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40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 26 – Gratitude To Allah

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Hussain Kamani

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On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: to judge justly between two people is a charity. To help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity. And the good word is a charity. And every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity, and removing a harmful object from the road is a charity. [Al-Bukhari]

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Today we are starting with number 26

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thought Apollo sort of La

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ku ceramah kusudama alayhi salatu Kula Yeoman

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daddy veinous naming,

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but we're in no rush with a feeder but he

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was able to sort of equally foot what she had on it.

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What do you mean? The other thing

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is honey, this narrator right over there, the last one. He said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises to judge justly between two people as a charity to help the man with his mouth, his charity, lifting him onto it, and hosting him.

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Hosting his belongings onto it is a charity. And the good word is a charity. At every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity. and removing the harmful object from the road is also a shared narrative.

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This is also a narrative.

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And we've already discussed the biography and introduced aware of your loved one. So we'll move into the content itself, the process of allamani he starts off by mentioning

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the word sudama is mentioned here.

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This word so that the scholars have discussed the origins of this word and when it's actually referencing,

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who is a famous linguist, and many of the earliest scholars will make reference to him when defining certain words. He writes regarding the words to them, is smoothly valvular illness allottee and less effective, that the origin of this word refers to small bones that are within Canvas from

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Phil Judah, when

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he was at then after that this word was taken from being used for both small bones within camels to just bones in general, when making reference to joints or bones for human beings, or even other than that.

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The mannequin, while defining this word, he said will also go along with it what a soldier will do. He says the sword of his word, the origin of this word refers to the joints within the poem, the fingers and the feet and the toes. Then after that it was brought in school was brought in and now it's used to refer to any joint or bone in the body.

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This cover is having a discussion, because in another narration, we see that

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the narrator

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it's a similar narration. And in this narration, I showed the law says that the province of almighty

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holy thought, if no other other sedena was harassing me, means

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that the son of Adam was created with 316 of these myths of these joints. Which now begs a question that is a statement of the purpose of a loved one, it was something that was coming up with the lady on air, it's factual, is it true? Or is it a statement that isn't substantiated?

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So it comes down to the fact that some medicine called a joint in area or two boys caught two bones contact each other, while others want to have some type of movement and functional use before calling it a joint or calling in a bone.

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If you can read in great anatomy, Grey's Anatomy book, which is a famous book study for human anatomy, that depending on the definition, the joints within a human being are somewhere between 300 to 400.

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Beyond that, you see

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that

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modern modern medicine, commonly referred to the joints in the human body being close to 340, until recent times,

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and then in 1995, the ears were further studied. And there was a discovery that the IRS each year had 10 more joints. So you add 10 and 10, to 340. And that gives you the exact number mentioned by the prophet solomani, he will set them in the Hadoop 360 joints, some have gone even further to list the joints, that there are 360 joints in the human body 86 are in the skull, six are in the throat 66 are in the thorax, 76, out of your spine, and pelvis, 32 in each upper limbs, 32 and 32, and 31, in each lower limbs of 31 and 31. And when you have these numbers 86 660-676-3232 3131. The magical number is 360 on the.as, stated by the prophets of Obama.

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And this is yet again, the miraculous nature of Revelation. The truth is that this is nothing big for this hubbub because for them, the prophets have a lot more they will send them saying something unseen. Something was the final word, but for a community, a generation that that verifies religion through science, what a what a what a law, because science has become the measuring stick for all realities in our time. statements like these in research like this should serve as a moment to renew our mind that

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we don't need any science to justify Revelation. Revelation is the muscle, in sciences, human exercise, sometimes we understand certain things. Sometimes we don't, we're always in the process of learning more. And that's the nature of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Similarly, there's another narration that's also very similar to this, perhaps that allamani wisdom says, inside the internet media team was tuna admin, that for the inside, there are 360 bones. And then the proxy allamani was seven says that every upon every joint there is a companion service under law. From unlimited What if someone doesn't have the means to give, you know, a sub offer every joint 360 fewer even to give a cent per sub plot in your for each joint that would mean few dollars 60 cents, which is a significant amount for some people. And not only that, but what if a person wanted to give a little more $1 a day, first off per jointers $360 a day? You do the math?

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That's a lot. So once the hobby he asked a very beautiful question that are so never loved. What if a person doesn't have enough to give support on behalf of every joint. So the problem is that a lot of money takes his mind to the true meaning of setup. And I'll address this at the end of our class today. Well, we'll talk about more about subtle and define the terms of the process that a lot on a listener takes them to understand that supply is not only discharging wealth for the cause of a loss of power, more data out of your good goodwill and with a good intention. Rather, there are so many good deeds that can also constitute to suffer the profit or loss of money within himself yet a

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little bit away and

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he should call people towards good character to doing good, why he should do whatever is in his ability to stop people from engaging in evil autoformat let me stop there. What if someone doesn't have that ability? Maybe they don't have the knowledge. Maybe they don't have the time. Maybe they don't have the authority, the promise of alarm on your phone.

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Then you remove a bone from the road meaning anything that can harm a person removed from the road. So how does it

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Yeah, what if someone's very old, very sick, or they they're just, that's just not their thing, picking up a bone or removing things from the road, the process of failure and then find a weak person in the community who can do with your help and help that person, or

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whatever person.

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Whatever a person is.

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Whatever person isn't capable of doing that, the purpose of allamani was an upset failure in NASA. And then the one thing every human being can do is to save other people from your evil, at least don't harm the other person, other people. If you can't be a beacon of good, at least of these book, don't be a source of evil that wherever you go, you carry your shutter with you.

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Similarly, there's another narration that he managed to run with a lot he also inherits from

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a lot of the fighting with your loved one, that the promise of a long one and he was sort of set upon every joint of the set of atoms there is a cell phone.

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So for colitis, we had a similar to last week's episode hydrolyzes bla

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bla, bla bla is a seven o'clock every alarm clock, but telling people to do good at seven o'clock permitting, prohibiting preventing them from doing evil is all sorts of up until that point, it's identical to the previous number 25. Then at the end, in this honey, the proximate alarm audio system adds a very beautiful, easy and very easy solution of fulfilling the sub on behalf of the joints in your body. What is that? What do you mean Danny calacatta, near karuma.

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And what will suffice a person for all of these joints and all the support that is due upon your body upon the blessings that have been given to you from Allah subhana wa tada that you and I have taken for granted is to look up

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to archive.

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This is such a powerful idea. Because when you think about it, we take the gifts from a loss of particular data for granted. Ask a person who has knee joint, shoulder, knee joint pain, or shoulder pain, neck pain, spinal pain, they'll tell you that they are unable to do anything, they can't do anything. You tell them to lift something, they say I can't do it. When they lie down, there's a particular way they have to lie down, they can't stand for longer, they can sit for long, the degree they sit on nowadays they have, you know, with all the back pain that's become common in the Western world, in particular and throughout the world in general.

