Thanking Allah For Your Blessings

Abdulbary Yahya

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Jumuah Khutbah by Shaykh Abdul Bary, delivered at the Green Lane Masjid on January 20, 2017.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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oh boy

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boom

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boom

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no

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one

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in Al Hamdulillah

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nama do an ester you know who and esta Pharaoh

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when Rosa Villa him and asurion fusina Vasa, Tia Melina Maja de la who Fela Malala one my little fella Heidi Allah

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eyeshadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allahu la sharika Allah wa shadow Mohammed Abu Rasulo

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yeah you alesina man otaku la haka to party. Wallah tomato

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tomahto Sleeman.

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Taco raba como la z holla taco mina

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wahala kamin has our jaha wahba Thurman humeri Jalan Kathy ro aneesa.

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What?

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Yeah, you will Edina mn otaku la kulu Colin said EDA Yoshi Kumar mama come Wakefield, la comunidad

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de la hora. Sula,

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Lima.

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Howdy.

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Howdy, howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. He was Alon

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Omar mo de to her wakulla modesetting

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Allah

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When there's change

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in the air,

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we turn back our clocks

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when the warm air of summer becomes chilly

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and the dreary skies come over our heads,

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we turn the clock back in our,

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in the UK

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on the last Sunday in October,

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we turn the clock back

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today

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in the United States of America,

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Americans will be turning the clock back

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more than 100 years.

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Why?

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It's Inauguration Day

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in the United States of America,

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it's the first day

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of Donald Trump's America

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100 years ago,

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people were judged

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by the color of their skin.

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They were not given the opportunities

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that others had because of race,

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religion, beliefs

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or just because of the color of a person's skin

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times change.

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times change.

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There was a lot of change that happened the last 10 years or so.

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When we listen to the news, when we read the papers,

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you hear about so much oppression.

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So much killing so much suffering in the oma.

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Yes, the oma in general, not just America is going through great challenges.

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But we as Muslims, we always

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have to be positive.

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And to try our very best to try to make a difference.

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When you see

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in the news, when you hear when you read the papers,

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we see that Muslims are suffering all over the place.

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And you want to make some change, you want to do something about it.

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What can we as Muslims, we're living in the West.

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What can we do?

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Well, first and foremost,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing those who are being tested.

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In Syria,

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in Iraq,

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in Afghanistan, Somalia and other places in the world.

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They don't have what we have, they are making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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For many of the things we take for granted every single moment,

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they are making dua

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for peace for a shelter over their heads.

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A person

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I met

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even said a couple of months ago,

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they didn't have food.

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And then

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when he first saw

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the piece of fresh bread,

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tears came down his eyes and he said for the last three months, we never had anything close to this.

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We

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have so much

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so much blessings.

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Yet we

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don't appreciate and we're not thankful for the blessings that we have.

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Allah subhana wa tada is testing them.

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Those who are going through difficulties

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and there are people who are put in situations

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that are unimaginable.

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A couple of months ago

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a close friend of mine went to a refugee camp.

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Not in Syria in Indonesia.

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A boats

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came into shore

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and they put fences around that boats in the became a refugee camp, a boat.

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They had fled from Mayan Mar

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which was

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called Burma before

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their villages were birthed.

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Young and old,

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were killed.

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A woman

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came, and woman came.

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Before I get to that, actually, at the refugee camp, my friend said, A man came with a young,

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a young baby, or toddler.

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And he said, This daughter here, but this young girl here is not my daughter.

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Her mother

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ran towards the boats

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that was about to leave shore.

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And they did not know, of course, whether this boat is going to survive or not. The borders were closed, and they had nowhere to go except for that open ocean.

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She came with a baby in her hand.

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But the boat was full.

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There were already people hanging to the sides of the boat.

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And she knew that if she were to return

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the likelihood,

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Allah knows best of her survival

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was very slim.

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So she said to this man who was on the boat, she said, Please take my daughter

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and take care of her.

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Imagine if that was if that were our sons and daughters,

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our children.

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This is what these are the situations that people are putting in the world right now.

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They're making dua for things we take for granted every single day.

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And Allah is testing them with difficulties.

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But what we fail to realize is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is also testing us.

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Allah subhana wa Taala says, when a blue condition we will highly pfitzner will Elena touriga room

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and we test you

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with bad meaning with hardships and difficulties. And goodness as a fitna

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are the blessings that we have

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is also a test for us.

