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Manazil as-Sa’ireen #37 – Chapter on Gratefulness

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So,

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today we have

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a chapter on gratefulness

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from Vanessa styrene. Bye.

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In fifth, we will have the rest of the chapter on slot to jump on

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from

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there

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Bye,

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says here and follow

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along mighty set

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and field My servants are grateful. And few of my servants are grateful.

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gratefulness certainly you know gratefulness has been used and operand to refer to Islam and refer to Eman and to refer to gratefulness, which is the special station of so. So, chakra can sometimes be used as reference to

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belief versus the study. Because basically the root of suffering is belief and the farmer or the fruit of belief that shook hands And likewise, you know, shoka leads to belief as well as much as belief leads to Socrates to believe ungratefulness leads to proof

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in the head, the last part of Allah says in Surah,

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Sabine can measure Cara mocha for items we will guide them to the past. We have shown him the path,

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Kiran clima, Guevara is

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usually either grateful Shakira or denied capoeira. capoeira is a superlative from Catholic

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which means that deny and deny or have other favorites of Allah subhanaw taala leading to denial of Allah subhanaw taala That is why in

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low and he started by the definition of Socrates and Socrates

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is one lemare fits in the arena has been modified in modern

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gratefulness, refers to or is a name for the recognition refers to the recognition of the bounties because it is that recognition of the bounties is the way to recognize and restore. The recognition of the bounties is that when you recognize they're restored, the more you're able to notice the boundaries and recognize accept,

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appreciate, the more you are able to recognize their bestower and love him. So,

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he says when he has a low tolerance limit, He manifests for any shukra because of this because chakra leads to the recognition you know gratefulness

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or appreciation of the bounties leads to the recognition of the restore the giver of those bounties. Therefore holla Kanata. Allah referred in the prayer to Islam and M Eman has shocked.

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So,

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when it comes to shock, why do we say shoppers gratefulness versus thankfulness?

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Because sugar is the efficiency of attitude itself. thankfulness is a disposition to express your appreciation through giving thanks. So showcase the appreciative attitude itself. It's the attitude of the efficiency of the naturalist, tada and we will come we will come back and talk about you know, the foundations or the pillars of subclonal, Ganesh the pieces of chalk. So, chakra is the attitude of being appreciated the name of Allah subhanaw, taala, or being a person of engender.

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thankfulness is the disposition to show this happy initiation through giving thanks, but the appreciation is much wider than just the expression. You know, the quality itself of soap as much larger and wider than the expression. And since we're talking about definitions, it won't be

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It would be reasonable here to talk about differences between shock and count.

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So, what is the difference between shelter and

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ham refers to praising Allah subhana wa tada for

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not only the boundaries that he was that He bestows on you, but for his own protection for his omnipotence, his omnisphere permissions or his Omni benevolence or you know for the perfection, the absolute attributes of Allah subhanaw taala.

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The the attributes of regular and the attributes of beauty, the use of majesty and attributes of beauty. So, when you praise Allah subhanaw taala for His perfection for his attributes of Moses the ability

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regardless of the noun regardless of the bounties or favor, shelter has to do with the bounties and favors in particular. So from the is wider in that sense, hunger is more general in that sense, because you don't own the praise Allah subhanaw taala for the bounties and favors of watching praise Allah, even without the bounties and favors like assuming there are no bounties of favors which is possible but assuming there are no bounties or favors, he would still be more he will still be deserving of how the because of His perfection, he praise people for their perfection right even if you have nothing to lose, even if they have not done anything to do to you. But you praise their

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good qualities you have praised their

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kindness this or that even if they have not been kind to you.

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So shokunin best senses more special than 100 100 senses monitors general

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but from a different angle chakra is wider and is more general

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is is about praising

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you know any appraisal data by you know it's it's an order of verbose

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where you praise Allah subhanaw taala even it could be art by praising Allah subhanaw taala in your heart, but sugar is wider than this because it is not limited to the heart and time it is also it is also manifested by the LEM. So Allah subhanaw taala to the metal out of the wood. So Chrome can illuminate

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that metal out of the Buddhist chakra, which means app or family of the wound to show gratitude, or out of gratitude, have gratitude and also at the same time, have to show and manifest your gratitude. So it could be by the limbs, the heart and the time versus handled

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by the heart. And

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then

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Manish Saprissa last

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modified to NEMA

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NEMA semester of obeah.

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There are three meanings for gratefulness, the recognition of the bounties, then their acceptance, to the recognition of the volunteers, then their acceptance and finally praising their bestower. And finally praising their purpose toward recognition and acceptance. Why did he separate between recognition and acceptance? Because he wanted to learn to see the importance of first noticing about it because often we fail to notice that there is a that that happens before you accept to them. We accept that and appreciate the bounty. So you're not we're not even notice that he is trying to say that just notice the bounties were failing to do this.

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And that is what he's trying to say. And this is this is true. How many times does Allah subhanaw taala say and sort of

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31 times Allah subhanaw taala said,

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Have you seen any phrase being repeated in one sort of this after? No. Why is the last thing you know which of the favorites of your Lord that you then deny? Which of the favorites of your Lord, would you deny? Which are the favorites of your Lord? What do you then deny 31 times Why is this because a lot wants to alert us to the fact that we are in denial, that we're not noticing that we are taking everything as you know, we're taking everything for granted.

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That's why the profit

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Salam, salam, you know,

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to set the tone right? The prophet SAW some of them every day in the morning is starting up and he's saying

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Praise be to Allah who give us life after death and 10 is the resurrection. Just the very fact that you woke up. That's the first Now, every moment that is given to you, is an honor from Allah subhanaw taala, it's an opportunity the last caller had given to you to examine.

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So, to recognize this is extremely important, but sometimes it will require us to put special effort because we, as human beings are a little bit forgetful.

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And we have sort of

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lack of attention. And we have a very short attention span. And even if you notice, that you quickly forget.

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But if that recognition, that very step, which is important, essential for the appreciation, which will come next, but then very recognition, noticing given

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is not happening to you, you're able to do this, you may need to stop, you need to pause, and stop and meditate, think think about the now even if you have to write a journal, even if you have to sit down with a paper and pen.

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Younger people with a keyboard

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even if you have to sit down and to figure out like

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you know how many Now, the last one on gratitude just today, just today. And if you were able to give, you're able to put down your pen and walk away, because then you're forgetful, then you are, you don't really know what you're talking about, you know, put your phone and walk away, not because you're done. Because he has to go to walk away. You know, because you can never do this work and never have to sit down and figure out how many

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of you just today, you should never be able to get writing.

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So sometimes it requires a little bit extra effort and we need to spend that time and we really need to spend that time. If it takes like walking away from your video routine sitting down trying to figure out what you should be grateful for. And how many Allah subhanaw taala bestowed on you, you know that is, you know, worthwhile we have to do. And then no matter what, no matter how difficult Your life is, there will always be an hour to thank the last panel Tata for including the fact that you're here to thank them

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for including the fact that you think because that's another number that you should be thinking before the OData is samsa the RPK fetch guru, Guru panorama facility moussaka. Oh my Lord, how can a thank you enough when thanking you is in itself another bounty that calls for giving thanks or that calls for shock or that calls for you know, grateful.

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So how can I be grateful to you enough,

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have analyst told them now you are now you are grateful. Just when you recognize that, you know, being grateful is anathema from you being grateful to Allah is an AMA from Allah, for which you should be grateful. So that's the quote what a virtuous cycle a virtuous cycle.

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So the first one is recognition. The second one is appreciation and for appreciation, you know, to appreciate the neon

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after you have noticed them, sign out appreciate them and the profits all of a sudden gives us like a beautiful advice.

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He says zero 11 was 11 zero 11

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and thorough 11 who asked him then come look at those who are the sports when you

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look at those who are below those who are above you but then below and above here means below and above in the material now the external goods, wealth, health, beauty, all of these things. Look at those who are below you. Do not look at those who are above you for that is more conducive to not be listening.

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Then there are a lot of bounties of a lot harder, you

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know, that is when, you know,

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people nowadays say, you know, some people would love to have your bad days, you know, that's another expression of this Cadiz, some people would love to have your bad days.

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So here in the province of a lot of investigators report a Muslim kamagra look at those who are below you do not look at those who are above you for that is more conducive to not be lifting. And now I want to lower the bounties of Allah on you. And just, we have to get used to this. This is Indonesia and the external goods of dystonia, the bounties of dystonia, you know, like I said, wealth, power, status, beauty, this

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external goods of this, but when it comes to the dean, you want to compare yourself to people who are above you,

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when it comes to tough why you want to compare to the people, yourself to people who are above you, so that you are motivated,

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to reach higher, and, you know, sometimes, like

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this quality of the appreciation of the noun, some people are more grateful. And to some extent, certainly, that

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part of the gratefulness is to believe in a lot harder to believe in his messenger messengers and books and so on. But people who are not Muslim even can have this happen to the gratefulness sometimes more than many Muslims, this attitude of gratefulness

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you know,

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someone told me that the Chinese culture for instance, you know, in certain areas in China, Chinese culture is not only one thing because China is so huge, but in certain areas, China when they have a guest to the serve them hot water, hot water

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and the sit down and the SIP on hot water, hot water, you know, like hot water in the winter should be like good enough, you know, it's it's cold, certainly new hot water. And the beauty of this is that, you know, the guests would be appreciated about the artwork, and each step of northwater showcase to the to your host.

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So, nowadays, what does it take for us to be to for our gratification for for us to be gratified and be satisfied, satisfied with a drink in happy, how rich does the drink need to be to be satisfied, how sweet is the drink need to be to be satisfied. But the more you are dependent on those things and gratification, the more is stimulate yourself, the more stimulation you need more satisfaction, you are you look for and you seek, the less appreciative of the smaller things are, the more basic things you will become. So try to start appreciating those things, try to appreciate when you open the tablet, and clean water comes down.

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Try to stop and say

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there are people who don't have that clean water, there are people who even cannot want to clean water,

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but you have the water in your bathroom,

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in your kitchen you have in your bathroom, open the tap and clean clean water comes down. So that so after you notice you still have to start out and appreciate and all of this is important for the appreciation part.

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So,

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first, you have modified to never notice it acknowledged you know notice and observe it

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and acknowledge it appreciated, some we have and then finally praising their bestower finally praising their schoolwork and praising their bestower like I said, the women we talked about the difference between choker and that remember

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how do you touch on that will then show

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what actions you add in order to make if you have money show

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your

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your thankfulness and gratefulness by spending from this money. It is God's power status follow the path part of this also is to manifest abundance.

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Allah subhanaw taala when you because the prophets

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Allah subhanaw taala likes to see the manifestations of Islam on his service a lot, you know, bestows on you. This is not This is different from Jelena. This is basically another form of recognition of phenomena by manifesting this to manifest and then Allah Allah subhanaw taala is not like showing off and he would have to be honest with yourself you'll have to be sincere and draw a line between showing off and basically telling government, Allah subhana wa tada

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we can

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speak of the favors of your Lord.

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So to speak of the favorites of your Lord is basically like Yusuf Ali Salaam, when he felt that

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they make me in charge of the Treasury or the treasures of the land or

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like the public Department of Treasury would be like, so bad because I

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mean, because he is good at accounting that he is

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knowledgeable, he won't be able to manage it, I won't be able to manage it. So when you feel that your last caller has given you an hour, man, stare, without it, share that with others, even if it will take zero.

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Even if it will take a little bit uncomfortable. Even if you don't have to step forward and say I can do this

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then then you do it. So at least been over to Los Angeles basically manifest it and share it with others part of this also seems to be thankful to the people to people in general, allows for longer lasting or less profits. himself. Squirrel,

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squirrel next, he does not he's not grateful to Allah, He who does not show gratitude to people last for a while Alaska is not grateful to Allah, He does not show gratitude to people.

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So that's also another way to show things or to show gratitude and to give thanks to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Then does he accept so after he told us of those three

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pillars of short notice, appreciated and then praise Allah for

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Allah added to this time said that noticing noticing them and appreciating them only one you know, he merged them into one to notice and appreciate them. But he said before this show is not attainable without love. You know? And when it comes to Allah subhanaw taala. Proper sugar is not attainable without hoopoe submissiveness. So submissiveness and love are two pillars of sugar without being submissive and loving, you will not check and then the basically noticing and appreciating the nominal bill started recording

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in Nevada, just set a key and then the fourth would be set up which is the appraisal for those now to praise Allah for those now and the fifth, which is the final one is to use them and has service and can never use them

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against you know,

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forgiveness as well. So, to never use those now in disobedience and to use them only in the service of Allah subhanaw taala and that is the peak of show that is a shocker. So, show it, show it through action, show it through good deeds

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of family. So, Alice Coronavirus, so, so many papers on the family of those that would say that

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and a lot of tasks of them to show their gratefulness, their show through actions. Because, you know, because

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Hello folks and

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although harm is important, is part of it and it is important that we

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Have you heard of the importance of

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the vows? But this show that shows inactions may be harder than just to say, Come to the

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show

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one day What is the meaning of

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Mr. c? He said

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How could you be Shakir says he was the maternal uncle

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said he said to dried out in China at the time was was a child.

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So his uncle was telling him, how do you show thanks to Allah subhanaw taala and

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MRC by not using case bounties for his favors in this obedience in

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in this vein, so sorry, yes,

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sir, surprise, like happily surprised

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by the answer that this child

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gave him. And, and he said to him,

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we're getting this from another woman, by you know, your company,

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through your company or by sitting with you.

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Which again, shows us the importance of having the proper company.

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We don't have space, the company, unfortunately, our model

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goes.

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And then he said to

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somebody,

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so

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I said, this is the path of the commoners because instead of

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the stations of the commentaries,

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on Sunday, this is the path.

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So he's saying the chakras

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the chakras from the Stations of the commoners and time with will disagree, assertively and strong,

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is still extremely politely disagree

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with the concept of a shopper being somewhat alarmed, or sublime or the public or the masses or the communists? So it because it appears that are we just putting down the station of shock by making it from somewhere? Did

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he say that, for the elites, choker does not belong to the, you know, shocker is not the station, a station for the elites show creates a station for the public for the masses? Why is this because for a moment, are we in his worldview, in his view of things, anything short of finance is short, anything short of finance, is undefeated for the elites, and for that is the self annihilation, and if you have if you if you pass away, if you

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pass away, vanished, you're on there to give thanks. And you're not there to even distinguish between, and then added value between the fever and the tests or the trial part, this stress, good times, bad times, you're so distracted by, by your witnessing and the holding of a loss

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to the point where you have vanished. And you're not there to be to have any feelings or to be appreciative of anything.

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But in our time, you know, the idea of completely passing away Yes, we understand where it

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is going and we appreciate what he wants to point out. We understand what he meant. We appreciate keep in mind that at the end of the day, remember how do we these things are impossible. You can't You can't you can just pass away when you're still alive. Because at the end of the day, the moment you know the day before he died the day on which he died. He woke up to pray fast and he went to you know to make booboo and to stand up and prefetch you did not damage your vehicle you're being demanded to do this you are complying. You are now facing Allah subhanaw taala you did not damage.

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You're still there.

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You're still required to comply with being with Chicago last time.

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So,

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you know, disagrees here and says that shook is the station of the elite, the elite of the elite of the elite, or the most elite,

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the most elite of the elite would be.

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then beyond that also

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in the quarter. Last

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quarter, we certainly was a grateful service, Secretary and army it's the

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last

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say that

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he was grateful for his favors. That is a bold statement, Allah subhanaw taala says the same

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sort of xoma

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I'm gonna shakily name worship your worship Allah, what good minister kitty and be of the Grateful ones. So it cannot be a command to our prophet to the greatest of mankind, it cannot be like an attribute of praise for the greatest of messengers, only the husband and a rosca like him, and we have the stations of

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his of the Stations of the Cross. And it is the fitting of the greatest of the elites of mankind.

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Okay, so, but if we will, and we will come back later, when we talk about the third level, we'll come back and talk about what it means in you know, that level of finance and we sell so many times that finance is only finance only suppression of the ego to the point where you're completely distracted by the holding gamma from the holding anything when you're completely

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when when you're completely focused on complying with laws with the being of Allah subhanaw taala. And, and to the point where your whim vanishes into his antennae or desires are in complete conformity with what the last panel Tata wants of you definitely Marathi men,

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definitely Marathi men can Marathi Can you will vanish you know by being observing of what he wants of you, you're being distracted by that which he wants to view from that which he wants to be that is the subset for him and by him that is a fuckup

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which is after that, you know, you know, after you cross one bucket through and finance finance is basically to suppress your ego enough where you can have this whole some

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holy type of subsistence, you know, assisted by the divine subsistence, buying the divine for the divine, you cross this apart on the bridge of, or just an infinite,

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you will not be able to cross there and to subsist

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for the divine by the divine by law for Allah Villa Ilana unless you have crossed that bridge. And that bridge is when you walked over your ego, you suppress your ego enough that your ego is not causing you any resistance now, and it is not causing you any distraction. That is all what Farah is about. It's not about complete existential self annihilation, like you do not exist anymore because that does not happen. As long as you're here as long as you are required to stand up and pray you are there in your presence. And

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it is only about the suppression of the ego.

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Welcome back.

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So he said here that showcase three different levels.

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The first level of shotgun

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sukumar, I'm happy to help

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tomato

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juice from inside berries of Panama and

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so

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the first step of that is showing gratitude for desirables for things that you like or things that you desire for good things, good fortunes. That type of joke, he says and this type of gratefulness is shared by Muslims, Jews, Christians or Austrians.

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Woman Sati automatic Betty soprano and alto Chopra. It is of the vastness of His mercy exalted as he is that he consider that gratefulness because that is foremost second nature that you will be grateful and thankful.

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Unless you are truly sick unless you're truly evil, but it's second nature to be grateful for good things for good fortunes.

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But it is because of the vastness of His Mercy Mercy he consider the gratefulness he consider showing things are given thanks for giving thanks for you know, the desirables and good portions he consider that gratefulness and promised in return on our lazier promised in return bounties was 1009. Shackleton as either nothing more value city. And your Lord has proclaimed that sort of

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seven year Lord has proclaimed that if you show gratitude, I wouldn't I would give you more

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than that.

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And if you deny, if you show denial, denial have confirmed that then my tournament would be severe, then

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my tournament would be city.

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So why would you be hidden, so bad made the key word worthy and Allah subhanaw taala made it reward worthy. So we don't have to stop here for long because, you know, for the things that are desirable for good portions, that is only expected and it is not difficult for most of the people, you know, unless you can feed the

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like here complete capture or something.

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It will not even for people doing like unless you're atheist unless you don't recognize the providence of God to begin with. You will show gratitude that is why he said it is shared by all people this type of show show profound gratitude for good things. But then it gets a little bit harder when it comes to the second level and he said adonijah to spania has to fulfill mckarrick the second level is showing gratitude and distracts for times of distress

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will have

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and this is shown by

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limit of 70 an hour There are two different people that will show gratitude in times of distress to different people that will show gratitude in times of distress. One who is not noticing the distress to begin with because this one piano has this station of a Steven collar things are all equal to him and one who is able to recognize the difference between the boundaries and the trials, but he shows show, despite his recognition of the difference in the field, his feeling of the difference. So safely, I will say

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this type of show show problem mechanic men men pistoia and I will holla is hard on the riddle.

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So, this will be shown by one of two people one to whom all situations are equal.

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All situations are equal and that is to show contentment that is to show contentment live

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for Him. Everything that comes from Allah subhanaw taala is accepted with complete pleasure in just complete acceptance, complete acceptance, no resistance whatsoever to him, the bounties and the trials are equal, because he is looking not from we did talk about this last time and the problem is we have different people every time. So sometimes

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we send them this is not human, you know, from your end, as a human being, it will not be human walking through the you know, the pediatric floor.

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In a in a cancer hospital

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is not like watching kids play in the playground of their school, two different images, you as a human being will not perceive them equally, you will not respond to them equally, but that is from your angle as a human being but from you know the other angle, which is see, you know, vanishing into the master plan of Allah subhanaw taala seeing that the master plan is all about beauty. It's all about

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justice, and it is all about the mercy that will prevail. Once upon a time My mercy will encompass all things. So if you're seeing it from that angle, then they will be equal to you. In that sense situations will be equal to inventions being both parts of the master plan of Allah being both parts of the scheme of justice and mercy.

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That will materialize, you know, that will be fulfilled, and the hereafter that will be completely fulfilled and unfold before you and you won't be able to appreciate and look at Every Size and recognize the beauty of it all, then looking from this angle, whole things are equal, looking from your angle as a human being in this life now.

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No, it will, these things will not be equal. And if they are equal, that people will say you have no heart, and we give the example of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and Ibrahim and, you know, check, you know, and how it is important to show that you're a human being with feelings.

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But he says for the person who's always observing things from the other angle, from the angle of the master plan, or the grand scheme, you know, things are equal to him. So when he is, you know, when a lot of mountain tops those favorites on him, and he has to go back and look from this angle, from our angle, from our, you know, human angle, have them give thanks to Allah, he's doing this to show contentment, his heart of the river to show his river for his contentment.

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So that's the first person and that is certainly the higher one, the higher one who is not, who's not even be discerning between the different states, or the different conditions or situations and then there is another one.

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He said when the menu menus available as well, because it was Saturday Shukla when he

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was rookie must have had a second element to the island. Well, in many ways, a way that the other person

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that will show gratitude to Allah for this test hardship trials, is one who discerns between the different situations so as to suppress his rage for her rage, suppress his or her rage,

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suppress his or her rage. When you say, Come to the lab.

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And you give thanks to Allah subhanaw taala for an unpleasant event or

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that happened to you, then you will be able to suppress your rate. And keep in mind that most of the time,

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happiness, happiness, the relationship between happiness and gratefulness is a symbiotic relationship. And I don't want to be I don't want to be extreme, and I don't want to be unrealistic and say that happiness does not bring about gratefulness. It is gratefulness that brings about happiness. Some people could say this, but I believe that the relationship between them is a symbiotic relationship is a synergy between the two. It's a two way it's a two way street between happiness and gratefulness two way street in between.

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However, the best two way street between happiness and gratefulness has nine lanes going from gratefulness to happiness. And one way in going from happiness degree from this. Do you understand that? There's two ways Street between gratefulness and happiness as nine lanes going from gratefulness to happiness, and one lane going from happiness to gratefulness. gratefulness is much more likely to lead to happiness and happiness is to be grateful. Because a lot of people have everything to be happy, but they are not grateful. They are not even happy. Even though they have all the reasons for happiness, they have all the external goods. They have, you know, all of the

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things that people desire or want, you know, wealth and health and beauty and power and status and fame and celebrity

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and fan, you know, they take their own lives at age 46 and age 59 is

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really read the stories about

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suicide and attempted suicide by you know, people who reached the peak of their career, they were very famous and very,

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and they sort of exhibited happiness, or they showed happiness in front of the people when internally they were in so much turmoil and they took their own lives, sometimes in their own in their 20s. So

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basically to have the really the external goals the reasons for happiness and then to be happy and then to be grateful.

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This the past from external from having

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the reasons for happiness to be unhappy.

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Happy to be grateful is is basically very limited and very narrow. Yes, to some extent, and this is what I said before us happiness for face. Don't use faith for Catholics, because Faith is the ultimate goal, not happiness, faith and the pleasure of Allah is your ultimate goal. So make sure that you're happy enough to be faithful and grateful to Allah subhana wa Tada, because his pleasure is your ultimate goal. Most of the people are doing the opposite, because happiness is the ultimate goal for humanity. So most of the preachers are trying to tell people face is good for you, because faith is going to make you happy. We Muslims even are doing this, you know, faith is going to make

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you happy as if happiness is the ultimate goal, as if it is not the you know, success and prosperity in the Hereafter, and the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala that are the ultimate goal. We should be. It is true that faith leads to happiness, you know, it is true. But what we should be emphasizing to people is, be sure that you're happy. Be sure that you're grateful, so that you could promote your faith could you promote and improve your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala Because ultimately, it is the pleasure of Allah. That is your ultimate goal, not happiness. So that's relationship between happiness and gratefulness, setting away late night, it's a two way street landlines are

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going from gratefulness to happiness, if you're grateful, the only happy

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parallel people you hear there are a lot of people in this world that have so much less than what we have. And they're much much happier than

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than us. So it this is proven that

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leads to happiness more than happiness leads to gratefulness. So, he went show this pattern to that person who was able to spend the sarona between good things and bad when the fortunes and misfortunes and so on, he will show gratitude, to basically suppress the rage. What's happened is chukwa. suppressing his rage can see their complaints. What what he is and other observed proper etiquette with their Lord had that with Allah subhanaw taala proper etiquette with your board is that you're not resentful of his decrees because you know that everything that happens to you is from him. So do not be resentful of him.

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In order for you to show that you're not resentful, he you should not be resentful of his decrees that is that is proper etiquette with our last panel was Mr. Callahan, which means conforming or complying with

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the revealed knowledge because you know, the IRS and the homies

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shook

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hands and suck. So can soccer, soccer and soccer

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are basically basically the the two ingredients of email. When we say the two ingredients of email, when they say these are the two pillars of email and email is two halves shokran sub does that mean that that set was that set from one end? From this angle he managed to have because which angle you know your own conditions as a human being so you're either going through good times or bad times, right?

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any bad times your you are required to source up in good times you are required to serve to show so However, in good and bad times, you're required to actually show both. But for most of the people, for most of the people who don't, who don't have the ability to show soccer in bad times we tell them at least shows suck in bad times.

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And we tell the people that even though in good times. What comes to mind is that now I have to choose to make sure because these are good times we have to remind people that careful because you need a lot of suffering now

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is not true or not. You need a lot of perseverance and

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perseverance in complying with with the will of Allah. perseverance and combined with the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't know how long it will save to the end of the Torah. To Lena Surat even amongst them. We were infested by good forces with us by misfortunes and we showed patience. And when we were when we were tested by good fortune. We were able to show patients certainly as the some of the profits are Southern

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Should patients in good and bad times and good fortunes and misfortunes, but that is a summation of, you know, that he was saying that after the profits

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and when we

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during the Bible, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, they lived through poverty, through hardship and, and after the prophets, Allah.

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Allah, Allah immerse them in the sort of the pleasures of enjoyments. They, they were able to keep this selves from that.

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But whatever it is, the touch of the rock man of the house still was sort of remorseful about their conduct their behavior

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concerning the

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you know, the wealth or the riches and madonia that were given to them.

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Okay.

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So,

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in when, when we say that you have to be Sacher, you have to be you have to sort of shock.

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forward this stress for hardship. Is that natural? Can people really show this stress? Can people really say, you know,

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for taking my eyesight, or

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is that what you're making shampoo for? Are you making sure because a lot took your eyesight.

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But he's saying that you may make it through the hardship, not for the hardship itself, they have to you have to recognize that this hardship, this trial, this, this is an opportunity for you to seek to pursue virtue to pursue human perfection, it commanded NFC to pursue verse one human perfection, in order for you eventually to gain the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala his reward and ultimately, his pleasure, which is the highest of your goals, the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Without mehcad without the stress, without hardship, without trials, he would have been making sugar for what

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you would have been making sugar for food, you would have been making sugar for you no money,

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you would have been making sure to Like every lever, you would have been making Shoku like, you know, every creature, you know, for for the same things, as a human being, how would you?

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Where is

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what is your distinction as a human being if you're just going to be making sugar for money and food and listen,

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and mechanic? Well, this is basically the these are the questions on the test that will distinguish between the a plus and the students or the eight.

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Because everybody is making sure that I'm showing gratefulness or good people, not everybody, necessarily or bad people are not showing gratefulness even for good things, but most of the people are showing gratefulness for good things. But what about my special service? Allah subhanaw taala? You know, what about my special servants? How do I distinguish that? How do I raise them? How do I elevate them? How do I allow them an opportunity to show the best of

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them? How could you pursue the virtues of basically forbearance, perseverance, courage,

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Grace, like, if you have an agreeable spouse, and hopefully channel you will

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do and will.

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But if you don't have an agreeable spouse, that is an opportunity for you to show forbearance, that is an opportunity for you to show, you know, the greatest form of kindness, which is the kind of the people who are applying to you. Because if you're kind to people that are trying to you that is reciprocation, that is basically the it is virtuous still because some people are unkind to people who are kinder,

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but to be kind to those who are unkind to you, that is much greater, and that shows your true substance. As you know a person seeking human perfection or in command enough see or the virtues of the self in front of the virtues of

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nice and lightweight, there are so many things so many verses as a human being that you will not be able to exhibit that you will not be able to show unless you are being tested. So when you are thanking Allah subhanaw taala when you're making sure that you're showing gratitude to Allah for hardship, your marginal gratitude for hardship itself, but for the opportunity to seek that perfection to pursue this life of virtue, which will ultimately earn you the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada and his reward and you really want and appreciate that, because that is what makes you sets you apart from animals. That is what makes you different and that's what makes you a human

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being is basically to live a life of pursuit of virtue

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that is

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that is that is that allows Alaska lob do

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lol one favor say that one a Malibu de

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la Vela men who have net now either say that Who is that? I mean, who sit down the freedom? Yes.

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So he said the first level and this level of self annihilation, this is what the chef said, you know, and we that we will not repeat this.

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It isn't Someone may say so why, you know, if you will have to?

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Basically, you have to provide All of the explanations, why are we studying this book, because it is important because these are pioneers that Harley was one of the pioneers without remembering how to paint would have not had a book to explain and elaborate on. So there's something called public sees, which is basically the virtue of being the pioneer, the founder, the founder, these are the founders of you know, these are these disciplines. So, we will have to appreciate what they provided and we will have to always interpret it in a way that is befitting of their status, as you know some of the most righteous servants of Allah subhanaw taala whenever there is ambiguity, then we have to

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take the time to explain the ambiguity, because we cannot just be timid, too timid to to basically study those disciplines and, you know, learn about the subwoofer to learn about Luke and to learn about those stations, we cannot be too timid and just abandon all of those disciplines and abandon all of this good. Because there is some ambiguity here there. We have to basically

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learn those things. While we're learning, explain the ambiguity and clarify things in conformity and compliance with the study on

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the surface saying here, this third level allows an updated model is is when the servants beholds nothing but the Bestower of the volunteers. The servant the holds nothing in store have developed these for either side that the owner in the in this case, he is not watching the annamma. He's watching the Bestower about the bounty for NSA that elbow, the attorney staff on the minimum number. So when he or she

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does that, you know what beholds the moon I'm the star of the bounties from the position of servitude, they will elevate the bounty elevate the bounty because they will think that they are undeserving of anything, you know, whatever bounty that Allah subhanaw taala discovered, he will be thankful because you are completely aware that you are not entitled and part of the sanctions for that part of the certainly, you know, correct finance is basically the disavowing of your housing and your influence and power to disavow your influence or influence and power. It is an important part of the Sun even or sunny self-annihilation passing away of the Eagles. So you will, you know,

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whatever anomala the last 100 artisans to you, you do not feel entitlement to there are human beings like you did not get that. There are a lot of human beings that are smarter than you who were not given the gift of faith. There are a lot of human beings that are smarter than you do not make half of the income that you make. And they are more that there are smarter, harder working and everything. So whatever amendment of the law gives you just FPGA to your position of servitude, that you are not entitled and you're not deserving and if you do this and every normal would look so great, because you're you're looking at it from your position of service servitude and luck.

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entitlement, and then whatever shahida will help his staff and I mean, who said, when the ARB is beholding his Lord, from the position of love,

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they will find sweetness and difficulty decreed by him, they will find sweetness and difficulty decreed by him.

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We talked about this concept when we talked about you know, the station of river.

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And then when I say that with a feeder, let me ask me whenever and when I said that, and from the position of the free acknowledgement of the oneness. Now, from the position of acknowledgement of the oneness, this is the position of watching the master plan, not watching from the details, the multiplicity in this universe, but the oneness of the origin, the oneness of the first cause. And the one hand the, the one isn't the first cause means one means what it means is Omni benevolence, it means that every thing is eventually part of this scheme of mercy. So even if you were watching things from the position of the Oneness for the, which means one part of this one, you know the

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family, a lot of the oneness of Allah, Allah, Allah, it also means the oneness of his clan, the oneness of his actions. And so watching from the position of from that position of oneness, you will not see any difference between the man and the belayer, you will not see any difference between the bounty and hardship, because at this point, you're watching the master plan, and

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asked him as always to make use of the secondary because without him giving you choke, you will never be able to have it without him giving you this attitude to this appreciative attitude. You will never be able to earn it on your own. Part of it is cast each part of it is what would be like SV is the effort that you put into this to be shakin here, remind yourself you sit down, you write in your journal, the name of Allah Spano file. And so I guess, you know, something that you can acquire, acquired, or Aran through acquisition and part of it as well it is a gift from Allah hibben gift from Allah subhanaw taala that you would have to ask for the Amazonian.

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piano in sort of the nebula and it's sort of,

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sort of in this

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era of the uncertainty and as paradigmatic allottee and I'll tell you,

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who, my Lord, give me the power, to be thankful to be grateful for the favors that you have bestowed upon me and others