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People are, you know, selling all sorts of interesting accessories. You'll find these zero gravity chairs, zero gravity chairs being sold, Standard Work desks being sold. Recently, I saw online that not only was there a zero gravity cheer where your spine is more or less flat, but there was a zero gravity workspace where you're lying down, all the tables are propped up and away from lying down, you can work and 1000s of dollars are being spent on this. You know, you asked a person who has back pain, how much money they spent on their back. You know, in America, it's a it's not unheard of that people spending 20 3040 5060 $70,000 on their back, just in going to a chiropractor, going to

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acupuncture, going to a therapist, having an MRI done getting an X ray done in the middle, maybe a discectomy laminectomy some surgery that comes in what you know the person who has bad health go and ask them and they'll tell you the value of good health. And you reflect over this. Not too long back, I myself had back pain. And I recall I had a surgery after I came out of surgery. This was in Chicago, I was sitting at home one day in my chair, they had this little sofa I used to sit in my living room. And on that sofa that was the only chair that I felt comfortable with. I would sit there for long hours. And I would be at home alone. And every call if my wife wasn't at home to help

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me do who actually couldn't even do who I couldn't get up, I couldn't move at all. I wasn't able to lift my own kids walk around the house, I was unable to teach how to stop traveling for teaching all that stuff. And I was just thinking spatola during that time, I had a lot of reflective moments. And what have you that kept coming to my mind was this particular heading. I kept thinking of the value of the joints in our body. The doctor kept telling me that there was a slipped disc. There was a hernia that's what they kept telling me. And I thought to myself, What in the world is a disc?

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Like, someone tells me that I have an injury in my forearm This is a massive bone here I think myself Okay, that makes sense. There's a massive injury massive implication, I have I break my hip bone right? Somehow shatter my five massive bone therefore, you know, a lot of pain, but a small little left or right, a few millimeters here and there. And a you know, six foot three human being is now unable to even take a step. You know before that I used to fight jujitsu. I remember taking people tossing them being tossed around. And I think to myself someone who was actively involved in MMA and like you know, full contact sport. Now just a little millimeter here, a little millimeter

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there. What happens to that human being now

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He's become useless paper, you know, a burden on people because of a little bonus. And then I reflect over this process of the law told us that we should be thankful

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for all the blessings we have. And in particular, as something as small as even enjoyed the missile, something is smaller than the joint, the joints within the head with the naked eye can't even be seen. They're so small, but their function is so important. You understand the blessings of what you have imagined, you didn't have a thumb, just for a moment, some of the playing basketball, they go for a rebound, they factor their thumb or they're spraying their thumb for some reason. During that period, they can't tie their shoelaces anymore. During that period, they can't eat with their hands anymore. During that period, they can't hold a fork or spoon anymore. Just one little one of them

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one of the five fingers on the hand. How grateful and how much should we should have two

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and a way to pay off this debt. The sugar that we that we owe to a lawsuit

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is two and our costs a lot every morning. The two cards that are neglected the most by us get the practice of law while he was sort of appreciated the most this however they say we saw the progress that a lot of it was in a reading this to the cops are behind very regularly. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after the law were turned around, he would engage in his thicket of thought his living knees and after that the purpose of a lot of money was some were turned to the companions and asked them that anyone see a dream, and they would share their dreams he would interpret their dreams they would have a little huddle. The people in the Prophet's mosque would remain seated until

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until sunrise and then after sort of democratic African political power come in the time of enters when the sun is a Spears length above the horizon. So we may commonly referred to as 15 minutes after sunrise, 10 minutes after sunrise.

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Then the parts of the lesson that's how we continue to pray some narrations into our costumes and for our Chi and other numbers that also been quoted. And they would pray to God, this was something very important and dear to them, many of us would prefer saw and after first of all, we get busy with our work, ideally should remain seated in your place, after your fudger and engaging in Nevada and then pray the to the castle off. But after waking up in the morning, praying your budget, if it's gonna take you 45 minutes to get ready, maybe do whatever you need to iron your clothes, have your breakfast and get ready. But before you step out of your house, pull over to the side and pray

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to God before you leave. Or maybe if you arrive early to your office before everyone else. Leave your home with blue go there.

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You're probably already in the state of Ohio, if you've taken a shower that morning,

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it's very possible that you have opportunity to play it at home. Or if not, you might be one of the first people in the office you can go and create there. Just a little desire can get you very far. I commonly remind the students of honey, who study with us that before you come to class, make a habit of reading to

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make this a part of your practice. How can a person claim to be a part of an island or fighting with a student of knowledge and with a desire to study honey butter openly be negligent towards the very easy parts of yourself that you read to us every morning and

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this is something we can even train our kids into. It really took us off. You go to an event.

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This is a very common practice actually, after practice a lot everyone stays in their place they read stood as seen. They'll do some because some people might even lie down for a little bit. But when everyone stands up, and they pray there to pick us off.

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It will refer to the company talking about this he says what is it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that

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will suffice to say on behalf of every joint why this particular app? So he addressed this issue by saying in America, Muslim Athenian danika Cooley that these two Dakar will suffice on behalf of all

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the

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other equally have authority whenever because in saw you use all of your joints in your entire body to worship.

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But the Kunal Gaffey had an official premium, celebrity happy hour. So by using these joints, in salon worship Allah, you have fulfill the duty and the responsibility you have on these joints. What will lead to having a facade of

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liberty avoid burdening costs. He said that's for everything else mentioned in the honey, remove a bone or do this give some saliva, all the other things. Those involve certain limbs of your body,

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part of your body, but praying saw the movement, the postures all of it, it requires your entire body's engaging,

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being thankful to Allah subhana wa tada over what colossal has given us is something that's very important. Sugar this lesson of being thankful to a law is embedded within the IRS within the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every moment of the prophets life.

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Constantly expressing sugar constantly saying 100 This means that

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you know what the purpose of a loved one instead of eating 100 when he wakes up in the era constantly praising or thanking a lot for the blessings that were gifted from a last product,

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the eye of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala while counting his papers upon mankind says 11 ajaya who I mean when he sat on worship attain, Dana when Notre Dame, Allah talks about his boundaries and fears in particular law makes reference to the limit that did not give you a tongue. Do not give you eyes, they will not give you a law continues to count his favors, Mujahid says was a famous

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he is a famous professor. He says how he Amina law he moved over here to you got a new copy had come out gave a dashboard that also Parramatta is reminding us of these favorites. So at some point we can be thankful to the last time someone gives you something. What's the most obvious thing that you do? You say to them, thank you. If someone opens a door for you, you walk past without saying thank you, you're considered a jerk and society. You're considered someone who doesn't have any matters, that ill mannered person and this is for someone who just opens the door for you. What about a law that gave you before you even knew how to ask for something? What about a law that gave you without

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even having an identity without an insanity?

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He gave you parents when you were when you weren't even in existence? that a lot that's constantly been giving you what kind of love story is this? That are one side there's pure wafaa there's pure love and fulfillment of the of the of the responsibilities of the obligations. dimucci out of love from a law side is giving giving giving error the other side of the story there's nothing but Jeff are turning away from a muscle.

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One is constantly giving for 60 years that allows giving 80 years of your life allows giving giving giving and not once does that person save a lot. A lot of money can come

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over LA for you is all praise. I'm thankful that you've given me what I have.

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Philemon, if he read this ayah

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one night he was reading. He read this is Fabrica he started crying. Someone asked him for sweet coffee someone said to him, Are you crying so much? He says that have you spent a night thinking the last pot of water for the eyes that you see with? have you spent one night thinking Allah subhana wa tada has a bit later than shakin, Shakira, Illa Angelica, Lisa and it will be Have you ever spent one night thinking a lot for the tongue that he's given you? And then what you're allowed to do mean as you continue to list, continue to list. You know, sometimes you wake up in the morning, in your eyes, due to maybe just sort of gunk or some filth in the eyes and dirt in the eyes may get

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connected. Has that ever happened to you before? For whatever reason your eyes kind of get connected to one another. And for a moment you're trying to open them as you naturally would but they're not open. And you think to yourself for a moment. What if I just lost my eyesight? How horrific is at that point? how dark does your world become all of a sudden and you think to yourself that what Allah has given me for so long, I was never thankful to

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have a lot of your loved one he said a sick how to dinner just said that good health is the wealth of the body. When a person has good health that is your wealth that

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has given us when a person wants to keep once came to him and he started complaining about his poor state he didn't have enough money he was a poor man. And the origin of soccer in a theater Holly said I've heard for I don't have enough money and struggling in life for economists who use UNICEF

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is so rude. I assume Luca and Luca.

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Luca and Anika Basilica have led to zero behave meet alphedia that are you willing to sell your eyes to me? In return of $100,000? I'll give you $100,000 Give me your house, you're complaining about not having enough? Well, you'll have 100,200 that's enough well for

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the person said no, I would never do that. So he said,

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to ask you that. Then give me one of your hands. I'll give you 100,000 for another person said no. So for Angelica 10 for your feet. That person said that no further carbonium and luckily he continued to go through all the limbs and all the things that have given him and at the end of it, use binaural beats up to him in criminal law or in the academy either roofing or enter school.

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I see you possessing hundreds of 1000s of dyrham worth within your body

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Yet you claim your full person. What won't a wealthy person do for a healthy limb? Have you guys ever heard of a black market when it comes to Oregon's people who are waiting in line for a transplant, and they worried that I won't make it to my turn? So what do they do they turn to the black market, and a single Oregon is being sold for hundreds of 1000s of dollars. What would a person do for what you and I have handed out we don't have to worry about going visit a sick person, someone who needs bone marrow that happens or making a lot of a lot Yala open a door for us to open a door for us. They went from community to community, people to people saying that is there anyone

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willing to donate their bone marrow so we can see if our child can can benefit from the blessing of health? bucket of money? He said yep, and Adam in

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the lava acre for fun with it. He said, Oh son of Adam, if you wish to understand how valuable what you have in your life actually is discover your eyes for a few moments. Cover your eyes and try to walk around. Cover your eyes and see what life is like. And then know that this is a true blessing for the last.

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So they might have been the hot he sent some very beautiful lines of poetry. These are. These are some lines that I hold very dear. If I look very beautiful. He says man I'm a love Lada obviously he never met an alpha.

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Man.

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He never met an alpha Amina afia, Allah subhanho wa Taala has not blessed his servant with any blessing that is greater and more full, more complete than good health.

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Well, kuruman ovia Fie just me in the Boo Felicia Rania and the one who has been given good health and been saved from calamity and bad health, for whoever.

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And that person The truth is living the life. One man who who wouldn't have been God do not have further lacking.

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Wealth is very dear beloved and sweet to the young person. But the truth is that it's an audio it's something that you have temporarily,

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something borrowed by accident denier when I can have some data to find. What would a person do for this dunya? How beautiful is it. But the truth is that along with its beauty, the dunya is some data, which means is mischievous, it betrays you, and funnier, ultimately, it will perish and leave you as well.

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The last one there, it's from the promise of a lot of money, who said that the promise of a lot of money was sort of set. Now Metallica wouldn't be happy. There are two blessings of a law in which most people are at absolute loss.

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Other means a massive loss in a trade. Two people are interacting with one another one keep one person makes 1,000% profit off the other person. This is called barrows. What does that mean? Like where one person had a massive loss and the other person had a massive game. So he's saying here now,

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there are two blessings. As a result of which most people are in massive loss, what are the two things a suitable one for good health and free time?

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Given was a long one, when asked about the ayah Surah.

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Eight the last summer that

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he did,

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when he was asked about the transition that was which is and then very shortly, you will be asked regarding your bounties, you will be asked regarding the boundaries. Someone asked him what are these boundaries? What are this? What does this mean?

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And

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it is safe, to live in safety, to know that your roof isn't going to come down upon you. So know that no one's going to show your house. No one's gonna bomb your locality. No one's gonna walk in with a gun and shoot you down. That's and again, something that we've taken for granted. Go to people who don't have who are swimming across water so they can go to a place of safety, who are leaving one country and going to another country just to save their life. And finally, when the Syrians arrive in other countries, the people in the other countries look down upon them, whether they call them refugees, they call them the terrorists, when the truth is that these people are

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actually running away from home. They're running away from terrorists. These are good peaceful people. These are good human beings. These are the best of human beings and they're just trying to find a peaceful life. Think of the blessings of Allah subhana wa tada that we have and the truth is we can just think of them we can't truly ever count them. We're endowed with a lucky level. Because if a person really tried to sit, tried to sit and count the favors of Allah, we would feel that Allah subhana wa tada says that

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you can never truly count

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when we think of the bounties and blessings of Allah

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Particular in the context of that speech I've been speaking of so far, we're thinking of body parts and limbs. But don't just restricted to that. Think, think, think great. Think of all the blessings that Allah has given you, as a child, think of the blessing that your parents are in your life. Yes, it's true. They'll nag at you. Yes, it's true. They'll be angry at you. Yes, it's true. They may repeat one thing 10 times? Yes, it's true in their life. They're constantly telling you that the things that you love dearly, are the things you're not supposed to do. It's just a part of, you know, being a child, that that's how you feel that your parents are more the prison officers, then

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parents. But the truth is, yes, it's true that some parents can possibly refine their model of parenting, maybe they can fine tune a little bit and change their words and change their aggression and turn that into love and passion. These things are there. But at the end of the day, your parents ultimately life, what do they care most for? It's for you go to any person whose parents were harsh with them, and ask them that, how did it feel to hear the news that your mother or father passed away.

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And they'll tell you that I felt like my world was falling apart. Because I came to realize the old man who sat on the other side of the table for me throughout my life and constantly shouted at me, he really loved me.

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He really cared for me. It took me a lifelong, lifelong period to realize it. But now that I've come to realize it's too late, you stare at your father's grave, and you cry and cry and cry. And the one thing every child says that, that I didn't fulfill your heart, I wish you were in front of me, I can massage your feet, I wish you were in front of me, I will finally kiss you on the forehead. I was told to do it while you were alive. But I didn't realize the value of it. That same mother was constantly scolding you. The truth is that he leaves you that city, you realize that's what their scholars are saying, cover your eyes, and you'll realize what it means to have this blessing because

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it's not there anymore. Imagine a day without your parents. You know, imagine a day that you're called and told that Your beloved Mother has left this room and ask the people who've been given that call. And they'll tell you that it's as if their heart was ripped into pieces, the sky came falling down upon them, just above it, the one who loved me so much.

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Who in the room will make law for you? Who's gonna pay for your rent, who's gonna pay for your food, it's not just materialistic things, who will genuinely love you and constantly care for you. That same mother and father that are constantly aggressive with you, by law every morning and every evening. They're making law for you. When they live in their bed. They're making law for you wake up, when they wake up in the morning, they're making law for you. If someone tells them you're sick, if they find out, you're injured, the only thing on their mind is what? My child my childhood child. This is the only thing when your parents call you What do they ask you first thing? How's it going?

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What are you doing? You know, mothers will always ask your kids What did you eat today?

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Yes or no? What do they ask you every day? What did you eat today? You know, is everything okay? What's going on? How's your wife? How's your wife doing? How are your kids doing? These are people by law, the day your parents leave you will be the day that there will no longer be someone genuinely alive will make to offer you without even you asking them to meet

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people after that you'll beg them to make two hours, you might be lucky to make it for you. Your parents on the other hand, no matter how much you turn away from them, they can never turn away from you. A mother can never turn away from her child, a father can never turn away from his child. These are blessings from us. And

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very few people have the ability to maximize with a blessing while they have it in front of them. Most of us only know how to cry once it's gone. We sit there and think what kind of fool was

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trust me by the law. If today you were to go home and hold your father by the head and kiss him on the forehead.

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The day you will get that call. Whenever that day comes in your life and one day surely will come. When that call comes to you that your father has left you Your mother has left you remember that moment of you kissing him on the forehead? There was one young man he called me. He said to me, she asked my mother she's on the ventilator still life support. And the doctors are saying very soon she's gonna pass away. What should I do? This was in Chicago. I said to him, he asked should I read some law I said you can read all the laws you want, you can give all the subjects that you want. Right now you need to do is just sit by her feet and massage.

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Because this is a blessing you only have a window. Very soon she will be taken off that ventilator off life support and she will be gone. Her body will be taken. She'll be shrouded, you will probably learn from her grief. Then after that you will think of those moments as opportunities that you have that you could go and massage your parents their gold. Sometimes at home, they may call you and say Rita, come and massage my feet and we'll make an excuse. I'm coming in five minutes. Then you come and test it a little bit and they say how longer kids are trying to get away all the time.

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But then when that moment passes you think to yourself yeah Allah whatever

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If I do for the opportunity, one last time, one more time. So for the young ones, those of us that have our parents alive, serve them to love them. And know that this will be your honor and pride when you move on. And beyond that, even for parents, learn to appreciate your children. Don't view them as your slaves. Don't view them as your service, learn to have compassion and mercy towards them. Look at your kids and ask yourself how miserable of a human being you would be if these kids were not a part of your life. Yes, it's true. They might annoy you, yes, it's true, they might get on your nerves, they might be defiant, you might speak back to you that happens, you know, it's a

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part of the package of raising kids in general. And it's a matter of whether you raised them in America or whether you raise them somewhere else in the world. You know, children acting up is something that happens.

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Be patient, be merciful, be kind to them, love them, Go and ask a parent, and then flip the scenario over who was given that call that your child passed away? They lose it. You know, when a child loses their parent, you call them an orphan. When a wife loses her husband, you call them a widow. But what do you call a parent who loses their child? There's actually no name for it because it's not supposed to happen. No parent is supposed to outlive their child. That's why parents actually make the law. Don't let me outlive my child. Let me pass before my child passes away, you know, how will I live? If my child passes before me What will my daily like both of my night be like? Whatever.

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We studied with shift the shift the heart. He taught us to surf in other books as well

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as

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books.

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She has to have beautiful stories.

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I recall this while we were students, he took his kids one day to a theme park in England. It was a theme park up north club catalog. The Kingdom of catalog I'm sure you guys have heard about or heard of. They have a little theme park based on the theme of catalogs, he took his kids there, they had a great day, when they were leaving, one of the kids said about let's play cricket. So they started playing cricket. One of the kids hit the ball out of the water, this kid went to go get the ball. And when he cut the corner abasement over the kid

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at our shift, he went and picked this child up and literally, the kid's head was like a pancake. And he sat there and his child literally

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passed away in his arms. And he stopped teaching after that he stopped eating after that he was just like a Sunday, he would just sit at home until our shift

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a lot prolonged him came to visit him. And when he came to me said

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he sat in front of the chef's it was a matter of few words. It's just the I was just sitting there shifts that humans had in front of him. And he just said one thing.

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And sometimes that one thing when set by the right person means the world to you. He said to him in

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in that in

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what he loved him up

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in the

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foster with that we're in Narita.

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This was a statement of

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whatever a lot of takes always belonged to him. What allowed him whatever Allah gave you still belongs to him. But

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Allah gives him takes based on a fixed period that allows another job. So when Allah takes from you foster the patient, well, that is MC, you're rewarded.

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Because ultimately, the one reality that we have to accept is in not in love or in not in a project that will allow you belong into a longer return. While we have these blessings we think,

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go ahead and raise your kids and kiss them on their forehead, and tell them how much you love them. You know, go to your siblings, embrace them and tell them how much you appreciate them. If you have a friend of yours, who's dear to you close to you go and thank them and appreciate and tell them how much you love them. Sugar, unfortunately, is something that's lost in our times. People get obsessed with themselves so much that they forget to thank the people who facilitated their life, people who helped to reach where they are today. being thankful is being a faithful servant, is something that's very beloved and dear to us.

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And so the loved one shares the narration for the prophets of Allah Allah instead of the dunya narrates me it's not an fi Laughlin with a little weakness of chain, that the purpose of a lot of money instead of set up a novel, Deanna, that on the Day of Judgment, the blessings of Allah will be called when we pass it on to a savior. And at the same time, it was part of a follow up call for the good deeds of the person in question for your good Allahu liniar button near me. Allah will say to a certain one of the blessings of this person, hold the hot coffee Maserati that he did not fulfill your wishes.

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While he was in the world, so take your right today on the Day of Judgment. He didn't fulfill the southern law that was due upon him. So now take your right to the other day of judgment. The honeyed says, For my ruler who has another habit we have one by one, the blessings will come and they will take their view from this person what this person owed them, until this person will have nothing left at all will have been whenever he says that there was a servant of a law of the law. I've been doing this I've seen it and there was a servant of a law who worshiped the law for 15 years. VO Hello in a new

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alliance fire this person and said to him that I have forgiven

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this person said oh my lord Yeah, don't be

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Oh, how are you forgiving me? I didn't commit any sin.

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That little little What did he say? Allah said I forgive you. What did he say I didn't commit and he said what do you forgive me for?

