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Who’s Your Role Model?

By Shaykh Zahir Mahmood

Saville Town

Friday 8th June 2012

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salatu salam O Allah say the mystery

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early he was so busy woman to be at home before turning, you know your mid teen

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brothers respected elders respected Allah ma salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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The greatest favor.

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The last panel Allah has bestowed us with is the favor of the man

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the llama, right that he was of two types. One is what is called a net matomo p ia, that net which is kept

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which is limited.

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Like and those are the things that our last panel of Allah gives to the Muslims and to the non Muslims. So the cap the limited favors and the second favor is that favor which has no limitations, is not restricted just to this dunya but it transcends this dunya and it impacts the Hereafter, and that is known as a moto moto aka a favor, which is

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a terminal, a fever, which is not capped. And the greatest fever that last paneled Allah has bestowed man with is the favor of Islam and the favor of Eman.

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And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, All Praise be to Allah

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upon the favor of Islam and the favor of Eman.

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And if this was the only favor that Allah had bestowed man, nothing else, Charles fathom the words. If Allah gave you no wealth,

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no family, no car, no house.

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You had no feet, no hands, no arms, no legs, no eyes to see with no ears to hear with the tongue to speak with. But who had imagined

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and you left this denier with him and

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then in the eyes of Allah, you are successful.

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You are successful.

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And if you have the power of your own,

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and the wealth of room but you leave this dunya without Eman And without Islam. Then in the eyes of Allah Dhoni America regard you as successful, but in the eyes of Allah, you are unsuccessful.

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And it only counts how Allah perceived you. The entirety of humanity think that you are successful, but Allah regards you as unsuccessful and you are unsuccessful. The Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam said that on the Day of Judgment,

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the man who was given the most luxuries on this dunya no man before him, No man after him was given the same kind of luxuries and happiness. But he would have died on disbelief before he will be bought in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And Allah will tell the angels that take him to jahannam just for a moment. In out that's it nothing more.

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In out

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and then when he will be brought back to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will ask him

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compared to that moment in Jehan Jana, did you experience any happiness? Any luxury

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in the dunya

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and he will say I swear by Allah, I swear by you Oh Allah, that that one moment in Johanna.

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That one moment in jahannam eroded. It felt as though I had not a moment of happiness and luxury in the dunya.

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Can you imagine

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in a person who had everything

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who had everything, he had the cars, he had the house he had the looks he could do whatever he wish he had houses all over yet the businesses he was happy in the dunya

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in the dunya

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did not work for the hereafter. You know, I came here.

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I was doing some work at them without a PSA. I jumped into my car, I went to pick up a few friends, we jumped into the car and we came here. That was all my preparation for coming here.

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A couple of months ago, I went for Amara with my family. And for weeks, I prepared the visa. I prepared the clothes. I made sure I had the visa. I made sure I had the tickets. Before I left I made sure that I had printed everything.

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And then I went for ombre.

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Now if today for today's journey, I had prepared two weeks, like I prepared for the camera.

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And for ombre, I prepared five minutes like I prepared for today. You would say I'm a fool. I've got my priorities wrong.

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How can you prepare you go oh my god, prepare for five minutes. And you're going to use Bree and you prepare for two weeks.

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No Kumara Hakeem, used to say he used to say act for the dunya work for the dunya according to the amount of time you are going to live in it

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and work for your hair after according to the amount of time that you are going to live in the hair after

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coding to the amount of time that you are going to live after the hair after Have you ever visited the graveyards go to the cemeteries, you will see the tombstones, what do they say they say, you know 1850 1800 1900 you realize that these people are spent more time under the ground and above it.

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And you look at our lives, our lives our entire lives. Our morning, our evening, what gets us out of bed in the morning. What gets us out of bed. For many of us. It's not that we have to stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala not the foragers, Allah, what gets us out of bed is that we have to go to work. We have to go to university. We all profess we all say Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest. Every Muslim says this, that Allah is the Greatest, but do we really believe it?

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Do we really believe Allah Akbar, when the Salah comes, and you can't get out of your bed to stand in front of Allah. But when it's eight o clock and his work time, and you get up for work, then who do you really regard as a cabal? And your eyes? You can say with the tongue, whatever you wish. But who do you really believe as a Cuba? Who motivates you to get out of your bed?

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Is it a law that you have to stand in front of Allah? Or is it work? Is it college is it University is a school?

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That who is awkward to you?

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And you know what it is? When you say with your tongue, which is not in the heart, you know what they call this? They call it hypocrisy. They call it hypocrisy. And we all profess, Allah is a cabal, but come for just Allah, we can get it for free. We can get it for tahajjud. But we are going to make sure that we get to work because we don't want to upset the boss, but the creator of the boss,

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we don't care about

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the work for the dunya as for the period that you are going to live in it, and work for your hair after according to the period that you're going to live in it.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala will say, bring me that person who died as a believer.

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But no person before him besides the Ambien la salatu salam, after him was afflicted like this person. Can you imagine that? You can't imagine mean you can't really even begin to imagine. Have you ever heard stories of people whose houses have been bombed? A lady goes to sleep with her children and says she wakes up the next morning and she has no home. No husband, no children, no welfare system to fall back on. You know, when we went to Gaza after the bombings, we met her brother. And these are people of Eman. We met her brother who had lost five daughters in the bombing

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five daughters and he says that his eldest daughter was very loved in the community. Everybody loved her. And how she would sleep in the evening was that she would sleep with the arms around the two younger sisters. And he said when the bomb struck when we gained consciousness we went to find

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We remove the rebel. And we found the three daughters. And she had her arms still around her two younger sisters.

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And the brothers started to cry. Sorry, the brothers who heard they started to cry. So the father who had lost his daughters, five daughters stood up, and he consoled the brothers. And he said, brothers have supper for my daughters are by a line gender.

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But can you imagine that person who was worse than this, who was afflicted by Allah subhanaw taala misery upon misery but died with eemaan Allah subhanaw taala will say to the angels, take this person into Jenna for a moment, just a moment. And they will take this person to Jenna just for a moment.

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And then that person will be bought back to Allah. And Allah will ask this person did you suffer any charge and tribulation in the dunya. And he will say By Allah, I suffered no trials and tribulations, that moment in Jannah, will erode will with extinguished the memory of any misery that they felt in the dunya.

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They felt in the dunya. And this is why as believers we work for the Hara, according to the period of time that we are going to live in the era, and we will for the dunya according to the time that we are going to live in the dunya. But the vast majority of Muslims today have really become a slave to the dunya. Their days and nights, their mornings and the evenings. What gets them out of their beds, is the dunya what motivates them during the day is the dunya.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you know a person who becomes the slave of the dunya, he says is up to date him What is a dinar is a destruction to the slave of the dollar and the dime

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of the pound and the penny. And many of us and we need to think about this, have we become slaves to the dunya?

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Have we become slaves to the dunya without actually knowing about it? What motivates us in the morning?

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What motivates us?

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Who have we become slaves to? Or are we actually what motivates us? Is this Deen of Allah subhanaw taala we wake up in the morning we go to work. But in the back of our mind, we know that we are the slaves of Allah, we do our business. According to the method of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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we go to universities and our actions and our words are a dour,

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there are dour. We are you know people who call towards Allah subhanho wa Taala We are a group of people who are not called

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slaves are called slaves are called we become slaves, you know, to the fashion industry. They tell you wear whatever you wish. So you become a slave to the fashion industry. Your mornings you think you know, here's the latest brand, let me buy the latest brand. So you pay 30 pound 40 pound for a T shirt which has a small little label on it. Twice you become a slave to

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it become a slave to the fashion industry. They tell you where your trousers, you know, halfway up your backside, you wear your trousers halfway up your backside, the 10 you wear your caps, this way you wear your caps this way. They tell you, you know this he job is in fashion, then you start wearing that he job.

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So what have you become a slave to knowingly or unknowingly you have become a slave to the fashion industry.

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They tell you, you know,

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you only live once.

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You only live once you're free to do whatever you wish. So what do you become, you can become a slave to your whims and desires.

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You become a slave to your whims and desires. It is true, you only live once it's true. You don't have a second chance. And if there's only this chance that you have, you either live as a believer, because everything that you accumulate in this dunya you will remain leave behind. Upon occasion East LA salatu salam was on the journey. And he met a person who said could he remain in the company of East LA LA Salaam. at East LA LA Sam allowed him

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to once they were on the journey East LA salatu salam said to him, he said go and buy me a loaf of bread. No three parties. He said don't buy future parties. So this man went and he bought richer parties. And then he thought hold on is only me and he said why do we need three parties for

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so he ain't

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The third one. So when he came to East LA Salatu, Salam East la sala, open at your parties, and there's only two. So East LA salatu salam asked him, he said Where is the third one?

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And he said, there was a third one. So he said a slot slot and I asked you by Allah, where is the third one? And he said they was the third one. So they carried on the journey.

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And then he said a salatu salam, he walked past

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a goat,

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and he bought the goat. And then he made the war to Allah subhanho wa Taala at all by itself, the goat gets slaughtered.

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And then, all by itself, it gets skinned.

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That all by itself, it gets roasted, and the man's amazed and he says Subhana Allah, Masha, Allah, what a great nopee of Allah you are at East LA salatu salam said, I asked you by the one. I asked you by the one who did this? Where is the third roti?

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Where's the third roti? And he said, Well, ma he belied the like kosma there was no third roti,

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no third roti.

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So they go on the journey. And then they come past

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a river and there is no boat. So they waited a while and then no boats or SLA slots long strike the stuff on the bank and Allah subhanaw taala parts the river. The man's amazed that sapan en la Mashallah, what another you are an East LA salatu salam said, I asked you by the one who did this way is the third roti and he said well I be lighter like kozma there was no third grotty, no third roti. So they carry on on the journey. And they come to the sandy area and is la salatu salam sits down

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and then he begins to build three heaps of sand. He takes sand and he creates three hips and then he makes a dua to Allah. And Allah changes these three hips into gold.

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This man is amazed

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sapan Allah, Masha Allah at East LA salatu salam said, you know this one, this one's for me. This one is for you. And the third one is the for the one who ate the third roti. And he said it was me.

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It was me.

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So he chalet salatu salam so this is where we parked company, you go your way you wanted to do you go with your way I go my way.

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And he went his way. And he said this last one went his way and he's sitting there and he's elated. He's got three heaps of gold and two robbers walk past some we must have been you know, someplace like Birmingham. No holy place like several town.

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And they see this man with three heaps of gold and it's easy picking. So they kill him. And now they've got three heaps of gold. So one says to the other. He says go and buy some roti

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must have been Asian somewhere Asian DNA. Is it going by some roti. So he goes and buy some roti and now the man who's gone he thinks if I put poison in this, he eats the roti, the older adults mine. The one by the gold is thinking when he comes back, I'm going to ambush him kill him and I'm going to take all the gold. So he comes back and he kills him.

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And then he eats the roti

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they all finish but the dunya remains behind.

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Mystery Allah says Latin sannyasi becoming a dunya Do not forget your portion of the dunya. And among to be Rahim Allah says your portion of the dunya is yoke upon

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your portion of this dunya joke

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that the only thing that you will take away from this dunya is your coffin. And I ask you something.

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Will your coffin have pockets

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will yoked up and have pockets?

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And why is it that our days in the evenings

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or mornings and our nights are spent to accumulate the dunya

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and the only thing which will count when you lie in your grave is not your money. Not your rep not your car, your car you will remain leave behind. But how many people you know have become slaves to their cars. How many people

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Day in, day out, they aspire I got a new car, and I've got a Beemer I got a jag.

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You know, I got a Audi. And in his mind, his street rep has gone up. And in the mind of others, his rep has gone up. So Pamela, how did Muslim become so shallow? how did how did we start respecting people? Or a piece of metal?

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How did Muslim become like that, that you respect people for a piece of metal person moves into a nice new area? A big nice area? You know, what's a nice area?

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Besides several town?

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West town.

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Okay, badly is not that nice? Yeah.

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Okay, valleys, not that nice. They just take it badly. Not that nice.

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And somebody moves from battley to westown.

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What's it What's happened? He's got a few more bricks now.

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But because he's got a few more bricks, you begin to respect him.

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This was never the criteria in in Islam. People were respected by the Amal by the hate that they had, when Allah Subhana Allah speaks about the dunya What does he say? When he speaks about success? you relate it to the dunya simmondsia. And in our

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pocket pass, so he has been removed from the fire of jahannam. And he has been entered into Jannah that is success. Nowhere does Allah speak about your wealth being success. And this doesn't mean that you don't work, you get a job, you have a good job, but have a job with the intention that you do it for the sake of Allah.

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You have a good career. Recently, I taught this two day course on

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the Allahu Omar was Omar. And he had a life of abstinence. So what happened is we spoke about the absence of Bob but the law no to after that. One of the brothers emailed me and he said she that affected me so much. I've thrown the bed out.

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I said any more, you're gonna go follow the bed.

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So we live in the dunya. But let me tell you, we live in the dunya. We are meant to be people who impacted them. Yeah. We are meant to be people who change the dunya. What's happened to us is that the only Islam that we have remained in the four walls on this machine. Nobody sees that. Nobody sees any good that we do within our communities. The Sahaba the Allah and him were men who were made by the masjid. But they were not made only for the masjid. We are made for the by the masjid the little that we made only for the mothership. And this is why the Sahaba was transitive in that hour. They impacted other people. They can change the landscape of history. There were people with a

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vision, who were the Sahaba, the Sahaba of the Allah and who were regarded as fifth column as the Arabs. Before Islam were regarded as just columns. Nobody wanted to rule over them. The SU two superpowers of the date, the Romans and the Persians didn't want anything to do with the Arabs. They ruled every everywhere around it. They ruled Iraq, they ruled Sham, but that problem he just did not rule because of the unruly disposition of the Arabs.

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But then the prophets, Allah Salam came, and he gave him a thing. Let me tell you remember this verse word, he gave him a vision you guys often use nowadays? You know, the vision, you have a vision. Does your company have a vision? Does your machine have a vision? Does your organization have a vision, the professor Muslim gave him a vision, which changed the landscape of history. He made them motivated people. They they impacted other people, they were not impacted by others. The problem with us today, we are impacted by everything.

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Because we don't have a vision. We've made other people our role models.

