Reflections On The Farewell Address – Part 2

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim and the Dalai Lama here rockville alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala CD mursaleen say Dino habibollah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam Sleeman, kathira Rabanne Allah Al hamdu kanaya McGee Giada de which it really are the missile ponic Savannah Carolina three center and I like to come at Nathan and ethic a lot more suddenly we're setting them alberic Allah say, you know Habib in karate union Mohammed. While early he was funny, he was an interesting man kathira will continue inshallah with the farewell message of our Prophet salallahu. It he will and he will send them. So we reached apart last year, last week rather, at the very beginning of his

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address when he mentioned about a wall we'll see Can we talk about law here as

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a law it says, oh, servants of a law I

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Excuse me.

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I counsel you to be mindful of a law, specifically His commandments and prohibitions. So taqwa is mindfulness of a law, but it's a mindfulness of the commandments and prohibitions of a law. This is the basic level then there's a higher level. So one strives with one's utmost. So entry level, taqwa is avoiding implementing the orders, and avoiding the prohibitions. This is the entry level. The next level is avoiding so is just a whim in which the NAB and nowhere he, the next level love was empty cell and Mr. Habad to

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implement those things that are highly encouraged, that aren't obligatory. Watch Tina makrooh hat, and then avoiding those things that are disliked. So in other words, the entry level that all of us have to

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take on is implementing the commandments of a law avoiding the prohibition, a higher level of we want to elevate spiritually and draw nearer to a law is implementing those things that are encouraged but that aren't obligatory, and avoiding those things that are disliked or hate it, but are not prohibited. And then the the highest level in this particular categorizing categorization is

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HD NAB Catherine, Catherine Minal MOBA had coffin and will Corey film crew, when the head and so the highest level is to avoid a lot of permissible things. So they're not disliked, in and of themselves, but we avoid them because we fear they will, excessive indulgence in them, will lead us to those things that are disliked, or those things that are forbidden. So an example of that is

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watching television. So if we say a basic rule is permissible, it's not something encouraged. It's not something forbidden by the person who excessively indulges, and television number one, they'll probably end up wasting a lot of their time, which is something that's disliked, or sooner or later they're going to look at something that's either disliked or haram. So if they avoided it altogether, fearing that it will lead them to that which is dislike and Haram, then this will be what's called warra. This is the highest level of taqwa long, Stan. So it says all servants of a law encouraging.

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helping us to understand we are the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's a status that we have as human beings. And a lot of people losing sight of that reality. A lot of people think the servants of themselves.

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They think they're servants of the latest fad or the latest fashion. Or that they're they're servants of the husband or the wife, or the servants of

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who knows what of money or clothing, with servants of Allah that Allah will see can be taught

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Allah is seeking a better lobby takala by helpful Kamala Tati and then we mentioned last year we introduced the topic. I encourage you to obey Allah, her flow Kamala tie it.

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Because this is this is the key to all good obedience to laws the key to all good and rebellion against the laws. The key to every ruination

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is rebellion against the law. You want to see a person who's ruined, I'll show you a person who's rebelling against the law.

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A person who's obeying a law has success after success, even if they're poor.

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Even if they're oppressed, if they're obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala they have good after good after good because they realize that this is the key to paradise. This is the key to the pleasure of a lot. Paradise is greater than anything in the world. The pleasure of Allah with one a lot will Akhbar is, is greater than anything in this world. The reality of Allah tala is greater than anything in this world.

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So a person who's obeying the law, that's the person who's on the path agenda. That's the person who's on the path to the meeting with the loss of Hannah wattana that's the path the person on the path to the beatific vision, beholding a law

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and gender that's a person who's on the path to the company,

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where he can lead in and I'm Allahu la him. Well, I mean you in that workflow comala pietila. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I encourage you to, to obey Allah. And then Allah says, In the end, when they use less power or sooner, whoever obeys the law will mean you'll

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receive only better law the top one law for command authority, when may you take Rasulullah for we lay he can let the interim Allah Deena and Allahu Allah him Mina Naveen was said the pain was she had that it was solid in WA hacer una de la cara Fuca. whoever obeys Allah and His messenger. They are the ones who are laws bestowed his graces upon amongst the

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Naveen the prophets was sitting there paying those who truthfully testified and supported their missions where she had that the martyrs was solid aim. The righteous were hacer una una a karateka were an excellent host to be in was the key to it. Why may you learn how Rasulullah obeying a lion is messenger? So that's the key to all good.

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Well, if you are downtrodden, oppressed, poor wretched in the world, but you have faith and you strove assiduously to obey Allah and His Messenger, and then you died and you went to heaven and you are in the company of the prophets and the righteous and the martyrs. And the sit the king like Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah.

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You wouldn't think about the dunya

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you wouldn't know man I had it so bad in the dunya yo Abu Bakr salaam aleikum. And when I was in the dunya if

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you're not thinking about the dunya,

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your rasulillah then I was so downtrodden. You just be holding the splendor of the process. So Lola is Ella

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Salt Lake and slyly cave halleck

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de la keeps smiling. A lot of people smile

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hamdulillah Thai.

