Tap into your potential – 14.03.2013

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She's going to 80 minutes after 11 A salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Welcome to Al metric on radio Islam International. And it's a bit of a late start this morning getting through to our brother exists Cammisa and we welcome it is right on the line right now. It is where Santa Monica Monica de la hora Gatto walaikum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato. It was a pleasure to hear your voice in this way. Alhamdulillah

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Allah is merciful, no matter how far flung, we are physically, but we are emotionally connected. And I tell everyone, I like it. You know, when people love you for the sake of Allah, you have Sakina you have tranquility, you can go on and unleash your potential.

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It is where you are currently in Manchester in the UK. And what are you doing there? That's the first question. Yeah, you see the umbrella I'm going to be until next week, Wednesday. I came in here on Friday. And I went for diverse programs. I did a federal program for use of Islam schools, and yesterday. And I did some in service training there. And yesterday, I went to Al Azhar school Academy, and Alhamdulillah is the girls school, I did a program for the teachers, for the learners and the parents today. And we at Manchester being a program for the teachers and the parents. And tomorrow, I met another school almansa. Then on Saturday, there is an association Muslim schools

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conference, where I am one of the guest speakers, then the inshallah on Sunday and Monday I'm going to be in Southampton doing a program at the mosque, for the community and for the school. Then on Tuesday, I go to Birmingham Wednesday back to London back home. So it's a very hectic program. But as hamdulillah I cannot thank Allah enough for the opportunity of engaging with brothers and sisters in other parts of the world to look at the wonderful things they are going to be inspired by them. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Shaka, so it's all to do with education, this time around in conferences with that, as you can just buy today in our program, inshallah has just got a few minutes to spend

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with you. And in some adjusting these few minutes, perhaps share some say, share some of your clothes with us, you know, an umbrella, I must tell you this, you know, that

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whenever I travel overseas, and when Yes, there is no doubt that a lot of people have lots of difficulty in old country. But the challenges that people face in the UK with the weather, and we're traveling the public transport, which is excellent, but 74 hours, and the family structure and all of those challenges they have. And I say, you know, we South Africa, I have perhaps about the most ideal opportunity to do the right things to connect with people. Because we are a very cohesive community. We are a community that can work together. And still what worries me is that we, you know, need to really realize that, you know, life is a very fragile thing. You know, and May Allah

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grant people like real Jamal, the highest status in Ghana, and you know, the impact people like him and a lot of other people have had is because they will engage in the broader community. So Alhamdulillah you know, so my job is to advise Allah to give people number one,

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turn to Allah before it's too late. Number two, right. Get to know your family, love them, hug them, embrace them, forgive them before it is too late.

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Yes, this is so important that we before our eyes closed, obviously we have to get to know and recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala and make sure that our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is firmly solid and we are prepared to meet Allah subhanaw taala in a condition that we are familiar with Allah, Allah and then obviously

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correcting our relationships with our families and making sure that all the rights of the servants of Allah subhanaw taala in our life is fulfilled and we don't have anything to answer to them on the day of the AMA.

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inshallah Maulana I've got to leave you love you for the sake of Allah manana You are a very fit mole on a cycling the artists

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me

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I move fast nowhere on the inner on the stationary bicycle

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the same landscape on the landscape my mind changes in Milan Allah bless you Salaam to everyone in South Africa and may Allah be

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With all of you, inshallah McGuire returned safely As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato ceramah Rahmatullahi wa barakato. That masirah for your time in this way. And yes, it was erased from Isa speaking to us out of Manchester in the UK, it is by traveling around the world to deliver lessons on education, motivation, mean and social issues and we make Dr. Hamilton accept whatever efforts he is making, and Allah subhanaw taala using as a means of relieving the oma of the great distress that they find themselves in. And

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john Hennessy is continuing with our program in cities basis that I'm a, I'm a foot Milena and doing cycling events and the like there is it is very important for us to be to ensure that we don't abuse the cinema of the body, that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed us with, and to make sure that we utilize it and use it for the benefit of the deen of Allah subhana wa tada and that we utilize it and use it the way that Allah Subhana Allah has designed it for us, we live in a time when there is abundance of everything there is abundance of food is abundance of, of entertainment, there is abundance of every luxury that we can find it is very easy for us to fall into a rut or fall into a

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ditch of just enjoying all the luxuries of food, just enjoying all the luxuries of relaxation and all vvv luxuries that we have in our life. And then unfortunately, our bodies, what suffers. And let's face the brunt of all of that. And just to give you a brief idea

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of how our weight is supposed to be in how our bodies are supposed to be, we take a look at how a person weighs in how we weigh.

