Almighty, God, we thank you
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If any one of us takes a look at our lives, we will come to realize that there is so much that we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for Allah Allah is that you will JLL says, let you shake up to the then come, if you are grateful, then I will increase you, while you carefully tune in or other be less shady. And if you are ungrateful, then my punishment is severe. Allah horrible is that he will Jellal is telling us that if we show gratitude to him, then the bounties that he has given us will increase, we will have more of those bounties from him. Why? Because no matter how little a person has, when he looks at the bounty that Allah subhanahu Attallah has given within himself, then
that is enough for him to sit and thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for his entire life. You see, Allah Allah will is that you will Jellal he placed systems within us that work simultaneously such that the human being is fully formed and functioning. If we look at the respiratory system, and the reproductive system, and the many tools of the mind that Allah subhanahu Attallah gave us the nervous system, and everything else, the skin that a human being has the breathing that takes place, the eyesight that is there, there are so many different functions that come together to form this complete human being. So simply sitting and thanking Allah subhanho wa taala. For that, if we were
to spend our entire lives from the day that we were born to the day that we died, thanking Allah subhanahu wa taala for even one of those bounties, our thanks would not be enough. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. And you know, if we want to bring this picture into our mind, let us try and take a look at our lives. If someone was to tell us that, how about if I gave you $2 million? or $2 billion? Would you be happy to take it? Yes, I would be happy to take it of course, who wouldn't be every one of us would be happy to take it. But if I were to tell you that I will give you these $2 billion, but you will live only for today and tomorrow you will die. Then the person immediately
says no, hold on. Right now. I got that for that. I can't take it. I can't accept it. Why? Because your life is more valuable than that $2 billion. If someone were to tell you that, I will give you that 2 billion. But give me one. I have yours. One. I have yours. None of us. I don't think any one of us would say take my eye. Why? Because your eyesight is more valuable than that. $2 billion. Allahu Akbar. This is why the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us man us Bahaman come in and he said Be the one of you from amongst you who wakes up and he is secure in his family more often feel bad and he and he is completely free of defects. He's okay. No disease, he
can walk he's seen eating, drinking. All of that is okay. We're in the WHO to me. And he has the food of his day. *a and Mama he's at level dunya Behera theory. It is as though the entire world has been gathered for him with everything in it. Allah Allahu Akbar. What is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling us whoever wakes up in the first place man us Bahaman Can you wake up and your families around you? So your family is not dying? There are no bombs raining on them people they are secure Amin and PCB you have that security and
more often free bed and he he is completely okay in his body, no defects. He hasn't woken up and being diagnosed with cancer or he hasn't woken up and he can't see trust me there are people who go to sleep, able to see and they wake up and they cannot see Allahu Akbar. You wake up every day the fact that your eyes flutter open, and you can see the image in front of you is the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you know that there is a nerve that is within the sight or between the eyesight and the brain? If that nerve did not receive a certain nutrient your eye can see but the
image will not travel to your brain, Allahu Akbar. So your eye is seeing, but simply because the transportation of that picture the cable, for lack of a better word is not functioning you cannot see. Do you see how many bounties of Allah subhanahu Attallah we have within us where we foresee coming to Rouen and within yourselves, do you not see Allah subhanho wa Taala is inviting us to take a journey into looking at our own bodies. You don't even need to go beyond and see what is out there. You don't even need to go beyond and see what is out there to understand why you Taro dunya Mehta, la isla to suit and if you are to enumerate if you are to count the bounties of Allah
subhanho, wa taala, you would not enumerate them, try and count everything that you have, you will not even be able to write it down, you will leave something out, you will definitely leave something out there are systems in our bodies that exist that we don't even know exists. But if they didn't happen, and they didn't work on a daily basis, we would be debt. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. So we really need to thank Allah subhanho wa taala, for everything that we have. And the last part of that hadith is profound, when the who go to me, and he has the food of his day, just the day.
Now, most of us if we look at this, not only do we have the food of our day, we have the food of the day, the food of the month, the food of the year, the food of two years, that would have 10 years, and we are still worried that we don't have enough. We are still saying that you know what, I wish I had this and I wish I had that. Do you know what really helps a human being is to look at what Allah has given him. And to not look at what Allah has given others to not look upwards. You see what we do, we tend to do as greedy human beings. We only have 60 to 70 years in this world anyways. But what we do as greedy human beings, we look at those who are above I'm driving the Corolla he's got a
Mercedes Benz, wow, look at what he has. Yet Allah subhanahu Attallah gave you a mode of transport. If you looked downwards, and you looked at those who are riding bicycles and those who are walking and those who don't have shoes, then you become grateful to Allah subhanho wa taala. Even if you are riding a donkey, you are grateful to Allah Allah is that he will Jarrell why? Because I have a mode of transport. I have something that takes me from point A to point B, this man is walking and the man who is walking should be looking at the one who has no legs. Allahu Akbar. So there is so much that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us and we have so much, you know, oftentimes I say, and I
think to myself, that if we are to simply go to our freezers in our homes, and see what food we have, if we stopped buying food today, then we will probably have enough food to last us one or two years in the home. One or two years in the home. There is enough food there. You can survive, you can live, you can actually make it but we are worried about 10 years and 15 years and 20 years. Yet we don't even know if we are guaranteed tomorrow. Allah Allah, Allah is that he will judge Allah has blessed us beyond measure. So when we wake up, we need to thank Allah subhanahu Attallah you see, social media plays a big role in making people ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala what happens
when you open up these apps, and you see that man has got a Bugatti and that man has got a house 10 times the size of my house, and the next man's wife looks like this. And the other man who is doing this and that he's gone on holiday, we begin to look down on the bounty that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has given us and which one of us goes onto social media and posts the bad parts of our lives. None of us nobody wants people to know that we are fighting within the home nobody wants the public to know what is happening with him the intricate you know, dealings of the home the the the relationships of the home, perhaps we are at each other's throats for the entire day. And that
moment that we took a selfie together, we smiled into the camera. So things were completely upside down. But for that moment, we just put the phone up, took a picture smile together, put it up the whole world think so.
lives are going well. But in reality there is serious problem. So what you see online on social media is not actually what is happening. People will show you the best parts of their lives. So don't look at them and say, I wish I had what they have. And even if you wish, it is not as though you are going to receive it. You can make dua, you can make a dua of baraka for them. And this is what helps you become more grateful make dua of baraka for them. And Allah subhanahu wa taala will grant you as well the angels will be making dua for you as well saying and for you as well. So the DUA will come from the angels when you make a dua for your brother. And you ask Allah subhanahu
Attallah to bless him in that which he has, then you have made a dua for yourself as well. You see, the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that if the OMA Wallah which the Marathi Ummah to Allah and then farewell cabbie che in Linnaean Farooqi in Nabi che in cutterbar, Hula, hula and if the MaHA to gather to benefit you with something that you would not benefit you with that, except if Allah subhanahu Attallah had written it for you, whether we determine our who Allah Niada rule cabbie che in Laniado rule can be che in Ketubot hula hoop, and if they were to gather to harm you with something, then they will not harm you except that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has
written upon you Luffy it will just fit your sock of the pennies have been lifted, and the scrolls have dried. What you are going to receive was written for you before you came into this world before you came into this world. So whether you wish for it, wanted pine after it, go crazy for it. If it is not meant for you, it will not come to you. So when you realize this and internalize it, then your heart becomes content, your heart becomes peaceful, no matter what he has achieved. I know that if Allah has written it for me, I will receive it. If Allah has not written it for me, I will not receive it. That is what really brings about contentment within the heart. And if a person decides
to be ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he decides to reject the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala over him, then Allah horrible is that you will Joanne says whether Kapha tune in either below share the and if you are to reject, then my punishment is severe. What punishment is Allah subhanahu wa taala talking about? Allah subhanahu wa taala is talking about the punishment of the Ark era and the punishment of the dunya as well. Why? Because when you look at the next man, no matter what you have, you can have billions you will always wish for something more, you are never at peace, so that peace, the removal of it. That in and of itself is a punishment when a person cannot be peaceful.
They are people who own everything, but they cannot sleep at night. Why? Simply because another person has that which I don't have. So it becomes a point within the heart way there is complete whoa within there is a fight and a tussle with oneself to say why don't I have guru Elam and who do not come while atom guru Elam and who are the who are over here, edge. Allah TESDA Runa Metalla here. Look at those who are beneath you and don't look at those who are above you. So it is more likely that then you will not despise the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you don't look at what others have focus on what Allah has given you. thank Allah for your health, your wealth, your
family, your life and everything you have, and Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you contentment and He will bless you in the earth era. May Allah subhanahu wa to Allah grant us the ability to be content with that which He has given us. And may He grants us the ability to thank him for that which He has given us. One last thing I would like to mention is that you see the person who has contentment in his heart and the one will own the world. They are the same. They are the same. Why? Because the one who has everything. Allah has given him everything. He has it so he's happy he doesn't want anything else. But you can reach
stepped with one feeling by simply saying, I thank Allah for what I have. And I am happy with whatever He decrees upon me. And you will reach the level of the one who has the dunya and everything that it contains. Why? Because you are now content, no matter what happens in my life, thank Allah. So you have reached that level. In fact, the one who has the dunya and everything within it can still be discontented, can still be anxious, so he can be a poor man in his heart that you are, you can be richer than Him with one feeling and that is gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala so, be thankful to Allah subhanahu wa taala one of the greatest ways of being thankful is to
pray your Salah every day, to perform your Salah as soon as it is time a Salah to our our Tia. When you render that Salah you will become the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala draw us close to him. And may Allah Allah Boulez that you will Jellal except from us, and make us those who are from amongst those who are righteous and pious, what else you don't wanna and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen