Supporting Muslims with Disabilities

Ibrahim Hindy

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All praises due to Allah alone. And when we seek aid and assistance into him we turn both in repentance and for forgiveness. Truly am Allah Subhana Allah to Allah guides non kin mislead and he whom Allah leaves to go astray, There is none who can guide and I bet when he said there is nothing worthy of worship, save Allah alone. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is both his servant and His messenger.

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When Allah subhanaw taala created this world,

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he did not create it to be a place of permanence.

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But rather he created it to be a place that is temporary.

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And when he created this world, he did not make it a place of bliss, but rather made it's a place of bitterness and hardship.

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And so he subhanaw taala decreed from the day he created our father Adam Alayhis Salam

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that humanity would vary between the states.

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There would be those in good health and those who are in illness, those who are in wealth, and those who are in poverty.

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Those who are

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together with others, with their family, with their community and those who would be in loneliness and isolation.

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And Allah decreed

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what we would have out of all of this.

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Allah subhanaw taala says woroch buka, Yahoo Local Melia SHA warrior star, indeed your Lord creates whatever He wants, and he is the one who chooses.

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So it's from the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And Allah does not lose the reward of those who strive, he does not lose the reward of those who show excellence, he does not lose the reward of those who are patient during hardship.

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Allah chose that amongst us, there will be people tested

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in their bodies, tested in their minds,

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or that Allah would choose that they would have children

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who are tested with certain disabilities.

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And however these disabilities occur,

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whether they occur in the body or in the mind.

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Whether the person loses their ability, they lose their eyes sights, they lose their ability to walk,

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or whether they were born in this condition,

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are born with Down syndrome are born with autism. However these disabilities occur, if the person expects reward from Allah subhanaw taala then they will be rewarded tremendously for the patients they have in this world.

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Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a hadith, one that is incredibly important for us to think about and to consider when we think about the reality of this world and the way that we perceive things in this world.

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He said what do i

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He said on the day of judgments,

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fear those who had health in this world, their bodies were protected.

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He said on that day when they see the reward that Allah subhanaw taala gives to those who are tested

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in their health tested in their bodies. The Prophet says they will wish

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that when they were in the dunya their bodies were cut up with scissors.

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Meaning they would prefer and wish on that day. That in this dunya they went through tremendous trials and difficulties and hardship.

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They would wish on that day, that today they were blind or mutes because they see the reward that Allah subhanaw taala gives to those who are tested and were patient, and they wish that they received the same reward.

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And this concept that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us the Quran teaches us in so many different a hadith in so many different ways.

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That allows us to see the inner virtue of those who are struggling against hardship in their lives.

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This is a distinction

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from the Islamic civilization, the Islamic teachings, and in many other civilizations throughout history.

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In the Greek civilization, if a child was born with a disability,

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they would kill the child

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and the Roman civilization. If a child was born with a disability,

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then that child became a source of entertainments.

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Like a clown in their circus.

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And Islam rejected this kind of degradation

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that we degrade those who might have physical or mental disabilities.

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And this is why it's interesting when you look at the Quran,

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Allah subhanaw taala. Never once did he compare the perfection of someone's body with the perfection of their Eman or their perfection of their soul. In fact, we see the opposites

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what Allah speaks about the hypocrites, what does he say? way the writer home to argument

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if you were to look at them, you would like their bodies. They have muscles their strong

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way up who wrote a smile and you're holding him and if they were to speak you and listen to them, there's so eloquence

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until he said, Paul Taylor whom Allah for an unknown coin, that they are cursed by Allah subhanaw taala how deluded are they?

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Instead, Islam looks at the person who has a disability

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that this person through this disability through this hardship, this might be a door for them to enter the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala adore that gives them reward with Allah azza wa jal.

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Abdullah been our best for the long run. One day he's walking through Medina with his students, and they see a woman

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and Abdullah had been our best with the Allah Who tells his students do you want me to show you a person who is from the people of Jana? They said yes, of course we want to see and he pointed out this woman he said that woman is from the people of paradise.

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They said to Him, How do you know this? He said this woman came to our Prophet sallallahu where it was sending them

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and she said, oh let ya rasool Allah in the Austro. Whiter Kashif. She's a messenger of Allah I have I get a stroke? I get strokes, or seizures.

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She suffered epilepsy or something like this, she did suffer seizures. She said and when I have my seizure, my clothes comes uncovered.

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My clothes will become uncovered and tear.

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So what is she wants?

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She said Federer Allah

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as Vianney make dua for Allah subhanaw taala

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to heal me

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And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many times in the Sierra, he made dua for people and their illnesses was cured

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So she said to him make dua that Allah cures me from my illness.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her, for quality in *ty they are with to Allah, and he has Fiocchi

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he said, If you want I will make dua to Allah subhanaw taala to heal you.

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When * T salvati. And if you want, you can be patient with this.

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If you wish, be patient, even though you're suffering.

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Even though your mother, your father, your husband, your children are suffering with you. When this happens to you, doesn't it pain them? Doesn't it hurt them?

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Isn't it difficult for them that you have this illness, and yet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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tells her if you wish, I will make dua, and you were healed. Or if you wish, you will be patient with it. When shipped to salvati, were lacking in Jana. And if you want you will be patient and you will have paradise.

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So the woman began to evaluate these two options, the first offer

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and the second offer

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the offer of being relieved of this illness, not having to suffer with this anymore.

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Not having to have her children in her family deal with this suffering

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or to be patient

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and to have the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and his reward.

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So she said oh, that's Bill Osman. She said no rather I will be patient. I would rather be patient with El Jana and I will have paradise.

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What I can do Allah Allah to catch up but make dua to Allah subhanaw taala that at least my clothes don't come undone when I suffer the seizure.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua, and from that day, she would still have seizures, but her clothing would never come loose.

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She preferred to live with this illness, to live with a hardship

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that people don't understand in this world. Because she preferred the next world

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because she understood her patients

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would mean Jana

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and so every time when Ambassador the Allahu Allah would see her, he would say to this, this to his students, do you want to see a woman from the women of Paradise? This is her.

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This is the honor in the dignity

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the companions and the self would show those who are afflicted with disabilities.

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That Allah subhanaw taala prepared for them a high status when they were patient, during this hardship that Allah has given them,

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the Prophet himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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whenever he would see Abdullah Maktoum,

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the companion who was blind,

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he would say, Moto hub NBHM and I'd have any fee he'll be welcome to the one who because of him, My Lord admonished me.

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And we know this famous story, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was speaking to the leaders of Quraysh.

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And he's giving them Dawa.

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And he's hopeful that these men will accept Islam. And he knows that because of their status amongst the people, that if they were to accept Islam, all of Qureshi would accept Islam with them.

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And he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this moment. And he said, Yeah rasool Allah eliminate him in that Allah Makara book, on Messenger of Allah teach me from that what your Lord has taught you. And the Prophet turned away from him.

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If you don't look to him is blind he can't see completely the situation the prophet is in.

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And the prophet is trying to focus on these men hoping that they will accept Islam.

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So he turned away from him.

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And Allah subhanaw taala revealed the verses, either so what Salah and Irma, he frowned and he turned away because the blind man came to him. Well, now you will do the color. I love who he is.

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And what made you think that maybe he would be

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terrified

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Oh, we had that Carol fatten Federer was the car he would he would be reminded and that reminder would support him

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or would benefit him.

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Meaning Allah subhanaw taala is telling the prophets of Allah where it was in them. You prefer to speak to these noble men

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to give them that are well.

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But who is the one who's greater in the sight of Allah? The one who wants to Ischia, the one who wants to be purified is greater.

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And Minister Ghana is for those who are arrogant and think that they don't have any need Fansler hooter. So these are the ones who are giving them attention.

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Well, now I like layers, okay, and it will not be upon you, you will not be taken to account if they are not purified, because they are the ones turning away from the truth. And who was the one accepting the truth, if and only Maktoum Rhodiola Juan. And so these verses came to remind us, just because someone is strong, and healthy, and wealthy and famous in this dunya does not mean that in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala they are better than the one who is weak and poor and blind. Rather than the one who wants to Ischia. The one who wants to purify themselves, is always better than the one who doesn't.

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And so, we are obliged. When we see someone with a disability, they're unable to move their hands, they're unable to walk, or someone who has children and they are dealing

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with these kinds of disabilities, we have an obligation to show them excellence and kind treatment. Well, I see no, in Allah have mercy in show them excellence. Allah loves those who show excellence and beauty.

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So with our knowledge, with our efforts,

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learning about their hardships, learning about their disabilities and how we can help them. This is important as being Muslims, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked in a hadith do Linnea Allah unwearable higher.

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Show me you're telling me the doors of good.

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So the Prophet began to list many different things that are considered doors of goodness. And one of the things the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, One toss now the rock that you work, and help those who are mentally challenged.

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Someone who is unable to help themselves because of a disability that you are working in helping them. This is one of the doors of good in our religion.

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And our Prophet Thomas animals, the moon can just hit into our heads. Muslims are like one body.

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If one part of the body is ill aches, the whole body feels that pain.

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So how is it conceivable

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for there to be a believer, and he sees his brothers and sisters afflicted with disabilities, they need our support, and we turn away from them, and we abandon them. And we don't care about that. We see someone struggling with their children, taking them out of the car, and we turn away we ignore them.

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If we are one body, we need to be supporting each other, helping each other.

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It was reported in the time of aroma of Nam disease or the Allahu waren, one of our hola fat that he sent a message to each of his governors. And he said, tell me how many people amongst you are disabled.

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This is over 1000 years ago.

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So I'm taking a census of all the people who are disabled for what reason to punish them to ignore them to kill them. As other civilizations did. No one would have known that ICS would then hire someone. The government would hire someone whose job was to support them.

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Over 1000 years ago, this is our heritage. This is our deen

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and the time of abdul-malik up Marwan Rhodiola Juan,

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he sent the disabled people of Damascus sent a message to him complaining about the lack of resources that they had.

