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Allah Is Sufficient For Us – Ustadh Yusha Evans

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Alhamdulillah no matter who you know who will not stop through, when are older below him in Shuri and fusina, amin sejati menina mejor de la Vela mundial de La MaMa you lil follow her the Allah. Why should you La la la wahoo la sharika Why should you know Mohammed and Abu rasuluh Astra Morocco, Morocco la he obrigado.

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Firstly, it's my pleasure to be back here with you guys again,

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not on the most joyous of occasions that we're talking about tonight.

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And I was thinking of many things to talk about on the way here

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to get you to help this project. You know, I've learned something, when it comes to business. I'm a businessman by nature, this is what I've been doing for a long time. That is not my business. There's no business in this. This is a way of life. My businesses, I run businesses, martial arts, schools, retail businesses, and one thing I've learned is that people

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are very reluctant to let go of money, unless there is some emotional reason to do so. This is just reality. This is the human nature. I studied psychology and in my secular studies, and I've learned in business that if you want people to pay for something, get them emotionally attached to it. As soon as they're emotionally involved, they will open up the wallets and empty it out. Even if they regret it later on. You'll have a lot of people, if you're really good at sailing, what I've learned is if you're really good at sailing, then you will have people who will come back regretting it trying to get their money back the next day, then you're good at what you do, because you're able to

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convince them. Normally Muslims, we don't try to come and get our money back. So if I can get you emotionally involved, then I can get you to fundraise. But I hope the brother after me will do that. Because

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what I want to do

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is trying to get us to understand what is sometimes

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not understandable. Get us to comprehend what is not comprehensible. Because when we look at the world today, as the brother was beautifully saying before me, for Muslims, it's chaotic. For a lot of the non Muslims, it's chaotic, but for Muslims ensure the world right now is chaotic. We are as he said, trampled on we are in horrible conditions, no matter where we are. In the West, we have a bit

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more than a bit of luxury compared to a lot of the oma is going through.

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And a lot of the questions I keep hearing from Muslims, is why is all of this happening to us? Why is all of this happened the brother spoke very clearly that it's a lot of it has to do with us our divisions and things of this nature. But I also want us to take a step back for a moment. Muslims are very good at pinpointing scenarios and becoming tunnel visioned into looking at only what's happening in the here and now. Not being able to take a step back for a moment and look at the big picture. This was something the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was was able to do, he was able to step back and look at the bigger picture, sometimes based on where he came from Allah subhanho wa Taala,

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sometimes based on the own hekman that Allah had given him and wisdom to see bigger pictures, I want to explain to you a few instances of situations where it seemed if his things were very dark, things were very unfortunate. They look like there might be no way out for these individuals I'm going to talk about tonight. But at the end of it all Allah brought forward the big picture. We know very beautifully Allah says in the Quran, macro macro law that we planned and our plans, our plans are always going to have some flaws to them. Why? Because we're human beings, we're flawed our innate nature is that we're, we're flawed, we're going to make mistakes even in our planning. And then

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Allah says and he plans and Allah is the best of those who plan. So sometimes we have to understand that we can make the best of plans. As a human being I can make the best plans for my future for my children's future for my family's future. We as an American come together and make the best plans to move forward. Even if we found some way to find unity, we can make the best plans to move forward. But at the end of the day, Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan. And that plan is perfect because it comes from he who is perfect. And sometimes that plan doesn't even make sense to us. Sometimes our plan is not right. And so Allah interjects his plan into the scheme of things, and we can understand

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it. Sometimes it looks as if things are going a mess. I'm trying my best but it's not working. Oh, it's working. You just don't see it. It might be that your plan wasn't going to lead you to where you want it to be.

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So avize rerouting, the the second half of your life is rerouting you. You are about to head into a lot of traffic, and Ally's sending you another way.

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During the life of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, when things became too hard

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in Mecca, too hard in Mecca, Allah subhanho wa Taala, Ayana allowed him to make hedger mulatto into Mahendra and

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we all know the very famous story, he was surrounded his house was surrounded, he escaped without them, with alone making them blind where they couldn't see him, he walked right past them.

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And he left with his best friend in this life. He's highly Abu Bakar and they left out of the city of Mecca and in the morning when they had realized the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was gone. It was actually Adi even on the road the Allahu and was in his bed, who by the way, said that was the most beautiful night sleep he had ever had in his life.

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They send people to chase them down. And there was one man in particular whom they hired, who was the best of those who did that trackers, his name was Soraka, even Malik, one of the, the best of those trackers, he could track anything. So he said, I'll find them No problem, I'll find them. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and Abu Bakr were on their way. And they heard the horse hooves of Soraka and Malik chasing them. So they retired to a small cave up on the hillside in Mecca. And if you've been to it, you know it's it's it's a little climb, it's a little steep climb up a hill.

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And they hidden a cave that was only really big enough for two people. And it really didn't conceal much. If you did a little bit of investigation. You find the people in that cave, but this was, this is all they had.

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And as syrup was coming the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, a door to Allah and syrup his horse fell into the sense sunk into the stand and got stuck and sort of realize what's happening. So he called out to Mohammed Mohammed MC door to Allah to release my horse and I won't follow you anymore. I'll give up my Chase. So the Prophet released his horse and sort of broke his word and started coming at them again. So it made your eyes sunk in the sand again, this happened a couple times, and finally stood up and said, Look, just just make sure that Allah gets me out of this. I'll leave and I'll also misguide anyone who comes along this way.

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Now the Prophet alayhi salatu salam caught up to syrup and said something that costs a lot. And I think that this man's lost his mind, man's out of control. He said, Oh, Soraka how are you going to be? On the day, when the bracelets of kisara are presented to you as a booty from the believers from the Muslims.

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shaking his his rubbing his head, he's thinking what they just say, this guy is by himself, hiding in a cave. Everybody's looking for him to kill him. He has no support. He has nothing. And he's sitting here telling me that I'm going to be given the bracelets of one of the greatest kings on the Earth right now the greatest empires that the world has known. This man must be out of his mind. He's lost this one. He thought that he said that this guy's nuts. And he did they just they just couldn't realize what happened. But then the rest of the methods came and they started to approach the cave with a properly so that was ceram is

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and as they got close, Abu Bakr became frightened. abubaker is human nature kicked in, because it looks like this plan is not working. I was thinking to himself, his human mind is nature's saying, You're so Lola, I love you to death. But this plan doesn't look right. They're gonna see us even if they look down at their feet, they're gonna see us.

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And the Prophet Lisa, that was ceram Abu Bakr, he said,

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or ever Walker from the elbow. And what do you think of two people? Whom the third of them is?

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What do you think is going to be the outcome of two people whom the third of them is Allah Subhana Allah. And then he said something to him that Allah handle with the island safeguards for us in his book, he said to him, let them in Allah Allah, do not worry. Don't worry, don't be afraid, have no concern for Allah is with us.

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And of course, we know the story that Americans didn't see that. And they were able to continue to hedra and build an empire, they would indeed surround the world, the civilized world at one time, later on after the prophets death Serato before the prophets did Surat COVID to become a Muslim, he would enter into Islam.

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Then Abu Bakr scarifier came, it was struggle they were fighting different elements within the Ummah, the people who apostasy from Islam, the people who refused to pay zakat, a lot of things happen. Then the collapse of Omar Cain, and Omar was able to conquer the Persian Empire

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and the bounty came into the federal

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And as Omar was going through it in distributing it, a box was brought to him and he opened it up. In in it was the bracelets of pisarra.

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So immediately,

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he said, Bring for me Soraka tell Soraka come to me. So sort of accom and Soraka, Cain.

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And Amara presented to him the braces of kisara saying that this is the fulfillment of the promise of Selim to you. And Soraka began to cry, remembering his past remembering he was what he was once doing. And now look at this among the unknown, so a fluent that the braces have kisara sitting right in front of Soraka, and you made him put him on. You see, soccer couldn't understand what the prophet alayhi salatu salam was talking about, as a worker couldn't even really see what was really happening. But the plan of Allah was in full motion was in full motion. Sometimes we can't see it, sometimes. It doesn't seem like it's working. But a loss of Hannah, who went to Anna has a plan.

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meeting about another man named the ooda. Lisa, we all know that.

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There was a woman at his time.

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It was a woman at his time, who used to do knitting. And she used to take that knitting everyday to the market and sell it and get food enough to feed her children for that day.

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One day, she was on the way to the market.

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And a bird came in swooped in took her knitting, she had nothing left to feed her children. So she went into the wood la ceram. And she confronted him and she asked him is Allah just is Allah unjust? Is the law just or unjust? And all this thinking, What kind of question is this? And he told her, she told him what had happened that I feed my children every day of the knitting that I make. And that's all I have. Today, a bird, a bird who was acting off of his finger from Allah subhanho wa Taala came in took this nothing and took it away. Now I have nothing to feed my children. So it was just too easy. And just as she was saying this, some men came in with huge bags of gold.