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And we take a look at what is the ideal weight that we are supposed to be having. Like for example, if a person's height in it all depends on on the height that we have. And if a person's height is say

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1.7 meters, it was 1.7 meters tall, in the person is supposed to be somewhere between 65 and 75 kilograms. But very often we find that that people around that height then go on to a very much heavier weight. And they go on to rate of say

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8090 Some people even 100 kilograms, which is really not suitable.

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And it is really not not healthy for what is because then you're putting strain on our hearts, we're putting strain on our limbs putting strain on our knees, and much of the problems that we face, like high blood pressure, cholesterol, hypertension, and also the pain in our joints, pain in our, our knees, in our hips, in in our ankles, all of that is related to the excess weight that we carry. And if we just have to lose the weight come down to our ideal weight, we will find

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much better

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energy that we can do things with performance and our most importantly is the Salah that we perform in how many of us have to take rest when our hands as we are getting up from such that from the sitting position and how many of us it is really difficult for us to even get up from the scissor position, because of the excess weight that we are getting. And how many people have resorted to performing Salah ha because simply because of the excess weight some you have

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people who are ill people who have some sort of sickness or whatever, and they are excused. And then you have people that just because of the excess weight that they carry the

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go into

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going to the statements they can carry themselves in salah and it becomes difficult for them even to perform salah and this is really

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you know if you succeed because we have these bodies that are lost Hamilton has blessed us with but we using those bodies in order to instead of benefiting us there's what is actually becoming a sort of prison that we are living in and this bodies are becoming a constraining factor in us getting forward in life. So what we need to do is we need to eat a healthy, we need to eat food that is wholesome food that is not filled with toxins food that is not filled with unhealthy ingredients. And then also together with that spend a little bit of time it doesn't require our

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In hours with a spend a little bit of time daily, indulging in some sort of exercise some sort of cardio esque exercise so that our hearts can function a bit higher and we can lose excess weight. And together with that our lungs can start functioning properly stretch our bodies and be able to use our bodies optimally and you will find a great difference not only physically but mentally and emotionally also a las panatela will change you that you will have a positive outlook on life will have a positive outlook on on, on the work that you have to face for the day will have a positive outlook on many different aspects of your life emotionally also, we'll be able to tolerate much more

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you'll be able to show much more happiness much more pleasure much more thankfulness for what you have all of that just because of your

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just because of your dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Insha Allah Allah sees so it brings us now to 29 minutes after 11 you're listening to radio Islam International. Coming up just after the break we're going to take a look at learning to deal with our reality learning to deal with our reality.

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it's continued eight minutes before 12 Welcome back to our mission on senior Islam international

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fee taking an excerpt out of the book, don't be sad, learn to deal with your reality. And resist read this out and go into a little bit of discussion about this. It is by is continuing with his work in the UK and so he won't be joining us for the rest of the program. In this life, if you are inwardly or if you inwardly despair is something you can't have his value will diminish for you. And if you are contented with not getting something that you really wanted, then your heart will find solace solace and Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Karim Allah, Allah will give us of his bounty, and also his messenger from arms etc. We employ a lot to enrich us. And he continues he says

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that

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I once read about a man who fell out of the window

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Setting he was wearing became stuck around the nail that wasn't nailed down completely on the ledge, and consequently his ring finger was pulled from its truth, leaving him as forefingers. The amazing thing is not the incident itself, but the contentment shown by the man long after the accident, contentment that is illustrated in the following words. He says that it hardly ever crosses my mind that I have four fingers on one hand, or they have lost the finger. It only comes back when I remember the accident, otherwise, my work is going well. And I am contented with what happened. Allah, Allah has made his decree and as he pleases he does. This is what the man said.

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And then

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he says no, a man who lost his left arm as a result of the disease. He's lived for many years. Since he got married in his children, he drives his car without difficulty and performs various tasks of his work with ease. So it is that is, it is as if law created him with only one amp to begin with. The content was what Allah has portioned out for you, and you will be the richest of people.

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continues this is how quickly we adapt to our circumstances and it is amazing how we adapt our thinking and change lifestyle is imposed upon us. 50 years ago, a house consisted of a carpet made from fancy leaves, a check for water, a small amount of coal, and a few other Pelfrey items, people managed as they do now, and the lack of resources or comfort did not make life any less important than it is now. And as a poet, said, the soul desires more if you encourage it, but it returns to contentment when it is disciplined. This is a battle between two tribes in the central Mosque of Kufa broke out and members of each tribe began to hurl insults at the other tribe. A man who was in

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the mosque stealthily made his escape in order to seek out an interface was recognized by all as a consumer Peacemaker continues. The insurgency says the men found him in his house milking a goat, was dressed in a garment that was not even worse can enhance his record and cheap. He was Miss hated haggard looking in one of his legs was longer than the other, which gave him a bad limp. He was informed of the news no change became manifest on his countenance and he remained calm. This display of 42 stems from the fact that I have had witnessed much strife and hardship during his life, and consequently became used to such occurrences. He told the man by the will of Allah, everything will

