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Ahsan Hanif

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Baraka Allah. So, Allah Hodge Marine, were early he was supposed to be here woman psara nsmb li Jie Allah Yomi Deen was seldom at the Sleeman kathira.

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In times of happiness, Allah subhanho wa Taala, from his mercy from his generosity, Allah subhanho wa Taala, for the from the love that He has for us, he suparna what Allah has decreed that our lives are not just full of tests and trials, but that they have within them and within us moments of joy and happiness, every single day that you live, every single day that you wake up every single day that you're able to use your body and your mind, and your senses and your limbs every day that you wake up and you see your family around you. And you have peace and safety and security in the community that you live in every day that you wake up and you find food and drink in your home.

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These are blessings of Allah, these are moments of happiness. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if a person wakes up, and they are healthy in their body, and they have enough food and drink for that day, and they have peace and safety within their community, then it is as if Allah has gathered for you all of the treasures of this world. There is nothing more that you need than these three things every single day that you wake up. And these are the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you. Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the Quran, he mentioned to us many, many stories. And when we look at the stories of the Koran, they are amazing and beautiful. Often Now

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unfortunately, we're so busy and preoccupied with movies from Hollywood and with books and novels, fiction, things that are made up, the stories of a lot are true, and they are more amazing, more magnificent than anything that you can ever watch on a TV screen, or any type of fiction that you can read in a book. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned so many amazing stories, and from the stories that he mentioned is one that I want to base my lecture upon today. And that is the story of the Prophet of Allah Suleyman, Ali Salim Sulaiman was a prophet of Allah, and the thing that Allah gave to him a kingdom, unlike any other person, no person before him, nor any person after him ever had a

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similar kingdom. His father that would Allah His solemn, was also a mighty Prophet, also a king in his own right. And because of the blessings that Allah bestowed upon him, the prophet Dawood and upon his family, his sense of a man and all of the other members of his family, he spent his whole life in the gratitude of Allah, because he had much to be happy about, much to be joyous about. So he spent his life in the, in the service and the gratitude of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,

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Allah The Buddha shukra waka Li luminary baddie, a shocker, oh family of that would work for the gratitude of Allah work to show your thanks to Allah. And very few of the sevens are indeed grateful. That's why the scholars of Tafseer report that the Prophet of the Prophet alayhi salam, every single hour of the day, and every single hour of the night, they would be someone in his household worshipping Allah, not a single moment would pass in his house, except that someone is either playing, or they're fasting, or they're giving charity or they're reciting from the Psalms from the boar, the revelation that Allah gave him, and so on and so forth. Either it was him

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himself, or his wife, or his children, or his servants, someone in the household, every single living moment of the day and the night, they would work for the gratitude of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then a lot of xojo bestowed him with accidentially man who had an amazing kingdom. Imagine, and this is better than any plot that you can ever watch in a movie, any fiction that you can ever read. Imagine having a kingdom that spans not only the humans, you don't just have humans under your control, but you have the jinn and the animal kingdom as well. The prophet SAW a man alayhis salam, as he says himself in the Quran as Allah mentioned, model can lay him Buffini I had

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No one should ever have after me, not even our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, despite his high level and station, despite being the best of the prophets and messengers was given that same type of miracle. Imagine when you can control all of the gin, the gin are under your control. And imagine that the animals are under your control. You can speak to the lions, you can speak to the dogs on the cats on the road, you can speak to the birds that fly in the sky. You can speak to the fish in the ocean and in the sea. you communicate with them, they communicate with you, they are part of your army. Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mentioned this beautifully in the Quran in surah, two namun

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and I don't have the time to go through a lot of detail about this chapter of the Quran. But it's named after an incident that took place with the Prophet Sulaiman Ali Salim surah to normal, translated as the act. A law speaks about the ant alarm. It says in the Quran, our will be law he Nina Shay banyuwangi name one thing. The Buddha was Sulaiman

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These are just some of the verses from the beginning passage of this long story in Surah turnamen. Not a large though Jill speaks about Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about the prophet SAW a man early you send them and the great favours and blessings and bounties that Allah bestowed upon him. And a lot of xojo mentions that he had the control of not only the humans, but of the jinn and the animals as well. And then he speaks about an incident of the end. When truly man with his vast army of humans and jinn and animals and birds and insects, they will walk in, and they pass by a colony of ants, and pay attention here Allah speaks about a colony of ants. A large soldier doesn't speak

