The Tongue – Sharper Than A Two-Edged Sword

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Carrie what are the early he was hired to he woman Sylvia Humbert Sonny Liu Medina about their respective brothers, elders, sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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I thought I'll speak about a topic today

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that we all love, but we love it for ourselves anyway.

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And that is justice.

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Justice is a topic that every person loves. We like to speak about justice. And although we may not be very good at giving other people justice, every single individual likes justice for themselves.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, and in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about this again and again, to the degree that Allah subhanaw taala addressing the believers, Allah says, You will Edina armano O you who believe kulu Amina will

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stand up for justice, stand upright for justice. shuhada anila

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that you are witnesses for the sake of your Creator for Allah, wa lo Allah and forsaken, even if that means that you have to give witness against your very self.

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Allah wants justice to the degree that a person sees that he's wrong, and he's ready to give a witness against himself. And then Allah says, against your parents, and then Allah says against your family.

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Very interesting. Look at look at the degree that Allah subhanho wa Taala desires justice from the believers

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than against yourself against your parents against all those you love. If it comes to being a witness for the truth, for Allah sake, false justice then you speak the truth.

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And we see this in the Hadith and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, once a Jew came to him

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and this Jewish person, and we know that when the when the Messenger of Allah went to Medina, the Jews gave the message of Allah very difficult time.

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They plotted against them, they planned against them.

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And this Jews man came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said to the best of Allah said, you know, you, you people, you the Muslims, would be the best of people, if you did not do shirk.

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the mercy of Allah said we shipped I came to the machine people to remove ship.

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He said, yes, you would be the best of people if you didn't do [???]. And the message of a law said why said because I've seen some Muslims and they take an oath. Well, Kava,

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by the GABA,

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the message of a lot of thought for a little while. And he said, that's a very good point, although the Muslims knew that they were taken by the rebel Kava, but it just sounded to a third person, that they are taking an oath only by the Kaaba, so the Messenger of Allah call the Sahaba. And he said to them, by from now on when you take an oath, say we're a bill Kappa by the Lord of the cap.

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That he said to the mercy of Allah said you would be the best of people, if only you did not make things equal to Allah.

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And the Messenger of Allah said, we make things equal to allow we don't do that.

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said yes. Said I have heard the Muslims say Masha, Allah Wa Ma [???],

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whatever Allah wishes, and whatever you wish or message of Allah.

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So the message of Allah didn't rebuke him. He listened to him. And he said, You know what, that's a very good point. So then after that the Messenger of Allah said, only say Masha Allah and nothing other than martial law.

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Although the Muslims knew that allies the ultimate, and they weren't doing shidduch with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but the province and the law and they were selling

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So, that these people are just come out of schilke

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and it may be a good point. So, it was a valid point and the message you will have to get on board

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no matter where you get these points from no matter we you get justice from you take it on board.

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Allah said to the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that your dislike for a group of people

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should not make you unjust towards that group of people. Be just for this is the closest thing to taqwa. Now the message is speaking primarily to the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Who were the group or people who are the enemies of the Muslims at that time, it was the Matura keys. Allah saying to the Messenger of Allah, your dislike for the machete keen should not make you unjust towards them, but be just

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very interesting way. Who are the most tricky doing silk with?

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Why did the Muslims have an issue with the machete key? Because they were doing silk with Allah. Allah is telling the believers, even though these people are doing silk with me, even though these people don't believe in me, no matter you still have to be just

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I still require you to be just even though that these people are unjust towards me.

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And this is why it Emir Rahim Allah speaking about justice, he said amazing thing. He said, even a colorful country, even a calf a ruler, if he's just a law will keep his kingdom alive.

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At even a Muslim, with the deal with Islam, even a Muslim, if he is unjust, Allah will bring his kingdom down, Allah will not allow his kingdom to prevail. So a curfew, who is just to the people, Allah assistance will be with that person

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and the Muslim

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king who is unjust to his people, Allah subhana wa biolog will not be with that person. And today, especially today, I want to concentrate on something very specific. I spoke about justice many times, on you know, Justice with the Family Justice with a community something today I want to speak about is justice towards individuals.

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And because of the advent of social media now, social media turned everything upside down.

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It's very easy to be unjust to a person from a distance behind your computer with a pseudo name.

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And you know, we have unfortunately some from this might have become like the hagyard when use of a judgment use of like to see the blood of other people flow. We like to see the blood we like to disgrace people we enjoyed

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from a distance will write things will salon the will back bite. And even if we don't like it ourselves, are we not engage in it ourselves, we will be a part of it to a degree because we will read those comments and we will gloat and we will then start speaking to other people about this issue.

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And this one law, he is such an important issue because this is to do with the honor of a Muslim.

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And the only person who will not understand this statement is that person who is not honorable.

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We will you know people lives are ruined. People people's careers are ruined, because a group of people decided on social media that they will come after these people, irrespective of how little what they did they crime but they will come after these people and they will destroy the lifes.

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And this is the honor of a believer and the honor of a believer in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala is a huge issue.

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When the Messenger of Allah did his Hutch on the day of alpha, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the Sahaba 124,000 approximately Sahaba were there and the Messenger of Allah asked me said tell me what day is it today?

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Tell me what month is it today?

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Tell me what city we're in today.

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They said O Messenger of Allah, it's arafa.

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It's Lily hit

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it we are in Makkah.

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The Messenger of Allah said, like the day of arafah we know the virtues of the day of arafah we know the virtues of the hedgehog, we know the virtues of Makkah, he said, like the day of arafah.

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Like the month of the picture, like the city of Makkah is sacred.

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The blood

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the wealth, and the honor of a believer are as sacred as these three things.

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You know, whether Allah say on this narration, they say, you know, generally when you compare two things, you have the machine by the machine Bobby, the thing which is compared and nothing which is compared with

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normally, when you compare one thing with the other, the thing that you are comparing it with is normally of a greater status, isn't it? So you say there's a brave guy, you say, Zaid is a brave guy who says he is like a lion. Now in bravery, what's great as they are the lion, the lion, isn't it? Or Zaid is a strong person you say the strong like a lion.

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So the lion is known to be strong. So you are now equating Zaid with a lions he is like a lion. So the lion with the thing that you're comparing it with will be greater in that quality. The Alomar say this is one of those few places where actually the thing which is being compared is greater than the thing which has been compared with that the life, blood wealth, and the honor of a believer is more sacred than the day of arafah than the month of the ledger than the place of money.

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That's how honorable they are. In the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is something unfortunately, today that we take very lightly.

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And then when it comes to other people, even if we are not on social media, but it happened more on social media, even if you're not on social media, you start talking about people, you know, no context.

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One person makes a mistake, and now you're after that person. And if it goes on social media, then there is a hunt, everybody wants to read about it. Everybody wants to comment, because you can sit at home and comment and nobody knows you're behind your computer. But what you are doing is that you are destroying the honor of a believer. And you may get away with it in this dunya you may have a pseudo account, which doesn't have your name on it. Nobody knows who's trolling. But a day will come and you will stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And everything will be revealed.

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Everything will be revealed what you wrote and what you said, you know, we behave

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like we've got no faults

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that we want nothing to hide when it comes to other people. We behave, we behave like we've got no skeletons in our closet. Imagine

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if all our faults were placed in front of people.

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If all our skeletons were taken out of the closet, and placed in front of people, the truth is, you know, and I know nobody would sit next to us.

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Nobody would talk to us. But when it comes to other people's have an alarm when it comes to Hiba slandering other people, destroying other people's marriages, destroying other people's lives, they lay livelihoods, we become heroes.

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And you know what this is? This is you and I massaging our ego. That's all it is. See, because you know it gives us self esteem. It gives us confidence, because we live on the failure of other people.

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When we see faults in other people, it gives us self esteem. It gives us confidence. But there's a problem without telling you why. Because there are two ways of getting self esteem and confidence. What is the hard way where you develop your self esteem and one is the other way the easy way where you are self esteem and confidence and feeling good about yourself is built upon the failure and the fault of other people.

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That is short lived

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and if you are the type who always

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Looks at other people's faults that understand

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that Allah subhanaw taala in the era will deal with you like you dealt with other people.

