Abdullah Oduro – Nightly Reminder 17-06-2024

Abdullah Oduro
AI: Summary © The importance of remembering Allah's name and actions is discussed, with recalling his name being a goal and an eye for action being a goal. The speaker emphasizes the importance of remembering God's name and using it to make actions, as recalling his name can cause hesitation and error. The speaker also discusses the importance of mentioning Allah's name for personal situations and the use of it to bring life to the household.
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Says in his book

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the gardens of the righteous in the chapter

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of the book of the remember the the

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virtue of remembering Allah.

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Narrated that the prophet

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And the prophet

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said,

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the similitude

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or the example of the one who remembers

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his lord and the one who does not

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remember him is like that of the living

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and the dead.

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And in a narration for Sahih for Muslim

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Hajjaj,

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he says the case of a house in

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which Allah is remembered

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and of 1 in which Allah is not

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remembered

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is like that of the living and the

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dead.

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So this hadith is interesting

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how ibn,

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Imam An Nawawi brought these 2 hadith.

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Because at first he says,

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The one that mentions Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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remembers Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. I remember the

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word zikr can mean mention

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or remember

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or thinks about. Right?

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So it they are in connection from the

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Arabic language

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because it is a form of recalling. And

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as a result of the recalling of the

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information,

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you do something about it. So you think

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of Allah

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you say

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And what's what's even more interesting than that

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is when you say the name of Allah,

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it will cause you to remember more things

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about what he has done.

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So if I'm thinking about the mercy of

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Allah upon my relative that has passed away.

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Right? I I say,

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So what do you say when someone passes

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away?

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Raheemahullah. Raheemahullah.

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What else do you say when a person

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You say, Rahimuhullah,

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and then you may say, SubhanAllah.

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Life was so short.

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Alhamdulillah,

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the way that he passed away, for example.

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Ola yarhamahu, and then you say.

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Right? You know, Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala. You

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think of another name of Allah Subhanahu, you

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think of something else. So the more you

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mention his name, it will cause you to

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think about something else, which will cause you

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to remember the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala again. And whatever you think about it,

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maybe something different, so you think of another

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name of Allah. This is pondering over the

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beautiful names of Allah, and this is the

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the goal of dhikr, part of the goal

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of dhikr. That when you meant you remember

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Allah, you remember something in your life, and

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you attribute it to a name. And this

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is what we can also always tell our

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children in salah. And even ourselves,

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what's one way that I can get my?

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You know, my mind goes different places when

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I pray.

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Okay? Those places that you are going,

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think of the name of Allah that's tied

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to that thing, and that will bring you

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back.

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That will bring you back. So remember we

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talked about this when was saying, even in

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your salah, shayta will try to get you

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away from the prayer. But he if he's

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not successful, you start to pray. Then while

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you're praying, he'll make you remember something that

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you were trying to remember before the prayer.

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While you're in your prayer, you're like, oh,

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yeah. That was the person that called me.

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I was supposed to call them back. It's

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not a haram thought,

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but it's taking you away from

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remembering Allah. So in that particular situation, that

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person that called me, what a what a

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blessed person. What a blessed individual.

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So you're thinking about the goodness of that

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person. What is someone that you don't like?

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Right?

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Someone that you don't like, then you think

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about it in their prayer. Oh, Allah, forgive

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that person. Oh, Allah forgive me and anything

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in my heart that I had bad towards

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that person. So anything in your prayer that

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takes you away, think of a name of

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Allah that's associated with that to bring you

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back to the prayer. And that is the

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that's the basis of of dhikr, remembering Allah,

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which will engender and bring forth an action.

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Inshallah. So when the prophet in his first

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hadith, he's talking about the one that mentions

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Allah, it is as though it is in

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the house, the temple of the body,

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right, within your heart.

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And then the next hadith is what?

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He said,

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the example of the house that the name

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of Allah is mentioned. And the house that

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the name of Allah is not mentioned is

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like the house between the dead and the

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living.

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So the one that doesn't mention Allah

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at all is like the dead

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and the living.

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What about the house

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that doesn't mention the name of Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala?

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So the one that has a house is

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like the dead and the living.

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Does that mean that there are people that

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are mentioning Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala?

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Is it possible that the house that is

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dead, it doesn't have any mention in the

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name of Allah?

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No. That's why Ibn al Khaim brings it

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even

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even know it brings it. Because the first

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one is like, the one that doesn't mention

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Allah

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compares to the one that does. And he

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says the house that the name of Allah

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is not mentioned.

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So that means you have someone within themselves.

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It's like they are dead because they are

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not mentioning Allah inside of them.

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What about the house? Because there may be

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one person, and the other people are mentioning

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Allah. So this particular person,

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there's no life in their hearts because they're

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not mentioning Allah. But his mother, his father,

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like our youth sometimes,

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the youth, they don't mention Allah Subhana Wa

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Ta'ala's name.

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Right? Or you'll find someone from a parent

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that has had a traumatic experience or whatever

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the case may be, they don't mention the

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name of Allah

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Right? But the house means that it could

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entail that it's more than

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exactly.

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More than 1 person. And that's more of

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a tragedy because now that house is dead.

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You realize that?

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So that is important because sometimes we say

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I'll never forget one of my mentors said,

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we want to have Islamic

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households,

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not houses

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with Muslims in

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it. What's the difference?

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What's the difference between an Islamic household

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and a house with Muslims in it?

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Remembering Muslims?

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Remember and listen to expound upon expound.

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Okay. So is that the Islamic household or

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the house with Muslims?

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Islamic. That's the Islamic Council. Practicing.

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Practicing. So what's a house what's a house

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with Muslims?

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Right.

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They're Muslims, but they're they really don't remember

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Allah and, like, don't care that much. Right.

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They're Muslims, but they don't mention Allah's name.

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They're not reading Quran. There's no Quran being

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recited. There's no Quran being

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played in the house. There's no

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YouTube videos at least,

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you know, of some Islamic content. There's nothing

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going on in the house that reminds them

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about Allah. And this is the parents' responsibility,

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especially with their young children. There has to

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be some remnants on the wall, something that

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they list they can encounter with their senses

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about the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Because if not, it would be like the

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dead home.

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And

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this hadith are Muslim.

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So it's very important that we as Muslims

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mention the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And sometimes we as parents, we do it

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within ourselves. We go to our room, we

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pray, the doors close, and our children are

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upstairs,

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and then we scream with them to pray.

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But it could be the living room is

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where we all come together

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and we pray together.

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Right? This is the way you can liven

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up the house and make and ensure that

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the name of Allah is mentioned with every

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individual in the household, therefore bringing life to

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the hearts and bringing life to the habitat.

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So may Allah make us to those that

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mem that mention him in secret and in

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open. May

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Allah allow the memory of his name and

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mentioning of his name to bring life to

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our hearts. May

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Allah maintain and strengthen and honor the life

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of the hearts of our brothers and sisters

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in Gaza and our brothers and sisters in

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Sudan and in Congo and in China and

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all around the world where they are being

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afflicted and being terrorized and being oppressed.

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