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There are also trials and tribulations for us

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to see whether we're thankful for those blessings or not.

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And are we thankful for those blessings.

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Think about it.

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And think about the situation, or the people around the world right now.

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Sometimes

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we watch the news.

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And we're saddened

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by some of the things that happened.

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My son, this is when he was younger.

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He was younger.

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And it was dinnertime.

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My wife said to him,

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son,

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finish your food.

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And he still had a little bit left.

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He said she said finish your food.

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Do you know how many people in the world

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are suffering right now.

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In Iraq, and Somalia, this is what she would say to my son.

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And my son was he wasn't being

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quote unquote smart or anything like that. It was just the natural instinct of children.

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And he was very smart. He said,

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Mother,

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if I finish this, how is it going to help the children of Iraq

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and it took us we were taken aback.

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He said You're right.

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We're going to eat a little bit less.

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And we're going to try to save up. Then we're going to help those who are in need.

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And we're going to remember, we're gonna be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala by spending more of our wealth

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in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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there are people who are suffering

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and they're being tested, but you know, we are also being tested

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our tests

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Are trials and tribulations for most of us, of course, we all go through difficulties. But for many of us

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we have so much blessings that we don't

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think about.

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There are so many things.

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So many things we have,

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yet we still complain.

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Yet we still

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write about even posted on the internet saying that we have this problem and that problem. You know, most of the time the problem isn't the problem.

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More for most of us the problem the problem is thinking that the problem is greater than what it really is.

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And so

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how can we be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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being thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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requires us

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to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala often,

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but also use those blessings that he has bestowed upon us. In the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Let's talk to Russia, they come.

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You know, we, we think about their suffering and the difficulties of some people.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it's not poverty that I feel for you.

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It isn't poverty.

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But I what I fear is that the dunya will be opened up for you.

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Just like it was opened up for all the others, the other nations before

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and it will destroy you, just like a destroyed those before you.

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That's the trials and tribulations of prosperity.

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When we're thankful for something,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala increases it for us.

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When we're thankful

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for the health that we have, and we use it in the obedience of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala increases that for us, when we're thankful for the wealth that we have.

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And we spend that wealth in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah subhanho wa Taala increases it for us. When he Khartoum, Louisiana,

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if you were to be thankful, then I would increase it for you.

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And so

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being thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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requires us to use those blessings in the obedience of Allah. And that's why the scholars have said there's nothing wrong with amassing wealth in this world. Nothing wrong with it. There's nothing wrong with being rich.

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Let's do recoome dunya shuckers, the Maha

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anything of this dunya that you have, will not harm you if you're thankful for it.

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And that's why whatever you have, it's good to have money. But spend that in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have the opportunity. So whenever there is a need, let's say for example, there's a fundraiser for a mustard or for a school, or for those who are in need in the refugee camps.

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For the refugees leaving Syria, or those who have arrived in Europe, and they are in need,

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and you have that money, you have the money to help you don't have much but you do have some

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and they're asking you for help.

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When you spend your wealth in the obedience of Allah

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that shows that you're thankful for the wealth that you have. And that's when you pass the test when you use those blessings properly.

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The great companions of the pass, like Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allahu

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undramatic, no alpha North might have not found they had an abundance of wealth.

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Yet they use that in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala to help in the advancement of Islam and the Muslims.

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And that's why

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every single day

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we should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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we should make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us be thankful for the blessings that we have

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shall Islamic new Tamia Rahim Allah.

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He said,

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to amend to F F

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to a mult

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of da da. I thought and I was reflecting about the best do either perfect

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could make.

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And he said for either home and so, what I

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what I realized was, it was the door that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam TARDIS. alohomora a Neolithic Rica, worship cracker. We're hosting abetik

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and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to teach this to the companions. In fact, one time he said, um, why

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is the young wife in new ebook on? Well, I have,

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I surely love you.

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So you know, when you love someone, you want the best for them. Like he's telling him that I love you, and I want the best for you.

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So he's going to give him advice

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on the death of his heart, so that could it could benefit him in this life in the hereafter? And he said, falletta, under Interpol, Interpol. dubara coup de Sala, and don't ever do not leave or abandon

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this do that you should say at the end of every prayer, some of the scholars at the end of every pray before you say that the shepherd, but also other times also, Allah Khomeini, Allah the karika Oh, Allah helped me to remember you.

