Controlling Your Thoughts

Kamil Ahmad

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The speakers emphasize the importance of having a clear mind and avoiding thoughts of one's own actions. They stress the need to avoid thoughts of others and avoid harming things. The speakers also emphasize the importance of avoiding certain places and outlets that can cause feelings of anxiety and stress.

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In Al Hamdulillah,

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Masha Duenas Tara you know who want to start with you.

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when you're ready Hilah who fella move will?

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Wanting you believe who felt I heard

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what she heard you were Allah. Allahu Allahu La Sherry Keller. What she heard you know Mohamed, an Arab Jew who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa. Early he was Herbie he woman to whom the Son in Isla Yomi Diem.

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to mostly moon

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what taco la Hilary Tessa Luna De Waal or ham in the law. Hey, can I let you call Murata? Yeah, you had leadin taco law, how are Kulu called and said EDA, your slave Alaikum Alaikum. We also feel like I'm doing back home, warming up our Rasulullah who Cardiff, oh was an Halima about

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the origin of all of our actions, as human beings,

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stems from thoughts

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that cross our minds

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and our hearts. From there, these thoughts, they turn into ideas.

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And those ideas that they turn into

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a resolve

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a determination to then carry out

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a certain act, whether it's good, or whether it's evil.

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And that's why whoever controls these thoughts, and doesn't allow them to penetrate his heart. He doesn't allow these thoughts, any access to his heart, he doesn't let them to settle in his heart.

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That he has succeeded.

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And whoever doesn't, then he has failed.

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In the mission of ours in this dunya, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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we're in a fetal Jessa, the medulla, either solo hat, solo hell Jessa, do Kulu. We're either FSA, that FSA, then we'll just do

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that there is a piece of flesh,

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there is an organ in our bodies.

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If it was to be upright,

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then the rest of your body and the rest of your actions are going to be upright. But if it is corrupt,

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then the rest of your body and the rest of your actions are going to be corrupt. And what he called, he said, it is nothing but the heart.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, our heart is the command center

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we have a duty to protect his heart of ours.

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And if we fail in doing so,

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then

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our actions

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our actions are going to testify what is in our hearts.

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However, the nature of these thoughts that cross our minds

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is that it's impossible to completely kill them.

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Because these thoughts they come from outside

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and they cross our minds without

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us having any control

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without us having any way to prevent them from crossing our minds. And so, this is why Allah subhanahu Attallah does not hold us to account.

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Just

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for mere thoughts that we may have. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in Allaha Tanja was an metti my death at V and Fuzu her mallam Tamil Odetta Kalam.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has pardoned, overlooked for my ummah,

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that

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which they think their thoughts

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that cross their minds, as long as they don't act by them. As long as they don't speak according to these thoughts, you are held accountable. Once you perform an action, once you say something, then it's written, our actions, good or bad, are written recorded by the angels, when we perform the action,

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when we utter a word before that, we're not held accountable.

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And that's why

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when ALLAH SubhanA Hua to Allah revealed,

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there is at the end of Surah Baqarah Allah Himself is what you want to feel or we're in today do Murphy and fusi come out to who you have Sybil Combi Hila for your fury mania shot,

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where you had people mania shot, Allahu Allah, could you share your Kadir?

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Allah says, To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth.

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And whether you hide what is in your hearts, or whether you reveal what is inside your chests,

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Allah will hold you accountable for it.

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And then he will either forgive who he forgives or punish when he wills.

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And so when the Companions they heard this idea

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it was extremely difficult for them.

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They thought even our inner thoughts were going to be held accountable for them. And so they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they said, Yeah, Rasulullah This is too much for us.

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What did he say?

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He said, Are you going to say like those before you

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saw me I know what I'll say you

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like an old kita the Jews and the Christians before you who said to their prophets, we have heard, but we disobey

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Gulu Sami and our Altana. He said say we hear and we obey. And then when they said it, with conviction, with Eman then Allah subhanahu wa Tahara revealed the rest of the ayat after that, in order rasuluh Bhima owns either either him or Robbie he will be known until the end of these ayat, in these ayat, Allah subhanahu wa tells us

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now you can leave Allahu nevsun Illa was

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that we will not be held accountable for that which is outside of our hands. That which is beyond our control. Allah does not hold us to account for that. And so here ALLAH SubhanA Hua data is telling us that mere thoughts that we may have that cross our minds, we will not be held accountable for them.

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Until as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, until and unless we then carry out these thoughts. However, this does not know mean.

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This does not now mean that we don't do anything about these thoughts that crossed our minds, these evil thoughts that cross our minds.

