Ali Albarghouthi – Our Hearts in Ramadan 02

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The importance of standing firm for Islam is crucial for everyone, as distractions can make people feel challenged. The need for support and guidance is essential, and the importance of knowing the challenges and opportunities is emphasized. The importance of being tested every day is also emphasized, and the need for good news and comfort in one's heart is emphasized. The importance of honoring Allah's religion is emphasized, and the need for continuous and persistent obedience is emphasized. The importance of stable heart and mind is emphasized, and the need for continuous support is emphasized. The importance of helping others is emphasized, including helping others achieve their goals and reducing one's eating and spending.
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are the one in sha Allah to talk about tonight.

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Which, in a sense, it's

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connected to what we talked about last week, although it's a separate topic, but it's connected in the sense that last week we talked about a class and how the month of Ramadan produces it, teaches it and enhances it.

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And today in shall talk about another aspect of our hearts and the month of Ramadan. And that is the battle.

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The steadfastness of the heart.

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firmness, let's call it the firm is the commitment of the heart to the religion of Allah azza wa jal and how Ramadan helps us to do this and why this is important in general, that this is needed, and why this is needed.

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Now for that is, as I said, stood steadfastness to be steadfast means not to waver to be continuous, and committed to the worship of Allah azza wa jal to have a plan to stick to that plan. And what I mean by it that you after I after Ramadan are going to be as

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involved in a bad as we are in Ramadan. Ramadan is an exceptional month.

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And we don't mean also by it by steadfastness that a person is going to have high high Iman all the time. It's not possible to have strong Eman all the time.

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No, right. It's not possible. It's not possible why isn't it possible?

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What do you think? Yeah.

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So, you have the first thing you have a sin you commit sins and what happens when you commit a sin? So your Eman is over here right? What happens when you commit a sin

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goes down right? And I mean, if the sin is big, it really goes down. And if the sin is small, it goes down a little bit. So how do you bring it up back?

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So your sin A Yeah.

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Good as I said, You do something good. So when you do some the good and the worship Allah is that when you remember him, then your image goes back up again. So your Eman can never be strong or high all the time as any man increases Eman also decreases. So the brothers said there is sin.

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There is the shaytaan, who will be more active after Ramadan. And we go back to our own routines and our own schedules. And you have your own neffs. And this is a one major thing your own neffs that is also weak itself is weak. It desires is desires comfort, it doesn't like hardship as much it's lazy, more lazy than active, especially when it comes to the commands of Allah Zoda. So that's one and it likes some things that are haram and it's attracted to it. So to be committed to be steadfast to be strong on the path of Allah azza wa jal is not something that is granted to everybody. So a person has to pursue it, and we have to know how to get it and to ask Allah azza wa jal for it. So why do

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we need it? Because of all the reasons I've mentioned, and also in addition to all of them by basically life is based based on confrontations.

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You're confronting the shaytaan

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you're confronting the helpers of the shaytaan you're just confronting basically even in non matters non religious confronting people all the time, they want something and you want an opposite. You're always confronting other people so life is based on it. And so that could take you away from Allah azza wa jal could distract you and life is full of distractions.

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So how to be steadfast. That's important. Why should we wait steadfast because of this? Also the messenger Sall Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam

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had said in the Hadith, he said that in radula, Monrovia amellia Khalid Jana had the Maya cavallino abena Illa Vera first before Allah Hill Kitab for Yamalube Jamelia hollendorfer With hula, he sets a lot he was salam indeed the person would be doing the actions of the people of Jana until there is all li a

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A arm span between him and Jana

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first week who Allah Hill Kitab Okay, so in Allah's destiny comes into effect. And then he starts performing the deeds of the people of hellfire and he goes into where

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hellfire. So it tells you that he is. And enough he says or a quote according some scholars, he says apparently this is as it appears to people, that he's doing good things, good things, good things, good things, and it seems that he's so close. But then he switches, flips, does the opposite. And now he starts doing the actions of the people of hellfire and goes to hellfire. So some of the commentators say he says only this happens only if a person's commitment to Islam is not genuine and sincere.

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If there's something that is hidden inside, whether you will say inside in his heart or inside privately, that was corrupt.

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And then eventually it had to come and come and become visible. Like as a person who's hiding. So he works or performs the actions of people of heaven, as it appears to people but he's hiding something different. And then when he is closed, and you think, Oh, he's close,

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then he what reveals what he is and becomes, you know, his own reality. spouse's, his own reality. He goes in Delphi. So this tells you about it's really important to ask Allah azza wa jal forth about steadfastness because you don't know if I'm performing well today, is it going to be like that tomorrow? I have no idea. If I'm good in the month of Ramadan, let's ask Allah asserted that we are in the month of Ramadan like that. But if I'm good in the month of Ramadan, is it going to be like that after Ramadan isn't going to be like that? Next Ramadan? I have no idea.

