Ali Albarghouthi – The day of Arafah

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The importance of the day of title of Islam is highlighted, with the 9th day of Dhul airport being the ninth day of Dhul airport. The title is recognized as the 9th day of Dhul airport and is a sacred month. The importance of affirming the first act of the Bible and not giving up on promises is emphasized, along with the need to express gratitude and use the guidance of the Prophet to act accordingly. The importance of protecting the heart and not letting things happen to one person is emphasized, along with the need to act patient and change behavior.
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We ask Allah

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to purify our intention and grant us

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sincerity in deeds

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and accuracy

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that he is pleased with. We ask him

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to make us among those who are accepted

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and dedicated.

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So the topic, insha'Allah, of

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today's lecture is about the day of Arafah.

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And I'm gonna try insha'Allah

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to keep it short because I do want

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you to go back to what you were

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doing, which is

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the essential thing on the day of Arafah,

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which is the worship of Allah Azza wa

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Jal in particular du'a.

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So this, In Sha'a'la, you can consider it

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kind of a motivation,

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a break,

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an informative

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lecture that helps you

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refocus and rededicate

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and to understand

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that day a little bit better

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and maybe to get more from it, Wallahu

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'alam.

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So,

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Arafah

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is the 9th day of Dhul Hijjaan. We

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all know this very well.

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And

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it falls into

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a sacred month.

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So the month of Dhul Hijjah itself is

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special.

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And the days of Dhul Hijjah,

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the first ten

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with the 3 that follow,

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are the most special of the days of

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Dhul Hijjah

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because what takes place in them

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is beloved to Allah Azza wa Jal.

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In addition to all the variety of good

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deeds that take place,

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you have the hajj.

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And so this is a very special day

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where Allah azza wa Jal, meaning those days

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are special very special days where Allah azza

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wa Jal blesses

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and invites

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and accepts and forgives.

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So anyone

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who believes in Him subhanahu wa ta'ala whether

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they are

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in Mecca

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or they are

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where they are,

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they want to take advantage of those times

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because they are irreplaceable.

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And so in Arafah, I really want to

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talk about

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2 main things:

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a beginning and an end.

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And that helps us insha'Allah

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kind of further understand

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the importance of that day, a beginning and

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an end.

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So if someone were to ask, Why is

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Arafah called Arafah?

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Right?

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The simple answer is, We don't know.

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Why is it called Arafah?

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We don't know.

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Azadeh or Arafat,

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the location. Why is it called that? We

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don't know.

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Scholars speculate or some people speculate:

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is it perhaps

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when Adam and Hawa

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descended and they got to know each other

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on earth?

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Possible but no evidence.

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Is it perhaps because people meet

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in that place

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on that day and so they get to

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know each other.

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Is it possible? But we have no evidence.

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But maybe also

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it can be related

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to something that the prophet alaihi sallahu alaihi

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wa sallam said that we're not saying here

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it does we're saying it may.

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So commenting on the ayah

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in Surat Al Aharaf

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where Allah says,

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So the ayah said

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that Allah azza wa jal is saying

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there remember when

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or mention when Allah azza wa jal extracted

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from

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the children of Adam, from their backs their

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progeny

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and made them witnesses

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against themselves

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when he said and asked them, Alasdubirubbikum,

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am I not your Rab?

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They said, Balah shahidna, it's a indeed you

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are we testify to it.

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Allah continues in the ayat,

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ayat This we tell you and we did

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so that you do not say on the

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day of judgment we were not aware of

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this.

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Or that you might say

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it is the fault of our parents

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who were misguided and they disbelieved and we

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were simply a progeny that followed them. Are

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you gonna hold us responsible

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or punish us because of what the falsetowers

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have done?

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Allah continued

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and He said,

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And so we make these verses or ayaat

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plain and we explain them so that they

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may come back.

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So commenting on this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa

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sallam said

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that Allah Azzawal

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extracted

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from Adam his progeny.

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So he took from the back of Adam

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and by extension from the back of every

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male

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who will have a progeny.

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He extracted all of their children

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to madnatharahum

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binnaaman.

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Then he spread them

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in Annaman. Annaman is an area in Mecca

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or around Mecca

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on the day of Arafah.

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That's the relevant part.

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And then he asked them, Alles to be

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rabbikum. Then he asked everybody, meaning every living

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human being,

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you and

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I, in that state,

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the believers with the disbelievers, everybody was asked,

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Am I not your Rabb? Everybody said yes.

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Shahidna, yes, you

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are. And Allah in the ayah says why

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are we doing this so that you do

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not say on the day of judgment we

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did not know about this? No, you know

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about it and you know about it in

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2 ways.

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The first is because Allah told you

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in the ayah, right. Now you know about

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it, right.

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The other one is that you have that

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deposited in your fitra,

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in your nature.

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You have a belief in Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala and you have to suppress that fitra

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and kill it in order to disbelieve.

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So Allah said we have told you this

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so that you do not say on the

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day of judgment we did not know about

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it or you take the excuse of it

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is the fault of our parents and we

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simply were imitating them. In essence Allah is

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saying you're not excused if you imitate somebody

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else in rejecting the truth.

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So Allah, He said, We made this plain

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to all of you so that you may

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come back. Now when did this take place?

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On what day?

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The day is Arafat.

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So it is

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very interesting

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that when you are required to go and

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make Hajj,

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where do you go

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to Arafat in that general vicinity

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where this took place

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on the same day when this took place

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to testify to the oneness of Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala and that duhay. So it's a

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return to that original location.

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You do not remember it but since Allah

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tells you about it it's as if you

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have actually witnessed it, right?

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Because you trust Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala more

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than you trust your own memory.

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Your memory could betray you.

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You may misremember

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things but Allah

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when He tells you the truth it is

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as He said.

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So that is a return

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to the place where you have affirmed that

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tawheed of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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You go back to it to affirm that

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tawheed again. And so when we spoke yesterday

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and we said that the best dua

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on the day of Arafah is what?

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Is a statement of tawheed.

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It is that affirmation of Tawhid which is

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the affirmation of the first Tawhid

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that you had given to Allah Azza wa

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Jal and that is the essence of Arafah

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and that is the essence of Hajj and

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that is the essence of all our ibadah.

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When you have that tawhid then you have

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everything and if you don't have it you

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have nothing.

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And that is why

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Allah

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Azzawjal forgives with tawhid every other sin.

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Allah Azzawajal said

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through His prophet alaihis salatu wasalam,

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He said, if you were to come to

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me associating no one with me and come

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at the same time with the earth filled

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of sin I would forgive all of that

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and I do not care.

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So it is this tawhid

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that burns all sins away and that tawhid

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is not simply saying

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what? I believe Allah Azzawajal is 1.

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Is that enough?

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Is that the tawhid,

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the intensity of that tawhid that's gonna burn

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all sin away? What is the tawhid that

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we are talking about? Yes, it is based

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on a belief that Allah

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is 1 and He should be worshipped alone

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without anybody else. Okay, this is knowledge

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but acting on it is the true fulfillment

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of that tawheed so that you don't love

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anyone more than Allah

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and you don't fear anyone more than Allah.

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So you understand what it means? You don't

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love anyone more than Allah?

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You have such intense love for him, subhanahu

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wa ta'ala,

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and you don't trust anyone more than Allah.

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So if you have a problem you trust

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that Allah will solve it. If you are

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a sickness you trust that Allah will take

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care of it and you trust that Allah

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had given you an adversity in life because

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He wants the best for you

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and you don't wish for something else other

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than what Allah had sent your way.

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And when you ask, you ask Allah.

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And when you need protection, you seek Allah's

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protection.

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And on the day of Arafah which is

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the essence of the Ibadah on the day

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of Arafah

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it is

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dua and it is zikr with absolute humility

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and submission to Him subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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Meaning with the

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belief

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that you need Allah and you need no

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one else

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and what you need from Allah no one

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else can give you.

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And if Allah were to give that to

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you, do you need any nothing from anybody

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else?

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And so when you are making dua

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the more submissive,

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the more helpless

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you are,

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the more that you plead,

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the more that you

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declare yourself free of power,

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free of might

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and that Allah has all of it

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and throw yourself at the mercy of Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala, the more likely that your

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dua will be accepted and you'll be included

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among the blessed.

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So when you are making dua you wanna

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plead and you wanna submit and you wanna

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humble yourself

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and you wanna see yourself as possessing nothing

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and Allah is having everything

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and then you beseech him and you plead

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with him, give me you Allah and protect

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me you Allah and I'm nothing without You

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You Rabbal Alameen.

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I have and you remember all of your

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sins.

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How am I gonna come to Allah with

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all of that?

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With what face?

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With what excuse? And He knows

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my excuses and He knows why I did

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what I did.

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So you plead that Allah would forgive it

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before you reach that stage.

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You understand that your heart is not under

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your control but is under His control so

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you ask Allah to save it

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from temptations,

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from straying away.

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You know that you need protection

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so you ask Allah for it.

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You know that you need Jannah more than

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anything else and no one has it but

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Allah azza wa Jal.

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No one can guarantee that you die the

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right way except Allah.

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No one can guarantee that you will be

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protected in the grave except Allah. That when

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you rise from

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your grave you'll be resurrected

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among the righteous except Allah Azzawjal.

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So you don't possess this no matter what

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you try to do but Allah possesses

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it. So you then you know that you

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need Allah for everything.

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So when you ask like that and the

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more by the way the more that you

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ask like this and the more time you

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spend asking like this the more that you

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will feel that your iman will increase and

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you get closer and closer to Him subhanahu

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wa ta'ala and you feel that your heart

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is changing So the dua should not be

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simply mere repetition of things that you say

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on the tongue

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but you want the heart to join in

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and you want the heart to be asking

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Allah

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reacting to the words

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where you say you Allah give me and

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you feel that you need it and you

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Allah protect me and you are apprehensive that

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this may actually not be given to you

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or what would become of you if you

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are not protected.

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So this is the thing.

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Affirm on the day of Arafah

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that Allah azza wa Jal is the one

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and only in your life.

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Believe in His wisdom.

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Thank Him for His gifts.

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Ask Him for patience during His tests

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and favor His choice over your choice.

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That's the beginning

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that I wanted to talk about.

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There's an end

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that I wanted also to talk about

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and that is related to the day of

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Arafah as well

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when one of the rabbis came to Umar

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when

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Umar

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was a Khalifa

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and he

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said He says if there's this ayah that

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it was if it were to be revealed

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upon us,

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the Jewish population,

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we would

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dedicate that as aid.

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Today I have completed my Ni'mah upon you.

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No, today I have completed your religion for

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you

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and fulfilled my Ni'mah upon you and I'm

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satisfied and happy with Islam as a religion

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for you, as a deen for you. He

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said if this was given to us we

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would consider that to be a Eid, and

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Umar

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said I know exactly when this was revealed.

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It was revealed on the day of Arafah

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and it is a Eid for us. So

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the day of Arafah is also considered the

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Eid.

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Day of Arafah is also considered to be

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a Eid.

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Now what is the beauty of this aya?

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And the significance of it taking place on

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the day of Arafah is a memory that

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should kinda keep returning every single year.

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It's that Allah azza wa Jal finally in

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that year on that day when

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completed.

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And when something is complete, what does it

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mean?

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That it needs nothing else,

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right?

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If a religion previous revelation was incomplete, it

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means it can only exist till a specific

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time. It could answer

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most questions but not all of them, satisfies

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some or most needs but not all of

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them. It comes a time where it cannot

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really fulfill

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what is supposed to fulfill. The truth is

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the basic truth, it does not change

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but the actions, the sharia,

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the amount of guidance that had been revealed

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that is limited

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but not with the religion of Islam.

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In terms of practice,

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you have the complete practice. In terms of

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guidance that answers all your questions, you have

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the complete guidance.

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So a person on the day of Arafah,

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first you have to express gratitude to Allah

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Azza wa Jal that You Allah, You've given

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me everything that I need.

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I don't need to go and ask a

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philosopher or a wise man, east or west.

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I need no need to I don't need

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to ask anyone

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of every different or of any different faith,

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of any different path in life,

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how to live,

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How to worship?

