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Trials And Challenges After Repentance

Abu Bakr Zoud

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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and hamdulillah Hello Bill Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah or other early he also behaviors remain. All Praise and 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 salam.

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As to what follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. The topic for today is trials and challenges following repentance to Allah azza wa jal

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and this is a very important topic. Why? Because many people when they turn to Allah azza wa jal, and they repent, from the old habits and their old ways, in their life of whether it's disbelief or corruption or transgression, whatever it is, and they come into Islam. People think that now that they have repented and turned to Allah, life is going to be beautiful, life is going to be calamity free, life is going to be pain free, because I turn to Allah zation. And this is unfortunately, not real. And this is not the case. But most definitely the one who turns to Allah azza wa jal will have a life of peace and tranquility, no doubt, because peace and tranquility is found in your

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relationship with Allah azza wa jal, but to believe that life will be calamity free, pain, free, struggle, free stress free, this is not real. And as a result, the Chopin comes from this door, to bring the people back into their old ways and into old habits. So now we need to understand it is a fact that trials and challenges continue to come upon a person, even if he has repented and turn to Allah azza wa jal. And I want to give you a hadith that proves this matter, will give certain Hadith and certain narrations from the Quran that prove that trials and challenges may continue upon a person even though he has repented and turn to Allah azza wa jal. Listen to this hadith of Uthman

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ibn Abdullah Al Sabri Allahu Anhu he narrates his own story. He says,

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Jani Shekar ILA Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wotja and yes you do who feeds Yes, de mundo Islam of mandibles, he said,

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that I complained to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of a pain and sickness and illness in my body. And I only experienced it after I had accepted Islam.

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So if men have a noble house was a disbeliever.

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Then he accepted Islam.

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Soon after, right after he accepted Islam, Allah azza wa jal tested him with a severe sickness in his body. In another narration, he says, A Tayto rasool Allah, allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam OB was your own. God cared for you. Luckily. He said, I came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I was in excruciating, intense pain. This type of pain almost ended my life.

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This is how intense the pain was upon him. And when did he get this pain? He got it right after he had accepted Islam. So the first point is already proven what we're learning from this hadith is the challenges and trials in a person's health or wealth or faith or whatever it is, could happen, even after your repentance, and even after you have turned to Allah azza wa jal, and this doesn't mean that Allah azza wa jal hates you, or he has rejected your Islam or rejected your Tober This is Allah azza wa jal testing your honesty and sincerity. Did you turn to Allah azza wa jal

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for the right reasons or for other than that.

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So we have Uthman a bit of an ounce. The first trial he faces after his Islam is a severe sickness in his body.

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So he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, via the CaliVita Allah moment just Sadek. Put your hands where you experience pain, wherever the pain is, and this is a sunnah that we are supposed to do on

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Till this day,

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put your hands over wherever the pain is on your body and see Bismillah three times

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and then say seven times are all the biller who Dorothy mean shall remain as you do or however you say, I seek Allah's protection. I seek protection with Allah and he is power from the evil that I'm experiencing and from that which I V meaning you feel that this pain would spread throughout your body

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and so on. So put your hands on the pain see Bismillah three times and see are all the beer is Zilla who are Padilla team in shed Lima as you do it or have it seven times.

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And then of men have been able house or obey Allah who did so.

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He said for file to their lick I did so at the hub Allah whomever can be an Allah subhanho wa Taala remove the sickness and illness from me luck but it's a sickness that almost ended his life. And Allah subhanho wa Taala cured him through this dua through this Likud only. Allahu Akbar. And then he says phelim as a mod will be here only while they are home. And he says, ever since that the I continue to instruct my family

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to do this prophetic remedy to see this Likud Agnes Dwyer when they are experiencing pain while they are home. And I would instruct and preach to others to do the same thing whenever they got sick. And this is why it's also important we learn from this part of the Hadith that it's important to propagate the Sunnah and to teach these prophetic remedies to the people. But the entire point of this narration was to tell you, that Earth man ibn Abdullah house, when he accepted Islam, when he repented and turn to Allah, Allah tested him in his health immediately. Right. So we need to understand and learn that he person is going to be tested and may be tested after his Toba and him

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turning to Allah azza wa jal, in this case of mandibula house was tested in his health

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of men of a noble house did not turn and say Allah, why did you do this? I've accepted Islam, I've turned to you. With sincerity and honesty, I love you. I love Islam. And why are you giving me a sickness for why he did not begin to think evil about Islam and bad about Allah? He didn't do this. Right? And this is what you're supposed to learn after your Tober then if your test that after October, the solution is not to turn back to disbelief and turn back to a life of rebellion and sins. Is that going to solve your problem? Wallahi it will not solve your problem and go try it if you don't believe of man have a noble house. He did not say all before I became a Muslim. I had

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strength and I was healthy. And I didn't have the sickness. And they are accepted Islam I did see what is this Islam. He didn't say this. Rather he went to Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam knowing that this is where the cure and this is where the truth is.

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And he said to me, Rasul Allah, this is what I'm experiencing. I'm experiencing a Sufi calamity in my home after Islam.

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What do I do? Nabi? sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him

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and he did this for a while until Allah cured him. Imagine this, once he was cured. How strong was his faith in Allah?

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How strong was his Iman in Allah subhanahu wa in this is what we need to learn.

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Or the same person of man of an herbal house later on in his life. When he started becoming steadfast and upright upon his deen and he started his prayers and so on. You know the life of a person who repents and he comes to Islam and turns to Allah. He is now very considerate about his prayers. He's punctual on his prayers he is on time. He wants to do everything right according to Allah and His messenger, the Sooners Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So a formidable house begins to pray. And what happens? A che upon comes to him in his prayer.

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And he begins to whisper to him, causing him a disruption in his solid and in his faith.

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of men of an ambulance. He takes a journey to El Medina to Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam, 14 days of travel. And he says el rasool Allah in the ship on Hala beanie aubenas salatu EULA Bisola

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ally. He says O Messenger of Allah the ship on has stood between me and my prayer. He's in between me and my prayer and he's distracting me in my solid.

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Allahu Akbar, Yanni he's being tested in his faith after he had accepted Islam and made the repentance. Yes, my brothers and sisters in Islam after your Tober you may be tested in your faith. You may be tested severely, but the solution is not to leave Islam and leave the path of guidance and steadfastness. The solution is to turn to the Sunnah of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to turn to the Quran and see what your remedy is, and what the solution is. So I've met I've been I've been asked goes to Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam system metals will Allah, I'm being tested in my faith, I'm being tested in my solid

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so he didn't see Oh Allah, how come you're testing me? Don't you want me to pray? Why are you testing me? Oh Allah in my solid. Why are you making my salah difficult there Allah. He didn't say this. He knows this is a test from ALLAH and he needs to seek the right solution.

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So he goes to Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam system, their cache Apolonio cannula Hawkins up. This is a special chef on his called cleans up. He comes to the person when he prays.

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He comes to the person when he prays.

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So if he comes to old man, then say our will be let him in a shape honor regime while you're in your solid, whether it's an obligatory prayer, or an effing prayer, and say it silently, although we lay him in a ship on your regime, and spilled to your left three times, wherever you are in a solid Standing Rock or so you would do this

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to your left three times.

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Now and if you have people praying to your left, then you turn towards your left foot

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and you spit all three times.

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A third of a novel house he took this prophetic advice he got onto his camel he went back to abort if where he was from. That's another 14 days travel. He said I implemented this prophetic solution for Ebola who Annie and Allah azza wa jal remove this burden in these tests, away from him this tray upon away from him when he was praying, so now he regained ashore in his solid, and he was able to focus and concentrate in his prayer. But look at this, he was willing to travel 14 days to El Medina and 14 days back 28 days to look after his faith and his Sonate. To see what is there have a solution that I may protect this. So with mana benevolence, was tested intensely, as we can see in

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these two generations, both in his health, a sickness that almost caused his death. And he was tested in his faith in his solid.

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And when did he was tested after he had accepted Islam after he had repented after he turned to Allah. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, it is most definite that trials and challenges may continue with a person even after he repents. Now, it is not for the believer after he has repented

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to begin to

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entertain evil thoughts about Allah and to say, Oh Allah, if you want me to be a Muslim, I made the Tober I repented. I'm starting to pray. Why are you testing me? Why has my health gone down? Why am I falling into financial troubles? Why am I falling into relationship problems? Why am I being tested in my faith? Why am I having evil thoughts? And what's worse is coming to me. Why are you why are you giving me this? Don't do this. Don't say this. People better than us like Earth men have been I've been asked a companion. When he made the Toba he was tested in his wolf. And in his prayer. He sought the right advice from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he remained

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patient upon his Islam. He implemented this prophetic solution. And soon after Allah azza wa jal would grant him Shiva from the sickness cure from the sickness and he would allow him to focus and have Kishore once again in his solid. So you need to understand my brothers and sisters in Islam, especially when it comes to those who are being tested in their faith.

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After their repentance and their Toba to Allah

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you need to understand as earn Masada obey Allah one who said that the the Jews once they came to Earth men, and they sit them in their land was fossil fuel solar attina. They said to Elon Musk Ruth, we never experienced was salsa in our prayer. We don't experience

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distraction in our prayers. Right? They were like kind of making fun mocking the believers, saying you people, you know, you complain of us and difficulties in your faith and so on. We didn't experience this as a Jewish man saying Mr. and Miss Ruth, seven Masaru probably Allah who is a team and listen to this one I have followship all over Calvin Hobb he said to him, What is the CHE upon going to do with a ruined destroyed heart anyway? Yeah, and in theory, a Jewish man. Your heart is corrupted. And it's destroyed. There's not even an ounce of Eman in it. So why is the Chopin going to come and distract you in your prayer? I mean, your entire faith is wrong altogether.

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The show your bond is going to focus on the one who doesn't have faith. Sorry, the shape one is going to focus on the one who has faith and has Eman and believes in Allah.

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Because the show your bones wall is with the believers with the Muslims. He wants to turn them away from their Deen. He wants to take them with him to Johanna. Right. This is what he promised. He said to Allah azza wa jal

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no we are never married and I'm going to to see deceive them all. And Allah azza wa jal said to him, and he said Larry Bell, the Coming Home will meclizine Except the sincere righteous believers, the shaytaan will not have power against them. But he will come to them. He will try to deceive them. He will try to evil whisper to them, so that they can go back to their old habits and their old life.