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So see comida de la be topwell malata it was Stephanie who bility Villa de who are higher. So I opened with that which is best. So the prophets Allah salami open according to some narrations letter narrations, as you mentioned last week with the hot button hajah and then opens by encouraging the servants to be mindful of a law and to obey a law was better than that. There's nothing better than that. Some of the law who I knew he was selling, then he says Am I bad? So as for

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that which to proceed

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so for call us on the line of some of our even nurse who is marrow mini rubeola Come sir Nila de la la la la la caja combat ami Harada t mo puffy Heather. So he says oh people to proceed and the bad old people listen well to me. So people are you had nurse is Meru. Oh

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People listen to me. For I'm going to make some clear some things clear to you obey EU law. So he's saying I'm going to make some things clear. I'm going to make it plain. There's to say about Malcolm Malcolm made it plain make it plain Malcolm.

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So you had the people in the scattered in the audience make it plain though. That's right, teach.

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So the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, I'm gonna make it plain. He didn't need the people in the audience sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had a loss of what to Allah to guide his town. So he says, I'm going to make some things clear for for you. And what's the first thing he says? He says?

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I don't know. If I'm going to meet you, after this day, in this place, so you better listen carefully, because this might be the last thing you hear from me. Salalah while he was sending him, so the Prophet sallallahu his son was foretelling his death a little before

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this meeting Sora Nasir was revealed either or not while he was in fact, what are at 10 00 Luna de de la jolla sub Bay.

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Becca was sold here in Canada where that so when surah Nasir was revealed Omar rhodiola han

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das are the Allahu Allah.

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And the Prophet himself. salado sudden understood that was a foretelling of his death. The difference of opinions that was that the last thing revealed of the quarter and the genocidal war will affect some people say the verses that we were talking about and this is the Rabi of our So, a lot of commentary on the verses along with our local jacamo sulam and fusi come as easily he managed to horizontally meaning are all for Raheem fent our local hospital Allahu Allahu Allahu Allah hit what Cal to a horrible La La v. The last two verses of surah Toba, some people say the last verses to be revealed there is come to your messenger from yourselves. He's deeply grieved, and waited,

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waited by that which grieves and stresses you.

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He He longs for your for good for you, and for salvation and guidance for you. He's merciful and compassionate to the believers. So if they turn away then say there is no God but Allah upon him, Do I depend? And He is the Lord of the mighty throne? Or is the Lord of the Throne the mighty.

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So if you say well, horrible, or she'll have the me than all the me is a an adjective. For the describing the throne is the Lord of the mighty throne. But if you say well, Hua, rapala arshi and all the mu, then our V mu is the name of Allah tala. So here's the Lord of the Throne, horrible arch of the mu mighty.

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So, there's, it's all in the valley.

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he is foretelling. And then some say the last and the majority of scholars say the last verse to be revealed was Aloma. So Rasulullah

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Surah Baqarah

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is escaping me right now. Anyway and shall come to me unless otherwise, you know,

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in any case, inshallah come to me.

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In any case, the prophets Allah Salaam, his death is being foretold by both the revelation of surah Nasir, and then he's expressing that what he understood from Surah Nasir to the people. So he understands that his death is going to follow shortly after this third farewell pilgrimage. And so he's telling the people to listen well pay attention because essentially, these are my last instructions to you. And being the last instructions to you doesn't just mean us Muslims. So he said you had ness is marrow many of humanity.

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Because all of humanity after his coming solo Lyla Selim are his oma. So the aroma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is every human being

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who lives after his coming after his being disputed to the prophetic office. This is called Mata Tao. These are the people who sent the call to and those who responded to the call are called moto ijazah. So the Muslims are called moto ijazah. And all of humanity that is sent to all are called moto Dawa. But all of humanity's is, is owned by you had ness, it's Meru mini Oh, humanity, it didn't say you help me know, a Muslim moon. Are you believers? Are you Muslims? Listen to me, are you head nurse is mermin me. So what he says as we'll see as we go through is of tremendous relevance to all of humanity, not just to the Muslims, there's something we should be cognizant of.

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he's letting them know his death is imminent. Now the Prophet salallahu idea was send them a as a nurse. He's encouraging the people to recognize a category that unifies us, we are all ness, we all belong to this category. And some people, virtually everyone will acknowledge that there's some people say no,

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I'm human. But black folk aren't human. Some people say, I'm human, but white folk, they're not really human. They were grafted by Dr. Yaqoob. The big head, black scientists on the island of Patmos have a process of 10,000 years. So they're not real human beings. They have some other folks who are other, they're not real human. So you have but most of us would agree that we're all humans. And this is something that unite us. Now, once we are united in our humanity, some people will say this is this is natural, essentialism, this is a quality, we share naturally. But after that, they will say there's nothing else we really share. Because everything else that we think we inherently

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share is socially constructed, we invented it, that's a fancy way to say we invented it is socially constructed, we made it up. So we should be very careful when we think like that, because we might extend that, I mean, we could there are definitely things clearly socially constructed. But we have to understand, with the advent of materialism,

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everything is analyzed from a material perspective.

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And coming from that you have people like Marx, who would say even those qualities that we think are that we would categorize as spiritual, or as, as he as a

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psychological Marx would say psychological, that those things can be traced back to material causes. So for example, human alienation, the Marxist say, human beings are suffering alienation, because they're separated from the product of their labor, that's a physical cause we physically create things, and then the capitalists take it from us, they separate us from it, and they take the benefit. And so this is the source of our alienation. That's, that's a clue, basic, fundamental, Marxist understanding. They're more sophisticated versions of that. And so, this, this kind of thinking, a lot of critical theorists have adopted also,

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as social theorists, that everything can be traced back ultimately to material causes. Now, if you adopt that form of thinking,

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you might apply that to those aspects of human existence, which transcend physicality. So you can, for example, our rule

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How do you explain that physically, you can't unless you reject the labor.