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It doesn't mean that we sit there and entertain them. It doesn't mean that we drop our defenses and allow these thoughts to settle into our our hearts and we say to ourselves, well, as long as I don't act by them, it's okay. No, we are responsible for putting up a fight. We are responsible for warding off these thoughts from our hearts and doing so is actually a sign of your Eman.

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The Companions came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam complaining they said

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sometimes we have these thoughts

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that we will never dear

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speaker though

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we would never dare tell them to you era Zulu Allah.

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But they come to us.

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They cross our minds.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked

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our cold water tomato.

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Have you really experienced these thoughts? They said yes. So the Prophet SAW

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To Love him or hate him, he will send them said that sorry. Amen. That is evidence of your iman. That is the clearest sign of your Eman in your heart. The fact that you are bothered by these thoughts, the fact that you cannot accept these thoughts, the fact that you are putting up a fight and you're not allowing these thoughts to enter your heart. And so, putting up a fight

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against these thoughts

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increases you in Eman and Taqwa

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and the opposite. Whoever does not struggle against these thoughts. He doesn't put up a fight he gives in and he allows these thoughts to penetrate his heart, then it will only decrease him in Iman and Taqwa. And then after that these thoughts will then drive you. They will drive you to commit acts of disobedience to Allah, they will drive you to commit sin. And that's why Ibaka Umrah Hema hula hula taharah He says, For the thought,

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for the thought. If you don't, it will turn into an idea, then you have to fight the idea.

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If you don't, then it will turn into a craving desire or Xiao Hua. And then you're going to have to fight against that urge and that desire. If you don't, then that desire will turn into a decision or resolve a determination to carry out that temptation. Then if you don't find it, it will turn into an action, then if you don't replace it with its opposite, then it will turn into a constant habit. You do it the first time you may feel some regret, you may turn back to Allah in repentance. But if you don't fight off the thought,

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then you're going to keep on doing it until it becomes a part of your life. It becomes a habit he says then it will be too difficult to move on from it. Where did it all start from? Where did it all begin? It began from just one thought. It Nakayama also says

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as four thoughts. They are the most difficult to deal with. Four they are the beginnings of good and evil and from them intentions. Decisions determinations are born. So whoever takes care of his thoughts, he takes control of his knifes and overpowers his howa his whims and whoever's thoughts overpower him, his house, and his knifes dominate over him. And whoever takes these thoughts lately, he says they're not a big deal. Then they will drive him by force to destruction. As long as thoughts continuously come to the heart, then they eventually become false hopes.

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Where you chase after dreams,

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dreams that can never be fulfilled. Where did it all begin from? It began from a mere thought

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that you thought is not a big deal.

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Alhamdulillah he Allah

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was shook Rula who Allah told you up you want to

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wash your hair. Do you know her in law who Heather who? Sherry Keller who tell women to shut me wash? How do I know Mohammed and Abu rasuluh? Who are there are you running? Solo walking early? He ran earlier he was when he learned woman sour Island Angie, he worked at Rahu Yomi. Dean a matter of fact duckula Isla de la he helped cut Taqwa. We're all people who fish theory one Nigel

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But your brothers and sisters, these evil thoughts that crossed our minds and our hearts, they are the poisonous arrows that are sent our way from our enemy. And so the source of these thoughts

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as we know they're external.

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They don't come from within. So, where do they come from? They come from Shaytaan

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and that is why these thoughts are referred to as there was always the whisperings of shaitan

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and they are debate that he uses to hook us

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and so many times shaitan cannot come to us directly. When he sees that we are fortified with Eman

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so he comes to us. indirectly. He lays the bait and that is by beautifying what Allah has made haram by making it fair seeming.

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By making you think it's not a big deal.

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These small sins, there no big deal.

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He paves the way.

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He puts his debate.

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He makes these evil thoughts fear seeming.

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And he even convinces you though Allah has made Haram

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is actually halal.

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If he did that with our father Adam Alayhis Salam,

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then why on earth would you think

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that you

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would not come under his influence? Why would you think that he wouldn't do the same with you.

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And so, most of those who left Islam,

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many

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who started to reject the existence of Allah,

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many who became atheists,

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it was because of just one simple thought

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about Allah subhana Hua taharah. And about his existence,

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many who ended up committing Zina. It was because of

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a small part, a small fantasy, a small glance, these are the baby steps. These are the beats of shaitan.

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Many of those who consume haram wealth,

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they do so because of ideas and thoughts that came their way

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of getting rich,

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amassing a fortune.

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And so they started having ideas,

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of doing so

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even if it be through hurrah means

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many of those who transgress against others, whether it be

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with their words, or their actions,

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it was because of a thought that I have to take revenge against his person,

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sometimes even leading to murder, where did it come from? It came from a thought that turned into an idea that then turned into a resolve and a determination and then resulted in the action.

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And so we have to nip the seed and the sin in the bud by killing these thoughts, before they grow out of our control. And then they lead to regret, regret in this life before the next. And so there are several ways that we can do that. There are several ways that we can protect ourselves from allowing these thoughts to control us, first and foremost, by realizing

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the knowledge of Allah and his awareness of even the small things.

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The knowledge of Allah

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of that which enters our hearts

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such knowledge that even those who are close to us don't have as Allah subhana who were to hide it says

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Call into full Navi and call into funa fuel sudo recon, O to boo yah Allahu Allah, say O Muhammad, whether you hide what is in your heart in your chest, or whether you conceal it, Allah is aware of it. There is nothing that escapes the knowledge of Allah wa ala moana to say ruin our natural Linoone wala who Ali mambi that is sudo

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Allah knows what you hide and what you show. And Allah is well aware of what is in the chests, this knowledge, this awareness, will then

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it will then prevent us from entertaining these thoughts because

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of the shame that we feel

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that Allah is Aware.

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Many times

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we would never dare share our feelings with others simply because

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of how these people will perceive us. They will look down on us. So how about Allah?

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How about Allah subhana Hua tahona don't make Allah subhanahu wa Tada to be the lowest in regard. Don't make Allah subhanho wa Taala to be the lowest the end of the list of those who you care about.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala knows about you what others don't know. Secondly,

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seek refuge in Allah from shaitan

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that people will constantly entertain the whisperings of shaitan he will come to them, he will say who created such and such, who created such and such? They will say Allah and then finally he will say and who created Allah?

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And who created Allah?

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Isn't this a thought that many people have today?

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that the source of such thoughts are from shaitan he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they gave us a solution. He said when it reaches that point

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soleus their head Billa will go into he let him seek refuge in Allah from shaitan and let him seize such thoughts.

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And so these thoughts, the source is straight on. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's teaching us how to deal with them. Whenever you have these passing thoughts, immediately say oh do bIllahi min ash shaytani R Rajim say it not only with your tongue, but with meaning from the bottom of your heart. Number three, busy your heart and your mind with what is beneficial for you. At the top of the list comes the Dhikr of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And this is because shaytaan he finds fertile fertile ground in an empty heart.

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When a heart is empty of the remembrance of Allah, when a heart is not busy with what is beneficial, then that is where shaitan comes. And he feels that empty heart.

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And so if it was busy,

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especially with the vicar of Allah subhanahu wa Tada, then he wouldn't find any way to penetrate it. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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about the importance of vicar that it is like a man,

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a fugitive who's running away from his enemy.

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He's running away and he comes across a huge fortress and he enters into this fortress, he is now protected from his enemy. He said that is how zikr is the remembrance of Allah. It protects you it acts as a fortress for you, from your enemy, from shaitan. Number four, avoid places and outlets that bring about these thoughts. Because there are certain places

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where you expose yourself to these thoughts, whether it be physical places out there in the dunya or whether it be online, exposing yourself to content that will bring these thoughts your way. And then they will turn into ideas and then desires and then determinations and then actions. Finally, by making dua and asking Allah subhanahu Uttara to purify and to cleanse your heart and your soul. For you can do everything you can but in the end of the day, in the end of the day, your success lie

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is in the hands of Allah subhana wa Tada. Ask Allah subhanahu wa Tahara if you are suffering from these thoughts, ask ALLAH SubhanA wa tahona to protect you from them. Ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to rid you of these thoughts. And that's why I wanted to do as at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, Allahu TFC Taqwa was a key her into how humans enter will you have a moolah? or Allah? Grant minus its Taqwa.

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Grant minus its taqwa and purify it for me. Purify my enough's for me, for you, oh Allah are the Best of those who purified enough's. Finally, do not give up. And remember that as long as you persist, and strive hard in this struggle, then Allah subhanahu wa Tada will open up the ways for you. What lady unije do fina learner the unknown sued Anna? What in the law her lemma has seen? Those who strive hard in our cause,

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and it starts with striving against your knifes. Those who strive hard in our cars, we will open up the ways for them. Allah will make everything which is difficult, easy for you. Allah will open up the doors for you the doors of goodness and the doors of Jannah and indeed Allah is with the Mercy rune. The good doers

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