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Coping with Calamities amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Kamil Ahmad

Channel: Kamil Ahmad

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Yeah I

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mean who marry Jacqueline Katie wrong when he saw what Taku law

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he was

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no longer can alikoum Rokita yeah you have larina

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ulin sadita useless.

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Luckily

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warming up a la hora Sula, who

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lives in Hawaii,

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and Nevada.

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As we go through these very, very difficult times

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where

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this crisis and this pandemic is coming closer to home,

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where some of us are hearing of friends or relatives

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who are becoming infected by the virus,

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or if we are not infected by it,

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then it is affecting us

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in one way or the other.

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And so the economy is going down.

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And 1000s hundreds of 1000s of people are losing their jobs.

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And so, all of this is a catastrophe. It is a calamity. It is a trial.

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And so what we need in times like this

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is to be reminded

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by what Allah Subhana who what Allah tells us

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on how to deal with calamities

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when they descend.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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in these iottie Surah Al Baqarah.

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Allah mentions three calamities that he will make us to face in this dunya

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and he gave us three ways of dealing with them.

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And he promised three rewards for those who are successful

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in dealing with these calamities.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, addressing the believers Yeah, are you Hello lady in a monastery Louie sodbury wasana

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Oh, you who believe.

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Oh, you who believe.

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Seek help.

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Seek help through to thinking

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through patience

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and through assala

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through prayer

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in Nola hammer savarin Indeed Allah is with those who are patient.

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While ah Taku Lima, Yokota, Luisa de la

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bella Malachy Lata Sharon

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and don't say about

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those who are killed as martyrs. In the cause of Allah. Don't say that they are dead.

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Indeed they are alive

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but you don't feel it.

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Well, Annabella Juana can be shy in meaner Javi. Well, jewelry, one oxy mineral unfussy. What's the Mirage?

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Well the Shira saw the rain

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and surely,

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certainly, definitely, we will try you, we will test you with something

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of

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hunger

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and fear

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and a decrease

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in wealth

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and lives

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and crops

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bashira savarin once again

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bringing our attention to the concept of patients whether she has to have been and give glad tidings to who to those who remain patient.

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Who are they

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and Latina either or sorbet who masiva

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callooh in the Lair he were in LA he Raji rune.

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Who are they? They are those

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who when they are faced with a calamity

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when a catastrophe strikes them

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what do they do?

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They say

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in Lila we're in LA he Raji Rouen

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Surely, we belong to Allah.

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And to him, we are returning.

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What is their reward? Ooh, la la la, la, la la la mirada rugby him.

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What hula?

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hula Mata do

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they for them

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are the blessing, the Salawat and the prayers of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and his mercy

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and they are those who are truly guided.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters,

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what we find here in these

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are three calamities that a lot tests as human beings with in this dunya

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hunger

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which comes in the form of feminine

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when there is no food

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and people they die of hunger.

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This is a calamity.

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It is a catastrophe.

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The second

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fear

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fear of many things.

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Fear of our enemies.

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Fear and frenzy and panic

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over a small, tiny virus that we can't even see with our eyes.

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Why? Why the fear why the panic

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because it's deadly.

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Because it can transfer without us even knowing.

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And so we're afraid.

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Fear

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and the third Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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taking away certain essential things.

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A decrease.

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a decrease in wealth.

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Property

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losing your job.

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The economy going down

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and a decrease in line.

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people dying every day.

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your loved one. Those you know and those you don't know. Every single day we are hearing of this many people dying

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hundreds of 1000s of people in one day from this virus

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and a decrease in crops.

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Disaster yesterday

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That hit the agricultural industry.

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So these are three things that Allah subhanahu wa tada tells us

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that he will make us human beings to face in this dunya it's inevitable, it will happen one way or the other.

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And then Allah Subhana Allah tells us what to do, tells us how to deal in such times. And so in the very first

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to seek help

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through the first

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is patient.

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Is there even the surgery

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patient in these difficult times?

