Reset A Believer’s New Year

Haifaa Younis

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can you hear me all? Yes

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yes it handler does handle blind. So Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Welcome everybody to the first program for the year 2021 This is our first date and almost all over the world wherever you are, some of you may be going to the day too. And the idea is it's not about celebrating the new year or not celebrating the new year for us we also have which is actually it is our new year which is in the lunar year the history year. And we have done also a program at that time.

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The idea is which I mainly I want to share with everybody is whenever a certain time comes in a certain time comes in, there is a wisdom, there is a hikma

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that for you and me and all of us have to learn from so these are times that changes and they actually move around what will kill a young widow widow have been a nurse as of last fantana says and the days we turn it around between people. So whether it is 2021 whether it is the 1442 43 whether it is the birthday of some people, whether it is the graduation, whether it is the anniversary, the idea is not why we are Singh signaling or singling that date. The idea is what what I learned from that date, the and this is what we are going to try to learn today inshallah. So I don't want you to focus about well, this is not our

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calendar, which not even talk about it, which is absolutely true. And I fully agree with that. But it is a time that half of this earth if not more than that. Right? celebrate. And a lot of countries including where I live the United States, and some of you are here, some of you are somewhere else who also follow that calendar. And it is a national holiday. So what does it mean to me as a Muslim? That's number one. We need to look at that. And number two is what should I do? If anything, right? As a Muslim, as a person who

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last pantalla graced us with this beautiful religion and everything Allah gives us is a reason for us to learn. And this is how I always say to myself, everything happens around us needs to be is a message from Allah spawn Tada. And the Blessed One is the one who knows the message.

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And the Blessed One also the one who asked the last pantalla to show him or her the message. What is it? So very common statement comes with the new year and this is why the title of the webinar today, which is the new year's resolution. So what is the new year resolution that's many people Muslims and non Muslims look for or look forward to or they make it

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What does it mean? Let's come first of all, to the word resolution, what is resolution? Right? And I literally looked it up because this is how we, again, everything around us we will learn from resolution is actually it's a promise. The word resolution is a promise, we make I make you make we all make we make it with ourselves. And that's very common in this time of the year.

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And a resolution will make it to the last pantalla. That's also not uncommon. And there is also a possibility of a resolution we make it to with other people, for most Muslims need to look at is the resolution, something we are allowed to do? Is something okay to do? Or this is something we as Muslims, it's not part of our Deen. Again, this is what we need to learn is we need to learn our Deen our religion beautiful, beautifully. And then let me see, can I apply it in my daily life? And if the answer is yes, how do I apply it in the way? Number one, please Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number two, I am following the path of this team. And number three, the most important Will I be

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rewarded for this action? is it just an action, or it's an action I'm going to be rewarded for. So let's take the resolution. Resolution is a promise.

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Resolution is a promise. And when you say resolution of the new year, you usually mean I mean we need It's a promise that I am going to do something different this year.

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And the communist one you see is people is going to say I'm going to be losing weight, dieting, very common. People will say I'm going to do this, I am going to do that.

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So let's come to us as Muslims. And let's look at the word the promise number one in our Quran is this is this concept is there. Do we even allow to do this. And in the Koran has many names. There's a lot, there's a nice out, there's more than one word, the communist one is a lad promise, covenant. covenant.

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You do this to me, I'll do this to your Allah. That's when we are coming, your Allah, you will give me this, I will do this. That's covenant. That's a new year resolution, also your Allah. And I'll give you a couple of examples. And we will look into what you're going to say your law. If I am going to be protected from this Corona and the 2021. And I'm not going to be affected. I am going to be performing my solder five times a day. That's a covenant and that's also another that's basically something you promised a lot we need to fulfill it. That's one way. Another way I am going to say in my dua. I am really in need of a job. Again, not uncommon in these days. I am really in need of

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being more patient, whether it's with my spouse, with my children, with myself with my co workers, you're a law.

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If you're gonna give me this year 2021 in this year, you will make me more sober, you're going to make me more patient. I am going to be doing this

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you're a law. If you give me money.

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If you give me the money, give me one.

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I am going to be the best Muslim. I am going to be spending it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so all these are resolutions,

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promises and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Oran have covered this word frequently has mentioned this word frequently in the Quran. It's actually mentioned the word I had promised 46 times in the Koran and it was mentioned in 36 verses and in 17 chapters of the Quran

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promise.

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So the promise is something is from my

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religion.

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One thing before I go to the details of the promise,

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the most important thing for us today

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to think to feel

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is to be grateful to Allah subhana wa tada number one, I hope everybody Today

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you are an if you and I and us should be extremely grateful to Allah for one thing that everyone has one thing that

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Every one has and that is we are all alive. If I can speak and I can look at you that I am alive, and if you can hear me and you are commenting then you are alive. And this is the biggest thing. That's a lot panatela as we say in the Arabic language, macduffie Omri, he extended my life to see another year. I need to be extremely grateful. Why?

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Because Allah said this concept in the Quran

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had had the homey Mode to Color up your genome. lonley Amal was only one female takht killer in her Kadima turn who are iroha on mute What are him Bursa Hong Kong yo baton, Allah said this song, we known that believers, the person who died and I want you all to think how many people we lost in the 20 2040 in the United States close to 350,000

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among them a lot of Muslims and I'm sure and the number in the world passed the million and this is just because of their COVID and there is other people's died from other natural causes other causes any of that person let alone Muslims. If they are today had a choice Allah give them a choice they would have send your Allah and are now on translating diversity. Call on your Allah He will talk to Allah and says he Allah send me back.

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Send me back. Not only

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I will do good. In whatever time you will give me

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not only

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Columbus, john Dalli, I'm sorry Hi. Oh Allah send me back. I will be doing good.

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I will be doing good. The Halle Armando solly Humphrey Matta rocked number one feeling today before any promises before any resolution is I and you need to be so grateful to Allah that He would def Jamboree he gave me another chance. Because once I die, number one, I am not going to come back and no more to the chances that when if Allah will send me back I'm gonna do better is nil because that's what the verse is saying that when I'm just sharing with you call with God Allah send me back. lolly Armando. Sorry, how are you? I'm gonna do good female Tareq p whatever I left, I didn't do before. I am going to be doing it. And a lot responded, Kyla nae

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in her kurimoto ne, this is just a word at talk vein talk. He's saying he or she is saying they will not. I am not gonna go back any of the dead people you know that the people that's close to you could be as close as your parents could be as close as your spouse, may Allah protect your children, or anybody you know, can I and you bring them back? The answer is no, nobody, no one. So number one today Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. so grateful to Allah gave us another day to live. And this is one of the things when these occasions comes in. Again, as I said in the beginning, whether it is a new year, the lunar year, whether it's a new year, the Gregorian year, whether it's

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a birthday, whether it is an anniversary, is not what are you celebrating? The number one thing I and you need to feel that Allah gave me more chance, give me He gave me another chance. That's number one lesson we all have to take.

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What am I gonna do? What I am going to do with the second chance Allah gave me because the people who are dead, they will be dying, as we say, to be in my place today and your place, meaning I am alive and breathing. So that's number one. Alhamdulillah be so grateful, what ever your surroundings are, whatever your situation is, and I know there's a lot of people suffering and the 2020 the landmark of 2020 was a global suffering Subhan Allah global suffering. And as yesterday's power law at work, I was working in the hospital and the nurses. Commonly I heard this and they said, it can never be worse. And I was like, Don't say that. We don't know. We don't know. Can Allah make this

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worse? Of course he can. But hamdulillah he's a he is All Merciful. We need to ask him your a law, please. Or Metro konadu Your mercy we that's what we long good for. And even in the sufferings we are having there.

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is a mercy but we want a more mercy from Allah pantalla So number one, everybody be grateful to Allah pantalla we're breathing.

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We're breathing. Even if whatever I did before, I still have a chance to make it up. Clear either. Dr. Levine Asafa unforseen Latin oma Rahmatullah all my servant who have transgressed against themselves, a baddie, my servant, Allah said ladawn automa Rahmatullah don't disappear from the

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mercy of Allah. In Allah hi after the Nova Jamia, Indeed Allah forgive all the sins and this is the most hopeful verse in the Quran. It's a sort of Zoomer.

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So number one, wake up Alhamdulillah number two,

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just now I start feeling and I am absolutely feeling that our last one hour Tyler has graced me with the biggest the grace and biggest niramit the Nirmal of a higher office life. Now number two, what I'm gonna do with it,

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what promise I am going to do. Number two,

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What will I tell our last panel were tired, not people

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watched what I knew in my federal this morning. And in the war that's going to come very soon. What I'm going to tell them last pantalla What do you want from a lot? That's number two. We need to sit down and focus, sit down and focus in what do I want from him in the hawala cliche in Korea, he is capable of everything, anything, you name it, of course on luck and do qualifier could be and it is done and it is done. What do you want from law? Number two,

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and three free? He will give it to you, what will you do with it?

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And this is what I want to focus on the promise I shared with you earlier. There is a verse in the Quran, to me is one of the most scariest verse, not about the punishment, not about the might of Allah, but about the human being. How can the human being be ungrateful, and absolutely unappreciative. And this is actually it's a sort of tober the repentance and Allah subhanaw taala said,

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women home, men Ahad Allah, amin home man ha ha de la and among them, meaning people. Of course this is the time of Allah Swati sought to sit down

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and film Medina and but again, the Quran applies to all of us. Every time homina homina Ahad Allah and among them who have given a promise to Allah, that is you and me these days.

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Right? Well me whom Allah had Allah.

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autonomy, probably, Assad de Pon coonan, Amina Saleh, this is all sorts of tober the vs 7776 and 77 What is it? I will have them promise that law Remember what I said Be grateful you are alive, count the blessings for sure. And then what do you want from Allah? And this is what I want from Allah.

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Autonomy probably, if Allah will give me from his grace, what grace Allah has everything. So some people will say your Allah, I'm sick, I want to be healthy. Some people will say you're a law. I don't have children. Please give me children. Yeah, Allah, please make the 2021 is the year I'm going to be a mother, you're a bit me. I see this all day, every day in my office. And I say you're a bee. I mean, it's an AMA, it's a blessing. Some of them will say your Allah. Or some of us, let's say, we'll say Yo, Allah, I didn't do very well in 2020 I didn't. Right, I want to do better. hamdulillah you had this desire, your Allah, I want to be a better human being in general. I want to

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be a better human being to this earth. I want to be a better servant of you, your Allah. I want to be more following the sooner for Swati salatu salam, you choose almost always the promises, the covenants, the resolution of the new year is a good thing. It's usually something good. You Yanni as a last puntata teaches us or show us our shortcomings. And then he makes us make these resolutions. So what is the communist one, as I said, as I shared with you, the communist one is lose weight. This is everyone this year, starting from January, I'm going to exercise every single day. That's a promise. Right That's promised with yourself. But when I told to Allah pantalla and I say your

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Allah, please. I want to exercise helped me to exercise and if now coming to the word, if you

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Help me to exercise, I'm going to be healthier, and I'm going to be more able to worship you. every promise think of you write, for example, somebody on the charges, but I want to accept Islam, your army, your army, ask Allah, Allah will guide you, Allah will guide you. And it is a decision of your life. Exactly. Now, let's go back to this verse, October, repentance, the chapter is the chapter of repentance. And the chapter is so strong, it exposed all the hypocrites, it's one of the names of that chapter is a father,

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I follow the meaning, the one the chapter that exposed people. So these people, may Allah subhanaw, taala may not make me and you have those, whom I now had a loss, among them those who promised a loss pantalla if you give us from Your Grace, and again, Grace, health, wealth, children safety,

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yielding

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more money, more luxury, more happiness, inside, good husband, to my, to my daughter, good wife to my son,

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give me a promotion at work, my husband gets a promotion at work, get accepted to this college, all these are probably all these are from the grace of Allah, only Allah can give it. And this is something we really have to believe. I cannot do it.

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regardless how smart I am, how well organized, how well

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how a good planner I am unless Allah allows. So here I am, your Allah, you give me children, and I am going to be the best servant, your law, give my son, the best wife, give my daughter, the best husband and I will be ever grateful to you. That's a covenant with Allah, woman whom and Ahad Allah. And among them, who promised Allah laying it to NASA, letting autonomy probably, if you will give us from Your Grace, what are going to do

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in a sudden, when an akuna nasaga Hey, we are gonna give in charity, and we will be among the righteous. Let me take you through a story. Because usually stories makes us understand much better. And this is a story related to this verse, there is a different opinion about who this person that made the promise, the idea is not the person, the idea is the promise. And when he asked Allah subhanaw taala for something and what's happened, this is the story. And you can find this in almost all the books of tafsir interpretations or commentaries on the Quran on this verse and so totowa

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this is also how the a companion who came to us Swati has salatu salam. And he said Yasser Allah

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ask Allah ask Allah

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to give me once

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asked a lot to give me wealth, a little water, a Eurozone mela. That's exactly what he said. So the Allahu Allah, ask Allah to give me money malah wealth

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and roswaal Swati salatu salam responded

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and he said whoa, and he mentioned his name.

