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The Power of Istikharah

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Padilla salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa early he was happy he may.

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So as I said, as it was announced before we talk in sha Allah tonight about duality hora or Salah is the hora.

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And this topic is very important for many people. Everyone has his own issues, everyone. I mean, every human being has family problems has business problems and they like to make important decisions in their life. And Alhamdulillah Allah Subhana Allah has guided us through the sooner for Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, through the right way to make decisions. And what is the best way to make decision and actually the during the time of JD, during the pre Islamic era, people, when they were confused about making important decisions, they would look into signs in nature.

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And they would look at the use to be pessimistic about few things. Things that do not suit them, like when they see a crow, or a black dog or a black donkey, or an animal that has a tail it was cut or something like that they used to be they used to feel pessimistic about these things. And sometimes they may choose the change, they may choose to cancel their plans, or change their plans based on this, you know scenes. And they used to believe that these are Signs for bad omen, or they used to call them birds of ill omen. One of their famous ways of making the right decision about any plan.

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It was such that a person would go outside and then look for a bird and then grab a stone and throw it at the bird. If the bird flies towards the right side and this is a good sign and they would go ahead with their plants. If the bird flies towards the left side and they would cancel, you will feel pessimistic and they would cancel the their plants completely. So that's why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called it a tiara.

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When Islam came, people learned that there are better ways of making decisions.

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And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them that a tiara sherek in a hurry the famous Hadith that was narrated by Abdullah Abdullah Schroeder of the Allahu anhu masala lies I seldom said it four three times or three era to shake up the era to shake up era to shake. Women mean English Illa Allah, Allah hails he will be token so in this Hadith, Abdullah have been a mushroom or the Allahu anhu said that as soon as I sell him said a tiara which is believing in bad omens, or believing in bursts of ill omen is a form of shirk. And also last as lm repeated this statement three times. And then minimus rules continued women, I mean, Illa he said there is all of us

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sometimes feel superstitious, but Allah subhanaw taala will cause it to disappear when we place our trust in Him.

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So this is a heady mood rush. Many people will read sometimes the text of the Hadith in Arabic and there is no part of numerous rude in the middle and they will feel the warmth I think that there are so lost I seldom would feel or used to feel superstitious sometimes know the power the last part the second part of the Hadith is the statement of venomous rude when he said the woman Amina Illa, Joaquin, Allah, you people will be talking he said all of us talking about other human beings with the exception for a solo license sell. Because also law says lm did not say this. So Lhasa Sam just said a tiara to share katerra to shilka to schilke. Then the second part of the Hadith is the

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statement of Abdullah Masood is that all of us would feel sometimes superstitious, but the last Mahalo to Allah causes it to disappear when we place our trust in him. subhanho wa Taala so this is an example of a heady mood rash that is sorry, but this the last part is called an aroma aroma. We're very intelligent, very smart. They really melt from Hades we have great aroma of highly likeable quality Muslim to me, Masha Allah, most likely here. When we got this when we received the text of this Hadith, they had some questions. Wait a minute, that's all there is not befit the Messenger of Allah to feel superstitious. He's a messenger of Allah right.

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So then we start looking into different total different chain of narrations of this hadith. And they found actually that this the last statement was not the statement of Rasulullah sallallahu

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was the segment of Abdullah bin Massoud.

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By when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, he taught people that there are better ways, you know, to reach the make for making the right decision. And about any important matter one of these beautiful ways is praying Ellis taharah praying is harder to work as you pray to workers, other than the obligatory prayers and you recite your Duran Duran is the Hara at the end we'll talk about these issues in this halaqaat inshallah, but our own amount of hammer to La La him have told us about the right process of making any decision. We may call it a decision making process. We might call it this way, like chicken slavery Tamia, he told that he mentioned he made the statement,

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and this statement has included the whole process all the steps or elements of this process. He said man at the mouth minister hora la Xhosa will shower And mahalo King, whatever battery Emery, he said the person he mentioned three elements. He said a person will never regret his decision will never regret his decision. This is the statement of someone who had experienced in life and he was extremely knowledgeable shaker slamming Tamia hammer to lolly. So he's giving us the conclusion of his knowledge and experience regarding his taharah and making decisions. So he said the person a person would never regret his decision if he prayed istikhara and consulted other people who will

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talk about whom we should consult and consulted other people with a better fee Emery and thought and looked carefully into his options. So here he is talking about three steps The first step is looking carefully into different options. And this is a subtotal amor, using your intellect, you're using your information,

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collecting information about any decision that you want to make, whether it is a business project, or a marriage that you want to, you know, another person that you want to get married with, or any relationship that you want to establish, buy a house you buy or a house, you rent or a car, you bought any decision in your life. And the second element here or step is seeking counsel from other people. And the third one seeking guidance and help through the rakata analysts taharah slotless taharah, from Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, when it comes to the first step, at the third boot will amor you know thinking deeply about your decision?

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Here, I don't want to be very technical about it. Because some people try like to make it very like to be very technical about it. I believe that this step is normal is a natural step. Any thinking about the right decision, collecting the information? Anyone would do the same thing, anyone who is who's not insane? Who is not crazy? before making any important decision in his life? It's natural. It's not it's normal, that he would think about it, and he would collect him some information. Now the problem is not this. The problem? Are you thinking in the right way, you're not

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you collecting enough information about that project who that person you want to get married with or you want to establish a business relationship with?

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This is the problem here and this is not the topic of our halaqa the skills of you know, critical thinking or the way to think clearly and rationally. This is not our the topic of our halaqa today, but I have good news for you. And this is what I believe I strongly believe that even if there is a mistake in your data collection, or you collected the wrong information

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or you consulted the wrong person,

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as the hoorah is a safety net, Allah subhanho wa Taala istikhara should increase your chances of making inshallah the right decision. Because you are placing your trust in Allah subhanaw taala and you are making a beautiful

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and they do I was taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if you use this Torah This is the Torah will increase inshallah your chances for making the right decision. So it is basically a divine gifts are how given by Allah subhanho wa Taala to those who purify the air to what could be consistent. hora is strongly linked to Oracle and we'll talk about it today inshallah. So, whether you are a person who,

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who is able to, you know, think clearly and rationally or someone who does not have the skills of, you know, critical thinking is taharah is there to help you but it doesn't mean

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I'm not encouraging people not to think here.

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Now I'm not seeing this, actually, this is one of the ASVAB that's why she has level Tamia set there for better if he Emery Yeah. And he thought about it.

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He thought about it looked carefully into it. So I'm not saying, you know, close your mind, don't think just do is taharah and Allah Subhana, Allah will guide you to the No, actually, we will talk about the formula of tubercle tonight. And the formula of tawakkol is it's equal to right action plus

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or plus, I would say if I say our code doesn't make sense in math, it doesn't make sense. So what cool is equal to this, the equal is equal to right action and this is external. This is the action that you need to do. Following the path of due diligence and everything you do your homework, and the second part is to reliance of your heart on the last panel dad to reliance of your heart upon last panel dad.

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And this is the formula of too awkward. So here when you think and you look into your information and everything, and you talk to the right people about your matter, then you are actually following as well. You're following the path of toe to toe curling Sharma and this is the sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now seeking that counsel from other people, it's a well established sooner. It's a good Sunnah is something that was prescribed upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the Messenger of Allah.

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He is the Messenger of Allah He used to receive why he was infallible. He does not commit sins, la Salatu was Salam.

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And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala told him in the Quran in surah de la Emraan will share with whom Phil amor for either as mtef at a vocal Allah in Allahu hebben with our killin consult them.

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And then when you make a decision on a matter then rely upon the last panel to Allah Verily Allah loves those who place their trust on him. So now here this is a

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no a recommendation. The last panel actually, actually some rudimentary said this is not a recommendation. This is a command coming from a lot to his messenger that you have to make Matura with your companions. And here this is the right action. So La Silla was confused about something, right? Like mythos. What should he leave the city of Medina and meet the mannequins outside the city of Medina, or stay in Medina and wait for them? He was his opinion, la Salatu was Salam was to stay in Medina and wait for McCann's to come the Mexican army to come to the city of Medina, most of these servers were in favor of the other opinion, you should go outside and meet them outside. And

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they were about to be defeated. It was not complete defeat, but it was kind of they were they were somehow they were defeated the Muslims in that battle. But there was one last esalaam did not point his fingers to anyone after that. But he did. He followed the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala, he made Matura with his Sahaba and this is what we are supposed to do here. So either as I'm telling you make a decision fatawa Allah your heart has to rely upon the last panel to add. So then seeking Matura is a well established soon.

