Holistic Approach to Dealing with COVID19

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The importance of fear and mindfulness during isolation and the need for a clear understanding of one's "hasn't happened" approach is emphasized. The host provides tips for managing fear and stress levels, emphasizing the importance of avoiding negative emotions and finding a course for self-improvement. The segment also discusses precautions and ways to manage a situation, including doing exercises and reciting the "has been closed" message. The importance of fulfilling Islam's rule of men and women is emphasized, and the speaker gives a story about a teacher's feedback on teaching students to be the holistic way of dealing with the situation.

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who

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I am joining you guys from the man, Saudi Arabia. Originally, I'm from Pakistan

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that I'm living with my husband and two children here in Saudi Arabia and working as the lecturer of Psychology at Samak online university.

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And insha Allah today we'll be talking more about Corona I'm so happy to have all of you here. And I pray to Allah Subhana Allah to make our time very productive and make this whatever I have to give inshallah to you make it productive for you and make it beneficial for you. Alright, let's begin now with the laminate sheet on the regime. Smilla rahmanir rahim. So before we really start, I have to ask you a question. What comes to your mind when you hear the word? Corona?

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Okay, blessings that hamdulillah that's really nice to hear. brother Victor, very good approach. Okay, here. Very true. very

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understandable, very natural. Okay, pandemic. It's a sign that you have to do so but voila. Okay. Okay, death come to it comes to your mind. Fear.

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That's from Allah fear. Fear. Okay. It's a loss plan. Very good. Okay. Down. Okay. A sadness, virus life straightening ailment. Okay, if you did.

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Okay, everything's from Allah self isolation. Reminder. Okay.

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Okay, so thank you very much. And I completely understand that all these words come to our mind when we hear the word Coronas. When I talk to people, they tell me almost the same thing. It's a test from Allah or, you know, it's

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what comes to their mind is fear uncertainity.

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Some, some people take it as something positive. Some people talk about death. So

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are they going to sit I'm going to connect to a law very good, very good handle a really good and good. So I'll just tell you, what I want in my FB Live on my webinars is to have a structure, right. So I'll just give you a structure of what we are going to be discussing today. And then I'll elaborate. So please pay close attention. So I'm just giving you summary. I'm just giving you the abstract, all of what we are going to be doing today why they come around.

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So this is a collective why Lagos salaam Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh so please don't mind if I'm not able to answer everyone individually. So Inshallah, what we are going to try to do today is to just move my vision from your chat so that I can inshallah focus on the content now.

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We will be studying Corona. And the circumstances, especially related to Corona from four different perspective, right, and we will try to tackle the situation from four different angles, these angles Count with me, emotional perspective, mental perspective, physical and spiritual perspective, somebody can derive it from me, please.

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I'll say that, again, emotional,

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mental or intellectual, physical and spiritual. Right? Remember that these perspectives are not mutually exclusive. They just kind of overlap each other. But that's what we will be doing today. Summarizing. Alright, so are we ready, Inshallah, can we get started?

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So we will start with emotional first, right? So the situation again, as we just talked about, it's chaotic for quite a lot of us. There's fear associated with it. There is uncertainity, a phobia depression, and it's completely understandable. So what I would like to start with is, let's talk a little bit about fear, right? What is fear? And

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what we can do about it. So broadly speaking, fear can be divided into two types, right? I'm constantly reading your chat. So I just want to move my vision from your chat so that I can focus okay. So,

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fear can be broadly divided into two types. So we have fear of Allah. It of course, it includes everything that Allah has asked us to be fearful of. That includes Janome that includes his punishment is rather than everything. And then we have fear of over over anything that is other than our other aid, which mostly comes from Shaytaan. Now, funeral for law, I usually say that it's a healthy kind of fear. Why because it motivates us, it encourages us to be conscious of our actions, to be conscious of our these and, you know, use this word

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as a tool to you know, get successful in the hereafter or to work for the hereafter. The other kind of fear, which is from shaytan it is debilitating. It

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It just kills us psychologically. Because Allah Subhana Allah says and Quran enriches, like completely it goes so perfectly with the current circumstances that are shaped on Oh, yeah, the human soccer that shaytan

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threatens you with poverty. And you know, just think about what we are thinking at this point of time, or, you know, all the food supplies will end or, you know, oh my god, I'm going to die of hunger or all the grocery stores will shut down, the pharmacy will be closed and all these things. These are the fears that are that are coming from shaytan right. So the question is, why do you think Shaban wants us to be filled to fear any white white? Why should that makes us fearful? What does he want? Any any idea and he guess I'll just see your chat again.

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Why shaytan threatens us or instills fear in us, especially when it comes to you know, hands up,

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that the food supplies will end the crops are dying.

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Very good to make us away from about them. I'm really looking forward to having your responses so that you can you can make it interactive, right? So we can forget Allah very good, very good. Fear is a way to control. Very good, very good to shake, Arthur, very good to be attached to the near and forget aka very good responses. I'm so proud of all of you. Mashallah. Excellent, very good responses. So, just to rephrase what all of you said, Shannon, January, so it instills fear in us. Shaytan wants us to be fearful. So that fear makes us inactive. Right?

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The fear instilled by Shavonne leads to inaction. That's another way of saying that he tries to make us lose hope. He tries to make us see the negative side of everything, and just kind of makes us unproductive. And I'll repeat that once again. The fear instilled by shaitan generated by shaitan it leads to inaction. And guess what? All the promises made in Quran by last count Isla, all the promises of Jana and every reward if a single reward is associated with action, great. Last month, Allah says in Quran How beautiful is the Azure is the reward of those who take action. Right? So if one of us is sitting home, scared, fearful, that's what shaitan wants us wants from us, right? Just

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just like, one of the sisters just said that he wants

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us not to do anything, something like that. So what what I would invite you to do is to see where the fear is coming from, across me, my dear brothers and sisters, if we try to

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access or try to reach the cause of something, understanding that entire phenomena becomes very easy. So where is this fear coming from? Is your fear coming from?

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Is it is it beautiful law? Or is it fear of federal law? Right? And then I would invite you to see how to deal with that fear. Right? How do we how do you deal with that fear. So one of the ways that I keep reminding myself and I would invite you to remind yourself as well is the beautiful Hadith regarding play, and I'll read it for you as far as the law says and sorry prophets, Allah Allah Sinha said that it is a punishment that Allah sent upon whoever he was. But now what I really want you to focus, Allah has made it a mercy for the believers. Allah has made it a mercy for the believers, any servant who resides in a land, afflicted by plague, remaining patient and hoping for

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reward from Allah subhanaw taala. Knowing that nothing will befall him, but what Allah has decreed, he will be given the reward of a martyr

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very Subhanallah what a win win situation for all of us right, since a whole world is now afflicted. So wherever you are,

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or wherever we are, if we survive this, we are going to get reward from Allah if we die. We are a martyr. Again, vindman situation for a moment, a win win situation for a believer so much hope this hadith brings back in our lives. So again, I will say this hadith actually acts as an antidepressant in current situation, right? And Allah He I'm saying this to you, even if I die of the virus, I believe in the word of Prophet salallahu Salam that I'll be given the status of a martyr. And if I survive the patient's my address with Allah, in either case, that is, right. So that's one way of dealing with this

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Are you guys with me inshallah

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another way to deal with the sphere is to find out if it's, it's, it's real theory. And by real fear, I mean the fear of Allah or hypothetical one hypothetical one meaning, one would be fearful of like I have had

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have headaches, so whatever have COVID-19 Okay, have COVID-19? What if I pass it to my family? What if everyone in my family develops COVID-19? What if everyone dies? What, you know, the world comes to an end. Now, this is what hypothetical fear, right. And this is, of course, you know, at certain point in life, some of us do get affected by these hypothetical fears as well. Right. So I'll just give it I'll just give you a few psychological techniques to deal with it, please keep the Hadees in mind, that's the best perfect solution. And I would just invite you to, if you if the fear is really debilitating, or it's really causing a lot of trouble in your life, maybe you can print out that

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hadith, or you can write that hubbies and paste it on your mirror, you can read it every day. So you can remind yourself so while this child, I get the reward from a loss model, if I die, I'm a martyr, right? It's just a win win situation for me.

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Okay, so apart from that, if you're just having a panic attack, or if you're having like, again, this beautiful situation, some of the techniques can be number one, it's deep breathing, right?

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Deep breathing. Now, this sounds like really simple. But trust me, it is one of the most effective technique that you can actually Subhanallah

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use to ground yourself or use to access the solution providing part of your brain, right. And it's really simple. You have to inhale

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through your nose. Usually in my class, I give a demonstration of that, but I'm not able to do that right now. But I hope you will get it as I say this, you inhale through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and then let go off the exhale through your mouth, right? So you inhale through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and then let go through your mouth. And it is one of the most effective techniques, you know, get control of yourself in sha Allah. The other solution is what they call water therapy. Right? So I usually ask my students, what is your first feeling no matter how depressed you are, no matter how fearful you are, when either you make wudu or you Subhanallah take

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a bath and when you come out? How do you feel?

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What is the poster? wudu feeling?

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Okay, and hamdulillah feeling good, fresh and pure happy? Yes. Because that's what the properties of water properties of water are. It makes you happy. It makes you feel clean. It makes you feel

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so much fresh. Yes, exactly. So staying in wudu is one of the easy way to become a better version of yourself. Right? Relaxed. Very good. Yes. You feeling this watery from since Excellent. So that's what I'm saying that water therapy as a human will do or you take about? It's one of the greatest ways. Again, no, no, I was just saying that it was one of an eat one of the easy ways do Subhan Allah be a better version of yourself?

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Alright, let's move on.

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That comes then comes my favorite. So

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another way again, to quickly change your state of mind is gratitude. Right?

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Gratitude seen the positive side of the picture? Right? What's good in this harsh hardship? What's the learning? What have I been put into the situation for? What can I be grateful for? What can I still be grateful for? Am I stuck at home? Or am I safe at home? Right? I can't go out or am I getting time to spend with my family? Right? So what I would invite you to do practically is that at the end of the each Tea, tea time to reflect they tend to reflect on what you're grateful for today. And just try to be specific and try to notice each and everything for example, you know, the handler for the fresh air that came in my room as I opened the window although I was not able to go outside

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with the fresh air could still come in. I would invite you to start a gratitude journal or make a gratitude jar. A lot of studies have been done on this topic and gratitude has been found to be associated with a decrease in stress and depression. Inshallah, so just interest add a little bit to it. So if you can develop the skill of finding positivity from every negative

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de la you're a champion you will enjoy the taste of a man that normally people do not do not enjoy that taste right one of the Chu who used to say that even if the entire world around us on fire, you heart should be at peace that you know the fire can only touch me if Allah wills and last month and also you know on the same lines last month Allah says and Quran

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only you see when Illa marketable work. Molina will Mowlana more than LA HIPAA let me know that.

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Something will not strike us okay, just doing the rough translation and nothing will strike us except for what Allah has already decreed for us, right? So

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Allah is asking us to rely on him. So practice gratitude, practice gratitude with family ask your children to do to tell you or to share with you what they are grateful for and trust me they'll surprise you. And if you can practice it right now just take a few of the responses what are you grateful for right now? Even if you are stuck in your house even if you are under curfew? I am under curfew at this point of time. So what is those What is that for you? What are you still grateful for?

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Praying with my family asking the last forgiveness that's excellent mashallah to be with the children excellent, excellent, masha Allah so keep practicing gratitude and you will have this peace and serenity in your heart inshallah Allah smart Allah, Allah says in the Quran, that in Shackleton last eaten, Malcolm that if you will be grateful, Allah will give you more not being affected by COVID-19. Very good. hamdulillah Hamdulillah. So, one of another technique, again, to tackle with the panic and the fear that the current circumstances are generating is to practice mindfulness. And if we practice mindfulness Inshallah, it will help us a lot to let go of the fears and bring us you

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know, bring ourselves back to the present moment. And it doesn't have to be, you know, people say that you have to sit on the mountain and to

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achieve stuff. No, you don't have to do any anything strange. And it doesn't have to be rocket sciences, science. simply focus on your breathing, or any soothing sign sound that you use, or you know, you can also practice mindfulness while being in sujood. Or maybe thinking about Jana, I think about when I have to practice mindfulness I think about Jana, and think about it, like really meticulously, I imagine it. So whatever, anything that can serve as helpful anchor

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to come back to the present moment and let go for ease inshallah. Alright, are you ready for the next one? It's going to be a little tricky, right.

