Navigating in this Materialistic World

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Takata defense I was in Hawaii.

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But your brothers and sisters,

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the world that we live in today

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is unlike the world that our forefathers lived in.

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The world that we live in today

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is a very, very materialistic world.

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A very, very materialistic world, where all that we are concerned about

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is how

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to satisfy our bodily pleasures, and how can we maximize our games, in terms of material games. And so the media, so the media,

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and the advertisement industry

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has taken control of our minds and our hearts.

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And they have portrayed an image

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of what each and every single one of us should aspire to become

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this ideal image of an ideal person that has

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everything in this world

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and has reached

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this level where he has

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all that a person should aspire to what.

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And so what has this led to

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what this has led to first and foremost is that it has caused most of us to focus our lives,

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to focus our lives on materialism, and consumerism,

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to focus on how we can have more,

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constantly wanting something new, not satisfied with what we have.

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When something becomes old, we see a new model. And we'll say, let us forget about this, this is old, we have to get the new and the latest thing that is out there.

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What it has also led to is it has led to many to resort

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to credit loans

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and drowning in debt.

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Most cases in which they are hit by these deaths. Why? Because if I don't have it,

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then this is a means. This is a means for me to have it. You see people who are rich. And you think, well I don't have that I don't have the means to become rich. But this is an easy shortcut.

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Also what has what it has led to is that it has led to internal internal emptiness, as a result of neglecting our soul.

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And so when we chase after our bodily pleasure

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seeking happiness,

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seeking happiness, outwardly, we forget about the inward happiness. And what this has led to is all kinds of mental disorders, anxieties, depressions.

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Also among the things that it has led to is believing that true success is

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success in this dunya

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and not success as

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defined by Allah subhanho wa Taala do we find even a single area in the Quran that tells us that true success is the success of this dunya no rather every single area in the Quran that mentioned success, and the people who are successful

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are those who have succeeded in

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what it has also led to his heedlessness

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forgetting about the temporary nature of this dunya and the eternal nature of the accuracy,

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what it has also led to his weak Amen.

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And for some, for some, no amen at all, in an in the hype.

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And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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He wants us to believe in the unseen

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He wants us to believe in that which we cannot see today. But what but that which we will see tomorrow, he wants us to believe in it today when we cannot see it

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before a day comes when we will regret

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not believing in what we could not see.

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And for those as for those

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the people of the dunya

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for them, all they care about is what they can see.

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So this leads to a weakness in our Eman in Ohio. And for some

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it ends up in not believing at all and resorting to atheism and resorting to not believing in life after death.

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And finally, what it has led to is that it has led to many worshipping materialism

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putting their tawakkol their trust in material means and so yes, there are material means in this dunya

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that can lead us

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to attaining certain things in this dunya

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whether it be well

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whether it be

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curing ourselves of illness, there are these material means that Allah has created but then there are also

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the means that come from Allah subhanahu wa tada

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and so the people of the dunya who their concern is this material world.

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They forget about

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those means that come from Allah subhanahu wa data and they put their trust all of their trust. Only in these material means industry.

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But your brothers and sisters Allah subhanahu wa tada

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he mentioned to us a story in the Koran

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have two men

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one

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whose only concern was this material world and the other who didn't care about the material world. But what he cared about more was his

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what

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would you

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what kinda who's Mr.

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over Jordan,

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what can Allahu

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us give to them the example of the two men, the two companions, one who was a believer and the other who was a disbeliever.

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The disbeliever

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we gave to him

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everything

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we gave to him to gardens,

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between these two gardens surrounding these two gardens, deep on streams, between these two gardens, crops of every kind.

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And all of these gardens, both of these gardens and the crops, they would yield their fruit

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not preventing, not depriving him of anything.

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And then between them there was a river.

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And then on top of all of that, well, Canada,

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he had other he had other goods and other sources of income, whether it be gold and silver wealth in general.

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He had everything

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thing that a person can aspire to have

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for call le sahibi he well who are you have

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an axon in command and what

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what

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what the hell agenda who

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what a hot agenda

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for conerly sahibi well who are you how are we

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an xl min command and what i do know farah and so allah subhanho wa taala he tells us

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that he said to his companion the believing slave the believer who didn't have what he had he turned to him and he said

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i have far more wealth than you on top of that i have more strength than you have more manpower than what you have

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with the halogen netta who avani molina

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call him out of the hat he added one i don't know sir

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what are you rudy to isla robbie reggie then hi ron minhang

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and then he entered his garden

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he saw what he had

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and he said i don't believe that any of this will ever perish

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and he also said

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i don't think that the hour will ever be established

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no life after death no young will clear

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and even if i am to return to my lord i will have what is far better than what i have in dystonia

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and then allah subhanho wa taala goes on to tell us the response of the believer and how he admonished him he reminded him of his origin how you came from dust you came from nothing and then allah subhanho wa taala is the one who blessed you with all that you have

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in that he reminded him if allah wills he can take all of this away from you and then allah tells us that that is exactly what happens

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and so overnight everything that he had perished it was gone

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and so what do we learn from this story

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we learn many things among the things that we learn from this story is first of all that materialism is one of the leading causes of arrogance of prey

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because once a person has amassed wealth

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he starts looking down on others like this man

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among the things that we learn from this story is that materialistic deception plays a huge role in the denial of allah

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and in the denial of the world of the unseen and of life after death

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most people who deny the existence of allah or of the existence of life after death it is because they only believe in what they can see and what they can perceive in this in this life

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and so

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this material world has deceived them

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among the lessons that we learned from this story is that material blessings they come and they go

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as for each man that is the only thing that remains and so you had two individuals one who all he cared cared about was his material possessions once it was gone he fell into regret he fell into depression

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but the other individual was a person of he man and his he man stayed with him until the day he met or was apparent and

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among the lessons that we learned from this story

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is that a true believer does not become diluted by the material by the materialistic advancements of others

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and so unfortunately

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a disease that exists among many muslims today

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is this mindset where we look at the materialistic advancement of the west for example and we think that the reason for that is something that we're missing that the reason for that is because of our islam this is what has caused us to remain behind because of our

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Our Dean because of our a man, and that the only way that we will advance is how they advanced by rebelling against the church by leaving their religion aside.

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Alhamdulillah

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ilaha illa Allah who was the Who? luxury killer who tell him Alicia watershed when Mohammed Abu rasuluh

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He said he will Allah come to flee Hoon? My dear brothers and sisters.

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The question is,

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how can how can a Muslim survive in this materialistic world that we live in today?

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A world unlike

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on unlike ever before.

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Where we are constantly being bombarded,

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day in day out

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with the media, with the with the advertisement industry,

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constantly calling us to become attached to this disappearing dunya that we live in.

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The first means that can help us to survive is by reminding ourselves that Allah subhanho wa Taala He created us of two things of our body and a soul.

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The body was created from

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Deus which came from this earth.

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As for our souls, it was created by Allah subhanahu wa tada and it came from above, it came from him some hands on with that. And so the choice is yours either satisfy what came from this earth and what is returning to this earth or satisfy and purify what came from Allah and what is going back to Allah Subhana

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Allah subhanahu wa tada

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he calls upon us asking us, why it is that we cling to this earth instead of instead of aspiring for what is with Allah subhana wa tada

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Yeah, are you?

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Malecon either karela Kuhn in Pharaoh, he said he Rila etha Holton Illallah.

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O you who believe what is the matter with you? That when you are called to march forward in the path of Allah. Instead, you cling on and hold on to the earth.

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All the time, Bill hayati dunya. Amina.

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Are you satisfied? Are you pleased with this worldly life over the

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thermometer dunya fill it in luckily.

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But what is

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what is the short

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worldly life in comparison to

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lemons, aka Walker, the Haagen dazs What is more important,

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purifying our souls or satisfying our bodies. Allah tells us truly successful are those who purify their souls. And truly the losers those who have lost or those who have corrupted and neglected their souls.

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The second means that will help us

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the second means that will help us

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to survive in this materialistic world that we live in.

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by reminding ourselves of the temporary nature of the student,

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and its enjoyments

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the temporary nature of this dunya and its enjoyments, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave us his example. And he said,

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Man, Anna would dunya Illa curcumin is Stovall let the shadow Rotten Tomato Raka or tomorrow hatanaka he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that my example compared to the dunya What is my relationship with this dunya It is nothing but like a person who is traveling out into the in the desert.

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And then he comes across a tree

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and he decides to take a rest under this tree in the shade of this tree.

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How long will he be there for

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an hour, less than an hour.

