Get the Barakah of Ramadan

Ali Albarghouthi


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Fire who rasool Allah He is of Allahu alayhi wa early he was sitting

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at home Sharon Ramadan Asha home Mobarak

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he said alayhi salatu salam, the month of Ramadan has come.

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It is a month of Baraka.

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It is a blesseth month

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in this hadith he Alayhi Salatu was Salam announces in anticipation the month of Ramadan here is coming is approaching an incredible opportunity a month unlike any other month.

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And he says this so that we all

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receive this month with anticipation, with preparation with acknowledgement of what it has and once we acknowledge what it has, we seek it. And he notices that this month is a month of baraka

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and when you believe that the month of Ramadan is a month of Baraka, you start seeing it for what it is a great name of Allah azza wa jal

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See, we typically think of obligations as a burden, right?

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Any obligation, it's a burden, we have to do it.

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So we complain about the fact that we must even though we don't feel like

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but it is actually a NEMA from Allah azza wa jal that he is obligated this on us so that what do you feel like it or not? Whether you see the benefits or not, you have to participate in Ramadan to receive the baraka as Muslims of Ramadan. So the obligation of fasting in Ramadan is from Allah azza wa jal and if you approach the month of Ramadan with that mindset, then Ramadan will be very different. It's not that I have to carry this heavy weight of fasting and staying away from my life. It is actually I am blessed with the opportunity to stay away from what I like to get what I like even more, which is the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal. So the month of Ramadan is this immense

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Baraka in its days and in its nights in what it teaches and what it tells you to stay away from and what commands you to do. It's a month of baraka and the Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then begin to outline the many blessings of Ramadan. So it's not just simply something theoretical or cerebral meaning I just simply know about it is actually something that I need to pursue. And I want us all to understand that throughout our lives,

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for very different people for the same person throughout his or her life. You will approach to the month of Ramadan with different attitudes with different levels of Eman every single year.

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Some of us will be visiting the month of Ramadan this year with a lot of enthusiasm with the remain high. They don't have a lot of problems in family personally. So they are ready to give themselves to Ramadan and receive a lot from it. And others who will be visiting the month of Ramadan will be visited by the month of Ramadan with a lot of trouble in their life. Their Eman is low, they don't anticipate they may not feel that they are ready for it. They don't feel the fact that they feel that you better have the month of Ramadan. But regardless of what you feel, or regardless of the level of your iman that you have, if you simply try to rewire yourself and again, attach yourself to

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the month of Ramadan, then you will get more of it than if you surrender to your own problems to your own.

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Giving up you don't surrender but you rather say there is something to be gained from it and get yourself excited about it. And get yourself ready to reap as much of it that you can. He said to Adam he Salatu was Salam on sama Ravana Eman and YT Serbian Wolfie Allah Houma to cut them in them be woman comme la you

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So Kadri Iman and what is Urban houfy or Allahumma taka demean them be it says the one who fast the month of Ramadan Amen and YT Saba his previous sins all will be forgiven and the one who prays the night of other Iman and YT Saba is previous sins will be forgiven. What does it mean Iman and YT server Iman and YT server means that out of belief that Allah had legislated obligated this and Allah loves it.

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Allah loves this from you.

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And so you do it anticipating rewards of Allah azza wa jal for every difficulty for everything that you stay away from you anticipate rewards from him, Subhan Allah what to add to enter the month of Ramadan knowing that this is something that Allah loves. And because Allah loves it, I will do it. Because Allah wants it from me, I will do it. This is the Iman for the sake of Allah Azawad Lila, is not out of pressure from your peers, it's not out of pressure, social or otherwise, but simply Allah wants that from me. So I'll give this to Allah azza wa jal. And I anticipate that every form along that path, every difficulty, every headache, every thirst, every hunger, every fatigue that I feel,

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every discomfort, physical or mental, psychological that I feel on the path of fasting, I'll anticipate that Allah will reward me for it. So the bitterness of the struggle turns into sweetness, the headache that you feel in the very first days, the thirst, the tiredness, that if you remember that Allah Allah at this moment is rewarding you for that problem.

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Then that turns into sweetness because Allah is giving you so that is no longer a pain. But in fact that gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala the frustration that you may feel before Ramadan or the beginning of your Milan, even your frustration when they say I cannot yet feel the Quran I cannot yet feel the fasting I cannot feel or connect with Ramadan, your frustration but at the same time, striving to get more of Ramadan forcing yourself to pray and fast when you don't feel like it. Forcing yourself to read the Quran when you still don't feel like it that in itself is jihad. And as you are striving and practicing that jihad, Allah rewards you and Allah has God loves that from you.

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So you don't sit back and surrender and you say I don't feel like but rather say I will strive and I will try my best to get as much of Ramadan as possible.

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So this is something that Allah zoton loves. And it tells you how much Allah loves it. When he said Allah He is Salatu was Salam wa ala Hulu for me saw me out here in the LA Himadri he'll miss he says that the the smell that comes out of the mouth of the fasting person is sweeter to Allah zoton than the smell of musk,

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which is a smell that we in normal circumstances will be repelled by but this that smell because it's generated from the consequences of the obedience of Allah azza wa jal you know the motto on the Day of Judgment when they come bleeding. Their blood will smell like what

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Musk because Allah azza wa jal loves their sacrifice, so it comes with that smell. And so you have an opportunity to generate that smell that Allah loves so much, that is more beautiful than the best of smells in this dunya and they say that if Allah loves the smell that comes out of you this much, how much would he love you? Because you're fasting, you yourself, your struggle, the pain that you may go be going through the frustration that you may be going through the fact that you fast

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and you can be eating but otherwise you say no for the sake of Allah azza wa jal so I in the Hadith, it says that Allah azza wa jal says yet to Kosha what the human agilely he lets go of his desire for my sake. And another Hadith he says, You have to go to Allah Who was Shara bahala betta, who was shahada, whom he actually is is he let's go what he wants to eat. Let's go what he wants to drink. Let's go to what pleases Him and let's go what his desire for my sake and he's doing this for my sake, and Allah knows this. And this is one of the great Muslim blessings of Ramadan, isn't it?

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That you find yourself able in this month Subhan Allah in this month, to let go of things that otherwise are difficult for you and me. You could reset your entire life in the month of Ramadan in world in terms of word worldly terms, but in religious terms as well. Think

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As you can see, I cannot repent of that I cannot let go of smoking, of drinking this of looking at that or being in that company, the month of Ramadan comes and you say, stop to all of these things. So Subhan Allah Allah azza wa jal gives you here the insight that the essence of all of this our life is to leave what we like for what Allah likes, isn't it?

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To let go of what you like, for the sake of Allah and the month of Ramadan trains you to do this, don't eat don't drink, don't do this, don't do that. And only do it when Allah Allah has it and when the time for it just for you to stop you stop focus of Allah azza wa jal because no one else matters except him. subhanho wa taala.

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So we use the opportunity to learn and the opportunity to be forgiven.

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And the immense rewards of the month of Ramadan of how much Allah azza wa jal rewards.

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Someone as a hobby came to the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, He will earn he will sell them and he said, more Nibi Amylin armado he says, advise me to do something Allah Allah can you saw me for in the hula Layla pieces fast. Nothing is like fasting, he says tells me about something else. He says fast, there is nothing like fasting.

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And then the Hadith where the prophets of Allah Allah who earlier was in them said that Allah azza wa jal said Kulu Amma Livni, the mala and has an A to be actually unfairly hailed as a free man at your birth in law sofa in the Hollywood, Zb. He says Aliya Salatu was Salam, all the deeds of the child of Adam or his each action is multiplied 10 times to 700 fold to 700 times except for fasting, it is mine or for me an all reward for it.

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So it means that that multiplication of deeds

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and you can just consider yourself extremely fortunate, unlucky.

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We're already fortunate unlucky with the fact that when you do something once it at least gets multiplied into 10 times.

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And it can even grow much more than that into 700 times. And for some fortunate ones even more than that, one thing that you do, it counts as more than 700 times

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except fasting. It's not subject to those to that formula at all.

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It is up to Allah azza wa jal to give an Allah as is evident when he says I will give you understand that He is the Most Generous. So the gifts of Allah azza wa jal are the most generous to it exceeds even that.

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So imagine the opportunity in the month of Ramadan for all of us who have may have wasted days and nights, months, months, one month after the other away from Allah Azza did. we've strayed we've forgotten we've neglected we've done what we're not supposed to, but then the month of Ramadan comes and it's the time the opportunity to set things right. To come back to Allah azza wa jal and turn what we should have earned previously, but here at least is again an opportunity to be right with Allah has gotten an opportunity to repent an opportunity to be close to him subhanho wa Taala and to wipe clean the previous year, so perhaps Allah azza wa jal could lead us to a better year that

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follows Ramadan, but Ramadan should always this be a turning point throughout the year upon for our work for us to rethink reevaluate, recommit to Allah azza wa jal and say, here is the month that I supposed to be my best.