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Forgiveness, we are dealing with the emotional part of

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the current circumstances, the emotional part of dealing with

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Oh, that's so beautiful sister. I think this is not quarantine time. This is family time. Hamdulillah. I'll leave the question answer session.

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Leave the space for question answer session. And then why?

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All right, forgiveness.

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Trust me.

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Again, holding on grudges. It's just like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. So we have the widest to attack us.

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Let's let's

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let's let go of the graduate's right,

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forgive people. The more you forgive, the easier will it be for you to fight with a virus the stronger your immune immune system will be and trust me there are studies available on that. The moment you let go the moment you set yourself free inshallah your immunity boosts because your emotions have an effect on your physical body. Right? It's just not that it has effect on your psychological beam. It also has an effect on your physical being. Or if you if you have to seek forgiveness and go ahead, call them and just ask them your Saudi for XYZ and inshallah you can both of you can

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mend. So we were talking about forgiveness after that, inshallah. It's also a reminder to connect with your loved ones. Right, so any vulnerable family member, anyone who you would be thinking that might be panicking or might be fearful, then maybe it's a good time to call them, check upon them, maybe share whatever you're learning with them and sha Allah, may Allah make it easy for you

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a little bit about the emotional effect of isolation. So trust me.

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I have to say this first. So if you're totally alone at home, then inform your neighbors or someone to keep a check on you. Right? But if you're with family, then it's you know, remember that a lot of good things happen in isolation. Prophet sallallahu sallam was given prophethood and isolation. So many things. Useful asylums forgiveness was accepted in isolation. So many good things happen in isolation, so expect something good to happen from a lost family.

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insha Allah right? So next is that change the self talk from negative to positive. So what I mean, forget about the word what are we talking to ourselves, I can't handle this, there's so much fear outside, I'm just gonna get the wires. There's wires on the grocery bags, there's vice or virus on my mobile, there's wires everywhere. And in here, I can protect myself and so many people are dying, and how come I can say myself?

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Tell yourself Yes, okay, I can I can handle this, I'm a moment. Right, I can handle this particular because the last month Allah doesn't burden a soul, or more than it can carry on more than it can handle. Right? So let's hear from you. What are the negative things that people are saying to themselves? Just a little bit about that? What are they? What are they talking about?

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I hear people saying a lot of things like the world is coming to an end and maybe Allah knows, but

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inshallah so then, so we have covered emotional part, we've covered quite a lot from emotional part. So, now is the time to discuss the mental perspective of dealing with this entire COVID 19 situation circumstances right.

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Now, since again, most of us are in isolation, and we have quite a war of time in hand. The question is, what are we going to do with this time see, we human beings, we have a mental, or let me say we have intellectual needs, right. And these needs are as important as any other needs, again, your physical need, or emotional need, or spiritual needs, or intellectual needs are also really important. So our brain wants to learn our brain wants to explore our brain wants to understand grow the so how do you fulfill these mental needs?

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I have a few suggestion for you, inshallah.

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So the first one and the most important one is to have a purpose or have a direction in life, right?

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Having purpose in life is you know, just like going on a straight path. And then there are distractions here, distraction there. But you're not bothered by those distractions, you still keep going on. And you just keep going on till you're done with this life. Right? So having a purpose is so so powerful. Like Personally, I believe that my purpose is to teach people. So no matter what is happening here, there in the site in the world, in my life, of course, I'm concerned with that, and I take proper measures to deal with that. But what I don't give up on is my purpose is teaching, right? And, again, the way we were just talking about the fear that shaytan instilled in us, one of

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the tactics of shaytan is to make us believe that, you know, what's the what's the use of discovering your purpose now? What's the use of starting something now? Right? What's the use of let's say, memorizing Quran? Or what's the use of teaching now the world is falling apart, Fiamma is here, or, you know, what's, what's the point in homeschooling? What's the point in studying from IU, or what's the need of degree now because again, the world is falling apart and just,

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you know, leave everything and just sit and wait, why know,

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the importance of doing off still doing these things, or still discovering your purpose is that every single step that you take to reach your purpose has Archer has the word associated with it, and it's not about the product, it's about the process, and it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. And you know, this is the reason that again, a beautiful hadith of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam and he said that if piano were established upon one of you, while he was he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it, Jonnie, even if you're planting abandoned farmers here, don't stop planted. So you see, this is our religion, so beautiful and so practical, keep

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doing it keep fulfilling your purpose every single day. How should you set yourself small goals every single day and achieve those goals, Inshallah, it will keep getting you the reward, it will help you to deal with the situation it will help you to use Inshallah, your immunity, and also your self esteem.

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One of the suggestions that I can give is that you can do a lot of courses, hire us offering all its diploma courses for free, I believe for two months, Inshallah, the moderator can guide me on that for two months, I believe, and again, it's an amazing opportunity to learn from a wide range of topics that we are offering at our diploma sessions inshallah. And there are so many courses available for

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kids for people are doing whatsaap courses, people are doing courses on Zoom. That we are, please go ahead and join those courses and if I can challenge you to do one of your own courses, what are you good at? Are you good at painting? Are you good at the jewelry? Are you good at

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you know, helping people memorize Quran? Are you good at anything else? Are you good at cooking? Maybe you can start your own course why not? Right. And as we talking about food

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Filling the mental needs and just it takes a little bit of time to help you find out how do you drain your mental energy right? Movies tiktoks unnecessary or mindless scrolling on Facebook Instagram online games I don't know what version of games to handle ah so many varieties available I'm not a online gaming person at all. So as I was talking about you know, draining your mental energy time is absolutely very precious and this time is especially precious for introspection for getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala to seek repentance for accountability right

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it's not the time to you know keep doing what we were doing my dear brothers and sisters just kind of makes me slightly emotional but it's the time to make Allah happy and worthy with us and just request you do not come out of the situation achieving nothing

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because tough times the teachers would ease and comfort can never teach us so please let it be a learning experience let it be an experience to get closer to last month let let it be an experience to become a strong man inshallah.

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All right insha Allah

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let's move on. Go on and information fast won't on and info of information fast means you don't need to come the number of people affected in every single country on Earth. Right? X number of people are dying in USA X amount of people are dying in Pakistan. And what's the point? I keep seeing that what app University has every course available on Corona?

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You bring has a certain capacity. And I request you all to please save yourself from those news bombardment, that drains energy, especially the rumors, right? No Mercy, it just completely takes away your mental energy. And this is the reason you know, when we go to the bed at the end of the day, we feel so exhausted, we feel like our head is exploding. A student of mine, she was complaining that it feels that my head does not shut down, my brain does not shut down. Why? Because it has taken so much information, it has taken more information than it can handle. And also all the news channels, they keep bombarding us with the negativity I'll give you a small task, right. And if

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you do not listen to news, please don't waste your time. It's just for those who do write, just sit for half an hour and see the news and just count how many good news do they give you? And how many bad or sad or depressing news they broadcast. And you'll understand why I discourage you to listen to us so much. Right? So the question is where to take the information from of course we need the information and the correct information. So I don't know what's what's there for you. But we have here the ministry, I keep sending us as relevant SMSs we have official websites that we can go to and get as much information as we need. So

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that that is sufficient for us, right. So see what works for you where you can get the handle other kind of news that is important for you. Once again, one important thing is rumors, right? It's another again, we're just talking about it, but it also takes away your mental energy or you know, forwarding messages without authentic eating. It also hurts our self esteem, you know, it also hurts our self respect. People stop respecting us and trusted trusting us for anything when we just keep spreading the rumors, right profit somewhere else. And I'm saying that it is enough for a man to prove himself a liar. When he goes on narrating whatever He hears you're just here with one year and

