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The Spring in my Heart

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Mohammed Faqih

Channel: Mohammed Faqih

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But I would like to fact another group of people and that is you brothers and sisters, this community, the audience, those of you who came today and attended this, live to matava shakin, whatever what 2 million agenda Team unzila it is your love for the book of Allah that brought you here today.

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And that love and admiration is mutual. Allah subhanaw taala sent this message to you and me.

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conocida who rowhill Cosima Rob Baker will help you set BTV Latina Amano wahoo de Boucher muslimeen that is you

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say to them all, Mohammed,

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that the pure spirit has brought it down meaning the Quran from your Lord

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in truth, to make firm those who believe in it, those who believe that is you and I, and as a guidance and glad tidings to the Muslims. That is you and I.

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So congratulations.

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Glad tidings to you. In an ad Linda t here, where you bet Sharon momineen and Latina Mallanna, Sally hat and john Kabira.

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So indeed, this is a great occasion, a wonderful theme. Beautiful, and we should all rejoice and be excited as Allah subhana wa tada says, Paul, before Lila, you're ready to be Danica Franco, who will hire me manage my own. But I have to be honest with you, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties, I have to be honest with you, in spite of how excited I am,

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the state

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that we're in

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the status quo

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is quite alarming, and perhaps very disturbing.

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The numbers are very scary.

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And we need to face them. And we need to deal with the reality that we live in.

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Anxiety disorders, brothers and sisters affect 14 million adults in the United States of America.

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Aged 18 and older that is 18% of the US population.

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Anxiety disorders affect 12% of Canadians.

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Ranging from mild to severe impairment.

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9%

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of men and 16% of women in Canada

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suffer some kind of anxiety disorder.

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When I was walking in, somebody collapsed, right? At the immigration area, somebody just fell in collapse.

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And I overheard a couple of people who were in the company of that passenger

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saying that, Oh, she was very stressed out. She said that she wasn't feeling well.

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She was very stressed out.

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Americans say anxiety disorders are highly treatable.

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Yet only one third of those suffering received treatment.

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On the other hand, the Canadians and you can verify this.

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The Canadian say that, for a variety of reasons, many individuals may not seek treatment for anxiety.

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They may consider the symptoms mild or normal.

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They don't know any better.

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Now, there is something that both the Canadians and Americans agree upon.

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Anxiety disorders represent the most common of all mental illnesses

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in both countries.

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However, this is why I brought this information to you. They all agree that anxiety disorders, and there are all kinds of them and I'll explain to you just give you

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a brief description as to what I'm talking about.

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They all agree that anxiety disorders can effectively be treated in a community setting.

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In a community setting.

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Now, someone might say, what is what are anxiety disorders? What are you talking about? What does that have to do with?

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We're not here to hear about it.

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Well,

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here are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders.

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Intense and prolonged feelings of fear, distress, that occur out of

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proportion to the actual threat, or danger, out of proportion to the actual threat or danger, intense,

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prolonged feeling of fear and distress. You tell me that the Muslim community

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many of our community members are not suffering from these kinds of symptoms.

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Another symptom,

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feelings of fear and distress, that interferes

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feelings of fear and distress that interfere with a normal daily functioning,

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the person becomes dysfunctional.

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How many times I'm an email?

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How many times do we get people who come in, they say, I can't function.

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I want you to read some for me. I'm very depressed, I'm stressed out. I have anxiety,

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I cannot get over my sorrow in my sadness.

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I'm the prisoner of my own feelings.

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And we are the community that has been bombarded lately with so many challenges.

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If you look

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at anything around you, if you turn on the TV,

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or if you even serve the net, you will see plenty of information out there that will make you stressed out that will sadden you as a Muslim and as a human being.

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But on top of that,

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we have another challenge in our community.

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Mental, psychological, and emotional illnesses and disorders and challenges are not considered to be real issues. We are in denial as a community, and we don't know how to handle them.

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And we don't even acknowledge that. One of the Imams tweets 90% of the people that come to him believing that they have some kind of sad, or some kind of, you know, possession by gin, or evil I

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like gin have no business except to go after the Muslims.

