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Reflections 16

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while he or better care to Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was suffering to heat Jemaine and my bad, welcome to reflections, Episode 16.

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A lot has happened in 2020. A lot, a lot, a lot has happened in 2020. And there's so many things that we can unbox and actually have some bombshell podcast

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in the works for 2021 because for sure, we are not done unboxing things that I have gone through in my past and not even close by far. But today, you know, there's something that's been on my mind for quite some time now I've addressed it. I've addressed this in a public talk that you can find on YouTube, I have addressed this in many places, but I wanted to choose this format to try to address this in a in a as concise and clear manner as I can. That one of the things that I have seen that we have lost as an ummah, that is absolutely destroying the very fabric of who we are,

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is brotherhood and sisterhood, love for one another kindness towards one another mercy for one another, any any of that any anything that it revolves around that we have lost it as an ummah,

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especially in the online world that we've been forced to kind of live in, with all this been going on in 2021.

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And the more I see it, the more it

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the more it breaks my heart, seeing, especially as someone who came from being a non Muslim, someone who came from being a non Muslim, to someone who has been a Muslim for over two decades, seeing the way that the modern Ummah, especially the youth, that means anybody under the age of 14.

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The way that we deal with one another, the toxicity that we

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create, in our little communities and pockets, the vitriol that we spew towards one another, the hatred we show one another. The harshness that we show one another

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is something that boggles my mind that we have allowed this to infiltrate our home, and we have cornered the market on it. We've literally cornered when you look around, look around the world. We've literally cornered this kind of market of vitriol. And this is something that that is quite unfortunate. I myself, and I'm not telling you this just from, you know, some some, you know, inward look at it, I'm telling you, because over the past 20 years, I've been been involved in other communities, other than the Muslim community, I ran martial arts academies successful or Hamdulillah, martial arts academies for almost a decade for almost a decade. And I was in the

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martial arts world in the martial arts community traveling, going to tournaments going to, you know, all kinds of events. And this is

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an environment where I got to see how another community deals with one another. It wasn't like this, let me tell you that there was support there was, you know, general,

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love for one another for what we like and the things that we shared. You saw that in this community. Also, I've been involved for a long time in the car community. I grew up in the car community, I grew up around a bunch of rednecks, who sat in garages, building cars, and racing them on the weekends. And as I got older, you know, and I was able to build one myself, I was able to build a Mustang and be a part of the car community, and quite successfully. And I'm not saying this because I want to brag about anything. Absolutely not. Anybody who knows me knows that's not my style. I'm just trying to explain to you where I'm coming from, you know, I built a very successful platform in

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the car community. We had social media, with almost 30,000 followers organically, where we were getting car sponsorships, you know, we were winning. We are winning tournaments, we were winning shows out on the West Coast, you know, being involved in that car community going out and driving through the canyons, up in north of LA and down near Mexico, etc. For those of you who live out in California or the West Coast, you know about the canyons, you know about all of these things that go on in the car community. And when I saw how people treat each other in that community, it was a general kind of family. Ideal. Yes, they will. Of course, there's negativity in every community.

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We're not going to be realistic here. And I don't want to seem like I'm just continually taking potshots I'm trying to explain to you these things, is that within that community, there was a sense of fear.

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Money. Like if somebody had an issue, everyone tried to jump in and help if somebody's car broke down everyone, you know, pulled over and stopped and try to help and try to fix Oh, there's a part we need to go get some I would run 4050 miles and stay all day to come back and help. I had one time where one of my belts broke. And a friend of mine who lived

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you know it at least an hour away. He was the only person I knew to call at the time it was late at night I called him What did you do jumped in his car, drove right away, he came and sat with my car while I went home and got the spare belt that I needed and spent maybe three, four hours out of his day for nothing but trying to help me. So you see that, you know that common we identity they have that we loved cars, we loved the car community we loved, you know, racing, we love drag racing, we love building and modding. So that kind of united and brought us together apart from everything else. And everybody people knew I was Muslim, they knew what I was about. But we had this common

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ground that we stood on, and it created bonds, as well as for those of you know, me, I I'm old school sneaker head, I used to be part of the sneaker head community seems kind of silly. But it was also a business for me. I bought and sold,

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sneaker drops to different stores and things of that nature and I collected over the many years I've collected very valuable, Jordans, etc. And I used to sell them and turn profit, it was a side business. You know, I was even closely involved with a store that became one of the biggest and is now still one of the biggest shoe resellers or consignment shops in the world in the world. And I knew him and watched his journey along and was friends with him when he was selling them out of the back of his car. And whenever I would show up and travel there, he would show me love, we would go out and have you know, lunch together, we would talk about things he knew who I was, he knew what I

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was about. He knew I was a Muslim. So you know, but it was above that we saw beyond those things that we had differences in this is the difference with these communities, as we saw beyond the things that we might have differences in. And these are all opportunities for Dawa for people to see Islam and see its, you know, Muslims as people who also are part of the regular world. But the whole point is they saw beyond the differences that we might have amongst one another and came together towards a common goal, we had a common shared like a common shared identity, whether it be in the martial arts world, whether it be in the car scene, whether it be buying and selling, you know, a

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high dollar sneakers, etc. Now, when we look at ourselves, in the Muslim community, when we look at ourselves in the Muslim community,

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and all of those things, I was successful at martial arts, we had a very successful business. This was before you know, social media was really a pop and seen the car thing we had a very successful, also social media following the sneakerhead page again, I think it's 40,000 you know, organic, following, you know, that was able to create business for me, etc. And all of these

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were without the toxicity and vitriol that we see as soon as I step into the Muslim community. So when you just happen in the Muslim community, it's like everybody for themselves. Everybody looking for a reason to have a go at one another. Everybody looking for everybody else's faults. Everybody looking to put everybody else in certain categories and pockets. Are you disagreeing with that you're offered this, you're off for that, or this person did this, this person did that, or did you hear about this? Did you hear? It's nonstop and it is absolutely disgusting. It is absolutely disgusting the way we deal with one another, the way we put things out towards one another just

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shows how far we are lost as a community as a whole, as a whole. The way we treat one another is absolutely disgusting. We want we we as Muslims want to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, right? Every single one of us is going to stand in front of Allah on the day of judgment, and what are we going to be hoping for? We're going to be begging, hoping, pleading with our Lord to forgive us to overlook our faults, to overlook our mistakes, to overlook our sins, to overlook our disobedience to forgive us and grant us paradise and we depend upon His mercy. We're going to be completely dependent upon it. But that same type of mercy, that same type of

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forgiveness, that same type of of love that we hope to have from Allah subhanho wa Taala we cannot afford it to one another.

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i You shall love that Allah and what Allah has said those who do not show mercy will not be shown mercy. And I have a feeling that we as an ummah right now are not on the side of mercy from Allah Jalla wa Ala look at us. Look at us. Look at what we focus on. You have

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Muslims, children, women starving to death right now all over the world in refugee camps freezing right now, in winter freezing. I'm actually about to do a

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filming for a project for one of them.

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to charity for winter blankets and winter appeals that I've done from time to time alone, but I'm going to do it through when Obama this time, because this is a need. You have Muslims in China being put in concentration camps and being forced to pick cotton in 2020.

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Just let that sink in for a minute. In 2020 Being forced in slavery to pick cotton. And look what we're worried about. We're too busy fighting with one another on Twitter, our Twitter wars on I don't know Instagram does anymore. I've I've kind of fallen back a little bit from from some social media, just because of the vitriol of it. We're on clubhouse, fighting one another, talking about all kinds of not the amount of things that we're involving ourselves in when it comes to toxicity against one another.

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is shameful when you look at what is going on in the world around us. But yet, you know, we're looking for the spicy gossip and talk of the day. We need. We need some serious correction in this regard, or we are going to be our own destruction. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and I'm going to go and I took notes this time because we're going going to unbox a few things. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I asked Allah for three things. He made three doors that Allah refused him, or granted him to refuse him when he said the first dua was Oh Allah, do not let my ummah be destroyed by being overcome by its enemies do not allow my OMA to be destroyed by its

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enemies. He said, Allah granted me that so that's, that's that's a favor from Allah. He said, Oh Allah do not allow my Alma to be completely wiped out by famine by starving to death. He said Allah granted me that one. We live most of us especially in the Western the least we live in luxury these days.

