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Yusha Evans

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was a woman. Well, I'm about him said mo Alaykum wa rahmatullah he or better care to him this morning,

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super short and sweet in simple advice, but the Mahabharata.

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Be careful of social media, be aware of social media.

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Social media is a double edged sword, especially for the Muslim Ummah, I see it as an I've been someone who has been on social media for a very, very, very long time. I think I entered social media back in 2007, on Facebook when you needed a.edu account, to be on it.

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And it's something that I've seen gradually, over time become a great source for sharing the message of Islam, a great source of connecting with new people, a great source of news and information.

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But on the other side of that sword is the edge of it being a great source of fitna a great source of temptation, a great source of misguidance.

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And you do not want to be a person. And I'm telling this advice to myself before anyone else, you do not want to be a person whom an app on your phone becomes a reason for your destruction. You don't do not want a little

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app, a small little part of your phone, a little button that you push on your phone, that may be here today. And it might be gone tomorrow, it might be here now and gone a year from now, five years from now 10 years from now. But it become a source of regret for you on the day of piano, it become a source of regret for you in this life. So we must take heed

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of our social media and our use of it. I have seen so many, many things on social media that absolutely frightened and scare me. It is given an open platform for people to do whatever in the world they want to do to try to get attention and try to get recognition and fame and money and so on and so forth. And whatever, it becomes a huge, huge, huge temptation. And I've said this before, and I'll say it again, realize that social media is mostly

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social media is mostly a deception. It's mostly a deception.

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No one shows shows you on social media, no one is going to show you on their social media. anything except that which they want you to see. If someone wants to portray themselves a certain way they will show those parts to you on social media. If someone wants to portray themselves as pious, they can portray themselves as pious on social media as knowledgeable as having the best life as having you know everything under the sun. But know that when they step away from that phone, the reality is on most cases quite differently. No one's going to show you every single aspect of their life, the good times the bad times, the UPS downs, the realities, every single person is a human being. What

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you see on social media is not a reality. Nine times out of 10 is far from a reality.

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People are going to pick and choose what they allow you to see on social media. And if someone shows you the entire life on social media, then there's something wrong with them, because they do not have any life beyond this.

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So please take that with a grain of salt. Do not. And studies have been shown psychological reports have been shown that for the youth, especially teenagers,

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depression is increased by the use of social media depression is increased, the suicide rate is increased by the use of social media because they look online. And they see everyone living these amazing lives and their life is not like that, or it becomes an open platform for people to be bullied. People This is another thing I hate about social media is that people feel they have the right to say anything. And they hide behind their phone or their screen and can say anything and we become the most nasty and vile individuals on social media. So these leads to a lot of in youth, a lot of depression, a lot of suicide, suicidal thoughts and things of that nature. Don't get caught

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up in what you see on social media thinking that this is a reality that this is what people's lives are all about. Just because someone looks like they're living the most amazing life on social media does not mean that this is true. This is not mean this is true.

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So please take heed when you are on social media, whether it be Instagram, whether it be Facebook, whether it be Twitter, or any of the other social medias that are out there. Watch yourself check yourself double check yourself before you post something. Ask yourself Is this something that is beneficial Is this something that is going

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be helpful to me, is this something that is is permissible or impermissible? So, so please take care when you're on social media, and ask yourself what is my intention? What are my reasons What is my, my cause for being here. So this is an advice. Again, I said this is advice to myself. First and foremost is to be wary of these platforms and be wary of the things that can be caused by these platforms, they can be used for an amazing amount of good, they can be used for an amazing amount of good. But again, there's that other side of the sword, they can cut very deep.

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And cause many, many problems.

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Also, be aware of evil eye on social media. If you do not believe that evil eye, if that rain is real, then you are missing, you are deceived. Evil is real people do not always wish the best for you. So when you go and show everybody how amazing Your life is, and it might not be so but you want to portray that you have the most amazing life. There are so many people who are going to see that who are not going to wish the best for you. They're not going to make more for you for Allah to bless you, and a lot to increase you. People are going to look at you with envy and they're going to look at you with with evil intent, and they're going to wish ill upon you trust me this happens, it

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happens and it can become the source of someone's destruction. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salam warned us against the evil eye, and against hassard, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about it, and sort of do a follow up to protect us from the hustle, which is envy which is evil envy that people have towards you and wishing you ill and harm. So be aware that social media can become a means for your destruction, not just by you doing things that are wrong on it, but by people who do not wish good for you on it. People who see you and think that you have this amazing life and this amazing

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background going on. And would like to have what you have and are angry at you because they don't have it and they will wish ill upon you. So please be aware of social media Do not let an app on your phone view and destruction. That is my advice for today. My advice for today is super duper, duper simple. And this will be on my story live for the next 24 hours. Do not let it become your destruction.

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And it is something that I myself worry about so much in many times I have contemplated and coming off of social media permanently and many people know that I've taken breaks, I've taken almost an entire year of social media just because of this exact worry that I did not want to be someone who an app on their phone became their destruction. Because death is real and it's coming. Judgment is real and it's coming. Jenna is real. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant is the highest of it federal dose insha Allah jahannam is real. And it is terrifying. And I do not want to be someone who enters into it because of my phone because of a simple application on my phone. So I'm begging

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you please, please be aware of yourself on social media. Police yourself on social media, make sure that you're using it for the right means and always ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect you and to

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and to guide you and to help you may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. Do not let an app on your phone become your own destruction. Please make door for me, for Allah to give me the strength to be one of those whom he loves. To give me the strength to be someone who can share the Dawa, clearly and an adult turd and in a very sincere and holistic manner.

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And I look forward to another morning reminder with you guys in sha Allah who Tarana and many reminders throughout the day. And for those of you who did not see my last post, I made a big announcement today that I will be helping lead and O'Meara trip in February insha Allah hota Allah February 12 through the 24th with myself and brother imraan Eman Masuda and a few brothers and we're taking a large group of youth and we're going to the hot domain in sha Allah, huzzah Anna, we're going to be going to Medina for five days in sha Allah, huzzah Anna, with interactive sessions with meetings with an early man with zyada and with some sincere brotherhood and inshallah hota Anna, and

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as well as we will be going to Mecca for five days in sha Allah who tayana and doing the same thing, interactive sessions, meetings with the scholars zyada insha Allah who tayana so if you want to join us on this trip to the high domain to Mecca and Medina on February the 12th through February the 24th then go to my post and I tagged five star Umrah, five star Umrah in London, you just need to get in touch with them. Put your deposit down, get the ball rolling and you can join us for you can join myself and brother in Milan personally we will be accompanying you

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Medina and Mecca insha, Allah hooter, Anna and I'm really looking forward to it. So if you want to join us get in touch with five star O'Meara in sha Allah who to Allah barakallahu li comb Jimmy Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala reward you and bless you all and forgive you of your sins and make dua that Allah forgive me my sins and helps them to become more steadfast in sha Allah hota Allah

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all of the details about the oma are on my last post on my account the last post on my account gives all the details inshallah, who to enter, I think you have to put down a 300 pound or equivalent

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deposit and then the entire trip is I think around 1300 pounds 1299 pounds and you can join us for 10 days in the hot domain insha Allah barakallahu li comm Jimmy I look forward to being with all of you again make do offer me please sell more at eco Muhammad Allah He will better care