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And here the roadmap they said what are the qualities of those whom you seek counsel from

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most of the odema they were talking about a Muslim environment like living in a Muslim society, and I will live in a different environment. Okay, we'll talk about it a little bit. But you the basically mentioned two conditions or two qualities, I would say. The first quality, we have to be knowledgeable about the matter at hand. If you want to buy a car,

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most likely will consult you need to consult a mechanic or a salesman who works with a dealership right in the dealership, right? You don't consult a teacher you don't consult an Imam. You don't go to a medical doctor and ask him about what kind of car you want to buy, right? So you talk to the people who are knowledgeable, have knowledge in the field.

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And if you want to get married with a lady you most likely will talk to maybe some of her family members or ask her neighbors about their athletic or classmates maybe but her o'clock and their behavior and they're the dean their religious practices and and so on.

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The second quality they said that they need to be people of taqwa and honesty. And, you know, here I may takua the word choco I don't want you to be picky about it because I'm, I'm sure that you will think about going to Walmart and buying a machine and you will be talking to someone who is in the customer service, and that is not a Muslim. And then you think about the number of Muslims I've covered

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assaulting someone who is not Muslim, I don't want you to be picky about these terms here. If you are dealing with Muslims, then you look for these qualities. But if you are dealing with a non Muslim, they are not going to think about taqwa. But what do you think about his? Here you need to make your personal judgment, personal judgments, you're feeling that you feel that this person is honest, because there could be some conflict of interest there. Right? He might be, he might be planning to increase his sales or earn your business so he'll be promoted promoting that product. So here, it's your personal judgement, you're making Matura with someone right? who works in Walmart or

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Safeway or whatever. I mean, Safeway usually consults people but if you go to the break, or to the stores where you buy a piece of furniture or something that is expensive, then you usually talk to someone right. So here you need to use your personal judgment. Now what is beautiful again about this era is that even if you consult in sha Allah the wrong person,

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and he got the wrong advice, you still have the power of his taharah you have the door that you will make and Allah subhana wa tada is able to protect you from the bad outcomes of your consultation through this because you have still have the prayerful istikhara before before you make the final decision. Let's say you you talk to people you thought about it but you couldn't make a decision. Then you have the toorak as of listed car and that beautiful drive that you will make and you place your trust on the last panel Italian Allah subhanho wa Taala most likely insha Allah you be guided to the right decision.

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Now, the third step here in this process, decision making process, we talked about using your God given intellect, you know the power of your intellect to using the information Think about it.

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You look into your different options. This is the first step we said the second step as Matura consulting the right people about your decision. The third step is brings taharah before we talk about the driverless car and we explain it and we explain the process, I would like to mention few basic points here. And there are some key differences. I know people who research this topic, might find different information on the internet. I tried my best in sha Allah, I'll try my best to give you the best way to say hi tonight in sha Allah, but this subject. Now the first basic point here, there is no istikhara for the obligatory act of a bed.

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Yeah, if you have to pray though, do you need to make suhara?

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You don't. You don't make star about making Hajj it's an obligation, but you might. Okay, you might make us taharah. If you'd go this year or next year, you might if you're not sure, you don't have enough money, or maybe you have enough money. But there are some other issues. You're not sure about that? Yes, but you don't make the secara about making a hedge per se.

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In itself, it's an obligation and has to be fulfilled when the conditions are

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there. And also what is recommended. If something gets recommended, you don't need to make suhara unless you are confused about two recommended acts, let's say methadone and tomorrow, you know, tomorrow there will be a genizah after acid for example, at the same time, which is recommended, it's perfectly fine, but it is recommended for you to go and participate. It becomes an individual obligation. If no one is there, no one is available and you are the only one then you have to pray janessa otherwise you'd be sinful. But if there is a group of people who are praying offerings as a prayer then for the rest of Muslims, it is recommended for them to go but at the same time there is

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a halaqa that you like to attend

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and it is only recommended for you to attend this halaqa is not

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a knowledge that you have to you know get from that halaqaat like someone and you Muslim who wants to learn about salat, and this halakhah is the only way for him to learn the Salah then it's an obligation now here to attend this halaqa to learn Salah because he has to start spraying right away after he take the Shahada takes the Shahada but now we're talking about recommended us here you can make us taharah if you want and there is no esta hora is basically for permissible things things that are permissible you're confused about it about them. You don't know what is the right decision. Then you make is taharah there is no suhara for harem anything that is haram that is forbidden or

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disliked even disliked. If something is disliked the lowest from Allah does not like it is not a sin, but it is mcru then you don't make a difference.

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Powerful doing it. Number three, don't recite allistic hora de la hora after an obligatory prayer.

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But you are allowed based on the photo as some scholars to combine between istikhara prayer and another volunteer prayer. Another NASA likes a lot of Ohio combined between the Sahara and the Doha prayer. And after the tour occurs, you make your app and you had the intention for both. This is permissible, based on the fatalities of many scholars will allow to Allah Allah because Allah wa sallam said Mimi's ideal for you though, we will talk about the Heidi who mentioned Heidi today about a list of her rakata immunization for either any other than the obligatory prayers. So he didn't mention the other prayers. But the best scenario will allow Adam is that you pray to separate

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trackers for the secara and then you recite to Alice secara after number four do not do not offer solid istikhara between fudger prayer and sunrise and between acid and mudrick. And a time of zool five or 10 minutes before they will say these days to her prayer is 1250. Avoid praying Salat secara, between 1240 to 1250. These are forbidden times

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for Salah we're not supposed to pray during these prayers. during these times sorry, unless there is a Sabbath there is a need then the ruler, Maddy said if there is an emergency,

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you have to make a decision between acid and moderate. That's okay, you can offer your your salaat istikhara prayer and make the dua if there is an emergency. But if you can wait. And you can make the decision in Sharla, between Muslim and Asia. So you wait until motive. And then you pray your istikhara after motive and then make your decision.

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Number five, if you do not memorize it, or at least the hora, you are allowed to read it from a book, you hold the book in your hand, and you read it in Arabic.

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Now if you don't know how to read, you are not able to read it in Arabic, you can use transliteration. You look into the transliterated text, and you can pronounce it you will you'll be pronouncing like someone who is reading Arabic talking to new Muslims here. And you go to his channel Muslim, the fortress of the Muslim. Just go to Mr. Google type the fortress of the Muslim and you find it in the first website, which is Islam awareness dotnet. You look at the list, you get the list of all the doors that are available and has no Muslim look for prayer for seeking counsel or last counsel. You'll find it there. The Arabic text, the transliteration and then the meaning in

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English. So you look into the meaning in English, you're comfortable with it, like it, you understand it, and then you can read it when you do that do you have to use the transliterated text? Because there is a reason for that. We'll talk about it when we talk about the text of the Hadees can vary wildly Muna surah terminal Quran he used to teach us solidly staccato as he used as he would use to teach us a surah from the Quran. So the lemma I know they're not really sure about the meaning of the statement, but they said it's better to say it in Arabic the way it was taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Number six, it is permissible to recite this Torah before Salah or after sell him. But I have to be honest with you majority of scholars believe that these two has to be decided after seller after seller. They have a point because as soon as I seen him in the headset soon earlier.

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Yeah, and he would pray the tour occurs, then he would say so they understood from this statement from the Hadith that the person has to finish the tour occurs, say the seller and offer his seller and then recite the door are raising your hands. By default, raising the hands when making dua is one of the etiquettes of making a less it is dictated otherwise. Like we know that it was not the habit or the sooner of Rasulullah Salim to raise his hands after the obligatory prayers.

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It was his habit le salatu salam to make Vicar to focus on SV and to Hamid entecavir and Tallinn and maybe reciting ayatul kursi. And the other shortsword has like sort of the philosophy that it was not his habit to make. It was his habit Allah salatu salam to make before Salaam and in sujood while making suit. So here the majority of scholars from the former from the forum have their head they said it is better to do recite these two are after Salah. Some other scholars like she had to slam Jamia

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He said no, he should resize it before Sam. Because he's in prayer is still in prayer. And it's more virtuous. Because no, there is a big difference they said between someone who is making in the prayer and someone making outside the prayer.

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That was his point Rahmatullah LA. So and he looked at the sooner for Solas SLM. So I would say, Come on Kuru Kathy Roma axon masurian. Contemporary scholars, they said, there is a flexibility here and I'm gonna watch your own if you want to make this drive before Salah. And after you make the shout out, and then you recite the Salafi Bohemia. And then you mentioned the famous to outlaw minneota became another big one. I mean, as I will cover frequently my alma mater, Sharif, eternity mercifully dogen, then he recited to alphalisa hora, and then you say me, and you offer your seller, this is one way. But of course, at the end of the show before salami Don't raise your hands, you

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still moving your finger, or just doing the the way you do a shout out, your hand is still on your on your on your knee.

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But if you do it after salon, you're allowed to raise your hands, we'll learn how to holla at him this way,

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time.

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After you pray solidly, secara, then move ahead with your plants. You don't have to wait for a dream.

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You don't have to wait for him. So it's not necessary. It's not part of the process is not part of the package. And the common belief, the common belief that the person who makes the car has to see something the answer has to receive the answer in in his dreams, or he has to do it before he goes to bed. And then he has to wait for a dream. And if he doesn't see anything, he has to do it again tomorrow and after tomorrow and so on. This is a is not correct. It's a misconception, because the hadith of Rasulullah Assalam did not mention anything about dreams. But however, there is a possibility that you might get some help, you might get some information in one of your dreams. And

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I will tell you, I will tell you something, Allah subhana wa tada would help you and answer your data and guide you to the right decision in different ways in different ways. You might see something you don't feel good about it, and then you cancel your plans. And this is different from matea because he is seeking counsel from Allah subhana wa, at the time of Jerry Lee used to believe that these things have power. And they affect the decisions or they affect their plans. Here you are expecting the answer from Allah subhana wa Tada, I will give you an example. These are personal examples. But that's okay. A

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couple of weeks ago, I had to make a decision about something I was planning to do something a project with someone.

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And I got accidentally I got some feedback, some negative feedback about that person.

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And it was not you. I was debating with myself.

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So,

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you know, I didn't want to act upon knowledge about you know, the opinion of someone else about that person I won't I didn't want. I wanted to deal with him as a Muslim brother. And that's it without any prejudice without any background. Whether had to seek Allah's guidance. So I prayed so hard on this place, here in this corner. And then I went to the office to continue to do some work. Within two, three minutes, I received the call from the same person

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to three minutes. And he asked me a weird question. And he made a weird request. And it was something like I was not expecting from him. And I said, this is the answer from Allah, I'm not going to go ahead with this project.

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And I made my decision. And if you're comfortable with it,

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one time, I was planning to buy a car, and the person told me take it, try it in town, drive it for 1015 minutes. And if you like it, bring it back. So I drove it for 1015 minutes. I wanted, I think to do something at home,

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made staccato hamdulillah. And I parked my car in front of the house. But the key I had problem with the heat.

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And I stay like I waited for 15 minutes to get it out from the switch. And I said no, I'm not going to buy this car. And I said this is an answer from Allah subhana wa Tada. Sometimes you don't see anything. You don't receive a dream. You don't see a sign. You just made her a couple of days about something. And I went and did it hamdulillah I was happy. Everything was fine. I was not sure about it if I'm supposed to do it or not.

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And I went and made the Sahara. I turned on my car and went I did it handle everything was fine. It was happy about it, but I didn't

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see any sign? This is a different way.

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So the owner may decide you move ahead with your plan. This is one option or if you don't want to move ahead with your plans you don't, you couldn't make any decision. You didn't have any feeling about it. It's neutral. You don't feel good about it. You don't feel bad about it. Someone MIT said, you might repeat the str if you want. There are people other scholars,

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students for honest I would say students of knowledge. They said there could be a problem with that because when you seek is too hard or you're supposed to have to work on rely on the last panel to Anna go ahead with your plans you shouldn't repeat the istikhara but many scholars said if you don't feel

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comfortable, or you didn't you couldn't reach any conclusion. This is their statement. You are allowed to repeat the staccato what is their daily. Their daily is Rasulullah Salim Khanna usually this is a little half into our Salah used to repeat his era he used to repeat these two or three times. And he said it is half repeating you will do it it's a sign of your true servitude, that you are a servant of Allah waiting for Allah help all the time. This is their analysis will allow to Allah Allah

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I would say Jani This is the opinion of maturity if you feel that you need to repeat it you can repeat it with Allahu taala now will enable Felicity hora Inaba, no one can praise the hora on your behalf. I see people who came here to me and he said, Amen, praise to God on my behalf. I said they cannot do it. You do it yourself. I can pray for you.

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Anyone can pray for you. Ask your mom or dad to pray for you. Your friends, that's okay, that's fine.

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But no one can pray offers a lottery sticker on your behalf. This is something that you do it by yourself.

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list the horror the owner may decide it is not an obligatory act of a bother it is sooner. That means if you don't do it, that's fine. You won't be sinful.

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But there are some beautiful meanings within istikhara one and it's we'll talk about it tonight in sha Allah, the Almighty said the greater wisdom the greater wisdom of praying is the Hara is that the believer is following the true path of reliance. Because when you What are you doing with Darius the hora you are you recognize you you admit your weakness, your ignorance and you recognize his limited knowledge subhanho wa Taala and limited power and you recognize and you admit your your incapacity, you lack of ability. So you're coming to Allah subhanho wa Taala as a poor servant to Allah, I need your help, I cannot decide for myself. And this is a beautiful because Allah Subhana

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Allah knows that you are weak.

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Even if you are educated, you have the highest degree

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in this world, even if you are the wealthiest person on this earth, you still need the help of your Lord, because you are a weak human being. So when you come to Allah subhanho wa Taala with this attitude, he deserved his help. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not like arrogant people. Now the head eatable istikhara we'll be talking about it now or we go through it part by part in sha Allah

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will try to discover the beauty of this and the power of this to her and I selected the Hadees that is inside Buhari. It's narrated by Java collected or generated by Java or the Allahu anhu. Remember Bukhari collected or

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placed this hadith in three chapters. So the first number is 1162 and then in somewhere after 6000 something in 7000 something there are more than 7000 Hadith. So in three places Allah Mohammed Buhari and all of them I believe were narrated by jabber or the allow I know but there are some others are habits who narrated this duality hora if you find them, ignore them because they are different. They are different and most of the odema when we advise people to do a staccato we mentioned the hadith of jabber, which is in Sahih al Bukhari and this is the best version of this hadith will hota Allah Allah, so jabber of the Allahu anhu can cannot assume lies I seldom use the

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Mona Lisa hora de fille ohmori Kalia can only Mona surah terminal Quran, Jabba the Allahu anhu said in this hadith that rasulillah salam used to teach us Alice taharah in for all of our affairs, all of our affairs, as he would teach us a surah from the Quran.

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Now when you say all of our affairs, you told me this is a general statement. That should include everything obligatory act of a bad or recommended acts of a bad rule Emma

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Metal Sudoku, Uhura to be huesos. What does it mean? Those who study or solid faculty will understand these terms? These are technical terms, you know solar flip. The mean that it's obvious because it's obvious this as a hobby, he knows that the rest of the Sahaba and the rest of Muslims who are listening to him, we know that he was not talking about every single thing, including our prayers. Our hedger was a cat and the things that we have to do so these are the Obama neurotic horses, it is a general statement that includes specific you know, items, Euro to beho suzani.

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Vianney, the generalization is not is not meant here.

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And then jabiru the allow who either hammer yaku or supervisor silica either hammer hydrocarbyl, Emery failure karrakatta any memory real for either

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he said if one of you is deliberating over a matter, then he should pray toorak as other than the obligatory praise.

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So you don't do it here. This is clearly don't do it after an obligatory prayer. Similarly, Jaco Allahumma inni esta heruka be in Miku istep De Luca, quadratic, so you need to memorize these terms. Unless you are planning to do it with heslin Muslim in your hand, that's a different story. But here we need it's it's better if we memorize this, this dariah one Allahumma in me as the hero cabaret remake was duc De Luca. quadratic means means Oh Allah, I seek the counsel of your knowledge and I seek the help of your omnipotence. omnipotence means the quality of having unlimited power all powerful. So because of the Hadeeth or the drive is talking about the father or the father of Allah

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subhana wa. Then the next part was an upcoming follicle Avi loneliness the hero COVID mc. Well, istep little Kappa quadratic was el camino de caladium fame. nikka taketsuru, Walla

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Walla, Walla Walla, Allah insha Allah malu and I beseech you for your magnificent to grace us Hello, coming from the cloudy, I beseech you for your magnificent grace. Surely you are capable and I am not, you know, and I know not and you are the Knower of the unseen. So here you are praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now you find some scholars if you go to the internet, or students of knowledge, telling you that before you do the draft of lista hora, you need to follow the Sunnah of the draft what is the student of making drive he got it didn't get it from the daughter of Mr. Carter, the headless Takara. We got it from a general heading that says before last I sent him the heavy

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football of neuroaid. Here the man making

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and he did not praise the last panel totality and start by praising Allah and he did not send his prayers and salutation upon Prophet sallallahu wasallam for

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any he has hasten in his day, he should he should have praised the last panel to Allah and then make salaat he cited salad upon the Prophet SAW Selim method for example, select ebrahimian and then express his needs and make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we said before you do to us the camera, this is one opinion, I'm telling you, because you might find it on the internet. I don't want you to be confused.

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They said you need to praise Allah. So you praise the line with whatever way you want. You choose words of praise, and then you send your praise and salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and then you decide to Alistar but when you think about it, actually you were praying to Rick as you were actually praising Allah subhanaw taala remembering align your Salat? Did you do Salam Do you offer your Salat upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? Yes, you did select Li Brahimi after a touchdown, so there is no need for this addition. Because people will be confused. And in fact these two opinions and people will tell you just recite this to you don't recite something else and other

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people know you need to praise Allah. Allah say Salat No, you don't need that. Because you were praying you were praising Allah subhanaw taala. You mentioned the Salah Abraham is a lot and here in the beginning of the dua you are not asking in the beginning. You are actually praising Allah.

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Allahumma Iniesta, hirokawa n MC was stuck DeLuca quadratic you're not asking he was looking for the Kalani find Nikita, voila, you're able and I'm not what Allah moolah alum you know, and I know not one gentleman who you are the Knower of the unseen. So we are praising Allah subhana wa Tada. Now here when you look at these things, that the servant to philosophy into what Allah is showing his humbleness, his weakness, admitting his weaknesses, his modesty, and number two, he's amplifying his, through praising Allah subhanho wa Taala through

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expressions of words of praise. This is how we amplify our

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praise Allah subhana wa tada and then we know Samia Allah soleus Assalam then we make our da. So number two and number three, he is recognizing the unlimited power of the last panel with Allah as well as his limited knowledge. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has repeatedly emphasized these concepts in the Quran how do we often read in the Quran in Allah Allah coalition kadhi Verily, Allah is Able to do all things. Now here when you make these two are you you need to have these feelings they're the last panel which is able to answer your Allah subhanaw taala is able to guide you to the right decision. Allah subhanaw taala is able to make this project happen.

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These things happen to you. So when you have these feelings, while making the most likely you will do I will be answered in sha Allah. And also we know that Allah spirit Allah has ultimate knowledge. absolute knowledge. Yeah, animal verbena ad Mama halifa home Allah subhanaw taala knows what is presently before them, and what will be after them. And there is a beautiful area in the Quran, when Allah has knowledge encompasses everything in this universe. There is a beautiful air that expresses the ultimate knowledge of philosophy and our talents sorted and this is amazing.

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And everyone has to contemplate this idea to know the completeness and the fullness of Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah telenovelas patella said we're in the Home Affairs Jose Villa Allah Maha in

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Yanni Allah subhanaw taala with him are the keys of the unseen no one knows them except him subhanho wa Taala. And then he said in this ayah, Allah Mirfield very well.

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And he knows what is on the land and what is in the sea.

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Every single he has knowledge about every single thing that is happening in this universe. And then you think about it, okay, I know that within a loss patella goes further, where matters scuttle nuwara 1311 a dilemma. This is amazing. Is it not a leaf, not a leaf falls, except that he knows it. Or he knows about it subhanho wa Taala just think about a leaf coming down from a tree, one leaf, there are billions of tree leafs right

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in during the fall season, coming down from trees. So Allah subhanaw taala knows about every single leaf.

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And then he continued the last panel Tyler Well, there have been futile lomatium

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without been well aibc ilahi keytab in moving when I have met in physical Metal Earth, and he said and no grain is there within the darkness of the earth and no moist or dry sink but that it is recorded or written in a in a clear record.

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Now clear records could we allow the protected tablet, and he told me okay that does the record the tablet include every single thing. And it wants you to think about the computer.

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And attitude amazed when you use your computer, you type any word and you get plenty of information, huge amount of information about that single thing. And you don't become amazed Why?

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Because you have grown up with it now, with this technology.

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It's normal to you, you don't think about it, it's part of your life. But yet this machine can bring you bring to you any information you want. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, the creator of the universe, the heavens and earth, who created this knowledge and these laws of physics is not able to include all this information about every single thing. In local muffle we don't know the nature of this low helmet forth. But it's part of our appeal that we have to believe in it. Because we got knowledge about it in authentic Hadees analyst pantalla is telling us in this in this ayah that he knows about every single thing that is happening in this universe.

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Now when you know that you know that he's able to He knows everything and he's able to guide you to the right decision. Then also lies are seldom said here comes the door app after you praise the last panel to Allah. You recognize his unlimited power and limited knowledge. Then it comes at you recognize now your limitations and your weaknesses. When it comes to allow my income to tell me you're going to tell me the armor.