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And then he gets up and he leaves it.

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My dear brothers and sisters, this is how long we have in dystonia.

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When we are to compare, if we were to compare

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how short this dunya is, versus the US euro, we will realize that it is not worth chasing after it is not worth investing in. Rather, what is worth investing in

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is that

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among the ways,

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among the ways that will help us to survive in this material in this materialistic world that we live in, is by reminding ourselves of the near miss of debt

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and how it is fast approaching.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us

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when we become deceived and we become distracted,

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aloha Kumar takato.

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Had zu makabe.

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Chasing after the dunya amassing this wealth,

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it has distracted us. It has distracted us from what is far more important.

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When you chase after the dunya you think that you will be here forever. And you forget about the fact that death

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is very near.

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And that's why a wall says until when until you visit the graveyards until you are buried in your grave. Meaning that we will constantly be in this cycle

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of chasing after the dunya amassing as much wealth as we can. Until before we know it.

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There will be washing our bodies

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and praying hours a lot to janazah and then burying us and then leaving us behind in that gray

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call in a lot of your room. I mean who were in hula pecan, say to them, oh Mohammed, that this death that you are fleeing from constantly avoiding, it will eventually come to catch up to you.

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Among the ways,

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among the ways that will help us to survive in this materialistic world, is by being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he has given to you.

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And then looking

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looking at those less fortunate than you

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not those who have more than you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh Lu Iam and who is Phantom income, one atom guru Illa men who come for who are agitato alatus de matar wahala

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he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Look at those who are below you, those who are less fortunate than you do not look at those who are better off than you. And then he gave the reason for that. He said, because this will cause you to not belittle the blessings of Allah upon you. Think about it.

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When you look

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at the people of the dunya and you look at

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at those who are rich and affluent

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and then you compare yourself to them

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what does that do

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it causes you to belittle what you have and so you start complaining

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and then you start accusing allah subhana wa tada that allah has not given me anything

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but then when you set your eyes on the poor and the needy

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on those who are going through all kinds of tests and trials whether it be financial whether it be a sickness whatever calamity whatever trial it may be when you look at them and their state

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and then you compare yourself to them

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you say alhamdulillah you thank allah subhanho wa taala for the numerous unlimited blessings that he has given to you

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finally among them among the means that will help us to survive in this materialistic world that we live in is by attaching our hearts

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to allah subhana wa tada

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into the islam that allah subhanho wa taala has gifted us yes this islam

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this deen of allah subhanahu wa tada

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there has become something strange in this world today

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and his followers are looked at as strangers

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where every single day we hear

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of muslims leaving islam or muslims who no longer appreciate this gift of allah subhanho wa taala muslims who no longer treasure and value this gift of allah subhanahu wa tada

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allah subhanho wa taala reminds us

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allah subhanho wa taala reminds us

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of what we should rejoice over and so the true test of a man

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is to ask yourself

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to ask yourself what do you feel more happy about

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when you gain a little bit of wealth

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or a little bit of material possessions

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does that cause you to become happy or treasuring and valuing this islam that was gifted you with

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colby fogli line what do you rock matty he furby there leka failure for who who will hire you minaya jamal

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allah says to his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say on hamlet

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befall allah he will be ramadan

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let it be with the phobal the bounty of allah which is interpreted as islam and let it be with the mercy of allah which is interpreted as the quran these two things let it be with islam and the quran let it be these two things that you rejoice over

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it is far greater than what the the people of the dunya amass and gather of the area

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we ask allah subhanahu wa taala

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to make us to become attached to allah subhanho wa taala and what is waiting with allah subhanahu wa tada and not attached with this temporary dunya that we live in has also lu salima rahim o como la alana b eco mohammed bin abdullah kim a moroccan rob bukem gentle effie rula takata anna colin karima in de la homeowner ito rousseau luna allah nadia johan latina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam taslima

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allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina muhammad wa ala allahumma unqualified yoruba bachlin wahama was men are highly right eros that he edge mahane on antibiotic signing

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along affiliated muslim muslimeen i wouldn't assume that when what meaning i mean not

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even whom ahmad in the case me iran korea boon mooji buddha allah morosa i know when

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was the last ila when we can pursue admission you will fit in now harmon harmon but on the other hand it will run better it navdanya has an awful lot he has a rock in the now in the

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i wouldn't be able to tell you why and how

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