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be alright. He then began to take his breakfast as if nothing had happened. His breakfast consisted of a morsel of bread, foil, salt, and a glass of water, mentioned the last name and eight then he plays a lightsaber creed from Iraq, oil from Syria, water from Nigeria, that is the Tigris River, and salt from a

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very levy Zachary pressings. he put on his clothes, took his walking stick and made his way to the people. When they saw him the gazes became fixed on him, and he listened attentively to what you have to say. He said words of peace and compromise, words that pleased both sides, and he requested them to depart and go their own ways. They all

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listened and accepted, and each of them left without a face of rancor remaining in the sand. And in this way, the audience ended peacefully. And as a poet said, one can reach nobility, even his clothes are tested in his pocket especially.

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There are many lessons the author says, to be learned from this narrative.

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One of them is that greatness is not in appearance or clothes, as the lessons of it, having few material possessions is not an indication of misery. And that happiness does not reside in comfort in wealth. Allah Allah says in the Quran, as for men, when his or applies him by giving him honor and gifts, then he says, puffed up my lord has honored me. When he tries him, I straightening his means of life. This is my lord has humiliated me

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continues. In this lesson This is another lesson we should take away from the narrative is that a person's character and qualities are the yardsticks of his worth. As not his clothes, shoes or house is worth is weighed, by his knowledge, generosity, manners, and these literacies in the Quran. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that believer who has taqwa that means we spies.

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He says the connection between the narrative and the subject matter of this book is that happiness is not found in opulence, mansions, gold or silver. Instead, happiness is something that manifests itself in the heart through faith, contentment, and knowledge. So let's not use their wealth or their children amaze you. And Allah Allah says in the Quran saying the bounty of life

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In this mercy, it is Islam in the inlet and rejoice that is better than what the wealth they amass the process they've been experienced physicists train yourself to surrender your wealth whatever is decreed for you. What will you do if you do not believe in the decree of Allah tala, whatever you plan other than complete submission to Allah as Divine Decree will provide no benefit for you. And so you may ask what is the solution to hardships? The solution is to say sincerely we are contented, pleased and have surrendered our wills.

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Allah Allah says, so ever you may be deaf will overtake you even if you are in fortresses both have strong and high in continuous the lesson This is one of the most difficult days of my life and the most painful day it was, was when the doctor told me that the arm of my brother Mohammed had to be amputated, the noose fell upon my ears and extender, I was overcome with emotion and my sole source of comfort in Allah sings. No calamity befalls but with the command of Allah was ever believed in Allah, Allah ties his heart

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and his payments is another productive day tidings to the patient ones who were afflicted, afflicted with calamity say, truly, to Allah do we belong and truly to him, we shall return. Since these verses instill a sense of peace and comfort in my soul, there is no form of artifice that can prevent from happening, that which is decreed. Therefore we must keep faith and submit there was nothing

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can stop me decree and the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is only what Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded that will take place. And

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then he mentions in incidences of the Hansa and Natalia, the story stolen one breath of the death of her four boys who all died in the path of Allah subhanaw taala at the Battle of cardassia. Only relax the reaction was to praise Allah and thank him for choosing what was best. Faith fortifies one's ability to persevere through hardship. And through gratitude, one achieves happiness in this life and in the Hereafter. If you are loath to follow this advice and ask yourself this is the a viable alternative in that alternative is pettiness, complaining and refusal to accept what has happened, then you will only bring upon yourself pain in this life and in the Hereafter. So this is

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a brief excerpt from this book, don't be sad, and it speaks about being happy with the degree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It speaks about

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being contented with what Allah Subhana Allah has commanded us, whether it is a situation that has come upon us, whether it is some adverse calamity that has befallen us, or whether it is what Allah Subhana Allah has decreed for us in our sustenance, in the tests and in the hand, that Allah subhanaw taala puts forth to us, and in every case, always through, be contented with what Allah Subhana Allah has decreed, and to make an effort to please Allah subhanaw taala in every situation.

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Priscilla lasala Harrison is mentioned in the Hadith as a man named for in Morocco, hula hula who says in Sabah to the sub LA, for Shakira, para la,

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la La,

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la sobre, that kind of fear Allah, that how amazing is the matter of a believer that everything is good for him.

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If

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good condition overtakes him, he makes summer that is better for him. And

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if the testing and flying situation overtakes him, and he makes summer that is also good for him. That means that when we make supper, Allah subhanaw taala blesses us as well. And when we make sugar, then also Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us and hamdulillah and

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that is the answer to the test that Allah subhanho Dan has put in front of us that adverse conditions calamity,

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some death in the family, illness, accident, collision, breaking of hand breaking of leg, whatever it may be, it is a test from Allah subhanaw taala we cannot question Why did it happen to me? Why did this happen? while I was doing this sport, while is equated to happen while I was driving this road, driving this car, why did it happen? while I was doing the sector with you're doing this activity? We cannot question what Allah Subhana Allah has decreed for us. We have to accept what Allah subhanaw taala has granted us and we have to make sugar and make seven and when we make seven, that is also good for us because we are rewarded for Allah.

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handler for making silver for being patient and forbearing. And

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when we

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make

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sugar and when some good conditions come to us, then they make sugar to Allah subhanho Donna and that is also great for us. And Allah subhanaw taala rewards us electrical as well. So every situation that comes to us is a means of us gaining benefits and reward from Allah subhanaw taala that the question now to us is that how do we approach situations and how do we make a difference in

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and then what what sort of different attitude do we approach the conditions that befall us? That is the question that we have to answer for ourselves now, and we can take a short break inshallah we'll come back just after the station to the Canadian International.

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Welcome back to Muslim unready Islam International.

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We

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are discussing dealing with reality we are discussing dealing with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we are taking a look at a few points that we can use to change the attitude that we have in life and to show more sugar and gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and also things that will assist us in making supper and bearing with patients the situations that we face. Firstly,

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the best time to pray. And we know that pray to Allah subhanaw taala is the most beneficial thing.

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And the best time to make sure to

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pray to Allah subhanaw taala is in the time off the hood. This is the last tip of the night that Allah says in the Quran, Karim and those who pray and make the last part in the last hours of the night. So the first thing is to wake up at the time of the hygiene and seek forgiveness from Allah Subhana Medina, then we are able to do that. And when we have this is a constant practice will find great contentment in our lives. And the benefit of waking up with the hugs you deserve Allah subhanaw taala will grant us ease in everything in our lives, we'll have the time to make dua for every aspect of our lives, for our work for our families, for our children, for our our spouses, for

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parents, for our sustenance, for all the difficulties and problems that you may have. Waking up with the hazard gives us the opportunity of making dua to Allah subhanaw taala for all of this. The second thing is that at least once in a while, we seclude ourselves from people in order to contemplate distance ourselves from everyone separate ourselves from the masses from whomsoever maybe stressing us out, traveling us or whatever it is.

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It may be whatever situation may be giving us some sort of stress some sort of tension.

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Once in a while we distance ourselves from people completely go into a room quietly. Or I would say the best thing is to spend some time in the masjid, when there is nobody around when there is nobody to put us in a message after the fight, or after the OSHA center, and most of all massage and people during the other times as well between the centers. So spend time in the masjid and while you're spending time in the masjid contemplate about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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spent time with the righteous and pious people. One of the greatest benefits of

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as Muslims is that we spend time with the righteous and vice people. And inshallah Allah says, they spending time with despise people, we get benefit from the knowledge from the wisdom and the piety rubs off on us as well. And then remember Allah subhanho wa Taala often remember, Allah subhanho wa Taala often is that is an important

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aspect that we make the vicar of Allah Subhana Allah and Allah Allah says Allah, Allah hits my inner guru, that by making Vicar of Allah subhanaw taala has gained contentment and we should try and make the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala as much as we can,

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and then pray to the gods of surah with sincerity and devotion that we

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we often pray with

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a GP or for a Salah is well on time, but take your time out to perform a perfect will do perfect we'll do that is unblemished, and then you spend time on even Salah in a secluded place where there is no disturbance and perform to the guise of Salah concentrating and focusing directly on Allah subhanaw taala realizing that Allah Subhana Allah is watching, you concentrate on the words that you are reciting, and spend time focusing in that Salah. So that we can connect with Allah subhanaw taala also recite for an understanding and reflection, recite a small portion of the really small portion, but recite it with reflection and understanding and realizing that Allah subhanaw taala is

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talking to you in the Quran. And then fast on a hot, dry day. There's also

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in benefits has greatly allows us to to exercise restraint strengthens our willpower, fasting and a hot Friday, give charity secretly, charity secretly and there is no

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act or deed is better for give us greater joy. And that will give us greater happiness, contentment, and give us a greater feeling of fulfillment than giving charity and especially when it keeps lt secretly. It really is a great place to boost in our emotions, in our happiness in our contentment and in our feelings of fulfillment and then provide relief and aid to the afflicted Muslim in whatever way you can do provide some relief provide some aid to afflicted Muslims and be as abstinent as possible in the speeding world saying take the minimum of the studio use the minimum of this dunya and Allah subhanaw taala will give us who will love us greatly as well as is Allah

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subhanaw taala grant is also fit Allah tala Countess all understanding it brings us to the end of our program today's you can Zealand for listening to the contrary Islam international and inshallah

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we'll be with you on Saturday morning. Our marriage is on the air with one child from June he sat on this Thursday morning

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