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Because a lot Tyler says, He created the human muscle where who, then he made the human upright, wonderful coffee him. Then he breathed into him of his spirit.

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And that happens to Ireland, middle aged

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and so on.

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If you if you over apply theories that are rooted in our understanding of physical reality,

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to the unseen, either you have a dilemma. Either you have to reject your theory or you have to reject the unseen.

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And if you reject the unseen there's a problem.

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Because the first characteristic the first description of the believer in the core n is those who believe in the unseen the Fatiha, his description of Allah, His mercy, his being deserving of all praise this mainland menorah him and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Rahmani Raheem, Maliki Ahmed de deus all Allah, then after that, it's a it's a it's a presentation of our relationship with Allah He cannot Buddha can sustain you alone. Do we worship you alone? Do we seek help from Africa that is a prayer and do not start off on stopping guidance to the straight path. And then there's the description of that path. sirata Latina and I'm tally him riding Magoo, vre him body, the path of

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those, you have guided not the path of those who have gone gone gone earned your wrath nor those who have gone straight. There is no description of the believer there. Then we go this sort of Bukhara Arif Lam Meem then he can keep hablar is he This is the Scripture, there's no doubt concerning it. Who Devlin Matata him, it is guidance for the righteous but it doesn't describe the righteous who then in Matata him then it gives the first description of the believers of the righteous and let me know in the bill allayed those who believe in the unseen

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then the prayer will you'll pay more masala and then charity woman merasakan Yun silcoon so this is the Quran the first thing that the believers described this and within the Quran and lilina You mean on a bill of aid?

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That's the foundation of spiritual essentializing.

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So if you accuse me of centralizing, accept the charge, people their shame, here, centralize it. So I'm not decentralizing stuff for a while. I'm a centralizing there are three there's a whole bunch I mentioned three fundamental

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qualities that unite us

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beyond the the the biological Unity we share as human beings as this particular species. The first our Massaro rasulillah

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and it's all rooted in the vape and you have nurse so a lot of times acknowledges this physical category that unites us, and you have NASS and to move Pokhara Allahu Allahu Allah honey and honey Are you human beings you are in dire need of a law and a laws fee of our knees Worthy of all praise.

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That's an essential category we all share. We all need a law

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This is spiritual essentialism.

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We all need a lot Some people say I don't need a lot how did you get here?

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There are two characters in your Tyler says there are two essential qualities no human being nothing nothing not human. Nothing in existence.

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Can can escape them and they're absolutely central.

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While at boot, Delhi khundii mo judon in Houma, near Moto E jadwin, near Moto, near Moto M dad, the blessing of being created in the first place and the blessing of being sustained in creation.

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If you think you're not being sustained, forestall your death hold up I want to stay I want to hang out a couple more years I want to see my grandchildren grow up. See what happened in them little boogers

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No, you're not gonna do that is not going to happen.

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When a lot Tyler who's sustaining you with withdraws is au Mia? His sustaining power.

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That's it. It's over.

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The fat guys gonna sing.

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See, y'all thought I was gonna say something else.

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Long was done. The second one

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which is very important.

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with al Qaeda rabuka min Benny Adam and minzu hoody Henrietta home. Why shadow Milan foresee him LS to be rock become calu Bella Shana and enter kulu Jamelia, MT, Annapurna, and head of our feeling when your Lord took from the lines of Adam, from his descent, their descendants, everyone who would exist and he calls them to witness against themselves. Am I not your Lord? They said, certainly, yes. We bear witness to this. Less no one say on the Day of Resurrection Verily, We were ignorant of this fact.

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Something we all share

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over and beyond that fundamental, natural essence that unites us as humans. All of us more witness and a primordial spiritual state that allows our Lord

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No, I never did that. No, you don't realize you did that.

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Because the world he said the four great enemies of the human humanity they veil us to that fact and nothing else. However adonia was shaped on those are the four great enemies of the human and nuts, the unreached unrefined

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and how were the inclinations that that impulsively suggest things to the unrefined soul and the refined when you find them just ignores it. The unrefined soul is very much influenced by the hardware.

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And this is what you know, just still that take it take Fenton's recorder

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as the whim so unrestrained soul like yeah, I need one of those.

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The refine so say oh Billa

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that's someone else's property. Law tiles forbade stealing.

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It's one of the major sins

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so that's the that the the suggestion the impulsiveness is there, Shay Tom wants us to follow our impulses. A lot. Tyler wants us to restrain them. How many of you know about the kids in the cookies experiments? I don't know. You know, the kids and you know about the kids and what happened with the kids and the cookies in the experiment?

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Or you know about that? And then I saw right.

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Oh, you know, the story of the children in the cookie jar. Right? That one?

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It's all right.

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Well, they could have did it twice, once with cookies and water marshmallows.

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But they put a cookie out and they told the children that if you don't eat this cookie right now, if you wait and hold off, you get two cookies. They will delay gratification. You get two cookies.

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Most of the children the the first cookie or at least they took a bite then tried to make believe that invited

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most of them

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and a few of the children they they waited so they could get two cookies, then they followed up on them. The ones who waited for the the to cookies. In other words, they can delay their gratification. They did better in life, their higher income levels, higher educational attainment, more stable marriages, all the way around. delayed gratification is a condition for gender. A lot. Tyler says just refrain from all these things. Then you get unimaginably like not another cookie by unimaginably more in Paradise

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is delay gratification? By shaitaan they eat the cookie now how do you know he's coming back? It can be a trick. He's the master trickster telling you it could be a trick. It can be a trick you know you've got a cookie now what do you come back and take that one? You can be tricking you won't even have one cookie then go and you better eat it. Go on and eat need it to como shaytaan illa gururaj and shaytaan only promises deception is the master deceiver. What does the law say? What a man ha for more karma Robbie Juana Hannah sandal. However, in Elgin Natasha, as for the one who fears the time, they will stand before their Lord and these denies their soul, the things that longs for, or

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the whims that are suggested to them.

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Anita Hill was paradise will be the ultimate abode delay gratification. We're never had enough set, deny there. So Anil, how were the things that impulsively inclines for an agenda to heal that were? Well, I'll give us tofik. So anyway, this is called the day of LS LS to be rock be calm.

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We all share that.

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But accepting that fact, is predicated on believing in the unseen because this happened in the unseen world. Before we were brought into this world, and Ireland was shattered. This happened to Ireland, middle of April, this happened in the unseen world.

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And so the world, the dunya, and all of its trappings, the nuts and all of its vanities, shaytaan, and all of his geils tried to get us to be oblivious to this fact. So spiritual struggle is to removing all that dross that the world and the knifes and shaytaan. And, however, the vanities and whims of the soul, power up of our hearts, so we can see it. But once we clear that off, then we can see it. And once we see it, then we realize is absolutely true. There are our not perceiving a fat doesn't make it any less true.

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of the the young young people here with, you know,

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how much is three minus four plus five? So, of course, there's a factual answer. If they don't realize it right now, that doesn't make it any less true.

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So the fact that a lot of us

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we can't perceive the time when our soul bore witness before law, that he's our Lord doesn't make it any less true.

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And what is one of shaytans schemes his geils is to get so attached to this to the physical that any reality associated with the metaphysical we immediately reject without examination.

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Some things we see with our eyes some things we see with our hearts, but our hearts have to be open and clear just I forced to see with our eyes eyes have to be open and they have to be clear

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otherwise we won't physically see we're walking around like this. say Oh watch out there's a car in front of you is bearing down on you at three o'clock

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and obviously you know car what car you're trying to trick me so I just stay on this side of the street.

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You have to open your eyes

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unless to be robbed become kalu Bella Bella hidden there. We have to open our hearts.

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And so this is why Allah sends messengers to us and prophets to open our hearts so we can perceive those realities. The third. Now you said there's a lot this is three by way of example also is introduced now. Now notice each of these number one 102 Ml fukumura illa humanity you're in dire need of that.

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Number two

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was adorable Colin Danny and Zhu, Zhu min Zhu hordeum laureato him who he took from the loins of atoms all of his brought forth all of his descendants, all of them

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those who would be Muslim, Christian, whatever. And then number three

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Yeah, you nurse Budo Raja combo lady holla communists, Allah Kamala de Anima publikum la la contenta con. This is the first commandment to the believers in the court and at the beginning of syrup.

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Yeah, you have nurse or Buddha or up Docomo lady holla cocom Valentina, Mel publikum, la la contenta Khun, oh, humanity.

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worship your Lord

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Buddha back home, who has created you and those who preceded you know, in order that you would be conscious of him,

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that you will have God consciousness. Now I look on takuan This is the first order worship your Lord

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And so this order is directed to all of us

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no exception we're all under this order some of us accepted some of us rejected

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some it was accepted some of us rejected

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the divorce it came to me

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popped in my head

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when Allah says

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it came and left

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Yeah, again

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Yeah, we'll come back and show

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along mausoleum

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So, then after that, so the Prophet sola send them

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Are you her nurse is Maria Minnie? He's reminding us that we are united

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in a physical sense, the sense we're all humanity

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we're united in the spiritual sense as humanity. There are certain spiritual realities or characteristics that we share.

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Those I said we can accept that or reject it one day it'll be made perfectly clear. But it won't be here for some people is here.

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Some people is here

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it came back what the cool

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what taco your melody told you're on a fee a lot for motivation West that coolness in my case I bet one.

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So be mindful of a day you will return to Allah what tokuyama and to Jonah fee Allah Allah filma to West Kowloon of sin Makassar bet and then every soul will be recompensed and for what they've earned.

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Or that total amount and you will not be oppressed in any way. So the most of the scholars say this is the last thing to be healed of the core and reminding us of our return to God. What are your men towards your own a fee Allah.

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For me motto was set coolness in my case I bet Warhammer won last

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time. So then he says so he he reminds us as human beings, of

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responsibilities towards our Creator or seeking a better life. Number one, that we should accept our servitude to God. A better law. Be taqwa law, we should be conscious of God. In other words, eagerly implementing His commandments import and avoiding the prohibitions. While hurtful, Kamala tie it and I encourage you to obey Him we should be obeying Our Lord, we should understand that there's a physical bond that unites us. And beneath that there are spiritual characteristics that we all share.

