Reflections On The Farewell Address – Part 5

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Serrano ham al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah say he deliver city Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi

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wa sahbihi wa sallam testament kathira from bene la can handle. Can I embody these vigilante which we are the missile tonic, supersonic air land sea center and it can become athlete lnf sick. A lot more suddenly we're selling the mulberry tallassee Dino Mohammed. While early he was steaming kathira salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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hamdulillah the lady had Anna. They had a woman cannellini Talia Lola and Heather Nova and hamdulillah hilarion Zola Abdi Hill Kitab Olam, Yahuwah al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. So we reached the part of the prophets talk, address sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said I'm ababwa Uranus in the shaytaan cul de sac and you are and you are ready to become healthy he will I can who are Adia and Utah cmmc where they can mimic to happily Runa who no matter Hakuna menara Medical alpha Hello, Allah Dini.

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That sounds familiar.

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So, to proceed, or people Satan has despaired that he will be worshipped in this land of yours. However, he is pleased to be obeyed in other ways in your seemingly insignificant actions. So be wary of him for the sake of your religion. So we mentioned last week, the ways that shaytaan

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attacks the believers. So we mentioned he doesn't use the just overtly attack the believers. So he's not going to get the average believe we're just the average good believer, average believer. He's not going to get to eat pork sandwich with bacon, trimmings, smothered and swine. He's just not going to get it to happen.

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But he has other ways and we began talking about that last week, and so we'll continue along those veins. So we left off the verse of Allah and what we mentioned shaytaan is defiled.

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he he works against everything that a lot has messenger sallallahu wasallam

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tried to institute

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so if you look,

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Alanna messenger have forbidden a law through His Messenger it has forbidden alcohol and gambling shaytaan encourages alcohol and gambling a lot.

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Allah and His Messenger forbid men from wearing gold shaytaan encourages men to adorn themselves with gold. Alon is messing up the forbidden tattoos. Anyone has a tattoo. I'm not trying to talk about you. Everyone has on long sleeves I don't even know. So don't feel guilty. But because you might not know that no, that is a major sin is something condemned in the religion. I'm just trying to make a point. And shaytan encourages tattoos. This is this is amongst people who know of the discouraging there are Aboriginal cultures where tattoos are part of the culture I'm talking about those who have inherited the monotheistic tradition. Those traditions discourage tattooing. People

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within those tattoo traditions are encouraged by shaitaan as we see now proliferating. And our society says that Aboriginal people is people who are coming out of Judaism, Christianity, and unfortunately some who are coming, who have grown up and traditions who are Islam prevailed. So this is what I'm talking about.

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etc. So if you look at everything that Allah and His Messenger, Allah and His Messenger,

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have established the sanctity of human life.

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When I talked to necessity harmala level hop, don't kill the life of Allah sanctify the sub, with just costs such as retribution of murder, except for murder, etc.

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If you kill one person is like killing all of humanity. Cotton nsmba readiness for kanima cottolin acidemia shaytaan encourages the taking of life some of you might have seen this 19 year old

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girl who was arrested with her husband, they murdered she says she stopped counting after 22. And you will see that and she's a member of a satanic cult, him and her and they just wanted to kill somebody together. And this was shaytan, encourages sacrifices, human sacrifice, etc. So everything that Alon is messenger encourage shaytaan works against it, and tries to get people to abandon it. And so this is what it means. And there's a verse in the Quran, where a lot of times I mentioned or lay him in a shape on the regime. I was dressed as Minister tartan without the care where we're edgy lavallee him we are highly kawada jelica was very confused. And when we were at home when shaytaan

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illawarra. So Allah mentions was steffes is minister Tata Minh. So

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it's the says is to is the root of it is to cut off. So

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shake them up and make them prone to slipping and falling into sin by cutting them off from the truth. So what keeps us in check the truth keeps us in check. And once we will cut off from the truth, then what is there to check us?

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What is there to check us once we cut off from truth. And so one of the things shaytaan tries to do is to cut us off from truth, or that religion is superstition. That's all fashion. And and so the foundation of truth because of was there when there is no truth there can be no ethics and morality.

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Because truth is the foundation of ethics, truth, ethics and morality involves systems of determining right and wrong action, proper and improper action.

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Once you have no truth and you cut off from the truth, there is no foundation. So look how many things we don't even have to give examples. You can all list your own examples. How many things even 2030 years ago, were considered to be profane, were considered to be off limits were considered to be taboo. And today they're considered to be okay.

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Because 2030 years ago, people still had a sense of truth.

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And they've been cut off from that truth generally speaking, and being cut off from the truth that foundation to say, these things are wrong is no longer there.

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And now people do what they want to do and they justify it any way they can justify it.

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And, and and truth becomes relative is one of the reigning film philosophical approaches the relativizing of truth.

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So he says so

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put them in a situation where they can slip and they can be shaken

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when they're shaken when they find out that the the lies shaytaan told them are lies. What shaytaan tried to convince them is truth. When a person finds out their lies, they're shaken up.

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Like you could the this 19 year old girl we mentioned we saw a picture in the paper. You could teach totally confused and this is what he at the end of the verse were promised them say Tom makes promises. Mary whenever you're in Houma, shaytaan illawarra when Shay Tom promises them is nothing but deception. Last week, I mentioned

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shaytani r Docomo Fokker, we are Mortal Kombat phatshaft shaytaan promise you, threatens you, but literally promises you poverty. If you spin you're going to lose your job, you're going to have no money, don't spin

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is total deception was a deception.

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Shaytan can enrich you and shake. town can impoverish you.

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He has no power. He can only suggest and lie and scheme and deceive. He can he doesn't control

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the decrees governing our risk. That's what the last sukanya What the hell

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so whoever listens to shaytaan so then what does the law say will allow you to come back for 10 men who are fun that a lot of promises you forgiveness and and from his bounty if you spend so allow will give you more. Go these fundraisers like every other week. We're running down

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The only restaurant for another fundraiser is always the same people.

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Right? It's the same people. Why do they keep coming a lot keeps giving them

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a lot keeps giving them so the believer just spins.

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There's a brother He gave me a donation for a particular cause just two weeks ago. He brought and he said

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I just lost my job so I figured this is a good time to give charity does a believer was he understands that there is is in from me. It doesn't come from me holding on to my money. It comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala and a lot of Tyler His messengers salado simply said and Philippa yep the Adam

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Boone philokalia spin no child of Adam I will spend on you.

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And so if you're giving charity alone will give you something to give charity with. It was a good friend of mine he lost his job, very charitable brother. I said just keep spinning even $1 just keep giving charity keep going to the fundraisers if you give $20 $50 and Mashallah, he got a better job than the job he had. And he's had it consistently since around 2010 2011. And in his particular field, which I won't mention, jobs can be very shaky, but he's been working consistently a better job is flexibility. So Allah Allah, Allah Allah controls that is not shaytaan so never fall for the deception of shaytaan. So So he says, with Stef sysmon Minister tatman who be so Tikka with your

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voice, so shake them up, put them in a position to slip by cutting them off from truth, literally with your voice be salted, the voice of shaytaan mm *ery generosity akula dang yet.

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Elon maaseiah is every caller that calls to rebellion against the law.

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This is the speaking with the voice of shaytaan. The most of the scholars say it's it's

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those who use music and deceptive and to encourage people to sin.

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Do you have traditional music forms you have spiritual music but you have demonic music?

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I when I was in college, I worked in a fotomat Processing Center in New Jersey in the darkroom

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you know about you did that job

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if you have a workday you will never send you pictures to be processed that photomath

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as people they saw something they like they make a copy for themselves.

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But anyway, that's enough but I worked in the darkroom is totally dark and you just learn your way around. And the dude working with me this guy was this into this heavy metal rock music I'm there in the dark.

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Satan's lurking just around the corner.

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What's that going to do to you?

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And then then then describing stuff, you know, you got to turn it off. Then start describing just unimaginable manifestations of sin. And this is a genre of music

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you know these genres of massage monistic music

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glorifying crime war fighting things alone is messenger of forbidden

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that's all the voice of Satan

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was that's his message the Stata man whom be salted.

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So all of those genres of music is Satan and we should we should avoid I came back from Syria and 2001 I was like in shock. Because I all the young people in the masjid they will listen to 50 cent and all this guy who's 50 says

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I was like in a state of shock. That swearing and cursing

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and all the kids in the masjid will listen to this garbage.

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People who look like me like I came from Mars or something was wrong with you.

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Like whatever it is, well

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have blessed me to maintain it.

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Seriously with this Shaku ready to strangle these kids like

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a La La La La quwata illa Billah

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this is the this is all the voice of Satan. Muslim Shan no part of it. People I wish we how are we going to be relevant?

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If you have to be relevant by exposing your heart

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and your your soul

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clearly forbidden words and impulses, then it's best to be irrelevant, because Islam is not a popularity contest.

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Like, why are you encouraging people to listen to haram music? You know, who cares what

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a coke worshipping Kanye West is putting out there? What is the Muslim care about the garbage now we got to listen to Kanye what you got to listen to that garbage and corrupt your heart. And then support him with your money.

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Though this is not this isn't a popularity contest. Now who he who gets the most likes on Facebook wins. This is the laws Dean Abraham was alone at a salon.

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And Abraham can own metacognitively law. Abraham was in Houma by himself. Right? They said the army they used to have the commercial, right? Be an army of one. That's how I've been most of them should think if I have to be alone, I'll be alone. I'm not gonna go along to get along. This is not a popularity contest. This is a laws of DNA that he chose us to bring the humanity.

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So how are we gonna bring allows Dean to humanity be via the garbage that's destroying humanity?

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It doesn't work like that. We'll find out we're the ones that are being consumed.

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We're the ones that are being consumed. A lot of them will Stan May Allah help us like this is the last day in class. That doesn't mean being not being compassionate, not reaching out, helping people but inundating ourselves with the same garbage that's destroying this society. That's insane.

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Islam is not a popularity contest is not about how many Muslims we can get.

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It's about passing this religion on to the generation after us, just as those who preceded us passed it on to us. That's what it's all about.

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lahoma Stan, so he says with your salt, where he lived, where he lived by lay him behind the kawara jeevika. and

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unleash or gather against them, your cavalry, the pile and your foot soldiers and is

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a member Ozzie and others say that the is everyone who's actively fighting against the religion on behalf of shape Ah, they're in the they're in the cavalry, the cavalry and the infantry of Satan of the police. So some people just they're they're just going along, being destroyed by this stuff. And others are actively fighting

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and actively pushing a satanic agenda, an ad to actively trying to destroy laws religion. And those are the foot soldiers and the infantry, the infantry, the cavalry, the horsemen and the infantry infantry of shaytaan.

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And it's real, it's not it is real. We see it all around us. We can fake like it's not it's not out there doesn't exist.

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You know,

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all of these people who are caught up and all this occult worship, all of these this promoting all this assault, occult symbolism glorifying these people who've given themselves the shade talk. I mean, you go on YouTube, you see how many of these major musicians and popular figures in the popular culture. They'll tell you straight up I made a deal with the devil. They sing songs about it.

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I made a deal with the devil.

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You think is fake. You think they just woke up one day and say I made a deal with the devil. I sold my soul

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I will.

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And we are we're the antidote to that disease,

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where they were the force that's supposed to be pushing back

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against all that. So we embarked and we do it by we do you see these people they're miserable.

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We do it with the smile is that don't be depressed, this is depressing.

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We do with the smile, that's the way of our profit, solemn, we fight the darkness with the light of a law that he puts in the heart of the believer.

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So we do it with a smile, we do it with light, but we do it with seriousness. And we and we understand what we're up against. We're up against very dark and powerful forces.

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So we have to be in touch with the source of all strength and power. Kula Amelie can Molko a lot of possessive or strength and power.

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So as his beloved mighty through Allah,

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not through ourselves. And so he says, Rahim, Allah will surely come fill and while he will lead, so shaitaan comes with the degenerate music shaytaan comes another of the more facile Ronnie said his Calvin infantry, is the masses of people encouraging sin.

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And so their impact when when you you want to do something that's totally against Islam, and then you say, Well, everyone else is doing it.

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So that everyone else does the cavalry and infantry of shaytaan. Everyone else is somebody.

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No, everyone else is doing it. But it's not literally everyone else. But masses of people are doing this. That's the cavalry and infantry of shaytaan, those masses of people involving themselves in sin and rebellion against the law, as a region. That's the cavalry and the infantry of shaytaan and another interpretation. And then he said, we'll share the Queen Phil and Wally will Oh, lead so and then take a share of their wealth through Riba interest usury, which we talked about a couple weeks ago, that that shaytaan that the interest is shaytaan share of the wealth, the exploitation,

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monopoly, the hoarding, all of these practices that we see destroying our economy, or the economy has been destroyed by interest. Right now, it's, it's still the, there's still some people out there to exploit.

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But the system is running out of people to exploit. Once you can exploit, anyone else is going to collapse. It's inevitable. You build this house of cards is impressive. But one day, you just just can't take another card.

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But you have to keep building because the nature of the system is predicated on constant growth, infinite growth in a finite world. And you put that last card on and the whole thing comes crumbling down.

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So there's still some more to exploit Look, they find more and more ways to exploit you. They used to get for free.

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I flew from Houston to LA

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my wife was with me She's like, and they don't give you anything for free anymore. It's like everything. They don't even give you peanuts and pretzels anymore.

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They just squeezing everybody. You fly Ethiopian air, they'll give you a meal.

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You fly from Addis Ababa to Harare. They give you a meal the hora they give you a meal.

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You fly from Los Angeles to New York, they don't even give you a bag of peanuts.

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How will they know if they give you dinner in first class?

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Most of these airlines

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they don't even give you dinner in first class. They bring your box with plastic and you have to pay for it. Do you want the tempests or do you want the whatever the peanut butter and jelly

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are we don't take cash.

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We need a card to swipe

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shared. Take a share of the wealth with ribault with interest with economic exploitation will lead

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Shahrukh Khan film well he will lead and the shaytaan share of the children is through Xena and children born out of wedlock. Now people don't even care people plan to have babies out of wedlock.

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You have the career woman, right? I'm gonna work my career till I get 33 and I'm getting a little old, so then I'm gonna have my baby.

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They're like marriages and even in the plan.

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I'm gonna go to the sperm bank.

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Hola, La quwata illa. billah

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is like people, people aren't even fazed by fornication elude illegitimate children. And no, no harm on the children. But there are spiritual consequences when these things start to proliferate in a society

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lahoma Stan, they'll help us. Then he says we're at home and promise them. This is what we're talking about early on when they get home. shaytani locura associaton He won't get us overtly, but he will make false promises if you do this, you have this.

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And the this the first this, if you do this, it might seem something small and insignificant. Then once you do that, you have to do this.

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Once you do that, you have to do this. And then before you know it, you're in a deep, deep, deep problem.

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I there's a story A lot of you know the story of the story is popular in the

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middle east of a man who was in the marketplace. He saw a beautiful woman. This is a story of a woman that knocks him in the mud. That's another story.

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So he saw a beautiful woman and and he's like stuffed below the villa.

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In are married, I shouldn't even be looking at this woman. Then she catches his eye. She calls him over. Then he comes over. Then she says come with me and he starts following her. And then they go down stairs and this dungeon and down and down. And then they get in a room and then the door closes behind them.

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Like in one of those horror movies. So then she says she says either you fornicate with me this as a boy tied up or you kill this boy or you drink this alcohol.

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And the guys like that, she says that's the only way you can get out.

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And then he thinks about his account fornicator married I could never live with myself I can't marry this kid. So he says the least of the choices is who drink the alcohol. So he gets that drinks the alcohol, he gets drunk and in a drunken state he loses his mind he kills the boy and he fornication with the lady

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and and so on. He tries to get us in a predicament where we think the least harmful of our options is one that would allow us to get out of the predicament. But that ends up being the one that sends us down the slippery slope.

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So we have to we have to protect ourselves from shaitan

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and his promise don't allow the bill as soon as he promises something you know just do a one time

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you know is just a lot of

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stuff really gambling.

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Next thing you know you spend your whole paycheck buy lotto tickets and then your your family's economic situation gets shaky. The domestic tranquility is broken. you're arguing with your wife all the time before you know you're divorced and she says I

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got it

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so don't don't when the first suggestion is just one not a one time is not gonna ever be like $800 million again anyway. What do you have to lose?

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Then you chasing that $100 million for the rest of your life?

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will be the first one. We'll let him initiate on origin. Just run out this store go buy your loaf of bread somewhere else.

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Where did I have the lotto machine in your face?

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lahoma Stan, so once a tom promises is only deception.

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Aloha masala Allah Mohammed. So now the verse where shaytaan is mentioned he is mentioned as saying, call us habima away.

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attendee lapo then along Soraka Palma starting from molarity and then the needy woman Allison and one Amen mancina ilium Allah taggi to xR of Lucia Killeen so shaytaan is we related as saying in the Quran is he says he said

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and let you have caused me to go astray I'm going to wait for them lie and wait for them on your straight path. And then I'm going to come at them from the front from the rear from the right from the left. And you will find you will not find most of them to be thankful

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is why sugar is important.

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Sugar is important. Give thanks to a law for your blessings. Because shaytan exploits the weakness of the angry

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was what is the fundamental condition of the angry what what leads a person to be ungrateful?

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Now mask, what leads a person to be ungrateful

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was the primary Yes.

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Okay, in other words, he or she doesn't appreciate what they have. They don't appreciate the grass over here. They want the grass over there.

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So So how does shaytaan exploit that is I'll give you what you want.

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But the way you get it might not be something consistent with your values, but don't worry about that. Because you don't have to do a one time she told us always just one time.

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Don't worry about contradicting your values.

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And oh, look at all those other hypocritical people in the masjid anyway.

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They're all just a bunch of hypocrites, at least you open with

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a leveler.

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Don't Don't give shade on any query. So in any case,

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not best and others say that he will come from the front and then ad.

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It says we will call he will cause them to doubt about the hereafter.

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So I'm unhealthy him, he'll cause them to die from the front who will cause them to doubt about the hereafter. From the rear, he'll cause him to crave crave for the world. Because the world is behind us doing your work.

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Rotten or tear, or tablet

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or tablet and dunia

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would be rotten water or a cat would be rotten The world has been hiring you running away from you.

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Well, well Aaron Emeka, your tablet, and hero to America makabe Latin and the Hereafter is in front of us coming towards you.

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you will never catch the dunya no matter how hard you try. But shaitaan makes us spend all our energy chasing the dunya and will never escape the Hara. No matter how hard we try because it's in front of us and it's coming to us.

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And the dunya is going away from us will never catch it. And the actors coming to will never escape but you know anyone who's escaped death. He says he salesianum temporarily.

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Well, Kayla Theo Kadir

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killer for the time being.

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you never met Isa and you never met her there is anyone you've met, you know,

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alive today you think isn't going to die.

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There is no one.

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We anticipate everyone we know everyone in this world sharing this world with us is going to die.

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So it's total deception to be deceived into chasing the dunya and trying to run away from the hereafter

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of Allah gives us the dunya through lawful means we say Alhamdulillah we appreciate it. And we need people with a lot of dunya

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we have a lot of needs.

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But a person who just dedicate their whole life to this worship Tom wants us to do then it says an Amen him on the right hour confused them in the affairs of their religion. Look at all the countries

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fusion out there.

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without all the confusion out there the questions people get

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about the religion, people are totally confused. And from the left, I will make them long for sin.

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I'll make them long for sin.

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People are long into sin. A lot of people they're long did they want to send

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no sound like Mohammed, why come sooner?

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You go into the party tonight.

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I'm not going because I don't have any weed.

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Muslims are having those kind of conversations. Hmong informacin.

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Not not most Muslims, but a significant number. This is this is not a joke, folks. This is serious business. A lot less is to take it seriously. So these are always shaytaan undermines us. indirectly.

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These are on the many, many more that's just kind of a representative sampling.

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So then he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, evenness to Andaman Sea. Ziad atone Philco for your web lead in a careful Elune who are women who

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you ought to marry her mala who were Hello Helloooo

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now hora mala we are going to be mahalo wa. So he says, Oh people enter calculating the months is an increase in disbelief. It is a practice through which those who reject faith are left are led astray.

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They hold a month to be valuable, valuable one year. In other words, you can

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violate it and you don't have to respect the sanctity of life in it or anything else. And to be invaluable. The next have to hold it to be sanctified. In order to be in accord with the number of months Allah sanctified. They thereby make lawful water laws made unlawful and they make unlawful what a law has made lawful. So the Arabs

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one of the main they would switch for example Muharram

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and suffer.

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So, they would say one year Muharram we can fight this a sacred month.

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And so far, if we still have the beef after Muharram we can fight

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then if they felt like we have to get revenge, now, they would say

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this is Safar

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and the next month is Muharram. So they would switch the months. So they could do what they wanted to do.

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And and so doing

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they would disrupt the order established by Allah subhanho wa Taala which was a grave grave sin

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and it's it's a sin that the prophet SAW the solemn was condemning and that the Quran what the prophet says sallallahu wasallam almost matches word for word. What Allah tala mentioned in the Quran concerning this situation. So they would switch the months and they would violate the sanctity of a month that was invaluable.

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And then they would declare to be invaluable a month that was not invited and available. And so the switching and alternating

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they distort it the the sanctity of time they distorted the sanctity of the month that Allah subhanho wa Taala had created. And as a result, things reached a head where a lot of Thailand made a definitive correction of the situation. So he says and he clarifies

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something in the previous

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was mentioned previously he says salatu salam when Nazism and Dara k et de oma Kala holla Hassan al at will when they're the tissue hood in the lie is Natura shahara secret habila Yamaha lokala malware to will minha arbeiten room selesa tomahto well yet were hidden for vuokatti was at one Muharram Raja mood or Motorola Moto lady, bandage America with Shaban Allah help bad luck to Allah Houma fresh head. So he said Verily, time has come full circle to conform with the pattern that existed when

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Law created the heavens and the earth the number of months with the law clearly explained in his scripture are 12 consistent with that what was that before will what existed the day he created the heavens and the earth four of them are sacred. Three occurrence succession, while one is isolated, locally three in succession of vocab will hedger, Muharram, and Roger modar,

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which falls between jannatul Asher and Shabbat And verily have delivered the message all bear witness. So the Arabs we said they would switch the months, during which fighting was prohibited to make fighting prohibited, permissible. And then when they had settled the score, and exacted revenge, they would declare the next month to be forbidden to fight in and the two most common months they switch one Muharram and suffer

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which the Muharram being at the end of the three consecutive ones have they switched a little kada. Then the next month is a sacred month bull hedger and they switch it or hedger. The next one after that is a sacred month. So they'd be switching a sacred month for sacred month. So the most common month, they will switch will moharram and sofar because sulfur is not from these sacred months.

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And sometimes they will leave it in its proper place. So they were

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destroyed distorting the calendar for the short term gain. And then he called the

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Roger, Roger Buddha. And the reason Roger is sometimes called Roger Buddha or the tribal mood or they would never violate Rajab, so the other tribes, they they violate Raja, which is the individual sacred month, they will violate it, or switch it with Shaban, or the previous month, Buddha would never violate the sanctity of Roger. So Roger is sometimes referred to as Roger Buddha, for that reason, and this was the wording that the Prophet use sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So at the time that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made his farewell address, so when time began, the the solar calendar

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began at the exact same time as the lunar calendar.

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And then they proceeded and the course and the lunar calendar is a shorter

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calendar, and the seasons were in accord. So Erbil our, our warabi are here, these, these are the months of spring, and the quarters, they coincide with the spring season. So the lunar calendar, the solar calendar, and the seasons, were all in sync. And then as they proceeded through time, because of the difference between the difference between the length of the solar month and year, and the length of the lunar year, they fell out of sync. So like now we have robbia. Sometimes it's in winter, sometimes there'll be is in summer, sometimes is in fall, and sometimes it's in spring, but when it's in spring,

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it's doesn't coincide day for day with the solar calendar. But when the Prophet sola Salam gave the farewell address,

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on that day, everything lined up perfectly again. So it was like time was beginning again with his dress, with his address to humanity. So it was as if Allah subhanho wa Taala. And sending the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and ascending Islam into the world was giving humanity a new start. site. We're going to start this all over, see if y'all get it right this time.

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And so

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that's the gravity of that day and then henceforth there will be from his making that address no more altering

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and tampering with the calendar in the month, in the order that a loss is established for the months will be maintained. From there until the end of time be the lightoller. So the prophets Allah solemn represents a new beginning for humanity. That's the significance of this part of his address that law and ethics will be balanced again.

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Because you mentioned previously, the extremes

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Some people they went became so legalistic. They forgot about ethics some people became so moralistic they forgot about divine law.

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But the two now were brought into balance with this omo Okay, delicate Jana, come on Martin was SATA, we made you a balanced nation. And part of that balance is the harmony of law and ethics. And we mentioned and we'll stop here in sha Allah, that

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when a law mentions in the Quran shall Ramadan led to Quran, who they are leanness who will be uniting men and who their world for a con. So the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, revealed guidance for humanity,

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expounding on that guidance to be unity minute who that will for time and a criterion for establishing, distinguishing between right and wrong. So the first theory they say,

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hotel in se that's the that's the religion, that's the dean. It contains be naughty men who they're less law. So specific legal rulings governing our actions, one for Cod, and the fourth on the criterion is ethics. And so Islam is a religion that established a balance between law and ethics.

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And this is the found this, this is our religion. So our religion, it doesn't say, just be a good person, treat everyone well. And you're on the path to heaven. Oh, and it doesn't just say, obey the law, pray at the right time. Don't show alcohol in your store, and you're on the path to heaven.

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It says no, you respect the law.

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Respect the ethics.

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And so you pray on time, and you treat people well. This is the summary of the guidance in the few words of the prophet SAW Selim. That is related by Rodney joggle and a bizarre color, color Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a tequila hazelnut.

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So be mindful of the law wherever you are. So taqwa is an embodied consciousness of the law, empty cell Allah whammer which they never never he and we mentioned previously and if once consciousness rolls into that empty cell, and Mr. Habad which dinapoli macro hat, so implementing the orders obeying the pole and and avoiding the prohibitions, and one can grow in the consciousness where they treat those things disliked as if they were orders and those things I mean, those things are encouraged Mr. hub, as if they were commandments, and those things disliked as if they were Haram. And then it can grow more where a person reaches a state where an itch to nab tesira minun

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HTML mela betsa be here how sanema b he bats which dinner because serum and mobile had coffin and to idea lol, Nakuru head or will haraam. So, avoiding many things that are not problematic, fearing that they will lead to things that are problematic or avoiding many lawful, lawful things permitted things, fearing that overindulgence in them will lead to those things that are permitted. It's all manifestations of taqwa consciousness of a law, but that's the law of tequila hazlemere quote, because the commandment and the prohibitions are made known through the law.

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What they say in Seattle has an attempt for any misdeed you do follow it up with a good deed that will wipe it out. Well, Holly can Naseby who can hustle and deal with people on the basis of good character, this the ethics, deal with them in a right way and avoid long things and you're dealing with them. That's the whole religion right there. So May Allah Allah bless us to attend to it.

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This is supposed to be the last session but we we just keep going till we finish. Maybe in two weeks, maybe three

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Sharla Yes, sir. Did you?

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Yeah. Tequila hazlemere can't be mindful of Allah, wherever you are. What they

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CL has an attempt for any misdeed, you do follow it up with a good deed that will wipe it out. Or Holly can Naseby who can hustle and deal with people on the basis of good character.

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Yes, sir. Wow.

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Some of the, like societal things we're dealing with and related to the, you know, drive take time to, you know, get us on the ride, but back or front, in terms of you mentioned that one of them was people forgetting about the Acura, like, what are some kind of contemporary things that we should

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we should try to the best of our ability

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not to encourage anyone to participate and

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wars that are usurping people's lives and resources.

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It should be, you know, if someone invades this country, everyone should defend their families, their homes, their neighbors, but to go invade and usurp people's wealth and kill innocent people just because it's going to shoot the stocks of

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dime core or Halliburton, or kg Kellogg, brown and root through the roof, as totally unethical, and unconscionable, and against everything that Islam stands for, we should do our best to be good stewards of the earth.

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And try to just an R and R.

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Without overwhelming ourselves, try to walk more ride bike more

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to get from one place to the other not just for exercise to go to the store. And go to school when the opportunity presents itself to, to lessen the harm that we're doing.

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We should we should try to gradually incorporate

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backyard gardening producing our own food, urban gardening and to our lifestyle, just garden, you start with one plant, that's, you know, you'd start growing your own tomatoes. You could do that and your window, you could do it on your balcony. But that's one less tomato that has to be shipped from Mexico. And so all of that, that those hydrocarbons being burned to get that tomato to us. That's one less gallon, one less

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five gallons of diesel that's being burned on that ship, then collectively more and more people do it makes a huge difference. Try like since we're encouraged to fast on Monday and Thursdays, if you don't fast, try not to eat any meat on Monday and Thursday.

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So if we all did that, that's almost 30% reduction in meat consumption, which means we could we could relieve the tremendous amount of methane gases like flatlands from cows is a major source of methane gas, which is a major

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greenhouse gas is more powerful is 20 times some times more powerful than co2 than carbon carbon dioxide. But it doesn't. It doesn't. It breaks down quicker. So it's not as long lasting but it's 20 times more powerful. And these feedlots who these cows are eating

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corn and soybeans instead of grass a cow was built to grass that's why it as the curd it has all these stomachs.

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It's not built to eat soybeans and corn and so that gives the cow indigestion and the cow is getting gas and passing gas and you drive by some of these cows aren't supposed to smell like when you drive down route five and you make that right towards LA and then hits you

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calzones supposed to smell like that. But they they're not eating the right food. And they're not supposed cows wander. That's why in the old days you had the roundup cows, they just wander they go in the woods and cows aren't necessarily in the pasture they're in the woods then they eat and stuff moss and leaves and grass. Then the Cowboys will go around them up to bring them

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them to the market. But they're not supposed to be cluttered like 10,000 cows in a feedlot, and

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square mile, or whatever. And that's not a proper

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But you know what I'm saying. So we can help to take pressure off the earth, just

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twice a week not eating any meat. So we're not saying like, cold turkey, the pond is intended. But we're saying twice a week, that's almost 30%, there's seven days in a week. So if two days, out of those seven, you're not eating meat. That's it, that's a significant if we all did it, that's a significant lessening of the burden on the earth. So we should look for ways we should try to support good cause good causes, are people coming together to try to

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keep our keep our environment sane, that we're living in the invasion of privacy, privacy is highly respected NSF, if someone is looking your window and you throw something at them, and you put you put their eye out, there's no blame on you.

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There's privacy and look how our privacy every keystrokes are being recorded and stored in a supercomputer in Utah.

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No, it says true. It's not something I'm not making this stuff up. Everything you say on a cell phone is being recorded.

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Every time you send a picture is being recorded. And then the god like trust us yeah, you might be able to trust these guys were the wrong people, you know, get this stuff in their hands. They're trying to build a case against you. And they just throw all of this data

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just construct cherry pick and put it all together stir it up and make you look like you and Satan is Calvary

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and also we should be we should be opposing this is against the values of our religion.

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So there's so much that we can do is obvious we should be trying to organize against the gun violence and at every level, not just at the level of the streets at the level of the people making the policies that allow for the the free distribution of the guns in the manufacturer of the guns we should be opposing, like the

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they just had the the these video games where people are being conditioned and desensitized to murder. She are people moving further away from God, as we said, and shaytaan is encouraging people to engage in human sacrifices anything to kill with no conscious on the one hand, and so you're removing any sort of moral or spiritual restraints. Then on the other hand, you're conditioning people in a stimulus response to be like Pavlov's dogs to just respond to stimulus to kill. On the other hand, through these video games,

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we should divorce ourselves, our children, our family from all of that,

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like Grand Theft Auto three a billion dollars in three days. I noticed Muslims have Grand Theft Auto.

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That's a game a 13 year old kid can go to a virtual prostitute.

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Have a virtual act, then kill her shooter in the head, take his money back, cut her body up and flushed down the toilet.

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That's the video game that 13 year old kids can play.

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And we as you know, we're not supposed to say or do anything. I mean, we should be in the forefront of speaking out against this stuff. So you know there's just the list is endless. You know, we're almost done.

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Yes, sir.

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Everything you were saying?

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take refuge in law from knowledge which is not benefi

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Calvin lay yaksha soul has never come out remember the rest. He didn't there was another part of the same hobbies what he said

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Along the alumna Marian found them and finally the Marlin Tanner. benefit. Give me teach me that which benefits me and benefit me with that which you teach me.

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How to be lemon, nessa Lola, her husband shaker on Willison and Decker on what better than an island ballet Sameera

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and other relays, I asked a lot for heart, this thankful and a tongue that's constantly in remember, and a body that's patient in the face of physical trials and tribulations. Yes, sir.

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So a lot of the things that we've seen the society have given those people who are the orchestrator, know that's coming to them, we can't figure out what's coming next, it's filling in a vacuum. Is there within the space of imagination or dream? It's not really provided a template for how this country should

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I say you have to go beyond the country, we have to start looking at the world because everything is interrelated. No.

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We have to have a political, social, cultural, political imagination that goes beyond

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what's been presented to us by Francis Fukuyama. This is it, it can't get any better. This is the highest form of human development,

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liberal democracy and free market capitalism. If that's the best humanity can do an extremely bad shape.

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Because you traced back a lot of these problems, it goes back to just the libertine do anything you want to do. As long as you're not harming anyone else. And we mentioned previously, that's a myth.

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Anything you do that's harmful is hurting someone else somewhere.

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We're inside the people. The reefer smokers, I'm not hurting anybody. Smoke reefer is better than alcohol, the drunks out there beating up people in in order to car crashes.

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So the 60,000 people who died in Mexico over the last five, six years, fighting these drug wars to control who's going to sell you the reefer,

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you have nothing to do with those deaths.

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Everything you do that is haram is going to harm someone somewhere somehow. It's that simple. And so we have to have a social, political, cultural imagination that can dream of something better. Otherwise, we don't as the as mentioned in the Bible, Where there is no vision, the people perish. And so if we don't have a vision, that there's something better, there's something greater than we're just drifting. And when it becomes unbearable, there's nothing to motivate us. And I'm burying all of this hardship. Because I'm helping to push towards something better, is I, I don't know why I'm suffering like this.

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And so I'm going to just stop suffering like this.

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I'm gonna do something else. I'm gonna go have fun like everybody else.

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That's a whole nother thing. The fun thing. Now I'll give us tofik sisters, any questions, comments from the sisters?

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No, but at the end of the day, just keep smiling.

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Keep sharing, keep, keep reaching out, keep loving, like, you know, don't don't let shaytaan take your ability to love. Don't like shaytaan take your ability to smile, don't let shaytaan lead you to believe things are just so hopeless. That you know it's not even worth it. It's not even worth living. Some people that's their conclusion, it's not worth living. It is a lot to live for. You know you look at the children is worth living for them and trying to do something for them and giving them a smile and a hug. You know, there's there's so much to live for,

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is worth living for the trees to try to preserve them.

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The trees are trying to preserve as documented that the trees are working harder.

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Like the earth is like a living organism. The rain forest was left of them. there they're taking in more carbon dioxide and they're pushing out more oxygen than they normally

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Hollywood is documented fat. The whole world is trying to help us. So it's worth living so we can help the world.

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Anyway, it's late, so 100 love bless everyone. I'm gonna have to excuse myself.

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already pretty shot. I didn't eat dinner, so I'm going to say salaam aleikum, and right out of here. A lot very feeble, as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. alumna Marian Phantom be Marlon tena visit nirman woman copula Holly sandwich cat Corinne. Savannah Robbie Cora velocity ami oc foon was an AMA number 17 handler of LogMeIn was so low and sad no Mohammed wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa salam, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh