Prize of the Few

Ibrahim Hindy

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repentance and for forgiveness. truly human Allah Subhana Allah to Allah guides, none can mislead and human law leaves to go astray there is none who can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship, save a lot alone. And then Mohamed Salah Allahu Allah, you send them his both his slave and His Messenger.

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If we were to observe the lives of the people who surround us, we will see them constantly alternating between days of laughter and days of weeping between days of hardship and days of ease, between days of happiness and between days of grief. And a loss of parenthood to Allah tells us that this is the state of the dunya. He says within a year Moodle will have been enough. But Such are the days we give too many interns, meaning that there are days that we alternate days in which we are wealthy, and days in which we are in debt to others. There are days in which we are relaxed and days in which we are anxious. There are days in which we feel pride over our children and days in which

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we are consumed with worry about them. And we go through these alternate alternating days. One day of difficulty and one day of hardship but as we go through this, a loss of Hannah huzzah Allah has gifted some people with a spiritual tranquility are no matter how high the peak is or how low the peak

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drops. They have the ability to go through it with a sense of serenity, and peacefulness and tranquility.

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And there are others who have been deprived of this. That's no matter how high the peak is, no matter how much luxury they are engrossed into their feeling, difficulty and hardship throat every moment that they live. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, woman out there and victory for in Allahumma schatten banca that whoever turns away from my remembrance, then indeed they will have a suffocating life, they will have a life of asphyxiation.

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This is the difference between those who are pleased and content with a loss of Hannah who is eila as their Lord. And between those who despair at the first sight of difficulty or hardship, the difference between those who are spiritually veiled from recognizing the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that every blessing they see in their lives is just a reminder of what they have been deprived of, versus those who recognize with every blessing that they see the one who has blessed them. subhanho wa Taala that's the difference that we are discussing today. a discussion about American kuruvilla about the actions of our hearts.

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And there's a difference between the actions of our hearts and the actions of our limbs, the actions of the limbs,

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our actions that are temporal, our prayer so that ends at the test sneem your fasting ends when you break your fast, but the actions of our hearts are actions that endure. You finish your prayer you go to sleep even and you're still worshiping a lot through this

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and the actions of the hearts give life to the actions of the limbs. Your sought out only has meaning because your heart is working with this a bad day to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, woman, he says in the Quran.

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Men Amina saw the hand mean decade in one fella who in Philadelphia who had some flavor, that whoever does righteous deeds, be the be the men or women, we will give them life we will revive them with a life that is pure, a life that is good. And some of the scholars of the self they said this verse is specifically that a lot. So john is saying that Allah will give them a life of contentment, a life of being pleased with whatever Allah

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Hello What's up Allah has decreed for them, no matter the external circumstances they happen to be living in.

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And Allah Subhana Allah tells us,

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yo man, I am thorough, Madam, well, I've been 11 a lot Have you been sent him, he reminds us of the day in which men will not be benefited neither by their wealth, nor by their children, only the one who has come to a law with a pure hearts. And so we need to meet a law with hearts that are sound, with hearts that are pure. And yet how often ask yourself in a moment of contemplation, and a moment of reflection, how many of the hearts

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are full of diseases, how many of the hearts are being harmed, or suffering because of the diseases that they carry. And we include first and foremost our own hearts, but to look around you, how many husbands are not content with the wife that Allah has decreed for them, or how many wives are not decree are not content with the husbands that Allah has decreed for them? How many are those who are blessed with children, yet they complain about the effort in the time they have to spend over their children, and how many are those who are deprived of having children and not content with what Allah has decreed for them? How many are those who have been blessed with aesthetic, external beauty, and

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they're not pleased still with it and want more, and how many have been deprived of this and are also not content? everywhere we look, we see these challenges these this suffering that occurs for no reason, other than the disease that the heart itself carries. It has nothing to do with what you've been given or been deprived of.

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Has nothing to do with that. And it has everything to do with our perceptions of the blessings of Allah subhana wa Tada. The problem we have is that we obsess over what we have lost, or what we were unable to attain. And we forget what a lot So Jen has already given us. For this reason, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tried to heal our hearts by reminding us of the intensity of the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, he said, so Allahu Allahu wa sallam, and also the hominin facility, more often v bedini. And the hoopoe to me, for kenema he is at LaHood dunya, that whoever awakes, secure in their home, with health in their body, with enough provisions to last them

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just that day, then that person is as if Allah has gathered for them all of the dunya and giving it to them.

