Dua – Praying To God

Ali Albarghouthi

Channel: Ali Albarghouthi

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Dua is the bridge between us and God. When we fall on hard times and are in need of help, Allah is our closest helper and ally. This talk explains how dua represents the essence of our relationship with Allah and how engaging in it transcends the worldly concerns that may prompt us to make it. It also answers the very important question: why do some of our prayers go unanswered? Does it mean that Allah is not listening, does not love us, or does not exist? This talk will help us to understand how our prayers are much more than the mundane things we are asking for.

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in the hiral hediki tabula heeta Allah wa hiren Heidi Heidi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or shadow moving to Hakuna Matata Hakuna la vida, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah to infinity.

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We begin by praising Allah, the Almighty, the most Thai and thanking Him and asking Him to forgive us and forgive our sins and protect us from the evil of ourselves selves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead us astray and also have a lot lead astray. No one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone, and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger, the best of speeches, that book of Allah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit

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and every bit dies. misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire and bad

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once the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood on the pulpit and he said Do I have a bad day is a bad is worship.

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Then he read the

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Blue Moon yesterday and your Lord said pray to me and I shall answer you. in Medina you're stuck Girona and a bad hottie saya toluna. Johanna Mata Hari, those who are prevented by arrogance from praying to me from worshiping me indeed will enter jahannam Hellfire humiliated

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here, the messengers a lot he when he was seldom was emphasizing this interest of in Islam, teaching it to the companions and urging us also to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And these few words he had said so much about so much.

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When he says, Do is a bother, it means that is the best of a bada like when you say and hydrographer hedge is made up of out of hedges made up of other things as well. But the most important thing in it without it, there is no hedge that's out of so

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encapsulates a bachelor in Islam. How so? Do is a request from Allah subhanho wa Taala right when we ask Allah, you ask Allah verbally, Allah give me this Yella protect me from that but also every action that you do that is a worship of Allah is also a request. When you make Salah when you give us a cow when you go to Hajj you're asking Allah Allah protect me from Hellfire and give me paradise and extend this deep from me. So every action that you do is

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everything that you say to Allah azza wa jal is so then all of your a Bader is drawn to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and it encapsulates the essence of worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala because when you are making do out What are you saying? You're admitting the majesty of Allah Subhana

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Know what data does he know of Allah subhana wa Taala he doesn't need anyone else and that in his hands he has everything that you need. On the other hand, the opposite side of it is you, you are you are desperate of Allah's mercy desperate and what isn't? Isn't isn't Allah's hands, you have nothing but Allah subhana wa Taala has everything so you humble yourself before Allah and you exalt and extol Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the essence of a bird, a bird that is its spirit and when you do this, you are an attribute of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is what I betta does to Allah, or that is what I betta does to us. And that is why Allah subhana wa Taala loves it. And that's why it

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encapsulates the essence of everything that we do and we try to approach Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the interesting thing about this a Buddha is what is that Allah has said,

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just asked me

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yesterday, Blackcomb just asked me and I will give you and there is nothing that give us hope more than this. Because when you go to someone especially who is rich and powerful, and you curry favor with that person, and that person tells you as a response, so happy with you says, just ask and you will be given you know that you got you got it made you know that you can ask anything and that person will give it to you. And here Allah is the king of King who has the treasury of everything in this universe in his hand. He says, and he is saying, asked me and I will give you

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and here you have to contemplate the beautiful attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that you understand who he is, who are you asking, and so that you can love him soprano a dynamo. He said, The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in the La Jolla Yun Kareem yesterday Dr. Roger de ano de Massa from eBay. Allah your Lord, the one who we were asking is how you can carry him he is shy, and he is generous. He is shy. So imagine Allah subhana wa tada is shy and generous. He is shy that when you raise your hands and you're asking him he is shy to turn you back empty handed.

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That is whenever you raise your hands and ask Allah subhana wa tada as long as you have fulfilled the conditions, right? And avoided what upsets Allah subhanho wa Taala we'll talk about that briefly. As long as you have done that, whenever you raise your hand and you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala you will always come back with something.

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And the important the beauty of it is that it vanishes arrogance.

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So that in the eye and that is also an essence of a bad a banishes arrogance. Because when you're asking Allah subhana wa Taala or anyone else, you're humbling yourself before them, if you're asking a human being or you're asking Allah you're being subservient because you have put them out, raise them to a level higher than yours, you're expressing a need. So you have an option you either can ask Allah, you either can express your need to Allah subhanho wa Taala and give it to Allah or if not, you're going to give it to someone else or you're going to ask somebody else and you're going to be humbled before somebody else.

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So if you are humble before Allah subhana wa Taala what is Allah do a lot will raise you up levels because you've attached yourself to the highest to Allah subhana wa tada so we will Leary's you higher and higher. Lisa your Quran Allah human, as the Prophet said, There is nothing more honorable, more noble in the sight of Allah then do

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so if you want nobility, if you want to honor if you want respect, and if you want a lot of love and for a lot to love you back, you will pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if someone is prevented by arrogance, they think they don't need Allah. They don't want to ask Allah they are distant from Allah. Then Allah is saying that they will be humiliated. They will be humiliated on the day of judgment when they enter hellfire. But also there is humiliation in this life because when you don't ask Allah, you'll ask your fellow human being.

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And what happens when you ask your fellow human being, they get upset and irritated by you because they don't want to give we have limited resources. We are impatient. We don't want to help other people. So they'll be upset when you ask them. But Allah on the other hand will be upset when you don't ask him.

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Man let me say de la jolla Kabbalah has in the Hadith, when you don't ask Allah he'll be upset with you vote because that is a reflection of an attitude where you don't need a lot.

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And you need a lot constantly. And every breath that we take, we need Allah subhanho wa Taala Look at this beautiful example just to express how much we need Allah. And ideally he's a Tabby. He said malwa to masala limo mini in LA camisa de la juhlin Phil Barrymore Allah can be harsh Abba yaku era boo

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Blah blah blah Eun Ji, it says I didn't find an example for the believer.

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Like someone in the middle of the sea, in the middle of the sea floating on a piece of wood, saying, yo boo era, Allah, Allah, perhaps Allah will save him.

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Then we imagine yourself if you were in that situation or in situation close to that, in the middle of the sea, you cannot help yourself in the middle of the sea. No one else is there to help you. And you're about to lose hope. The only hope you have isn't a loss of Hannah with that.

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We couldn't be in a similar situation a disease, a crash, right? loss of property. Lots of people love the one around us. You lose everything you don't believe that anyone can help you. Except now there is only one ray of hope, which is coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Allah helped me Allah help me. You're the only one who can save me. The same situation in the middle of the sea. That's what we're experiencing every day. Because we're asking Allah Allah, Allah save us from hellfire.

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Yeah, Allah, Allah save us from the evil of ourselves and the people around us. Allah give us paradise. That's how precarious and dangerous our situation is. And that's how much we need Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So our to Allah subhana wa Taala expresses and reflects that needs. So when we don't ask Allah he's upset with us. When we ask other human beings, they become upset because we asked them and we could lower ourselves in front of them. Because we have asked and we have expressed that need.

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That's why the meaning of another Hadith says that if a person is in need, and he expresses that need to another or other human beings, that need will not be satisfied. If he takes it to Allah subhanho wa Taala and asked us of Allah that needs will be satisfied.

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Ask and Allah will give you

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so one of the important points we want to stress today is that when we need something before our hearts jump, and say so and so can help me that person, this institute that particular thing, they can help me before we say any of that, look, the heart first jump and say Allah subhanho wa Taala will help me Let the heart before you pick up the phone and ask so and so or you talk to So and So raise your hands and ask Allah subhana wa Taala to help you

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and you will find that your relationship with Allah subhana wa tada will change and will be altered significantly and it will be close to Him and He will be close to you.

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And there's a promise as we said from Allah subhanho wa Taala that they will be answered.

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And the Hadith in the following Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says mommy Muslim and yet Oh,

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laser beats me to him. If a Muslim makes a dua

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as long as they avoid asking for sin, or cutting the relation of kinship, Elijah Allahu Allahu Allah, except that Allah will give him one of three things. Emmanuel, Allah who data either he will rush what he had asked for, or we had the hero Hello, he will save it for him on the day of judgment or we are certified human so image law or he will push away a horn equal to the thing that he had asked for.

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melamine or gel yaku TAO to allow to follow Mr. jubliee as long as he is not impatient. He says I prayed and I prayed and I've seen no answer.

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So the companions said, Carlucci then nuke Syria Rasul Allah, they said, if that is the case, then we will pray and make a lot of dua.

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prophets Allah is Allah says Allah, He says Allah is more generous, that is, no matter what you ask and how much you ask, Allah Subhana Allah will keep giving.

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So in the second book by inshallah, we're going to try to explain this important Hadith, especially when people say I prayed and I prayed, and I see no answer. And what you hear sometimes from Muslims or even coming from non Muslims is, we prayed and we prayed, we see no answer. That means God doesn't care about us. God does not love us and some of you And may Allah protect say, God does not exist because he did not listen to me. So we want to explain all of that in light of this hadith of Hola Hola, todos de la Li

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bad.

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A lot of the prophets of Allah He was sending them said that there is here a promise from Allah azza wa jal, if you are going to make a deal out to Him, He will give you one of three things, either the thing that you've asked for, in this dunya exactly what you've asked for, or not that particular thing, but he will save that for you till the Day of Judgment. Or he will protect you from a harm equivalent to the thing that you've asked for. So this means that you will never fail. As long as you raise your hand and ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, you have succeeded, you have succeeded. That's why the issue was some of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't that

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well, am I going to be answered? It was, well Allah give me the trophy of the success to make that up. Because once you make the draw, you've succeeded because one of the three things three things are guaranteed. So what I said

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from an Ebola Kenya, one from a da bowrider said, I'm not afraid of being deprived of the answer, and being afraid of afraid of being deprived of itself, not having the ability to make the art or the willingness or the man to make dua. So that is the issue, it is that art itself which is itself a barrier to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Now, there are things that we have to avoid, because otherwise there is not going to be accepted that these talks about two of them. The first is if you ask for sin, or cutting of relations, if it is something that is sinful, Allah is not going to accept it.

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Allah does not love it and you know that a lot does not love it. Um, a lie is not going to spread thin or accept your sinful desires. If you ask for it, know that a lie is not going to accept it. And that is one of the reasons why you will be rejected. Another reason is that happens after I prayed and I prayed and I pray that this dryer is not being answered. So that person becomes impatient. And when they become impatient, they leave. They stop making it. I've been trying for two weeks I've been trying for a month I've been trying for a year, nothing happened, they stopped.

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Well, that is not the attitude

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of the Sahaba and their followers and their followers. You know another person who was symbol also the same person allegedly, he says naka de la hottie amrinder sharena sana, follow me at the Hollywood ma Olam is Mina

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I pray to Allah subhana wa Taala to give me something for 20 years. And he did not give it to me yet. And I'm not desperate that I'm going to get it.

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Because here the heart is attached to Allah subhana wa Taala more than that particular thing that we're asking for, and that is here is essential. Do I is a bridge between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, it's a bridge between you and Allah as a way for you to transform yourself through that need. So when Allah creates that need that you have maybe street for instance, you need a job, you need to get married, you need this, all these things are important. But what is more important than all of this?

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It is Allah subhana wa tada and that a better that you have that is part of how you can ask for this particular thing. But it may not be good for you.

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So Allah does not if Allah is merciful with you is kind with you, you're asking for something that is going to harm you something that is going to kill you or kill your family. And Allah does not give that to you do not know that it's harmful, but Allah keeps it away from you. And then we complain a lot. They may do or they may do out where is it? And we approach with humility.

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Not like Oh Allah, we have nothing and we need everything from you. Without humbling without humbling ourselves in front of Allah. That's not a do. We approach it sometimes with a sense of, I'm entitled to this. I deserve it. Where is it? It's not happening. And also we want it to happen at this particular time in that particular place in this particular way that I want it. So we're dictating to Allah as though we're not asking and asking him imagine here, a beggar going in front of a king and dictating what he can give him and how much he can give him and when he can give him that's not a beggar. Right? That's not a poor person. We are poorer in front of Allah subhanho wa

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Taala than a beggar in front of a king. Allah has everything and we have nothing. So we what we think about Allah how we approach Allah subhana wa, tada matters significantly. So when we approached with a sense of entitlement, I need this right now right here. That's not the approach that Allah subhanaw taala or sort of the man that Allah wants from us when we are talking to him.

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Also, importantly, the prophet

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It said here sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah may not give you exactly the thing that you asked for. Even I want you to hear this even Mohammed Salah Allah He while he was scillonian think of it. Is there someone that Allah loves more than him? That's a lot he was cillum so if Allah does not accept one of his daughters mean does it mean that he hates them?

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When he said when he said a lot of you sent him asked that his own maid not gonna fight amongst each other la agenda home bainer home, kala Femina Ania, Allah did not accept that from me. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most powerful He has a plan, visit destiny he wants to do certain things, we sometimes ask for things that go against what Allah wants. Allah has done again to give us that does that mean that Allah hates us? Does that mean that Allah is absent does not mean God forbid that Allah is not even there, not so. But it means that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah wants the best for you and the best for you may not be to give you that particular thing and that particular time

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to delay it sometimes, because when it is delayed, something better will come or when he delays it till the next life. And this item here is a boy hubiera he says something beautiful, he says

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a person might choose something that is worse and a lot delays it to give him something that is better, or might actually delay that till the hereafter so when he's standing before Allah and Allah will tell him you may die on that particular day and I'm did not give it to you on that particular day I did not give it to you and so on and so on. And now this is your chance to ask for whatever you want. Then he says everybody who's do I was not always answered in this dunya would wish that there was not answered so they can ask at that time. Because that is the time when you need it imagine Hellfire is trying to view brothers and sisters verify is in front of you and there is

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heaven. And Allah said I did not ask your doctor about the new car or the new house or that why all these things are not going to matter then all these things that matter so much now not gonna matter then about that job about then your university about that test. He says now ask what do you want the law protect me from Hellfire take me to heaven.

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Allah Take me to the highest level in heaven. Yeah, Allah, this is where it matters.

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So if Allah does not give it to you now it doesn't mean that Allah doesn't love you or he's not there. Actually Allah subhana wa Taala might love you so much. He wants to hide it and keep it to you till a time when you desperately are in need of it. When your family needs it when your friends needs it when your children need it. And you can make dua to them and say Allah save so and so.

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So this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us about Allah never be so desperate of Allah's mercy, that you can say Allah is not there and Allah does not listen to me. Listen to this. They said in the Tafseer, when Musa and how rude Allah Hema Salaam they may draw against Pharaoh

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and the man who is Pharaoh Pharaoh said I am Rob. I am Lord with Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is you have to prophets of Allah. And Allah says by god but Allah to Kuma, I have answered your call at your request and prayer against Pharaoh. They said between what Allah said, and the time that Pharaoh drank were 40 years

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40 years had to pass. They were under punishment, persecution, and the arrogance of Pharaoh yet Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted something to happen and it happened.

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Allah wants certain things to take a certain course and we are slaves of Allah Subhana what Allah will not Lords with Allah were slaves with Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So what I want to emphasize inshallah, before leaving today, I want to just emphasize a couple of things. First of all, when you make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala make it sincerely and let the heart be present in it. And be very humbled before Allah subhana wa tada and ask him by his names and attributes, also, let us not only remember Allah, when we are in need and in hardship and forget about him the rest of the times, no part of the companions and their followers, they had a portion of the word as they would have a portion of Quran they would read every day they'd have a portion of the Allah dedicated time for

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so that they don't miss it.

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And if you want Allah subhanaw taala where you are in desperate need of him to accept your make dua all the times men sutra who and yesterday Allahu Allah who officiate that if a nuclear minute, if iroha if you love that Allah subhanho wa Taala would accept you during times of hardship and need. All of us love that. during times of hardship or need, let him make do I frequently do during times of ease

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during times of ease, so that your heart is continuously attached to Allah subhana wa notti Allah I need you now. Give this to me.

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And then when I'm done, we forget about all of that till the next time I'm in hardship. No

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Make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala continuously. And if you want Allah subhana wa Taala to save you from hardship, you have to continuously ask Allah subhana wa Taala for us here. Once the Prophet sallallaahu Selim was passing by people on the order afflicted, they already had the sickness on them.

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And he said Mr. Khanna How old is aluna? lol afia didn't they ask Allah subhana wa Taala for IVF for wellness, to be protected in your religion and to protect it in your health and family. So to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala continuously for IP for wellness and everything else that is good, protects you from hardship that may come that you don't know about yet. So kill others keep brothers and sisters our connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala alive and to ask him and ask him continuously for everything that we need and know that this request and this prayer is the essence of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Merciful, the most generous to

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give us our fear in this world and in the hereafter. Allah we asked him to give us our fear in this world and in the hereafter. He Allah give us our fear in this world and in the hereafter. Your law protects us from all harm in this world and in the hereafter. Your law protects us from all harm in this world and in the hereafter. ie Allah protect us from all harm in this world and in the hereafter. Your ALLAH forgive all of our sins, you ALLAH forgive all of our sins. Yeah ALLAH forgive all of our sins and the sins of our families and all of the Muslims he Allah remove all of our hardships, he Allah remove all of our hardships. He Allah remove all of our hardships for us and our

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families and all of the Muslims who Allah protect us from hellfire. He Allah save us from hellfire. We allow we asked you by your names and attributes that you are the Most Merciful, save us from Hellfire and grant us heaven yada yada yada him Who asked you for heaven. Man we are him we asked you for heaven. He Allah We are your slaves if standing there in front of you your luck protect us from hell fire and give us heaven. Allah we asked you that you unite the Muslims upon the book, and you're the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah protects the Muslims from all the all the Muslims from all tribulations and temptations your law protect Muslims from all tribulations and

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