Yusha Evans – Khatira 28-06-2024

Yusha Evans
AI: Summary © The importance of principles like being in the grave and being able to show one's weaknesses is crucial for obtaining hang fruit, as it is essential for obtaining hang fruit. The need for caution and hesitation is also emphasized. Real culture is a fundamental part of American culture, and men and women have a bigger responsibility and responsibilities. It is important to not give up on conservative values and beliefs, as it is a flip coin between men's and women's roles.
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A heart that is steadfast. A heart that

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is steadfast.

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And this

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this principle of is

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so important

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because a lot of us think, right, we're

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going to go to the grave,

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all of us. That's a guarantee. You'll all

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be in the grave.

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And when we're in the grave, we know

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that we will be questioned. There's an interrogation

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of the grave. This is the first thing

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that will happen to you. When all of

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your family leaves you, you will hear them

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by the way. You'll hear the family or

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whoever comes to your grave. You hear them.

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You hear them crying for you. You hear

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them making dua for you and then you

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hear their footsteps walk away. And when they

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all walk away, guess what? You will be

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alone. You'll be alone. And then the interrogators

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will come and they'll ask you,

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who is your lord?

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Then they will ask

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you, what was your religion? What was your

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prophet? And a lot of us think we

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know these things. These are basics. Right? Children

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know these answers to these questions.

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The scholars tell us that you will not

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be able to answer those questions very easily

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on that day.

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These questions will only be answered by those

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whom Allah has given

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who has given a steadfast heart, who will

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be able to answer these questions

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correctly.

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Because even if you think you know, these

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angels are going to interrogate you. When you

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say,

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if Allah gives you that steadfast heart, they're

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gonna ask you, how do you know this?

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What is your evidence for this? Where is

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your proof for for it? They're not going

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to just take a simple answer for you.

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So is so important but it's gonna allow

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us to have this principle and

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And

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along with Ibn al Qayyim's advice of how

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to obtain istakarma, he also gave us 4

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advices on things that will do that will

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destroy istakama. Things that will

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destroy you staying on the straight path and

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having this uprightness and this character that we

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talked about today of not being able to

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swayed very easily, not being able to be

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shooken or shaken.

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Because 1 thing that I

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ask Allah to give all of us insha

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Allah is a heart that never wavers.

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1 thing that I've done

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and people have asked me, you know, like

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after I accepted Islam,

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you know, they think they're like, oh, that

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was it. I just, you know, completely stayed,

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you know, studied started studying Islam. No. I

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still continue to look

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at other things that were brought in front

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of my path because

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I wanted to be 100%

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sure that the decision I had made was

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the correct decision.

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And I have still for

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26 years studied into other religions simply so

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that I could help other people from those

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religions

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except Islam because it's hard to bring someone.

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I talked about it in our workshop

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that you're trying to build a bridge from

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where someone is to Islam. It's hard to

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build a bridge if you don't know where

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the bridge is going. Right? You don't know

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where they're at. You don't know where to

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start, the starting point.

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And the more I have looked into other

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religions

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and the more I've I've still I've I've

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studied Christianity longer as an as a Muslim

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than I did as a non Muslim.

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But as a Christian I mean. But the

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more I've looked into other religions, the more

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Islam has become sound to me. The more

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these other ideologies

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become

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so clear

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in their bottles, so clear in their deviance.

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And it has made it to the point

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to where I have no fear

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sitting down with anyone

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who says, can I tell you about my

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religion? No problem. Let's go. Sit down. Tell

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me. Because there's nothing you're going to tell

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me that's not going to do anything but

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give me more firmness in my heart about

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my deen. This is this is something that

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I've I've I've been grateful to Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala 4.

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This comes from

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this understanding of knowing that Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala is al Hadid. He is the 1

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who guides and if he puts your heart

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in the right place, nothing can shake it.

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Said that there are 4 principles

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that will affect

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can harm your steadfastness.

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The number first number 1 he said

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sins. Sins can affect

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and he mentions

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sins that are not accounted for. What he

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means by not being accounted for is means

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that you don't make tawba for them. You

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don't repent for them. You don't try to

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correct them. Sins that are just left unchecked

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because we know the prophet

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said that whenever you commit a sin,

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it puts a black spot on your heart.

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Puts a black spot on your heart. And

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the more sins that you commit that are

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unrepented for, the more those black heart those

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black spots accumulate on your heart until the

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heart becomes completely covered and it becomes hardened

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and it becomes hardened. And we know that

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in the Quran says

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in that

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whoever's heart is hardened, they are doomed. They

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are doomed. So a hardened heart will deviate

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you from the straight path. It will keep

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you from having istakarma. It will cause you

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to be very weak in your faith and

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to be very wavery. So

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that are not accounted for. And I've said

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it so many times, you commit a sin.

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It's part of

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who we

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are.

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Repent for it. Repent

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for those sins.

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The next principle

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that he said,

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hold on. Let me it's a late it's

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I've been going all day long. Let me

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double check and make sure. Yep. That's what

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I thought. The second principle he talked about

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was

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SSHRC. SSHRC,

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if committing acts of SSHRC is a principle

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that will destroy your

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committing acts of shirk. And we're not talking

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about the major acts of shirk all the

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time because a lot of us know this.

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A lot of us know we're not gonna

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go worshiping trees and rocks and sticks and

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stone. And the prophet, peace be upon him,

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warned us of the hidden shirk. The hidden

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shirk. The small things like is a form

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of hidden shirk. Being arrogant.

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Being a person who thinks way more highly

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of himself than he should. There's a difference

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between being confident.

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I'm a confident person. I try to be.

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And being confident, there's nothing wrong with that.

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You can be confident. I am confident in

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who I am. I am confident in who

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I am not. I am confident in my

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abilities. I am confident in my own skin.

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I am confident in the way Allah created

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me, etcetera. But

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riya means that you do it in a

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way that you think you're better than other

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people.

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I don't think I'm better than anyone in

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this room. Probably the worst of you. I'm

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probably the least qualified person to be sitting

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here. I know my own self in that

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way. So be aware of that. And he

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even told us in the farewell sermon

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that Chet Von has given up on you

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and the big things.

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He's given up on you and the big

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things. He's not gonna get you to worship

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sticks and rocks anymore. He knows this. So

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beware of him in the small things. If

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he cannot stop you from praying,

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guess what he'll do? He'll steal from your

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salah. If he knows that you're a person

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who is going to pray regardless

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and he's just given up on the fact

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that he's gonna get you to stop praying,

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He'll come and start stealing from your salah.

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He'll start taking from you. He'll start messing

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with your head. As soon as the imam

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says, you

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start thinking, okay, wait a minute. Did I,

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Where's my keys? Did I lock my car?

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Is the stove on? Did I unplug the

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iron? All these small things, Shaitan will start

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stealing from you. When it comes time to

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give,

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you

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might be willing to give, but then you

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might start thinking, oh,

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you know, this is is gonna harm you

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know, he'll start stealing from you. So beware

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of him in these small things. The third

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principle he said is will steal away from

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your,

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in both,

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in your worship and in your actions.

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And worship is

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the worst 1. And worship is the worst

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action.

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And worship is basically the the definition that

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you

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feign Islam outwardly but you don't believe in

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it inwardly.

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You feign Islam outwardly meaning that you profess

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to be a Muslim while in your heart

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you do not be. That is the true

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essence of nifaq,

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and and

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that is something that will put you in

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the lowest parts of *. These are the

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people whom Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala warned

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and gave so much severe warning to in

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the Quran. These were the people whom he

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talked about at the time of the prophet

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alaihis salatu wa salam,

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and they were all known to the prophet

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salallahu alaihi wa sallam by the way. They

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were all known. He He had been given

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an entire list of them and there was

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a companion. I can't remember his name off

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the top of my head, but he actually

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had the list,

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of all of the

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of Medina at the time. So this is

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nifak and worship. Nifak and action

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is something that we do way more often.

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Hypocrisy in action is that you do things

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that you don't mean. Meaning that

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like you tell a brother, oh, I love

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you for the sake of Allah or you

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help your brother and it seems to be

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like he's genuine. But in reality, there's a

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hidden agenda. Right? That's we we know that's

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that's the normal of humanity. There's a hidden

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agenda behind almost anything.

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We we live in a world now where

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if people are nice to me,

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I worry about them. You know, if I

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don't know you and you're nice to me,

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I'm a start being like,

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okay. What do you want? You know what

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I mean? Like, what do you really want?

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Because people are just not genuine like this

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anymore. This is nifoq in action, and this

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is the world we live in today. People

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are especially strangers.

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And here in the and and it's hard

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for me because I was born and raised

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in the south. Right? And people are just

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genuinely

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nice to each other. I don't know if

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you've lived in Texas long enough, but southern

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people, there's something called southern hospitality.

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I will say this without a shadow of

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a doubt that the south is the last

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part of America that has culture. Real culture.

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The south is the last part of America

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that has real culture. Yes. There's some bad

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parts of it just like there's bad parts

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of every culture that is out there. But

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the South, of the United States

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is 1 of the last place bastions in

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America for real culture. For for for real

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culture of of what it should be in

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shawl.

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I was just used to that. People being

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genuinely kind. Like you when I grew up,

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if you saw a woman walking towards the

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door, you ran in front of her and

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opened it. It was just the way things

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were. You open the car door for your

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for your missus. You greet people. You ask

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them how they are. If you see an

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old lady coming out of a grocery store,

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you go and ask her to help. You

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do that today, they start looking at you.

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You know what I mean? Like you might

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get pepper sprayed. You know what I mean?

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They're not thinking to rob you. Like, we

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just don't have trust in in in human

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beings anymore. This is because of of action.

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This is because of people having hidden agendas

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Bida.

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Bida.

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Innovations. Innovations will destroy your istakama because the

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prophet

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you hear it every Friday.

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The worst action that you can commit is

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to put something in this religion. You have

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to understand the gravity

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of that sin. You have to understand the

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gravity of that sin

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because what you are doing when you put

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something into Islam

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that was not legislated by Allah or his

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messenger, you are placing yourself above Allah and

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his messenger.

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That is the reality of what you are

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doing. That's how serious it is. When you

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say that this is something that is

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better than what Allah and his messenger have

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revealed, that this is something that can add

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to this religion that will make it better,

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you were saying you know better than Allah.

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You were saying you know better than the

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and that in

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and of itself is a that's why the

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prophet said it is the worst action you

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can commit because Allah says in the Quran,

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this day I have perfected your religion for

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you. You cannot improve upon perfection. In fact,

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if perfection cannot be improved upon. What Allah

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has perfected

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cannot be improved upon. And I know that

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I told you that the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam said that I have left you

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with everything you need. If there was anything

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that would bring you closer to Allah, I

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gave it to you. If there is anything

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that would take you away from Allah, I've

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told you not to do it. So just

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stay on the path that I left you

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on. It's as simple as that. This deen

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has been made very easy.

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That is 1 thing that I do know

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about Islam. That it is Its depths are

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as deep as the ocean. Like its depths

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are as deep or deeper than the ocean

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when it comes to if you wanna study

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Islam and look at the Quran and look

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at all of its meanings, it's very, very

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deep. But to follow Islam

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on a path that takes you to paradise

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is actually very easy. Allah has made it

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very easy for you and Allah says this,

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I wish to intend ease upon you and

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not to intend burden upon you. I intend

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ease for you and not burden. To make

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it to paradise

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is actually a very simple principle. Stay upon

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the Quran and the sunnah.

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Follow what the Allah tells you. Follow what

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the prophet tells you not to do or

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what the prophet told you to do and

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not to do. When you make a mistake

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and commit a sin, repent for it, and

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you can be a person of gender. It's

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a very simple fact. For women, it's quite

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it's it's it's it's even easier. And I

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know

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sometimes, you know, there's a there's a I

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don't even like to use the word feminism.

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Right? We're gonna talk about this 1 day,

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by the way. We're gonna talk about feminism

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and its flip coin.

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I don't toxic masculinity, I think is, is

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an overused word and it's been framed to

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make men not be men anymore.

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But I told I've told you guys, I

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think I said this very early on, the

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red pill movement. Yeah. How many of you

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heard the red pill movement? Raise your hand.

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Yeah.

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Red Pill Movement is the flip coin. It's

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the other side of, the coin of feminism.

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Literally, it's the other side of coin of

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feminism.

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Islam, by its very nature, is masculine for

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men and Islam, by its very nature, is

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feminine for women and women, actually, there's no

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such thing as gender equality in Islam

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because then the 2 are not the same.

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The 2 can't be treated the same. They're

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not. But there is equality in terms of

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how Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala looks at us.

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All of us will be judged equally equally.

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But when it comes to responsibilities and rights

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and obligations and rewards and punishments, they're not

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the same. They're they're just not the same

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between men and women. And women actually have

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the most 1 of the most easiest path

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to Jannah in reality and

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said that a woman

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a woman

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can do her fara'id. Meaning that she prays

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5 times a day. She fasts the month

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of Ramadan. She pays her zakah if she

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owns jewelry and stuff like that.

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She

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she she makes All she has to do

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is the the mandatory acts of Islam that

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are responsible for her, and if her husband

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is pleased with her, then she will be

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told to enter into Jannah through any gate

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that you wish.

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She will be told, you can go to

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Jannah through any of the 8 gates that

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you choose. Just choose 1. Go ahead. Just

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choose. Just for that simple act,

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which is not truly simple in its form

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because I know now dealing with counseling in

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men and being married for a very long

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time, we men sometimes are very difficult,

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individuals to live with. We are very difficult

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creatures to live with. But if a woman

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can stomach us

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and and still keep us happy, then Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will grant her Jannah. For

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the men, we have a whole other list

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of responsibilities and things that will be questioned

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before we are able to enter into Jannah.

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A man is an imam of his home.

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He will be dragged in chains in front

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of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala on the day

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of judgment and be questioned about his household.

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He'll be questioned about his wife. He'll be

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questioned about his children. He'll be questioned about

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everybody who is under his affair and his

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control. That's the the that Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala has given to men. So there's no

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equality

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when it comes to that. We have a

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bigger burden to bear, but

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we have to make sure that these few

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principles that we talked about in the khutbah

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today, in this 1,

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we stay away from them. Masha'Allah. Bidda'ra is

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1 of those ones that are killing the

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Ummah today as well. Adding things to this

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religion that don't belong there.

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If the prophet didn't do it, Subha Nahuwa

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Sallam,

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he didn't allow it to be done in

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his presence.

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Just don't do it. Just don't add to

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this religion. So

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will

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take us to Jannah. Insha'Allah.

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Is that path. That is the straight path.

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That is the path. We have to keep

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going. We have to keep fighting. Some days

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is gonna be easier than others. Yes. Some

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days will be easier than others. The last

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10 nights at Ramadan is to come as

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an easy thing. Right? You and Shaitan, you

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you feel like if Shaitan was

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around, you'd be like, I wish you weren't

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locked up today. You know what I mean?

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I'll deal with you myself in the last

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10 nights. Or if you were standing at

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the Haram in Mecca or standing at the

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masjid of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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in Medina, your iman is so high, you

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wish Shaytan would try you on that day.

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What happens 6 months after Ramadan? What happens

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after you've come back here and you're back

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with your family? You're trying to avoid Shaytan

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in any ways necessary.

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So there will be easy times and there'll

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be hard times. The point is, we make

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it to the end and We finish the

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race. It doesn't matter how we run it.

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It doesn't matter how we start it. It

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matters how we finish it and if we

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get to the end. And if we get

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to the end, then when we make it

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to Jannah, we can all sit around and

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talk about how crazy this life was and

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how how many things you had to go

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through, but no 1 will care about how

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we got there. Nobody will care about how

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did you get to Jannah. We as long

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as we made it, that's all that will

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matter. I've told you. I don't care if

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I end up as the last person, if

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Allah deems it to be so, the very

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last person to enter into Jannah and I

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sleep on a park bench outside of 1

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of your guys beautiful property, I'll be a

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happy man inshallah.

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So

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stay steadfast. Do not give up. Do not

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give up. That is should be the the

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dying principle of a Muslim

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is that we will not quit. We might

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do many things, but we won't quit. We

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won't give up.

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And many people are entering into Islam right

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now because of our brothers and sisters in

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Gaza based on this very principle. They have

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been demonstrating

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istakarma

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on its highest level. They have been demonstrating

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istakarma

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on its highest level,

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And this very principle of their istakarma

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has brought 1, 000 and 1, 000 and

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1, 000 and 1, 000 and thousands of

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people to Islam since October 7th.

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Simply of people looking at what is it

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about these people

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that can allow them to go through some

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of the most horrible atrocities

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we have witnessed in our lifetime

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and yet they still remain steadfast. Their religion

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is still front and center. They're still praising

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the 1 who created them. They're still praying.

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They're still thanking Allah for their

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for the for the death of their whole

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entire family, etcetera. What can make a person

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be like that?

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So they have shown it for us. They

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have exemplified it for us. Let us follow

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in their in their footsteps.

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