Which Of The Blessings Of Your Lord Would You Deny

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The importance of the Oxford road lecture and thanking oneself for their actions is emphasized. The speaker discusses the loss of their father and the importance of gratitude towards Islam's creator. They also emphasize the need to be mindful of small small changes and use small small changes in body temperature to avoid overwhelming one's body. The importance of thanking individuals for their actions and helping people through difficult times, such as war or poverty, to achieve their potential. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of not asking for hardship and offers advice on how to handle it.

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To this afternoon, the title of the lecture would be which of the favors Oxford road will you deny?

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The lecture will be around one hour, including q&a. So, one important truth is please turn off your cell phone or keep it on assignment more difficult to talk. Quit while of the Shahada. Barry is born in Vietnam and immigrated with his family to the US at a very young age.

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So after grad school after graduating from high school, he left to to Medina to study Islam at the Islamic University of Medina. After graduating, graduating from the Islamic University of Medina Shahada, he returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the Oman charity organization in Vietnam. Shahada various currently the Imam of Masjid genuine Muslim in in Seattle, he also holds the positions of President of the child refugee community and the Islamic Center in Washington. And I would like to thank all the organizers for this lecture this afternoon. And without any further God

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thank you.

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when I was totally unforeseen, I will say yes, yeah. Melina, may the Allahu Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah.

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way I'm feeling la cama de novo, we may have a la hora Sula, who, if I was an AVI Am I back

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the blessings that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has bestowed upon us our abundance, and just by reflecting upon the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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raises our Eman gives us makes us thankful to Allah Subhana Allah.

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how can we?

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How can we be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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What should we do?

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Many of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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they will promise paradise

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and they will people who are walking on the face of this earth.

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But the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had already mentioned

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that they will they will enter Paradise.

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Now if we were in that situation,

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most people by the way, they think just you know there there are 10 who are promised paradise now there are many who are promised paradise.

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In fact over 1400

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who took the pledge under the tree,

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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said none of them. None of those who took the pleasure under the sub muratore will ever be touched by the Hellfire, which means they're the people who are promised paradise, whom Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with they are pleased with Allah Subhana Allah Allah.

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And so when they received these

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these glad tidings promise of Paradise, like the people above it, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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said they do whatever you Allah somehow looked at the people of others, they do as you will,

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for DD has already forgiven your past and future sins. So these were great blessings.

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And if we were put in a situation, some of us What do you think we would do?

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Maybe we would say party time guys, like you know,

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but the companions are even more

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strong in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala because they were thankful to Allah Subhana Allah

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and part of being thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala is increasing in your worship of Allah Subhana Allah

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and that's why the Messenger of Allah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was

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he used to pray

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he used to pray until his feet were swollen.

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Is the praying to his feet were swollen. And I Chateau de la vida feeling

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compassionate towards her husband. He said Allah has already forgiven your past and future sins.

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Why are you standing up here like, like this to the point where his feet were swollen? So what did he say? He said, FLR Guna absentia? Should I not be a faithful servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Which means that when you're thankful to Allah for anything that you have,

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you use those blessings in the obedience of a loss of power.

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And so what's the greatest blessing?

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The greatest blessing is the blessing of Islam.

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The blessing of guidance, and that's why from the very, very beginning,

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when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received

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the first verses.

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The first few verses in Ecuador, this mirrabooka the hell up in Surah, Allah,

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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received those received that revelation

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that at that moment at that time,

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he did not know until he went to see one of the

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one of the NOFA.

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And after that revelation, after hearing the good news, from Laura Baraka, Bulova, he, of course, wanted to change the situation, because as anyone with a good heart with a pure heart, when they see an evil, they want to change it, but how can he change it as a person.

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And then when he received the verses from the cable in the cable era, and I told him that this was an inspiration, this revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala, just as if this was the same inspiration that was sent to Moses before.

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It made him happy, because this is what he wanted. He wanted to change people for the better and contribute to the society. But

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how is he going to do it?

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And so realizing that a lot of harrowed has chosen him now has given them revelation. He's yearning to receive further instructions.

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yearning to see further revelation, but there is a section there's an air there's a time,

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which the scholars of Sierra they call it the cessation of Revelation.

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There were days weeks, some of the scholars even up to six months, some of the scholars mentioned that this was a time of cessation and Revelation, in which no revelation was revealed that people were making fun of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they, they were making fun of him, they said, has your shaytan abandon you?

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And woman came by the Messenger of Allah sallallahu. He was, as you say, thought, abandon you, or Mohammed.