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You see a Muslim youngsters and a supine Allah, that they look up the way they talk, the way they walk, you know, looking up to people who are, you know, literally nobodies, who have no life. But this is who they're made. They're role models that I look up to rap artists that they're that you ever you have an Asian guy who wants to speak like an afro American and he's throwing his hands around and he's walking with a step. You don't mow the lawn. No one saw a guy walking with the step is walking with a step with

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Attitude chest out. So Omar took out his whip and he ripped him.

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And he said, No more money. Why are you with me? He said, because of the way you're walking.

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So he said, I can't help it. He whipped him again. Is that that hope you

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said six months later he came back to him and he said, amirul momineen, may Allah reward you, may Allah reward you. But this is what we've come down to. This is what we've come down to. And the prophets Allah solemn gave them a vision on the Battle of conduct over the state of the Muslims on the Battle of 100, the state of the Muslim in the Battle of Dakota it was mid winter, mid winter, and Medina is such that you can only enter Medina from two areas from the front, which a Muslim had dug a trench and from the back where Bonnie coryza, the Jewish tribe and they had a treaty with the Muslims, you could not come from the side. So the Muslims dug a trench, and it was mid winter. The

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state of the Muslim was such that for days, they hadn't eaten anything. They came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Sahaba of the lagoon, complaining about hunger, remove the garments, and they had a stone tied to the stomach and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam removed his garment, and he had to stone tie to his stomach. And then they came to a boulder.

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And I mentioned his narration when I spoke about how they've been bullied, but I'll mention in a different way today.

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They came to a big rock that they couldn't break.

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So they call the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the prophets Allah struck it. And he broke a third of a Brook

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and the prophets, Allah, Allahu Akbar, and it was a huge Spark. And then he struck it again, another third of it broke, and there was a huge spark in the province of Muslims, Allahu Akbar.

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And then he struck it again, and it broke into small pieces and there was a huge spark and the province Allah, Allahu Akbar, and the Sahaba, the Messenger of Allah, Allah Akbar about Moses Park about and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when I struck it the first time, Allah showed me flew, Allah showed me through this Spark, that a day would come that we would take the palaces of Yemen, when I struck it the second time, Allah showed me through the spot, that day would come that we would take the policies of the Byzantines, who were the Byzantine, they were the Eastern Europeans, they were the second superpower on the face of this earth. And when I struck it

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the third time,

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Allah showed me through the spark, that a day would come that the Muslims would take the white palace or madang, who did the white panels on Medina belong to it belonged to the super power of the day, the Persians

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and you know what the monarchy has been said? Go there were armchair critics that we have many armchair critics today. You say anything? We never heard that before? We never heard that before. What's he talking about?

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What you know what they said? They said, You know what? Look at the Look at him. He's promising them that they will be a superpower one day.

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And one of us is scared to go out and relieve himself. And he's promising them that they will be a superpower. Don't you see the army on the other side? 11,000 men, the only thing stopping them crushing us is the trenches within a period of 20 years. Those same those Muslims who are Arab before Islam, who nobody wanted to rule over, those same people within a period of 20 years, became the superpower. Why? Let me tell you what simple got the professor lots of them gave him a vision. He gave him something to aspire to, and they aspire to it. Their life their mornings, their evenings, their afternoons was spent for the sake of Allah.

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Only time we are revived for Islam is when we hate Islam when we hate the receiver in our homes, then we think Yeah, can I make it to the mosque? Okay, yeah, I think I can, you know, football is finished. Do you agree football team? Do you have a football team?

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Never heard of it. Anyway, that's a different topic.

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But that's the only time we come to life. You know, as believers, we need a vision.

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We need a goal. We need to be thinking we revisit the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Muslims are meant to have a dream. Now they're meant to be dreamers.

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You know, they're meant to be dreamers.

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What kind of dream? No kind of dream that when you lie in your bed, and when you're snoring you see a dream. No. A dream for believers like it was like the dream that mana.

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La had. It was a dream. And when he would lie on his bed, it would not allow him to sleep. That was his dream. His that was his dream. Even the non Muslims had dreams. Even non Muslims, aka Martin Luther King, what did he say? He said, I have a dream. That one day, one day that the black and the white girls would walk hand in hand and the Mississippi River. He worked for his dream a non Muslim, and we say a lot of work. And in reality, everything other than allies in our lives. Tupac is interesting. We know more about the life of freedom movie actors. And then we say you know we love the province of La Silla even heard me say this on YouTube, you know, oh, you know, bro, I'm ready

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to die for Islam. I'm ready to die for Islam. But you're not ready to live like a Muslim.

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You know, I love the province Allah Salaam. I'm ready to die for the honor of the prophets, Allah salam, but your entire life is a testimony that is just empty speech is empty speech. You dress you act, you know more about movie actors, and rock stars and celebrities. Then you know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is the state of the Muslims today. And many of us as elders, really, we are to blame. As parents, what did we do with our children? When we put them to sleep?

