may Allah subhanaw taala bless both of you and your families and your congregations. Folks, the topic that our speakers spoke about was Ibrahim Ali Salam to the fire pit and back And subhanAllah we learn from there, we learn from what they share and and we are inspired to, you know, to to put our to put the will of Allah subhanaw taala before our own will and to accept the fate and father of Allah subhanaw taala

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wholeheartedly and to peacefully submit to the will of Allah subhanaw taala I am I will have the fortune of welcoming and inviting Imam Salah Imam so that my mood are you here with us today? I believe so.

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all right. So in the meanwhile, as we are waiting for Imam salam to join us, folks, for those of you who are tuning in and watching us, this, the series of programming that we are presenting before you, throughout the course of this evening and tomorrow evening is under the banner of the Farmersville cemetery project. For those of you know, many of you are familiar with this, for those of you who may not be familiar with this project, the Farmersville cemetery project is a collaborative effort of seven neighboring communities and their masajid. And it is a vision that started in the year 2014, when the Muslim community when the number of Muslims started to increase,

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not just in Collin County, but throughout the DFW area. There was there you know, from with a growing community, we have growing needs, and one of those needs are the need to have a cemetery now Alhamdulillah through the grace of Allah subhanaw taala, we have, we have had a cemetery that serves our community in the Richardson area. And we currently have another cemetery in the Denton area that serves for the needs of our community, what need the need of our deceased, as you know, death is a part of life, it's a part of living a part of living is the end of that life. So alhamdulillah, for many years, the cemetery in in Richardson and also the cemetery in Denton had been serving these

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purposes. But with the growing demand, there was a need to think, even further than a couple of years. So on Hamdulillah, from Alhamdulillah, in 2015, seven communities, seven masajid got together, and they were able to secure the purchase of a 34 acre land that is in the city of Farmersville And Alhamdulillah. From then till now, there have been a few bumps down the road. For many of you who may not know, the city of Farmersville did not they were giving the Muslim community they were giving us a hard time and not approving the plans for that cemetery. So you know, they didn't want they didn't only or hostile towards living Muslims, but they didn't want the deceased

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Muslims there as well. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah with the help of Allah subhanaw taala, the Department of Justice settled a lawsuit against the city of Farmersville. And last year Subhanallah in 2019, July, they were able to submit the final plan. And

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on May 18 of this year Alhamdulillah the construction started on what would be the future home for over 11,000 of our deceased Muslims, folks Alhamdulillah this land has been acquired it is by the Muslim community, it is for the Muslim community. Now, just to give you a little specifics about this project, the the total amount of money that is required to make this land into a fully functional and operational cemetery is $2.7 million. Now, are we here for $2.7 million today? No, we currently have $1.5 million at our at our disposal through the generosity of all of our community members. And today throughout the course of this evening in sha Allah and tomorrow evening. The

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purpose of this appeal and fundraiser is to bridge the gap left of $1.2 million. Once we finalize that, and we have bridge that gap that will cover all of the expenses to do with the construction and opening the cemetery to serve for the needs of our loved ones, friends and family who will be moving on towards Allah subhanaw taala. All right. So folks, this project is not a project that is foreign to all of us. This is a project that we probably many of you who are watching have contributed to this project multiple times numerous times. So

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the plea and the appeal today is that everyone who was watching and not just our viewers, but the family members of our viewers, the friends of our viewers, everyone and their grandparents should be

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donate at least $100. And this is not too much to ask for. But the anticipation is that if everyone in the DFW area chips in $100 for this project, then this will be that reality, that vision will turn into the reality that has that many in our community have been looking forward to since 2014. And this is a this is an effort and this is an appeal and this is something that the entire Muslim community will benefit from, And subhanAllah This is talking about a sadaqa jariya talk about a sadaqa jariya all of the Muslims who will be laid to rest their all of the people who will visit all of the all of the Quran and all of the good deeds and all of the blessings that will come out of

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this cemetery, we will ensure our spot in that even if we are not buried there, we will definitely have a share till the day of judgment from of all the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala will keep in store for us folks, this land has been purchased it has been acquired and this will serve as a walk for the entire community. Now what does that mean? What does the word walk mean? It means it is at the service and disposal of the Muslim community. So when anyone passes away, they will not be required to purchase a spot in the cemetery. Imam Salah are we here? Yes. Can you hear me?