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just go goes on and does is done the entire world. It just takes away your dignity along with your mental energy. So just pass on the information when you when you know that this is absolutely authentic and absolutely necessary. There's another note. On a similar note, I just said that we don't need to be excessively scared of the situation. At the same time, you should not be making fun of the situation. Right? A lot of people are making memes and forwarding jokes. That's not the attitude of a believer. Right? We will discuss the attitude of a believer in a while but just ask yourself just as soon as a moment. You notice forwarding that Russian president sent I don't know

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what land on the roads or XYZ Prime Minister was crying does that really suitable? Or you know some people are sending messages like I'm counting my bathroom tiles while in quarantine really. And some people are tagging and asking you know, What name should I get to and all that thing. Wow, a smart use of time. Time is precious. And lastly, in this mental Park focus

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on what you can control, you know, a lot of people are saying a lot of things about the current situation, okay? Whatever it is, you just focus on what you can control because you will be questioned on the Day of Judgment about what you could control in this world. I just give you a simple example, Stephen Covey, in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he puts a very beautiful, beautiful beautifully, he says that you have a circle of concern, and you have a circle of influence, right? For us, the circle of concern of course, at the moment is in the entire world, we are worried about what's happening in the world. So my suggestion is make dynamic offer everyone

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for the safety. And then we have a circle, circle of influence, something that we can control something that we have influence, or it may include our parents, our siblings, our children, our students. And above all, it

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includes ourselves, right, it's time to change your habits and to give up on sins have a strong connection last part, Allah it's time for this. And this is what you have control over. The more you focus on what you have control over the more

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the better you will feel both emotionally and mentally inshallah so we are done with the mental part as well.

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All right, let's discuss the physical part, the physical way of dealing with the situation the circumstances related to COVID-19.

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Okay, so, before I started, I am sure that a lot of people can ask me why are we discussing it when we can put our trust in Allah Subhana Allah so before I really get into this, I would like to answer this question. A man said to Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and put my trust in Allah or I should leave her untied and trust in Allah. So Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam replied, He said,

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die her and trust among Allah, but equally, how to tie the camel first and then put your trust in Allah. So a moment is the one who

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enjoys a fine balance of debacle, and action. Right. And Islam is, again, a very practical religion Subhanallah it takes us or it encourages us to put our trust in Allah, and do all the necessary measures at the same time, right. So

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I'll just discuss the physical perspective. I'll just further break it down into two parts, the internal part and the external parts when it comes to let's discuss the external part first. So what we can do is that one of the greatest thing that we can do to support our physical body is that we can exercise, right? Exercise it, the exercise produces hormones that you know, kind of makes us feel happy. And some of the studies show that these hormones they work even better than the antidepressant, right, just a small again, that's for you that do some exercise. And just notice the mood change, right? Even if you're in extremely cranky, extremely groggy, just just do some

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exercise, like the real exercise not that you know, I prayed a lot that was my exercise not not that kind of exercise saliva.

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Just like something that can actually increase your heart rate or something that actually can

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make you sweat. And then just notice how do you feel you feel extremely great because the the hormones we use as a result of exercising, they make you feel happy, they make you feel as if you have accomplished something, then something remedy that is available to Hala. All of us. Free free of cost. It's sunlight right free vitamin D free killing of germs and especially post rota time so when you pray,

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maybe you can take your Quran and go out and enjoy some sunlight and recite the Quran at the same time. So that's an excellent time to get vitamin D and of course fresher. I'll just remind you that going out is discouraged but letting fresh it and doesn't matter. So open the window, go to your terrace go to your garden. If you do not have any garden or terrace then it's okay just open the window and let the breeze come in. right just a little bit about see. So since most of us are enjoying holidays these days not going into like summer vacations in which you know the entire world is sleeping okay, not entirely. A lot of people are sleeping during the daytime and they are awake

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at night. I don't understand how does that work and how are they functional? Doing this?

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Remember one thing that adequate sleep is a must it just helps the body with all its repair process. One of the things that we absolutely dread easy is to go bad after a shot because most of us are under curfew. I'm not sure which part of the world are you from and are you under curfew or not. But we are under curfew. So um

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Since you cannot go out, you can practice this beautiful Sinha of sleeping after Isha. And this is a diamond of course sleeping gives you the best result. Also, you know it is a, I just don't want to be very technical here but this is the topic that I absolutely love. So just add a little bit here that there's a hormone called melatonin that is released as you know the light changes and it signals the body that it's time to sleep. So when all your lights are turned on and

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you know all the gadgets are turned on, it just messes up with the melatonin production. So I just encourage you to shunt the ceiling lights on that you might be seeing that my ceiling light is on. So if you turn off the ceiling light and just turn on the small lamps it will just help your body to respond to melatonin signals and also give you a signal to sleep. And one of the reasons that we are falling into depression these days a lot is that you know we are again the way to assess it. We are staying awake during the night and you're sleeping during the day. Remember, Allah has made the night to sleep with John Leila basye You know and we have made the night as covering meaning you

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know, Twitch darkness so remember the more we go against nature

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the more we fall into trouble

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how to build the internal environment is how you build your immunity so just a few suggestions I'm sure that all of you would be knowing about all these things but just a reminder for myself and for all of you that seed

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in Arabic we call it have buzzword has Shiva for everything except that that's what Prophet sallallahu sallam said so maybe having a few and actually chewing it so as to take maximum benefit of it in the morning and in the evening and surely it will help of course then you have honey especially the severe one and manuka that have medicine and not the one that we actually get from our grocery shops but the real honey it's excellent cough syrup as well. Fake dates actually making the bees out of beads till Bina olive oil, moisture

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you might have read about the word score causing a lot of dryness we have dry cough dry throat and all these things your throat also get stressed when you're speaking a lot. So keep your throat moist by taking steam if you have God forbid contracted any anyways.

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Then you also have to talk about garlic and ginger ginger teas especially

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useful cinnamon, all the things that are already available in your kitchen inshallah they are going to be really helpful and boosting the immunity other precautions.

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I think this question right now so sister Lima is asking, we are craving hugs and human touch how to manage that. See, I don't I have not read anywhere that you have been banned from hugging your parents or hugging your mother or your siblings or the people you are living with. Right. So although it's discouraged generally like

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I was reading somewhere that they were also asking you know, ask your children not to hug you and all that but I don't see there's much harm in

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just shaking hands or hugging with the people that you're sharing the room with right? So other precautions that

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we have been told again and again and just go through it because all of us know it hand washing so wash your hands more frequently. social distancing means avoiding people in general avoiding handshakes of course with the neighbors with other people but it's okay if you're living in the same house same room to shake hands to hug it's that

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that much is fine inshallah

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avoid partying and avoiding you know, kind of standing on the road and talking to people avoid going out of the house as much as you can. Grocery

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I would recommend you to check out a few videos on YouTube on how to sanitize grocery I actually went to YouTube and found out that how they are sanitizing your grocery when they're bringing it from the grocery stores and it was really helpful right? I don't have the time to get into the details but it's it's a simple method and it will really help insha Allah

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yes do not go out unnecessarily but make sure that the house is properly ventilated again it's just said that I'm saying this again let the pressure come in. And please stay home and inshallah if we stay home remember the Hadith of Prophet sallallahu Sallam that we will be rewarded.

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So let's talk about how to deal with a dire situation spiritually. My question to you is last week, I asked you some

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No question. It's not a

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lecture or it's not a you know sermon it's just a very simple

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human to human

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connection right so my question is simple question is what makes Allah happy?

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A really simple question. I'm looking for a very simple answer.

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Obedience. Very good.

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What else? Ibadah really good.

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Okay, repentance. Very good. Very good. You all are on point. Very good.

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Okay, I'll just summarize it for you do things make a lovely happy fulfilling Coca Cola and fulfilling Google

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fulfilling his rights

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and taking care of the rights of his people.