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Look at this statement. Little bit you have and you are grateful to this little you have way better for you, then a lot and you cannot be grateful to.

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So this man came to the show I sought to send peacemaking to Allah subhana wa supplication, let him give me I want to be rich. Let him give me money and have a swatting slot was set up immediately. He didn't say no. Let's look why he did not say Yes, right away. He said no. He said well, you hack Whoa. He had till you have and you're grateful. Way better than a lot of money. That's you will not be able to do it's good. It's do right. And he responded the man and he said and then Swati Salah to get the man said, Please make dua, please make this supplication. I want to be rich.

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Allah Swati salatu salam responded one more time. And he said to him, don't you want to be like your lobby like our Swati site was set up.

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By the one who owns my hand. That's our Swati Sato Sam. Thank you.

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Same time, don't you want to be like me, by the one who owns my hand, if I wanted these mountains to move with me, and brings gold and silver, a wasp, Allahu wa Taala would have done it. They the mountains will move with me and it will bring golden silver.

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But

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I did not want to do that.

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The man insisted.

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Now the promise now the resolution and he said by the one, the man that the companion

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so let's let's let's do it again because I really want you to know this story by heart. Because this will teach me what promises I am going to do today to almost pantalla and I need to be very careful. So this is a man came through Swati salt was a companion said the auto sworn law asked a law maker to help for me that I will be rich or actually sought to sit on first said Little you have and you're grateful for it much better to you than a lot and you cannot be grateful. The man said again,

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asked a lot to give me money I wanted or Swati Sato Salaam said Don't you want to be like your prophet that if I wanted or Swati sought to sell these mountains will move with me walk with me like say, you know, there would end and I'd like say Mr. Lehmann and I will have they will bring gold and silver.

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And the man said, by a law Now listen to this. He said, well let the butter cut will help by the one who send you with the truth. If you make this dua, this supplication to Allah and unlawful filled it in gave me money.

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I am going to give everyone their due right?

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He looked at the roswaal he saw to samsa Dr. Osama, by the one who sent you with the truth. If you make this supplication for me, and Allah will give me the money. Everyone has the right in that money. I'm going to give it to the cooler the hacking. Everyone who has a right I am going to give the right

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I was sweating, salt will sit up said the following.

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And he turned to Allah subhanaw taala and he said, Allahu Allah, Allah, give him your Allah give him

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give him money.

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Give him money. Now listen to what happened.

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And then

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the Sahaba he said, Allah gave him the money.

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And he went and bought a herd of sheeps

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and they describe this herd of sheep increased in number two like he became like how ads move on the floor in a huge number. This man his sheeps, increased in number to the point he could not keep them where he was living. He was too many. So he had to move. He had to move outside Medina to a bigger place please feel this. Feel this we all we all in somehow shape or form is like this man. In the DA like we have a small house your love Give us a bigger house. We have small cards, Allah give us a bigger car, old car, give her a newer one, whatever. So Allah Subhana Allah gave him money, he bought ships. These ships multiplied so quickly that when he was living cannot accommodate him

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anymore. So he moved for from Medina in an more open place. What happened remember the promise he made to Allah pantalla he said if you give me the money, I'm gonna give everyone do right. Number one, the right is the right of Allah subhana wa Tada. So when Allah did that gave him the money and he moved outside Medina, for from the masjid first thing went away. That's the Salah in JAMA. This is the heavy, he always used to do. Also the hood and also in JAMA, he only used to pray the moon prayer and the afternoon prayer in congregations the rest he did not do it. Because he was busy.

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Then it continued to multiply Subhanallah it continued to multiply that he became so busy with his wealth. Does that ring a bell to people that does your law protect us all.

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It's multiplied to the point he missed all the fun of

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I'm out in the masjid.

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Remember, this is a time of Allah Swati salatu salam, the mom is a Vasu is autosar. And this man, the sheep's the wolf that he asked a lot to give when he gave him took him away from the JAMA from the congregational prayers. And then it continued to multiply and this is so scary point I'll come to it in a second. Allah continue to give him till he miss jwan officer

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with the drama, they did not see him the masjid anymore.

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And the point I'm trying to make is when Allah gives me wealth, the first thing, right, I have to fulfill is the right of Allah. And right of Allah using the wealth, he gave me, the education he gave me, the children he gave me any of the blessing he gave me in his obedience.

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Then the obligation of Zika came in

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Saraswati salatu salam send two of the companions. One he sent it to that companion, the one who made the promise and Allah gave him a lot. And another one both they were very rich. And the messenger formula Swati Sato Sam came to him and he said, Allah, Swati Sato, Sara, send you his Salaam and says and he gave him a letter, and he said, the obligation of Zika became obligation. You need to pay

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2.5% from all this wealth you have, he said he looked at the paper, I'm still reading to you the Hadith, but I'm making it in a simpler way for as a story. He looked at the at the paper and he said no, this is for the non Muslims. You take from them money, I'm Muslim, go finish and then come back to me. Let me think about it. He went to the other person who are a Swati salatu salam sent to so there was two people or Swati sought to set up send messengers to them to pay money. The second man absolutely paid and paid from the best money he had the king back to that so hubby says How are Swati salatu salam send you his Salaam and says you need to pay the Zakah and he said no. This is

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for the non Muslims I'm a Muslim are not paying my money.

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Now look what happened.

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They went back to LA Swati. hisar to sit down.

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Went back to the Swati site was the moment he saw the messengers or Swati santosa before even they told him this story. He said why hackathon Allah will on you will on you

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and

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they told him what's happened and he said well on him and in the other man who paid and he made the more draw out to that person who paid as a car

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they went to him and they said are Swati Sato sedan said whoa on you. Because you did not pay the money. Remember this point man asked Allah Swati salatu salam to make the dua your Allah give me money. Once you give me money I'm going to give everyone that do right and Allah gave him the money. What's happened the first do right of Allah subhanaw taala zeca he didn't pay. So they went to him and says Allah Swati Sato Salaam said this about you. He your entourage, soiree sort of set up. And he said, yada so Allah, forgive me, please forgive me.

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And this verse IRA to you was revealed. I mean, whom I now had the law and among them are people who promised a law. If the he will give us from among from his blessings, we will be grateful and we will be righteous. So they went to him and says that Allah revealed a verse in the Quran about you here on Torah, Swati salatu salam, and he was he went to him, and he actually moved on his knee. And he said, yada swala Please forgive me. He threw the dust on his head and says, Please forgive me. I'll pay my Zika

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What do you think happened?

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I Swati salatu salam Subhanallah when I was reading this structure, Pan Allah and he said that I saw he saw two salons he said, I'm not taking a car from you. This is what you did. This is what you did. I send you an order and you did not obey me. I am not taking this account from you.

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So how long? Do you remember roswaal? He sought to sit down or Somaliland, me the most merciful man a loss and and this man when he came and his feeling sorry Allah Swati sought to Sudan did not take it.

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And this man stayed,

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hoping a lost pantalla will accept from Allah Swati salatu salam died, went to say now boubakeur afterward and says your abubaker accepted as a cat from me say

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Abu Bakar said, Allah Swati salatu salam did not accepted, I am not going to accept it

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and lived till the time of saying no more. And want to say no more said zyada is a normal give me

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take from me this money. It's there's a common said no more said Allah Swati salatu salam did not take from you, I am not taking it from you to say not mine and save not mine also did not accept. And the man died at the time of saying now what I say now athma

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the point to learn the point to learn. When I make resolution with the last panel tied, any resolution, small or big, small or big. I need to be truthful with Allah. And this is the reason I'm saying truthful. Meaning at the moment, at the moment, I am saying it, I mean it.

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Number one, number two,

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I can easily get weak as the example you have seen.

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But once I feel weak, I need to turn back to Allah and it says your law Make me strong. Don't we ever should we should never, ever any one of us use, use the near ama of Allah, the near amount of Allah the blessings of Allah that He gave us, and specifically those that we asked for specifically.

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And once Allah give it to us, we use it in his disobedience, anything, the life he's giving us today, we should not use it in the disobedience of a lot today. It's today is a holiday. So I am going to be lazy, I'm not going to be doing anything. I am going to be just sitting on the couch watching this and watching that that's not pleasing to Allah. Then the name of Allah gave me another day in a life I did not.

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I was not too grateful. And I don't want to be from those for our cup. So what happened? Allah said for

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him, the result of not fulfilling the promise, the resolution or the loss pantalla it affects my heart.

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It affects my heart, I'll be weaker, and weaker and weaker and weaker.

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So I can make resolutions I can make promises with Allah. Absolutely, I can. Absolutely I can. And usually with a loss pantalla is something pleasing Him even if you're going to say your loss helped me to lose weight, for example, helped me to live healthy protects me from the Corona, remind me that I always wear the mask make me stronger, so I do not. So I really can practice social distance, all these images, Trent needs a lot of help. When Allah gives me this, I should use what he gave me in his pleasure.

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And Allah in many places, in the Oran said, we're all for beloved in Canada masuleh fulfill the promise, the promise you'll be asked about, you will be asked about. And I want each one of you listening to me. Remember that time when you were in the weakest part of your life, we all went through this, you're very weak things, everything around you is not what it should be something you are having so much hopes and it didn't happen and crumbled. And in that moment, when you were so scared, or you are so desperate, or you were so hopeless, right you turn to Allah there was nobody else and you say your law, please help me and then he helped you. What did I do afterwards?

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What did I do afterwards.

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And a loss put to the same thing about the promises is in many places in the ordinary different way. The the husband and the wife and that's a loss of this sort will out of when the husband and the wife said when she became pregnant. I will go and read the Quran. It's there when she got pregnant for them. Natasha hamdulillah tambien Javi when they had the marital relationship, she became pregnant hamlen huffy for early pregnancy, light pregnancy phenomena as colored when the pregnancy continued. That's an enema. No miscarriage continued. From a skeleton she became heavy meaning 789 months. Right? Tao en la hora Bama, both of them asked a law, another covenant let in our data in

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our society and if you will give us a righteous child. Then a coonan Amina shaqiri. We will be among the Grateful

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and this is very common. I see this again every day in my office, pregnant woman, your law give us a normal healthy, easy, normal, healthy baby easy delivery and a righteous child. And what happens when this happens and a lot of

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Also sorted out of divorce on continued follow Allah Azza Masada when he gave them the righteous child, what happened?

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They forget.

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For a matter Hamas Ali ha Jana who loco Shoraka a female or Tahoma, when he gave them the lightest child, they associated partners with a law, the child become a partner, Mike, my work becomes partner, my health becomes partner, my beauty becomes partner, my money becomes partner. What is partner to me, it's more important than a law or as important as on law. how grateful I am

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New Year, time, and time and time when it comes that there is an occasion. There is an occasion I need to look at it. And I always remind people, when people say, Oh, it's it's birthday, no congratulation. And I was like, What are you crying, congratulating people about?

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They are closer to their death

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one day, or one year, closer to their death. It's reality. It's not about I'm scaring people, or I am not being optimistic. It's reality. It's reality.

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Right? So time when it comes to occasions when it comes is a reminder for us as Muslims every every occasion is a reminder for us Mother's Day. What is Mother's Day for us as Muslims every day is Mother's Day. It's the value of the mother who's the Mother What does it stand teaches me same thing Father's Day.

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All these occasions for me, I'm not going to just celebrate one day that's not the US Islam is a daily life. We all say this, Islam is a way of life which is so true, but we need to practice it. So New Year's resolution promises the last panel what what all four will add fulfill the promise that you made to Allah fantana I and you will be asked about it and last pantalla repeated this and he connected with taking care of the money of the orphan he put it in more than one place in the aura. So New Year is a day for us whether it is the again the lunar year whether it is the

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Gregorian is a time for me to reflect and to remember.

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Second point I want to make and I'm going to go over it quickly. And then if you have any questions feel free, related to the topic.

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We went through very difficult here, humanity went through very difficult to you, fellows Subhan Allah anyone you talk to Muslims or non Muslims.

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yesterday or today, they all have the same concept which is it was very difficult to hear things happen to us that we never thought it's going to happen. Who even thought you're going to wear a mask 24 seven

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panela who thought that you will not be seeing your relatives because they live in another state or another country who even thought we were not going to be able to go pray in the masjid let alone measure that Hello. And maka know Hajj Nora, Milan. This is for us Muslim. No prayer in the masjid and Ramadan limited. It was very difficult. loss of lives. loss of income and wealth, anxiety, fear unknown. We don't know what it's going to bring.

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So how can I look at truth 2021 in a positive way.

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After all what I went through

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and this is a second thing I need to

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program myself

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how I'm gonna live the 2021

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no choice. I don't know the hype. I don't know the unseen. But I know what I want to do. And how do I stay positive? How do I stay positive in this negative way in this negative circumstances around me? Yang Subhan Allah isn't amazing. Isn't amazing. The week that the vaccines became available in the world, a loss and another strain

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of the virus.

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Isn't that something we need to sit and think as luck? What is it? What are you teaching is teaching us your law? All these things you really you really have to think of it and I'm going to just address is Coronavirus is a test from Allah subhanaw taala any difficulty we go through and any calamity we go through and any blessings we go through is a test from a while. This is something concept we really have to learn when I am healthy is a test and when I am sick

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is a test How's that? When I am healthy? What did I do with my health? And when I am sick, what did I do with my sickness? Meaning, my relationship with Allah when I was healthy, and I did not get the COVID was I grateful to Allah when I was tested with the COVID, and I got the COVID was I saw there, and also grateful to Allah, it wasn't worse. Everything around that is a test, but we just don't know.

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So how do I stay positive? How do I stay positive and I'm going to give you just 12345 and just two practical points because of the

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time number one, number one, number one, work on your Eman or rectify your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala in this 2021 even if Allah will give me one more day to live, my resolution, my intention, but I want to be closer to a loss pantalla I want my relationship with a lot to be better. I want to give a las pantallas do right. That's number one. That's number one, how to stay positive number one, rectify your relationship with Allah, talk to him.

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Talk to him.

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As you talk to yourself and He is Allah make me positive, make dua for yourself, show me the positivity in my life. I don't see it. And there's a lot of positivity but we don't see it. Because the definition of positive is different between us. So number one, rectify the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala number one, number two,

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and you will be very surprised with this is

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be good to human beings. Lsn they'll be good to people, be good to people, they hurt you forgive them. They did not help you forgive them, do good to them, not because who they are. Because this is Allah subhanaw taala and you're doing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Nisa, La Jolla, Rafi, Catherine minhaj Well, there is no higher there's no goodness in majority of what they say. Except Illa except when Amara we saw the whomsoever or enjoying charity, Alma lemon Allah beside it, oh my roof, or something good. Our sly had been a nurse or he rectified the relationship between people. Stay positive, don't focus on yourself, do good to the others don't

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say she doesn't deserve it. He doesn't deserve it. I've done this and this and this to them. And they didn't do anything to me. Don't rectify the relationship with Allah. This is related to Allah. So number one, number one, rectify the relationship with Allah, strengthen your Eman. Number one by by asking Allah to make by the promise you want to do, I want to be a better Muslim this year, I want to be a better human being. This year, there's two things. And unfortunately, they should be together. But we don't see it always. I am a good servant of a lot. Nine. That means I'm a good human being. That doesn't mean I'm perfect. Of course, I'm going to make mistakes, who doesn't, of

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course, I'm going to fall, but I'm going to get up. And number one, I rectify to the law. And if I can rectify it with people, I'll do it with no arrogance. If I made a mistake, I'll say I'm sorry. So number two, good deeds, do good deeds, do it to an animal to the tree to the creation of a law and of course to human beings. Number three,

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pick one good deed this year that you want to do. I'm not talking when I say good deed necessarily is solid, and prayers and fasting and charity, that's for sure. But pick one more thing. One more thing. keep yourself busy with it. keep yourself busy with it. Don't waste your time in things that will make you know lazy do something positive that will usually usually move away what is and and what is and and sorrow. And there's a very beautiful clip. I watched it yesterday somebody sent it to me, Chapin Allah and they said why do we feel sad? And why do we worry? It was beautiful analysis. The sadness we feel sad because we missed something. We missed something but the material

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or human being something we missed. And we feel sad about it when something has not yet happened, but we are worried it's gonna happen.

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The worry, the worry. The future is our loss hands. The past past is not going to come back. The current is in in my hand in a law's hand to stay positive. When I look at the back and I say I can change Allah is the only one

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rectify your relationship with Allah. The future are married, I'm going to get I'm going to be laid off. I am not going to get accepted to this. This is going to happen is not in my hand. It's an Ally's hand or rectify your relationship with Allah and that's why Allah Swati hisar to Sudan has this famous Hadith alumna in the old week said, supplication minute a hungry one has an icy cough, huge any from worry and sadness, worries and sadness.

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Next thing you that will make you positive. And I think this is free, apply it the law of liberty that in law who I rarely and when you apply it and apply it correctly, I doubt you will be worried. Well, one of the I know I can't say 100% I don't know you all, but that's what Allah told me. So that's why I'm very certain. keep remembering a lot this year. Make it this year, a year of Vicar, the year of remembering a loss pantai any kind, anything. smilla hamdulillah Subhan Allah, what are you the Orion? Anything you do? That there is a remembrance of Allah on your tongue, the worry, the sadness is going to come will be washed away. Allah, Allah, Allah is not my inoculum

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majority of you probably may know this concept, verbally by the remembrance of Allah. Hearts reach serenity,

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heart, reach peace. I love with the credential to my alma mater ride. Remember a law.

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Remember a lot ask a lot to make human a Daiquiri, a duck in a walker here on deck era, those who remember a lot plenty The only thing in the Quran plenty is a dicker. ask Allah to make you for among those people. Ask him, he will because it's something gets you closer to you closer to him. And the last thing there is a couple of points is just I'm going to give you the last couple of them. This one is from an imam of no pain. And he says ask Allah only rely on Allah only seek help from him. Only. He can do what he can to stay turned to him. It says your Allah make me healthy, protect me. Your law makes me nothing need I don't say make me wealthy. I'm worried like what

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happens to this Sahabi will happen. I will say you're alive make me not in need of anyone except you.

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Do ask him, rely on him. Another thing is

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have the belief in you that Allah subhanho wa Taala will never let you down.

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Allah subhanaw taala will never let you down. That's comes natural. When you correct your relationship with Allah. He will never let you down in the bottom moment in the lowest moment of your time. When you think everything is not working well. And these we go through these moments. If you are going to say this word languor by Yami law, Allah will never let me down like say the hydro senate when I saved my writing left her in the middle of the desert, Allah who never let you down. That's our code. That's reliance on a law that's Roger that's hopeful missing a lost punk dad shall seek refuge in Him. You rely on him and seek help from him. A lot of his stuff for a lot of CFR we

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did last semester of the whole engine Institute, the whole 12 weeks was about sins and the effect of sins on me and the people around me. And this is not my words. Everything was from the Quran and the Sunnah we finished it to start two weeks ago is 12 weeks course. Could be could be I disobeyed the last pantalla and the suffering on somebody else's as a result of my Masai Mara slobber normalcy but for me maca submit a de ma sobre como si la marca submit a Nico when calamity f before you could be as a result of what you did. I have no idea that's in the Allah has knowledge is default. ask Allah for forgiveness. I don't remember what I did, but I need a lot to forgive me. And return to Allah

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repent. So they come together is to forgive and repent for and repent. So to summarize, to stay positive number one, rectify your relationship with a loss pantalla This is number one, rectify your relationship with a loss pandang which includes all this is step four, which includes us asking Allah for forgiveness, returning to him or relying on him, seek help from him. Good. Do good to people specifically

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Do good to people specifically, be a person who wherever you are, you're a mobile can bless. People say, Well, he's here or she's here. Prayer is gonna come. Goodness is gonna come be that person and see what Allah will give you and Allah says this and I will leave you with this verse. So you want to live positive, you want to live good life, you want to live happy, do what Allah told you. And this verse sort of held the BS is a covenant or it is a short it's like a rule a lot put it Manami nasai mean the current

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warming Philadelphian the high atop the Yuba will energy and now zombie cinema Can we see what's the lesson

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council ever does good. He said I'm sorry. Good Deed mean the Corinne own a man or woman, female or male no difference. What will happen good deed

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ah ha moment and you are a believer and hello we all are and you want to believe that you know Allah will help you. You know Allah will not let you down losses set immediately. Then nothing in the high art on paper. We will make him live good life. Scholars went in detail about what is good life. I'll summarize it to you in one word, you'll feel good inside you. Good Life is not necessarily wealth and money and children and position because some people has it all and they are miserable and they commit suicide hire the labor that you feel good inside you happy grateful to Allah spawn tada May Allah Subhana Allah make us Miss shacking May Allah spawn Tada, makers from those who are grateful

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to him my last pantalla fill this coming year. And all the years to come at whatever life Allah will give us may fill it with peace, serenity, health, prosperity for all of us for all his his Earth may have lost planet Allah make us of those who when they leave. They have already left a good I say this a good footprint on this earth that when we leave and go back to Allah the sky will miss us and the sky will cry for us. Europe Vianney desert Camilla Highlands pelikulang more behind the shadow dagang stuff we will go to tour de sala alesina 101 earlier he was happy to see him and Kathy euro I think I answered if there is any question I have not answered it please go ahead and put it we have

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couple of minutes left how to stay positive I answered that a good life I answered that.

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If there is anyone the

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gender staff can put it there is just put it for me on the screen if there is any question Okay. I'll handle the lack of belonging does that come along who you met last? pantalla fill your life with happiness and malice pantalla give us longer life in his service Europe Yami George's up love Hayden's panic along more behind the shadow.

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stuff you recover to buli sallallahu ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali. He was hot.