Daily Reminders – The Glass is Half Full

Abdullah Oduro

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah COVID Academy. The Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. Abdullah oduro I was on the phone the other day with one of the congregants at my Masjid. And he seemed a little upset. Whereupon I asked him, Why are you so upset? He said, because I spoke to my coworker the day before and he seemed very upset and angry. I said, Well, why was that? He said, because he started to talk about man, we got to work from home. I can't go into the job. I'm here with the family got to sit here all day with the family, cancel my trips, you know, this Coronavirus thing is just messed everything up. And he said no, that made me upset made me very angry. So why

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did it make you angry? He said because I mean, give a good word is something that we can't control and we should do our best to just stay at home and try to self quarantine. So in saying that, I said Mashallah, that's the exact attitude that we have to have. You know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in an authentic hadith, I don't Bahati. He said, Let let I dwell while I play it on. While you're a gibellini palu melphalan calomel fellow, Paula l kennametal. Eva, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, there is no idea what there is no transitive disease or contagious sickness, and laughter there is no belief that there are bad omens, like if the black cat

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crosses or black dog, what have you, then you should not proceed? Because if you do, it's bad luck. And Islam. We don't believe that. And then he said, Well, you're Gibney as blue. And a good word. Optimism amazes me, I love it. And they asked what is that? And he said, and kenema to buy Eva, a good word. The scholars have mentioned that this could be vocal, or it could be through our belief and our actions, to be optimistic, to be a person that loves to have hope in Allah and what he has given you, and hope and what will happen in the future. So whatever is in front of you, you have good thoughts about it, you think good of it. And Whatever may happen in the future that you don't

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know. For instance, you don't know if you may get tested positive, you may know someone that is tested positive, you have good hopes that they will pull through inshallah you make dua for them. Oh Allah, may Allah cure them. You know, you come to the museum that butts to hold on, inshallah, no problems in the Sharla. May this be a means of purification for you? You're optimistic. You look at the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he entered upon people that had a fever. He said, Let's to hold on inshallah, that this sickness, this illness, this pain that you are facing, will be an alleviation and expiation for your sins, when we look at that, and hacking, put

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something in front of you, and as an expiation, so looking at things and look at the brighter side of things, that the cup is half full, to the best of your ability, where human beings, that initial feeling that you'll have a fear of panic is natural. But what do you do when you make your salon in Charlotte or you make and you stop and think?

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What do I have control over? Who has ultimate control? Is my heart tied to him? His name's in his attributes of protection, of love, etc. There's a beautiful to add that he shall even Ottawa,

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the one of the grandsons of Zubaydah, vanilla one or the Allahu anhu. He mentioned that he said my father would not come home with food or provisions, except that he made this to our and it's a pretty long drive, but there's a portion that is so beautiful here. I want us to ponder over it in terms of looking at the bright side of things that he said Allahumma elephant's net net metal cat be Cooley Sharon, for us back now what I'm seeing them in hair, because the hair next to mama hair will come out to her honest look at her mama hat was shukra Oh Allah alfetta. net net metrica your net, your blessings have been found in every evil with every evil. So we asked you to make us of those

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that will awaken and that go to sleep at night with this NEMA. We asked you for the completeness of it and to be gratuitous with it. So look at how he called the shutter. He said with the shutter we see the NEMA when we see the evil, we look at the we look at the good. We look at the bright side of things. As a matter of fact, we understand that any evil that comes our way is a net map. And that's how we view it. So when you look at it in that way, your heart clings towards the one that has brought it towards you. And you know that it is either a test or maybe some type of expiation or punishment. But in the end of the day, we turn to Allah with hope and love. So with this time of the

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Coronavirus, we see it's spreading rapidly. We're taking the means but we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has control over all things whether you have been tested positive or you know someone that's positive or you're someone that is still Mashallah not tested positive. Have your heart try your best to have your heart clean. To the Creator of all things made last month to bless you will ascend on ya.

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Welcome to learn buddy cats. Thank you