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Rather we acknowledge them or not. After that, he reminds us of our responsibility to each other. So he says the lion he was seldom anyone else when the Malcolm era the comhairle Manali Alaykum Illa and telco robber come to me come Heather fischeri caminhada si balletic, mhada Allah hell bollock to Allah, Allah nefesh head. So it says all people very your lives and honor as as our as sanctified as the sanctity of this day of yours in this month of yours in this land of yours. Verily, I have conveyed the message bear witness. So your life lives property and honor our shake our have a sanctity

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that you are bound to respect. So this is

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an agreement and you see the the whole this whole address is consistent with the Quran and Sunnah that we can substantiate all of it. Come on, this is from the son of the Prophet Allah salam, but because substantiated with other things that he said by way of his teaching, so this is consistent with his saying sallallahu sallam, Kowloon Muslim Island Muslim haram demo men who do but it goes beyond that, that the every Muslim is sanctified to his or her fellow Muslim their lives, property and honor, he extends that to all of humanity.

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You have NASS in demand accom Wham Welcome arado haraam en la que ella Ella and telecom robber comm ca Hurmati Yami comm Heather fishery commodity balletic, I'm Heather. So your lives, your property, Your Honor, as the sanctity, sacred or sanctified each other as this day of yours. And actually, he didn't say property here, the Malcolm well arado the Hadith mentions what unwelcome, this day of yours is, in this month of yours in this land of yours, verily, I have conveyed the message. So as we said, after reminding people of their fundamental duties towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. He reminds us of our fundamental duties to each other fundamental, and that's respecting the lives the

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honor, and elsewhere, as we mentioned, the property of other human beings.

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And this is very serious, and and Sharia.

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This land we're on is concerned is considered monsoon is usurped. It was stolen from its original inhabitants. That doesn't make it ours.

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We didn't buy, we killed them and took it.

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Not us. You didn't kill anybody. Guilty.

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But you still living on the usurp land.

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And there's a spiritual reality associated with that by people saying, you know, while these strange things happen, why people walking into school and shoot schools and shooting each other.

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There's a lot of blood

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in this soil.

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There's a lot of wrong souls

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resting beneath this earth,

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Well, I'm getting off on a huge tangent.

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There, okay, there was a

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there was a Muslim family, or they live near the pier.

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I don't know which number in San Francisco.

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the father and the daughter.

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They seriously are behaving as if they're possessed

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by spirits.

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And so they they asked one of the very

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strong believers and one of the elders of this community to go and see if he could exercise them, exercise the demons from them.

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And so he he said he was partially successful, then he told them to move, because he said a lot of people were killed in this area.

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there are realities that transcends physical realities.

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And you have to account for these things. Well, long was down our laws help is sought, and all of our fears, but the sanctity of life, this is something that we have to especially emphasizing these days because the sanctity of life is being trampled on.

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And is everybody's trampling on it? No, I was I was in Houston. Yesterday, I was flying back from Houston. I grabbed a copy of the Houston Chronicle on the front page of the Houston Chronicle. It was an article about how there's a Marine,

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probably of Mexican American descent, I think is by his name indicated that anyway, there's a lot of

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Mexican Americans in the United States military, some of you know.

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In any case,

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he was he got sick, physically sick, because he has three Purple Hearts, he can't walk, because he was in the Second Battle of Fallujah

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is in the Second Battle of Fallujah, and that was the fiercest one.

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A lot of his company were wiped out and he was he was their commanding noncommissioned officers

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live his company were wiped out.

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He himself can't walk. Got an elbow and a bullet in his elbow. had to have his arm

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spinal injury can barely walk. It's very painful to walk, suffered a head injury

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on a piece of concrete grenade hit the wall concrete smashed into his head.

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. And so when he, when he heard the news that Fallujah fell back into enemy hands as it was described to him,

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he had a breakdown. Because he, he said, I had to confront that, did we do all that fighting and dying and my friends, they all died, and I messed up for nothing.

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For nothing, but here's the point, the whole article, he and others, we cleanse that city of evil.

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We cleanse that city of evil is repeated like maybe five or six times in the argument and in the article. And so so the evil war the the, the Muslim radical extremists, that we cleanse that city of these people. Now what is the evil that created them?

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They're just living, enjoying their life.

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So I mean, drop, murdering 100,000 people by specially designed fire bombs, because Tokyo was a city built of wooden houses,

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killing 100,000 civilians in one night, burning them to death,

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not not combat and civilians. And then a couple of weeks few weeks later dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. And a few days later, on Nagasaki, collectively killing half a million people, almost civilians, not not fighters, civilians.

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That's not evil.

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Now, I'm not saying that to say, oh, our country is so evil. I'm saying that all of us have to uphold the sanctity of life that a lot title is extended to human beings. All of us, because look what's happening with look, we are kids they're playing these video games are chopping heads off. And now it's virtual reality and high definition.

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These No It looks like real people.

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The High Definition

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chopping heads off running people down Grand Theft Auto. The more people you run over, the more points you get. What's this doing to the souls and to the minds? Was this doing to the sanctity of life.

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And people was just the game. This is how some of you familiar we mentioned this before with Colonel David Grossman, that name ring a bell.

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He wrote a book and then he's followed up a new edition called on killing.

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So in the beginning chapters of the book, he describes how historically by the they looked at weapons and

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kill ratios, only 15 approximately 15% historically, of soldiers in a combat situation who had an opportunity to kill someone would avail themselves of that opportunity. So they study muskets from my Revolutionary War battles. Some of them have 15 shots in them. So the the soldier was faking like he was shooting.

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They looked at 15 shots that

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you know how I Gettysburg they're like 50 meters away, and they're fighting all day.

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If they were serious, they would all been killed in an hour. They're shooting in the ground shooting in the earth faking like the shooting. That was true until World War Two.

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By Vietnam, the kill ratio went up to nine from World War Two is still 15 20% Vietnam is 90% what happened between World War Two in Vietnam, the behavioral revolution Pavlov and his dogs stimulus response. They started stimulus response training. So how did they get the kill ratio up with video games?

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video games like the ones that children are playing. So you don't think about killing you respond to a stimulus so one pops up fire

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Are our children being made killers

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and wonder why they shooting each other in the schools? What What did what did

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besides being a little unhinged

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was the kid in Newtown Connecticut.

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The school was his name, Adam. Adam Lanza. And then was the guy in the Navy Yard.

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The forgot his name and Columbine. what they all have in common. They were addicted to video games.

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They're addicted they've been in their basements all night playing these violent video games being systematically desensitized to killing

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you must be addicted

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Hola Hola. quwata illa Allah

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we have to we have to we have to get beyond this. Now you take that Muslims are playing these games and then you give them a fatwah

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you know,

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in any American you could kill. Man, you you have you have a walking killer.

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You give them a bomb if he can get away with it. Like all these kids, there's entrapment. It's real. Like the Somali kid and Portland two years ago, that was gonna blow up the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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Yeah, but it was a fake bomb. So you could argue who was entrapped? But what's a Muslim doing blowing up a bunch of people who gathering to watch their Christmas tree get lit up.

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something's going wrong.

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Cinema is not just crazy American kids like Adam Lanza is crazy disoriented, Elon, Ill guided Muslim kids like that Somali kid important. Or you look at these other schemes

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why because you have people going in the same environment and then you add that would affect why they'll Kufa they're killing us like those people like that Christmas tree killed Muslims. They kill unarmed civilians so we kill this

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I don't think any of them killed anybody. Especially in Portland which was the first city in America to do what

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I don't watch the news. Oh you watch the you never know. You don't read is the first city and American refused to implement the Patriot Act.

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Portland Oregon.

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So we have the law says you know he's made life sacred.

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All life manage the delicate Khattab nyla Danny is Surah Isla and no human cartilaginous and the Lady neffs in office head and fill out second. And then Patil and NASA Jamia whoever takes a life for other than retribution for murderer the murderer himself or herself. And are we can forgive them. The family. You talk about victim rights. It's not an introduced victim rights. You want to forgive them forgive them, they can pay, they can pay you compensation and they go free. It's up to you the victim.

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Also sad and Phil.

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There are some people who are always looking for ways to distort Islamic teaching, see facade fill art they can arbitrarily declare something for sad and then kill you

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know, facade and fill art is murderous. sedition is a crime against public order that involves the taking of a life. You hijack a bus. And in the process, the bus has an accident and some of the people die or in common during the bus, you shoot some of the people. It's a crime against public order. It's on the public roadway. And there was a life taken that's facade film that's amenable to capital punishment. And the law says whoever does that thicker NML capital and NASA GBR is as if they've killed and murdered all of humanity.

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Because one life is as weighty as all of humanity if it's an innocent life, so as Muslims we have to bring this to people because this is the last

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instruction our profits giving solo SLM 100 is Meru Mini. Listen to me, I might not be here after today.

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So we'll, so we'll stop here. Then he says to lalizou, some for men Canada into who, and then at 1030 at dia Illa minute tamanna who Alia so whoever view has been entrusted with something, let him convey that trust to whomsoever has entrusted him with it. And that's a whole discussion in and of itself. So this is a good place the start, stop brother, plus a time is up. So any questions or comments? I know sila

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badness to Yes, sir.

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When you're talking about delayed gratification,

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you know, his diagnosis of ADHD, adult ADHD, and one of the main

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symptoms of that is impulsiveness. So I was thinking what what are

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the remedies for?

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Move to a sane society.

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Well, they used to be one like Newton North Pole, but now the ice melted and they sunk into the ocean.

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There's some there's some places up in the mountains and various places or deep in the Amazon.

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That's, that's also disappearing. Deforestation

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there so that you know, of course, there's a bit of facetiousness in that but we have to number one,

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slow down and try to get into a slower environment.

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Because every speed up speed up one faster internet faster, this faster cars, faster answers, you know.

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And so this is sort of the the spirit that informs our culture and informs our, our society.

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So anything or any environment, I mean, you could

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try country living

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as opposed to city living.

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I will I would throw out another ghost Scott Heron, lyric is periodically do right. He said, What did he say? He said, there's been a whole lot said about your city living they told us that the streets were paved with gold. And many of us believe those silly lies and came around in but that was just another story. They told

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no, we don't want to be country close to the earth.

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Farming farming is slow. You can't rush your crop.

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You know, it has its own time, its own logic, his own rhythm of life. And so move back to the country.

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As your mom where we all came from or you or your parents go back to Louisiana or East Texas.

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That's where a lot of folks from out here in the Bay came from.

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And if you sell the house, you can buy like a whole lot of land over there. And you have some leftover to tide you over to you figure out how you're going to make some money.

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And I think it'll help the kids who is suffering from h h DD or Yeah, him to that guy too. So it probably helped, you know, as a Muslim, Vicar, LLB, Vickery law, he taught me kulu and this is this is serious. It's like

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when people say I tried it, it didn't work. Vicar is not just doing your normal, crazy, hectic schedule, and you're holding your super super con Allah Subhana Allah Subhana

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Allah, no sit down in a quiet place. orient yourself towards the Qibla put your cell phone in another room, like Subhan Allah so

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Subhana Allah, put your phone in another room, face the Qibla make sure you do * reverently, and then make some liquor for 20 minutes half an hour in the morning and in the evening. It will help to calm down your heart and to calm down the rhythm of your life.

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being around people.

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It affects you. So those are some things basic things quarter and the quarter and just getting in touch with a message that transcend this transcends this world helps us to overcome some of the things that the world has imposed on us. But so collectively, those are some things we can do. Business.

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Yes, sir.

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Just like the city, just like the

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waiting for the rain.

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know it's winter in America, I want to just say thank you, cuz I know that, like, you probably went crazy for yourself,

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to help us a lot. And these lectures, this is the last.

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the other

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two things that we talked about the connection that people have to go, so I was wondering, as Muslims with our obligation that we have to protect the sanctity of that soul that he talked about. And the second is a distinction between the spirit and the

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soul. Okay? The soul is used called the nuts. And that's a an aspect of us that's

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perfectible, or corruptible, we can, we can through effort, move it towards a higher state of perfection, or we can corrupt it called a famines occur, we'll call them and the sad is succeed. Who purifies it and is wrong, the one who corrupts or pollutes it, the spirit is used the root is usually that force that animates us and

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facilitates our, our life animates this body, and gives life to the body. So at the basic level, some people say they're synonymous, they're just different words to describe different stages of development. So the rule, the nuts, the,

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the, they're all

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one quality. But these different names describe different stages of its development. So there's different

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descriptions, and but the basic division between those two, on the basis of those who divided is the nuts is that aspect of us, which

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informs our characteristic and personalities, and our spiritual propensities, and it can be cultivated or can be corrupted. And the rule is that spirit that animates us

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we have a tremendous obligation to protect it because our salvation hinges on it. Our salvation hinges on the the state of our heart, state of our soul doesn't hinge on the state of our body, you're not going to heaven because you have big muscles or you're fat, or it's not the state of the body is the state of the soul. And so a lot of times the missions and the state of the heart, your Malayan for mailloux 11 in lemon atolla have been has been setting a day no amount of wealth or children will be of any benefit. The only one benefit it will be the one who comes in for a law with a rectified Heart Heart this free from the diseases of jealousy and envy and etc

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Yes sir.

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farewell speech

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all of mankind

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says no,

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no, he said you had ness in the matter of Kumara Docomo humanity, your your your blood, your your lives. And your honor. You didn't mention mag in this particular

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address and you had NASS and demand accom arada comm romanised Allah, Allah and tell her Robuchon ko Hurmati Yami come Hanafi Bella

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Bella de caminhada so is dressing all of humanity

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You know, you it's there, there are a couple online dimension that Muslims but you can find others that mentioned humanity and is more consistent to translate it humanity because it's very clear especially at this point. And in the in the profits career that he distinguishes mostly

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NASS was used in Mecca to address all of humanity in general, then in Medina, the distinctions of the Muslims will introduce your evil Edina M and yeah, I mean, so all you believe, or even Muslim, you believers, you Muslims. And so that distinction was there at this point. So and then it's also it's

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consistent with the idea that the prophet SAW The sun was addressing his own mind, as we said, Mata Tao is all of humanity. And not just those who were immediately there, listening to him, but those who want there. So what did he say? And in fact, here, fell, you bet local share, had a shareholder guy and let the one present and form those who are absent. And so he's not just saying, those present who are Muslims, and form those Muslims who aren't here is those human beings who are here and form those human beings who aren't here, because this is a message for all for my own man. And those who are Muslims are from his own mind the sense of those who the messages sent to.

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And then as we said, Those who respond they become the matilija, the oma of response,

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which is a very a very good point. Hmm.

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Well, that's another issue, and will become clear inshallah, as we move on through the speech. Let's see if any of the sisters have any questions. Brothers.

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Oh, it could write it sisters.

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Okay, I'm sorry. When it comes to number amatola.

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The issue of normalizing

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This was talking about and it's happening here too. That's why I'm is not just here. And that's a beautiful way to put it and very powerful in normalizing murder,

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like normalizing murder, non fraud, go ahead.

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Looking at the situation back home, and looking at the actions of some of the people I know and how it's just so hard to think about where to come. Like what kind of approach what kind of way to remind

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these people that this is not a case, and that we can just

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justify killing,

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a political difference.

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We're all Muslims was so nice, all Egyptians or Syrians or whatever the case might be Somalis, but because we have a different political difference, and an issue that he had he, in other words, is amenable to a difference of opinion. We could kill each other.

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And so for that caribou core and him and you're halfway, and he warned them, remind them with the Quran.

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Allah mentioned we mentioned an entity that Khattab nallathanni is Roy Newman catalana simulate enough of a said and Phil artefact can malerkotla nessa Jamia woman Yeah. Second Anima message me on

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in demand

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haraam on Allah

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Subhana Allah I mean these, how much stronger Can you you word it? So we just have to remind people with the teachings of the religion and just remind them and remind them, remind them of the the geils of shaytaan shaytaan What does he love to put Brother against brother, husband against wife? This is something he loves more than anything else. He says a fitna

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Well, now you dorina be I have been hotter or cooler in the main new fitness. fanatic for

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see Babel. See Babel mini

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For sukh what Peter Luna what Katana will cover

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you know insulting a believer is his his moral bankruptcy and fighting him not killing him as coffer will Katana will cover

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so fighting him his co for what is killing him

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Jani and Nikki Viki tabel Kevin here and just Phil couple, the book of the major sins we went partially through it in the 10 commandments Eonni

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alongside soda su de la la kotli Rajan on Copley motilin an hour more in the la minzu la dunya. To kill an innocent believer is graver with the law than wiping out the whole world.

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Man on Allah de mcminn watlow be shuttle kalama yo Kala Yama Liana Mack to burn beignet. Na E. Edison, Muhammad, Allah subhana wa, this Hadith, whoever participates whoever helps men on the movement, whoever helps to kill a believer will also be shuttling kalama even by uttering half a word will meet a law on the Day of Judgment written across his forehead, I'd be spare of laws mercy.

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So we just have to remind people

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Allahumma Stan,

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none power.

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But we forget in on on the Battle of maracatu journal.

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When the during the fitna, then I shall lead the force

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and the prophecy of the cell and he told who bear that you're going to fight Ali.

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And Ali met him on the battlefield. And he said, you remember what the Prophet told you? And then it just hit him and he fled away from the battlefield. Will coffee mean? We're heatless the men The Prophet said you will fight me.

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will golfing we've we become we're heedless. And when we become heatless that's when shape

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and you talk about

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what the person given dow will remind the tree is Muslim and doggedness.

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Know veiled you know their soul as a religion and as bear witness to the laws existence, whether they personally acknowledge it or not. And I was interested in this more technical, when At what point in the creations life whether that be a

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preacher, or when when does that exchange those before that those be those before

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any of us ever came into this world, even as a baby that was after the creation of Adam, Mani Salah. And then it occurred and and the unseen. I love it. But there was, there was no there was no connection with this physical world. And so that's before our souls are even breathed into this body.

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And so once is breathed into this body, some of us are able to maintain clarity some of us that reality becomes after its, we come into this world, shielded and veiled from us, by shaytaan and by the world and all the things that occur in our lives and we lose touch with that reality.

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So it's before we even in this world as a physical being.

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So one more question.

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Stay too late.

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Keep up too late. As it

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will stop here. May Allah give everyone tofik Allah subhanho wa Taala bless everyone, especially these young children MLR bless us to do our jobs to protect them. We can point out all the bad things and negative things but at the end of the day, it's our responsibility to get rid of them and to shield and protect the

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Other especially our children from them. And so we have a tremendous responsibility and it's going to take collective effort. Okay, speaking of collective effort, inshallah we're trying to do the rain prayer on Saturday

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at the Pleasanton fairgrounds, so we encourage everyone to plan to be there at 130 on Saturday because they said they did an MCA they had about 500 people they did it here or there this Masjid or that we want 50,000 we want a real rain prayer. We want the community to go out and pray for rain. We don't want 500 people here and 300 there and 40 here. We want 1000s of people appealing to a low tide. So from the so none of the rain prayer is you should fast three days before and go out on Saturday. There's difference of opinion. If you say the fourth day Saturday should be fasting, some say three. So to lighten it, you're going to see and shall our message go out as three to make it

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easier for people. So you should try to fast Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And when you go out in the state of fasting, you should make a lot of instinct far seeking laws forgiveness throughout, starting now. If you have usurped anything from anyone you should give it back and you've slandered or offended someone you should seek their forgiveness robbed them of Arlen, you should anyone you've oppressed you should try to rectify the situation.

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Anyone who seeks forgiveness from you, you should grant them forgiveness. And these are all from the Sunnah and you should if you're in a position to give charity to the poor people because Allah blesses us in tourism. kupuna want to turn Sharona or tourists acuna be a con, you're giving your sustenance and rain is our greatest sustenance. And you're given divine aid because of how you treat the poor people. So you've you're in a position to give charity you should give charity, when you go out on Saturday should wear your work clothes, it's not like jumar aid don't, because we're going out manifesting our need of Allah and manifesting our our poverty, our inability to bring the rain,

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and so people should go out in their regular work clothes. So these are some of the sooner to be mindful of. And if Allah wills he'll give us rain.

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I'll just say this, or the one in Turkey before he was Prime Minister.

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He was elected to be his first political office was mayor of Istanbul when he was mayor may oral elect before he took office. Some of the secular newspapers they were interviewing him they were having a terrible drought, the city was really dirty and no water to clean the streets and keep things tidy up. There were trucking water in from distant places,

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just for people to drink. So they asked them like, what are you gonna do about the water situation? When you take office? He said, I'm going to get the people and we're going to go pray the rain prayer. And they ridicule them because you know this circs turkey that these hardcore secularists they ridicule them. So soon as he got into office, they went out and did the rain prayer. Immediately Ryan for five straight days pouring rain. This is just a lucky coincidence.

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He said the very beginning you can the dye fact or you could acknowledge them is a fact it rained for five days straight.

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So a la la coalition Kadir we've been having deja dear, wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, stop the Santissima cutera Suhana Kalam handig Sharon, you know Hitler and Stalin. Federica were to relate with us in ellenson alethia hos Illa de Namur llama cider hardwater well Sobel Huck, water was on the soccer ball hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad while adding some new selam

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Sala inshallah cinematic warahmatullah