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And then here you mentioned your your your matter the method that has to that you need to make a decision about now he told me if I don't know Arabic And I'm reading the transliterated text, you might This is my first

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If you want you can brothers new Muslims who don't speak Arabic You can mention your, your,

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your problem in English or older or any other language, that's fine because it will be difficult for you to express yourself. Do you want to buy a car and you want to describe this car in your car and you don't speak Arabic It will be difficult for you to to come up with this language right?

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Or, or a person you want to get married with or a house you want to buy and you mentioned the house that belonged to so and so. And it is located in Marlborough Randall or anyone to say it in Arabic. Maybe it could be difficult for you if you don't speak Arabic. So you have the transliteration when it comes to this part allow my quintet alamanda has Amharic means Oh Allah if you know that this matter. And then you mentioned the matters to be decided about is good for me in my religion, Hyrule leafy Dini.

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So religion comes first were my Ashi, my livelihood were occupied at Emory, activity Emory, for my life in the hereafter. This is one translation or one understanding. But the matter there is a better understanding activity every could mean the welfare of my life of the life to come. And it would include your future on this earth and your life in the hereafter. And this is a better understanding activity, Emery, because there is

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an addition that the narrator has added, he said, Oh, Carla, actually he will as early as he could include your life, your future life on Earth. What really he your future life on the day of judgment in an era? And this is a better actually explanation because some of them are confused about this part. You know, Haji Rahmatullah, he said, this doubt is from the narrator is not from us all as excellent. So rasa masala must have said Dini omashu Aki Betty Emery, my religion, my livelihood, and my life in the hereafter activity, Emery or my welfare or for the welfare of my life to come, which includes my life on this earth, my life on the Day of Judgment, right. And he did not cut it

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didn't say the other part. Or maybe he said the other part not to first I don't want to confuse you. The best solution is You follow what is in heslin Muslim. We came up with a good arrangement. The mentioned this, Hiram leafy Dini, were my ashy, wacky Betty Emery, and then they included the other one, actually, he was actually between two hyphens so include them in your drive if you want, and that's fine. So you say hi, Olivia. Dini, Wilma, ashy waka Betty Emery between two hyphens you find it on the internet in Muslim as he will actually that will include your future on this life and your your future life on an app Hara insha Allah did you get it? No one will I will leave your questions

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till the end.

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Time. After you mentioned this, you save up to do hooli where suhu leatham abetik li fi then ordain it for me. Make it easy for me and bless me and it truly are they in it for me? badly. Yes, sir. hooli make it easy for me and bless me in it.

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And then the second part of the way in quintet Alamo. And when Quinta Alamo

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and Heather Amira Sharon leafy Dini, omashu Aki Betty Emery the same thing and if you know that this matter is bad for me, my religion, my livelihood, and

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for my welfare in the life to come.

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For to do Rufus riff move on, he was very funny. And so take me away from it or keep me away from it and take me away from it, or keep it away from me. That's the best translation here. keep it away from me and take me away from it for three four and he was certainly an Yani. keep me away from this. If you know that this is bad for me. Then at the end, you would say what to do little higher highs you can and blessed me with higher with goodness, ordained for me goodness hyphema can wherever it is to merlini V and make me pleased with it. Out of the bay inside al Bukhari, there is another term tomorrow Vinny Bay both of them are correct. Either you say them out of the Navy, or

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the Moroccan eBay, both of them are correct. And they mean the same thing make me pleased with it. Make me satisfied with it. So whatever choice you make for me, helped me to be satisfied with it because there is a problem. There are people who makes it harder and the outcome is not

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Good or is not good in their understanding and their understanding in their view. I got here a phone call from a sister one time complaining. Like she said, okay if we do is the harder Allah we choose the best for you right? Say I said yes. And she said, I made this to her about going back back home anything in Africa. I bought a ticket and I went there and it was horrible. The trip was horrible. And I said, Okay, wait a minute here. It could be horrible in your site. Maybe it's good in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Maybe Allah subhanaw taala has played some higher in it. Maybe you went through a bad experience. But you learned from it, you become more mature. I mean, you never

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know. Allah Subhana Allah knows. And I know people who made it harder before marriage. And the end, you know, divorcing that lady, the person divorced that lady after two years will ask him Did you mix Harris said yes. hamdulillah. Maybe he had to learn through that marriage. He learned lessons he became more mature. Now he's a show Allah qualified to have a good life, family life with another woman. You never know.

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You never know. So, here it's very important that when you make this the harder whatever decision you make, be prepared to be satisfied with it, to accept it and to be happy with it.

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Well Oh to Allah, Allah.