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And then our tells us that he is with those who are patient, and then Oh Allah subhanahu attallah commands is profit. Well, this sheet is savarin give glad tidings to those who patiently endure such tough times.

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Patience

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is an act of the heart.

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It is

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a worship of the heart.

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How about our tongue

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callooh in alila, he were in Elijah Raji rune, those who say this Vicar

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when a calamity befalls them.

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And so right away,

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their tongues are remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. In Allah, we're in Isla de Raja.

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And the third

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is the aim of this summary was

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that they seek help.

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Through assala

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through prayer,

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as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do

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whenever something would bother him, whenever something would worry him right away, he would turn to Salah.

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And so law

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is an act of the body.

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So here we have three things that turn to Allah Subhana, who etana at the time of distress, the heart, through patience, the tongue through liquor,

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and the body, with its movements,

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with the tongue and with the heart through a solid.

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What is the reward, three things Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned.

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They are those upon whom

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Allah sends his son Allah.

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Allah mentions these people, among the inhabitants of Jenna, or the inhabitants of the heavens.

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The angels a lot praises these people among the angels.

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And Allah sends down his mercy upon these people.

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What we are eager to do, and Allah tells us that they are the rightly guided,

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they receive the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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through such tough times when others are lost, or in a state of confusion

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in a state of panic.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, when it comes

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to these great trials and tests and calamities, that are loss of Hannah, who attalla makes us to face,

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such pandemics in which everyone is affected one way or the other.

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But not everyone

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is at the same level in terms of dealing with these calamities.

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And so everyone is in a different state.

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If you look at him, he mentioned

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there are when it comes to the calamities that Allah makes us to face that a human being has no way to avoid.

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He says

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that the people in such calamities are four different levels for different states.

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The first

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is the state of impatient

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Those who are impatient.

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They can't handle the trial the test,

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you find them always complaining

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dissatisfied,

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discontent.

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The second

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are those who are patients

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they ride through such turbulent times, patiently

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persevering, enduring with patience as a law tells us in these ions.

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But then after that you have two more levels.

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He says, The third level

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is the level of not only being patient,

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but after being patient,

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to be satisfied, to be content to be happy,

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over what Allah Subhana who God has decreed.

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And then the fourth

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the fourth level,

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is the level

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of those who have reached the highest level with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Those who are not only patient

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and not only satisfied at the Kaaba and decoder of Allah,

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but those who after all of that

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they are then grateful to Allah subhanahu wa tada

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the level of gratitude

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where they danke Allah subhanho wa Taala

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for this calamity, that he made them go through

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how can you think of Allah subhanho wa Taala over a calamity

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over a disaster. This is unimaginable for most people.

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But it is imaginable for those

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whose hearts are connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. Those who know that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not decree for his righteous leaves and for the believers, except what is best for them, except what is in their best interests.

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So the tackle off for that.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters,

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these

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are the four levels We ask Allah Subhana who were to Allah

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to make us from among those who are not only patient, but also those who are satisfied and content with the color of Allah. And then those who after that, thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and are grateful to him so Hannah who attalla aku kolyada we're still feudal law highly welcome. When he said he didn't see me them and could lead them in wasapi festival Pharaoh who in who will afford or Rahim.

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Akiva to limit

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what are the what are Illa Allah?

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Allah, Allah Allah Allahu Allah hula sharika

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wash Mohammedan Abu rasuluh bansa hula hoop Russian attend Lila alameen Hadrian wamu Sheeran, Juana de la bella rissalah We're at the Adele Anna. One also Helena fecha de la jolla aroma Jana BM and br wa salatu wa he was Allahu la wa ala alihi wa sahbihi woman to whom the sun in Isla yo Medina.

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Factor kuwahara de la was Alicia

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la hora Sula, who in kuntum Mini

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mario brothers and sisters

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who are joining us,

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from your home

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wherever you may be

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the calamities that are loss of health

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What

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tests us with

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whether it be

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illness or disease,

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whether it be death,

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losing

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someone who is beloved to you,

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whether it be a financial crisis in your life,

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whether it be you being laid off, not having a job,

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whatever the calamity is,

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we need to help ourselves to bear and to endure patiently through such calamities.

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And so, we spoke about the importance of Saba

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the importance of patience.

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But the question is, how

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do we achieve and attain patience through such a difficult time?

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Firstly,

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let us

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ponder over those are yachts in Surah Al Baqarah.

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And that Vicar

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that is said, when a calamity strikes,

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what will help you to patiently endure in such difficult times,

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is by pondering over those words.

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Many of us have memorized it. When we hear of someone passing away, immediately we say in alila, we're in an era urology room. But how many of us have ever talked ourselves? Instead, let me think about what these words mean.

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How many of us have pondered over these words?

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In lilla?

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When we say this, what we are basically saying is that everything

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in this world,

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no matter what it is, no matter how close it is to us, it doesn't belong to us.

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But rather, it belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so, if you lose your mother, your father, your son, or your daughter,

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or whoever you lose,

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then remember that

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remember,

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that they never belonged to you to begin with, but rather, they belong to Allah Subhana who went to Hana

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and then ponder over in what in LA he Raji rune, and to Him we are returning

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because we all belong to Allah, therefore we are all returning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So eventually, our time is coming.

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All of us whether it be me or whether it be you,

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your time is coming.

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And we're all going back to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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kulu and Holly have

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everything upon the surface of this earth

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is going to come and cease to exist. Why because Bekaa was robbed because it will be crumb and only Allah subhanahu wa tada is that ever living?

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Secondly,

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one of our pillars of belief, and he man is to believe and I'll come out with

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the good and the bad of it.

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And so we need to read juveniles and renew our E man. You know, cover will cover.

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If you're having a difficult time dealing with this calamity.

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Then renew your E man. You know cover will cover

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and remember

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that whatever Allah has decreed, it will happen, and you could not have done anything to avoid it.

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As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us

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rather the Allahu Akbar

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that if Allah has decreed any good for you

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then even if the entire world

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The jinn and mankind were to come together to find a way to remove that good from you, they would never be able to do. And likewise, if Allah has decreed a calamity for you,

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they no matter what if the entire world its Jin and its human beings were to come together to devise a plan to find a way to remove that calamity from you, they will never, ever be able to do it. Why? Because everything is in the hands of a loss of Hannah who were to Hannah. Once a while has decreed it, it is bound to happen, and no one

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can avoid it.

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And so if

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you could have saved a life

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if Allah has decreed for that life not to be saved

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then it's not in my hands. Nor is it in your hands. Nor is it in the hands

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of the best doctors in this world.

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For either

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what until he no he didn't. rune

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Sakuraba comm What are killer two three rune

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fellow Hola, como como de Nene, Taraji Runa. In kuntum saw the theme when you're seeing

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the person on his deathbed and you see the soul about to leave the body.

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Go ahead and prevent it.

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If you are truthful, then prevent it. Why don't you stop him from dying.

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Because

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it is in the hands of a lot.

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It is not even in the hands of the best hospitals in this world.

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Or the best machines or the best ventilator.

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Even if they made 1000 or 100,000 or a million ventilators, if Allah has decreed

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for your time to come,

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no ventilator no machine, no doctor

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will be able to save you from the appointed decree of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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Thirdly,

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remember

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that whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala takes away from you.

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Whether it be the life of someone,

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whether it be your job,

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whether it be

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wealth, property, crops,

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whatever it be that a lot takes away from you.

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Remember, that if you are a believer,

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and you endure patiently, and you're satisfied with the culture of Allah subhanho wa Taala then remember

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that Allah subhanahu, WA tada does not take anything away from us.

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Except because he wants to replace it with something which is far better.

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Never does a lot take away something that is beloved to his beloved slaves who he loves.

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He doesn't want them to go into misery. He doesn't want evil for you, oh slave of Allah.

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But rather, he wants Good for you.

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And that's because we may see things a certain way. We may see things as being evil, evil,

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as being 100% suffering.

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But in the eyes of Allah, there is no such thing as pure evil as 100% evil from all angles from all perspectives.

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And Takahashi

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perhaps you may dislike something

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but there is good in it for you.

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And that's because Allah subhanho wa Taala is a curried

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he is the most generous one.

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And he doesn't take away thing, but rather he gives. And so if Allah has taken away something from you, no matter how beloved it was to you, and to your heart,

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then be rest assured

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is replacing it with something which is far better whether you see it right now, or you see it tomorrow, or you never see it in your life.

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It is there.

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And we have many, many examples of this.

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We have many examples of this from the lives of the Sahaba

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the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Take the example of ohm selama

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she said from the Allahu Allah

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I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say

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that no one is tested with a calamity.

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And then beers patiently seeing in Allah he were in the room, except that Allah subhanahu wa tada replied, replaces what he lost with something better.

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She says,

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and then

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her beloved husband

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ended up passing away.

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So she said,

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How is it possible for me to say these words, and to believe

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that Allah will replace someone better for me than Abu Salah.

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But she said,

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I said it anyways, because I believed in the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And then,

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soon after that,

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of loss of Hannah, who wattana blessed her

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with someone far better than abou cinema.

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And that was the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he ended up marrying her.

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Take the example of that woman

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who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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complaining

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of this disease that she had epilepsy.

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And so she said, O Messenger of Allah,

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I have this problem. And when I go into my fix,

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some of my IRA becomes exposed, my hijab comes off.

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So please pray to Allah to cure me from this illness.

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And so what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say?

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He said, If you wish I could do that.

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If you want me to, I could pray to Allah to cure you of this illness.

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But if you want,

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I could pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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That if you patiently persevere through this calamity, then for you is gender.

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for you is gender, you are guaranteed gender, as long as you are patient

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and socially accepted.

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She accepted.

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And then she said, Oh, yeah, yeah. Rasulullah at least pray to Allah, that I don't become exposed.

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And so these are examples of how Allah subhanahu wa tada through calamities, through difficulty.

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And by taking away things from us,

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He replaces it with things which are far better, and there is no better reward than the reward of the

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fourthly,

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remind yourself of what the prophets and the messengers went through.

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Because as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, answering the question,

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or messenger of Allah, Who are those who go through the most difficulties, who are those who go through the worst trials and kilometers.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, the prophets and the messengers, and then those who are closest to them fell

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and fell, fell and fell, those who are closest to them in their righteousness,

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in their piety,

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in their taqwa

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and so when we read the lives of the prophets,

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we learn

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how to patiently persevere through difficulty, through trial through calamity

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and

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Finally,

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remember,

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and remind yourself of the reward for those who patiently persevere, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in many different hobbies, the rewards for those who when trial and difficulty hit them, they are patient.

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Firstly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when you read the law, ob hiren you said men,

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that

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if Allah ever wants Good for you,

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that he makes you to go through difficulty.

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Secondly, remember that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that no fatigue

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touches the surface.

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No disease,

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inflicts the servant.

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no sorrow, no sadness, no injury.

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No distress falls the believer.

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None of that befalls the believer, even if it be a thorn that pricks you. And you are bothered by this small Thor.

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Except that Allah subhanho wa Taala through all of these difficulties and hardships.

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He expiate your seniors,

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he erases your sins.

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And so these difficult times are a time for us to reflect over that.

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That whether it be an illness,

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whether it be losing our jobs, whatever it be, if it is a calamity from Allah subhanahu wa tada and we are patient.

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Then Allah subhanahu wa taala through that is cleansing us of our centers.

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to make us from among those who are patient through these difficult times. We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to keep each and every single one of us protected

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and healthy.

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us and our loved ones, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to remove

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this pandemic and to remove from us these calamities, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bring us together once again

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in the houses of Allah subhanahu wa tada

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada

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to accept those who has passed away from this disease as shuhada as martyrs with him so Hannah who attallah and we ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to bring Shiva to bring a cure to those who are ill

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