Reflections On The Farewell Address – Part 4

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala CU mursaleen say Dino Habibi. Now Mohammed wala early. He was so happy he was Selim Festina kathira robina laka al hamdu Kamiya Marie de Jalali hc will de mi Sol tonic Subhana carillonneur see Santa and olika Antica metheny tida nesic Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Habibi, now Mohammed. While early he was on he was Salim Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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So we're going to continue with the farewell address of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Last week, most of the time, we spent talking about usury, and the evils of usury and the importance of an alternative system. Now afterwards, some people ask this question about various fatawa for getting a house if it's your only house primary residence, and you have children and you can't get a big enough apartment. If you're comfortable with those fatwas, then

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l l Bureau has no clue what it's more than that how well it's mama how to finesse were correct. And yet Allah Allah ness. So

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righteousness is good character and sin is what causes agitation in your soul. And you wouldn't want people to know you're involved with it. So if you're comfortable and you're not agitated, and you take such a fatwa, then May Allah tala deal with you and give you tofik.

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But under no circumstances should a person become wheeling and dealing with

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interest based transaction flipping houses they're not gonna live in that they buy with a

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conventional mortgage. That's, and we mentioned that the warnings against interest war from Allah Fett Lumumba be Harbin Allahu wa suli Be warned of war from Allah and His Messenger

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river several in Hoban, one kawakawa Roger Lee on that. Interest is 70 degrees of sin the least of them is like a person having relations with his mother. That's the least. So what would the greatest what was 70 degrees above that be?

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So anyway, so we talked about that last week this week.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he switches to another topic, and these are all major topics. So he says

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call us Aloha and he was sent when edema Lj helia Team oduah when the Ola dem and Neptune will be hidden our limb Nairobi our terminal head is signal Abdulmutallab. We're in the era when the methodolgy helia Team oduah Clara sedan was sakarya will will ama do tightwad worship hola amor de makuti level also will hotjar was he he moved to barrier semenza for Who am and Elijah helia to Allah helped a lot to a lot of fish head. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this particular section of the speech is talking first of all about blood feuds. So it says the blood retro retribution of Islamic times is remitted. And the first claim of blood that we remit is that

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of Amr mineralia then al Harith Minh Abdul muttalib, in other words, a relative of the Prophet. So this

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relative of his was killed by some members of Benny who then was one of the desert tribes, our tribes and the province Ellison was saying that our family will not seek any retribution by just killing anyone from Benny who then so it was like the Hatfields and McCoys. So the Hatfields killer McCoy and the McCoys go on and kill any Hatfield side, the Bloods and the Crips are not tenuous and soiling us. They kill one of us, we kill one of them. They don't even think of the guilty party. It's just when you wanted them. You're hatfill. You're a McCoy. You're from Benny, who they are. And then so they will go out and kill someone and then Oh, you're from koresh. And it goes back and

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forth back and forth. So he says similar sentiments remitted and other words is dropped. And then as was the case

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allama Soto rasulillah

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interest. We started with his own family. Here he also starts with his own family. So just to emphasize this, this religion isn't about personal privilege. It's not about the people in charge having one standard and the people at the bottom having another standard, as he mentioned and Hadith In fact, will reference the part of it later on, where he says, an aloha Taiwan wala Yakubu Illa Allah Mr. Ron, merci Li, Mo la Morales Murrell, Meena Bhima Mr. Ravi Hill mursaleen. There are laws good and periodically accepts that which is good impure, and Allah has commanded the believers with the same thing he's commanded the prophets with, and vice versa. So, the prophets pray and we pray.

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We don't pray in the prophets don't pray. They don't have to pray there already. They arrived there with a law. We're still struggling to get there. No, they pray, we pray.

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They fast we fast. We fast they fast. I let him a salon. And so he also starts with his family and remitting the claim of blood that they had over bandhu. Their for their murder of armor been Robbie had been heard of Panopto Matalan.

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And then he says all the institutions of pre Islamic days avoided other than the institution of the custodianship of the Kaaba and that are providing providing water and to the pilgrims. So cendana is the custodian sip and sakarya is providing water for the pilgrims. Those remained in the hands of the the families they have been in during the Jay Haley period. And then he says hello Selim.

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Murder is subject to retribution.

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So murder is intentional killing al Ahmed. So I'll cut Mohammed

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tightwad is subject to retribution for the the killer while manslaughter such as in other words, the family of the deceased can have that person killed or they can accept 100 camels as he will explain. Whereas manslaughter there's no

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k sauce. You don't kill a person who is guilty of manslaughter then he explains, while manslaughter such as the death resulting from a stick or stone that will not ordinarily killed. Kill is governed by blood money by the DNA.