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Yes, I can't see him that JazakAllah Cayenne Baba coffee comes millennial salatu salam ala Sula, who are early he was suffering on wala my bad it is my honor to be alongside of hamdulillah with Imam ARB and the rest of the Esteemed Scholars and Meshech and his brother Tommy mon with me.

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Is Imam Salah joining us soon. Yeah, he's talking.

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Yeah, can you hear me so while we wait for him, I just don't want to eat into his time. So, this is a work project. So no one will be required to purchase this land. Anyone and everyone who who may pass away the land will be afforded to that family at no cost. And this is something that we are all chipping in for. So folks, there are multiple opportunities and different ways for you to donate apart from donating $100 There are there are you can you can reserve a spot a parking spot dedicated there is also a ways to sponsor a street that will be named after you or a loved one, you are able to designate and sponsor an entire section for your loved one. So please, viewers, as you're

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watching me as you're listening to me, please visit the links below. And please show your generosity and continue to support this collaboration. This is not just any project this is a very special initiative that seven communities Yeah, this is very seldom, very seldom And rarely do we see in the United States, such a huge pool of minds and talent and hard work that that gets together for this. So folks, I continue to encourage you in sha Allah and the next part of our segment inshallah we are going to be welcoming Imam and Dr. Amore Solomon along with Imam spending. Imam, Imam Ahmad Solomon is the founder and president of European Institute. He also serves in the Valley Ranch community and

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Imam spending. He is the Imam at the Islamic Association of North Texas. So without further ado, I would like to invite Imam Omar Solomon and Imam spending

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the topic designated for both of you for this evening the topic that are sure you are going to be sharing is qurbani and the legacy of submission. This is the time of the year when we remember Ibrahim Ali Salam you know Subhanallah I wish I could say this. I wish I could say this this year but usually this time of the year millions of people are headed towards Mecca. And you know and the area surrounded in Makkah I myself have had the opportunity and fortune to to to make this journey twice with my brother who I'm going to be introduced Who are we are going to be benefiting from We ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to be there if not physically but in spirits and I will pass it

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on inshallah. Chef armor Sullivan Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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counsel

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Allah How are you today? Good Hamdulillah I can see I can see Imam Salah on my screen begging for your attention so

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we're having an interesting technical yeah technical hiccup but uh hamdulillah

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so after after after we get we get done our part and tell us how we can get them on JELA Angel All right Zach we're looking to get away

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to this 100 off site somewhere so love it he was talking to Manuel and Charlotte I'll start and you know and talk about the the sacrifice in particular with the night Anna and and what it marks and at the same time. Hopefully I know that my brother remember spend the Machala time spending will build upon that concept with the night Ana and and really move it to the next level. Sacrifice the wealth here the quarter Bernie is our way as a whole as an entire OMA of celebrating the legacy of Ibrahim it has Saddam in this time and honoring ALLAH SubhanA who was out of the way that we brought him out. He said I'm honored Allah subhanho wa Taala collectively as an ummah, and it's something that's

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not limited to time and place, whereas Hajj is a whole, you know, reenactment of the Hajj, the pilgrimage of Ibrahim ideas to them. And so if you think about it, a select group of people every year, get to do the full, the full enactment of the rituals of Ibrahim ie Saddam, but the entire OMA gets to share in this particular act of the Ghorbani of the other here. And subhanAllah it's sometimes it can feel very disconnected from us. Why? Because when it comes to the other area,

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you know, there's a disconnect from hedges a hole that most people typically feel since not many people actually get the opportunity to go to Hajj, if you think about it, even on a regular year, you're only talking about 1% of the global ummah. But the earth here becomes even further disconnected from us. The qurbani becomes even further disconnected because most to most of us, it's going online and putting in a purchase, and someone going out there and doing the sacrifice and

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we lose sight of its significance and what it represents. So first and foremost, recognize that Allah Subhana Allah Allah put the sacrifice in the same sentence as the Salah as the prayer when he said in a solidarity when Uzuki when Maria woman arte de la homeland, I mean, if you're reading this idea, you might just read it and say say my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my depth are all for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, luxury killer, there is no partner to be associated to him will be the Medeco move to an O Williams mean. And with that I've been commanded and I'm the first of the Muslims. If you're reading the translation, you might just think of sacrifice in the abstract sense.

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But this is talking about the sacrifice the sacrifice that Brahim it is that I made and that we make every single year to commemorate that sacrifice and then of course, spreading it to the poor of this ummah, many people don't get a chance to eat meat, don't get a chance to have that except for the day of or eat. And so the sacrifice becomes that much more significance. And subhanAllah if you look in that I alone say my prayer and my sacrifice, and my life and my death are only for Allah la sharika is what the Hajaj chant right? The bake Allah Humala bake the baker luxury Calaca love bake. And Lubbock hola means here I am hola here I am. But we're not there right now. Right? But now

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Siddiqa is a testimony that we all make constantly when we say La Ilaha illa Allah, and it's further affirmation of the tenants of the meanings and the purpose of la ilaha illAllah. And so Lashley Kala, there is no partner to be associated to him. Well be that eco minute to an hour Muslimeen and and with that I've been commanded and I am the first of those who submit Allah subhanaw taala praises Ibrahim on Islam specifically in this regard, twice. Number one, Allah Subhana Allah mentions him if all Allahu Rabu Islam call Islam to robola Allah mean that Ibrahim is to be praised and is distinguished in that when Allah subhanho wa Taala would say to him, Aslam, submit yourself

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he immediately would say Islam to your beloved, I mean, I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds and also allies with us as we watch the.com that he has chosen you and that he has named you some Macron was the mean he has named you Muslims. And so Ibrahim Ali Salam is a Muslim. He is one who submits himself constantly to Allah subhanaw taala and we are affirming with our sacrifice what that I am amongst those I am the first of those who respond to the call of Allah subhanaw taala and Oh ALLAH Muslimeen And subhanAllah you see this

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of this challenge that's placed upon us to rush to the pleasure of Allah and to the obedience of Allah, the way that Ibrahim alayhis salam would rush to the pleasure and the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala. And this sacrifice that's put forth. qurbani, literally, you know, it means or beans to draw closer to Allah subhana wa Tada and you draw closer to Allah by doing what Allah subhanaw taala commands you to do. And by the way, you know, even, you know, in the Jewish tradition, the word is Kobani. So it's actually the same word that's used to describe the sacrifice that's coming close to Allah subhanaw taala regarding this particular, this particular act of worship, and so

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taking it back to Mecca and connecting us to when the prophets lie, some initiated this call.

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It was deeply embedded in this idea of tau hate and monotheism. And the particular ritual that was challenged at the time was the sacrifice, right? So it was the prayer and the sacrifice. And you can imagine those early Muslims that were in Mecca around the Kaaba, calling on the people to both offer their prayers only to Allah and to offer their sacrifices only to Allah subhanho to Allah. And in the same way, that our prayer is just as connected to Allah subhanaw taala here, as if we were, you know, in the same way that if we were praying in front of the cabinet directly, our sacrifice is connected to Allah subhanho wa taala. In the same way, even if we were right in the presence of the

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Kaaba, why, because this Deen that's been given to us is not limited to a place it's not doesn't it's not dimensional. In that sense, we have the opportunity to connect our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala has nothing to restrict it right, we call upon Allah with our dua, and we reach him without having to go through an intermediary. And this is the exact opposite of hell of the spirit of idol worship that existed at the time and the sacrifice brought to the idols and the idol worship of the time, that our Qibla is still there. And our longing is for Allah subhanho to Allah and our sacrifices for Allah subhanaw taala purely, and the sincerity of it is what's going to cause it to

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be accepted, or to not be accepted, and we pray that we are always amongst the sincere and those who respond immediately to the call of service in the call of sacrifice in the call of Salah. And to do it in the Abrahamic way, in the Ibrahimi way, the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam revived, may Allah subhanaw taala gather us both with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and our great great great, great great grandfather, Brahim. Hassan May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to respond in the ways that they respond to love in the way that they loved Allah subhanho wa Taala to follow in their example, may Allah subhanaw taala accept our good deeds in these 10 days

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and beyond and accept our sacrifice. Allahumma Amin Sharla Tara with that I'll hand it over to my beloved brother. She's expanding

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Stephen, I think you're on mute. So expanding mute. Okay, can you hear me now?

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Can you hear me now? Yes, we can hear you say okay switched over to Verizon. hamdulillah

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. I will say Sheikh I think you have another 10 minutes left you cut it short.

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A lot, Alex. Time to account for the technical difficulties.

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Allah bless you. Allah Allah bless each and every one of you that is partaking in making this evening possible. And the cause itself. We begin praising and thanking Allah Who Bula and the mean asking him that isn't the best of rewards and blessings upon our beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his beautiful family companions and everyone who emulates him and belief worship and character until the Day of Judgment Allahumma Amin babalawo, and we look at this aspect of the sacrifice. And what Allahu terracota Allah tells us,

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I would hope that as a as an ummah and OMA a nation that is truly founded in the aspect of Fatcow, of contemplating at the border of pondering deeply over the word of Allah who has the agenda, as well as the Sunnah of the Prophet by the salatu salam that we can understand from what these stories are telling us. How they actually reflect upon us in our lives. When we look at the aspects of the DUA, just think about it that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam made a dua is

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The rugby had really mean of saw the USA, my nurture my Sustainer Allah hoorah Bula limit give me give me offspring from the righteous

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and it said Subhanallah that he was 86 years old when Allahu Allah azza wa jal blessed him with East Moline, Ali Hema salatu salam, of course to his wife or Mother hagit from the Allahu taala, and how we're about half.

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And what we can think about this aspect of how important it is, for somebody like him in the circumstances and the context, to have a male who's going to inherit wisdom from Him, that Call of la ilaha illa Allah.

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It's priceless.

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Right, that we're calling people to the ultimate truth that there is only one God, Allahu Abdullah Al Amin. This was something that was for the most part commissioned commencement. And this is why, for him, the importance was so, so evident, that he prayed, even though he would be considered in an age that was

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impossible, biologically customarily impossible for a person to have children.

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But Allahu Allah Bula they mean bless him and answer them. And Allah who has been censored by Sharona will be able to live in Halle. And so Allah Tala makes it clear that we gave him the glad tidings of a son who is Haleem, who is intelligence, if we understand those three letters that refers to intelligence, intelligence, not just in the sense of what we, in many ways, today think of intelligence as being booksmart. Because there's plenty of folks that are educated. But yet when it comes to simple common sense, when it comes to simple logic, it's not there.

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We're talking about a sense of intelligence, that is evident in every aspect of the way that they live their lives. And that intelligence is something that impacts the person's behavior, so that you're not a person who's hasty and rash in the way that they make decisions. Rather, they are working it through in their mind as well as in their heart coming to a best decision. What are we looking at? Yeah, but we're looking at this topic of what we're talking about tears Kobani and the legacy of submission.

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It's, it's a tremendous thing. Picture yourself, in how many a time you have bed, Allah hood, Ebola, Al Amin, from the core of your heart and soul, that He grant you, whether it be to have escaped your country and to come to America the land of opportunity to enter into the University of your dream choice to study in the field of whatever it was, that was your passion, or maybe your parents passion, to become successful and thrive in whatever career path you have chosen, to bless you with that beautiful that intelligence, that righteous spouse, to grant you healthy, righteous children, and the list goes on. How many a sincere prayer you have made?

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And the law who would have believed him and answered them. But here's the other thing. How many of those prayers did you make with a CloudLink conditions, they go Allah, if you do this for me, I swear, I promise that I'm going to do XYZ, that I will be like this, I will stop doing this, I will do that I will be.

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So let's understand that our prayers and the acceptance of prayers, that there's a cost to them. There's a cost.

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And when we look at ourselves as an as an old man above Allah,

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this is something that we should be doing. Because all too often

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we hear how you know, there's always talk about governments of one sort or the other. We know that the Saudi government is one of the most famous to be bashed by, by everybody where people say, Look at these guys billions of dollars, and they're, you know, the guardians and the custodians of the Haramain of Mecca and Medina, and what are they doing or not doing and so on and so forth. But here's the thing.

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They're nothing more than really, our little community multiplied by 100 by million.

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How many of us in this local VFW community have where we have over 300,000 Muslims?

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Not a small number. And when we look at our collective

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resources, our collective strength, the blessings of what we have,

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it's tremendous. We are one of the most entitled or one of the most privileged or one of the most successful minorities within this region as well as within the United States.

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But the same conversation holds true of what we look at and say, Where is the OMA?

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Where are these countries? Where are these leaders?

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Where are we?

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Sacrifice is something that we've got to pay attention to? Allah Huda Bula demean has placed us where we are with a purpose. And he has endowed with us all of these gifts and blessings. If we don't recognize that they are from him, no matter how smart we are, no matter how hard we work, no matter how many connections we've made, no matter all of those things, but it is Allah and Allah who Oh alone, don't Bula mean that is the bestower of these blessings, the maintainer of these gifts. We've missed the mark

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Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam,

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he is given in granted this prayer that was so dear to him.

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But Allah who would Abdullah Al Amin

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is going to test them in the same way that he's going to test each and every one of us to see where are we in our fates? Are we going to be listening to what Allah hoorah Bula living wants from us? Or are we going to continuously be the ones that are demanding from Allah Who gently Gela know,

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without us necessarily wanting to see and hear and understand what his plan for us is?

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Now, this aspects of Farmersville cemetery is one among so many different projects that our community has.

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And we have priority to Babylon.

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Every one of our massages has their own priorities, our own tribes have their priorities. But when we're looking at what Allah who has origins, priorities are, how many of us are asking that question.

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All too often in the way that we do things as Muslims, as we'll have, whoever it is, that's going to have something and then we'll call it the Imams publicist. To say, certify it, make a DUA, so that this way, Allahu taala, accepts it from us.

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But how often do we actually get together? And before we make any decisions? Do we come together and say, and this is Al Haley, Will, those of the people of our community that are the movers and the shakers, those who are the real leaders, the leaders that are by Allah, who idols decree, as well as the leaders that are by customer by acceptance within the larger community, to say, where is the real need? What is a love or a Bula? Need telling us to focus and to pay our attention to? And then if and when it becomes clear?

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Are we going to sacrifice our egos? Are we going to sacrifice our personal positions? What are we willing to sacrifice so that the common good, the stronger benefit, the greater priority is going to be given focus?

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So that Allahu Allah azza wa jal guides us and leads us in every direction of what we're doing.

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These are some of the things that I would hope that as we're looking at this, the story of Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and his son, Ismail Isla de salat wa salam. This is something that we should be paying attention to recognize that this is exactly what was happening. He begged that son, he was given that slum. And then

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when he is expecting from the Sun, who he's placed in Mecca, with his family and Hajer Valley has wildly hemo salatu salam ala Nabina Abdullah salatu salam,

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and he's managing two families, one in Mecca and one in Jerusalem.

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He's listening to Allahu as the Germans call and what Allahu Allah wants from him.

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And he says Phelan Bella, well, now who's that? Yeah, Paula, yeah, boo. Yeah, Boo Mejia in me, Rafi lumen me and me as Baku CAFOs.

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Ra are the prophets we know that

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their dreams were a form of Revelation. And so Allah Houda Bula adenine,

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told him what he wanted. Now us as a community, none of us are going to see it in our dreams that Allah is going to talk to us to the HANA. Revelation ended with the Prophets Allah Allah when he was sending them. But what we do have is Quran and Sunnah to guide us. And that collective wisdom, that collective knowledge of our scholars and our elders, in our leadership in the sense that we can really listen to what Allah who has an agenda is calling us to a priority.

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He says, My son, my dear son, Vinay, my beloved son.

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When does he say this to Him? When He basically reaches an age of adolescence such that he is able to now walk alongside his father in struggle with him and help him and be of service to him when the fire

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that can rely on his son, that he can benefit from him that he can delegate to him and know that his son is going to be able to carry out whatever it is that was delegated to him. And this is one of the things that for us as parents, I would hope that all of us strive to raise a boat, not to raise children, but to raise adults so that we can have our children to become adults with adolescents, and that inshallah Tirana, they can be mature, they can be responsible, they can have a healthy identity, and that we can rely on them, we can trust them, to help us out with what there is in life, a family instead of it being now that it's just a father and mother that are working hard. The

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kids are now brought into this so that there's a family that is working together as a closely knit unit, for that common focus for that common goal and purpose of the family's well being.

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Well, that's what he calls it, somebody tells them about their dream, he says,

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I have seen in my dream while I was asleep, that I'm supposed to certainly sacrifice you.

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So tell me what you think.

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Tell me what you think. Yeah, bubbeleh?

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How many of us?

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How many of us are we going to be willing to really sacrifice

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whatever it may be of our ego, sacrifice our wealth, sacrifice our titled, sacrifice, our cronyism of peer pressure that we have of tribalism, and whatever the case is, for the right reason for the right cause.

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Imagine if we were to do this, what our collective ability would be this issue of Farmersville, cemetery Subhanallah, if every one of us of 300,000 Muslims, were to get a penny, we would be able to cover it. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating. But the point being, that if all of us were to go ahead and give even at a small level, and we followed what there is of that leadership, that we have prioritization, we would be able to knock out these very important legacies in a way that we could move on to the next into the next into the next. Imagine right now we're, we're still caught up in Black Lives Matter, we're still in the middle of this pandemic, where it's a major election season

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with regards to the presidential campaigns that are taking place.

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How much good we can make happen, how many a relationship within the larger community we can impact If only, if only we were to work together and prioritize ourselves by wanting to understand what is Allahu Taala calling our attention to the focus.

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In the same way that that hamdulillah we've been, we've been able to cover more than half of the needs for farmerville cemetery Farmersville cemetery, and we have a million plus, to finish it, Inshallah, who as well, we can easily then move on to and collectively make the dream of Masjid Al Islam come true. And then from that, go ahead and make any and every other thing of what is an important pillar for our sustainability, our thriving for generations to come here in the DFW area.

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We can make it happen. We've got to believe we've got to work together, we've got to be able to sacrifice our own personal needs and our own.

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Whatever limitations we may have, we've got to be able to work together in a way that we are saying, for me and no partner, at the end of the day, regardless of what the person's ethnicity is, or anything else of that sort.

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bubbeleh Every one of these major projects could be something that we accomplished in one night, in one night. Forget about it being a years long type of a project where we're trickling in, trickling in what there is of Allahu Taala His blessings and gifts upon us. We could be so organized and so effective, that we could be as a prophet of Allah Allah azza wa jal tells us as a goon to McClay methine or Khadija to mean.

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That you have been to Allah decree that Allah has criteria the best of people, for mankind and for humanity.

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So pan Allah, Allah who has no agenda tells us as we conclude

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he says God

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the foul mouthed Saturday do knee issue.

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Last minute for buried the Son What did he do?

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He understood that when it comes to family, when it comes to his father who he knew to be a prophet and messenger of Allah azza wa jal that he had no choice really. And that as a believer, his faith compelled him to trust his father, regardless of what the outcome would be. But his face was such that he knew that Allahu Abdullah Al Amin would not teach would not command anything that would truly be distrustful, rather, that it's a test. And he tells his father, my dear father, do what you have been commanded, you will find me Allah willing from the patient. And then, in conclusion, Allah who has urgent said Selim s lemma. And so when the two of them surrendered, when they both submitted

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to what Allah who has the agenda has called them to? And then both of them for both of them, there's a tremendous sacrifice. And that million dollar question might be Who is it more difficult for the father, or the son, for the father to take the son who he prayed for who he was in so much a need for he had so much love for, to go ahead and to be put to the test. The sacrifices are for the son,

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for the Son, blah, blah and Hamdulillah that we are being tested on the love was agenda is not calling us to sacrifice our family members. He's not calling for us to sacrifice anything to that level of what would affect us were faith and our belief in him. He's calling us to sacrifice much less than than that. Will we be as our great

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spiritual father Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and ismail Ali salaam to slab were such that they wholeheartedly surrendered and submitted that they were listening for Allah who is diligent priorities and his commands. And in doing so, Allah, what will it mean spirit.

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He made the pass the test successfully. And he blessed them for eons to come and until the day of judgment,

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and that's in this world, let alone what he has promised them in the hereafter as they were surely from those that were closest, and dearest to Allah Who Romulan they mean and this is where our opportunity can be. The dearest to Allah azza wa jal adjust by fulfilling our opportunities. allotment

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does not allow hell Imam spending Thank you very much. Also Sheikh Ahmad Solomon, who was with us earlier,

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folks, subhanAllah when we talk about the sacrifice of Ibrahim Ali Salam, and we talk about, you know, his life in general, there is so much inspiration as Chef spending was saying, you know, Allah subhanaw taala is not asking us to sacrifice our child, right? And even the one who he asked to sacrifice his child, Allah did not take his child away from him. And subhanAllah it is this. It is this willingness of Ibrahim Ali Salam that we commemorate and celebrate as millions upon millions of goats, lambs, sheep, and livestock, that you know, subhanAllah imagine how many animals are born just to serve, they live their existence, just to serve as a quarterback money to commemorate this,

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you know, this act of Ibrahim Ali Salam. So folks,

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Giselle Kamala hair for joining us this far and our program will continue tomorrow evening as well. Right now I will have the fortune of welcoming Imam Salah Mahmoud for those of you who may with the possibility of those who may not know Imam Salah Muhammad but he is a our newest member to the Frisco community. He serves as their religious director and Imam. So without further ado, inshallah I will ask Imam Salah to join me as we talk a little bit about the cemetery and what our viewers can do and how they can help Imam Salah

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said I want to deliver care to low Chiron MBRP May Allah subhanaw taala word you sorry brothers sisters for the confusion, but I have to call Imam ARB out here and tonight in sha Allah he will be the first one to donate $100 And I'm going to match Inshallah, I'm sorry, your mommy RB. But you know, there was a little bit of confusion, so inshallah we have to make up for it. Okay, so $100 So remember ARB and the $100 for myself in sha Allah that could be me Allah subhanaw taala accept the honorable Allah mean

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So brothers and sisters there are so many reasons why we should actually support and invest in this project. So many reasons I can only share two or three reasons okay because the time is very short. So the first reason

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is when we when we support this project project brothers and sisters were actually our our were our communities watch what is happening here what is

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something amazing may you have seven you have seven

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together that is that is something possibly possibly we hear about that for many many years end Come, come together pour water together hand in hand hand, Project hand Hamdulillah this amazing brother sisters together we can make the impossible possible in sha Allah, Allah Allah me that's a reason number one because we are investing in the unity of this online this community and watch what is going to happen in sha Allah and watch the future generations how they're going to be proud of all of us that we came together to support that project and to work for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is reason number one reason number two why we should invest and support this

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project brothers and sisters because what could be better than you know given for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the first 10 days of the hijab Subhan Allah, Allah you brothers and sister This is still fake from Allah subhanaw taala it is still fear from Allah subhanho wa Taala by you know success from Allah subhanho wa Taala don't think that you've done that or you'll do this from your own IT is Allah subhanho wa Taala who chose you to watch us tonight it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who give you the ability to be able to help in sha Allah serve this community by donating and spending in sha Allah for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala sadaqa jariya for the brothers and

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sisters, I know hamdulillah bloglovin we have great relations with our parents, I want to focus on this in sha Allah with our parents, whether they're alive or they passed away. If your parents are alive or passed away, especially if they passed away. This is your opportunity. This is your chance of brothers and sisters to donate on their behalf. Right Alhamdulillah the brothers are deeply amazing, you know options. For all of you mashallah sponsor sub sponsor sponsorship options for everybody where you can have your name or the name of your parents imagine that your parents after they left this world their name is there and when people visit the cemetery the graveyard

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Subhanallah you know, usually when we go there, our hearts are very soft, right? We're very reminded and tortured by the situation over there. Imagine if the name of your parents is raining out there. When I go there myself and I say this is dedicated on behalf of you know, Brother Mohammed or sister Fatima, you know, and so on and so forth. I will make dua for Brother Mohammed or sister Fatima. So Do not deprive yourself from this higher that Allah subhanho wa Taala brought to you brothers sisters. So if your parents are not alive, please make sure to donate something and Allah subhanaw taala will reward them in sha Allah in the grave and they will be very, very happy in sha Allah. You

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know, until the day of judgment in sha Allah, Allah Allah Allah me so that's the second reason to have sadaqa jariya for the brothers and sisters who are not able to you know to, to you know, to pay the money to afford the cost of the burial cost a lot of money especially if you see the you know, the other cemeteries a lot of people cannot afford the Call us right and they say we cannot afford for that. So, now you are helping Subhanallah Muslim brother or sister to be buried, to be buried Subhanallah in the cemetery Your reward is going to be in dunya and the hereafter as well. I am going to stop right here in sha Allah. There are a lot of things that we can talk we can say you

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know, when it comes to donating for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala particularly in South Africa, Nigeria brothers and sisters, you are transferring money I said that in the first fundraising right? fundraiser, you are transferring your money from your bank account from your Dunia bank account to the actual bank account. All right, you're transferring dollars and the currency you are going to insha Allah you're going to get the Day of Judgment is going to be what has entered and you will need it the most inshallah. So please transfer from your dunya bank to your bank insha Allah and Allah subhanahu wa taala will accept me Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us in Miami or be

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will enter with Don Shula with Da da and sha Allah will be answered during this days in sha Allah So brothers and sisters in sha Allah say Amin and have good thoughts and hosting a vulnerable light above ACOTA Allah during these days and in sha Allah Allah subhanaw taala will accept our da in need for amino

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