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Compared to 99% of the world, he said, the third one I asked was, Oh Allah do not allow my ummah to be destroyed by fighting amongst one another. He said Allah did not grant me this one. We are our own destruction. We are our own downfall in the way we deal with one another. Allah Jalla wa Allah tells us in the Quran

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in MLM Amina Hua indeed the believers those who say La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah and upon the path of Tawheed they are family. Iqua means they are closely related closer than blood ties.

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Allah Jalla wa Allah tells us in the Quran,

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that this ummah, your ummah, is a mountain wider and wider. One Amma a mountain Wahida this ummah, your arm is one, we're hon comfortable dune and I am your Lord, Therefore worship Me. Allah said there's one OMA, that's it. You're either a part of it or you're not. You're either a part of this one Ummah designed by Allah subhanho wa Taala with His love and mercy, or you're not, you have to make that decision. Are you going to be a part of it or not? If you're going to be a part of this one Ummah, then you need to act like we are one on mine, you need to treat your brother, as if he is as if he is closer than family ties, because of his Tawheed and Allah subhanaw taala. If you're

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going to be part of this one, treat your sister like you would treat your mother like you would treat your blood sister in faith. Treat her with kindness and mercy and love and affection. Treat each other. The way that we hope Allah would treat us today we stand before him.

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The Quran is the First Book from Allah subhanho wa taala. This sets forward the concept of a nation Ummah and it's no an everlasting meaning unto the day of judgment. This Quran that we have now sets forward the new concept of an ummah, as it would be into the Day of Judgment. It is a broad and balanced concept. It is a this this concept of Ummah is a broad and balanced concept that is based in pivots upon and hinged upon the concept of Tawheed and Allah subhanahu wata Anna. If a brother or sister is upon to hate you, they are your brother or sister. They are your family, act like it, act like it. The only difference we have the only thing that we are allowed to divide ourselves upon is

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to heed and bid the innovation. Winter heat is broken in the Akita have to hate is broken, then that person has stepped out of that. Anyway, they're no longer a part of the ummah of Tawheed in the ummah of Mohammed Elisa to Sudan, and the ummah of la ilaha illAllah. When a person gets involved in innovation, innovation is a dangerous matter that we talked about in our live stream on Tuesday. Innovation is a dangerous matter, that when one goes down, that they're going towards a path towards hellfire, as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said was shattered Ohmori data to her or coulomb data is in beta or cool a bit eyelet in the law, Allah Wakulla de la la 10 Finnur that the worst of

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affairs are the newly innovated matters, and every newly innovated matter is a misguidance and there

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misguidance is in the fire. So those are the two things okay which we can have some sternness and firmness and harshness about when it comes to to hate and innovation. But beyond that our other differences that we have, and we're not even talking about, I'm not even talking about fit differences. That's not what we are spirit spirits,

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spitting vitriol against one another about it's not about opinions and debating Fick matters. And we're differences of opinion upon schools of thought and motherhood and etc, so on and so forth. Our differences of opinion we're basing them on absolute garbage, nationality, race, interests,

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stuff that is absolutely from the time of Jahai Leah, from the time of ignorance before the advent of Islam, we have put it back into Islam.

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We put it back into our lives, excuse me, you can't put it into Islam. We've put it back into our lives and destroyed ourselves. amongst it. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us to stay away from sob, tribalism, racism, things that divide us and He warned us about it so much do not return to us Obeah after me, after me, but we are dividing ourselves upon so many lines, so many battle lines are being drawn in the sand that are absolutely nonsense. I don't care about where you're from. I don't care about your culture. I don't care about the differences in color or language or what kind of food you like or the way you dress. If you are someone who says La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool

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Allah, you are my brother.