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So he sent him

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letter to the governor of Damascus. And he said treat them like they are you.

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If they were you if you were in their situation, what would you need? Treat them that same way.

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And this should be the mentality of the believer what they are saying comes out of our deen. We should put ourselves always in the shoes of other Muslims and in finding ways to support them. And we know our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He said what helped him saloon our tours Hakuna in libido Alpha ecom.

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That's, are you given victory? Or do you receive risk, except because of the weak amongst you those who need support amongst you?

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Meaning, this is a rhetorical question from our prophets. Allahu Allah said, What other reason is there that Allah gives you victory that Allah gives you support that Allah gives you this, except because of the service we give those who need our service. And this is important for the whole community to know. But especially I want to say for those who are parents, and have children with disabilities, realize your risk, your provision from Allah subhanaw taala, might be because of that child.

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I've had people message me say, Allah gave me a child with disabilities is Allah punishing me.

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I say rather, it's the opposite. Maybe you are going to be tested in your life with calamities, and Allah gave you this child, now he is giving you more risk, because of this child.

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Instead of undergoing a calamity, a fire, a flood, a loss of wealth, now, maybe Allah supporting you, because of this child. And the community as a whole should understand. If we are in need of risks, in need of help, in need of victory, we will attain it by being in the service of those who need help and need our support. Well, how you tune Sarana with his Hakuna elaborado.

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And this is a massive responsibility on the community. And yes on the parents themselves.

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And they should know

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that it's not permissible for any of us to turn away from those with disabilities, for a father, or a mother to turn away from their children,

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or a father to leave the mother to deal with the child completely. to divorce himself of that situation.

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Rather, as a community and especially the parents, we should realize that child

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might be the door that Allah subhanaw taala gives you to enter Jannah it might be the door that Allah gives you to attain his reward. It might be the reason Allah subhanaw taala forgives all of your sins, and might be the reason Allah raises your rank and places you amongst the prophets and the righteous. And Rahim on the other hand, man, those who show mercy will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful, every act of mercy you're doing for the child. Yes, it might be difficult, it might be hard, it might be taxing the child's in a wheelchair, you have to carry them you have to move them around your house. It's difficult for you to travel for you to vacation. These things are

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taxing on people difficult for people, but every moment you're doing this, Allah might be forgiving your sins and raising your rank. So that on the Day of Judgment, in Jannah, you are with the prophets in the righteous. Not because you prayed for long hours, not because you don't need an all of your wealth, but because of your service to your child.

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And for our community as a whole we should be doing this for those in our community who are like this. Finally, this last point, that is important for us to realize, just because someone has a disability does not mean that they are incapable does not mean that they have zero capabilities. We do this sometimes somebody is disabled, okay, we'll help you but we put you aside.

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We help you but you sit in the corner.

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That was not the way of our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, he was syndrome. If someone is disabled in one area, they might be a build in 100 other areas. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sometimes we leave Medina. He would make Abdullah Maktoum in charge.

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So he's blind. There are certain things he can't do. But does that mean he can't be a judge? He's a wise man. He can be a judge he can judge between people so when the Prophet left if there's an issue he would sort sorted out you would deal with it.

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I'm gonna have in general heard the Allahu I'd had a limp. He said I want to go fights

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They said you don't have to have an excuse. He said, I want to walk with this limp into Jannah. And he went on the battlefield and he fought until he died.

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And so just because someone is disabled in one way, does not mean that they are completely disabled.

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And we should be supporting those with disabilities to enhance the capabilities that they have

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to strengthen them in the capabilities that they have to give them you know, support responsibility in areas that they that they can't help because they are part of our community and they should be you know, treated as such. And given support as such. In the LA Falco locality Heather was suffering with a common stock through

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Mr. Milan hamdulillah Sato Salam o Allah rasool Allah who are he also happy woman wider. From the shortlist Saudi recently Emery rattled off the timely Sani fo Kohli and sha Allah just before we conclude in just a couple of points. One is we do have

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organizations in our community, like smile Canada, like dealing support services that do provide support for Muslims with disabilities, we should support these organizations, whenever inshallah we have the chance. Even this building and hamdulillah as we're trying to build this community center, build this message and it's important for us to build it so that it is wheelchair accessible, to build it so that in the future inshallah we can have programs for those who have disabilities that they are included Inshallah, in our community, even something we're working on in sha Allah to provide fifth to Phaedra Quran. For those with disabilities, they need more attention, they need

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more care in sha Allah and that program specifically for this, but this is something we should be doing. We can't pretend like they can't be part of the community and can't memorize Quran. So we should be thinking about things like this. If you have ideas, bring them to us Inshallah, we can work together to support those in our community who have disabilities. Finally, in sha Allah, we're changing the time for Joomla just because it's too close to the time of us. So this drummer will start at 1230 Starting next week, and the other second drummer will start at 130. So 1230 and 130 rather than 1245 and 145. In Allahumma, Cthulhu saloon and then the Wii U will be an amateur solo

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