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He says Ali is Salatu was Salam. Throughout this month, will Allah Hirotaka Amina nadie with Erica equal Leo meanwhile Ada and WA Carla either will equally Muslim and fee heed our to Mr. Jaya but whether it can equal Leo meanwhile either ISIS Allah azza wa jal frees people from hellfire in the month of Ramadan each day and night.

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And the Muslim each Muslim has an accepted supplication in it

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each day and night.

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So each day and each night for the month of Ramadan is an opportunity.

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You don't wait till the last

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and say now I'm just going to be serious about it. You don't know if you will lift the last and you don't know your intention when it comes to the last 10 days and you don't know if you're going to be busy or not and you don't know where your heart will be. But when the month of Ramadan starts you see the first day

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is a day where Allah frees people from hellfire. And the first day is a day where I can make dua and what I want from Allah azza wa jal can be accepted. See, keep trying the first

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And the second day and the third day and the fourth day and you don't stop, and then they say the one who keeps knocking, the door will be open for them.

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So here, the month of Ramadan shahada Mobarak a month of blessings, what we will do in it to earn the blessings of Allah azza wa jal May Allah Allah was to do our best and purify our intention and guide us to follow this innovus prophets of Allah, Allah, he was a homophone, he had our stockfeed Allah he will have confessor.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Handan Kathy you're on Pleven Mobarak and fee he was suddenly was a Lima Allah Rasool E, Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam and my bad.

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It is important to really plan for the month of Ramadan and not simply

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not simply think about it, but to actually plan for the month of Ramadan. And when you look at a lot of our plans, a lot of our plans for the month of Ramadan are related to the dunya to the world. What am I going to be cooking? What am I going to be eating? Where will I be invited? Who am I going to invite LFS social visits, it's about food.

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And these things can be permissible.

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But where are the religious flan for the month of Ramadan? The month of Ramadan when you think about it, really in essence, it's not about food. It's about staying away from it, isn't it? So really about how much we eat is about how last week

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and the month of Ramadan is not about how many hours we spent with relatives that we would not have seen the rest of the year a month of Ramadan is really about solitude with Allah azza wa jal so we're not saying that these things are wrong we're saying that if this is the focus of the month of Ramadan that will be missed with the month of Ramadan is above. So what is my plan for the month of Ramadan to earn the blessings of the month of Ramadan? In my planning for Kia muncom Ramadan Iman and YT server will feel Allahumma to add them and then be the one who prays the theme of Ramadan again, Amen and YT server

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out of belief that here when I'm standing in Salah, after Isha in Tirana, we are in tahajjud, that this is something that Allah azza wa jal loves, I'm standing for Allah azza wa jal and yes, my back hurts, my legs were, I'm tired, I feel in the beginning, especially that I want to be somewhere else and I'm thinking about something else. But I what I discipline myself to stand here why? For what reason, not out of habit, not out of habit? Because you could be somewhere else not out of habit. Why are you here?

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Allah has to do this looking at me, you have to feel it. Allah is looking at me, but I've been finding it's hard but Allah Azza to know that it is hard for you but then ask Allah Allah make it easy. Fill my heart with iman the joy of Ramadan, the joy ask Allah zodion And keep asking in Ramadan, whatever you missing, keep asking Allah for it. Fasting is hard for me make it enjoyable, the Honorable Alameen make me find the wisdom of fasting and keep asking Allah azza wa jal so why are you standing until are we not simply habit? You want to talk to Allah as though did you want to? You want to listen to the Quran you want the Quran to enter your ear but also into your heart,

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whether you understand what is being read or not. You want to listen to the Quran. And for those of us who don't understand what is being read in the Salah, I would suggest before the Salah, especially read the translation of what will be read.

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So that you can connect with some of these ions. Let Allah azza wa jal see from you though you don't understand Arabic but 30 to try in your best Allah see that you are striving

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and Allah sees it will Athena Athena Allah says that you are trying your best Allah will open doors for you.

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These doors you did not know that they are actually there but Allah will open doors for you and you will begin to think you will begin to understand your iman will increase because Allah as soon as it sees this servant of Mine is trying and then when he was trying is not like one was given up.

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So what is the plan for the month of Ramadan so when you hear that the month of Ramadan has started, the intention has to be there your Allah I want to fast and this is something that happens internally. You don't externalize it to Allah I want to fast but I want to make this for you. Not for the sake of my spouse or children or parents or my neighbors because they will say this or that. Yeah Allah I want this

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To be for you and we learn if lost because of this. And if you go as we said, if you go through any trouble or any frustrations in the beginning yeah Allah you know that this is for you. And I'm happy to do it for you despite the difficulty, give it to Allah azza wa jal and you will feel that connection.

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Have the plan of also reading the Quran in the month of Ramadan and I know that for a lot of us, you don't need somebody to remind you to do this in the month of Ramadan but what we need reminder of is

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learn from it.

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Cut them out upon hokhmah is wonderful fall of finishing the Quran once and twice and five times or more wonderful if you're able to do this, but I what I want us also to do as you are reading the Quran is for you to feel that these are the words of my creator and Allah and the the prophets of Allah Allah Who early was in them he said that fasting and the Quran will intercede Shiva I will intercede for a person on the Day of Judgment.

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Fasting will come and you say yeah, Allah I stopped him from eating and drinking during the day. And the Quran will say Allah I stopped him from sleeping at night.

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So yes, it is a struggle, but it is designed to be a struggle because there's sweetness in that struggle. And there is Iman in it and you get so close to Allah assorted in ways that are not available outside of Ramadan. So Allah is giving you this opportunity.

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And he has taken care of your enemy, the shaytaan Sophia to show you how clean the shayateen will be shackled. And it doesn't mean that they will have zero influence on you it means that their influence is diminished. So take the opportunity that your arch enemy is weakened in Ramadan so Allah azza wa jal could allow you

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to achieve what would not be possible otherwise. So here is the Quran waiting for you. So read it but as you are reading the learn from it because Allah is talking to you. Allah is not asking you in the Quran, finish it as soon as you can. Allah is asking you, I want you to do something I want you to learn something I want you to believe something ALLAH is talking to you. So listen to the words of ALLAH has

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fast for his sake, remember Allah azza wa jal often

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give for the sake of Allah azza wa jal

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practice as much do as possible.

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And he said Allah is Salatu was Salam that the gates of Jannah are open, none of them will be closed.

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And the gates of hellfire all of them are closed, none of them will be open. So imagine if a time when Allah azza wa jal opens all the gates of Jannah what is the implication and the suggestion there when the gates of gender are open? That is what that's an invitation.

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Enter and if you want ask, so if the doors of the Most Merciful are open, who are we to stay back? And if the doors of hellfire are closed, it means what? This is not a time for sin, not to time for disobedience. Not a time for the listening of the shaytaan so from now on, but definitely one when this month of Ramadan comes if there is something wrong that we are doing.

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Let's close the gates of Hellfire for ourselves and our family. This is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong stop it for the month of Ramadan at least because maybe then if you stop it in the month of Ramadan, Allah will inspire you to think and say, If I could stay away from this for 30 days, maybe I could do it for longer. And maybe we can be better people closer to Allah azza wa jal in the month of Ramadan and maybe closer to the month of Allah azza wa jal after the month ends. So ask Allah Allah Allah mean or hamara himedia or Bella mean

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Allahumma del Ramadan Ashara Mubaraka knanaya hamara himedia Allah filled the month of Ramadan with baraka for all of us, make us of those who fasted Ramadan Iman and the Saba for your sake anticipating rewards from you make us of those who do the pm on the month of Ramadan Iman and YT Saba out of faith and anticipating rewards from you make us of those who pray during leader to other Iman and YT Saba and make that for your sake your bill al Amin, forgive us all of our sins in the month of Ramadan Nia or hammer Rahimi make us of those who read the Quran learn from it and finish it in the month of Ramadan make us of those who incessantly ask you in the month of Ramadan every

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single day and night make us of those whose is accepted in that month make us of those who knock on your door on the month of Ramadan until it opens and you free us from hellfire Jana LME your Allah we ask You that You grant us Jana and the highest levels of Jana the full dose of Allah for us, our spouses, our children, our parents

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and our families and the OMA Muhammad Ali his Salatu was Salam. O Allah we ask you for all the good in this life and in the hereafter and we seek protection from all evil in this life and in the hereafter. We ask You for all the good that your Prophet alayhi salatu salam had asked you for we seek Your protection from all the evil that your profits it is Salatu was Salam had sought your protection from your Allah we ask you for genuine anything that will bring us closest to it. And we seek Your protection from hellfire anything that will bring us closest to it Allahumma attina for dunya, Hassan, Hassan and Joaquina other than a lot of my young Liverpool with a bit Kaluga and Isla

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