Allahs Beautiful Names – How To Make Your Family Blessed – Al Quddoos

Ammar Alshukry

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The holy spirit is praised for purifying actions and worship, increasing goodness, and being recognized as the most famous witness. The speaker discusses the importance of praising actions as a way to increase one's life and personal growth, and emphasizes the need for the most famous witness to be recognized. They share takeaways from the name, including the holy spirit being a choice and the most beautiful things about the name being actions of the people. They emphasize protecting people's rights and ask for the most famous witness to be recognized.

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Al Qudus, the holy, the blessed.

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If you want your family to be blessed,

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this is a way you have to know.

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Al Qudus is the holy, the pure, and

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the blessed. The first meaning of is purity.

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And so Baytul Maqdis is called the purified

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house.

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Means to purify or to sanctify. And so

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when Allah

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is a it indicates that Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala is the one who's pure in his

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essence, and he's the one who's sanctified by

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his creation. When Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tells

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the angels that he's gonna create on this

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earth in Surat Al Baqarah A Khalifa, they

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said,

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Are you gonna create on this earth those

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who would create mischief and spill blood?

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While we exalt you with praise and

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we meaning we sanctify you. And so Bayt

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al Maqdis is the purified house and Al

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Quds is the purified city and Al Ard

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al Muqaddisa is the holy land. And Ruul

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Qudus, the angel Jibril, is the holy spirit.

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And so this name inspires that we purify

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our hearts, that we purify our actions, and

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that we purify our worship because Allah

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But there's also a second meaning to this.

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You know, I'll be honest that when

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I learned this second meaning,

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went from

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one level of rotation to a very high

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level of rotation in my dua, because

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also means the blessed.

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And so

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is not just the holy

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sanctuary or the sacred house, but the blessed

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house. And

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says not just the holy land, but it's

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the blessed land. And Arruaa Al Qudus is

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not just the holy spirit, but the blessed

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spirit. And Al Qudsa is not just the

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holy city, but it's the blessed city. And

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what does blessed mean? What does baraka even

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mean? Baraka means

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It means an increase of goodness.

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And so anytime you want an increase in

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goodness, you call upon Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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by his name Al Quddus.

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So if I want Baraka in my risk,

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I call upon Allah

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by his name. If I want barakah in

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my relationships, then I call Allah by his

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name. You want your lifespan to be blessed,

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you ask Allah

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by his name.

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We want blessings in every aspect of our

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lives, and so we should be calling upon

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Allah

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by his beautiful name.

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And so what are some of the takeaways

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of this name? The first that I want

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you to know, Salman al Farsi and Abu

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Darda were paired together by the prophet

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and Abu Darda was a scholar from the

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onset. He was a jurist. He was a

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judge. He was a reciter of the Quran.

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And it said that he's one of the

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few that memorized the entire Quran during the

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night time of the prophet

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So him and Salman were incredibly close, and

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their interactions and the narrations and the stories

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are very beautiful. But one I'm about to

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share with you, Abu Darda becomes a judge

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in Damascus, and Salman al Farsi is on

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the other side of the Muslim frontier. He's

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in Iraq. And Abu Darda writes a letter

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to Salman saying,

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He says come to the holy land. It

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makes sense. Right? Like who of us wouldn't

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wanna live in one of the cities that

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, one of the lands

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that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala blessed. But Salman

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writes a letter back to him and he

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says,

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He said land doesn't make anybody holy.

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He said, but the thing that makes a

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person holy

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is their actions.

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That's reported by Imam Malik in the Muftah.

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So what Salman is reminding Abu Garda and

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teaching us is that it's not about where

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you live. You know, you can have up

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one person who's growing up in the shade

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of the Kaaba,

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could be living there their whole lives, and

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they could be incredibly distant from Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala. And then you can have another

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person who's living in Sin City,

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Las Vegas,

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and

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they could be a walking walli of Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala. They could be a close

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friend of Allah.

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Land doesn't make anybody holy. What makes a

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person holy is their actions. You know, I

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have a a poem that I wrote about

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the story of Sedman years ago that goes,

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the scent of the city is beloved to

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me, my home built on the Silk Road

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at the intersection of art and brilliance.

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We worship with passion. Our fires are always

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kindled, and I am its keeper in a

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land of princes, poets, and sages that captured

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fantasy for ages, the marvel of mankind, Persia.

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And yet beyond the wisdom of philosophers and

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the luxury of our carpets and linen and

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the beauty of our women that is paradise

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on earth,

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but places

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don't make people holy. And so that paradise

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I left, and it was a choice I

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would make a 1000 times again as I

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wandered the Arabian desert. My diet transformed

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to one of dates in discolored water in

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a place that has nothing except something that's

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worth everything.

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My nobility stripped from me, entering a new

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life as the most peculiar slave, For the

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strangest slave is the one who chooses bondage

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to be free,

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chooses bondage in a foreign land,

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all for the chance of laying wary eyes

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on a man if but a glance will

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guide me to be free.

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And when I see

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him and bask in his presence,

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it will all be worth it. They say

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that my story is of the greatest tales

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that has inspired generations of truth seekers. I

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tell them,

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places don't make people holy.

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It is our actions that do. Remember that.

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And the last thing that I want you

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to know

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is what is reported by Ibn Majah. The

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prophet when

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the Muslims who had migrated to Abyssinia came

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back and they came back to Medina. They

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had left in Mecca. Years later, they came

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back after the prophet

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had migrated to Medina.

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And asked them a very beautiful question, which

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is what was the most amazing thing that

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you saw in the land of And so

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a man responded to the prophet and he

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said,

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the most amazing thing that we saw is

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there was a nun who was walking by

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and she was carrying a vessel of water

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on her head.

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And a young man from behind her, he

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pushed her down

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until the vessel broke.

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And when the lady got up, she said,

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you will come to know, oh traitor, talking

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to the young man who pushed her, that

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on the day of judgment, when Allah

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sets up the

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and hands and feet talk about what they

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used to earn,

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you will come to know about this affair

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between me and you very soon.

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She's threatening this young man with the day

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of judgement. On the day of judgement we're

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gonna find out.

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We're gonna solve this problem between me and

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you on the day of judgement, not now,

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on the day of judgement.

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And so Raulullah

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comments on this, and he says,

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She's spoken the truth. She's spoken the truth.

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How can Allah

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How can Allah purify? How can Allah bless

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a people

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who their

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the weak of them do not have a

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mechanism to secure their rights from the strong.

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And so the lesson is,

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if you want your family to be blessed,

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if you want your community to be blessed,

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if you want your country to be blessed,

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no matter what country you're from, and you

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say, God bless this land,

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then you have to realize

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the prophet is saying, how can Allah bless

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a community

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where the marginalized,

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where the weak

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do not have a mechanism to secure their

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rights from the strong. So the takeaway that

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we have from this name is that if

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I want my family to be blessed, I

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have to make sure that

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the strong in my family

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do not override and overrule and overrun those

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who are weak. We all have people in

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our family. Some are the dominant personalities. Some

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are the strong personalities.

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We have to make sure that the weak

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amongst us also are able to secure their

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rights. We all have communities that are stronger

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than others in our societies. We have to

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make sure that the weak amongst us are

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able to secure their rights because otherwise the

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prophet says,

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how can Allah bless a people

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who do not give the weak a mechanism

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to secure their rights from the strong? We

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ask Allah

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to

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free Al Quds. We ask Allah

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to free Al Quds. And we ask Allah

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and bless our nations wherever we are.

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and bless our nations wherever we are.