Daily Reminders – Keeping Peace Within Our Homes

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Abdullah Oduro

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu made peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. The other day I was sitting in my dining area and I was reading and my son walked downstairs into the kitchen, walked in the kitchen, open the refrigerator, got what he wanted to drink, and then was proceeding to walk back to the stairs and I stopped him. I said, Son, I know we know each other and I know you've known me for a long time as a matter of fact, but give me salaams Let's give soleimani give it a try As salam o Alaikum. This is what I cinematical and I know he's saying that because I already know my dead we know each other. I mean, I'm just saying salaam aleikum. I'm so used to

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saying it but we have to realize that this was a salam wa Alaykum is adorned with a Hubbard's news about a loss upon without it being SLM. Therefore, he gives the peace to other individuals other other forms of creation, or we asked him to give us this Sam upon you. So when I say a salaam aleikum, may peace be upon you. I know all of us want peace in our households now being with this COVID-19 and even outside of the COVID-19 virus era timeframe. Do we want peace for our family members? We may want peace in our households. But do we want peace internally for each family member that each family member that we have, we want them to have this tranquility and ease no panic in

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their hearts or they have enough ease in their minds and their hearts to try their best to take the means in easing the panic or fear within other family members as Santa Monica. You know, when we wake up, we say that to our family members. And we have the intention. It is a dog. It's a dog you're making for them. You're asking a loss of kind of what Allah to bless them with peace and tranquility. There's a beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a Timothy it's on narrated by Timothy. And it's Hadith and hasn't in sha Allah. What's in your armor, he came to the province of the light of Islam and he asked him about fitness. If there is a time of fitna, what

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do we do now with the COVID-19. In our households, there may be fitna You know, there may be war not with guns and not with grenades. And not with fighting each other with with knives and weapons. But it's a different kind of fitna, it may be a family member that you've never wanted to speak to this time you have to speak to them. There may be some tension that's between you all and when you all walk past each other in the kitchen. It may start the process a little long winded was Selim gave this advice to Ahmed regarding fitna between people. But it's something general that we can use for link de linguistic meaning of fitna, because it takes place in any type of trouble that you may face

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on a communal level, or even amongst a group of people. The first thing he said was, I'm sick, I lay calisthenic. He said, Hold your tongue, hold your tongue, from what from saying things that could that could, that could bring the fire, make it hotter and make it bigger, right that could put some gas on the fire and make it worse, don't say something to your family member that you know will push their buttons. It may be the words that you use. And a lot of times, some of us think that we're slick, it may be the way that we say the words to that person. Because we know if we say it in that way, it'll just trigger something that will start an argument. Or it'll just trigger something that

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it may not start an argument. But it will it won't bring any Salaam to their hearts or to their minds. You know, brothers and sisters not talking about in Islam, I'm talking about siblings, many things that we say, especially the older siblings to the younger ones. We may say hurtful things to our younger brother, or younger sister, and may not even think twice about it. But it has a long lasting effect on how they live as human beings in the future. Now that you're home, so many times long periods of time, throughout the day. If you're sitting you're playing video games, or watching a movie, watch what you say to one another be considerate of the other individual. Think about if it

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was said to me, would I like it or not? This is what is very important for us to watch what we say. You know why the min jevelin ahaadeeth and tirmidhi It's a long Heidi, why them in general where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was telling him about a bobble head. He said hell I don't look at either of wearables. And he was asking, should I should I tell you not the good things, the doors to goodness. And then he mentioned some of the pillars of Islam. But then at the very end of it, he mentioned well I do look at Allah amalaki delich acqualina adalah cabbie, malarkey, Malik aqualisa. He said, shall I not tell you about that which controls and owns all of these things being these

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actions that we do from fast

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From prayer from sadaqa from charity which he mentioned earlier and why they've been Jebel he mentioned the promise awesome. Other believe melissani is a coup phallic ahead or I'm sick Anika he said hold this. have control of it. Take it over Do not let it overpower you. Right Khufu alayka had he took his tongue and he told him that and then what either Benjamin asked a question yeah and to be alone what in lemoore aha Luna the man at the movie, he said and barely we barely be held accountable from what we say. The prophets of Allah who it was sent Sallam said, Thank you, let's call him Wilkie Ahmad.

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He made it's an Arabic expression to show that you've been neglectful wake up think about this and why didn't he makes the statement? He asked him a rhetorical question. Well, how did you cook Vanessa? I live with Julie him while I manage him. Illa Hassan II do I listen to him? And will mankind not be thrown in the fire

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on their faces, and on their noses except what their tongues have reaped, reaped, meaning that you may have said something consistently to someone over a period of years that verbal abuse that has a long lasting effect on your children. And then you take them to a psychiatrist, a psychologist, what's wrong with them, there's something wrong with him. But when we dig deep or when a psychiatrist a psychologist or neighbor digs deep and looks and sees that it was the way you were speaking to them, this time that you're home with them. It may intensify. So be aware of what you say the second thing they promised a lot and it was something said what else is in beta? Oh, well

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Yes, sir cabbie took.

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He said and stay home. Looking at the COVID-19 now, we see that it is something that were ordered to stay home rather from this [???]ty.

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It is from an Islamic objective of preserving the knifes preserving the souls the bodies the health and even wealth. To stay home as a panel or the opposite is to be in the masjid to the best of your ability and be with the community. Now the obligation is to stay home, particularly depending on your app, but generally we can say generically it's recommended to stay home the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said what do you sack me to stay home and stay away from the fitna even scholars different difference of agree is it better to have Ursula to be away from the people in general, but we know with other proofs that depending on the situation, but in any case now with the COVID-19

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it's important for us to stay home in your during times of fitna to where it could be pandemonium and thirdly the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam said,

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what key Allah hottie attic and to cry over your sins. Now that you are home, please look at this as an opportunity. Do not look at it as everyone is destroyed. Do not say with your tongue at the dinner table. Everyone is destroyed. The world's coming to an end. We're all going to die. We're all going to get sick. What are we going to do with a look of worry on your face, especially the leaders of the household. Do not show worry and panic. Rather, when you are alone, and you are at home, look at your mistakes, and cry over your mistakes. So use this time that you have the second form of advice to implement the third. When you're at home alone Now, think of what you've done. evaluate

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yourself. have a purpose and let that purpose push you every single day to be humble. cry over your sins. This was an imperative verb web key if key cry over your sins. And if it's difficult for you to cry, sit alone and ask why.

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At least have some attachment to the one that created you intimately with him. Recall the mistakes that you've made that day and ask Allah to forgive you with a severe form of sorrow in your heart doesn't mean that if you don't cry, you don't have a soft heart. What it is expressing here is for you to express the need and love and deprivation of Allah's mercy to where that mercy will be exemplified in keeping you away from fitna individually within yourself with the battle between yourself and with your family. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us of those that watch our tongues may make us of those that stay home protecting ourselves and others as our civil responsibility and

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may He make us of those that cry over our sin sins.

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With reflection, redemption for renewal, a cinema akin to LA he already gets it. Thank you