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For me to Lavasa, which is developing fiano thinking for everybody. One of his nerves. One of the vessels his veins in his neck stopped functioning properly.

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For them yet um, what have you suddenly he couldn't pray anymore. He couldn't sleep anymore. He lost everything.

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From a second our karma

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an angel came to him in the form of a human being. So this person he complained to that Angel except for Chicago, la he Malaviya

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he said, Oh man, this nerve right here this vein right here is giving me so much pain. So for automatic the angel sent to him in Middleburg, Gaza, Virginia food that your Lord says to you, a bother to come seen a certain

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article

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that you're worshiping for 15 years is not even equivalent to Allah giving you good health that is vain for a single moment. And you're flaunting your good deeds in front of Allah. The only way you make it to agenda is to the mercy of

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Allah is forgiving you for not being faithful over the blessings that are lost.

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That in itself is a crime. You're probably wondering how is it a crime not to be thankful? Again, bring it back to your context. If you favorite someone everyday gave them everything that they wanted everyday you give it to them, without them even asking you and for 50 years not once did they come and say shalom to you not once did they come in and say thank you to you is that a crime? And every book of mannerism and every understanding of moral and social upstanding that is a crime, being thankful to Allah.

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Now the question comes, how can a person be thankful to Allah? What does it mean to be thankful for? How can a person express their shoe?

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The scholars, they say that there are three ways for a person to express their shoe. The first is with

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the second is with the Lisa. And the third is by using the gelato,

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sugar, what does that mean? A person's thankful to Allah subhana wa tada with their heart. How do you do that? But first and foremost, recognizing where these blessings are coming from. These blessings are coming into existence from the middle of nowhere. They're coming from the last

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one, you recognize the one who's giving you the blessings, your heart will turn to that person who will humble and

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similarly, how can you be thankful with your heart to someone by giving you that person, your loyalty, and your heart thing, hire that person being sincere for that person, wishing the best for that person. The second level is true could have been the sound that you're thankful to someone with your tongue. In our discussion here, since we're talking about favors of a law, pleasing the most common law

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making logical laws

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asking lots of data for the ability to fulfill the right of these blessings. And the third thing should have been god it means that you not use your limbs to think a lot and the above is sharing with us exactly that. That you now use the energy that allows given you to to contribute back to society, to help other people what Allah has given you, you share it with other people you go out and get it. If I was not gonna do it. He has a very interesting discussion. He says Allah subhanho wa Taala give you so many favorite and so many blessings. What Allah give you each of your limbs a lot gables limbs to you with a purpose.

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How interesting is Allah gave you a limb with a purpose. Not only are you not fulfilling that limb with that purpose, rather than using that very same thing Allah gave you, too This will be the last.

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Look at the irony of that. Allah gave you this tongue for

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Allah gave me this time for 10 hours. But we use this very same time to disobeyed the law. If you can't use it for what Allah gave it to you at least don't use it for the wrong reason. You know, say

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Someone who feeds you.

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Someone gives you someone's blessing you blessing you, blessing you. And ultimately you rebelled against that person. Is that is that like not an interesting irony right there in our language and really we have a special term for this. We call such a person.

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Someone who eats at your head, someone who grows up under your care you give them you give them you give them an enema, what does that person do?

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They come back and spit at you.

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There's another interesting phrase we use in our language. It's a mini believe with me, which means that this is my cat and it's shouting at me. I'm the one who feeds you I'm the winner takes care of you. I cut your nails. I think you did the spa, I lost you. People do all sorts of amazing things with animals Mashallah.

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And at the end of all of that, you come back and you scratch me, you shout at me, where's the assignment? Where's the fulfillment in that? A dog is going? That's why the scholars they say that hustle and bustle be correct. He made the statement. He said there are 10 characteristics in a dog. If the human being adopts them, the human being will become a valuable muscle.

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There's actually a book written on this.

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It's called fatherly killer. Allah caffeine in

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the virtue of dogs over many human beings. Dogs have more loyalty than human beings. Do. You feed a dog once now what happens?

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That dog will take care of that dog will protect you. I went to this recently a brother in martial arts or the Cooper brothers from Dallas community, one of the brothers Mashallah He attended our joumana very regularly, a group of them together together and they purchased from my knowledge, the first Muslim campsite. It's a massive campsite. I think maybe like 5060 acres. That Muslim is the person who has a few million dollars they gathered together they put some money together they purchased it with their wealth. So they asked me this is a Dallas By the way, it's in Dallas, they said to me, come and see him. So I went there to the campsite and I saw a very beautiful site very

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beautiful Mashallah like you know, all the things you find in a campsite that anymore so when I was there when I was leaving,

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I was walking out and I saw they had some dogs there. There were two dogs there. I said to the brother that one of these dogs for his dogs are the most loyal creational

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when we're not here at nighttime, we let them loose and they make sure no one that isn't supposed to be here is here. These dogs will look after the horses they look after all the animals on on site everything. Such loyalty that they have revolved, you know, they protect what Allah subhanho wa Taala has put them in front of them over anyway. This is a lengthy discussion for keylab Allah caphyon mimma Levison fear that sometimes even animals that sometimes many times actually, animals do much better than human beings in terms of fulfilling their responsibility of sugar,

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sugar mill, gelato, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he teaches us through His example of how to be thankful to Allah. And what have you that's married, he did a mock up of old

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era from the narrations of our beloved one them and then to be sent along while he was sort of caught. He said that the promise of a lot more than he was sent him said, my father, whoever says he that used to be in the morning. In the morning if you read this, listen to this blog very carefully. Allahumma maska habima Nia within ob I hadn't been hunting for minca why deca? lash Anita?

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follicle come to work a shampoo. whoever reads this law, a lot of them are Moskva, Beeman. navratan ob, I had them in Hong Kong. Oh Allah, whatever blessing we enter into this morning with or any of your creation that they enter into this morning with America, then this blessing is for who? Yeah, that's from you, Wanda only from you. Yeah, I could have woken up this morning. Without my sight. I could have woken up this morning with you know, with stroke I could have I could have not woken up this morning. familia Khawaja Kalashnikov there is no partner with you for that can handle on a sugar so All praise is due to you all things are with you. whoever reads this line in the morning

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approximate a lot of money was obsessed. Sugar Daddy Can you this person has fulfilled their duty and thinking a lot for that date. Well, but Baba Hina you see at the sugar daddy and whoever reads is very simple. I just changed us the heart

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of whoever reads this wow when they in the in the evening. Then they have to fulfill their responsibility of thinking a lot for that night. Similarly, there's a narration also narrated by

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the lava lake in areas where they cannot bus. How can I put the light on a narrative, narrative commercial and a lot of the promise of a lot of money he was obsessed, Mahanama love.

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Allah has not ever given a bounty to a servant of his family.

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Allah, that person acknowledges that this blessing is truly from Allah, they accept it. You know my spouse that I have in my life

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I should be thankful to my spouse. My spouse is a gift to me. My children are a gift to me. My job is a gift to me. This house I have about me, this is a gift to me. My health is a gift to me. My friends are a gift to me. These massages that we have access to in the USA. These are a gift to us.

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Think of everything your car is a gift to you. Was there a time in your life where you didn't have a car? Yes or no?

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Of course there was. A law gave you gave you was constantly giving you for Anima II that person acknowledges under the law that this Yama is blessing from Allah.

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Allahu

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Allah Yeshua. But Allah subhana wa Tada. That's when that person acknowledges that this came from Allah. Allah will tell the angels write down this person as one who is thankful to me even though he hasn't said yet himself. The seed has been planted in his heart. Someone who constantly acknowledges blessings from a lot, even though they may not see. But since the seed is in their heart, what's going to happen?

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time will come where they will see a time will come where they will act as well.

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My

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family and there's not a servant who commits a sin and then has remorse over that sin. He hasn't asked Allah for forgiveness yet, but the seed of the stepfather has reached that person's heart but doba has reached meaning that the person repressive Ilakaka local, local mafia, the vocabulary and stuff. But Allah will already write that forgiveness for that person even though he hasn't asked for it yet, because the heart is in the right place. It's not it hasn't Adama has regret and remorse, hustle and bustle. He says that Mousavi said yeah, don't be Oh my Lord gave face to Adam and you add the sugar Master? Not at all. How can I fulfill

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thanks to you, in return of everything that you gave to him.

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You created him yourself. One of the fee him you inserted the soul into him was cut into magenta you gave him gender. Well, I wanted to know who you were the angels they did such that for him.

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So you hunted him in a way how can I go on it's like everything. So unless I said yeah Moosa Oliver and Metallica company for Hamid ali ali he

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he acknowledges that it was all for me. He thanked me for it. And that was enough.

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That was enough sugar, you can give anything what Allah Allah need anything more from you.

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During this khilafah some of his own models one of his governors wrote letters to

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the lady

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for color in need of them, but guess what?

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The governor wrote that I live in Atlanta where there are a lot of songs much now being a governor, you know, all the resources that are available.

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To it have been Dr. shulkin forgotten a lot. So he said the law has given us so much in this land. Everyone living here now we're worried that how do we fulfill the right of this? How are we thankful to Allah subhana wa Tada. So our binoculars is brought back to you. It says that as long as you are praising the law, as long as you are thinking about acknowledging that this comes from a lot you have fulfilled your right there. The last part of what Allah says in the Quran, he then quoted the ayah was an Athena the Buddha was with a mother in law.

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We gave them

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some knowledge, and in return, what did they do? They said,

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What did they say? And how are they praise God and in return, without accepted that similarly Allah subhanho wa Taala says he quoted another person said Azuma number 30. Source number 73. Was the vena cava, who is genda tomorrow, that Allah will give them access to Agenda people will come into groups, and they will be entering an agenda. A lot of people gather in groups and they enter into a stadium. They're kind of making their way in, everyone will gather together to enter into enter through the doors of gentlemen.

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A lot and it says that what they will enter into agenda what will they say will follow and handling now, they will say 100 enough, on webinar proceeds that ended off his letter by saying what a unit of government the food agenda, which blessing is greater than the full agenda, entering an agenda. And Allah subhanho wa Taala was pleased with them saying 100 of them so keep yourself busy and

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make that a win something that's always on your tongue.

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Now, there is a discussion here that some scholars have given them infinia he makes reference to this issue. He has a book called kita shook

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So in this type of sugar, he brings up an interesting discussion. He says all about all about some scholars, they say, in the hunger of Godot, minute, minute minute neon,

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that saying that hunger

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is greater than the blessing itself.

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You guys understand the issue here? So the question is, what's greater the blessing that Allah gave you? Or are you thinking a lot?

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So one of the most others, they said, that I'm thinking a lot is greater than actually the actual blessing. Well, hollywood Obrigada. So Gemini arena was a great scholar at this time. But he said,

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that whoever said this, that the praise of a lot is greater than the blessing has made a mistake. And the reason he said because of apologia the upload woman feel inferior. Because the action of a human being can never be greater than the action of Allah. And the blessing was from a muscle car and whatnot. So how can you say that hunger gotta be greater than what Allah gave you your

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argument, however, then

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it would have been didn't get the cover argues that he says innamorata bitnami Yama dunya via karate.

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He says, when we say that the praise of a law is better than the blessing we are talking about the law giving it to us, we're talking about the tangible blessing. So is me saying that 100 I better have this phone I have in my hand, that the actual physical, what Allah has given me, that's what we're discussing, we're not talking about a law giving it a law giving it anything a lot as much better than any human being what they can do. So he says, if you look at it from that perspective, then you will realize that 100 is always better than anything you possess. A lot gave it to you as a test, like a bait. Allah gave it to you to see whether you will latch on and latching on means that

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you say 100 who hasn't who hasn't said couldn't be allowed to come in here.

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Any blessing of a law that doesn't bring you close to a law is actually a test from Allah.

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And you've actually just failed that test.

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For the love of the holy surely Allah yummy Indonesia we have in hand the old lady he may not want sugar cannot have he never to hide on silicon neon.

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And when you say 100 now you think a lot for it, then you've not only passed the test, but Allah subhana wa tada loves your praise, much more than the physical meaningless, small thing that allows kind of about a gift in return, you know, also as a similar statement, from a love that I said that I prefer a test from Allah, I prefer a difficulty in my life. That brings me closer to Allah over a blessing that takes me away from the loss

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because for me, what matters is how close I am to

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hustle and bustle. He saw a person walking with arrogance. He was swinging his shoulders and walking a little arrogantly. So he said for the law he frequently with minimal geometry.

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Alice Parramatta has given you a blessing with every limb that you possess a lot of

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Allah, Masha, Allah Don't make us amongst those. And I'm going to disclose the translators who use their blessings to obey Him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I'm sure this won't last very long while he was in his narration is very famous when he was standing. So long had that

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until the audience to speak as well.

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Messenger of Allah hasn't Allah already forgiven all of your sins?

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So are you praying so long and standing so long? The prophets of Allah Almighty was sometimes answer was what

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should I not be thankful to?

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Me praying long prayers. You and I are focusing on our prayer. You and I are making a law. We're actually doing this Why?

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Because we need to be thankful.

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And the simple process is lame shocker.

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If you are thankful to Allah, Allah will give you more. The opposite of being thankful is from being ungrateful. What is the fundament if you're ungrateful, and now that there will be a punishment for you that's very severe, being thankful for love.

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Now, I'll close off by with a brief discussion. How can a person learn to be more grateful in their life? How can you learn to create a sip of sugar in your life?

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There are many things that can be said. And all of these can actually be found in the How do you know that the narrations I shared above even though there were many, these were a few. I said at the beginning of the lecture, that the lesson of sugar is embedded within

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the lesson of sugar is embedded in it because it's a key characteristic of

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Such a decent inside will always do Sure. A person who doesn't so sugar is considered as a human being who isn't? Who isn't fun who hasn't been refined in there other than their characteristics, you should always say sugar. And how do you develop this characteristic inside? The first thing approximately, teaches us from a narrations that we should admire those that are living a life beneath the standard that we are living. Look at people who don't have what you have, keep your eye there. If your eye is there, you will be thankful to people you will be thankful.

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As a part of this, learn to step out of your suburban life, learn to leave your nice three, four bedroom home, your nice, beautiful apartment, step out of that life sometimes, and go to the other part of town. In America, we know our communities are intentionally segregated. This is like a result of policy within the United States of America, which has changed but the effects of it still remain white privilege of a culture. So you leave your suburban life and you go to the other parts of town, where those opportunities weren't given to people work at work for them to leave where they were and live a suburban life with a nice low mass beautiful home wasn't available to them. When you

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spend time with people who haven't been given the privilege that you have, you will learn to appreciate what you have. This is one of the blessings that I found in visiting other countries outside the US.

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In America, we do a very good job at hiding things that we don't like.

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It's a pretty good job. We're really good at Hollywood. It isn't just a movie industry. It's a part of our fabric. It's a part of our society. I was actually sharing with the students today in class is very sad that when we read British history and American history, we conveniently skip all the bad parts.

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colonial history, when I was in England, we studied history. I kept kidding, we must have not spent more than 24 hours studying colonial history. And how long? How long was this period of the colonial history in Europe? Was it enough to cover in 24 hours?

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Absolutely not something that you cover for years and you still don't get through it? People ask, you know, anyway, I don't want to get into it.

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But why is it that people in the East are very upset with the West? Why are they against it?

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It's not just a matter. It's not as simple as you think it is. It's not because you think they're jealous of you. It's not that it's because their lands were rated. Their resources were taken. They were viewed as subclass citizens, their language would change. their culture was changed. And he walked away. Everybody walked in, you left the Minimus. You left them as a big Miss.

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Compare that to Muslims, who went from Okinawa? They went to they went to Egypt. They went to Northern Africa, they went to Spain? Did they steal the resources from there and send the maximum the number of

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Yes or no? No. The actual the honeypot as of the time and told them, You take their resources, you invest them back there, you build those communities, you are not part of that community. So the attitude is very different. The attitude isn't that we're coming here reading your lab, like the Vikings and stealing your stuff and sending it back home. It's all steam here. We're going to invest back in you. Not only are we going to invest in you with your wealth, we're going to invest in you from our well. Actually you'll find examples of Muslim

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Muslim majority countries sending wealth to communities, that word of wisdom, the Ottomans on so many occasions, on so many occasions, they bailed out the Jewish person of the Jewish communities that were being persecuted across the world. You guys have all heard of

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jack Sparrow? Have you guys heard that name before?

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Yes or no?

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Not many of you will notice he was actually a real person. This isn't just a fairy tale medicine movie. And not only that, but jack Sparrow was actually a Muslim. And he played a very important role in Islamic history. You're probably wondering what we just went prepared Pirates of the Caribbean to from Hawaii. No, we did Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Reading yourself, read the history yourself. We've become a part of our history. And in the Western world, that's exactly what's happened. We've skipped out the bad parts of our history. We jumped to the good parts. Everyone thinks our history was perfect. And we think that we're the best nation. We're not willing to learn from our mistakes. Go back in and unfortunately, I'll make a statement. Muslims are making the same mistake. When we talk about our history. We will talk about the good parts. We easily conveniently skip the bad parts of our history. What are their bad parts of Islamic history? Yes or no? Absolutely. That's why there's a difference between Islamic history Muslim

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history. Islamic history we have a different perspective when we study

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history. As for Muslim history continues on there are the millions of us in the Boolean

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You continue the Ottomans. There's a lot of Muslim history. And Muslims, we never claimed they were perfect. We actually believe that Muslims are flawed, yes or no? Absolutely, we shouldn't turn away we shouldn't hide from it. It's because of this faulty image that we give of Islamic history that you have people who come back and say that we need to revive the khilafah Rafa was the savior of the Muslim Ummah, when we don't realize it Islamic history for hundreds of years. Does that mean for us? We're the ones who are these people who are heads of the state, but unfortunately, they weren't good people. These were the people who are sucking the resources of the most the moment surrounding a UB

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I don't even consider history classes. One point I mentioned that I'm so Latina UB father, Mr. Wright, the governor of Mississippi, and not just Papi. I mean, he had many roles. And I still think

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that was more his teacher. But anyway, so I'm gonna UB who plays a very important role in missile, where he builds those the army and to to deal with the crusade issue in today, what's known as Palestine at Jerusalem books,

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before he marched towards books, you know how much works a lot with me you had to do, he had to deal with so much internal politics. And a lot of this was actually resolved to Muslim leadership, who were bent on taking him down, because they knew that if he succeeded, they would lose, he would become more popular than them. People would align himself with him, people would give their obedience to Him, you know, the money they were receiving as a part of their hidden contracts with people from the enemy would be gone, there were so many things we're worried about. There's actually a book.

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In Oulu, it's in five volumes. It's called dust on demand. furoshiki does document the history, the story of the people who sold their event, in in five volumes, the author talks about, I don't remember the exact number, but it was 19 or 20, something like this 19 or 20 assassination attempts against a lot of data up from other Muslims. Before he dealt with the crusades, what did he have to do first,

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he had to deal with these mining assassins, which we know as the Assassin's Creed, the hash machine, he had to deal with numbers that's all from South Africa use time, the Assassin's Creed, we're all set against Muslims. And he would deal with them one by one, despite his deal with him, getting rid of them, getting rid of them. And then after that, he then told the honeypot the time, who was unfortunately not a good person, the funny part of the time, he was just a person whose name remained, no one had any loyalty to him.

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But he maintained his position by having a government Connect, there was a statement there was a command in the command was that every time I thought about given the money, first name must be must be mentioned.

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So that was, you know, up, send a messenger to him and telling him FYI, we're not saying your name anymore. This is not an act of defiance, but we're telling you get your act together. You've heard us a lot, you've heard a lot, you've caused a lot of pain to people. You know, it's because of lane leaders where we are right now. We are where we are because of our weak leaders. He didn't he didn't by the way. So how many of you never established another fella, he maintained 100 because there's a there's a fifth behind that he remained under the honeypot. Even though he told him that you're Don't get involved with my issues, we're not going to say your name in the footer anymore. You're

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someone who opened the disco based on logo sold your womanizer to consume alcohol, you have a lot of problems in your life. And your name is not going to be mentioned in the most important time of the week while we're given the job. So my business, we have to be open and be frank and be willing to have these discussions. If we can have these discussions, then we can move on. So going back to the point that I was making, when you go back to some countries, Pakistan, India, the Middle East Africa, or even you know, outside America, because in America, we're really good at covering up the parts that we don't like, you get a chance to interact with people and seeing the value of life. How

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many of you have gone back home and seen extreme poverty?

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Yeah, some of you guys have seen it. extreme poverty, real poverty. And you sit there and you think to yourself, so how long? How lucky?