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about a pack of lions doesn't speak about the School of dolphins doesn't speak about elephants doesn't speak about all of the animals that would come to our mind. A law speaks about probably one of the most insignificant animals within the animal kingdom, the insect of the ant. When you walk, you don't see an ant you don't hear on and when you walk on top of an ant, you don't feel the ant alarm. xojo speaks about the ant. When he and his army was passing by the colony of ants, he heard the queen and say to the other ants, go back into your layer go underground lesson a man and his army should trample upon you. Look at how Allah azza wa jal is speaking about the many blessings and

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favors that he bestowed upon a man using the example of one of the smallest insects that he could communicate with, and Sulaiman alehissalaam. Under understood, the ant was saying, he understood the conversation of the queen and with the colony of the ants. So a man and he Sallam was walking and the Queen and says he's going to trample on you. Go back underground. Don't let a man and his army trample on you. And they won't even know. Because when you walk down the road, you walk in your garden, there may well be hundreds of ants that you trample on. And you don't even know. We're probably all serial and killers, right? We work on so many and throughout our lives we don't even

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know yet still a man out of his setup understood the conversation that the queen ant was having with her ants. And then the story continues and it's a long story, but he gives that by using the kingdom that Allah gave him.

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To believe the Queen of Sheba until she becomes Muslim. Now instead of going through the story in a lot of detail, I want to relate it back to me and you. And I want to relate it back to some of the attributes and the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah has many names and attributes, he has names and attributes that we should remind ourselves of, and remember in times of distress, and names and attributes that we should remember when we sin, and names and attributes that we should remember when you have problems with our wives, or we have problems with our jobs, or we have problems with our children. And Allah also has names and attributes that we should remember at times

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of happiness, at times of joy, when things are good, when things are positive in our lives. So Allah has names and attributes that we need to be reminded of, and I have from the story of cinnamon in silicon lemon. And like I said, I don't have the time to go through the whole translation, because it's three pages of the Quran. But I want you to go back to Sora to normal after tonight tomorrow, go back and read the translation. And if you can get a feel of these three pages, towards the beginning of Surah turnamen I have for you a 10 point plan 10 things that we should do in times of happiness, which are deduced from the story of Solomon alayhi salatu salam, the most important and

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number one is ponder over the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala ponder over the many blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you. When the law speaks about the prophet SAW a man walking with his army of jinn and humans and animals. And he hears the conversation that the Queen antis with a colony of ants. What does Allah say, for the best law, he can mean Kalia. He stopped, and he smiled because of the conversation that he had. He stopped and he pondered. And Allah subhana wa Taala gave him the ability to reflect and to appreciate the blessings that Allah bestowed upon him. The blessings that Allah had given him, he stopped and he pondered for the best summer body cam in

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Konya. And then he became happy because of this conversation in acknowledgement of the blessings of Allah, not out of arrogance and pride, but in acknowledgement of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My dear brothers and sisters, if we were just to stop and think, take a moment, about the many blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us, we wouldn't be able to get further than our own bodies, you don't have to look anywhere else, you don't have to look at your bank account, you have to look at your house or your car, you just have to reflect on your own body, the human heart beats over 115,000 times in a single day. 115,000 times? How many times have we shown the gratitude to

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Allah? Have we ever done it, even maybe more than once a day, let alone 115,000 times just for the beats of our heart, the human body, the heart, it pumps over 7000 liters of blood in a single day. 7000 liters of blood every single day since the time that you became an adult. This is for the adult every single day, yesterday, today, tomorrow, the day after. And if you live in Sharla for another 10 2030 4050 years, every day, 7000 liters 115,000 heartbeat, and that's just the internal organs. And then you look at your breathing apparatus, you look at your digestive system, you look at your eyesight, you look at your hearing, you look at touch you look at all of these things taste. imagine

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not being able to taste anything. What good would food do to you, you wouldn't be able to enjoy the most simplest pleasures were not for the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you in your body. Allah says in the Quran, where fee and footsy Come fly to see one. Allah has given you so many blessings in your own sounds. But don't you just look and ponder and reflect? You don't have to look at the universe. Because we haven't even gotten that far. We haven't even gone to the universe, the sun and the moon and the stars, the trees and the oceans and the mountains. We are still talking about our own bodies. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a man will come a normal

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piano and he will say and he will be a person who from the age of majority, the moment that he reached puberty until he died, he only worshipped Allah spent his whole life in the service of Allah. He will come on Yeoman piano and he will say Oh Allah, I want to be held to account because of my own worship. I don't want your mercy. I don't want your forgiveness. Just way my actions I spent my whole life in Nevada. And so Allah said that I will wait all of your actions with all of the blessings that I have bestowed upon you.

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And if your actions are heavier than my blessings, then you will have gender. And if they are lighter than you will not have gender. And so allow wait the two. And they found that all of his life years and decades of worship, all of it was in equal, wasn't even equal to half the eyesight, the blessing of eyesight, half the blessing of eyesight, the fact that every single waking moment, from the moment that you were born until the moment that you die, you can see it wasn't even worth half of that. And so the man then says Allah rather through your mercy through your mercy, so Allah showers His mercy upon him, and he enters him into gentlemen, these are the blessings that Allah has

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bestowed upon us. How often do we reflect over these blessings. This is the first step in the 10 point plan in order to preserve the blessings of Allah upon you, in order to keep that state of happiness that Allah has, no matter what difficulty you're going through. No matter what problems you have with your wealth and your health, your family, your children, look at your own body. Look at the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you, and how great they are. And then when you know the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you in your body, then look at your family. Look at your wealth, look at your house, look at the universe, look at the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon

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you. The second thing, point number two, don't use those blessings in haram or evil. Don't use them for the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine if Allah had given to us the ability to control the jinn and the animals. What would we do? Right? We probably use the gym to go and break into a bank and get all the money. Right? If we had a problem with like one of our friends or our neighbor, we get all the birth to the droppings on his car. We'd like get lions to come and stand outside his house. We'd use them for evil for harm. A large bill speaks about the blessings that he bestowed upon the Prophet saw a man and he said them and look at what the prophet SAW a man does. He

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uses the bird, the Hood Hood, a hupo a small bird. He uses this bird as a blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala to teach the people about the heat. And so he sends a letter using the hood word to the Queen of Sheba. And the Queen receives it. What's in this letter? Katya? Johan mela in LA Yaki. tebboune kenin. She says, Oh, my advisors, my ministers. I have a letter here. What's the demand of that letter? Is it give me all of your money, or every single animal will come and destroy your kingdom? Give me your wealth. Give me your kingdom or ounce I will use the gin to eradicate everyone that you know. Rather it is in the human soul a man we're in who Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. What a

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beautiful verse in the Quran. The only time that Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim is used as a verse of the surah slowly at the beginning of every surah Allah uses it within the surah Verily, this letter is from Sterling man. And it begins with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. That's it a lot as though we just need to go into detail doesn't speak about the contents of the letter from that one statement, you know, that really matter lamb is using everything at his disposal for the worship of Allah, and for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala in humans to the man, it's from this man called sin a man in the who Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And it begins with the statement in the Name of Allah,

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the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, me and you have so many blessings. And some of them may be small, as small as a bird like a hood, or as small and as insignificant as an ant. Yet still they can be used in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to achieve the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal. And this is the wisdom from the story of Sleeman, that Allah doesn't use the example of the elephants and the giraffes and the lions, and the cheetahs and the zebras, and the sharks and the whales, all of these animals that we will normally associate with the animal kingdom. He uses a hood of hupo, who even knows what a hippo is, who's even heard of a hupo who can describe to me a hupo. It's not

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even an eagle or a falcon or Hawk. It's a hupo of wouldwould. And allow uses the example of an ant. Every single blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you can be used for his pleasure for his worship, it can be used to give that power to bring others closer to the path of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is the second most important thing that we need to know. Use them for the sake of Allah. And that brings us to point number three. Now not only do you need to preserve those blessings, but then you need to nurture them. You may have intelligence, you may have wealth, you may have a good family network you may have whatever blessings Allah has bestowed upon you. So nurture those blessings, use

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those

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Blessings have a plan as to how those blessings will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is a famous companion by the name of zedi blue Sabbath rhodiola one, one of the young companions of the unsung, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina, his mother, because he was very young at the time, his mother realized that our son was intelligent. He was bright, he was smart, he was academically able to help the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So she took him to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, O Messenger of Allah, my son, Zane is intelligent and smart. use him for your purposes. She

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didn't say is really smart. Let's like build a business become millionaires. He didn't she didn't think that he's really smart. Don't tell anyone that him just get the best grades. She took him she said, O Messenger of Allah use his ability for the benefit of Islam. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him to recite from the Quran, and he recited in the most beautiful way. And so he said, I need you to learn Hebrew, I need you to learn this language so that when I have conversations with those people who speak this language, I know what they're saying, I have a translator, I have an interpreter. So he learned the language for the sake of Islam, because of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then he became one of the most prolific one of the greatest scholars of the Quran. He was the companion that the the likes of Abu Bakar Horace Mann went to when it came to compiling the Quran zeytinburnu Sabbath rhodiola one, nurture those blessings. The prophet SAW a man or a Salaam was given the ability to control the jinn. Imagine controlling the jinn, this creation of a law that we don't even understand properly, we can't begin to imagine the powers that they have. He had the ability to control them. So when he wanted to present the Queen of Sheba, who came from Sheba, and she was coming to his kingdom, when he wanted to present her with

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her own throne, someone to bring it from there to his kingdom within a single moment. He asked the Jin who will go and do this for me. And so one of the gym he stood up and he said that I will get it for you before you even stand up from your chair. But it wasn't enough. It wasn't sufficient. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned I live here in the middle Kitab tea cubby cobbler and you're

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one of them said no rather I will bring it for you. Before you can even blink your eye. So he blinked and the throne was there. Look at this amazing blessing and miracle of Allah subhana wa Taala and look at the way that he nurtures it the way that a man or you Sam is using the gin for them to compete with one another for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Taala to come close to Allah subhana wa Taala so the blessings that you have the blessings that Allah azza wa jal has given you those blessings, you need to preserve them, and you need to nurture them. One of the names of Allah azza wa jal is that he is good, Allah is good and all goodness comes from him. subhanho wa Taala

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every single type of goodness, it comes from Allah azzawajal he is to find out what Allah Akbar. So when you have these blessings, and you reflect on them, and you don't use them in the disservice of Allah, but you use them and nurture them for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada, you are worshiping Allah, through this name of Allah is the one who bestowed these blessings on you. So you need to use them in the service of Allah and in the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The fourth thing number four, what we need to do with our blessings, is that we don't show arrogance with our blessings. Don't use them as a means of putting other people down. Don't use them as a means of

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showing that you're better than others. The prophet SAW a man Ali Salaam, he walks across a colony of ants, one of the most insignificant insects within the animal kingdom. And he doesn't show arrogance. He's not proud. But when he's reminded of the famous of Allah, he stops and he smiles. And then as we will mention shortly, he makes a dog, one of the most beautiful daughters in the Quran, because he doesn't have arrogance. He doesn't show arrogance even to the most insignificant creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why the scholars of Islam said that true humility, true humbleness, the opposite of arrogance and pride. true humility, is that you know, that Allah

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azza wa jal is the one who gave you all blessings. So you don't show arrogance to those who you are better than them in the dunya. And you don't allow those who are better than you in the dunya to show arrogance to you. If someone comes to you and they're lesser off, bless better off than you. They have a lower position in the dunya they you they're poorer

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Then you, you don't show arrogance, but rather you show humbleness and humility to them, like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do with the poor Muslims. But when someone comes to you, and they're stronger, and they're more powerful, and they're rich, and they have more wealth than you, then you don't allow them to show arrogance, you don't have this inferiority complex. Because this person is richer, he has a nicer car, he has a better house, now I need to lower myself in front of him, like the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do when they would go to the other acquirement, they would go to the different rulers who had all this wealth and

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the beauty of the dunya, they would go and they would put them in their place, they will show them that the honor of Islam is far greater than all of the all of the different adornments and the beautification of the dunya. Don't show arrogance to those who are below you. And number five, as we mentioned, don't allow those and don't be jealous of those who are above you. Don't let those people show arrogance to you. When Solomon alehissalaam sends this letter to the Queen of Sheba, and she reads this letter, she says to her advisers, what do you suggest? What shall we do? They said, their income with his army will take him on, let him come, we'll show him that we have an army too. She

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said, No. She said, when people come with the armies, what they do is just destroy everything will destroy our houses, he'll destroy everything, he'll kill as many people as he can, he'll just do everything he can to win. And that's just a no win situation. Even if we were to win, there will be so much destruction and so much harm and so much bloodshed. So instead, I will send him a gift, wealth money, showing him that we are very rich and powerful, that he should be an ally to us, not an enemy. And so she sent someone with the hadiya with a gift. And a lot of xojo uses it as a general term. It doesn't specify how much it was, but it means that it was a great amount. And she

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wanted to see his response. Does he have this inferiority complex? Because now he's getting some money. He's like, okay, maybe she has money. She has wealth he scared of her. So she sent someone Philip murgia Assemblyman when that person came with this gift to sell a man a to me doing an email, he said to him, Do you wish to give me wealth and money? Do you want to deceive me with money and wealth from attorney allow higher hierro Mima Taco Bell Rhonda Warren law has given to me it is far better than anything that you can ever give. But until we had the Yeti cup of rahoon, rather you take your gifts back and be content with them. Look at this reserve Islam. Look at this honor and

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pride that he has AlLahi salatu salam, just as a matter of the long run, when he went to Jerusalem, and he had he went to to take the keys of Jerusalem when he arrived in a sham. And he arrived in the area. He was walking with his sermon on the donkey. He was walking, his servant was riding on a donkey, and they came across a puddle. And so he took off his sandals and he began to wade through it. And the story is very famous. It's very well known. So obey the law, the leader, the military leader of the Muslim army, he said, Oh amuro meaning I dislike that the leaders of a sham should see you walking in this way. You're walking your servants riding, you're walking with your sandals in

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your hand wading through a puddle like a childhood way through some water. So he said, Oh beta. If anyone other than you had said this, I would have made an example of them. Our honor, our pride, it comes through Islam. And whenever we seek that pride and honor in other than Islam that Allah will humiliate us for about the money. It's not about the show. It's not about the pretense, it's not about the position, even though all of these things have their proper place in Islam. But it is about the honor that we feel when we say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, that's an honor and pride that is instilled in your heart that no one can take away from you. And this is how you

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preserve that blessing. you preserve it by knowing that those people who have the dunya don't have anything greater than what Allah has in store for you in sha Allah on normal piano, when you enter into gentlemen. So that's point number five. Point number six is what Sulaiman alayhis salam does when he smiles at the statement of the queen and to a colony. And that is sincere gratitude, sincere gratitude. What to say man or listen, I'm do when he hears this. And does he say to his army, look at what you think? Does he say to them, rather I can also come down to is nothing I can even control the elephants and the lions and the zebras and the cheetahs in the shop. I can control anything that

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you want to see both. Does he show arrogance. Rather, he's the pinnacle of humility and humbleness. Because the blessings of Allah make us humble, man, remember

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The favors of Allah, we show humility to Allah. So what does he do? He smiles, and then he makes a beautiful or b, o z. O Allah give me the ability, because it is a law that gives us the ability to be grateful and to be show gratitude. If Allah doesn't allow you to show gratitude, then you won't do so. So he makes plans to allow for the ability to be thankful to Allah or be Oh, zero knee and a score on aromatic allottee and anti layyah. were led over love giving me the ability to show you gratitude for the blessings that you bestowed upon me and upon my parents. Because his father was a prophet of Allah, his father that would Ali Salam had many blessings of Allah. Oh Allah, let me show

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your gratitude as you deserve to be shown. Why not? I'm Allah salia hunter bar, and that I should continue to work in righteousness for your pleasure. What he'll need bureaucratic theory about the Casali him and end to me through your mercy amongst those who are righteous. Look at this beautiful, the pinnacle of humility. It doesn't say Oh Allah, now allow me to control the heavens and earth. Oh Allah, Let me control the sun and the moon. Oh Allah give him give me even more money, even more wealth, even more kingdom is the pinnacle of humility. Oh Allah, allow me to show gratitude to you. Allow me to continue to do righteous deeds make me from amongst your righteous servants. This is the

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driver that he makes, when you look at the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you. Whenever have one of us ever made a dryer like this? Have we ever made any similar type of dryer to this? And this is a prophet of Allah, that is guaranteed gender of Allah, one of the most beloved, and the best of creation in the sight of Allah. Yet me and you despite the many blessings that we have, how often have we made such a beautiful that Allah let us show gratitude or will allow, use us for your own purposes, use us to do continue to do righteous deeds and our law makers from amongst the pious leaves. This is the dryer that he makes it his salatu salam. Point number seven in this 10 point

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plan is that it is allowed for you to enjoy those blessings to discuss those blessings. alaric xojo says in the Quran, what am I being immature because the Hadith as for the blessings of Allah, then discuss them. And there's a common misconception that if Allah has bestowed you with money, you're not allowed to use it. And if you have the ability to buy a house, you shouldn't buy it. And if you can drive a BMW, you shouldn't drive it. This is a misconception in our religion. If you have blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you, then use them, discuss them, benefit from them, but in moderation, so that you don't show up. It doesn't become about jealousy and arrogance and pride. You

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use them for the pleasure of Allah, but to benefit from them is from our shediac, the Prophet Solomon Ali Salaam. At the very beginning of the story, he says, well, Athena the Buddha was when a man or Allah, Allah says that we gave him and his father that would much knowledge, so everything they do is based upon knowledge. It's not just them doing stuff because they want to, it's based on the knowledge, the revelation that Allah gave to them. wacol Alhamdulillah Allah de for banana Allah Kathy Marybeth meaning, so they both said, All praise is due to Allah, the One who gave us superiority over many of the believers, they praised Allah, and they discussed the favors of Allah,

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that Allah Allah, you made us better than most people, you gave us blessings that others don't have. You gave us wealth and health. And one of the greatest blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us is the ability to enjoy our religion, to benefit from our religion, to connect with the Quran and the Sunnah, to understand our religion, as it should be understood, this is if not the greatest blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you. So discuss this blessing, know the worth and the value of this blessing. makalah Johannes, and Sunni man continues and he says, Oh people is addressing the people or limb pain, I can speak to the birds. Look at how he's mentioning the blessings of Allah, matter

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of arrogance, but are of acknowledging those blessings are limited. I can speak to the birds well, Tienanmen cliche, and I have been given everything, everything that I can possibly want, I have been given in the whole room have been, indeed this is from the great boundaries of Allah. So discuss the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you. Because one of the names and attributes of Allah that we need to worship him with is the name Alma, Nan, Alma Nan. And this is a unique attribute of Allah. Allah Nan is the one who bestows favors and then he reminds you of those favors as well.

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human terms when it comes to me and you, if we were to do this, it will be seen as arrogance, it will be something which is frowned upon. In fact, in Islam It is something which is not even allowed. If you borrow someone some money, or you do them a favor, or you help them out to constantly remind them of your favors over them is something not good. When you say, I'll remember what I did for you remember, how do you remember what I did for you? And when you want something from them, and they say no, you say, Oh, look at that. Don't you remember that I gave you so much money and I look at the way that you're treating me. You remind them of your favors upon them. It's

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something which is disliked in Islam, something which we shouldn't do, but in the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to our Lord and creator, he has the right to do this, he is Alma Nyan. Not only does He bestows with his favours and his blessings, but then he reminds us as well. Don't you look at your own bodies and the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you, and your wealth, and your health and all of the peace and safety that you have and all of these blessings. Yet still, you refuse to worship Allah still, you refuse to pray and give Zakat still you haven't made Hajj even though you have the ability, Allah has the right to remind us of his and his

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blessing. subhanho wa Taala. The eighth thing that we need to remember, in times of happiness is don't ever take your blessings for granted. Today, you have money, tomorrow, you're bankrupt. Today, you're healthy. Tomorrow, you lose your limb, or tomorrow you have some disability or something else happens. Today you are living tomorrow you will die. Don't take those blessings for granted. And that's why that's why when they come with this gift to sell a man Allahu sallam, he ascribes his favors to Allah, former attorney or law, free roam in Morocco, what Allah has given me, he doesn't say it's because of my own is my own knowledge is because of my own hard work. And my effort is

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because of what I've done, that I can control all of the jinn and the animals and the birds. He says, because of what Allah gave me, Allah is the one who gave it to you, and Allah is the one who can take it back. So my dear brothers and sisters, our blessings don't belong to us. They are only the favors of Allah. They belong to Allah. We are but custodians of the favors of Allah. Allah has given it to us as a test in a trial. What will you do with your house and your wife and your children and the knowledge that Allah has given you? We are custodians. So either we will use them for the pleasure of Allah and righteousness, or we will use them in haram and to incur the Wrath of

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Allah subhana wa Taala Alonzo JAL in the ninth point, that is that not only do we show gratitude, but through that gratitude, through that humility, through that humbleness through not taking those blessings for granted. Allah insha Allah will increase those blessings, as he says in the Quran, letting Shackleton let us know. If you show gratitude then Allah will increase you why because from the names of Allah is a Shaku and a Shaquan is the one subhanho wa Taala, who because of the very little and meager amount of worship that you do, Allah rewards you manifold and he gives you many more blessings. And he showers His mercy upon you, and he removes from you much harm and evil. You

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pray maybe just five times a day, you only fasting Ramadan, you only give you as a cow, you just do the bare minimum, but because of those small acts, Allah azzawajal because he is a shackle, the Grateful The one who shows gratitude, he will multiply them by 10 Times up to 700. This is from the blessings of Allah subhana wa Tada. And it's one that really made allihies salaam realizes he realizes this blessing of Allah. And that's why when the gin comes back within the blink of an eye, with a throne of beauties, what does he say, have been familiar of B. This is from the favors of my Lord. And this is a famous verse that you see plastered everywhere. You go to a shop and he says,

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Paula has been funny, Robbie, you go to someone's house, and they have a poster or some type of ornament that says go and have them in the lobby, the amount of places that I have seen this verse plastered everywhere. It's a very common verse that people like to put in their buildings, in their houses, on their shops and businesses have them in Europe, you see on wedding cards everywhere. But what they neglect to do is mentioned the rest of the verse, they just stopped there. This is from the blessings of my Lord. But so the man didn't stop there. He said Leah blue money ash guru Amma. So that Allah will test me through this blessing to see whether I will show gratitude or it will be

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from those who reject these blessings. That is the verse, woman shocker of Quran enough sin. So the one who shows gratitude it will only benefit them

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Sounds woman cover for in Nairobi, Iranian Corinne and as for the one who rejects these blessings that Allah is rich, free of any needs the most generous. You don't harm Allah by not showing gratitude, but when you do so it is a test from Allah. Yes from the virtues of Allah is that you have money from the virtues of Allah is that you have health and you have children and you have a job and so on. But this is a test Liam lumini ash Kuru Amato Will I be gratitude grateful for the blessings of Allah overlay, reject and disbelief in them. It is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the 10th. And final point that allows our general mentioned in Surah Salima in Surah to number

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from the story of Solomon and he said, is something which I call the tree of blessings, the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you should be like a tree, a tree in the sense that is not just one neef it's not just one flute, you don't go to an apple tree and you only have one knee for one branch. You don't go to the apple tree in the summer or in the autumn. And he only has one apple to give. It has a whole range of leaves, many branches, many fruits that come from that single tree. So likewise from the blessings of Allah, we should be trees. Allah is Allah hub, the one who bestows and he doesn't just bestow wealth, but He bestows wealth and have a knowledge and peace and safety

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and security and everything. And that's why it's really man, Allah He sent him the dough as the name of Allah that He mentioned, when he makes the drama, when which he asks for a kingdom that is unrivaled is the name and Wahab he says Oh Allah give me more than can. Liam Buffy Leah had embody, give me a kingdom. Now no one has ever ever had before me, nor will anyone have after me in turn, hub, because you are the one who bestows You are the Bestower This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us of. So we should be like trees of fruits and blessings. You don't just benefit yourself with the name with the with the with the virtues and the blessings that Allah has given you. But you

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also benefit those around you, your family members, your parents, your wife, your husband, your children, your relatives, your friends, and the wider community as well. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't just benefit himself, or his family or his children, he benefited everyone. In fact, he benefited all of humanity. Well, my son in law, mutton in Ireland in a law says that we only sent you as a mercy for all of humankind. So these are the 10 points with some of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that we need to remember and reflect upon in times of happiness as Allah subhana wa Taala that he makes his blessings upon us permanent that a large

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soldier continues to bestow upon us His mercy and His forgiveness, and that we have the ability to show gratitude for those blessings. And that a lot as a region allows us to use those blessings for the sake for righteousness and it makes us from amongst the pious does

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