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Did we tell them any positive stories? Did we make Harley believe their role model? Did we make our

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role models? Or did we allow them to vegetate in front of the TV, live like teams, everything else influenced them in a manner to showcase as a team

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that the team is not necessarily that person whose dad is dead. Now where your team is that person whose mom is too busy. She's too busy. z TV, I'm a bit outdated with these things. So we moved on from Zee TV to something else, an urban mesh rule, a mother who's forsaken a duty, she's busy. She's, you know, watching the TV. She's got friends to meet up and my school, the father is too busy. And before we realize is that Charlie's 1516 year old, and his role model is their local drug dealer.

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He sees this guy driving these big cars. And that's his role model.

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Why? Because you never gave that child a real substitute.

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You didn't tell the child about Abu Bakar Sadiq radi Allahu

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taobh You didn't tell him about the seal of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam. And you know, so Pamela, this is the state of the Muslims everywhere. literally everywhere. I was in Pakistan recently, I was invited by one of the universities in Pakistan. And after I finished my talk at this university, one young guy came to me school guy at levels. He said to me, as a chef, can you please come to our school and give us talk?

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Because every year every when we finish our a levels, then what happens is that we have a party, and in that party, they distribute alcohol in Pakistan. So I said, Listen, this is my host speak to him. So he spoke to the professor. So the next morning, we got permission to go into the school now to get into the school is very difficult, because this young man's father was a very well known surgeon in Karachi. He managed to get us in a few weeks before his IRA was there. They tried to get into school, they couldn't get into the school. Third, this morning, the professor said, we've got into the school so we went in there Mashallah. The lady who was a principal, she was a Cambridge

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graduate. English was excellent. She was on the phone, you know, impeccable English. So she said, she spoke to me a while and then she said, Take the molana to the auditorium. I went into the auditorium. There's about six, seven guys sitting there. Six, seven guys. So when I walked in, they looked at me a couple of them began to smoke.

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You know, there must be thinking we had this guy from England. He looks like he's from across the board Afghanistan.

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So I went in. And then you know, Pamela, the auditorium filled up. I swear, I have never seen if we had 100% Muslim school in this England, you wouldn't see that state. I won't mention the name of the school is what it is. You know, you could say one of the elite schools in Pakistan, elite schools and

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Pakistan, and it filled up and the boys and the girls and the girls are leaving on the boys. All day. All of these people end up in Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge. And I looked at the state, and

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harmala out of the entire auditorium over to between two to 300 people, only two girls that he jobs on. One guy has a beard and that was the guy who called me.

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And the professor told me, you know, she has these guys are, you know, they belong to the they are the daughters and the sons of the disease, many of whom may never heard of an Islamic talk in their life is this state.

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And a lot of love a lot of things in my heart that I asked him a question. I asked him a question. And you need to ask yourself the same question. I said to him, I said, somebody told me before this always says don't mention Beckham is old, messy nowadays. Yahya turei. And these guys, but I want to mention Beckham. I asked him, I said, Tell me how many of you can tell me the name of the postal system, the profits Allison and the audience in Pakistan? Pakistan made en la ilaha illAllah. there and look, don't come up with the thing that man this guy's racism or Pakistan? Yeah. This is what happened once I said in, in another country and in Canada, I cracked a joke about Pakistanis. I

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heard a voice in the background. He said, all the other speakers were Gujarati besides me.

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He said you got nothing better to do besides speak about Pakistan? I said Yama, Pakistan.

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So before you come to that conclusion, this guy's racist. You know, I don't believe my my overriding identity is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah. I don't judge people from the comb over the gown that they come from. Because Allah when I go to my grave is gonna ask me about my actions. You're not going to ask me did I come from Jalen?

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Or was I born in Birmingham? No, he's gonna ask me about my actions. And if I am racist, then Allah is gonna say that is haram. And Allah is gonna ask me about that. So my, my duty is to join the Ummah not to deprive them.

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And this was a country which based on La ilaha illAllah. I asked him, not one person could reply. I said, let me ask you another question. I said, Tell me, how many of you have noticed in Pakistan? Every single joke I cracked they, they were with me 100% they understood every terminology I use. So how many of you can tell me the name?

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The name of the of the children of Victoria and David Beckham.

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So now there's a few of them. They want to answer. You can tell by the body language, but they think, you know, Milan has got a batterer stick we say. So I said don't be shy. I said, Just say it will light a number of them put their hands up.

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So who's your role model? Who do you really aspire to? You see that the prophets Allah Salaam is your role model and is your guide, but you've never read a book on the life of the prophets, Allah Allah.

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You never you know you will never be inspired enough to pick a book on the life of the prophets Allah Selim the life aboubaker of the Allahu the life of

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Allah and because with the tongue, you can say all day long, that this is my role model. And that is my role model. For the Sahaba of the Alliance, they only had one role model, and that was the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and this is why they reach what they reached, is what they reach what they reach, and upon occasion of the prophets Allah Salaam was about to leave the Salah.

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And one of the Sahaba of the alarm came to the Messenger of Allah. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, when is the final hour? When is the final hour and the prophets Allah sound carried on with his Salah, and after Salah he turned around and he said, who was the person who asked a question? And the man said it would be a messenger of Allah and the prophets Allah. tala, have you prepared for the final hour? Why have you prepared for the final hour? Forget about when it occurs. You know, you have this with these youngsters. Arjuna what Mr. Hussain said sheffy Milan Mr. Hussain said, Do you know about the job chef? Do you think the john is gonna come? When do you think Maddie is gonna

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come? Are you worried my mama demanded the job. No worry about your actions. The prophets, Allah Salam said, you know if you are sowing a seed, if you are sowing a seed and the final hour comes, complete sowing the seed, that dunia is gonna finish we're gonna get from that seed. You're gonna derive nothing from that seed. So why carry on sowing it? And if you're alive at that time, that this will be the greatest calamity which will befall you. So why does the professor lesson says carry on sowing the seed because he was teaching the oma that if you are doing an action of hail, no matter what kind of calamity before you don't

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Allow it to stop you don't allow it to stop. You don't allow it to feed you. And you know, today we're fascinated by the jar. Mama Dee, you know, but what about the action?

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What about the actions of the board is Allah subhana wa Have you prepared for it? And he said, O Messenger of Allah, I don't have many stolarz that doesn't mean he didn't pray. So I mean in many Noah feel like many of the Sahaba I don't have many Salas.

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I don't have many fast. But one thing I do do is that I love a lion is a soul. I love a line is a soul. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said,

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a hub, man will be with that person that he loves in the Hereafter, and anism nomadic roseola and who says nothing was more pleasing to us, than to know after him and nothing was more pleasing to us than to know that in the hair after that we would be with the Messenger of Allah upon occasion, so bang, roseola and who, you know, he disappeared. So the Messenger of Allah sent the Sahaba to see where sovann was. And they went to the van, and he was ill. And the prophets Allah Allah said, Bring him and they said a message of a nice so ill that he can't walk. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to see him. And when he saw him, he said, Oh, so bad, what's wrong?

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What's your illness? And he said, O Messenger of Allah, the only illness I have is that I was thinking that when I die, and when you die

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I don't know if I'm gonna go into Jenna. And thinking about the fact that I never never see you again made me ill. So Pamela, he's not even concerned about going to Jana. He's concerned about the love for the prophets of Allah Salaam. And he said O Messenger of Allah, if I intend to Jana and you are in general you will be in a higher Jana I still won't be able to see you and this is what making me sick. This is making me so sick that I cannot stand from my bed.

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This was their role models.

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It makes me so sick that I can't stand from my bed

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and the province of Milan it was alum said Oban. You will be with that person that you love on the hereafter. in the hereafter you will be with me.

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Who do you want to be within the hereafter? And if you really want to be with the prophets, Allah salam, you want to be in the line of the prophets Allah Salaam, the line of the Sahaba of the line that we need to sacrifice we need to make some effort in our Deen we need to make an effort on ourselves

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you know we often talk about revolutionising the world say two o'clock three o'clock the guy that's a bro you see the state of Afghanistan, you see the State of Palestine. And then our hero goes to sleep and he can't wake up for the future Salah

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no saying that you can't have a concern for humanity if you don't pray for just Allah. But I'm saying that you have a thing called priorities because actions, actions and the health of Allah descend according to a group of people's actions. This is how it works come in fear Athena kalila Tina Rolla free to tell Kathy euro Neela how often you have a small group of people who overcome a large group of people with the help of a less powerful men who have substance. Men who are quality. That's what we need. We don't need Winches.

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We need people who are of quality. We don't know we need people who understand and nine you know, we say oh you know when? When will Allah bring a man like Abu Bakar of the Atlanta

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when will Allah bring a man like Omar of Nakata?

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How about trying to be Abu Bakr and Omar yourself?

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How about reading their lives and aspiring to be like them?

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Because the truth in and I say this, and I say this, the truth is that we know nothing about the lives of the Sahaba of the alarm.

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The truth, you none of us really study the lives of the Sahaba in depth. We read the four by layer model, and we read how to Sahaba and that's as far as it goes.

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How did a man like roseola and who gave it to him badly? How did a man like

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in a period of 10 and a half years, managed to defeat the superpower of the two superpowers of the day? How was it? It wasn't just and this was a part of it. But it wasn't just that he sat in the machine and made duar know these when men were men and women were made by the masjid, but they were not made for only the masjid. They were made for humanity. They were transitive in their dour

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They impacted people.

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They impacted people because they were people who were heavy in the scale of Allah subhanaw taala. After the Battle of the mortar D.

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After the Battle of the mortar D.

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There were 1300 or 13,000 Muslim with

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the Atlanta and Abu Bakar wrote a letter to him, and he said, Oh Holly, those who wish to go home allow them to go home because they fought many battles. So we allowed them to go home. Out of the 13,000 only 2000 remained with Holly been bullied. rhodiola so he sent a letter to Abu Bakar Lila was Medina and avocado Do not open the letter. He said, Oh, he said, Oh, Abubakar, out of those 13,000 I only have 2000 left. That's all only 2000 left. And a worker looked around and he saw as a hobby. Many of you maybe never heard this a hobbies name. His name was Dr. Hammer. And he said, Oh, Taka go. And the Sahaba said, What? For 11,000 men, you are substituting 11,000 men with one man.

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And he said, he said people listen up. The ranks that have the likes of Kaka amor will never be forsaken by Allah will never be forsaken by Allah. Why? Because men who are heavy in the scale of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now I asked you,

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I asked you, you know, our life's? Who is our role model? Who do we really aspire to?

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What, how if we really aspire to and we aspire to the life's of the Sahaba of the latinum, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And then if that is the case, then they should be a bit of a change. They should be a bit of a change in our community, not only in our communities, you know, Muslims were never created to be fifth collars.

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Muslims are never created to be fifth column as Muslims were meant to be people who impacted humanity. When Allah subhanaw taala says, And you heard it, I don't have to go far. Marcus is just here. Come to

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humanity. How did a group of people who were meant to impact humanity becomes the slaves of everybody else? How did we end up becoming the fifth column of humanity?

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How do we become subservient? Why? The truth is, because we have become slaves to everything. And listen, let me make this quite clear. And I am not come to please anybody and nor have I come to appease anybody. Don't delude yourself, just because you have a bid. You have a job, you have a job, you have a niqab that somehow that you have the entirety of Deen in your life. This is a part of D no doubt, the beard is a part of this another province. But if you think that this is the entirety of D, then you are really doing a disservice to the sacrifice of the Sahaba of the Allahu you're doing a sacrifice to the or you're doing a disservice to what the prophet sallallahu Sallam bought.

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He changed people who have made them, the best of people. There were slaves on nobody else besides Allah. There were people who had a purpose. They were not. They were not impacted by society. They've impacted society. You know, like, Who says that you either die or you're either

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you either a corner or you're either cold. You're either cold. And when you put on your TV sets and you vegetating in front of your TV set from morning to evening, then you are called when you go to work. And the only thing that you can think about is climbing the ladder of success when you are called. But when you go to the masjid, and when your life and what you do when you stand you sit and when you go outside, you teach you learn, then you are a caller. And Muslims are meant to be callers. They're meant to be people who call other people towards Allah subhanaw taala because you know why chef Yoda says, you know, dead fish, dead fish, dead fish, go with the flow.

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live fish flow against and swim against the current. And if you go with a flow, you know, you're a slave to the fashion industry, you're a slave to your job, then you're dead fish. And if you are alive, then you will flow against the tide will flow against the tide, you will see the ills of society and you will aspire to change them. But that can only happen when you have a change in yourself.

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When you can't wait for for just Allah, when you can't give Zakat, when you can't force in Ramadan, when you when you see people starving, you can't put your hand in your pocket and give, then you need to rectify yourself before you try to rectify the entire world. And that's a priority because the Sahaba the language achieve what they achieved because of the state that they were in. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and I'll finish here

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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he said that

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a time will come

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the people will call against you like they call towards a platter of food. You know, you can see this nationally and you can see this internationally as well. You know, hungry people you call them to a platter of food. What do they say? What do they do when you have a steak? They take a piece and the other hungry person takes a piece he says you know what? This Libya's mine somebody says you know what? Sham serious mind leaves Syria that's me I'm gonna veto that one. I like the verse Saudi Arabia as long as they buy as long as they buy arms from us ditch the US

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Pakistan are fine as long as they are corrupt leaders

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like a person calls to a hung group of hungry people to a platter of food and and nationally you can see the same as well.

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And this harbor the alarm awesome message of Allah will we be small in number? And they said no, no, you will be huge number. Maybe he meant you will be over a billion in number. But you will be more for sale Subhana Allah you will be not even the froth which gathers on the water but both aka will fly safe you will be like the twigs and the Leafs which does end the frog.

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What is the what is the frost do? The frost goes with the flow. Frost in the stream in a river goes with the tide goes with the current. It has no objective of its own, like the dead fish. Neither dead fish goes with the flow.

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And I'm asking you you to ask yourself, you know are you dead fish? Is Your Life is there is a celebrity is your role models? What's your role model when you leave this dunya when you leave this dunya

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and you are going to be placed in your grave and I by Allah was speaking about this when we were coming in the car by Allah there is no guarantee monophonic dystonia earlier on his cousin who was 44 five in India passed away 45 year old

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there is no guarantee of tomorrow. But there are two tomorrow's there is the tomorrow of the dunya. And there is no guarantee that you will reach that tomorrow. And then there is the guarantee. And then there's the tomorrow of the ACA and I swear by Allah, there is no doubt that you will reach that one. There is no doubt that you will stand in front of Allah, that no doubt that you will be placed in your grave. And the only thing that will go with you is your actions. And what kind of action to me and you have what have we ever done besides cause corruption besides cause mischief besides cause, you know, splitting people beside never forgiving people. We weren't allowed to

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forgive us. But we are not ready to forgive other people.

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And only because the Rahim Allah says Allah jsrv Jenson among Allah will forgive you the way you forgive other people. And if you are not ready to forgive other people, and Allah will not forgive you.

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You want Allah you know when, when? When Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu his daughter Ayesha, the wife of the Prophet Allah some people salon the woman was one of his cousin mister mister was a man who

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would spend on

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you would spend upon him and he slandered her as well.

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And then when the reversible reveals, Don't you wish that Allah forgives you?

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and abubaker of the law and were taken oath that he would never spend upon him. And then Abu Bakar of the lungs of course I want to forgive me. And then Allah and then he took an oath above the Illa. Anu took an oath, they broke his first house. Then he took another house. He said I swear by Allah I will never stop spending on Mr.

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I will never stop spending on Mr.

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And this is it. What have we done for our Hara? What have we done to our era when we stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala.

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mother of five minutes

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the Prophet is on the line.

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Lipson gave this beautiful story about three people from the bunnies that I eat, who are on a journey. And it began to rain. And when it began to rain,

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they took shelter in a cave. And the rock of the cave, the rock, fell onto the mouth of the cave, and they blocked the mouth of the cave. So they he, they pushed, they try to remove the rock, they could have moved the rock. And they were there for a long time until finally they were tired, and they thought death is gonna befall us. So they laid down waiting for death.

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And then one of them stood up.

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And he raised his hands to the heavens. He raised his hands to the heavens,

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and are not exactly sure what the 13th is, but the Norwegian is has about these people will do what the trustees are. I'm not necessarily sure. And he stood up, and he raised his hands to the heavens. And he said, Oh, Allah, I had elderly parents. And every night before they would go to sleep,

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I would give them milk, I would give them milk. And then they would go sleep one day, I went far away to gain further. And by the time I return, my parents went to sleep.

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So my children were hungry, they wanted the milk, but I didn't feel it. Right, I give my children before I give my parents. So I told my wife to put the children to sleep hungry. And I stood by the bed of my parents all night, until they woke up. And then I gave him the milk. And they drank it. And he said, Oh Allah, if you didn't know that I did this action solely for your sake,

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then remove the rock.

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And the rock moved, but not enough for them to come out.

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Then the second one stood up. And he said Allah, I had a cousin.

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And there was no woman on the face of this earth that I loved, like my cousin, no woman on the face of this earth that I love like my cousin. And many times, I made a move on her. And every time she shunned me,

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and one day she came to me she needed some money, she was desperate. And I said to her under condition that you allow me to have a relationship with you. And because she was desperate for the money, she agreed. And he said when I was about to have that relationship with her, she said to me it tequila, para la.

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When she said fair on law, her words permeated my heart.

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And I moved back. And I gave her the money. And I allowed it to go. And he said, Oh Allah, if you know that I done this action solely for your sake, then remove.

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And they moved, but not enough for them to come out. And the third one stood up. And he said, Oh Allah.

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I hired a group of people for work one day, and one of them started slightly later than the rest. When it came to paying their money, the others objected, I pay him the same. And he got offended, and he left. And what I did with his money is I invested it. I invested it

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until it grew and grew and he had a belly full of livestock. And one day he came to me desperate for his money. And I took him to the valley and I said oh, this belongs to you. And he said, You're having a laugh. No, oh, this belongs to you. All this I invested your days money, and it grew into this. And he said Allah, if you didn't know that I just asked him solely for your steak, then remove the rock and the rock moved, and they all came out.

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They all came out.

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Let me ask you a question. If me and you

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were the a fourth person in that cave,

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by what action that we've done in our lives, would we ask Allah to remove the rock?

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What action have we in Newton, that we could solely as a lower light than this solely for your sake. And if we have not done an action, we need to do something by which we lie in the depths of our grave. And our grave is a robot running around in a garden from the garden of

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May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those every moment of our life is solely for his sake. May Allah Subhana Allah make us amongst those who make the profits on the lesson.

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role model, we'll make this a habit of the Align of my role model may last Montana resurrected on the day of judgment with this harbor of the law and home with the profits of the law and he was some of them. May May we be under the shade of Allah on the day where they no shade beside the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah give us the tofik that in the Day of Judgment, that we are taking water from the hands of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May we be amongst those who are in general with the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, and we are from amongst those who see Alice panels dollar, morning and evening. May Allah keepers united in the dunya and May Allah Allah

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reunite is intended to promote is often la heydon. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.