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back but the believer seeks his strength from Allah subhanahu wa taala and Allah Who aid him against a shape on and the evil whispers of a shape on

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like, the other thing is, second scenario I give you from the Quran. Look at the life of Adam Alehissalaam Adam Alayhis Salam lived in the Paradise him and how

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he committed a sin. He disobeyed Allah has solution and eat from the tree. Allah azza wa jal said while saw the moral Bessho Adam disobeyed his Lord,

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then he repented. Right? fella called the mama Robbie Kalimantan fatale. He repented to Allah azza wa jal from the Haram and the disobedience that he had done,

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and Allah except that he Stober Fatah Lai Allah accepted his Toba and then you know what happened afterwards? Allah azza wa jal said, Boo Boo minha Jamia,

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we instructed Adam, her work, and also a bliss that they all descend from the paradise. That's a challenge. That's a trial. That's a calamity that came after October. Once again the Point proven

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challenges and trials and calamities can continue and we'll come to after you have repented and turn to Allah azza wa jal. Can you think of a greater calamity there Miss Adam being in the Paradise, enjoying the enjoyment of the paradise, having not to worry about anything at all.

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Everything is there access, then everything's available?

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And he disobeyed and he repented he repented? And he turned to Allah azza wa jal seeking Allah's forgiveness and acceptance and Allah accepted his Toba.

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And then he was tested after and what greater calamity, then being removed from the paradise? But you see, he didn't give up on the path of October and the path to Allah. He did not give up. He did not turn and say Oh Allah, why did you do this to me? Why I repented, I turned to how come you took me out of the paradise and you put me on earth. He didn't say this. You need to understand that tests and challenges will come to you after your doba

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that's when you're supposed to increase in your increase in strength in your email. And continue to go down the path of Islam and Eman until you meet Allah azza wa jal. All these tests and trials and calamities that come after October, they are all a means of forgiveness. They are all a means of purification. And they are a means in how Allah azza wa jal will raise your rank and your level in the Paradise. Okay. The third example look at the situation of the magician's. At the time of frown Allah mentions this in the Quran.

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The Magicians they rejected for our own and his magic and they repented and turn to Allah azza wa jal

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associate Sahara, they made sujood

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The Magicians turn to Allah and they made short and they repented hollows. And the first thing that happened was a severe intense trial and challenge and calamity that came to them after their Tober and that was that surrounds it to them. Fellow co aidea co modular community life you want to also live in a confusion with or a knuckle. He said to them, I will certainly cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides. And I am going to crucify you into the trunks of the palm trees. That's a threat that came to them straight after the Toba Allahu Akbar.

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Any once again we need to understand trials and challenges will continue upon a person even after he has made a Toba and turn to Allah.

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He threatened them leaving in turn and say, Oh Allah, we just turn to we made the search that we repented. Now we've accepted Islam, and we've accepted Musa as a prophet of Allah. And now we're going to live a life of obedient Muslims.

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Why are you now sending Iran and his threat upon us? Why don't you save us and protect us from Iran?

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where Muslims, why don't you help us they didn't say this. Because they understood that when a person turns to Allah and repents to Allah, challenges are going to come and trials are going to come so that they Iman is tested. They do this sincerely for Allah. If you did it sincerely for Allah, then you will be able to be patient with these tests and trials for the sake of Allah, knowing that they are purifying you, they are cleansing you. They are a sign that Allah has accepted you and loves you.

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And they are increasing and elevating your rank in the Paradise. Right? So these are the magicians being tested after they Toba.

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And look how strong they were upon their faith that they would see to fit around. Let him not feel like ah, they're Mirage NML Bay, you know, they were lovely for Parana. They said, by the one who created us they took an oath by Allah. They said we will never ever prefer you over the CLI proofs that have come to us. We're never going to prefer you over al Islam over our repentance. We're not going to prefer a tip. So do whatever you want. Fuck we met on the cob. In a medically heavy Hill hiatus to near your authority only covers Yanni. Here in this world, the life on the Day of Judgment, you'll have no authority, you will have nothing at all. You see, this is the type of

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steadfastness after repentance. That's the type of steadfastness we're supposed to have after repentance.

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So the they looked at the challenge, they looked at frown, and they sit in do whatever you want, we will never ever prefer you. And you think to yourself, the one that has repented, I will never ever prefer the life of sin, the life of transgression, the life of disbelief over the clip proofs over Islam law not feel like Allah measure no mineral bayonet pallets.

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That's the strong resolution and steadfastness the believer is supposed to have after his job, even though the temptations and the challenges are going to come towards him. Now.

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The fifth example we can give on this matter as well, that trials will come after repentance is the story of us. Hybl of

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us have a look dude.

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This was an entire nation, that Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke their story in the Quran in surah tell borouge When Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrates the entire story in an authentic hadith film in Sahih. Muslim

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it's the story of the boy in the king, but eventually, the entire town accepted Islam, all of them and there was a tyrant ruler at the time. Some of the reasons Yanni sometimes has had mentioned that the entire towns people were about 20,000 people, all of them accepted Islam, all of them

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All of them repented from this bliss from disbelief, all of them. And they all said La Ilaha illa Allah, and they were all turning to Allah azza wa jal. And you know what happened immediately after the Toba and after them turning to Allah, they were tested a huge test. And that was that the king of the town, he commanded his armies to close off the town, and to dig trenches, and to light them on fire. And he was going to take every person that accepted Islam threw him and burn him in the fire.

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Right, these Muslims, a new Muslims now, did they turn and say, Oh Allah, we just accepted Islam.

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Why do you bring us Why are you bringing us this calamity into our life?

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Why don't you support us and help us?

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They didn't see this. And you know what happened to them.

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The fire was lit, and they were taken one by one and thrown in the fire and they got burnt. You can imagine the pain and the struggle that they experienced immediately after they took over.

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And that wasn't even a reason for them to abandon Islam. Allahu Akbar.

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Allah azza wa jal, Lee says in the Lavina fatten mini now a minute from Mala Mia to bufala Hamada Bucha had an Ebola Hamada will Herrick, Allah azza wa jal, he says those who burnt the believing men and believing woman and then they did not repent from this horrible crime of this

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fella Hamada Bucha hidden them. For them. It's the punishment of the hellfire and for them is the punishment of being burned in the fire Allah Hamada will Herrick Allahu Akbar. And as I read this air, I remember our brothers and sisters in Islam in Palestine, those that are being burnt with the fire of

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the oppressor. They have been burnt with their fire. Allah azza wa jal promises such people, the punishment of Hell, and the punishment of the burning flame of the Hellfire, Allahu Akbar, then Allah azza wa jal, he said about the believers in that story of a cyberlock Dude, in the Lavina Munawwara mural, Salah had indeed those who believed and did righteous deeds law home Jana tune TGD mindat Al and help for them is gardens in the Paradise underneath which rivers flow

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Valley confuzzled Kabir indeed, that is the great success Allahu Akbar. And I ask and ponder with me for a second Yeah, my brothers and sisters in Islam. Let's have a look do these believers. They only accepted Islam right Yanni, they accepted Islam. Then they were threatened, that they will be burnt, and they will be Yanni burnt in the fire.

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And then they were both unknown moments lay down more, a few hours later, a day or two later, it was very quick between Islam and then being killed.

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And Allah azza wa jal, he says, that is the greatest success. And I my question, what what did they do that is successful? What is it? Well, they didn't have time to practice the religion. Right? There was no time for them to pray and give Zakat because prayer and zakat was legislated upon all nations from them until this day. How did they worship Allah? What What is Allah seeing when he said, that is the greatest success?

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You know what it is? It's the fact that they remained steadfast upon their Deen, even though they were threatened, and they were

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Jonnie, burnt in the fire burned alive. The greatest success was to remain firm upon your Islam, even though you experienced trials, and tribulations and tests after your job.

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That is the greatest success, Allahu Akbar. Even now we need to understand that tests and trials and challenges will come to you. After you have turned to Allah in October, and praying your five daily prayers on time and living a righteous life, a life that is pleasing to Allah

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and wearing your hijab and wearing it properly. Once you've made these decisions, and you're walking on a path that is pleasing to Allah, you will get tested

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And if you remain steadfast upon your Islam and upon your deen, right there are methods there are ways in how to remain steadfast and so on. I've explained in many lectures, but if you remain firm and steadfast,

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even though you are being tested severely, even though you know that these tests only came after you repented, and turned to Allah, you remain steadfast until your death, Allah declares this unfolds, who loving him. The greatest success Allahu Akbar, ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us success and to grant a steadfast upon steadfastness upon our deen until the day we meet him, my brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah who think of this,

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I am specifically to I'm speaking here, not all of us specifically to those Yanni, who are the subject of this talk, have turned to Allah have repented from a life of sin and corruption and disbelief and whatever it is, they used to live in the past, have turned to Allah azza wa jal have taken those steps towards Allah, no matter how small the steps are, but he only they've made that decision. They started their prayers left, Al haram gave up on some of it, all of it, whatever it is, but they've turned to Allah,

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on their prayers, they wear the hijab as best as they can.

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And I want to talk to you do you think now that you are take facing tests and challenges in your life after your job?

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Do you think that running away from Islam, and abandoning steadfastness is going to solve your problems? Do you think this journey? What are the problems and the calamities of life? What are the let's count them? Financial problems people and even majority of people have financial problems. They're in debt, marital issues,

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issues with children, issues at work, health related problems, psychological problems, whatever it is, our calamity is very there are many and they are diverse. And each and every single one of us is going through a test and a calamity of some sort. For some people, it's bigger than others and no matter what it is, in coming days, we'll receive bigger calamities and then calamities will go and come and that's how life is. Right. That's how life is.

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And these calamities are experienced by both Muslims and disbelievers. It's experienced my righteous and by the sinners. Everyone on earth experiences calamities, right everyone on earth, Allah azza wa jal he says, Hello Kunal in Santa Fe cupboard. We created the human being in hardship in toiling labor.

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In Africa, the outbreak occurred her formula p Allah says, The believer will be going through tests and trials until he meets his Lord, everyone, everyone all of mankind.

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Allah azza wa jal, he says well, and blue and Nikon, we will surely test you all with fi and poverty and loss of life and loss of wealth and the tests vary. I tell you something. This is the story of every person on earth. Everyone goes through calamities. Now, do you think that if you abandon Islam and abandon righteousness, that you're going to be calamity free, and that your life will be restored? back to normality? Without any calamities?

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Barry leaving steadfastness and leaving Islam, abandoning the prayers, abandoning the hijab? What's it going to bring you? Is it going to ease your life? It's gonna make your life easier and calamity free by Allah, it's not going to. So what's the difference between a Muslim and a disbeliever? When they face these calamities, between a person that has repented and turn to Allah and faces calamities, and a person that is still living a rebellious, sinful, corrupt life and facing calamities, you know what the differences, the difference is? Both of them are in calamity.

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But the Muslim and the believer and the one who has repented and turned to Allah thesis these calamities for the sake of Allah, seeking Allah's reward, and these calamities, purifying him, and elevate his rank in the sight of Allah. Whereas the one who abandons Islam and steadfastness he's going through these calamities, but he's going through them for the sake of this dunya not for Allah.

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He's going through the calamities for the sake of this dunya

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expecting from this dunya

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A goodness. And what's the dunya going to give you? What's this life going to give you? I'll tell you what, the day you die, and you're buried in this dunya into this earth. Even the earth is going to eat you up.

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The worms are going to come out and chew and bite on your body in your flesh and your skin and your bones. That's what the dunya does for you.

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Meanwhile, I believe on his soul, ascends to Allah azza wa jal

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because he went through the struggles for the sake of Allah, and he did not decide to abandon al Islam and righteousness and steadfastness. So he sought assistance to Allah subhanho wa taala. Lahore Akbar, yes, for the disbeliever the one who rejected Allah, social, that's all will come out of his body, it will rise, but then it will be thrown back down to this earth.

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Subhanallah

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that's the difference between the one who remains committed upon steadfastness, even though he's being challenged and there are trials and tribulations and calamities in his life, but he's going through these calamities for the sake of Allah, seeking Allah's reward, seeking a paradise from Allah

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and the disbeliever to hasn't repented. He's going through calamities, but he's doing it for the sake of this dunya he's not doing it for Allah doesn't care.

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What's the dunya gonna give him as I said to nothing but eat his body when he's buried in it, Allahu Akbar.

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So we need to understand the solution. The solution to trials and calamities that come after repentance is not to turn back to old ways. That's not the solution. It's not the turn back to this dunya and it's temptations.

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It's not to go back to your old habits and your old evil friends and your old lifestyle. That's not the solution.

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The solution is

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to keep in your mind,

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that I need to remain committed and steadfast upon Islam, even though I am facing new challenges and trials in my life.

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Soon after Allah solution will grantee that steadfastness. And if you die, you die having the pleasure and the mercy of Allah azza wa jal and you enter the paradise I want to share with you an area in the Quran. And I really wanted to pay attention to this because I find this area any from one of the complex areas to understand.

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And if you really understand one law, he one law your heart will find some enjoyment.

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You will find a lot of pleasure in this area one law you'll find a lot of E men in this area. Listen to me and pay attention. What Allah says about this dunya and those who want this role, their life and those who want to turn to disbelief and go forth and live a life of rebellion and sin.

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Allah is talking to these people that want to abandon Islam and trials. Islam and and steadfastness Allah azza wa jal, he says in Surah to zero.

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This is going to highlight two things, the worst worthlessness of this world, the life

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and the tempting nature of disorder life how much of a fitna It is Allah azza wa jal he says, While hola yo Hakuna Nestle metalware Haider leisure allele maniac photobooth Rahman liberal UTM Sukkot from him Phil bodywarmer it jolly Hey of how rude what WTF team abueva was sold out on La had the owners were in Gulu Valley Kalama Mattel, hayati, dunya, well, Hiroto indoor Big L 13. Allah azza wa jal, he said, pay attention with me it's going to be difficult to understand if you're not paying attention. Allah said, had it not been for the fact

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that people would have been one nation upon disbelief, then Allah would have given this entire world belief and it's glamorous, and it's ornaments and it's decorations

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to everyone who disbelieved. Let me explain it to you now. Allah azza wa jal is saying had it not been for the fact that everyone would have disbelieved. Allah would have given every single disbeliever what they wanted from this worldly life. Getting it imagine this. Imagine and this isn't an imagination this was going to happen.

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There was going to be a police here on Earth. There was going to

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Read this deal on Earth, that anyone who wants this dunya like you kind of would say, Oh Allah, I disbelieve, I want to disbelieve in you, the moment you say oh Allah I disbelieve, Allah would have given such people

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liberal yootheme so often men fail but Allah would have given them houses, and the roof of the house would have been made of silver. If the roof is of silver, then imagine how much more this person would earn and having this worldly life.

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When the Irish alley have grown and for every care for every disbeliever, Allah azza wa jal would have made staircases that will go up to the second and third and fourth level meaning they'll have huge ohms huge boats.

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And then Allah azza wa jal says when he booty him, Ebola then was sold on La Jolla tekun. And we would have made for their homes many doors, meaning how huge would Allah have given them in this in this world? They live a huge home with many doors, and many recliners, couches yeah only Allah would have given them luxury and comfort and whatever you like. And on top of all this was a hahaha. Ornaments. Take what you like of this world they live isn't this every person's dream, to own a mansion to own a castle

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in where the roof is of silver, and inside the house of gold and silver and ornaments and treasures and precious stones and rocks and pearls and your Allah Allah Allah he this is an ayah in the Quran. Allah is saying I was going to give this to everyone who announced his disbelief.

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But Allah didn't do this.

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Because it would have been a fitna to all of mankind. Every single one of us would have left Islam and disbelieved. That's how intense the fitna of this world the life is, like my brothers and sisters in Islam, people have left Islam for way less than what Allah offered. People have left Islam for a few $1,000 people have left Islam for a pathetic position. People have left Islam for way less than what Allah offered that you would have given to disbelievers had they disbelieved

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but it is Allah's mercy, that he did not go ahead with this offer. And he held it back. Because we would have all disbelieved

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Allahu Akbar, and once again this a approves the worthlessness of this worldly life. Allah was ready, ready to give it to every disbeliever that was proud and happy to announce his gopher in disbelief. Do you want a life of sin? You want the life of rebellion you want a life away from Allah here Allah who would have given you everything.

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No problems here. Allah azza wa jal was ready to give this to any disbeliever

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but he didn't out of mercy for those who believed because they would have fallen into a big fitna, everyone would have disbelieved and left Islam.

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So yeah, honey, Allah azza wa jal at the end of this ayah he said, we're in Kullu Valley kala mammoth l higher dunya. All of this is only an entertainment and small joy of this worldly life, while XLR to her urine

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in the lobby clean water clean, and the enjoyment of the afterlife is way better and much better for the believers, that will only be with Allah azza wa jal in the company of Allah azza wa jal in the Paradise. So yeah, it is very clear. It's very clear that when you're being tested, in your faith, and in your health and in your wealth, after you have repented and turned to Allah, that the solution is not turning back to this dunya and what it offers and sins and rebellion, know,

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the solution is to turn to Allah to the Quran, to seek and sociol guidance from the Quran. I guess yes, you might fall into sin after your Tober you might fall into error after October. However,

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don't abandon the path of righteousness

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and the obligations and give up on yourself and say, You know what? I've made a Tober I've turned to Allah. And I started praying My prayers and a week later, I missed one of the prayers holofcener What, this is not for me, I can't do this anymore. Why is Allah not helping me? Why isn't Allah not giving me this support for me to pray the five daily prayers why why why?

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Relax, you know, I tell you something,

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any. Some people, if they do once in after they Tober

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they give up on the mercy and forgiveness of Allah. And so this one seem they do will lead them to another sin and another sin and another sin until they go back to the old

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Old life of rebellion and corruption.

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Mind you, to give you an example. Imagine I walked out with a white dress. See I'm wearing a white dress, I walk out with it. It's brand new, it's clean, it's just come out from the washing machine. And I walk and

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some dirt, some mud comes on my white clothing. What do I do? What would someone do? On me naturally I go to a tap. And I tried to wash that white or that black.of mud or wash it off?

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Right?

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And you'd be crazy and silly to just say oh, there's a lot of dirt and mud on my clothing. Let me just smother myself in mud altogether. Then Allah and then I get all the mud from the earth and I paste it and drench it. I drench myself in it with it would be silly. That would be stupidity.

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And so the same example I'm giving you that when you sin after your Tober so after you've made a tobacco like a white dress, your heart is white and polished and clean. You make October you make a sin after that. And there's a black.on my heart go and wash it with is still far and told us immediately seek Allah's forgiveness and repent. Pre to like I give us sadaqa any good deed you do will take away that bad deed he did.

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Let's see if this is what you do. Not if you did one sin after your Toba hollows have given up and let me just go all out and drown in sins. That's not like someone that walked out of the house with a white coat. Then he saw a speck of dust or dirt on it. And then he said you know what, I give up on this white cloth of mine. I'm gonna go duty altogether, no one would do this. So treat your heart and your Islam and your Eman in the same manner. Now and every so your next obligatory prayer you pray that wipes away the sins from the last obligatory prayer until this one that you pray.

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Every stone for Allah you see wipes away your sin, every window and every limb you wash, it wipes away the sins of those limbs. You Say Subhan Allah He won't be handy 100 times and it wipes away all your sins and wrongdoings even if they were to amount the size of the ocean.

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You say La Ilaha illa Allah Allah nodemon cologne Hello ally Coalition for the 100 times in the morning, it wipes away 100 sins, who's committing 100 sins a day. The point is, even if you are this vicar will cleanse you from your sins.

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Now, so this is what we need to understand. Don't give up. Trials and calamities will come after the Tober will come after you have turned to Allah, your health will be tested. You will be tested in yourself in your faith, in your prayers in your job, you will be tested with all these matters.

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Lacking you need to pursue and you need to remain patient. And you really need to understand that this is the only path in life that I remain a Muslim and feel and think that after your Tober you have been chosen Allah selected you. That's enough as an honor for you. Allah azza wa jal he says Al hamdu Lillahi wa salam when Allah Abadi Levine, Mustafa, Allah says All praise belongs to Allah.

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wa salam peace is upon

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a baddie, he sleeves that he has selected and chosen

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about Rahim Allah, He narrated that even our best probably Allah one who said, this area is speaking about those who declared the Oneness of Allah and believed in him.

