Can You Ever Be Fully Grateful

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Hamza Tzortzis

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Yeah, so I'm no longer CEO Alhamdulillah I am so grateful for the opportunity. You know, I always believe that

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I know this sounds like you know, just fake humanity. But I literally believe this that I don't deserve anything in my life. Yeah.

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Yeah. So we should have that because you know why? Because it's about tell Hebrew it's about worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because what does gratitude truly mean? Because if you read on keytab, sort of alfetta, which is the mother of the Quran, the mother of the Quran, and what is the quote Annabel? It's about tauheed, affirming the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, affirming the fact that he's worthy of worship. And I'm keytab. So alfetta has summarizes all of that. And what is the first line in sort of alfetta Give me the first line hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen, which means all perfect praise and extensive Praise and Gratitude belongs to the Lord of everything that exists.

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This is a summary of tawheed especially from the context of worship, because praising Allah and being grateful to Allah, our keys to worship, right, but what type of gratitude is it like, I'm so grateful that Allah has given us a microphone and a mobile phone and I have a wife and children. Yes, you need to be grateful. But that shouldn't be our primary gratitude. Primary gratitude should be for things that we take for granted like our lives, bro, there's something that we receive every moment of our existence that is priceless. We don't earn or deserve but it's freely given to us. What is that thing? It's every conscious moment. And it's priceless. If I said to you, bro, that you

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have five minutes left to live but to get another five days, you have to give me all of your wealth, one lie, he will throw all of you off me. And we can't even create a fly we're not we don't own ourselves. You know, this is a key aspect of the Tao heat of Robo BIA the the oneness of a lot of creative power. We don't own ourselves, we can't create life. Whatever we do, we can't earn life. So we receive something that is priceless at every moment of our existence that we don't earn on or deserve, how should it make us feel gratitude. And we can really, truly be fully grateful for that anyway. So anything else is a bonus. And that's why I say anything I have in my life I don't deserve

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and it's all because of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it should increase gratitude. Yes, sometimes we forget, but we should always remind ourselves, and that's what Allah says, In the Quran. You can never enumerate Allah's blessings. In actual fact, the Arabic blessing says in the singular, right, you can enumerate them, count them individually. Take, for example, the heartbeat, great blessing, if it stops, you die, we already spoke about the priceless gift of life, where here's the challenge, count, and enumerate individually, every single heartbeat you've had so far. And it's impossible. First two, three years, you can't count. When you're sleeping, you can't count.

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It's impossible. Now let's change this, change it a bit. Now be grateful individually, for each heartbeat, you've had Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, it's impossible, you'll never be able to be grateful for each heartbeat. And if you had the ability to be grateful for each heartbeat, you would have to be grateful for the ability to be grateful. And it's an infinite regress of gratitude. And that's why we truly don't deserve anything from that point of view. And if our lives were centered around these two points, okay. How would you complain? We will be content Hi. And this is taqwa on another level, right? And another level and May Allah subhanho wa Taala

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make us be amongst those people. You know, it's very deep. It's very deep. So yeah, I'm no longer CEO. So I'm very grateful for that. But there are some really good highlights, I think. Yeah, I mean, so tell us about some of them.