Gratitude to Allah

Abu Bakr Zoud


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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah while leaving your Sakai as main, or prison thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as follows my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and they inshallah Allah, I want to share with you something about the topic of gratitude, and how gratitude accounts for half of our faith. But let me first begin with an incredible sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what do we learn from this sooner?

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So it has been narrated, that also the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam would recite surah mulk and soul of the serger before he slept. This is a pseudonym, solothurn molk and solid research. And if you look at them closely, you will realize that these two slots are made up of 38 each support a lot of the search there is 38 solothurn molk is 38. But there's something even more special and something that is common, and a that is common in both sports.

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in sort of the search dates a a number nine and in sort of the milk, it's a a 23 Alonzo shall in this area. He said, We shall Allah Kumu somehow absorbed that Allah subhanho wa Taala It is he who made especially for you, Allahu Akbar, for you for the human being what did he make for you? The ability to eat a seminar, the ability to eat, well absorbed, and he also made for you the ability to see with your eyes, when either and he made for you, either which other hearts kalila matter school, then Allah subhanho wa Taala said, however little do you think, little do you show gratitude to allowance or shall hardly people think the blessings of Allah subhanho Medina, and in this era,

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Allah subhanahu wa taala mentioned the hearing the sight and the heart, as opposed to many other limbs we have. Why is that the case? Because, you know, the hearing and the sight are both the only channels to the heart. So the heart, the heart, it receives its information from what it sees, and what it he is laquan so Allah subhanho wa Taala in this area, he highlighted the most important limbs that he gave you. And that is your sight to see the Ayat of Allah subhanho wa Taala to see the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he gave you hearing so that he he is of a law so that you hear the reminders and you hear the lessons so that you listen, you listen. And if you listen to

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what's right, and you see what is right and pleasing to Allah, this is going to have a positive effect on your forehead on your heart. And as a result, you'll be able to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala but if you miss use these two, if you misuse them, the heart will become corrupt and and misguided. Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us guidance, my brothers and sisters in Islam. So when we are reading so little milk at night, and solid decision, and we're reading this area just before we sleep, we say machalilla coma somehow absorbed or either we're remembering that a law made for us our eyesight and our ability to he and Alonzo Genesis kalila metal spoon. Little do you think

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when we're reading this as we are sleeping just before we sleep, it means that these tools work. One of the Grand purpose of them for why we read them before we sleep is to remind ourselves to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala we're reminding ourselves to be grateful. Why Why should you remind yourself to be grateful to Allah azza wa jal You know why? Because you will be asked about every blessing on the Day of Judgment large Zoysia leases from Bella to saloon Naomi even on him name on that day, you will be questioned and asked thoroughly about every blessing Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you and you know, on the day of judgment, we asked about many things were asked about our

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salette were asked about our fasting, our manners, ours again it will be asked about

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Our knowledge, what did we do with this knowledge that we had? We will be asked about our money, our money as an actor server who were female, and where did you get your money from? And how did you spend it? This is a question on the Day of Judgment. We'll be asked about our life, our time, and how did we spend it? And we'll also be asked about our health and how did we use it so many questions on the Day of Judgment, but you know, something, all these questions that we are asked on the Day of Judgment, they all revolve around one thing, one thing and only one thing. And that is our gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. All these questions revolve around one matter. If your

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gratitude to Allah is successful, everything else is going to be successful. You need to understand, because you're solid is a form of gratitude to a law. Your first thing is a gratitude to Allah, when you make use of your time, that's a gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you're earning Helen money and you're spending it in that which pleases Allah, that is being grateful to the blessing of Allah Zoysia when you use your health wisely, and in a pleasing way to Allah, that is you being grateful to Allah for your health. So all these questions we are asked on the Day of Judgment revolve around this one matter, which is our gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala love about my

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brothers and sisters in Islam, our existence on Earth, the me existence is a blessing from Allah Zoysia our creation is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why, you might ask, you know, there are some people that say, how is our creation on Earth a blessing. Some people say I'd rather not have existed in this horrible life that we live in today especially. And they don't realize that you've been created, and you being on earth now is a blessing, far greater than if you did not exist. Why? Because our existence on earth gives us an opportunity to be slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the ultimate level, a creation of a law can have in terms of a relationship with

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is why existence our existence on Earth, our creation, was being created on earth is a blessing because we have the chance to be a bear the law, an opportunity to be a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Most High Allahu Akbar This is why existence is a blessing. And you know, every single day, every single day Allah azzawajal is pouring blessings upon us. Allah azza wa jal he says, Look, man, well as Belka Aleikum, wa rahmatullah wa Pina.

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He says, and it is he law, who completed and perfected his favours and blessings upon you, as you know what as Baba means, as Docker means that he, he completely covered us with his fevers. Allahu Akbar, completely covered us with his fevers, every single moment in our life. We are experiencing tons and tons of blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And he said, as Naga alikoum

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he completely covered upon you, us, Allah made these blessings for us. Who are we? Who are we, for Allah, the Lord, the Lord of the worlds the Most High, the king? Who are we for him to make blessings and fevers, especially for us? Isn't What does this mean? This is supposed to humble us to know that this grand mighty Lord of ours made so many blessings that are custom made for us, Allahu Akbar, Allah come for you, especially for you. So Pamela Nana who wore hiroto Pina, he completely drenched us, with Nam with blessings that are VA hero.