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So and not, not to sauce, not retribution. So meaning if you throw a stone about that big at someone, you shouldn't you shouldn't even you shouldn't throw pebbles, they could put people's eye out, but a stone that big and your mat is such an idiot. And it hit them just right like right in the temple just right and kill them.

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There wouldn't be any sauce because ordinarily a stone that big wouldn't kill. So that's what he meant makuti lab and Asa bilasa are harder, or you hit someone with the thin stick that might ordinarily leave a welt on them, but it wouldn't ordinarily kill. She just whacked them, but you whack them just right right at the nape of the neck and I hit the BAM and they just dropped that you wouldn't be liable to to yourself be killed, which would be not murder, be manslaughter. You didn't and you intended to hit them, but not to kill them. But you would have to pay the 100 camels. So he says

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such as murder is subject to retribution while manslaughter such as a death resulting from a stick or stone that would not ordinarily kill is governed by blood money. The compensation owed to the family of the deceased is 100 camels. Whoever gives or demands more as displaying pre Islamic behavior have not delivered the message to all our bear witness.

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So here the Prophet sola Salim is consolidating the order, the social order that is creating sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by

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emphasizing any institution that involved in justice such as these blood fueled feuds, or giving privilege to certain families except for the the feeding the

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care of the Kaaba and the precincts and giving water to the pilgrims, pilgrims there are suspended

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and he also

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So the the practice of blood feuds setting families, against families, tribes against tribes, and if you extrapolate from that nations against nations is suspended, it has no validity.

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Because there's no basis like the the wars were fighting, they have no basis that this country first Have you extrapolate from that, then they're invalid.

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So people say, Oh, you want to impose Sharia?

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On the reasons they have a problem with that it would invalidate the foundation of these wars.

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You couldn't do it?

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we, we should we should

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introduce these ideas into the popular discourse as much as possible.

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Because we're fighting wars. So no, we're fighting the terrorists, you you, you fight terrorism with police work.

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So because there's, there's one person out there, he has a bomb, he's gonna blow up a bunch of innocent people, you find that by going and bombing

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his village, then then everyone in the surrounding villages will hate you.

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And whatever he's involved with, they're gonna go join.

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Oh, you you get you start investigating and check to try to find out who's been communicating with who gave him a visa, how he's been moving.

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Who the people he's been associating with? Has he purchased anything that might be used for explosives? Was he in contact with agents from a foreign state that might have provided with high explosives police work? It's not war tanks and planes and jets and

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bombs and all this stuff.

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So that's why we say they have no justification. And then when when you make enough money, you shut it down anyway, because it's even not about that. It's just about making money, profiteering the war profit and it didn't start with Iraq and then start with Vietnam. It started you know, where the real war profiteering in this country started started with Geronimo.

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Seriously after Geronimo escaped with 38 followers, most of them were women and children and old people. And at that point, he was Oh,

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they had an army of 10,000 us cavalry, chasing Geronimo around around the southwest and down into Mexico.

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And and they set up trading posts all around the route to support the army. So it wasn't about Geronimo and his 38

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followers. So 38

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it was about the trading post and the money and the the business. It was all war profiteering.

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So this war is bad for business unless you're in the business of war.

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But the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is saying anyone who's killed by revenge, and by extension, any unjust way, this has no validity. That practice is eliminated from our religion.

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And the fact that some Muslims might might get into unjust killing, like we see we read about every day that doesn't invalidate the principle. And nor does it

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undermine our, the the the the moral strength of our upholding the principle. So well, your religion, Muslims are doing this so that Muslims however it's pronounced out there are doing this and that that's their business that's between them and a law that doesn't invalidate the fact that I'm not doing it because I believe in Islam, and I don't believe as a Muslim, I should be doing this. So if someone else is doing that, that doesn't invalidate what I'm doing.

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And that's, that's the attitude we have to have. Well, that's their problem. It's not my problem. My problem is to make sure I'm right with a lot

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and what someone else does, that's between them and a lot a long time.

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So we remind them we talked about the sanctity of innocent life. A lot Tyler's saying whoever kills an innocent life other than retribution for murder, says if there are murderers, corruption, and the earth it says if they've killed all of humanity, whoever says saves them.