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Right. So when we talk about who cupola what does it contain? I bother as all of you said, so. Five Time, Salah is non negotiable, right? When I'm telling you the other things, I assume that all of us are praying five times. All right, that's, that's the bare minimum that's forth right. Being kind to others of course. Excellent. Excellent. So then the second thing is repentance. Yes, we'll talk about as the far I would say plan is the far plan as far as in just make sure when are you going to seek Allah's forgiveness? What what would that time be? Right the time is right now and as you're planning they tell cook in the morning I'll cook in the evening, just plan when am I going to seek

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repentance and I'm not saying that you know, just walking around and seeing a suffer loss of will it's just like sitting down talking to a loss carpenter and getting a loss model I lost my blood. These are the things that I did in my past and I'm just asking for toffee that I should not repeat it again in future and I'm asking for your forgiveness and I'm asking for the power and your mercy to not repeat it in the future inshallah. Right so make a lot of stuff far and I just I was just telling teachers all around the teach your children how to do it. It's not that just you know, don't assume that everything can be learned by children just by just like that just just teach them how to

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do and share the story of unison and Salaam and the people of unicel Islam and his nation how they repented together and collectively, and then they were forgiven and how Unison esalaam himself was forgiven in the darkness and in the belly of the way right because he made a lot of stuff up and then what last month Alexis is vicar

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that just remember last part? I was just like, okay, certain massages have been closed and there's a debate or whether they should have been closed or not and but I keep saying that we can still make the pro forma we can still remember a laugh just remember alarm in your in your bedroom remember alarm in your in room remember alarm in your in your garden. When you're in your kitchen remember love in your in your study remember that every time make it a habit to say Bismillah make it a habit to recite all the most known was because following sunnah if you want a Lhasa you have to follow the sunnah of Prophet sallallahu wasallam right and then was trying to be somebody was Salah

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southern inshallah this will pass this will pass I have good hopes and alive will pass and then Sarah we talked and talked about the five non negotiable for the salah Hollis, you have to do it there's no there's no other debate on that. And then you have to have

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that the time and Allah has promised to answer the doors you know five times we are turning and we are going back to LA and we are asking last month like this is the time on last month that comes to us and he says that and I'll give it to you. So inshallah

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make dua talking about a few of the doors that you can easily find on internet, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam recited that there's the art that was of protection like Bismillah de Lyonne guru alarmingly after becoming unbearable during World War Two some these are the ones that you can memorize yourself and this is an excellent time to teach this law of protection to children. And if you cannot memorize all of them then remember that colons in the morning and in the evening, either corsi or and Allah say the list of these things morning in the evening inshallah.

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Allah will protect you. And then

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lastly, making his people happy, will make Allah happy. Right. So serve others and what ever capacity you can. I'll tell you a story of one of my friends. Marcela, she started thinking about other people, right, and she was thinking about people who were on daily wages. So

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she started giving food to them and she devised some rules and regulation. But then a lot of

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People came to her place to get the food. And then she said that he started doing the box and she was like she was constantly in a process of finding a way to give food to those people.

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The people who were on daily wages and of course they cannot, could not get. And I was so amazed like, sat there are some people who Allah, Allah has literally chosen to surface people. And I was like, I wouldn't ever think so much about like, this sister is thinking like Subhanallah we are like, they're like people who are like so amazing. And they are serving others in a way that's like to serve others in whatever capacity you can

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buy some extra milk for your neighbors, you know, let go of one month range. I asked this question on my Facebook,

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my Facebook profile and a lot of systems gave a lot of nice responses. They said you know, maybe we can, one month, grocery in someone's house, to have online classes have

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whatever school Allah has given you share it with others and shall lesson this is the holistic way of dealing with the entire situation.

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And scared in everything that Allah puts us through, right? That's how I would just conclude and remember our trials and testing time. They teach us what ease and comfort can never teach us. So whatever the learning is, please learn lessons. And we lost panthella give you and me the toffee to come out stronger. And a better moment that

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then we were before last month Allah put us in this situation. I'll just wind it up here. So pentacle. Lomo behind the gun issue Allah ilaha illa Anta, a stockbroker, when they do booty Lake samridhi cumbre de la vida Oba.

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