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What path should I take? How do I

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raise my children? How do I deal with

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my spouse?

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You provided all the answers that I need

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and most importantly

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the answers for the next life more than

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the ones in the dunya.

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What will happen to me when I die?

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How should I guarantee that I die the

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right place?

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How and when will I be resurrected?

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Where will I go when I'm resurrected?

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So you have all that information available. So

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you have to feel and express that gratitude

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Alhamdulillah

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I have all that information

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and act accordingly.

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Thank Allah for it but also feel satisfied

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with it.

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Someone who has Islam and understands it

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does not need to borrow any other lifestyle,

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any other guidance from anywhere else.

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If something is missing from their life, they

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say, What is that? What does the Quran

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say about it? What does the sunnah say

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about it?

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You ask yourself how should I dress?

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I don't need to look to an entertainer

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and copy how they dress

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and think that this is fashionable, this is

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trending, this is cool, this will make me

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acceptable.

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This I will be admired because of it.

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You'll understand that any such copying is a

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denigration

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because Allah gave you the full guidance and

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you're turning away from it.

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If it's an issue of how you comb

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your hair, whether you put hijab or not,

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whom you marry and how you marry them,

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how you make that choice, how you raise

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your children, what job do you take from

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the small to the big,

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from how you scratch your head,

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to where you will be buried and how

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you will be buried. Do you understand that

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if this religion is complete,

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then you have everything in it that you

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need to satisfy your soul and satisfy your

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body.

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If there is something missing from your and

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my life, it is missing because we are

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ignorant of it not because it is missing

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because we are less dedicated

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not because it is absent.

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So a person who really wants to live

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as Muhammad alaihis salatu wasallam lived as the

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Sahaba lived and it's not an out outdated

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mode of living.

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It is the type of living,

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the type of lifestyle that will rescue us

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today from ourselves. So if you want to

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live like that,

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delve into the sharia and extract from it

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how to live.

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And when you see a difficulty,

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ask Allah Azza wa Jal for guidance and

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for patience and for a solution,

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right?

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Is it easy today to hold on to

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your faith?

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No.

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But you also know that Prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam said,

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Islam

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started as a stranger

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and it will return to be a stranger.

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So good news to the strangers.

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It was difficult in the beginning

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and he said alaihis salatu wasalam it will

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also experience periods of feeling as if you

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are a stranger,

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as if you are holding on to a

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piece of hot coal in your hand.

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But He said good tidings are good news

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to those who

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are patient

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with that.

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So yes, it is not easy

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but what makes the difficult easy?

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Allah Azza wa Jal

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and Taqwa.

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So if you ask Allah Azza wa Jal,

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You Allah,

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I'm having challenges

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with this and that. Help me.

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Allah Azadul will help me.

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You Allah, I'm confused about this and that.

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Illuminate my path. You Allah illuminates

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it. You Allah, this is missing from my

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life.

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Guide

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me to how I could fulfill it. How

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can I find that missing peace?

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How I can be comfortable on the inside?

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Allah Azzawajal gives it.

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You Allah,

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help me on my path so I could

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reach you. Save me from myself, from my

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own self.

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Allah will save you

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and that is how dependent we are upon

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. And this is how

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much we need the sunnah and the lifestyle

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of his prophet alaihis salatu was salam. So

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the day of Arafah is supposed to revive

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all of that in us in addition to

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the fact that the best of dua is

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the dua of the day of Arafah and

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the prophet alaihis salatu was salam he would

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dedicate his time to dua.

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It is mentioned in some traditions.

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He said that the Prophet alaihis salatu wasalam

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would extend his hand like a poor man

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begging,

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like a poor man begging.

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This is how much he would ask Allah

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Azza wa Jal. So imagine yourself

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destitute.

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You have no food at home.

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You have no shelter

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and you're dependent on the generosity

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of strangers so you are extending your head

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to ask him for money and for food.

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Otherwise, there's nothing for you to eat today

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and there is no shelter for you tonight

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except what they will give you.

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How dependent will you feel?

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This is how dependent you should feel when

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you're asking Allah Azzawajal now.