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So we find you know, people in the Quran asking Allah as origin for Tibet, and Allah commanding people to have Tibet. So Allah azza wa jal says, Yeah, you have Lavina ammonoid Allah ketone phiaton festival to witco Corolla Kathira, Allah, Allah come to flee Han, Allah says, Oh, you have Eman, if you meet adversaries, half the bat, Be steadfast, be strong. And remember Allah helot so that you'd be successful. So Allah is telling you what you must have the bat in this dunya when you meet a fear, that fear could be a fear where an army is meeting another army, but it could be also any confrontation.

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A person coming and telling you, the path of Haram is easy.

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And you will make a lot of money and you'll get promoted. And you'll get fracking nice, and you'll get a lot of this life but the path of Halal is difficult. And somebody comes and gives you advice follow the path of haram if you don't have the bat, what was what is gonna happen? You listen to him

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because what he's saying is tempting. And he's offering you ease and incentives in addition to all of this your neffs once it so if you now don't have the strength to say no, I'm not going to do this. And have the reasons why within you. For you not to do this, you will follow the wrong path. So Allah is commanding you when you're going to meet these adversaries have the bat

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and here's a hint by the way you How are one of the ways to have the bat. What does Allah say after with kulula cathedra remember Allah light so that you'd be successful? How are you going to have the bat? Whenever you feel that you are shaking and wavering and you don't get you're not strong? You remember Allah helot and throw yourself in the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal, right it's like it's like a sea and dive in it is that will save you remembering Allah with tongue. That's the beginning and the easiest and also with deeds. And also you put yourself in a context environment where people are remembering Allah, your Eman increases and your Sebat strengthens. So Allah

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commands the bat in the Quran. In another ayah Allah azza wa jal says, well Hola, and Thurber Tanaka. locka dictator cannot lay him che and kalila he's speaking to Muhammad sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, if we have not made you firm, if not for us, making you firm, indeed, you would have inclined to were inclined to them a little bit.

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Because they would constantly come to the prophets of Allah Azza wa salam and bargain with him.

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You know, why don't you do this for us? And we'll do that for you. Give up this for us, we'll give up that fee. There's always this bargaining taking place. And this happens with the you know, the enemies of Allah Azzawajal. Humans, or the shaytaan also, sometimes when he sees that you are strong will come and bargain with you. You'll have a conversation in your head, or your nurse will have a conversation with you. But what if I do this? It may be okay. What if I do

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Do this and repent right after maybe it will be okay. What will some other people have said somewhere that this could be halal under these conditions and you know, like for yourself you know that this is not right but you still your nurses bargaining with you? How are you not going to slip into that direction? Especially if a lot of people around you are doing this?

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I know Sister, this sister, this brother, this brother, that family, this family that all of them are doing this, am I going to be the only one who's not doing it? How are you going to get this? So Allah says to His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which tells you the Prophet needed for bat when you need a lot more but the profit needed, while Ola and Uber snack if not that we made the firm you would have been inclined to do what some of they were offering.

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So the profits of allottee was eliminated. And Allah azza wa jal mentions in a couple of places in the Quran, it says are a bonanza for Elena Sabra with a bit of a dam and also the National common cafeteria, Allah azza wa jal give us patience, and make our feet steadfast and give us victory upon the non believers and our benefit. And I do know by now, what is raffia Medina with a bit academic, yeah, Allah, forgive us our sins, and our indulgences, you know, excesses in our affairs are third bit dominant and make our feet firm and give us victory upon in the non believers. So here you have the believers in the Quran, knowing that the bad comes from Allah azza wa jal, and that they need

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it. And they hear it, we're asking for it in times of difficulty and times of need.

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Because this is when you really need it when you're tested.

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And this life is full of tests in general, and you're living in an age by the way, that is full of fit. And

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I'm not going to say you're going to be tested every week. In fact, you are tested every day,

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your Phaeton or every day.

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As soon as you log on, and you go on online, and you visit your meet social media, you're being tested, every single day. As soon as you turn on your phone and see your WhatsApp messages, messages you probably are being tested, although that is could be a lot more selective, but you're being tested. You go online and you go to this website and website. You're being tested every single day you step out of your home, you're being tested, every single day you are facing that test. And I and you don't realize that we need that Tibet from Allah azza wa jal that at every juncture we need to be able to say no, this is haram I would be lamina shaytaan Rajim This is not good for me. No, this

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is the right path. And this is what I'm going to do. Every single we're making actually important choices every single hour we don't realize it but you will make in it and it influences the rest of your day.