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You remember Allah, but you should always make dua, that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps you to remember him.

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Because no one can help you be righteous and pious and obedient to Him except he himself. So continue to supplicate that Allah helps you to remember him.

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And the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala is something that we can do at all times.

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Whether you're driving or you're walking, or you're working,

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you can always be in the state of the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is so important that he says I love you and I want the best for you. So continue and ask Allah subhana wa tada to help you remember him alohomora Neolithic cricket, wushu, cricket and also be thankful to you.

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We're hosting a biotic

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and of course we've been created to work to worship Him, and also to perfect

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to perfect our worship of you. Oh, Allah.

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What, how can we do that?

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Because there are some people.

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They're getting old in age.

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But their prayer is still the same.

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They still don't know what they're saying in their prayers.

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And the prayer, they haven't memorized

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any new ideas for the last 20 years in prayer.

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ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help you perfect.

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His worship and the perfection of worship entails that we

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worship Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely and correctly.

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Sincerely and correctly person he by the tick doing well and that's why Focus, focus on excellence in our prayer. In in there are acts of worship. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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ordered us to do this.

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After every prayer at the end of each prayer,

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to be thankful to ask Allah that Allah subhana wa helps us to be thankful to him.

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As for my love Narayan Rahim, Allah He said,

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Allah can be mula Zima to sugar Alinea.

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Continue to be thankful for your blessings

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that Allah Namah Tanzanite and our own for either la him because rarely is a blessing taken away from the people, and then it's given that

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that's why be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the blessings that we have that continue to be thankful for those blessings. If you're thankful for the money that you have spent it in the obedience of Allah, if you're thankful for the children that you have, teach them to be obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And whenever you are put in a situation

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where you're confronted with sins, and you're thinking about committing a sin or doing something that is displeasing to Allah, think about your blessings. Think about the blessings that Allah has given to us. How can we use the eyes that we

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Have

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to dis obey Allah subhanho wa Taala the ears, the faculty of hearing that Allah has blessed us with.

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How can we use that? In the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he has given that to us, how can we disobey Allah with them? It is he who gave it to us.

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And that's why when you are confronted with sins, confronted with a sin, like prophet Yusuf alayhi salam,

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when

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the wife of the Aziz came forward, we'll call it Hey Turlock

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here I am.

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And so he's, he's confronted with this sin What does he say?

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I seek refuge in Allah.

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No one can be saved from sin except the loss of except can save you from sin except Allah subhana wa Tada. seek help from him. And then what is profit use of say, Allah, Allah in the hora de Sena method, why? No not be in who Allah be? Surely Allah My Lord. And one of the two opinions and this is a stronger opinion. Robbie, here is my lord Allah subhanho wa Taala has been so generous to me. So Chi and Timmy has provided me with so much. So the profit use of is think of all the blessings that Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon him. Think about all the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us.

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He has given you so much. How can you be disobedient to a Lord that has given you so much

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so be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala in all situations in cases, but whenever you are confronted with a sin, think about the blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has bestowed upon you.

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Aku Luca was thoroughly welcome First of all, you know who who will vote for him.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa Atiba to limited in

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what are the Illa Allah Allah mean? Wa salli wa sallam Allah shadowfell ambia even more saline

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Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine

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ama bad yeah, you hola Xena mano de la Walton's or enough some epidemic.

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What's up law in the law habido Bhima Tama Loon.

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The greatest blessing

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given to us

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is the blessing of a man and faith.

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There's nothing greater than that.

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The blessing of Islam

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is the greatest blessing.

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We can die and our children can die of thirst and hunger.

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But if they have La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah than they will inshallah still be successful.

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And they can have the whole world and we can have the whole world that our hands. But if we don't have La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah then all of that is worthless.

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The greatest blessing that we have

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is our faith in our Deen in our religion.

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And that's why

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living in this society right now. In the times that we are living in right now.

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We have to hold on to those. We have to hold on to this lesson.

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We have to hold on to our Deen

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for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said there will come a time yeah tra comes a man acaba de la de Nicola COVID, Allah jammer. One who holds on to his Dean will be like one who holds on to burning coal.

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Can you hold on to burning coal?

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It's difficult.

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But that's your success in this life in the hereafter. Your success in this life in the hereafter depends upon you holding on to this Deen and you realizing that this is the greatest blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has bestowed upon us

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But how can we also be thankful for it?

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being thankful for it entails

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that we put it into practice.

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Put it into practice, learn our Deen properly, and then also share it with others.

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show people what Islam really is, in the time that we are living in right now, especially

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with the condition of the world right now where Islam has come to the forefront.

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People are speaking about Islam and the Muslims. Every single day, it wasn't like this 2030 years ago.

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But now it's come to the forefront.

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Which means that we have the opportunity

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to show people what Islam really is.

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And that's why we have to take advantage of this opportunity by being the best Muslim that we can be.

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To show people what true Islam is. And what is true Islam. true Islam entails that we become that we we have to be the best example for others, embodying the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah in our daily lives, following in the character learning from the character of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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That is why

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we have to be the best.

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We can no longer just be ordinary.

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We have to be extra ordinary.

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We can no longer just be different. People out there looking at us as being different. When we c'est la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah we also have to make a difference. And that's who our Prophet was even before revelation. When revelation came to him and he was running down that mountain. He said, cover me up, cover me up. His dear wife, Khadija radi Allahu Allah.

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He covered him up.

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And he said, I fear for my life. And he she's, she said, Bala hilarya Zico, Allahu Abba, but Allah would never humiliate to you. Why?

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Because you

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are kind to your guests.

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You enjoy and relations.

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You're always there. For those who are need. You're always there for the calamity stricken ones, meaning he was the best in character. And he was the most helpful of all of the people in Mecca. He was the most honest, the most kind, the most generous.

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That's who he was. And that's who we need to follow.

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That's our example, the best of mankind.

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And that's why the media will speak badly about Islam.

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They will say this, and they will say that, but you know what, it won't matter. And it doesn't matter. If we truly embody the teachings of Islam in our daily lives. If we are the best of people, the most honest people the most helpful of people, it will not matter what the BBC or CNN or Fox, they can say anything that they want.

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Because you know what they say? Your actions speak so loud, I can't even hear what you're saying. Your neighbors will know. You guys are lying in the media. Because I have a Muslim friend, a Muslim coworker, a Muslim employee, a Muslim employer, a Muslim doctor, and he or she is the best person that I know the most honest the most kind. And that's why Allah describes us.

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In all three gentlemen

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You are the best of nations brought forth for humanity. a moron I

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carry with me no Nabila.

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You enjoying that which is good and forbid that which is evil.

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But you because it's also because you believe in a lot of best.

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We have to be the most honest, the most kind, the most helpful. But when you look at reality right now, in a situation, the Muslims right now, that's not the case who are the most, sometimes the most deceitful, sometimes we lie, we cheat. We cheat even each other. And when we expect change, change will not happen.

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Unless we change ourselves in the law you might you might be

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hotter you like you might be unfussy him until they change within themselves alone without change what's out there unless we are the change that we want to see.

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And that's why we have to change and be the best.

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And embody the teachings of the Quran in our daily lives and show people what this religion really is. Be thankful for the greatest blessing

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that we have by embodying the teachings of Islam in our daily lives, and showing people who the true Muslims are.

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That's what we need to do. When we get out of here right now. After the prayer, Aloha, my Fitzalan Muslim Mina one Muslim adds one more me Nina one minute. I mean, who am What? aloha mattina fusina. Takahashi was the key hunter Hiraman Zika antibody you have him Allah, Allah who is an Islamic Muslim in Allah who marries Islam and Muslim in Allah Homer is an Islamic Muslim in with Alicia COVID missionary keen What da da da da in Robin Robin itfa dounia Hassan, Hassan joaquina Donna, in Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Nabi Yeah, Allah Xena amanu sallu alayhi wa salam o Taslima welcome sola.

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Law, one law what should one ILA no more shabanam Hamadan, Rasulullah yada salado

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cama cama Santa Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar

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and hamdulillah Europeans.

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Al Hamdulillah

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Sammy Oh honey man hamidah

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Aloha.

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Allahu Akbar.

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Allahu Akbar

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aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Wa Salaam. Alaikum wa rahmatullah.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Just a few announcements. Today's evening lecture is entitled Jamia kelim the most concise of speech and will be delivered by Shaykh Abu sohaib Alba. Some

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The lecture will take place after Isha

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is such as lecture after Shahs entitled duty of worship and will be delivered by Shakeel Mahmoud.

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