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More so

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because if Allah does not give it, it's

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not gonna be given. You're not gonna be

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eating tonight unless Allah gives it to you.

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It's not about the food that you have

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at home or the food that you have

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here.

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If Allah wishes now between now and then

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for you not to be able to eat,

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you won't be eating.

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If Allah wishes that you go home and

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you don't find your home, you will not

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find it.

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You understand

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that you have nothing?

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We have nothing.

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On our own we have nothing. All that

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we have is standing

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because of Allah azza wa Jal, is present

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because of Allah azza wa Jal.

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So when you're gonna be asking Allah you

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ask him as if you have nothing, you

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Allah I have nothing,

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no power, no might, no intelligence,

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no ability.

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I'm holding on

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by a piece of wood

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in a violent sea.

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Save me,

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save me You Rabbi al Amin. This is

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what you want and when Allah sees that

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you have abdicated

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all power

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and you refer it all back to Him,

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He saves you.

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When He sees that you have resolved

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and you have this tawba,

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I regret what I have done. It doesn't

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matter if what you've done was just yesterday,

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but I really regret because I know it's

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wrong, and I don't want to be that

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person. So you regret it and you say,

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Yeah, Allah,

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help me with that sin.

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Help me with that mistake.

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Give me power over it.

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And Allah sees that you are sincere,

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you start to find ways

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over it,

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to conquer it. Not because of you but

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because of Allah Azza wa Jal. But what

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Allah wants from you

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is to try and to push

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to try and to push.

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Just as when you ask Allah, You Allah,

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I don't have money, give me money.

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How does this money come to you?

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Just gold and silver dumped into your lap?

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Allah gives you a job,

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but you still need to show up every

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day,

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right?

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Otherwise, you lose it.

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So there is no effort.

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Don't expect that you're gonna get things from

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Allah Azzaw did. So you say, You Allah,

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protect me from that sin. And Allah will

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say yes if you are serious.

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But let me see you're trying to avoid

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it.

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Let me see you're trying to stay away

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from it. Let me see you're trying to

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ask me daily

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to protect you from it. Let me say

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you're lowering your eyes.

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Let me say you

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leaving those friends.

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Let me say you're giving sadaqa

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to protect you from sin and the whispers

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of shaitan. Let me see you fight.

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Let me see you fight.

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If you strive in our sake we will

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guide you to our way. So you need

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2 things:

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plead with Allah, You Allah, You Allah, You

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Allah. So that the door could be open,

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so that the heart could change.

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Problem, of course, with the heart is what?

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You hear so many lectures,

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so many serpents, so many exhortations,

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so many reminders and then we forget

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because the heart has been what?

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Engulfed.

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The heart has been surrounded by layers and

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it's so hard to penetrate it.

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So you want Allah azza wa Jal to

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open the heart so that the heart could

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listen, can be moved

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and prolonged ibada opens the heart.

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A lot of dua opens the heart.

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So you want to ask Allah Azzawajal

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and then once you ask Allah and you

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really decide that this is what you want

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then jihad will follow.

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Like the jihad of the prophet alaihis salatu

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was salam.

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The Battle of Badr, he makes dua

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against the

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hostilities of the disbelievers but then they fight.

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So you're gonna make dua

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and you're gonna declare your tawba and intention

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to be better

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and desire to go to Jannah

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and fear of hellfire

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but then what follows that is your jihad

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to implement this to follow on what you

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have asked Allah Azza wa Jal.

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So this is the best du'a

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and remember to say

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Ask Allah Azdajal for the benefits of the

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hereafter

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and the benefits

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of the dunya for yourselves and your family

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and the rest of Muslims.

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So let me, In Sha'a Allah, just quickly

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ask if you have questions before I make

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du'a, In Sha'a Allah. Anyone has

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questions

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about what we've said? Or

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you think there is something important we need

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to address before we stop

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related to this day?

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As a reminder to everybody.

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And I'm gonna give you, insha'Allah, a few

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seconds, insha'Allah, to decide.

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Otherwise, we'll just make

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We're good?

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Here, Inshallah. We'll conclude inshallah with dua.

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