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Allah will deal with you. You gossiping all day long you're showing somebody

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trying to find a fault.

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We are the type of people Subhana Allah when Allah save us, honestly, I don't think we would even spin the bees.

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When Abdullah and Naomi McCune came to the mercy of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a blind Sahabi the province Allah Salam was giving Dawa to a group of the leaders of Quraysh. So Abdul Nabi because he was blind. He didn't know what was going on. So he kept calling the Messenger of Allah and the Messenger of Allah got the leaders of courageous giving them down.

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He's giving them down. And he keeps on talking to the Messenger of Allah. So Allah sort of looked at him up as our Allah. And they mentioned the Messenger of Allah frowned, and he turned away.

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Allah didn't like this.

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So Allah mentions it in the Quran. He frowned and he turned away.

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But the message of Allah was still beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah doesn't look at one issue.

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You know, we are people now the biller today honestly, some of us wouldn't even pay Nabis musala salatu salam Moosa struck the Kip T and killed him.

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When the angel of death came to take his life, he struck him.

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When he came back, and he saw the ship, he grabbed the bed of his brother.

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But he still was the Old Navy.

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He was still one of the mighty newbies, the senior nappies. Why, because Alon knew all the other good that he had done.

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Allah knew all that. And therefore Allah didn't judge him on one thing today. So Pamela, one person makes one mistake on social media, one slip of the tongue, and then he's hounded.

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He's hounded and one lie you have these group of people do just sit there and they are just looking for other people's faults.

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And the time of hustle and bustle de la la, I suppose he was a Tabby. And he noticed say to Toby,

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they said to him as a pastor, you know, you're gathering you know, these 1000s of people are sitting, you're gathering.

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You know, these 1000s of people are sitting, you're gathering, you know, there's many who are sitting here who are looking for your faults.

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They're not here to benefit. They are looking for a fault that you make a slip that you make, so they can write something against you so they can speak about you has invested amatola alasan I know this is nothing new.

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He said if I wished from Allah that I become the neighbor of Allah, I am optimistic that Allah will make me his neighbor.

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Is that if I did the mana, and I wish to have a Hooray, amen. Jana, I am optimistic that I will get a hold in general.

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But if I ask if I expected people to control their tongues against me, that is never gonna happen.

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But the problem is that we mean you don't want to fall into that category.

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And it's unfortunate one line, you know, people stroll as a people, people look, where can we find a fault of this person? the entire life of good that he's done is thrown under the bus because he's made one mistake or one mistake in something else.

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Mr. Medina, humble came to Makkah. And he met and he met him at and he said I heard that this man here from Quraysh called Shafi. Imam Shafi said I want to go meet him. So Khomeini says he, he convinced me to go although I didn't want to go, he said, we went to Mr. Shafi Rahmatullah LA and we sat with him arm Shafi

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and he went over hundreds of massage 100 Maasai mama Medina, humble, and Imam Shafi is that when a mama stood up, and we were going back, he said to me, how did you find Shafi because you know what I found some mistakes in what he said.

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I found some mistakes in what he said. Listen to the statement of the mumble and he also said he's a Qureshi because he didn't like the people who could ah.

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So listen to the statement in mama mama mama mama said,

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you have a problem that a man from the corporation knowledgeable. And then he said, out of the 100 mosyle, you took five or 10 and that's all you could see where he made a mistake. He mentioned the word five or 10 out of 100 is a take that which is good and which is wrong, leave it

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out of 100 how much five or 10 today if somebody makes one mistake,

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one slip of the tongue

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What mistake is how did you know why? Because we have too many people who don't have any self esteem themselves self confidence themselves, their confidence is built on the sorry, the sorry state and the failure of other people.

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That's what we have today.

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Let me give you an example. Because it happened within our lifetime. Junaid Jamshed

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I studied in Pakistan in the late 80s when he belonged to, you know, a vital signs which was, you know, this band was so big in Pakistan.

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It was so honestly, this episode was amazing. Every way you went is a vital science.

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This guy left all that.

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And he becomes religious. He goes knocking on people's doors from there to here.

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Or I would say from here to there

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knocking on the Pew and he makes one he's not

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he makes one mistake. He says something regarding eyeshadow the Allah which he was done on him. He may know better. He made a slip. He apologized, killed his ego apologize, cried in front of the world. And he was still not spayed.

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attacked at the airport. Because why wouldn't why should anybody want to become religious?

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When you have some sickos out there who are not really one ly worried about the deep, they're just worried about their muscle. They're worried about the segment they belong to, they don't give a damn about the deed. He's not from our group. He said publicly, we're gonna go for him

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and we was one of your own. I can literally swear the vast majority of you would have defended tooth and nail

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and then after he passed away, I saw somebody sent me this video where the celebrities and the singers of Pakistan are having some function

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and then they stand up

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and they give Junaid Jamshed a standing ovation. Although they have his pictures with his bed

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with his clothes on and they say that the music industry would have never been like it is in Pakistan without Junaid jumpship and they stood up and they had a picture they knew that he had given up music. He believed it was Haram. But they stood up and they still gave him a standing ovation. You have on one side the religious tabaka

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and on the other side you have those people who are really maybe knows nothing close to religion,

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who are not rugunda guarded as religious. And you look at the behavior.

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Oh and look at how he died.

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He was in Jamaat and the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala and he was coming home and the plane crashed. Allah gave him so much is that he even died in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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a person spent his entire life

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serving the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and all we can do is find one fault and we want to bring him down. And the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam there was a Sahabi called hottie hottie premier B Botha. So this was the time when the Muslims were gonna go and conquer Makkah. So this was kept very, very secret. Only the Muslim knew the Messenger of Allah was preparing an army.

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What the Messenger of Allah hottie did is that he sent a letter to the people of mcra, informing them of the plan of the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Islam. So the burgers are largely what some of them said, go to this particular place, you will find a woman she will have a letter so early and some others go there and about

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12 miles outside America exactly where the message of Allah said they found a woman on a camel. They said, Give us your letter. She I don't have a letter, eventually they took it out of her head.

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the mercy of Allah now goes to hottap. Imagine this. He's informing the machinery key of the plant of the message of Allah to bring an army. So the message of Allah colthup omo gotta be standing next to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Messenger of Allah said hearty bodies this letter, is it almost Ebola do not hasten to pass judgment over me. The reason I did this was that I don't have any family in Makkah, I'm not from the Amish. And I was worried that if this army goes that they will kill my family, and they will take my wealth. That is the only reason I did it. Other than that, I am pleased with Islam and a mom and I'm a believer at the mercy of Allah was

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listening to this and

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mercy Allah move out the way. Let me strike at the neck of this malefic let me finish him off.

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the mercy of Allah turned to Omar, he said over didn't have to participate in the Battle of brother. He says yes.

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So maybe Allah says about the people of brother.

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And he knows the state of the heart, do whatever you wish, because a life of given all your sins.

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The message of Allah didn't take one fault in his life and pass judgment over him. the mercy of Allah looked at his entire life. And he saw how he sacrificed for the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. You and I take one scholar who spent his entire life one great individual spent his entire life one slip of the tongue.

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And we want to bring him down.

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You know, I'll tell you what the example is like, you know, you have a glass

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and you have a drop of urine in a glass.

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That urine is quite visible in that glass, very small glass. And then you have an ocean, you have a huge River. And in that same in that river use put the same drop of urine.

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Can you see that you're right in that river?

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No.

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That is the example of that person who spent his life in the servitude of Allah, who was a good individual. But we see none of the rest of the river we just see that one drop of your rain because that one drop of your right is a reflection of your and my sick state. And Allah subhanaw taala told the province Allah Allah Allah Islam patellas coolibah advocate that every son of Adam is a sinner. Well Halo in Ottawa boon, everyone sins. Everyone mistake they make mistakes, everyone falls, but the best one is that one who does over to Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who when we make a mistake, we do Toba to Allah, Allah May Allah subhanaw taala make

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us amongst those who are just taught other people who overlook other people's shortcoming so that others overlook our shortcomings. And on the Day of Judgment, Allah Subhana Allah forgives us Baraka multicom salam aleikum wa rahmatullah