Breaking out of quarantine – reflections from the outside – Abdur Raheem McCarthy

Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

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The speaker discusses the importance of protecting oneself during the current lockdown and being mindful of one's behavior. They emphasize the need to take precautions to protect oneself and their families, as well as to act upon the advice of others. The speaker also highlights the need to train oneself and avoid scratching their faces during the lockdown.

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I've broken out of the quantity. And I don't have a medical mask on. And that's because my mind is strong. And I've made to

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rely upon Allah. Is this a correct way a Muslim should think, what is the meaning of tokens, the meaning of token reliance is that we take with an SBR we take with the means that will help us achieve our goals. Look at the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, what he did when he made him to all of the precautions and all the things he did to make sure that his hijra, his migration was successful. The reason I don't have a medical mask, and the reason I'm outside, first of all, it's a necessity, I came out for necessity. And the reason I don't have a medical mask on is because most of the professionals, they say that it doesn't do any good if you're not sick, only the ones who are sick,

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it's good for them. That's why I haven't put it on. So if we really want to rely on Allah subhanaw taala we take with the means that teach us and how we can protect ourselves, and we have to act upon them as Muslims. This is what it means to have to work relies upon Allah said that so many Muslims still don't have a proper understanding of what it means to have to occur reliance upon Allah. When Almarhum Hapa when it was said to him when he refused to enter into the land of the plague of the throne, they said, Are you running away from the father of Allah, and he said, no funeral Malcador Illa Cadila we run away from the culture of Allah, to the culture of Allah, because Allah, he's the

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one who ordered us to take with us, Bob and the means to protect ourselves. This is the understanding that a true Muslim has have.

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So many people are bored, and they're saying they can't handle this lockdown, and hamdullah there's so much benefit in isolation, we just have to focus on how we can benefit from our time, and we're going to find we're going to leave this lockdown inshallah as better Muslims as better individuals if we benefited the time, or we're going to go crazy, but the issue is were locked down. So we have to be intelligent, we have to benefit from it. The other issue that we're facing these days, it might be even more difficult, though, than the lockdown itself, is the reality that we honestly don't know what's going on. We're being told this and that. And we're being given information from

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governments and news agencies that we know have been lying to us for years. And there's one of three possibilities. Either they're telling us the truth, or they're lying to us, or the situation is actually worse than what they're telling us. No matter what the situation might be. It's upon us to take our precautions in order to protect ourselves to protect our families, and to protect our societies to rely upon Allah subhanaw taala and to raise our hands making dua to Allah, the Lord protect all of us, and to return to Allah in repentance, asking for His forgiveness, holding firm to our religion during these difficult times. And Allah when we are forced to leave our houses during

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these days, right away, what happens, you feel that your noses scratching on your eyes and you want to you want to scratch your face, but then you remember that you're not allowed to touch your face. And this proves to us that when you become accustomed to something, you do it second nature without even thinking about it. And this is a great reminder for us that teaches us that if we become accustomed to doing that, which is good, it's going to be second nature for us. But also if we get accustomed doing that which is bad, it's going to become second nature. So if we are accustomed to striving to obey Allah and to follow the Quran and Sunnah second nature we do without even thinking

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about it. But also, if we become accustomed to disobeying the law and doing that which is haram and displeasing to Him, then we're going to fall into it without even thinking about it. And example, when it comes to looking at that, which is haram, if we train ourselves to do or supposed to do right away without even thinking about second nature, we look away. But if we're not used to training ourselves and striving that we fall into looking at which is haram, and our ability to overcome, and to be successful these days to not scratch our faces, we trained ourselves to do it. This proves to us that we can train ourselves to be obedient to Allah, and that we can refrain from

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that which is haram and displeasing to Him.