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And they dropped it in front of doodle Instagram, and they were foreigners. They weren't known. And oh, and they said to Dude, this is for you, for the sake of Allah, to whomever you think it should be distributed in the world is asking them what what what's, what's the story here? You know, there gotta gotta be a story behind this. Why are you here with this large amount of money. They said that we are merchants by trades, and we were traveling across the sea.

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And a huge storm came in boat, the sail on our ship, and we were just being tossed about in the ocean. So we make dua to Allah, that if he gets us out of this predicament, then we will don't eat everything on the ship for the sake of him alone. At that moment, a bird came and dropped some yarn and materials and knitting that we were able to use to reconstruct our sail that brought us safely here to you.

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So here we are fulfilling our oath to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The word la ceram looked at the woman and he asked her is Allah just or unjust? You have a rub, who is working for you on land? And on see, is Allah just or is the unjust and he gave it all to her. You see, sometimes the plan of Allah doesn't seem to be working. Sometimes it seems as if everything's against us, sometimes we may even question the plan of a lot like Yeah, why me? What are you doing to me? What What have I done to deserve this? What has this ummah done to deserve the travesty and the tragedy that is going through right now? This is what we asked many times, and I know we've all become susceptible to it at some

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point in life.

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Let me tell you this story about another man and that'll be it and we'll get to the point of some current issues.

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There was a man during the time of our self named Abu Bakr Al Ansari, Rahim Allah Allah La. He is he was also known as Kageyama Tristan.

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He was known as a very pious man of Mecca. He was known for his tough work. He was a man who feared a loss of Hannah with the IRA. He was a man who tried to always distance himself between himself and it was anger. This is a tough one means to place a barrier between yourself and the anger of a loss of Hannah Horta, Anna.

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One day he was out in the streets of Mecca and he's telling his own story of his life. He said one day I was in the streets of Mecca. I was hungry and I was looking for some food. Hadn't we had nothing just poor muskie. And he said, I found a bag with a very expensive pro necklace on it. But it didn't belong to him. So he tied it up took it home for safekeeping.

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In case the owner comes, and he went back out in the streets looking for his food. Later on, he heard a man calling out that he had lost a pearl necklace. And he was offering a reward a large reward For whosoever would find it for him.

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So abubaker came to them, and he said, Look, I've found a necklace, but you need to describe it to me, so I can know whether this is yours or not. He said, The Man described it perfectly. So he went and gotten got it and gave it to him. And the man was trying to pay him the reward. But abubaker was refusing. Because he's saying to himself I into the man, I did not do anything for this. I didn't earn it. I'm giving you back what belongs to you. Therefore, I do not feel right taking sustenance because of it. And you know how we are as Muslims, we argue back and forth. No, take it. No, I'm not taking it not taking it, take it No. ventually I will walk and you said no. And he walked away

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refused. I'm not taking this. No, I feel almost paranoid to keep what belongs to you.

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Later on, Ivan Walker said that he realized that he could not longer no longer live in Mecca, he couldn't find a way and he couldn't find his sustenance, he couldn't find work. So he decided to get on the ship and go somewhere else is what Allah says if you can't make it somewhere else, Earth is big go somewhere else. So he got on a ship to go somewhere else. And a big storm came and crashed the ship. And many people on that ship died. He said I was fortunately able to grab a piece of driftwood. And the wind blew me and blew me and blew me to an island.

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And when he got to that island, he looked for the people. He couldn't find them. So he saw that there was a Masjid. He went and he sat down and began to recite the Quran. And his para was known to be very beautiful. And the people of this island started to hear this beautiful melodious recitation of Quran. They went to see who it was. And they found Abu Bakar in the masjid reciting. And they said to him, you know how to recite the poem beautifully. Will you teach us and our children how to do this, and we will pay you and give you a place to live. He agreed and they started to pay him he had a home. And he did this for a while. And then one day, he was sitting in the masjid reading some

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of the pages of the Quran that they had laying around in the message. And they asked him you know how to read and write, suggests and know how to read and write, none of them knew how to read and write. They said, teach us in our children how to read or write and we will increase your salary and pay you even more. So they began to increase the salary pay him even more. And he stayed with them for a while. Then came a time where he decided, you know, I've been here long enough when I move on to the next position in life move on somewhere else. And they realized that he was going to leave. And they didn't want him to leave. So they said we have to keep him here. So they devised a very

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good plan to keep him here. They said, Look, let's just get married. We get married. He's going nowhere.

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So there was a girl who was known to be one of the most beautiful pious from the most pious family girls that had just been orphaned. She had recently been orphaned she had no money. So they tried to get him married to her he refused and again the haggling back and forth. Yes, no, yes, no. Yes. And finally he gave in, said, Okay, I'll marry the girl.

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Then it was arranged, the girl was brought in. And Abu Bakr said, as I started to look up from her feet, and up and up, and I got to her neck, and his head dropped and he began to cry.

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Now the girl thought that it was because she was ugly. So she started crying, turned away, and the people were shocked. Oh, my God, this quiet. You just embarrassed this girl. This is the best one we have. And you've just, you've just broken her heart.

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He said, it's no it's not because of that. He said, The reason I'm crying is because on her neck is a necklace that I have recognized. I found this necklace in the streets of Mexico one day, and I gave it to a man. And they started to shout, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. They said her, the Her father was the owner of this necklace that you gave it to. And we used to hear him talking about this man that he met in Mecca, who was one of the most pious and righteous Muslims he had ever come across in his life. And we used to hear him openly making dua to Allah for you to be married to his daughter, and who you are.

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And he had married to her and he had children and he became very fluent, she died, his children passed away but he ended up selling the necklace for a very large amount of money. And he was explaining this as to how he became a very wealthy men in this place.

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You see, when Abu Bakr Allah and sorry, was being tossed about on that driftwood in the ocean. I'm sure he couldn't understand the plan of Allah. He didn't realize what was happening. Little did he know that even though he had a plan, a lot also had another plan to answer that father's doc.

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And Abu Bakr was doing nothing but being led towards that destination by Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, so I will walk her how to plan them a lot of planning, and maybe I will walk around

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See it. But it came to be just the way it was meant to be. You see, that's that's how life is sometimes sometimes it doesn't look like it's going right. But at last who Hannah who was there, Anna has a plan. We look at what happened very recently in Mecca. Very recently a mecca when the crane collapsed and brought part down of Adam, on those people who died over 100 people. And I've seen on social media, you know, they blame everybody in the world. You know, first of all, they blame the Saudi rulers and they blame us and they blame that and even Saudi blames the Midland company, you know, I mean, for not securing the crane everybody had some blame.

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And I'm sitting back thinking to myself,

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as we're complaining, I guarantee you those people whom Allah subhanho wa Taala chose on that day, because I've seen many of the videos, there were many people who died in the person right next to them didn't die.

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These people were chosen and I guarantee you Not a single one of them is complaining right now.

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None of them are complaining. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah has chosen them and conferred a favor on them. Which, if any of us were smart, would wish that it could happen to us with Begala day and night, that that could be an end that we could meet, because not only did they die in the best place on this earth, must have hurt them. They died on the best day to die on a Friday, which if you die on a Friday, you're safe from the trial and torment of the grief. Not only that, did they die, but they died in a way upon which makes them show her that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said a war falling on you and collapsing upon you is your Hades. And they died

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during the best time of the year, the best days of the year, approaching upon them.

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What more could you want as a human being as a Muslim to in your life. And it wasn't as if they suffered, they were there and then they were gone.

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And while their bodies were being picked up off the ground, their souls were already resting in green birds,

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traveling throughout gender wherever you wish. And that night when their bodies were being laid to rest. They were making their homes in lamps that hang off the arch of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And every day, a love speaks to them and ask them every day he asked those people who are the Shahada, what do you want from me asked me and I will give you every day they respond. We don't want anything and everything Allah ask again, what do you want from me? Ask me and I'll give you and they respond. We don't want anything until finally they will realize that Allah will not stop asking unless we give them an answer. And they all say with one voice in unison, Oh Allah, if you could give us

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anything that we would want it is that you would send us back to the world that we came from, and let us die the same depth again, and again, and again. And again.

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You see, sometimes we don't look at the big picture. But look at the big picture.

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If Saudi rulers were to blame for it, then I wouldn't be thanking them. If that was my own son, I'd be happy.

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My son made it. If that was my father, my father made it. I wouldn't be mad if I was I would be frustrated. If I was the one standing next to them that I wasn't chosen. I would think there's something wrong with my Eamonn.

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You see, sometimes we have to look at the big picture that this oma is suffering, it's suffering, absolutely. It's suffering. And we like to feel sorry for those who are suffering, we like to look at them in it with compassion the way that we should. But sometimes we forget that the real people who might be suffering, the real people who might be being tested the most are the ones who are going home tonight to sit on our luxurious couches with a frigerator 10 feet away where we can go get anything we want to eat and turn on our big flat screen TVs. And late tonight in our nice warm comfortable beds, maybe we're the one being tested the most. Maybe is that Allah loves those people

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in Syria so much. Maybe it is Allah loves those people of Palestine so much for all that they have struggled for to keep the house of Allah and the purity of the one of the most holy places on this earth. Maybe Allah loves them so much, that he's putting them through all this hardship to only grant them the highest and highest and highest ranks of gender in the next while we're sitting home on our luxurious couches may be dying in the middle of our sleep to only be tormented in the grave and tested on the day when we meet a lot. So who's really winning here?

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Yeah, think about the big picture sometimes. I don't consider myself a teacher. Unless you want to learn some martial arts teach. What I am, is I like to be a psychologist when I come and stand in front of you and teach you how to think and retrain your thought process. Because one of the biggest problems with this today is the way that we think the way we think our thought process the way that we process information is coming

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completely different than the way the companions processed information, world events that happen and I look at social media and I look at the world and I've been on every continent, except Antarctica is no Muslims there yet. Global warming comes that we will guarantee you if it can be inhabitable, we will find a way to inhabit it this way Muslims are.

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But I see how we respond to things are we've been programmed some way somehow our programming appearance changed the way that we don't see things that were the way that we should. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam so things big. He saw things from the right perspective, the companion saw things through the right lens. Now we cannot see past what's right in front of us. And if it's not affecting us, we we won't do anything but gripe and complain about it will do very little, do very little. And we will very surely rarely turn around and wonder what is my role in this? What is it that I'm going to be questioned about? Because every single one of us are people who will be

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questioned, you will have to give account for every single action of your life that you've done past the age of puberty, you're going to have to find a reason why I did such and such and such and such and such, it's all going to be written in your book. What about this man who's living in the West in labs of luxury, even if even if you make minimum wage compared to those people you will live in, in luxury,

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in luxury, from seeing the stories of people who can't even feed their children, and that's why they're leaving, because their children are crying at night hungry and there's nothing to feed them. The images of this little boy washing up on the sea, washing up on the beach breaks my heart, I'm a father, I have three children. To see that is just it hurts. But at the same time. I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not want that boy to go through whatever it is he was about to go through. So a lot took him home. No country wanted him. Nobody would support them. Nobody cared about him at that moment, except his parents who lost him. So Allah says, take him home, not took him home. So we

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have to ask what are we going to be question? What did we do? When we saw all of this happening? When we saw all of this going on? Did we even make any effort? any effort whatsoever?

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We have to question ourselves now. I'm about to enter satara the law and said become your own house. If your own accountant in this life before the next life when the account is going to be taken from you. When it comes to be taken from you. We have to learn to reprogram the way we think as I close out, we have to learn to reprogram the way that we think we cannot change the world. We tell you that right now. We can't change the world. I don't care how strong we may become. We can't change the world. I don't care how much money we were able to amass. We can't change the world. I don't care how strong our fortresses and military became we couldn't change the world with it. Unless it

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was handled with Anna wielded to be so

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it's impossible. I don't care how many protests you have. I don't care how many petitions you sign, I don't care what big group you gather, if alarm rises, the word gel has not placed it within his plan for you to be successful, you will fail again and again and again and again and again. So if this is humiliated right now, it's because Allah Subhana Allah has will be so on it for a reason. This is what we keep stop thinking. We keep saying almost humiliated. But I in when I hear that I keep thinking, What's the reason? This man doesn't have unity? What's the reason this man doesn't have strength was the reason Gotta get to the core of the problem. And the majority of is because of

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what goes on right up here in the mind of every single Muslim. We've forgotten where to put our priorities, forgotten where to put our priorities, our priorities are skewed. I'm going to give you one last verse that you all know.

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You all know this verse and you've heard this verse and you've recited this verse. And it is the plan for success. Whatever you want to do, whatever you want to do, Allah Subhana Allah says, will make you adopted well, Whosoever feels the love, Whosoever has stuck with for a while. And as I told you, taco is a barrier between you and Allah is punishment. If I were going to walk over some shards of glass right now if there was glass all over the parking lot, I would make sure I put on shoes or sandals, this is awkward because it would prevent me and protect me from that glass on the on the road. Tough what is you placing that barrier by any means necessary between you and the punishment

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of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, if it means doing more good than stuck? What if it means staying away from evil? That's tough? Well, whatever it is, that keeps you away from the punishment of Allah and jahannam that's considered tough one. So Allah says, Whoever has this tough call for him. Allah who Maharajah Allah will make for them away. You see, you don't have to worry about the wait. You see this will Muslims get so caught up in the planet

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The way What are we going to do? No, no, Allah says, Don't worry about the way

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you fear me and I will make the way. I'll show you the way when there is no way I'll open a door when there wasn't a door there.

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I will create means for you, like the man who killed 100 people. And Allah shrunk the earth to get near forgiveness. I wish I had the time to go through the story there was a man who killed so many people. And Allah Subhana Allah made angels measure something that Earth for him to see what he was closer to one point to another. And he was closer to the point which would have gotten him punished. But Allah Subhana Allah shrunk the dimensions of the earth alone could have just made him die closer to where it was going. But now allowing it to show us how he can do things.

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You put a little effort of luck and change the very physics of the universe on your behalf.

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But we, we keep thinking that we can do it. We can no we can't do anything. Hola wala quwata illa Allah there is no capabilities, there is no power, there is no ability, except by that which will give show. You don't stand unless the law allows you to stand. You don't breathe unless Allah allows you to breathe. You don't walk unless Allah gives you the capability to walk and at any moment you can take it all from you. This is what we have to learn as Muslims, that our success, our failures, our makes or breaks, everything is reliant on the last panel with the others decision in our life. Everything there is nothing we can do about it except work within the parameters to do the best that

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we can fall in love. That's it. And then Allah subhana wa tada says, Well, you go home, and I will provide give you risk. from places you didn't even imagine it could come.

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Allah says I will open doors of risk for you that you couldn't even comprehend that they could exist.

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Like a small band of backwoods desert dwelling arms, conquering the two greatest nations in the world within a generation.

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unheard of law says you'll make away you'll make a wave. And then the last hand with Allah says, omega welcome Allah. And whosoever placed their trust in Allah

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for who?

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Then he becomes sufficient for them. He becomes enough for them, it becomes enough for them to one last final straw and I'll close and hopefully I will set the scene for you to do what you need to do tonight with this brother.

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When the Battle of the trench took place during the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam in 10,000 had surrounded Mecca, over 10,000 bands and bands and surrounded Mecca.

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They built a trench

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off of the advice of Solomon or Farsi in something he had seen done in Persian warfare. And the trench was not a trench that surrounded the whole city. If any of you've ever been to Medina, and you've been to a Masjid sabar, then the parking lot of Masjid Samar is where they dug that trench just was just a trench that was the only Exposed Area for them to be able to get into the rest was all mountain and volcanic rock, but you're just not gonna you're not gonna get an army over it very easily.

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So the devil is trench and the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam told everyone look get ready to defend yourself if you need to, if you're if you're able to defend yourself do it.

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And when they dug this trench, the hypocrites of Medina was thinking to himself oh my goodness, this is not enough. What are you doing this? This isn't gonna work alone. There's 10,000 people over there and by days they can bring more and more and more they are on us so they ran into the Muslims and told them Don't you know that a great army is gathered against you out there and you've got this little trench and you think it's gonna be okay. This is all you've got. This is your grand scheme and plan we're done

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in order to make them feel in give up.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala said it only made their demand increase. See us we get scared and feeling frightened though. This is your right there's not we'd be fighting with each other. No, no, we need to give up No, no, no, it's gonna work. Nothing is not going to work. We need to do something we would be fighting while they're out short, we'd probably have killed each other before they ever got into the city.

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us this man now we would have done ourselves in arguing over it. But the companions they are there amen only increased and they looked at those hypocrites and they said hospital low anymore Aikido. Allah sufficient for us. Yes, we know that trench is not enough. No, you think we know that. That trench will never find a way over it. That's not enough. But a lie is sufficient. Allows enough and he's the best to protect us. That trench is not going to protect us. There's not enough numbers of us to protect us, but alone is sufficient. And he's the best of those who can protect us. And when they woke up in the morning,

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they found no one. No one left a loss of Hanna with her and had implemented his plan bringing his army

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You see, the army isn't always dressed in fatigues and battle gear and weaponry, Allah Subhana Allah has things that you don't understand that worked for him in the creation, works for a loss of animal with the ANA, he sent in his army and routed them, and Allah became sufficient for them. But what caused that action to happen, what calls that plan from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be into motion was their taqwa was their reliance and trust in Allah, that was enough. And we know it was enough. And we have no doubt about that plan. This needs to be the 2015 that we don't have enough unity with me, we might not even have enough money, we might not even have enough knowledge, we might not have

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enough piety, but Allah is enough for us. If we can do our best to seek the pleasure of Allah in everything that we do, then I have no doubt, no doubt that Allah subhanho wa Taala will move mountains on our behalf, no doubt whatsoever in my mind. Because Allah says Allah has meaning that believers are successful, they are successful. That's a guarantee from Allah. Whether you decide to believe in that and live like that or not, it's up to you. Allah has already made it cemented firm in his word that you are successful, we need to wake up, we need to start living. Like we're the most humiliating people on the earth. We need to stop believing that we need to stop giving in to

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that, that you shouldn't be ashamed of who you are, that you should be afraid of who you are, that you should be hiding who you are, they you should feel downtrodden, they you should have that phone on your face every day, they you should be worried about them knocking on your door every day.

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stop believing that hype. Because at the end of the day, we know that I I mean, I believe, therefore whatever happens to me is part of a loss beautiful, wise plan. And the only thing I'm going to do is trust in in who planned it and tried to worse it, worship him to the best of my abilities and do good when the opportunity presents itself and try to stay away from evil. When that opportunity presents itself. That's all you need to do. And Allah subhanho wa Taala Ayana can take care of the rest, you have an opportunity tonight, I know the brother is going to come up and he's going to do some stuff. And he asked if I could help when it got a little bit low. But I'm not going to even

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give him the chance to let it get a little bit low. We're going to do what he needs to do tonight, this brother when it comes up, we're going to do what he needs to do tonight. And I've taken a little bit longer because I want to make his job easy. I want to make his job easy tonight. You have a chance tonight to be like one of two people. One of two people. There was two companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam one of them can't really call him a companion. But there was two people at the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam in Medina. And after I say this, if he's not able to easily do his job, then I can't do anything more. I've done my best. There was a orphan

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at the time of the prophet who had some property, and he wanted to build a wall on his property.

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But there was a tree that was blocking his wall. And this tree belonged to his neighbor whose name was Abu Baba.

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He went to Abu Baba and he asked him Could he have that tree to put it on his property and Abu Baba refused. He asked him to sell it to him so that he can incorporate it into his property. Abu Baba refused and said you're not getting that tree. So the orphan went and complained to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, and he called Abu Baba straight away. This is a man prophet SAW Selim, at this time had so many things going on so many things to deal with. But it shows you the love he had for not only the orphans, but for those who really couldn't have anybody else to defend themselves. He was their defender. He was their protector.

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So he called Abu Baba in and he said yeah Bulava came this orphan the tree man What is this given that tree? He said, No. He said, Look, sell it to a name your price the prophet SAW Selim could have been asked a ridiculous price and I'm sure he would have found a way to come up with you to fundraise for that tree. And I will have ever said it's not for sale in Fs Read my lips not for sale. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam thought for a moment. He said I'm gonna offer you a golden deal. Golden deal. What if I tell you I will promise you a tree in general for that tree. You give that orphan that tree and I promise you you'll have a tree in general.

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Do you know what trees in general like?

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They're not like these trees out here. their trunks are made of golden silver. Their leaves are softer than silk and the fruit that comes off of them is softer than butter and it's sweeter than honey and if you have a tree in Gemini guess what that means? What does that indicate?

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up in gender? There is there is no one is going to be a jahannam forever and eternity looking across the expanse between Jenna and and Johanna saying to their mates in inhale. You see that tree way way over there. As my tree. Yeah. So work like that if you have a tree and agenda

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This signifies you will be in China. So the man is being offered paradise for a tree. For any of us, you could have Oh go get you 20 trees. Now right now, guess what Abu Baba said, Nope keep your tree and I'll keep my tree. He started to walk away. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was very sad because the orphan began to cry. And that pain the Prophet Lisa have to say. There was another companion that was sitting around watching this and his name was Abu Bakr, radi Allahu, and this the other person in the story, I blew bubbles the first the second, Buddha owned a property in Medina that was famously known, huge orchard of all, many of these trees, hundreds and hundreds of these

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trees and his house.

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So he went to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and he said, Yeah, Rasulullah is this deal transferrable? Meaning if I can get that tree from Abu Bab and give it to the orphan? Can I get that tree and you see this is how the companions thought this what I'm trying to explain to you they thought differently. He saw an opening even if it was a slight crack and he jumped on it. He jumped on it.

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And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said yeah, that deal is transferable if you can get that tree you can have that tree and gentlemen.

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So he went to Abu Abu Dhabi said hold on Abu Baba, let me let me holla at you for a minute business here. He said if you heard in my garden, you heard of my orchard. And Abu Baba said of course there's not a person who lives in the city hasn't heard of your orchard? I mean Are you mocking me? You know I got I'm fighting over one tree and you got hundreds of them and you know what, and and what?

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He said what if I told you and Abu Bakr could have bought it? He could have said I'll give you five trees for that one tree 1015 2050 100 until he gave it but the believer

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when they see something on the line like what was on the line right there but there is no there is no time for that. A Buddha was not going to take any chance of this conversation ended before he got a yes or no from this guy. So he did

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what he could do by going on in he said what if I'll give it all to you for that tree give you everything the house the trees everything the property everything's in it. You can have all of it for that tree. And I'm Alabama's shocked what you must be out of your mind. Are you serious? Buddha, sir, I'm dead serious. shake my hand. It's yours. So Abu Baba said look, everybody around. Look witnesses here. Buddha has offered me his entire orchard and his property for this tree and I am accepting the offer. They shook on it done deal. Now Abu Baba has this beautiful home orchard everything. Buddha he only owns one tree now. That's all he possesses in his life. And he turns to

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the orphan and he says issues. Now he owns Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.

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But he has to go home now and tell his wife and children that they're homeless. He didn't text her you know is okay about giving away everything we own. He didn't confer with her. You know, can I can I put us on the streets?

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No. And for a tree in general and Guess whose tree it is? Abu Dhabi Dallas tree that's not his wife Street. She has to make it all the way to Jenna. She makes it Yeah, no problem. No [???], but for now that's his tree. See, there's some certain things that Muslims are allowed to be selfish about Jen is one of them. Look, you want to come with me? I'm going if not, hey. So he goes home and he stands outside of his property on the other side of the wall. But that wasn't a nutjob. He wasn't it wasn't gonna go face to face with his wife.

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I don't know if you brothers went home tonight and told your wife look, we gave her everything was leaving in the streets of Birmingham tonight. pots and pans compliant you know, I mean? So he stood on the other side of the wall and he caught out Yeah, come out. Listen to what he said. He said what is translated as I have sold this property I have made a transaction for this property. He didn't say I gave it away and I donated it. I made a transaction. You see this the way the companions thought the business was a law was business. Yeah, you had a Dena M and O Allah do commodity gelatin to Jean caminada. It was business with a low Oh, you who believe can I guide you to a business

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transaction that will avoid you a painful punishment. So they saw it as business real business. This was this was man business. So she called and she said Oh, beautiful. What did you get for it? So with a lot of money, he said I I received a tree in paradise. Now, my brothers, like I said, if you went home and said this tonight, I don't know what happened. But this woman was a woman who thought properly she understood what just happened. She called back and she said now what a profitable trade or a profitable she wasn't angry. She understood her husband just did something that guaranteed him a ticket to Jen. She couldn't be happier. She went and she got her children to start

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Taking the sticks and rocks and data out of their pockets and she said, Let's go for this does not belong to us anymore. She didn't say it belong to Abu Baba, she said this belongs to Allah belongs to Allah now, and they left. So let me tell you something. On the day of Tiana Abu Baba was also found to be one of the hypocrites. Later on, you will be known as to be one of them.

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On the day of judgment, even if, hypothetically Abu Baba died is a beginner, he would still regret that tree, he would regret that day. Seriously regret that tree on the day of Tiana and you'll still regret it. But a Buddha won't regret any of those trees. He loves nothing if anything he wish he could come back and give him again and again and again and again and again. So you have a choice tonight, you can be like Abu Baba, who was within his rights to keep what belonged to his he didn't have to give it up. He didn't have to, you don't have to give anything tonight, nobody is forcing you. You can keep it and go home with it belongs to you. Or you can become like a Buddha and realize

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the opportunity that is being presented to you tonight. Because when anyone asked you to give for the sake of Allah see it as an invitation from the Lord of all creation. It's not me asking or this brother asking this is a lot asking from you. When Allah says in the Quran, who is it that will lend to Allah goodly loan? One of the companions that oh prophet of Allah is Allah asking us for loan? He says yes, Allah is asking you for a loan.

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So see tonight is an invitation from the Creator of the heavens in the earth for you to do something good for yourself. And in turn benefits someone else. decide who you're going to be tonight, just academic head and barakallahu li como Sara, Morocco, Morocco, Morocco.