Seek what Benefits You – The Path to Ihsan

Ali Albarghouthi


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The importance of avoiding false accusations and false intentions in one's life is emphasized, along with avoiding harming one's interests and avoiding false accusations. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of spending time in the present to avoid becoming a habit and staying focused on one's own needs and values. The speaker advises avoiding certain behavior and not giving too much information, as it is not a personal statement. The importance of learning about one's own actions and doing the right things to improve one's life is also emphasized.

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All praise belongs to Allah the Most High, the Most Merciful. We thank him and we seek his help, aid and forgiveness. And we asked him to protect us from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we do, indeed who serve Allah guides no one can lead astray and whosoever Allah leads astray no one can guide I've ever witnessed that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a beta and every

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bit as misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire. A bad

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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says in a hadith

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mean Hosni Islam in moderator, coho melayani,

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of the sound of the perfection of the beauty of one's Islam is for them to leave. What is not of concern of there's

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this hadith from the messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam ties your behavior and mine

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to the state of our Eman to the state of our sin, and we spoke about it

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That is the person who lives

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with SN and pursuing it.

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The person who wants to be close to Allah azza wa jal

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will inevitably find that his and her behavior will be different.

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And the one who wants to achieve a state of sn

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where one is has perfected or aims to perfect

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his practice his faith, his beliefs, his life in general, his relationship with Allah, his relationship with the humanity, the ones who wants to make his life more beautiful, because sand has that meaning as well. The meaning of perfection doing things well and also beautifying

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your life and your relationship with Allah the point who wants this

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will pursue a particular type of conduct in life. And if you want to achieve this and is not by simply wishing it

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not simply by postponing and then saying one day I'll be able to achieve this, but actually by living a life that will push you towards that end. And in this hadith Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam gives you a precept a compass, a conduct a rule for life. How are you supposed to live?

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Leave Malaya Nick, avoid? What is not of concern of yours?

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Now, the first question that we want to answer is, how do I define what is a concern of mine or not?

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It is not simply left to you or to me to decide that this is important and this is not I should be focusing on this and avoiding that. Because if this was left up to us, we will have very conflicting judgments about it. And sometimes poor judgments,

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but rather what really determines all of this is what brings you benefit.

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And what protects you from harm. And that is my ionic

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which means that this is up to Allah zoji and up to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught that is what is the thing that I should focus on. invest my time in, pay attention to and the opposite of that. Well, the things that I should avoid, not give a lot of attention.

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To not invest a lot of my time and effort in

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the thing that brings you closer to Allah is the thing that is worth your investment and your attention and effort and money and time.

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And the thing that will take away from that, whether it is haram

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or even disliked moku or sometimes even a MOBA, a neutral allowed behavior, but still it is taking you for more for more virtuous acts. This is something that is not a concern of yours, and you should try to gradually avoid so that you will be focused on what actually benefits you not what harms you. You find Subhan Allah that Allah azza wa jal throughout all of this Sherry, I want you to focus on what brings you benefit in the hereafter and in this life and is protecting you from harm in the hereafter. And this life and all of Sharia is based on that.

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So when Allah azza wa jal for instance, says

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that prayer in the salata, tenha and in fashion, he will munkar that Salah prohibits protects from sin, obscene sin and all sin in general. You understand from that, that by performing Salah

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by being connected to Allah, and here

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is not simply any type of prayer

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because a lot of us may pray and immediately after we disobey Allah,

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we break

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the commands of the salah and what it commands right after the Salah, telling us that this Salah that we have performed was not these Salah that Allah zildjian wanted from us, because if it was the Salah that Allah wants from us, you will find its effect afterwards. And that effect is that it will naturally stop you from fascia and munkar from obscene

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behavior from obscene words. From obscenity that when you look at obscenity when it presents itself to you, you'll stay away from it. Because this Salah for the past 510 15 minutes

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beginning from the term of that when you're performing will do coming to the masjid, paying attention to what you're saying, staying after the Salah for your Vicar all of that in combination had brought you closer to Allah had increased your Eman

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had made you a more spiritual person

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had made the hereafter more relevant and the dunya less. So when a fitna comes when that sin comes right after the Salah, the Salah will pull you away from it.

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So when you focus on what Allah loves,

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you're naturally going to be away from what Allah azza wa jal hates.

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What do you decide what you do to do with your money

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is also an effect of what you decide if Allah loves this or if Allah hates this, Allah has given me this NEMA. A lot of people do not have it. At given me these dollars, how are you going to spend it?

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If you spend it on what Allah loves? What whether it is the necessities that you need and your family need?

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Or things that will bring you closer to Allah that Allah azza wa jal will appreciate when you spend it on it, whether you're giving sadaqa helping other people, or also spending on yourself things that will bring you closer to Allah or protect you from the Haram or that are things that are of concern to you. But when you start spending it on the haraam, something that you should not be focused on something that you should not be interested in. Then you've harmed yourself, harmed your families harm the people who are around you. And this is not something that is of a concern or even relevant to you.

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So a person who wants to reach the level of sn before they speak.

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Because in another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam man can a human will now he will he will

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run only a small if you believe in Allah. And in the last day meaning believing in what believing that someone is watching you now, as you talk as you walk, as you make the next choice, and you believe in the last day, meaning you're going to find the consequence of what you're saying what you're about to say. Then that person the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says then fully acolhedora let him say what is hey and what is good

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or Be quiet.

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Meaning that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling every single Muslim, if you have a man, you need before this before speaking to review what you're gonna say?

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Is it for Allah? Or is it not?

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After I say this thing, suppose you're angry with your spouse, with your child, with your father, with your friend, with a Muslim with a non Muslim, suppose you're angry. And then you have now the opportunity to do something to say a word or a sentence.

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If you to understand the Hadith of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he'll be telling you, if you have a man, examine what you're going to say. Will it bring you closer to Allah? If yes, say it.

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Will it hurt that person without just without? Reason? Then don't say it?

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If you are going to say it, even if you were wronged, if you're going to say it and commit injustice by it.

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Are you supposed to say it? If you have a man you wouldn't?

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is asking you that before you say anything, or text, anything? or comment on anything.

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examine whether this is something that brings you closer to Allah or not. Yeah, Nicola and Nick is of concern of yours or not. Some of us Subhanallah whenever there is an issue,

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local or global. If we have an opinion, we have to let everybody know what our opinion is. We have to comment on it. We have to make it we have to share our opinion whether our opinions are informed or not. Whether I'm a specialist or not, whether I've read out, read on this thing or not.

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Whether whatever I say is going to bring any benefit or not. Whether it's harmful or not. If I need to talk out simply talk, but that is not Islam, and that is not a man.

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The believer watches what he and she say and what they write, and similar to it, because they know that Allah azza wa jal says in the summer, our bas are all for the cooloola, gokarna and oola.

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What you hear what you let into your ears,

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what you allow your eyes to see,

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and what you are, allow your heart

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to be engaged and

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to think about all of these things a lot will ask you about. So it's not that I have the opportunity to listen to something. And so I'm just going to listen to it. But rather, does this bring me any benefit? Is there any value in it?

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Will it hurt me? Will it harm me? Will it harm my amen? Will it harm my dounia? And if it is, why am I listening to this?

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And the same thing goes for your heart as well.

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Some of us have had a law week pay pay attention to what we say maybe two or three here, maybe, but you don't put the same restraint on your heart and mind so that we thinking about everything.

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Even if it is haram.

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We waste our time fantasizing, even if it's wasteful.

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We spend our life without a plan. And that is such a waste. Because every day that Allah azza wa jal gives you especially I'm talking here to the young, but it really does not matter. If you have one more day left in your life. That is something that Allah has gifted to you that he had not given

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many others

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who had passed on.

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When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, ma'am, in yameen illa y&z roofie American he says there is no day except two angels coming to me they make two proclamations. Allah Hamas demon fear can halifa

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Allahumma rtmc can tell if one of them will say yeah, Allah give a spender a compensation.

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And unless the other one will say yeah, Allah give the withhold dirt ruin.

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If you understand this Hadith, of course, and it's talking primarily about spending in ways that please Allah zildjian and when you're called on to spend you hold on, to your wealth, out of stinginess.

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Because you don't want to give Allah zildjian. But if you also understand it in terms of how you spend and invest your time, how you spend and you invest your energy, what plan do you have for your day? How do you want to use it to be closer to Allah azza wa jal, this hadith will help you. Because you have to ask yourself, I have to think about what benefits me and stay away from what harms me even thinking about it. Cuz the beginning of every act is a thought. The beginning of every haraam is a Heron thought that settles in the heart. And if you want to stop every heart on every temptation, don't think about it. Don't be close to it. Don't allow yourself to say, well, what's

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the harm in that and the closer you come to it, the greater the likelihood that you will commit that sin, because you allowed yourself to click on that link, you allowed yourself to take few steps to that Heron, and you haven't asked yourself, Is this gonna benefit me or harm me?

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The shade athon when he wants to trap you, he traps you that way, by taking few steps that you think, or you're not conscious of the fact that they are harmful, you're not conscious of the fact that he's done is setting a trap for you. Because you're not asking that question of yourself. And I'm not asking that question of myself.

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Do I want to do only one beauty in my life? Do I want to worship Allah azzawajal will note that Allah zodat is watching what you're saying, watching what you're listening to watching you when you're alone, watching you when you're making these choices in life. And Allah is going to ask you, as he is going to ask has asked you about your money. I've given you wealth, how did you spend it? Did you waste it? You know that there are people who are poor in this life or wishing to have half of what you have one 10th of what you have, so that they could feed their families so that they could close themselves or they could fund shelter? And I've given you so much, why are you wasting

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it? If Allah is going to ask you about your money, and he will, he is also going to ask you about your life.

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Didn't I give you days? And hours and weeks and years? Did I not give you talent? Didn't I give you a mind that is able to comprehend? Did I give you health? Did I give you a body? What did you do with it? And some of us will say we've used it for the harm

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if you used it in everything that upsets you, and some of us will say we wasted it. We just wasted it we have we live the life with no purpose. We have no purpose in the hereafter. So we did not work for it and we have no purpose in this life. See, we work towards nothing.

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And then there are those few among humanity who will say we used it to Allah, the way that you left. That's a person who lives the life of sn r who luckily had was the hero Laurie welcome first

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Alhamdulillah Hamza and Kathy raanta even Mubarak and fee. Also live also limahl arasu de Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

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Everyone person

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understands this Hadeeth he understands the great focus and momentum it will give him

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because all these distractions around him will evaporate. All the harem which is the greatest impediment to your relationship with Allah to the excellence that you can achieve, to the peace that you could have all the harm will go away.

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Even if you fail, and you make a mistake, you come back to the path and you come back with greater determination not to fall victim to the shaytaan so he continue on the path of staying focused on what benefits you avoiding harm.

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And the person then graduates another level

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where he or she they stay away from the disliked the macro.

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So the macro here

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is not simply something that I'm going to do but there is no sin in it becomes an impediment as well. Because if I do doing something that is disliked, that is less time that you can use to do something that Allah loves. You think about it.

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Something that Allah was gonna reward you for.

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Then a person

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can reach Allah

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When it comes now to the move back to the what is allowed to what is permissible, they will stay away from excessive MOBA

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is allowed, but from excessive move back, because it takes him away from these high levels that could take him closer and closer to Allah azza wa jal and that is why you have the set of sometimes saying, and before that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when it gives you directions about how to properly eat, because bibliodrama leukemogenic goodness Salva, it is enough for the child of Adam to eat few more souls that would keep him erect and up to sustain him, for in Canada would defy Allah if he has to eat more than then one third for his food, one third of his stomach for his food, one third for his drink, and fun, third, one third empty.

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That's why they said f would say, Don't overeat, though it is permissible, or at least it could cross into dislike, but don't overeat. Because when you overdo it, you will have less energy

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to worship Allah zoji

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don't oversleep

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because when you do that, you'll be lazy the rest of the day to do something productive, including the worship of Allah azza wa jal.

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So in mobile, even even the things that are permissible, don't overdo some of them excessively, because they will take your time. And that is time best spent in things that will bring you closer to Allah improve your life here. And then

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you find some people

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just as a practical application of this.

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when they talk to this brother, when he talked to that sister, they want to know everything about them? What's the problem between you and your husband? What's the problem between you and your wife? How are your kids doing at school? How much do you earn? What kind of car do you drive? How much did it cost you? How much do you earn all this? Ask yourself?

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does it benefit you if you know any of that?

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brings you closer to Allah adds value to your life? If you know any of this? And by the way, why do you need to know all of that? See, in an age of information, not all information is good. You're inundated by unnecessary information. You understand and you want to know about the life of so and so on the light latest scandal here and the list of leaders political thing here and there. But then when you know about all of this as to self, what benefit is it bringing to you? And what is it taking away from?

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So don't ask questions

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that bring you know benefit of other people. And even Subhanallah when it comes to knowledge itself, it has an application, if you want to understand Islam,

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when they would come to a scholar

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and they would ask, tell me about the ruling about this. The scholar would say did this thing happened?

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If the person says no, he says the Hata Chi says lead that until it happens then come and ask a question because they want to emphasize the following. Ask for benefit.

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Now simply because you're curious, ask because you want to apply what you know, ask because it brings you actual benefit. So when you want to learn Islam, don't seek the most complicated controversial things, because they're popular and people talking about them and leave the foundations unlearned.

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Take the thing that's gonna benefit you right here and right now. The thing that will improve your relationship with Allah azza wa jal, the thing that will cleanse your soul, don't focus on shift so and so made a mistake. And she had so and so is fighting with the other sheath. And so you know, let's let's talk about that problems of this group and the problems of that group. But when it comes to you,

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you're blind to your own problems, blind to your own flaws, blind to your own mistakes. When you're going to meet Allah azza wa jal, Allah is going to ask you about your and my sins.

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He's not going to ask you about so and so and so and so. About your Salah. How is it about the Haram in your life? how clean Are you have it about the other obligations when you perform them if you perform them, how were you? And where was your heart? I was going to ask you about and these are the greatest obligations. So if you want to think about

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what is the greatest concern that I should have

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It is your salvation.

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Not how much money we have,

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it is your salvation. So look, and let us look and examine our hearts, examine our life examine our behavior examine what we need, examine how close are we to Allah azzawajal not be distracted by all of these distractions The world is full of distractions, haram and otherwise, but the wise the person who wants this and has this compass now for his and her life,

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for this day for tomorrow for the next week for the rest of my life, for ourselves what I will say, for what I will look at for what I will read, for our be thinking about for my next step, I'll be asking that question. Does it bring me benefit or not? does it bring me closer to Allah azza wa jal or not. And if it does, I will do this. And if not, I'm gonna abandon it and run away from it. How to do this, strive. ask Allah azza wa jal be determined, never give up. And be around those who are serious and who want to be serious about their lives. And read the biography of past righteous people past scholars who were dead serious about their lives. Do that, and you will develop the same

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focus in your life. We ask Allah azza wa jal to give us that gift, to allow us to live a life that is devoted to him Subhana who were to Allah to Allah allow us era by Allah mean to stay away from the Haram and anything that hurts us. Allow us you're about Allah mean to stay away from some of the things that do not bring benefit to us. And to focus entirely on what benefits us in this life and in the Hereafter. Make us era by Al amin who develop the love that they have for you in their hearts and make your Allah mean the love that we have in our hearts, the greatest love that we have for you. And the greatest love that we have for your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we asked you

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to fill our hearts with a man, fill it with dakhla fill it with tawakkol on your reliance upon you fill the tiara by Allah mean with certainty. Whereas we are a balada mean to make Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our example and our guide, we asked you to forgive us all of our sins, that which we remember and that which you do not remember, we asked you to give us power against over our weaknesses. We asked you to give our power over our addictions where as we are meant to bless us and bless our spouses and children, our community and the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending them aloha Marina for dunya hacer una orfila Tierra de hacer una joaquina

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