Four Things COVID-19 Has Uncovered

Ali Hammuda

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Ali,

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you're headed in an otaku la Hakuna city that is la kumana electromyography, Laguna de Kumamoto, Panda hora Sula, who was on the map

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abajo 13 us Dr. Heidi Kitab La La Jolla. Hey man, how do you have you Mohammed in Seoul Allahu Allah He will send them whichever mode you want to Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata Hakuna Bala let him know they are brothers and sisters in Islam Allah subhanho wa Taala has created the heavens and the earth based upon certain sooner or divine

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govern the way in which existence happens. gravitational pull is an example of one of these students these laws of Allah Almighty in creation

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if gravity gravitational pull was was irregular in any way, life would not be or the Earth would not be habitable.

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The same can be said about the boiling point and the freezing point of water. If these things were not fixed and regular and consistent, then again life would be impossible. These soon and of Allah subhanho wa Taala are fixed much like a mathematical equation you put in one plus one you will get to only if Allah Almighty Of course decrees otherwise.

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That is why Allah geladeira who said listen to your belly Lucha and to the recomb comma one and then you said you're gonna have Baku FIFA, Kenya's bajo and he said that it is not permitted for the sun to

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nor is it that the night would ever outstrip the day. And each one of them is in a fixed orbit allow adequate laws that are fixed universal ones.

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And they are regular. And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala, he said, should not allow him that he got the 100 mil public while in taggi, that he assumed that in any type of deal you will never find in the sooner of Allah subhanho wa Taala any change whatsoever.

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Take note of the second point,

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these universal sunon laws of Allah

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are not limited to the ones that govern creation and nature alone. Rather than even extend to those matters in how Allah tala deals with us, deals with his creation deals with mankind, how he interacts with us, it extends to that as well. There are laws that determine this and guess what, they are also regular, they are fixed they are.

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Therefore brothers and sisters, if we want to get an understanding as to how the sunon of Allah Almighty these

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the nature of the relationship between us, Allah and Allah and what to expect when we do certain things. We have to we have to read the Quran and Sunnah and to understand these things,

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of some of these sooner, some of these divine laws of Allah Almighty, that are, as we said, fixed and regular. No surprises. One of those law states that whoever has imagined faith and the work good deeds consistently

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experienced higher complaining about a good life, a pleasant life. That is a more another one of those students, those fixed, regular, consistent laws of Allah Almighty states that the punishment for oppression

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has to appear in the life of this world before the hereafter that's as soon as a low.

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A third example of sooner just for us to understand what is meant is a Latina to live

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In the eventual outcome will be in favor of the righteous people. The eventual outcome will be the pleasure of Allah and paradise like, that's a sooner law that is fixed and gives so much solace and peace to the believer. And here is another example of a sooner a law that is universal, that is fixed. It is the one that states that whenever sins prevail.

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A large in the doula who will send messages of warning to humanity

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by releasing different types of calamities upon their

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COVID-19

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is a pandemic that is tearing through the human population at an alarming rate.

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And even the most powerful of human beings, countries,

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presidents of countries and prime ministers kings, they're just watching on in despair. Listen to what some of them are saying. Donald Trump has declared a national emergency and has recently unveiled a $2 trillion dollar emergency rescue package for the people of the states.

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The president of China himself president zing has described the COVID-19 virus as being a devil. That is the country's apparently most serious public health crisis they have gone through.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the Coronavirus is an epidemic that was France's worst health crisis in a century.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that 70% of the country's population are expected to contract the virus some 58 million people.

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And whilst our very own Boris Johnson has said that many more people should expect to lose a loved one before before their time. So COVID-19 has, without doubt covered covered the world covered the headlines covered the priorities and thought and even the dreams of humanity. But at the same token, and to be fair,

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the virus has also uncovered many things that had been obscure in the lives of many people for all too long. And this is what I would like to share with you in this in this reminder. four things which Corona has has uncovered in our lives. The first of them.

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It has uncovered the helplessness of man under the supremacy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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I think it is common knowledge now that China staged its largest ever National Day military parade in Beijing, putting some of its most advanced and powerful military display on show and to mark the 70th anniversary of the of the Communist Party. And during that there was a speech by presidency himself who said commemorating the anniversary that there is absolutely nothing that could shake the foundations on this grip of this great nation. He said no force could do that. Yet only a few weeks after that statement, what happened? Allah Almighty sent a force, an invisible force, a silent force, one of the weakest of creation.

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It shook the foundations of China and shook the foundations of every single country on planet earth that you know, wherever you turn now, you can't help but see in the eyes of people hear in their conversations and sense it in their body language see it in their in their buying patterns. You see terror that is compounded by by ignorance, from what is a tiny and invisible and completely silent soldier of Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore, dear brother, dear sister, this is the time to release your gaze into the heavens and look at all and wonder at the one who created this universe as you confess and you see once and for all how supreme you are Oh Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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And then when you're when your heart has filled with veneration and all when you feel like you are now ready to prostrate to him,

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knowing your gaze again back to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala as you recite from the Quran with a brand new appreciation of their meaning.

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Like when a legitimate agenda who said to handle law, or either the law will be coming soon. fella Mara della meudon II mean one whenever a law

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Almighty wills evil for a people there can be no turning back of it and they will have no protector besides Allah than the ayah from the Quran they continue to listen to their power, who will never Yuriko Mubarak is often what it is he who shows you the lightning, causing hope and fear. When you want to see those at what you choose to have with your partner, he is the generator of the heavy clouds. What you said before rod will be hungry, and the thunder glorifies the praise of Allah when many are eager to mean confetti. And so do the angels out of fear of him what you will see your side and he sends thunderbolts For you see, we'll be having your shot striking with those thunderbolts,

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whomever He wills or whom you do not know yet the despite the dispute about Allah, well what should even be hand whilst he is mighty in power.

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Even even if a vaccine is found,

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the virus has already achieved its goal.

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The arrogant have been humiliated,

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the centers have been pulled to their knees.

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Humanity has been defeated.

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And as time progresses, man is slowly and bit by bit. Realizing that power and might and supremacy belongs to ally gender general. This is the first thing that the virus has revealed uncovered helplessness, the feebleness of man and the mind and the supremacy of Allah gender Daniel, the second thing it has uncovered is potentially the status of humanity in the eyes of Allah see brothers and sisters, when a low YT, the Most Merciful, the most forbearing the most patient, the most kind, and lovely, the most gentle, a lord who has these characteristics of mercy and patients. Yet, despite them unleashes

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a soldier of his so devastating and so harmful, and so encompassing as this forces us brothers and sisters, to really reassess and think what type of status how deplorable must humanity being in the eyes of Allah Almighty, the Most Merciful to deserve this at this moment in time? What must our status be therefore, in the eyes of a legend, legend?

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And that is why the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which Bharani narrates, in his module on the authority of the companion Abdullah him God does. He said either Mahara Xena Riba correcting for how they handle the unfussy Hema de la whenever fornication and interest become prevalent within a city, then they would have brought the punishment of Allah upon themselves.

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la voce a world like ours today that is already plagued by so many diseases at every single level can only expect more disease. Look at it at the macro level

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1000s of Syrians abandoned displaced as the world looks on with monstrous hypocrisy. 10s of 1000s now stranded without the homes without clothes, without food without shelter, dying from the freezing cold conditions as we speak. We think that this was going to continue without any groundbreaking events. What about the 14 million now in Yemen who are at risk of starvation brothers and sisters, and repeated outbreaks of deadly diseases like cholera? Maybe we will appreciate this now a little bit more. What about the 1 million Muslims from the Uighur ethnicity in China who have been detained by the regime? Who are being tortured and oppressed and suffocated from practicing

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their religion as we speak at this moment in time? What about them? What about the scholars of Islam? Who are left to rot in the dungeons of so called Muslim countries? What about them?

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What about usury interest that has engulfed the global economic system? And there is no escaping it? What about that, as the world just continues plugging along as if nothing is going to change or happen. And then that's the macro level look then at the micro level, my level on yours.

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Behind Allah extra marital relationships that have seemingly become the norm in the lives of so many men and women, business ventures that only ever seem to work if there is interest involved or smoke involved lounges of harm, alcohol interest.

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What about the the true identity of the Muslims that is being eroded, generation after generation what is going to be left from us in a few years from now?

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When you look at Savannah law scenes and how they have reached a level of

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access, and creativity and innovation like no other generation before, brothers and sisters By Allah, how naive must we be to assume that matches we're just going to continue as per normal without any life changing and since awakening events No no.

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Since oppression, moral decay will bring retribution, even if man needs to learn the hard way.

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I mean, brothers and sisters, my body's just now weeks away.

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We're in less than four weeks. And despite it being a time of mercy and Raka and Baraka, and the hope and forgiveness what has happened during this time, the doors have must have been bolted shut.

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As if Allah Almighty saying to humanity, I don't want you anywhere near my homes. My house is where I am praised and glorified out. I think we are being kicked out.

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Leave You are not welcome here. Even if it is the visit of my prophet in Medina, Salah Larsson, or even if it is the greatest of them all a harem in Mecca must equal out to you Muslims find your senses. Can we find our goal in life, we discover our objective, we discover our hereafter we come to our senses.

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And now you're left and I am left thinking did we shut the doors of the mosque or did they shut us?

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Let us cry brothers and sisters really

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over those beautiful days of the past

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when we abandoned the mosques when the doors were still open.

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Now we miss out for however long Allah Almighty decrees, the tranquility of bearing and prostrating in his house and the companionship of angels and the many sin erasing opportunities that came with being in the masjid. But we walked past so many times I didn't think about parking the bike or the car to go and spend some time there and ask Allah to forgive our sins and recite some corn.

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The fact that the doors of the message hadn't been closed shut for me is one of the most serious things of our times today. One of the scariest messages from a lord who is angry

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a lot who is upset at the global level of senselessness and play by Muslims or non Muslims alike. As if we are being told by Allah, I have never been in need of your worship. I've never wanted you I've never needed you. I gave you opportunities. You took it back. Let me show you what happens when you insist upon this in the sense of play. What must our status be in the eyes of Allah brothers and sisters, this is the second thing Corona has uncovered, potentially, our status in the eyes of Allah as a humanity at large.

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The third thing that the corona virus pandemic has uncovered is the double standards of man. The world's handler is taking severe precautionary measures to to limit the spread of the virus, large gatherings are avoided. hand sanitizers now are like on the list of endangered species. We're not allowed to be in congregations most of us are now actually isolating anyway. And we're standing two meters away from the checkout when buying stuff. tougher measures are expected soon as well. All of this is to what protect ourselves from potentially being infected by the virus.

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What is interesting is that humanity You and I, we are strictly conforming to the principle that says that says never gamble with your health.

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Never take a risk prevention is better than cure right?

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Now, I can't help but remember here, the Islamic Maxim said the doctor said to the meaning or to the idea of closing those means, even if they are hollow, that could potentially lead to something harmful or haram.

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This is said

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to close the means or a door of something, even if it is hidden, but because you fear it may lead to harm or something impermissible you stay away from it. That's an Islamic Maxim which remember shouting, you spoke about it before he my manic imaginal thinking he causes principle one quarter of the religion. What is amazing brothers and sisters, so hon Allah, Allah is the extent to which humanity has gone out of their way to apply this principle

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to preserve their worldly interests, as we willingly and lovingly surrender many of our freedoms.

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To protect our union to protect our souls, but astonishingly,

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applying a completely different standard, when it comes to religious matters.

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How is it? Like how is it that we have accepted every single medical recommendation pertaining to the COVID-19 situation with open arms and open hearts, but at the same token not showing nowhere near the same level of enthusiasm when it comes to the Islamic affairs? Like why does Why does that not seem as urgent?

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How is it that some of us need years upon years of convincing and lectures and YouTube reminders and Friday sermons and halibut to then be moved into repentance and noticeable change in appearance and financial behavior? Why does it take us years to do that? But when it came to protecting our souls, we accepted every recommendation there and then I'm not I'm not blaming us for doing this. I am taking these precautionary measures myself, me and my family are doing that. But I'm just saying, why don't we show the same enthusiasm for the religion?

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I mean, what is the worst thing that could happen? God forbid if you and I were to contract this virus. God forbid.

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It could devastate our live nodes.

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It may affect our lungs. We may die.

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But what is the worst that could happen? God forbid if we were to contract the different virus. The virus of Eman neglect.

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procrastinate, procrastination.

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What would happen if we were to neglect if we were to contract that virus where our email goes weak, and we begin to abuse our Sunnah and the hijab is no longer of interest, and a lot more like we are now what happens if we were to contract that virus, potentially,

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a home in home.

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And there dear brothers and sisters, as the people have jahannam the bone away God forbid.

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As the inhabitants of hell are deprived from the pleasures of Paradise and deprived from the greatest of all rewards and that is seeing the face of Allah subhanaw taala. There in jahannam, the people of hell will realize how small the prospect of death was, within the grand scheme of things now that they have seen how and they are tasting eternity, particularly when they see how being slaughtered in the form of a black and white speckled gram at the gates between paradise and hell. This is nothing in comparison to eternity the eternity which awaits you and I I asked my dear brother, I asked my dear sister,

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what seemed out there

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deserves that you spend a single night in the Hellfire,

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let alone weeks or months or even years. What I'm trying to say to you, my beloved, is that this principle of centers that are closing the doors that may lead to harm or something impermissible,

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we must uphold it primarily in the religious matters to seemly we have taken precautionary measures to preserve our dunya do the same for your religion, think about your finances, your dress, code, your relationship, any other decision that needs to be made now, the same way we have rearranged our entire lives. In the fear of meeting Corona we should also rearrange our entire lives with greater enthusiasm and shyness of Allah arrange their life in fear of meeting our sins one day.

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Yo Mataji Dooku nuptse Manjula to mean higher in Mahabharata, Allah said on that day of judgment, man will find the good deeds that he did right there prepared in front of him, one amulets mean to to one another in a house.

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And they will also see their cities that they have put forward and that day unless as you would wish that there was a huge distance between you and your

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mama.

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So, this is the third thing that the COVID-19 situation has uncovered the double standards of a lot of us brothers and sisters.

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The fourth and final thing COVID-19 has uncovered is handling the way forward for nations and for individuals alike.

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The way we just assess the situation is not for the purpose of lowering morale. I know it may have come across like that. It's not for the purpose of adding to our misery or cold calling a state of alarm No, no. But see, the same way that COVID-19 cannot be properly dealt with from a medical perspective till it is first fully understood. Similarly, we are to understand first the divine messages behind this ordeal so that we can create

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a way forward, we have to assess the situation in a blunt way without burying our heads in the sand, please don't see this as demotivating. It's the complete opposite. And this is heading number four, it has uncovered for us the way forward. With this, I asked the question, what is the

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most dangerous thing? which one could possibly do during these plagued times of hours today?

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Is it for example, to be on the receiving end of somebody's sneeze?

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Is it for example, to shake hands and not wash your hands? Is it perhaps to not pile your food at home sufficiently? Is it perhaps to be in the middle of a congested busy crowd? What is the most dangerous thing that you and I could be doing during these times? It is none of those things that I just mentioned. The single most dangerous thing, which you and I could be doing during this time is to continue as usual, with respect to Siemens.

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And these were the words of a normal evolutionary Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who said, in Valhalla, Kata coolala, halakhah, and Tamannaah. Be mostly Attila he feeds them. And in Bella, he said that the truest meaning of devastation and ruins for a person is when he commits he continues to commit sins during times of calamities,

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is when he insists upon continuing his ways during times of calamities, that you know, in the lesson, despite what he's seeing, he's not changing. A calamity is there, which is the indicator of death, but his sins, his habits, his laziness, they have not changed. What is that the sign of a low or a sign of a Hanukkah or ruin, a sign of devastation for a person? And that is why Allah Almighty He said clearly follow that if

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that's what you kosaku Why is it not that when our punishment came to them? They did not humble themselves, but their hearts became hot. Why did they humbled themselves when the punishment came? Like if the answer, may Allah protect us from being this answer? Because their hearts were hard? Look at how traveled has come to a complete standstill. parties have had been canceled music industry has been silenced. cinemas have become just dust ridden tourist destinations, ghost towns, presidents and policymakers, people in power celebrities all gone into self isolation, freedom suffocated all of which not only shows the supremacy of Allah as we established, but also shows the

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bitter consequences of sins when they prevail.

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underline that word prevail.

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And that is why they beloved to Allah who I knew he was in them, he said

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when he was asked a question by his wife, Zane had been to Josh Yasuda la he Anna helico, affino solea messenger of Allah, is it possible for us to be destroyed? whilst there are still righteous people in our midst? He said not Yes, it is possible either cattle on hub earth

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when evil dominates. Yes, he said it is possible when evil dominates.

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So the COVID-19 has uncovered and handled a clear way forward for for everyone who cares.

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a complete overhaul in an attitude towards worship, towards sins, towards a business, towards dress code towards relationships towards behavior towards visions in life and ambition for Allah. It has given us a clear way forward an overhaul with respect to these things. And I say this, my dear brother, my dear sister, if men still is not stirred into change, despite these calamities that he is seeing around the morehart then he or she used to realize that the internal calamity that they are suffering is far more serious than the pandemic one. To conclude.

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On a positive note on a practical note, here are a few recommendations for yourself and myself moving forward. Number one, let us intensify our acts of worship. See it as an obligation. Really, prolong your frustration. prolong your block a lot to let fear comes down. Take care of your family, my brother, sister, those days of slim that you haven't made up into Ramadan before make them up. allow your heart to adore a large into general more than ever before. And don't be distracted please. And that is why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the famous hadith of Muslim on your authority of mocking me Assad. He said I begged her to Phil Harvey Kahala tiene la

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worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala during times of turmoil brings the same reward as migrating to me Allah

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Akbar, in Malmo, Noah, he said, that is because during times of turmoil, people are talking following the news and they are so busy and no one is concentrating, no one has his head screwed on. Therefore if despite these events, you're able to withdraw from time to time and to worship Allah Almighty with devotion. It means you are a special category of people, and you qualify yourself for this reward of migrating to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is number one take note of it, intensifying your acts of worship. Number two, engage in a soul search my dear brother, my dear sister. And we like if it's possible,

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track down those things, write them down

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those shortcomings of yours. I do the same that is isolate them and then create a plan to overcome them. This exercise that I'm suggesting to you is actually one of the reasons why a lot of sins difficult times like ours, didn't a lot of mighty say, our a our own unknown youth deluna frequently alarming Murat and Albertini to malaria to whom one of whom, you know, they see Allah said that they are put to test once or twice a year, but then they don't repent, nor do they think reflect. So the reason why they are put to test once or twice a year, so that they may repent and think that is exercise number two, a so such find those things and let us eradicate them to your brothers and

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sisters. Number Number three, a family search family search.

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Seek to improve your personal well being and health and prosperity by looking out for your family members. Even if it's just through a phone call, or a daily message Please dear brothers and sisters, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave a beautiful promise in this department. He said in the agita part, it fell asleep or rocking, had that in and then at layer kulu third Yara project, but then move on work through I don't eat at all. So he said that the reward or the good deed that brings about the quickest reward in life is the good deed of taking care of family ties. He said In fact, it could be that there is a family who are sinners, who are sinners, but their

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wealth increases and their numbers increased as a family because they are staying in touch with one another, they are staying in contact alone. There's actually no less than 15 narrations of the profits that I send them that tell us that taking care of family ties actively extends a person's life. That is number three. Number four, try to aid those who are eating help those who are helping, it would be so good to see an initiative of some sort to create a system. Think about it. Maybe it's your brother, your sister who will do this, where for example, the shopping requirements of nurses, for example, arrange for them similar to the system's Alhamdulillah Praise be to Allah that we have

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for the elderly.

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Due to the selfish shopping habits of a lot of us at this moment in time, a lot of these nurses are struggling to make ends meet. They're struggling after maybe a 24 hour shift to go to their local grocery store and to find food and to eat healthily because of the selfish way people are buying. There's nothing left on the shelves by the time they're finished, they finished their shifts. And these are the same people who are struggling to be healthy, or the people whom you and I will be turning to during our lowest moments and weakest points. How you nasty and Family Nurse the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best of all people are the ones who are most

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beneficial to others, maybe that person can be you. Another one of these suggestions could be for the mosques that have decided to close their doors. This requires investigation. I don't know the legalities of it, maybe to investigate the possibility of offering your space to a nearby hospital who may be struggling for space up until Allah has mercy upon us. And we're able to function as a Masjid normally again, announced Allah announced for relief to arrive This requires investigation. Number Number Six give Islamic loans, brothers and sisters, all of us have the luxury of working from home. A lot of us will be struggling to make ends meet now. And even if there is a bursary or a

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grant from the government, people are still struggling revive this much neglected act of worship giving Islamic loans. If you are blessed enough to be able to offer it make yourself known and money many of our predecessors actually preferred to give an Islamic loan than to even give in charity Subhana Allah. Finally number seven settle your scores at once. If there is somebody who you have wronged if there is money that you owe, if there is an outstanding dispute, now is the time to settle them don't allow the situation to escalate, as many predict will happen with the pandemic before you settle your scores with your loved ones or your friends or even those who do not love and

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realize that if you my brother, my sister You do not do this and there is still something outstanding, your dispute will automatically be deferred to

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The day of judgment and that is not a good situation to be. In conclusion, we are confident in Sharla that this trial shall pass it has to balance. Our concern must not be just the passing of the trial. Our concern must be our state that we will be in when the trial eventually passes, will we be unmoved, unchanged, the same people we were weeks or months ago? Don't wait my dear brother, my dear sister for the ideal circumstance to arise to worship Allah and to repent and reform yourself and live by visions? No, because those ideal circumstances will never come about. Rather you and I have to engineer the circumstances of present to serve our aims of glorifying Allah and entering paradise

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as our previous sessions they would say see you in a lucky old, one that Casio for in empty a lot of hacky bopanna they would say, travel to Allah with your limbs and with your injuries, because waiting for health to come is a cause for idleness.

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Brothers and sisters in itself in Islam.

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Don't sit on the sidelines, watching the events unfold as if you're watching a film that you have no role to play in. You are involved in this.

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You are the star of the show. All eyes are on you. So I asked you my dear brother, mighty sister to let your awakening Be seated in this tribe of ours today.

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What's on the level? I don't have you know, Mohamed, well, how do we know who are behind I mean, join us dear brothers and sisters next Friday at the same time 11:30am for another van while handling