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How lucky am I that I'm actually going to go to a doctor, he's going to give me a medicine. That's not going to be just random powder in there. You know, I wouldn't want my father in India. And the doctor was giving a medicine. I said, Dad, what are you eating? Like this medicine. It's wrapped up in some newspaper, a little sexy. Some monitors something looks like a body wrapped up in some sport. I was giving it to you. I don't even think he knows what he's giving you. Why are you having this medicine? My dad enjoys India. I said, Dad, I'm booking on a flight coming back to America with this. We're going to deal with this. We're going to get your medication, we're going to get to a

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real hospital.

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When you look at that you think 100 How much do I have? So the first thing that I was thinking on this list a little quick first thing is look at people who are beneath you. Reflect over them think a lot for what you have. The second thing is something for some people just make a list of the blessings of Allah that are most geared. I don't know, the five things that are most dear to read your life. Reflect over them. What are five things in your life that are really important to you? What are 10 things in your life that are very important to you? What are 100 things in your life that are really important to you make a list of them look at them visually?

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And then make make a habit of thinking a lot. Pick up time every day, where you spend 1015 minutes where you're driving, just be appreciative for the good that you have. There's so much research done, that people who are thankful and have gratitude in their life, live healthier lives, they live longer lives. They don't suffer from stress. They don't suffer from emotional issues, because they're happy human beings. And this isn't just make reference to one study. There are actually many, many, many studies done on this, live a happier life. Learn to be positive in your life, Allah subhana wa tada says, Well, I'm a lot bigger.

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Unfortunately, in our day and age, people look at every positive thing and they take it as a negative.

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So we have to step away from that first thing. And the second thing is, the highest point you can reach his or a higher point you can reach is when you start looking at negative things. And you start putting positivity out there, that maybe I'm here right now, facing what I'm facing, so that I am observing see from another calamity and difficulty in life. I recall this very clearly, when we were in high school, I said to my teacher, because my other classmates they were they were very quick at memorizing the Quran. So they all flew through it. And every year when the graduation rate of comfortable students with classmates of ice to sit there and think, man, I wonder when My turn is

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going to come, but I'll be reading the less sebata mind in front of the congregation and people will come and greet me, and we'll pass up their booth and we'll have like a nice celebration.

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And I went to my shift one day after graduation, I was kind of sad.

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Finance graduation.

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I'm sad, because I'm thinking Will it ever come? And I said to him, why does it take me? Why is it taking me so long to memorize.

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So my shift will or whatever. He said something beautiful, he said the same last part of what God is keeping you behind. So you spend more time reading the Koran and you're safe from out there in the world.

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The person who memorized the Quran quickly will finish this task off to go back into the world, and you have to deal with other as long as you're here, you're in protection. You're reading the morning and night. Tell me Will there ever be a day in your life? Will you ever be so much fun? Is there any human being whoever reads as much as put on as the father or kill kids memorizing the fun. I mean, during eight hours of put on a date on your best day in your life, you probably won't do that. You might do eight minutes a day. And these kids are doing How much? He said you're doing 808 10 photos of quantity sold out of something negative, what are you doing? You're attracting something

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positive.

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So stop complaining about the world. Another thing is visiting the sick, visiting the graveyard. When you sit with the sick and you see their situation, it brings appreciation to think a lot for the good health that you have. There are other things as well, the scholars they say, learn to

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keep yourself busy and 100 sugar. And it was a lead that

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I promised that I would discuss yesterday last week, we covered quite a lot of detail, I'll just give you a definition. Allow me to tell you what the final syllable he says it is a giving is a discharging of wealth or this earth it's a given he doesn't say well, he isn't giving what a person hopes for reward from a loss of power.

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In this honey, there's a mention of

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that every person needs to give. There's a word I've been using. Generally when the word is used. It kind of mandates like a magic mix, it usually comes in the meaning of logic. So the setup I mentioned was heavy, that needs to be given on behalf of every joint. from a legal perspective. It's not fun, it's not logic, it's actually a it's a charitable, good thing to do, we should all make an attempt to do

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all of that. Otherwise, he said that Salah will take you half of the journey to Germany. So we'll take you to the door of the kingdom was Southern to Cali and Seneca will be the key to that door and take you inside. This is narrative stuff. And I'll pull the last statement from him up shopping. He says something very beautiful. He says Magnum era nafsa who is

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appealing in a sort of a theme of

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his appearance. He said that a person who doesn't view himself

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more in need of the rewards

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in relation to the person who's receiving that for someone when a person is receiving someone's offer you is he in more need of what you're giving him or are you more in need of what you're giving the attitude that you're giving someone. He said if you don't view yourself more in need of the reward of something, then the person who is actually receiving the possession that they're receiving, then you have destroyed the reward of yourself. You haven't gained the true benefit of it. So I close off today's gathering with a summary to remind you that there are so many blessings of a law that we should be thankful

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for.

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Again, just every iron copper on every page of the Quran, there's less than sugar there.

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Learn to be thoughtful. Learn to think

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more data. It's a very easy process for the one who wishes to do it. But it also makes us from the people who can,

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not only with our wealth, or with our actions with every step of the way, a loss of power that makes it from those who sugar with our heart, with our tongue, and also with our actions, and that allows more data resurrects is the day of judgment. And the first group of people who enter into the gardens of Paradise was Allah.

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Allah he was.

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One, this is an important announcement. Next week, next Wednesday, we will not have class.

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Next Wednesday, we will not have class

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I'll be going there inshallah, the week after will continue. So just know that are in your in your calendar.

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The next Wednesday, we don't have the week after the show.

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And another thing I've been asked before but announced as we're walking up to 28th of this month, please do mark it in your calendar, it's our fundraising dinner, it's very important that every one of us that is here participates in the budget runs off the financing of the community, even if it's a little, it's your responsibility. It's my responsibility. This is our budget. And the budget has a vision of growing wish to add more scholars working moms who can come and do more programming in our community to grow more. And in order for this to happen, we need the support of our community.

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And I don't mean this with any disrespect at all. But I mean this from my heart, I believe it's necessary for those of us who are regular in the message that we make it a point to come not coming to support the budget when the budget needs us is letting down the community. And I can apologize if this is a little too harsh or disrespectful, I don't mean to put anyone on a guilt trip. It's to remind us of our responsibility, our responsibility we owe to the machine. So I encourage every one of you to mark this date down. The flyers are outside, it's actually a massive block poster on the door, you can see it on the way out the 28th of this month, which is a Saturday, not this coming

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Saturday, but

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this time, Saturday afternoon Shut up. And not only that, I encourage you if you can mean a lot to our community, to invite other people as well, particularly people who you know are in a position to financially support the community. For those of you who have had the opportunity to benefit from our programming. I've been speaking with a board for so long, and we've created efficient of grid things to come things that are desired for the longest time. And some of these things and Sharla wants to play our community will see a massive change and I'm hoping that the benefit will extend to the DFW area. Some of the programs that I have in mind was reverse unique and special. But in order for that

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to happen, we need the community support.

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So please, please please mark your calendar and do come up again the 28th of October. You'll see the flyers in the mail. If anyone has any questions, obviously Dr. Skills here in the front. You can come and ask him as well.