Ramadan 2022 #10 Gratitude

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Allah al Amin OBE in a serene on a Sunday on Saturday Moraga Tamil MBI Eva emammal mousseline Sabina Muhammad Umar ala alihi wa sahbihi sahih Marine. Hola, Melissa hola Illa majolica who Sandler will entertain Geralyn Husna either Sheikh salah, obvious your wallet Rasul Waterman will here will be canister in, we thank Allah who believes that he will Jellal for having gathered us here once again. And we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to surround us with the mullah Iike and to cause his mercy and his Sakina to descend upon us and to raise us with the MBR Allah human salat wa salam and those whom he has mentioned with them I

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Allahu Akbar Lisette Zeti will Jalan has given us everything. He gave us our lives, our families, our wealth, and everything that we have in our lives, such that if we are to sit and count what Allah admirable is that he will Janelle has bestowed upon us, it would be difficult for us to do so. It would be hard for us in fact, it would be impossible for us to do so. Hence Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us why. Taro dunya Mata Allah he led. So

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if you are to count the neon the bounties of Allah subhanaw taala upon you, you will not be able to enumerate them. So Allah Allah believes that he will General gave us not only that we need which we need, but more than that which we need. So if one of us was to be given a date at which the income would stop, perhaps at the end of this month, and we were told after this day, you will not earn even one cent. We will carry on until the end of our lives perhaps at times, without any hindrance without any problem. For some, it may be a day for others it may be two days for another person, it may be a month or two months. But Allah subhanahu wa taala has given us more than we need. You see

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he comes out of his house and he finds Abu Bakr Siddiq Radi Allahu Anhu and a little hotdog, but only Allah one who then

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and he asks them, what is it that brought you out? So they say that it is hunger Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the messenger himself. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had come out for no other reason because he was hungry. This was how you help Allah the best of creation. Yet Allah subhana wa Tada had brought him out of his home because of hunger, which one of us can say that we don't have enough to eat? We don't have enough to put food on our tables. Allahu Akbar, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr and Umar, radi, Allahu and Houma. They move and proceed to the house of one of the companions, one of the companions from amongst amongst the

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unsolved and they enter the home he is not there at that time. So after some time, he comes to the house, and he says what an honorable guest I have today, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he goes to his palm tree that he has and takes a branch out of that palm tree and gives it to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr and Umar Radi Allahu Anhu woman, and they begin to eat from the dates that are there. And then they drink some water

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and the sahabi he sees that they are still hungry. So he goes to slaughter one of his animals picks up a knife and he goes to slaughter. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him You can do this, it's okay. But make sure that you don't slaughter the one that is giving you. So he goes and he slaughters this animal prepares it for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the companions and they eat to the fool. So once they have eaten to the fool Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recites the I food

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mellitus and on Neha woman, even 19 Narine. And one day you will be asked about this bounty from Allah. How cool is that you in general Allahu Akbar. Perhaps some of us eat this type of a meal, three times a day, we eat until we are full, until we cannot eat any more. And we don't even think that this is something this is a bounty from Allah subhanahu Attallah. You see, sometimes it's important to remain hungry to realize the bounty that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has given us in terms of food, the fact that we eat when we want to eat. The fact that we eat when we want to eat is a bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has one of the reasons why we

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fast in the month of Ramadan is to understand the plight of the poor. Yes, it is to attain the Taqwa of Allah subhana wa Tada. But that is through various methods. Your stomach is hungry, you remember that they are people who don't even have enough to break the Fosters. Allahu Akbar. And I remember this heart wrenching moment where there was a program on TV.

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And someone had called in to say, Yes, Chef. And it was heart wrenching. You know? She says, what do we do? If we have nothing to break our fastest with? Is water enough? Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar. When you sit and you think of that, it brings tears to your eyes, it makes your hair stand on end. Why? Because we have a banquet laid before us. We have whatever our heart's desire, whatever we want to eat off. Here is a woman asking, we don't have enough to break our fast. If you don't care if we just take a few sips of water. You see, it reminds us of the plight of the poor and the needy and it makes us more grateful to Allah subhana wa Tada for that which we have that which he has bestowed

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upon us. As soon allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Manasa Amin, amin and PCB. More if and V Bethany he were in the hole go to your movie *a Annamma he's never dunya that the one who wakes up and he is secure in his body. He has his family around him and he has the food of that day. The food of that day. It is as though the entire world has been gathered for this person. You see there are people in the world who wake up and family members around them that went to sleep with them are no longer with them. bombs have been raining down upon them. People have been killing them they are in a war zone. So they are not guaranteed to see their family members the next day when US Bahaman

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come in and PCB you wake up you see your mother, you see your father, you see your uncle, your aunt, your brother, your sister, your son, your daughter, and hamdulillah your bill alameen and this is why we say Alhamdulillah hymnody Jana

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Tana was elated through the very fact that I am alive. I am alive is a network of Allah subhanho wa Taala I thank him after having put me to sleep after having caused me to die a small death. He brought me back to life once again. And hamdulillah hymnody a Jana, by Tana what Elaine in new shoes, and to Him will be the resurrection. At this moment as at this juncture. This Dora is also reminding us of the new shoe the waking up to Allah horrible is that you will Gera and one day we will all wake up from the deep slumber in our graves. And yes there is a life that is beyond this life which is in the grave the life of the grave. But what I mean by slumber is the slumber from the

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life of this world we've gone into the next world we will wake up to Allah herbalist that he will Jalon one day every morning when you wake up remember this wakening for Allah Olicity will general Manasa having come Amin and PCB you've got your family around you Around you more if and the bed anything and you have nothing wrong with you. All your arms are intact. Your respiratory system is okay you breathing. You don't have cancer in your body. You don't have a limb missing your reproductive system working your brain functioning all of these working simultaneously at the same time.

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perfectly, so that you can stand up and see another day. And hamdulillah he'll have Beloved, I mean, why often feel badly?

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Why in the who go to young me, and he has enough for that day just for that day to eat

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*a anima he's at level dunya it is as though the entire world has been gathered for that person, you and the most wealthy person are at par. In fact, you may be wealthier than him. Why? Because maybe Allah subhanahu wa taala has given him wealth that he has taken away and Sahara is taken away good health from him, what is that wealth worth off to him when he has no good health to enjoy it with? He has everything in this world, but he doesn't have health you know, a lot of times we give this example and these a reason to it. If someone was to tell you, that I will give you everything everything in this world you will have you will be the leader of this world. Right. But I will take

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away your health from you, you will be bedridden. Would you give it to them? Would you provide would you be ready to give that up to them? No. Why? Because what Allah has given you is more than the entire world and everything that it contains. So every day that you wake up, imagine the universe everything Allah gives you to me, but takes away my house. No, I don't want it. So the fact that I woke up with my wealth means I own more than the entire universe. I have more than the entire universe and Hamdulillah we thank Allah subhanahu Attallah you see the Brahim Adhan

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Rahim Allah hooter Isla, he passed by a person in the marketplace. And this person was saying, that give me from that which Allah has given you give me I don't have as much as you have give me Allah has blessed you and he has not blessed me. So Ibrahim Al Adham stopped by and asked him Why do you say that? He said You see, you are writing I am sitting you are rich. I am poor. I have nothing. So give me So Ibrahim and Adam told him that if I were to tell you I will give you 100,000 dinar gold coins. But I only want your i

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What do you what would you do? Would you give me that I would you say it's okay take my I 100,000 Vietnamese Okay, no, you wouldn't give me he says no, definitely not. I can't do that exchange. So he says our cat in the academy email in love. He says I see you don't own only 100,000 gold coins but you own millions of gold coins in that one I that Allah subhanho wa Taala provided us so we don't realize the grid the magnanimity of the bounty bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us

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are more open and whatnot but on the Allahu Anhu pot passes by a man again in the marketplace, and he's saying Hola, majali Nieminen Khalil boy, it was even rumor the son of Rama or the Allahu Anhu. So this man is saying Oh Allah, make it make me from amongst those who are few, and he keeps repeating this dua. So he says, Why are you saying oh Allah make me from amongst the few of Allah make me from amongst the few what's the point of this dua And the man says have you not heard? Well, golly, I'm in a bad idea shackle and very few of my servants are grateful Sonam asking Allah subhanahu wa Tada to make me from the very few that are grateful. From the very few that are

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grateful. You want to be unique, you want to be different to others be grateful to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. It is easy for us to be grateful. It is easy for us to turn to Allah subhanaw taala when things are difficult, when times are hard when we have too little while either

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sunny out although the ABI Jan EB e them as will show more federal door in a hurry. And when we bust out bounties upon the person, then

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he turns away from Allah subhanahu otile he turns away from Allah subhanho wa Taala he forgets that Allah he's the one who gave him that bounty, and when something hard difficulty strikes him afflict him for do dua in real is there making

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dua Allah Ya Allah give me Allah I'm in difficulty. Yeah Allah. But when you were in good times you forgot Allah subhanho wa taala, you forgot that the goodness comes from the same Lord. So, Allah subhanahu wa taala afflicted you with hardship so that you turn back to him. And that in itself, that difficulty is a bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala had he left you, you would have exited this dunya without knowing Allah properly said he will. So the very fact that he struck you with calamity he gave you problems Alhamdulillah you turn back to Allah, Allah will listen to you in general, you asked him once again, you begged of him once again, after years of forgetting your maker, you

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remembered him again. That is a bounty of Allah subhanho wa taala. And if you think it is not the look at those out there who have never tasted the sweetness of iman, and believe in the rubber bullets that you will generate the greatest bounty that Allah subhanahu Attallah has provided us with imagine them, imagine them going into the graves going to nothing, in fact, going to worse than they have experienced in this world. Allahu Akbar, that in and of itself, is a punishment in this world. That in and of itself is horror in this world, where it is so difficult to live woman out of the country that in my shetan

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and the one who turns away from our remembrance, let him know that they will be hardship difficulty in his life, and he will be raised on the day of pm are completely blind he cannot see why he will ask Allah subhanho wa Taala Gullah Bielema Hashem tourney

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guru to go see your Why did you raise me blind yet I could see in the dunya Anaka Anika Jessica tuna fantasy worker then he can Lea.

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In this manner, our yard our signs came to you so you forget or forgot them. You ignored them. You didn't turn to them. So today you will be forgotten. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala sends us these signs as a reason. Perhaps you've been living in wealth and luxury and goodness for years on end, and you have not performed a surah you've forgotten about Rob bull is that you will Jalon and one day you get tapped on your shoulder you're woken up why?

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Because all of a sudden you lose a child.

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It's difficult. So you find yourself for the very first time after years on end in the masjid placing your head on the ground for Allah subhanho wa Taala thank Allah bullies that you will Jalan for that calamity. Had it not been for that calamity, you would have never turned to him had it not been for that calamity, you wouldn't have begun to suffer in this world, a difficulty within your own breast within your own chest. It would be narrow, hard, difficult for you to live. And then later on in the era, they would be worse waiting for you. So thank Allah subhana wa Tala Alhamdulillah he Allah couldn't be had without Allah subhanahu wa taala upon all conditions, and

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hence, we will find ourselves in a better place not only in this world, but in the earth here as well. The next time you think that Allah subhanahu Attallah has not given you enough in this world. Remember, remember that you wouldn't exchange that one eye for 100,000 gold coins, you wouldn't exchange it for a billion dollars. So remember that what you have is much more valuable in what the wealthiest of this dunya have. And when you attain gratitude for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you are grateful for everything you have, then you will ly live a life that is exceedingly happy, you will be happy regardless of what happens to you, either contender Calvin come in and tell

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whether or not he could do near so well. If you are not a person who is constantly looking at what others have, if you have a content heart and you are happy, so you and the person who owns the entire dunya you are ha You are equal. You are the same. Why? Because that person is happy

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pee because Allah subhanahu wa taala has given him everything in this dunya and you are happy with the little that Allah subhanahu wa taala has given you. And that little, is actually a lot. So if you think about it, and you're grateful to Allah subhanahu Attallah, you and the owner of everything in this dunya everything in this dunya you are at par you are equal without attaining it, you have achieved that contentment, that peace, that happiness. So try to be more grateful in your life and try not to look at what others have, you know, the Hadith and I'll end off with this one last Hadith

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on Guru 11, who do not

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look at those who have less than you will at some guru 11.

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And don't look at those who have more than you those who are higher than you. For who edge down will alert as del ammonia met Allah here today. So it will help you such that you do not become a person who demeans the bounty of Allah subhanahu wa taala over you, you don't look down upon that which Allah has given you. Why? Because you're constantly looking at those who have less I live in a house that I own look at the man who is renting Alhamdulillah I am renting look at the man who doesn't even have a home who's out on the street, the man who's on the street should be looking at the one who is not living in the first place. So at whichever level you are in your life. Thank Allah

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subhanahu Attallah for what he what he has given you. Look at those who have less than you practice this day in day out, you are riding a scooter look at the one who's not riding you are in a car look at the one who has a scooter look at the one who has less than him as well. And you will become more grateful to Allah subhana wa Tada for what he has provided you, the minute you start looking at He who is driving a Lamborghini and Ferrari and living in a mansion, you start thinking that what I have is little what I have is literal. And this is why we encourage the people to actually have companionship of those who have less than them. Naturally by looking at them. You are grateful to

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Allah subhanahu wa taala you say Alhamdulillah what Allah has given me, but when you look at those who have more, you begin to become ungrateful. Allah, I, this person has this, I want that. Why does he have it? I don't have it. You start questioning and you know what happens? The most, the easiest way to do this to yourself to constantly live with INCRA, ingratitude, income gratitude is to follow those who have more on social media. Why? Because the minute you open up that app, you see how he's driving a car. He's got better than me, he's got a mansion. He's got such a beautiful spouse. So you begin to be ungrateful with that which you have. And you know what, that ingratitude will not earn

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you any more. It won't bless you any more in any other way. You won't actually earn anything from it, except this burning desire for more in your heart, and it will never end. The day that you have more. You will actually want even more, so it will never end until you die. No matter the Miyun chakra. No the Hadith says low and Neil low and Melanie either Manoir de Amin there have been Lahab dunya Hakuna Pune who IDN will mem luffa, who elect to rub that if the son of Adams had one valley full of gold, he would have wanted to Valley's full of gold. Let me ask ourselves today, how much is one valley full of gold? How much gold does it have? Mountains, rivers, full, full of gold, all of

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that full of gold. Perhaps the wealthiest man living today does not have that. But even if you had that, even if you had that, it would not be enough for you, you would want to Valley's full of gold. And the Hadith continues in one direction. And if he had to valleys full full of gold, leptons ha ha ha if you would have pursued the third Valley, yet he has enough. He has more than enough to live and for his children to live and for his grandchildren to live. And perhaps that would be more than enough for him to provide for his progeny until Kiyama. Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. And that person is not happy. Why? Because there's something lacking with it. And the Hadith sums it up for

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us perfectly. Well, then near Mala alpha in Tula and nothing will fool

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His mouth except for dust, when dust has filled his mouth, and he's dead, is no more desire for the dunya. Now he desires something else, the earthier that which he ignored that which he left, that which he was ungrateful, for. Now, he desires this. There are many people that are amongst the community of the dead. And they were, as we are today, they are

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down there, but they were living as we live today, they were breathing as we breathe today. They are gone today. If you ask those people. If I gave you one more moment in this world, what would you want to do?

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The answer most likely would be like to engage in that which pleases Allah subhanahu wa taala. Why? Because they finally realized the value of the dunya Lusa to do near Jana huddart robot in Mercer and Calphalon in Shell patella. If the entire dunya was worth the window for a mosquito to Allah subhana wa Tada. He would have not given a careful one who just believes in him, even a drink of water, even a sip of water, but the duniya means nothing to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So he gave it to those whom he loves, and hold those whom He does not love as well. But he only gave the earth here to those who he loves. And this is why we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala that by our coming to

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the masjid and by granting us the ability to be here and to think of Allah subhanahu Attallah and remember Him that He grants us entry into Jana mean also Allah wa Salam o Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine