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Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Shara Morgan more data to her wakulla more data in beta aku livedata Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah.
Verily all praise and thanks belong to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We praise Allah subhanaw taala we seek his assistance, and we seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil that resides within our souls, and from the evil that results from our sins. Whomsoever Allah subhanahu wa tiada guides, none shall misguide. And whomsoever Allah, Allah, Allah
To be led astray, then none shall guide them back to the straight path. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah to Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him is his final messenger. And servant, Allah tells us don't put on oh you who believe you're less prone to Allah be God conscious, and do not die, except as Muslims, or mankind fear Lord, who has created you from one soul, and from it it's made from both many men and many women for fearless panatela through whom you ask one another of the rights and by the wounds that boring there the last round gala is wherever watch for over you, oh, you believe speaks the truth, feel less
powerful, and speak the truth will render your deeds righteous. And he will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has achieved a great victory, barely the best speech of the speech of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Mohammed Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And the worst of all affairs is that of what is a religious innovation for all of that is misguidance and all that leads to hellfire.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us of a story
that comes from a time before him. Specifically, it came from this story takes place among the children of Israel.
And there were three people who were afflicted with some sort of physical
pain and ailment. One of them was a leper, he had leprosy. And you have to understand 1000s of years ago, leprosy was an incurable disease. Now we know in today's world, it's a bacterial infection that requires penicillin, and then you're on your way today, by the will of Allah. But back in the day, they didn't know that. So if you had leprosy, it was practically a death sentence.
And one of them, it says that he is bald. But if you look into it, it actually is closer to the meaning of having alopecia someone who has no body hair, because he says in this idea that this meant that people would run away from him and being bald doesn't make people run away from you. Okay.
And the third one was someone who was visually impaired, he was blind.
So let's find out what Allah sent an angel to the first person, the leper, and he said to him, What do you want? He said, No, no one has no children has a nice color and good skin. And I want unless panatela to cure me of this ailment that is causing people to shun me and push me away. So the angel passed his hand over him, and by the will of Allah, Allah, he was cured. Then he said to the leper,
what do you want? What kind of wealth would you like? He said, I would like to have a pregnant Sheikh Hamad a female camel, very large. And so it was given to him. So he went to the second person, this angel went to the second person and said to him, the same thing, what would you like? He says, I would like people, I would like to let you cure me of my LLP show my hair loss, and,
and he asked him, and so he was cured by the will of Allah. And he asked him, What would you like he said, I would like to have a large, I would like to have a female or a cow. And I would like to have one that is pregnant. And so it was given to him.
And the third person who was blind, same conversation happened, I would like to let you cure me of my blindness. And he was given a pregnant sheep.
After time had passed, and they had now settled into their new life. Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to test them. And he sent them an angel that came to them in the form
that these people used to suffer in. So the first angel came to the first person in the form of a leper, and he said to him, I have been traveling, I have lost my way. I am at my wit's end, I have nothing else. And I asked you by a law, the one who gave you nice skin,
that you give me one of your camels so they so that I might be on my way. So this person, what did he say?
Boo Cassie, I have a lot of responsibilities.
And you should know that these three people they had Valley Valley full of lifestyle. So one of them had a valley full of camels. Another one had a valley full of
cows, cattle, and another one had a value for sure. He just had to get one.
He says oh Kira. I have a lot of responsibilities.
And so the angel now says to him, and he
He's in the shape in the form of a leper. He says, Weren't you the one that Allah Almighty Allah cured of luck cured you of leprosy? And he gave you all this wealth. And look at the arrogance, the gall the brazenness that he says, What does he reply? He says, In the my worries to have that tab urine on Canada. This is old money. This is money that I inherited from the previous generations. So the angel says, in Kentucky, even fossa yarraka Allahu Elana Quint, if you are lying, then May Allah turn you back to what you are. And so he returned back to that state lost everything.
Second man, the person who was suffering from baldness and alopecia, same thing happened to him,
made an excuse about how what kind of responsibilities he had,
trying to deny his responsibility to acknowledge the blessings of Allah, Allah, they were given to him. And so he was changed back to his former self.
And so we went to the third person,
the person who used to be blind, the angel explained to him his situation. He said, I am blind and I need your help. Give please give me one of your sheets so that I may be on my way.
So the man said, Take, take whatever you need.
And he says, I'm sick hold on to your wealth, for you have passed the test, whereas your two friends have failed the test.
Brothers and sisters, this Hadeeth is a Psy D. It is a authentic narration.
And we see that three people were tested by our last panel hautala they had physical ailments, and they were also very poor. So let's count out and not only restored their health, but he gave them new wealth. And after they had enjoyed these blessings, they were asked to acknowledge and perform the civic duty of giving back on which both accounts they obfuscate they completely denied and tried to get out of it.
brother and sisters we know that the main goal of Ramadan is to attain taqwa.
Could you violate camassia mokaba kuchibhotla do
we know about that? But more often than not a lot of people
will say to their co workers, they will say like well you know what I'm about also teaches us to be grateful. And this is found in the Quran as well. Well, that tells us in the Quran, Shahada Ramadan, the lady on the Luffy Hill, Khurana houden leanness, Yoda unity Min alhuda will Furqan financial hidden Inca Musharraf le Assam on incana Maria one Oh Allah suffering, very dear to me a yearning over you read the love of eco use while Are you ready to be qumola Rose when he took me to lay data only to Kabira la Halima Hidalgo calm while I let him touch guru.
So basically, to summarize, this verse is saying the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran, in which the Quran was revealed guidance and clear proofs. And so whoever witnesses this month, then let them fast it and whoever is ill or traveling, the let him make up the days at another time. You need to allow people to use Allah wants for you ease and Allah does not want difficulty for you so that you may complete these days and that you praise Allah and that you become grateful. The scholars of the past differed as to what is this gratitude referring to is this the fact that Allah gave you a license get to Allah gave people the opportunity to make up the fast if they're traveling
and l for sure, that we should be grateful for but there isn't that also said in general.
The fact that Allah subhana wa Taala has given all of us here sitting right now that you are alive right now witnessing Ramadan and fasting May Allah accept.
That is a blessing that cannot be denied. How many people have left us this year, only to live a few days before Ramadan and they were called back to Allah subhanahu wa taala. Brothers and sisters. Gratitude is the bedrock of what motivates us to worship.
And the reason being is that if you really understood the countless blessings that Allah subhanahu wa taala gives you that should propel you to gratitude to devotion and worship. It is the way of the prophets of the past that they had this noble character
Stick with having gratitude unless kind of what Allah says in the Quran. When you hear ilica what you learned in public law in a shakta panorama look, Walter coonan liminal ha serene belly la Faubert welcome mina shocky Allah tells Mohammed Salim when we have revealed to you and we have revealed just like we revealed to the previous prophets,
that if you were to commit ship worship other than Allah subhanaw taala all your good deeds would be pulverized and destroyed, nullified.
And that you will be among the losers belly laugh, Alberto. Camila shaqiri, but indeed, worship Allah subhanaw taala and be among those who are grateful.
Let's count Allah describes Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam in the Ibrahima Cana own method on Ethan Lila and Eva
was 1am ia camino machete Kim Shakira only unami estaba Hua Hua la serata Muslim. Verily, Ibrahim was a nation unto himself, a comprehensive leader, devout in his worship to Allah, Allah, Allah turning towards Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And he was not among the machete keen among the polytheist Shakira, and he was thankful of the blessings that came to him from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But then sisters, gratitude is the root and Arabic is Shakira to think, and that's what you know, you hear people saying shukran, or in Urdu Shukria, it's from the same word to be thankful. And the opposite of thankfulness is in gratitude. But the Arabic word is most interesting, because this word is the root of kasara of disbelief. And why is that so? Because when you are given a blessing and you deny the blessing, it is a form of disbelief, it is a form of ingratitude.
And so the greatest form of ingratitude towards a less bound data is by disbelieving in Allah subhanahu wa jal, the one who has given you everything for the qurani of gurukula surely Allah tech foo and Allah says no Quran, remember me and I shall remember you. And be thankful to me and do not be like those who are ungrateful. Do not be ungrateful to Allah.
Brothers and sisters, gratitude is not just about a nod a smile, a thank you and moving along. It is something that is deeply rooted in your heart, that whatever a blessing that comes to you, I acknowledge that this lesson came to you without any effort from your part, that if a love didn't bless you with that opportunity, you would have no chance of getting it.
Yes, you might have worked hard and studied hard, but who's the one that preserved your memory so that you could pass the test? You worked hard at your job, but who is the one that brings you your risk in the form of your paycheck?
Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us to be thankful because he himself also appreciates what we do. Even though let's count out it doesn't benefit from what we do. He doesn't increase him in in mind and power.
And unless one of his name is a Shaku
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How is Allah subhanho wa Taala shockula to the creation of Allah is appreciated appreciative of every good deed that you do. unless Allah doesn't say, Oh, it's something very small. Okay, whatever, from a young man, Miss Carla rockin a euro euro and whoever does one ounce of good, then he shall see you know, there's a level reward you.
The prophet SAW Selim tells us
of a man who was walking by a well
and he saw a thirsty dog. So he descended into the well and he procured water and put it in his shoe. And he gave the water to the dog and the dog drank it. What did the professor sell and say, fast? shakar Allahu Allahu Allah, Allah subhana wa Jalla thanked him for that almost kind of hotel, acknowledge that deed, that small deed that he did. And what did he do? He forgave all of his sins, forgive all of his sins and rewarded him
will not be coming here. My team Femina law, all of the blessings that come, it's from Allah subhanahu wa
rahmatullah la he used to say
that curonian for innotek raha shukran. Remember the blessings of Allah think, ponder, think back to those times, that you were asking Allah for something Allah gave it to you. Remember that because in its remembrance is
Brothers and sisters, how do we acknowledge? How do we acknowledge
this blessings that these lessons that Allah gives you? And how does it transfer to your action?
Science has proven research has shown that when a person is grateful to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, they have, they end up learning and developing empathy in their heart. So when you look at those who are less fortunate,
unlike the unlike the atmosphere that we are living in right now, where some people
espouse the view, that helping those who are in need, whether it is through government assistance or not, it is there mooching off of the system, they're leeches on the system. When you are grateful, you do not have that kind of arrogant attitude, looking at poor people with arrogance and disdain. I like as if they were all lazy, and you're the only one that's working hard over here.
And if you look in this Hadith, the angel came in the exact form. He came in the medical condition that this person used to suffer in to what to bring about some empathy because he experienced it, and that's what empathy is.
And yet, what did that person say? What did those two people say? Oh, Kathy era, I have a lot of responsibilities.
And when they're asked to acknowledge they can't, they say this is old money, I inherited this.
So brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to make a deal.
And I think it's very important that we learn this to memorize it and teach it to our kids the process of them used to say lahoma in De Luca philadelphi, Rod, water, Coleman Corollas hook Bell Misaki Allah I asked you, to give me the blessing of performing good deeds, and to abandon evil deeds to abandon sin will help build my psyche and the love of those who are less fortunate. Have gluco
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah I'm Dr. Mosley. Nabina, Muhammad Ali, he was a hobby he
presents sisters, after talking about the importance of acknowledging the blessings of Allah, and that acknowledgement of lessons of love comes from the heart that it's supposed to be something that you do and you remind yourself of, how do we make this characteristic in light of the month of Ramadan? Something that is practical knowledge, practical that you must, that you can do right now? I should know the Allahu taala on her she said. She saw the prophet SAW Selim praying long prayers at night. Not the Asia prayer, the the MLA, and not specifically Ramadan outside the Ramada until his feet would swell until his feet would crack. And she would say messenger of Allah, why are you
doing all of this one Allah has forgiving you your past and whatever that is to come. He said what I felt I could have done Shakira, shall I not be a grateful servant. So brothers and sisters, gratitude is tested in the way how you show it to Allah subhanahu wa taala. And the first thing you can do is by thinking of us kind of hautala on your tongue, and meaning in your heart, even if it is as simple as saying Alhamdulillah was shockula all praise and things is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The process Selim even tells us in a silent narration, that Verily Allah loves for his servant, that if he is to eat one more soul, and yeah, Kula Akela that if you see one bite of food
that he thinks Allah subhanaw taala for it, like with everybody, he says, Alhamdulillah and with every drink that he takes with every sip of water that he takes,
that he thinks allows pint of water Allah for it. Brennan's sister's
thinking Allah subhana wa Taala also requires
that you take the blessing that Allah has given to you
and to use it in the right way. Imagine if you gave someone $1,000 but instead of using that $1,000 to do something that is beneficial
They went and they gambled they gambled it all away.
They went and I don't know bought like 100 boxes of
like little Debbie's cakes or whatever like what is this? Why did you spend all this money doing that for
and so what about if a person uses the blessing of Allah, Allah tala for sin, malice para hotel Allah protect us.
Brothers and sisters in this month of Ramadan
great acts of devotion,
of prayer of faster. But if we look at the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was described as one of the most generous people cannon abuse on the law while he was setting them. He was a nurse. He was one of the most generous people. What can I add to my akuna feed on Yvonne and he was more generous in the month of Ramadan.
Well, kinda Android may akuna theorem avant pinedo call Who do you believe? What can I call houfy Cooley Lila can mean Ramadan for you, Daddy Sukumaran father Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enjoy to be at Mena regional masala. The prophet SAW Selim understood the great blessing of Ramadan.
And so every night he used to be visited by jabril. Allah he's an angel gabriel would review the Quran with him every night.
So you would think what does that have to do with anything? It's the fact that when you take these opportunities and you seize upon these opportunities,
you showed your thankfulness told us our child by what the pastor Salem is doing, and that is, he was so generous in the Ramadan that he is described as what
a beneficial cloud that comes and brings good. It's a metaphor that SLM brings so much good, like that rain cloud that brings rain to
Brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also narrated in a silent narration in which he says in the law karimun your head will come jawatan your head, Jude, Allah subhanaw taala is generous.
And he loves generosity. And Allah subhanahu wa taala is magnanimous. And when you say Jude in Arabic is not just giving in wealth, it means to be generous in every sense. Will you hit buma alila Club and he loves noble character, and he dislikes bad character wakrah Safa and he dislikes low a bad character.
When necessary, I want to end off with a story of the processor Lamb
of a woman that came to the processor limb and she gifted the processor lamb with a cloak, a mantle border.
And this Buddha was very, very nice. It had nice stitching to it. It had nice tassels on it.
For other hidden abuse a long while ago was a lot more damage and Eli fellow besides the pastor Selim accepted this gift from this woman, and he was in need of this quote. And so he put it on.
So one of the companions saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
yo rasulillah Ma, Sena, E.
O Messenger of Allah, how beautiful this is this cloak is
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The process Helen didn't say
Like, excuse me the gift given to me. He said, Now? Yes, he took it off. And he put it on this companion,
even though he needed it.
And so after the first incident departed, the companion said, Why did you put the process elements such a difficult position, you know, he needs it. And you know that if he would never turn away anyone that asks for anything. He said, I wished I saw the process and put it on. So I wanted some of that Baraka and I hope to be cloaked in it. And Brandon sisters, this hadith really teaches us about the true meaning of giving. And that is
we should give to our institutions, and we support our efforts.
Not just simply by coming and giving the things that you don't want. And unfortunately, not all massages, a lot of the massages have become dumping grounds. You have all these used clothes and old fridge that barely even works. Bring it to the machine. That's not
What donation is Allah? Allah says Lenten Allah rotten fecal matter Hippo, you will not achieve goodness righteousness until you give what you love. And in this example, the process lm loved it, and he needed this road, this cloak, yet to gave it and without any reservation we are supposed to make, to make us among those who are generous, we ask Allah to make us among those who are grateful. Whereas the less content you make us among those who acknowledge all of his blessings, we always count We ask Allah, Allah to make us among those who use his blessings in the right way. We ask for all the money that we are blessed with that we use it in the halaal method that Allah and His
Messenger have prescribed Roberta Tina for dunya Hassan Hassan Burkina Gabbana welcome us, Allah