Build Your Resolve and Courage

Ahsan Hanif


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we live in increasingly complex times, where we face challenges that are not only becoming greater and bigger, but that they are changing rapidly as well. It is part and parcel of our lives now, to know that we as Muslims in our religion, Islam is under the microscope.

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These events that took place last week in Las Vegas are an example of that. The way that the media portrays an incident when a Muslim is involved and a non Muslim is involved. When Islam comes into the equation, and a Muslim is involved, the reaction around that incident and both of them are equally wrong, when there is violence and injustice being involved. But the way that the reaction is is far different. There is a reality that we have to face, the rise of Islamophobia within our communities, within our countries within our societies. It is something that all of us have to contend with. With all of this backdrop, and all of this going on. It is increasingly important for

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all of us, each and every single person sitting in this Masjid and listening to this hotbar that we know how to build our resolve and our courage. We know how to have that determination and steadfastness that we need in Muslims in order to fulfill the command of Allah azza wa jal when he said addressed in each and every single one of us in the Quran, here you have levina Armando po and for Sakuma alikum. nowra are you who believe Save yourselves and your families from the fire. There is a role as a father, as a mother, as a husband, as a wife, as a son, as a daughter, as a brother and a sister. It is our role and one of our first priorities in this life that a large engine has

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placed upon our shoulders, that we together within our families and our family units, were able to support one another, to save ourselves and our families from the fire of hell.

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But in order to fulfill the commandment, in order to be able to do and reach that milestone, we need to know how to build our resolve. Because in times of trial, in times of difficulty in times of challenge, those people who don't have strong resolve, who aren't don't have their feet firmly planted in the ground, they don't have a state of steadfastness amongst them. And no doubt that is from Allah subhanho wa Taala first and foremost, and then through our own efforts, but those people don't have that you find that they are people who wobble. People who who are shaken, people who just go whichever way they pulled or they're pushed. And that is why the Prophet said to us sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam he foretold from the signs of your opinion is that we will suffer these trials and these challenges, and they will be big challenges, major issues that we will have to contend with the companions who heard the Hadith the companions who listened and had that narration firsthand. They said O Messenger of Allah, I mean thinlit Newman is is it because the Muslims of that time, at that time and that place they will be few in number is it because they are the minority, there are few in number, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam now we're lucky for you, they will be many number, over a billion strung across the world 1/6 on 1/5 of the planet, there are there will be

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many in number will act in the

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same, but they will be like the froth of the ocean and the sea. The froth of the ocean is when you have the waves and you see those bubbles at the top that's the front of the ocean is where the seaweed is taken right and left, back and forth, wherever the current pushes and pulls it. And that's how the vast majority of us have become. There's a challenge. There's a trial there's an issue that we have to face and we don't know

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Which Way to go, we don't know how to respond. Because we didn't take the time and putting the effort to build our resolve and our email. Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the Quran he gives the example of many prophets and many messengers. Many of them will, some of them their stories are mentioned explicitly and, and many of them we don't know by name, laptop or cell now this will probably come in woman personally kiwami normal I'm not so Sonic, we have sent before you all messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we have sent before you many prophets and many messengers, some of them their stories have been narrated to you, and others, the stories have not

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been narrated to you, you don't know who they are. Allah azzawajal gives us those stories, those that are mentioned and rated in the Quran, so that we can take lessons from them. We can learn and benefit from them. We take them as their role as our role models, because one thing that all of them had in, in connection with one another one thing all of them had in common was that all of them suffered trials and tribulations. All of them went through challenges. All of them had to navigate through this dunya. And from amongst all of those prophets and messengers, allies there were just selected five and a large so we'll call them the Ola azim the messengers and prophets of high

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resolve and determination. Allah calls them people of resolve. Those five are our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the prophets know Ibrahim Musa and recently him salatu salam. Allah azza wa jal says instructing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslim community at large force mural karma sobre Allah, Allah Islam in a Rasul, be patient, as those messengers of strong resolve, will patient, follow their footsteps be like them. So how do we build our resolve? How do we take that courage, that strength, that sense of strong Eman so that when those trials and we're facing them on a daily basis, and it's not just at that major overview level of the problems that we face

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as a Muslim oma, or even as individuals, within our families, with our parents, with our children, with our spouses, with our friends, within our communities, and our families, with our neighbors with our money, and our health? All of these issues are trials, they are problems that we have to face head on. But how do you build that resolve?

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Allah zildjian saw earlier in Milan, verse number 186, when he speaks about the context of the battles of burden are not those challenges that the early Muslims faced in those early years of Islam, the difficulties, the trials and tribulations, which when we compare our situation, when we compare what we are going through currently, and you put that into perspective, and you compare it to what they went through in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Our sacrifices and our issues seem to pale into insignificance. They're nothing in comparison. I mean, Alonzo, just keep it that way and keep us safe. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us and our families and our

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communities. And that's why they are examples. That's why Allah azza wa jal chose them to be the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because they would be tested, and they would be told, so alive zildjian when he instructs the community of Muslims, and by extension, Nia new has people who will take them as role models. Allah azza wa jal gives us two things that we need in order to build that resolve and that courage to have that sense of the bat of being firm and steadfast upon our religion by the permission of Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala says in the conclusion of the verse 186, we're in torsby rule what a taco for in Nevada come in. asmin Amore.

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And if you have patience, and you have piety, then indeed that is from the Isom of all offense. That is how you build your resolve the old Isom, this is how you get the answer. This is how you build that resolve that courage, that determination, by having patience, and by having piety, those Muslims, Allah zildjian is telling them that you need patience and you need piety. But Allah brings forward patience before he does piety. He gives preference and he gives patients first and then he mentions piety, because you need to know how to be patient in times of trial. When trials come, you need to know how to exercise patience. That's the first rule of a trial that you don't just react

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just because something has come to you. You're not trigger happy. You're not someone who acts before they think you're not someone who makes a decision before they go back and they take that decision and they portray it or they place it against the text of the Quran and the Sunnah. And know is it something which allow wants and loves and is pleased with or is it something which Allah will be displeased with. You need to have patience. When those Muslims used to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the early Mexican days and they were suffering persecution

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And torture, they will being split from their families, their wealth and their property and their positions will be taken from them and justly, they will be tortured. They will being tortured physically in pain. Some of them will being killed unjustly. They would come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As is collecting, say al Bahari in the habit of hubbub, not arataura, viola Wang, when they came to the prophet SAW Allah while he was still in wants, he was leaning in the shade of the Kaaba. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, Allah to Allah, Allah Allah, Allah to sponsor Lana, would you not make dua for us? So messenger of Allah? Will you not seek Allah's help

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and assistance for us? You know, what we're going through, you know, the challenges that we're facing, you know, the persecution that we're suffering, why don't you ask Allah to help us? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam set up and he said to them, they're indeed from those who came before you, a hole would be dug, and a man will be placed in that hole, and a soul would be bought and he would be sewn in half. But still, he wouldn't leave his religion. And from those people who came before you, a man would be bought and a metal comb would be taken, and his skin and flesh will be raked from his bones. But still, that would make him leave his religion. Will Akina come on the

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stage in one, but you are a people who are hasty. You need to exercise patience. You need to have that sense of patience. Allah azza wa jal tells us in the Parana has he been nursing in your truck or in your home life turn to the people think that they will simply make the claim of Eman they will say we believe and then they will be left without being tried and tested. Well awkward for 10 Levine I mean, probably him and I'm not sure what you we tested and tried those who came before them. For a lemon alone levina Sadako. Lemon will carry mean so that Allah would make it known, those were truthful, and those who are untruthful. Every single person is tested, and their tests were greater.

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And their tests and trials were far more than what we are experiencing within our lives and within our current situation. Allah azza wa jal describes them and he says Mr. toman, sir, raw was zero, they will be afflicted with trial and with calamity and with the friction was on zero, and it would be shaken to their core. This isn't a small issue that they were dealing with. It wasn't just something that they would be able to pass by. If they let time Just go. It is something that would shake them to the kozun. Zero is the same word in the Arabic language that is used for earthquakes, to show you the gravity to show you give you the imagery of how difficult to raise. And that's what

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exactly a large religion says in verse 186. In Surah Al Imran, he tells us to have patience and piety. But if you look at the beginning of the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala lays out this fact as bare as daylight, but to below one Effie and wildly common physical and over surety, you will be tested in your lives and in your wealth, you will be tested. It is a part of your religion that you are tested. And the result of the way that you are the way that you react to that test. Your reaction and the way that you deal with that test. That is the result that Allah azza wa jal wants to see how you deal with these issues. And with these problems, you have people when a test comes to

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them, because their resolve is already so weak, because their foundation is so fragile, because they are so volatile, they go from one extreme to another. And they have no sense of balance. They have no sense of perspective. They don't know how to ground themselves, because they haven't taken the time and put in that effort to do the homework. The homework is the piety that Allah azza wa jal will mentioned we will speak about shortly. Allah xojo says of a shorty you will be tested and you will be trained. And if anyone were to have been saved from tests and trials and affliction, calamity and problems, it would have been the prophets and messengers of Allah He was started to

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ascend up would have been our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but he lost wives and he lost children. And he lost close family members. He had problems with his community and he had issues that he had to deal with. Amongst the Muslims. They were hypocrites in Medina and so on and so forth. And then he was waging battles and wars against the enemies of Islam. All of this whilst his father was he's the husband, whilst he's a friend, once he's the Imam of the community was this giving the hot boys on Friday whilst he's doing every single other thing that he needs to do? Alli Salatu was Salam.

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Indeed, you will be tested in your mouth and in your families in your lives, whether it is my own Amina levina, altron kitanomine, publikum wamena, Levine ash Rocco, Evan kathira. And the second thing is not only that you will be tested, but the second thing is that you will be harmed also. Part of the test and part of the process of going through trial is that sometimes your heart sometimes you come out unscathed by the permission of Allah through His mercy

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blessings. But sometimes you're harmed. And indeed you will hear from those who are given the scriptures before you, and from those who disbelieve, you will hear much harm, much evil. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as we know used to walk in the streets of Mecca, and they will ridicule and mock Him, they would call him names. And not only would they call him names and say that he was a magician and a sorcerer, that he was crazy or a madman, that he was a poet and so on and so forth. But then a large soldier would reveal verses of the Quran that would be recited in the Salah that the Muslims of the companions would recite as they're reading the Quran, verses of the

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Quran that take those statements, and they place them there in. They call you a messenger of Allah crazy. They see about you that you're a poet. They say that you're a madman. So not only does the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hear this on the streets of Mecca from his enemies. It is also mentioned within the Quran, you will hear much harm, you will hear much evil. The things that they used to say about the Muslims, the things that they used to say about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam during his lifetime and after his lifetime, throughout the generations of Islam and till today, the things that people say about our Prophet, son alone while he will sell them there is my

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charm. And if that is how the prophet SAW Allah, Allah He will sell him is being treated, the more about me and you the early days of Medina is collected Allah Bihari, the hadith of Assam a bluesy that on the Allahu anhu I never be when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to the different groups of people as they were sitting in their majelis. And in the gatherings, he would go to them to speak to them about Islam, to teach them about their religion, he would take the initiative salallahu alayhi wasallam. And he would go to those people, but the hypocrites when he would come to them, they would say, oh, Mohammed, this is something which is good. But why do you

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come to us? You're bringing the dust with you because he would ride on a camel or donkey and the dust that would come because the desert, the dust that would come in the hooves of his animal. They would say Why'd you bring dust? You're disturbing our measureless you're making dust, you're causing issues. Why don't you go back to your place, and when we need to welcome to you. And this would upset the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he's coming to teach them about their religion is coming to the cart to guide them to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this was the response that he would receive,

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you will hear much harm other than kathira and that is when a large surgeon says what interest bureau but if you have patience, what a tuck when you have piety, you fear Allah subhana wa Taala for in Nevada come in as me more than indeed that is from the greatest of affairs,

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that you have patients and that you have piety that you're conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala that the way that you respond in those challenges and in those trials, in those times of calamity and yes, in those times of ease as well. It is in accordance to what is pleasing to Allah azza wa jal. You've already done that homework, you've already taken the time to learn about what pleases Allah azza wa jal, so that when the time of calamity strikes, you know how to deal with it. When the time of calamity comes in is too late. My dear brothers and sisters to try to learn what to do. It is too late for you to try to protect yourselves and your families. And this is unfortunately something

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which has become all too common in our times, that we don't really spend enough time learning about our religion. We haven't learned how to give our own families and our own children, that Toby and that upbringing that nurturing that record that they require, in order to give them a firm footing as well. So that when those issues or when those trials comm I will families will emulate the families of the companions of the Allahu angama Jemaine that even though they were shocked and they were shaken to the core, they were still able to stand firm and upright because by the blessings of Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal gave them the bat he gave them steadfastness. He made them firm

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upon their belief in the man. So when you have Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal, when you fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you know that your life span is limited, that your days are few in number, that you will stand before Allah and Allah will hold you to account for every single action and every single word that came from him. That gives you a zone. It gives you determination and courage. It tells you that even though Yes, you're going through trials and difficulty perhaps, perhaps you're suffering harm and a great amount of harm. It is limited, and it is not the final picture is a temporary phase and Allah azza wa jal for every single small amount of harm that comes to you. As

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our Prophet told us and Allah while he will sell them, even a foreigner pricks you, Allah subhana wa Taala will expect your sins, but you have to have that resolve. You have to have that patience and that piety. That combination is important and crucial in order for that result to take place in the verse before 186 in 185

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this cologne Epson, the EPA to mount every single social taste death, old and young male and female, rich and poor, Muslim and Muslim, every single living thing weaving thing will taste death. We're in number two a phone that will draw from your monthly ama. And then you will be given your full recompense your fuel with your full dues on the Day of Judgment. That is when a large zildjian will look at your deeds and your actions, the way that you react, the way that you interaction, the way that you dealt with these issues. And these trials and allonzo agenda will give you your full compensation for Minzy Harney now, so whosoever is drawn back

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from the fire, will decree that agenda and is entered into paradise for the fires, then they have indeed attained victory. They are the successful and the large zildjian mentions both because both are great blessings of Allah. Not only do you enter into Jenna, but you are taken away from the fire. Both of them are great blessings and weight rewards from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Woman higher to dunya in LA Metatron, Aurora, and this one, the world of this life is nothing except for me adjust and play.

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Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in what is authentically established from him, he passed by a grave with some of his companions. And he said to them, who is the person in this grave, who is the person of this grave, so they told him Fulani been full and so on. So the son of soon so the Prophet said, Son, Allahu Allah, He will send them by Allah, to Allah cars are more beloved to him right now than everything else in this life. And in this world. If he could just come back and play two records in the other generation, he said, Son, Allah, Allah, you will send them to wreck two records, that me and you, we will think to be nothing insignificant, they are fast, they're not even

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slow, they're not even long. There are two quick, short records, to play those two is more beloved to him than everything else in this world. Because this is what will count. And this is what will matter. So when we have our families and we come together with a vision and a goal of saving our sons and our families from the fire, and we come together and learn to build our resolve, so that when we have these issues of, of, of problems that we're facing these trials and these challenges that we're encountering, were able to come together to support one another. We're able to come together to help one another. We're able to remind and advise one another, we have built within our

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sounds that combination, that formula of taqwa and sabar of patience and piety, so that we are able to inshallah, by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala be steadfast in those times of trial. And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the most common and frequent dwis that he used to make, even though he's the Messenger of Allah, and even though a large dogen had already given him that divine protection, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had that bath and that firmness from Allah subhanaw taala for lesson for me a new to teach us, one of his most common to us was yamasa bittel allume submittable behala denecke Well, the one who makes the hearts firm, make

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our hearts firm upon your religion, US Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the bat, to make us and our families firm upon this religion, and to protect us and our families from the traps of shavon and to help us to navigate through the trials that we face in the challenges that we encounter. barakallahu li Welcome to the court Ernie will soon now want to find your yummy Murphy him I mean it will hikma up only Heather was not federal law. He will accompany Jimmy I'm Muslim and I'm going to lead them in first off Euro in the hula

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hula hula if Sonny was shockula Voila. tofield he wants to know why shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika lahu Tavi militia Annie will shadow another be yanase Donna Mohammed Abu hora Sundari loaded one sallallahu alayhi wa early he was talking to him when he when he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira my back when we look at the lives of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam or the Allahu andromache Marian, and I don't mean just them as individuals Abubakar as an individual and as an individual or as a man and rd as individuals. But I mean them as family units. Abubakar Viola who I'm with his children are the rhodiola who, with his family, the companions and

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their families, their spouses and their children, you see the way that they would come together times of difficulty and trial. When you look Can you take an overview of the Sierra those 23 years of profit one, and you look at the challenges and the calamities and the difficulties that we found that early generation of Muslims, the companions of the Allahu angama Jemaine, there were times when they lost battles and wars. There were times when their loved ones were killed and martyr there were times

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When they were harmed and persecuted, every single type of trial that you can imagine someone within that community went through someone within the community encounter, but the way that they would overcome them, the example that they give to us the resolve and the determination that they will have, it is something which is the lesson for us. I don't have the time to go through examples and go through the lives of those companions. But we need to be more proactive. We need to take the initiative, we need to take the reins in our hands, and take out the time and effort to research ourselves. We can't always expect to be spoon fed. We don't live in a time when we don't have the

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luxury for us to be able to go and take everything someone comes and feeds us everything. If you're not going to take that initiative for yourself and your family, then that is a problem that you will have to deal with. Ultimately, our Prophet Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but you will be our man if you turn the paper in leading Muslim, your speaker Roger Luqman and William C. kathira. Oh, you must mean and we'll speak okay Pura, you'll be lucky enough to be out of the minute. Dunya be hasty. perform your deeds, your good deeds hasten with good deeds. Before trials come, like the pitch darkness of the night. Meaning that there is no streetlights, there's no moonlight, there's no

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stars trickling in the sky. It is pitch black, dark, you can't see where you're going. You can't see where you're stepping. You can't see the pitfalls that are in front of you. That is the time that we live in. Where it is difficult to know the difference between right and wrong. Unless you study and you learn and you equip yourself. You don't know which way you're going and which direction you're being pulled in. The Prophet Toler sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is for telling us, this is something which is telling us the prophecy, a person will wake up as a believer, and by the evening they will be a disbeliever. Or they will be a believer in the evening by the morning, they will be a

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disbeliever they will sound their religion for one of the world in games. Because when trials came to them, they didn't know how to react to those trials. They didn't know how to make themselves firm and steadfast. They didn't know what they were doing. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hurry to have him sell him out of the Allahu anha. In what is collected on sexual Buhari, he was sleeping with him Santa Maria Allahu Allah and he woke up in the night, he woke up and he was afraid, fuzzier and he woke up and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Mother undzer Allah whom you know, Husain when Mother endoluminal Fitton, how many of the treasures that Allah has

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caused to descend upon the earth, and how many other trials that have also come to the earth, man up to slavery, but who gerat who will go and wake up my wives, who will wake them up why, so that they can play during the night pm Leyland to hedgerow, they can pray the night prayer, or backhousia thing for dunya idea to Philadelphia, because perhaps a person is closed in this life, but they will be naked on the Day of Judgment. Perhaps in this life, you enjoy the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But you didn't use those blessings to come close to Allah, you didn't build your resolve and your courage and your determination with patients and with piety. So on the Day of Judgment, you're

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naked, you don't have any good deeds, you have nothing to present before Allah subhana wa Tada. You want someone who was able to keep yourself and your family safe from the fire. These are important issues that we need to think about, that we need to plan from. There is a great responsibility upon our massagin upon our Islamic centers and our mosques upon our homes, upon our religious leaders. But there is also a great responsibility in each and every single one of us as Muslims as well as parents as elders and years, youngsters as a community until we come together and we face these challenges and support one another. It is something which will make this whole community or

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communities shake from the very foundation was a large soldier that he makes our face easy for us. And that Allah subhanaw taala protects us from every single type of evil trial. And that Allah zildjian gives us patience and piety. And that allows zones and allows us to see the truth for what it is and also for what it is and he enables us and guides us to what is good for us in this life and the next Subhanallah because I'm on the phone I was alone when I will mousseline will hamdulillah Europe