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And it was a very difficult time for the messenger.

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People are making fun of him.

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maybe some people might think that, hey, you know,

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maybe all of that really didn't happen, right? You might think some people got to a point, if that occurs, maybe it was just psychological.

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But there was something that was pointed to the fact that it wasn't psychological. It didn't happen. It wasn't something you just saw, is in a cave.

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And you saw the orientalist. Of course, they see this and that he's seeing things and so forth. Know what, there's something that he saw that something that happened.

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When the revelation was revealed, he was squeezed very hard.

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To the point where he said Hector, Bella, Minnie and Jasmine, until I almost lost my breath, till he almost died, in other words,

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and then he released and he did this again,

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recite, of recite, and then of course, the revelation came, but he squeezed him so hard

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that the pain from it remained.

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So you might think it's psychological, but you feel touch yourself. And hey, you know that it did happen. There's physical evidence that it actually did happen.

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And so it was a difficult time for the best in different areas. Because people were making fun of

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people were making fun of him. And so the story got up in Mecca.

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And then,

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after a period

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of difficulties of waiting

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Loss of handle with that and then reveal the sort of the verses one after the other one after the other.

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Amongst them yeah.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala also mentions, reveals surah

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in which Allah Subhana Allah says

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well as a loss of Hanover says by the foreknown well lately the surge and by the night when it covers

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the world and peace in the by the night when it covers malware,

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what dakara buka? Wha Allah? Remember they were saying that he has been abandoned? Maybe Allah has about no matter what the icon of bukoba on your Lord has neither abandon you. Notice he dislike you

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to hire your own, like Amina? Oh,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us Prophet, indeed the Hereafter is better than this life. Well, so far your

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book sobre la, surely we will give you that which will please you know, there was we will, what he was looking for all the things, Allah Subhana Allah will give him that which was, which will please him that a loss of Hannah reminds him of the past of who he was before, allowed the idea to get the man

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Where did he not find you an orphan? And they sheltered you? Well?

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And did he not find you a stray here doll here? It doesn't mean he's off the path of Islam or anything like that? No, it means that the Sharia and the revelation and so forth didn't come to him yet. He was looking for looking to do to do something, to find something to change the people to to find that to find that which will help the people he believed that a lot. He never committed any shift or anything like that. never did anything that was inappropriate. And that's why the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is considered that which is a before revelation after revelation, because he was protected from a very young age onward. And that's when he's when Allah

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says we didn't find you Australian guided you mean we get we guided you, we gave you instructions and so forth and the revelation that came afterwards, when you did not have all of this before? Well, I did.

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did we not defined destitute? We didn't we not find you destitute? And we enriched you. We most people don't realize that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived in a time when he was young days. He lived in poverty. He lived in poverty, he lived with his uncle. And I thought it was a bitch. He was very poor. But the message of the loss of a lot so because of his kindness, because of his characters, good character. He contributed, he helped out in the finances, even the house. And that's why he was at that age, when even from when he was very young. He said, there has not been a single profit, except that it used to be a shepherd.

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And so the companion said, even your messenger of Allah, and he said, yes, even me, I used to take care of the flock that belonged to one another, the restaurant has of Mecca. And so he used to be a shepherd also, we shot being a shepherd is it isn't like, a job that's praiseworthy, or anything like that, this is something that you take is, you know, it shows the humbleness and humility in that job. So he wasn't, he was destitute, he was very, very poor. And so a lot of hands, reminding him that he used to be used to poor and used to be an orphan, then it was somehow enriched, you know, gave you when he when he married her da da, da, da, da, da. She was one of the richest people.

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But she was one of the richest people in america. And it gave him the opportunity also to use those resources for the Dow and in Allah Subhana. Allah says,

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Remember, you're an orphan as for the orphan, do not, do not repel them or do not,

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you know, be harsh towards them. As for the orphan, do not be harsh towards a mess.

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And as for those who come begging or asking, chide them not

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being matira because of this, and as for the blessing of your Lord, proclaim it.

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For the blessing of your Lord proclaimed, what is the greatest blessing?

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The greatest blessing is Islam. And if you're appreciative of that blessing,

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then you also call people to Islam also, you live as a Muslim as an example. And you want to share that. As for the blessings of Allah, the greatest blessing we have is

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Islam and so you have to apply it and use it in your daily life. If you want to die as a Muslim, you have to live as a Muslim. So we have to live as Muslims. And we have to call people also to this Deen and so, the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah, our abundance, we can you can count them and you will not be able to enumerate the blessings of Allah subhana wa Tada. But

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we also when you are one of the things that we can do,

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when we reflect upon the great blessings of Allah Subhana Allah.

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That's where a lot more reminds us.

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That'd be a

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beacon that to get the band and which are the blessings of Allah Do you deny? Allah mentions the blessings over and over and over again, different blessings, different blessings? And then Allah subhana wa Taala reminds us of which of these blessings Did you deny me, because of these great blessings, you should remember to be thankful to Allah and be obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so that's one way to avoid and to stay away from sins, is to remember the great blessings of Allah Subhana Allah, because you remember when you think about the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah, you think of how merciful Allah Subhana Allah that is towards us. And so you think to yourself, how

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can you be an OB disobedient to the one who's so kind to you? And so if you are confronted with since this is one way to abstain or stay, keep yourself strong and abstain from sins, when when ways to think about the great blessings of alignment, give some examples of chocolate

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and I'm going to be a story first, okay.

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But three years ago, this is an athlete it was in the New York Times

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a man

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a man finds finds out that his wife needs a new liver

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needs another

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kid as a kidney, kidney, right? You have two

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kidney, new kidney

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and so

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he, you know, his wife is sick.

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And she needs a kidney transplant.

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And it so happens that his his kidneys, blood type, whatever, all of that matters.

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And so this is why I couldn't find a donor to donate. Like

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I would donate my kidney Of course you can. You can have one and still survive, right? It's I donate my kidney. And you're thinking Mashallah, right? Like he's donate his own kidney, This, of course, they're not Muslims, okay.

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In New York, he says, he said, I'll donate my kidney.

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And so the operation happens and Mashallah.

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She had part of him.

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What a love story.

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She's alive.

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Of course, by the word of Allah Subhana. Allah by the kidney they just gave to get to his wife. Now,

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if you look at this couple, how much more thankful Do you think the wife should be?

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When the wife didn't clean did make dinner or anything like that before? She should be doing all the time now. Right? She's alive because part of him like is he sacrificed his own kidney for her. She should be so obedient to Him now. So much better towards him.

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One year later.

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He finds out that she cheated on him.

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And of course, he divorces her.

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And then he says I want my kidney back.

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It says I want my kidney.

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And of course she can't give the kidney back. Right? She can't give his kidney back. So hey, you're in America, everyone. Sue's everybody. Right? So you Sue's her for the kidney. Like, you know, and you know what? They brought her to court. And he won. I think he won one point. It was either 1.6 or 1.4 million. He won.

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But the point of the story is that

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because of that kidney, right, she should have been so much thankful, so much more obedient, so much more kind to her husband. But when we think about ourselves,

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a loss of Halloween has given us everything.

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Our eyes and ears, everything that we have from head to toe and everything that we have around us, is by the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala as a blessing, and the bounties of Allah subhanho wa Taala endlessly give it to us. We take many things for granted. We don't realize how great some of these blessings are. We don't take advantage of but if we reflect upon those blessings,

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Then it should help us be more obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because how can you be all this obedience

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to a Lord, that is so merciful towards you, who has given you everything that you have.

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And that's why

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the Prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, by the way, tonight, we will be speaking about the story of Prophet Yusuf in the masjid.

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And will elaborate more on this and also other points also benefits from it. But what prophet use of

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the Prophet Yusuf

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is confronted

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with since

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the wife of the disease,

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tries to seduce him.

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And what does he say?

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The first thing he says when she says, well, Allah somehow says, we're bad at high tech. And he said, and she said, high tech, high tech is it means, you know, come over here, come on, or in other words, you know, maybe in modern terminology, most of you with me, let's get

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either. So she's ready, or in an era to look, I have prepared myself adorn myself boring. She's prepared ready, and she's the one that's asking.

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She's asking to do this fight.

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This city send committees in. And so what is he saying?

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He says,

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the first thing you do is you seek refuge in Allah Subhana. When you confronted with since the first thing you have to realize is no one can help you.

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Accept the loss of power. So you seek refuge in Allah subhana wa tada you make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you remember the greatness of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And then, you remember the great blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In rugby.

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Surely he, some of the scholars and this is speaking about his master know, the stronger opinions and know who indeed he a lot of them are other law and know a lot of B sentiment, why last panel that has made my stay comfortable has provided all this for me. In other words, it has given me so much blessings. So when you think about the great blessings of Allah Subhana Allah in terms of in terms of what you're confronted with sins?

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Are you thinking about disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. Think about the blessings that Allah Subhana has bestowed upon you. Think about everything that you have, think about the health, the wealth and everything that you have. So that you will realize, hey, how can I be this obedient to the Lord who has been so kind to me? Who has given me so much? Who is provided for me, so merciful towards me, I've been disobedient before but he's still, he's still giving me all of these blessings.

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And so by thinking of the great blessings of Allah,

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it should help us to abstain from the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he says, in our in

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the moon, surely, in no life, when you think about the consequences of sins, you don't want to trade, a little bit of pleasure, you know, just a temporary pleasure for eternal happiness, or eternal happiness. And so

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think about those things. Think about the great blessings, as well awesome. Hang on a minute is over and over again, of the abundance bless the abundance of the blessings that Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon us. And one of the great blessings that sometimes we don't even reflect is there are two blessings that we tend to not realize the greatness of it. And that's, those two blessings are mentioned by the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Hadith. In Sahih Bukhari, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Mata Mata boon amfi Hema Candido made ns two types of blessings in which most of the people are Mahmoud, what is my mom? What is when you don't know the value of

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and you squander it. Or if somebody cheats you to the point like say, for example, you have, let's say a child a child has, he has inherited inherited a let's say a BMW. So his father and his mother let's say they're not there anymore. And so the uncle comes and says to the Father, to the child, says, Hey, now Hey, nephew, you know that, of course in Islam is not permissible. I'm just trying to give you an example. He goes, Hey,

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I got two bags of ice

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two bags of ice cream. If you give me the keys to that car, I'll give you both bags. Like he's four years old, okay? He doesn't know the value of that car. And so he says, really? You mean you didn't give me both bags? Yeah, if you take the keys, he didn't care less. He doesn't realize if he sells that car, he could buy all the ice cream in town.

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So he's been born, because he doesn't know the true value of what he has just gotten. He just got cheated. For us. We get cheated all the time. We cheat ourselves actually. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Now I'm attending the one of the

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two blessings that Allah subhanaw taala gives to us, that we are we cheat ourselves, we don't know the true value and we squander it we wasted. So how to wait for our

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health and free time, the time that we have, the time that we have, a lot of times, especially with the health that we have, we don't realize

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that our bodies, our bodies, martial law, like everything is running so perfectly.

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All of these little things that are working.

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And if there's anything, just a small temperature change in our bodies,

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immediately we felt we feel sick.

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But everything is fluid with our blood flow and our body temperature. It's so perfect. It's amazing.

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And this is a great blessing from Allah, that when you're healthy.

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We don't realize it. That's why the Arabs they say, so tarjan Allah, who's a

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layer who illamasqua he said, health is a crown on the heads of those who are healthy. No one sees this crown except the sick.

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Only the sick people they see it. So when the sick people are looking at us right now we have a crowd. And they would give anything for just to be healthy, just to feel normal, just to feel normal. But they can't. And so that's when we don't realize this great blessing. We don't realize the blessing that Allah has given to us, you know, I'm pretty sure all of us we eat ice cream, right? And you get this, you get this cold rice, whether they call it to rain freeze, you get this brain freeze.

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And it hurts a lot, right?

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Imagine if that continued on. And

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you know, the reason why you're able to handle because you know, it's gonna end in a few in a few seconds, it's gonna be over. But just that small change in temperature. And you will not be able to function

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you'll be in such great pain.

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That's just a small change in temperature when the changes, the blood flow has gone up where the head is cool, did that just a little bit? A few seconds only.

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And that's why we should be thankful. How should we be thankful to Allah

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for something like that? Well, if Allah subhanaw taala has given us anything.

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We should use those blessings, to be thankful we use those blessings in the obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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That's how we should be thankful. So the law gives us wealth.

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If we want to be thankful for the wealth that Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon us, then we use that wealth in the obedience of Allah Subhana and it has given us health. That means we are able to stand up and worship Allah and fast and go to the masjid. And we have helped them we use that health that we have in the obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's how we show that we're thankful to Allah. And that's why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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when I said Why are you standing up until your feet are swollen? He said FLR Guna. optician Cora, should I not be a faithful servant of Allah and others Allah has given me so much. He has made me a prophet and messenger.

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He has guided me, he has enriched me. He has took me out of poverty.

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Should I not be thankful to Allah?

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And so should I not stand up and pray until my feet are swollen

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and thankful to our last panel? So sometimes, if you have if you feel like

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if you feel like you're,

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you know, you're not motivated to worship a lot

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Think of all the great blessings that Allah has given to you.

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If someone were to give you,

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you know, if you were sick,

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if you were sick,

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and then someone, were to take care of you and help you so much, and they go the extra mile to help you. And then when you're here,

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what do you do?

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you're thankful to that person, right? Even whenever they need something, you're always there for them. When they ask you to do something, you're here straightaway. Let's say that person was so helpful to you. It helped you so much give you so much when you were in times of need. And then they say,

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brother, can you? You know, I really, I can't go to the store right now. Can you go to the store for me? And it's like 12 o'clock in the middle of the night. Right? And then you remember, wow, you know, he was so nice to me, at 12, not at 12 o'clock at two, three o'clock, he was next to the bedside, in the hospital. When nobody was there.

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Right now I'm going to go.

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I'll go and I'll buy whatever he needs from the store at this time with you, because he can't go.

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And so but Allah has given us so much. Allah does not need us. No. But he wants us to show that we're appreciative of the blessings. He wants us to be thankful and the way to be thankful is to be obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so

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this whole life,

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all the time, no matter what happens to us,

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a believer is in a state of being thankful. And in the state of being patient.

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Every state is good for the believer.

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That's what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said,

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he said ajibade

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strange is the affair of the believers. Mr. ages are further believers, in the Abram kulu higher, everything that happens to him is good for him.

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Well, I said Africa is a remote man. And nobody has this. This nobody is in this state was given this except for the truth you

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either saw, but was sama Chaka Khan highroller.

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if something, if a calamity before if something good happens to him, he's faithful, and it's good for him. He's thankful. And it's good for him. And if something bad happens to him,

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you know, calamity befalls upon him, his patient, and it's good for him. So in either case, it's always good for him.

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And a lot of how do I test us?

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He tests us with poverty, and prosperity, to see we're thankful for the blessings of Allah. And you know what the harder test is. The harder test is the test of prosperity.

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Why? Because in times of poverty and hardship, people are more likely to return to Allah. But in terms of ease, people tend to forget a lot. But most people don't realize even in times of ease, you are being tested by a law.

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You are being tested by a law, but tested with prosperity. So when you see someone standing up in the masjid, and they're asking brothers, there are some brothers who are in need. There are brothers who are in need, can you guys please, you know, help out with you know, because the, there's a calamity that occurred here, there. And so at that moment, there are people like, for example, in Syria and other places, they're being tested with poverty and hardship, and war, we at that time, and also being tested with prosperity. So when you're being asked to help,

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you're being tested at the same that moment also, are you thankful for the blessings that Allah has given to you. And if you are, then you start using those blessings in the obedience of Allah, and you remember your brothers.

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And that's why one of the characteristics of the believers is that they spend in times of hardship in these allatheena you have your own affairs sobre la, but wait, sometimes a normal dog, it gets overboard, right?

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The idea that this must it needs something, okay. And then somebody gets up and says, you know, we need to donate for this machine. We're gonna build a budget in North Vancouver or wherever it is, and they're asking for donations. Okay, you give stuff. Next week, somebody says, you know, there's a famine in Africa or in Somalia. And, you know, we need to we need to dig wells and so forth and help them out.

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the next week, another organization comes in, we need this and we need that next week a school comes. Next week, another kid comes, next week, this particular organization for for orphans and wells and poor people, and all kinds of things are happening. Who would I give to?

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When does it stop? Well, you might ask yourself, who do I give to? And when does it stop?

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I would again to those two, before I got three other weeks, I already gave everything I already gave to those, that the other two organizations that came before you. So who do you give? And what do you give? And how much do you give?

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The answer is in the Quran.

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Allah Subhana Allah says, We're mementos upon our home.

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And from that which we have provided for them, we spent they spent, you know what that means. It means as long as you still have money in your pockets,

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as long as you still have money in your bank account, as long as Allah is still providing for you, you expect, you don't stop.

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Even if it's just a little bit you give as much as you're able to, but you spend that you continue to spend in times of ease, and in times of hardship,

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because it's showing that you are appreciative of the great blessings of Allah subhana wa.

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And allow only increases it for you it's a test for you is the one that gave it to you to start with.

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And why does he not give to them directly?

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The reason is, because he's merciful towards you. He wants you to get the reward, he can set it straight towards them, and now go through your bank account.

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And so anytime you are being asked, if that's a test from Allah, but we don't realize it's a test of prosperity.

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And those tests are great. It's difficult also, we don't realize that when you don't realize you're, you're being tested,

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then it's hard to it's hard to pass. But we are being tested by Allah Subhana Allah. So the blessings of Allah, Allah think about the blessings,

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the abundant blessings of Allah Subhana Allah has given to us from ourselves, our family, the air, we breathe, everything around us.

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We have to use if we're thankful for the children that we have,

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that we have to teach our children

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to be obedient to Allah. So

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we have to teach our children

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to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala correctly.

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We have to let them teach them to memorize the Quran. And be good to other people and apply the teachings of Islam in their day to day lives and make that effort. If we're thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for our children, if we're thankful to Allah somehow for our wealth, then we spend it in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And if we do so, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will always increase it for us.

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In the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he said

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deep inside ohare

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he said either Safar lab

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in SF.

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Either Mattila de la Safar gooty, Bella Vista Makana yamano mo Cayman, so I A

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when a when a service when a service

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is his secretary is traveling. Allah writes for him

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a lot of records for him.

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That which he used to do before he became sick. And before he traveled.

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What does that mean? That means if you used to always pray in the masjid

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and you always prayed, Sunnah, prayers, now you're traveling,

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or now you're sick, and you can't fast.

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And you can't do that he can't retire. So you can't wake up for the night prayers I used to remember these two. Get up, you don't have time to or you don't have the energy to recite the Quran like you used to before.

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Allah subhana wa tada out of his graciousness, and mercy records for you whatever you used to do, before you became sick.

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And before you travel,

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that's a great blessing of a lesson. Why? Because and this is something that's very important because we don't know.

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We don't know when we're going to be sick.

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And sometimes you don't know when the difficulties cuff, where you're not able to worship a loss of hair like you normally do. But if you are always worshipping a lawyer, you always try your best

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In times of ease, a loss of habitat in times of hardship gives you that same reward. And then whatever you do during that time is just extra.

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Because whatever you did you already got. So when you become sick, when it comes to good deeds and so forth, you know, you have your Don't worry, you have your Social Security

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you have here after with the good deeds, also, whatever you used to do before, but if you didn't do much before, the you're not going to get much neither.

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So you never know when sometimes you know, a person goes home, and he gets in a car accident or they have the villa and we never be able to move with

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the viewer, always obedient to Allah before go to the master demon, if you can't go to the masjid now, Allah somehow still give you that same anywhere.

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And if you're thankful to Allah Subhana Allah that in terms of ease,

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Allah will be there for you in times of hardship.

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Be thankful of all the blessings of a lot that He has given to you. In terms of ease, he'll be there, the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah said, to our feed a life and our heart, the RF coefficient, no Allah in times of ease, and you will know your times of hardship.

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mean others be thankful to Allah in terms of ease, and in times of hardship, Allah subhanho wa Taala will be there for you.

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And so the blessings of Allah,

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Indeed, if you were to enumerate the blessings of Allah, you would not be able to do so

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we sit down and we calculate everything that we have, we would not be able to do so you just say you try one day, and you endless blessings.

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And sometimes,

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you know, some people, especially without Muslims, they always ask, and I speak to the non Muslims. Why would you say that God is so merciful?

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Why is it that they are people who are born

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without this? And without that? And why is it that people are suffering, even though their children are the, you know, they have nothing wrong? And why is it that they're suffering? Why?

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Of course, it's by the wisdom of Allah, but it's also to let us realize, and wake up and appreciate the blessings of Allah Subhana.

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When they are people who are born without an eye, or they can't see, and you have two eyes, then you save hamdulillah that Allah has given that to you, because there are people who don't have that. And then when you come out of your house in peace, you have your family, you're not worried about people trying to shoot you or kill you in life is not as thick when you come out of your house, like the people in Syria, in Iraq and so forth. They said hamdulillah you think are lost for that? thank Allah for the great lessons of Allah

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all the time. So some of these things are occurring.

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Might not occur to us right now. But it's to wake us up also. And then when it happens to us, if we're not thankful, then at that time you raise your hand to Allah, Ya Allah Ya Allah. Hey, if you're quick to respond to Allah, that when you need Allah is there for you.

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So remember those great, the great blessings of Allah Subhana Allah, so shall we ask Allah Subhana Allah t increases in our blessings and he asked us to deviate as for all hardships and trials and tribulations of this life in the hereafter give us the best of this life in the air. We should never ask for hardship you never ask for. But if it comes to the front, we struggle. So inshallah leave the rest of the time that we have any any questions