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Exposed blessings, blessings on the outward blessings that we can see. And Nam belterra bellina inwards internal blessings. So Allah has given us external blessings and internal blessings and mahoma love that's the said that external blessings include things like health, all your limbs, the ability to see the ability to he the ability to talk your tongue, that's an external blessing. Your limbs as we said, all of these are external blessings. And Allaah social gave us internal blessings. And that is intellect, our heart the ability to understand and comprehend a lot about any when you come out of your babies

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When you come out as a baby, from your mother's womb, you don't, you can't, you don't know nothing, let alone a shave. And then a few years later, you're able to understand and comprehend and talk and write like, well, this is a blessing from Allah subhanho Medina, and also included in the internal blessings is knowledge of a loss aversion. Allah gave us knowledge of Him in us, he gave us alpha para la ilaha illAllah, this is knowledge inside of us. And he gave us good malice, that we have the ability to manifest our good manners, he gave us all these blessings from the internal. So our duty on earth is to thank Allah social, and to be grateful to Allah, this is our purpose on Earth. This

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is the reason for why we exist on Earth, to be grateful to Allah, you know, and some of you might say, no, that's not the purpose. The purpose is to worship Allah. Some would say that, and you might use the A in sort of the very Earth in where Allah says, Allah told him, don't insert allele I will do that I did not create mankind and Gene kind except that they worship me. And so we all know that the purpose in life is to worship Allah. But I'm telling you, that the purpose in life is to be grateful to Allah. This is far more comprehensive. Why? Because the greatest form of gratitude is that you declare the oneness of Allah, and you worship him according to how he wants and according

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to what pleases Him, when you worship Allah, this is the greatest form of gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now in reality, our duty and our purpose on earth is to continuously be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala priest, new Holly Salim because he was a grateful sleep, a lot of soil said about him. In Nauvoo, Ghana, abdon shockula, new Holly's

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new, the first messenger Allah sent to Earth. Allah praised him in the Quran. And he said in no Verily, indeed Ghana, he was and always had been, I've done a great sleeve to alarm what made him great shockula that he was always grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala he would always thank Allah for the blessings of Allah azza wa jal had given him and he never gave up.

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And allows oil commanded in the law tells us about his command to Musa alayhis salam. When Allah azza wa jal gave Musa alayhis salam, a Torah, the holy book, he said to him, for whom it took, take this book, take a Torah, we're coming to shake it in take it doesn't only mean physically take a copy of a Torah take it means take by its laws and take bites, commands and worship Allah, the way he has commanded unit the law. Then Allah Zoysia tells Musa alayhis salam welcome Mina, shake it in, and be from among the Grateful be from among those who are continuously grateful to a lot of social and a lot of social commanded us in the US human beings that exists today on Earth. The first

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command he gave us the first command we find, as in Surah, man, Allah azza wa jal, he says, or seen an insert that we were led, that we commanded the human being that he be good to his parents, but listen to this allows origin speaks about this pregnancy about how the embryo develops in the womb of a mother entire stage of pregnancy. He says, what was seen an insert led hemella to move one and allow one that his mother carried him. Firstly, he was light, and then he began to grow heavier and heavier and heavier off your soil oofy I mean, and his weaning is two years. So the child will breastfeed for two years. Then what is what is the first thing Allah commands are the first thing he

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commands initially laqua show gratitude to me, be grateful to me Subhana Allah, this is the first command that comes after Allah azzawajal speaks about a human being being born. And weaned after two years, the first command that comes and it could lead, Allahu Akbar, and this is why Look man, Robbie Allahu anhu, who has an entire solo ad. Read up this about this Yani grateful sleeve. Have a look. Look man, Bradley, Allah one. The first command. The first advice to his son was what he said to him.

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He said thermowell aka ethanolic man and Hickman initially led his first advice was advising his son, that he be grateful to Allah and Allah

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I said that Look, man had been given wisdom Allah gave look man wisdom. This is a law telling us that he gave him wisdom. What was this wisdom he gave him. The first first thing of his wisdom was the fact that he recognized and understood that we are supposed to be grateful to a lot of storage and this is wisdom, not fancy quotes that people are posting up every day, or some fancy words and pictures and whatever it is, and all that so deep and you know, people get carried away with this stuff and they think this is wisdom. How the true wisdom is that you be grateful to a large version, the one who has successfully been grateful to Allah and choose gratitude to Allah during his day and

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is a person who has wisdom laquan and this is according to how Alonzo as well defined wisdom in the Quran. Subhana Allah.

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Allah azza wa jal is pleased with the character of wisdom, Allah, Allah is pleased with the character of gratitude. He loves it. In the Quran, in order to Zuma Allah azza wa jal, he says, we're in Dushku Yoruba hula. And if you were to show gratitude, and be grateful and always thankful to Allah, then Allah is pleased with that. He is pleased with that state Yoruba hula Khan. This is how one earns the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala by being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal, he praised Ibrahim alayhis salam for his gratitude about Xhosa, he said Shakira Lee and ami, that Ibrahim alayhi salam, he was grateful to the blessings and fevers of Allah

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subhanahu Wata Allah so Allah azza wa jal praised him. The mere fact that he was grateful to Allah, it deserved a special mention in the Quran about Ibrahim and that Allah highlight it as a praiseworthy quality.

