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Quran Competition of 2016

Posted by Salah Dure on July 13, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Insha'allah with allah's will, we are trying to host a quran competition just for the dure family members and those who are attending dugsi. Every participant will start reading from where they are at and go down, will also be tested on the reading from the kitab in arabic text. Will be asked to be read and continue the ayah before and or after the ayah given. Whoever passes the test will be rewarded based on the place he or she scores.all students of the quran learn your quran and memorize it before this day and represent us from internally and externally. The event date has yet to be determined and be announced once it is allocated. Prepare yourself to be the best of the competitors and amaze us with your talents. May allah help you and make it easy for you all. No one is left behind. Parent will be attending, so dress up nicely you will get points and be ready. This is an annual event hosted by the parent of the children.

Ramadan - The Blessed Month, The Month of The Quran

Posted by Salah Dure on June 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We are very pleased to welcome the month of ramadan with open heart. In this month, the quran is given priority over everything else. There would not be a dugsi in this month of ramadan. All students are encouraged to review and revise their old lessons and if  you can learn at least one or more surah within this month of ramadan is even better. wish you all happy ramadan. enjoy your blessed month by establishing a strong connection with allah by doing more ibadah and act of worship.

My New Reward Program

Posted by Salah Dure on March 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Dure Family Members,

Make useful of this newly announced program called my reward program. It is a free and it is yours.But you have to earn and become eligible. I wish this program was available for me at my time. Unfortunately, it was not there. So youngster, you are lucky. Take advantage of this program. Goodluck.

aw-shawess death

Posted by Salah Dure on December 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Sad news had come from Utah that awshawes died on November 10th, 2014 Sunday late night and was buried on Monday afternoon around 3pm. May Allah rest him in peace. Death is the truth. Everyone shall test death no matter who you are and where you are at on the earth. Do some good deeds before your death. Think about it everytime. You will never know whether you are next or not.

New born Child in The Dure Family

Posted by Salah Dure on December 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Hawo ali gave birth to a boy 12/03/2014. Congratulation to the whole family. Welcome him with open hand. His name is Hamza Salah.

How To Pray Salat or Prayer Correctly

Posted by Salah Dure on November 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

HELLO EVERONE, 

LET US LEARN HOW TO PRAY SALAT TOGETHER. IT WILL FUN, JUST BARE WITH ME. IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT. PRAYER IS AN EVIDENCE TO SHOW OUR FAITH OR IMAN AND ALSO AN ACT OF WORSHIP. EVERY MUSLIM WITH A SOUND MIND IS REQUIRED TO PRAY FIVE TIMES DAILY PRAYER. PRAYER CONSISTS OF CONDITIONS AND OBLIGATORY ACT WHICH IF TAKEN LIGHTLY WOULD JEOPARDIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR PRAYER. FOCUS ON YOUR PRAYER AND LEAVE THE WORLDLY THOUGHT BEHIND. IT IS THE TIME YOU BRING FORTH ALL YOUR NEEDS AND COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CREATOR, ALLAH DIRECTLY. COMPLAIN NOT TO ANYONE,  OR ASK NO ONE FOR ANY HELP BUT ONLY TO HIM WHO IS AL SAMAD, THE ONE THAT EVERY CREATION DEPENDS ON HIM AND HE DEPENDS ON NONE BY HIMSELF. PRAYER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNDEMENTAL ACT OF WORSHIP. IF YOU ARE CLAIMING OR SAYING I AM A MUSLIM AND NOT PRAYING, YOU ARE ONLY TRICKING YOURSELF OR YOUR SOUL, LYING TO YOURSELF WHICH SHAITAN LOVES IT. YOU CAN NOT BE A MUSLIM AND BELIEVE IN ISLAM AND NOT PRAY. YOU ARE A PLAIN DISBELIEVER OR KUFR. IF YOU DIE LIKE THAT, YOU ARE A MUSLIM. HERE COMES THE STEP OF HOW THE PRAYER IS PERFORMED.


FIRST..... MAKE NIYAH. MAKING NIYAH IN YOUR HEART TO WHERE YOU HEAR ONLY YOURSELF. TO SAY THE NIYAH OUT LOUD IS SUNNAH WHICH MEANS YOU ARE NOT OBLIGUED OR MANDATED. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE NIYAH.

DHUHR IS FOUR RAKA IN ARABIC WE SAY DUHR ARBA'A

ASR IS  FOUR RAKAS  IN ARABIC WE SAY ASR ARBA'A

MAGRIB IS THREE RAKAS  IN ARABIC WE SAY MAGRIB THALAATHA

ISHA IS FOUR RAKAS  IN ARABIC WE SAY ISHA ARBA'A

FAJR IS TWO RAKAS  IN ARABIC WE SAY SUBHI 

FILL THE BLANK WITH THE ABOVE APPROPRIATE SALAT OR PRAYER AND YOU WILL BE FINE

SAY.... NABAITU USALLI FARLA SALAATUL ____________   ____________ RAKA'ATEIN LILAAHI TA'AALA ALLAHU AKBAR 

THEN READ THIS DUA....

SUBHAANAKA LLAHUMA WABIHAMDIKA WATABARAKAS MUKA WATA'AALA JADUKA WALAA ILLAAHA GHAIRUKA

THEN....

AOUDI BILAAHI MINASH SHEYDHAANIR RAJIIM

THEN...

BISMILLAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHIIM ....START READING SURATUL FATIHA UNTIL YOU FINISH OR GET TO THE END

THEN...

READ ANY OTHER SURAH YOU KNOW OR REMEMBER, PICK AN EASY ONE YOU REMEMBER LIKE SURATUL IKHLAS, NAS, FALAQ

GO ON RUKU BY SAYING ALLAHU AKBAR. RUKU IS WHERE YOU HOLD YOUR HAND ON YOUR KNEE AND FORM AN L SHAPE LIKE. WHEN GOING RUKU READ ... SUBHAANA RABI AL ADEEM WABI HAMD THREE TIME

COME BACK UP FROM RUKU. UPON COMING UPON YOU SAY .. SAMI ALLAHU LIMAN HAMIDA. WHEN STRAIGHTEN UP ALL THE WAY SAY.. RABANAA WALAKAL HAMDU

GO DOWN BY SAYING .. ALLAHU AKBAR. WHILE IN SUJUD. SUJUD MEANS IN PROSTRATION POSITION OR IN A POSITION WHERE YOUR FOREHEAD IS ON THE GROUND, SAY.. SUBHAANA RABI AL A'ALLA WABI HAMDI

COME BACK IN A SITTING POSITION BY SAYING... RABIGFIRLEE

GO BACK TO SUJUD POSITION BY SAYING ALLAHU AKBAR. WHILE IN SUJUD SAY SUBHAANA RABI AL A'ALLA WABI HAMDI

COME BACK UP. FIRST RAKA IS COMPLETED AND SECOND RAKA JUST STARTED. YOU WILL REPEAT THE SAME PROCEDURE OF THE FIRST RAKA UP TO HOWEVER MANY RAKA YOU HAVE TO PRAY. REMEMBERIN EVERY TWO RAKAS, YOU HAVE TO GO ON TASHAHUD ON YOUR SECOND RAKA AND YOUR FOURTH RAKA. TASHAHUD MEANS BEARING WITNESS AND A RESPECTFUL GREETING TO YOUR CREATOR. AFTER THE SECOND RAKA AND ON YOUR FOURTH RAKAS YOU GO ON TASHAHUD. THIS TIME, YOU ADD SALI ALA NABI WHICH MEANS SENDING PEACE AND BLESSING TO OUR BLOVED PROPHET MUHAMMAD. ON TOP THAT YOU ADD ANY DUA YOU KNOW.

FIRS TASHAHUD... FIRST TWO RAKAS

ATAHIYATU LILAAHI WASALAWAATU WATAYIBAATU ASALAMU ALAIKA AYUHAN NABIYU WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKAT ASSALAMU ALAINAA WA ALAA IBADULLAHI SAALIHEEN, ASH HADU ANLAA ILAAHA ILLALAAHU WAHDAHU LA SHAREEKA LLAH WA ASH HADU ANNA MUHAMADAN ABDUHU WARASUULUHU

SECOND TASHAHUD .... LAST RAKA ON THE FOURTH ONE

YOU READ OR SAY ALL OF THE FIRST TASHAHUD AND ADD THIS OR THE FOLLOWING... IT IS CALLED SALLI ALA NABI

ALLAHUMA SALLI ALAA MUHAMADIN WA' ALLA AALI MUHAMDIN KAMA SALAITA ALAA IBRAHIIMA WA'ALA AALI IBRAHIM INNAKA HAMIIDUL MAJIIDU

ALLAHUMA BAARIK ALAA MUHAMADIN WA'ALLA AALI MUHAMADIN KAMA SALAITA ALAA IBRAHIMA WA'ALA AALI IBRAHIIMA INNAKA HAMIIDUL MAJIIDU

THEN LEARN THESE DUAS AND READ IT ON YOUR PRAYER

1) ALLAHUMA INNII AUDU BIKA MIN ADAABU QABRI, WA MIN ADAABI NAARI, WAMIN SHARI MAHYA WAMAMATU, WAMIN SHARI FITNATU MASIIHUL DAJAAL

2) ALLAHUMA INNI DALAMTU NAFSI DULMAN KATHIRA,WALA YAGFARAD DUNUUBA ILLAA ANTA FAGFIRLEE MAGFIRATAN MIN INDIKA WAR HAMNEE INNAKA ANTAL GAFUURUR RAHEEM

3) RABIGFIRLEE MUQEEMUS SALAATA WAMIN ZURIYATEE RABANAA WATA QABAL DUA'

4) ALLAHUMA INNEE NASTA'EENUKA WANASTAG FIRUKA WANU'MINU BIKA WANA TAWAKALU ALAIKA WANUTHNEE ALAIKAL KHAEIR WANASH KURUKA WALAA NAKFURUKA WANAGLA'U WATATRUKA MAN TAFJURUKA

5) ALLAHUMA IYAKA NA'BUDU WALAKA NUSALLEE WANASJUDU WA ILAIKA NAS'AA WANAHFIDU, WANARJU RAHMATAKA WANAGSHAA ADAABAKA, INNA ADAABAKA BIL KUFAARU MULHIQU

AFTER READING OR SAYING ANY OF THE ABOVE DUA, YOU CAN SAY....

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAHI WABARAKAATU ... FIRST LOOKING ON YOUR RIGHT SITE OF YOUR SHOULD

THEN AGAIN

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLLAHI WABARAKAATU... LOOK ON YOUR LEFT SITE OF YOUR SHOULDER

NOW YOU ARE DONE


CONGRATULATION... CONGRATULATION... THAT WAS IT...   WASN'T IT EASY AND FUN.  HOPE YOU PRACTICE OVER AND OVER

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FRIEND..


ONE LAST THING, MAKE DUA FOR ME AND REMEMBER ME IN YOUR PRAYER. 

REMEMBER WE PRAY EVERYDAY FIVE TIMES DAILY PRAYER. SO PRAY ON TIME. THE TIME OF PRAYER ARE AS FOLLOW

DUHR ANYTIME FROM 1.00 OCLOCK TO BEFORE 3.00PM

ASR ANTIME FROM 4.00 TO OR BEFORE 6 OR MAGRIB

MAGRIB ANYTIME FROM 5.40PM TO OR BEFORE 6.30PM

ISHA ANYTIME FROM 7.00PM TO 11.59PM

FAJR ANYTIME FROM 4.30AM TO 6AM IN THE MORNING

TIME IS VERY VALUABLE, USE YOUR TIME WISELY.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT PRAYING EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CONDITION WHICH YOU ARE FORGIVEN

GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK

Eid Mubarak to All The Dure Family

Posted by Salah Dure on July 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone from the Dure Family,

i wish you all Eid Mubarak and a happy day. it is your day to shine and look good and feel happy. express your happiness physically and

financially. May the blessings of allah be with you and your family. Happy Eid Day 


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Overcoming Your Bad Habits

Posted by Salah Dure on June 12, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Getting rid of a bad habit cannot happen through prayer alone, but requires willpower, determination and a great effort with sacrifice as well.

 

To eliminate deeply embedded bad habits, form new contrasting good habits. The void left by the bad has to be quickly filled with good in order to keep the bad from coming back. Insha Allah

Few things are more demanding than eliminating bad habits, since they are part of our daily routines and personality. It takes days of patience and practice to break old habits.

However, the good news is, Ramadan offers a perfect and natural environment for moral training. Interestingly, researches from “positive psychology” (scientific study of successful people) have repeatedly shown it takes 30 days to kick a bad habit and develop a new one.

In addition to the physical discipline in the 30-day boot camp of Ramadan, the increased spiritual exercise and connection with Allah, can transform your habits for life.

Try these proven techniques for a successful positive change in your habits (during Ramadan and beyond!):

1. Acknowledge and identify your bad habits: First step is to admit you need to change. If you are in a state of denial, you won’t recognize that you have a bad habit to change.

2. Pick a habit for 30 days: Prioritize your bad habits and focus on one for 30 days. Take a 30-day trial to re-condition your habits. If you are committed to changing at least one habit, you will see remarkable results, God-willing.

3. Realize that it’s in us to change: Don’t believe the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” You can break a bad habit if you really want to. No one else can change your habits, if you don’t want to.

4. Remember, Allah loves those who commit mistakes and repent: Prophet Muhammad said:

“By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.” [Sahih Muslim]

5. Intention & plan to change: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” A healthy process of change in character requires a gradual pace, which entails planning. Develop concrete milestones to measure your progress.

6. Replace a bad habit with a good one: Completely eliminating a habit is more challenging than replacing it with a more productive habit. Moreover, it’s crucial to replace the lost natural needs, such as the need to socialize and to be entertained with something healthy.

For instance, it’s easier to replace or balance your addiction to TV with a physical workout or reading, than to suddenly remove the TV from your life. Interestingly, Prophet Muhammad, the greatest ‘psychologist’ of humanity, illustrated this principle in these words:

“Fear Allah wherever you may be; follow up an evil deed with a good one which will wipe (the former) out, and behave good-naturedly towards people.” [At-Tirmidhi]

7. Change your environment: Resist the negative peer pressure by finding a better company of friends. Collective action to change is very powerful. Prophet Muhammad explained this peer pressure effect with this analogy:

“A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.” [Sahih al-Bukhari & Muslim]

8. Exercise (physical and spiritual): A habit of regular physical exercise is obviously important for lasting weight loss. But you may not realize that exercise helps in eliminating a number of bad habits. For example, among smokers who become competitive runners, for example, over 80% give up smoking.

Moreover, exercising your will power (struggle to fight temptations) for 30 days helps you kick all kinds of bad habits and form new good ones. Willpower is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the more you strengthen it.

9. Think of yourself as a changed, different, new person: This simple psychological shift in your thinking about your own image can do wonders. Tell yourself, “I can’t continue this ill-behaviour. I am better than that. I am stronger. I am wiser.”

10. Reward success: The most fundamental law in all of psychology is the “law of effect.” It simply states that actions followed by rewards are strengthened and likely to recur. Unfortunately, studies show that people rarely use this technique when trying to change personal habits.

Setting up formal or informal rewards for success greatly increases your chances of transforming bad habits into good ones, and is far more effective than punishing yourself for bad habits or setbacks. As Muslims we should also remember that the ultimate reward is Allah’s Pleasure and Paradise in the Hereafter.

11. Schedule / limit your bad habits: If you are really struggling to kick a bad habit, try limiting the habit to a specific time and place. Research and case studies confirm that this rather unconventional approach can be a useful first step in changing bad habits or learning new good ones.

12. Tell someone about your effort to change if it helps: He or she may keep you on track.

13. Resolve to continue on and follow up: Giving up bad habits or learning good habits requires regular maintenance and determination. It is a long, ongoing process, also known as “Tazkiyyah” in Islamic terminology. It’s more difficult than the first few steps of change. (“How many times have I dieted, for example, only to gain the weight back?”)

14. Remind yourself of death and hereafter often:

“Remember often the terminator (or destroyer) of all the pleasures [i.e. death],” the Prophet once stated. [At-Tirmidhi.]

15. Develop a relapse strategy: How do you ensure not to return to your bad habit you are trying to change? Some people donate money to a good cause every time they return to sinning or a bad habit. This reminds them of the ‘cost’ of going back to old bad habits. Others try physically demanding acts to deter them from reverting to old ways.

16. Ask Allah for help: Last but not least, make Asking for Allah’s Help an integral part of the overall change process. Ask for Allah’s Help before, during and after every attempt at kicking a bad habit. Do so sincerely, even begging and crying, like a child does when he or she really wants something. Allah is Ever-Willing to Help and to Respond to our needs, but it is us who must take the first step towards Him.

“And whosoever is conscious of Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He (Allah) will make a way for him to get out (from) every (difficulty), and He will provide him from (sources) he could never imagine.” [Quran 65:2-3]

Controlling Your Anger (Anger Management)

Posted by Salah Dure on June 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems.

But excessive anger can cause problems. Increased blood pressure and other physical changes associated with anger make it difficult to think straight and harm your physical and mental health.


Anger is a normal, usually healthy emotion we all experience. But when anger gets out of hand, it can cause problems at home and at work. There are ways you can get control of your anger, instead of letting it control you.


The Life of Prophet Muhammad

Posted by Salah Dure on June 8, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Asslamu alaykum! Welcome to ‘the introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).’ There has never been a human being so well-respected, loved and followed as Muhammad (pbuh), the final messenger of Allah. There has never been a person who has changed world history so dramatically as Muhammad (pbuh) and his message. The Prophet (pbuh) was the single most important person in the history of the world.

 

The reason for Muhammad’s (pbuh) success was that he was sent with a pure message from Allah, the creator of all mankind. This message would help us understand how to live our lives. It would tell us about good and bad and about wrong and right. This message would tell us about mankind (about you and me), the universe and the rest of creation around us. This message would tell us about Allah and about our relationship with Allah. The message also told us about the Hereafter, the Day of Judgment, Heaven and Hell.

 

The Qu'ran is this pure message that was revealed to Muhammad 1400 years ago. These are the words of Allah that were sent to the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Allah has guarded it and kept it pure from changes and errors. The purpose or mission of the prophet (pbuh) was to deliver this message toMankind and to follow its teachings.

 

There is no other message that has such an impact on mankind as the Qu’ran. There are no other revealed books that have been kept pure from changes like the Qu’ran has. The Qu’ran has changed the lives of billions of people in the world. It has helped them become better people and live according to the will of Allah.

 

There were many prophets that came before prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - 124,000 we are told from Hadith. The Qu’ran tells us that every nation was sent a prophet. The mission of the prophets was to tell their people about Allah and invite them to live their lives according to Allah’s command. This helped them be good and generous people who looked after and cared for each other. The good people would be rewarded with heaven and the people that rebelled and refused the prophet would be punished with hellfire.

 

When the prophet died, the people would forget part of the message and then add bits to the original message. Eventually, the messages became completely different and the people went astray again. Allah would send another messenger to guide them back to the right path.

 

This cycle of prophets coming and the people going astray continued for a long time. When Muhammad (pbuh) came, the cycle was broken. The big difference was that the message of Muhammad (pbuh) was for everyone and would never change. If the people went astray, they could turn back to the original message (the Qu’ran) and be guided again. If they did not understand things they could look into the Sunnah which is a practical guide of how the Qu'ran is followed.

 

Allah said that he would guard the message (the Holy Qu’ran) from any changes. We find that the Qu'ran we have today is the same Qu'ran that was revealed to Muhammad (pbuh) through Angel Jibrael. There is not a word or letter difference between the original and today’s Qu’ran. If anyone goes on the wrong path or gets mixed up, they can read the Qu’ran and receive guidance.

 

There are no more messengers to come after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He was the seal of the prophets. The prophet (pbuh) told us on his last sermon – ‘I have left nothing but two things – the Qu’ran and the Sunnah – follow these and you will never go astray.’

 

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah to Amina and Abdullah. Abdullah passed away before Muhammad (pbuh) was born and was brought up by Amina, his mother. When he was six, his mother passed away and then he was looked after by his loving grandfather Abdul Mutallib. Two years later, Abdul Mutallib also passed away and Muhammad (pbuh) was brought up by his uncle Abu Talib.

 

Muhammad (pbuh) lived a simple life, marrying Khadija when he was twenty five years old. At the age of forty, the first verses came from Allah in the month of Ramadan. The Angel Jibrael brought these first five verses to Muhammad (pbuh). These words were written down by the scribes and memorised by the Muslims. This message continued for twenty three years and is known as the Qu'ran – the word of Allah.

 

The people originally refused to follow Muhammad (pbuh) and persecuted him. There were only a handful of people who followed Muhammad (pbuh) and his teachings. The Prophet (pbuh) and his followers suffered many hardships in Makkah. After thirteen years, they left Makkah and migrated to Yathrib (Madina) where many people accepted

 Islam and the teachings spread very quickly.

 

The Makkans were not happy; they tried to attack the Muslims on many occasions. These were times of trial for the Muslims. There were times when the Muslims faced many problems and hardships but they continued to struggle on. The Muslims were eventually successful and managed to secure peace in the whole region. Many people began to accept Islam in Arabia but the Makkans continued to plot against the Muslims.

 

Muhammad (pbuh) and his companions returned to Makkah and the House of Allah. The Muslims then removed all the idols from the Ka'bahand Muhammad (pbuh) forgave these people who had persecuted and harmed him for so many years. There was great happiness and rejoicing in Makkah.

 

Islam continued to spread and reform the Arabs. After the prophet (pbuh) passed away Islam continued to spread all over the world. The rightly guidedKhalifas that came after Muhammad ruled justly and cared for the people. There was justice throughout the lands as more and more people, tribes and countries accepted the teachings of Islam.

 

The Sahabah, the companions of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh), worked hard to practice the ideals of Islam and teach it to the people. Through the efforts of the Sahabah and the early Muslims we are Muslims today, Alhamdu-lillah.

 

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was kind and honest. He looked after his family and friends. He had good character and respected the elders. He looked after the orphans and the poor. He was concerned for the wellbeing of all people. He never stole or swore at anyone. He was loved and respected by everyone – the Muslims and the non-Muslims.

 

The prophet’s character and actions are also recorded in the Hadith books which give us an insight into this great man. Many people try and follow the example of the prophet (pbuh), indeed he is a role model for all Muslims. We should also be kind and good – following the example of the prophet (pbuh) throughout our lives.

 

In the Seerah class, you will learn a lot about the prophet (pbuh) and about his life. The lessons are very simple and are only a small introduction to the life of our prophet Muhammad (pbuh). You should spend some of your own time and learn more about this great man.

 


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