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In life, you've saved all of humanity. So we talked about that. I'll point

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that implicit in what the prophet said sola sallam, when he said whoever increases over the 100 camels

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that that person has

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engaged in pre Islamic ignorance is displaying a characteristic of jahir there's a point here in other words, our job is to obey a law. Our job isn't to prove we're super Muslim. So some people for example, think if I do more than I'm required when I fast so I'll fast and Ramadan. I won't break fast until after taraweeh

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because I'm tough.

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I don't need to eat or drink anything. There is no virtue in that. The virtue is in following the Sunnah. So the whole purpose of Ramadan yeah you Allah dynamin Kuta mechanic masuria and canal kuchibhotla danamon publikum Allah contact takuan taqwa. So it's meticulously following the rules, so that your consciousness of the law grows. And one of the rules of Ramadan, once you've confirmed the sun is set is hastening the star, not delaying it. And then some people don't take the morning mill, so I don't need to suffer. Because, you know, number one, it allowed me to get up later.

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And number two, I'm tough guy.

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So I don't need to eat anything.

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I can last all day.

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There's there's no virtue in that you're going over and beyond the virtues and taking the pre dawn mill, because it's the sooner so adhering to the sooner This is a manifestation of taqwa Allah, Allah tatacoa fasting has been ordained for you, as it was already ordained for those who preceded you and order that you grow in your consciousness of a law. So we don't grow in our consciousness of a law by going over and beyond what a law has prescribed for us. So that's a message implicit in what the prophets Allah Sallam

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said there semenza for woman llj Leah. Whoever goes gives gives more takes more than the 10 camels This is from jelly the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you unintentionally kill someone then 100 camels are all from you not 110

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not 95 but 100

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the Prophet xlsm is also in this his suspending the the blood retribution is alerting us to the fact that and that's a big thing like murder is a big thing.

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But in all of our fears back and forth retribution

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is not a part of our religion. Because what it does it means you're focusing too much on the people and not enough on Allah.

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So you know, he stepped on my toes and next time I see the brother must step on his toes. You think about that brother too much you need to be thinking about a lot

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though the sister She didn't give me Salaam last Juma next to mom not giving her so that you thinking too much about that sister. You should be thinking about a lot because if you if you thinking about a lot you don't have time to worry about who stepped on your toe who gave you Salaam

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there's no there's no time be with the law you don't and that's so sweet. You're not even union in the field them stepping on your toes you like victron lad hella La la la la la you just go home your toes swollen up and read you like you don't know how it happened. You're like man, I must have stepped on my toe.

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You remember Allah you're not noticing. So the point though, if you find yourself getting bogged down in this way of thinking this let it go.

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There is no let it go and start thinking about a lot. And then Allah will remove that from your heart Life is too short. You can't go through we can as believers we can go through life focusing on what people do. You know they talking about you Masha Allah, May Allah give them long life and good health.

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There's work too. There's too much work to do. So you get bogged down. And when you get caught in those cycles, just like these cycles of retribution and murder, it takes more and more time

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for each level

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is more demanding.

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Each love was more demanding each love was more demanding. So a person has to stop it just cut it off. Get it out of their life. No, someone's talking about you when you see him go give them a hug. Then that's your payback because they all messed up.

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Now like this brother, you're hugging on

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her Lola.

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So then he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mr Babu is in the shade Tanaka da Isa afaan. Katya issue. naka de ser and you are the CEO of DICOM heavy what I can no radhiya and Utah Athena see where that can mimic to act a reuleaux to hockey room an American

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fan la Whoo hoo Allah Dini con. So it says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to proceed and my bad people Satan has despaired that he will be worshipped in this land of yours. However, he is pleased to be obeyed in other ways, and your seemingly insignificant actions, so be aware of him for the sake of your religion. So shaytans he's gonna he's now gonna get you with a big thing. You're Muslim.

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We mentioned this before. He's not going to get you to eat a pork sandwich.

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The average Muslim like someone just lost it totally. But the average Muslim just average Muslim.

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The you know, the Ramadan eat Muslim.

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Does like the Christmas, Easter, Christian, you know, Christmas and Easter.

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But the Ramadan eat Muslim, don't even go to Juma. He's not gonna eat pork. She's not gonna eat pork

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is he's not gonna get you with the big things most people. So he comes with the small things, he comes with the subtle things. He comes with this stealth attack.

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That's how he does it.

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And to to get an idea of some First of all, even before that, the prophet Allah solemn, is reminding us shaytaan is our enemy. Who mentioned this in jus Mas, and here and there, but we have to treat them like an enemy. You have to take him as an enemy. This is serious business. Because he's out to get us. He's out to get us. And he'll sneak up on us. So we have to be very careful. Make sure he's not sneaking up on us. Meaning we have to be alert.

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very careful.

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How does and and the greatest protection a law tells us the greatest protection take the religion seriously take Islam seriously.

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So you see people walking around with you know,

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satanic symbols on the clothing.

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Flashing your hand that goat symbols to each other and then Muslims and I take in their Deen, seriously.

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They're not taking shaytan as an enemy they think is all cute.

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And we'll talk about that. That's part of Satan's deception. He thinks it's cute.

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Or he'll get us to think oh, it's cute. It's innocent. It's just a little fun. is just Mickey Mouse. Mickey was the Sorcerer's Apprentice. I just saw Ross's just be which you know, let him off camera doing the thing we don't know. Really. It's just it's just the Smurfs cue, you know, it's just

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yeah. And before you know, that little queue becomes dark and sinister and evil

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and hard to divorce oneself from so we we have to take the religion Sivir Seriously? Yeah, Ludhiana. Ama new the Holo festival McAfee will attack tell you how to where to shade on in the hula kumawu movie. No, you believers. Yeah, you Hello, Dina Manu, the Hulu facilement katha entered totally into Islam.

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And don't follow the footsteps of Satan. Verily he is on to you an avowed enemy.

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A clear enemy. So enter totally into Islam. Because the part that we leave hanging out there that's the part that's where she is gonna take us. You know? So I'm having to learn more on top of my Deen I just got this thing for reefer.

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That's where she turns she turns gonna get you from the reefer, the marijuana.

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She's gonna get you in. You know, I don't drink the hard stuff. I just drink wine.

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The swishy Tom's gonna get you shaytan gonna pop out of that wine bottle.

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You're gonna pop the cork and shake tongs coming out like

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enter totally or the Hulu, fish Cilmi Kathy entered totally into Islam and don't follow the footsteps of Shane this his footsteps, gambling, alcohol

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etc as Allah tala warns us in the Quran. So how does he undermine the religion

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through his assaults not through the big things to give you an example of not mentioned in the Quran shaytani Docomo soccer we broken bill fascia wha hoo era to combine federal law Western ID shaytaan threatens you with poverty.

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So how does shaytan How does what does this have to do with with shaytaan undermining our religion?

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You know, if you spin that you might lose your job you better hold on to it.

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So number one,

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it when we when when we aren't charitable.

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As individuals as a society, we're not charitable.

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We cut off one of the greatest pathways to righteousness.

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So a lot of Tyler mentioned and so as shaytani r llucmajor.

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We are Mortal Kombat fascia. And so there is a connection between poverty and indecent behavior shaytani r the common factor and he threatens you with poverty

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or your Mortal Kombat fascia, and he commands you with an decency. So what happens when we don't spend

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was one of the consequences a lot Tyler mentioned Cora Ling. Learn Tanner Luber hotair tune philippou method boom. You will never attain righteousness until you spin from what you love. And that's what shaytan tells us not to spend. You have a lot of money. It's easy to spend shaytaan without bothering you because he knows he can do anything. You got a million dollars. someone asking you for $10,000 that don't give him 10,000 he knows you're not gonna get it. She thought I got a million dollars. That 10,000 is gonna hurt.

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When you have 1000 and someone asks you for 500

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that's when Shay Tom comes in, man. You only got $1,000

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money can go quick.

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that'll hold on.

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And a guy should be working anyway.

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He's healthy.

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Giving him your money. axes was a sister

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Start working on you.

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And then So what happened? So Lenten Allah burrata to philippou, mimetic, boom, you will not attain righteousness until you spend from what you love. So we don't spend from what we love.

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Meaning what we don't. Our trust in a law isn't as firm as it should be.

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And so our righteousness is on your mind. So when we don't have righteousness in our hearts, then we're open to the command and decency because righteousness is the shield. So your Mortal Kombat shaytani r Docomo soccer while your Mortal Kombat fascia

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that's the relationship between the stinginess the miserliness

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blocks the pathway to righteousness. So when there's no righteousness,

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there's your righteousness if that's a word, which is fast shet shaytani r Docomo copper wire moroccanoil fascia so we have to repost a ton and resist the temptation to fall into his schemes and his geils

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so a lot of promises us from his grace will allow you to command Pharaoh time men who were fought there.

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So a lot of promise you forgiveness, and he promised you His grace His bounty

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will law Who is your nanny and a law is most expensive and is bounties? Someone was

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there were

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a lot of services.

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Yeah, the person was going to compromise their principles to buy something.

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And the underlying assumption was that if you don't buy it

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through, Ill gotten wealth, you can't get it.

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And so I told the person I said, Allah says in the Quran, or Matt can author or Rob became a Hulu or

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what your Lord gives is not restricted in any way.

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A law what a law can give is not restricted. A law controls the bounty of the heavens and the earth.

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You know,

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people see it every day.

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People see there's no rational way

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that we could attain A, B, C or D. and then before you know you have a B, C, or D.

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Word 30 years ago,

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as you told the average person, I remember and some of you remember in my lifetime

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I went barefoot out of necessity. I mean, we all went barefoot. Could you have any shoes you just sell your shoes for church?

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You remember that? Do you add unit men and and you didn't have like sneakers wish to buy sneakers from a basket in the supermarket moving the wire basket. And we used to call them no names because they had the little block on the back with no name in it wasn't Converse, boy voiced beta bullets, it was just no name. And the bottoms were indestructible. And the top part will wear out in two weeks. But we had no one no one wants to fight you because if you kick them you cut the shins all up. They were like ninja weapons. That hard white plastic. But that's what you had and then when it wore out, it's like you're not playing in your church shoes. Those are for school and church. And so

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you had to go barefoot then your mother scrub your feet every night? Because you know bare feet your feet get dirty fast. So this is this in my lifetime. I'm not that old. Now the anti remembers he's legitimately Oh,

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was that

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cardboard right? To cover the whole

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does That's it? That's it now back then if someone said and 2014 you're gonna have

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10 pairs of shoes in your closet. No one will believe it.

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Right. But now we all have temporary issues we got basketball shoes, tennis shoes, football cleats. Then the football cleats you don't even use for soccer you have soccer cleats. Their baseball cleats used to do it all in the same sneakers.

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You they just call them sneakers you know basketball, tennis, football, soccer. We even play soccer but baseball now you got NSR there you look in the closet you like debating as she gives some of this stuff away

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a lot of bounties expansive he tests us with it. But never underestimate the bounty you don't have to compromise your principles to get ahead material in this world. You have to get close to a lot because it's the bounty of Allah will make cannot talk Robbie can Torah the bounty of your Lord is not restricted it's a bad opinion of Allah and it's it shows how much we're relying on ourselves and not on a loan when we say you know man I can only get this house if I sell liquor in my store. Oh you can't you just paving the way to hell for yourself. itself allows me to have this house I'll get it Bismillah I'm just go work hard. If the law facilitates I'll get it costs us. We have to trust

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and allow we have to be people trust in Allah have very strong and firm principles. Then another verse. So this verse shaitaan, threatens you or poverty because he wants to close the gateway to righteousness and then to not lose

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matter a boon. You will not attend to righteousness until you spin from what you love. There's another verse Allah tala. He mentions you halogen M and o qu

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The method or the Halloween party that will attempt to kowtow to shaytaan in hula kamado mubin and my

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suit It was such a This was such a well Sasha he when Taku Allah wa him Allah tala moon so

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all you believers or humanity rather yeah you and ness I think I said the enamel yeah you Hannah's kulu method out halonen Paiva Oh humanity he from that which is in the earth good and pure.

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So this is a divine commandment to all of humanity.

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So now we need impure food diet genetic genetically modified food is not pure. We talked about this before, if you eating it and you don't have a choice, no law make it pure for all of us. If you're not eating it, because you said cost too much, then that's the best thing you can do. That means you come by, it's twice as expensive as the other stuff. So that means you eat half as much and you won't have to worry about a diet plus you eating more wholesome food so you get more nutrition anyway. So half as much you can still maintain the same body weight. So if you look corpulent, and you like it colosse you get a more nutrient from the food so you can still be corpulent, or

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pleasingly plump or whatever.

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By any half as much like anyone any Moroccans in here you have any Moroccans in Morocco.

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That isn't Moroccan bread is a meal in and of itself, like the bread and Hobbs McGreevey.

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Right It's not like this bread. I'm telling you eat a loaf of Moroccan bread you straight for all day

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serious is substantive is rich, the grain you could you can taste the goodness in it is not like it's not like our bread.

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Right? Is it like some butter?

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Yeah, just the bread itself. some olive oil in the bread. You straight?

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Not in Morocco.

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And the breads not expensive either.

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Yeah. But anyway, but it's the quality of the food, not the quantity. You could eat less of better food and you get probably more nutrition, and then buying something that might be cheaper. But anyway, eat of the good impure. And don't follow the footsteps of Satan Verily, he is on to you, an avowed enemy.

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rather he commands you with sin and with that which is as despicable like fascia. We mentioned this before the in the lexicon, and Kabhi sharen. So that which is vile by the standards of the Divine Law.

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So that's fascia, and that you say against the law that which you don't know.

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So here, how does this undermine our religion first, when we eat impure things, our spiritual faculties are adult

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because you are what you eat.

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And food that doesn't have Baraka doesn't have blessing. Food has blessing in it, or my lack of blessing. And so now all of our food, our products, generally speaking, much of our food, not all categorical statements are really true. Much of our food, our products, and so that means what it was made by a machine.

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It was made by a machine governed process. It wasn't made by a human being.

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there's a there's a shift in Medina, he passed the wifia.

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Shake I

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think his first time was that and Buhari is very famous. And when people will go to visit his wife, shoe all shoe is thicker the whole time she's cooking, and they only buy from from vendors who are pious people. So they went and buy the ingredients from shopkeepers who

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were known to have that character who want pious want. We didn't read the Quran regularly. They only buy from pious people. So the sheep were from pious farmers.

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The rice, the bread were from pious vendors. And the whole time she cooked the people visit they hear supanova hamdulillah aloha

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Then no more than no more. So when you ate the food, you could feel the blessings.

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You could feel that was tangible, it was real. Compare that to something made by a machine.

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This has got all of these ingredients in it, that that are part of this industrial process. So as a product, so as food, we want you to eat this right now. And it's so good, you're gonna eat it, there's nothing left over. I don't need to put any preservatives in it.

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Because there's not going to be anything left to preserve. I'm going to cook just enough. And whatever I cook, you're going to eat it all, because you're going to taste the blessings and taste the goodness in it. But when I have a product, if it only lasts one day, then all the money I invested in whatever is not purchased

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is down the proverbial rabbit hole. So I need this to be able to sit on the shelf for six months. So I put preservatives in it.

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If everyone's making the same thing, why should they buy mine? So I contact one of these chemical laboratories and the Jersey Turnpike around

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South of New Brunswick.

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Around exit on the turnpike around exits, ay ay ay ay.

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ay b. Seven these big warehouses

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and laboratories. I see no any flavor pack 37 why 15 B.

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And so I put 37 why 15 B in my product so it's taste is different than the other biscuits on the market. is a biscuit is a biscuit It tastes like a biscuit but my biscuit because there are a lot of people from the Middle East and in my marketing region. I'm going to put artificial sheep flavor in my biscuits.

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Are you from the south I'm going to put like collard green flavoring in my biscuit. Cuz I know you're from the south. So I'll make that Yani. 27 f 15. Why. And so I'm putting these read the stuff on the label

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is not food. It's a product.

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It's not made by a human being who's making Vicar who wants you to eat it. So the animal that's an animal and not part of an industrial process. That animal we were talking about this Saturday in the class there they were with the bottom of the pack. And when you slaughter slaughter in the most excellent way.

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sharpen your knife, comfort the animal. But I've seen the some you've seen the vicar slaughter and you'd make Vicar and the animal just lies down

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his neck

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right there, not not not up there, right?

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It just lies down like because he wants you to eat him. That's what he put on earth for. He wants to because he's gonna live on through you. He's going to become part of your blood. He's going to be part of your cells. And then so he's going to be part of your prayer part of your fast part of your Vicar part of your core. And food isn't just a product. It's a whole spiritual reality associated with food. He wants to believe what to eat him.

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And he's ready. He's like Bismillah Kumar, which are waiting for

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you compare that, you know, you gave him a name.

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He's in your backyard. The children play with them. He's part of the family.

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To animal one of these feedlots is crammed in 10,000 other animals dumped to their knees and manure. And so there's so many germs you have to give them antibiotics, so they just won't drop dead from all the diseases being

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cultivated and the manure that surrounds them, and then they're yanked out by a crane and

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thrown on the ground and then boat is shot into the back of their brain. Then a bulldozer comes and scoops them up and

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takes them and dumps them and

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then people are eating that what what is the spiritual reality associated with that whole process right processed food, processed food

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and so shaytaan He wants us the that

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because you are what you eat

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a few products you become

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a product

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a lot of people today our products

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is empty there is no soul.

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In the the rich meaning of the word

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there's there's just a shell

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become as Shaykh Hamza say iPod,

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you become hollow. And the symbol is a silhouette. That was the iPod symbol right? is a silhouette, you're hollowed out, your soul has been taken out. You're just an extension of the products that you define yourself by a human being a true human being defines himself or herself How?

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By their relationship with their Creator.

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When the HELOC tool, insert will Jin Illa agenda Valenzuela collateral general ins Illa the Abu Dhabi I've only created Jen and human to worship me. That's who we are. That's how we define ourselves. We define ourselves in the context of our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But when we become hollowed out, we define ourselves in the context of the products we surround ourselves with.

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And you don't have iPhone.

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You don't have iPad.

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You don't have it nothing.

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And if you don't have it, nothing you start feeling like nothing.

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That's why so many people are depressed by nothing.

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So they're depressed. you define yourself by fun like we were last night anyone anyone besides me was that the admirals beside my wife fundraiser last night.

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You were there?

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Oh, you just knitting. Okay, it's all good. What are you making?

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A cofee Oh la, la. La make that coffee. Put some of blessing in it. You have to liquor while you knit though. Yeah, mellow. mela puts so much blessing in that Khufu, whoever you give it to them like instantly become more intelligent.

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Did I put the Kufa Wow.

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I suddenly feel so much more intellectually astute. Like before was this air? No, it's molecules of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and unimaginable combinations to Soho.

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Moving right along.

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Juma here at lighthouse SL was talking about the relation of food

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and our ability to worship relate to the ground and understand it. So it was

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so and so this food we fill ourselves with these products we surround ourselves with these products. Anyway, going back to the arrows that fundraiser Dr. Leonard Sachs he's done a lot of research on social media and all this and like a disproportionate disproportionately large number of young girls teenage girls are depressed.

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And the reason they're depressed is because they they are led to believe that the other girls are having more fun than they are.

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Because the only the average female This is based on research this and by non Muslims. So this is some kind of Muslim slash chauvinistic anti female Muslim rant.

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non Muslim research will post on the like pictures of herself having fun. Like a guy's at the football game, high school guy. He's he's he's taking pictures of the game the action and put it on his Facebook page. And this is Bobby going for the touchdown. The girl would take a selfie of herself by like 100 and then fish through and find the two where she looks like they're all having the

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most fun, and then post that on on the page. And so you're looking at all these people having fun and then you look at, you're sitting there in your bedroom, all alone, bored stiff, you're not having fun, so you get depressed.

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Now he broke it all down. And and this is what's happening. So people are, they become an extension of this virtual reality they've created that is supposed to just be fun.

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And then when the reality of their life isn't like that you get depressed. We're not supposed to have fun, we're supposed to worship Allah.

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And in doing that we have fun periodically.

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Yeah, we do. But that's not we don't exist to have fun. Because that can be very depressing. Because you discover like, it's not a sustainable model for life. You can have fun 24 seven. So here's me at the party. I'm having so much fun. Here's me at the game. I'm having so much fun. Who's me with all my friends were having so much fun it's like

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at a certain point you did the whole illusion crashes in on itself. We're supposed to worship Allah

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and the geyser and he did one night

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the absence of something he's written about boys is the video games. How these video games are destroying our young men

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and leading them to destroy each other and then taking away their cultivation of their mind that the average kid out there is play the average girl plays a video game for like

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2020 minutes then she goes back to texting and

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the the average guy the the session like two and a half hours

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and then what are you you playing Grand Theft Auto

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right where you you're, you get the most you have to get weapons so you can accomplish missions, the best weapons the cops have. So you kill the cops

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to get the weapons

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and you kill each other that's the game you kill each other. You you they have the games no you you can the avatar you in to get points and accomplish a mission. You have to be a guy you can't be a girl. Most of the girls in these games are prostitutes.

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And then you you get you you have to give them your money and the game is to get money. So after you you finish with the prostitute, you kill her and take your money back. She does in video games that that these that primarily guys or boys are playing.

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stuff is is from shaytaan.

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And we become open to it because the light that was put in our hearts, it grows dim because we're surrounded by so much sin.

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And because we were eating things that don't cultivate that light, because the food doesn't have any light in it.

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The food is darkness, because it's just a product

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that that's made with no consideration of nurturing the human being within us. Anyway to move right along to complete this section.

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So when when our spiritual faculties are dim, we call on a law and that prayer has no power why it was mentioned earlier. We said we come back to this Hadeeth and Allah has it been Allah Yakubu Allah Aida, Allah is good and pure, and only accepts that which is good impure.

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So our purity is corrupted.

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And our purity is corrupted. The acceptability of our prayers, the acceptability of our actions, is undermined and eroded.

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So we don't we shouldn't get depressed. We should change our lives. If we find ourselves caught up in some of these things. Don't get upset, don't get depressed. Don't think people are trying to dump on you.

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We have to change our life. That's what being a Muslim is all about, is about

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discovering the pathways that allow us to tap into

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Take from the strength of our Lord.

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So when we become Aziz BelAir, we become mighty through a lot. Not through our own devices. That's what the religions are. That's when we do superhuman feats. I'll stop here. This is a big section. But we mentioned this last night at the fundraiser there.

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What our forebears accomplished, they only they didn't accomplish through their human faculties. So I'll give you example we mentioned this last night. Someone who has Yeah, Mark, you could do it since your phone is up. Do you have access to a calculator? Do the math email memorize the million Heidi's

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memorize a million Heidi?

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All right. There are approximately there little over 7000 Hadith in Sahih Bukhari

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so with 7500 how many times would you have to memorize silent book hard? I mean, read it. Cover the cover to read a million Hadith how many times so million divided by 7500? Yeah.

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and that's really good. Hello,

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Savannah. She majors with the visible threat?

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Like invisible ink she sprayed

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133 times. Can you imagine reading Sahil Bukhari cover the cover 132 times

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30 333 33,000

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that's your money math.

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But so in an average lifetime, that's twice a year for the entirety of your life to read a million Hadeeth now imagine memorizing a million Hadeeth.

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You think he did that with just his power? Allah was with him.

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That's how that's how Muslim changed the world. A law was with them.

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You look at go look at a 500 Dean or raazi tests, you just start reading it you like, how did he? How did he learn all this? He's bringing history he's bringing all of the Quranic Sciences is bringing logic is bringing rhetoric, he's bringing

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knowledge of previous scriptures, he's bringing all of this, at, at a level so deep that if you specialized in any one of those sciences, you will not reach the level of depth and complexity, and nuance and thought that is bringing in every page. I even says himself that this is beyond me

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is beyond me.

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And so we really are serious about changing Look at all this stuff. We're gonna change this just based on you have a small minority of Muslims trying to affect change, positive change in their society. And you have all of this facade, all of the the institutions, we were just talking with a doctor who just finished well in soon, this semester, we'll finish all of the requisites of medical training. So you went to medical school, you went through advanced training, you went through residency, you went through a fellowship, and you can't get a job teaching at Stanford

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Medical School, or hospital. Unless you raise your own money, you find a private donor to give Stanford the money to pay your salary.

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Look, look at the Expo, you have all of this institutionalized exploitation being dumped on people, you're not going to change that we're not going to change that unless we have plugged into

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a source of strength and power beyond ourselves.

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And that's going to take some serious work on our hearts, our souls.

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intentions, but it can be done what humans have done humans can do.

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What humans have done humans can do. But it's going to take serious we can be out there playing Grand Theft Auto five hours a day like everybody else. And then just barely making us alive in a wait man, I gotta kill one more cop. Then my groups come in, I know my groups come in Austin is going out, you know, I got five minutes, I could pray my group in two minutes.

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That's not gonna cut it.

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All that stuff's got to go brothers and sisters, it has to go. You have to divorce yourself from this janelia.

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Otherwise, we just we wasted our time shala we'll get genda because there's a level four agenda but the level that's needed to affect positive change is going to take a lot of positive energy, that positive energy cannot be built up. If is if our energy is constantly being tapped by all of the negativity,

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all of the nudity, all of the indecency, all of the corrupt practices that are out there, and then we become steeped in it. Along with Stan, we stop there inshallah. Any questions for we pray? Yes. When a concern.

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Syria, Abdullah Ali, as most of you know many, if not all, his mom passed away last Saturday, early early Saturday morning. He's in Philly. He was blessed to go there and to spend the last day and a half or so of of her life with her. She's a good Muslim woman. She was old timer which came to the first resurrection and the second resurrection and she helped to give her son and she was actually in the nation. She was a she was a think she was a was the female equivalent of a captain in the Nation of Islam. Hmm.

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A regional captain in the Vanguard's, my wife was in the Vanguard's

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Okay, Jarrod Mohammed

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his wife pass formerly known as Herbert Mohammed is

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the one of the producers or promoters of Muhammad Ali for a period of his life and

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and brother of the man What if the dean Mohammed is so we'll make fatty offer also.

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There was also a death Alonzo rasulillah passing

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someone else that we know Pastor

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seren saros uncle

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in Germany to try this another and so who else there was someone else

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saw him his mother passed away.

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There's someone else that a lot of you know, but they escaped me in any case, so fatty Island near to

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