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And out of the many things you can do, Ibrahim alayhis salam was always grateful to Allah. And Allah azza wa jal mentions this in the plan to teach us that those that are praised with a law, those who Allah loved those who earn lost pleasure are those who remain grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and no doubt, our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was cu to share Karim. He is the master and the leader of those who show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers and sisters in Islam.

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The scholars dilemma are hammer home Allah, they see that gratitude is half of our Deen. Half our Deen is gratitude. So, what's the other half? The other half is patience. Gratitude and patience together. Make up Amen. This is how we understand things. A lot Zoysia in Sula Ibrahim, he says in the favela killer at liquidly suberin Shaku so bear and Shaku. So gratitude is half our Deen and patience is the other half of the dean. And both these two gratitude and patience, make up Amen. It makes up faith. Now how so? How do we understand this? Let me explain it. You see, when we say patience,

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then that includes that we keep away from sins. And we keep away from everything that is displeasing to a lot of social, right? When you stay away from a sin, or you stay away from that which Allah azza wa jal forbid, and he's displeased with that requires patience. So essentially, patience entails that we keep away from sins.

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And gratitude is to establish the commands of a law. That's what gratitude is. When you pray, you're being grateful. When you fast you're being grateful and you give us a cat and do you read or earn and you engage in thicket and you pray you're solid on time, all of this is gratitude.

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And the entire religion, our entire faith is about things we must do that sugar

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and it's about things that we must keep away from, and that is solid. So this is why half the deed is gratitude. And half the deen is patience, support and a lot. And so as we said, a sugar is the purpose of our existence, to be grateful and to remain grateful to Allah. That is the purpose of our existence. Allah subhanho wa Taala he said,

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Listen to this incredible air. A lot of stories, he said one long Harajuku member

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neomatik letter Allah moonachie it is a law, who brought you out of the bellies in the womb of your mothers along brought you out, then a loss It was a lacuna was somehow absorbed on a feeder. afterwards when you came out, he gave you the ability to eat, and the ability to see, and he gave you a heart so that this heart will maintain the rest of the body and keep it alive and functioning.

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So now the question is, why did Allah azza wa jal creators? Why did he bring us out of our mother's wombs? Why did he give us the ability to see and he Why did he give us a hard Why?

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He said La La Quinta screwed, so that you may show gratitude to him, so that you may remain grateful to him all your life until you meet him even this is the purpose of our existence, to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And of course, as I mentioned, the highest form of sugar. What do you think it is? What is the highest form of gratitude to a law? It is the Hebrew law has always been to worship one Lord, and to acknowledge that there is no Lord worthy of worship, but he supine what the island, this is the ultimate form of sugar. And you know, opposite gratitude is to the ungrateful, opposite gratitude is in gratitude. And the highest form of ingratitude is a shift COVID led to

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associate partners with a loss origin, or to reject a loss or shall completely or to be an atheist and worship your own desire and your own self and your own needs. That's all. That is the highest form of ingratitude. So the highest form of sugar is the tawheed of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to declare the oneness of Allah azza wa jal in your life, through your words and through your actions as well.

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So now, this is why, as I said to you, we read these two swore before we sleep, so little milk and soda, because both of these to sort of remind us to be grateful to Allah so and so when you read these two swords before you sleep, your heart is tied to a laceration. And these two swords, they prepare you for death. And they remind you to always be grateful to Allah. So as a result, if you're always conscious and aware, that you must be grateful to Allah, as a result, you will become grateful to Allah Subhana Allah.

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Now, let me discuss with you the conditions of gratitude, what are the conditions of gratitude, there are actually three conditions for gratitude. In order for your gratitude to be accepted by Allah, there are three conditions that you must fulfill. Number one, you must identify the blessings, you must identify them.

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So once you've identified them, that is the first condition of being grateful. You identify you recognize, you know that this is a blessing, because if you don't recognize a blessing, how can you thank Allah for it. So you must identify and recognize the blessings of a larger version. Number two, the second condition for accepted gratitude

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is to acknowledge that the blessings are from Allah subhanho wa Taala and to love Allah azza wa jal for these blessings that He has given you a large Zoysia list allowances and solar the nahan one may be coming near matin Femina law, allows origin says, any blessing you have been given, then it is only from a law, law what you know, sometimes people give you something, people give you a gift, people

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do you a favor, these are blessings coming from people, but ultimately they came from Allah and people only a means in how Allah delivered the blessing to you. So the first condition identify the blessing. The second condition acknowledge that the blessing is only from Allah. And if a blessing came through someone in a form of a gift or money or whatever it is, then you need to recognize that they are only means otherwise the blessing actually came from Allah and no one else. There are many examples in the air. Look at Sulaiman alayhis salaam, look at Suleiman's attitude when he looks at his entire kingdom. So the man was a king, he was rich richer than the richest person on earth at

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slay man and he said that even then when he looked at his entire kingdom, he said hair there mean fugly or B, he looked at his entire kingdom. And he said this is from the fever and the blessing of a loss.

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subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allahu Akbar,

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even this is a condition of gratitude, to acknowledge it's coming from a loss origin.

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So they may Allah, you send them once again, this beautiful character of acknowledging the fevers coming from Allah appease again, in sort of the neman.

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He says, in a message he sends to the queen of Yemen, the queen of Southern belle peace. When she sent him a gift, the story is long anyway, she sent him a gift, so that he doesn't come and conquer her land. He said to the people,

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he said to them, go back, return this gift to the queen, we don't want your gift. Then he said something incredible. He said, from an attorney or law, how you attack him. He said, what Allah has given me is much better than what you people offer me of gifts. So once again, he acknowledged, he said what Allah has given me he ascribed the network to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we also find in the story of the name, Volker named when he wanted to build the wall, and people said to him, can we give you money? Hello, hello, john, can we pay you can we give you a trip tribute? Can we pay you money, so you can build a wall between us and you? Huge, huge, that corrupt nation that was

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destroying the earth and the land. So we'll get to them. Ma'am, can ni fi all be hired.

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He said to them, what Allah has given me is much better than what you people want to offer me. Once again, he acknowledged and attribute it and ascribed the number to a loss of Hannah who was the island. And so this is the second condition of gratitude. Number one, identify the blessing. Number two acknowledge it's from a loss origin. And as a result, we should love Allah subhanho wa Taala for that. And number three.

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Number three,

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is that this is the third condition of gratitude. Listen carefully, that you do not use the blessing and the fever of Allah, to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala at all. Rather, you must use the blessing Allah has given you only

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in the obedience and pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Lord Marquardt, once again,

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you are not allowed to use the blessing Allah gave you to disobey your laws origin. That is, that is showing in gratitude to a law that is being ungrateful to Allah, Allah has given you a gift, and you're misusing it.

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You're using it in sin and evil matters. So the third condition, to be grateful is that you use the blessing of Allah gave you only in the obedience of Allah. So Allah gave you the ability to he Do you know this is a blessing? Do you acknowledge it from Allah? Use only to hear what pleases Allah Sargent, use it to he the good words, use it to hear the remainder. Use it to hear the plan. Use it in the pleasure of a loss or shall use this e to listen to advice. You know, the first problem that the people of the fire have, you know what their problem is, you know what their regret is, people that are going to shun them, you know, what they regret is the sort of the markets there. We all

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know what carlu loconet nesma, I will not kill mercon fers herbicide. That's their regret, they will see if we only heard meaning if we only listened to what's good. If we only heard the advice, if we only heard the reminders, if we had only heard the ayat of a law, and then we comprehended them, we wouldn't have been from the people of the fire. But they misused this blessing. They heard that which is how long they heard the mockery against the they heard the lies against the poor and they gave the east to doubts and misconceptions about Islam. They gave the east to the devil. They gave the East music. They gave the east to gossip, they gave the ease to to groups and people that just

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slander and swear at each other. You know how many people have followed pages on Facebook, or Instagram or channels on YouTube? And the only purpose of the channel or that page is mockery is making fun of people is insulting people and slandering people. Why don't you subscribe to this stuff and you use this blessing to integrate

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tain yourself like this, in how long that means you have not shown gratitude to allow for the blessing of the hearing that He has given you. Similarly, Allah azza wa jal gave you the ability to see, use this in the pleasure of a law. If you use your eyes in that which displeases a law, you are being ungrateful to the blessing of law. Remember, this is the third condition of being grateful. You must use your sight for that which pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look at the sky,

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you know, As salam o Allah usnm used to love looking at the sky.

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He kaffee sama, sama mahalo usnm would always look at the sky, we'll get an A

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in a summer. Look at the end of the last panel.

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Look at the books the beneficial knowledge, look at the creation of Allah azza wa jal and see suparna law and hamdulillah La Ilaha Illa Ma. Use your eyes for that. If you do that, you are thanking Allah social is blessing. Use your eyes, to look at your parents, to look at your children, you know, eyes of happiness so that you can instill love and happiness within them. Use it for that which pleases online if you do that you are thanking and being grateful to the blessing of sight. However, when you use your sight to see what that which is how long have woman, and nakedness, and lewd this, and shamelessness. And then you make the job difficult on you by following pages of

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celebrities, by subscribing to channels of celebrities who just post nakedness every day, in every hour of the day in the night. Why do you follow things like this? Why do you expose your eyes to filth like this? You're responsible my brothers and sisters in Islam. So the third once again, the third condition

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of gratitude is to use the blessings Allah gave you to obey him not to disobey Him. And you know, Subhanallah there are some people when they are given a blessing. When they given a blessing, Allahu Akbar Allah He they disobey a law, they begin to clap, and dance, and sing, and party, and invite men and woman mixed gatherings. And they're celebrating a blessing, a mohawk about what says

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where they were supposed to be. In reality, they were supposed to be humbled, and grateful to Allah for the blessing and fall into such that the sugar This is what was supposed to happen. Instead, we find them dancing and clapping and, and and parties and whatever it is Allah Subhana Allah.

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And one of the greatest disasters today

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is something that was highlighted in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam he said in the authentic hadith, that there are two, two types of sounds that occurs in this life. And in the next, Miss melden and donnarumma. World on Mattoon and the masiva two sounds a lot curses. And that is Miss smell, which is kind of like a trumpet. It's a musical instrument, the use of musical instruments at the time of a blessing. This is a curse, and the sound of bones at the time of a calamity. When a person dies, or any calamity. People often or sometimes they used to use bells. Right. And this is, this sound is cursed. Instead, as a believer,

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if you experience a calamity, you should see it nearly like you were in a lake.

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And as we said, the first cursed sound to allow absorption is the use of musical instruments that make noise and sound at the time of a blessing. And this hadith is one of the Hadith that used as proof that musical instruments are impermissible in Islam.

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For Subhan Allah, you know, since I shared this hadith with you,

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I'll give you an example. What does it mean? I'm using musical instrument at the time of blessing. Do you realize today that if Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed someone and gave him the ability to get married.

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This is a huge blessing from a Mars origin. So this person has finally found someone to marry. And they both agreed to a decent Mahal, right.

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And both families are happy with each other

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and they booked a wedding hole too.

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Do a wedding ceremony. And after all this, all these blessings Allah Zoysia has given him what happens. Instead of them, the husband and wife, thanking Allah for the blessing of marriage and that he made it easy for them. What do they do? instead? They invite a musical band. They invite a DJ wedding band. They invite dances, they invite rappers. They stay up all the night, mixing between the genders, men and women. They are shaking hands with each other. They stay up till the end of the night. A sharp pray is missed selected future earnings go a long time ago, they waste money, they threw tons and tons of food out how how, how such people thinking about social blessing. Would you

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consider this thinking alone for the blessing of marriage? Or is this being ungrateful to Allah for the blessing of marriage? Indeed, my brothers and sisters in Islam, this is how I shape on works. This is how he makes the people ungrateful to the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, a person that gets married, should establish a

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marriage ceremony. And then thank a loss aversion by falling into such that the sugar signal hamdulillah

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that you made marriage easy for me, when millions around the world find it very difficult to get married. This is how you thank Allah for this blessing. Similarly, cold, cold is a blessing from Allah. So how can male or woman, male or female, walk out of the house with this blessing and they are disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. By wearing that which is according to their desire, and they don't cover the hours of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah commanded them to do so. Allah gave us clothing to cover our and Allah defined what our our is, you can't be using the name of Allah to disobey alone. You can't be using the network of clothing, to walk out the way you want to walk out

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from your house. men must cover the hour, you can't just walk out with shorts that are above your knees. In that case, you would have shown and gratitude to a loss aversion for the blessing of clothing, because you're using this blessing disobeying a law. Same to the sister team, to our to our to our sisters, you cannot be using the blessing of a law which is clothing, to walk out and cover what you decide and leave uncovered what you decide.

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In that case, if you're not adhering to the proper Islamic ship, you have used the Dharma of Allah, and you have disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala, you have been ungrateful to this blessing of clothing.

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So I know we all have shortcomings, we all have shortcomings, and each and every single one of us can sit down in a corner and reflect over the many blessings Allah azzawajal has given us and how we have disobeyed Allah azza wa jal through these very same blessings. I know, that's us. This is this is us. However, we need to quickly realize what we're doing wrong. And I'm just advising, I'm giving you the effort and the knowledge, the understanding the wisdom so you can open your mind and reflect for yourself. You know, I don't I don't want someone to go and take parts of this lesson and throw it in the face of others, you know, and shame them and say to them, you're the one that's wicked,

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you're the sinner. shame upon you. No, no, don't do that. You go to your corner and listen to this lesson again. Send the clips to yourself, and reflect over the many blessings Allah gave you. And which blessings Have you used to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala with an cut that immediately out of your life.

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And so this is similar with money for loss or shall give you money. Use this blessing in the obedience of Allah. Don't use money in that which is wrong. Don't use your money to go and buy cigarettes to buy drugs to buy alcohol. If you do that, then you are being ungrateful to the blessing of wealth.

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rather use your money, give it free civilian air, buy food for your family, buy food for yourself. entertain yourself in Halloween means with your money, give in charity pay you as a cattle man. Now, you are being grateful with this number of money that allows origin has given you. So now we move on to the last part of this lesson and this is the grand question. How do we show gratitude to a lost origin? How do we show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala let me conclude the lesson with teaching you seven ways in how a person remains grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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number one

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And this is the highest of them have tell you why it's the highest

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is a solid, liquid, or solid. To pray. What I mean by pray, I need to pray on time to look after your prayers and to pray as many voluntary prayers as you can. Our solid is gratitude to a law, memorize this, or solid is gratitude to a law of solid is gratitude to a law.

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It's not some burden that you're trying to get rid of during the day in the night. No. change your perspective about solar. When you pray, it's you're seeing thank you to Allah for everything he has given you. And why is this the best. And the first, when we speak about how to be grateful to Allah Zoysia You know why? Because when you pray, all your limbs are moving,

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all your limbs are moving. So as a result, since they are moving in the worship of Allah, that means all your limbs are being grateful to Allah Zoysia you are exercising, you are exercising the character of gratitude through all your limbs laquan, all your limbs moving solid, all of them.

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And all your bones, the joints, 360 of them, all of them are moving in solid.

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So as a result, Yanni, you're thanking the nirma of your hand when you pray, because it's moving in the worship of law. You're thanking the blessing of the tongue when you pray, because you are saying that which Allah commanded you to say and select.

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You are thanking the blessing of your site. When you look in front of you and you pray because Allah commanded you to look in the place of your salute. You're thanking the blessing of your feet, when they move into salute. You are thanking the blessing of your palm when they touch the floor and when you have them on your chest. And can you answer that is gratitude to Allah subhanho Medina, this is what solid is gratitude to Lawrence origin. When the vsam Allahu alayhi wa sallam said this specifically, I shall be a law. And I'll tell you how did she noticed that the loss of the law while he would pray long hours of the night

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until he's healed would crack, it would crack. And that must have been any like a really long, solid, solid law while he was alive. So she worried for him. That's her husband. He's here is cracking. So she said the limiters now have Rasulullah sallallahu lecom at the moment.

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She said to him, why do you do that? Why are you praying long hours of the night when Allah has already forgiven you for your previous sins, and for future sins and mistakes? He's wipe the roll out of the record. So when you're praying for why are you praying this long? Look what he said.

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He said, a fella or he bought an akuna abdon shakoora. He said,

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I love to be a slave of Allah who is grateful.

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Even in that case, and maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam described his salette is night prayer

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as gratitude to a lot of soldiers and this is why on earth is gratitude to a last panel with a

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lot of work.

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When the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam he says that when a person wakes up, for every joint in your body, any bone there is about as we said, 360 bones. There is a sadhaka you must give for every bone in your body every single day. So then in the recent Allahu Allahu wa sallam said saying Subhan Allah is Osaka, saying Al Hamdulillah is Asada saying Allahu Akbar is a Saba helping someone is a sadhaka enjoining, the goodness of sadhaka then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and all of these 365 joints and bones in your body, you can give a sadhaka on behalf of each one, by praying to God. Men have a hard time which is about 930 10 o'clock in the morning, praying to God. Why?

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Because as I said, a solid of solid moves every part of your body. And so now you have thank Allah for every limb, and every bone and every joint in your body. Sort of solid is the first means in how you remain grateful to a law sergeant. So change your attitude about possible

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That change your attitude. This is how you show gratitude to a large version and you know Subhanallah

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when you pray your prayers, the reward is given to you on the Day of Judgment a lot doesn't benefit from them. Yanni Allahu Akbar, it is a means to show gratitude to Allah. And at the same time, you're the one that will benefit a lot. We'll give it to you on the day of judgment in reward, and Avi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, As a last step in the Mahayana new Kumasi halochem, it is your deeds, select you pray, it's yours. Mr. Sargent just records it for you. He only keeps a record of it from from ear hair. And then he gives you its reward on the Day of Judgment, pray with that attitude are solid you own it, it's yours. You know, when you own something like this is a phone, I

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own this phone. I take care of it. I look after it, I treasure it because I own it. It's mine. It's my position.

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Why don't you have the same attitude with solid? A solid is yours. You're the one that will meet your select and its reward on the Day of Judgment. Why don't you look after it? Why don't you take care of it just like you take care of everything you own in this world the life

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is and look after your salad because that's the highest means of how you're going to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala The second way of showing gratitude to a law is through a desire to make dua to Allah. So imagine

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what kind of drive to ask a lot of surgeon to give you the ability that you remain grateful to him subhanahu wa taala law social, he said about Sulaiman alehissalaam that he made a beautiful dryer, and he said, I'll be here and he and ash Khurana Metallica, Lottie Anam Danny, or Bill ziani, and escuela yamata keleti. And I'm tally This is a drive that you're supposed to be making Sulaiman Allah you said, I made this while he said, Bobby, you say, Oh my Lord, give me the ability. Enable me Give me the strength, that I remain grateful and thankful to the blessings that you have bestowed upon me make this trial. And you will find select becoming easier and the worship is becoming

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Wouldn't it be Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam taught more as a ob Allahu anhu, a dry, he said to me, I'm wise, do not leave out that after every solid, you see, Allahu Allah, the cricket, cricket was nearly baddeck. He said, tomorrow will be a loved one. Make sure that after a solid after a solid, what do you do?

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Say Allah gives me the ability, that I remain in constant vigor of you, and that I am able to remain grateful to you. So the second way of how to remain grateful to Allah is by making dua to Allah, that He gives you the ability to remain grateful to him remain grateful to him. And so this Do I have the Allahu anhu you say it after every followed salette. And there is no issue to say this. Also, after the voluntary praise as well, by the third way of being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala is to thank Allah through the very blessings that He has given you. So that's simple in its understanding, for losses or shall give you money, then thank this blessing by giving charity,

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right? If Allah azzawajal gave you limbs, then use these limbs in the worship of Allah. That's a third way in how you remain grateful to Allah Subhana Allah, if Allah azzawajal has given you this tongue of yours, then use it to speak that which is pleasing to Allah. And this way, you have remained grateful to Allah for this blessing. By the fourth way in how you be grateful to Allah social, and that is through listen carefully says that to sugar,

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the superfood of gratitude, the sujood of gratitude, such debt to sugar, when the de Salalah alayhi wa sallam used to make such that the sugar whenever he was given good news of a blessing or a favor, and says that the sugar is supposed to be done in two cases. Number one, if Allah azza wa jal gave you a blessing gave you a fever. did you a favor like

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let's say for example, a lot of soldiers give victory to the believers. In that case we make such that a sugar

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gave you victory in court against someone who was oppressing you you make such that the sugar allowance oil blessed you with a child after many years of trying just to give you a child make such that the sugar. a miser shall give you success to make Toba

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And turn back to him make such that the sugar you memorize the you memorized a page of the

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of why you could have never memorized but today you memorize mixers that the sugar such that the sugar is legislated when a large oil gives you a favor. And the second time it's legislated is if a law surgeon removes harm from you. So you are sick, then a loss or shall granted you complete recovery maker such that you could

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or you got involved in an accident and a loss Zoysia saved you and you came out unharmed. Do a search the chukar you understand that's the instances in when search that the sugar is supposed to be made. However, support a lot today, we see that search that the sugar has been misused. You have a lot of sportsmen, athletes, sport professionals all over the place, and making such that the sugar on the field on the spot field. This is wrong. This is a misuse of such that the sugar such that the sugar you don't make sense to to sugar if you score a goal. You don't make it such that the sugar if you defeat an opponent, well if

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you don't make such a shocker in these cases, this is a mockery.

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Such a shocker is when a loss or shell gives you a blessing. And if you score a goal in the post is a blessing Alonzo Hill has given you for you to fall into search that

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this is incorrect, misusing such data sugar. We said search that the sugar should be when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you a favor, like a Nevis Allahu alayhi wa sallam when they conquered Mecca, and they finally reestablished the heat in in Mecca in the Kaaba, he made such that the sugar, that's when you make sense that the sugar

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and if a lot of soil was to remove harm from you, that's another instance in where you make such that to sugar.

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And why was such that the sugar legislated for because you know when a person receives a blessing,

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when you receive a blessing, let's say someone gifted you money, or a large social granted your child, or you memorize the or iron or you memorize a lot of the Quran. When a person receives a blessing, that blessing might make him arrogant, if he's not careful, if you're not careful, these very blessings that Allah gives you could lead you to arrogance. So such that the sugar was legislated. Because it calms you down. And it brings you straight down to earth. Go and put your head down into the dirt into this dirt into the earth. And thank Allah azza wa jal for that which he gave you.

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And had it not been for a last session, you would have never received any blessing or fever in your life. So now, when you do search the tissue and you're aware that the blessing is from a loss origin, you are less likely to develop arrogance as a result of this blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you so you understand how it works Lama called

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the fifth way of how to show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is very few see someone who Allah has tested them thank Allah azzawajal that he did not test you the way he tested him. And maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, if a person sees more Battalion, if you see someone tested, right, tested in his body, tested in the sense that he continuously since whatever test it is, if you see someone tested, then say Alhamdulillah and lovey, if any mimic metallic Abbey of abala Niala Kathy remember and halaqaat of Wheeler if you see someone tested, and you say praise belongs to law, the one who protected me from that which he tested you with. And that allows origin preferred me with many blessings over many of his creation. If you say that, then that

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thing a lot of tested that person with will not affect you. And now you have been grateful to Allah azza wa jal. So if you see someone that is disabled, someone that's lost a limb, someone that is blind, someone that is, you know, short, you know, that has a kind of deformity. Any kind of testable, loss or gel has tested someone, if you see it, say Alhamdulillah and don't say it in his face. Never in America. Hi mahoma Lawson. It is not allowed to say it aloud in the face, because you will hurt him, you will harm your brother. If you say that, you'll walk up to me and say I praise a law that he preached

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texted me from the test he gave us hamdulillah I'm not blind like you, you're not allowed to say it in his face that is insulting to the person like, well, look how Islam preserved brotherhood and love between us that when you see this, you make it in secret. You said hamdulillah praise belongs to Allah that He protected me from that which has tested you. And he gave me plenty of blessings. And he has preferred me with his blessings over many of his creation. If you say that,

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then you have been grateful to the blessing Allah has given you and he has deprived your brother off. And as a result, Alaska's origin will not test you with what he tested your brother with law.

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However, if someone has been tested with a sin, someone smokes, someone is upon drugs. And he does this publicly and he calls through it, then it is allowed to save this door in his face allowed, because perhaps it wakes him up. And he realizes he's in a test. And perhaps he leaves his sin very soon afterwards. The six which is the second last way of how to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is to continuously look at those who are less than you financially. And do not look at those who have higher than you financially. And the V sub Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Look at those who are less than you financially. And don't look at those who are higher than you financially. Because if you do so, if you continuously look at those who are less than you financially, it will keep you safe, from belittling a loss or jealous blessings upon you. Because if you always look at that, which is above, I have the sky as I mentioned, look what car he's driving, look at the income he has, look at the job he has, wow, I wish I had that. What happens in that case, you begin to

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belittle, you begin to become ungrateful for the blessings of Allah so Allah has given you. So one of the means to remain grateful to the blessings of Allah keep looking under you. Look at those who have an income less than you a wage less than you look at those who don't have jobs. Look at those who are sick and bedridden. Look at those who own, you know, just perhaps one room in one kitchen, and he's got five of his children in there. Look at those people. When you look at that, you'll see 100 in there for the last soil has given me and your value and appreciate the blessings a lot of soil has given you. And as a result, you will remain grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the

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blessings he has given you. Finally, the last way in how to show gratitude to a large portion is to show gratitude to the people to thank the people. And maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam he says, In the Hadith, layer School of Law School of Law, Malaysia greatness. That Hadith means Amaz origin does not accept the deeds of the one who does not show gratitude to people.

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Because when you show gratitude to people, you are essentially being grateful to Alaska's origin. Because you realize that the ultimate number comes from Allah, and people are a means. So you need to thank these people. And the Hadith also means that the one who doesn't thank the people for the good and favors they do for him. Most likely, he doesn't show gratitude to a loss aversion. So when people do good to you say to them Zakouma law, Ohio law, in fact the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, if someone Sana la Kumar often in someone's did something good for you, did you a favor gave you something? And if you said to them jazza como la hora, may Allah reward you with great

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kana Bella feather in the if you say these words to someone who's done good for you, you have emphasized you have gone overboard in praising this person. You have gone overboard in praising this person. So we must thank the people for the good they do tours very important. And as I said to you, when you thank people for the good they do.

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In your mind, you should know they are only means however the favor they're doing for you came directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala This is it my brothers and sisters in Islam, that's what I wanted to share with you. And just understand and be aware that last Zoysia he said that in Chicago.

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The greatest gift of remaining grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala is that the more gratitude you show Allah, the more and more he gives you. What does he give you a lot while and he gives you an abundant amount of things. Because Allah Zoysia did not say in this area what he'll increase you in. He just conditioned he said if you continue to show gratitude to Allah

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A lot will continue to increase you increase you involve in health, in mercy in blessing in children if you wanted that in what ever in email in memorizing call add he'll increase in understanding you increase in comprehension he'll increase you in everything you can think of of his blessings subhanho wa Taala that in Shackleton as he didn't come, he'll increase the bucket in your house. You'll increase the bucket in your food, the bucket in the clothing the bucket in what you drink, the bucket in your wife, the biker in your children all this will increase. If you continuously remain grateful to a law and you can do that my brothers and sisters in Islam you can do that. Just

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remind yourself this is our God on earth.

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These are there's only two paths a lot of social he said in the heyday there has to be a measure on what in Mecca for Mr. Social guided us. People can either be Shakira, grateful to Allah, Orca foreign, ungrateful to a lot. The choice is yours. Which one are you going to choose for yourself? Be wise, be smart, and be Shakira.

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Be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah who you are going to see the reward of being grateful to Allah in this life. Before the hereafter Allah, try it. Sit down,

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engage in hunt of a lot of social st hamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Allah Malacca hum or banner like Al hamdu Hamdan caffee, Mubarak and Fie en la mala can,

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Allah can hum do either ob Allah can

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engage in the many forms of hummed, we know. And don't suffice with that. Because praising Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is not only by the tongue, you don't think Allah Zoysia only by the tongue. You think Allah Zoysia also with your heart by acknowledging the blessing, and then you think on love with your limbs get up after that pre to look at fast tomorrow as a form of gratitude to Alaska's origin, permissible fast in the intention of being grateful to Allah for everything he's given you, you know, it's allowed.

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Even if Allah azza wa jal saved you from harm. You can fast you can worship allows origin as a thank you as a form of gratitude to a lot of social. Didn't this happen with Musa alayhis salaam when Musa alayhis salaam was saved from fear around around drowned he buried last save moose and bunnies slow in? What did Musa do? He fasted I shoulda?

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Why did he fast Ashura out of gratitude to Allah that He saved him from trouble? He saved him from harm. When NaVi Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam also said we're going to fast the day of Ashura. So you're allowed to fast and you're allowed to worship Allah azza wa jal if Allah has saved you from evil and saved you from harm. This is a means of being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and pray your prayers on time as we said that is the highest form of gratitude. I don't want to take longer than this is a common law hate on my brothers and sisters in Islam at the end we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to make us mineva the law he share Corinne, I asked the laws origin that he make us from

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his grateful sleeves, and I asked the laws of origin that he gives us the ability to continuously thank Allah subhanho wa Taala through our heart, through our tongue and through our limbs. I asked a lot of soil that he protect us all from every evil and every harm, that he protects our eyesight from looking and seeing that which displeases him so padam subhanho wa Taala. I asked a lot of soil that he guide our site only to that which pleases Him, and He guides our limbs to only that which pleases Him. And He guides us to all of us to that which pleases him. I asked a lot of soil that he had minutes into the paradise and keep us safe and protected from the hellfire. Allahu Alem in the

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holy Valley called call the rally or something Allahu wa sallam about a galleon Amina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine, which is a common law Hadar was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh