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Mohammed Faqih

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In Al Hamdulillah

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Ahmed, who was saying was sulfuryl who study while

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fusina amin see at a marina Maja de la dama de la mejor de la Allah.

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Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika Masha, Joanna Mohammed Abdullah

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Salatu was Salam Ali Yeah.

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to the moon. Yeah Johan sutopo documentary Hanukkah comin FC wahida mohalla caminhada Westerman home. erigeron Cathy Rahmani

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waterpolo Hello howdy Tessa. I want to be here in Omaha Kannada, Marathi Viva

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La Baku Salida

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mejor para la hora Sula, who has 1000 Halima. My dear brothers and sisters, I stand here humbly before you,

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as I give, perhaps

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the last foot in Orange County, as a locally member,

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as some of you are many of you know,

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I have served in the capacity of a religious director of Islamic Institute of Orange County mesodermal, fellow, since 2006, beginning of 2006 and before that I was

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at Islamic center of San Diego

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with your very own, mm shift and commit with men.

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And then Allah Subhana, WA to Allah bless this community with so many great scholars, and you're so fortunate to have a man out of here, may Allah subhana wa tada strengthen Heaven, may Allah Subhana Allah blessing.

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So I stand here, and I believe that Orange County is one community, people who reside in my city may pray to my hair or some other massage, people who reside in Irvine, they pray at my machine. And this is the case. So Orange County, ultimately, is one community.

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And I'm familiar with many of you and your family members, and ask them lots of data to preserve and protect you. And ask a loss of hat on with Allah to forgive my sins and my shortcomings in my mistakes. And I beg also, for your forgiveness, I know I have disappointed many, and I may have fallen short. And I asked Allah Subhana Allah to forgive you to forgive me, but I asked for your forgiveness, as well. And I want you to pray for me and my family. I had initially intended to speak about the great privilege that we call freedom, and how we should make sure that we appreciate it, but at the same time, we should make sure that other people also enjoy the freedoms that we have,

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and the privileges that we have. And

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and believing or being morally committed to this is indivisible. And you can you can enjoy something and have it and demanded and think that you're worthy of it. But at the same time think that some people somewhere, whether it's here in the United States of America, or the border or overseas are not worthy of it.

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You're not more special

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than these people.

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So if you're someone that appreciates it, and someone that really

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is grateful for having it and someone that believes in it, right? You have to make sure that other fellow human beings anywhere else in the world are enjoying the same freedoms and privileges and rights that you are enjoying.

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And I'm personally very skeptical of the fact that that that these are rights in my opinion, there are more of these things are privileges more than they are rights.

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However, yesterday something happened that again,

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reignited this fear and concern that I have for my community.

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So to my fellow Orange County, Muslim community

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yesterday

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Around 10am, between 10am and 1022, precisely,

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many of us, I'm not sure if you felt it, I felt it.

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And it lingered.

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And I immediately looked up, how strong this was in where the center of that earthquake was.

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And when I looked when I saw the distance and the fact that it was actually six points, at the time, Google said that it was 6.6. Later, they said it was 6.4.

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The day before there was another one that was four point something. And the day before there was another one that was two point something. So there was a series of earthquakes, that and and activities.

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And there, they were just getting stronger and stronger. And I don't intend to scare you.

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Right?

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My my job today here is not to scare you. But rather, I want to talk about something I want to leave you with, with a message that I hope you will remember for a long time.

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We cannot take anything that we have for granted.

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We cannot take the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah for granted.

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Whatever we have, can disappear and can go in a heartbeat.

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We are not better than those who don't have what we have. And perhaps some of us don't realize that we are very privileged, in this area.

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The Muslim community here, just like the rest of the communities that we have, is one of the most mature, most privileged, most affluent, and most resourceful communities in North America.

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The average person here the average person here

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has access to services,

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and

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resources

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that are by far more superior and greater to what 98 to 99% of the world's population have.

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I want you to think about this.

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No matter how,

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you know, no matter what you think of your situation,

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or your financial status,

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or whatever state you may be in,

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you are better off than 98 to 99% of the world's population. That is a lot of people. That's billions and billions of people.

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And it doesn't mean that we're better than them or that they're lesser or worse than us.

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This is our test. They have their tests.

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But when I see some of the reactions,

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whether it's on WhatsApp or social media, of how people responded to the reminder to that small reminder we got yesterday

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of how vulnerable we are.

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When I saw some of the reactions, I said we need, we need a reminder here.

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Sure, when he went to his people, in Surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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that he said to them, or Buddha la mala Camila

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rattanakosin macchiato Elisa. And then he said in the raccoon behind, we're in Napa Valley.

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He said, he reminded them and he admonished them. And he told them to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And he told them not to violate

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the rules of a loss of Hannah with added not to wrong one another, and not to condone

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or accept wrongdoing happening around them. And he said in the era can be hired for ice doing well.

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You're well off, you're doing very well.

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Don't take this prosperity that you have for granted. You're doing very well. We're in near halfway LA.

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And I fear for you the punishment

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of a day that will come and it will take or wipe out everything.

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So when we enjoy blessings from awesome Hannah, who wants to Allah and then we get a reminder like this

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and our response to it and instead of saying stuff for the law, and instead of reading

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In one another, and instead of saying, Allah Subhana, Allah preservice, or what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah Subhana Allah guaranteed in the Quran, that he or those around him or those with him will not be punished or will not be destroyed.

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah said that when flourish was actually invoking God's wrath upon themselves with Paloma omega, what happened?

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They themselves they said, if this is the truth from you, then show us and pour on us your punishment. They're saying this to our last panel that so I responded to them through the province of Allahu Allah. And Allah azza wa jal said

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to him and Allah subhanaw taala is not going to destroy them when you are living in their midst.

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Allah will not destroy them when you're with them.

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So the province of Lahore, I didn't even send them as protected by Allah. yet.

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Those who are close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them tell us that every time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw dark clouds approaching,

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it reminded him of what happened to the people of God. And what a Muslim pattern with the animation in the end,

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that when they saw these dark clouds approaching, they said,

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but I'm not

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a deity, and

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they said, Oh, this is rain coming.

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A loss of habitat. Nope. But who am I to be?

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This is what you've been making fun of. And this is what you've been

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asking for. And they

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and they didn't realize what hit them. By the time it did, they were gone.

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So the prompts are seldom used to remember that whenever he saw dark clouds,

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those around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that the process of them would get nervous, right, in spite of the fact that a loss of habitat ensured that nothing is going to happen to him. And the Prophet used to say Allahu Allahu wa sallam,

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or Las Vegas or Las Vegas.

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That is the proper attitude and response of a humble believer who's thankful and grateful for what Allah Subhana Allah has given him or her.

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So when I saw some of the reactions, I said, we need to be reminded. We can't be making fun. We can't be laughing it off. What is the big one?

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What are we going to do with that?

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So this is a reminder that whenever we have

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can be gone.

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So how do we ensure

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and how do we preserve the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah upon us?

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How do we make sure that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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maintains his blessings upon us and preserves us and protect us.

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There is only one answer to that. And that is to express and show and live and practice

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and maintain the attitude of gratitude, to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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told us that you should go to law as even if you were to be thankful and grateful to me, I will increase you and I will give you more.

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And Allah subhanaw taala told us that and gave us examples of people who are not grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they did not give credit to a loss of talent and they thought they were worthy of what they have. They thought that they were entitled of what they had. They thought they had worked so hard and that they deserve whatever they had. And Allah subhanaw taala took it all away from them

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due to their ungrateful attitude and behavior and lifestyle.

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Brothers and sisters

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Omar bin Abdulaziz said Are you sure

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you want to ensure that our loss of habitat so many of us

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we take these insurance policies to make sure that wherever we have whatever it is, whether it's our talents or or

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in our professions or our homes or our precious belongings?

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we insure them by the various well known means, right?

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But

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he says that the best insurance right is

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to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So we need to remind one, one or another of this, of how we practice this

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In order for anyone to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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they must have three elements present.

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And before I mentioned them brothers and sisters, I want to say that a larger agenda for and tells us to look around and consider the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah upon us. And experts say that one of the greatest ways to maintain happiness or to achieve happiness and to be is to be content.

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And one of the most obvious ways to do that is to

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be or express gratitude every day. The prophet SAW Selim tells us to begin our days and end our days with

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expression of gratitude and thanking Allah subhana wa tada Allahumma milesweb, even nemorino be adamant.

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It's all from your loss of Hannah with Allah, no one else deserves any credit for it, fella can help you.

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And we thank you praise you for it. This is what the prophet said and teaches us.

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Right? So the prophets are some teachers to do this. And now experts come and they tell us well, that's that's one of the secret ingredients, or components. One of these secrets that happy people or successful people have. So they do this, they practice it every morning, every day, they count their blessings. Alonzo just says that when he introduced me to mahila, Khufu, however, even if you try to count the blessings of Allah upon you, you will not be able to enumerate them.

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You won't be able to do that. Yet you still have to

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ponder upon and reflect and consider the blessings of Allah upon you.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and says

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that look at those who have less than you, those who are lower than you.

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And do not look at those who have more than you or those who are above you, for enamel edge.

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And letters don't matter Maharani, it will help you not

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belittle the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, you realize how fortunate you are. And the Prophet is not saying, look down upon those who have less than you

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consider their situation, right, and realize that you you are you are in a better state and make sure that you reach up, right, we'll come to that in a second. But if you look at those who are above you, or those who have more than you, and you're always you allow that competitive nature of yours to get the best of you.

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Then

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Allah Subhana Allah says,

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You will never be satisfied, you will never be happy, and you will be miserable. And you will not get no matter how hard you try except what a loss of habitat it has already written for you.

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And this is not to say that you shouldn't work hard, but you shouldn't be aspiring and always obsessed with what other people have and what you don't have. Rather, enjoy what you have, be grateful for what you have, right. And look at those who have less than

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and maintain positive attitude.

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So, in order for us to

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maintain the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah upon us, or in order for us to be thankful. The scholars said that there are three components or pillars for gratitude. First,

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to make sure that you have this deep sense of gratitude towards the loss of Hannah with the Allah and to lower loss of Hannah data from whatever you have to have this unconditional sense of thankfulness or gratefulness and to be humbled by it,

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to see that, that you may not necessarily be worthy of what Allah Subhana Allah has given you, but Allah Subhana Allah is so kind to you, and to be thankful for everything that you have. So you have to have this deep sense of gratitude in your heart. Allah hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. And to say, not only verbally but to actually feel it, to realize to see through some scholars say to see through what Allah Subhana Allah has given for Allah azzawajal has everything in your life, Allah subhanaw taala gave you so that you could dedicate your life to Him subhanho wa Taala or as one of our teachers used to say Allah subhanho wa Taala subjugated everything and gave you everything that

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you have in your life

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and created it for you made it for you specifically for you. Everything that you have was made for you.

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And he made you for him.

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So make sure that you do not distract yourself with what he made for you from what he made.

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For, don't let what Allah made for you, distract you from what he made you for.

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He made you for something greater than these things.

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So, the point of the blessing itself is to see through it and acknowledge Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon you. Just like when someone gives you a gift,

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right.

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And imagine someone gives you a gift and you are so, so overwhelmed and preoccupied with it and distracted with it. And like a little child, and you forget to say thank you.

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And you fail to see the thought behind it.

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What the person the giver was trying to express to you

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that matters, that matters more than the gift itself.

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The gift is just a symbol, an expression.

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What the giver is telling you is that you're very special.

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And I'm testing you

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to see if you're worthy of it.

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And the only indication that you're worthy of it is if you turn back and you say thank you and have that deep sense of appreciation. Number two,

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to continuously praise the loss of Hannah with Allah and thank him unconditionally.

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The early scholars used to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and thanked him even when they are afflicted with calamities, because they were able to see through whatever Allah subhanaw taala puts them through and realize that is from Allah subhanho wa ala and see that there is a blessing in disguise.

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So to thank Allah subhanaw taala unconditionally and to say Alhamdulillah for what he gives, and and hamdulillah for what he takes some hands on with Allah and to seek refuge in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah from the demise or from the from the destruction of his blessings upon us. Allahumma Indiana auto becomes overly dramatic. What the hell would you This is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala just like he was a man, Allahu salatu salam, right whom Allah Subhana Allah gave powers like no one before him, and no one after seeing a man when he saw the throne of the Queen of Sheba, his response or his reaction was had and it felt like Robbie Diablo when he asked for he didn't give

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the people around him high fives I say Look, I'm sorry taking selfies and sharing and bragging about it. He said, Hey, this is from the blessings of my Lord, Leah ballooning Ashkelon UK for to test me and see whether I'm going to be grateful what I'm going to deny the blessings of Allah upon me. Last but not least, to use that blessing in a way or in a fashion that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala if someone gives you that gift and you use them to offend them, this is this is the worst thing that you can do.

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When I lost them Hamlet to Allah gives us whatever he could with his life time, wealth, health, whatever Lost Planet Allah gives us. We're expected to use them in a fashion that pleases Allah subhana wa Tada. And not to dedicate them to anything that displays a loss of Hannah with that I asked Eliza to make you and I have those who listen and follow the bissap way where they listen to ask Allah Subhana Allah to preserve and protect this community. So there are common law and let the latter layer without ever Apolo hadn't told myself Rola Holly welcome herself girl via Philomena. Hola for Rahim.

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Please move forward and allow those who are standing outside to come in. Please do not block the interest of Attica log Vico

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hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam ala evading Medina slaughter. What about

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your brothers and sisters? Let's take heed in these reminders that are loss of habitat understandings.

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And let's take a loss of Hanna with Allah what we have and seek refuge in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah from the evil consequences of our actions.

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And let's always remind one another of the importance of

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maintaining humility before Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And let's remind one another always constantly remind one another of the dangers of offending a loss of pattern with Allah or committing sins openly.

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And let us always beg Mr. xojo to preserve us and our families and our communities and our countries. ask Allah Subhana Allah and begging and do not think that you

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your community or your country

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is invincible.

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power belongs to Allah azza wa jal

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and no one can evade or escape the wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and the only protection or insurance that we have

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is Allah the Almighty.

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He is the half of he's the protector. He's the one that preserves subhana wa Tada.

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So we ask Allah zildjian for his protection.

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We ask Allah subhana wa tada for his protection. We ask Allah Subhana Allah for his protection. Allah preserve us and preserve our families and our brothers and sisters who are suffering all over the world.

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Allah grant

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health

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and strength to our brothers and sisters who are not feeling well.

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Remember,

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for clone I met rupiah and Sugarland carterii in New York, they're not feeling well they're not doing well. And they're asking for your

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May Allah Subhana Allah accept your loss of habitat, a string, strengthen them, and hedger, hedger, commando Dean passed away and the family's asking you to remember her and your man loss of Hannah with Allah, grant her and all of our loved ones who passed away. May Allah Subhana Allah bestow His mercy upon them. May Allah Subhana Allah showered them with his blessings. May Allah forgive their sins And may Allah Subhana Allah unitus with them in a better place. Fijian that you want to help female is an endo Malik alumna is 87 massimi alum every moment of Islamic

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