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This obsession with that 90% of those cases, it is some kind of anxiety disorder.

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And it's treatable.

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And there are all kinds of

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issues. There is a long list of these disorders. Some of them are mild. Some of them are severe.

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I'll share a personal story with you a

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few years ago.

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I had some heart palpitations, all of a sudden, I think I think I'm very, I think I'm smoother than boonah thinks I am.

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Seriously.

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I'm laying down thinking about pleasant things. And then all of a sudden, I feel like that my heart skipped.

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skipped a beat or

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something normal. It happens again.

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Okay, no big deal.

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Then the next day,

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and it happens at the same time.

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Okay, what's happening here, no big deal. And then all of a sudden it happens while I'm giving a speech. All of a sudden.

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Maybe brother forehand can later explain to us,

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you know, all of a sudden, then

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it starts to turn into panic attacks.

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When I talked to a couple of people, they said yeah, you're getting older.

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I said my Selma

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I underwent all kinds of tests.

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Yeah.

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They found something some abnormalities, no big deal. Nothing, something very minor nothing.

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Put a heart monitor Yeah. Okay, palpitations this that.

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Then I found out that it was very common in my age within my age group. And I'm not going to tell you what that age group is.

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One time it got so bad. I went to the doctor's office.

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He said, explain to me what you do. Well, actually sorry, before he said that he said,

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he looked at the test. He looked at the reports and everything. He said, You must have something very stressful in your life. So I suggest that you meditate.

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And then he asked me, he said, What do you do for a living? I said, Amen. Amen.

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Minister.

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Okay, it was very awkward.

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I tell people to meditate.

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He's like, you need to work out, you need to have some kind of balance in your life.

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Just a little to stress. I never thought that I was stressed out.

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And I never thought that it got to me, but it did.

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Now, there are many people who don't realize it. And it continues, and it escalates. That affects their relationship. And it affects their concentration, and affects their connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I tell you, there is one thing that is common. Now, of course, there are plenty of studies, I couldn't find anything substantial. With regards to the effects of the Quran. There is plenty of evidence out there that meditation prayers, right.

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And by the way, don't think this does not affect us as Muslims consider this. One of the problems is that in our communities, we don't recognize it. So many people don't get help. So we don't have accurate

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assessment as to how bad it is our communities, but in Saudi Arabia, where the event is called five times a day, where they have Mecca and Medina, where they have all these great scholars, and the amounts and beautiful parties.

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Half a million men and women suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder.

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Now 100, in the recent year, there's a 20% increase in people actually going and seeking help, proper help.

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But you wonder,

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and then it hit me.

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I realized what I was missing, I realized that I became preoccupied with reading or following the news and reading things and, and, you know, doing analysis and worrying about things.

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And I forgot something that

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was there all along with me.

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I became a little preoccupied.

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And I walked away

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from a very dear friend,

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a friend that I give credit to,

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for everything that I have in my life.

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And I'm sure that many of my brothers and sisters who are active or who may have been honored

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to be companions of that friend, feel the same way. I'm sure our mesh is here will tell you

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that the Quran

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is the greatest blessing in their lives.

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The Quran,

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not our parents,

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not our children, and not our lovely spouses. But the

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the greatest gift that Allah Subhana Allah has given us

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imagine or consider this brothers and sisters.

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If the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was alive today,

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and you had a chance to be in his company, wouldn't you be in his company? How many people show of hands please? How many people would rush to be in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam or befriend him on Facebook. Everybody, right? Everyone would want to be

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the friend of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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A man comes to Arusha, asking her, what was the Prophet sallallahu I even sent him like

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and she said, I want us to talk for an hour.

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Don't you read the Quran?

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Or he recited of the Quran?

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He said yes. What does that have to do with what I'm asking you about? She said for the economy. eucom that was indeed your profit. Kind of alcohol for an for an was his character.

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The Prophet was an embodiment of the Quran.

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No wonder I say no wonder. The Companions of the Quran and many of their qualities and traits resemble and remind me of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam No wonder

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kind of Hello Paul Cohen, he is sama maharlika Sallam understood the value of this book.

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And they will come work for us to be in a coma for an AMA euro, they have abandoned the book.

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And that day has come

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where we don't even realize the power

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and the might and the effect

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of this awesome book, the poor and the prophets are selling realize that that's why his draft was Abdullah and Mr. Bharani and others and may have been others report this hadith and authentic hadith of the loving Massoud said Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said masaba masaba. I hadn't talked to him on whether has an

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Takada no one would ever be stricken by some kind of sadness, sorrow, anxiety, stress, depression

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and then says

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Allahumma in the abduch webinar abdic webinar ametek now CTB adek Melvin fear hockomock adlam Fi acaba oke as a local policeman who Allah Casa Mater BNF sec, our ancestor Zelda who Viki Tabby our lambda who hadn't been halted our answers the houfy kitabi behavior and we live in the UK and thank you, Adam for Anna Robbie Appleby the spring in my heart.

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Oh grant, Oh Allah.

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Make the poor and the spring in my heart.

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Why neurosurgery and the light in my chest?

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Why jela Hosni with a habit hammy

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and the banisher of my sadness, and the reliever of my distress, it is the cure, that Allah subhana wa, tada set sent.

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Is the pure cure. no side effects.

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No allergic reaction.

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Yet, we haven't tapped into this great

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treasure that we have. Few people have discovered the awesome power of the No wonder brothers and sisters. People who have strong connection with the Qur'an

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are not as stress or not as sad. Don't believe it when people say that? Oh, yeah, yeah, have go for and you have to be very serious. You have to be you have to be sad and you have to show sorrow. Never, never our

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job for centuries have la used to say, Allah subhanaw taala never praise sadness

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or sorrow. In fact, it's the opposite. So when someone says that sadness teaches me what happiness does not it is not true. Allah subhanaw taala tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Quran not to be sad.

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Not to be overcome by grief.

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How many times as I must say, one

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letter,

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one, fella, how many times?

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praise Allah subhanaw taala cures his heart. And he had the purest heart sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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with the Quran and by the Quran and through the Quran.

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Allah subhana wa tada tells us and brothers and sisters clearly

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he says, When zero means any man who was Shiva

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meaning

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we have indeed revealed of the Quran that which is mercy

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and cure and healing for the believers.

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You know,

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I was praying

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for brother No, because he happened to be the one that sent me the program. And when I saw the theme, and when I saw the title of my talk, I couldn't wait. I couldn't wait for this moment. But I tell you

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over the past few days, as I was going over my notes

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I couldn't help but to cry. I think today at the terminal and Connecticut, someone thought that there was something wrong with me.

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But I tell you why.

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I tell you why.

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I asked Allah subhana wa tada to give mercy to those who perished in the massacre of Hezbollah in Syria. me ask Allah azza wa jal to bring

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a swift,

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present resolution to the crisis in Syria and other places, and asked Allah subhanaw taala, to guide the people of Egypt, so that they would prosper. And may Allah Subhana Allah spread peace and justice throughout the lands of the Muslims, and the non Muslims.

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Brothers and sisters, the world is suffering.

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And we Muslims, specifically,

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have been subjected to all kinds of atrocities.

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So much so

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that many have fallen into a state of despair,

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and became desensitized.

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last hope. And you hear people uttering words that a believer who believes in a law and the last day should never utter

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these words are coming from hearts that are full of pain, agony,

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anguish.

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People are not saying these things because they don't believe they're in a lot of pain. And pain is not good. And if it's not cured, if it's not healed, if it's not taken care of.

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It will hurt the person and it will damage the heart. And that is why the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said that in the in the body there is a piece of flesh, there is an Oregon, that if that part is sound, everything else in the body will be sound. And if it's infected,

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then everything else in the body will suffer. And over here is the heart. It is getting to our hearts. So you hear people uttering words, and making a statement and giving analysis. You have Muslims who believe that everything that is happening around us is nothing but a great conspiracy. And that there is nothing that we can do to change the status quo, or make or bring about any change whatsoever. So Panama what happened.

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We are not reading the Quran.

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The Quran is not the spring in our hearts. That is what happened.

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So I was exposed to a prolonged period of watching a Jazeera when I wake up ever since the Egyptian revolution since last year until this year, right? And there are those periods where things escalate. And then you're watching the news, and you're taking all of this, and then you're dealing with the people in your own community suffering and then you have family challenges, and you have this and that.

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And even when you surf the net, you see nothing but

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disgusting

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reports, things that affects the heart.

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And then I go to the mercy to pressure.

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And then after the Salah, we sit down in the halaqa and we get to read few verses from the Quran. And Subhana Allah.

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That friends, gives me all the answers for all the questions.

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As if those ideas that we choose to read that morning, were revealed to address those concerns that I have

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the friend that we have abandoned, walked away from you go back to the core and and it is as it is as fresh as it was the first time. But we have taken it for granted. We're lucky there is an answer for every question. There is a there is a resolution for every crisis. There is a solution for every problem in the Quran.

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So to those people who say things like oh, it's a conspiracy. There's this small group of people who are plotting

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they are in charge.

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I say No, you're wrong. Because Allah Subhana Allah says well law honey What are in my head?

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Because Allah Subhana Allah says plasma cutter living in amicably him

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those who were before them plotted as well.

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And they thought that they were invincible fatter Lobo nanometre

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so lost

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Palo Alto came at the foundation of their establishment

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for her rally in Sacramento.

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And the roof collapsed from above them. No one is in charge. No one is in control except Allah subhanho wa Taala who tells me that this friend of mine

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there is always hope, who tells me that

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there is a bright future ahead of us who tells me that this friend of mine the

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brothers and sisters,

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in this drought, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about two types of sorrow.

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Anxiety

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hasn't been something that happens in the past.

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You can't get over the pain. The Quran comes in healthier.

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And that's why it's secure to the heart. Think of any loss. Go approach the court and let the court and talk to you and I will conclude with this brothers and sisters. We see this miracle take place every single year. Ramadan is around the corner few weeks, not even few months anymore few weeks.

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We see this take place every year.

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Muslims fight over

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you know what?

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Right? Star Wars.

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So as soon as the month of Ramadan is declared, as soon as people settle the whole feud

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about the moon sighting whether the monster started or not, when people finally realized that it started let's pray Tara we anyways. Right? And then they all stand behind that Imam who is reciting with a beautiful voice is reading the words of Allah azza wa jal, something happens.

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And it's not a transformation.

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It is a fact that Muslim is finally get to hear and listen to the words of Allah azza wa jal, and all along, we argue,

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and we fight with one another.

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When all we have to do is just refer to the book of Allah. All along, we fight with ourselves, and we hate ourselves. And all we have to do is expose ourselves to the beauty of the book of Allah.

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Allowing the poor and full access to their hearts through their ears. The transformation happens, people hug each other on that first night and congratulate one another. And in spite of the differences in their mother halves, or their point of view, or their political affiliation, or their ethnic background.

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We managed to go and have regular meals with the members of our households. We managed to do things that we didn't do, why it is all the blessing of this powerful friend of ours.

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So all I'm saying brothers and sisters, let us go back to this friend, and be friend, local and

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be the friends and the companions of the

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other allow the poor and full access to our hearts. Ponder and reflect upon its meanings, follow and implement his teachings reflect the power of this book and show it to the world. For in it, there is a solution for all

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I say this and I ask Allah azza wa jal to make the Quran, the spring in our hearts as the loss of Hannah with Allah to make you and I follow the example of those who had their garden who had their strength, who had their fuel in their heart, no one was able to take it away from them, no matter where they were, they had it with them. No one was able to restrict it or snatch it out of their hearts. I asked lots of Hannover to Allah, to make it the light of our hearts. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make it the guide

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of our lives I asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make you and I have those who follow the guidance of this book, in everything in all of their affairs, in their relationships, in whatever they do. And in whatever they