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Do I go into this street or that street?

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This shop or that shop? Don't pay attention to it but it has an influence on the next hour and the net and the afternoon and the night and tomorrow and the rest of the week. So if you don't have the bat from Allah Zoa Jen

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where is it going to come from? Is gonna you're going to be lost. So I'm gonna tell you where the Quran tells us the bat comes from okay. And then we can relate this to the month of Ramadan inshallah. So the first one

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is the Quran.

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The first one is the Quran. And this is no secret. I'm going to tell you how I did this is basically I tried to trace okay, I've consulted a couple of sources, but I also tried to trace that route habita to be stable, when it is mentioned in the Quran. Where do you find it? And I found that you will find it related to the Quran itself as the first thing. Allah talks about it when it comes to the Quran itself. How Allah azza wa jal says holiness Hello, hello. Hello, could you see me Rob Rebecca will help me live with a bit Alladhina amanu wha hoo the Roboshot in Muslimeen. Allah azza wa jal says indeed savesay This was revealed brought down by oral health for those who is helping

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others Jibreel Alayhis Salam liyu Therby tele Latina Amanu to make the believers steadfast to make them that word. Do you think betta Latina ama know what Houda what is Houda?

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Guidance what Bushra what is Bucha good news. Little Muslim mean. So the Quran comes to give guidance and to give good news. So good news like what?

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What's the good news? Jana.

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Jana the good reward in this life and the good reward when you meet Allah azza wa jal in the hereafter. So that's the good news.

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Okay. Hoda all that there are a lot tells us in adulthood. What do you submit? So one of the missions of the Quran when it does something that it does to you and to your heart

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is that it stabilizes it.

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The prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, little kalpoe Asha, do taka Luban Meenal Kadiri stage madeleina Jana. He says the heart is more unstable it's or is more as as fluctuating as the pot when it's boiling.

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So imagine you know, somebody's now cooking

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and they put water in the pot and they leave the water to boil, boil, boil, really boil until it starts shaking. See how the water is started in it starts really shaking and moving and moving. He says the heart is more unstable, I should do taka Luba keeps moving, more so than that part.

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So when you find your heart to be agitated like this, where do you go? Why should you go

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to the Quran?

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Why? Because Allah Subhana Allah Allah says the youth a bit that Quran will give you give you stability, give you clarity, give you guidance, give you wisdom, give you answers.

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Like why are you agitated? Because agitated because I'm looking for an answer. Where is this answer going to come from? One of the places is the Quran. Why are you agitated because I'm worried. I've taken a choice a decision erode in life, but I'm worried about the consequences. Will it be safe? Will it be okay? Will I be fine? When you read the Quran, Allah tells you, you will be fine.

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gives you comfort. So the Quran comes and comfort your heart. The Quran comes and promises you that what's going to come is better than what has gone and what you have right now, as long as you have Iman and Allah azza wa jal. So what everything is agitating your heart, the Quran comforts it.

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Also the prophets of Allah azza wa jal says Mohalla lady Nica for Allah Allah knows zilara Hill Quran whom Nathan ma Hidaka likly Northup etbu for the non believers had an objection to the Quran. Okay, one of the many many objections that they had were really not real objections, but many of the objections Why was in this Quran revealed all at once. Why are we giving getting it in pieces? A little bit of this is a little bit of that if not a little bit of as this sort of a little bit of that sorta, or an entire sort of, but not the entire Quran, Allah azza wa jal Cisco ballykelly Northop b2b For so we have done so that we would make your heart firm, stabilize it, comfort it,

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because if the Quran is if it's done or given all at once it's done, this is it. But if it's revealed every time that the Prophet needed it, every time he had a question, every time he needed direction, that provides more comfort, right? So he said We revealed the Quran like that to stabilize and comfort the heart of the prophets Allah Allah Allah wa salam, and if his heart needed comfort in our hearts needs comfort and stabilization as well.

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In a third area about the Quran, Allah azza wa jal says Wakulla Naka, SWALEC Amin and barrier roeselii man who third b2b for DACA or Jack if he had the luck como Ito to where the coronial meaning he says and all the stories that we tell you about the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, we tell you to comfort your heart

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and stabilize it.

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Now, let me ask you a question. Why would the stories of the prophets of Allah when read by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and salatu wa salam ala Germain when he reads these stories? Why does it come from his heart

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Exactly exactly. Somebody else has anything else to add? Exactly. Yeah.

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how the fire was supposed to the apartment you can call for exactly exactly yeah

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you become so dejected. The garden

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the steak and fish

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even the profits make mistakes.

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Exactly, exactly.

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So as you said, is a common law Haleigh. The Prophet sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam knows that he is not alone.

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And whatever he is facing, he was not alone. And that whatever is go he's going through has happened before. And he could see the consequences of their rejection of Iman and Islam and Allah is revelation and message and he could see the trouble of the prophets before. So when Allah azza wa jal tells him and he is also telling us, these prophets went through this pain and this

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problem and this and that. He's telling you also find comfort in the fact that even if you're going through some things, they also went through some terrible, terrible things as well. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When he sees this, he says, Okay, I'm going to go through the same thing as well. I can even predict it.

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You know, on one of those times when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was hurt, what did he say? Rahim? Allah Who Musa Likud ODfB XR Amin Haida fossa, he says me Allah's mercy be upon Musa alayhis salam, indeed he was hurt with much more than this and he was patient. So he knew

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that oh Musa went through something and he was hurt and was patient. And so that gives him motivation to do the same thing. Allah says Allah ecoman Living in a ha ha Mala Febi Houda homak day, he says those are the people that Allah had guided, so follow their guidance. So they become an inspiration for him Sal, Allahu Allah you also if he sees whorish, the napkins, other Arabs rejecting him, and he feels sad.

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And sometimes you can feel helpless and powerless. If you're giving Dawa. You could feel that sad, helpless, powerless, or or as a Muslim in this world and you feel helpless and powerless. And then Allah tells you how he comes in he vindicates and champions, the believers, then you feel empowered. And you say and you say, even if I seem to be alone, I'm never alone. Because I have before me all the prophets of Allah and those who believed and even the believers today and even if I'm living in a place imagine that you're living in a city where you only person who is Muslim, but you look above you and you have all the stars in the heavens and out and below your everything believes in Allah

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azza wa jal, it's the minority that disbelieves in Allah among you, when you look consider humans, but you look at the angels and all of them believe in Allah and you feel empowered, you have an extension you have your

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So all this when you read it in the Quran, comfort to your heart and gives you Iman and strengthens you and makes you a better person. And so, connecting this to the month of Ramadan is easy. The month of Ramadan is the month that Allah azza wa jal revealed the Quran in and it's the month that we are so attached to the Quran in

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we read it, we listened to it, we understood we try to understand what it means and as you are saturated with the Quran in the month of Ramadan and you're standing behind the Imam as you are opening your mouth and you're reading it.

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It does this to your heart.

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It increases your Eman. It gives you comfort it gives you guidance. And fasting helps definitely as we talked about it last week,

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but it does all of that to you. So the Quran is teaching you and is attaching you to the tool that will stabilize your heart in and after the month of Ramadan which is the Quran. So whenever you need it, you can find it. So the Quran is teaching you that one thing in the month of Ramadan or the Ramadan is teaching that thing in here through the Quran.

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The other thing, point number two,

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where Allah azza wa jal says

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that it will increase your comfort of heart and steadfastness whenever you do it whenever you practice it is when Allah azza wa jal says well under Home follow may you are gonna be here that kind of higher Alohomora should that Vita says an end of an idea, or Allah says, and if they were actually to do what we command them to do, it would be better for them. What I said that as beta and will stabilize them more, will comfort them more will give them more test beat, they'll be grounded, firmly grounded and Eman in San in the obedience of Allah azza wa jal, which tells you something that you intuitively and you actually have told me what increases your Eman you told me what obeying

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Allah azza wa jal so Allah is saying that if you do what Allah commands you, even at times when it sounds difficult

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and Alhamdulillah Jana in the religion of Islam, Allah did not give us so much difficulty that we cannot bear. Right? It was difficult for the people before us. But he did not give us so much difficulty that we cannot bear it. In fact, you can do it and you will still able to do a little extra. But Allah does not demand that extra from you. And when it becomes too much in Islam, what happens? Allah takes that obligation away. It's not an obligation on you anymore. So there is ease but Allah is saying that even if there is some difficulty in it to Allah nonfat or if you will, just to do what Allah asks you to do, it would be better for you and then it will stabilize you and make

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you firm in Iman

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your Eman will grow. You will find the beauty of what

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If you're doing you will find the wisdom that lies behind it, you're not going to question it and your appetite will be open for doing even more good things. Just because you chose the path of Eman and you decided to open that door. If you reject it on the other hand that thing that you rejected will be difficult for you.

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You can take any example any example in our system, for instance, and this is the only thing that comes to mind at this moment, but a sister decides for instance, Okay, should I wear the hijab not wear the hijab?

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Or should I wear the hijab the shutter away? Or should I be fashionable when I'm wearing my hijab? So I mean, though, it seems I'm covering but I'm really not fully covering Should I take it this way or that way? Allah says if you do what Allah commands you to do the way that Allah loves it, it'd be better for you.

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I'm not saying only better in the hereafter. Better here as well. Well, I shared that with Vita and will be better for your Eman better for your taqwa better for your next step that you're going to take to be closer to Allah azza wa jal, your heart will be strong with iman. But if you take the other path, if you choose to compromise a little bit or ignore the Command of Allah azza wa jal, your heart will be wavering.

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So like to when it comes to Alaska, man, so like when it comes to a test, when it's tested, it will fail. Because it not did not get itself ready for that test. How did should should it have been ready for that test by adopting and accepting Allah's command because then it would be strong, but you made it week by rejecting Alaska.

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So you want to be ready for the next test.

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And we have no idea what that next test is going to be for you and me. But you want to be up be ready for that next test. Say yes to Allah.

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Because if you assess you to him, he says yes to you, I'm going to come to this is when you say yes to Him, He will say yes to you.

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Like I'm reminded of Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam mentioned them in Surah one yes. ajeeb Allahu Allahu Pharaoh have a look. They do if he should. He says, if you like Allah has no man SallAllahu and yesterday Allahu Allah, he should definitely look them in the IFA and I collected hurry. It says if you want Allah azza wa jal to accept your DUA at times of difficulty and tension.

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When you have a problem, once you do make dua, at times of what is says, Remember this, it's not that Allah is not going to accept your DUA when you when you are experiencing difficulties, not that but Allah is more likely to accept it is faster. Your your acceptance will be faster when you're always making dua, and you'll only make dua when you need and you forget Allah later, but you're always making dua. So when you're healthy, you're still making dua. When you have money, you're still making dua when you are doing well. You're still doing what you can do. We don't have problems you still making dua and then when you have a problem, you're also making dua, you're more likely to

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be appropriate a person whose diet is accepted.

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Allah azza wa jal here see, it says What if you say yes, to me, I will say yes to you. Where is this ayah

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Allah azza wa jal says, Yeah, are you Hala Dena Ahmed, who in turn surah Allah Hi on Surah como with a bit academic, it says, Oh, you have Eman. If you champion Allah, Allah will champion you.

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And he will stabilize and make firm your feet. This is the AI. How do you champion Allah?

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Allah Allah, Allah needs us

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on the super gay and God forbid Allah need you to defend him.

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No, how do you champion Allah then when we say in surah Allah, how do you champion Allah?

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You champion what?

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The religion of Allah,

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you champion, the religion of Allah azza wa jal.

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So when you champion the religion of Allah, Allah will champion you. How do you champion the religion of Allah? give me examples

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the five pillars, that if Allah says something, you do it, that's not masala sardine Allah. Because then the religion of Allah is given to you. Are you going to respect it or not? So if you respect it, Allah will support you. So if you're going to support the religion, Allah will support you. So this is one way the five pillars How else could you

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champion Allah's religion?

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Following the Quran and the Sunnah in general, right, the ping on the path of the Sunnah not not deviating, not taking the

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easy way out. But saying if this is this reported by the prophets, all his enemies this practice by him I will do it. If not, even if the majority of my family in the majority of my community are doing it. They're doing the Salah, they're doing the celebration. They're doing it in a way that upsets Allah I'm not going to do it. Use

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Standing up for Allah's religion, and it's difficult.

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Yeah. And a couple of brothers were telling me says it's difficult to do this when you're alone. And you have to tell them, it has to be this way and everybody else opposes you. How would you do it? How do you stay strong? That is not sort of the Nila. How else could you do it?

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Spreading dower that we're giving dower responding to people's doubts, their arguments and all of this this is it also lets me out and let me add in sha Allah for the sake of time also giving for the sake of Allah xuejun There's also to champion Allah's religion, defending the Quran defending the Sunnah defending the prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah wa sallam, all of these things. The champion Allah's religion, Allah says, I will champion you.

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If you support I will support you and support you here Allah did not limit it to one thing or another. He says it's open.

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Whatever way you will need that support whatever net away you will need that power Allah will give it to you. And when you submit academically, we will make you stable on this earth. We will give you a victory. But in terms of not only physical victory, he'll give you intellectual victory when you need it. He'll give you moral victory.

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He'll give you victory of the neffs. So the one the shaytaan is coming and fighting with you, you can win against him. When the helpers of the shaytaan are whispering to you, you can defeat their whispers in whatever way he'll make you stable. When people are panicking. When there's a fitna, what should we do? Is this halal? Is this Haram is as soon as this badass should we do this? Should we do that? And they're confused. It's possible that if you champion the religion of Allah, you will be among the people who are calm and guided and say, No, this is what is right. And you will do it. And the time will prove to people around you that you are right. Why Where did that come from? Must

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not just gonna grant it to anybody. No dancer Allah. You must champion Allah azza wa jal, and then Allah will champion you.

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How does this relate to the month of Ramadan?

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The label that I've given this is continued obedience.

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Continued and persistent obedience of Allah's origin. That's one thing that the month of Ramadan is there to instill and teach. Because every single day, what are you doing?

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What are you doing every single day?

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You're obeying Allah,

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you're fasting every single day. You see how consistent you are in your ibadah. Right? And it's more consistent. And it's your it's

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there's more of it than outside Ramadan.

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So Ramadan here is condensing this a batter to teach to leave you with something in it and after. So every day you are fasting. And every day you're picking up the Quran and reading it and every day you're standing behind the Imam and listening to taraweeh and there's a lot of a battle that you're engaged in and there is the Quran, this and this. So this continuous, a battle of Allah azza wa jal in the month of Ramadan. What is that to you do to you? It increases your Eman

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and increases your steadfastness you're climbing.

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And your heart is climbing to Allah azza wa jal and it feels better.

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And it's feels more comfortable. And maybe you've been struggling and I don't know if you've been struggling with your heart in the beginning of Ramadan or not. But as you go keep going through it. The struggles diminishes and you feel that you are closer and closer to Allah azza wa jal by the end of Ramadan, you feel their heart he really has gotten soft.

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Yeah. Especially if you come into aitikaf

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how many people may be thinking about Attica

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you know what that cafe is right? To stay in the masjid. And by the way, you don't have to stay for the entire 1010 Nights. You don't have to go do the whole 10 You can stay for a day. Even if you don't can't stay for a day come for a few hours and just stay for that intention. People People are working you have this on you have that come from Accra to Fajr that that's enough but spend that time but when you spend that time you will see what it does to your heart that continuous about a stabilizes your heart and you feel it. And the Quran teaches that.

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Ramadan teaches that I'm sorry I'm mixing between Quran Ramadan, but you could follow right? Okay, so Ramadan is teaching it, that if you continue to worship Allah azza wa jal, Allah will give you stability and you're not easily shaken. That's why you find a person who memorized the Quran and understands that practices that comes to the masjid prays fast stays from haram. You look at them and you will find them stable. Okay, calm, collected wise, be vanilla as though did you find that in them? And the opposite is true. The person who doesn't have any of them very light, he could be manipulated by the sheet

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on very easily lacks wisdom, foolish, very foolish foolish in the way that they speak and even the foolish in the way that they look foolish in the way that they walk foolish in the way that they appear.

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Where does it come from? Because there is a bad that there is stability in them there is the bad and that comes from obeying Allah azza wa jal

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and the greatest of that, of that obedience of Allah azza wa jal

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Is there a battle of the heart and the Battle of towhead of your heart being connected to Allah azza wa jal. So, I'm not only talking about your body doing and doing and doing, but also your heart being very, very active and being close to Allah azza wa jal, Allah says, and I'm Tara Kay, Fedora Allahu methylene Kalamata yerba Kesha Jarrah, TMP but also happy to know for what it is Don't you see Allah Allah has given the example of a Kelly Martha yerba a good word. That is like a good tree or slow habit, its foundation the roots are very firm will follow her and the branches reach the sky. So this is Allah azza wa jal is giving you an example of a tree. It's a great tree. The roots

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are sinking deep into the ground, and it's so huge that it ranches reaches the sky. This is a huge tree. And this is the example of what what is this Kalamata Eva.

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This is La Isla illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah could be any good word but specifically and most importantly, La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, that is the word that gives you are the Kalima the sentence that gives you stability. So, if your toe heat is strong, you have stability and your toe hate is what worshiping Allah alone having to walk called fear love and this and this Your heart is attached to Allah, that is a stable, comfortable heart.

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And you cannot get this without a bad uh, you need a bad but you're a bad and needs your heart to be moving in that direction. Okay.

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The last thing insha Allah that I found that I would share with you, in addition to what I've talked about first, which is remembering Allah azza wa jal, that gives the heart stability

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is spending for the sake of Allah. Spending for the sake of Allah. Allah says, well, methadone Lavina UniFi Hakuna Amala hope de la Amaravati la Hayworth betta mein and fusi him Katha Legion Jenna timbira bwa. Allah says the example the likeness of those who spent their money seeking the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal with BT and mean and fusi him and stabilizing themselves through that expenditure is like the example of a garden on an elevated ground and Allah azza wa jal describes how it receives rain and it gives abundantly back. So Allah wants to say this, that when you give for the sake of Allah, Allah gives you a lot back and your sadaqa gives a lot back to you when you

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give it a lot more than 20 than what you give. But notice that Allah says, they are giving it to Hamada Tila seeking the pleasure of Allah so your sadaqa has to be for the sake of Allah. And he says with betta mean and fusi him It gives it's giving them to beat there are sadaqa comforts them and stabilizes them why is that?

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Because you do not give away things that you like, except for things that you like more than what you've given up.

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The under someone I said we love money Allah

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Allah says with a boon and mela hope and Gemma you like money a lot.

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So if a person asks you to spend for the sake of Allah and you actually spend, why are you spending? Why are you giving up this money? For the sake of one?

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Something that you love more than this wealth?

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q1 something but more than it, like in life in life, right? We have our phones, maybe the latest phones, maybe not. And some of them are expensive? Why did you spend your hard earned money on them?

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Why are you crazy? Like, are you spending $500 or $1,000? On a phone? Why? Because to you I like this more than this. That's why you spent it this gives me more joy than this money just sitting in my wallet or my bank. This gives me more joy. So why are you spending money when Allah sends you spend? Because he expects something more from Allah Zoda than the thing that you've given. So it says when you do this, this gives you tough beat.

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It takes away from your heart, the love of the dunya which is the cause of anxiety and increases instead the love of what

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they are here on the love of Allah. So this is the feed that Allah gives you. Allah injects it in your heart, you feel comfortable.

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Tell me, do you feel better? I'm not talking. I'm going to be talking about money. When you help others or when you get helped.

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I will really want an answer a genuine answer. Don't tell me things that you think I want to hear. It just goes a long way. I'm saying no, I really want a genuine answer. When you receive help or when you help others

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When you help others did anybody say when I receive help?

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You said that okay no you be a be honest and I said when I receive help I'll be I feel better. But try helping others. Okay, yeah good yeah and what do you receive help it may make you actually feel better as so and so cares about me this and this it has these connotations

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but when you help others

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yeah you we feel I wish I did need that help right

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now, I mean, make me feel uncomfortable, I'm needy, giving as well, even though even especially especially when you don't know the person, you help them and you don't know the person. Something like as opening a door for a person you know, helping them giving them a lift whatever it is, when we don't know the person right? But when you help you feel a lot better. Where did that come from?

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Sometimes you're not even conscious that you're doing this for Allah and this but you feel better Allah puts it in your heart, because Allah wants you to do this and keep doing this. This is a fifth Allah that Allah had put in in you. So when you give you feel better

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and your Eman increases because of it and your love for Allah increases love for a dunya decreases. Why because I've given some of it away. I'm expecting something from Allah as origin. So here spending whether in terms of money or in terms of your time or in terms of your skill or whatever way you can spend or teaching others when you spend for the sake of Allah. Allah will increase your email and give you stability on faith and can be given to you is stability,

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in obeying the obeying Him SubhanaHu ATOD so you want more of it? In Ramadan and after Ramadan, you do more of it. And Ramadan is open for this. It's also the month of spending. Allah is asking you to spend for the month of Ramadan and the doors of spending Subhan Allah and Fatah Saaremaa if you just

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give money give food to a fasting person What does Allah give you in return? You give them and they break their fast on the food that you provide. What does Allah give you?

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Canada who mythologically you have the reward of that fasting person without taking anything away from them. So they don't suffer but you get extra. So Allah is opening the doors of expenditure in the month of Ramadan spend and give but not only money. Also your time advice, counsel smiles this is all spending the Buzzsumo coffee witchy Africa is what

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smiling in the face of your brother is a sadaqa spent you may say well I don't have money I don't have this I don't have that. You have a smile.

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Smile, right brush your teeth and smile, right? Smile. Why not smile? Give the give this sadaqa in the month of Ramadan to everybody around you make them feel better because of it. And when you do this, you will feel better and your confidence and your Eman will increase and you will love Allah because of it and you love Islam because of it you love the masjid because of it. Your kids will love the masjid because of it that is stiff beat but these are not lessons for us in Ramadan to forget after Ramadan no this is a death beat in Ramadan that we want to learn. Okay, okay Allah, I want to learn this, I learned this I learned that hamdulillah keep it remember it, start practicing

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it. Now, I want to tell you about the consequences of death beat very quickly in sha Allah. What are the consequences of death beat that Allah has Zoda will support you and support you and times and places where you need support without which you would not be successful or find anyone to support you. So for instance, I'll give you a couple of examples in sha Allah to conclude, Allah azza wa jal says if you hear Bucha Eden Manor equity and Nehemiah converted B to Latina M and o sol que fue colluvial, Edina Cafaro Rob, puking to the angels of Allah azza wa jal

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who are sent to support the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers in their battle. Allah says, Allah reveals to the angels rabuka illan manner in the matter come I am with you. So stabilize the believers that be to give them comfort.

