Ammar Alshukry – Allahs Beautiful Names #12 The Secret Power Of Purification – Al Tayyib

Ammar Alshukry
AI: Summary © The importance of Islam's acceptance of the word "slack" is discussed, as it is used to teach teachings and grow one's financial connections. Money and sources of income are also discussed, along with a man named Saeed who claims to be the founder of a city in Iraq. The speaker warns against being a victim of attacks and suggests that anyone who claims to be the founder should be aware of the negative impact of his hesitation.
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How to make your dua always accepted? Allah's

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name, Atayb.

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Tayb means that which is wholesome, goodly, or

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pure. As a quick side note, people know

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that Taib is one of the names of

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Medina, the city of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam. And the hadith is in Bukhari

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Muslim where the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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said that it is and

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and that it expels the impure like fire

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expels impurities from silver. And so Allah

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is the pure. And the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam says,

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that Allah

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is pure. He only accepts that which is

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pure. And so there's 2 things here that

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Allah

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in and of himself is pure and that

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he only accepts that which is pure. He

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only accepts that which is pure. But when

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Allah

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accepts

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that which is pure, he does amazing things.

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Like the prophet said, that whoever donates from

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the purity of their wealth, even if it's

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the size of a date, and Allah

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only accepts that which is pure. He said

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Allah

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accepts it in his blessed right hand, and

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he raises it like one of you would

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raise a baby horse. And so I want

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you to imagine a small charity, a dollar

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that you give in Ramadan, something very insignificant.

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But it is if it is from the

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purity of your wealth, Allah

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may grow it like a mountain.

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And the prophet

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says in hadith that's in Muslim that Allah

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is pure and he only accepts that which

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is pure and he commanded

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the believers with the same thing that he

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commanded the prophets. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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Allah says, oh messengers

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eat from that which is pure and do

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righteous deeds. And Allah

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says, yeah, you hadithina amnu kulumin taybatimara zakknakum

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Allah says, oh you who believe,

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give or eat rather consume from the pure

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things that we have given you. And then

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the prophet mentions

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a man.

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He'd been traveling for a long time. Ashath

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Akbar, dusty and disheveled,

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raising his hands towards the sky saying,

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saying, my lord, my lord.

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Now this is a man normally whose dua

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would be fast tracked. It's dua that would

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be accepted. This is a man who's travelling

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and the dua of the travellers accept it.

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This a man who's dusty and disheveled, meaning

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he's very far away from being pampered and

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arrogant. He's someone who's been broken by the

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duration of his travel. And he's raising his

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hands and your hands being raised as one

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of the etiquettes of dua.

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And he's calling Allah

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by his attribute of the one who provides

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for you and nourishes you and protects you

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and develops you. But the prophet

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mentions a caveat and that caveat is his

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clothes were haram, his drink was haram, he

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was nourished with haram. And so the prophetess

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of the says, how could this person's dua

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be accepted? Meaning how distant is the idea

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that his dua was accepted. And so we

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learned from this

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that if you want your dua to be

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accepted, you have to be concerned

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with the purity

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of your income,

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the purity

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of what you nourish yourself with. Abu Dharr

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who beautifully said, the amount of dua that

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is needed with righteousness

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is like the amount of salt that is

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needed with food.

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Meaning that constant righteousness

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and a strong connection with Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala is not going to leave you in

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need of a lot of dua. So how

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do you make your dua always accepted?

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Asked this of the prophet

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and the prophet

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simply said to him, make your sustenance halal.

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You will be of those whose dua is

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always accepted. But what does that mean for

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us? It's not just about making sure that

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the food you're eating is halal. I think

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anyone who's an imam or a teacher is

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constantly being asked questions about gelatin,

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vanilla

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extract, alcohol and foods, and all sorts of

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combinations of ingredients and whether that is halal.

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But

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sustenance is more than just what you use

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to nourish your body, but also what you

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use to nourish your life and lifestyle.

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What are your sources of income in the

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first place? Are they from halal?

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And here's another really important question. Even if

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your job description is halal, are you actually

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earning

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it? Meaning, if you're getting

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paid to do a job and you only

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give it 50% because the manager isn't around

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or you cut corners because the client won't

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notice. Is that salary or check that you

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are actually receiving halal? I had a friend

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who worked at a large corporation once,

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and he told me, I work at my

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job like I am the owner of my

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company because

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that is the only way that I could

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feel comfortable that my risk is halal. Now

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back to Saeed ibn Abi Waqqas. He took

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the advice of the prophet

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and he became someone whose dua was consistently

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accepted.

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Years later, during the khilaf of Umr ibn

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Khattab, he would become the founder of the

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city of Al Kufa in Iraq. Now normally,

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the founder of a city gets bridges and

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airports named after them. That's if the city

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itself isn't named after them. Right? They get

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all sorts of monuments. And yet Sa'ad does

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not get any of these things. In fact,

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he is getting criticized by the people of

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Al Kufa. When it was Hajj season, a

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group of them met with Umar and complained

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about Sa'ed saying he didn't even pray correctly.

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Now, of course, this is not a complaint

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that Umar ibn Khattab who believes. I mean,

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Sa'ad is one of the 10 who's promised

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paradise and someone who the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam praised in many instances.

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But in any case, Umar is the hadifa,

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and he needs to investigate any complaints. So

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he sends Muhammad ibn Maslama to Al Kufa.

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And upon his arrival, he goes to the

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different masajid in the presence of Sa'ed, and

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he surveys the Muslim community there. Do any

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of you have any complaints about Sa'ed ibn

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Abu Akas? And everybody says, no. He's amazing.

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He's incredible. All of that. However, on one

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instance, one person gets up. He says,

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That does not distribute

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the war equally.

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He doesn't go out with the military campaigns.

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He doesn't judge fairly. So he's accusing Sa'ad

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in his honor. He's even accusing Sa'ad

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in his courage. And so

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he then makes dua. And he says, oh,

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Allah. If this person only said this to

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show off to the people, to make a

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name for himself a moment right

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now,

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then prolong his life

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and prolong his poverty

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and present him with many trials.

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I mean a long life

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is great as long as you're healthy and

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you're strong throughout that life. But if a

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person loses all of their

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abilities, that's very, very difficult. And then you're

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poor throughout it the whole time. And all

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of your your family members and your friends,

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that support system around you, that financial support

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system passes away as well that makes it

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even more difficult. And so Sa'ed is making

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a very strong dua against this man and

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presenting with trials in his religion. And so

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this man, the narrator said, I saw him

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years later in Al Basra. And this hadith

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is all reported by Bukhari.

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I saw him years later in Al Basrah.

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His eyebrows had become bushy over his head

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due to his old age,

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and he would be teasing the young women

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of the city in the streets in public.

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And when people would complain to him and

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say, have some shame, like, dude, have some

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shame.

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He would say,

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I was hurt. I have been afflicted

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by the dua of Sa'ad.

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And so you don't wanna mess

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with someone whose dua is accepted.

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And if you wanna be that person, you

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wanna be that person whose dua is always

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accepted,

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then make sure

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that you nourish yourself

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with that which is halal because Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala is pure and he only accepts

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that which is pure.

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