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Ali Albarghouthi

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In Al Hamdulillah Hina Ahmed who wants to you know who want to start Pharaoh winner oh the villa he means should already and fusina or say Dr. Marina Mejia the healer who Farah I'm holding the Allah Houma Euclid Farah ha de Allah.

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Wash hadoo Allah ilaha illallah wa the hula Cherie Keller, one no Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam, a MOBA in the halal Hadith Nikita wala heeta Allah wa higher al hadI had you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, or Scherl OMO Remo the third to her coulomb data team Vida Aquila, with the team Bala who couldn't log on the team thinner.

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The whole Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah muta has done badly our clinic here Amina Lafayette facade Hola Hola, Sofia.

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He said under his Salatu was Salam that no one is giving right after Afia some right after Yaqeen

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something that is better than Afia

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safety from all harm.

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That is the first and most important gift that Allah gives a person is Yaqeen Amen and certainty of iman. Right after that the best gift from Allah azza wa jal is I fear, safety from all harm, worldly and religious. So he said, Ali, he's Salatu was Salam facil Allah, Allah Sofia, ask Allah for Afia as of Allah, Allah for will if you have a dream if dunya

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was part of his dua Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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Now, as much as we love Apphia we understand that this world is built on tests and afflictions.

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As many times as we try to run away from these tests, some of them must meet us. And we have to be tested. We have to get sick

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halacha Mota will hire Talia blue Akuma he created death and life to test you. And he said Subhanahu wa Taala when a blue Combi Cherie will hide the fitna. We test you with evil and with good to see what you do.

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And we have to get sick.

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As much as we hate it.

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We have to get sick.

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And in this football we want to understand sickness.

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Not simply as something that we run away from. But something that when it happens needs to be embraced

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as a gift from Allah azza wa jal

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to rethink what it means to get sick.

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One of those have asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said oh prophet of Allah.

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How the hell am Rama gonna be held this the sickness? What do we get from it? But when we experienced this car like a Ferrari, he said, The atone sins. Carla, why am Colette he says even if they are little, he says had the Shoka even if you pricked by a thorn had tell him even worrying about something

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or anything greater than that. They atone

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for the things that we've done,

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and he said allihies Salatu was Salam. Ma you see Voldemort Mina mean as an minmetals informr Duda who Allah hath Allahu be him in Hapa. Yeah, who came out to La Rocca to sharara it says any believer who experiences hardship, whether it's illness or anything else, Allah through that takes away his or her sins, like a tree dropping its leaves

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Subhanallah

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that is when you become ill and sick.

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That is an expiation of our sins, to the extent that all of them could fall. All of them could be taken away.

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And in fact, the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said something similar. When he said,

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lie is Allah will better or be more meaningful.

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I believe in man or woman would continue to experience affliction. Fee enough See he were actually he was family he in himself and his family and his wealth, had EMC and allow the woman Ali Houthi to the extent that he would be walking on the face of this earth sinless.

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Imagine someone

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are experiencing so much of it, that he walks on the face of this earth without a single sin.

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The reason that Allah azza wa jal or first reason that Allah azza wa jal may have this experience sickness is to take away some of our sins or maybe all of them.

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And it's important to understand brothers and sisters that the reason actually we become sick, we taste any type of affliction. It is a payment for the sins that we have done.

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When he said, Allah He Salatu was Salam.

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McDonogh J, I recon, Ellerbee them.

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Well, Maya Allahu Anhu extra.

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He says whatever vain or nerve in your body experiences discomfort it does that because of a sin.

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And whatever Allah azza wa jal pushes away forgives, does not punish for does not make you experience pain before is much more than what you feel.

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So the amazing thing is that we experienced these things because of things that we have done.

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And Allah azza wa jal wants us to wake up.

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He wants us to realize the bad that we have done to ask for his forgiveness subhanho wa Taala to change our life.

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To come back to him subhanho wa taala.

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And the question that some people ask is,

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when they goes through any difficulty, including sickness, is Allah azza wa jal punishing me

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or is Allah azza wa jal purifying?

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And we say that this question should not be framed as such.

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The question rather this should be how am I receiving this from Allah huzzah origin?

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Because that's the thing that's going to determine whether it is good for you or bad for you. Everything that Allah has a real sense is what?

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Good.

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Now, what do you do with that gift?

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If you take it

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and you're patient, and you are repentant, and you returned to Allah azza wa jal, then the thing that's happening to you as a gift is purification. But if you take their thing and you're resentful, and you're angry, and you're rebellious, and you stray away from Allah azza wa jal, then they've you've turned that gift into punishment. So don't ask what is what is the intent of Allah azza wa jal, you want to understand the intent of Allah see your reaction

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and that is under your control.

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He said under his Salatu was Salam

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in a marriage.

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He says immense reward comes with immense affliction.

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We're in Allah who listened to the following thing. We're in Allah either hubba aberdare Nutella.

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And Allah if he loves someone, he afflicts him

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for a man radhey A fella Horiba woman Socrata fella who's

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the one whose content

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will guide contentment.

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That is one who's happy with Allah azza wa jal, Allah will be happy with him. And the one who is angry discontent with Allah azza wa jal, he will be met with anger and discontent.

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That is when something bad happens. And you say in lillahi, WA, ala here on your own, Allah had written this and it has to happen. I ask Allah to forgive me. And you make so far, and you leave the bad things that you're doing, and you increase the good things that you're doing, and you continue to make do

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and Allah guides your heart to accept

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when a human Billahi Yes,

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he said Subhana wa taala, the one who believes in Allah, Allah will guide his heart

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guided to what to accept, to be content, to see the wisdom and the benefit in it. And that makes illness easier to experience more tolerable. And in fact, you could start to see the blessings of Allah that are hidden in it. If you have Iman, if you submit to Allah, Allah will guide your heart to see what you could not see before

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from a human biller Billahi if you just say, I know this is from Allah azza wa jal and whatever you decide the honorable Alameen goes, I'm content with what you have sent you

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You don't have to love being sick, but you're content with Allah's decree that it had to happen and that there was benefit in it. If you say that Allah guide your heart, to patients to gratitude to still far tomorrow

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and you could tolerate that sickness far more that you could without these things. So if you're happy with Allah, Allah will be happy with you. But if you're angry with Allah azza wa jal and you say why me?

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Forgetting the first part that we talked about that if Allah loves the people he afflicts them?

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Is it that Allah is angry with you when he takes away your money? Or your job? Or he makes you sick? Or makes a loved one sick? Is he angry with you? Does he want the worst for you? And is that the reason why he tested Rasul? Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the death of all of his children except one

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and all of his grandchildren except to

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and the sickness that he used to experience some Allahu Allahu Allah He was until to the extent that he said in the Alka Jaco radula and even come, I get sick as two of you get sick.

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It gets doubled for him. He has Salatu was Salam they used to say that we would touch the clothing above his body sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we could feel the heat.

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What did that Allah azza wa jal disliked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that's why he tested him or was it the opposite? So when you receive something like that, from Allah, Allah azza wa jal then we don't ask for it. But if Allah wants it, remember that if Allah loves the people, he does what? He tests them.

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Receive this as a gift of love from Allah azza wa jal

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and ask for Allah's forgiveness because you know that this is a taste of

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the evil that we've done.

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Bahal facade you feel better you will Buhari be Marchesa, but at nurse, Salah zodion says that corruption

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on the face of this earth, land and sea has spread because of some of what they have done because of what they have done. So Allah want them to taste some of what they have done.

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Not everything.

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Everything, all the corruption, the wars, right? The conflicts that you see in the world today are a consequence of some of the evil that we've done. If Allah were to hold us responsible for all the evil, we will not be allowed alive today.

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So Allah is far more merciful than you think. And he did not send that particular test,

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to destroy, but to wake us up.

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So the first thing is forgiveness of sins.

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And maybe perhaps,

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as he sits on Allahu Allah, he was sending him, some of us, Allah Who wants us to reach a particular degree in Jannah.

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But our deeds will not elevate us to that level.

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So he said, Sal, Allahu Allah, he was setting them that there were some people that Allah had written for them that they will be in a particular degree, but their own deeds did not elevate them. So he afflicts them so he could raise them in heaven.

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If you think of sickness as such,

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you could tolerate it.

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Being angry, resentful, rebellious, when you're sick only compounds the problem.

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You're hurting on the outside but also you're hurting on the inside. But if you are you content, and believing in Allah has decreed and believing in His promises, it may hurt on the outside, but you're okay on the inside. And if you're okay, on the inside, it becomes easier on the outside as well.

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The other benefit of becoming sick

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is that Allah azza wa jal awakens the heart because of it.

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Our heart as long as we are happy, you think about it.

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As long as everything is fine in your life, do we make dua?

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Do you think about the next life?

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Do you get ready for it?

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Or are we in raffia forgetfulness? So if I'm healthy, and the kids are doing fine, and Job is fine, and I have enough money, and everything is fine around me, what do we do?

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We attach ourselves attached to this dunya that's the only thing we think about it makes us happy. It makes us sad. We plan for it. We run away from death, and anything that reminds us of it, and the hereafter and anything that reminds us of it. We don't make dua we don't pray we engage in more since

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TOEFL hafla, heedlessness forgetfulness

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and then

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add to it pride and error

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against an envy. I can rely on my money. I'm strong enough I can carry this and do this in this life. I'm smart enough, I can fix everything, get out of any trouble.

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I'm educated. I have friends I have family to look good on what? Your self under dunya.

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And you become also envious because you only worry about the dunya he got more I got less. The hereafter is not a concern. It's a corrupt heart.

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Then you become sick.

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And you look for people to help. They Can't

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you ask the doctor. They don't know what to do.

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Where's your power?

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And where's your money?

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Where's your intelligence and IQ? Where's your skill? Where are your friends who can help?

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And now the things that you used to enjoy in this life I

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used to enjoy food now I can't taste it. There are certain things I can't eat.

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I could walk right now and I can't. I could drive and now I can't. I could sleep. Now I can't.

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Where's the joy in this life?

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If Allah azza wa jal says a sickness like that are similar to it less or more, it wakes us up.

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Makes us know that oh your Tawakkol on the doctor was misplaced. And your telecoil reliance on yourself was misplaced. And the only one that is left after Allah closes all of these doors and Allah closes all of these doors for a reason. When you say no one can help me because Allah wants you to see that there's only one left. Right.

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And that's when you say Allah and that's when your Eman increases.

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And that's when you have to work on when you give up on everybody else.

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Allah wanted you to feel like that before this illness but illness was the only reason we could only we could see it. So now you see it.

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Is this not a gift?

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That you would wake up?

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Is it not a gift that you erase this arrogance from your heart? Oh, I am strong. I'm smart. I have money and now you say I have nothing? I'm so weak your bill Alameen helped me that humility that saves you from hellfire isn't isn't that worth it?

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Is it not worth it to take envy away?

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You say I don't care about the dunya The only thing that I want now because now I know that I have to die

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is the era

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ya Allah give me this and this and that in heaven. Rather than always saying y'all Allah give me give me in the dunya ya Allah my job my kids and you can make do out all you want for the dunya. But when it comes to the hereafter is secondary. Now the hereafter becomes primary.

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And now you start saying, I you know, I'm leaving. Because, again, sickness wakes you up.

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We're living forever, right? That's what we believe we're all gonna live forever until you become sick and then you discover that

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I am gonna die.

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And if I'm going to die,

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what am I going to do before I die?

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If this is not it,

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then what is it?

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And you begin to work for the hereafter. And is this not a gift from Allah azza wa jal

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when he detaches you from the dunya, the thing that you're going to leave, after all, whether you become sick or not, you're going to leave after all, and the urea attaches you to the AF Euro, so that you concentrate on what really benefits you.

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So if the only way for that to happen is for some of us or all of us to become sick, was it not worth it? To be sick to learn these lessons? May Allah azza wa jal protect us from all harm in the dunya and the euro and grant us all the goodness of this dunya and the hirako holy ha That was the whole idea or the confessor.

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And Hamdulillah, Hamed and Kathy are on the eve and Mubarak and Fie, who also li wa salam O Allah Rasool e Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom,

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of course when we become sick, we realize the great netmeds That Allah azza wa jal had given to us when you can't sleep anymore you realize the sleep was such an AMA if you did not lose it, you would not know it. When you can walk anymore when you cannot sit.

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When you cannot count taste food anymore. You realize that all of these netmeds that we've taken for granted, sell them thank Allah azza wa jal for always counted themselves.

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ourselves as miserable and lacking because we don't have particular things in our lives. But we had all of these things, but we were blind to them. So when Allah takes something, and then he gives it back,

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it's an opportunity for you to use the newcomer well, because Allah gave it back to.

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So it wakes us up to see all the good things that we have in our lives and all of them come from Allah azza wa jal, it also gives you sympathy and empathy to all the sick people that are around. When you experience pain, you understand what it means when somebody else beside you experiences pain, and you make dua for them. You assist and that only could happen when you yourself feel vulnerable when you yourself taste some of what they've tasted.

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Finally, what I want to say is, when you look at the righteous, beginning with the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, their attitude towards illness and sickness and hardship was very much unlike ours. He said under his Salatu was Salam talking about the prophets of Allah. We encounter him Leah for a horrible better a camellia for her to convey Raha. He says they used to be happy, meaning the prophets of Allah, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam. They used to be happy with hardship, as you guys are happy with worldly abundance

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and want us to see what a different mindset the prophets of Allah had. That is, how happy are you when you get promoted? When you get a bonus, when you buy something new, how happy are you? Just imagine this happiness. It says the prophets of Allah would not produce that much happiness when something from the dunya comes their way, but rather when they get tested.

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Because they know that this is a message from Allah azza wa jal, they know that this is a gift from him, they know that it brings them closer to him SubhanaHu wa to Allah.

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And when obey you have no cab,

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and this is not something that I want. I'm going to say it's not something that I would want you to do. But just simply think about, although you have no capital, the alo and when you heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say that whenever you experience illness, if expatriates atones for your sins,

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how Hola Hola. Hola Hola. And you see the Hua Khun Leah, you're a cuckoo Ancelotti. Gemma, it was a hodgin Walla Walla teen What did you had in visa vie Linda?

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He said so he prayed he asked Allah azza wa jal for an illness

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that will not deter him or take away from his ability to pray in gemera. Or go to Hajj or go to Umrah or engage in jihad.

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Khalifa can who either must who did the who watch or the hahaha. So they used to when they would touch him whenever they would touch over you have no capital D Allahu Anhu. After this, he would find the heat of fever on his body. Now this is not something you should try.

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Because it'll be you have no capital the Allahu Anhu. This is his jihad.

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And he's a man of his word. He asks for something, he could be patient with it, we can't. But I want you just simply to understand again, the mindset

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that he asked for what

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he says make me ill,

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so that his sins would go away. And he lived with that for the rest of his life. While doing what hajj and umrah and Gemma and jihad, he says I don't want these things to stop. But otherwise, let me be sick.

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And especially if you have fever, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam when he visited one of the sahaba. And he complained that he had this fever. He said that he has Salatu was Salam to him what up ship?

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Is it says here the good news app ship whose app should usually you would say what app should you got a new sun app? Sure you were promoted? Right? Good news is coming. You know what Allah has noted that said, he unnati This is my fire that I send upon My believers in the dunya. So they would be their portion from the fire of the era.

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That is either you're going to be touched by that fire in the era, or this heat here. So whenever you get sick and you become feverish, and it's

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hard, remember the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is instead of that fire over there. Same as Allah as Odin or hamara. Jaime to save us from hellfire. We asked him our hamara Hamid to save us from all harm in the dunya and the HERA will ask you, Mr. hamara hai mean, to give us patience with the test and the afflictions of this life, whereas you will allow me to grant a sincere repentance and to what call on you may as your bill Allah mean to make us of those who remember you often give us hearts that are over

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A curable Allah mean give us hearts that are close to you give fill our hearts with iman fill our hearts with the love and the love of your prophets Allah Allahu Allah He was a limb give us wisdom and understanding of Islam give us the follow of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make us of those who read the Quran every day and follow the Sunnah of Muhammad sal Allahu Allahu wa salam every day make us believers and Muslims as we live as we die and we are when we are resurrected. We are suitable al Amin for unfair dose Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah. Allah, Allah humma Tina said Allah, Allah humma even though mean enough Allahumma even I mean enough Allahumma isn't me No, not

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Inshallah, just a quick reminder