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So old TV Hello, Bella vena cava Rob I will throw terror in the heart of the non believers.

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So when they needed when they're the armies were meeting and they needed the support of Allah azza wa jal, What is Allah did Allah do, he says, I am with you. And I'm going to send the angels so that the angels will be next to you to give you comfort and support you.

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And as far as your enemy, I'll make him afraid of you.

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See, I'm simplifying it. I'll make them afraid of you and I'm sending an angel to stand right next to you.

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So when you need support,

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maybe something like that could happen that Allah has omitted could send an Angel. You're not going to see it. You're not going to know it, but he will direct you as what to say and how to behave.

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And where does that

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come from because you have a history.

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You have a history where you were close to Allah and now we are Allah I need you and Allah says here's an angel to support you. And as far as that person who wanted to harm you can take him away. He'll be afraid of you or I will distract him.

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So when you need help, Allah will help you. Another example of it when poor slums were in need, Allah says if you are shikumen No Assa amnet And meanwhile UNISDR la comida Sana Emma liotta Hara can be here your neighbor and communities are shaytaan well, he will be to Allahu lubi como all youth a bit of all youth a bit Amelia cadang. Allah says He will send sleep upon you. This is again in a paddle and Allah you know how you can be anxious in times and you don't know what to do and before battle that could be on an emotion that or prefer could have Allah as urgent for the believers before they went into battle. He made them what? Sleepy, so you don't think about it.

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Seeming them sleepy Subhan Allah.

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Allah was taking care of them was taking care of their emotions, the hearts and minds make them sleepy.

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Maybe one of those times if Allah if you're, you know, close to Allah azza wa jal, Allah makes you sleepy so that you don't go out and commit a sin you sleep. You don't understand why you got sleepy why you got a headache, but that's why Allah gave it to you. Instead of leaving and getting into an accident right and what Allah keeps you at home

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it happens

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so you don't know how Allah will utilize things around you. Things you see things you don't see to help you. So what does Allah says He made them sleepy and he caused rain to come down upon them and when the rain come down them and give them comfort and they were able to drink and they make have made will do in it? Well yeah to be to Allah Hello become and he would make he made your heart strong, or you thought but then he stabilized your feet

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and a time when you will panic. Allah stabilize their feet

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and made them firm and he could do the same thing. And the last thing insha Allah I'll share with you. Allah says youth a bit hula hula Latina Amira will probably 30 feet higher. Dunya Orfila Hara, Allah will stabilize and make firm those who believe with the firm saying in this world and in the Hereafter.

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And the most important of this time that we're ALLAH is talking about it, where he's going to stabilize you with that is when a death

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where you want to be able to see that Allah illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah and the shaytaan sees that this is the last opportunity he has to misguide you and stand between you and Allah. So he's going to come and try to tempt you and do his best to do that. That's the bat last last moment of battle. And that is where Allah says, Allah will stabilize you. If you have Iman with a bit Allahu Allah Dena Amma will call it fair bit

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in this world, in the hereafter.

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So whenever whenever you will need that support in the grave when you're going to be questioned, the time of death in this dunya in Tritons in face of fitna in the hereafter as well when there are some fit and in the hereafter as well Allah will stabilize the believers and take care of them because of their Iman.

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So this is the consequences that Allah azza wa jal will be with you at all times. So in sha Allah, I want us to take this lesson from the month of Ramadan, that our hearts are weak and are very unstable. And they are likely to continue to encounter this instability after the month of Ramadan as we because every day that you live is a day that takes you closer to the day of judgment and each day brings with it extra an extra fit. And so you need that stability. Learn how to get it from the month of Ramadan. We said again, the Quran and continuous worship from Allah Allah Allah Allah azza wa jal spending for the sake of Allah, and I'll add two more vicar of Allah and dua,

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vicar of Allah, and Allah Maya mocha liberal Kulu typical be Allah de Nick here Allah Who stabilizes the heart, stabilize my heart, make it firm upon your religion, remember this.

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That's one of the DUA that was close to the prophets Allah Allah us Allah keep saying it and remember that these lessons are for after Ramadan as well. It is a common law here I think there are five minutes more to go for Maghrib I don't believe that you have questions but if you have questions please let me know.

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We're good right hamdulillah Subhanak alarm him the guy shadow Allah in a land the stockbroker.

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