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And this is the reality, there really is not much of a difference between the person who eats spaghetti for dinner the person who eats steak, but there's a difference between the person who has nothing to eat, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling you look at the larger scope of things, understand the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala that you have been engulfed in. And Allah subhanaw taala tells you in the quarter end when they're meant to be cared for Hadith as for the Blessings of your Lord than speak our tongue and our minds should be constantly an effort and active pursuit of recognizing and mentioning the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala because with

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every word of thankfulness, you are leading yourself to a man in a law and with every word of in gratitude, we are pulling ourselves away. Allah subhanaw taala tells you a school in law. What a tech for one, have gratitude to a law and do not disbelieve. And there is an equivalency given there between gratitude to a lot in between disbelief. Gratitude is the first step to becoming pleased with a law becoming content with Allah subhana wa tada and everything that Allah has decreed for us. And as we increase in our gratitude, we increase in the blessings of this life, the ease of this life, and the beauty of the next life and with every actor, word or sight of ingratitude. We are

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actively destroying this life, making this life more difficult, and also ruining our next life. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed us over 11 men who are doing a while at umbrella men who are folk always look to those who have less than you in terms of the dunya and never look to those who have more than you. And the Prophet tells us why. Faina who edge dry lettuce, dairy net metalorganic. Because that is more likely to prevent you from under estimating the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you. And the greatest suffering that you can endure is under estimating the blessings of Allah. And the greatest blessing that you can have is recognizing the blessings of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this reason, Allah speaks to His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and through this he is teaching all of us, he tells us what went on with denona ie Nika Illa. Mamata Anna be here as well as a minimum Zahra tell hyah to dunya Lena Tina Humphrey

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He doesn't don't extend your eyes don't even look to what we have given of blessings to people in this world. And a lot tells him enough genome fee, we gave those blessings to them, only to test them. That's a test for them.

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What is for bigger, how you don't worry, but the Blessings of your Lord are better for you and more lasting. Whatever Allah has blessed you with whatever Allah has provided for you, that's better for you and more lasting. This is reaching the level of contentment is understanding. That the choice of a law for you is better than your own choice for yourself. What Allah decides to a portion for you, to give you is better than what you yourself could have chosen for yourself. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, what will be my persona hula hula can

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be content with whatever Allah has a portion for you. And you will be the richest of all of the people. Those who are truly poor. Those who are truly deprived are the ones who lost their contentment in a law, who do not find pleasure with what Allah has chosen for them. But those who are content are the ones who live lives full of happiness, who live lives full of contentment, and richness. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us and tells us there are many man, they have tasted the sweetness of faith

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mirabilia Bella hiraga those who are content with a lot as being their Lord.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has connected your faith in a loss of Allah to Allah, with us, being pleased with a lobbying are aboard. With us being pleased with what Allah has given us, or prevented from us. This is the essence of servitude in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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What kind of servant Can you be in the sight of a law, if you think this is an equal partnership, that you do x and a law must give you y.

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That means you haven't understood that you're a slave of a law, that you're a servant of a law. When you are a servant of a law, you are content with whatever he has decided to give you

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that you are not entitled to anything in this world.

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And this is why the Prophet tells you that a man a man model will do Europa, they have tweet tasted the sweetness of faith when they became content with a law as being their Lord. And this is why some of the scholars they say law yet Hola, Jana tefillah Hera, Malaya who have done here, that no one will enter Paradise in the next world, He who has not entered it in this world

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and a loss of heroines, Allah tells you in the Quran, we will the hero who will johnetta our Rafa holla home, that God will enter them into a Jana, that he has already made known for them, that he has already acquainted them with. So they say that in order for you to enter gender, you must have tasted some of that gender, even just a drop a taste of it in the dunya How do you taste it? Their performance, amen. Maria, Bella, Maria, Bella Hirata, they have tasted the sweetness of faith when they became content with Allah subhanho wa Taala, being their Lord.

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And if you examine the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam many of the righteous people, you see how they tasted the sweetness of a man? You see how they tasted the sweetness of faith, no matter the situation that they were in our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who would wake up in the morning and asked his wives Do we have anything to eat? And they would say there is nothing. So he would say I'm fasting.

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Our Prophet so long while he was sending me sometimes the beggar would come to his home, asking him for help asking him for food, and the prophet or his wives would search the entire house up and down, and maybe they would find a single date. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would spend the entire day fasting and come to break as fast and his wife has nothing to give him but a little bit of water.

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And Allah Subhana Allah says about this prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them well, what did the can opener, he found you poor, and he made you rich.

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He found you poor and he enriched you?

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By Allah What did Allah enrich our Prophet with?

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He did not enrich him with castles and palaces. He did not even enrich him with bread and dates. The Prophet would eat the dry dates not even the fresh

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but Allah subhana wa tada enriched our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with contentment in a lot as he enriched him

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With being pleased with Allah subhana wa Tada. He enriched him by making his heart independent of the dunya.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who would tie the stones on his stomach to help him against the pangs of hunger. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was received by an angel who told him, I give you the choice between being a king who is a prophet, like King Saud, a man to have the palaces to have the luxury and to still be a prophet, and between being a king as a prophet who was a slave, and he said, so I chose to be a prophet who is a slave. This Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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Allah Subhana Allah says, we found you poor and we made you rich.

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But the richness was in their hearts.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day left his house, because of the pangs of hunger, because of how difficult it was for him to endure the hunger that he was torturing himself being at home thinking about his hunger, he decided to walk outside to get his mind off of the hunger.

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And lo and behold, as he's outside he finds Abu Bakr, radi Allahu, and Omar also standing outside. He tells them what has brought you out of your home in this hour.

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And they said Paul and Julia rasulillah. They said we are hungry or messenger of Allah. So we left our houses because we're hungry. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, either we're living in fcba de

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la orogeny ledi rajakumar. He said by him in his hand, my soul is in. The only thing that has taken me out of my house is what has taken you out of your house.

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These are the three best people on earth. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Abu Bakr and Omar standing outside because of the hunger that they were facing, until one of the unsolved came by and saw them.

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And he said to them, he realized that they were outside because they were hungry, he said, Come with me, and I will feed you. And they came to his house. And he took one of the goats who was going to slaughter and the Prophet said yakko and home that do not slaughter the one that is producing milk. So instead, he took an older one. And he slaughtered it. And he cooked it, and he gave it to them. And imagine the first time in months and months for sure that they've eaten meats, and the first time in a while that they're eating a full meal. And they sat down the three of them in their eating. And as they were finished eating the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam turned to his two

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companions. And he said to them, well, let the fcbd let alone the Yeoman chiamata and

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he said by him and whose hand my soul is in, you will be asked on the day of judgment about this plus.

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He says this to two people who are struggling to people who are hungry. He said this to two people who left their homes and migrated for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, leaving behind all of their wealth. And he tells them this, that you are going to be asked on the day of judgment about this bill.

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But this is what made them rich in their souls, that they always recognize the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah upon them. When the verse was revealed from mellitus alone, Naomi, from mellitus, Elena who is in annina, in that on that day, you will be asked about your blessings. Some of the Sahaba came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they said Dr. rasulillah are you in? Or are you not even this messenger of Allah what blessing will we be asked about for in the home and so then all that we have is water and dates. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them will lie here.

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Buy a lot You will be asked on the day of judgement about this bus.

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And Full Moon after Full Moon would pass in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not even have a light lit in his house for him to cook food. And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala would speak to this prophet and tell him let him with the headache. Do not extend your eyes and look at what we have given other people.

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This is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they are more or the Allahu and entered into his house,

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sleeping.

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And when he got up salallahu alayhi wa sallam Omar could see the lions on the back of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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because he slept only on a thin sheet and a number of sticks that had been placed. That was his mattress.

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And when I saw this, he began to cry.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to me you care and what what is causing you to cry or more

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what others have been with it, boy, he said, the kings of the Persians in the kings of the Romans are in what they are in. He said they have beddings made out of silk.

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And they sleep where it's full of gold and silver.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not wanting to lose the opportunity to teach what all of us should know.

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He said to him, yeah, Omar, and total bought into Kona, the Homewood dunia water cooler

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or what are you not pleased that they would have the dunya but that we would have the Acura

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recognizing allowing him to understand his perception of reality. What is important that you have a bed or what is important that you are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to live our lives with this richness of contentment in our heart by recognizing the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given us

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submodular comes through in order for him.

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It's below him de la Soto, Samana Sula, who either early he was so happy he Manuela in order to arrive at contentment in Allah subhana wa Taala.

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We have to understand first of all, that it comes out of our gratitude, out of our recognizing the blessings of Allah and to be thankful to them. And also out of our trust in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, our trust that what he decrees for us is best. And I wouldn't have this is born contentment with a lot pleasure with whatever Allah azza wa jal has decreed for us. And we have to recognize that the true poverty is the poverty of being distracted from Allah subhanaw taala. being distracted into the dunya and into the cars and the health houses in the wealth and letting this distraction taking us away from Allah Subhana Allah Allah in the worship of Allah. And Allah tells us in the

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Quran, the beautiful drought or bo zanni and ash Coronet medical latinum Tally. Oh, Lord, give me the ability to be thankful to the blessings that you have given me. This is of the greatest of blessings and part of this is to change our perception of what is truly a blessing. And the greatest blessing is understanding the blessings that Allah has given you and being able to be thankful for the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given you and have the greatest blessings is to worship Allah. The fact that you are here right now in the worship of Allah is of the greatest blessings bar none. One of the people came to it has no bustle he said, You people say we worship along good

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things will happen to us. He said, I disobey Allah. And Allah has opened for me all the doors of the dunya. He said to him, for Allahu Allah to suddenly do you pray to Allah. He said, No, he said, Kapha Kapha and how Rama coloman agita, he said it's enough that God has prevented you from his salvation. It's enough that God has prevented you from his salvation. Because what greater deprivation can there be than Allah depriving you of his worship? One of the greatest blessings is if you've ever intended to do evil, and a lot of soldiers saved you from it. Look at what Allah says in the Quran. When maybe when I called him it would have called him Let's be Warhammer be hi Lola or

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