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So yes, it refers to prophets, messengers, and so on. But it also refers to you and I, everyone that has accepted to Allah and turn to Allah He is chosen by Allah.

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Allah Dino Spofford, Allah chose them. So be happy. Think of this when you're going through your trials and calamities after your Toba think that Allah has chosen you. He has selected you.

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And what you're going through, is purification is purification. Allah purifies you.

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And he's testing your sincerity and honesty upon His love and Eman.

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When you're going through calamities and tests of the repentance, think of your purpose, think of your purpose. Why were you created when you created to live a life free of calamity? Is this what Allah azza wa jal created as for?

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Know Allah azza wa jal? He said Well Mahalo to general insei Lelli I will do I created mankind

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and gin kind so that they may worship Me. So when you're going through trials and calamities in tests of the Autobahn after you turn to Allah think of your purpose.

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Your purpose is to worship Allah

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is to worship Allah

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amidst calamities and troubles that will come through and to your life.

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Right. So this area is the key to guidance and the essence of steadfastness. That's how you remain steadfast After trials and calamities that come to you after your Toba that you think of your purpose.

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Subhanallah once you learn this area, you take steps towards this honest and sincere life with Allah, even though you're being tested and trialed after your Toba

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you remember and you recall long story short he says in the Quran, pull in a solid they will know Sookie I'm here on a multi level Bill LME see and announce that my prayers and my sacrifice and my entire life and my death is for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. That's your purpose in life, that every moment of your life, every prayer, every sacrifice, every moment of the day and every moment of the night, even your sleep, even your eating, even your dress, even everything you do, it's all for Allah. So you eat, what is pleasing to Allah, you drink what is pleasing to Allah, you address what is pleasing to Allah. You sleep in a manner that is pleasing to Allah, you wake up at Fisher,

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which is a time that is a moment in where Allah azza wa jal is pleased with the servant to get up.

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You speak words that are pleasing to Allah, you deal with people in a manner pleasing to Allah.

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Right? And you have manners in a way that is pleasing to Allah.

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This is the purpose of life, for everything to be done for the sake of Allah, earning his pleasure.

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And yes, you'll be tested people much better than us, that turn to Allah and repent to Allah was severely tested, which is what I explained at the beginning of this talk, right? Something else you can do during this time. And so we said,

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we said during this time, when you're being tested after your Tober we said that remind yourself that you you are chosen by Allah hamdulillah wa salam, O Allah, I bet the loveliness of your choosing this honor is a privilege for you in this number two we said you need to remember at this time why you were created you were created for the worship of Allah says that everything you do in life is done for Allah. You're not created in this life to pursue after its pleasures and its luxuries. Yes, if you earn them in a Halal means they come to you and Halal means no problems. And if they don't distract you from your obligations, and so on, no problem, no issue, but your ultimate

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purpose is to worship Allah. So the solution is never to turn back to an old life of sin and rebellion. Number three, what you do is

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when you're being tested and challenged in your faith, and in whatever it is in your life after your Tober make dua a DA is a bad it's a worship, and every single door is answered by Allah every single door.

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The only thing is that it is answered according to his knowledge and wisdom, not according to what you want, or what you think is best for you. Because you didn't even know what is going to happen to you in the next minute. When Allah azza wa jal, he's the one who has decreed all your life so he knows what's good for you and what works out for you best. So you make it and you see Yeah, more can level Kullu have been called Bialetti. Nick alone, my lord, oh Allah.

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Keep my heart steadfast upon your D. O Turner of the hearts keep my heart steadfast upon your deep

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and that was Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam would say abundantly

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and abundant right of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when he was asked why he does this? He said, Because the hearts are between two fingers of Allah azza wa jal, he turns them whichever way he wants. That's a solution. That's a solution. When you're going through trials and calamities after October, that you make dua ask Allah for firmness that you remain conscious in your solid when you see did not follow up on Mr. Team 17 paradigms. You're asking Allah for guidance. Be conscious and you know what this guidance is that you're asking Allah for? When you're solid, you're saying oh Allah guide me to the straight path guide us to the straight path. What is it? It's none

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other than the Quran? Because in Solothurn baccara after Surah Al Fatiha Allah says delicate Kitab udara Buffy who that little naughty that is the book in which there is no doubt it is of great guidance.

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For the believers in sort of the Fatiha you said, Oh Allah guide us to the straight path. The first as Otto Bock Allah Allah said here, this Quran is a guidance to the straight path. It is a guidance to the believers. So then you understand that that during your calamity in your trial, nothing will guide you except by adhering to this Quran. This is the guidance you asked for here it is.

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Why is the Quran a source of guidance in confusing times in times of tribulation and difficulty that you experience after your Toba when whenever you experienced that in life, because the ayat of the Quran they plan, ie man in our hearts, they strengthen Eman and this is what keeps you from a Eman and every area in the Quran that speaks about Allah and speaks about his mercy and speaks about his justice and speaks about our purpose in life and speaks about the trials and the tribulations of the prophets and the messengers before all of these out what do they do? They strengthen II Men in our heart. And as a result we are being guided through the Quran by the permission of Allah azza wa jal

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so it when when you are being tested, and challenged after your Tober and you begin to question a hijab, and you begin to question society and the corruption that is around us. And you begin to become tempted by this worldly life. Right and by all these isms that are being propagated, and you're thinking this is what's right. If I leave Islam and go to something like this, maybe my life will get better.

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Al Quran will teach you in all expose the reality of things. It will expose the reality of things, right. Every single area in the Quran,

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in one way or another will address the biggest challenges in life and the biggest challenges to your faith, every al deal with this, whatever it is, no matter what the situation is.

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But we need to read and ponder as we read and reflect as we read the act of Allah subhanahu wata isla.

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So this is what I wanted to share with you, my brothers and sisters in Islam. That was a journey, a reminder to all of us, that if we're struggling, if you're struggling in your faith, if you're struggling in your faith, and you're being tested, and you're being challenged

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after your Toba especially after your Tober and you have repented to Allah, just relax and understand this is something that Allah has done. And Allah continues to do even to the best of people. It happened to prophets. And the stories in the Quran are many, and I've shared with you almost five incidents up at the beginning of this lecture. This is something that will happen. The solution is not to say, Oh Allah, why are you testing me even though I have turned to that's not the solution. Don't question Allah's wisdom. Don't question Allah has knowledge, Allah knows what he's doing.

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You're turning to Allah is being tested this moment. So seek strength and help from Allah support from Allah and continue to do the obligations to the best of your ability. Push yourself fight to knifes. Just like you are ready to fight your knifes to do whatever you can do to earn the pleasures of this other life. Do this for your faith as well.

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How many how many people is it common when we say are you know he says Wallah I've been saving all my life to buy this thing in this dunya See, we know how to sacrifice for this dunya and go through challenges for this dunya I've been doing such and such until I get to this. Do the same thing for your email. Take it seriously. Where's the struggles? People think that they will go to Allah's origin without any pain and any trial and any calamity now Allah the road to Allah azza wa jal is a difficult road. There'll be a lot of hardships and obstacles. And maybe some Allahu Allah Salam says the Paradise has been surrounded with McKarrick with hardships.

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Meaning the worships that get you to the paradise are going to be heavy and difficult. Allah azza wa jal, he says are Salah to inhale a Kabira Illa. Allah Hoshi or select is heavy. It's a huge burden except for those who have mastered sure that you need give me the while to get there. Even if you don't get there. You need to understand this a struggle. Allah azza wa jal he says, What if our Buddha was told that they are was severely bad at worship Allah azza wa jal and remain patient upon his worship, remain patient upon his worship. Why? Because there's difficult

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You only have to be patient when there is difficulty. You know, a man came to Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was considering Islam.

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So, he was saying to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he dislikes, he dislikes to enter Islam, he finds the burden and the difficulty and the view sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to him,

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accept Islam, even if you dislike it.

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The idea is, pre even if you dislike it, wear the hijab, even if you dislike it,

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do view obligations even if you dislike them, that's Hadith and that is on asylum system.

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Yanni were in contact area, Aslan were in contact area. Then he said to him, a beautiful ending to the Hadith. He said for in Allah coos zuca

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I forgot in Mala cielo Zuko aka loss or hasna Nia

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except Islam even if you dislike it, because in the end, Allah azza wa jal will grant you, he will gift you with sincerity and an honest intention

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as the solution that you remain steadfast and at the end, you will find the sweetness of your actions. Right? Most definitely before you leave this world, the life at the time of death, you will see the angels that give you the good news. And then that goodness will be experienced on your soul and in your body that when you are in the grief, and then ultimately, you will meet the Mercy of Allah

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and the enjoyment in the paradise that Allah gives. And above the list, you will see a loss of Hannah Horta, Isla and that is the ultimate of pleasures there then, when that happens, you would have forgotten every single calamity and trial you went through in this whole life for a loss sick. It'll be worth it. But don't rush, relax, patient until we meet that loss. Hannah Horta, Isla, we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant the steadfastness and goodness, ask Allah azza wa jal to be with our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to aid them to support them and to give them victory against the enemy. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to nourish them, when there is no

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food available. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to quench their thirst if they are cut off from water. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to cover them even if they are cut off from clothing and from the entire world. We ask Allah azza wa jal to be with them. In every moment, we ask Allah subhanahu wata Allah to take care of them to bestow his mercy upon them. Ask Allah azza wa jal that he makes these missiles that come down upon them but then wasallam coolness and peace, we ask Allah azza wa jal to accept the martyrs and to heal and to eat the injured and to be with those that are orphaned. We ask Allah azza wa jal to allow us and to grant us the strength to support them with our dua with our

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wealth, with our prayers.

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With our Islam, yes, because every single one of us, all of us, when we are strong upon our iman, and upon our prayers, this will have an effect on the victory. Yes, we'll give this perhaps in another lecture. But Avila but I've spoken about this before, our Islam and our Eman and our commitment upon the laws of Allah the obligations has a direct impact on what happens to our brothers and sisters that are oppressed across the globe. So we ask Allah azza wa jal that he grant the strength in our Eman and you know Islam, and ask Allah azza wa jal

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to bestow his mercy upon us and to forgive us all and except promising the holy with ethical other Ali SallAllahu wasallam robotica ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine