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Hajj Lessons – Episode 02 – Sacrifice, Sincerity, and Life’s Compass

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Ali Albarghouthi

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In Alhamdulillah Nana who wanna stay in one istockphoto when the villa Himanshu Rory and fusina our si ti Melina mahila who philomel de la mejor de la

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la la la la la

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la la sharika Why no Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam

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in hiral howdy fakie terrible la heeta Allah. Hi Ron howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or shadow moody may defer to her. wakulla 13 wakulla COVID-19 bonarda akula Valentina. All praise and things belong to Allah the Most time we thank him, and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us. And we seek His protection from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, Whosoever like guides no one can lead astray and whosoever Allah lead astray leads astray no one can guide

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and I testify that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger.

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The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the worst religious matters are those that are inundated and every religious innovation is a bid on every bit as misguidance every misguidance really in Hellfire

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and bad.

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We are in the months of hedge.

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And soon

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the season of hedge itself will start

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and soon

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some of us will make that journey

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to those sacred spots to respond to the call of Allah azza wa jal

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unlike any other worship in Islam,

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there is always a deeper, more profound

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meaning and objectives and lessons to it. Then the external performance of that a betta

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and like we do with salah and like we do with fasting and the other obligations from Allah subhana wa Taala.

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Even though we may or we may not be of those who will be joining the pilgrims and those sacred spots, we need to contemplate and understand

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the lessons of Hajj,

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the spiritual side of Hajj, the benefits of why Allah subhanho wa Taala made it an obligation on all humanity. all humanity,

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Muslims directly and non Muslims indirectly because they have to accept Islam.

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Why Hajj? Why visiting that spot, was not only the worship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but he says in an authentic hadith as if I can see Musa alayhis salaam. Coming down through here and there for Hajj as if I can see, Eunice Allah, he said I'm coming down towards Hutch.

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There's something great about that spot.

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Something that is connected to us being humans.

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When you look at us, humanity in general, you'll find that we live our lives as if we are not sent by someone for a specific mission.

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The choices that we are making the path that we

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We choose or not done because we there is a higher power or purpose that governs us and leads us and guides us know, you'll find that the choices that we are making reflect what we like and what we dislike. When we feel like doing or don't feel like doing our own limited thinking, and what appeals to us or does not appeal doesn't reflect any depth. And so the consequences of their choices, then thing that we bear, are all a reflection of our own limited understanding, and even selfish choices.

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Forgetting Subhanallah, that, that is not the case.

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That actually someone sent you,

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what you send your child or send your spouse or someone that you are connected to you tell him go and do this for me. You expect them to perform that task and to come back with that fulfilled task. This is what we are.

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And a lot hyzer

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tells us in the Koran

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or bukem in benicia Domingo hareem, Dorito Masha, Hamada and fusi malice to be or become calu Bella shahina.

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Allah he recounts because what explains this,

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in full is a hadith on the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam an authentic hadith. The Ayah tells us that remember the time when Allah has taken the progeny of the children of Adam from their backs, and made them

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justify, ask them

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make them witnesses for or against themselves, depending on their choices later.

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Am I not your Rob?

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Here, imagine with me, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that Allah has taken out from the back of Adam, Allah, He said on every living human being from the children of Adam to the last person who will be on this earth.

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And he's fed them on the plane on this earth for them on a plane and that plane is the plane of autofair. And he asked them, Am I not your rod?

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Meaning Am I not your Creator and guide and sustainer and the one that you need? And the one yet you call upon? etc, etc, etc? Am I not?

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And they said, he said yes, shall we testified?

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Our law says that we've done this. And Dr. Medina coonan had our feelings so that you do not say when you come on the Day of Judgment, we didn't know.

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We were in a state of

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unaware ignorant. He says I am removing your excuse. By that encounter.

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out the Hulu cinema Shaka ba,

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ba da da da Matta to licona Bhima.

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Or you may say, our parents were like this. You may say, my father was of this faith or that faith, this sector that sec, or he didn't teach me he didn't do this or that to me or I was following what he was doing or what she was doing. I was following what what my community, my neighborhood my country was doing. Aloha zildjian will also wants to invalidate their blind imitation and excuse. It says you don't have an excuse. You say I don't remember that encounter. Two things.

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A lot told you about it in the Quran. And if you believe your Creator, you believe it's happened.

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But also

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that Allah azza wa jal has deposited This is what the FCA also say, Allah had deposited in the hearts of minds of humanity.

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evidence that Allah has this zodion is the rub.

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In effect, as if that covenant is being taken every time you wake up and you read the Quran, and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And you look around you and you see the signs of Allah in yourself, in your own self without even looking outside your window, and yourself. You see a sign of Allah that He exists, and that he is Europe. When you when you look outside your window and you contemplate humanity and the rest of his creation, you see evidence that he is one and that he is Europe, and that he has no partners and that you need to submit to Him and go back to him. He says I put all of this in your heart and in your mind, so that when you come and meet a law surgeon and you

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say I was unaware he says you were aware

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You say I was entertaining, he said you have better evidence for you not to imitate.

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Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us as I told you, when did this take place?

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So every person, every Muslim, able bodied, financially able, it's an obligation on him to make that journey and renew that pledge that he had given to Allah azza wa jal in the same spot. That's your first spot on this earth in the same spot, to say that Baker lahoma Baker Baker, Sheree Kayla Kayla Baker, I'm responding to your call your law, I'm responding and there is no partner to you.

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This is a resetting of your compass in life. Why are you living?

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Where are you heading? What's the purpose of this existence? What are your plans and the next week, next month next year for the rest of your life? Our compass because it's not calibrated? often what happens to us? It takes us away from Allah azza wa jal. Allah brings Hodge among other obligations to say, Hey, take your compass again, and understand why am I sending you to that spot, because it is that spot there. You made a pledge to me and it is there that you will learn again, where you're heading and what you're supposed to do about it.

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So you're going on Hajj,

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so that you can correct your journey back to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So it's a renewal and it's a commitment. And a person who goes with that understanding, you're not going to come back the same by the will of Allah azza wa jal, we're going to come back with a better understanding of where and why he should go.

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Another lesson of Hajj that I would like to share with you

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another spiritual site to it.

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You find this and hamdulillah and this is a good sign.

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Worried about the external halal and haram, this day or that day,

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this act or that act,

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that is good that happens.

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But all of that is a reflection of something that is greater. And that is the fear of love of Allah azza wa jal that you have in your heart

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or should have in your heart in my heart.

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In the midst of talking about hedge,

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he says subhanho wa Taala Valley, Kelowna you out Limpopo, Mattila de veau Halo and Darby

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this all the commands of Allah has revealed that he's giving you about hedge. He's doing it so that he who was seems an honor honors the prohibitions of Allah, it is better for him with his Lord.

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Meaning if Allah azza wa jal prohibits hunting,

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and you can hunt and capture animals without one seeing.

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And if Allah azza wa jal prohibits at that moment, if you're in a state of

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removing hair, putting on a perfume being with your spouse intimately, you can do some of these things in a way and more someone may not notice them.

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If a law prohibits during that time,

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profit and fu congeniality, indecency in speech and in art and arguments and dispute, you may partake of any of that and no one may see you.

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If Allah azza wa jal wants you to honor and prohibit certain things in Mecca and Medina, because they are Haram, he can violate that and no one may see you. But Allah has is telling you, if you honor the provisions of a lie, it is better for you and then few is later Allah as though just says that it will make you outlive sha Allah He for in mean, Tohoku.

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If you honor the Shire of Allah, the worship, prominent worship of Allah so that you can look at and say, This is a worship people can see it. If you're honoring the Sharia law, the worship of Allah the rituals that Allah had obligated. It is part of the taqwa of what the heart

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and if you like this honor and this respect for the rituals and the commands of Allah azza wa jal, what does it mean? What is lacking inside?

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That there is no esteem for Allah has heard that there is no love for him. subhanho wa Taala that there is no fear of him. subhanho wa Taala

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we can esteem we can honor because

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as others are looking,

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Allah azza wa jal wants it to be that it is coming really from deep inside your heart. That's why you stop and you say, I'm not going to do this. That's why you Russian say I'm going to do this because Allah azza wa jal wants it. So the main objective, in fact of all of our a Baghdad and hedge is one major event that instills this one, or the major objective of our a bar that is for taqwa to penetrate your heart, is for you to do it because Allah loves it, or for you to stay with because Allah hates it is for you to put a lot before yourself, before your family before everyone else, is for you to be a slave of Allah azza wa jal, not a slave of yourself, not a slave of anything else

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except Allah. So

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this is the whole loop. So there is dukkha for the better than the body has dukkha. And we may be excellent at the body, or the decor of the body. But when you're alone,

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and no one is beside you, or is no one is going to criticize you for that act. Will you do it? And if you do it,

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ask yourself, what does that say about the tempo of your heart. So if you're going to go on Hajj, Baden Illa,

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or you've gone to Hajj or you're planning in the next few years to do it, ask yourself

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more than the actual physical journey, more than the physical harem that I'm putting more than the physical things that I'm avoiding. How is my heart with Allah azza wa jal because Allah wants to look at my heart and say, I have forgiven you. Allah wants to look at my heart and say that is a reformed heart that loves me and fears me. This is why I like to touch for us. We are the makers of those who fear him and love him, even though no one is around us and no one is there to inspect this and criticize us May Allah grant us a colossal Emiliano bellami Hola. Hola. Hello. Hello, hello

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hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Hamden. Kathy

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can see Mila Samoa to meet a lot of the woman i'm not sure i mean she in bed or suddenly will suddenly Manasa Li Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

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It is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is for his sake that you do we need to be patient on our journey to Hajj and during that experience. It is for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala though we may have the right to do it at times that we avoid crawling and disputing with people for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that when we choose to sacrifice, we don't choose the cheapest thing, which is the best that we can afford. And we give it for Allah azza wa jal and they say what at the surface is don't go cheap when you go and when you want to give Allah as origin. This is the difference between someone who wants to commit and just

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fulfill an obligation and run away. Escape. I've done it.

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And I fulfilled what isn't obligated on me and someone who enjoys the fulfillment of that obligation, and not only enjoys it, he perfects it. So he goes when he wants to choose an animal to sacrifice he chooses the best. Why? Because it's not a matter of how many how many dollars he's spending is that he's giving to Allah azza wa jal when he is praying, when he is conversing with others, he is not being kind and gentle, because they necessarily deserve it. They may not deserve it, but he is doing it because he's perfecting his law because of a law surgeon and law loves it from him to do so.

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What he is being kind, when he has enjoyed and he's practicing good manners, he's doing it because of Allah azza wa jal and so on. This is his life and her life. They seek the pleasure of Allah and wherever they find it, they do it.

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They couldn't be the only person who was doing it. They could feel that everyone around them to penalize Could it be true sometimes everyone around them is breaking that commandment as in abandoning that sin, but they're not blind followers of the crowd and divert

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their followers of Allah has Odin and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because he man is alive in their hearts and they will put a law and his choices and what he loves before what they love and before what people love around

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the last less than a month

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many lessons of Hajj that I want to share with you

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is the lesson of sacrifice.

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And that is so prominent and dominant in hajj

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Sacrifice

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from the time of Ibrahim

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alayhis salaam and his son is married, and he must

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sacrifice as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did

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sacrifice because you're spending so much money.

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And then you have to ask yourself by so much money,

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I can go somewhere else. I can spend it on some something else. Why so much money? Because I want you to feel

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that it's your divine giving something to Allah azza wa jal.

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You're going on that journey, and there are many other alternatives. But you're doing this for a lot.

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And you're sacrificing something dear to you. And you're sacrificing on that journey or comfort. And you're sacrificing on that journey part of your health. And you keep sacrificing on that journey. And you Subhan Allah pushing your anger down.

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And being patient more so than you've ever been in your life, and you keep doing it. And it's sacrifice upon sacrifice, and it's crowded, and it's hot. And it's this and it's that and you have to keep asking yourself, like you do with Ramadan. Why is it that I'm doing all of this? Why am I not why am I not being impatient? Why am I in fact, if I remember all of this, I'm gonna receive all of this all of this hardship with sweetness with joy.

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Why?

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Because I could feel my sense falling down. Because the Prophet sallallahu ala murderer, Allah, Masha, Allah will keep giving you rewards commensurate with your hardship.

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So say yes, it is hard in Ramadan, difficult in Ramadan, but you feel also your sins being wiped clean. And you say that you wish it or that you know you make dry and let it be harder.

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Because it's taking these sins away.

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And when you're going when you're spending and it's hard, and you want to, you want to burst at times, and you keep it inside of you. And you say it's for Allah azza wa jal and you say Allah is because of this is gonna take away my sins, and bring me back the way that I was born clean.

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Then you will receive that hardship with a smile, that sacrifice giving for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, because you know that whatever you gave, will be returned back to you many folds and in a better way and fashion than whatever you have given.

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You will never lose if you give a la zildjian you'll never lose if you sacrifice for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, think about it. You sacrifice for so many other things, for the sake of your job, you sacrifice and it's not always for the sake of Allah. And even for the sake of your family, you sacrifice and it's not always for Allah, and for the sake of yourself, Subhana Allah, you also sacrifice and it's not always for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and for the sake of your neighbor in this country, and that's government and so on and so on. You sacrifice so many things, in a sacrifice for the sake of Allah zildjian who created you? Why not give Allah azza wa jal, not with

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resentment, not with anger, not with impatience, but with gratitude that allow you've given me the opportunity.

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You've given me the opportunity to give to you, and that is an honor.

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He gave Ibrahim alayhis salaam the opportunity to sacrifice his son he didn't want his son to be killed. We know that.

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But he gave Ibrahim Allah you sell them the chance. Now I've given you this command, here is now an opportunity to sacrifice you some command the command that is coming from Allah azza wa jal, and he was greater after fulfillment of that command than before.

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So what Allah gives you an opportunity to sacrifice he wants to exalt you, he wants to purify you, he wants to cleanse you of the dunya inside so that he would put a lot he would put his love inside instead of it.

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So any an opportunity for you to sacrifice financially physically.

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It's a gift from Allah azza wa jal receive it with gratitude, receive it with a smile and say Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah mean, you've chosen me for this.

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You've chosen me for this. Now deal with it and esteem it the way it deserves and give it to Allah azza wa jal so that allow could give you back a lot more than what you've given him. We ask Allah azza wa jal or hamara, Jaime Malik, and more together generally will Ekrem makers of those who sacrifice

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usapl alameen Allah make our life our death our a Bader all for your sake of Allah Allah me. Allah we ask you that you change our hearts so that they are soft when we hear your victory out of balance I mean, fill our hearts with a man, fill our hearts with your love, so that we love you more than we love ourselves and our families and children and property and money and we love your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than we love ourselves, he Allah make your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our model our best example that we have in our lives. The model for our families and the model for our children make us of those who follow his Sunnah make us of those who follow

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his example and make us of those who meet him on the day of judgment and drink from his hell Dr. Hammer Rahim

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Allah but Allah Nene brantas a colossal our deeds and sayings, the Honorable alameen met forgive us all of our sins, the sins that we know about and the sins that we do not know about your hamara has been granted a sincere repentance from the sins that we have. Give us power to overcome the sins that overpower this era. hamara Hamid lamattina for dunya has an awful lot he has an Athena

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