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You are my sister. We leave it at that. That is it. We see beyond those differences. What is wrong with us? Allah Jalla wa Ala also addresses humanity in the Quran, without regards to time in place is mentioned more than 50 times in the Quran. And there are only two kinds of commas in the Quran. There are two only two commas the unmetered the hour, that means the people who need to hear the call. And that's why we do what we do here at path to peace, so that this unlimited data can have access to the call. And this is why many brothers and sisters are out there sharing the message of Islam and the Middle Ages. That is the OMA who has accepted the call and that is us the or metal

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hijab or the people have to heed the people of the Quran, the people of the Sunnah, and they're supposed to be united amongst one another which we will discuss very briefly so we don't make this one too long in sha Allah Who to Allah insha Allah Hutan as I said, Allah says in Muna ICWA the believers are indeed but family brothers, United amongst one another. The

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the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the Muslim is a brother to another Muslim and when we say Brother, it also means sister brotherhood sisterhood are exchangeable terms. As you know, you should know if you're not not you know, a Muslim is a brother to another Muslim he does not wrong him nor forsake him. He does not wrong him or her nor forsake him or her look how easily we cut ties with one another. Look how easily we forsake one another. Look how easily we gossip about one another look how easily we backed by one and look how easy it is for us to slander one another. Look how easy it is for us to spit toxicity and vitriol towards one another.

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It is too easy. For us this is scary, a scary fact if it is easy for you. If you do not find that a problem. It is a problem for you be afraid.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said Allah is with and helps his slave. Allah is with and helps the believer as long as he is with and helps his brother or sister. Allah is with his slave and helps him aids him as long as he is with an AIDS and helps his brother or sister Subhanallah we flip that we flip that we are against our brothers and sisters and then we ever wonder why Allah is against us. Wonder why we find our state selves in the state of humiliation that we find ourselves in. This is how we as an ummah are struggling. This is how we isn't Omar struggling, because we are against one another.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam also said the parable of the believers in relation to Mercy, kindness and compassion they have for one another is like that of the body which is a very famous Hadith. When an Oregon falls ill the rest of the body responds with fever and sleeplessness in response to that pain. Is that how we treat one another?

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I'm just asking you to think about that for a moment is that how we treat one another as if we are one body, that if a part of the body is hurting, the rest of the body responds with fever and sleeplessness and responds to that pain in order to aid it in assisted you find that only in small pockets of our own anymore. You find it in small pockets and if you find yourself in one of those pockets, stay, never leave, stick yourself in there firmly and stay with these type of people because he does the best to people.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said the believer to another believers like a building whose different parts reinforce one another, and he did like this he clasp his fingers interlaced that the believers in relation to another believer is like the part

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To have a building, each reinforcing one another to make a solid structure. And you wonder why our structure is weak. You wonder why our structure is weak, its weak because we do not

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support one another like this. We turn one another down. We're like Wreckit. Ralph, for those of you if kids were like Wreckit, Ralph,

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you know, tearing the building up, we need a Felix with his hammer to fix us. That's a joke, by the way.

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Also the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said one of the seven categories of people whom Allah will grant the shade of his throne on the Day of Judgment is, on this day the sun will be brought near, hell will be brought near, people will be drowning in their own sweat due to the heat, and the seeing the flames of the fire of Jahannam the sun beating down on you, everyone only being able to stand under the shade of their own sadaqa which is one of the shades you have the Day of Judgment is your own sadaqa but someone who will be given the shade of the Throne of Allah there are seven categories of people who will be given the shade of the Throne of Allah on the day of the AMA, and

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under this shade, you will feel no heat, nothing but coolness, no worries, no stress, no fear, no nothing. One of those categories is two people, two men, two people, this can be men or women to people who love one another for the sake of Allah alone. And they meet and depart on that love. They meet and depart upon that love.

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Once a man was on his way to see his brother and an angel, guys, as a man came to him and said, Where are you going? instead? I'm going to meet my brother. The angel asked him does he owe you something? Do you have some need from him? Is there some worldly reason? He said, No, I'm going to see him just because I love him for the sake of Allah. This angel responded know that the one whom you love your brother for his sake, meaning Allah loves you in return, loves you in return. We have to learn to love one another. I can't keep stressing this enough. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment, He will call out and say where are those who loved one another for my sake

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alone? Where are those who loved one another for my sake alone who call for them? Those who loved one another for the sake of me alone, then I will give them a shade on this day which there is no other shade.

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Mm. I haven't reported a hadith of pudsey that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, My love is due for those who love one another My love is obligatory upon those who love one another for my sake. My love is obligatory for those who visit one another for my sake. My love is obligatory for those who helped one another for my sake. My love is obligatory on those whose hearts are free of grudges, and who uphold the ties of kinship and brotherhood and sisterhood for one another for my sake. Allah says His love is due upon these people. And we wonder why Allah has removed his love from this ummah.

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Because if he had the love for the summer, like he had the love of the companions, we would be in a state of honor and dignity in victory. Now what we see today, we need to fix this seriously. It's not Joe, we need to fix this. We need to fix this and we're going to be destroyed by our own hands. We're destroying ourselves.

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in Sahih Muslim Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah reported the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam says, you will not enter paradise until you believe. I want you to look at this the connection that is being made here between Amen, belief and love for one another. You will not enter paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love one another Subhanallah you will not enter paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love one another.

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And when you wonder what the state of our faith is,

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you will not enter paradise until you believe brother or sister listening to this and you will not believe until you love one another. Love your brother and love your sister for the sake of Allah alone. Then the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said can I guide you and show you something that will cause love and affection to come between you he said spread salam to one another spread peace to one another spread Sudan spread the peace to one another in meaning when you say salaam aleikum to your brother or sister mean it mean it. Although also another Hadith and footsy recorded in the collection of Imam Tirmidhi from Mara bingeable Radha Allahu and where the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa

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salaam said Allah Allah Allah says, Those who love one another for the sake of My Glory will be upon pulpits of light and they will be the envy of the NBA and Shuhada

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Subhan Allah, this is a Hadith with me. Those who love one another for my sake in glory on the Day of Judgment will be sitting upon pulpits of light and they will be the envy who would they be envy bide. They will be envied by the NBA or the best of Allah's creation. They will be envied by the shahada, the martyrs who have met Allah subhanho wa Taala with no account, they will be envied by these two categories, the pulpits of light that Allah will place them upon on the day of judgment, because this is such a high, high status to achieve to to have love for one another

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Love one another love your brother or sister. Another Hadith curtsy from recorded by Iman, Iman

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by Mara imageable is well, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said Allah to Allah said My love. My love is obligatory for those who love one another for my sake, those who sit together for my sake, those who visit one another for my sake in those who spend on one another for my sake, Allah says My love is obligatory upon them.

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Collect the Bible dude by Barbara, the Allah and the Messenger of Allah Alayhi Salatu was Salam, I want you to listen to this hadith. He said, there are people amongst the servants of Allah, there are people amongst the servants of Allah who are neither prophets, nor Shuhada, nor marchers, but they are the people whom will be the envy of the prophets and marches on the day of judgment. And we said, O Messenger of Allah, Who were these people, he said, they are the people who love one another, for the sake of Allah, not because of family relations, not because of some other worldly tie that puts them together but for the sake of Allah alone. By Allah, there will be light upon

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their faces, and they will be sitting upon light, they will have no fear when the rest of the people are afraid, nor will be they be sad when the rest of the people are in grief.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to have love for one another, sincerely for the sake of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah alone Wallahi I love all of you for the sake of Allah, those of you and now when I don't know, for the sake of Allah alone, if for no other reason in hopes that Allah will show me this love, that Allah will show me this credit on the Day of Judgment, that I can have a pulpit of light that I can have light on my face, that I can have the love of Allah that is obligatory on the people who love one another for your sake. You have to strive for this brothers and sisters, it is our strength, it is our strength. The opposite is our weakness and our destruction. Brothers and

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sisters, they will be the envy they are not prophets, nor Shuhada. But they will be the envy of the prophets in the shahada, on the Day of Judgment, they are the people who love one another for the sake of Allah, not because of family ties or because of wealth by Allah there will be light upon their faces and they will be sitting upon light, they will have no fear when the people are afraid, nor will they be sad when the people are in grief.

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Mm I have been recorded from Zubayr ABL one, or the Allah and the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, there has come to you the diseases. This is our disease, our disease that needs to be fixed. There has come to you the disease that affected the people before you and what is that disease? Our Prophet alayhi salatu salam is telling us in a savvy narration, what is that disease that is coming to you and he's talking to his companions. They had more love for one another than we can ever comprehend or imagine. He's talking to them and now he's talking to us. What is this disease, envy and hatred of one another? Well, Allah he this is our problem.

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We cannot be happy for one another. We cannot see another brother or sister doing good and have genuine love for them and make dua that May Allah increase them not realizing that that do offer our brother and sister for Allah to increase them and grant the more the angels are responding to it and saying I mean what yuck and to you too, giving you increase by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. But when we hate on one another, when we strive against one another, when we have envy for one another, and hatred towards one another, that envy hatred, that jealousy that vitriol is then returned and thrown back on our heads. And we wonder why we are so depressed why are we are so sad? Why are we going

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through so much struggle? Ask yourself when is the last time you sincerely made dua for a brother or sister that you know or don't know in their absence? When is the last time scrolling through your social media you saw someone going through something trying to reach out for help and you stopped and made dua for them. When is the last time you got up in the last third of the night to make your offer someone other than yourselves not realizing that that door is being responded to and the angels are saying Amin for that door and then upon you is when envy and hatred the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said and hatred he said hatred, our hatred that we spilled towards one another. He

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said that hatred is the razor. It is a razor. And he said it's not a razor that shaves hair. It's a razor that shaves the religion is a razor that shaves away your deen our hatred for one another is a razor that shaves away at our very religion.

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Look at us. Subhanallah he said, by the one whose hands is my soul by the one whose hands is the soul of Muhammad Ali sorry, this was the strongest swearing that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam made when he would say by the one in whose hands is my soul. You do not believe I

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until you love one another.

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This hadith should stick in our brains

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that hatred and envy is a disease that affected the nations before us. And hatred is the razor and that razor shaves away at our religion, our deen and by the one in whose hands is the soul of Muhammad, you do not believe in to your loved one another.

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Imam Muhammad recorded from bicolored M and Abdullah Radi Allahu Allah,

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the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and I'll leave you with this, I'll leave you with this question. I leave you with this question. Do you love paradise?

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Do you love paradise? I'm sure you do. We all do. May Allah grant us the highest ranks of gender. May Allah grant us all gender to the federal dose. I mean, you're a bill Alameen I ask Allah to grant you all Jen. The highest rings. Do you love paradise? The Prophet alayhi salatu salam is asking you right here. Do you love paradise? If you do so, the love for your brother what you love for yourself? If you love paradise,

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then love for your brother or sister what you love for yourself? What do you love for yourself? Number one, you love paradise. You want Jana, this is our end goal. This is our end goal, but everything else that you would love for yourself. Peace, in your heart and in your life safety in your heart and in your life, security, wealth, all of these things that we love for ourselves. Love that for your brother or sister as well. Let's help one another support one another stand behind one another.

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Cover one another's faults make each other stronger. advise one another counsel one another privately.

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Privately if it's not a public sin if someone's not out stealing, robbing, killing rapes something that is you know a scandal a scourge on the public realm that is a crime that we need to have addressing get this person off the streets and do it in private encourage one another strive for good for one another help one of the support one another. It takes nothing it costs you nothing to make dua for one another it costs you nothing to support your brother or sister support their project support their business support whatever it is they're trying to do share their their their their link, share their project, share whatever it is they need, it cost you absolutely nothing but

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no we can't.

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Because if it's not enough, see enough's enough see Mee Mee Mee Mee if it's not all about me,

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then we don't care. If it's not the gospel of the day, we don't care if it's not about the the the salaciousness of the day, we don't care. We are sick. With this, this is sickness. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said in his hatred and envy is a disease that destroyed the nation's before us. Hatred is a razor that shaves away at our religion.

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We need to learn to love one another for the sake of Allah alone, if nothing else, in hopes that Allah will love us in return, if nothing else, and hope that Allah will grant grant us shade on the Day of Judgment, if nothing else, and hope that we will have light on our face on the day FTM if nothing else, that we can sit on pulpits of light and be the envy of the NBA and the shooter their brothers and sisters, we can do this it does not take a lot. But it takes overcoming this it takes overcoming the self it takes overcoming the ego we are our own worst enemy so many times, and I am as victim as all of you are.

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I am as much a victim of myself as any of you are. I've stated so many times, so many times until I think I'm blue in the face and we'll keep saying it. There's nothing special about me at all whatsoever. I am

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as as as bad if not worse than most of you watching. But I'm trying I'm hoping I'm praying I'm every single day hoping that I can make some incremental change in my own life and that Allah subhanho wa Taala will aid me against myself will aid me against my lower nature aid me gets my shelf clean aid me again, ship on we try. But that doesn't mean that because we're trying and we're struggling, we can't try to do better in the world. No, that isn't. That doesn't mean because we're trying and struggling. We throw that on everybody else. We throw that on everybody else. We throw that on everybody else. We project that on the world around us that does not mean that you keep that between

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you and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and work on what you need to work on. And then go out and try to do some good in the world. Try to help your brothers and sisters try to make dua for them. Try to show love for one another remove this toxicity from your life. If you find that you are following people who are toxic, erase them. If you find your friends that are pushing this toxicity erased them. I don't care who it is. This is why my circle is very small circle is super small. I would rather have quality over quantity. I don't care how many followers you get on social media. I could care less about followers on social media that I have. If they bring toxicity, they will get banned

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and delete it. I'm done with it. 2021 We're going into a new a new phase of non toxicity, no drama, no time.

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toxicity no vitriol, this is a My goal in 2021 Stay away from every single bit of an anyone brings it in my sphere. You're gone is done. I'm erasing that from my life because we cannot continue like this. There is enough toxicity in the world around us. There is enough morbidity in the world around us right now with them showing us how many people are dying every single day. Oh, it's destroyed the more because overall you're going to die you're going to you can't Well say there's gonna be there's enough of that out there. Then for us to bring it in here in our OMA

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drama free 2021 hashtag that drama free 2021 toxicity free 2021 toxicity free love one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. I love you all for the sake of Allah ask you to make dua for me. Make dua for me that Allah continues to help me make dua for me, correct me get in touch with me when you see that I've made mistakes and we've just happened people I've made mistakes I've said things that were incorrect and the people reach out to me I love them for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because these are your council these are your best friends is Abu Bakr radi, Allahu and wisely said that your best counsel is someone who will advise you and give you

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constructive criticism but learn how to do it. Learn how to do it.

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Love one another for the sake of Allah alone may Allah love all of us in return. Me grant is goodness in this life and goodness in the next life. And I look forward to where this project is going to take us with past the peace of love. Look forward to where this project is going to take us. We're doing the live streams twice a week now Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. Eastern Standard Time 9pm. UK time and we're going to add a Saturday only stream for members. So if you have not joined as a member to the channel, right down below there's there's a little button that says join. There's a little button that says join and membership, click on that click on that go to the About

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beneficial to people as long as peep as long as you guys are still coming. You're still liking the videos, you're still telling me that this is a good project, people are still showing up, I'll still be here, I'm going to still be here I'm going to fight against my own

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nature to like to be in the background and and literally not someone who likes notoriety and get overwhelmed with it very quickly. I can get overwhelmed with extremely quickly I'm going to continue to try to fight that and be here as long as it's beneficial. If it's no longer beneficial, and people stop watching people start coming people. If it's no longer beneficial, then I'll go on and move and do something else I'll move on to do something else. Because literally, I'm only here as long I only want to be here as long as it's of some benefit insha Allah to Allah, so please let me know. If this is beneficial to you let me know how we can help how we can improve suggestions, leave

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them in the comments down below. topics you'd like to see discussed. Between we do things about reminders, my personal story, mental health, which we're going to bring up some more episodes like that soon inshallah. Hutan but I thought it very important to discuss the love that we should have for one another. Because it's it's our make or break literally make or break, learn to love one another. I'm going to repeat this probably every 20 episodes every 10 episodes if I need to, because it has to come back tax free 2021 We're entering into Insha Allah, keep it away from you. And Allah Subhana Allah Allah, may He grant us safety security in this life in the next I'll see you all in

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two weeks for episode 17 And I'll see you on our live stream, Tuesdays and Thursdays May Allah bless you all this your brother you shave and saying Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh